That’s All Me: Celebrities and Natural Hair

More and more you see celebs like Tracy Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, Oprah Winfrey, and Sanaa Lathan rocking their natural locks, curly or straight, and looking great while doing so! We’ve even gone as far as to see Sanaa Lathan chop off all of her hair and start rocking a full-on fade. It’s amazing to see so many black celebrities embracing and loving their natural hair, despite the celebrity critics and pressure to look the way everyone thinks they should look, with long, straight hair. Continue reading That’s All Me: Celebrities and Natural Hair

Love Your Skin

Skin care is very essential; this includes body and face. Sometimes, it can be very difficult to find what actually works because there are so many skin types and the skin on your face acts or reacts completely different from the skin on your body. It’s important to love yourself and to feel absolutely comfortable in the skin you’re in, so we have to take measures to ensure this. Now, of course your skin will probably not be as smooth or clear as someone else’s but this is why understanding your skin is so important and loving yourself regardless plays a major role. Continue reading Love Your Skin

Black Women vs. Black Women: Comparison and Competition

I had a very close-knit group of friends in middle school and throughout most of high school. We went everywhere and did everything together, if we could help it. We were popular and got a lot of attention. We felt more than important and no one could tell us otherwise. Time went by, and as everyone started sprouting into their own person and reaping the benefits of puberty, things changed. There was no more of the genuine innocence that covered our friendships, but new-found tension and jealousy, and it got worse every day it seemed. Continue reading Black Women vs. Black Women: Comparison and Competition

Style Your Hair for Your OOTD

Fashion has been a part of my life since I was a young girl.  I always cared about what I wore to school and would get so upset when my mom would pick out my outfits for the day.  When I got old enough I started picking out my own outfits and a few years after that I was doing my own hair.  Outfits and hairstyles correlates with one another so well.  This blog post is going to be about how I manage to style my hair for my OOTD (outfit of the day).   Continue reading Style Your Hair for Your OOTD

Overcoming Self-Doubt

*Disclaimer: I do not own the Featured Photo*

It’s the beginning of a new school year. You’re ready to tackle anything that comes your way. Your drive and motivation is at its peak.

*First Day of your First Year*

You get to your classes and the professors talks about the syllabus. You’re staring at the paper while it’s staring back at you saying, “Yeah, that’s right my workload is heavy enough for struggling.” You start to worry because not only are you taking this one course, but you’re taking five and that’s about 15 credits as a full time student. Continue reading Overcoming Self-Doubt

NexGenNails Gel Powder: Review

If you’ve never heard of Next Generation Nails, then you’re in a for a treat! This could be the best alternative to acrylic and gel polish.

What is NexGenNails?

This the latest lacquer technology in form of a gel powder. Yes! It’s really powder. You literally just dip your nail and instantly you have a gorgeous gel manicure, it works like magic. NexGenNail powder promises no damage to the nail bed, unlike what some people generally experience from acrylic or regular gel polish. There is no need to worry about you nails becoming brittle because NexGenNail powder is fortified with calcium and vitamin E to help ensure healthy nails. The powder is also environment friendly and has no odor. It is lightweight yet durable, so chipping and cracking presents no issue. NexGenNail powder dries superfast and does not require UV light. This was one of my pet peeves about gel polish but that’s all taken care of by NexGenNail gel powder. Continue reading NexGenNails Gel Powder: Review

How to Stay in Shape Through College

 

We all know how busy our college schedules can get, and how absent-minded that can leave some of us. In the middle of all the hustle and bustle, a lot of college students tend to either pick up or make the first and quickest thing that comes to mind (Ramen for most), eat really late, or not at all. And the next thing you know, you’re out of breath after taking that small flight of stairs on campus! Continue reading How to Stay in Shape Through College

Wigs 101: A Beginners Guide

It’s very stressful trying to find a wig that will be the best fit for you and I know it can be frustrating choosing one for everyday wear, going out, and more. Before choosing my first wig, I definitely did some deep research on how to choose a wig that will last long, how to maintain the wigs that I have, where can I purchase a wig that will last a while, what colors compliment my skintone and more. I would like to share 3 tips on how I chose my wigs. Please take note that this isn’t an easy task and you should take your time during this process. Continue reading Wigs 101: A Beginners Guide

MUA in the making: My Journey to Perfecting Makeup Skills

Before I get started, let’s all get on the same page. First, I am not a true aspiring makeup artist, I just like to pretend and I really enjoy the art. But, if you are one, I hope that you are encouraged by this post. Second, this post is not solely focused on perfecting the craft of makeup you can definitely apply it to whatever craft you may be trying to improve or perfect. So, here we go! Continue reading MUA in the making: My Journey to Perfecting Makeup Skills

Delicious YET Healthy Meals

Getting into the habit of eating healthy is hard for two reasons. One, it’s probably something you are not used to. Two, you have no idea what foods to prepare. These were the two major reasons why my journey to healthy eating was and sometimes is still difficult. Everyone has personal, distinct reasons why they want to start eating healthy or healthier. For me personally, I just felt like I was not doing my body and good by consuming grams of sugar and fat. Not that I was going to forbid myself from eating these things, I just did not want to eat them as often (only on my “cheat days” … but not every cheat day). Continue reading Delicious YET Healthy Meals