10 Reasons to Never Date Me

I feel like having a little fun with this. I saw the question on Quora and thought to myself, “hmm, that’s different.” I’ve spent a lot of time thinking of reasons why someone should date me, but never really thought of reasons why maybe some people shouldn’t. And that’s totally a thing. Some people should…

Are hymns only for Christians?

I may not go to church now, but I was raised a Christian and I still find myself singing hymns from time to time. In fact, they are my favorite kind of music. The other day I was singing “Rock of Ages” and someone raised an eyebrow at me. “You’re a Christian?” he asked. I…

I love a good biography

I have always loved stories. Especially true stories. Since I was a little girl, there was just this part of me that always wanted to know where everyone was coming from. I loved listening to family members, teachers, and just about anyone tell me what their lives where like as children, teenagers, and even their…

Kim’s Pick: Organic Root Stimulator’s Olive Oil Edge Control

Hey hey hey! This one is for my kinky and curly girls. So unlike most non-women-of-color, our hairlines tend to be curly and free. They don’t usually lie down, and you know something? There is nothing wrong with that. In fact, I like having healthy hair and healthy edges, so I smooth them with a…

Kim’s Pick: I found it! Rimmel’s Professional Eyebrow Pencil

Remember the post I did last week about the Colorstay Brow Pencil by Revlon? As you might remember, I didn’t like that product very much and only tried it because I couldn’t find my beloved favorite eyebrow pencil for months. Well, today I found it and am I SO happy. It’s the Professional Eyebrow Pencil…

How to drink more water when you don’t really like water.

I was grocery shopping the other day, and this tiny blue bottle of liquid caught my eye. At first, I thought it was food coloring, but I was in the beverage aisle, so that didn’t make sense. Didn’t have anything better to do, so I put my hand cart down and took up the bottle….

I hate holidays

Why do I hate holidays? The answer may surprise you, or it may not. Perhaps you can even relate, and if you can, then feel free to comment. Would be nice to know I’m not alone. You may have already begun to notice, but I’m heading in a different style direction with this post. See, usually…

Never fear your own rage

Are you feeling angry? Is life really getting you down? Does it seems like you’ve got all the problems without answers while everyone else has a cheat sheet? Do your friends make you feel terrible? Is your family driving you insane? Did the washer, dryer and fridge all break on the same day, while you were…

Wash day blues

I love that afro hair doesn’t need to be washed every single day (gosh, so drying!). However, wash day DOES eventually roll around and I always make it one of my days off because… having, uh … “complicated hair days” when you’re getting ready for work in a Eurocentric society is a no-no. Black women…

Kim’s Pick: Rimmel “Oh My Gloss” Lip Gloss Review

One thing I love about lip gloss? It makes your lips so so pretty without leaving a tell-tale mess on everything. You know, like lipstick does. (Sigh). Though I’ve tried a few brands in the past, my favourite just has to bethe “Oh My Gloss” line by Rimmel.  With over 15 shades to choose from,…

Kim’s Pick: This Is Us (2016) Series Review – Pt. 1

So, I’m about 10 episodes into the American Television series, “This Is Us.” I’ll admit, I did not have high expectations when I clicked on the first episode. Truth be told, I was bored and ticked off that I would be waiting a whole year for season 2 of “Santa Clarita Diet,” one of the…

Long distance relationships are really hit or miss

Long distance relationships? No lies will be told: they’re hard. Like, really hard. You’ll cry a lot. Walking through the streets, seeing couples holding hands? Not fun. Talking to friends who have their significant others with them every other day? Sucks even harder. You may even feel like everyone has their partner close to them,…

Kim’s Pick: Revlon ColorStay™ Brow Pencil Review

  Ask me which kind of makeup I won’t leave the house without, and it would likely be brow makeup. My face has a few striking features, but my eyebrows have always been talk city. Back when I was a kid, it was because I just had so damn much of it, and they did…

There’s beauty in writing

“I swear you have no life,” she said. “Why do you say that?” I asked, not looking up from my keyboard. She paused, probably wondering whether it was worth even responding to the top of my head. “You spend so much time just writing,” she said, finally. “That is so boring. What do you get…

Why Playing It Safe Is Riskier than You Think

Originally posted on SKYLARITY:
Before you delve into the heart of this post, for the next few minutes, I’d like you to reflect on your life and the many times you avoided risks and opted for the path of least resistance—the path that was comfortable and predictable. Looking back, what did you see? Here’s what…