• Fashion

    My Signature Afro Tutorial

    Hello ladies and gentlemen!!! I’m so excited to add another venture into Hometown Girl n’ Curls. It took a lot of blood, sweat, and tears…well not really! Lol! But it definitely required a great deal of learning with technology. And your girl is not tech savvy. Anywho, I now have my own YouTube channel!!!! YAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!! Y’all, I’m so happy to go this route with my blogging and I can’t wait where God is going to take me. But have no fear, this blog will still be here. I’ll post my YouTube videos on my blog so y’all will have early access…

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    My Favorite Loungewear from Amazon Under $50

    When the pandemic began, like many of us, I had to work from home. I really enjoyed my time at work as I did not have to put on make up and leave the house. However, I realized I did not have any loungewear and found myself wearing pajamas. They were not a priority when I shop since I spent most of my time outside of my home. I did realize understand the importance of loungewear until you experience a pandemic. So I made it my mission to find more loungewear. Amazon is where I found a lot of affordable loungewear…

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    How To Still Wear this Popular Trend for the Fall

    Fall is here and as much as I love to dress in fall colors like brown, green, and pumpkin orange, I can never get away from my love of bright colors. Plus I’m a firm believer that you can wear bright colors during any time of the year. Tie dye has been a very popular trend through out spring and summer. However, I was not sold on this print until I recently saw several pieces. But how to still wear this popular trend for the fall? Easy peasy!! if you continue reading I’m going to show how to still wear this…

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    How to Transition a Summer Dress for Fall

    Fall is coming!!! Who’s super excited?? This girl!!! Fall is literally my favorite season. Fall home decor, pumpkin scented everything, and football season!! But I especially love to dress for this season. It’s time slowly transition fall clothing like sweaters, blazers, and boots. One thing I love to do is styling my pieces in different ways. Versatility is a must whenever I buy an article of clothing. I especially love transition a summer dress for Fall. Yalana, how can I transition a summer dress for fall? Good question. In my opinion, you can wear any summer dress. Floral, slip dress, and…

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    How to Look Chic in Biker Shorts

    It looks like the biker shorts trend is here to stay…at least for another year. It’s understandable because they’re easy to wear and you can put them on with a graphic t-shirt then call it a day. Were you apprehensive about this trend like myself? You always thought wearing biker shorts were for younger women? I too wondered how to I look chic in biker shorts. Then I found the cutest pair of biker shorts from Forever 21. You read that right…Forever 21!!! I don’t normally shop at Forever 21 but I couldn’t say no to these lace trim biker shorts.…

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    The Happiest Color to Boost Your Spirits

    The color, yellow has appeared everywhere in 2020. It’s the IT color for the summer. I personally love the color because it lifts my mood as soon as I wear it. It’s literally the happiest color to boost your spirits!!! With people still being stuck in their homes and the protests are taking place, it’s so easy to find yourself in a funk. One way that I like to lift my spirits is through fashion and color plays a huge part. With so many colors in the spectrum, yellow stands out the most. So why is yellow considered the happiest color…

  • Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Inspiring Quotes of Encouragement

    Times are trying for many people, even for me at times. For instance, whether it’s the pandemic or a demanding job, frustration and stress happens. When I’m in a funk, I need a reminder that even though times are tough, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Above all, I choose to look to the bright side when I have stressful days. For example, reading and reciting inspiring quotes of encouragement daily gets me through those moments. I came up with a list of my favorite scriptures and quotes of encouragement. Thought I could share them with…

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    The Perfect Date Night Dress

    Are you looking for the perfect date night dress with hubby or bae? Something that’s cute, sexy, and classy at a budget? This dress is for you! My husband and I do not have many opportunities to go out. Rona, I’m looking at you!! When we do, I have to get cute because being stuck in the house has made me lazy. I went shopping for a dress for my brother-in-law’s wedding (future post in the works) when I found this dress. And guess where it came from…Charlotte Russe!!! I haven’t shopped at this store in a while because I feel…

  • Beauty,  Fashion

    Affordable Black Owned Businesses to Support: Part 2

    Hey people!!! Long time, no see! It’s been a hectic couple of weeks but I’m back! I received so much feedback on my black owned businesses blog post. So I decided to come up with another post for black owned businesses to support for my budgetnistas and budgetnistos. Lol!! Plus you can never have too many options, am I right?? These companies range from natural hair care, fashion, and accessories, so here you go: Sassy Jones – If you’re looking for statement jewelry that’s full of color, this is for you! This business has everything from earrings and necklaces to handbags…

  • Beauty,  Fashion

    Affordable Black Owned Fashion and Hair Businesses

    A couple of years ago, I had a bad experience at a nail salon. I regularly go to this nail salon every two weeks to get my usual, a gel manicure. At this visit, the nail tech was very tough on my fingers. She filed my nails and cut my finger!! As I’m preparing to pay for her services, I was charged full price!! I was in shock because I came in to relax and left with a bloody finger and unsatisfied feeling. Venting to my friend led me to find a black owned nail tech ASAP. I found one and…