A moment for glycolic acid

In my skincare regimen, the most common ingredient you’ll find is glycolic acid. This stems from my obsession with having an even skin tone. I don’t have any major qualms with my face/skin in respect to texture, puffiness, redness (ha! 😂), but the one issue that keeps resurfacing is unevenness. Conquering this will I believe…

New Year Musings- 2017

As I sit here, on my couch, the first evening of 2017 at an end, I’m thinking of ways in which I can improve during this new year. I have a plethora of things I want to work on this new year and I’m hoping putting them on a list and making said list public…

Summer Skincare-Dark skin

Being dark skin, or ebony black as I call myself, I always felt that my skin required special attention in regards  to skin care. I have since gotten rid of this notion after many google searches and many hundreds of dollars spent on skin care products. The truth is there is no need for black…

Lipstick

I’ve always had a love affair with lipstick. This affair has however dramatically changed ever since I moved to Brooklyn. It all started at the Mac counter when I went in to make use of my employee discount for the first time. I had already picked up everything that was on my list (fix plus, blot…

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…