What To Pack For A Trip To Ghana + What I forgot

What to pack for a trip to Ghana was an ongoing and overwhelming thought for me. Even though we got a list of things to bring from Hayet I still felt super unprepared. So I made a list of things I packed (and the things I forgot) because if you should find yourself in Ghana I want you to be…
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What I Wore In Ghana + Where To Buy It

I’m just getting back from my trip to Ghana and there’s so much to unpack for you guys. #ContentForWeeks. From the culture to the food, to traveling with 16 very bold and fearless personalities–you could say that I am a bit overwhelmed. The trip was planned by my good girlfriend and fellow lifestyle blogger Hayet Rida. Over a year ago she…
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Test Driving Tips for the Maven Car Sharing App

When I first discovered the Maven car-sharing app I didn’t have my license so my husband drove the truck around. Now that I’m an adult and I’m out here riding and getting I have some tips and tricks for you in using the app. 
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Why The Simply Be Relaunch Is A Big Deal For The US

Before major retailers like Target and JCPenney started really paying attention to plus size women there was British retailer Simply Be. They recently unveiled their global rebrand just in time to debut their Spring 2018 line, which highlights athleisure, swim, prom, festival ready-to-wear styles, and accessories.
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Couples Q&A: (Almost) Everything you ever wanted to know about us

Here’s a glimpse of our great (ish) love story. Thank you to everyone that submitted their questions on our IG page. We tried to answer as many questions as we could. If you have any that weren’t answered, leave them in the comment box below and we’ll do another video (maybe). Enjoy!
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My New Hair Care Regime Since I’ve Cut & Relaxed My Hair

Today’s blog post is sponsored by Dove. In my last post, I talked about my hair journey and my decision to cut and relax my natural. It was something that I toyed with for half of 2016 and all of 2017. Now I’m one month into #TeamShortHairDontCare and #TeamRelaxed and I have absolutely no regrets. My hair is so much…
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Buy or Nah: Estee Lauder Pure Envy Liquid Metallic Lipstick (VIDEO)

It’s been a minute since I did a beauty video for you guys but I’m back in the lab in the spirit of being more present in your lives for 2018 (I sound like a horribly shady guy fighting your attention but it is what it is). You should already know by now that lipsticks are my favorite. I am…
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Why I Cut My Hair & Got A Relaxer

I entered 2017 with a host of changes sitting on my lap. I wrote my first book and became an author (buy it here). Then Leèroy asked me to marry him and we got engaged (no, that’s not his real name). Then I immediately started planning our wedding. Then he said let’s move back to Baltimore. My 2017 was spent adjusting to…
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The Top 9 Beauty Products I’m Crushing On This Winter

Even though it hasn’t gotten super cold this winter, the cold air is still wreaking havoc on my skin and my hair, causing both to dry out faster than usual. As if losing moisture isn’t enough, I’m also trying to make sure that my summer glow from my vacation doesn’t fade away. So what’s a girl to do? Using the same products…
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5 Ways You Can Look And Feel Your Best All Winter Long

I’ve lived on the East Coast all of my life and I’m a fall/winter baby (Scorpio!) so cold weather isn’t new to me (I secretly love it). With the exception of driving in the snow, it’s one of my favorite times of the year. But caring for your skin during the winter months in a cold-weather city like Baltimore can…
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