Alikay Naturals was founded by Youtuber Rochelle Graham aka BlackOnyx77, someone I’ve watched on and off for YEARS. About a year ago the line launched at Target and I’ve heard nothing but greatness about the line. Especially the Lemongrass Leave In Conditioner. Since I’m rocking shorter hair and need a more hydrating refresher on second day hair, I decided to pick up and see if it lived up to the hype.
You know what I’m super into? Sales. So instead of a Things I’m Into This Week, we’re doing a Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday SALES I’m into this week. I’ll keep this post updated as I get more information because not everyone has announced their Cyber Monday specials yet.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love it because I get to spend it with my Chosen Family. They are people who have no blood ties to me, and yet, out of no moral or social obligation, opened their hearts and homes to me like a daughter/auntie/cousin/sister.
It’s a chance for us to gather, celebrate, and honor that fact that in a wold with over 7 billion people, we managed to find each other. A group so perfect in it’s imperfection it’s almost impossible to believe.We laugh together. We cry together. We take care of each other when someone is sick. And celebrate our many, many accomplishments like they were our own.
The world can be a harsh, ugly place. And it feels like everything is getting worse. So I hope you spend this holiday surrounded by joy, laughter, love and light. I hope you find a moment of peace and a chance to appreciate those who make your life more full and more beautiful. Thank them. Tell them you love them. Tell them you appreciate them. And celebrate the fact that out of 7 billion+ people you found one or three or five or fifty that make everything a tad less awful.
What (or who) are you thankful for this year? Tell me in the comments below!
Photo: Ashely Ella Design
I got a great comment on my Foundation and Concealer Directory about having trouble finding foundation that matched. I went on a long, long winded rant about undertones before going – you know, this would make a great series! Something simple and to the point information to make buying your first foundation (that actually works!) a bit easier.
Sooo….This week was generally awful. In terms of things happening in the wold. I’m going to be spending all weekend recharging and self-caring by spending time with friends, doing my nails, and preparing for Thanksgiving!