What Do You Think Of When You Hear Monistat?

Stay Fresh Gel from Monistat

If you're like me, then you think of yeast infections. Because after all, when it comes to the treatment of yeast infections, Monistat® is all I ever hear of. You wouldn't be wrong in thinking of yeast infections, but you'd be selling yourself short. Monistat® is much, much more than treatment for yeast infections. With the Monistat® Complete Care™ line, it now also offers a product that helps eliminate... *drum roll* feminine odor. I know, I know. Feminine odor is one of those taboo topics, Continue Reading

Natural Hair: I’m Over It

Natural Hair

Well, I'm not over having natural hair exactly, but just the cult-like following part. Although there was that one time I was seriously considering cutting and perming my hair. I just wanted something different. At this point, I have thrown my hands up in the air and waved them like I just don't care and surrendered to the gods of natural hair. You win. I quit. See, for me, hair has never been that serious. You know how Black women say they are not their hair? Well, I don't subscribe to that Continue Reading

For All The DOPE Kids Of The 90s


I already talked about the DOPE movie the other day and how it reminds me of my own coming of age. But, but, but can we also talk about the looks in the DOPE movie and how it reminds "us" of our upbringing?  If you grew up in the 90s, you'd watch this movie and have all kinds of flashbacks. And before you know it, you're spotting a skater dress and an accent braid. Oh, and jelly sandals, too. Because why not? And because 90s kids (and style) are the coolest. Although the movie is set in Continue Reading

How To Prepare For A Blog Conference

How to prepare for a blog conference

The other day I typed a whole post about what to pack for a blog conference, and then I realized I should probably first tell you about how to prepare for said blog conference - all the things you should do before you even get to the packing part. After attending one blog conference (by BlogHer), I now think that I have arrived. I even have the audacity to type a whole post about what you should do. Yes, ke! First of all, let me start by saying that a blog conference - or any conference Continue Reading

Armpit Hair Is Now A Movement For Women? No, Thanks

Armpit Hair

Like Igwe always says, the problem with people who start or join movements is that dem don chop belle full (they have eaten to their fill). When you have to go to bed hungry, the last thing on your mind will be whether to grow or shave your armpit hair. What is that??? So, yeah, it's a movement - although not a new one. Women are refusing to shave their pits and they're taking pictures and posting them on social media. Why? Because this progresses the cause for women. And I wonder: how Continue Reading

Let Me Tell You About This Yoruba Girl, Tolu

African Woman - Tolu - Verastic

Firstly, she isn't my neighbor (Kemi is my neighbor). Secondly, I had a mental battle about whether to first tell you about my Oyibo (White, for the non Nigerians) neighbor, Chandler or whether to tell you about my former coworker, Tolu. I chose to tell you about Tolu because I am not done collecting data on my Chandler, and frankly because Tolu's story is much more entertaining. Clearly, I'm only blogging about her today because I have long since stopped working at that job. I don't even Continue Reading

2015 Summer Is Vera’s Summer To Discover It!

Russia - Verastic

When it comes to travel, photography, and being anal, my mommy is my muse. My mom is a world traveler. She has always loved traveling (and taking pictures everywhere). When she tells me of places she's been to and things she seen and done, I'm always so jealous because I have been a late bloomer. I am still catching up on discovering places, and there is so much to discover! In the United States alone, there are 50 States, and I have been living in one for 15 years. It's not that I am in the Continue Reading

Journal #5: May 2015


Welcome to June. We are in the 6th month already! I'm not going to complain about how fast the month has gone because I have come to accept and expect it. Every month always flies by. It's like life is in a hurry to make me a senior citizen. Still, I rise! April was heavily soiled with the aftermath of the accident I had on March 31st, but May - especially toward the end - was a lot more organized. It was a bit busy - business wise - here on the blog, which I love, but I feel bad Continue Reading

How To Eat Your Cake And Have It Back With Sparking ICE Water


Everyone has some food or drink that they just love. Some people like eating a particular food, and some people like a particular snack, or a particular fruit, or maybe even a particular cocktail. For me, I just always want to drink something sweet, but I don't want to drink all the sugar. And I love the fizz that comes with sodas. So how do I get everything I want and none of anything I don't want? Sparkling ICE waters!I discovered Sparking ICE at Walmart one day. I was busy minding my Continue Reading

I Met A FIERCE Igbo Lady!


I was at Giant the other day, standing in line to pay for my one loaf of African bread - the crown top one. Igwe loves it, so I buy it on Tuesdays because that's the day they deliver it there, but this time it was a Wednesday because I forgot to go there on Tuesday. I noticed the lady in front of me. She looked to be about 40, was about a size 6 or 8, and was dark in complexion. She had on an afro wig, a fitting red dress, a black and red motor jacket, and a lovely pair of red sandals with Continue Reading