Your New Winter Skincare Routine (with 3 easy products)

You guys know that I have been partnering with Dove since before my wedding. Dove was the only product I saw in our house growing up. It was all I knew. Now I am wildly obsessed with their spray deodorant. And their dry shampoo gets me through most of my busy traveling weeks. So it’s no surprise that I have also fallen…
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4 ways to use Nyakio Beauty Maracuja & Yangu Oil

You ever find a product that you know you’re going to need to buy at least 4 more of just in case they discontinue it? That’s how I feel about Nyakio Beauty’s Maracuja & Yangu oil. I’m convinced that it’s magic in a bottle. If Heaven had it’s own scented candle it would smell like this oil. It’s also 100%…
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The Same 3 Questions Everyone Always Asks About My Face

I’ve been asked a few times what kind of foundation I use on my face, do I have a cleansing regime, how long does it take to apply my face…etc-etc-etc. So I decided to do a quick post answering most of your questions about my makeup, skin, and how I don’t take care of it as well as I should.
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How one Amtrak ride lit the fire under my creativity!

You beauties know that self-care is not just a trendy moment for me, it’s essential for my mental wellness. I’ve been to therapy, especially during traumatic emergencies, but I firmly believe that you should be able to practice (in real life) what you’ve learned in your counseling sessions (#SelfCareIRL). And even more importantly, I like to keep that therapy bill…
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What you missed at Destination Heal’s #SelfCareIRL DC Event

8/18/18 will forever be a day of change and absolute clarity for me. We hosted our first Self Care IRL event in DC for our Destination Heal champions. You beauties know I’ve been unwillingly living in a place of uncertainty for a while. I’ve been pushing through my own doubts and negative self-talk. This event was the first thing I…
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5 Of The Best Red Lipsticks Of All Time

A great red lip is a perfect way to show off your personality. One of the reasons I became a beauty blogger is because makeup and all it’s accessories really set the mood. Whether you are fierce and in boss mode or chill and breezy adding a bold lip will always make you appear just a little more dressed up, no matter…
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How My Womanhood Has Become Less Traumatic

My relationship with my womanhood has been a little strained. Stressful you could say. Somewhere around year 3 of therapy, I realized that there is a lot of trauma lingering over my womanhood. I had become bitter towards the very thing that made me who I was. I was thrust into this thing called being a woman at the age of…
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Support Breast Cancer & Get The Glow Up You Deserve

I have been on a semi-health kick for the past 5 years (Shh, I’m human!). When my mother died of cancer in 2013 it prompted me to take a long hard look at how I was taking care of my own body. But the truth is I still fail sometimes. I still OD on Swedish fish, Captain Crunch french toast, Hot Cheetos, and greasy…
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How I’m using my platform to help empower women

At the top of the year, I promised myself I would do more than just talk about what shade of red lipstick works for you or how to draw a straight line across your eyeballs. I needed a passion project. So I created a social wellness community called Destination Heal. Originally it was a place for me to constantly plug my…
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How Brooklyn became my motivator while I grieved my mother

“Brooklyn’s a mythological place, where great artists, great people, have come from and always can represent.” — Spike Lee The year is 2012 and I’m faced with one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make. I’d just given my resignation to my job. I was prepping my mind (and my pockets) to pack up 2 suitcases and move to…
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