Year: 2015

Umm? Can I Get Some Real Ingredients? ft. Lion’s Crown™

Are you tired of looking at YouTube videos, blogs, and websites that advocate the use of 100% natural ingredients to help your luscious locks? Are you then met with the dilemma of not finding the right product at your go-to Target, Walmart, Walgreens, or even beauty supply store. Sure products can say no paragon, no paraffin, no synthetic fragrance, etc.  […]

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Janelle’s Holiday Wishlist

Hey ladies! It’s that time of the year, and you still don’t know what to put on your wish list that your grandma is begging you for- literally. So, I thought I would share my wish list with you all, hopefully to get you thinking and inspired!   1. Nike Juvenate, $85.00   The perfect […]

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Holiday Gifts For Naturalistas Part 2

Tis the holiday season! You might have last minute shopping to do and have absolutely no idea what to get your naturalista. Here’s my gift to you, a gift guide to minimize the holiday stress when it comes to gifting your curly haired friend or family member. 1. Decorative bobby pins or clips You cannot […]

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Mel’s Go-To Cold Weather Outfit

Hey ladies! Just because it’s starting to get a little chilly out doesn’t mean you can’t keep it cute. You can never go wrong with a simple high-neck sweater paired with high-waisted jeans and sneaks. This is definitely a go-to look for me. I like to keep my makeup and accessories very simple, especially when […]

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Curly Q of the Month: Diamond Benford

  Curly Q of the month is the name of a new monthly feature of a curly haired gal or guy on the University of Cincinnati’s campus. We’ll look into all types of curl patterns, learn individual’s tips and tricks, possibly find some new style inspiration! If you’d like to be featured, please email the […]

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Holiday Gifts for Naturalistas

It is that time of year again. Tis the season for hot chocolate, fuzzy socks, red and green coffee cups, and all the moisturizer you can get your hands and hair on (We all know how this weather can dry up your curls). So as you are exchanging Secret Santa gifts at your job and […]

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Drop the Scissors: Alternatives to the Big Chop

Three years ago, after my failed attempt and short lived experience going natural, I decided to give it another try. I watched Youtube video after Youtube video, read blog after blog, and was sure this time I was ready. But seven months after my last perm and four months into my natural hair journey, I […]

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14 Things I’ll Miss About College

With only 2 weeks left before the end of my college experience, I am experiencing an array of emotions. I worked hard, had fun and had an awesome 3 ½ years at college. As I prepare for the next chapter in my life in a mere 14 days, I look back at 14 things I […]

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Women of Color Finally Getting Nude

Nude is a trending color this year. Whether its cosmetics, shoes, clothing even nail polish, one thing that hasn’t changed until recently is the fact that nude products were not fit for women of color. For years, nude has been one very pale “flesh” tone shade of pink or tan that many product manufactures have […]

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Homemade Holiday Facial Scrubs

I have oily, acne-prone skin and I am not alone. Exfoliating works wonders for those of us with problem skin by removing dead skin cells and other impurities. Simply exfoliating with a facial scrub once in the morning and once at night helps me maintain radiant and healthy looking skin throughout the day. There is […]

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