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5 Reasons You Don't Have to Have it Together
in Advice, LIFE

5 Reasons You Don’t Have to Have it Together This Year

As we enter a new year, a lot of people are making goals and resolutions to ultimately have a better year than last year. Some are even on a mission to become a different and better person. While goal setting is good and can help you navigate throughout the year, if you aren’t forgiving and flexible with yourself–it can lead to extreme anxiety and disappointment. So let me stop you while you’re ahead and be the one to tell you that you do not have to have it all together…

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What I Have Learned in 2017
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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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6 Things You Should Be Doing on Sunday
in Advice, LIFE, MIND AND BODY

6 Things You Should Be Doing on Sunday

People typically like Sundays because it is a day to relax, sleep in and spend time with family. While others like myself, most of the time dread Sundays because it is the day before the work week. No matter how you feel about Sundays, it’s one day in the week and inevitable to ignore. So, you might as well make the best of it, right? There are some really important things you should do on Sunday that will ultimately help you feel better prepared to take on the week ahead….

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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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How to live your best life
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How to Live Your Best Life

Are you living your best life? I seem to constantly ask myself this question, more so recently than before. I recently turned 25 and there were a lot of emotions and thoughts flowing in me. I’m a very confident person but I began to ask myself am I doing all the things I should be doing at this age. Am I happy at work, did I make the right decision going back to school and am I missing anything? I’m sure we have all asked these things whether you’re younger…

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What You Should Know About Coloring Natural Hair
in BEAUTY, Natural Hair

What You Should Know About Coloring Natural Hair

Fall time is here! You know what that means? Pretty colors are near and the pretty leaves are beginning to fall off the trees, well in Indiana it is LOL. This is the time of the year where my natural sistas start to look for a new color to dye their hair for this wonderful season. What should you know about coloring your natural hair? I have been natural for almost three and a half years and I have colored my hair since about my six month mark. There are…

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top black lifestyle bloggers
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4 Ways to Prepare for the New Year

Can you believe that we’re already less than 90 days from the new year? It seems like the older I get, the years become shorter. I’m amazed at how years began to feel like months and months began to feel like days. I’m constantly asking, “Wasn’t January just last month?” People are usually busy living life during the year and rarely take a step back to see if they are accomplishing things they said they would at the beginning of the year. That is okay! Life happens, things happen. There…

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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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