Life {My Word for the Year}

I’ll be turning 40 in March, this has been a difficult thing for me to accept. Forty has always symbolized something I never wanted to be: old. please read that word with the appropriate amount of shuddering and nose crinkling I remember looking at the forty~something~year~old women of my youth and thinking they were looking [...]

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Easy Twist Out Tutorial {Natural Hair}

I’m doing it again. I’m giving up the Creamy Crack (aka hair relaxer). I know, it seems like I do this every couple of months but this time I’m determined to see it through. Last time I lasted a full year and was completely natural, then I went to my mom’s and the rest is [...]

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Racism, Black Women and Psychology Today

Have you ever read something that was so completely ridiculous that you weren’t sure whether to be angry or stunned by its stupidity?  Yes?  Good, because that’s how I felt when I read evolutionary psychologist, Satoshi Kanazawa’s blog post, “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?” in Psychology Today.  They’ve since removed [...]

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Makeup~Free Monday: Week 1

Happy Makeup~Free Monday!  Today is my first week of the Makeup~Free Monday challenge (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, go here) and it was actually a lot easier than I thought it’d be.  But there were also some challenges. My normal routine is foundation, eye brow pencil, eye shadow (usually 2), eyeliner, mascara, [...]

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Makeup~Free Mondays

I love makeup.  Specifically, I love Bare Escentuals makeup because it gives me a flawless face with natural coverage.  And don’t get me started on the glosses (my fave is a Buxom called “Dani” ~ a purply pink)…  Moving on, ’cause this isn’t a post about Bare Escentuals, but if you’ve never given it a [...]

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