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For me, my life is centered around words. From novels, articles, and even my own written work. I love to share and contemplate new ideas in every space. On the Redefined blog i hope to share some of my view either personal or superficial around beauty, lifestyle, fashion, and womyn. I hope you will follow along and engage with me and my many ideas.

“Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. … Writing, knowing in part that no matter how trivial your words may seem, someday, somewhere, someone may risk his or her life to read them.”

Edwidge Danticat, “Create Dangerously”

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“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up again.”

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Honey, I’m in Love!

Honey, I’m in Love!

Chicago is dead center of this chaotic season we call winter. My hair, having a mind and attitude of its own is not messing with my winter weather hair care routine. Now two things are definitely happening 1) my hair is breaking with uncontrollable shedding, 2) my hair is beyond dry. Usually, around this time of the year, I would have implemented a moisture-rich co-wash routine to stray away from stripping my hair of all its natural oils. Although as of lately, i have been using a ton of...

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Winter Prep with TGIN

Winter Prep with TGIN

Winter has finally hit Chicago and I am in no way pleased by this and neither is my hair. Winter time Chi is always harsh and brittle. From extreme wind, frigid temperatures, and large amounts of snow the only break i will be getting this season will be coming from my hair if not prevented. My hair is so dependant on a moisture-rich regimen that it is impossible to not stock up on my hair care faves. Luckily, in the spirit of buying this Cyber Monday, I bought two of Thank God It’s Natural ’s...

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Product Review: Deva Curl Super Stretch

Product Review: Deva Curl Super Stretch

I love testing new products especially from a brand I would potentially buy from. So this week I received Deva Curl?s newest product, the Super Stretch Curl Elongator. Now I was skeptical about trying this product because they had previously sent me the Decadence line leave-in conditioner of which I believe is an acquired taste as it pertains to leave in conditioners. It?s wasn?t as moisturized as I would have liked it to be. ? So Sunday is my scheduled wash day I decided to give it a try. I...

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Sunday Funday – Face Masks and Ice Cream

Sunday Funday – Face Masks and Ice Cream

Seems like every time Sunday comes around it becomes a steady countdown of the few hours before the dreaded Monday Missile that is upon us. So outside of preparing for the week ahead, I spend time with me. So this Sunday I chose to venture outside of the walls of my apartment and treat myself. So, off to Lush, I went diving head first into all of the products that I love and some of the new that I can wait to try. I for one love their face masks and their butter. My favorite face masks are...

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Plenty of Fenty Beauty

Plenty of Fenty Beauty

Of course like any Rihanna release, the Fenty Beauty line has been beyond epic. I know a lot of products upon release have been overhyped and almost complementary to say they are borderline trash. More so in cases where the product line has nothing to stand on but the celebrity?s name attached. ? Yet this could never be in conjunction with Rihanna and her Fenty lines. I am a stickler for beauty products especially when it comes to those I use on my face but Fenty has literally changed my whole...

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Deva Curl – Decadence

Deva Curl – Decadence

So as a fellow Influenster, I have just received probably one of my favorite type of products to test in my Influenster Box. That being hair care products. In my Influenster box for the month, I received the ?Devacurl Decadence line with their new added product, the Leave-In Decadence which is ultra moisturizing ?weightless? conditioner. I was super excited to try this product line because I have heard great reviews. Although, I resisted for quite some time because ?I am often times timid in...

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