COCOACHERA
  • Straightening Natural Hair: My Silky Press Fail

    I straightened my hair! It’s your girl, Cocoa back today to talk to you guys about my first silky press since turning natural. If you don’t know, I did a post a couple of months ago discussing my journey which I will link here. The main reason I decided to get my hair straightened is to see how much it’s grown and to get a trim. It’s been close to a year since I’ve used heat…

  • My Favorite Guilty Pleasures: Confessions of a Naturalista

    What’s up Cocoa Friends! Today we are talking about guilty pleasures, indulgences and all the little things that bring a little joy to our lives. I thought this would be a light, fun post  to hopefully bring some sunshine ☀ to your day. Let’s get started! Now I think I do a pretty good job of keeping things on the straight and narrow. But, ladies sometimes we should just break the rules!  DISCLAIMER: THIS IS…

  • Lipstick Combo Favorites: Vampy Vixen, Natural Nudes, Red Classic & Pink Glam!

    Hello Cocoa Friends! My Favorite Lipstick Combos: Vampy Vixen, Natural-Nudes, Red Classic and Pink Glam! I opt for a truly no make-up, make up look almost on the daily, but I always wear a gloss or lip color. ALWAYS. A woman should not have dry, crusty lips. Now that we have that out of the way, I’m so excited to share my Fantabulous Lip Looks with you guys. This is going to be fun!

  • Skin Secrets featuring Origins, Tatcha and FRESH

    Want clearer skin? Hello Cocoa Friends! I get a lot of questions about my skin and how youthful I still look at 37 years young. So after so many years of getting asked “what are you doing” I thought I would share “my secrets”! Curious? Just keep reading. #1. Seawater:  Many of us don’t have access to the beach, but if you do, by all means girl take advantage! Sea water pulls impurities from the…

  • MY FAVORITE SMOOTHIES

    Hey ya’ll it’s me, Cocoa! Today, I’m sharing a couple of my favorite smoothie recipes. They are really simple and easy to make and take less than 5 minutes to make. All of the items I used were organic. Of course, if you don’t have organic, just use what you have. I encourage you to add and subtract what you like and don’t like for taste, if needed. Blueberry Cacoa Smoothie A couple of pieces…

  • Winter Essentials: Countdown to 2018 Winter Essentials

    Winter essentials, oh how we need them! Are you ready for winter? We are counting down the top winter essentials with hair, skin and clothing and how you can make sure you are ready for the cold winter season.  Hey, it’s me Cocoa! I think it’s always a good idea to make sure you have what you need in your armory to handle the winter weather. It doesn’t get as cold here in sunny Florida…

  • How to Stay Positive During Hard Times

    Hi it’s me, Cocoa! God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalms 46: 1  Ok, it’s spiritual hour. Let’s talk about how to manage tough situations by keeping yourself as mentally sane as possible. It is hard staying positive when you’re going through problems in your life. There’s a lot of times when you want to give up and need motivation to get through. Here are some of the ways I…

  • 5 Easy Ways to Celebrate the Holiday Season On A Budget!

    Hey it’s me, Cocoa! The Christmas season is here!! *applause* I love, love, love Christmas! It’s my favorite time of the year. The sad thing is that it comes and goes so quickly. So because of this fact, I love to celebrate it as much as I can by creating my own little traditions with my family. Christmas can be expensive, so I feel it’s important to try to find, shall I say, frugal things…

  • Meditating Daily Featuring: the Abide App

    Your spirit or soul, whichever you prefer, needs peace. One of the ways I find peace is through meditation. Through meditation, I feel closer to God. I experience an overwhelmingly rush of calmness whenever I meditate. As I seek a closer relationship with the Lord and being nearer to him, I use meditation as a tool to get me there. The Bible says in Psalm 1:2: But his delight is in the law of the LORD,…

  • Scream…Cry…But Don’t Quit!

    The Struggle is Real! I asked God to change me. Change my attitude from negative to positive. Change my negative mindset to a positive mindset. For about two weeks now, I have been working very hard towards that goal. But this week, I was challenged. I was repeatedly tempted to revert back to my old self. I felt the need to defend myself and prove people wrong.  I felt like running away and hiding and…