101 Independent Black Owned Businesses to Support for Blackout Friday

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Things weren’t supposed to go this way, not according to my editorial calendar. This was supposed to be a buildup to Thanksgiving week. I was working on fun, lighthearted posts about recipes and Black Friday deals. Yay! Shopping! And now, none of that seems right anymore. Not after Ferguson. On Monday November 24th, in an […]

Moisturize. Exfoliate. Don’t Be Out Here Ashy This Winter.

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  My friends in Florida make me laugh around this time of year. “OMG, it’s 50 degrees,” one of them lamented on Facebook this week. At one time, I might have said the same kind of thing. But right now in Chicago, it’s 30 degrees and the inevitable slide into winter has begun. It’s cold, […]

10 Natural Hair Drugstore or Beauty Supply Brands With Products That Cost $10 (Or Less)!

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  There are so many ways to live this natural hair life. You can be the DIY natural who buys her own oils and butters and whips amazing concoctions up in your kitchen. You can be the fancy natural who splurges on pricey hair potions and is always down to try the new and the […]

Let’s Talk About Body Moisturizer

Favorite Indie Online Moisturizers

  I slather it on every day as soon as I get out of the shower. Some days it’s a cream, some days it’s a butter, some days it’s an oil. As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to realize – daily body moisturizer is essential. When I was a teen and in my twenties, I knew I should’ve been […]

Medicinal Bubble Baths. Take One Today!

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Your boss turned your stress level all the way up to ten. You got an e mail that worked your last nerve. Your kids won’t take that nap you were really hoping they would. You need some therapy and a massage and an escape from everything that’s weighing you down. A vacation can’t come soon […]

Shea Moisture Review – Is It For You?

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By now you’ve probably heard all about Shea Moisture, or seen the brand of natural hair products prominently displayed at your nearby Target or Walgreens. Or maybe you’re one of the natural bellas who has seen the blog posts and felt curiousity but haven’t yet actually tried Shea Moisture. I was lucky enough to try […]