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Everything Shani wants to try & DIY

Hi! My name is Shani, I'm 20 and some change, I'm from Brooklyn NY but I now reside in Westchester County (the suburbs of NY), I am a photographer, (HBCU) college graduate, lover of lots of things and this is my side blog. I made it to collect and keep track of the things that I want to try and figured I'd share with whoever wants to see and utilize it! Enjoy!💛

Disclaimer: All of the photos on here aren't originally mine. Credit is however given to the original blogs/websites that I get these DIY projects from unless they are originally mine. :-)
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Praise your friends when you witness their growth.

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Protecting black girlhood is really important

Stop calling little girls thots

Stop calling little girls grown

Stop sexualizing little girls in anyway

Stop acting like that behavior is normal or cute


Focus requires repeatedly saying no to the things that don’t align with your current priorities.

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Mark Bustos is a hair stylist at an upscale salon in New York City, but not all of his clientele have to be wealthy to get a quality trim. Sometimes, they don’t need a penny.

For more photos of Busto’s work and more about his inspirational story go here. 

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As some of you may know, I’ve been distressing jeans and shorts as a stress relief all Summer. These are  some of the self-portraits I took today for my new store that you can check out here

Feel free to reblog, pass it on, and all that jazz. Thank you :-)

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"Find joy in the ordinary." -Anon

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[This is obviously my way of doing shit. There’s a lot of reasons I do things this way but I generally swear and curse and tell anything in my house to fuck off while doing the following.]

  1. Open the windows and doors and clean the place up. Put shit back to where it’s suppose to be. Run laundry and do the dishes. It’ll take ten minutes top to clean the surfaces. Add some cleansing ingredients into the laundry if you feel it necessary. (I tossed in some salt and peppermint in a dark clothing load. Don’t put herbs in with your white or light color clothing. You’ll stain them. No, seriously, don’t.)
  2. Throw salt. No, I’m not fucking kidding. Throw fucking salt. At mirrors, at windows, at doors, at the floor, at the computers, at the faucets, on the floor, and on the stripped bed.
  3. Incense the fuck out of the place. This step varies for me. Sometimes I’ll use incense, other times herbal sticks, or asperging. It all depends on what materials I have on hand. Make sure you get all the rooms and entrances (including faucets, mirrors, computers, windows, doors, archways, and corners)
  4. Wash the floors, doors, windows, and maybe even the walls. I use a mix of water + salt + lemon + whatever fucking ingredients I think need to be use (for prosperity, I’ll do a floor wash with different things than I would for a floor wash for protection.)
  5. Pour a fucking drink. Usually I drink vodka. Sometimes I have homemade lemonade. Depends on my mood. Whatever. Toss some delicious fucking food in a pan/oven/microwave. Shit, it could be a sandwich. Make that shit and put it aside.
  6. Take that drink with you and hop in the bath and/or shower. Use those bath products you accumulate and forget to use. If you don’t have any “borrow” some from a housemate. Or don’t. Whatever the fuck works for you. Pamper yourself. Put on music, drink your drink, and cleanse yourself. I tend to imagine the water taking all the shit and washing it down the drain.
  7. Eat that delicious fucking food, sit your ass down and watch TV. Or read a book. Play a game. Take a nap. Pet the cat/dog/turtle/plushie. Surf the web (but avoid tumblr and social media. You don’t need that shit right now. You really don’t.) Do something for just you for an hour or two. And ignore all the other shit for a while.

There. Congrats. You’ve cleansed yourself and you’ve given yourself the break you need.

(For those eyeing this and saying “but I don’t actually need to clean the place, do I?” Yeah, yeah you do. Unless your home is from the pages of a catalog, you need to clean off what catches the eye. Counters, a simple sweep, dishes, and obvious “that’s not suppose to be there” should be sorted. It helps hugely. It’s a physical manifestation of the shit you need to deal with and going around cleansing the place and yourself but not cleaning the house at least on the surface is useless. Really. If you don’t believe me try it yourself. One day cleanse the house/room and don’t clean. A few days later do it again but clean first this time. You’ll notice the difference. Promise.)


Rihanna for River Island black maxi skirt with slit & H&M Large mesh sun hat

Estare, 24, London

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Kale-Pineapple Smoothie that I made for breakfast

2 packed cups of chopped kale
1 cup of fresh or frozen pineapple
1 banana
1/2 cup of fresh or frozen mango
1/2 cup of pineapple juice 
1 cup of almond milk
1 tbsp of chia seeds
And 2 tbsp of flaxseed powder


Be mindful of the things (thoughts, images, assumptions, opinions, etc.) that you let into your mind throughout the day. Especially first thing in the morning and right before bed. Avoid anything toxic to your train of thought if you want to progress positively.

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Find the things that make your heart sing.

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