The Holy Grail

Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti

As women, we go through so many products for our bodies, and hair. More specifically our HAIR! We all want the hair of our dreams, whether that means teasing it to the highest extent or blowing it out the smoothest pin straight style, it's all up the products we use to get it there. I know a lot of people that will tell me that I shouldn't need anything to put in my hair besides conditioner and shampoo, but let's get real! My hair, left to it's own devices would be just enough to scare babies away! Any women reading this with natural hair will understand my woes. The humidity also doesn't help, but this summer I've found a combination to help beat the frizz. 


Bodysuit Power

Photography by Brandon

This summer the heat feels like it's been intensified even more than last year! I love summer, but I wish that profusely sweating wasn't apart of it. Believe me I totally understand how science works and know that it's inevitable. The only thing left is to accommodate myself and my wardrobe for the heatwave. In the summer, I tend to wear minimal layers, but enough to stay comfortable. Bodysuits are the perfect pairing for your summer wardrobe, one layer that will transform you life! This one piece will get you out the door faster and it looks good with just about anything. This wardrobe staple is also subtly sexy without going overboard. 


Geometric Chic

Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti

If someone asked you what is the best way of saying many things at once, without saying anything at all, what would your response be? Easy right?! "Smizing" like the great Tyra Banks, ok not really. I have this great love affair with anything fashion, fashion is what wakes me up in the morning, fashion is what gets me going through the day, but most importantly fashion allows me to speak without actually speaking! The beauty in everything from nature to architecture is how fashion has embedded itself into our every day lives, and one fashion designer is seeking to sync her designs with our modern day lives. Paula Hian, a Philadelphia local is speaking to the world without the use of words but rather her illustrious designs. 


Beauty Bit, Ulta

When it comes to picking up my latest beauty products or restocking certain ones, I don't really go to a brick and mortar store for it. I do 75% of 90% of my beauty, skin and hair shopping online because in the the digital age that's what's convenient. Also I can find some really great deals and and exclusive products online too, or so I thought! I've known about Ulta, but I just figured it was sort of like a bigger beauty store of drugstore cosmetics. I was very wrong! 


Snack Time

Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti

It's quite true that crucial beauty practices start from within our bodies. The saying "You are what you eat, " is a daily reminder for me when I walk past the vending machine in the office. What you put in your body is as important as what you put on it. No matter how many creams and masks you apply your skin, if you aren't taking care of your health, your efforts will be futile. Ever since I've decided to drink a gallon of water a day, my skin has been much more radiant than usual. After that, I decided to snack smarter too.