I Won’t Go Natural

Over the past few years, the natural hair movement has dominated quite a bit. I am here for it. As ever, my little country, Jamaica has been pushing boundaries on the international stage regarding what’s acceptable as beautiful hair. I am here for it! A few shining examples are the recent Miss Jamaica Universe, Davina…

Skincare: Noxzema Cleansing Cream

I stumbled on this product, sort of by accident. A close friend of mine had sent me a picture of a box of them he had bought. Nonchalantly, I said “I want one….. what is it?” Lol! Anyway, he told me what it was and a few weeks later when I went to drop something…

Cleaning Make-Up Brushes

This morning I went to put some make-up on, you know, in one of those ‘just because’ moods. However, I was stopped cold in my tracks looking at the condition of my favourite foundation brush. It couldn’t ‘rerk’, so I abandoned ship and decided to clean them. Unfortunately, though, I was already halfway through the…

My Foundations (Drugstore)

For a black woman of the tropics myself, wearing a full face of makeup daily is an absolute no-no. I just can’t do it. But most days, what does make it is at least a coat of foundation. I am a matte loving creature. If it’s matte or smoky, give it to me please, all day everyday……

Relaxed Hair: Simple, Haircare Regime

My last hair blog spoke of my dead end hair journey a few years back. To refresh, I abandoned it because it was simply not working for me. (See previous  hair journey article for more details). I have hair that requires minimalist attention to be healthy and thriving. I am also relaxed with 4C type…

First Pregnancy Series: Pregnancy, Skincare & I

“Beauty is skin deep”. Yes, yes it is. It would appear ny pregnancy pieces are all bout phenomenons I found shocking and/or enlightening throughout my journey. Nevertheless, here’s a bit of information on an impressively important aspect, Skincare. For us first timers in this pregnancy business, (well for me at least), skincare is of grave…

At Home Beauty Treatmemts

I’ve often heard that I am the kind of woman one would label as high maintenance. See, this isn’t true. Sure, I like to look good, but truthfully speaking, what woman doesn’t? Don’t we all feel a little better with fresh nail polish, recently done hair, symmetrical brows and freshly shaved legs. These are the…

Relaxed Hair: Why I Scrapped My Hair Journey

The short answer is pure and simple. IT DID NOT WORK!  (See evidence in photo above.) Let me get into the why. The first thing I did wrong was not establishing what it was specifically that I had wanted from the hair journey. Simply put, I didn’t have the horrendously damaged hair that usually inspires…