Milk Makeup #LiveYourLook

Milk Makeup, an offspring of Milk Studios of NYC, believes that when it comes to your beauty routine, compromise is a “no, no.”  To assure they provide a cosmetic that is nourishing with a blockbuster payoff, Milk Makeup offers products that are cruelty-free, paraben-free, and 100% vegan. Taking its cues from those in the community…

Advice for my daughter.

Use your words wisely, dear one. You are the author and the main character of the greatest story ever told.  No one but you and your Creator can write it. I’m so grateful you chose me to bring you Earthside, but I’m only here to observe. I’ll keep your paper and pens stocked, and your…

BLK + GRN

What do you get when you combine 46 artisans in one marketplace who not only represent the African diaspora but also have a desire to live green?  You get Black and Green, or as they call it: BLK + GRN.   BLK + GRN is an all-natural marketplace with all-black artisans. It features creations for the…

Vichy Minéral 89 First Impressions

We received a few minutes of rain today in Las Vegas. Those few raindrops were appreciated.  Speaking of moisture, let’s chat briefly about the Minéral 89 Hyaluronic Acid Face Moisturizer by Vichy Laboratories. I unboxed and tried this moisturizer today for the first time. Unlike many serums and moisturizers I’ve used in the past that…

L’Occitane en Provence Purifying Mask

Meet me in France, mon chéri! Now that little Miss Aev is on a somewhat predictable schedule, I’m excited about getting back into skincare and herbal remedies. Let’s play in this deliciously green purifying mask by L’Occitane en Provence! If you enjoy the smell of thyme, you’ll love this mask. Organic thyme is high in…

My favorite content creators are depressed.

Depression. Burn out. Writer’s block. Your favorite creators are tired, y’all.  A few months ago I hopped back on YouTube as a consumer for the first time in several years. I subscribed to the content creators I once looked to for makeup tutorials and skits. I binge-watched commentary videos on the latest celebrity news. I…

Better Out Than In

One of the not so appropriate things my father would say during my childhood was, “Better out than in!” In case you didn’t guess his reason, it had to do with bouts of flatulence. Not, “Excuse me.” No, “Begging your pardon.” It was, “Better out than in,” more times than not. Daddy may have said…

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Good evening lovelies! It’s hard to believe I’m smack dab in the middle of my fifth summer in Las Vegas.  One thing I miss about living in the Midwest is watching the seasons change. I took for granted all those years in Indiana being able to witness the leaves transition to their fall wardrobe. I…

Anise Star Essential Oil

With an aroma similar to black licorice, anise star oil is used to relieve symptoms related to breathing difficulties such as bronchitis, colds, or flu.   Should you wait until the winter months to purchase this essential oil? No! But even with an affordable price point, this oil is not for everyone, no matter the season….

How I Manicure My Nails At Home

Good evening! I haven’t posted any beauty content in awhile, so I thought I’d share 5 things to keep in mind if you want an amazing at-home manicure using acrylic nails. I’ve done my own nails at home for many years, and really enjoy this small act of self-care that I can enjoy while I…