Review: The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter

I exhale and go another type of soft, a softness unrecorded before, I sink back into him, rest my body on his thighs, chest, more. He holds tighter, tighter, and then the loneliness gets small, smaller, smallest until it is a pinprick, an inverse star, a dust. – The Book of X Summary and ThoughtsContinue reading “Review: The Book of X by Sarah Rose Etter”

Review: Pumpkin Chai

Rich, spice-filled and comforting, with a hint of caramel – like a slice of pumpkin pie! – David’s Tea Warm and cozy, this delicious blend resembles more of a sweet gingerbread than a pumpkin chai. Still, its interesting colors create a sweet and enjoyable cup. Though the sweetness does teeter the line of too muchContinue reading “Review: Pumpkin Chai”

Review: Zitsticka Killa Kit

KILLA is a zit patch powered by ZitSticka’s signature microdart technology. These tiny microdarts self-dissolve to flood the epicenter of your early-stage zit with targeted ingredients, clearing the upcoming drama before it gets real. – Zitsticka Seeing all the great reviews and ubiquitous ads, I decided to give ZitSticka’s Killa Kit a try, hoping it would prevent some upcomingContinue reading “Review: Zitsticka Killa Kit”

Review: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae

It all made sense: my shyness, all the times I was dismissed for not being “black enough,” my desire to reframe the images of black film and television, which I started to do when I created a series in college called Dorm Diaries, my inability to dance—these were all symptoms of my Awkward Blackness. –Continue reading “Review: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae”

Review: Lavender Buttercream

Sweet, creamy, decadent and floral – like vanilla cake with lavender buttercream frosting – David’s Tea With such a decadent aroma, Lavender Buttercream thankfully delivers on its promise of sweet comfort. Though I can’t detect the lavender accents in this blend, I’d still recommend this tea to someone who wants something like a grown-up birthdayContinue reading “Review: Lavender Buttercream”

Review: The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid

A powerful surface hydrator that smooths and plumps the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while providing a perfect makeup base.  – Sephora It’s . . . fine. I can’t attest to The Inkey List’s Polyglutamic Acid‘s hydrating effects, because I didn’t really feel a difference and the ingredient in theContinue reading “Review: The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid”

Review: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk

You know what, sometimes it seems to me we’re living in a world that we fabricate for ourselves. We decide what’s good and what isn’t, we draw maps of meanings for ourselves . . . And then we spend our whole lives struggling with what we have invented for ourselves. The problem is that each of us hasContinue reading “Review: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk”

Review: Steep Cafe Dragon Well Green Tea

Steep Cafe Dragon Well Green Tea was first produced in Hangzhou, China. This famous, traditional green tea brews up with a yellow liquor. Smooth and well-rounded, with a deep richness, full green tea flavor, a hint of chestnut. – Steep Cafe Simple but enjoyable, Steep Cafe’s Dragon Well Green Tea is pretty direct in itsContinue reading “Review: Steep Cafe Dragon Well Green Tea”

Review: The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque

Salicylic Acid 2% Masque is formulated to target lackluster tone and textural irregularities. The formula, infused with charcoal and clays, aims to enhance the appearance of smoothness and clarity, leaving the skin feeling refreshed.  – The Ordinary When it’s time to exfoliate, my skin isn’t sensitive, and I feel some acne bumps coming on, IContinue reading “Review: The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque”

February Reads

February was a busy month for me, with a final reading total of eight books. With this being Black History month as well as the month of Valentine’s day, I tried to incorporate some of these themes into my reading list and look forward to all the great finds I’ll have in March. All photosContinue reading “February Reads”