80 Black-Owned Beauty Brands

in , by FroBunni, Wednesday, July 08, 2020
List of 80 black owned beauty brands

Back in June, I made this list in light of the companies and brands moving to promote more black-owned companies. The list includes 80 beauty brands, from makeup to skincare, nail polish to fragrance.

Decorating Your Home: Art on a Dime

in , , by FroBunni, Tuesday, July 07, 2020
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I’ve been writing about decorating my apartment for, at least, two years (it’s possible it’s longer than that, but I’m not going to check). If you follow me on Instagram, you will see I am almost there. My bedroom, living room, bathroom, and dining room space are all done…except for one thing, artwork.*

Review: Leaf Shave

in , , by FroBunni, Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Picture of gold all-metal razor

This year, I made a commitment to reduce my plastic use. The easiest way to do this was by swapping out plastic food bags for reusable food bags like those from Bee’s Wrap and Stasher. While that was a good start, I knew I could do more, so I began to research other ways I could reduce my plastic use, and that’s when I found Leaf Shave.

Plant Watering Schedule

in , , by FroBunni, Friday, June 26, 2020

It's amazing to think that a couple of years ago, I only had 4 plants, and now I have 15! Being a plant mom has been rewarding and taking care of something other than myself has been great for my emotional and mental health. But with so many different kinds of plants, remembering when to water what plant can be a little overwhelming. The solution? I made a schedule!

Doing Things Different: Embracing Minimalism

in , by FroBunni, Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Image of plant with text "A new Direction: Embracing Minimalism in life and on the Blog"

I’ve been writing this blog since 2013. It originally started as a way to document my hair journey, as well as share recipes, workouts, and my outfits with the world. Since I started blogging, I got a little overwhelmed. I wanted my blog to be influential, and the more time passed, the more I began to buy more hair and beauty products, clothes, makeup, and more with the intention of making my blog, social media channels, and myself influential.

Review: Pattern Beauty

in , by FroBunni, Friday, May 22, 2020
Pattern beauty natural hair care line

Last year, actress Tracee Ellis Ross came out with a hair company called Pattern Beauty. I remember hearing the news and being generally excited because I've loved Ross since her days on the TV show Girlfriends. Even though I was supportive of her new business venture, I had no intention of trying Pattern Beauty since I already had a pretty decent regimen and the product line seemed pretty standard for a natural hair care company.

Review: Gaia vs. OmStars

in , , , by FroBunni, Friday, May 01, 2020
Yoga pose
Photo Credit: Jaida A. Photography

I often get asked what is the best way to start yoga, and I always recommend online classes because they're inexpensive and many people are more comfortable learning poses in their own home. But with so many options, it's hard to know which one to choose.

Never Have Dry Hair Again! Hydration vs. Moisture

in , by FroBunni, Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Hydration vs. Moisture explaination

For a long time, I believed that moisturizing and sealing was the most important thing to healthy, natural hair. I would moisturize and seal every night before bed, and for a long time, that was working. But when I was four years natural, I began to notice my hair would get dry and I would have more breakage. I began changing my regimen, incorporating more products and different techniques to fix the problem, and my regimen became more and more time-consuming and complex.

Hair Tips for Lazy Naturals

in , by FroBunni, Friday, April 03, 2020
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My hair care routine during this pandemic has definitely not been consistent. In fact, for the first few weeks I began social distancing, I didn't do much to take care of my hair, let alone follow my typical regimen. But, since then, I've gotten in some sort of routine that has kept my hair from getting extremely dry, tangled, and damaged during this time.

10 Things to do while Social Distancing

in , by FroBunni, Tuesday, March 24, 2020
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I’ve been social distancing for a little over a week now, and like many, I am bored and struggling to find something to do. But while it has been frustrating, I have found that I have more time to read, learn some Spanish, and blog (two blog posts in a week, it’s been awhile since I accomplished that). While I will admit this time isn’t fun, it is a good time to try a new hobby, improve a skill, or finish project (maybe even all three).
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If you told me that 2020 would start with a pandemic, I wouldn’t believe you. Yet, here we are. I struggle with anxiety normally, but the rise and spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, has put me on the edge, and I have found myself struggling with my normal day-to-day activities. I take anti-anxiety medications, but I started to do a little bit more to help myself cope during this time.

Review: Bee's Wraps

in , by FroBunni, Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Bee's Wrap Review

I’ve been making more and more sustainable changes to my lifestyle – from eating ugly produce, using reusable bags when grocery shopping, throwing away less food, and eating vegetarian at home. These changes, while small, add up and can reduce my global footprint. Still, I feel I can do more.

DIY Flower Mirror

in , , by FroBunni, Tuesday, February 11, 2020

If I can do this DIY, you can do this DIY! I first saw a flower mirror on Pinterest, and I went back and forth with putting one in my apartment. I wasn't sure if it would go with the decor, but more importantly, I wasn't sure if it would come out the way I wanted. I already painted one mirror frame gold, which didn't turn out as well as I hoped, so I was unsure if I wanted to devote the time

100 Black-Owned Natural Hair Companies

in , , by FroBunni, Wednesday, February 05, 2020
List of black owned natural hair companies

It's Black History Month! And this month, I am celebrating my putting together a list of 100 black-owned natural hair companies. This mega list includes natural hair care; hair accessories; hats, wraps, and bonnets; loc care and accessories; and even, for the men, beard care.

Decorating your Home? Shop These 10 Places

in , , by FroBunni, Thursday, January 30, 2020
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I am almost done decorating my apartment, and I can't wait to show you all! If you're wondering what has taken me so long, it has been a mix of constantly moving apartments and finding the right style. I used Pinterest and Apartment Therapy to give me an infinite amount of decorating ideas, and finally (after 5 years), I started to buy items. While I know the look I am going for, finding the right piece can take a long time. But, I am almost there. Until then, here's a list of my most shopped stores for decorating my apartment.

New Year! New Regimen!

in , by FroBunni, Wednesday, January 08, 2020
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Last year, I overhauled my complicated, bloated regimen and adopted a simpler regimen based on the Curly Girl Method. The goal was to decrease the amount of time it took for me to care for my hair, while still maintaining its health and length.

New Year, New Decade: What I Thought My Life Would Look Like at 31

in , by FroBunni, Thursday, January 02, 2020
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Happy New Year! And as the saying goes, “new year, new me!” But more than just a new year, this is a new decade. This time 10 years ago, I was on Christmas break preparing for my final semester of college. I was excited for what the future had to hold and had a lot of expectations I planned to meet. Of course, life has a way of working differently than we expect.