Monthly Archives: January 2019

Beauty inside and out

My Current Curly Hair Faves

January 28, 2019

I have been getting a lot of questions about what I’m doing with my curls because they have been living their best life (yes, even with consistently straightening my hair) over the last couple of years.  And I am really proud of that! My hair journey has been a long one, but I finally feel really happy with the health and condition of my hair. It’s usually easy to detangle, it grows quickly and is overall pretty easy to manage, which has not always been the case.

There were two shifts that happened over the last few years that I believe may have contributed to the condition of my curly hair.  One, I got serious about drinking my Glowing Green Smoothies 3-4 days/week. Two, I learned I had low-porosity hair and had been taking care of my hair all wrong.  So, I put a full stop on co-washing (I had mad buildup) and using coconut oil or heavy oils on my hair.  I noticed my hair was finally receiving all of the awesomeness from the products I was using because it was finally squeaky clean.  And my curls took off from there! So, here are the current products that are my ride or dies, and a few that have been around for years.  It’s not a long list, as I keep it pretty simple, and don’t follow any type of curly girl rules. I just do and use what works for me. read more

Life shit

How I Got Out of Debt | 11 Financial Tips For Big City Living

January 11, 2019

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Okay, since it’s a new year, I thought it would be a great opportunity to share my personal finance journey. And hopefully, my story and the financial tips I’ve learned will help you to improve your financial situation and hit your goals.

I’ve shared bits and pieces of my story in this blog post, here but I want to share a little bit more background on what lead me to change my habits and be completely debt free. No car lease, no nothing, and amassing a robust savings account.

My early years and money

My relationship with money throughout my life was both positive and negative. I have an independent spirit and at a young age, I’ve always loved having my own money and being in charge of it. Being in charge meaning what can I spend this on, today LOL.  I remember saving for my prom dress because I wanted a specific $300 dress my mom wouldn’t purchase for me. And I felt so good about buying that dress, knowing I did it on my own. So, I knew how to save and I knew I had to work for the things I wanted in life. read more