When it comes to dating, we should be more open to stepping outside of our dating box and comfort zone. Oftentimes we have in our minds that our soul mate looks like this, or he will be like that. The reality is he may come in a package that you never expected. He may come in a race that you didn’t expect, or may come in a height shorter than what you dreamed of, or whatever! Staying in your dating box is only limiting you. If you want to find true love, and not that superficial wishy washy stuff, you have to open up your heart and mind to the possibility of just being open.
You don’t have to put on a ton of makeup everyday to look your best. Your daily makeup routine should never take more than five minutes. Honestly five minutes is all it should take. Keep it simple and keep it quick. All you need is the three makeup essentials and you are on your way. Foundation, lip gloss or lipstick, and mascara. Voila, that’s it!
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“I think the idea that you know who your inner self is on a daily basis, because… you know. What’s good for you 25 years ago may not be good for you now. So, to keep in touch with that, I think that’s the first ingredient for success. Because if you’re a successful human being, everything else is gravy, I think.” Whoopi Goldberg
“I say to those people who are desperately trying to get healthy, in those moments where you feel like you can’t go any further, you can.” Mo’Nique
“If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it. ” Wanda Sykes
“The best piece of advice someone has ever given me was ‘do it scared.’ And no matter if you’re scared, just go ahead and do it anyway because you might as well do it scared, so it will get done and you will feel so much better if you step out of your comfort zone.” Sherri Shepherd
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As women of color we need to stop waiting on the world to recognize the beauty and power that we possess. The reality is that it’s probably never going to happen. Once we begin to recognize it for ourselves, what others think of us will no longer matter! We don’t need validation from magazines or the media. From the array of our beautiful brown shades, to our curves and variety of hair textures, the moment we embrace our true beauty is the moment we become free.
“What I think is exciting is that, to a certain extent, there is a revolution happening where black women are owning their own beauty, despite the standard of beauty that in the past has not had space for it.” Tracee Ellis Ross brainyquote.com
I don’t think there is any other hairstyle that is more versatile than braids. Black women from all different walks of life and ages have worn braids for decades. You can dress them up, dress them down, put them up in a ponytail, whatever your preference, you can always find a style that you can make your own.
From little girls wearing cornrows and beads, to a womewearing zillions, braids will always be a staple hairstyle in our community. From the easy maintenance to the self expression and the versatility, us black girls will always be proud to rock braids whenever we choose.
It’s easy to get caught up in our busy lives. We have to do this at work, or there is an assignment that’s due. The kids have practice after school, or you have to make it to yoga class by seven. There are plenty of things in our daily lives that keep us busy. During our busy and hectic days it is God that keeps us, protects us, and gives us mercy and grace. In the midst of it all it’s important that we remind ourselves at the end of the day to take the time to be thankful.