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Vacationing in Puerto Rico 

Oh My Gawd!! Where do I start about my mini vacation in Puerto Rico!!! It was one of the best vacation i’ve had in a while and I was happy to share the experience with 4 of my close college friends and 2 other ladies! The excitement didn’t hit me until about the day of heading to O’hare airport.

Check in was successful, well semi-successful because my dumb self forgot to put my 12 Oz Cetaphil lotion in my suitcase, TSA threw it in the garbage. 

We boarded the plane from Chicago to Our lay over North Carolina, and then from North Carolina to San Juan. The plane actually almost left us behind, because we stopped to grab some Margharitas at a restaurant in the airport, we had to run to our gate and when we boarded the pilot felt the need to announce that I and my 5 friends “finally decided to join them on the plane” and everyone started to clap, it was slightly embarrassing and funny as well. 

We got to the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and it was beautiful, filled with people from all over the world and some trying to grab their luggage a at the baggage claim. Taxi only cost us $28 dollars and that was $5 each with tip included. Our taxi driver Ricardo, was hilarious and turned out to be our personal Uber tour guide driver for the next couple of days. 

Ricardo drove us to our hotel, The Condado Plaza Hilton Hotel with our ocean balcony view. It was beautiful. There were so much experienced, this blog could be an essay. Let me just say I loved every minute of San Juan Puerto Rico. We visited La Placitas, Old San Juan, Jet Skiied on the Atlantic Ocean, Dirt Biked in the Carraballi Rainforest, Zip Lined at Toro Verde, the 3rd best place in the world, Clubbed twice at Club Brava etc Here are pictures to prove my great relaxed fun-filled vacation I took May 14-18th!   

Bottom line is: Travel more, Explore the world around you. Life is beautiful

                                                                                   

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Akon Supplies Electricity to 600 Million Africans

While everyone is speaking about Bruce\Caitlyn Jenner’s new appearance on Vanity Fair, some real news is actually happening. Akon, Mr Konvict himself, and founder of Lady Gaga has just launched Solar Academy to provide electricity to Africa. 

I once got deported back to Nigeria where electricity only lasts a couple of hours a day. Try watching your favorite TV show and while at the climax, BOOM, the TV turns off. Always had to have lanterns and candles ready as soon as the power goes off. Not an easy lifestyle to love. Here in the United States, we take electricity for granted. Akon is bringing so much good to Africa and it’s about to make a HUGE difference!!  http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7360372

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Kylie Finally Confesses About Her “Lip Pout”- Like We Didn’t Know The Truth Already

http://m.eonline.com/shows/kardashians/news/654041/kylie-jenner-comes-clean-about-her-super-plump-pout-i-have-temporary-lip-fillers-see-her-confession -Via Eonline.com 

You know It’s crazy to me how African Americans use to get mocked for our melanin, body curves, nice voluptuous butt and fuller lips by other races. And now we see the next girl down the street and celebrities doing extreme measures to achieve the same looks we get made fun off. 

People are tanning or sun-bathing so much just to get a darker skin tone & don’t get me started on those butt injections that ladies get, making their butt perky and round but have two skinny legs attached to it *sigh.*

Kylie Jenner for example, finally admits to having temporary fillers to achieve the fuller lips (Link attached above).  Fans of hers have tried getting those plump lips by participating in the Kylie Jenner Challenge, which is where you suck in the air from a shot glass and sometimes has resulted in some damages (DO NOT TRY THIS).

Can you imagine all the diseases or body disporportions that can result from these temporary dangerous decisions of body manipulation. 

Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with getting a little nip or tuck here and there, but I believe it should be for medical purposes only. Nothing seems natural anymore. 

Like J. Cole would say: “Love Yourself or Nobody Will.”

We have to teach our young ones to love themselves, appreciate what God has created and how they shouldn’t be easily influenced by what they see on the media.  Lord help us all!

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True or False? Study Shows Women With Natural Hair Have Low Self Esteem

This  was an article I read, comment your opinions below…

According to research by cosmetic company Bountiful Hair, women with natural hair have lower self-esteem than women with treated hair.

According to BlackHair.com, natural hair is “hair whose texture hasn’t been altered by chemical straighteners, including relaxers and texturizers.”

The most common natural hairstyle is an afro, which many black women consider an undesirable look. The hair is many times matted and coarse, and is not considered appropriate for a business environment. Many employers consider the look untidy, and ban individuals from wearing this style.

According to the study by Bountiful Hair, natural hair being viewed as a messy look is causing many women, who wear their hair in that manner, to feel inadequate and less desirable as their counterparts. Those feelings of inadequacy causes women with natural hair to lash out at women with treated or straightened hair, and in turn lowers their self-esteem.

Of the 3,000 women who participated in the study, 2,500 said they did not feel as pretty as women with straightened hair. Pilar Ciara Jones, who says she participated in the study, stated, “some days I just don’t know what to do with these naps — and on those days I just avoid the mirror altogether.”

“I try to tell myself that wearing my hair natural is all about empowerment and expressing natural beauty, but there were times when I just did not feel pretty,” Jones continued. “When you continuously break combs because your hair is so nappy, and you use everything  in your refrigerator to try to tame that mane, and you still have hair so rough you could polish rocks, you begin to reevaluate your choices.”

“At one point I was using a gallon of milk and a dozen eggs on my hair every day to try to soften it. That’s when I knew it was time to make a change. I got a relaxer and a Brazilian weave down to my butt, and I have never felt prettier,” Jones stated.

Bountiful Hair says the feelings by Jones are common among women with natural hair.