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LIFESTYLE

  • Why I Blog

    Why I Blog

    I remember the day very well. It was July 2011. I woke one day and decided I would start a blog because many of my natural friends had been asking about my hair and how I maintained it. I figured it might be a good idea to document it all in one place so I […] Read more…

  • Live Richer Challenge | The Budgetnista

    Live Richer Challenge with The Budgetnista

    When I learned about the Live Richer Challenge by Tiffany “The Budgenista” Aliche, I decided to sign up. I follow Tiffany on Instagram and she shares lots of financial tips and nuggets, and her budget travels. Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche is an award-winning teacher of financial empowerment, and is quickly becoming America’s favorite financial educator. […] Read more…

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    Give More in 2015 with 100 Good Deeds #DeedADay

      “I was gifted this 100 Good Deeds bracelet to facilitate this post and to share with my readers. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.” I’ll be honest. I never make resolutions, but I do set goals. One of my goals is to give more in 2015. This past year I shared a glimpse […] Read more…

  • Gifts that Give Hope | Heart of  Haiti

    Gifts That Give Back: Heart of Haiti at Macys

     I received some of the Heart of Haiti items pictured from Everywhere Agency to facilitate this post. All opinions are mine and my love for giving back is genuine :) By now I probably sound like a broken record, but Giving Back is very important to me. This time of the year, we give and […] Read more…

HAIR

  • How To Maintain/Style A Twist out | Natural Hair

    How To Maintain A Twist Out At Night

    The Twist Out – One of my favorite “out’ styles. In this post all about the great hair day I was having.  I got a lot of questions about my routine so today I’m sharing how to maintain a twist out at night, at least the way I do it :) Something To Consider I get my […] Read more…

  • Best Twistout on 4b/4c Hair

    Overthinking + A Great Hair Day – Twist Out

      Here’s something you may not know about me. I used to be/still can be an over thinker. Sometimes I think too hard about whether I should do a particular thing. Sometimes so hard that I talk myself out of it :) I know what you’re thinking. “Girl, what does this have to do with […] Read more…

  • How to Clarify Natural Hair

    7 Options For Clarifying Natural Hair

    Clarifying refers to the detoxing/deep cleansing your hair to remove product buildup that can lead to dry, dull hair, breakage and even scalp issues. It’s a way of starting with a “clean slate” so to speak. Depending on the type of products you use, you may need to clarify more often and the products used […] Read more…

  • Best Moisturizers for Natural Hair

    6 Great Moisturizers for Natural Hair

    The temperatures in many parts of the country are below freezing and naturalistas every where (well..not everywhere, but many in my circle) are having issues with dry hair , and are looking for great moisturizers for natural hair. Lack of moisture is one of the reasons why your hair maybe be dry. Add frigid temperatures and […] Read more…

BEAUTY & STYLE

  • Natural Skin Care Products

    The Search: Natural Skin Care Products

    Last year I shared my skin care routine/product line up and I mentioned that I was thinking of incorporating more “natural” skin care products into my routine. Well the search is on :) I may continue to incorporate some of them items I currently use, but I feel like I need to switch things up […] Read more…

  • Beauty Products

    Favorite Beauty Products of 2014

    When it comes to makeup, I generally gravitate to the neutral/minimalistic looks. If I’m going out or trying to be extra *fancy* then I may do a bit more. My favorite beauty products of 2014, and the ones I will probably still reach for this year, reflect this. In bun post from last week, I […] Read more…

  • Best Skincare Routine for Over 30 skin

    My Current Healthy Skincare Regimen – National Healthy Skin Month

    I have been getting a lot of questions about my skin lately, so I figured this would be the perfect time to share the skincare regimen that I use for my (over 30) skin. :) November has been declared National Healthy Skin month by American Academy of Dermatology and healthy skin is always my goal. […] Read more…

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    N’omose Couture Ankara Peplum Midi Pencil Skirt

    I’m a huge fan of Peplum Skirts so when I saw this Ankara Peplum Midi Pencil skirt from N’omose Couture, I knew I had to have it. N’omose Couture is owned by  young local (Dallas) designer Merrytime. N’omose comes from the Esan phrase “Onon Mose” which means “that which is beautiful”. I first came in contact […] Read more…

REVIEWS

  • Best Moisturizers for Natural Hair

    6 Great Moisturizers for Natural Hair

    The temperatures in many parts of the country are below freezing and naturalistas every where (well..not everywhere, but many in my circle) are having issues with dry hair , and are looking for great moisturizers for natural hair. Lack of moisture is one of the reasons why your hair maybe be dry. Add frigid temperatures and […] Read more…

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    Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purification Masque

    The Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purification Masque has been a favorite of mine since 2011. Since then the ingredient list has been rearranged a bit. Most notably, the African Black Soap is not long listed as “organic”, but I still love this product. Read on. //Original post from 2011// I can only come up with […] Read more…

Events

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    I Define Me Tour Women’s Empowerment Luncheon Dallas

    This past Sunday, I attended the I Define Me Tour Women’s Empowerment Luncheon here in Dallas. I Define Me is a movement started by Kayla of the KG Lifestyle & Rachel of UK Naturals.  The Luncheon was an intimate gathering aimed at empowering women to be who they are naturally. Since I didn’t have any […] Read more…

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    Kinks & Drinks Dallas – November

    I realize that I hardly share recaps/highlights of Kinks & Drinks Dallas on the blog. In my defense, if you follow me on Facebook & Instagram, I always post the pics there. :) Last evening we got together like we’ve been doing on the 3rd Thursday for the past 4 months, to network, share hair […] Read more…