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June 23, 2015
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.


June 17, 2015

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.


June 5, 2015
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 and cherish exactly who I am, flaws and all.

2. In your everyday life, how do you remember to take care of your "mental" self?
I make a point to do things that feel good. It's not complicated for me.  It may be buying flowers, or taking a walk.  Alone time is extremely beneficial for me.  It's when I can think about everything or think about nothing!  Writing for is a great way for me to have "me" time and share my thoughts with everyone.

3. What woman (or man) in your life inspired you to "always love thyself"?  
My Mother has certainly instilled the values that I carry today.  Because of her I am extremely independent; able to love and take care of myself.  I also have to remember my father, who passed when I was 13 but made me believe from a very young age that I am worth it all!

4. "Her black is beautiful, his society is ugly." - What does that mean to you?  
There is so much that could be said about this statement.  Society makes it hard for many of us to embrace who we are and our beauty although our beauty clearly exists.  Society IS ugly and some of us struggle to see the beauty in ourselves because we are constantly reminded that we are devalued.  

5. I wear RED lipstick (of many different shades) because it signifies my boldness and strength as a woman. Red stands out! ;)

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June 3, 2015

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.

It's also protective style season for my hair as well. My hair gets SUPER dry during these months in GA so keeping it moisturized and protected with limited touch helps. I purchased some  Red Heart yarn and will be doing some loc wraps again so keep an eye out for that chameleon awesomeness. 

You may recall my small bag essentials post where I shared a few items that are a MUST! Well, summer is also a great time to keep things minimal. Less is more. The makeup routine to match my summertime fine fly will be subtle fierce.

  • Dark, bold winged liner
  • Vibrant lipstick shades
  • Neutral eyes + popped lashes
  • Naturally tailored brows


The Go-To Products will be of course, my favorite cream eyeliner, lip colors from Covergirl and KaOir collectionsTantalizing Taupe eyeshadow palette from ELF, and brush set for application via Coastal Scents.