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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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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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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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Beauty

Fall Night Routine

There’s nothing more relaxing than winding down at night and getting ready for bed. Today I’m sharing my fall night time routine with you all. Also, stay tuned until the end for an instagram giveaway announcement.…

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Hair

Natural Hair Regimen

Sharing my natural hair regimen with you all. These products have been my go-to items for wash n gos for quite a while. Whenever I decide to switch it up and try something new, I always revert back to these products.   What are your go to products?…

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Hair

4 Must Have Natural Hair Products – In the Desert

Desert natural hair

Keeping naturally curly hair moisturized in the desert can be a daunting task. With the desert’s dry, harsh climate, it seems like it was designed to deprive us curly girls of moisture. Thankfully there are some products and tools available to restore moisture in even the dryest of climates.   Here are 4 products/tools that can help you retain moisture in the desert:   Shower Water Filter: The desert is notorious for its “hard” water. Hard water contains harsh minerals…

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Beauty

Beauty Bash – Make Up Do’s & Dont’s

miracle-mile-beauty-bash

I know very little about doing makeup. After being alive for 23 years, I have come to terms with my lack of makeup skills. Since my makeup skills are total crap, I usually wear a bareface or mascara (if I’m feeling adventurous lol).   I was super excited when I received an invite to the Beauty Bash event at the Miracle Mile Shops, because I knew this was my opportunity to learn a thing or two about make up. The…

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The Curl Files

The Curl Files – Feat. Che’Renee

long-natural-hair-journey

April 2013 | February 2014   1) Please introduce yourself. Holaaaa, My name is Che’Renee Zaragoza.   2) How long have you been natural? I have been natural for three years on and off. I have consistently been natural for over a year and have a straightened my hair a couple of times in between.   3) What made you decide to go natural? My decision to transition to the “natural side” was truly decided by the fact that my…

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Hair

Biolage R.A.W. Recover Shampoo & Conditioner Review

biolage-raw-shampoo-conditioner

Lately I have been loving this Biolage R.A.W. Recover Shampoo and Conditioner. I am always on the hunt for a good shampoo/conditioner combo. Not only does this product smell amazing, but it leaves my hair soft and defined. The shampoo lathers extremely well and the conditioner gives me so much slip!!! I was literally in shock when my fingers didn’t get stuck in my hair while I was detangling. Also, the bottles are entirely made out of recycled plastic. It’s…

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How To Learn to Love your Natural Hair

When I first started my natural hair journey, I did not love my hair, nor did I show my hair any love. For years I had been damaging my hair with heat and chemicals. I would literally straighten my hair everyday! After years of neglecting my hair I finally decided to start wearing my hair natural. I did so only through the encouragement of others. At first I hated my hair, however I slowly learned to love it.   Here are…

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