Category Archives: Hair and Beauty

Growing Out an Undercut: The Changing of the Parts

It’s time for another natural hair update! Last November I started documenting my natural hair journey in relation to growing out my undercut (read Part 1 here and Part 2 here). It’s almost been a year and I am still chugging along on the old grow out process. Last month I got to the official…

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12 Tips to Help You Survive the Summer

It is officially summer and I am kicking it off in my hometown of Washington, DC. I’ve been here for almost two weeks and the weather is making me remember why I don’t live here anymore. My conclusion, if you don’t live in Los Angeles, summer sucks! Ooook, perhaps I am being a touch dramatic….

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Summer Beauty Essentials for Under $30

There are two things in life that I can’t resist, 1.) a challenge and 2.) a deal. So when Wal-Mart challenged me to pull $30 worth of beauty essentials at their store to create my favorite summer look, I gladly accepted. Sure, I like fancy cosmetics as much as the  next girl but there is…

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7 Creative Ways to Store Your Cosmetics

I guess it comes with being a girl but I have a lot of cosmetics – like a lot! I am always looking for creative ways to store my beauty finds to make them look as presentable as possible because a bunch of clutter is never cute. Before you even get to the display/organization stage…

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12 Ways to Transition Your Beauty Routine from Winter to Spring

It was 93 degrees in LA yesterday. 93 degrees! It was like 60 degrees the day before. Needless to say it was a shock to the system. The sudden shift from winter to spring really got me thinking about transition and how necessary it is to make a seasonal switch. Swapping out your winter fashion…

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Natural Hair Update: Growing Out an Undercut {Part 2}

It’s been quite a while since my last natural hair update so here we go … Let me start by saying this – I am loving the natural life. I feel so much more comfortable in my own skin now that I’ve stopped fighting with my hair. Bad hair days are few and far between….

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My Natural Hair Journey: Sweet, Sweet Freedom

image via Vogue.com It’s been a while since I’ve had a hair check-in with all you, mainly because I haven’t had anything to bitch about. Seriously. My hair has finally stopped being the enemy! I finally put away the flat iron and have been rocking my curls for a little over two-months now. After a…

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How to Become a Modern Day Bombshell

Gotta love some drugstore makeup. The price is right and to be quite honest, most of the time you can barely tell the difference between the expensive stuff and the less-than-expensive stuff.  It seems like every time I hit Target, Ulta, or CVS; it’s guaranteed that I will walk out with some sort of beauty…

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Sporting Curls + More Natural Hair Woes

Lately I’ve been tired of flat ironing my hair. Not only am I terrible at it, I’m pretty sure all of that heat can’t be amazing for my hair. So during my last salon visit I decided to get a curly ‘do. My hair guy did a two-strand twist on my hair while wet, sat…

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Transitioning: As Easy As 1-2-3?

I haven’t given up yet. My transition to natural hair continues and lately I feel like a total whore. A total product whore that is. image via www.curlynikki.com My bathroom is filled with more bottles and potions than ever before. Seriously. Currently in my shower alone (lets not even talk about the beauty cabinet) I…

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