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Alana Marie

“Big Red What They Call Me”

I am a true believer that every woman should do something drastic with their hair at least once in their life. When it comes to adding color to your hair, I think it holds the same truth as cutting your hair. Once you start,…

January 17, 2018
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A Fall Fair: Color Palettes and Frugal Finds

I don’t think I have a favorite color, but more so a favorite color palette. Whether it’s 100 degrees outside or a nice shade of crisp orange and sandy leaves covering the front lawn welcoming the beginning of fall, my go-to colors are pretty…

January 17, 2018
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How to Prep for the New Year before the New Year

  It’s so easy to fall in line with the traditional act of making a “New Year’s’ Resolution” – almost like it’s a trend rather than an intentional act of progress and growth. It is very seldom that most of us stick to our…

December 26, 2017
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Recap: My Successes and Struggles of 2017

I don’t know about you, but whenever the end of the year approaches, it sends me straight into reflection mode; borderline reminiscent. Knowing me, I never checked in on myself throughout the year to see how I was doing so consequently, November and December…

December 1, 2017
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What You Fear is Success, Not Failure

Fear is one hell of a drug; one hell of a vice. It’s the one thing we hate that is apart of us but we feed and nourish it on a daily basis. Often times we really can’t even articulate what it is that…

September 13, 2017
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True Life: I Want Box Braids but I’m on the Job Market

I finally pressed submit on the application for the first job I’ve applied for while two months shy of graduation. I go back to my daily scroll of looking at protective hairstyles on IG I want to get within the next two weeks because…

March 9, 2017