Jess’ Lessons: No Challenge = No Change

No Challenge No Change

I can’t lie. Lately I’ve been coasting. Coasting to a place of mediocrity and unfulfillment. ย 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.

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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 wonderfulย 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.ย 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

52Recipes 2014 #1: Fried Eggs in Green Pepper Rings

A few weeks ago on Instagram, I shared pics of a new recipe I was trying out: Fried Eggs in Green Pepper Rings. They were super delicious and with a little practice and patience are easy to make. Although I do not have the step-by-step photos of what I did (I will try to doContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Artist Ameshia Stukes at “The Cage” Exhibit in the Corcoran Gallery of Art

I love meeting my Instagram/Twitter friends in person and finally meeting Ameshia (IG: @artistameshia) was no different! Last week, I randomly noticed Ameshia posting pictures about an exhibit she was participating in. I had no idea that Ameshia was in DC so when I saw that the exhibit would be at the Corcoran Gallery ofContinue ReadingContinue Reading

DMV Event: “The Love Below” …the Valentine’s Day pregame…

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