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Why You Should Write Letters to Your Emotions—and How to Start

Emotions get a bad rap. As a society, we’re constantly trying to lessen them, hide them, reel them in, and alter them. But the thing is: No matter what we do, our emotions will always be there. "No matter what we do, our emotions will always be there." So, why not spend more time trying to get a clearer understanding ... View Post Why You Should Write Letters to Your Emotions—and How to Start

Jen’s Happy Mail: The Ultimate Self-Care Subscription Box!

On my blog, I cover so many different beauty and wellness brands, but I have to admit that my favorites are generally up-and-coming or startup companies. Especially those run by women. I was recently contacted by the founder of Jen's Happy Mail to try her service and it really brightened my week. So I, of course, had to highlight ... View Post Jen’s Happy Mail: The Ultimate Self-Care Subscription Box!

How To: Easy 20-Minute Chunky Twist-Out Tutorial

My YouTube tutorials are back! And I'm kicking them off with a new super easy chunky twist-out tutorial, that only takes (drum roll please) 20-minutes! Yes, I was shook as well when I finished so quickly. Though less defined than a normal twist-out, the chunky twist-out gives instant volume that you wouldn't usually see until about day 3 or ... View Post How To: Easy 20-Minute Chunky Twist-Out Tutorial

How Wash Day Became the Self-Care Practice I Didn’t Know I Needed

I decided to go natural little over two years ago. It was an impulse decision on my part because I wanted to try something new. Also, I noticed it wasn’t getting past a particular length anymore, so wanted to see its full potential. At that point, I’d had my hair chemically straightened since I was 7-years-old—so, 20 years. At ... View Post How Wash Day Became the Self-Care Practice I Didn’t Know I Needed

How to Stop Crowdsourcing Your Decisions and Give *Yourself* Permission

For most of us, we’ve had to ask for permission our entire lives. Beginning with our parents or caregivers, then our teachers and professors, and from there our superiors in the workplace. Asking for permission in our day-to-day seems to be the norm, but what happens when it begins to trickle into our personal lives and the decisions that ... View Post How to Stop Crowdsourcing Your Decisions and Give *Yourself* Permission

At-Home Teeth Whitening: Does It Work? I Put Smile Brilliant to The Test!

I don’t know about you, but I love red wine. Especially during the winter months—and although I enjoy a glass or two with dinner, I can’t help but cringe afterward when I see the stain it leaves on my teeth. Though those stains aren't permanent, they definitely build up. And along with my love of herbal tea, other food, and ... View Post At-Home Teeth Whitening: Does It Work? I Put Smile Brilliant to The Test!