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GOOD Hair with the beautiful angel Miss Aaliyah. 

Miss. Aaliyah’s hair was EVERYTHING back in the early 90’s. She inspired a wave of super straight hair much the same way Miss. Tracee Ellis Ross has inspired so many who have decided to go relaxer free. And from the looks of these pixs Miss. Aaliyah’s hair is still quite relevant almost 20 years later.

GOOD Hair with the beautiful angel Miss Aaliyah.

Miss. Aaliyah’s hair was EVERYTHING back in the early 90’s. She inspired a wave of super straight hair much the same way Miss. Tracee Ellis Ross has inspired so many who have decided to go relaxer free. And from the looks of these pixs Miss. Aaliyah’s hair is still quite relevant almost 20 years later.

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Kimberly Snyder’s Inspired Glowing Green Smoothie

This book, is a life changer!

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Nearly 3 years ago I stumbled on to the blog of Kimberly Snyder where I found the smoothie that has changed my life. Inspired by Kimberly’s glowing skin and youthful looks I decided to give her glowing green smoothie a shot. The recipe I started with contained things like celery, cilantro, banana, romaine lettuce, apples and pears. I know this does not sound at all tasty, however I gave it shot and found that my assumption was right. I remembered that she had a another recipe on her blog made with spinach and me being the spinach lover I am decided to give this a shot. In addition to the spinach this recipe included peaches, mint leaves, banana and fresh squeezed lemon juice. Well I found this one to be pretty lackluster in taste,peaches are not always very flavorful, it was worth tinkering with. I decided the best way to approach this would be the same way I approach cooking, using things that I like.

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Using the things that I like I was able to develop a smoothie that taste great and has relatively the same benefits as Kimberly’s. The following is my take on the glowing green smoothie.

Aishia’s Glowing Green Smoothie Recipe:

3-4 handfuls of baby spinach (fill the blender nearly to the rim)

2-3 sprigs of mint leaves

1/4 cup of water

1/2 lemon

1 banana

1/2 cup-1 cup of frozen mango

1 1/2cups-2cups frozen pineapple

Combine spinach, mint leaves, lemon and water into your blender mixing the ingredients until it has turned into liquid. Add banana, mango and pineapple and stir until it has reached that smooth consistency. Drink up and enjoy!!

After drinking these 3-5x’s a week for a month I noticed that I had more energy, glowing skin, stronger and longer nails, hair growth and my menstrual cramps became a thing of the past.

Just remember, use things that you like and please tell me what you guys think!

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Kim Kardashian Nails It

I’m sure I am not the only one who has been slightly concerned about Kim K’s apparel choices as of late. It looks like she is experimenting quite a bit, and for whatever reason she has been coming up short. Well that was until last week..

Kim showed up to Millions of Milkshakes Kuwait in this cutting edge white number. Honestly this is one of her best numbers to date, personally I find Kim’s style rather predictable sauteed in Jennifer Lopez. But this look says we’re making progress splashed in Beyonce. This look is clean and is all about The DRESS!!!

Now let’s all take a deep breath and welcome Kim back to fashion salvation, and may she continue to make strides to find her fashion mojo.

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Good Hair with Jill Scott

This edition of Good Hair is not really about hair but how one’s beauty can shine even with so little hair. Jill Scott’s recent cover on Essence magazine in my opinion is one of the most refreshing things I’ve seen in a long time. Jill looks absolutely stunning with her warmly tinted TWA (Teeny Weenie Afro). 

Wearing  a TWA takes a lot of confidence and a lot of makeup (until you become super comfortable with your new found beauty).  However as a former member of the TWA Club I find that this is one the most beautiful and fierce periods of a woman’s life. This is a time where people are forced to really look at your face and see all of the things that make you uniquely beautiful.

When I chopped my hair off a year ago I found that men were the most welcoming of my new found beauty. While amongst women I received mixed reviews followed by feelings that would you make you think I was on a mission to detain chick’s weaves and relaxer kits …”you have to have the right shape head for that”…”girl I could never do that”…”you look like a cute boy”…Honestly none of these comments mattered because this was one the most beautifully humbling moments of my life. And it was also one of the most low maintenance moments of my life, literally 5 minute hair. Ok, I might be lying it probably took me 20 minutes, getting good curls takes time.

If I looked like a boy, I sure as hell was a cute one tho! 

Being hair deficient allows one to really tap into establishing their very own definition of beauty, it allows them live outside of the box and redefine who you really are without allowing society and others dictate their version to you.

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Scarface The Missing Link

I’m probably the only person in the entire Hip Hop community to recently watch Scarface. Wait…before y’all go in on me, I need to go in on EVERY Hip Hop artist who has created an album inspired by this film. 

While I found this to be one of the WORST highly recommended films I had ever seen, I found the wardrobe to be the best part of the entire film.  I can’t seem to understand how every single scene in this movie has been made into a Hip Hop album but not one person has taken the fashion and run with it. Of course a few artist have shown up to an award show dressed in their interpretation of Scarface or they may have done a photo-shoot inspired by him. But absolutely no one has committed to taking Tony Montana’s look and making it their own.

Tony was a suave looking dude and if one is going to be inspired by him they could at least commit to creating an inspired look appropriate for them.  It’s time for Hip Hop to start looking like a bag of money and finish what they started!