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6 Ways to Self Sabotage

Confession: I used to self sabotage A LOT. There were times that I was aware of what I was doing, but other times I didn’t know I was doing anything wrong. Isn’t it crazy how we can form unhealthy habits without even realizing how much we;’re hurting ourselves. Here are some ways that you may be working against yourself.
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Health & Beauty, Lifestyle, Personal

Why I Stopped Eating Meat

Since the January 1st, I’ve been seeing posts everywhere about creating healthier habits. It’s all the buzz every new year! I’m nowhere near 100% as far as clean eating but I’ve gotten much better over time. One question I always get is “Why don’t you eat meat?”  My black card is automatically revoked when I say I don’t eat chicken. And I’m assumed to be Muslim when I say I don’t do pork.

But lately I’ve been getting questions from people who want to eat less meat. If you’re on the fence about making a similar change, maybe my experience will help. Continue Reading

Health & Beauty, Products

Love or Hate: Ms. Tiara Dean Product Review

Ladies, we all know that creating a flawless hairstyle takes a bit of work. My natural hair journey has been full of struggles, but one thing I’ve learned is that your styling products can make all the difference.

Today I’m presenting you Ms. Tiara Dean products. They sent me some samples of their whipped hair and body butters to try out. And ladies, you know how we spread the good word when we really like something (and even when we don’t)! Continue Reading

Health & Beauty, Personal

That Time I Was a Nurse for a Day

Nope, not a Halloween reference!

One of my grandmothers wound up in the hospital last week. Most of my immediate family was on vacation in Florida so I had to jump in. I spent 11 hours in the emergency room that day. And it made me wonder what the everyday shift of an ER nurse looks like.

Let’s be clear – it’s not the job for me. Continue Reading

Health & Beauty, Products

Mini Beauty Haul

Confession: this is a “mini” beauty haul because I bought so much more than this.

I went to JCPenny for two reasons & two reasons ONLY.

1 – to visit my cousin  who was working there that day
2 – to replace ONE Sephora’s lipstick.

What do you think happened when I got in the JCPenny? Continue Reading

Health & Beauty, Products

The Body Shop Collaboration

Who doesn’t like to smell good? Exactly, nobody! I’ve been needing to stock up on some new scents but kept putting that off (nothing new there!).

And then something wonderful happened! I received an invitation to partner with It’s My Hair! Magazine and The Body Shop at Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta. The store was celebrating their grand reopening on Saturday and the place looked great. And they had perfect selfie lighting throughout the store so everyone took plenty of pics. Continue Reading

Health & Beauty, Lifestyle, Personal

I Gave Birth Last Week!

My body had been going a bit crazy since the beginning of the year and I had no idea why.

So I decided to make a trip to the OB/GYN. Ladies, you know how scary that can be. But I needed answers! I didn’t tell many people about my results. I didn’t even post it on Facebook.

But today, I’m announcing that I gave birth on Tuesday, September 8th 2015 at 11 AM! To these… Continue Reading

Health & Beauty

It’s My Hair! Product Junkie Box

When we look good, we feel  good, right?

That’s why in addition to treating my body better, I’m taking good care of my hair too. I partnered with It’s My Hair! Magazine this month to try their Product Junkie box.

Product Junkie is a natural hair product subscription service and let me tell you how amazing it is! Continue Reading

Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

Safety Tips & Fitness Update

It’s already the second week of August. Lord, where has the time gone?! For those that reached out to me after last week’s post, I’m coming for you! Hopefully you’re eating well and getting exercise so far this month.

Today I want to share some simple safety things to keep in mind while you’re getting you sweat on. And I’ll update you about my progress so far this month. Music is pivotal to my life; so of course I listen to it when I work out. Still there are precautions to take to prevent a trip to the hospital. Continue Reading

Health & Beauty, Relationships

My End of Summer Snatchback

Uh oh, I’m late! It was supposed to be here by now!

My summer body that is! Jeez, what did you think I was talking about?

Same thing happened last year. And the year before that. When it comes to eating healthy and exercising, I’m either doing great or I’m doing terribly. There’s not much grey area for me. I’ve been getting back into healthier habits for a few weeks, but decided that it’s time to turn up the heat.

So I am making a conscious effort to get myself in better shape by the end of this month. And here is how I plan to do it… Continue Reading