My Favorite Natural Skincare and Wellness Products

After using some skincare products for a few months , you decide it wasn’t worth the coins.

The results are just “blah.”

In fact, you notice better results with a $7 coconut oil and a $2 box of baking soda you bought at the drugstore.

But how were you supposed to know that before buying the product?!

The department store brands is high-end and reputable, after all ( or so you think).

If you’re like me, you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars trying and testing different formulas (shit aint cheap.

So below im sharing my secrets to great natural and glowing skin.

I HAD an awful breakout from milk. See how i got my glow back and blackhead FREE


Rihanna Gets Artistic for Paper Magazine




Rihanna’s style has always been to die for (well not die for but yall get it). She always keeps us guessing, especially when it comes to fashion, her spread in Paper magazine is no different. She’s giving us some real 90s punk rock in these pics, and I’m in love with the whole artsy vibe.




Paper Magazine can be purchased on March 6.

SAG Awards: Red Carpet Arrivals

Taraji P. Henson in Reem Acra at

The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, honoring the best achievements in film and television performances, went down at LA’s Shrine Auditorium. Check out a few of my fav red carpet looks.

Janelle Monae in Chanel

Kerry Washington in Roberto Cavalli

Zuri Hall in Aloura

Mahershala Ali

Ryan Michelle Bathe

Naomie Harris

Yara Shahidi

“I Don’t Know a Single Black Girl Who’s Carefree.” – Cree Summer


Cree Summer is the epitome of a kick ass black woman – confident, quirky, and outspoken. Most people know her as Freddie from A Different World, whom most would call an original carefree black girl. However, Cree doesn’t necessarily agree with the term. In an interview with Fusion, she expresses her thoughts:

I don’t know a single black girl who’s carefree because it ain’t easy being a girl of color, period. God, I wish we were carefree. A lot of political things would have to dramatically change in this planet for a woman of color to be carefree. But I think what they mean by that is more of an aware black girl, a conscious black girl. The more conscious you are, maybe the less cares you have and maybe the more cares you have as well—it kind of goes hand in hand. Self-awareness and more self-love and also the ability to care for other black women. It has something to do with being politically aware of where you stand on this planet and I think it has to do with not accepting the definition that’s been given to you by designing yourself. I’ve always been a loud mouth that way. I’ve always been proud to be different, I’ve always stood out like a sore thumb and I always have not given a damn.


Although I use and like the term, her explanation makes sense – Summer’s right, we can’t literally be without a care, but being aware is empowering in a kind of way that allows you to stay true to yourself.


Cree has also had a successful voiceover career, lending her distinctive voice to characters on Tiny Toons, Rugrats, Robot Chicken, Pound Puppies, Thundercats, and more. However, she points out the lack of diversity in the animation industry and that there still aren’t that many black cartoon characters on TV, stating that you can probably count the black superheroines “on one hand.” There’s still common opinion that black women don’t watch cartoons or like comics, but we’ve seen that proven wrong time and time again.


On the topic of friendship, Summer discusses the media’s tendency to pit women against one another and how it’s important for us to be around others who make us feel good about ourselves.

Girls that make you feel good about yourself, that’s the most important thing. Listen, I hit the jackpot, I really did. I can’t complain about a lot of things because I have such a deep piracy and sisterhood and girl gang that is just so powerful. To have girlfriends in your life, they reflect back to you how strong you are, how funny you are, how fine you are, how powerful you are. That’s one of the awful things that has happened in this world is there is a conspiracy against women and so much propaganda that we don’t know how to be friends.

That’s bullshit. If anybody knows how to be friends, it’s black women. We have been enslaved and had to care for each other and each other’s babies and pick each other up in so many powerful ways. We know to take care of each other, we know how to be friends. Don’t buy the lies. That’s why I say Support Your Local Girl Gang because when I fall down and my world is in shambles, the ones that take care of me and pick me up and put me back together are my sisters, my friends. I can’t stress enough the importance of having women friends. It will change your life.


I couldn’t agree more and appreciate Cree’s “take no shit” stance on life and how she embodies power and confidence.

WTF : Your Employer Can Now Legally BAN Dreadlocks

Discrimination Against Locs Is Legal



As if finding a job in corporate America isn’t difficult enough for Black men and women, a federal court has ruled that natural hair is grounds to be discriminated against. A suit was filed on behalf of Chastity Jones, a Black applicant who applied for a customer service representative position at Catastrophe Management Solutions in 2010. Court documents show that Jones was hired but the company rescinded their offer when she refused to cut her dreadlocks.


The applicant was informed by human resources manager Jeannie Wilson that her hairstyle was in violation of the organization’s grooming policy which states, “All personnel are expected to be dressed and groomed in a manner that projects a professional and businesslike image while adhering to company and industry standards and/or guidelines. . . . [H]airstyle should reflect a business/professional image. No excessive hairstyles or unusual colors are acceptable[.]” EEOC argued that banning dreadlocks in the workplace constitutes racial discrimination because “dreadlocks are a manner of wearing the hair that is physiologically and culturally associated with people of African descent.” The judge in this case obviously disagreed. The fact that natural hair is still under fire, and furthermore is being made grounds for legal discrimination is unacceptable. Hopefully once this case goes to appeal, this ruling is overturned, and that all natural hair is deemed acceptable for office.


Now this is some first class bs. Its things like that make it hard to believe its 2016. I have locs and i LOVE THEM. I would never support a business with these ridiculous policies. Let us BE FREE!

ELLE Canada Pays Tribute To Natural Black Hair


ELLE’s September issue, the highly anticipated annual bible of beauty and fashion, features black models in a tribute to black hair.

The “Natural Anthem” beauty shoot showcases six women of color rocking a collection of natural styles including afro puffs, sculpted baby hair and braids. The six models hail from Kenya, Burundi, and Canada. One of them was even discovered at a Beyonce concert in Toronto. In the article the models discuss what it was like being a part of the shoot, favorite hair care products, their day-to-day makeup routines, the relationships they have with their hair and their own treasured beauty icons.

The magazine’s beauty director, Vanessa Craft posted the following to her Instagram account:


“I’ve never been in a photo shoot where it’s all black people. Usually there is one black person and seven Caucasian women. We all come from different backgrounds and we can share stories together. And I kind of feel at peace because at other shoots, nobody would talk to each other,” Aliisa says.

“My sister is a hairdresser. I started with braids. My mom wouldn’t let me wear a weave because she said it would be too grown-up for me. Grade 5 graduation was the only time I could wear one; it was a clip-on ponytail. In Grade 8, I got to wear a long weave. I loved it! I would get it sewn in. But I would have to straighten it and comb it out, or brush it out. In high school, I started wearing all natural. [Wearing a weave] is too much time. You have to maintain it,” she added.


Major props to ELLE Canada for showing love to these gorgeous hairstyles and the black women who wear them better than anyone else ever could. Remember who STARTED this ish lol

The September issue is available on newsstands now.

Via ClutchMag

OOTD 🌞🌞🌞🌞May 21, 2016


So as im sitting at Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffle here in Vegas thinking of ways to improve EC and waiting on my shrimp and grits. Then it popped in my head to chronicle my OOTDs and share were to purchase the items. Today’s OOTD is very simple yet chic , i paired my chestnut RainbowOnline sandals with a gorgeous olive green dress i purchased from Ebay

After Lo-Lo’s my crew and i walked the stripped and i gambled 15 dollars at the Wynn Hotel &Casino . The whole walking the strip thing is exhausting but i look at it as exercise. I ended buying some all white Adida tennis shoes from inside the Fashion Show Mall.

Comment Below if you like this post and wants me to continue

YouTube page is ON THEEEE WAY



Satchel from Payless : American Eagle
Sandals : RainbowOnline ( check out previous sandal haul)

Thanks for taking the time to GLOW ,