nyakio Skincare Global, Cultural, and Indigenous (Review)

Two weeks ago I participated in a focus group. In the group, I was asked what to share my skincare routine including products. My eyes immediately went to everyone in the room. They were fellow beauty enthusiast. They knew how loaded that question was. It would take too long for me to ramble off everything I was using as when it came to skincare since, for me, it all depended on what I was trying to accomplish. The other issue was during this particular week I was actively trying out nyakio (NEH-KAY-OH), a prestige skincare line from Sundial Brands who also houses…

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How I Maintain two Hairstyles with One Product

  My hair is constantly changing. I can never commit to just one hairstyle which is why I gave up a tapered look and allowed my hair to grow out so I’d have more versatility. For me, hair is an accessory, and I want a style that is going to fit my mood or event. As I grew out my hair, I turned to wearing head wraps and wigs which worked out perfectly. On days I wanted to be relaxed and chill I’d throw on a headwrap and on days I wanted to big and bold I’d pull out my…

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Lifestyle Changes Over Dieting Any Day.

Me: “You do know it’s raining outside.” Him: ” I won’t be long, just going to meet the guys for a run.”. The conversation ends, what else could I say? He was sticking the fitness goals he set this year and here I was lounging on the couch trying to find the last place I left off in my book. I should go running with him. I should at least make an effort to try and fit into the bridesmaid dress that I need to wear in June. However, it’s raining, and I want to finish my book. I’ll go tomorrow.…

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Why I’m Giving My Mom Flowers While She Can Enjoy Them.

No one ever wants to think about a life without the ones we love. It’s scary to think about not being able to pick up the phone and hear their voice or to ever see their faces again. We’re not promised to be on this earth forever. No matter how hard we try to avoid the topic, it’s something that we have to at one point or another come to terms. Still, I work hard at not putting time limits on people. I purposely don’t remember how old someone is because I don’t like the thought of limiting someone’s time…

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Date Night Must-Haves for Your Loved One and Yourself with Babbleboxx

This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx. All opinions are my own. #BboxxNightIn February 2018 is a jam-packed month. It houses Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, and the release of Marvel’s new Black Panther movie. Admittedly in my household, all three of these things are a pretty big deal, and we’re doing our part to celebrate it. This month I received a Babbleboxx filled with items that embodied the theme “Date Night Fun.” As I thought about how Valentine’s Day is supposed to be all about love, I realized that the items in the box were perfect for spending time with the one you…

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