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Coffee Lover

»Posted by on Sep 2, 2019 in Chicago Style | 0 comments

Coffee Lover

But first, Coffee. It’s a phrase donned on t-shirts and coffee mugs. A lot of us depend on coffee to get us through the day and it’s no surprise that I am not the exception, rather the rule. However lately I’ve been reaching for organic coffee. The flavor is superb and rich and a healthier alternative and it keeps me super productive throughout the day. Lately, I’ve been drinking Chicago French Press which is roasted right here in the city of Chicago. Their coffee is premium and organic and they have several different grind options and blends to satisfy any coffee lovers’ demand. Luckily for you readers, I am a brand ambassador for Chicago French Press Coffee and you can use my discount code >>RBaldwinCFPBA to receive 15% off <<<<<.

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Loving Our Natural Hair

»Posted by on Sep 24, 2016 in Health & Wellness | 0 comments

Good hair comes in all forms; straight, curly, kinky, coily or locks and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! This past Saturday February 15th, the 2nd Annual ‘Loving Our Natural Hair’ Curl Clinic took place in the heart of  Englewood.


Gals from around Chicago gathered at the curl clinic and learned about proper hair regimen, different hair patterns and much more.

This urban gal me (Shanah B) who’s used to just doing whatever to my my hair, I learned sooooooo much! This included the realities of eating better to maintain healthy hair, protecting my hair in the winter months when breakage occurs most and what to look for in products that I use on my hair.

Nia B and Tanisha Lee, Style Experts discussed: Maintenance for Healthy Hair, Transitioning, Styling Techniques, Product-Ingredient Selection and Hair-Care tips for children.

Did you know your conditioner should contain water? Good old H2O. Or that it’s most important to put your moisturizer on the ends of your hair? Or that your hair is most vulnerable in the winter? A good diet is key to healthy skin and hair.

This is the good information you learn in #Englewood at the “Loving Our Natural Hair” Curl Clinic.

It’s good to set your hair in natural styles like twist outs or protective hair styles to prevent damage to the hair in the winter and from over styling your hair.

The biggest take away from this Curl Clinic for includes:

1. WATER: Drink plenty of water, make sure your moisturizer contains water and rinse with other types of water. Ex. Carbonated water rinse because it helps eliminates frizz. Carbonated or sparkling water reduces frizz  because of it’s low pH level.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar: Do you want shiny and frizz-free hair? Rinse your natural hair after it’s normal wash with equal amounts of water and apple cider vinegar. (not intended for permed hair)

3. Homemade Conditioner: Half of avocado with a cup of  mayonnaise  make into a paste. Apply to hair for 20 minutes with plastic cap over hair. Rinse out afterward. This helps with dry and frizzy hair.


Cee and Shanah B.

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