• 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…

  • Beauty

    How and Why I Stopped Applying Heat to My Hair for a Year

    Confession time!! I posted the picture below on Instagram several months ago (March) to advertise SheaMoisture’s newest products. I received many compliments on my hair. But in reality, I experienced heat damage. A month prior to this shoot, I had a silk press. It usually lasts a couple of weeks, but I tried to maintain it for a month. EPIC FAIL!! I attempted to preserve it by continuously applying heat to my hair. Not a good idea!! I applied a flat iron after vigorous workouts and experiencing Georgia humidity. After 3 weeks, I was over it and finally washed my hair…

  • Beauty

    Winter Wash Day Routine/Product Review

    Hey coilfriends and Happy New Year!!! It’s been a while since I’ve done a YouTube video but I’m back!! I took a break but look for more videos in the future. Consistency is key, right? Anywho, today’s video is a wash day routine for winter using Uniqurl’s Wash Day Bundle. During cooler weather, my high porosity hair is usually on the drier side so I’m usually in need of products that will add extra moisture. I will show how I shampoo my hair and will give me final thoughts on Uniqurl’s shampoo and deep conditioner. Enjoy!! And don’t forget to like,…

  • Lifestyle

    2020: What I’m Taking, Leaving, and The Future of 2021

    The end of the year is almost here, and I’m still trying to figure out where the time went. This is normally the time when people think about their New Year’s resolutions. But they are overrated!! By the end of January, you’re back at square one, and those resolutions go right down the drain. Well, at least that’s my case. Lol!! So, as I approach a new year with a new blog, I’ve decided to do some self-reflection. I will look back at how I spent the year; the good, the bad, and the quarantining. Then, expound on the things from…

  • Fashion

    The Best New Year’s Eve Outfit Ever!!

    I’ve had so much fun sharing posts on my blog on different ways to wear sequins. Doing this kind of content has really brought me into the Christmas spirit more than ever. If this is your first time visiting my blog, here and here are my previous posts on how I styled a sequin dress and skirt. Last, but certainly not least, is my demonstration on how I style a pair of sequin pants. This is the best New Year’s Eve outfit ever!!! I know you’re wondering, how is this possibly the best New Year’s Eve outfit ever? The sequin pants…