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You’ll find a little bit of all things beautiful here, from design tips to skin care regimens to fashion advice.

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Sponsored by: Briogeo Darlings, it’s cold outside and the season for dry hair and scalp is upon us. That’s why every year I look forward to Briogeo’s holiday gift sets with my clean hair care faves to keep winter curls hydrated and happy. By now you know I’m a Briogeo fan girl. Their products are […]

Clean Hair Care Faves for Winter Curls

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Clean Hair Care Faves for Winter Curls

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I was blown away when I learned about the benefits of dry brushing. Not only does dry brushing remove dry skin but it also stimulates your lymphatic system and releases toxins from your body/glands. I wondered to myself, how many people know about this…am I the last to know?? I have come to find out that very few know about the satisfying ritual.

Benefits of Dry Brushing

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So you’re thinking of embracing your curly hair and you don’t know where to start? I know it can be a bit intimidating. While I have always worn my hair curly, I haven’t always loved my curly hair. I spent many years trying to “tame” or “manage” my curls (read my natural hair journey). It was an emotional battle to say the least.

Embracing Curly Hair

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Happy Monday! Hope you all had a safe and relaxing 4th of July weekend. I’ve been a busy bee this past weekend. Not only did I put together links to your most highly requested everyday jewelry pieces but I also reached out to my favorite jewelry brands to get you discount codes too.

Everyday Jewelry Favorites

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It doesn’t take a lot of money to have an amazing wardrobe. In fact, I think it’s important to point out that over half of my wardrobe is thrifted for pennies on the dollar. I’m frequently asked how I find such great thrifted pieces, so I thought I’d share my top 10 tips for thrifting.

My Top 10 Tips for Thrifting

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I get this all the time — Do you take supplements and which do you take?? Over the years I have taken a variety of vitamins and supplements. I don’t know about you guys, but I have asked myself ARE ALL THESE BIG ASS PILLS EVEN DOING ANYTHING??? 

My Daily Vitamin Routine

wellness

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I’m super excited to launch my new cooking series on IGTV! This is something I’ve been wanting to do for over a year now and I’m so delighted to finally bring my recipes to life for you. While I am not a top chef or anything close to it I AM passionate about showing love through food and it would bring me great joy to share that with all of you darlings.

My Fresh Miso Soup Recipe

wellness

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Finally, your big kitchen remodel has the green light!! Have you considered what the must-haves in that dream kitchen are? Will they fit the budget? Do they fit the overall design of the space? Are they really going to improve how your kitchen functions? Oh and honey, how are you going to sell these must haves to your partner?

5 Dream Kitchen Must-Haves

design

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The long awaited closed reveal vlog is now live! Now, nothing is better than a little before and after for ultimate dramatic effect. So take a look at the photos of my closet prior to construction. As you can see, my previous closet was lacking thoughtful storage and organization, had poor lighting, and the overall aesthetic was, let’s just say, brown.

My Closet Reveal

design

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My life is a collection of moments and experiences. For me, those moments are further enhanced by the people I meet. My recent work trip to Park Hyatt St. Kitts – Nevis was filled with meaningful human connections and sooooo many unforgettable moments. It took mere minutes for me to go from LA girl to ISLAND GIRL!!

St. Kitts

travel

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Admittedly, I have a major obsession with Medieval villages!! I suppose living in Los Angeles which is modern and newly built by comparison, I am attracted to these marvelously historic and classic cities. St. Paul is one of the oldest in the French Riviera. This spectacular walled in village is well preserved and continues to be a very popular destination in Côte d’Azur.

St. Paul, France

travel

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As someone who ordinarily travels half the year, I like to think I’m an expert packer. Now don’t get me wrong, by no means am I a light packer. After all I don’t have to pay baggage fees. However, one thing I’ve learned as a professional traveler is how to pack the perfect travel essentials to make my life on the road happier.

My Travel Essentials

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My Fall Amazon Fashion Picks

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All Recent Posts

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On the eve of my 41st birthday I feel giddy with excitement. You see, for me getting older is the objective in life, I mean the point is to see how old we can get…Right?! I never shy away from the taboo question…how old are you?  In fact I’m damn proud of what I have […]

On the Eve of My 41st Birthday

5/28/2019

Beauty

41st birthday

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It’s been a month since I shared my last vintage and thrift store haul, so I’ve got a pile of clothes I’ve been dying to share with you. I must say, I found some really special pieces shopping at my two favorite places – Super Thrift Store and the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Haul #1: […]

Super Thrift Store Haul vs. Rose Bowl Flea Market Haul

5/22/2019

Fashion

Rose Bowl and Thrift Store Haul

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I posted to stories last week wearing my summer makeup look and got tons of requests to post a how-to vlog. So I put together this makeup tutorial to give you step by step instructions on how to reproduce this look with products that I’ve linked below. My look was actually inspired by a recent […]

Vlog: Summer Makeup Look

5/13/2019

Beauty

summer makeup look

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I’m a clean beauty expert, a plant-based recipe guru, a fashion maven, and a mature black woman embracing my natural hair, silver streaks and all.

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