We’ve all been told at some point in our lives that we should keep oil far away from our skin–whether it had been a beauty counter rep telling you, your doctor or your mama! It didn’t matter if it was oil splattering up from fried chicken pan, the natural oils we find in our skin, or organic oils. To us women, all kinds were synonymous with “no bueno.” Because oil = breakouts, right?
I had the most awesome opportunity to attend Every Stylish Girl’s Sip N’ Slay, a networking brunch for girl bosses making moves in fashion, beauty and bidness. It was a day loaded with tasty eats, drinks and tantalizing conversation! The room was jam-packed with wisdom and I got to meet so many amazing women. Of course, I had to share those gems sprinkled all over the room with you boss babes.
Whoa. Here lies a look that was supposed to be posted over a year ago! I remember the day clearly – I was on campus and had no class so I hurriedly shot this look! I found it in my archives while scrounging for material to tell you girlbosses about this amazing program I wish I knew about when I was in college! It’s called the Wellesley’s Contemporary Women’s Leadership Program.
Yeah I know. When you think “Wellesley,” you think “Wellesley College,” as in queen of all things women, right? Me too. And guess what, they want you to be a part of it!
Hey Adorners, Happy Spring! I pray that this is a season of growth for you all. It has already begun to be a trying time for me.
In the past couple of months, my life was going pretty well. Too well. This is entirely a foreign concept to accept, as something always goes wrong for me! Ask my friends. I always have little, random moments where I shrug and have to laugh and say, "it's just the way my life is set up."
So to go along life without any mishaps was too fishy for me. But finally, the challenges came.
Guys, remember track suits?! Not just any old kind, but Juicy track suits?! In middle school, every girl had at least one colorful pair. My recent collaboration with both Teen Vogue and Juicy Couture had me feeling nostalgic like man, “where did time go?!”
I have to admit: my family always has some secret insight on beauty regimens. My mom and Medge, in particular know the absolute best product (whether it be a Haitian remedy or item on the market) that will help your hair grow longer or shinier or what will make your skin smoother and healthier. We’re a family that knows the goods.
My mom always tells me how shocked she is at who I am today and I always laugh. Ya see, I used to be extremely quiet…so much so, that corny grownups would say “cat got your tongue?” almost everyday of my kid life. I also didn’t like people much…I preferred my mom and the rest of my family lol.
I’m not a follower. I’m not easily swayed. I like being my own boss. I know what I want, how I want it…and yeah. I’m sure of myself…in a good, black girl magic kind of way. This past year, though?! I’ve been wrecked. Like literally, I’ve been facing situations that have rocked my world back to back. God has shown me time and time again there are simply things that I cannot control.
I can, however, take charge of how I respond to the situations I face in life and honeyyy, so can you. It’s time we redefine taking charge of our lives. Let’s make this quick and easy, shall we?
Hello, Adorners! Hope you all are well into showing Monday who’s boss. If you haven’t yet put on your armor — do so! Tarah created a dope newsletter — show your support through signing up, you won’t regret it. You even get a freebie!
I’m sure by now you guys can see that I am Tarah’s personal cheerleader. We were meant to be sisters and I can’t stress that fact enough. We genuinely root for each other’s dreams and I think that as sisters and best friends that’s really important. The love is real y’all!