For those of you in the back who haven’t heard about Davina Bennett, Jamaica’s representative for the Miss Universe competition, allow me to enlighten you. 🙂
Davina won 2nd runner up in the competition, making her the first black woman wearing an afro to advance that far in the competition. An afro. (Black women have won the competition before, but not wearing an afro.) Now, that might not be a big deal to you, but let me tell you why it is to me.
I’ve been wanting to get long box braids for forever, so I was really happy when I did them a few weeks ago! I think they can be a great protective style if they aren’t too tight. They’re perfect for me because I’m currently struggling to get through the first semester of medical school. It’s a great relief to not have to worry about styling my wash and go every week.
A friend of mine, Stephena, asked me for a post like this. Like me, she was looking for fashion/wardrobe advice for college. In Jamaica, we wear uniforms all the way up to high school (whether it’s a public or private school). Because of this, the transition to wearing casual clothes every day in college can be hard for some people.
I watched loads of YouTube videos, read blog posts, and scoured Pinterest for inspiration. I found a lot of great tips and outfits, but for the sake of simplicity and affordability, I’ve chosen the most practical tips for a Jamaican college student.
The start of the academic year is creeping upon us. For incoming freshmen like me, that calls for preparation in more than one way, e.g figuring out what on earth to bring/buy for your dorm. I won’t be living in a dorm this year, but I’ll be living in a dorm-like situation. As such, I’ll share my top 10 college dorm essentials. I hope you find it helpful. 😉
Adding bentonite clay to your natural hair regimen can be very beneficial, no matter what type of clay you use. I know you may be thinking: “Clay? Like mud?” Yes, and yes. Bentonite clay, in particular, is one of the favourites in the natural hair community.
There are two main types used for beauty purposes: sodium and calcium bentonite clay. Bentonite clay has adsorbent, moisturising, conditioning and clarifying properties, all of which make it an excellent addition to any natural hair regimen.