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

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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

My Go-To Favorite Places to Shop and Save

*Direct Deposit hits at 3am*

“Yes, finally some money in my pockets. Time for me to prioritize and set a budget. What bills are due this week? Can I buy a new outfit for the party next Friday night? Should I eat today or put gas in my car? Is that last minute payment for my Apple Music subscription coming soon?” Continue reading My Go-To Favorite Places to Shop and Save

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Influential Woman of the Week

An inspirational woman is like a hero. Someone you know that wants you to strive and excel in life. Someone who will give you great advice for the future and that you can look up to. My inspirational woman of the week would have to be my mother. Now as cliche as it may be, a mother’s love is definitely irreplaceable. My mother is not only my hero, but a friend, a coach, a teacher (literally), a doctor, a lawyer, and everything in between.

Prior to my mother having me, she attended Montclair State University in New Jersey where she studied Chemistry. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Pharmacy at St. John’s University School in Jamaica Queens, New York. She began working at Pathmark’s Pharmacy Department as well as working for Prescription Counter in South Orange, NJ up until I was about 6 years old. My mother always had it in her to give back to the children of the community, so she took it upon herself to go back to school for her teaching license. Continue reading Influential Woman of the Week

3 Tips for Incoming College Freshman

As an incoming freshman, going to a brand new school with complete independence can be a struggle and an adjustment to deal with. You really aren’t sure what to expect the first day of classes and haven’t met that many people to socialize with on campus. You’re questioning whether or not you should purchase textbooks, how much time you’d have between classes to grab a bite to eat, and fitting in your everyday workout. Prior to accomplishing day to day activities, attending classes and meeting new people, I have three tips that I feel will help you have a successful first year. Continue reading 3 Tips for Incoming College Freshman

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My Go-To Protective Style: WIGS?!

When it comes to protective styling, I have a very hard time choosing what I want to go for, whether it be twist outs, box braids, bantu-knots, flat-twists, etc. My hair is super short now in the front so I always have trouble finding cute protective styles that will flatter my face. I started YouTubing women who struggled with having natural short hair and there is one way of protecting my hair that I completely fell in love with. Continue reading My Go-To Protective Style: WIGS?!

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YouTuber Spotlight: Ms. Jackie Aina

 

She’s sassy and sweet with an outstanding, humorous but blunt personality that will make you want to keep watching her videos for hours. She’s a fellow Leo, US Army Veteran with a passion for filming beauty, skin, and hair tutorials for all 1.5 million subscribers and of course, I can’t leave out that she’s a true role model for women in the African-American community. I think you can already guess who I’m talking about.

That’s right. The beautiful Nigerian Queen, Ms. Jackie Aina. Continue reading YouTuber Spotlight: Ms. Jackie Aina

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The Never Ending Roller-Coaster: My Natural Hair Journey

Where do I begin? Who possessed my mother into putting classic Alkaline and Ammonium Thioglycolate, also known as, perm onto my 3c/4b coily curls?

When I was younger, my hair was shaped into a Jackson 5 Afro but was always in two pigtails styled in twists or the good old fashioned hot comb straightened hair with grease sizzled edges. I used to be a dancer so my mother had to figure out a way to make my hair more manageable and easy to detangle.

When I was around the age of 6-7, my mother took me to a hair salon where they gave me my first perm and boy oh boy, did it burn. The pain of the perm made me want to shed more than a few tears. Prior to getting this perm, I would constantly scratch my scalp which will create scars on the scalp and extreme burning sensations. As I’m typing this blog, I’m sort of envisioning the pain I felt back then. Continue reading The Never Ending Roller-Coaster: My Natural Hair Journey

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Female Phenomenon: An Intro to Cardi B’s Fame

“Rapping is for males.” “You will never make it in this male dominated culture.”
“Hip Hop is for the men who need to listen and recognize their story in a musical form.”

False, False and False. Hip Hop and rap plays a major part in today’s society and of course, the industry is male dominated. I appreciate all of these men who work hard for what they have:
the marketing skills they have used to build their audience, staying up late nights,
touring city to city, and even continent to continent. A man’s hard work in the music industry will
never go unnoticed but a woman’s work always seems to be overlooked. Continue reading Female Phenomenon: An Intro to Cardi B’s Fame

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