MAMBI Create 365 Happy Planner GIVEAWAY!

I recently shared my new obsession with If there is one thing I love as much as Blitsy right now, it’s my Happy Planner. Well, during one of Blitsy’s recent sales, I picked up an awesome Happy Planner with the intent to give it away to one of my wonderful readers. If you’re already into glam planning or simply want to get more organized this year, you’ll definitely want to enter this contest. Continue reading “MAMBI Create 365 Happy Planner GIVEAWAY!”

Demo: How I Straighten My Natural Kinky, Curly 4A Hair

In this video, I am taming my mane with the assistance of two heat-styling tools I recently purchased. I used the Infiniti Pro by Conair Hair Designer 3-in-1 Styling System with One ‘n Only Argan Oil Strip to blow dry and the Hair Art H3000 to flat iron.


If you would like to purchase either of the items in the video, please find the purchase links* below:

Infiniti Pro by Conair Hair Designer 3-in-1 Styling System with One ‘n Only Argan Oil Strip 

HairArt H3000 Tourmaline Ceramic Straightening Iron, 1 3/8″ 

Get Ready With Me: Wizards Game [Video]

I’ve already shared my weekend with you, but here re the details of what I wore and how I pulled the look together.

I didn’t get any full body shots of my outfit, so I created the following image to give you an idea of what I wore. I couldn’t find an online image of my shirt online, so I picked one that looks similar:

Date Night Look Book

I’ll be posting a spring look book as soon as Maryland can maintain some spring weather! Until then, stay tuned!

The Busy Girl’s Skincare Routine

I used to receive a lot of compliments about my clear skin in college. Since then, I let my former routine fall by the wayside–there doesn’t seem to be as much time in my days anymore. As a result, my skin has suffered. For the first time in my life, I started having awful breakouts and blemishes. I know it’s because I have increased the time between shampoos since returning natural AND sometimes being too tired to remove my makeup at night. Sigh. Anywho, I’ve settled on a routine that is easy and gives me the results I desire: my old face!

When I wake up, I wash my face with raw African black soap. I spoke about the wonders of this soap in a previous post. It gets my face really clean, without leaving it feeling dry. It clears up all of my blemishes. So much so, I purchased a liquid body wash version to try on my bacne marks.

After using the black soap, I moisturize with a bit of Burt’s Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream. Most days, I add a bit of EOS lip balm and I am done. I try not to wear makeup all the time (and light coverage when I do), unless there’s a special occasion. In the summer, I like a bit of tinted moisturizer to protect my skin from the sun. See the video below for my usual makeup routine.

The hard part comes when I have to remove my makeup. The way I do this is with good ol’ cold cream. I use the CVS version of Pond’s cold cream because it is slightly cheaper (and I earned some Extra Care Bucks on my purchase). After applying the cream, I wipe it off with a warm, damp washcloth. After which, I add a bit of moisturizer.

If I need a little extra help or “get right” for my skin, I do have a few tricks (like using a non-toxic baby wipe to scrub dead skin from my lips). I’ll do a full post about that, so stay tuned!


e.l.f. Haul + Discount Code + GIVEAWAY!!

Remember when I shared the e.l.f. April Showers promo code? Well, I used it to buy some awesome stuff–not including the April Showers Kit that came with it. Watch the video below to see everything I got!


Save up to 40% off with the secret sale at! This offer is valid from 4/8-4/14. Click through the link below to see how much you’ll save today!



I am also running a small e.l.f. giveaway for a few of the products featured in the haul:



  • Hypershine Lip Gloss in Flirt
  • Waterproof Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara in Black
  • Nail Polish in Dream Maker



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How To Get Girly Curls

I decided to pull this video of curl options together because….I love curls! They fit my face well–especially when worn with a side part!


While the curls above were created with a curl wand, I have several options that require no heat. Let me know in the comment section which technique is your favorite.