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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My New Eyeglasses That You’ll Think I Paid A lot Of Money For But…

Revelation #852,824,927,419,749: I woke up a few weeks ago and realized that I was ready for a new pair of eyeglasses. Yes, I know that I have plenty of prescription glasses. Hell, I know that I have an abundance of sunglasses too but I am addicted to the new and shiny things of life. It makes me ridiculously happy. For…
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5 Staycay or Vacay Essentials from BabbleBoxx To Make Planning A Bit Easier

Mother Nature is finally letting Summer out of hibernation to play with us (I think). Now is the perfect time to think about vacations. But since we had $30K wedding (relive it here) and bought a house there’s no vacation for us anytime soon. But I am all about staycations! My friends over at Babbleboxx sent me another box filled…
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Caring For Your Relaxed Hair, For Those Of Us Who Have Said Goodbye To #TeamNatural

This post is sponsored by Head & Shoulders and SheKnows Media. There was an ear-piercing gasp when I told the Internet that I had gotten a relaxer and was no longer #TeamNatural. After they all realized that no real crimes had been committed and that just maybe my hair and scalp were just as healthy relaxed, or even healthier than before,…
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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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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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“You look good for your age” + other ageist statements that make my soul itch!

Can I rant for a second (a two)? When I first started my blog I was 34 years old and very vocal about my age. Nothing has changed. At 41, I am even more passionate about unpacking and destroying the ageist language and behaviors that women are subjected to. Fortunately, I’m not alone. In a study conducted by RoC® Skincare,…
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How Getting A Pre-Paid Card Will Make Your Holiday Shopping Easier

I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #GreenDotCards at Walgreens campaign, sponsored by Green Dot Corporation. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. Trying to manage your finances during the holidays can be a challenge. Let’s be honest, all we really want to do is buy fancy decorations and presents for ourselves (and maybe a…
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Live Your Best Life! Date Night with Always Discreet Boutique

Nothing makes a woman feel sexier than wearing a matching bra and panty set for a night out on the town. But for some women, there’s an added level of stress. “How can I relax and enjoy the night with my adult incontinence issue?” Half of women say bladder leaks affect their personal confidence when they’re doing things they enjoy1.…
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