I Accidentally Cut My Hair & Then I Cut It On Purpose

I Accidentally Cut My Hair & Then I Cut It On Purpose


Me in my awesome crochet braids by Zarah Charm.

For about two months, I rocked some amazing crochet braids styled by Zarah Charm a natural hairstylist in Baltimore, Maryland. People were always asking if it was my hair and I absolutely loved how easy it was to get up and start my day without stressing too much about how my hair looked.

One night I was watching some TV and doing some blog post editing whenContinue Reading

New Favorite Shoes: Floral Sneakers from Target

  Every once in a while, I purchase a piece of clothing that I get addicted to and wear until it falls apart. These floral kicks are it. I grabbed these babies fromContinue Reading

5 Things I’ve Learned from Working on a Food Truck

Almost two years ago, I found myself needing some extra change in my pocket and my homegirl Chef Vicky connected me with the awesome folks at DC Slices, DC’s only pizza truck. Now I have a full-time job, but I still choose to spend some nights and weekends slingin’ slices for DC Slices. I often haveContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Jess’ Lessons: No Challenge = No Change

I can’t lie. Lately I’ve been coasting. Coasting to a place of mediocrity and unfulfillment.  Okay, maybe that is a bit dramatic…still I have a few things that have been chillin’ on my goal list, but I had not made any real moves to make things happen. What’s up with me, you ask? I’ll beContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Lupita Nyong’o on Sesame Street: Love The Skin You’re In!

I watched Sesame Street when I was little (and honestly, probably all the way through to high school, but shhhh…) and it’s great to see that such a classic show is still putting out wonderful material for kids today. Today while clicking around on the net, I was really excited to see everyone’s fav Lupita Nyong’oContinue Reading

Review: Hair Chalk by ColorSmash [from Groupon Goods!]

  Sometimes I spend a little too much time scrolling through the Groupon Goods store, but every once in a while I find a gem! I spotted this 18-piece Hair Chalk Kit by ColorSmash for $17.99. I had some Groupon Bucks to spend so I was able to snag the Kit for only $7.99 plusContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Jess’ Lessons: “Well done is better than well said.”

Many of us were taught to always be a woman (or man) of our word. But I feel like it can be easy to get caught up in the “word” part and skip over the “be” part. It’s effortless to shovel out promises butContinue Reading

When Your Black Cracks: 5 Ways to keep your face feeling moisturized and looking fresh

I’m sure most of you have heard the phrase “Black don’t crack!” and that people of color are known to age in a way that is easy on the eyes. BUT you have to take care of yourself because aging beautifully doesn’t just happen. I’ve been really investing in my skin care regimen and inContinue Reading

Jess’ Guide to Getting Sexy for Valentine’s Day

I’m sure you’ve seen all of the gift guides with countless suggestions on what qualifies as a great gift for your significant other for Valentine’s Day. But if the love is real, nothing will please your boo thang more than showing up looking fine as hell. [And for my unattached readers, there’s nothing wrong withContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Curly Comedy: Natural Hair Cartoons x Yagazie Emezi

I love a good laugh. So I was super tickled when I stumbled across Yagazie Emezi’s Instagram page and saw her cartoons featuring a character with a massive ‘fro (that I’m pretty sure is herself lol). I wanted to share a couple of my fav cartoons with y’all so peep them below:Continue Reading