Editorial Places

FD Photo Studio: Kenisha Gill Photography X LCM

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FD Photo Studio With K. Gill I had the pleasure of being a muse for Long Beach photographer Kenisha Gill. Using the FD Photo Studio in LA, I arrived for my 4pm session a little early to scope out the place. LOT’s of photo ops here obviously, so I captured a few views before the shoot. Once we started to shoot, everything was natural and easy. Kenisha gave laid-back vibes and was open to ideas as we went along. As…

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Medussa & Beauty Natural Hair

Wash-N-Go Routine Products Using Formulate Personalized Shampoo & Conditioner

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Wash-N-Go Routine I’ve been working on perfecting my wash-n-go routine for years now. But what I have learned is that there is no perfection. It’s more of a constant evolution that I keep adjusting along the way. Just like everything else in life, things change – including the texture of our hair. As hair grows longer, the texture changes. When we color our hair the texture changes. Different weather conditions affect our hair texture and response to products as well. Therefore…

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Style

5 Preferences That Will Help You Develop Personal Style

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How To Develop Personal Style Personal style is, for a lack of better words… personal. And honestly, we complicate the concept entirely. For some, a stylist or a fashionable friend can help us decide what looks good on our bodies or what clothing is worth spending our money on. However, developing personal style CAN be done on our own, simply by curating our own personal clothing preferences. These preferences give us guidelines to follow when we shop for new clothes,…

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Eats & Drinks Health & Wellness

7 Days of Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Instead of Coffee

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Move Over Coffee, Make Room For This Apple Cider Vinegar Drink If you know me, you know that I love my morning coffee. I actually just love coffee in general, so afternoon and evening coffee is okay with me too. =) However, in the morning, coffee is a must. It is somewhat ritualistic I would say- wake up, start the coffee pot and enjoy the aroma filling up the apartment each morning. But it also helps get me going. I…

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Fit Femme Style

What Is Fit Femme? Sneakers With Dresses

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Fit Femme – Sneakers With Dresses Fit Femme is pretty. Fit Femme is sporty. Fit Femme is on the go, on the move, in the most feminine way possible. The term Fit Femme just came to me one day when I realized something special was happening in the middle of the Athleisure boom, where highly fashionable ladies were seriously pairing the best sneakers with dresses. Sneakers with dresses, sneakers with skirts, sneakers paired with feminine outfits using major intention. It…

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Skin Care

5 Must Have Skincare Products

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Favorite Skincare Products Currently and for the last year or so, the nighttime Kiehl’s oil has been my number one must have skincare product for reasons that I will go into shortly. I started using Kiehl’s products about 2 years ago when a friend who started breaking out a lot, cleared up his acne by using the Blue Herbal Acne Cleanser Treatment. My skin was going through a change, breaking out all over, struggling with t-zone oiliness and random dryness…

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How To Style

How To Mix Prints: 7 Easy Tips

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How To Mix Prints Mixing prints has evolved over the years from being a fashion no, no to a serious fashion statement. Luckily, there are many great and different ways to approach the concept itself, making it doable for anyone. However, it can be a bit overwhelming for someone who wants to experiment, but not sure where to start. From all the “how to mix prints” articles I’ve read, here are my top 7 favorite tips to help guide the…

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How To Style

Print Mixing – 3 Levels, Which One Are You?

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Is Print Mixing Easy or Complicated? When I think about print mixing, it either seems really complicated and technical, or really easy and unrestricted depending on whose wearing it. Yes, following certain fashion rules and style advice allows for great outfits to come into existence. However, I also believe that going completely against the grain, doing what feels right to the wearer and his or her own personal style, produces outfits that are one of a kind. I’ve rounded up…

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How To Style

How To Shop For Clothes: 10 Questions To Determine If It’s Worth Buying

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How To Shop For Clothes Over the last few years, I typically only go shopping for clothes when I need something specific. If I have some place to go, a trip or an occasion coming up that requires something new, I head out to my favorite stores in search of the perfect item. While searching for that one piece, I know that I am bound to find a few others that I really like along the way. But I always…

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Medussa & Beauty Natural Hair

Formulate For Curly Girls: 9 Things To Know About Personalized Shampoo & Conditioner

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First Time Using Formulate Let’s talk shampoo and conditioner for a sec. Recently, the Formulate content team reached out to me to try their personalized shampoo and conditioner. Initially I was a bit skeptical because I didn’t want to jump into a collaboration with a brand I was unfamiliar with, and then turn out not liking the product (especially being a curly girl!) I let the Formulate team know that I was concerned about the possibility of not liking the…

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