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Fall Cocktails | Apple Cinnamon Old Fashioned

The colors, the sweet wind chill, and the sweet & spicy flavors of Fall are finally upon us! Fall is my absolute favorite season. Fall when I non-arbitrarily become obsessed with nature. I love showing my appreciation for the abundance of beauty by spending lots of time outside and around the whimsical array of color and animal activity that becomes evident when the weather begins to change. In turn, I believe, I’m gifted with my most creative ideas and inspiration....

Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Curlfriends

Whether its your best friend, girlfriend, daughter, or mother, getting hair gifts for a curly girl can be hard if you don’t know anything about natural hair. Even if you know a lot about natural hair, buying products for someone with hair of a different texture can also be hard. Let me help make things easy for you… I have made a super gift list that encompasses any and every gift your curl friend, or you, could ever possibly want. From hair...

Natural Hairstyles | How to Make Bantu Knots Look Cute & Wearable

Bantu knots are a true catch 22. The end result – a bantu knot out – is usually BOMB, but dealing with the prerequisite can be problematic. Because they tend to take forever and a day to dry if you style on wet hair, wearing the knots outside the house is a necessary evil for a busy lifestyle. To a lot of naturals, wearing bantu knots outside is equivalent to wearing rollers outside the house. You’re not going to wear rollers in your head...

Craft Cocktail #7 | The Mandarin Mule

The Moscow Mule is a very popular fall drink here in New Orleans; it’s got the right amount of sweet and sour balance that makes any drink great. Ginger-lovers will love this drink. It’s a great recommendation for vodka drinkers who want to try something new. This variation of the Moscow Mule, called the Mandarin Mule, is a nice alternative for those who aren’t necessarily the biggest fans of the former version, but are intrigued by the idea. The ginger and orange combo...

Recyle Old Conditioner Container for Your Own Recipes!

Calling all kitchen beauticians!! Instead of throwing away those empty conditioner containers, why not repurpose them? I’m always mixing my own conditioner recipes in random bowls around the house. This time, when I had a few empty containers just laying around, I decided to reuse the containers for my own homemade mixes. I cleaned the containers out and labeled them for my 2 most used concoctions, my #prepoo and #deepcondition  Sometimes, my pre-poo and deep conditioner recipes change, depending on...

Drink of the Day | the Rum Runner

   A delightfully sweet cocktail, this drink is perfect for a hot and humid or even a rainy day. This rum concoction hosts a variety of flavors, all sweet and savory. Although it is similar to a hurricane, and not as popular here in New Orleans, this recipe predates it and has a more tropical taste. The recipe includes:  1 oz. light rum 1 oz. dark rum 1 oz. blackberry liquer 1 oz. banana liquer 1 oz. pineapple juice 1...

Natural Hair DIY | My Year-Round, Multi-Purpose Hair Oil

There are so many oils and oil blends out there, how do you choose? Each oil has its own advantages and ways of helping your hair. In my opinion, the best way to get the benefits of them all is to mix oils with different benefits together and use it accordingly. All the oils in my oil mixture cover the basics - moisture retention, promotion of growth, strengthen hair, prevention of split ends - and don’t overlap too much, which basically means that I tried to make sure that the benefits of one oil are different from another.