The Curly Hair Survival Kit You Need

Seeing black people travel makes my heart warm. There are plenty of people who travel and struggle to handle their coily curls in different environments. As someone who has traveled around a bit, I feel as though I’m equipped to provide you with some tips on how to handle your curls while getting the experience…

Book Favorites I Own

I love reading with a passion. My favorite genre is YA fantasy, but I do dabble in non-fiction every once in awhile. I don’t spend as much money on books as I used to because I can get ebooks from Libby for free, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love the feel of actual pages…

Jackie Aina x ABH Palette Review

In August, Auntie Jackie came out and SHOWED OUT with a eyeshadow palette collaboration with Anastasia Beverly Hills. ABH is no novice when it comes to eyeshadow, but this time it’s different. One of my favorite YouTubers, Jackie Aina, created an eyeshadow palette for the gorls. If you’ve ever had trouble finding eyeshadows with colors…

Worst Skincare Mistakes I’ve Made

It is no secret that I struggle with oily acne prone skin. Not only do I have to suffer through painful bumps and pimples, but I am also plagued by that terrible condition called hyperpigmentation. When I look back to photos of myself in junior high and high school, I realize that my skin problems…

Yes to Coconut Mud Mask Review

I’m very wary about mud masks, mostly because I don’t like a lot of ingredients in the masks I use. I’m a fan of organic and natural options when it comes to face masking. However, my skin was going through a dehydrated breaking out phase for most of winter and then calmed as spring crept…

What No One Tells You About Transitioning

Transition: the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. Transitioning is a very trying process in which you go from chemically relaxed to the natural curls that grow out of your head. It’s not just from a relaxer although that is what the term is usually used for. Transitioning…

Girl Code Exists?

An episode of Grownish dealing with girl code got me thinking, does girl code still exist? And was it valid in Zoey’s case? There have been plenty of times when I thought that it was snake like or sus when a supposed friend would flirt or even try to date a romantic interest of mine….

Everything You Need to Know About Me

I found a photo on Twitter that most likely came from Tumblr with some of the following 47 questions on it. I haven’t done questions or get to know me post in a while, and I have aged much since my last 50 facts submission. I decided that this was as great a time as…

My Favorite Closet Essentials

Personal style is something that evolves with age. In high school your style is heavily influenced by your friends, and as you grow your style gets heavily influenced by your lifestyle and surroundings. My style has evolved exponentially, but for some reason I can’t let fishnets go. So here are my favorite closet essentials to…

Are You Tipsy off of Drunk Elephant yet?

For the month of April, I got a birthday gift from Sephora and I chose to try Drunk Elephant’s No. 9 Jelly Cleanser and Protini Polypeptide Cream. I had only tried two other products from this line before giving these two a chance. I had tried the T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial and the C-Firma Vitamin C…

I Tried the No Makeup, Makeup Trend

I’ve been watching makeup videos on YouTube since 2009, and I have learned so much from watching some of my favs like Jackie Aina for example. One trend that has become popular is the no makeup, makeup look. If you type it into the search bar you’ll see hundreds of videos of gurus showing you…

Tips for Naturally Curly Hair

Transitioning from chemically straightened hair to curly locks has been an interesting journey, and through it, I have learned tips and tricks to help other naturals have a less stressful journey. So if you are having a hard time with growing your natural hair, getting it to act right, or finding a perfect routine these…