Allure Beauty Box Review

The reason I was inspired to subscribe to another beauty box was due to the fact that I felt completely bored of my current beauty routine and wanted a change. I didn’t want to buy full sized products that i wasn’t sure about so i decided to once again try a beauty subscription. The allure…

Long overdue goodbye Paris post

SO, you must by now know that I am back from my unbelieveably, lifechanging amazing trip to Paris but haven’t heard from me at all. SO why the social media silence ever since returning from Paris? The truth is I myself don’t really know. I came back somewhat unwillingly (because Paris captured my heart) and…

Beauty Box Review: Curlkit natural hair beauty box

Ever since my big chop, I’ve been on the hunt for hair products that can keep my mini fro manageable. I’ve however noticed that natural hair products carry a hefty price tag and there’s no way to know if a product will work for my specific hair type, which is 4C (or 4Z as I…

Beauty minute: ‘holy grail’ beauty products

As a girl who is reasonably obsessed with all things beauty, I have had my fair share of experiences with quite a few beauty products and would like to share with you my top five today! 5. Alaffia Shea butter ($8) This moisturizer has to be my biggest discovery of 2013. I walked into whole…

Le ‘big chop’

Yes, yes, this is yet again a blog post of a black woman talking about a dramatic change in her life surrounding the topic of hair. I have indeed joined the hundreds, nay thousands or perhaps even millions? of women who have ditched the relaxer to wear their natural hair. This is a decision that…

Long time no blog…

          I highly apologize for not having any updates on my blog for the past month+. It has honestly been because I haven’t had enough time at all! I always felt that I never had enough time while I was in madison but it has gotten even worse in Paris. I’ve…

The tale of the gypsies + boat rides + getting lost

My second/full real day in Paris started with a breakfast of a baguette and Nutella, plus Moroccan tea. Side-note: French Nutella is somehow way tastier than American Nutella and baguettes are super cheap, hence le breakfast. I got lost 4 times on my way to the metro which was right in front of me the…

The tale of the scallops + first 24 hrs in Paris

Sooo…these first hours that I’ve spent in Paris have been one of the most exciting hours of my life. To recap, I arrived and officially breathed in French air at 9 am on January 16th 2014. Now of course I was smiling and showing all 32 of my teeth making all the native French look…

Paris

Hi there you, so this is my pre departure post and right now all I’m filled with is anticipation, excitement, fear and HAPPINESSS!! Paris is the one thing that I’ve been waiting for for AGES and in T-18 days I’ll be breathing French air! Welcome to my travel blog which is supposed to be a…

Paris

  So, I’ll be spending the next couple of months studying abroad in Paris and I can hardly wait!! This has been a dream of mine that I’ve had for SO LONG! Now that it’s almost here, I’m mainly nervous and restless simply waiting for my departure date to get here 🙂 I’m thinking of…

Craving box braids

I’ve been DYING to get braids so bad! I’m now completely done with my current hairstyle and just want to get these braids ASAP.  I’m also contemplating taking the natural hair route simply thanks to the fact that I’m done done DONE with extensions! Gah! it’s always a hassle and I figure, if it’s my…