Small Business Saturday

Nowadays, I’m not too much of a Black Friday shopper. I’m much more interested in supporting smaller, independent shops on Small Business Saturday.  Below are some of my favorite independent, small businesses by category. F A S H I O N Zelie for SheDopecietyFanm DjanmNakimuliGarcon CouturePremmeby Nadia AboulhosnTamara MalasSelkieShayneBum Cake VintageSecond SightElizabeth SuzannAdorned by ChiAnd ComfortFe Noel A C C…
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Do Black Women Need Sunscreen?

As ridiculous as this may sound, I didn’t think I needed sunscreen until about last year. I actually always used to wonder “do Black women need sunscreen?” until I’d gone on vacation to Mexico and I couldn’t understand why my face stung every time I put something on it! I’d later realized that I was sunburnt even though it didn’t…
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Travel Beauty Essentials

The more that I travel, the less and less I bring with me. It’s too much of a hassle to worry about whether items are TSA-proof and honestly, I need more space in my suitcase so I can shop! On my most recent trip to San Francisco, I realized my beauty bag was the most bare-bones it’s ever been. I’m…
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The Search for a Vitamin C Serum

I am currently on a quest to find the magic potion that will make my acne scars disappear. If you follow me, you know that I’ve been dealing with some acne issues lately (honestly, I don’t know where TF it’s coming from at this point), and I have the battle wounds to prove it. Riddled along my cheeks are jaw…
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Olay Cleansing Infusion Review

I am perpetually in a season of dry skin. Growing up, I actually got teased for it because I didn’t know how to handle it and the skin on my legs started to crack. Kids called me “alligator skin” throughout middle school, it was horrible. Gladly I’ve slowly begun to figure out what works for me and what doesn’t. I’m…
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