Holiday Gift Guide for Him and Her

Beauty Gift Guide for Men and Women I have to say that Christmas is probably my favorite time of the year. The combination of the beautiful wintry weather, the focus on family and friends, and the festive decor you see as you walk by the store fronts. It is truly…

Cold Weather Skincare Routine and Essentials

How to Transition to a Cold Weather Skincare Routine While pool weather is long gone, there’s a lot to look forward to as we transition into the colder months. For many, this includes indulging in the typical fall fashions- leggings, leather jackets, booties, and let’s not…

Knotted Roll and Tuck Updo

I’ve found that my hair grows best when I leave it alone! Therefore I’ve been wearing updos, twists and braids about 90% of the time. Because I protective style most of the time, I have to find styles that are work-friendly, elegant and relatively easy…

Desk Essentials: How to Organize your Desk

Whether you work in an office or work from home, desk organization is very important and can actually have an effect on your productivity. While my desk is not always as organized as I would like it to be, I have some desk essentials that help me to be comfortable…

Girlboss: How to Take Charge of Your Life

Lately, I’ve been really focusing on ways to self-improve, be more effective and live a more purposeful life. I’m sure everyone has heard of the new GirlBoss hashtag going around, although there is real substance in this idea. There are some very practical things we…

Journaling: A tool for Stress and Self-Reflection

Over the past couple of years, I’ve really been using journals to capture important moments in my life as well as to de-stress on a daily basis. Journaling is a powerful tool for personal growth, self-reflection and self-expression. I did not always see the benefits…

Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Quinoa Black Bean Burgers!

Even though I do allow chicken and fish in my diet, I eat vegetarian most of the time. So I’m always looking for good vegetarian recipes to make. When I was in Trader Joe’s, I saw this pack of organic tricolor quinoa which I have never…

How to Grow Long, Healthy Hair: Health vs. Length

When I first made the decision to go natural, my number one goal was to grow long, healthy hair. As a result of the relaxers I had gotten for years, I felt as though my hair was not reaching its true potential in terms of health, thickness and length. Therefore…

Product Review: Kat Von D Shade + Light Glimmer Eye Contour Palette

There are so many new eye shadow palettes coming out right now that it was hard for me to decide which one I wanted to get first! From the Jaclyn Hill Palette, Naked Heat, Sephora PRO Warm Palette, Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture…it was hard to choose, but when…

How I Organize My Natural Hair Products

If you’ve been natural for even a short period of time, you are familiar with the term product junkie. In the beginning of my natural hair journey, I could definitely be considered one of those, as I wanted to try every single product out there. Now, I buy…