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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Shades Of Summer: The Best Of 2016 Eye Wear Trends

Whether you call them sunnies, sunglasses or eye wear they are a summer must. Sunglasses are the easiest and most inexpensive way to a make a  statement with your outfit. We're showing off the latest in sunglasses that will protect the eyes while looking chic and fun and ready to take on the summer .

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Malick Welli Celebrates Hair With "Happy Nappy"

“Nappy is the contraction of the word natural and happy, which literally means ‘happy natural.” writes Malick Welli.
The Senegalese-born photographer, who cites Boubacar TourĂ© Mandemory as an inspiration, celebrates natural hair and youth in this latest series “Happynappy.”

Thursday, June 23, 2016

5 Swimsuits Collections To Keep on your Radar!

Whether you’re planning your next island get-a-way or catching some rays on the beach, having a perfect swimsuit is what you’ll need. From one-pieces to even bikinis, your options may be endless. Check out this list of swimsuits to not only keep on your radar but slay your summer too!

Monday, June 20, 2016

VIDEO: How To Make Deodorant At Home Via Nikisha Of Urban Bush Babe

Video: DIY All Natural Deodorant (Vegan)

I have a love-hate relationship with deodorant, and that's mostly due to my very sensitive underarm skin. As a child, I could only use spray-on deodorant because I would break out into rashes using the rub on kind. When learned about how bad spray on deodorant was for the environment I was turned off by it and started using  roll on deodorant.

A Different Perspective on Your Glamorous Life

Photographer: Tachina Lee
We're all aware by now that we live in a society that's conscious of  fame, glitz, and glam. This makes it tough to be your own person - or does it? I ask myself this every day. The issues we face on a daily basis contribute to our worldview and shapes our reality. You know, the things we struggle with in life are all based on the perspective we have. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Hair-Stenciling Is The Coolest Trend You Should Know

You’re probably thinking another day, another trend...Wrong! The great thing about any trend is the fact it tends to be the most talked about topic people can’t stop talking about. Yes, for most trends the hype eventually dies down; but sometimes it is nice to be able to take part in the discussion. The latest beauty is trend is so cool that of course, we had to share it with you guys!

Hairstylist and artist Janine Ker uses stencils to paint detailed and colorful designs on her clients’ hair. As reported on Teen Vogue, this incredible woman first draws sketches to inspire her designs using Sharpies and colored pencils on a canvas for the full effect, before turning them into real-life hair masterpieces.

I’m sure you’re probably wondering how she got into hair-stenciling, right? Well, she actually started out by posting images of her creations on her Instagram, which quickly became an endless thread of major summer hair-color inspiration.

Although it looks like she uses actual dye, you can also get a similar but temporary look using colored hairspray.

The work that Ker does is not only amazing as a cool way to rock your hair but it looks like a dope piece of art as well.

Would you rock the hair-stencil trend? Let us know, why or why not in the comment section!

By: Ajea Nicole
Ajea Nicole is a 20 something from Boston, MA who craves anything style related. Though her love of style originated from scouring her mom’s closet, she often gleans style inspiration from Solange and June Ambrose. When she is not catching up on Project Runway, she can be found working out at the gym, reading a good book or
somewhere in a sushi restaurant.

Connect with her!
Twitter: @ajeanicole
Instagram: @ajeanicole

Dawn Unveils The Visual For 'Wake Up-A Fashion Film'

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dawn Richard takes on a role as phoenix in “Wake Up,” a symbol of her rebirth as a musician and artist.
“With this era, I want to highlight the marriage of fashion, tech and sound,” D∆WN says. “‘Wake Up’ is a fashion film inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the Faun and the Phoenix narrate this whimsical dream that you don’t want to wake up from.”
The visuals were directed by Sasha Samsonova and D∆WN herself.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Disaster Plans Are Important For The Soul

Every move has a consequence or thought, right? Often we look into the premeditated thoughts and images, but we refuse to look at the aftermath until it's among us. This has to change.

 Recently, I found myself in a situation that made me uncomfortable, but I couldn't avoid the situation.  I immediately began to think of what my avoidance could cause. An aftermath occurs when we're caught off guard and are in the reaction to an unexpected event. However, the extent of the aftermath could lessen if there's a proper procedure in place. 

Now, in natural disaster mode - the aftermath is inevitable. However, the recovery process goes smoother once we've developed a plan for the disaster. I made a decision to prepare for the aftermath that I knew was coming. 

I put my guideline together and said well, I have been caught off guard, but I don't have to allow it to be a total disaster. I put my guideline together quick. I can do this because I understand adjustment. My guideline becomes a series of questions that will provide a template for recovery. 

I'm not saying this happens all the time, but most often we hit aftermath because we've failed to prepare for the disaster. Are you prepared?

What actions and guidelines have you put in place to prepare for the negative in life?  Let us know in the comment section below!

By Kyla Nicole
Hello, and thank you! Check out for more! I’m an Author, Business Strategist, and a Certified Life Coach in the Atlanta area. Let’s learn to Purposely Live Out Loud. Ladies, know that you are FLY, you hold great value and you represent class, dignity, are more precious than rubies! Follow me on – Facebook (Kyla Nicole), Instagram (AskKylaNicole) and Twitter (AskKylaNicole).

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Sydney Fashion Week: Street Style Done Right Down Under

Other than lipstick, my other two favorite things in this world are Fashion Week and street style. The two go together like peanut butter and jelly while also allowing self-expression, creativity, and inspiration. Whether it is London, Milan or even New York, Fashion Week is a great opportunity for up and coming designers to showcase work they have been working on for months. In addition, it is great to have an idea about the “who’s who” in fashion, while keeping up with trends.

When I think of street style, there are many points of reference that come to mind. But in particular, the great thing about street style is that it is often associated with youth culture while not emerging from studios or runway shows. Simply put, many individuals that display their street style are fearless-- without caring if they “match” or even if someone else thinks their outfit is a hot mess.

To my surprise, Australia (Sydney in particular) has become the epicenter for all things fashion: stacked stilettos, boyfriend jeans, neck scarves, wide-legged pants and even gold hoop earrings-- just what I love!

Whether you’re looking for ways to elevate your own street style or simply in need for more fashion inspiration, let Sydney Fashion Week help.

How do you define your street style? Let us know in the comments below!

By: Ajea Nicole
Ajea Nicole is a 20 something from Boston, MA who craves anything style related. Though her love of style originated from scouring her mom’s closet, she often gleans style inspiration from Solange and June Ambrose. When she is not catching up on Project Runway, she can be found working out at the gym, reading a good book or
somewhere in a sushi restaurant.

Connect with her!
Twitter: @ajeanicole
Instagram: @ajeanicole

Sunday, June 5, 2016

How the Body Positive Movement Helped Me Embrace My Size

Here I am a lovely 28 years old and I can finally say I am becoming completely comfortable in my skin. I Never thought I would say this but some of that is due to the help of social media. Following Plus size models seeing videos and pictures of women who look just like me who are apologetically sexy and confident makes me so incredibly happy. Why not? It should be a no brainer, no matter what size, shape, height or weight, you should be able to look in the mirror and be happy with what you see in the mirror.


I can't quite remember when the #bodypositive movement became something I was aware of but slowly I started to see beautiful, curvy plus sized women start showing up on my news feed on Instagram. In the past 10 years my size has fluctuated anywhere between a size 10/12 to a size 16/18 and it can become very difficult being a larger size when the majority of your life has been spent being pretty average sized. I love clothes and shopping but the larger the size on my pants the harder it became to find items that I wanted to wear. I needed inspiration and luckily for me it was plentiful. Seeing women of different sizes,  better yet, the similar sizes to me be fashionable and unafraid to look fly as fuck, made me so happy. It may seem weird to have complete strangers inspire you but I am learning inspiration can come from anywhere. 

Check out our favorite Curvy Divas of fashion! 

I cannot say that there aren't days that I wish I could go back to the days when I could easily fit in a single digit size and when I didn't have to worry about whether or not something would fit me. What makes me so happy about this movement is it isn't just for plus sized women It is for any one of any size who may need someone else to show them just how perfect they already are. 

What does the #Bodypositive movement mean to you??? Let us know in the comment section below!!!

Electa is a self proclaimed foodie. She is a wife, a domestic goddess, and aspiring chef in training, and a Writer/Blogger from Brooklyn with serious Wanderlust. follow her on twitter @emazing17, instagram @emazing17 and snapchat @Emazing1787 

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