Inspiration & Motivation, Self Care Tips

2018! A Time For Transition & Transformation

happy new year 2018 blog post by the melanated maven

Hi everyone! Wishing you a happy holidays, wherever you are in the world. This is an amazing and grateful time for getting together with family and friends, and cherishing your presence with them. But also, a new year means transition, transformation, and getting the chance to be open-minded about all the universe has to offer!   For me, this period…

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Channeling Difficult Times into Creative Productivity (Intuitive Tuesday)

  So I figured it was about time for another Intuitive Tuesday post. It has definitely been far too long! And today’s topic is on an even more personal level for me, as of late. I have been going through some painful times in my family and personal life, and have been coping better than expected.   Besides the amazing…

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Rice Water Toner for Glowing, Softer Skin

  Time for a DIY Challenge! Have you heard about the new trend of using rice water as a toner for your skin? I just recently came across it and my mom was raving about how her skin was glowing and felt more supple and moisturized. Not to mention her co-workers and I had noticed and demanded to know what…

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My Favorite Milani Brand Lipsticks!

milani lipstick

  Milani cosmetics is one of my favorite beauty brands that do a great job at catering to deep skin tones. They carry a wide variety of products for all skin tones, but the pigments of their foundations, blushes, and eye shadows are always so on point. And their Milani lipsticks are no exception!       My Favorite Milani Lipsticks…

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Sexual Harassment Against Women of Color

sexual harassment against women of color

Have you ever experienced sexual harassment as a woman of color, and felt that discrimination and stereotypes worked even more against you and kept you from coming forward?     Let me explain…   After I uploaded my last post about sexual harassment against women, I thought of an interesting perspective. Funny enough, it was my perspective as well, but…

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