How to Pamper Yourself Without Spending Much Money

It always makes me feel good when I set aside time to pamper myself. While some people like to go to the salon or nail shop, I like pampering myself right at home! It saves me money and I look just as good afterwards (yes, I’m tooting my own horn).
It’s a great accomplishment to know that I can achieve a salon quality look right in the comfort of my own home. It may not be perfect (they’re called professionals for a reason), but it’s sure pretty darn close!
¬†One of the easiest ways to pamper yourself is by trying out a new look. I’ve been wanting to try the “pipe cleaner” curl on my locs for quite some time now and I finally got around to doing it. The results were amazing and I received a lot of compliments. A lot of people walked up to me asking what “they” had done to get my hair the way that it was (assuming that I had gotten it done in a salon). I humbly replied, “Oh, I did this myself” (and for a fraction of the cost I might add).

The Freshman Fifteen


This concludes the end of my college series (starter pack) videos and blog posts. The freshman fifteen…an oh so important topic as it pertains to college life.

Why did I think this topic was important?

Well, essentially because this is the beginning of our adult lives. We start forming a lot of habits (some of them bad) that ultimately stick with us and the way that we eat is one of them.

College life, in some aspects bring about a carefree way of living. We stay out all night partying, we stay up all night studying, and we eat a lot of terrible foods in the process of it all. Being stressed about school and meeting deadlines becomes the norm to us and we deal with it by eating a lot of “comfort” foods or otherwise just being plain old careless about the foods that we eat.

Before you know it, we’re busting out of our clothes and trying so desperately to get our old high school bodies back. Unfortunately, some of us never seem to be able to bounce back from it (no pun intended).

We continue down this road carrying our bad habits with us well into our adult lives.

I’m not trying to scare you at all. It’s more like a precaution. To be cognizant of the habits that you are forming (especially you’re eating habits).


“It’s easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.” -Benjamin Franklin

To hear more of my thoughts about the freshman fifteen, watch this week’s video:

Toxic Relationships (College Edition)


When we walk about something being “toxic,” in essence we mean something that is harmful to us and ultimately something that is not good for us.

Relationships can sometimes have that effect. As much as we would like to have people in our lives and to make things “work,” we have to face the fact that sometimes those relationships will not work out– they are just not meant to be.

For a lot of us, the true test of our relationship comes when we experience success or achieve an accomplishment and the other person does not. The beloved whom we thought would be happy for us is everything but happy and will even go as far as trying to sabotage us. They see our success and secretly envy us. They wish they could be doing all of the things that we are doing and in turn, are very jealous of us because they are not. Instead, they try to break us down.

We stop momentarily and think to ourselves, this couldn’t be.

We cannot believe that the one whom we love is our enemy. But we do everything in our power to stay and try to make the relationship better, until finally we have given all that we could give. And the one whom we thought “loved” us, we realize didn’t love us at all.

Watch this week’s video on Toxic Relationships