Catherine's NYC Staycation

How many times have you explored the city that you live in? You know, went somewhere new and just had fun or relaxed without the pressures of checking your inbox for a few hours. Very rarely do we take the time to enjoy moments of pleasure in our own city. I’ve been living in New York for almost four years and there are still so many things I haven’t done. So when Catherine’s decided to surprise four bloggers with a NYC staycation I gladly excepted.

Staycations are actually quite simple to plan and can save you lots of money on expensive plane tickets and car rentals. But what you don’t want to do is stay in your hotel room the whole weekend. So here’s a few ideas for you to help you plan your next staycation in New York.  View Full Post

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I took my first real cruise this year. And when I say real I mean it was more than a few days at sea. It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. But like most trips I take, I just threw some things in a bag and kept it moving (because…packing sucks!). And because packing, and unpacking, sucks this is my version of packing.

Listen, that was a horribly bad idea!

I forgot SO much stuff. My entire week consisted of top of the morning grunts followed by, “I wish I had…”! So I made a list of things that we need to pack for before we take our next cruise vacation!

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We’ve all been told at some point in our lives that we should keep oil far away from our skin–whether it had been a beauty counter rep telling you, your doctor or your mama! It didn’t matter if it was oil splattering up from fried chicken pan, the natural oils we find in our skin, or organic oils. To us women, all kinds were synonymous with “no bueno.” Because oil = breakouts, right?

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HOW TO GET MORE SPONSORED POSTS

Getting more sponsored posts is every blogger’s goal but it can be a huge task. Especially if you’re a new blogger and your traffic needs a little work. They (IDK who they is, but I do know that #they don’t want you to win) will tell you that having good numbers is golden and it’s a major key to monetizing your blog. While this is very true, you shouldn’t wait until your numbers are skyrocketing to monetize your blog. High numbers help, but it’s like the difference between driving a luxury car versus an American car or…walking! And at this point, at least you are not walking. So for now, focus on what you do have and be clear on how you can convert that into dollars! View Full Post

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Whether you’re fully natural, transitioning or have chemically altered the state of your hair, (dying, relaxer or texturizer) it’s important to be conscious of how much heat you are using on your hair.

Too much can be dangerous for your hair!

Maybe you’ve been rockin’ that curly hairstyle for a while now. Shrinkage is killin’ your style, so you want to give your hair some length. Or maybe you just want to switch up from your normal routine? So, what do you do you?

Dig out that blow dryer, flat-iron and/or pressing comb, out of your bathroom drawer or under the sink, right?! But wait, STOP! You don’t want to end up having to cut all that hard work you put into growing your hair due to heat damage. Although it may look lovely when you shake your beautiful, straight n’ lovely hair, excessive straightening or curling, equals damage.

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