Anonymous asked
Hey where did you get your foot bath soaker bowl from?

It’s just a small beverage tub. You can find plastic ones for cheap at Target or Walmart.

eastafricaart:

Gallery note
Whoever gave this comb to his wife more than 200 years ago must have loved her dearly. Carefully carved and made of precious materials (elephant ivory and gold folio), it’s something the owner would have shown off, perhaps even wearing it in her hair. It would signal that she was among the wealthy elite of Zanzibar, and had married well.

eastafricaart:

Gallery note

Whoever gave this comb to his wife more than 200 years ago must have loved her dearly. Carefully carved and made of precious materials (elephant ivory and gold folio), it’s something the owner would have shown off, perhaps even wearing it in her hair. It would signal that she was among the wealthy elite of Zanzibar, and had married well.

mynaturalsistas:

A very simple easy low faux bun tutorial is on our channel. I added some hair jewelry to make this simple style more interesting. #fauxbun #hairjewelry #forever21

Love this! Trying it.

mynaturalsistas:

A very simple easy low faux bun tutorial is on our channel. I added some hair jewelry to make this simple style more interesting. #fauxbun #hairjewelry #forever21

Love this! Trying it.

Anonymous asked
What do you do for a living? And Do You Like it?

I am in the Non-Profit world. It can be rewarding, but anyone in any sector can tell you that there is a lot of politics involved. 

The 3 Billion Names of God.

I was asked how one can become more spiritual if they aren’t really religious. I am not a guru or spiritual adviser, but I think the first thing to understand is that religion and spirituality are not mutually exclusive. If I slide my hand into a pond and ask you to tell me what the liquid dancing around my fingers is, you could answer with, “water”, “agua”, or “acqua” and you’d be right. Three different ways to say the same thing; three different ways to get to the same answer. This is reflective of spirituality and religion, too. There are many ways to get to the same truth, “The paths are many, but the truth is one.” Spirituality is a connection to a higher truth, power, or idea that guides you towards your purpose in this life. This connection can be made through religion, but some people also find their purpose and meaning in life in other ways — like through art or their connection to nature. Religion is just another vessel for spirituality, one way to find God or your Higher Power. For me, I believe in the connection of all things. I am not above any animal, any plant, any person. I believe that life is balance. We are constantly in flux because we don’t honor this, and we don’t honor ourselves. Being “more spiritual” means living your truth or faith as honestly as possible. This may mean striving to live more in accordance to the commandments or guidelines your God/Higher Power has given you. For me, it has meant easing my ego (from which all negative feelings flow), constantly re-evaluating my truths and staying true to myself (what expectations have been placed on me by society/religion/family vs what my real truths are), and sourcing my love and inspiration from positive sources (good people, all religions, gurus, art, nature, etc.).  There is no right or wrong way to find your spirituality or to heighten it, it is only YOUR way. I’ve never been quiet about the fact that I believe spirituality is so important for black and brown lives. It has never been more evident than now with situations like Ferguson. The world will continuously try to invalidate you and your experiences. If you don’t have a strong sense of self and self-worth, this world will eat you up. 

The “oneness” or “one truth” that all religions and spiritual paths look to share:

  1. Experience the healing and empowerment of love—from others, self, and an ultimate source.
  2. Experience renewing times of transcendence—expansive moments beyond the immediate sensory spheres.
  3. Have vital beliefs that lend meaning and hope in the midst of losses, tragedies, and failures.
  4. Have values, priorities, and life commitments centered in issues of justice, integrity, and love to provide guidance in personally and socially responsible living.
  5. Discover and develop inner wisdom, creativity, and love of self.
  6. Develop a deepening awareness of oneness with other people, the natural world, and all living things.
  7. Have spiritual resources to help heal grief, guilt, resentment, unforgiveness, self-rejection, and shame and deepen experiences of trust, self-esteem, hope, joy and love of life.                         

 (Sourced Via U of Minn)

If you’re on a personal journey in your spiritual life — whether that is deepening your beliefs or trying to find where you fit — your spirituality should encompass all these bullets points. Find a path that aligns with your life, your heart and your soul. namaste xx

(* Please note that this post is reflective of my own personal views. )

I’ve been getting asked alot of questions recently about hair dyeing so I thought I’d share this video from YouTuber, Naptural85. She just dyed her hair and does a great job of explaining balayage, her deva cut, and the effects of dye on her 4a hair. Check out her salon video when it drops as well!