Fanm Djanm Headwraps by Paola Marthe

As you may know, if you’ve been following my blog for a while and my other social platforms, I’m a proud Haitian-American. Seeing fellow Haitians display their pride online always makes me extremely happy. Enter Paola Mathe, blogger at Finding Paola and creator of Fanm Djanm headwraps.

Fanm Djanm Headwraps by Paola Marthe

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20 Things I Learned in my 20s

things to learn in your 20s

One of the most vivid memories of my early 20s was going out for drinks with friends and somehow finding myself dry-humping a wall. Ah yes, those were the days. But in a month, I will be thirty and I don’t know how. How did I get here? First of all, thanks God. But for real though? Just the other day, I was 18 without a care in the world. At 25, I was still turning up like you wouldn’t believe. Now? I can’t wait to get home on Friday and sleep off all of the exhaustion from the week. A drink? My stomach can’t take the thought.

The following advice in this post is almost all a result of my first hand experiences. Everything that I’ve gone through in my 20s, has molded me into the woman I am today. Of course I’ve had many regrets that I later took back because without the experience, I would not have gotten the lesson. I’m still learning the lessons. But if I could share with you what I wish someone would’ve shared with me, this is what I would say.

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3 Blogs About Advanced Blogging You Should Read

blogs about blogging you should read

If you’ve been blogging for 5 or more years like myself, you’ve probably reached the point where you want to get into the nitty-gritty of blogging. At this point, you know all of the basics and you want to learn the harder stuff. If you’re anything like me, the harder stuff include technical topics like SEO, HTML, ad campaigns and analytics.

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Self-Esteem: I Am Not My Hair

You know that feeling you get when you leave the hair salon with freshly styled hair. Your self-esteem is on fleek! There’s not a cloud in the sky, birds seem to be singing a melodic song, people are laughing and carrying along. You look good and no one can steal your joy.

lucy's pearls style and self-esteem

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Songstresses with Powerful Lyrics

Give me a song with lyrics about real life, pain and sorrow, and I’ll play the record incessantly. Music has the power to make you feel emotions and desire situations that are probably foreign to you. You ever notice how you’ll listen to a sad song, totally happy about your place in life mind you, and it has the power to completely shift your mood? I consider myself a happy sad person. I love sadness. I love it because to be sad, you have to dig deep within you to reveal emotion. When you’re sad, your thoughts and conversations cannot be shallow. So whether it’s a good sad song or one of inspiration and longing, I rock with it because it’s meaningful.

There are four albums in particular that I can literally listen to from beginning to end without skipping once. These albums belong to artists that all happen to be women with unique voices. What do these they all have in common besides their beautiful voices? Powerful lyrics.

Songstresses with powerful lyrics

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2015 Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala

2015 pantone color of the year marsala

If you’ve never heard of the PANTONE, it’s not your fault. But if you’re a graphic artist or designer and haven’t heard of it, shame on you. PANTONE is the leader in color communication, known for its matching system. This year’s color, Marsala, couldn’t be any more rich and exciting.

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Head & Shoulders Moisture Care Collection

This post is sponsored by P&G. Compensation was provided by P&G via Mode Media.

Wash Day: one of my least favorite days of all time. Something about the process of cleansing the hair and scalp, that isn’t what I’d call a jolly good time. I do it because the results, those thick, soft and bouncy twists are well worth the effort. Cue in the new Head & Shoulders Moisture Care Collection.

head & shoulders moisture care collection

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God Always Has the Final Say

nature landscape

On Friday, I rushed home, ready to take a post work nap, exhausted from the day. I had just gotten a really bad cold and wanted nothing more than to start over. As I pulled up to the driveway, I noticed the front door was wide open. Honestly, I didn’t think too much of it because it happened twice before due to the wind. But I called my mother anyway, inquiring as to who was forgetful enough to do it this time. Never in a million years did I expect to see what I saw next.

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Accessorize Your Look with Rocksbox Jewelry

rocksbox subscription

If you haven’t noticed, I don’t really wear jewelry that much. And when I do, I choose very simple pieces. So when the lovely people at Rocksbox emailed me about a free three-month subscription, I was a little hesitant. Until I went to their website…

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Valentine’s Day Love Everyday

valentine's day love

It’s that time of year again that everyone loves to hate. I don’t mind Valentine’s Day. The candy is always good and there’s always enough for everyone. What I don’t like about Valentine’s Day is the pressure that society attaches to it.

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