Welcome!

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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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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Black May Not Crack but Will Crumble? Effects of the Sun on Black Skin

“Black don’t crack” is often a phrase of endearment among the Black community when referencing an elder that looks good. What if I told you your Black could crack? That is if you don’t take care of it, of course. We often neglect the use of suncare. UV Rays can have damaging effects on the […]

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3 Beauty Tasks to Tackle Before the Heat!

Warmer weather is on the horizon. There are a couple of things you might want to check off your “to-do” list before you shake the winter blues. Book that facial! There are certain treatments that estheticians only perform in cooler weather. These are generally chemical peels. I am on a mission to have a makeup-free […]

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Oily Skin 101

Shiny, grease pot, “I can fry chicken on my face”? These are the common terms and phrases you hear from people with oily skin. Do I have oily Skin? If you have oily skin, your face will look and feel shiny. Here are some other telltale signs that you have oily skin: Large Pores Large, […]

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Hyperpigmentation 101

What is Hyperpigmentation? Hyperpigmentation is condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin. There are different types of hyperpigmentation. There is UV induced hyperpigmentation which comes from […]

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