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Go Confidently with the New At Home Jolen Creme Bleach Kit

Go Confidently with the New At Home Jolen Creme Bleach Kit

The subject of bleaching facial hair is often not discussed among women of color unless you are of a lighter complexion. When I was young I basically learned how to shave and self taught myself how to tweeze. Being that I am brown skinned with almost non existent facial hair I've never had to really worry about bleaching until I decided to lighten my hair color. Lightening my hair automatically was a drastic change to…
Upgrade your Water with Crystal Light Drink Mixes!

Upgrade your Water with Crystal Light Drink Mixes!

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.   One of the biggest misconceptions to weight loss is that you have to give up everything that actually taste good. Of course, you have to cut back on a few indulgences like fatty foods, sugary drinks, and of course the occasional 900 calorie cupcake, but who says you can't enjoy getting healthy and even improving your skin while…
Weight Loss Journey Two Week Update

Weight Loss Journey Two Week Update

Okay so I've been doing this weight loss thing for about two weeks now and I promised updates along the way. First lets start with my routine. Monday-Thursday I've been hitting the gym or my living room for 5am workouts. All workouts consist of weight training and cardio and I've been doing a lot of Jeanette Jenkins DVD's.  The first week was super hard on me and my body was crying out for me to…
Ten Things to do This Month.

Ten Things to do This Month.

  I've never been a big list writer. It would honestly probably make my life immensely easier but I kind of like to rely on the ol noggin for helping me keep track of what's what. This month I decided to write out a list of 10 things I wanted to do that would help me become an all around better person, or at least better in my eyes. I didn't want anything long or…
Hearty Vegetable and Feta Frittatas

Hearty Vegetable and Feta Frittatas

Since I'm back on my health kick I knew I needed something else besides my lean shakes to have in the morning. My Lean shakes are great for when I'm in a rush and I want to have breakfast on the train but now that I've been getting up at 4:30am for my morning workouts I have more than enough time to sit down and enjoy something a little more appetizing.  Years ago when I…
Adjusting to Weight loss in my Thirties

Adjusting to Weight loss in my Thirties

My body definitely isn't what it used to be. Realizing this and learning to accept it has been the hardest thing for me to grasp mentally. I've always been pretty confident but when I look back at pictures of me sharing my outfit of the day I can't help but get depressed at how  much weight I've allowed just to pile up on my body. I held a part time job in the fast food…
Things I Discovered About Myself This Week.- Growth

Things I Discovered About Myself This Week.- Growth

Self Reflection, Self Awareness and Self Growth. Eat the Tikka Anna Mae! I've never been a big fan of Indian food. This was not due to the fact that I ate something unpleasant but I think more so due to the fact that when I was introduced to it, it wasn't in a "here try this" type of way but more so in a too much at one time kinda deal. I hadn't had Indian…
The Husband Cooks: Chipotle Bacon Salmon Sliders

The Husband Cooks: Chipotle Bacon Salmon Sliders

When my husband and I first moved in together we decided upon a cooking schedule were we each cook three days a week. Since I was all "let me impress my man" I was getting down with the getting down in the kitchen and all he was serving me was baked Chicken breast, brown rice, and a vegetable steam bag. Seriously yall it was rough! I finally got tired of him not trying and announced…
Fresh from the Garden: Zucchini Soup

Fresh from the Garden: Zucchini Soup

      This summer was the first time I tried my hand at growing my own Zucchini and Squash and I'll admit it's been one huge lesson after another. Next year, I think I'm going to stick with Zucchini as it's proven to be a bit more prolific than the squash and we've been getting Zucchini that are absolute whoppers. One of my favorite recipes to make from all our Zucchini, beside the Zucchini…
How to be a Beauty Hoarder on a Budget

How to be a Beauty Hoarder on a Budget

Does the size of beauty or nail stash determine your social status? Do you have a helmer or Ikea Alex unit dedicated to your Nail polish collections? If you do consider yourselves among the elite of beauty hoarders collectors. With the new dawn of social media outlets allowing beauty bloggers to easily share instant picture of their hauls or stashes and the mass wave of YouTube vloggers taking you through the opening of a box…
Naomi, Iman and Rihanna for Olivier Rousteing’s Balmains Fall Winter 2014-2015 Collection

Naomi, Iman and Rihanna for Olivier Rousteing’s Balmains Fall Winter 2014-2015 Collection

STUNNING, FLAWLESS, AND POWERFUL. Those three words came to mind when I first caught glimpse of the photos from the September Issue of W Magazine. What I love is that it shows three powerful black women coming together to show their beauty in Olivier Rousteing's Balmains Fall Winter 2014-2105 Collection. Naomi and Iman have been known to have their spats in the past, and well Rihanna is of course Rihanna.   I do see myself…
25 Must Have Social Media and Blogging Apps!

25 Must Have Social Media and Blogging Apps!

  Bloggers, Stylist Photographers, Influencers, and Social Media addicts everywhere  know how important it is to be able to take their work on the go. From being able to log into your desktop remotely to picking the best color scheme to really showcase what you had for lunch  How do you sort through the mess to find the best?  Keep reading to find  25 of the best apps for blogging, social media and photo editing…
Summer Drink Series: Frozen Mango Strawberry Margarita

Summer Drink Series: Frozen Mango Strawberry Margarita

Hey Sippers!! Welcome to this weeks edition of the Summer Drink Series!  Last weekend was a whirlwind for me. It was Mr. Cosmetically Challenged's Birthday and I was trying to balance spending time with him while also trying to keep my parasites in the lab happy so, of course to wind down it called for a drink. My initial thought was wine pops but after going to about five different stores I could not find…
HUM Nutrition: Vitamins for the Modern Women Plus Give Away!

HUM Nutrition: Vitamins for the Modern Women Plus Give Away!

"BEAUTY STARTS FROM WITHIN... which is why we started HUM"   The older I get the more I know I should be taking my daily vitamins. I'm always being asked by my mom "Are you taking your vitamins?" when I complain of an ache or a pain. I do take vitamins but they aren't the most exciting part of my day. They're not as exciting as lets say my first sip of coffee, or putting…
Summer Drink Series: Skinny Girl Sparkling Pina Colada!

Summer Drink Series: Skinny Girl Sparkling Pina Colada!

  Skinny??? Yep you read right? I had to trim some calories on ya folks. This week's Summer Drink is a twist on the classic yet super sugary and high in calorie Pina Colada. Meet it's thinner and healthier cousin Sparkle!  I came up with the idea of doing a Sparkling Pina Colada for two different reasons, 1.) The people over at Sparkling ICE were kind of enough to send a bunch of their Zero…
Summer Drink Series: Fourth of July Mojitos!

Summer Drink Series: Fourth of July Mojitos!

  The Fourth of July is right around the corner so for this week's Summer Drink Series I decided to do a refreshing drink that you can enjoy with friends as you sit outside and enjoy the pool, great smells wafting from the BBQ, and the squeals of the kids playing in the yard. Mojitos are one of my favorite drinks, except for when you get the mint stuck in your teeth and you turn…
I Got the Look! Channeling Chrisette Michele

I Got the Look! Channeling Chrisette Michele

This week I decided that I was tired of my old hair and I felt I really needed something new. There wasn't much I could but I knew that the top of my hair was starting to take on a Lil Richard feel with the way the front was starting to hang on my forehead. I browsed through Pinterest trying to find inspiration and like several times before I fell in love with a picture…
Summer Drink Series Week 2: Birds of a Feather

Summer Drink Series Week 2: Birds of a Feather

Mr. Cosmetically Challenged and wont' be taking a tropical vacation this year. Actually, this is the second year that we've decided to put grown up things ahead of laying on the beach. Last year we purchased a house and this year we're trucking ahead to pay off my car four years early. We won't be laying on the beach sipping frozen cocktails but this doesn't mean we can't do it at home. Hell, it's definitely…
How Does a $500 Visa Giftcard sound?- Give Away!

How Does a $500 Visa Giftcard sound?- Give Away!

  Oh the things that you could do with $500! You could splurge on Designer Nail Polish: You could buy a bottle of your favorite perfume:You could even get that handbag you've been wanting!No matter what you decide to do just know that the Beauty Blogazons have you back and that's exactly why we're giving away a $500 Visa GiftCard this summer. One lucky person will have a chance to make all their summer dreams…
Summer Drink Series: Southern Porch Sipper

Summer Drink Series: Southern Porch Sipper

I'm a southern girl at heart. I love big yards, large porches and sweet tea. Now that I'm up north there's absolutely none of that unless we move way out into the burbs and build our own dream home.  Some days I like to pretend that I'm at my dream home. So I  sit on my small back porch and sip a cocktail while watching the lightening bugs glow. Today's Summer Drink Series cocktail is…