Honesty Hour

Hard times, gonna make you wonder why you even try After Allie and Misty, this blog is my CHILD. I hold it near and dear to my heart. I owe it to myself and whoever may read it to always be 110% authentic, raw, and honest. A little while ago, I started feeling off. I […]

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Aunt Flo(w)

I vividly remember being in sixth grade and some of my female classmates started whispers about a period…..not the one for punctuation either. I was so confused. It was like a secret cult they were all apart of. There I was, left in the dark. I went home and asked my mother about it. She […]

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Understanding childhood trauma

It wasn’t until I went to therapy that I realized I had endured childhood trauma. That’s the stealth of it, it eases in and affects you without letting you know. How could I have solved a problem that I didn’t know I had? Okay, but JussSoul what even is childhood trauma? It’s what it’s name […]

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Having a no-no list

I, LuuLuuuu, used to be a yes-man. Well, woman but you catch my drift. If a friend needed a favor. Yes was always the answer. My phone go off, I’d instantly go answer it. If I got invited somewhere, I’d be there. Whatever it was, I’d be down. Then I started to get anxious when […]

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Your 7 chakras – An easy to follow breakdown

So what are your 7 chakras anyways? Why do they matter? If you’ve ever attended a yoga class or some sort of meditation activity, you’ve probably heard them brought up. Sooooo? Well chakra, is a Sanskrit word meaning disk or wheel. In the spiritual regard your chakras are components of your physical being running upward […]

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The GoldFinch.

Aha It’s here! The GoldFinch. The movie trailer that lit a flame up my ass, inspired me to pull the trigger on this site, and write Yesterday. What is it with Hollywood condensing 700+ pages of literature into an hour and a half movie. Unfortunately those who took on the task bit off more than […]

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Hustlers

Earlier this year a video surface of Cardi B saying she used to drug and rob men while she was a stripper. When I went to see Hustlers last night, this story popped up in my head. I feel as though the film was the representation of that. Then there’s the actual Hustler’s article that […]

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Don’t Let Go

If you’ve been reading my site then you know by now that my uncles were definitely my rocks! Growing up, they always made sure I understand that if shit went left they would make it right. Soooooooo when I saw a movie preview for a film about a girl’s relationship with her uncle….. And it […]

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Angel Has Fallen

……So I walked in not remembering that this film was the third in a series. Somewhere halfway through it all started to feel familiar. The film starts off with Gerald Butler playing Mike Banning, a secret service agent. Through choppy scenes it is revealed Mike is going thorouuuugh it! He has insomnia. He’s shaking. He’s […]

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Scary Stories to tell in the Dark

I want to start of by saying I’m a bit of a scardy cat. Yet somehow I’m always trying to see a scary movie. Why? The world may never know. The latest scary I indulged in was none other than Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark. I was excited for it for three reasons. […]

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GOOD BOYS

I’ve been seeing the preview for this film since foreverrrrrrrrrr. Every damn movie I’ve seen, they’ve always had Good Boys in their previews reel. I’ve enjoyed it every time. No lie tho, I was a bit worried that the preview had a mashup of the best bits and the movie would actually disappoint. I’m so […]

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IT: Chapter 2

I want to preface this by saying that I really enjoy watching Barry, the TV show. It stars Bill Hader and though this filmography is laden with an abundance of good shows/movies, he’s still a new cat in the game to me. Bill Hader CARRIEDDDD IT Chapter Two on his back. The movie is 2hours […]

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Where’d you go Bernadette

So I usually see movies in three’s then write my reviews. Where’d You Go Bernadette was my third and then boom I couldn’t write my reviews. This movie had me so torn. I shit you not I saw this joint almost two weeks ago(along with good boys & scary stories) and just been blinking into […]

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Relationship knowledge

I’ve been in toxic relationships. I’ve been the toxic one in relationships. And repeat. I’ve been unaware tho. I’ve never knowingly known until after the cycle was over, everything said and done. I’ve been on a cleanse. All aspects of my life. I’ve been unearthing everything in my past. I’ve been pondering over it all. […]

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Made in America

Ahhhhhhhh. My feet hurt. On my way back home and can’t help but feel the tingle of exhaustion in them. I stink. Of other people’s sweat tbh. My white tee from yesterday is beige and my black tee is faded gray now. NO REGRETS. I HAD THE MOST AMAZING TIME. I’m not gonna lie, music […]

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Shows to Stream….like. now!

Sometimes you just want give your mind a break. One of my fav ways to do so is kickback & watch something spicy. JusssSoul, wtf does that even mean. Spicy when used on here basically means exciting, not typical or mundane. I personally am a sucker for action 🙂 so keep that in mind. Shows […]

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Sundae

It’s Sunday. Well, Sunday night. I somehow spent most of the weekend vibing. Honestly, I had so much planned and so many things I wanted to do. Gradually, it shifted. So I vibed. I listened to my body. I made a tableeeeeeeeeee. I’m so pressed lol. I planned on writing and really catching up on […]

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Picture this!

Now, the below pictures were taken by Edwin. I love how my fav photographers are friends and coexist in the same space. I remember early on always always seeing Edwin with a camera in his hand. He’s a photographer and creative director who breathes creativity. I recently shot with him this past spring and mannnnnnn […]

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Friyay

Hiiiiiieeeeeee, happy Friday! I’ve had a long week. The type that felt like two weeks. But somehow it’s been a blur. But it’s Friday. I’m grateful. I’m healthy. I’m happy. My brain tried to trick me a bunch. I had to take a Xanax. Booo! That was a tough pill to swallow. The act of […]

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The secret

There’s a part of the self care journey I never see anyone talk about. The hard part. Everyone always glorifies the journaling, the meditation, and flowers. & Ahhh everyone knows there isn’t much a bath won’t help. But nobody loves to bring up the hard part. The relearning. After feeling as though my world came […]

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Tattteddddd Up.

Johnny Depp once said “My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story.” Tattoos are one of the most beautiful ways humans have discovered to personalize ourselves. Self expression, rebellion, reminders, identification of spiritual or cultural ideas, sharing faith, declaration of commitment, accountability, and artistic expression. Just a couple reasons why people do […]

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So you have a job interview

Finding the right job or career is like dating. Sometimes you’re just looking for something fun for a little bit. Casual, chill, and convenient. Sometimes something you have to really work at cause you enjoy the benefits. Sometimes it’ll be you want to find the right one that ignites a flame under your ass and […]

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When your heart is heavy

Pray. I pray for you. I pray for me. I pray we never have to experience a mass shooting. I pray for all those who have. I pray for our climate I pray for every child who can’t simply play outside because they’re kidnapping kids at alarming rates. They’re murdering kids. They’re shooting kids. I […]

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Ya fav Jeweler

& if he isn’t yet, he should be. @Marithegod – owner In 2012, he launched his first business – @prestigerepublic In 2018 he launched @districtdiamonds He’s always been artistic and a hustler. While on the go, he loves to dress in a timeless manner and not much of an accessories man. Except for jewelry. Diamonds […]

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Shack up with bae or nah?

SOOOOOoooooOooooOoooo, you’re in a relationship and it’s going swell. Very swell. You guys are at each other’s places all the time. LIKE ALL THE DAMN TIME. So one of you suggest maybe moving in together. So how do you know if you’re ready? whelp, Tbh, theres no specific right time to do so. When your […]

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Kabanator!

Kanse Kaba. Remember the name. This girl is building her empire from the ground up. Literally. A bit ago she dealt with a bout of anxiety, ptsd, and deep depression. She did not allow it to box her in. She used her angst to perfect her craft and launch a fully operational business. She is […]

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A++ for Booksmart

So I had a great day. Super mellow, super productive, and chill. Surprisingly the cherry on top was the new movie Book smart. Olivia Wilde is that girlllllllllll. Her directorial debut is everything and more. It follows two super studious and quirky graduating high school girls. Oh, one of them, know-it-all, Molly is funny man […]

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The section of Sex Ed all schools skipped

The first time I learned about sex was in 7th grade. Mr.Lane. He was a youngish dude who used to play basketball. Honestly all I remember was seeing a clip of him busting his head open multiple times that year. Who cares though? Sex was the last thing on my mind After that was high […]

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Love is in the hair 2….pg

We love a multifaceted Qween! & @livylohan is just that. My good sis admittedly hated how her mom used to do her hair when she was younger and one day just got up and started doing it herself. If you want something done right, sometimes you just got to do it yourself. Or go to […]

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Hobbs & Shaw

Dwayne Johnson was in his bag. Jason Statham was in his too. Real Hot boy shit. I could tell you to watch it cause Idris Elba. I mean have you seen him? I could tell you to watch it cause Dwayne Johnson. I mean have you seen him? I could tell you to watch it […]

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Lash Me Up 2

Discovering Lashes & Lash Extension was such a whole new world for me….You mean to tell me I can wake up cuter than I am? wow, the magic. After a horrific experience that left me with rage and two thin lines on my face I swore off of getting my brows done. I probably spent […]

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Lash me up!

Precise. Precision. If you’re getting a service done, that’s ideally what you’d hope to get. If you go to PreciseLashes….that’s exactly what you shall get. Precision, perfection, and passion from boss babes who truly take pride in their work. Though it took me longer to get there than I had expected( I have no sense […]

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Lash Directory

Lash techs I personally personally recommend @nvlashess Greenbelt, MD @Preciselashes_ Temple Hills, MD. | Website: PreciseBeauty.as.me @denitabrownbeauty Silver Spring, MD. | Website: denitabrown.com @bysierachristy Greenbelt/Bethesda, MD. | Website: linker.ee/bysierachristy @bougiebeatsartistry Laurel, MD. | Website: BougieBeatsArtistry.com Maryland @glamgoddessbeauty Laurel glamgoddessbeautybar.com @thelashvaulttt College Park the vault.glossgenius.com @lashupbymicah Hyattsville Lashup.as.me @soulrbeauty Hyattsville @ilashedbyty Silver Spring//West Virginia @gotlashed.byash Rockville […]

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The inside

On December 17th, 2018 I attempted suicide. I am not ashamed of it. I am not proud of it. I do not let it define me but I also keep the lesson I learned from it with me every day. One day I’ll be able to find the words to eloquently express the journey to […]

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Midsommar

Bro. Bro….WTHFCKKKK. so, this movie is wild. It’s a wild movie on crack. Trigger warning: if you deal with any sort of mental health issue, make sure you’re in a great space before you attempt to see it. I wasn’t aware before walking in so I was a bit triggered. Alas, let’s dive in. Director […]

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Stuberrrrrr

aka Stu from Uber. Solid 7.5/10 Another film where I get to realize Virginia’s very own Dave Bautista is growing on me. Not in a swoooon worthy way but more an endearing ave. The plot is v v predictable. Like actually predicted exactly what would happen in the first five mins before even meeting all […]

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Lion king

Hakuna Matata, it means no worries. The phrase we all grew up knowing, loving and keeping dear to our hearts. Me especially since the language is my own native tongue. More on that later. The movie was good. Like not bleh but more meh. It felt like having been introduced to crab legs plain after […]

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Once upon a time….in Hollywood

I’ve never found Brad Pitt to be endearing. Talented? Sure. Handsome? Sure. Endearing? Nahh not the man who made us pit Angelina & Jennifer against each other as a social phenomenon. But hey, the dude really did a hell of a job being endearing in Tarentino’s latest. Actually, overall all the acting was phenomenal. I […]

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Cater to youuuuu

& this ladies and gentlemen, is the Beyoncé’s of cooking. The nourishment you put in your body is probably the biggest act of self care there is. So why not eat food made with love? Why eat food the could possibly be spit in? That costs a arm and a leg? & is just alright? […]

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US

Jordan Peele has done it again, kinda. I remember seeing Get Out two years ago and being completely shocked at the movie’s plot twist. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend you change that. This past month writer-director-producer Jordan Peele’s highly anticipated, complex follow up to his Oscar-winning 2017 debut US came out. WHEW. […]

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My babies.

…..if you’ve gotten to this point then you can tell by now that this site is my baby. But before this came Misty & Allie. My prides & joys. They were born on March 1st, couple weeks later I became their mom. I was randomly oogling at pictures of kittens and something about them made […]

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My skincare routine

Before we get into my skincare routine, I must meekly confess how I used to mistreat my face. Ugh, I used to be gross and half ass wash my face. I’m talking splashing water on it and going. I used to sleep with makeup on. I used to utilize products that I just kinda saw […]

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So, you plan on living with roommates….?

Well, I didn’t, yet there I was having to share space with people who weren’t raised like me. Don’t get me wrong, it was not a total recipe for disaster but I definitely wish I had read a post like this before doing so.. I certainly wasn’t alone. 60% of millennials have roommates. The most […]

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#gains#goals

Go beyond building a summer body and build a lifestyle. Health is wealth and working out is a small way to reach your physical goals. We are inundated with images of banging bodies. In movies, tv, social media and more….why not be the banging goal you idolize? You certainly can. In a world where plastic […]

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Sunday & Chi Chi

Well, Alex & Franics Aka, my fav uncles. & my role models. I don’t call anyone dad. My biological sperm donor was elusive and absent. My “step father” for like ten years of my life is a twat. Textbook says I should have grown up with daddy issues. In walks Chi Chi and Sunday. From […]

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inspiro

Being as though this section is called Passionate People, I not only wanted to create a directory of creatives doing the damn thang but I def wanted to highlight those who I honestly am inspired of. The first DMV creative that ever really made me say “wow sis, I see you” is Alicia Reedy. Some […]

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Crawl……

No. Run. Like in any direction but this movie. It was literally the worst movie I have EVER seen. And trust me, I’ve seen a lot. I honestly don’t even know where to begin to critique this film. I guess I should criticize myself for even wasting a near two hours that would have been […]

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Lush Lips

I have big lips. Like actually would give Kylie Jenner a run for her money. Because they’re so right there I try my best to make sure they’re always pillow soft luscious too 🙂 Some time ago I noticed my lips would really be going through it. The culprit? Lipsticks with parabens. Unfortunately some companies […]

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To shave, wax, laser, or leave it be?

Kitty. Cunt. Vagina. Pussy. The reason why all life exists. Whatever you call her, there’s one question I think all us girls wonder……should we leave her be, shave, wax, or laser? I, through my laziness really, was a big believer in leaving her be. Now? Not so much. I feel icky thinking of how sweat […]

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So you want to say goodbye to insomnia

So you met insomnia…. She seemed like a nice gal at first. It was all fun and games until you realized you couldn’t shake her. You’re tired. throughout the day, sluggish and over the whole pretending to count sheep thing It’s all good, JussSoul got youuuuu How to break up with insomnia Stop eating at […]

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Save?Savings? Saverrrrr

“Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.” – Benjamin Franklin One of the things I’ve truly been trying to learn to master is mastering my money. Not just making it. Not just saving it. but M A S T E R I N G the Benjamins! You either make a […]

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Re.Sourcing w/ my fav. Source.

For positivity and recharging. This post is actually probably part 1/3. It’s near to my heart. It’s dear to my heart. It’s Bri. I met this boss babe while I was admittedly broken. Didn’t matter to her. Her light and positively shone so hard it inspired my dim one. JusssSoul, what is a Bri? Who […]

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Nailed it !

Still trying to figure out the formatting but I mainly wanted to start this ……so basically this page will look better the next time you click it @gazaaclaws Washington DC @envious.nails Temple Hills, MD @bri_did_that Temple hills, MD @elevatednailsbyChi Washington DC These 4? I personally adore 😍 @prettygonails Forestville, MD @clawsbyrae Bowie, MD @nailsbybiancasofia Latham, […]

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Ashhhhhhhcash

My heart. My corazon. My cuore. My moyo. This babe has a YouTube channel that’s a Chuckful of a good time. The humility. The relatability. I Stan. Don’t take my word for it, check out funny girl on YouTube-Longernights or IG @Longernights

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You on the tube?

I am. YouTube to be exact. Whenever there’s something I don’t know or a skill I want to hone, I turn right to YouTube! Want your hair to match the hot girl summer vibe? You must check out @Jenabarenee ‘s YouTube channel :  JenabaRenee This boss babe has been slaying her hair and wigs since […]

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To look good in the water, you got to pick the right swim suit.

It’s summer. It’s hot. What’s a better way to cool off than to hit the beach or pool? Hmm maybe, doing it while looking like a full course meal. I admit, I can’t swim. I’m not a big water person BUT ColorSwim really has me contemplating. If I drown at least I’ll look good doing […]

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Love is in the Hair…….(Pg)

Once upon a time I was a chickenhead. Then I met Ricky….then me and my hair lived happily ever after.  Ricky, also known as Androginohe has been slaying before most of us knew what the word meant. He’s been doing hair for nearly a decade, licensed for 5. He is more than qualified. My favorite […]

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So you think you might need an anti-depressant

I certainly did not, yet here I am. *Takes the deepest breath possible* I seriously contemplated writing about this but I also promised myself to bear my soul in this blog. So here we go. For as long as I can remember, everything has always felt like fight or flight. Literally, EVERYTHING y’all. I forget […]

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