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

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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.

My first tip to you is to look at the differences between synthetic hair and human hair. This tip is super important and I can’t stress that enough. If you are looking for a wig that will last very long, synthetic hair should never be your first option. When buying a wig that is made out of synthetic fibers, they tend to frizz and create knotting in the nape of the neck area after a month or so. Human hair such as Indian, Peruvian, and Malaysian hair should be your first choice in buying a wig. This hair texture is made to last longer than the synthetic and when you are to wash it and blow dry after a few months of wear, it will look brand new. I would recommend getting synthetic wigs if you need it for a few nights out on the city, not for your everyday look.

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My second tip to buying wigs is find a wig that has combs and elastic bands to secure the wig onto your head. As silly as this may sound, this tip is very important because if you plan on wearing your wigs to work all day, you don’t want your hair to accidentally fall off. Some wigs do not come with combs or elastic bands, so it’s completely up to the buyer to add combs if they would like or to install and elastic band. Elastic bands are important because if you have a larger head, you can adjust it to your head size. Sometimes wigs come in a “one size fits all,” but the one size doesn’t particularly fit. You can always take out the elastic band and add combs to the front and back of your wig. Bobby pins are also your best friend. Make sure to add bobby pins around the perimeter of your hair. This will add extra security for your hard days at work and/or at school. I can’t tell you how many times I was so close to losing my hair because it wasn’t secure on my head.

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My last tip for you when buying wigs is to do your research! If you are unsure of what wigs to get, what brands to stay away from, Youtuber’s will be your best friend. As I stated before, I’ve always watched Youtuber’s such as Arnell Armon and PeakMill who have experience in choosing wigs that will last longer, are made durably, constructed professionally and also for the lowest prices. Buying a unit isn’t cheap, especially if you would like a unit made of human hair but it’s all about quality over quantity. Don’t be afraid to seek out for an extra opinion on the type of wig you are interested in. Customer reviews are there for you to read to see how it works out for other people. Trust me, I’ve made mistakes in choosing wigs but it’s all about trial and error. Never give up!

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

Step-By-Step to Your Best TWA Twist-Out!

I know TWA’s can sometimes be a pain because there isn’t much you can do with them. It’s either twist-out or…twist-out. Yes, there are different versions of the look you can achieve, such as the three strand twist out, the braid-out, or even Bantu knot-outs. I’ve tried all of these, but the two and three-strand twist outs have to be my favorite looks to showcase. I’m going to show you all, step-by-step, how I get my best TWA twist-out. Continue reading Step-By-Step to Your Best TWA Twist-Out!

Jasmine’s Natural Hair Journey

Since I was a little girl my mom would always put relaxers in my hair because of how thick it was. My mom would style my hair with the typical little black girl plaits and twists with the colorful balls and barrettes! She thought that having my hair out was a bit too grown at my age. I can remember wanting to wear my hair out so bad because all my friends had theirs out and it would flow so nice and pretty in the wind during recess. I used to beg my mom to let me wear my hair out but she was not having it! Continue reading Jasmine’s Natural Hair Journey