You’re Okay

My soul felt like it was fighting to disconnect from my body. The edges of my reality were caving in. My vision went from normal to blurry and dark. Moments before I was fine. I was happy. I was dancing. How in mere seconds could I go from blissful to terrified? It’s called anxiety.

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Reveal the True You w/ Almay

Makeup isn’t about covering up. Like many women, I know this firsthand. I remember being introduced to makeup as a teen and trying on foundation for the first time. Because I wanted so badly to cover my freckles, I figured heavy foundation was the way to go. So I tried. But layer after layer I […]

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Blocking Out Self Doubt

Doubt and I are very well acquainted. We’ve known each other for years. I’ve seen Doubt hang out around my family and my friends.  I have even seen Doubt when I look in the mirror. She looks worried and then half shrugs as I walk the other way pretending not to see her. Doubt acts […]

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Festival Ready Hair w/ SheaMoisture

Short, curly hair has been my thing for years. When I big chopped years ago, I was committed to keeping my hair cropped and cute. I didn’t want to turn into that girl who spends hours upon hours on her hair. But a few summers ago, I decided to let it grow out. So here […]

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BGB Summer Fridays Part 1

I believe in the power of the independent thinker, the independent worker, that person who takes the risk of starting her or his own business when the world say you can’t. I know that you can. Why? My body of work is proof that you don’t have to live up to the expectations of others […]

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The Nikia Phoenix Podcast Ep. 2: Creating Iconic Beauty

If you’ve been holding your breath waiting for the next episode of my podcast, you can breathe again. A few months ago I had the honor of hosting the first ever Black Girl Beautiful event in Los Angeles. The event featured pampering, shopping, and a dynamic conversation series with some real influencers in the beauty […]

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