Get Ready With Me! In this video, I will be demonstrating how I apply my “everyday” make-up. I actually don’t wear make-up everyday but when I do, these are the steps I take. If you enjoyed it, don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe. Thank me later 😉

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DIY Wand Curls

In this video, I demonstrate how to achieve Wand Curls. No need to waste your money going to the salon when you can do it yourself! They are super easy to do and come out really pretty 🙂 If you enjoyed the video, don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe! Thank me later 😉

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Top 3 Reasons I Hate The Black People At My University

March Madness Day 2


Attending a Historically Black College University after growing up in the suburbs has definitely been quite a transition for me. I’m no longer outnumbered or the only brown girl in my class. I’m no longer the only person with kinky curly hair. I’m no longer the odd person out and most of all I’m accepted by those around me. Everyone here looks like me and I fit in. Don’t get me wrong, growing up in the suburbs and attending a 5A high school was a great experience at times, but a part of me that I’ve never known until now was always missing.

Internal Battle by Keturah Ariel

Internal Battle by Keturah Ariel

There were few people growing up, besides my family, who could relate to or understand my “black problems”. I couldn’t understand why I was “different” from the other girls. Why are they size 0’s and I’m a size 4? Why do I have curves while they are cute and petite? Why can’t my kinky curly fro flow straight down my back? I needed answers but I wasn’t going to find them in the suburbs. I had to get out. And yes, at the mere age of 13, I was having a Self Image/Identity/Confidence Crisis.

It wasn’t until my senior year of high school that I began to love the skin that I am in. Really! I realized that the people around me and the media don’t get to choose what MY image of beauty is. I will never look like the models on the covers of the magazines but that doesn’t make me any less beautiful. Chasing what I will never be isn’t worth losing my self, my confidence, or killing my self-esteem. I have to embrace the beautiful, kinky hair, brown, curvalicious, individual God made me to be. And to make that possible, I decided I would attend a Historically Black College.

But my experience here isn’t what I thought it would be at all and here are the Top 3 Reasons I Hate The Black People At My University:

#3 Treat You Like An Outcast

You would think life would be easier when you’re surrounded by people who are just like you. That every thing would come easier because you don’t have to try as hard. That’s not the case at all. You have to try 10x harder and every one is your competition. If you choose to be a failure then you don’t fit in.

#2 Attttttttitude!

The people at my university are all about business. And when I say business, I mean networking and connections. You can’t have a conversation with a person without them handing you a business card and asking for your contact information. Even when you politely refuse, you are made out to be the bad person. No isn’t taken lightly for an answer around here and when it is, it comes with some major attitude.

#1 NEVER On Time

People here are almost ALWAYS early. I can never get a seat in class. Contrary to the stereotype of “Colored People Time”, the people at my university are about business and play no games when it comes to their education. If you want a good spot in class, it’s best you get there AT LEAST 10 minutes in advance.

Regardless of all the “pet peeves” at my university, I love it at the same time. I learned to accept and embrace who and what I am. I will forever be brown with curls and curves.

Luke 10:27

Any pet peeves on your campus? Comment BELOW!

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31 Days of March Madness

Tomorrow is March 1st, which means a new start! This month of February has been filled with TOO MUCH. Thankfully, I haven’t been overwhelmed but I have definitely been feeling the pressure. (Remember! Pressure makes glamorous diamonds). I’ve been juggling school, church, my relationship, my family, my duties on campus, and it’s time to add my blog as a priority on the list!

I personally feel like growth and change are inevitable, so why not embrace it? If you never change, you remain the same. In my life, progression, growth, and changes made in spirit of becoming a better person, are all important aspects. I don’t want to be the same person I am today, 5 or 10 years from now. So I’m making it a priority to challenge myself for the better.

Starting tomorrow I am taking on my own version of a March Madness Challenge. (Pretty sure I just made this up, lol). My challenge will consist of committing myself to write a blog post at least once EVERY DAY, drinking half my body weight in ounces of water per day, exercise at least 5 times a week, and getting closer to God. I will keep my blog updated with progress and anything new. I am extending this challenge to my Instagram as well.

In addition to that, I will be working on design and a logo. If March Madness goes as planned and I am successful with the challenge, then I will start a Youtube channel and begin vlogging! Hope all is well with everyone, be blessed and take the start of a new month as an opportunity for a new start! Butterflies symbolize change, so lets spread our wings and soar into success.

2 Corinthians 5:17

What challenges are you taking on this month? Comment Below!

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So this is definitely NOT what I envisioned my first post would be, but I figured “why not”? After a long day of classes, cheer practice, and kissing my boyfriend good-bye for the weekend, I was finally able to get back to my dorm and take a breather. I get all snuggled in bed and can’t sleep, not to mention I have a 9 o’ clock in the morning! Was this just another case of insomnia or some type of sign sent to me from the Heavens? After what seems like hours that I spent scrolling on Instagram, I decide to check my email.

Prior to all of this, since August I’ve been faithfully following The Mane Choice. I tried Hairfinity, their rival, in Spring 2014 and didn’t have the best experience. Not happy with my results I began searching for another option. In August, I discovered The Mane Choice but I was still skeptical about buying their products. My breaking point came in October when I chopped off a good 4 inches of my hair. Not happy with my length I needed something to make my hair grow and make it grow FAST. I spent the following 2 months til now monitoring my natural hair growth so that I know what my average growth rate is and will be able to compare results when I finish the bottles.

Fast forward to last week, I was finally mentally ready to take a chance and purchase their products. For some strange reason, my order would not go through no matter how many times I tried, and I even resorted to contacting Customer Service. Fast forward one more time to tonight, and I receive an email. But not just any email, I received THE email. I didn’t even have to open and read it to know that this was my moment, this is what I’ve waited so long for, this is the beginning of my new hair journey. Despite the fact that I can’t sleep and have an early class tomorrow, despite the fact that I won’t see my boyfriend until Sunday, despite the fact that I chopped off 4 inches of my precious curls, TODAY will be the day I buy their products. Not only will I buy their products but I will use this 25% OFF coupon I received in my email.

Are you on a hair journey of your own and want to see amazing growth? Do you want to improve the overall appearance and health of your hair? Are you STUCK at a length or at an awkward length? Want to improve your hair, skin, AND, nails? Do you simply want longer hair? Well take a chance with me and let’s go on this hair journey together. You can purchase the Manetabolism hair vitamins and other great hair products at their website and use the code “SAVE25” to save 25% off your ENTIRE purchase! What an awesome way to start something new. I purchased “Doesn’t Get Much Butter Than This” and 2 Bottles of Manetabolism. I will be posting pictures and documenting length checks, as well as doing a final review, so look out for that! As frustrated as I was that my order wouldn’t go through about a week ago, I remained faithful and just happened to open my email at the right time! Ecclesiastes 9:11

I want to hear your feedback! What experiences have you had with taking hair supplements? Comment below! OR send me a snapchat!

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