I never planned on becoming an esthetician. That all changed when my stress induced acne decided to return after working at a job I absolutely hated. At the time I was a makeup artist with MAC cosmetics as well as a fabric purchasing assistant at a local apparel company. The stress of the fashion job […]Read More So you want to be an esthetician
My mom is a breast cancer survivor. She is in remission and doing better (she has other health concerns we are managing) but when she told me of her diagnosis I was so afraid and upset. I was so hurt because there was nothing I could do to take this illness away. I automatically thought […]Read More WHEN CARE GIVERS NEED CARE
Autumn is here and it was time for me to do a cleanse! I noticed I was feeling a bit sluggish, my skin was breaking out and I’ve also been feeling bloated. Over all I’ve just been feeling blah. I also just so happened to have a wedding to attend so I wanted to drop […]Read More 10 DAY GREEN SMOOTHIE CLEANSE
As I age, I’ve noticed my nasolabial folds getting deeper and more noticeable, especially when I wear makeup. I didn’t like how it looked and I figured I can’t hide behind this mask forever. Plus I already have a bad case of naturally occurring RBF (Resting Bitch Face) So I decided to get try Juvederm […]Read More Facts On Face Fillers
The kitchen is my happy place. When I need to relieve some stress or if I’m feeling bored and I want to create something, that is where you will find me. Growing up its also where I would find my mother. I was stuck to her like glue. I just always wanted to be in […]Read More The Joy of Cooking
Im a member of an alumni Facebook group and a question in a post was, What do you do for self care/ pampering yourself? There were a variety of answers from both men and women. Listed below are the top 10 answers in no particular order: 1 Sleep 2 Massages/facials 3 Manicure/pedicure 4 Cooking/Eating well […]Read More Top 10 List of Self Care Practices
I debated on whether or not I wanted to share this, then I reminded myself that one of the reasons I started this blog was to remind people living with a chronic illness that they are not alone and that there isa community of people dealing with a shared experience. As most of you know, […]Read More Me and my Port
Imagine being passed over for jobs, or promotions at work or being penalized at school for wearing your natural hair and protective hair styles (braids, cornrows, locs, twists, bantu knots etc) Well the CROWN which is an acronym for “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair. It is a state level law that […]Read More The Crown Act
This week I got a much needed massage. Due to COVID I hadn’t had one in way over a year and it was way over due. I forgot how amazing they were. Luckily, I work at an amazing spa Kari Skin and I was able to have my massage by my friend/ colleague Colleen. It […]Read More Why you should be getting massages?
Im writing this post a week after returning from vacation. I met up with some of my closest college girlfriends in St. Thomas US Virgin Islands. Its was healing to my soul! Due to social distancing because of COVID, I hadn’t seen my girlfriends in a year, seeing them plus vacation is exactly what I […]Read More Getaways Are Essential
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