My Go To Lip Color/Nude Lip Color for Dark Skin WOC

Greetings and Happy New Year! I hope everyone is in good spirits and if not, hopefully you will be at the end of my post. My go to lip color when I wear makeup is usually a complimentary nude color. The variation of nude that usually compliments my skin tone is a PINK based nude lip gloss or lipstick. The lipgloss I am loving right now is Milani's Bare Secret. It is a pretty nude color with hints of pink.  It glides on my lips easily and the formula is moisturizing....more

In Transit While Black

Greetings! On December 22nd, 2015, it was decided that none of the cops involved in the arrest of Sandra Bland and the police officers at the county jail where Bland was incarcerated would be indicted in her death. Bland's death caused a lot of questions and anger about the state of racial affairs in the United States. Before her death, there had been numerous deaths of civilians while in police custody or questionable deaths of African American citizens. These deaths spawned the #blacklivesmatter movement rampant today....more

Be Your Own Celebrity

As a young girl, I had dreams of being an entertainer. I loved music, I loved dancing and when my brother's friend's brother gave me the number to a modeling agency in NYC I just knew an entertainer was what I would be when I grew up. However, the cost of professional pictures, the prospect of shuffling me wherever I would need to be for a modeling gig, and my parent's wish of my siblings and I completing school and attending college quieted my dream. I stuck my ideas on the backburner....more

Every So Often I Do This Thing...

Every so often I do this thing called spazzing out.  It's really easy to do when you're at home constantly running around in circles.  I try to live by the tips I give but I'll admit, it's difficult.  Today as I ran around doing my daily chores and thinking of what I was going to yell at my husband about when he got home, (Lol)(not really) I realized that I hadn't had a moment to do some things I needed to get done.  I still have to submit my complete admissions package to the Grad school committee.  I haven't finished my latest blog post....more

I Remember When It Wasn't Cool To Be African

I remember not talking about my heritage because I thought my parents being from Africa was weird. Didn't feel comfortable inviting others over because of the unique smells emitted from our apartment when my mother cooked. When others would ask where I come from I'd say "African" quietly. I was teased because of my name. I didn't look like the Hispanic girls that were predominant in my neighborhood and I felt bad because I thought something was "wrong" with me. Why couldn't I have long, silky hair like her? I would think to myself....more

Pregnant and Not-So Fabulous

Being pregnant has been difficult. Especially while caring for an overly energetic three year old. My motivation has been shot, I struggle with tiredness and fatigue, mood swings, I can assume my fellow mothers get where I'm coming from. I've really had a difficult time keeping my blog posts consistent. However, I've been striving. Whenever I can, I work towards my goals. Even if its just one small thing checked off my to-do list, I know that small steps help. Constantly working at achieving my dreams. I hope all of you that do read my blogs understand. I will get better God willing....more

I Want To Be Like Kim Kardashian.

Just kidding I don't; if you do more power to you, I won't judge. It's taken me a long time to appreciate my features and what makes me, me. However, there are a lot of influences out there that can make us all self-conscious. On social media and magazines we are prone to seeing one standard of beauty which is white, thin, tall and long hair. Black women and women of other ethnicities are not revered. And when they are, they maybe "exotic" looking or of mixed race. ...more

Being a Stay-At-Home Parent: Its Challenges and Joys.

Working from your abode can be a dream come true for some. Spending time with your child or children, making your own schedule, homeschooling and tackling your to-do list at your own pace is great. However, the monotony of doing the same thing everyday, being cooped up and dealing with young children can be stressful at times. It can sometimes cause you to put your own goals on the backburner and before you know it, time will have passed and your ambitions haven't been accomplished....more

No Fuss Make-Up/On-the-Go Face of the Day

I don't know about you but I dislike spending too much time on my makeup when I wear it. I usually am running out the door when I apply it and I like a routine that is quick and easy. I save the elaborate face for more fancy occasions. When I need a quick beat, I pull out a few items that'll do the job....more

You're Exactly Where You're Supposed To Be

It's easy to look at others' lives and admire their lifestyle or wish we were in their shoes. It's easy to feel bad about ourselves or the current situations we may be in. We may even feel a slight bit (some of us more than slight) of jealousy when we go on social media or watch T.V. and see the seemingly awesome lives individuals are having. Why is my life not going as planned? Well, it may be. ...more