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Fashion| Look for Less G by Giuliana Wrap Skort

Recently I was on the phone with my mother and she told me to turn to HSN because she saw a skort … [Continue Reading]

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Travel| 10 Things About My Trip to Abu Dhabi and Dubai

I returned last week from my trip to the UAE and wanted to find a way to tell you all about my … [Continue Reading]

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Health| I Tried a Low-Carb Diet and I Feel…

Horrible. Yes I said it. Who thought this no carb thing was a good idea? I don't know what I was … [Continue Reading]

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Travel| Packing 101: 5 Tips to Make Packing Easier

I. HATE. PACKING. I really do. I can never decide what I want to bring and I always end up leaving … [Continue Reading]

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Hair Chronicles: No More Drama!

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*Disclaimer* I wrote the following post on January 15, 2015. There is a March 2015 update. As of January 2, 2015 I unfollowed 97% of the hair pages that I was following on Instagram. I was trying to “Keep up with the Jones'” and try styles and products that really did not suit my hair type or preferable style but I had just had to follow them because they were “popular.” I’m officially done. On December 30, 2014 I was so hyped to get crochet braids because they were the new "It” hairstyle. I did some research, bought some hair, and went to the salon Tuesday at 9am. I showed them the hair and they said it wasn’t suitable for the style I wanted. I went back to a beauty supply store and bought the proper hair and spent 4 hours getting my hair done. Although I have a small head, I have a lot of hair. The process wasn’t as painful as box braids or senagelese twists. Everyone that came into … [Read More...]

Style Files: What to Wear in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

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Next month I will be on a plane headed to Abu Dhabi and Dubai.  I must say I'm super excited. I haven't really traveled and forever, so I am definitely looking forward to this trip. Our hotels are booked and the itinerary is almost finalized. Abu Dhabi and Dubai are known for their richness in Arabic and Islamic culture, so there are customs that they follow and as a sign of respect, visitors should follow as well. Knowing a little something about culture it is important to dress and act accordingly. I'm sorry, but I'm not about that jail life and if you do not research and understand where you are going, you are risking your freedom in a foreign place. Yes it can be that serious. With that being said, I've come up with a list of things you should pack when visiting places in the UAE. The key here is modesty, so leave the booty shorts home. Most places that you may visit require … [Read More...]

Make It Happen! Weekly Health Goals

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Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment- Jim Rohn In December I set my goals for 2015, and I have to admit, it has been a rocky start. It is the first week of March and I am not where I thought I should be at this point in the year. I can't cry over spilled milk. I just have to keep it moving. On Instagram I constantly see people meeting their goals and seeing results. I am super happy and proud of them all, especially the people that I actually know like my bestie Erica who is a meal prep goddess! I see everyone making progress and I'm just scrolling and double tapping on IG, which is not helping me meet my goals at all. On one of those posts from the IG_Weightl0ss page was of a woman who was my height and roughly 7-10 lbs pounds heavier than me said something that clicked with me... "It wasn't until my 5'4" frame hit 160 lbs that it really clicked- our bodies … [Read More...]

Fab Under $50: Transform Your Look with these Accessories

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Since I moved into my new apartment last August, my accessories game has taken a turn for the worst. With the exception of a few pieces that my mom bought me for my birthday, I have not updated my accessories in forever. I have lost tons of earrings and only wear a few pairs now, because that's all that I have left. I had an accessory cork board before, but the way my new bedroom is setup, there isn't enough wall space for it, and it would look awkward in any other place other than my bedroom. So I barely wear the necklaces that I do have, and when it is time to "dig in the boxes" I just get lazy and do not feel like searching. I'm not going to even talk about bracelets and rings. SMH. I'm just not inspired by what I currently have anymore, so I'm on the search of new pieces to update my look. Accessories can make or break an outfit so I like to have multiple options. I want to do a … [Read More...]