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Dash on A Dime: How to Plan Your Winter Getaway

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One down and one more to go! New Year’s Eve is right on the heels of Christmas and soon we’ll be welcoming a new year. The clock ‘til 2016 is dwindling down. With each New Year, we reevaluate where we are in our lives, revisit our goals for the upcoming year and plans for the future we’ve already set in motion.

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What’s with all the work and no downtime? There are after Christmas sales, vacations to plan and a whole summer to prepare for (it’ll be here sooner than you think). But after all the spending for the holidays I bet your financial security is a priority as well. Don’t fret. You can get money back for splurging on winter getaway deals when you use Splender. Book your next vacation, baecation, or even staycation with the new, online cash back shopping site now through Dec. 31 and get the largest extra cash return of the holiday season.

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3 Lessons My Father Taught Me + Why He’s The #BestDad

daddy-daughter-fathers-dayI don’t share intimate details about my family life here on LoveBrownSugar that often. Most of my family shenanigans can be seen over at BabyBrownSugar or on my Instagram, but I would be remiss if I didn’t share with you all how important my Father is to me during this Father’s Day season. Though I’ve never had a super duper close “BFFs for life” type of relationship with my Dad, I can honestly say I’ve learned so much from him throughout my life. From the way he’s treated my mother and their interactions as a married couple, to his ethics of hard work and discipline, my Father provided a real blueprint for me to be a responsible and hardworking adult with real values.

As I reflect on the important things I’ve inherited from my father, here’s a very short list of 3 lessons my Father has taught me:

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Living Life With Confidence + Win A Trip to Essence Fest

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The following giveaway promotion and content has been sponsored by State Farm®.

It was a cloudy Friday morning and I was heading out to Randall’s Island in NYC for my very first summer music festival experience of 2015. The night before I had gotten my hair done in crochet braids for the first time and unbeknownst to me, the hair didn’t set properly enough to achieve the style I had hoped for. When I took down my flexi-rods and looked at myself in the mirror that morning, I wanted to cry. My hair was way bigger and way crazier than I’d ever seen it and immediately my confidence was shot. I was officially having a “bad hair day”. Not to mention, I was scheduled to take a shuttle bus to the festival with my friends and I was running incredibly late, trying to make fetch happen with what appeared to be a rat’s nest on my head. So I grabbed an afro pick and started teasing and brushing for dear life. I thought about how much fun I was planning to have that day and how excited I was to see my friends, and I tried to put my hair disaster at the back of my mind so I could prepare to head out.

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Dove Salon Day Hair Cut Dairies + Giveaway

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A few weeks ago Christina & I had the pleasure of getting our hair styled by talented celebrity stylist Cynthia Alvarez at the Dove Salon Day. I had been considering getting a short tapered cut for a few months. My hair long natural hair had gotten boring and and required a lot of maintenance. I was craving for a fresh new look that would allow me to keep my curls, but eliminate some of the styling time. Keep reading to see my entire transformation using the Dove Quench Absolute line. more this way

12 Days of LoveBrownSugar Day 12: The Wrap Life

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With the 2014 edition of 12 Days of LoveBrownSugar, I am extending the fun and excitement of our #ShopLoveBrownSugar Holiday Pop-Up Shop in NYC with all of you who could not attend by offering you the opportunity to win amazing gifts featuring the artists and sponsors of the anniversary celebration.

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The final giveaway in our 12 Days of LoveBrownSugar series comes courtesy of The Wrap Life. When I first stumbled on their super chic wraps and tutorials on Instagram it was love at first sight. I absolutely love fun printed fabrics and what I love about these wraps is that they come already appropriately sized and cut for the perfect wraps.

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12 Days of LoveBrownSugar Day 11: TNEMNRODA

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With the 2014 edition of 12 Days of LoveBrownSugar, I am extending the fun and excitement of our #ShopLoveBrownSugar Holiday Pop-Up Shop in NYC with all of you who could not attend by offering you the opportunity to win amazing gifts featuring the artists and sponsors of the anniversary celebration.

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Day 11’s giveaway comes courtesy of TNEMNRODA. I’ve been a friend of designer Samantha Smikle for quite some time now and I’m so excited about being able to offer one of you a pair of these amazing custom sunnies.

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12 Days of LoveBrownSugar Day 10: EDEN BodyWorks

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With the 2014 edition of 12 Days of LoveBrownSugar, I am extending the fun and excitement of our #ShopLoveBrownSugar Holiday Pop-Up Shop in NYC with all of you who could not attend by offering you the opportunity to win amazing gifts featuring the artists and sponsors of the anniversary celebration.

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Day 10’s giveaway comes courtesy of EDEN BodyWorks. I swear by their Coconut Shea and Jojoba Monoi collections. I’m especially fond of their deep treatment masks which were given away at the #ShopLoveBrownSugar 5 year celebration here in NYC.  You can read here about how I use their Peppermint Tea Tree Hair Milk while rocking extensions.

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12 Days of LoveBrownSugar Day 9: Pardon My Fro

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With the 2014 edition of 12 Days of LoveBrownSugar, I am extending the fun and excitement of our #ShopLoveBrownSugar Holiday Pop-Up Shop in NYC with all of you who could not attend by offering you the opportunity to win amazing gifts featuring the artists and sponsors of the anniversary celebration.

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For Day 9 of #12DaysofLoveBrownSugar, Pardon My Fro is offering 3 special gifts to three of you lovelies. The illustrator behind Pardon My Fro did a special Limited Edition design in celebration of LoveBrownSugar’s 5 year anniversary and it comes in everything from cards to prints to throw pillows!

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12 Days of LoveBrownSugar Day 8: Neutrogena Wrinkle Repair

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With the 2014 edition of 12 Days of LoveBrownSugar, I am extending the fun and excitement of our #ShopLoveBrownSugar Holiday Pop-Up Shop in NYC with all of you who could not attend by offering you the opportunity to win amazing gifts featuring the artists and sponsors of the anniversary celebration.

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As one of the VIP gift bag sponsors of #ShopLoveBrownSugar, I’m really excited to offer three of you lovelies the acclaimed Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair moisturizer.

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12 Days of LoveBrownSugar Day 7: Shea Moisture

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With the 2014 edition of 12 Days of LoveBrownSugar, I am extending the fun and excitement of our #ShopLoveBrownSugar Holiday Pop-Up Shop in NYC with all of you who could not attend by offering you the opportunity to win amazing gifts featuring the artists and sponsors of the anniversary celebration.

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Day 7’s giveaway comes courtesy of Shea Moisture. I’ve been quite a huge fan and customer of Shea Moisture since day one of my natural hair journey. I remember seeing someone use it in a tutorial online way back in 2009 and wondering if it would work for me.

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