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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MAC Cosmetics Work it Out Collection Review and Swatches

I am a sucker for colored mascara. Since I work in a lab I can get away with some non-traditional makeup looks. The only problem I run into is finding a GOOD colored mascara that is pigmented enough to apply alone and actually show up on my lashes. One of my absolute favorites is the DiorShow mascara. It was a serious blue that coated your lashes exceptionally, but er umm is a little pricey.  The MAC Cosmetics Work it Out Collection solved that issue for me by giving me 16 high pigmented mascaras at a price point I could live…

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How to Cure Dry Itchy Scalp and Dandruff with Natural Hair

This is a sponsored conversation with Head & Shoulders and all opinions are my own. Thank you for allowing me to share brands I love. As a card carrying naturalista, I can honestly tell you that rocking natural hair is no easy task. On the days when my curls seamlessly fall into formation, I find myself falling in love, but on the days when each curl has their own agenda, I seriously have thoughts of reverting to chemically straightened hair. Not only does being a naturalista come with the fight of trying to get your curls to act right, but…

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Revive Stressed Skin with the SheaMoisture Dragon Blood and Coffee Cherry Collection

Hey, Readers! We are T-10 days in counting before I defend my Ph.D. Dissertation and I can’t wait because I legit miss blogging. I have so many ideas for blog post and things I want to shoot, but because the way my brain is wired, I always feel so guilty every single time I think about doing something other than practicing my talk. As a way to decompress tonight, I decided it would be a good idea to get some non-science work done and what better way than share with you all the products that I’ve been raving about on…

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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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