Review: A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy Hernandez

It is a story as old as time, that we always find what we needed was right at home. But, therein is the riddle: a child has to leave to return. My mother had to. She says it often. She only appreciated her mother, only understood her mother, after she had left home. I hadContinue reading “Review: A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy Hernandez”

The Summer Bundle

One summer morning at sunrise a long time ago I met a little girl with a book under her arm. I asked her why she was out so early and she answered that there were too many books and far too little time. And there she was absolutely right. Tove Jansson It’s been a tumultuousContinue reading “The Summer Bundle”

Recommendations: Black-Owned Skincare Products

Most beauty journalism still assumes readers are white. Cosmetic brands are making an effort in their marketing, but most skincare brands are not – by only featuring white women in their campaigns, they also assume their audience and consumer is white. At the majority of the big beauty companies, all the key decision-makers are white, whichContinue reading “Recommendations: Black-Owned Skincare Products”

March Reads

March flew by – and with it, Women’s History month. Fulfilling WeirdZeal’s bingo chart (shown below) with the listed reads was a treat and I’m glad to have read so many diverse works. Though we’re in the midst of scary times, I’m hoping to read more in these upcoming months now driven by the themes,Continue reading “March Reads”

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”

Review: COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

If you’re into snail mucin, this essence has a whopping 96% snail secretion filtrate for super intense repair and hydration. Think of this like vitamins for your face since it’s loaded with replenishing and revitalizing nutrients to help prevent and repair damage, giving you ultimate elasticity and hydration. – Sokoglam Hearing so many glowing reviewsContinue reading “Review: COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence”

Review: Peace Out® Dark Spots

Using microneedling technology, Peace Out® Dark Spots creates micro-channels within the skin that help deliver results in half the time of other treatments. Niacinamide, Licorice Extract, and Tranexamic Acid work together to visibly lighten and brighten without causing irritation. – Peace Out Skincare Dealing with some severe hyper-pigmentation after some bouts with acne, I picked up Peace Out® DarkContinue reading “Review: Peace Out® Dark Spots”

Review: The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz

But Yehya was not convinced, and he did not stop bleeding.” – The Queue Summary and Thoughts In a surreal, but familiar, vision of modern day Egypt, a centralized authority known as ‘the Gate’ has risen to power in the aftermath of the ‘Disgraceful Events,’ a failed popular uprising. Citizens are required to obtain permissionContinue reading “Review: The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz”

Review: Mose Calofo Royal Blue White Flower

The Mose Cafolo Royal Blue White Flower teapot set is such a lovely addition to my tea collection. Cute, durable, and easy to store, the set comes with four little teacups, and the teapot, when filled, stores enough water to fill each of them once. For larger gatherings, this may prove cumbersome, but for cozyContinue reading “Review: Mose Calofo Royal Blue White Flower”

Review: COSRX Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule

With 80% propolis extract, this ampoule helps to increase the skin’s ability to absorb and retain moisture, leading to a healthier complexion with a natural glow and softness. Apply after cleansing and toning. – Yesstyle I went on a limb to try this product, as it costs about $21 on Yesstyle (2 weeks shipping) orContinue reading “Review: COSRX Full Fit Propolis Light Ampoule”