Fashion and Beauty


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7 Mantras to Live By

This week we are focusing on the beauty of soul. One way I feel I keep my soul healthy and beautiful is through powerful mantras. Although there are several different mantras you could choose from, there are 7 that speak to me specifically. Here are 7 mantras to live by. Let’s get into it! If you’re going to pray don’t worry; If you’re going to worry, don’t pray. The Heavenly Spirit is in control of all that is life. My mother has always told me that no matter what you do, do not expect God to fail. If you go […]


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Best July Beauty Buys

July has been great here in Chicago, we finally hit high temperatures with lots of hot summer heat! Most of my free time this month has been spent enjoying outside activities to soak in some of the summer sun. Most of my July favorites are transitional products that are my go to items during summer! Here are my best July beauty buys!   Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel is God’s gift in a blue jar! This moisturizer is amazing for this time of year. My biggest pet peeve is a weighed down greasy moisturizer that I can feel on my […]


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Product Review: 3 Ridiculously Affordable Facial Treatments

Let’s talk facials! We all know that getting an upscale facial at a spa facility can be a great, relaxing treat, however facials can get pricey. With most facials ranging from $50.00 – $150.00, we tend to neglect this step in our self-care routines for that exact purpose. Facials offer deeper nourishment for the skin, detoxifying elements, increases circulation and replenishes nutrients, all while providing a pampering relief. So I did a bit of research and found 3 ridiculously affordable facial treatments by Sephora that are easy to do, very relaxing, and can be done at home! Sephora Collection Face Mask First […]


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This week’s post will not focus on outer beauty, instead ladies I want us all to focus on inner beauty and self-worth. Everywhere in today’s world, no matter where we turn, we are being challenged with self-acceptance. I’m taking the time to write about this because it is an issue that is plaguing our media, our thoughts, and more importantly our minds. Without self-love all the products, clothes, shoes and makeup doesn’t mean a thing. As a 24 year old young woman, my thoughts seem to take over much of my time. Of course I try to focus on all positivity and only […]


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Summer Skin Must Haves

Hello There Ladies, I have a few favorite products to share with you all. These products are not all beauty-based, but everything has earned a spot on my favorite’s list .As the weather here in Chicago is slowly approaching warmer temperatures, my body and skin are struggling to adjust. However, other states are well into their summer season, so I hope these products are as great to you as they are to me. Trader Joe’s Coconut Body Butter is God’s gift to a grocery store–heaven in a container literally! This is a great summer body moisturizer because you won’t feel weighed down […]


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When Beauty Products Go Bad

Yes, ladies I know–makeup and beauty products are EXPENSIVE–however, so are doctors’ bills and funerals. So, we have to make sure that the products that we are using are up to par and not out-of-date, YIKES! Many women are taking a huge risk by using outdated cosmetic products and by not realizing that these products are harboring many harmful microbes, molds, and bacteria as a result of how long we’ve had them.   Most products like foundations, lipsticks, and eye shadows are stamped with symbols called PAO’s, Period After Opening, which is a graphic symbol that identifies the useful lifetime of a cosmetic product […]


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DIY Pampering Foot Scrubs and Soaks

Okay ladies, let’s get those sandal feet ready! We are days away from summer 2015 and the worst way to start it off is by putting those cracked dry heels into a cute pair of sandals. So, for all my budget friendly beauties, I have 4 amazing DIY pampering foot scrubs & soaks that are a MUST TRY! Tea Tree & Mint Scrub You will need: Coconut Oil Sea Salt (¾ cups) Tea Tree Oil Peppermint Oil How to make: Mix all ingredients together in a small container and Viola! This particular scrub will open your pores and relax your body, […]


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7 Deadly Beauty Sins

 Deadly Beauty Sin #1: Sleeping with your makeup on. After a long day of work and a few cocktails, SLEEP is the only focus. Ladies, we have all been there and fell victim to not sleeping with a fresh face. YIKES, this is the ultimate NO-NO!  Sleeping in our “look of the day” can not only cause acne, clogged pores, and eye irritation–but it’s just gross. Do you really want all the germs that you have been in contact with, sharing a bed with you? Sleeping with a fresh face rids your face of dead skin and bacteria. The few extra […]


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5 Beauty Benefits of Drinking Water 1

Yes, I know what you’re thinking…. Water and beauty–how can water help improve my appearance? Well ladies, it can! The most important part of caring for your body and skin is making sure that you are hydrated. Let’s think about it, what goes in surely effects what comes out! If you’re asking me, water should be every lady’s go-to drink and I’ll tell you why! Here are 5 beauty benefits of drinking water! Water flushes out all unwanted toxins, which decreases build up for hideous acne and clogged pores. Also, drinking water aids in digestion, circulation and absorption. Fruit infused […]


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Florals… AND STRIPES

This time I decided to mix more floral with stripes! This shirt is so vibrant and was perfect for spring/summer! The best way to elevate this look, I paired it with these stretch striped pants that I got from H&M. And, then I thought to myself why not add a vibrant shoe to pull everything together. This has by far been one of my favorite outfits that I’ve worn this season!


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The Wolf, The Landing Strip, or Bare Down There?: Pubic Hair Protocol 1

A good friend of mine asked me to jot up a piece on something no one really wants to talk about, but that everyone should probably know–PUBIC HAIR. “You should talk about the wolf, the landing strip, or being bare..” he said. So today, I’m doing just that. Times are constantly changing. Most people know that back in the day a lot of hair down there was in and as time keeps moving so does the pubic hair protocol. Let’s get into it!


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A Guide to Healthy Skin: Winter Edition

As the temperature has begun to change dramatically, I think it’s safe to say that we have to step our skin care routines up a notch. Personally, I always suffer from dry skin, but during the winter months I have to take extra measures to ensure my skin stays nice and moisturized. I always know that the days of just ensuring that I moisturize quickly with a great lotion are far behind me, so I wanted to share a few tips on how I achieve healthy, rejuvenated skin during the coldest months of the year. Take a look below: