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DIY Bathroom Vanity Update (and more!)

DIY Bathroom Vanity Update (and more!)

I gave my bathroom vanity a much-needed update with the Gianni Nuvo Oxford Blue Cabinet Paint Kit for under $70! I was excited to collaborate with Gianni Inc. after the amazing outcome of my marble kitchen countertops, so you can imagine my excitement when I decided...

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Homecoming 2020

Homecoming 2020

Typically on the last Saturday in October, I am all excited and living my best life at homecoming. It's the one time of year I can pretend I’m in college again and reconnect with all my college friends at University of Maryland. But clearly, this year is a little...

Happy Fall Y’all

Happy Fall Y’all

It is officially my favorite season of the year. Happy Fall Y’all! I mean how can you not love the beautiful changing leaves, the chill in the morning, how it's warm during the day, then a little chilly in the evening? Now I know I have some friends who are just...

Life During The Pandemic

Life During The Pandemic

This week I went to the office to clear out my cubicle as our office prepares to create shared workspaces. Like many others, it was mid-March when I started working remotely and everything changed. There’s just something about living through a pandemic, working...

XXVZ Nail Polish- Black-Owned, Cruelty-Free, Vegan, 10-Free

XXVZ Nail Polish- Black-Owned, Cruelty-Free, Vegan, 10-Free

As a nail technician, I, of course, have a love for nail polish...I won’t disclose how many bottles I have. So you can imagine my excitement when my friend launched her nail polish line XXVZ! A Black-owned, cruelty-free, 10-free, and vegan-friendly polish collection....