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2013 July

Archives for July 2013

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So I don’t know if I’m really out of touch with reality, but when did grey hair become a trend? I do know that Ty from Gorgeous in Grey has a full head of beautiful grey curls, but it’s natural.

Image via Google Image www.gorgeousingrey.com

Image via Google Images www.gorgeousingrey.com

So since Rihanna, Kelly Osbourne, Lady GaGa and Nicole Richie have “gone grey” at different times now many women are running to their hair stylists wanting to take on this trend. Grey hair is a sign of wisdom and sometimes stress. Some women who have grey hair are doing everything they can to hide it and now we have women in their 20s doing everything they can to get it.

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So do we love it or hate? Should we just wait to go grey or rush the process? 

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I love the versatility that comes with jumpsuits. Let’s not mistake them for the spandex catsuits that everyone seems to be wearing now (especially with the sheer panels). Jumpsuits can be worn day or night. For work I would pair with a blazer and a pair of pumps. For the night time just switch up the accessories and the shoes and you are ready for some fun. Here are five jumpsuits that I fell in love with that would make great additions to anyone’s wardrobe. You have a mix of bright colors, patterns (I really love the African inspired jumpsuit) and textures.

Style Files: The Jumpsuit

Style Tip: Wear a belt to create a more defined waist when wearing a jumpsuit

Zoe Kravitz has a such a laid back style. Her look is simple yet polished, and she shows us the power of a red lip.

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Check out how you can get this look below with items below below $50

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Action Plan- a way to make sure your vision is made concrete. It describes the steps you will take to reach your goals and bring change. 

Often times we set these audacious goals and New Year’s Resolutions, or we make bold statements about our vision and mission and we fail to have a plan of action. We put our faith in God, but faith without action is meaningless. There are a few sayings that I always repeat in my mind to stay on task:

  1. Proper preparation prevents poor performance
  2. If you fail to plan then you plan to fail

This weekend millions of people were outraged at the verdict of the George Zimmerman Trial. I must admit that I was one of them. I was hurt and angry. It seems that the “justice” system protects everyone, just not us African-Americans, especially African-American males. There were marches, rallies, and protests, but I began thinking what else can be done. Was the goal of those marches, rallies, and protests just to show how upset people were? Was the goal to show that people of all races and ethnicities can join together for the greater good? Was the goal to bring awareness to the injustices of the justice system? If those were the goals then I think they were accomplished, but what’s the next step? How can we protect our sons and brothers? How can we ensure that no other parents of children of color experiences what Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin has experienced?

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How can we educate our own people to show that we need to value each other because they see that we don’t value our own lives, so why should they? I have been fortunate enough to have this platform, as well as others, to share my thoughts. My heart is still heavy and I continuously pray for peace but also for wisdom.

We need an action plan, not just to bring civil charges against George Zimmerman, he’s honestly just a small part of a larger problem. I think it first begins with education. We need to educate ourselves and our children on the laws that govern “The Land of the Free.” Once we learn the laws we need to know how to change them to make them fair for all. We need to educate ourselves to occupy the seats of those who hold the most power. My pastor once said “Those who control the language, control the conversation.” We need to change the language of this country so that the laws do not only protect a select few.

We need character development to know how to conduct ourselves in certain situations. We need options when it seems like everyone is agains us. It’s sad to say that the system was never created for us and so we need to learn how to navigate the system that has been designed for us to fail from day one.

Rallies, protests, marches, and petitions are extremely important, but what we need is to educate ourselves and our children.

Proverbs 16:16 says

How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver

“True wealth is portable. It is not what’s on the outside, but the inside (knowledge/wisdom) that holds the greatest value.” Your knowledge is the only thing that cannot be taken away from you. So we need to educate ourselves in everything that we do, not just with social injustice. We need action plans in all areas of life because an action plan keeps us focus.

Thank you to all who entered the giveaway! We had over 1,000 entries and you can look forward to more giveaways with Nivea.

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The winner of the giveaway is

Ashley T.! Congratulations!

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Once again thanks to all who entered!