Sunscreen for Spots As a dark skin girl who hated the idea of my skin getting even darker in the summer I spent my teenage and early twenties running away from the sun at peak hours. I didn’t love my darker hue in my thirties but I accepted it since I spent many days taking … Continue reading Shades of Brown in Summer: Spotty Skin
Over the past year I like many of you have experienced levels of stress and anxiety that I did not know existed at least within me. I always felt I could deal with just about anything the world had to dish out but my world was prettily wrapped in my own bubble. Today we all … Continue reading Reducing Anxiety Naturally
Activated charcoal is not your charcoal briquettes. Activated charcoal, emphasis on activated, is created when you take carbon sources like coconut shells, bone char, coal, olive pits or sawdust (I know those ingredients sound somewhat disturbing but trust me the end result is amazing for you) these carbon sources are cooked at a high temperature … Continue reading Activated Charcoal
Angry Anxious Combative Fearful Powerless Tense Helpless Abandoned Confrontational These are the sensation of emotions I feel as I scroll through my Facebook page throughout the day. Between the police shootings, an unhinged man in the White House, a racist GOP agenda, random racist attacks uploaded and shared by thousands, hoteps posting a million videos … Continue reading Anxiety of Social Media
Sunday is my hair day, the day I try to devote to washing, deep conditioning and every six weeks or so dyeing. I bought some dye a few days before, jet black, and was all set to take a few hours to get rid of my gray hairs that pop up around my edges. Then … Continue reading Back to Henna
I find, in being Black, a thing of Beauty; like a joy; a strength; a secret cup of gladness… a native land in neither time nor place… a native land in every Black face! Be loyal to yourselves; your skin; your hair; your lips; your speech; your laughing kinds are Black kingdoms, vast as any … Continue reading Beauty
Relax in a hibiscus sea salt bath. Scrub your worries away with coconut lavender sugar scrub. Rub your skin and scalp down with shea butter & sunflower oil pomade/balm. Treat yo man to some lemongrass beard balm. Then go conquer! Continue reading Relax. Renew. Restore. Recharge.