Om's the word!

Meditation can happen anywhere, but a dedicated getaway always feels like exactly what you need. Starting your day with a seat & silence on the beach, feeling your center in a steam room or on a massage table, & soaking in a hot spring is your idea of the perfect vacay day, & you deserve it all. 

You’re keeping your hair low maintenance & showing your skin love while hoping you can carry this calm back to work & everyday life.

Idea vacation is Bali

YOUR PERFECT VACATION: Bali

Bali is a perfect place to find tranquility and a turn-up. There’s no shortage of yoga studios on the islands, and the same goes for beach clubs. You could spend days in Bali going to a new one of each... maybe you will? 

Modest open air restaurants called warungs and street food from anywhere from food stalls to motorcycles with gas grills attached, are a Balinese staple. These family owned spaces that are generally clean, safe, and effortless to at or from. Authentic dishes can be as cheap as $1 USD, and if you’re a fan of spicy food, you’re in luck!

Visit the coastal town of Padangbai for beaches less littered with tourists and their trash. This is where you want to go to get Instagram worthy shots in spaces that are beautiful both in & out of frame. Whether or not you're the diving and snorkeling type, the clear blue waters are worth traveling for. 


YOUR GO TO HAIRSTYLE: Braids

Braids are the classic that are here to stay, & low maintenance looks that translate a fabulous style, they’ve always been in the mix; just think of under celebrated 90s fashion icon Brandy as Moesha, or Beyonce in the Destiny’s Child days, Janet in Poetic Justice, and even Dione from Clueless (yes Dione because we are not talking about Stacy Dash).

Just pick the length, thickness, & style (were all loving box braids right now but Rihanna’s red carpet cornrows may be tempting you to try something new), find a braider or stock up on your braiding hair of choice at the local beauty supply & make sure you have sometime on your hands & the skill for the project you’re about to commit to.

Like most styles, you’ll want to protect your hair with a satin cap or a silk pillowcase, invest in an oil or anti-itch spray, & get yourself some gel & a toothbrush if baby hairs are your thing. Videos for refreshing frizzy box braids abound on YouTube, the methodologies are simple & similar enough for you to figure out what works for you after watching a couple. 

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YOUR PERFECT TRAVEL PARTNER: Body Balm

Our Body Balm takes your daily moisturizing routine to the next level. Reach for this African shea butter based balm as soon as you leave the shower, add & seal moisture, & hit the beach & the bars with legs, shoulders, & everybit of visible skin poppin. Coconut & mango oils in Body Balm come together to highlight your natural glow & protect your melanin. 

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