• Beauty,  Lifestyle

    Trauma to Triumph: My Parents Got Remarried

    Hey you guys!!!! Happy Hump Day!!! We are 1 video away to completing my testimony series and I want to thank you all for joining me on this journey so far. After sharing the trials and tribulations that my family and I faced, I am finally sharing the great part of my story. When I tell you it was nothing but God that made this happen. If you haven’t seen the last video, here’s the link. But if you watched my last videos and read this title, I know what you are wondering. What? When? How?? Well, you will have to…

  • Fashion

    Trauma to Triumph: We Were Taken (Part 2)

    I hope you guys enjoyed the Mother’s Day weekend. It was quite eventful for me. Well as promised I have a new video for you guys. Look at your girl being consistent!! For some of you who are new, I am sharing my testimony as I get unready. I got inspiration from the Church Face series at my church as I take my “church face” off and share something very personal from my life. If you have not seen part one yet, here is the link. I was also told that my skin looks great and was asked about my skincare…

  • Lifestyle

    Story Time: My Dad Fathered Another Child (Part One)

    Happy Monday!!! It’s officially been 1 year since I’ve started blogging!!! I cannot believe time has passed so fastly but time flies when you’re having fun. And I’ve had so much fun giving content on what I have a passion about. So to celebrate my 1 year as a blogger, I will do something different. I will share my testimony about my family, which is also the reason I decided to blog. My testimony will be cut into several parts because it’s really long. I don’t want you to miss any of it. But it will also bless you and I…

  • Fashion

    Yalana Allen Featured on Be Your Own Kind Podcast

    Hey everyone!!! I hope your day is going well so far. I had to let y’all know that I’ve been featured on another podcast! Yes, I know…another one!! I was asked to be a part of another podcast shortly after my episode from The Happy Joy was released. It was an honor to be a special guest and I’m starting to get the hang of this podcast thing. Lol!! Yalana Allen Featured on Be Your Own Kind Podcast Just to give you a brief description of the podcast, Be Your Own Kind was created by Renita Betts. She uses her platform…

  • Beauty

    10 Effective Ways to Care for High Porosity Hair

    Now that you’ve learned how to identify your hair porosity, I know you’re wondering how to properly care for it. If you have high porosity hair, like myself, you’re at the right place sis! I’m sharing not 3, 4, but 10 effective ways to care for high porosity hair. It took me years to finally know how to treat my hair. Now that I have the techniques and resources established (for the most part), I want to share them with you. Just to give y’all a disclaimer, I am still trying to figure things out just like you. If I have…

  • 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…