MY 13 PARASITE CLEANSE DETOX EXPERIENCE

13 parasite detox cleanse

These past few months have truly been good to me. I say that because the more I open myself up to welcoming what's foreign to me or not the norm for others, the less stressed and happier I am.
A great deal of my outlook has come from my past and having always felt "different". I call that special ... I would always questions things I was taught. I recently made the commitment to pursue a more vegan lifestyle too. Although it's been my whole effort the entire past year and such and I've been doing well. Other than the occasional back sliding to indulge in light seafood or turkey sub - *insert shame* - I figured it was time I detox.

TANGY BBQ VEGAN "CHICKEN" NUGGETS


If you don't follow any of my social media accounts, you may be unaware of my journey to going vegan. Have no fear meat lovers - that word vegan shouldn't make you cringe. I didn't choose to go vegan for reasons relating to PETA people but because I got tired of dealing with issues like eczema that my breastfeeding toddler dealt with or congestion from my beloved obsession with cheese. Of course, acknowledging my contributions to the horrible meat industry helped me make the jump as well. If you would have told me two years ago that I would be eating meals without meat and loving them, I might have called you crazy but as a living testimony in the church of getcho life - I'm living!

CRUISING THE WAY IN THE 2016 MAZDA6 GRAND TOURING


A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of preparing to attend the super-adorned AfroPunk Atlanta event. I made plans to go and take some beautiful photos for my latest startup business, CreateHER Stock but unfortunately, AfroPunk cancelled on everyone last minute due to crappy weather.

DEAR SUN, SINCERELY MOTHERHOOD



It's been 14 whole months since I experienced the gift of life that is childbirth. Me, a mother. A woman - WOMBman in every sense of the word. I'm thankful.

This past year has been rocky, full of uncertainty, some regret, and even many disappointments in myself. Out of an experience that should have been more sacred, filled with more happiness, but was determined to keep me at my worst came a special gift I never knew I'd be given. Thank you. Sometimes I have to remember to just trust the process. There are only lessons to be learned.

LUMINESS AIR AIRBRUSH MAKEUP SYSTEM + THOUGHTS


A few weeks ago, I was sent an airbrush kit from Luminess Air, a company that offers airbrush makeup kits for women who like to "spray". I've only had one other experience with airbrush makeup in my life and that was about 4 years ago when I worked for a makeup studio. The owner used me as her muse to see how my regular foundation differed from that of a brush on foundation. Needless to say, I enjoyed how easy it was.

{VIDEO} TWIST-OUT BOB FOR SUMMER ON NATURAL HAIR | HEALTHY HAIR MONTH


So I recently had the opportunity to work alongside several other bloggers and YouTube content creators to campaign for Beautiful Textures. July was Healthy Hair Month and I wanted to share how I maintain healthy, natural hair during these hot GA days. After being a new mom for a year already, I've experienced major thinning of my edges postpartum.

AN EPIC LIST OF 100+ BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES TO SUPPORT THIS MONTH

list of black owned businesses to support

August is coined as Black Business Month and I am all for supporting our own community! I've put together a list of over 100 black businesses and services you can support this month and every month after. Many of them I've purchased from and many I plan to support in any way I can.

Using the TGIN Shampoo + Conditioner Duo for Natural Hair

tgin shampoo and conditioner duo


A couple of months ago I took the initiative to once more lead by example and make it my duty to support some Black-owned businesses. If you're familiar with my blog or online reputation then you know I am all for putting money back into our community.

I stumbled upon Thank God I'm Natural or TGIN natural haircare products. I instantly got excited so of course I made a purchase. I was able to purchase their products with a discount so I was winning! I wanted to try out a new shampoo and conditioner duo as well as a soap.

Back To Edenz | My Local Vegan Experience

garden of edenz

A few days ago the hubs, my son, and I were out and about the city just hanging out. I wanted to try a new place to satisfy my hunger so I mentioned this vegan spot called Back To Edenz that I looked up. I've heard of t before but had no idea where it was. We found it and discovered that it was a Black-owned vegan restaurant business - WINNING! That was pretty cool so naturally, I was more than happy to support their business and eat there.

DON'T AVOID THE LOVE OF YOUR BLACK SON!

dont avoid the love of your black son


Last month I decided to hop on my Facebook - the one I no longer hang around much - to catch up with old classmates and such. Isn't it weird seeing how everyone is growing, creating families, and all? I've been out of high school 6 years and STILL can't fathom it.

A TALE OF BLACK RADIANCE


May I start off by saying that makeup should be used to enhance your features, not give you an entire facelift to make you look like another person (unless you're an artist for a living) - but that's another story.

SHADES OF BROWN| SHENIKA

A woman about confidence and giving our all to yourself! Shenika makes it all look effortless. Her love for fashion and fitness all while keeping your skin beautiful and your hair fabulous, get to know her.

1. My beauty is not only skin-deep but also a reflection of the way I was raised; to honor a…

SUMMERTIME FINE

We're already three days into June - hot weather and itchy nose season multiplied times 10 for me. This is also the time where I'm most prone to getting extra cute for no reason at all. Maybe it's the humidity that causes for even more maxi dresses, bare legs, and off the shoulder tees.

WEAR HIGH HEELS + AVOID THE PAIN WITH THESE 5 HACKS

High heels are every fashionable girls' bestfriend. Many of us are also super guilty of putting our discomfort before our own comfort when weraing high heels. Anything in the name of style, right? I've been keeping my collection to a minimum so the urge to splurge on my next pair of stilett…

USING ELF BRUSH SHAMPOO + MAKEUP MIST

Yes... another ELF product review. I love their stuff (mostly from the Studio Collection) - not all of it though. I purchased their brush shampoo and their makeup mist and set a couple of months ago just to check it out. If you haven't checked out my top faves from ELF, you totally should. I r…

A Few Things About Kombucha

This may sound like a weird Asian cuisine but it's not. Last week I went into Walmart, late night - shopping for a few items. Naturally, many things caught my eye that I normally would overlook.

Where they keep all the good and extremely death sugary fruit juices and such is where I found the …

Shades of Brown Series | Amber Janae

Welcome to Shades of Brown, a blog series centering around black beauty and love for all things flawlessly flawed. The goal is to allow women like you to express how our flaws make us who we are. The focal point of this will be the shade of lipstick each woman will wear to describe her divine power…

HOW POSTPARTUM BLUES FORCED ME TO CATER MORE TO MYSELF

This may not be much of a major issue for some women but as a fairly new mom still to a nine month old infant, my love for myself sort of spiraled down a quick slope. Don't get me wrong, I'm not referring to allowing others to mistreat or run me over - my tolerance with that declined great…

10 RANDOM PLACES TO GRAB POST IDEAS FOR YOUR BLOG

I'm not the only person who finds amusement out of embarrassing things like mistakenly hitting yourself in the face while trying to snuggle in bed as a post to share with the world - right? I'm not. I find myself with a ton of ideas everyday from the most random things but I will accept th…

SHADES OF BROWN SERIES | JOANN

Welcome to the first installment of Shades of Brown, a blog series centering around black beauty and love for all things flawlessly flawed. The goal is to allow women like you to express how our flaws make us who we are. The focal point of this will be the shade of lipstick each woman will wear to …

My Experience With #TIDALforALL

Tidal - something you may feel is the greatest failure in music history if you only go by what others tweet throughout Black Twitter. I wanted to think the latter and give it a fair chance before passing judgment. Even more so after catching Jay-Z defending the company with #TidalFacts this past w…

INSTANT EDGE SMOOTHING POMADE

I've clearly fallen off the face of the Earth when it comes to my natural hair posts. Excuse me while I go give myself the pep talk of the century....

...ok, I'm back.
I've honestly been neglecting my kinky curlies up until over a week ago. Aside from the normal moisturizing and failure…

The Quickie Menu | 3 Meals For Lazy Foodies

If you're anything like me sometimes you forget to eat when you're suppose to. I don't mean you go days without eating but I personally have a bad habit of waking up - avoiding breakfast (because I'd rather eat it for dinner) - and remembering to eat 3 to 5 hours after 8 hours of s…

8 STRANGE THINGS NEW MOMS ARE SURE TO DO

I've been a mom for 9 months as of the 21st. I can honestly say that I never would have expected to enjoy motherhood as much as I have been. I expected the worse - especially since most women were quick to tell me what to expect when in reality, I have yet to deal with any of the things they m…

Spring Cleaning For The "I'll Get To It" Female Hoarder

Let's not act like you're not guilty of using that "I'll get to it" phrase a few times in your everyday like. I am. Spring ends in June and I've been holding off on my official Spring cleaning since March.

Between running a business from home, caring for an infant, and ke…

3 EASY WAYS TO COMBAT THE SPRING COLD NATURALLY

So these past few days have been filled with a ton of sneezes and reckless coughs that never seemed to end. I can never stand it. Those allergies and that death cough sneaks up on my every Spring. A few year ago, I completely stopped using and taking prescription medications and over-the-counter d…

HOW I PREPARE + STAY CONSISTENT WITH BLOGGING


2015 has been my year of "stick to your ish girl" mentality. I love blogging and sharing my random thoughts and loves with others on the web. Like many people though, I've experienced my fair share of blogger burnout one too many times.

Last year was pretty inconsistent on this blog. I'd have an idea, write about it, and say...

"Ok, I'll post again next week. Then another one again the week after."

5 PERSONALITIES I'LL BE ROCKING THIS SPRING + SUMMER

5 personalities rocking this spring summer


I realized a new season approached my rearview the moment I caught wind of my sinuses wanting to act a fool and the oversized bees I know to stay far away from. I love Spring for the beautiful fruition of fresh colors in the scenery and smell of distant sunlight. It's a bonus for me being born this season which most refer to as the season of new beginnings and fresh starts.

3 DIVINE POWERS OF THE YONI + WOMANHOOD


I love being a woman. I am thankful for the femininity we are given that allows us to live like the beautiful creatures we are. Over a year ago, I began to dig deeper into myself mentally and emotionally.

I also learned that if I wanted to achieve further understanding of myself - I would need to learn the art of meditation and understanding of my own path.

MENTAL SOLITUDE AND OM


This past week opened up a window that further allowed me to once again reflect and re-evaluate many things. I'm disappointed in myself because I allowed the ignorance of someone get the best of me.

I've been trying my very best to avoid having to deal with things that don't add value to me. It's bad enough when people cause issues and wonder why you avoid opening up afterwards.

THE BIRTHDAY GIRL RECAP


Yesterday I celebrated my 24th birthday. Like really.... I've been walking this Earth for 24 years exactly! I'm ANOTHER year closer to 30 and my sweet 16 feels like it was just 3 months ago. Time truly does fly.

MAKE MILK HERBAL LACTATION TEA

make milk herbal lactation tea

My journey of being a mom these past 8 months have been a great learning experience for me for many reasons. When I chose to pursue attachment parenting, that was something I strongly wanted - so naturally, breastfeeding was to be apart of that. Having that unbreakable bond is important to me.

SIMPLE THINGS THESE 5 BROWN GIRL BLOGGERS TAUGHT ME


I have to say that this year so far has been wonderful in the world of bloggers for me. I'm come in contact with some pretty amazing ladies! Social media doesn't have to be all bad news and drama- it's really allowed me to make great connections and new friendships online.

HOW TO PROPERLY HOLD + USE CUTTING SHEARS

how to hold and use cutting shears

Some of you may not be aware that I once attended cosmetology school.  My college experiences are pretty vast, if I say so myself. I enjoyed my time there and I definitely learned some great things that stood by my side.