• Health

    Is Seasonal Depression A Thing?

    The change in seasons can cause a form of seasonal depression called S.A.D. S.A.D is the abbreviation for the mental disorder called Seasonal Affective Disorder which effects many people. Read on to get tips on how to cope with this disorder according to Dr. Sanam Hafeez. The clocks “fall back” every November, which means that there will be less day light. Many people chalk up feeling blue in winter as simply a fact of cold weather and lack of sunshine. But 4 to 6 percent of people may have a winter seasonal depression which is clinically referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder.  Another 10 to 20 percent may have mild SAD. SAD is…

  • Beauty

    Harley Quinn Halloween Makeup

    Halloween is coming and I’m elated. One of my favorite characters Harley Quinn had her look revamped and it is shown in real time in the 2016 Suicide Squad movie. Here’s how I recreated the Harley Quinn makeup look in 5 easy steps:   Define Brows Use a pencil or wax/gel and fill in or shape brows to your desired shape/fullness. Apply Foundation Use whatever brand works for you, as long as it gives you a matte, medium to full coverage. Apply shadow Red on the right eye, blue on the left eye. Blend well, smudge it out around the edges and downward from bottom of the eye to make it look messy…

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    Natural Hair

    Type 4B/4C Hair Styled With Curlformers

    Getting the perfect curl on natural hair isnt an easy task. My thick curly hair could never fit on a standard roller. Luckly my type 4 hair can get beautiful, even curls when styled using curlformers. Curlformers a creation by Hair Flair were invented so you can create the perfect curl. It is the worlds only patented heat free curler. It works for all hair types, and can even be used on wigs and weaves. When applied according to the instructions, you end up with smooth curls every time. I am usually on a budget so I cant afford to go to the salon often. I have learned to style…

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    Natural Hair

    4 Kinky Curly Hair Tools To Try Now

    Having natural hair can be a lot, you need the right products and the right tools to get the job done. My kinky curly hair has been temperamental lately and I have found myself trying out different hair tools to get it styled. There are lots of great brands out there, here are a few great small businesses that make products that work on kinky hair. Snappee by SwirlyCurly SwirlyCurly was born out of founder Keziah Dhamma’s frustration at the lack of quality hair products for women with naturally curly hair like hers. She created their first product, the Snappee™ Hair Tie because regular hair ties pulled her hair out.…

  • Beauty,  Lifestyle

    The Black Travel Box, TSA Friendly For WOC

    I had a very #hotgirlsummer and traveled my heart out all summer long. I discovered the Black Travel Box when searching for natural hair products that were TSA friendly. I was sent a few items by The Black Travel Box to try out during my travels and give my honest review. Traveling brings me joy, but the part that stresses me the most is figuring out how to get my personal care products packed. The TSA rules only allow for no more than 3 ounce containers of liquids to fill in a quart sized bag. In addition to that, full sized items can make your luggage overweight and are hard…

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    Lifestyle

    How To Get Work Life Balance At A New Job

    Work life balance is something that many of us are trying to achieve. This is also the cause of a lot of stress and frustration. Recently not only have I gotten married, but I’ve also begun a new job. This is not my first new job, but this is the first time in a while that I have desperate needed work life balance. Read on to see how I keep it together. Get Selfish To Get More Work Life Balance Selfish is a word that often gets a bad rap. I place being selfish at the top of my list because it’s important to put yourself first. Decide what you…

  • Lifestyle

    I Tried A Grove Collaborative Subscription, Here’s What Happened

    Lately I have been trying to figure out what cleaning products will work best at home. Grove Collaborative got my attention with their latest promotion which included a free Mrs. Meyers cleaning kit with purchase. Is a Grove Collaborative subscription for you? Founded by a group of friends in San Franciso, Grove Collaborative was created to make it easier to find healthier home essentials. The customer gets a customizable service that delivers all-natural home, beauty, and personal care products. Every product they sell is backed by the “Grove standard”, which means it should be affordable, eco-friendly and effective for your cleaning needs. Honestly, I am very cautious when it comes…

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    Wedding

    In 5 Steps, How To Make A Wedding Budget

    Weddings at first bring to mind positive images of brides, grooms, cake and champagne. Those festive thoughts turn cold when you begin to calculate for your wedding budget. Here are 5 steps to make a wedding budget less painful. See How Much Money You Have This is the most important step of course and the amount of money will in many ways control what kind of wedding you can have. Your money sources will be: Savings between you and your fiance Extra money that you can get from working extra hours, cutting expenses, etc. Money from family. Just note that no one is required to pay for your wedding. It…

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    Lifestyle

    Attending The New York Auto Show While Woman

    I have been in love with cars since I was a baby, I remember being excited to just play with the steering wheel. I would later attend car shows regularly and I try to go every year. Many of my friends would ask me if the New York Auto Show is for women to attend too. It can’t really be that different than a man’s experience or can it? The Environment Is Super Intimidating The New York International Auto Show is held at the Jacob Javitz convention center in Manhattan. It is a large structure right off the Hudson River that dominates blocks of real estate in terms of square…

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    Lifestyle

    Spring Easter Outfit Ideas To Wear Now

    Spring is here. Easter is coming. Whether you celebrate it or not there’s Easter clothes you want wear now and probably until the weather gets cold again. Try these colors, textures and layers this spring and beyond to be on point with the latest trends. Yellow Yellow Yellow is on trend this spring and I personally see it extending past the summer. Add simple touches like a yellow sweater, yellow accessories or footwear. If you want a bolder look try a head to toe or color-block outfit like the one below. The Classic Pastels If you don’t want to get into the yellow trend you can keep to the standard…