13 Amazing And Affordable Gifts for Lazy Naturals From Target.

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Here is a holiday (or anytime) gift guide listing 13 amazing and affordable gifts for lazy naturals from Target. Depending on what’s in stock, they can be found in store and online too, as Target has been more inclusive than any other big-box store.


So, what’s a lazy natural? A lazy natural is someone who really isn’t really a lazy person but doesn’t want to be bothered with having to frequently wash, detangle, and style their hair. We’re the type to pick a low-maintenance style to rock for days or weeks. It’s even better if the style can fit under a wig or a hat. Therefore, becoming a protective style.

We love our natural hair, but don’t love long wash days and even longer hours of styling.
Fortunately, Target has a long and mighty list of natural hair care products and tools to help us be our natural selves. Target has been my number one store for all of my hair care favorites.


Related Post: 6 Plus Denim Jackets You Need from Target This Fall.

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13 AMAZING & AFFORDABLE GIFTS FOR LAZY NATURALS FROM TARGET.

AFFORDABLE Multi-Purpose Conditioners for Lazy Naturals.

Why allow another lazy natural go through the work of having to detangle and hop in the shower a second time? Leave-in conditioners help everyone save time and water. Just wash, rinse, condition and be done.
Some of these conditioners I’ve used or still use and I’m happy to present them to you.

  1. Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils Quench Moisture Intensive Leave-In Conditioner
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    This conditioner is my personal favorite. I’ve been using it for a while and I often use it to refresh my coils before leaving home. This conditioner does an amazing job of hydrating my hair and helping it retain moisture. without weighing it down. It’s one of the most affordable conditioners our there as it stays under $10.
  2. Curls Blueberry & Coconut Hair Milk.

    Curls Blueberry Coconut Hair Milk
    Another one of my favorite leave-in conditioners, It lives up to its name. It is true bliss using this product. I love the way it makes my hair feel. It helps to add and lock moisture in my hair. It also smells like blueberry candy.
  3. SheaMoisture Red Palm Oil & Cocoa Butter Rinse Out or Leave-In Conditioner.
    SheaMoisture Red Palm Oil & Cocoa Butter Rinse Out or Leave In Conditioner - 13 fl oz - image 1 of 6This leave-in conditioner is the most affordable on the list. It’s coconut oil-free and it’s the best for shrinkage-prone coily and curly hair.
  4. The Mane Choice 3-In-1 Revitalize & Refresh Conditioner.
    The Mane Choice 3-In-1 Revitalize & Refresh Conditioner - 8oz - image 5 of 5This is a new favorite of mine. I currently use this product in my regimen and it makes the whole detangling process a breeze. When I’m done detangling, I just put my hair in loose twists or flat twists and don’t bother rinsing out the conditioner. This is particularly helpful during the cold and dry months. It really locks in moisture.
  5. Taliah Waajid Black Earth Protective Mist Bodifier

    Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier

    This multi-purpose leave-in conditioner is great for soothing itchy scalps and managing coily hair. It’s also a great product to use for taking down braids and removing extensions.
  6. Eden BodyWorks Almond Marshmallow Therapy Leave-In Conditioner.
    Eden BodyWorks Almond Marshmallow Therapy Leave In Conditioner - 8 fl oz - image 3 of 3The Almond Marshmallow Therapy Leave-In Conditioner is a lightweight mix of sweet almond oil and marshmallow root extract. According to the reviews, it’s perfect on dry hair and provides nutrients, moisture, and slip.
  7. Mixed Chicks Conditioning Cleansing Co-Wash.

    This conditioner is super creamy, is a low-lather shampoo alternative that uses jojoba and olive oils, castor oils and coconut to restore strength and flexibility for easy detangling.

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Affordable Styling Tools: Brushes, & Combs for Lazy Naturals.

A lazy natural needs to have products to make detangling our hair much easier. Here are some amazing and affordable styling gifts for lazy naturals.

  1. Detangler Hair Brush – More Than Magic™ Metallic Bronze
    Detangler Hair Brush - More Than Magic™ Metallic Bronze - image 1 of 2The Detangler Hair Brush from More Than Magic™ is designed especially for detangling all hair types, with plastic bristles that glide smoothly through hair without snagging. The last thing we need while detangling is to hear snaps and pops. That, indeed, is the sound of hair breaking.
  2. Cantu Detangle Ultra Glide Brush.
    Cantu Detangle Ultra Glide Brush - 1ct - image 1 of 3Cantu’s Detangle Ultra Glide brush glides through hair without pulling and snagging. It’s super affordable compared to other brands out there. It has a comfortable grip to make detangling your hair easy on the wrists.
  3. Cantu Sturdy Detangle Comb.
    Cantu’s Study Detangling Comb is the perfect addition to your Cantu collection. It’s made to prevent snagging and breakage and it’s great for all hair types… but we all know that us coilies and curlies need this comb more than anyone else.
  4. Andis High Heat Press Comb.
    Andis High Heat Press Comb - image 1 of 4The only thing that should be pressed is your hair when you want it to be. For under $20 for can get this gold-plated electric hot comb. Get to your roots and press your hair to the gawds! It heats up in 30 seconds, goes up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, has a tangle-free cord, and comfortable to handle.

Affordable Satin Pillow Cases For Lazy Naturals: 

Your bonnet or scarf often slides off and falls behind the headboard, somehow. Save all that midnight drama while saving your hair and skin by sleeping on satin pillowcases. The satin fabric will prevent your hair and skin from drying out. It will also prevent knotting, matting, and frizz. Here are some amazing and affordable bedding gifts for lazy naturals.

  1. Standard 600 Thread Count Satin Pillowcases by Morning Glamour.
    Solid Satin Pillowcase Set 600 Thread Count - Morning Glamour - image 1 of 1
  2. Standard 2pk Solid Satin Pillowcase Set – Posh Home
    Standard 2pk Solid Satin Pillowcase Set - Posh Home - image 1 of 1

Are you a lazy naturalista? What’s on your holiday wishlist? Do you know what your bestie might like for the holidays?
Leave a comment below.


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Here are 4 Mood & Energy Boosting Tools I Use Daily.

I’m a super busy thirty-something-year-old mom who homeschools, blogs, acts, teaches English, cooks 2 to 3 meals a day, and more, I have to make sure my day starts with things I know that will keep me fresh, awake, and going strong. So, I have a minimum of 4 mood and energy boosting tools I use to start my day.

Since two out of my many jobs involve me being in front of the camera, I have to use products that will help me look and feel my best. That means having clear skin, nice hair, staying mentally & physically healthy, and keeping my teeth as close to white as I can outside of the dentist’s office.

Here are 4 Mood & Energy Boosting Tools I Use to Start My Day

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**Also know that I’m not a physician. Consult your doctor before taking anything I mention here. Everything I write is of my own experience and opinion.

1. Hello Antiplaque + Whitening Flouride-Free Toothpaste.

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Hello’s anti-plaque and whitening toothpaste is number one on my list as it is the first thing I use in the morning. It’s made with natural peppermint, tea tree, and coconut oil. I love using this toothpaste because it helps to me to feel fresh, keeps my teeth bright and shiny, and it’s super affordable. It’s one of the few affordable natural and sugar-free toothpaste brands out there.

My son uses Hello’s Flouride-Free watermelon toothpaste as it has yummy flavors every child loves, hence it isn’t super strong tasting. It tastes great and it’s fun for him to use.

2. Minimo Skin Essentials Dé jàvu Sea Buckthorn Face Serum.

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that this serum has appeared in a few posts on here and on Instagram within the past few months. I love this serum! When I use it, it leaves my skin looking hydrated, and with a healthy tone.

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The reason why I serum works for me is that it helps to control my skin’s natural oils and helps to prevent breakouts. My skin is oily-combo. It seems the older I get, I get really dry on certain parts of my face (chin and forehead). I also easily get acne scars and hyperpigmentation. Right now I’m on a mission of prevention and maintaining my baby face.

Click here to shop for this serum and use promo code ‘EBONY20’ to get 20% OFF your first purchase.

3. Jarrow Formulas Vitamin D-3

I take this supplement every other day according to the instructions. Vitamin D-3 helps me to regulate my mood and aids in my fight against depression. It’s really been helping. Along with therapy and I plan on trying light therapy for this winter season.
If you didn’t know, vitamin D deficiency has been known to be a crucial nutrient for women’s mental and physical health.

There are two places you can find these supplements.
You can try Amazon.com
You can also try Thrive Market to find non-GMO, gluten-free, and soy-free supplements. Click here to get a $20 shopping credit and a free gift when you join.

4. Jarrow Formulas Methyl B-12 chewable in lemon.

It’s amazing for energy without needing coffee or tea to stay awake. Although, I am #TeamNaptime.

It’s also amazing for my nerve function as someone who deals with sciatic nerve pain, anxiety, and feminine health (red blood cell production) issues, this supplement has been helping me be less irritable.
There are two places you can find these supplements.
You can get them at Amazon.com.
You can also get them at Thrive Market as well. This is where I get most of my supplements.

I hope these products help you as much as they’ve been helped me. I would never recommend anything that doesn’t work or that I don’t like. These brands are trustwor because they do what they say they will do.

Check them out, try them for your morning routine, and see for yourself. Leave a comment with your favorite supplements.

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6 Affordable Plus Size Denim Jackets You Need from Target This Fall.

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I’m forever browsing on Target.com because… it’s Target! Plus, usually, whatever I need, I get it from Target. Of course, I’m in need of a denim jacket that can go with almost everything I have and help me stay warm here in Northeast Ohio. Since, I don’t have very many clothes, (minimalist), I need a really versatile jacket. If you’re anything like me, you do too. So, let explain how these are the 6 affordable plus size denim jackets you need from Target this fall.

Denim jackets are the perfect thing to help layer every casual outfit. From light to dark wash, you can combine looks effortlessly. Every item mentioned here goes up to a size 3X or 4x. Did I mention that every jacket is under $35? Welp, they are!

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6 Plus size denim jackets you need from Target this fall.

1. Wild Fable™ Medium Wash Distressed Denim Trucker Jacket

2. Wild Fable™ Black Wash Denim Trucker Jacket

4 denim jackets you need from Target this fall.

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3. Universal Thread™ Plus Size Long Sleeve Chore Jacket.

For everyday errands to a night out, this denim jacket from Universal Thread is the perfect addition to your wardrobe this fall. The brown wash makes this jacket compatible with your the lightest pieces from your summer wardrobe and the darkest pieces from your winter wardrobe.

4. Ava & Viv™ Medium Wash

5. Universal Thread Blue Plus Size Striped Long Sleeve Railroad Denim Jacket

This thin-striped jacket from Universal Thread is a vibe and it’s the perfect blend of vintage style with a modern shape.

6. Universal Thread™ Plus Size Sherpa Jacket

This sherpa lined jacket will keep you warm and cozy and is a classic piece to add to your fall line up. Wear this with your favorite fall outfit without having to wear multiple layers for comfort.

What’s on your list to add to your fall and winter wardrobe? Let me know in the comments.

Check out some of my other posts.

1. 13 Amazing And Affordable Gifts for Lazy Naturals From Target

2. 3 Steps to Begin Healing Your Whole Self Instantly!

3. Self-Care Saturday! Self-Care 101.

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Dear Brown Skin Girl, Here’s How To Protect Your Skin.

Black Girl Sunscreen is a Must For The Brown Skin Girl!

Hey! My name is Ebony and I’m so proud to be black. I’m proud to be a brown skin girl and I’m happy to have found Black Girl Sunscreen!
I’m on a mission to reduce my scars and hyperpigmentation. Within my research to minimize my current skin care issues, I read that using sunscreen along with my current skin care routine, would help combat and prevent hyperpigmentation. In my daily routine, I make sure to wear this over my moisturizer and under my makeup to reap the full benefits.

As a brown skin girl, I’m learning to love my skin, I must invest in products and companies that know what it’s like to be me and know what I need to take care of myself.

Black Girl Sunscreen Review – http://www.EbonyGlassCo.com

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What’s So Great About This Sunscreen?

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Black Girl Sunscreen is created by women of color for people of color. It’s formulated to dry clear and make anyone who wears it to have glowing skin. This cruelty-free sunscreen can be used on that face and the body daily. It’s also vegan, it’s infused with natural ingredients, and it’s reef-safe.

Why do I need it? Confession…

I haven’t used sunscreen up until recently. *gasp* I know, I know! I didn’t really invest in a sunscreen because most sunscreens make me look ashy and contain ingredients that I don’t like to use on my body. Also, I still held on to the myth that we (black people) didn’t really need sunscreen.

Well, it turns out that we do. We can still get skin cancer and the harmful rays of the sun can and will age us faster. Therefore, cracking the black that supposedly doesn’t crack. So, we need to protect all this melanin magic!

Forever Young.

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I already look twenty-something to most people and I plan on keeping it that way for as long as I can. Now that I’ve been using it for over a month, I’ve already noticed a reduction of dark marks. I also noticed that I look super moisturized and healthy when I wear this sunscreen. With Black Girl Sunscreen, there’s no ashy greyness, only glowing blackness.

Talk to you later!

~Ebony
What does “Ebony” mean? Research it here.

P.S. If you haven’t already, check out “Brown Skin Girl” by Beyonce. Everything about this song makes me proud to be brown and proud to be named “Ebony”

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How My Growth Increased Organically as a Blogger.

Hey, everyone!
I just wanted to talk about how my growth has increased organically as a blogger. I want to talk about how much it has changed me and how you can grow organically as well.

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My Blog.

I started my blog using Blogger. It began as an outlet for me to talk about my mental health and my natural hair. I didn’t know what I was doing really. Yet, I knew that I wanted it to become something that can inspire others, as I have been inspired. So, one of my first pieces of content was on how I deal with depression. It was a video on YouTube and I think it’s still there. However, but it was the first time I was so raw and open about my issue. It was the bravest thing that I’ve ever done.

The Roller Coaster of Organic Growth.

The past five years have been a roller coaster ride with feelings of inadequacy, perfectionism, imposter syndrome, and personal problems that would derail the plans I had for my blog. These feelings would cause me to post inconsistently or not at all. I’ve even deleted posts because I felt that they would make my blog unattractive. That wasn’t true.

Over time, I’ve linked up with other bloggers, learned tips and tricks, use appropriate apps, studied the work of other bloggers, and reached out for help from a mentor. I’m even working on how to break away from perfectionism and just do the work.

As I am in year five now, I can say that I’ve grown to the point where I now feel confident enough to write for other bloggers and pitch ideas to companies and offer content for sponsorship,

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How can I Grow Organically As a Blogger?

I recommend several things.

  1. If you have a favorite blogger or youtuber, look for videos where they talk about their struggles and determine if it this something that you want to continue doing. This isn’t for the faint of heart. Especially when you want it so bad.
  2. If those same youtubers or bloggers are offering a course, take it. They have valuable info to share and it’s most likely worth it.
  3. Treat it like a business, even if you are just journaling your ideas and feelings, do this anyway. Your readers will appreciate that you took the time to consider as customers.
  4. In relation to #3, learn customer service. Find out what your readers like and try to offer that while remaining true to yourself. For example, you should your pins on Pinterest to see where they’ve posted your pin and look at what they’ve pinned so far. Create your next post based on those ideas.
  5. Join a community of other bloggers within your niche. There are tons of groups on social media that will help get you started. Most groups have designated days where everyone shares their content. Just be careful of falling into the ‘follow for follow’ trap.
  6. Find apps that would make content creation super simple. Find free or paid apps to help you create better content and graphics.
  7. Continue to study and find ways to improve. You have to learn before you can teach.
    I recommend these sites to get started.
    7 Reasons Your Blog Isn’t Making Money, and What to Do About It.
    Influencer Spotlight: Alysha Littlejohn.
  8. Study your analytics and see which posts performed the best and build around that.

I hope that I’ve been helpful. If I forgot anything please tell me in the comment section. Or fill out the form below.

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13 Amazing And Affordable Gifts for Lazy Naturals From Target.

Here is a holiday gift guide listing 13 products to give just for us lazy naturals from one of the most inclusive big-box stores, Target.com. Depending on what’s in stock, they can be found in store too, as Target has been more inclusive than any other big-box store.
#Target #holidaygiftguide #EbonyGlassCo #CoilySue86 #naturalhair #haircareproducts #blackhair #blackfriday #HolidayShopping #CyberMondayDeals #TargetDeals

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Here are 4 Mood & Energy Boosting Tools I Use Daily.

Here is a glimpse into my super simple morning routine. Here are 4 powerful products I use daily to help me have clear skin, stay mentally & physically healthy and keep my teeth as white as possible.

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How To Overcome Imposter Syndrome And Become A Better Blogger. (Part Two)

Hey hey! Welcome to my blog.
This is part two of how to overcome imposter syndrome and become a better blogger. I have the remaining 4 out of 8 tips to share with you. These are things that I’ve learned and I hope to leave you encouraged and inspired.

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Remember! We Do Belong. We Just Need A Little Help

I’m picking up where I left off on the subject of feeling like an imposter as a blogger. In the previous post, I mentioned how comparing ourselves to other bloggers, content creators, and influencers can rob us of our joy, exacerbate issues with perfectionism, and induce anxiety-based procrastination. I gave four tips out of the eight I have for you
If you haven’t read part one, I recommend going back to read the first four tips before reading the next four.

So, let’s jump back into it!

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5. Upgrade Your Blog & Graphics.

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I don’t just mean upgrade your blog by going from free to the business plan, although I do recommend it. By upgrading your blog and graphics, you have to learn how to capture and hold the attention of your audience. Create and use graphics that align with who you are and what you’re about. It’s okay to get tips from other bloggers, it’s another to try to copy what they do, You will lose yourself and you may actually become an imposter.

The easiest thing that you can start doing is creating better graphics to use on your blog and all of your social media platforms. For the past year, I’ve been using Canva to create Pinterest and Instagram-worthy graphics to increase the traffic for my blog. I just recently signed up for Canva Pro.

Canva is completely free to use. However, using Canva Pro allows me to create a graphic and change the size for every social media platform without having to create an entirely new graphic. The pro version not only gives me access to more quality images, but it also gives me even more access to Brand Kit Pro, Animation Pro, Canva Schedule, and so much more. Check it out here!

You can also use the free images that WordPress provides via Pexels.com to get beautiful images to make your posts come alive.

This is perfect to take advantage of. Especially, if you follow tip #1 and join Tailwind and want your tribe to share your content.

6. Stop comparing yourself to other bloggers.

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One of the fastest ways to lose steam is to compare yourself to another blogger. It’s been mentioned before by some of the most successful bloggers of them all. Comparison is the thief of joy. It also robs you of your self-esteem and your voice. Don’t compare your chapter five to someone’s chapter 14 or 42.

There have been so many posts I either never finished or have deleted because I thought what I had to say wasn’t as good as this other blogger that everyone knows and loves. I was foolish because I deleted some raw an honest content. Some, I’ve kept because I knew that they would help someone.

Post it anyway and as you continue your blogging journey, you can go back and tweak them.
These are some of my posts that have been tweaked at least 10 times since they’ve been posted. I’ve tweaked the titles, the images, tags, began using WordPress Business SEO tools changed some of the language, and more.

  1. How to Increase Your Joy with These 7 Self Care Tips.
  2. How to Make and Sell No-Heat Shea Butter Cream.
  3. 3 Ways to Discover How To Inspire Healing in Your Life (Free Download Inside)
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7. Create content based on what you know.

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You may be an expert or you may not be an expert, but you have experiences to share. There are products you have tried, there are services you have bought, and there are even movies you have seen. Almost every experience is worth writing about. Your experience matters and there’s no one that sounds or looks like you.

If you need some help with figuring out how to begin to talk about what you do know and make it profitable, try these two places for guidance how to overcome imposter syndrome, gain some clarity, and become a better blogger.

  1. How To Blog For A Living.
  2. Fierce Clarity.

8. Create follow-up or Recycle past Posts.

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You don’t have to create brand new content all the time. As I said before talk about what you know. You can break apart a how-to list into different blog posts or YouTube videos. You can create new infographics that lead people back to old but relevant content. There are many things you can do with just one post. People have created a series off of just one topic. You got this blogging thing. I’m preaching to myself too, but yooouuuu goooooot thiiiiiissss! Okay?!

This concludes how to overcome imposter syndrome and become a better blogger. If you need more blogging inspiration and advice, subscribe to get my emails and then follow my pinterest board below. If you have any tips at all or have any questions, leave me a comment!

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Help! I’m A Black Woman With Goals And Perfectionism!

I Don’t Understand “Small Goals”.

As a black woman in America, seeing the rise of so many black women business owners and content creators, I feel like there’s room for me too. I have to get in on this! I love to create. But I’m also a black woman with the issue of perfectionism and I set really high goals for myself. I don’t comprehend small goals. Therefore, it’s hard to celebrate the small ones.

Hey! I’m Ebony. I deal with perfectionism.

For some, this is brag-worthy. You might be like me. You grew up being an overachiever. Most of the time it came with ease because you knew what you wanted to do, you knew what the end result looked like, and you did it. It also came with ease because you are talented in many areas. You received gifts, awards, great grades, praise, and more. During those times, life was good… until it wasn’t. And you begin to wonder what YOU did wrong. Well, that’s how I think. For me, none of it brag-worthy.

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Unfortunately, it’s all because I placed my value on my accomplishments. I didn’t mean to. It just happened and it started when I was really young. I was bullied for being fat but praised for being smart. I had a hard time seeing my value as a human being. Everything about me was and still is the total opposite of what America has deemed beautiful. I know I’m beautiful, but… yeah. Some days I don’t feel like I am. I’m a chubby dark-skinned old-soul who is smart. I’m not popular and I never was. So, I immerse myself in work and what I “have” to do. This will make me worthy. Right?

I Want What I Was Told That I’m Supposed to Have!

I just want to be great at what I do and have it pay the bills, but I can’t tell if I’m good enough yet. The problem is that I suffer from not knowing if I’m actually not trying hard enough or if I’m actually held back in a society that never meant for me to win. I can’t even write this post without feeling like it’s meaningless and no one will read it because it’s not like other’s blog posts. Or it will easily be overlooked because a Pinterest-worthy post 1,345,978 written by a popular blogger who said that I must do these “50 things” before submitting a blog post and that crap is a 300-Level college course of tediousness.

The problem is that I suffer from not knowing if I’m actually not trying hard enough or if I’m actually held back in a society that never meant for me to win.

I just don’t know how to fight it and have my work look as good as I see the work of other bloggers. I know that comparison is the thief of joy, but they must be doing something right. Right? They are making it. They are showing how much money they made last month or last year.

To add, COVID, lockdown, and reduced income has put me in a mode where I feel like if I don’t create something for myself, I’m going to become homeless and die. That there is Anxiety running her mouth!

Of course, I’m not in that position now, but I feel that I must create so that I can provide. I must also create so that I can survive. I’m an artist at heart and the capitalist mentally that I have as an American makes it difficult to see the good in my work unless it has produced some type of cash and praise. It’s human nature to want both. Respectively, they are a form of security and love.

Just Do It Imperfectly.

Over the past year, I was so stuck on creating to earn instead of creating to share what I’ve learned. Yes, some of my posts are helpful, but I wanted growth and popularity. Well, I think I should first apologize to everyone who’s read my blog. I deleted posts that were raw and honest in fear of what others thought. Therefore, causing everyone to miss out on the most vulnerable parts of myself.

From now on, I want to be transparent because I have a story to tell… a really good story to tell. Will you read it?

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Minimo Skin Essentials Toner and Serum Giveaway! (Closed)

Hey, everyone! It’s GIVEAWAY TIME! YAY!!!
In previous posts, I’ve written about my routines involving the use of their mud mask and their turmeric scrub have helped my skin. They recently sent me two products (a toner and a serum) that help combat common skin problems among black people and people of color.
Well, today I’m happy to announce the Minimo Skin Essentials Toner and Serum giveaway. They are giving away two of their awesome products to one winner.

Note: This post isn’t sponsored, but the giveaway is. Products have been sent to be to use and to feature in this week’s giveaway.


Minimo Prizes:

1. Minimo’s Balance Skin Brightening Toner.

Balance Skin Brightening Toner – Minimo Skin Essentials Giveaway – http://www.EbonyGlassCo.com

This toner feels absolutely amazing and it really cleanses the skin. It’s really important to use a toner like this if you deal with oily skin, acnes scars and hyperpigmentation. It’s great for all skin types and contain organic and kosher ingredients.

2. Minimo’s Lumen Serum Dark Spot Corrector.

Lumen Serum Dark Spot Corrector -Minimo Skin Essentials Giveaway- http://www.EbonyGlassCo.com

The lumen serum is a great for spot treatment or for overall use. For me, I’ve been using it all over because I have so many old and new acne scars and so much hyperpigmentation. This serum is great for all skin types, dark spots and discoloration.

How to Enter:

Rules for Minimo Skin Essentials Toner and Serum Giveaway:
1. Follow me @CoilySue86
2. Follow @minimobathandbody
3. Like this post only on Instagram.
4. Tag 2 friends.
5. Leave a comment describing your skin problems on the instagram post.

🌟NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. U.S. Residents ONLY. The giveaway will be closed on Tuesday August 25, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday August 26, 2020 via post and/ or stories, but will be notified privately.
The product will be shipped by Minimo Skin Essentials.

🌟Giveaway entries are only being accepted via Instagram. Giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Instagram.

Be blessed! ❤️🙏🏾✊🏾

The Winner Has Been Announced!

~Ebony Glass
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