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Black Beauty Festival in Chicago

This weekend I had the chance to attend the Black Beauty Festival at Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre which showcased Black-owned and operated beauty companies in the Chicagoland area. I love supporting black-owned companies and this gave me the opportunity to do just that!

I’ve heard great reviews about Eden Body Works from Beauty Blogger Ebony of brownskinbeautiful.com and Tierra, Instagram: black girl.slays. Thus, I was delighted to see them at the event and samples of their products in the goodie bag!

 

 

 

 

Shea Body Works was another vendor in which I was able to support as they have a Happy Hand and Feet Balm which is made with all natural and oils such as Shea Butter,
Coconut Oil, Avocado oil, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil and Seed Oil. My youngest son is battling a dry skin spell which we are hoping is jus baby eczema and will try this out for his skin. I will keep you all posted on progress!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chi Town Naturals (can y’all guess where this brand is from? 😉) is another local brand with an owner whose personality is so inviting and engaging!

Her passion exuded as she discussed her brand, her mission and how the company all started. Did I mention, she is an Aries ♈ like yours truly? 💁🏽‍♀️ I am excited to try her line of natural homemade organic products! Her motto, Natural hair requires natural products!” spoke to me!

Ruby & Owner of Chi Town Naturals, Rashunah “Shawnee” Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They offered mimosas to sip while you shopped. Y’all know I love me a good mimosa! 🥂

 Vendors

There were other vendors in attendance from hair care, clothing, authors and more! See the videos below!

 

It was so much fun attending the event to shop with the vendors but also had a chance to meet up with some Black Bloggers United Chicago Chapter members!

Black Bloggers United Members – Group Photo

 

A special thank you to Black Bloggers United for and Victory Gardens for the complimentary tickets to attend this amazing event! We need more opportunities to connect with black businesses and support each other! It’s not enough to just talk about it, we need to do it!

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Preparation is key! 💻✅

Up this Sunday morning on one! ⠀

When I am the absolute most productive is when I properly plan for my week! “Wingin’ it” just does not work for a playa! (Unless it’s Harold’s – mild sauce, salt and pepper with a pepper on the side! 👀🍗) I HAVE to be consistent with my regiments and routines in order to be successful. ⠀

Do I love spontaneity? Absolutely! BUT when it comes to being able to reach goals, you need a plan! I wrote about this on my blog before: “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!”⠀

I am focusing on continuing to be dedicated to a healthy lifestyle which includes working out 3 times a week at minimum, meal prepping for the entire week and drinking 100oz of water a day. In addition, I will constanly be create content for you all to enjoy!

 

What are your goals for the week? Comment below! ⠀

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New Color Alert! 💅🏽 Peach 🍑

                  Everything’s peachy! 🍑 ✨

 

One of my favorite things to do for myself is getting a mani & pedi! 💅🏾It’s incredibly easy as a woman, wife and/or mom to put everything before yourself and this is the one thing I ENSURE to do. It’s my time to myself or with my girls to just unwind and chillax!✨


My nail shop is BYOB🥂, too, so that mayyy also have something to do with it. What do y’all think of this color? It’s definitely giving me spring vibes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aztec Indian Healing Clay Mask 💆🏽‍♀️

Self Care is underrated. 💆🏽 I am preparing for my hot date tonight with Bay to celebrate Valentines Day 😉😘 Date nights are a cherished event especially since little prince Nasir has joined us. We will take all the time we can get!

I’m using Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay for the win! This product consistently shows amazing results for my skin. I love how simple the ingredients are and how quick the improvements are shown on my skin.

Have you used it before? What are you thoughts?

 

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Natural Hair 🌀Emergency🚨 Kit

 

I hear if you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready 😂 I make sure to keep a stash of emergency items in my purse JUST in case my hair decides not to care lol

Items I keep on deck:

  • 1. Bobby pins for those loose hairs that want to fight you all the time
  • 2. Ponytail holders just in case my hair says “F” me
  • 3. Small container of Eco Styler Gel in the clutch for them ‘bout it ‘bout it edges
  • Spray bottle of a refreshing mist with leave in conditioner to bring those curls back to life!

What do you keep in your purse while on the go?

 

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Smoothie 🍌🍓🍍for the sweet tooth!

Smoothies have been given me life lately! When I have a sweet tooth, add almond milk and banana 🍌 strawberries 🍓 for a faux ice cream fix!

If I need me something sweeter, like for real sweeter, (chile’ we all have those days!) I will add peanut butter instead of strawberries to knock the edge off!

 

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Wash & Go 💦 with Top Bun

Sick of just an old regular regular wash & go? Well, I brought my wash and go back to life with some extra stank on it! A lil bun made it more fun 💁🏽‍♀️ (#Bars 🎤) Y’all think I look 12? 😂 ✨

 

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