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Waist Beads: The Gateway to a Wombman’s Throne

Wombmen in Africa have been known to wear these adornments as far back as Ancient Egypt, for more reasons than one. According to history, the Egyptian wombman wore waist beads as a symbolism of status and in Ghana; babies are

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Doin’ It Well: Fight The Bite Of Winter With This Avocado Glow Mask

Whether you’re getting ready for a hot date tonight or just looking for a quick pick me up to fight the bitter winter cold, this avocado glow mask is just what you need! This time of year tends to be the

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#SolaceSunday: Taking a Mental Break From the News

With everything going on, it’s important to stay politically informed and in the loop. However, the headlines, articles, videos, and tweets easily have the potential to become overwhelming. Anxiety and stress can take over in the blink of an eye,

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#FitnessFriday: 7 Ways to Get Back in the Gym

Summer is almost here, and that means it’s time to get over the holiday hump and back into the gym. Not only will your body look snatched in time for beach season, your overall health will improve as well. Easier

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Energy Healing and Astrology Tea with Danielle Ayoka

Danielle Ayoka, better known as MysticxLipstick on Twitter, is the international millennial astrologer and intuitive energy healer you never knew you needed. In a time where we think we know it all, she breaks that assumption down completely. The good news

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#SolaceSunday: Maximizing Your Time For Peace With A Routine

Let’s face it: Sometimes we make ourselves busier than we really are. Does procrastination sound familiar? We have the tendency to crowd our time with noise and not enough productivity. In the long run, it leads to less time for

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#FitnessFriday: Get Fit Without Losing Those Curves!

It’s 2017, and the days of associating the words “fitness” and “healthy” with super skinny physiques are over. Curvy women are finally getting the main stream appreciation they’ve always deserved. And while society still has a long way to go

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Healing, Trap Music and Peace With Urban Peace Squad

Urban Peace Squad Mission Statement: Self-acceptance is a priority. Let it be known, practicing mental health is the new normal. Our soul knows the distinct difference between peace and pain. Pay attention. We are introducing people to peace. We are

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Do Your Part: 10 Ways To Help Save The Bees

Bees, so tiny and minuscule in contrast to our great planet’s size, are a vital species whose duties offer us the luxury of every one out of three bites of food. Seriously, the numbers behind their performance are astonishing. They

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#SOLACESUNDAY: What’s In Your Bliss Kit?

Often times, we live such busy lives that we forget about ourselves throughout the day. Sometimes this could even carry over into weeks! In order to maintain ourselves, we must be aware of our limits, set boundaries and have ways

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The Making of A Movement: Broccoli City Festival 2017

Broccoli City, an urban initiative redefining cool by bringing overall health to the forefront, has finally announced an official date and line up for their healthy living and eco-fueled D.C. celebrated festival. Broccoli City Festival, held at the historic Gateway DC,

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Woman Crushin’ It Wednesday: The Evolution of Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor has done nothing but win our hearts (and increase the number of gym memberships), since cruhsin’ it in Kanye West’s Fade music video that premiered at the 2016 MTV VMA’s. In the erotic video that nearly broke the

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DOIN’ IT WELL: Simple Detox in 5 Easy Steps

Still haven’t fulfilled those fitness resolutions for 2017 yet? It’s cool, you’re most likely not alone. After some heavy eating over the holidays it can be hard to motivate yourself to do better! This is why we detox. Detoxing is

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Beauty Tip Tuesday: Flex with Your Nails

I always hate trying to figure out what kind of accessories to throw together with an outfit. I end up spending so much time trying to uses accessories to make an outfit my own. A couple years ago I found

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#SolaceSunday: Beyond Tidying Up, the KonMari Method is Life Changing

It may not be Spring, but it is never too early to clean and get organized. Marie Kondo‘s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever is an absolute must-read for every mover and shaker

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#VASHTIEVITALS: Watch Vashtie Get a Colonic Treatment

Warning: This Vashtie TV episode might be highly anticipated and simultaneously highly unanticipated. This latest episode explores the world of Gravity Hydro-Colon Therapy, a procedure I started about five years ago. In the beginning, I went maybe a couple times

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DOIN’ IT WELL: The Secrets of Salve

This year the second the ball dropped on New Years Day, so did the temperature. With a cold winter it’s important to bundle up and protect your skin! This year one of my resolutions was to find more natural alternatives, so instead

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#SolaceSunday: A Clean Space Fosters A Clear Mind

On the one day we get out of the week to relax, it just might help to spend it doing the opposite: cleaning our space to clear our mind. Sundays are our off days. It’s our day to relax, reflect,

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Doin’ It Well: 8 Ways to Love Your Locks

Being the only girl in my family with curly hair, I went through years of hating my hair. I had uncontrollable frizzy hair; my brother once compared it to Dumbledore’s hair. It was so uncontrollable, because I didn’t understand how to

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Doin’ It Well: DIY Winter Body Butter

Winter wasted no time this year making it’s presence known. The harsh and chill winds are calling for us all to bundle up and most importantly, to protect our skin. Many may not know but winter is when our skin needs

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Doin’ It Well: 5 Essential Yoga Tools for Beginners

Back in November Vashtie took a tour of the popular hip- hop yoga studio Y7 with owner Sarah Larson Levey. During her visit she participated in one hell of a hot yoga class. Here at Vashtie.com we like to encourage and inspire,

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Top 10 Best Essential Oils For Flawless Skin

Essential oils can give your skin that much needed rejuvenation therapy which will leave you feeling younger, fresher and a whole lot energetic. Another property of these oils is that most of them have a relaxing fragrance that can help

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Doin’ It Well: Beat The Winter Blues With These Holistic Hacks

Winter is a great season for reflection and togetherness. It’s the most wonderful time of the year after all. But even through all that holiday cheer, winter can also be a hassle. Not just on our schedules and plans–yes, Jack

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Teyana Taylor Takes On The Role Of Personal Trainer With Fade 2 Fit

After becoming a media darling and ‘It’ girl with her starring role in Kanye West’s “Fade” visual. Teyana Taylor is setting hearts afire with the tools to obtain a body like hers. Teyana welcomed motherhood 10 months ago with the

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Doin’ It Well: Create Sweet Dreams With DIY Sleep Salve

The human body is amazing. We walk around like wireless machines–refueling and charging off of three necessities: water, food and sleep. Yet sometimes, we fall into a pattern of neglect by not eating right, drinking minimal water and not getting

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Ease Your Tension with Acupressure Mats

After 28 rad birthdays, my body decided to get stubborn. This is when it begins for everyone I suppose — the cracking joints, the mega knots throughout the neck, shoulders and spine. I even started having trouble with my energy.

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This New Documentary Unmasks the Taboo of Black Mental Illness

When it comes to mental health, we assume any type of struggle in that vein to be a sign of weakness. Not just within the mainstream of society, but even more in the black community. Why is that? The mind

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DOIN’ IT WELL: Food Combining for Weight-Loss, Boosting Metabolism & Reducing Bloat

So, during one of my famous colonics (that I like to share on Snapchat) – my therapist, Jill Wais, told me she followed a “Food Combining Diet”. I was so very intrigued that I had to do my research and apparently

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DOIN’ IT WELL: Vashtie’s Sober October Challenge

I’m going SOBER for the month of OCTOBER! Who wants to join me?! It’s Easy! Just look at the 3 easy steps! 1. COMMIT TO NO ALCOHOL FROM OCTOBER 1st-31st 2. FIND A HOMIE TO JOIN FOR SUPPORT 3. BODY THIS CHALLENGE!

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This Adult-Friendly Coloring Book Will Sway Your Stress Away

It’s no secret that the coloring book has made a comeback in the adult world. They’re the latest trend, flooding the displays at bookstores and your local Target. You can find them just about anywhere online. But what are they really doing

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DOIN’ IT WELL: Teyana Taylor Motivates Us All To Get Our Fitness Right

So by now you’ve stared at yourself in the mirror and cried after seeing Teyana Taylor’s killer bod in the latest Kanye West video, “Fade”. I know, I know it hurts. It hurt me this morning to look at a

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BEAUTY: Taraji P. Henson & MAC Cosmetics Set to Launch New Collection

Taraji P. Henson will be debuting her new MAC Cosmetics collaboration, debuting this September. Notoriously known for her powerhouse performances, such as her role as Cookie on Empire, Taraji shared her excitement for the drop with her many Instagram followers. The collection will include mascara, liquid

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DOIN’ IT WELL: DIY Natural Sunscreen

Summer is officially here, and you know what that means: lighter fits, lemonade, cookouts, weekend trips to the beach and more. It doesn’t matter what you’ve got planned for your sunny days, all outside is your oyster! One of the

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LIFE: Vashtie Shares Fitness Diary For Stylecaster

They call her the “modern-day Renaissance woman,” and this is exactly the case. Vashtie‘s most recent feature was published with Stylecaster, where she spoke about what health routines keep her creative juices flowing. We get the inside scoop on how Vashtie starts

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DOIN’ IT WELL: Teeth Whiteners, Detox Teas & Waist Trainers Without Selling Your Soul!

Okay okay, the title is a bit dramatic – but, those endorsements for Teeth Whiteners, Detox Teas and Waist Trainers being pushed on us by hot Instagram girls feels a bit empty. Like, how do we know you REALLY use

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DOIN’ IT WELL: The Power Of Yoni Eggs

It’s no secret that the crowning glory of a woman holds the portal to all things worthy: pleasure, power, human life, etc. But did you know what it takes to maintain its optimal functionality? Like any other muscle within the

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WELLNESS: Tina Knowles-Lawson Announces 30 Day Positivity Challenge

Beyoncé and Solange‘s mom, Tina Knowles-Lawson, has always been known to post positive and uplifting content on her Instagram. However, Mrs. Tina decided to take it a step further and announce the start of a 30 day challenge to bring

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DOIN’ IT WELL: Sober Summer Sixteen

  High School Vashtie at Dunkin’ Donuts getting a Coffee Coolatta or some ish So, the truth about me is that I never drank in high school or even at art school. There was no particular reason, I was just

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WELLNESS: Here Is Your Guide To Oil Pulling

Oil Pulling, known as Gundusha, is an ancient dental technique that requires you swish oil in your mouth for 20 minutes in order to draw-out toxins from your body. It will also give you whiter teeth — which is why

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DOIN’ IT WELL: Best Natural Deodorant That Won’t Make You Funky

I have been wearing natural deodorants of all kinds over the years, ultimately cursing the ones closest to me with funky pits. The products always start off hopeful but then end tragically before the end of the day. From Tom’s of Maine

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