Monday, May 22

Can You Trust It? - Sponsored Reviews and the Age of Influencers

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There is absolutely nothing wrong with a content creator being compensated for reviewing products. After all, they are introducing products to hundreds, sometimes millions, of potential customers. In my opinion, it's well deserved. But the real question is, can you trust the reviews?
Here are three tips that will help you decide:

1.) Only Positive Reviews 

I know there are some people out there that love everything, but a content creator shouldn't be one of them. If every single sponsored review is positive, with no negatives mentioned, there is a problem. We need to hear/read honest opinions. The good and the bad. Companies need to as well so they can improve their products. So if you're starting to realize a pattern from your favorite content creator then maybe you should double think buying products they review/promote

2.) They already have the results promised

Let me start off with an example. Okay, so I have white teeth, always have and God willing, always will. I review a teeth whitening system and my "results" look exactly like my normal white teeth. Then in my review, I boast about how great it is. Would that review really help you? In my opinion, No. We need to see the progression in order to understand if a product really works. If that is not given then there is a chance the product won't give the results you're looking for.

3.)  Detailed reviews aren't provided

If not much information is given on how a product was used, but the reviewer "Loves it", it's possible they never used it. This may seem obvious, but many people will run out and purchase a product just because they were told it's great. When spending your hard earned money, you should be given detailed information before doing so. Not all results speak for themselves.

Are you still not sure if you can trust it? Then research the product or service and read reviews from actual consumers/verified purchases. That will give you a good idea on whether to buy or not. 

Oldies but Goodies- Useful Posts

Have you been trying to grow your hair out, but are stuck at the same length? Then check this  post out: 

Retaining Length

Are you transitioning from Relaxed to Natural hair and need a little guidance? Then check this post out: 

My Top 3 Transitioning to Natural Tips

Are you experiencing breakage? Trust me, you can turn it around by reading these tips: 

Nape Breakage

3 Signs Your Hair Needs a Break

Natural Hair Shrinkage and Minimizing Tangles

A Few Reasons You May Have Breakage


October 2016

Let me start by reintroducing myself since it's been so long. My name is Dorothy(also known as Ms.D) and it's a pleasure to meet you. And to all my long time readers, it's nice to see you again!

I remember the times when I would update this website 2-3 times a day. To see that my last post was a year ago is quite devastating. But you know how it is, life sometimes gets in the way. That can't happen again. I love this blog too much to let it slip away. I know I've said it before, but I'm back and here to stay.

A lot has happened since I last blogged, but mostly good things. I have been blessed in so many ways and this website was a way for me to bless others. My passion has been resurrected and the goal is not to get this website back to what it used to be, but make it BETTER.

Are you still with me? I sure hope so!

I hope you all are doing wonderful!

Let me know what you're looking for and how I can help. I can be reached by email ( or feel free to leave a comment).
I look forward to sharing more with you!

I'm also pretty active on Instagram(mostly to just post pics for my records). Feel free to follow me on there.
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Monday, May 2

My Trip to Paris - 2016

Last week I got back from yet another amazing vacation. I went to #Paris, France and visited just about every tourist attraction you can think of. I also visited family/friends and did some serious shopping.
I'm still getting back to the hang of things, but wanted to share some pictures from the trip.
Let me just say that this protective style challenge came right in time. It is so much easier dealing with braids when traveling although I constantly miss my fro.

On to the pics:

Airport flow

Carrying the baguette like a true Parisian  

Monday, April 4

Protective Style #2- Yarn Braids

Good Morning! Hope everyone had a great weekend.

I just wanted to check in with y'all on my Protective Styling challenge.

So I kept my last set of twists in for exactly 8 weeks. They started looking raggedy(to me) between week 6 and 7, so it was time for them to go.
I kept my hair loose, wearing a puff, for 2 weeks after removing them. In those 2 weeks, I washed and conditioned my hair 3 times. I did a mild protein treatment 2 of those times. I also trimmed about .5 -1 inch all around. Those ends needed to go and now I will focus on just dusting for the remainder of the year.

Wednesday, March 2

Panama Vacation - 2016

Hey everyone! Long time, I know.  A lot has been going on in the month of February! Let's just say it was a very interesting, eye awaking and mind blowing month.
Anyway, I went to Panama in the beginning of February for my birthday and I just wanted to share a few pics with y'all.

I hiked in the rainforest on my Birthday. It was amazing and I saw some really cool animals.