DIY Bentonite Clay and Turmeric Mask For Glowing Skin

Ever since I came back from hot, dry Arizona last week, all I have been thinking about is skincare.  My skin has been red and flaky, and my hyper-pigmentation has been accentuated by that intense sun exposure.  So…I pretty much lost it when I saw  Meghan Markle’s glorious wedding day skin. Continue Reading…

Bridal Glam 101: Looking and Feeling Your Best On Your Big Day

Spring is here, and so is my favorite time of year:  wedding season. Like the cheesy rom-com lover I am, nothing makes me happier than a solid makeover story.  And, nothing tops a bride’s wedding day transformation. While I absolutely hated planning my wedding, I’d do it all over againContinue Reading…

Acure Ultra-Hydrating Shampoo, Conditioner And Leave-In Review

I love Acure for so many reasons, but mostly because they make organic beauty affordable.  As a curly (technically, wavy) girl with no willpower, the money I spend on hair products really does add up.  And, as I have been shifting toward clean and organic brands, it is hard notContinue Reading…

Clean, Soft, Kissable Lips for Valentine’s Day (Or Any Day!)

Usually, my hair is the focus of my look…but, my love for lip pampering runs pretty deep, too.  From lip balms and glosses to multiple tubes of lipstick, my makeup bag has long been a reflection of my intense lip product obsession.  With Valentine’s Day around the corner and theContinue Reading…

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Natural, Organic, Clean, and Green: Beauty Buzzwords You Need to Know

Raise your hand if words like natural, organic, clean, and green in the beauty industry confuse the heck out of you. [Raises hand]. Now keep your hand raised if you’ve  purchased products anyway, thinking these words mean the same thing or must denote high quality. [Keeps hand raised]. Unfortunately, understandingContinue Reading…

Hydration vs. Moisture: What’s The Difference?

As I Iearn more about the ingredients in my beauty products, I am shocked by how often companies interchangeably (and incorrectly) use the words “hydrating” and “moisturizing.”   And, truth be told, I’ve only recently understood the distinction myself.  The difference between hydration and moisture for hair and skin boilsContinue Reading…

Nyakio Skincare: Starting 2018 Off With A Glow

It’s a new year, but I got the same ish on my mind: dishing about the good-for-you products I try!  As I fall deeper into my love affair with cleaner skincare and aggressive label-reading, I couldn’t hide my excitement when a rep for Nyakio (Neh-Kay-Oh) kindly sent me some skincareContinue Reading…

My Favorite YouTube Videos For Wavy and Curly Newbies

While it pains the lawyer and writer in me to accept this, sometimes, words are just not enough.  Over the past few months, I have been fielding more and more questions from my family and friends about wavy and curly hair care.   Most of this is over the phone,Continue Reading…

DIY Rich Avocado, Olive Oil and Honey Hair Mask

Growing up, I would try pretty much anything for soft, shiny hair so I certainly experimented with my fair share of homemade (and mom-made!) hair masks.  From applying amla oil, coconut oil, or henna to my hair to this one particularly messy Seventeen Magazine-inspired egg mask fiasco, I am no strangerContinue Reading…

What’s in My Bag: My Curly Go-Tos While on The Go

For as long as I can remember, natural or blown out, my hair could never withstand simple things…like leaving my house for the day.  Seriously. It is was as though the moment I left any temperature/moisture-controlled location, I would transform from a human into a troll doll.  Brown skin. Big eyes.Continue Reading…