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Thrifted Gift Ideas

Thrifting presents for the holidays is a great way to get something for everyone on your list without having to spend a ton of money. Watch the video above for some of my favorite thrifted gift ideas.   How do you feel about gifting/receiving thrifted gifts?…

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Beauty

My Menstrual Cup

lena menstrual cup

Last week was my first time using a menstrual cup. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about these cups over the years, but I was skeptical towards the hype. That is, until I realized that there is a valid reason for the hype. Now that I’m on-board with this fancy little cup, here are some reasons why I am loving it.   I love my menstrual cup because…

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Sustainable Video

The Boob Diaries #1

I gave up bras about 4 or 5 years ago. My boyfriend actually suggested that I stop wearing bras, and I thought he was crazy! I could never go braless. I didn’t want to walk around with people being able to see my nipples through my shirt! I shortly got over that mindset once I actually went out without a bra for the first time. It was so comfortable, and no one even noticed that I wasn’t wearing one (well,…

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Gift Guide

Ethical Holiday Gift Guide #1

Holiday Gift Guide For Her Relaxation

This holiday season, I’m participating in Ethical Hour’s #ShopEthicalInstead movement. Meaning no crazy shopping trips to the mall for gifts on Black Friday. Instead, I will purchase presents from locally-owned and/or ethical businesses.   I encourage you to consider joining the movement as well. If any of you are interested, I’ll be creating several gift guides this month featuring affordable, ethical products.   This first gift guide provides ethical gift options, perfect for the ladies who enjoy lazy-days of relaxation. Trying…

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Featured Outfits

#BlackGirlMagic

Listen, I am so in love with this shirt. It’s starting to become a problem. I’ve already worn it three separate times this week. Don’t judge me. lol. But really, this shirt has been a great conversation starter and has even led to some insightful race-related conversations which I’m always excited about. I wish it were acceptable to wear the same thing every day, because this would definitely be my permanent outfit of choice.   Outfit Details: Shirt – Fresh…

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Outfits

Summer to Fall Transition Outfit

fall graphic tee

Vegas is stuck in the fall to summer transitional stage…and so is my closet. Both seasons’ clothing are filling up my closet, but I’m not complaining. I love combining my most-worn summer outfits with pieces from my fall wardrobe. I definitely lived in graphic tees and shorts all summer. This graphic tee’s neutral colors make it perfect for transitioning into the fall. These denim shorts are also a great transitioning piece because they match everything. This comfy cream cardigan I scored from $0.99…

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The Curl Files

The Curl Files – Feat. Vee

Long Natural Hair Joruney

Left: 6th Grade | Right: 2009   Please introduce yourself. My names Vee I currently reside in Los Angeles where I’m attending graduate school at UCLA!   How long have you been natural? I have been using natural products since junior year of high school. So about eight years. I have never really straightened my hair often, but was definitely uncomfortable with wearing my hair down all of middle school.   What made you decide to go natural? In high…

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Holiday Video

Thrifted Halloween Costumes

Halloween is right around the corner! For this video, I partnered with Savers Thrift Store to share some quick and easy last-minute costumes that can easily be created from items already in your closet or with inexpensive items from the thrift store. Click here to see my thrifted costume from last year.   The Costumes:                                   What do you plan on dressing up as…

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Hauls

Product Swap Haul

I am such a fan of giving items a new life. It is crazy how the phrase “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is so true. Last month my friend Amber hosted a Hair Product Swap Party. I’ve attended and hosted clothing swap parties before, but never a product swap. I’m so happy she hosted this party, because it allowed me to swap out hair products I no longer liked for something new. The best part is the event…

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Personal

Blogging Rut

Lately, I’ve been in such a rut when it comes to defining my blog, my brand, and myself. I should start by saying, I gave up fast fashion 2 years ago. Since then all of my wardrobe items have been obtained from thrift stores, eBay, clothing swaps, or gifts. I’m sure all of you know by now, I love thrifting and shopping secondhand, but I feel like I should be doing more as a consumer. I feel like I should be…

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