These bareMinerals Products Will Never Leave My Cosmetic Bag

SENSITIVE SKINCARE & MAKEUP BRAND As someone with sensitive skin, I don’t take product selection very lightly. I can’t just apply anything to my face. It’s always like butter pecan ice cream on a hot sunny day whenever I find a legit beauty brand safe to use on my acne-prone skin. I don’t mean just…

How to Gain Brand Collaborations When You Don’t Own Your Blog Domain

NEW BLOGGER TIPS  When I started blogging three years ago, one main tip I discovered was to invest in your blog domain. Every tip post for beginners highly recommended website ownership in order to work with brands. Why? Because companies view owned blog domains as more professional and equate the publisher as someone who is…

Ditch the Water Apps & Use a Motivational Water Bottle Instead

DAILY WATER INTAKE After three months of freezing winds, pure white snow and constant rainy weather, we can finally let our hair down and step out in cute squared-toe sandals. Summer is practically here and it’s the season for outdoor BBQs, denim mom shorts and pink flamingo pool floaties while allowing that natural Vitamin D soak…

Two Ingredients that Reduced Shedding in My High Porosity Curls

MORE MOISTURE, LESS BREAKAGE The uphill battle of consist hydration and tangle-free curls seems never-ending when you have high porosity natural hair.  While it’s quite easy to moisturize high porosity curls, the lifted cuticles in the hair shaft makes it extra easy for the moisture to escape. So that means one loses moisture just as…

Inspiring Bible Verses that Build a Body Positive Mindset

KEEPING A POSITIVE BODY IMAGE We live in a world that tends to maximize profit off the insecurities of outer appearances. The media casually caters to a negative appeal of different body types. It’s done so often that our minds and eyes view it as the norm. We usually see this through examples such as…

5 Easy Actions That’ll Make You Feel More Energetic in the Mornings

WAKEUP & GO! Are you feeling tired in the mornings even if you get a ‘good night’s rest’? Successful morning routines ensure you have the perfect setup to get your day going in the right direction of productivity. When you start the day on a high note, getting things done feels way less stressful.  Nine…

Versed ‘Photos, Please’ Mask Leaves My Skin Camera Ready

BRIGHTEN & TIGHTEN One of my favorite things about the warmer months is spending time outside and enjoying the weather. It’s the perfect opportunity to let your afro sing in the wind and do cartwheels in your backyard. I really like how the warmer temperatures make me feel inside and out. Not only do I…

Amalise Beauty Softens My Dry High Porosity Curls Into Easy Manageable Hair

MAKING BIG CHANGES IN THE NATURAL HAIR COMMUNITY One of my favorite things about Instagram is discovering new businesses. Finding non-mainstream companies opens the door to you finding brands that genuinely care about your well-being as a consumer and not the dollars from your wallet. Small businesses tend to focus on the quality of products…

White Spring Dress Styles that Naturally Flatter Curvy Women

WHITE FASHIONABLE DRESSES As we store away winter’s oversized puffy jackets, fluffy teddy bear coats and the wool boyfriend trench, it’s time to show skin again. Picnic season is on the arrival along with outdoor strolls in the park and afternoon beach dates. Open your closet and pull out the asymmetrical hems, ruffle details, crochet…