• Beauty

    High Porosity Hair 101

    I’ve been natural for 8 years but I did not realize the importance of hair porosity until a few years ago. I get many questions on how to care for natural hair. I then found out there are many women who are not familiar with porosity. More focus is on identifying our curl pattern through the hair pattern system that was created by hairstylist, Andre Walker. While I appreciate his creation of the system to give us the basics of identifying our hair, we’ve become so focused on finding out our curl pattern. We even debate on what is considered “4C”…

  • Beauty

    How to Find the Perfect Eyeglasses

    I’ve had vision impairment (farsighted) and wore my first pair of glasses in the 4th grade. I then wore contact lenses in high school and college. However, I eventually hated putting anything in my eyes when I graduated. However, I only resorted to wearing my eyeglasses at work or when I was reading. Fast forward to now, I was recently told that I have astigmatism. That means your vision is blurry or distorted from a near and far distance due to an abnormal curve to your lens. Now I have to wear eyeglasses regularly. I can’t find the perfect eyeglasses that…

  • Beauty

    Hair Wash Day After Protective Style

    I know you’re thinking. What happened to your YouTube video that you promised, sis? See, what had happened was…I originally recorded a video installing a braidless crochet hairstyle. However, I thought the quality was not up to par. I am a perfectionist and do not like to present content that is mediocre or worse. I’d rather not post a video than provide my audience with something that they cannot take away from. I value y’all and want to give you the best whether it’s a sponsored video or filming my shopping trips. But don’t worry!!! I am back with a new…

  • Fashion

    How to Look Chic In Green for St. Patrick’s Day

    St. Patrick’s Day is approaching this month. I don’t normally celebrate the holiday but I love to participate in dressing the part. Plus I love the color green!! Okay, okay!! I love colors but green gives my melanin skin a special glow. So I decided to show ways on how to look chic in green for St. Patrick’s Day. You will not see leprechauns or four leaf clovers in any of these looks. I just think it can look borderline cheesy. Instead, you will see how to look chic in several shades of green from subtlety to bright and vibrant to…

  • Beauty

    How To: Apply Aphogee Protein Treatment

    Happy Wednesday!!! I FINALLY have a YouTube video for y’all!!! I know it’s been a while but I promise I will be consistent-ish. Lol!!! People told me they love hearing my voice so I’m giving the people what they want. Plus I love creating videos about natural hair. You can read blog posts about it but I know that some of y’all learn better through demonstration. As mentioned in this blog post, I’m currently doing a no heat for a year challenge that started in April 2020. One of the most important routines for stronger hair is to apply a protein…

  • Fashion

    Edgy Valentine’s Day Look

    Like I mentioned before, hubby and I do not go all out for Valentine’s Day but we love to celebrate it. We normally eat in, watch a movie, and eat our favorite dessert. However, this year I am suddenly in the mood to go out. But we decided to make a tradition to do a fun activity. This year is Sunday brunch and axe throwing. So I decided to take a different route and created an edgy look that gives Valentine’s Day vibes. As much as I love to wear a dress, I always try to find different ways to look…

  • Lifestyle

    Yalana Allen Featured on The Happy Joy Podcast

    Happy Wednesday everyone!!! I do not have a blog post today but I have something better in store. Yours truly, Yalana Allen is featured on episode 2 of The Happy Joy Podcast!!! This was my first time being on a podcast and I was nervous yet excited. I talk about my journey to blogging as well as my testimony of forgiveness, reconciliation, and restoration in my family. I had so much fun sharing my story with her listeners and most importantly, YOU. Yalana Allen Featured on The Happy Joy Podcast The Happy Joy started several years ago but it is back…

  • Lifestyle

    Powerful Devotionals for Married Couples

    I am #teammarriage to the fullest! I love “love” and seeing people in love. With Valentine’s Day coming up next week, I did not want to only provide gift ideas but also give tips that helps me with my marriage. My marriage is high priority, and I always do whatever I can to improve myself and my marriage. Every day, week, month, and year that we are together, we are also growing individually and as husband and wife. One thing I like to do is read powerful devotionals for married couples. For those who do not know, devotionals are lessons on…

  • Fashion

    All White Loungewear Under $50

    Y’all know I love to wear color all year round. However, white is my favorite color to wear during winter. But since it’s not a lot of places to go, I figure I would create an all white look that is perfect for home and running errands. Of course, I’m talking about loungewear. I’m trying add more loungewear into my collection since I’m home more often and do not want to wear jeans or pajamas. All white is the perfect color for those who do not care for colors. Plus the color can boost your mood better than black. I’ve found…

  • Beauty,  Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Affordable Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her and Him

    We are less than a month away from Valentine’s Day. I know you’re thinking, “I spent so much money for my loved one for Christmas!!” Well have no fear! I came bearing an affordable gift guide that won’t break the bank but are still very thoughtful. Hubby and I do not go all out on Valentine’s Day but we still celebrate it because it’s fun to eat heart shaped pancakes and cookies. Plus pink is my favorite color so that always gives me an excuse to wear the Valentine’s themed color. Anywho, I love gifts but I also like to budget…