If you follow me on any social media, then you know how big I’ve been lately on shopping via ethical clothing companies. The tragedies (building collapses and fires) in garment factories overseas are just something I can’t support in trade for getting a cheap deal on a shirt. Thankfully, there are companies that have fair factory conditions and focus on… Read More


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… 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

FREELANCE FILES #5 | Accounting For Freelancers

Accounting For Freelancers + Designers

When it comes to being a freelancer, you’re on your own when it comes to handling your funds! One of the first steps to making sure that you’re successful in your freelance career, is to make sure that you’re making money! To do this, you’ll need to track your income as well as your expenses. Accounting can be hard. Freelance… Read More


Shany Bamboo Brush Set

It has officially been about two weeks now since I began using some of the Shany Brushes (Bamboo Set) and now that I’m sure I think they’re awesome, I figured I’d share! I came across this set while shopping for some plastic makeup holders on Amazon, and was surprised to see that such an affordable brush set had almost a… Read More