How to Make Your Overnight Guest Feel at Home with Nubian Heritage

I’m pretty big on the whole treating people the way I want to be treated mantra. Recently, it’s like people forget that’s a thing, you know, the whole other people’s feelings thing. Extending kindness is probably one of the easiest things to do, and it only takes a second of your time. Since I’m all about making people feel welcome, I kind of go all out whenever I have an overnight guest. I find that whenever I spend the night at someone’s house other than my parents, it’s always awkward for me, I never really feel like I can relax. It’s…

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I’ve Been a Horrible Friend Lately, And Here’s How I’m Hoping to Change

This post is sponsored by McDonald’s, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. I have a confession to make. I’ve been a horrible friend, but not on purpose. Since January 3rd my life has been devoted strictly to getting the elephant out of the room, that elephant being my Ph.D. dissertation. I’ve been locked in my house with eyes glazed over in front of my computer just typing away giving little care to what’s going on in the outside world. While my friends understand how important it is for me to get this part of my life…

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Clarins Opens Its First US Store in the King of Prussia Mall!

In “consider yourself lucky news” Clarins, the beloved French skincare brand, opened their first United States standalone store in the King of Prussia Mall back in January and I got an exclusive invite to attend the store opening. One of my favorite products of the brand is their Lotus Face Oil which will get your oily skin in check with the quickness. The Clarins Store is unlike any other beauty store I’ve been to and well, being the Philly Beauty girl I’ve been to a lot of beauty stores. Not only do they have products catering to men (hello!), women,…

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Easy DIY Lipstick Organization for Your Makeup Holder

You ever walk into a room and notice a mess and say to yourself ” I really need to clean that up.”? I do it almost daily, especially in my blogging room. I consider my blogging room this special room where when things are all over the place I know just where they are and as soon as I clean it up and have everything looking nice and neat I just can’t seem to find anything. Last week, I showed you all how I did a budget makeover on our living room which turned out absolutely amazing (pats myself on…

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Living Room Make Over On a Budget with Target Style and H&M Home

After almost a two year hiatus the Home Decor bug has hit me again. There are sooo many things I’d love to be able to do to our home, you know like upgrading our 1950’s pink and black bathroom, but as we continue to tackle our student loans we just don’t have the additional $10K contractors are asking for to completely redo it.  We’ll see in theory we do, but I’d more rather be debt free than have a pretty bathroom to use. The first room I decided to do a mini makeover on was our living room because I…

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