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Hey Y’all! I realized in all these years of doing this social media thing, I’ve never introduced myself!  I’m Jewel, a NC native and DC transplant.  I am a coffee connoisseur, old school music loving, twenty-something, knocking at 30’s door. I create beauty, hair, and lifestyle content. You can find me on all platforms at Natural_Refined […]

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5 Apps You Need to Create Stunning Content!

There are certain pieces of content that just grab our attention. It’s either stunning or simply just cool! Ever wonder how it’s created? Many content creators live on their phones. There are many user-friendly apps that you can use to create! Here are a few of my favorites! Tezza I love Tezza! This app will […]

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3 Products to Combat Aging Before it Even Starts

The first two places to show signs of aging is our hands and eyes. Moisture (and sunscreen) can help nip that in the bud. Many people don’t start using eye creams until they start to notice sagging, bags, or wrinkles. The best way to treat those things are by prevention. Slow down father time with […]

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide!

The Holidays are here! Grab something for the natural in your life! AquaBliss Shower Filter Hard water can be just that, hard on our hair and skin. This filter can help eliminate the extra minerals deposited onto our skin. Black Hair Been Poppin’ Pins No description necessary because we knew! Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting […]

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4 Ways to Protect Your Hair This Winter

As I sit here and prepare my home for the Nor’easter Storm, I thought about preparing my hair for this cold weather. The cold air can be drying, which can lead to breakage. Here are a couple of tips to maintain your tresses and make it through the winter! Moisturize and Seal Deep Conditioning is […]

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Top 3 Things You Need to Know Before Getting a Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers. The skin that grows back after a chemical peel is smoother and younger-looking. Chemical peels treat wrinkles, skin discoloration, and scars — typically on the face. A chemical peel can be done alone […]

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Blog!

Blogging is not for the faint of heart. I started my blog back in 2014. (Yes, we’re six years in this thang!) There are some things to ask yourself before starting a blog. Why? Why do you want to start a blog? Blogging isn’t easy. So if you’re in it for a couple of bucks, […]

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5 Coffee Table Books that Celebrate the Beauty in Blackness!

Just moved? Need to decorate? Love seeing images that look like you and your culture? During social distancing, I’ve taken the time to make my space reflect who I am, a Black Woman. I’m celebrating all that I am, and all that Blackness has given the world. Here is a list of coffee table books […]

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