How Did I Get Here… 217lbs

How did I get here… 217lbs and that’s after I’ve taken 2018 by the horns and started working out religiously since the second week of January three times a week. I hesitated getting on the scale as I had been making progress with speed and strength but yet I wondered where I stood with numbers. […] Read more…

Make Up For Ever Vanity Bag

Organizing Your Personal Make Up Kit

Getting ready in the morning has a lot to do with how organized your personal make up kit is, as well as getting that good cup of coffee, latte, tea or whatever libation gets you going. It’s been a long long long long time since you’ve heard from me and I’ll explain but in the […] Read more…

The Secret is Out… I am a PlannerAddict

Allow me to reintroduce myself the secret is out…  my name is Merli and I’m a sticker loving, washi wearing, die cut having, pens out the ass, crafting planneraddict. I’ve been a planner addict aka a stationary lover since I could remember, going into books stores and office supply stores and shopping for pens and […] Read more…

BROWN GIRLS LOVE POWER

BROWN GIRLS LOVE POWER DAY

” I am a strong black woman, I cannot be intimidated and I’m not going anywhere” -Maxine Waters  Determined to start 2018 on the right track there was no other way but to be surrounded by my melanin infused sisters at Brown Girls Love Power Day presented by Toyota and curated by Love Brown Sugar […] Read more…

TRUTH IS….

Truth is I’m not exactly sure why I am still here, for all intensive purposes I did believe and feel that 2017 was going to be it for me. While I was daydreaming of a blog come back, I was fighting my hardest just to live. August 15th 2017 my world was rocked in a way […] Read more…

When Life Gets in the Way

So you’ve probably have been checking in asking the same thing I’ve been asking myself for a couple of months now…Merli where the Ef’ are you and what are you doing. You already know when life gets in the way the things that sometime we know we can come back to get sat on the […] Read more…

Review: Monthly Gift

Ever since the age of 12 I’ve received the monthly gift and have hated it most years except when I’ve made some questionable choices than I waited with open arms for the gift. Now someone is making the gift of your monthly menstruation more bearable and sweet. Yes you heard me right in a beautifully […] Read more…

Too Faced Nikkie Tutorials Collaboration

Nikkie Tutorials X Too Faced Collaboration

I gagged Nikkie Tutorials and Too Faced collaboration is might i say Gawjus! The colors the pigmentation and oh my a purple mascara to boot is just what the collaboration faeries sprinkled on the horizon but what is this I hear… we have to wait till AUGUST! Announced on the brand co-founders Instagram back in […] Read more…

Is Zoe Saldana Black Enough?

In the trailer for “Nina”, Zoe Saldana portrays the famous jazz singer Nina Simone, and has created outraged because people feel Zoe Saldana isn’t black enough for the role. I understand how people feel with all these actresses who seemingly fit the colored wheel for the role why did Zoe get the part? Well only […] Read more…

Black Panthers Fashion Formation Beyonce

Black Panther Inspired Fashion

Come on ladies now lets get in Formation and slay with Black Panther inspired fashion. With Beyonce’s epic video release and super bowl feature, as well as Kendrick Lamar’s performance on the Grammy that put black captivity on front street, black lives matter awareness is at an all time high, and more people are being […] Read more…

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