Xtava Allure Hair Dryer Review

As a part of moving to NY with only two suitcases, I found myself leaving behind a lot of stuff that I probably needed but wasn’t in love with. Partially as an excuse to buy new things. So, just as I was ready to invest in a new salon hair dryer instead of my random former hair dryer from the beauty supply store, I came across a super sleek and powerful hair dryer that was affordable as well.

I had already done my research on what type of hair dryer is good for my hair type, and decided that I needed something ionic and something that works good and fast. I’m a heat girl (hair dryers and flat irons) but I’m very protective about it and I use argan oil which really seems to help a lot.

I headed to Amazon for my search, and came upon theĀ Xtava Allure 2200W Hair Dryer. Now I had to be concious of the fact that it is / was a sponsored product meaning it paid to be high in the search rankings. However, the reviews seemed genuine and had nothing about it blowing up (you should really read hair dryer reviews because that seemed to be an “omg, me too!” situation with even a few of the popular, pricier ones)…. Read More

Move Series : Tips for Packing

Tips for Packing + Moving

If you didn’t notice, I’ve been a little MIA from the blog, but it’s not for no reason! I’m in the middle of a big move from ATL to NY. It’s a crazy process, so I wanted to share some tips for anyone who will be making a move soon! This post will be specific to packing your items up… Read More



If there’s one thing I love other than beautiful babes, it’s CREATIVE beautiful babes. If you noticed my absence from the blog, it’s because I’ve been in overdrive over at Creative Courtesy, finishing up projects and making plans for my NY apt hunting trip in two weeks. One of my new fave things about NY? Fola. As if being insanely… Read More

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Review

This haul all started on a day about a week ago when I decided that I wanted to switch from ORS back to Shea Moisture hair products. As if someone above heard my answers, Shea Moisture tweeted about a BOGO sale on all of their products at Walgreens that was ending that day. Without hesitation I hopped in the car… Read More


Minimal Gym Capsule Wardrobe | Lindsey Mermaid

Yes, it’s that time of the year where you know that summer is coming and you want to work out extra hard because with summer comes bikinis. I’m keeping my Yoga routine going at home, but adding in some gym time and running in the park as well. If you’ve read about my minimal capsule wardrobe journey, then you know… Read More