Self-Love After Divorce (Guest Feature)

Allow us to introduce you to Caroline. After meeting Prince Charming, Caroline thought life and love had been fulfilled. However, after a rocky patch in her marriage, Caroline came to realize her dream had turned into a nightmare. A victim of an abusive husband, she fled to start her life anew. Broken by her mistreatment, it wasn’t until she uncovered the importance of herself and the need to love who she is did she start to turn her life around.

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Navigating through this life requires essential protection!

Navigating through this life requires essential protection: protection of your hair; protection of your mind, soul and body; and especially, protection of your skin. Vitamins, sunscreen and water will always do your body good, but natural skincare is an excellent step in the right, glowing direction. Ariella Beamon, an esthetician with a flourishing talent, is using her company, Looks Skin Studio, to teach the importance of practicing natural skincare. Looks Skin Studio, located in Plano, Texas, is using their excellent customer service to spread the good word of natural skincare, and the power that it truly holds. Ariella’s secret to gaining a true, natural glow? Personal mantras: encouraging your body to bloom everyday really does wonders! Ariella recommends to read “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho to stimulate your mind. We are in awe of your dazzling ways, Ariella. Your glow is only becoming brighter from here. We’d love to introduce you to Ariella, Queen of Glow!

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How You Gone Win If You Ain’t Right Within?

The soulful and ever-so-relevant Lauryn Hill once said, “How you gone win if you ain’t right within?” We must admit...an excellent point was made. Soul On Purpose, thriving out of Baltimore, Maryland, is dedicated to bringing women of color what they are in dire need of: balance. Life is busy; with our energies being spent in several different directions, sometimes all you need is a little guidance. Tanefa Wallace, founder of Soul On Purpose, believes that guidance stems primarily from holistic self-care. During her journey to self-love, Tanefa constantly reminded herself to put herself first. Rather it was rain or shine, she was always ready to break it down to build it all up again; all while always keeping herself the priority. Soul on Purpose stands for women of color who want to strive in their own goals and dreams, and recognize the key component in being able to do so is starting by living positively for themselves. Tanefa’s book, “The Lies You Tell”, is a powerful 21-day devotional filled with affirmations and scriptures crafted to help guide women of color into feeling confident and secure in finding their divine purpose. We admire your soul, Tanefa. We’d love to introduce you to Tanefa Wallace, Queen of Purpose

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Confidence is a look that makes everyone of all shapes and sizes glow!

Confidence is a look that makes everyone of all shapes and sizes glow. That value of feeling good and looking better is available for everyone. Fattshirts, based in Dallas Texas, is a clothing line that is encouraging women to gain some well-deserved self-esteem. Lisa S, the fabulous owner of Fattshirts, is creating her dream life by working tirelessly towards her inspiring endeavors. While on her journey to self-love, Lisa realized that she can’t be a service to others unless she first serviced herself. By taking the time to making herself a priority whenever it’s most needed, Lisa is able to recharge and recommitt herself to one of her many purposes: empowering others. Fattshirts is a business that represents owning your body and having immense pride for the way that you were uniquely made. “The Life of Asil”, authored by the amazing Lisa herself, is the perfect read for any young women going through self-esteem issues and insecurities. We are pleased to introduce you to Lisa, Queen of Tees!


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The start of something beautiful always begins from the ground-up!

The start of something beautiful always begins from the ground-up: your roots. Roots are our essential foundation to creating your perfectly balanced and meaningful livelihood, but in order to bloom you must be willing to cater holistically and unconditionally to those roots. AMEDE HEALTH THROUGH WELLNESS, rooted in Pasadena, California, is a product line that is rejuvenating mental, physical and emotional health through a service of life coaching and holistic healing. Latia Youngblood, the incredible founder of this nurturing brand, wants everyone to know that “life is lifting”. You fall down; you lift yourself up. No matter how many times or how much it hurts, you always lift yourself back up. On Latia’s journey to self-love, Latia valued the importance of allowance; admitting to your feelings, so the healing path could be honest and authentic. It’s never easy facing your imperfections, but self-love comes when you’re able to graciously accept every single fiber of your being. AMEDE HEALTH THROUGH WELLNESS proudly stands as the foundation to building your best life; the roots that are destined blossom wonderfully. Latia recommends these two wonderful books from bell hooks, “Sisters of the Yams” and “All About Love”, to help nurture your roots. We are pleased to introduce you to Latia Youngblood, Queen of Holistic Health.

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Beauty is found everywhere...

Beauty is found everywhere. In magazines, in movies, in the ever-growing social media platforms...most importantly, beauty is found in yourself. The Modeling Standard, based in Dallas, Texas, is committed to revealing to women how gorgeous they truly are, inside and out. DeAna Fierce, who is just as true to her last name as she is to her mission, navigated her own journey to self-love by listening to God’s truth rather than doubtful thoughts. DeAna was compelled to start The Modeling Standard to give women the opportunity to shine and recognize their undeniable worth, especially in a world where there are limited spaces that allow beauty inclusivity. The Modeling Standard stands for the one standard that is absolutely essential: the one you set for yourself. When she’s not reminding women of the treasure that they are, DeAna’s only growing more powerful by reading two of her favorite books, “The Power of Now”, by Eckhart Tolie, and “Unf*ck Yourself” by Gary John Bishop. We see you, DeAna. And we are loving what we see. We’re excited to introduce you to DeAna Fierce, Queen of Setting Standards.

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Hair history in the black community has been proved to be a burden for many

Hair history in the black community has been proved to be a burden for many. Fortunately, it’s also been a blessing to many, many more. When it comes to turning pain into passion, Yakima Fernandez is using her business, Onyx Haircare, to turn her strength into an even stronger salary. It’s no wonder this Baton Rouge-based beauty is such an inspiration; she was able to take a dark time in her life and use that energy to create a beautiful product line, that will undoubtedly bring joy to Black women who want better for their hair. Turning lemons into lemonade...we are in awe of what you have accomplished. Thank you for turning your work into our light. We’d love to introduce you to Yakima, Queen of Strength!

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Are you living your best, healthy life?

Are you living your best, healthy life? Don’t go back and forth about this; go ahead and check out AJA Naturals, bomb products that will definitely have you feeling like a natural woman. Aja Walker-Rice, the founder of this incredible, all-natural, luxury self-care brand, believes that everyone deserves to access to self-care. What’s a better way to start with your skin? Inspired by nature and unwilling to compromise one’s health, Aja is using her brand to promote loving the skin you’re in by taking care of the skin you’re in. Be selective of what you allow into your body; it’s yours for the long-run, honey. We’d like to introduce you to the Aja, Queen of Self-Made Skin Care.

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We all need those sweet, gentle reminders to love ourselves through all of life’s twists and turns

We all need those sweet, gentle reminders to love ourselves through all of life’s twists and turns. What better way to be reminded than to wear it? Iyana Laws, based in Lexington Park, Maryland, is using her Yoni Love waistbeads to encourage women to embrace body positivity and mindfulness. These waistbeads, strung together beautifully with meaningful beads and stones, are used to help women adore their body, all while stepping into a divine, feminine energy. Body jewelry to accompany your journey to self-love looks pretty powerful...and it feels even better. We’d love to introduce you to Iyana Laws, Queen of Good Energy!

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Home is when the clothes fit you just right, leaving you feel more than allllright.

Home is when the clothes fit you just right, leaving you feel more than allllright. Take the comfort of home with you by dressing yourself up in confidence and style. Erin Clark, founder of 2632 Lexington, cleverly named her company after the address of her childhood home, the place she familiarizes with comfort and love. Based in New Orleans, her company is encouraging women to be as extra and vibrant as they want with their clothing. The way you dress should be a statement of how you feel; feel confident and secure in any sense of fashion you chose is the best fit for you. Home is where the style is; find yours and embrace it proudly. We’d like to introduce you to Erin, Queen of Confident Clothing!

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Toners and scrubs and all essential things...these are a few of our favorite greens.

Toners and scrubs and all essential things...these are a few of our favorite greens. Going green is a bomb movement to be apart of, and 103 Collection is a magical brand that’s perfect to start experimenting with! Based in Schereville, Indiana, Melinda Herron started this brand when she was looking to live a healthier, more conscious lifestyle. What better way to start than with your roots? Literally, roots; Melinda and her husband began to craft plant-based products to help treat allergic reactions, skin conditions, and other irritating skin troubles that may have us feeling down. If you’re looking to get your skin on track, this brand is a lovely place to start! We’d love to introduce you to Melinda, Queen of Plant-Based Skincare!

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It’s one thing to live honestly. But have you been talkin’ it like you walkin’ it?

It’s one thing to live honestly. But have you been talkin’ it like you walkin’ it? Allicia Washington-White, founder of I am Allicia, is using her business to encourage women to speak their truth, by any creative, transparent means necessary. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I am Allicia acts as a multi-talented service: events, podcasts, hosting, writing, you name it! Whichever platform you need to help elevate living in your truth is made available by Allicia. We love a queen who can do it all!

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No money? No problem.

No money? No problem. In true Black women-fashion, Gernae Alexander, founder of Her Naetion in Dallas, Texas, started her business of empowering women when she herself needed to be empowered. Relying on a heavy faith-based foundation, Gernae is dedicated to living the life God called her to do; regardless of the trials and tribulations she may have faced, her faith has always propelled her to come up victorious. Now, she is inspiring others to recognize their own faith and truths to become sensational as well. Following the leader has never looked so good! In addition to becoming a boss woman, Gernae encourages others to reevaluate their own journeys with self-love. You deserve the time to examine every aspect of you; make that time available. We’d love to introduce you to Gernae Alexander, Queen of Faith-Filled Vision!

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Don’t touch my hair, don’t touch my vibe...unless you’re one of these two bomb natural hair gurus

Don’t touch my hair, don’t touch my vibe...unless you’re one of these two bomb stylists. Sakeia Anderson, a natural hair stylist and creative director based in Dallas, Texas, has always had a passion for people and styling hair. It’s no wonder that she uses her God-given gift to motivate others to make the time to accept all types of love; especially the one for yourself. Tiffany Anderson, a natural hair expert and author in Oakland, California, believes that once you allow yourself unconditional love, you’re allowing tremendous growth. Reassured by reflection to unlock authenticity, Tiffany challenges people to decide to be live truthfully and freely; especially when it comes to their hairstyles! These are two amazing individuals who take hair care and turn it into motivating self-care...we are grateful for their ability to see beyond the style. Say hello to Sakeia Anderson and Tiffany Anderson, the Queens of Natural Hairstyles!

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Honey, you’re not just a blossoming flower...you’re the whole garden.

Honey, you’re not just a blossoming flower...you’re the whole garden. Are you ready to nurture your roots so that you can truly flourish? Melanie Holst-Collins, founder of Grow Your Lovespace in Austin, TX, has a strong desire to encourage intentional living among others. Engaging with your humanness, practicing the presence, rooting for personal and spiritual growth...these are the essentials for letting your soul glo, and we are digging it. Melanie continues to use her own self-love journey to create experiences for those who are looking to grow their lovespace. Her key to staying rooted? “I can find myself in the absence of others.” Your presence is a present, and their absence will never change that. We’d like to introduce you to Melanie Holst-Collins, Queen of Growth!

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You’re never fully dressed without a Styleee…

You’re never fully dressed without a styleee. Thrifting for vintage gems and pieces is always a whimsical time, but the fashion ends up meaning more when you really dive into the story behind it. Fortunately for us, Ndi Jeru, founder of Tribe and Sol, is excellent at immersing into fashion and the culture they represent. Tribe and Sol is an online boutique in Houston, Texas that offers casual and comfortable clothing that beautifully embraces all cultures. You are what you wear, and this company inspires you to discover how to embody the roots you’ve grown with; all with amazingly stylish pieces! Define your own story with a variety of styles offered by Tribe and Sol. We’d like to invite you to meet Ndi Jeru, Queen of Hidden Treasures!

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A picture is worth a thousand words!

A picture is worth a thousand words, and this creative queen is determined to make sure your pictures are only saying the sweetest things back to you! Meet Olesha Haskett, founder of OH Experience Boudoir Photography, gets behind the lens to capture self-love on film. Olesha is committed to making women feel beautiful, worthy, and empowered...on their own terms. She recognizes the importance of glorifying your beauty for your own wellness. Using the “OH” Experience,  Olesha offers the chance for women to define what their sexy is. Picture, picture, on the wall...who says you don’t deserve to feel like you got it all? Ladies, let this company encourage you to have the audacity to love yourself hard. We invite you to meet Olesha, Queen of Framed Art!

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Girl, you know you deserve a ring!

Girl, you know you deserve a ring. Who better to love you...than you? Wellness Stylist Toni Jones is encouraging women into saying ‘I do’ to the most important relationship they’ll ever be in: self-love. Wife Comma is the powerful company that Toni founded to guide women into becoming a “wife”, which boldly stands for “Womanhood in Full Empowerment”. If that’s the case, then yes; we’re all down for being a wifey for lifey! Using emotional, mindset, and spiritual wellness to protect women against the infamous burn out, Toni Jones is an inspiration to all of us. Self-love and self-awareness has never been needed more; now’s the time to say “I do”...to you. We are excited to introduce you to Toni Jones, Queen of Wellness!

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Work hard, play hard...relax hard?

Work hard, play hard...relax hard? Sometimes, you need a helping hand to get that soothing touch. Sharisha Cooper, owner of Sha’s Massagetique, believes that everyone deserves to wind down after putting in some werk. Sha’s Massagetique offers a relaxing and comfortable environment to indulge in some good energy. Who doesn’t look a good vibe (and a good feel!)? Sharisha is using her company to stress the importance of taking care of your body. Health and wellness is essential for your overall growth; especially when it comes to taking care of your body. Don’t let the stressors of life keep you all buckled and knotted; relax. You are allowed to treat yo’self! We’d like to introduce you to Sharisha Cooper, Queen of the Magic Touch!

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Ready, Set, GLOW!

Ready, set, glow! LaVonndra Johnson, aka the Beaute Boss, founded her skincare line, Elle Johnson, with two words in mind: black and bold. We all know when it comes to being a black woman, quality and catered beauty brands is not always available to us on a smooth surface. Johnson not only saw the lack of representation among products, but she also saw a need to boost black women’s self-confidence in general. Embracing the skin you’re is a major key in feeling your best. No amount of make-up can make up the beam you radiate from a healthy skincare routine, and thankfully, Elle Johnson is dedicated to providing skincare options that will enhance your beautiful skin. We’d like to introduce you to LaVonndra, Queen of Serving Face!

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