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Ten Things Every Woman Aged 18 -80 Should Have (Including the Trivial, the Controversial, and the Unarguable)…

Happy New Year everyone! 

I hope that this year proves to be prosperous and glorious for you. As we settle into this new year, I couldn’t help but think about the things that I have, the things that I’m thankful for, and the experiences that I intend to have in my lifetime. And I thought, why not share some of the things that I have, the things that I’m grateful for, and the things that I will have (in a roundabout way) with you? You guys are interested, right? So, sit down, grab a glass of wine or a cup of apple cider (both are equally yummy), get some popcorn (and a ketchup shaker from Kernels if you dare), and read on…

1. Hope

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Seriously, hope is life sustaining. Life can be rough as hell sometimes (believe me, I’ve been there and bought the t-shirt on tough times and tough circumstances), but what gets you through life is having hope (and even faith) that things will eventually get better. They just have to, right? Things can’t be bad forever, and things are always changing (that’s the ebb and flow of life). There is always the possibility of a series of circumstances coming along to change your life for the better. And just think, especially when things go really sour in your life, the only way to go is up. So, dear readers please have hope; keep it alive, let it have wings, and let it keep you going, because it will.

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Hair, Skin, & Body

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It’s been a while (exactly a month to be exact) since I’ve published a post here. So sorry, but I had a lot of heavy stuff going on in my life (and still do actually), that temporarily managed to put this happy place on hold for a little bit. Still managed to tweet (because, as you know, it takes two seconds to do) but everything in my life has been at a standstill. Hopefully, that will change soon. 

In any case, here I am with  a post about a few of the things I have been loving in April, May, and now into June. I refuse to call this any kind of ‘Monthly Favourites’ post (everyone else does that!), because you’ve read enough of those. Instead, call it a mash up of hair skin and body….and nails!

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Detaining Tangles

hair 002Here’s a funny thing I just realized while I was riffling through my huge bag of combs: I don’t use any brushes in my hair. I only use combs that are ‘fro friendly; combs  go through my hair when it’s wet  or damp or when it has a lot of product in it. My combs (and oh boy, there are many of them!)  all have a very specific shape and purpose. Observe:

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On Natural Hair

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A foreword
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This is not a piece where I get all preachy in order to  persuade black women everywhere to start whipping their natural curls back and forth on their head. Not at all. I’m only interested in making you understand why I have chosen to wear my hair naturally and why I take care of it in the way that I do.  Because my hair care routine (as you eventually will see) is extremely extensive. See this, and other hair posts that follow, as an expression of love that I have for my kinky curls and a show of support to other black women out there who might be interested (but perhaps too afraid of going natural). I want black women to see that it can be done, and that our hair, exactly as it is naturally, is beautiful too. Finally, the most important point that I’ll ever make on all this natural hair business is this: any great head of hair –  regardless of the ethnicity it comes from – is always at its best when it’s lovingly cared for.

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