If you follow me on instagram @morganangeliqueowens, my blog Professional Pretty and my writing for Herald Beauty - you know that I talk a lot about health/wellness for minority women. True beauty comes from the inside out. I’ve teamed up with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® to help save lives. Did you know, Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women and new moms?
At 35, being a minority woman, I often think about having kids one day and how that may affect my health in several ways. So how can you help? All you have to do is take a quick survey - Whether you are pregnant, considering becoming pregnant or have already had children. The survey is completely anonymous and once you have completed, please comment or email me to enter to win a Herald Beauty Gift Bag full of treats for your participation.
Helping save lives through a simple survey, how beautiful is that! Will you join me?
Join Research Goes Red today here
This time last year I was battling COVID
Now, I’m off to Paris to discover, write and experience everything beauty. I also got my first PAID INTERNATIONAL BRAND CAMPAIGN. That’s right, your girl is now a Global Influencer. I prayed, manifested and worked so hard for this. In my world, there are no glass ceilings and if there are - break that sh!t. Stay tuned for my travels!
Holiday season is in full effect. Now is the time to add some sparkle and shine. Watch my segment here
What’s the perfect gift to give this season?
Discount Drugmart is the best one-stop-shop for my holiday needs! It was so easy to order some thoughtful yet festive gifts for my Boss Babe friends using DDM’s online + pickup in-store option. While shopping for wine, I decided to pick up lipsticks to pair with each wine to gift my friends this holiday season.
The wines I chose were: Manage A Trois -Sultry Red -Exotic Blend -Rose. Robert Mondavi Private Selections -Buttery Chardonnay -Pinot Grigio. Noble Vines -Merlot. Make sure you check out Discount Drug Mart’s Annual Wine + Beer Sale (ends 12/31!) and sign up for their loyalty program to learn how you can earn Pro Points on every purchase! Cheers! Purchase here
Ladies, its Holiday season so that means a lot of dresses and deep V tops. However, your outfit really starts with what you wear underneath. I’m so happy I found Nueboo. Nueboo boob tape is the perfect tool to make sure everything is in place and looks your best during the holidays and beyond. I also love that @nueboo sells tape in pigmented shades, like this chocolate hue. Their BOGO sale has already started, so make sure you go stock up!
Do you use tape under your low cut outfits?
Advent Calendars have come a long way, check out a few of my favorites that would make amazing gifts or a gift for yourself/family.
12 Coffees of Christmas found at The Fresh Market
24 Days of Tea at Saks
24 Wine Advent Calendar at Target
12 Day Facial Mask Calendar at Target
12 Days of Beauty by Ulta
12 Days of Bath by Ulta
Voluspa 12 Day Candle Set from Sephora
Rituals X Macys Advent Calendar
Well honey, mine absolutely does with Wakati. Follow along my “Wash Day Reset” for a Boss Babe on the Go. Wash day can be a job in itself, but with @Wakati products, it makes it much easier. Today I’m using these products, with my favorite the finger detangling conditioner. Yes, I have all this hair and got the nerve to be super tender headed. @Wakati Wash Day Products keep my hair healthy and moisturized whether I’m wearing a protective style or rocking my natural mane. These include:
-Wakati Sulfate-Free Shampoo that removes build up
-Wakati Water Activated Advanced Conditioner - optimum moisture for finger detangling (a MUST)
-Wakati Oil Infused Cream - seal in moisture for slip and added shine
-Wakati Re-Activating Conditioning Mist - softens, hydrates and adds shine to curls
I have enough to worry about being an entrepreneur, my hair shouldn’t be one of them. My “wash day reset” is complete and I’m ready to head to my next destination to slay my goals. Make sure you try these out at Target, Walgreens, RiteAid and Walmart.
Did you know November is Men’s Health Month?
And of course I’m looking out for my favorite guy of all time, my daddy. I partnered with The Christ Hospital and Dr. Christian Gausvik and asked critical questions of what my Dad and other Men should be doing to ensure their best health. We discussed:
Christian Gausvik, MD, The Christ Hospital Physicians – Primary Care
By way of intro: I am a Family Medicine specialist at The Christ Hospital with a particular interest in men's health, older adults and LGBTQ+ patients. I take an evidence-based approach to patient care, meaning I review all the scientific studies we have available and try to help my patients understand that information in an easy way so that together we can make informed health choices. My comments here do not constitute medical advice; always consult your physician for specific questions about your health.
I visited HerMD to finally try out laser hair removal, I’ve been told previously that I could not receive it due to the laser not being darker skin friendly. So when I found out that HerMD was not only minority woman owned but had laser hair services that was pigmented skin friendly, I had to try it.
I decided to start with my underarms because it's a small area. Honestly I wanted to do my upper lip but scared if my face freaked out or I couldn’t take the pain (which I’ll get into later).
The procedure itself took under 30 minutes. It was quick and I had minimal discomfort. I was told in the spots where hair is more thicker, it can be a little more uncomfortable. I’m a cry baby, but overall it was not bad.
I can already tell my hair is not growing back as much/quick as it once did and I’m excited to share the rest of my journey at HerMD with my laser hair journey!
Laser Hair Facts/Tips You need to know
No extra heat, no strenuous activity after the procedure
Make sure you follow my journey and check out HerMD here.
Fall season means spending more time inside playing around in beauty. I’ve been loving these nail polishes from Qute Cosmetics. Qute Cosmetics is a Cincinnati based Black woman owned health and beauty brand that fashionably raises C.P. awareness, funds research & gives back to families affected by C.P. (cerebral palsy). These nail polishes are vegan and free from harsh chemicals - which we all love. They come in various colors, I’m feeling this orange for fall, which color would you pick for the Fall?
For more information about Qute Cosmetics follow them on Instagram @qutecosmetics and visit their website, https://www.qutecosmetics.com/
Morgan Angelique Owens is the author of "Finding My Sparkle" and Founder & CEO of the MAO Brand, Professional Pretty, and Curvy Cardio, LLC.
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