Why COVID-19 Isn’t Bringing Me Down

Whew child, this Rona (a nickname for the novel coronavirus aka COVID-19) has definitely disrupted our everyday lives and effectively put this world to a stop. In Los Angeles on Sunday, March 15th, Mayor Eric Garcetti asked all bars and gyms to close and for restaurants to serve takeout only.  On Thursday, March 19th, the … Continue reading Why COVID-19 Isn’t Bringing Me Down

4 Ways to Crush Your Goals in 2020 and Beyond

This Saturday, January 18th marks one year of launching this blog.  I am proud.  Curly Roots Blog has provided me an outlet to express myself and connect with you, my readers.  I appreciate the dialogue we have created this past year.  I look forward to continuing this journey with you.  As is common with the … Continue reading 4 Ways to Crush Your Goals in 2020 and Beyond

Reflections from the Decade I Entered Womanhood

There is one more day left in the decade spanning from 2010-2019.  I never payed attention to the passing of the decades before, but this past decade has been the most monumental of my three-decade life. I began the decade as a 21-year-old senior at the University of Notre Dame and I’m finishing the decade … Continue reading Reflections from the Decade I Entered Womanhood

Two Ways I Changed My Face Care Regimen for More Hydrated Skin

The Fall Season officially began September 23rd.  In Los Angeles, we are at that weird time of year where mornings and evenings are chilly and the afternoons are warm.  We have experienced fires, windy weather and hot air pressure which makes for bothersome allergies, including itchy eyes and dry, cracking skin. A fall afternoon in … Continue reading Two Ways I Changed My Face Care Regimen for More Hydrated Skin

My Adventure-Filled Trip to Costa Rica

             Earlier this month I embarked on a 5-day trip to the beautifully diverse terrain of the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica.  I almost did not go on this trip because of uncertainty and fear but I am proud that I embraced those feelings as it was an amazing journey in which I pushed myself … Continue reading My Adventure-Filled Trip to Costa Rica

As I Am Product Review: My Coiling Jelly Results

              There’s a lady at church who has fabulous hair.  This lady’s name is Terese; her curls always look well hydrated and defined down to the last coil.  After complimenting her hair for the nth time, last month she offered to show me her technique.  As a lover of natural hair and a girl who … Continue reading As I Am Product Review: My Coiling Jelly Results

Skincare Regimen: It’s Summertime and I’m Too Self-Conscious to Wear Shorts

We’re officially at the beginning of summer, with the rise in temperature it’s inevitable that we’ll wear less layers and show more skin.  Although summertime may signal happy images of vacations, ice cream cones, and swimming pools, for others the feeling of anxiety creeps up as thoughts of baring more skin surface.  How can we … Continue reading Skincare Regimen: It’s Summertime and I’m Too Self-Conscious to Wear Shorts

Summer Shine: Four Steps to a Glowing Complexion

We’re a few weeks away from the beginning of summer - a time to show our summer glow.  But how can we achieve a ready-for-the-summer complexion?  I am often asked my face care routine which is basically the same year-round with the exception of products. My daily face care regimen consists of 1) cleanser, 2) … Continue reading Summer Shine: Four Steps to a Glowing Complexion