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Lip mask for dry lips
in BEAUTY, Product Reviews

Bella J. Swirly Girl Lip Spa Set Review

It is no secret that I have been dealing with dry skin for a while. Unfortunately, my lips are not exempt from this. Usually a nice EOS lip balm (also known as the egg lip balm) works really well for my lips but there was this one time that lip balm was not enough. My lips were dry, cracking and wearing lipstick dried them out even more. I’m also convinced that they were turning a dark, purple color in some spots (and no I am not a smoker). I tried…

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in BEAUTY, Natural Hair

Loc Braid-Out Tutorial

Braid-outs are to me what twist-outs are to my loose natural Sisterfriends. It is a full proof way to give my locs some volume and definition with minimal effort. A loc braid-out takes less time to do than putting rollers or pipe cleaners in my head and I get very similar results. The style can last a while and most importantly, it is super easy to sleep on. What You Need Rubber bands Coconut oil (or a moisturizer of your choice) Spritzer Bottle Blow dryer or hooded hair dryer Step…

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Favorite Spring Lipstick Colors
in BEAUTY, Makeup, Product Reviews

Favorite Spring Lipstick Colors

In the words of our Sisterfriend Jenny, spring has sprung! Well if you live in the Midwest like us, winter is still lingering around but nonetheless, it is officially spring. One of my favorite things about the springtime is the breakout of pastel colors! There isn’t a color I shy away from or that I think is too bold. That definitely includes my favorite accessory, lipstick. When it comes to lip color, I usually stick to variations of reds, pinks and purples. There are five favorite lipstick colors that I…

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How to Organize Your Planner and Life
in Advice, LIFE

How to Organize Your Planner and Life

One of my favorite things about the new year is being able to buy a new planner. Don’t worry if you’re behind, you can do this at any point in the year. I love all things that make me feel like I am more organized than I am. There is something about planner stickers and multi-colored pens that give me so much excitement. My planner is my lifeline! It is hard to balance life when you are unorganized. It helps me keep my work schedule, The Strength of SHE business,…

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What I Have Learned in 2017
in Advice, LIFE

Just Put This Year in Rice: What I Have Learned in 2017

I had so many high expectations for this year but just like 2016, it has let me down. I experienced another sudden and traumatic death from someone extremely close to me in my family. I have pushed through more trials and tribulations than I would have liked to experience and while we’re at it, let’s just put my finances in rice too. It feels like I have spent the last two years going through hardships and I have caught myself saying “I am tired of always going through something” on…

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how to spot a fuck boy
in Advice, LIFE, Love

How to Spot a Fuck Boy and Leave Him in 2017

According to Urban Dictionary, a fuck boy is an insecure little boy who does not know how to be a man and hides behind ego and lies, while utilizing manipulation tactics to make himself seem greater than what he is. I honestly could not have said it better myself! If you have had the luxury of dating anytime during this century, I am sure you have kissed a couple of frogs along the way, or what we like to call them, fuck boys! Fuck boys are everywhere but they have…

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Fall Date Ideas
in LIFE, Love

Cuffing Season is Here: Fall Date Ideas 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, it is not Christmas time. It is the fall! Although I am a summer baby, I love everything about autumn like football, the leaves changing colors, wearing layers and boots, homecoming, tailgating, caramel apples, bonfires and all of the pumpkin-spiced goodies. Also, we are on the brink of cuffing season and there is nothing like that fall chill in the air that makes you want to cozy up with bae. The beautiful transformation of the fall leaves makes for a great…

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top black health blogs
in HEALTH, Health Tips

Living with IBS

When people hear that I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), they think that I just cannot go to the bathroom regularly. I wish it was that simple. IBS impacts primarily women and it can be difficult to live with. I’ve experienced abdominal cramping that had me paralyzed on the bathroom floor. I have had to leave patient’s rooms in the middle of assessments to make sure I do not use the bathroom on myself. I have given myself an enema and the pain from it convinced me I gave birth…

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