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Hair Skincare Video Tutorial October 2, 2017

Grow Strong Healthy Hair Faster, While Also Giving Back to Jamaica Using Rooted Treasure!

Sunday evenings for me are all about self-care these days. My ideal Sunday Funday is spent reviving my hair and skin from the past week’s wear and tear, so I can not only kill it on Monday, but look refreshed while doing so. This weekend I decided to document my current Sunday hair routine, with particular emphasis on a product that has played such a big part in how healthy and vibrant my newly natural hair is, Jamaican Black Castor…

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Skincare Video Tutorial July 24, 2017

My 5-Minute Skincare Routine

As a lover of makeup, I take skincare very very seriously. Without fabulous skin underneath your makeup it never looks as good. I totally get that simply using a makeup remover wipe and then going on your merry way may be much easier, but it’s so important to put in just a few extra minutes each morning and night to truly achieve flawless skin. It doesn’t have to be long at all, I can honestly say that I’ve developed a…

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Skincare July 19, 2017

KAIKE, KAIKE, KAIKE: The Black-Owned Vegan Skincare Brand I’m Loving Right Now

I absolutely love trying new skincare brands, especially those that are all natural .. moreover, those that are Black owned. I was recently invited to attend the upcoming Project Beauty Expo here in NYC, which highlights various indie beauty brands that cater and / or are by women of color. One of the brands that stood out to me most was Kaike, given it’s chic and highly curated fun aesthetic. I was recently able to try their products and am…

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Skincare June 28, 2017

Smooth Legs All Summer Thanks to eos + VITA LIBERATA

Okay I’ll admit it, I literally have not purchased shaving cream in years. Yes, years. Why? Because cheap, and because lazy. I will literally use whatever conditioner, shampoo or soap I have in the bathroom at the time as a substitute when shaving. And although these products get the job done they definitely aren’t getting the job done right, in a way that will actually benefit my skin. For that reason I decided its time I get my act together…

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Makeup Skincare June 6, 2017

How To: Make Your Own BB Cream

I honestly thought BB cream just wasn’t made for me, or women with darker skin tones for that matter. I tried a number of different brands, even some that claim to be for black women to no avail, everything just made my skin look ashy with a slight white cast. So I threw in the towel, that is — until recently. Of course as the warmer months roll around (very slowly here in NYC) I’ve seen so many stories pop…

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Fragrance Skincare May 22, 2017

I’m Wearing More Than One Antiperspirant a Day This Summer and Not Just Under My Arms!

The other day I was texting one of my close guy friends, Wes, who’s moving to NYC in a few weeks. Our conversations are usually quite comical and ranging in topic, but one reoccurring item we discuss is just how much the two of us sweat. Aside from the fact that he is a man, Wes and I have very different body types — he’s built like a football player and as you can see I’m pretty lanky. Which goes…

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Skincare May 17, 2017

Invisible Shield is Here! The New Must-Have Daily Sunscreen from Glossier!

I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before but I am on an adult touch football league. I know, very shocking, but don’t judge a book by it’s cover! Anyhoo, a few weeks ago during one of our games it was an extremely hot, sunny day and I forgot my sunscreen. Fortunately, one of my amazing teammates had some for us all to use and since I don’t play about my sunscreen I slathered it all over from head to toe.…

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Hair Skincare May 9, 2017

Ladies, Let’s Get Real About Facial Hair Removal. I’m Not Talking Eyebrows!

Lumina Finishing Touch Personal Hair Remover

About five years ago I started threading my brows. Prior to that I had been waxing them but realized pencil thin wasn’t really my look, and decided to switch to a more shape-driven hair removal process. This was also the time in which I got tired of having beauticians ask me the extremely invasive question, “upper lip?” So I decided to tackle my lady ‘stache as well and got a two for one special… When I tell you real tears were…

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Skincare May 3, 2017

Vitamin C: The Answer to Your Skin’s Problems, Mainly Dark Marks!

Vitamin C Peel

A few weeks ago I was browsing through one of my favorite websites, Refinery29 and one of their beauty editors mentioned the importance of Vitamin C. This piqued my interest since I hadn’t previously heard many people talk about Vitamin C. Especially since everyone has this huge Retinol obsession right now, so I was excited to hear about something new in the way of skincare. Vitamin C has a number of benefits for the skin, it helps to defend it…

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