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What’s In The Box

Today I will be telling you what is in the June box from Cocotique. Yes, June was forever ago, but I have a good reason why this is “late.” I bought the June box at Curlfest, the one highlight of my time there. So let’s dig in. DERMIS 8 Exfoliating Carrot Soap – DELUXE TRAVEL SIZE DOVE Dry Read More

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Why Curlfest Was Not At All What It Was Cracked Up To Be

I was so hype for Curlfest this year. It was my first time going and I had heard nothing but positive reviews. Alas, this may have just been my first and last time going. I don’t go to any event expecting the worst. I wholeheartedly wanted to love this display of #BlackGirlMagic. I wanted to come Read More

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Review: NYX Total Control Drop Foundation

I’ve been talking smack about all the videos on Instagram where beauty gurus are placing droppers of oil or foundation straight on their faces lately.  Because, WHY? But here I am in the elite group of people looking ridiculous in order to make a post. Y’all just can’t see how ridiculous. I finally caved and Read More

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Manic Episodes and New Makeup

Yesterday was a particularly productive day for me, besides being a holiday. Since I had just gotten back from a vacation and needed to reset my introvert batteries, I pretty much stayed in and did chores. I captured some great pics of my makeup while doing my laundry. Ordered my groceries. Got some work done, Read More

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When You Can’t Win For Losing

The past year has been an extremely trying time for me. Despite accomplishing some great things and strengthening many friendships, I’ve been teetering on the edge of a complete breakdown, but trying to hide it. This past Friday is the day that I finally broke. This will be a long story, but I hope that Read More

The Joys of Being A Black Woman

The Joys of Being A Black Woman *Insert Sarcasm Font*

I recently took a bit of a social media hiatus because of an especially trying week on both Twitter and Facebook. With defenders of Bill Maher saying n*gga and Bill Cosby rape apologists, my soul could bear no more and I had to take a step back. I titled this post what I did because Read More

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I’m Not Strong 

I’d like to push back on a compliment I often get. This isn’t a sort of self deprecating type of post, but a post for clarity. Whenever I share my experience living with a mental illness, I’m routinely told that I am strong. I’m absolutely not. I routinely crumble into a self loathing ball of Read More

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Growing Up Is A Sham

It’s early morning on the Monday of Memorial Day Weekend and I’m in bed nursing an upset stomach. Not because I was out drinking heavily all weekend, not because I have food poisoning, but simply because I’m old. All of the foods I once enjoyed and could eat in copious amounts have all now turned Read More

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AJ Crimson Liquid Lipstick: Ruby Who?

This was an IMATS buy, and no I haven’t just been too lazy to get around to writing this review. It’s actually just been on back order for that long because of how popular it is. And it’s popular for all the right reasons. AJ Crimson happens to be one of my favorite makeup artists Read More

Internalized Stigma- Showing Up and Showing Out

Internalized Stigma: Showing Up and Showing Out

I talk a lot about working to end the stigma around mental illness regarding the general public, but I never thought about addressing the internalized stigma that many diagnosed with a mental illness struggle with. I actually never even made the connection until recently. For months I’ve been depressed, but at a level where I Read More