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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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🎵Trap Motivation: Push It! Push It! Push It! 🎶

M O O D!

Trap music just always does it for me! What can I say, I’m clachet! 🤷🏽‍♀️

This week I’m getting it done! Detox is going amazing, drinking my 100oz of water daily, eating clean and feeling

You pushing through this week or nah?

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Marc Jacobs Liquid 💄Lip 💋Crayon Review

✨When your highlight is poppin

& lippie steady rockin’! ✨

Marc Jacobs Beauty bettuh come all the wayyy through! I received the Marc Jacobs Liquid Lip Crayons complimentary from Influenster in the shades: Send Nudes (wearing in the picture) and Flaming-Oh!


Let me tell you love how easy their lip crayon applies to the lips! It has a creamy consistency, pigmeneted color and comes in an applicator that literally looks like a twist up crayon! The best thing about it is the applicator is like a lip liner and lipstick in one with the

precision that the tip provides.


The only thing I noticed that it isn’t 100% transfer proof and may smear due it’s creaminess. I prefer a creamy lip though so loved it!


They have a sleuth of other shades to choose from!


Don’t think for one second my highlight was from anything else than the Marc Jacobs Coconut 🥥 Gel Highlighter! ✨


Have you tried their products?





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How to Remove Hair Product Build Up: Hawaiian Silky Apple Cider Vinegar Product Review

Welcome back, welcome backkkkk!

Today I will be sharing how to remove product build up caused from styling natural or relaxed hair using Hawaiian Silky Apple Cider Vinegar Line! This is a great product to use after protective styles, too!

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Product used: Balanced Apple Cider Vinegar with Black Castor Oil:

Hawaiian Silky Charcoal Sulfate-Free Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo:

Dry Hair Leave in Conditioning Static-Free Spray Enriched Apple Cider Vinegar:

Hair Yogurt Sulfate-Free Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment with Black Castor Oil:

Hawaiian Silky Leave-In Natural Curl Conditioning Treatment: 


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New year, new me = 💩🤷🏽‍♀️

If you can’t tell by the title, I am not a fan of the “New year, new me” fad that fades out by February 1st 😂 Folks be someone new for a whole 30 days until they revert back to their true selves! 🤷🏽‍♀️

nm gi HOWEVER, I am a fan of setting personal and professional goals for the year and KILLIN’ them jawns! I think of it like this: If you don’t set a goal, how do you know when you achieved it? Let that marinate…

One of the top ways I find success with tackling goals is by making them S.M.A.R.T.!

What are S.M.A.R.T. goals?

They are goals that are specific, measurable, assignable, results-focused, and time bound. According to,

  • Specific – target a specific area for improvement.
  • Measurable – quantify or at least suggest an indicator of progress.
  • Assignable – specify who will do it.
  • Realistic – state what results can realistically be achieved, given available resources.
  • Time-related – specify when the result(s) can be achieved.

For example, you want to lose those extra pounds you found at the bottom of the macaroni pan and second helping of peach cobbler, (me too boo boo, me too!)

Create a S.M.A.R.T. goal:

Example Goal: I want to lose 20 pounds by March 1st to improve my overall health and physical appearance. I will do this by eating healthy and working out at least 3x a week. (between you and I… come closer, shhh, this is low key a real goal for me. I need to be snatched for my birthday on March 31st! I am trying to be on somebody’s beach hunty!

Specific: Goals should be simplistically written and clearly define what you are going to do. What, why and how?

Measurable: Goals should be measurable so that you have tangible evidence that you have accomplished the goal. Usually, the entire goal statement is a measure for the project, but there are usually several short-term or smaller measurements built into the goal

Stay on track with your goal by quantifying a measurable path of your success. Each week weighing in on a set day in the morning to see if you are on track to achieving your goal. If not, what changes do you need to make?

Assignable: This would primarily pertain more to goals with other parties involved but it assists with setting a clear standard upfront with such goals. No surprises on who is supposed to be doing what and when. For a personal goal, you can assign yourself with specific deadlines to break up the big goal i.e lose 2 lbs every week, workout 3x a week, one cheat day etc.

Realistic: Goals should be achievable; they should stretch you slightly so you feel challenged, but defined well enough so that you can achieve them.You must possess the appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to achieve the goal.

Make sure they are realistic. Girl, you not going lose 20 lbs in one week – naturally. It’s. Not. Going. To. Happen!

You may lose a whole hunch a bunch of water weight after shocking your body but not 20 true pounds. Don’t even set yourself up for failure just to be disappointed and say “Eff this, I’m just going eat this double cheeseburger!” LOL Chile, we ALL been there!

With that being said, set achievable goals that will help to keep you motivated! Normally, you can lose up to 1-2lbs naturally in a week which is 4-8lbs in a month. If you start in January, you can aim to lose 12-24 lbs by March 1st.

Time-bound: Goals should be linked to a timeframe that creates a practical sense of urgency, or results in tension between the current reality and the vision of the goal. Without such tension, the goal is unlikely to produce a relevant outcome.

You don’t want to set your completion date out too far where it becomes aloof and your lose interest. Can you lose 20lbs in 1 year? course but if you know you have a WHOLE year to do it, you’re not going to be as motivated to complete it.

Most importantly, have fun with it!

You should be excited to set your goals and checking them off throughout the year!

If you’re not measuring your achievements, you won’t be able celebrate them! It’s such an euphoric experience being able to know where you started and where you finished! Started from the bottom now we hea’!

What is your top goal for 2018?

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Merry Christmas 🎄🎁

We tackled Christmas like tag teammm back again, check it to wreck it, let’s begin!

Bay did pretty much all the shopping for the boys and I did all house decorating and wrapping. Team work makes the dream work!

It reminds me of our relationship, we balance out tasks, obstacles and challenges by dividing and conquering. Shopping is more time consuming and tedious than wrapping but he knows all the things Amari is into, the systems the games goes with and all the basketball clothes to get. Of course, I provide suggestions and weigh in on gifts but he knows all the gadgets, games and random stuff Amari loves lol I, on the other hand, know how to wrap to get he home Christmas ready and wrap gifts like a beast 💁🏽‍♀️(Dress it up and make it real for me!)

So, we focus on our strengths and help each other with our weaknesses. It’s what works for US and that’s what I love! We ensure we do what makes us happy and focus on just that.

How do you balance in your relationship?

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Naughty Egg Nog Recipe

Nothing says Christmas more than egg nog!

It is one of my favorite things about the holiday season. I like it nice but love it naughty😉

Here’s my super easy naughty recipe for the perfect Spiked Egg Nog!

  1. Combine equal parts egg nog
  2. Stir
  3. Pour the mix into fancy glasses
  4. Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg for taste and aesthetics!
  5. BOOM! You have a sexy drank and a nice buzz!

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Why it’s essential to wear a primer! Milk Blur Stick (Primer) Product Review

When you’re going out for a night on the town, the last thing you want to worry about is your makeup smearing, caking or looking “done” before you’re finished with your fun. That’s why wearing a primer is critical!

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What is a makeup primer?

Primer is the base you apply before your foundation or your eyeshadow which allows your makeup to be applied easier and last longer. They come in all different forms such a gel, powder or cream.

Nitty gritty response: If you want to be beat to the Gawds all night long, chile wear a primer!

I’m always interested in trying new products and was excited when  Milk Makeup provided me with the Blur Stick complimentary to try! And babyyyyy, when I said I applied my makeup at 6pm and it lasted to 1am – two snaps and a twirl! 💃🏾

First Impressions

I have combination skin with blemishes and I loved how this primer didn’t break me out, cause irritation or feel heavy on my skin.

The applicator is easy to roll on. It’s almost like deodorant or you can use your fingers if you prefer.

It is interestingly colorless for all skin tones despite the color of the product! With it being clear, it’s hard to actually see you’ve applied the product. I would recommend taking your time applying it to ensure you’ve covered all spots! Feel free to use your fingers for the corners and crevices.

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On my journey to amazing skin, I’ve been definitely paying more attention to products I’m using and their ingredients.

  • Silicone-free and oil-free (prevents your pores from clogging)
  • Dimethicone-free (which could cause skin irritation and is a non-biodegradable chemical)
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Cruelty-free (not tested on animals)

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

Final Look

Overall Review The product is light weight, easy to apply and non- problematic for troubled skin. Personally, I don’t have large pores to see a huge difference but did love the overall feel and results of the product for long wear! I wouldn’t personally use it without foundation due to my blemishes (one day I’ll be blemish free and you won’t be able to TELL 👏🏾 ME 👏🏾 NOTHING!)

If you’ve tried this brand, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Comment below!

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