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Sooo…have you ever heard of those places that only specialize in blow-outs?  No cuts, color or anything else. Just strictly blow-dry and style. The most popular company I know of is called the Dry Bar.  I’ve always wanted to try one to see how the other side live. (HAHA). Well, I didn’t make it to the Dry Bar. However, I did make it to a different blow dry only place here in Dallas. I was of course worried that they would not be able to handle my type of hair. First of all, my hair is thick, and full, and...

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Raise your hand if you have a bathroom cabinet full of hair and beauty products. Same here. I wanted to drop in and share some of my latest product obsessions with you. In a quest to give my hair a break, I've been alternating between different protective styles. Currently, these box braids have been saving my life! Minimal maintenance required is always a plus. Once or twice a week I use this Carol's Daughter's Mimosa Hair Honey to add moisture to my scalp. Throughout the week I use the Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Leave in Conditioner and OGX Hydrating Coconut...

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What if I told you there was a cosmetic and accessory store with bomb product, and everything was.....wait for it....$1! (Insert shocked emoji here). Well, on a random trip to the mall, I stumbled upon this gem.  The H&M esq music playing in the store, the simple black and white signage, and the sight of what looked like make-up heaven, all stopped me in my tracks. What really drew me in was the sign outside the door that said everything's $1.  This can't be true, I thought. So, I had to investigate further! I just knew that there was a...

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Having lived in Michigan all my life, I'd learned how to navigate through the Winter blues. Cold temps can really do a number on your skin. Cool, dry air tends to dry your skin out faster; Leaving you clinging to any moisturizer or lotion you can find. But what about your lips? Your typical lip gloss won't be an even match for Old Man Winter. Here's three products I've found to help keep my lips super soft throughout the season.  My biggest pet peeve in the Winter time: chapped and peeling lips! No matter how much chapstick I applied, my lips...

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Let's close our eyes and picture the first video vixen or Instagram model that comes to mind. While we may be thinking of different women, chances are they probably look the same or similar. You know, lighter skin, long hair etc. For years (read forever-ever), we've been fed the consistent image of a heavily Euro-influenced standard of beauty. It's not often that you seen an Asian woman or Black woman featured in a boldly pigmented lip color as the face of a major cosmetic brand. Well, that's exactly what you'll find at The Lip Bar. Melissa Butler, Detroit native and...

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