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Simple Everyday Makeup Routine
in BEAUTY, Makeup

Simple 10 Minute Everyday Makeup Routine

After many months (possibly years to be honest with you) I have mastered my simple, everyday makeup routine. This came with a lot of trial and error with different products but I have finally nailed it down and I could not be happier. Now, we all know that I am not a makeup artist or major beauty influencer but I sure do love makeup! Like many other millennials, I have found myself sitting in front of my laptop, watching so many YouTube tutorials from black beauty bloggers that I had…

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21 Day Fix Challenge
in Fitness, HEALTH

21 Day Fix Challenge: The Perfect Start to My Lifestyle Change

The 21 Day Fix challenge was the perfect start I needed to make some lifestyle changes with my eating habits and activity level. I have never participated in any diet challenges and outside of my highly active job as a registered nurse, my exercise routine was extremely sporadic. However, I knew I needed a change. My diet consisted of fast food and microwave meals for lunch. I had a gym membership that was not getting used. Although I felt good in the skin I was in, I was tired of…

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8 easy ways to reduce bloating
in HEALTH, Health Tips

8 Easy Ways to Reduce Bloating

Bloating has to be one of the worse feelings in the world. That is a complete exaggeration but it is highly uncomfortable. Bloating is a buildup of gas in the abdomen. It can be in the stomach and/or intestines. Yes, contrary to popular belief, it is not fluid in your lower abdomen you are feeling. Bloating causes stomach cramps, back pain, burps, hiccups and that tight stomach discomfort where you feel like you cannot button up your pants. The most common cause for belly bloating is dietary triggers and constipation….

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healing crystals
in HEALTH, MIND AND BODY

The Healing Power of Crystals

Crystal healing has either gained a lot of popularity recently or many people I am connected with are on a wellness/spiritual-awareness kick. I am all for cleansing my aura and making sure my chakras are aligned and opened, so I figured I would give crystal healing a try. This method of alternative therapy uses crystals and stones to cure ailments, draw out negative energies, produce positive energies and protect you against disease. This is not a medically certified technique of healing, but many people believe in its power to help….

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in Advice, LIFE

Vamp Life: Surviving Night Shift

After the first stint of working night shift, I swore that I would never work it again. I did it for a long-lasting five months that honestly felt like five years. I spent the entire time sleep deprived. Either I slept too much or not enough. If someone did not hear from me in a while, it was safe to assume that I was sleep. I have gotten anywhere from 2 hours of sleep to 18 hours of sleep during this dreadful time period. I felt like a zombie and…

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You May Be An Ambivert Too
in Advice, LIFE

You May Be An Ambivert Too

For a large part of my life, I was convinced that I was an extrovert. I think that I am friendly (for the most part), have an approachable countenance, and I am great at initiating conversation. I love parties and social gatherings. I have been that way for pretty much all of my life but as I am getting older, I am starting to notice a few things about myself change. Right after college, I realized that I valued alone time. I would become energized in the presence of company,…

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in BEAUTY, Natural Hair

Three of My Favorite Loc Styles

Would you believe me if I told you that I style my hair more now that it is loc’d than I did when I was a free natural? I had no idea how to manage my natural hair before locs because I am convinced my texture does not fit into any of the categories. My hair texture looks coarse, feels super soft and comes with a lot of frizz. This was one of the reasons why I decided to loc my hair because I knew that I would be able…

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Social Media Detoxing
in HEALTH, LIFE, MIND AND BODY

Social Media Detoxing

If I calculated how much time I spent scrolling on my various social media handles, I would be completely unashamed. I would start on one page, somehow end up on another and the next thing I know I am way too deep into lurking on someone’s page that I did not even know! Then I would hop from one social media site to the next until I have drained myself and an embarrassing amount of time has passed. This could go off and on for various hours. I would look…

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