The Mahogany Principle

I'm just a girl who won't settle! Who seeks to spread knowledge and speak the truth!
"Sophisticated Ignorance...I write my curses in cursive" -Kanye West
Lunch time chronicles: I love to support female entrepreneurs. There’s nothing worse than being financially illiterate. There’s no shame in trying to better yourself. Even with a college degree, I still like to read up on techniques that I can implement in my own day to day living. This is why I love Instagram! The community and people you come across can change your perspective! Click the picture…I tagged the author! ☺️ #budgeting #finances #revamping #2015goals

Lunch time chronicles: I love to support female entrepreneurs. There’s nothing worse than being financially illiterate. There’s no shame in trying to better yourself. Even with a college degree, I still like to read up on techniques that I can implement in my own day to day living. This is why I love Instagram! The community and people you come across can change your perspective! Click the picture…I tagged the author! ☺️ #budgeting #finances #revamping #2015goals

the artist cannot look to others to validate his efforts or his calling. if you don’t believe me, ask Van Gogh, who produced masterpiece after masterpiece and never found a buyer in his whole life. to labor in the arts for any reason other than love is prostitution.

—steven pressfield (via crissle)

Happy Hump Day!! Clear your calendars and place a pin on October 19th For #Teasandtangles! @dopecurlz and I will be guest blogging via @beautyncurlz We will also be panelists 😁Come out and join us…sip some mimosas and chat with us about hair, beauty, and more! 💅💁👯😁


WHEN: Sunday 10/19 from 12-4pm WHERE: Suite 53 
Tickets are available online only* on iammyhaircampaign.com
Includes : Buffet Style Brunch + Mimosa + Natural Hair Goodies #TeasandTangles #IAMHBlog #beautyncurlz #naturalhair #curlygirls #carolsdaughter #hairchar #brunch

Happy Hump Day!! Clear your calendars and place a pin on October 19th For #Teasandtangles! @dopecurlz and I will be guest blogging via @beautyncurlz We will also be panelists 😁Come out and join us…sip some mimosas and chat with us about hair, beauty, and more! 💅💁👯😁


WHEN: Sunday 10/19 from 12-4pm WHERE: Suite 53 
Tickets are available online only* on iammyhaircampaign.com
Includes : Buffet Style Brunch + Mimosa + Natural Hair Goodies #TeasandTangles #IAMHBlog #beautyncurlz #naturalhair #curlygirls #carolsdaughter #hairchar #brunch

Austin gets busy! Learning should be specific to each child. I feel like every kid these days knows how to work iPhones, iPads..and touch screen technology in general. I noticed that Austin was really good at working my phone so I just figured that I would teach through technology. He can work the app really well on his own, it’s animated and keeps him pretty busy until of course he’s over it. His aunt recommended this site/app to me and it’s the best 2 bucks I ever spent! Fun times! #starfall #abcs #austinwill #austintakestheabcs #ipad #learningthroughtouch #learningthroughsight #hisdexterityisonpoint #hecanopenchildsafetybottles #learningisfun

🏃🏃🏃 on over to @beautyncurlz to read more about our fall hair product guide! I provided a comprehensive list of my favorite products! To make it easier…every product is categorized into steps! Don’t say I never gave us anything 😁 💆💁💅 #naturalhair #beautyncurlz #fallhair

🏃🏃🏃 on over to @beautyncurlz to read more about our fall hair product guide! I provided a comprehensive list of my favorite products! To make it easier…every product is categorized into steps! Don’t say I never gave us anything 😁 💆💁💅 #naturalhair #beautyncurlz #fallhair

So over the weekend…THIS happened 👰! Before and after…1st off this young woman is already beautiful, skin like butter! Just a perfect canvas 👌 she requested that she look like herself…so my goal here was just to even out her skin tone…correct any discoloration and accentuate her features!! Cheekbones ✔️ eyes✔️ smile ✔️for me…a little goes a long way! The lighting looks different because each picture was taken in a different room. (Photos taken on a canon t3 camera.) this look is super easy to achieve ladies!!! Remember…less is always more and most definitely always Sexy! The highlight of it all…was when her groom/husband said to me “you did a really good job I love how natural she looks!” #mccloudwedding #beforeandafter #flawlessfaces #beauty #natural #skin #weddings #bridalmakeup #light #loracpropalette #maccosmetics #hdfoundation 💄🎀💄😍☺️pictures by: @exquisite_memories

So over the weekend…THIS happened 👰! Before and after…1st off this young woman is already beautiful, skin like butter! Just a perfect canvas 👌 she requested that she look like herself…so my goal here was just to even out her skin tone…correct any discoloration and accentuate her features!! Cheekbones ✔️ eyes✔️ smile ✔️for me…a little goes a long way! The lighting looks different because each picture was taken in a different room. (Photos taken on a canon t3 camera.) this look is super easy to achieve ladies!!! Remember…less is always more and most definitely always Sexy! The highlight of it all…was when her groom/husband said to me “you did a really good job I love how natural she looks!” #mccloudwedding #beforeandafter #flawlessfaces #beauty #natural #skin #weddings #bridalmakeup #light #loracpropalette #maccosmetics #hdfoundation 💄🎀💄😍☺️pictures by: @exquisite_memories

Had to stock up on some old things and some new things. I love HD foundations for that “flawless” finish we all covet and love! Cork liner is new to my collection….dunno what took me so long! 🙈 And boy bait…I think everyone should own boy bait! It goes great over Jubilee and Viva Glam Nicki. 👌 🙅💁🙋💅💄#hdfoundation #makeupforever #maccosmetics #lipliner #beautyncurlz

Had to stock up on some old things and some new things. I love HD foundations for that “flawless” finish we all covet and love! Cork liner is new to my collection….dunno what took me so long! 🙈 And boy bait…I think everyone should own boy bait! It goes great over Jubilee and Viva Glam Nicki. 👌 🙅💁🙋💅💄#hdfoundation #makeupforever #maccosmetics #lipliner #beautyncurlz

heyfranhey:

Shea Moisture recently released a Manuka Honey & Mafura line (as well as a Jamaican Black Castor Oil line) that I’m sincerely in love with.
Manuka benefits for hair: aids in the regrowth of thinning hair, prevents dry scalp and build up and dope for shine and combatting frizz.
Mafura benefits for hair: Contains essential fatty acids that are known to strengthen, deeply moisturize and soften dry hair. Also has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties for a healthier scalp.
In other words? Your hair health, scalp health and growth are about to be on 10! I’ve been using the conditioner and deep conditioner once a week followed by the Alikay Naturals Lemongrass leave-in (finger raked into freshly washed, soaking wet hair) and then a layer of their Shea Yogurt Moisturizer on top, to seal it all in (Discussed this organic brand a few months back. Here)
Both lines were purchased at Target! The weather is changing up so this is my go-to healthy hair regimen for the cooler temps.
P.S. ALL of these smell like absolute heaven on earth. Seriously.
Have any of you tried these products? Thoughts?

I see a target trip is in my very near future!!

heyfranhey:

Shea Moisture recently released a Manuka Honey & Mafura line (as well as a Jamaican Black Castor Oil line) that I’m sincerely in love with.

Manuka benefits for hair: aids in the regrowth of thinning hair, prevents dry scalp and build up and dope for shine and combatting frizz.

Mafura benefits for hair: Contains essential fatty acids that are known to strengthen, deeply moisturize and soften dry hair. Also has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties for a healthier scalp.

In other words? Your hair health, scalp health and growth are about to be on 10! I’ve been using the conditioner and deep conditioner once a week followed by the Alikay Naturals Lemongrass leave-in (finger raked into freshly washed, soaking wet hair) and then a layer of their Shea Yogurt Moisturizer on top, to seal it all in (Discussed this organic brand a few months back. Here)

Both lines were purchased at Target! The weather is changing up so this is my go-to healthy hair regimen for the cooler temps.

P.S. ALL of these smell like absolute heaven on earth. Seriously.

Have any of you tried these products? Thoughts?

I see a target trip is in my very near future!!

COMING SOON!! Really really really soon!! This has been in motion for some time and I’m really excited to put this out there. Follow @beautyncurlz for the link and updates 😁 #beautyncurlz #curlfriends #conversationandcocktails #hairtalk #beauty #reallife #muchmore @dopecurlz by the way…Keisha made me do it!! 🙈🙉🙊