Hair and Self Esteem is Directly Related

Hair and it’s relationship to self esteem is a topic that can without a doubt be a PhD dissertation.  Oh yes, it’s that deep!  It’s indisputable and undebatable. “Hair and Confidence has a direct correlation.” Think back to the time when you were just a little girl… young and innocent.  The time when you began…

Mahogany Crown…My new home

It’s only right that I do an introductory post for my new url name. The title of this post may have led you to believe that I was referring to a physical home, I’m not. I’m referring to Mahogany Crown my new blog home and it’s just as important. It’s the home for motivation, inspiration, and issues…

Honeymooning Forever

At times I still can’t even believe I’m in love. Ok…for a moment of transparency, for more than half my life I thought I would never ever fully be in love with someone. I thought that way and I didn’t have a problem with it. I didn’t see much love between “happy couples” growing up….

Back to School Hair

Hey parents/guardians… daughters are fun aren’t they? And the older they get, the more “hair conscious” they become (hopefully lol). Well back to school hair is easier than ever before…

Scalp Massages for Hair Growth

When I returned to natural and begin my own in-depth research on black hair, growth tips referencing scalp massages resurfaced…

Vaccines…Beware

There are sooooo many parents speaking about the effects that the HPV vaccine has had on their children. It’s very sad to hear and even more heart-breaking to see.

Be about Your Business

At some point you have to START being about your business. I meet so many people who are more talk than action…you know, those “I want to…” I’m trying to…” I’m about to…” kinda folk. Procrastination assassinates opportunity’s daily. It’s such a bad habit. Pushing things off to handle “later”, turns into those things possibly “never”…

Paradise

Arguably, there’s no better place to be than PARADISE with your homies and your honey.

Motivation

MOTIVATION…from the desk of Mahogany Crown’s creator – Royal Beauty Veronica

Are you Living?

One day you are going to wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you wanted.

Natural Hair TwistOut

Today’s Hair Journal Ok, so I’ve decided to start keeping somewhat of a ‘Hair Diary’. Yup that’s what you can call it. It’s mainly for me to keep up on how much I update my regimen since I get soooo many questions on my hair daily and it’s never a quick and easy answer. The…

Starbucks Gold Card

This is BIGGER than Coffee! Raise your hand if you’re a coffee lover? *hand raised* Ok, maybe you are not a coffee lover but I bet you know someone who is whether it’s your spouse, a family member or a co-worker. Coffee is a multi-billion dollar industry so obviously people love it year round. I…

Blogger Conference Recap

Saturday August 19th’s Blogger UnConference in Washington, DC concluded 4 days of nationwide events, symposiums, trainings, meetups, panels and networking known as “Blogger Week” 2016.

Annually bloggers, journalists and social media mavens link up for powerhouse events hosted by Black Bloggers Connect. This year, YOURS TRULY (yes me: @royalbeautyv) was the UnConference Main Moderator.

Let me stop here and say….

Is Summer Over Yet?

This woman here loves Fall Fashion over any other season hands down!
I love the ability to layer my clothing and I’m a cape, trench and outerwear Queen. I’m anxious to pull my colorful trenches back out this year. I’m even planning to throw an African twist to them this fall season!!

Come on Fall!!!
What’s your favorite time of year for fashion?

African Midi Skirt

Ok, so I’ve started my quest for ALL THINGS AFRICAN lol…I’m investing in turning majority of my wardrobe into a African inspired Masterpiece. Ok, maybe I’m way too hyped with that description but honestly I need African garbs in my life.

African Fashion

Hello African Fashion! Details: African Print Maxi skirt and matching bikini-cut top by  L&R Designs I have always been obsessed with African Fashions, everything about them makes me feel ROYAL and beautiful. I truly desire a whole wardrobe of well stitched, great quality, custom African clothing. When I found out my best friend’s mom was…

Mentoring in the Community

“if you don’t know where you come from it’s difficult to determine where you are and even more difficult to plan where you are going”
~ Joseph Lowery

15 Foods to Help your Memory

Our brains can’t cope with trying to do so many things at once. One psychologist called it “cognitive overload”. Scientists have discovered that women who are chronic multi-taskers have the worst memory problems because they are always focused on whats directly around or in front of them, they are always thinking in the future on what “needs” to be done and can’t seem to keep things separate in their minds.

Curls.biz

I can’t and will not ever get used to being blessed because it’s only by the grace of God that I’m awarded so many opportunities

Carols Daughter Marula Curl Therapy

Carols Daughter Marula Curl Therapy Price: prices vary starting at $18+ Royal Beauty Review:  If you don’t know, Carol’s Daughter has manyyyyyyy products. Hundreds lol. It’s tough for new naturals to determine which product to try. I’ve tried just about everything the brand has to offer because I was a Official Brand Ambassador for a year…

Jane Carter Moisture Nourishing Shampoo Review

Jane Carter Moisture Nourishing Shampoo- 8oz. Price: $8.00+ Royal Beauty Review:  You can really tell the difference in many of the shampoo’s on the market today. There are many different categories of shampoo too. Be sure you know what your hair needs. Ask yourself What are you trying to accomplish. Naturals have to be more particular…

Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice Review (for Natural Hair)

Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Juice Review (for Natural Hair)   Price: $8.99 each +  Where to purchase: Vitamin Shoppe   Royal Beauty Review:  How and why in the world would an aloe vera juice become a 5 star staple in my hair care regimen? Simple…To keep my hair cuticles closed. I’ve noticed that before…

Curls Creme Brule Whipped Cream Review

  Curls Creme Brule Whipped Cream and Curls Goddess Curls Botantical Gelle – 8 oz. Price: $10.99 each + Royal Beauty Review:  I have sooo many empty bottles of this stuff that I had to reevaluate my life lol. I should probably buy some stock in the company because I use it like I’m making money…

Curly Kids Curly Gel Moisturizer Review

Curly Kids Curly Gel Moisturizer – 6 oz. Price: $3.99 + Royal Beauty Review:  The key word in the name of this product is “Moisturizer”. I’m just impressed with it being a Gel Moisturizer okkkk. It’s fantastic! Thus far, I’ve only used this product my twistouts. I apply it to the very ends of my twists or…

As I Am Coconut Cowash Cleansing Conditioner Review

  As I Am Coconut CoWash Cleansing Conditioner – 16oz. Price: $7.99 + Royal Beauty Review:  Can I scream “STAPLE”. Yes, this is another staple in my hair care regimen. This cleansing conditioner is sent from the natural hair gods (I purposely didn’t capitalize the “G” because I don’t want to offend super sensitive overly religious…

WetLine Xtreme Professional Styling Gel Review

WetLine Xtreme Professional Styling Gel. Price: $3.69 + Royal Beauty Review:  There are many styling gels on the market but my favorite is Wetline. For my hair Wetline is the only gel that does not flake, doesn’t leave a residue and it mixes well with just about all my other hair products. Wetline doesn’t make my tresses…

Curls Cashmere Curls Leave in Conditioner Review

 Curls Cashmere Curls Leave-in Conditioner – 8 oz. Price: $20 Royal Beauty Review:  By far this leave-in conditioner has been one of my favorite hair products for years. Even on the most unruly trouble areas of your hair it truly boosts your curl pattern and leaves your hair manageable, bouncy, soft, and shiny. This is…

Be Encouraged

Good day Queens and Kings! I once saw a quote online that said… “Encouragement is like oxygen to the human spirit. If you are carrying someone else’s air…encourage them and help them breathe.” I thought that statement was pretty profound so today I’m encouraging YOU! Some people choose to constantly keep it moving, others choose…

My Top 27 Naturals on Youtube

  Here is a list of my top 27 Naturals on Youtube. You can learn plenty about your hair by watching these curlfriends. Royalbeauty V ‘s Youtube Channel—->  Click here Clicking the names below will take you straight to these ladies youtube channels. Enjoy!  Alyssa Forever beautybyjj Chime (HairCrush) glamtwinz334 Heygorjess ItsMyRayeRaye JourneyTo WaistLength LipsticknCurls…

We Are All We Got!

We are ALL WE Got!! Since I can remember, even in my years as a young child, I’ve always had a heart for people. I love to see people flourish and doing well. I love to help people tap into their innermost awesomeness because I strongly believe that “where” you are does not define “who”…

Natural Hair Journey

February 2010 | The BIG CHOP In 2010 decided to chop all my hair off and “start over”. It was the 2nd time in my life since my teenage years that I chopped all my hair off. The first time, I was just acting grown, I was around 15 years old and desired a mature…

Queen Confessions

Conversations and Confessions with my Readers Anonymous Queen: I just checked your blog out its really nice! I look forward to your motivational words some days. You are truly a BLESSING to soo many who dont even know you such as myself. Seeing how God has bought you to where you are now through FB gives…

Back from my Blogging Break

Hey luvs! Whew! It’s been a while. Today benchmarks the RELAUNCH of my blog!! WHOOP WHOOP! My last blog had a world-wide audience and although “fun”, it was unfulfilling honestly and often left me asking myself the question: “whats the point?” Have you ever had to just sit back and examine the point of things….

Natural Hair Updo

My Curly updo’s/ponytails are an easy go-to style for me. What’s your favorite Natural Hair Go-to Style?

Twist Out on Natural Hair

Over the last 3 years as you can see my Twists have taken on so many different personalities lol. It just really depends on how I twist it. I do small twists, chucky twists, loose twists, tight twists, twists with perm rods on the ends and etc….I just do what I feel at the moment:)…

Negril Jamaica

How amazing is this shot I captured of my first night in Negril, Jamaica! The sunset was wild beautiful!   My early morning beach walk before the locals came out and clean the seaweed off the shoreline.   Sunset pic captured by me       yes they were walking horses on the beach and…

My Jamaica Wedding Photos

Me and 1 of my bestie’s before I slipped my wedding gown on   How pretty is my friend Tia!!       My groom and his best man-Fitz…Life Coach and Motivator     Can we talk about how DOPE Fitz Gold shoes were tho! LOVE IT!           (pic above: I…

Afro | Natural Hair

(pic above 2014 before I mini-chopped) (pic above: Afro puff pony tail Feb 2016) There’s something oh-so black and powerful about the all mighty Afro!! I’ve been wearing mine for years! 

Mohawk on Curly Hair

(pic above: mohawk on my daughter) Try Mohawk’ing your curlies to add some edgy, sassy, spice to your life!! If you would like a video tutorial on this style but sure to reach out to me! Muahh

Why is Protective Styling Important?

Protective Styling | What’s the Point? Well why exactly would you want to “protect” anything? To keep it safe from harm or injury. To safeguard, preserve, defend, shield, and secure. You protect things, that mean something to you, things of value and women value our crowns for sure.  What exactly are we protecting our hair…

Year Round Wash and Go

Year Round Wash and Go What If I told you that you can wear your naturalness in a Wash and Go (Wash n Go) style all year long without coughing up a nasty storm, passing out, getting scooped off the floor by a co-worker and rushed to the hospital from catching the flu for leaving…

Natural Hair for KIDS

Natural Hair starts early! This is my little momma and I’m grateful for the natural hair knowledge that I’ve acquired over the years because she totally gets to benefit from it, she never has to experience unnecessary childhood relaxers due to lack of knowledge and the lack of understanding natural hair care…she can enjoy her…

Wash and Go for KIDS!

Wash and Go for Kids!! Here’s my daughter’s wet freshly washed hair. The first pic is 2016 and as you can see I’ve trimmed a few inches off her mane because she the type of child that seems to love scissors and yes…she takes it upon herself to cut her own hair in the most…