A Productive Sunday Afternoon

Spring and Fall are two of my favorite seasons because the weather is just right. This spring in Georgia has been really rainy so far, which is horrible when you are trying to have a good hair day. Luckily this weekend the sun was shining and I was able to get outside and soak up the rays while getting some work done. I headed to a local cafe to sit outside and journal while enjoying a nice cup of tea.


The great thing about sunny weather is you can always look forward to having a #BadAssHairDay. There’s no need to pull your hair back into a ponytail when the sun is shining just right. Thanks to the folks at OGX Beauty, I’m now always going to have a good hair day. For their new #BadAssHairDay campaign, I’ve joined a few select bloggers to show you how to have a productive day and make everyday a #BadAssHairDay.
In order to have a productive Sunday, I have to start my day at church, followed by a yoga session, then a trip to the farmers market or whole foods to shop for the week, and then it usually ends with a dinner with my family or at home alone. I tend to overload my weekends, so sometimes it’s nice to just sit outside and mediate while the wind blows in your hair.


OGX Beauty currently has a #HairorDare challenge on Instagram, and you can be involved too! Follow @OGX_Beauty and the #BadAssHairDay and #HairorDare hashtags. Share photos of your Bad Ass Hair Days or do one of the #HairorDare challenges for a chance to win prizes.

Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by OGX Beauty and I am being compensated for this post.

Photos taken by: Jessica Dawson

Spring Beauty Must-Haves



The first day of spring starts on Thursday. This week I’ll be highlighting some spring fashion, beauty, and home decor trends to watch out for during this upcoming season. Starting with one of my favorites, spring beauty trends. This spring is all about taking care of your skin and adding pops of color. Check out a few of the products I’ll be adding to my makeup collection this spring. 

NARS New Attitude Blush // $30

CLARINS Rouge Eclat Lipstick in Juicy Clemantine // $27

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel // $36

Urban Decay Naked Eye Shadow Palette // $52

Essie Style Hunter // $8.50

 Which products will you be adding to your beauty routine this spring?

My Hair Routine with Pantene Pro-V


Pantene Pro-V recently launched a new line of hair care products for the African-American female. They sent me several products from their line to try. About a year ago, I stopped getting my hair relaxed and decided to go natural and free of any chemicals. So, I was excited to try Pantene’s New Truly Natural products. 

My normal routine is that I usually shampoo and condition, straighten my hair and pin curl my hair at night. My hair requires a lot of hydration and The Pantene New Truly Natural products were great at keeping my hair well conditioned. I sampled the clarifying shampoo, the deep conditioner, and the argan oil hair serum. 

It’s been really hard to find a hair product that I like and want to use regularly. I’m definitely planning to continue to use  the Pantene New Truly Natural Products

For inspiration for your own hair, visit Pantene’s Facebook page and YouTube Channel

**This post was sponsored by Pantene Pro-V through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write a post about Pantene Pro-v Truly Natural, all opinions are my own.

Summer Beauty Must-Haves

Summer Beauty Favorites


The first official day of summer is next week so its probably time to start stocking up on your favorite items to add to your makeup drawer. Today I’m sharing my must-haves beauty items for this summer. 

1. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer– I don’t like to cake on a bunch of makeup in the summer time so I wear tinted moisturizer. Laura Mercier does a great job at appealing to all skin tones and skin types. 

2. Cargo Lip Gloss– I received this product in my Birchbox last month and I’m officially obsessed with this brand. It’s not sticky and its long lasting. The brand makes several shades perfect for the summertime!

3. Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo-I’ve been working out a lot lately to get ready for bikini season. I found out about this product from Nikki from Single Bubble Pop and it’s great. I can spray it on my hair after a hard day at the gym and go to work still looking fab. 

4.Essie First Timer Nail Polish– Essie is one of my favorite nail polish brands. I love that they have such wide variety of colors! This mint color is perfect for pairing with your summer whites. 



Step Up & Step Out Tour


I recently read an article about the launch of the Step Up & Step Out tour sweeping the nation by storm. Earlier this week the tour kicked off in NYC with model Miranda Kerr in Times Square.

The tour is heading to the Atlanta area this weekend and I’m asking you to join me if you are in the city for an afternoon of fun.The event will happen at Atlantic Station from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. If you aren’t in Atlanta, don’t fret! The tour is also making stops in two of my other favorite cities Miami and L.A later this month.

Women can come enjoy a one on one consultations on how to step up their beauty routines for summer while enjoying a pampering shaving experience from Gillette. You will also be able to try on the latest spring and summer fashions from Rent the Runway, and then strut their stuff on their blue carpet for a cause. For every step taken on the “blue carpet,” Venus will donate $1 to Step Up Women’s Network, up to $25,000.

If you aren’t in one of the touring cities, you can still give back and get involved by Tweeting with the #stepup hashtag and Venus will also donate $1 to Step Up Women’s Network. Also make sure to check out the Venus YouTube channel for more information on the tour, content from the events and more.