introvertIntroverts, let’s talk! Sometimes it’s hard when you’re in a relationship and you just want that much needed me-time that we all crave! It’s even harder when your significant other thinks that it’s because you’re mad at them, sad about something, or don’t want to be around them for whatever reason. (Usually, it’s none of the above!) Hopefully introverts and extroverts alike can learn something from this post!

First of all: What’s an Introvert?

An introvert is someone who is easily drained by being around a lot of people or interacting with a lot of people for a long period of time. Extended periods of socializing and being in public places takes energy AWAY from the introvert, leaving them feeling drained or exhausted. An introvert will gain their energy back by having an extended period of “alone” time (also known as recharging.)

An extrovert is the EXACT opposite. An extrovert feels drained by being ALONE for long periods of time, and needs to be recharged by being around people and socializing. 

FYI: Being introverted doesn’t always mean you’re shy or bashful. Introverted people are often perceived this way, especially around people they just met because they “live in their head”.

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Hello readers! I know it’s been a while since I’ve written on this blog, and when that happens it’s usually because I feel overwhelmed with work or I’m thinking about changing something on the blog, and this time it was.. both!

 

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For a while I’ve been feeling like I wanted a new logo, but I was torn because since this is TheREDDBlogger.com, I thought that I wouldn’t be able to use any other color in my logo or on my page except for Redd. I wanted a logo that wasn’t so static and that had a meaning behind it.

I also wanted a new makeover for my blogversary, which is on August 1st!

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When you look good, you feel good. Now, obviously your confidence should come from within you and knowing that you are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made. But, it helps to dress appropriately for the right type of occasion and being prepared for anything. Which is why we are talking .. ahem.. U by Kotex Pads today!

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For example, you would HATE to go somewhere, say a cocktail party or a dinner and be undressed. Showing up in jeans and flip-flops while everyone has on heels and LBD’s would not feel that great. (This has happened to me more than a few times.)

My pet peeve is showing up somewhere dressed for cool weather and it ends up being HOT. I HATE when I show up in a long sleeved shirt and it’s practically 90 degrees where I am! Grr..

Now, let’s get a little personal.

As far as dressing for the occasion goes, you have to make sure that you have all things covered. Including your underwear when it’s that ‘time of the month.’

Yeah, I went there.

Sometimes our best friend Aunt Flo’ comes to visit unexpectedly and with a vengeance. You may not have on the right type of underwear, or even worse, your FAVORITE pair of underwear. Talk about a confidence buster. Especially if the type of pad you have isn’t equipped for the job.

 

Save your confidence. Save the undies.

U by Kotex by Capture Core 3D has designed a new type of pad with 3D Capture Core that is designed for moments like these. They come in overnight, ultra thin, and heavy flow for the times when you need EXTRA protection.

Even if you are wearing your favorite panties, those cute white pants that you JUST bought, or your favorite LBD (“I came dressed for the occasion and now THIS happens?!”), Kotex will always keep your covered.

We’re all friends here, so I am giving my readers a chance to experience what I mean with FREE samples! Just click HERE to get free samples of U by Kotex 3D Capture Core and share this with a friend, save their undies too.

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You’ll never have to worry about being underdressed or unprepared for that time of the month again. Be confident, discretely.

Let me know in the comment section if you plan on saving your undies!

** Huge thank you to Kotex for sponsoring today’s discussion and helping me #savetheundies!

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Hello readers (and viewers)! Do you remember when I went to the Curlfriends and Conversations Natural Hair meet up in Augusta, GA with the Naturally Crowned Court? Well, I just put up a video on my NEW channel talking about all of the products I got at the meet up! Check it out and let me know what you think.

This is the 2nd video I’ve made since I’ve revamped my channel a little bit. I bought TONS of goodies at the natural hair meet up and I’ve already used some of them, so let me know if you’d like to see a review!

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Out of all of the social media networks out there, I would have to say Instagram is the one I like to use the most (or maybe Pinterest?) With that being said. I feel like there are some KEY features that Instagram is missing, such as..

A Repost Button: I hate having to screenshot something that I want to repost on Instagram. I know there is a third party app out there for reposting but that’s so extra when there could just be a repost BUTTON, you know?

The Ability to Mute Users: Just like on Twitter and Facebook, there are some followers that I like but I just need a break from from time to time. Maybe it’s that follower who goes on rants or is entering a contest and is posting the same image over and over. I’d like to have a Mute button for these followers so I won’t have to awkwardly unfollow/request to follow them again.

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Okay, so today is Janet Jackson’s .. birthday. I was trying to think of my FAVORITE Janet Jackson song but I couldn’t think of just ONE. I love Loney, Anytime, Anyplace and That’s The Way Love Goes. What is YOUR favorite Janet Jackson song?

Oh, and just in case you missed it.
Solange and Jay Z have released a statement regarding the hotel elevator fight.

I REVAMPED my YouTube Channel starting with a WASH-AND-GO tutorial for all of the Naturalistas out there!

I’m LOVING Usher’s new song, Good Kisser. What about you?

Digging the trailer for ABC’s new sitcom, Black-ish. Finally, a sitcom right?

Speaking of ABC, who saw the new lineup for Shonda Rhymes and the new trailer for her new series? Can we just change Thursday to Shonday? Thanks!

Have a good weekend everyone!!

IMG_0503Hello readers! I have some exciting news!! I revamped my YouTube Channel last night and I am SUPER excited about it. This is something that I’ve been contemplating doing for a long time, and I’ve decided that, as much as I LOVE to write, there are some things, especially hair related, that translate better through video. So, for those things specifically, I’ve decided to create a YouTube channel for them!

A new banner has been added (thanks to the logo by Aubrey Kinch and banner design by Five12Studio) and I REALLY took my time with this WASH-AND-GO ROUTINE for Natural hair. It literally took a whole day to plan, film and edit. I’m pretty pleased with it!

Sometimes, with natural hair you just don’t have time to twist and style your hair the night before. The best way to take advantage of the Spring and Summer heat is to let your hair air dry in the sun with a wash-and-go!

Let me know what you think about the Wash-And-Go Routine and my new video, and PLEASE don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to my new channel!! 🙂

IMG_0379Happy Mothers Day! I hope everyone had a beautiful one. Mine was great! Church, family, boyfriend and food–I mean, you can’t get much better than that!

Here are some of my FAVORITE pictures of my mommy. Everyone always comments on how youthful she looks. I told her she needs to start a blog about it, lol!

Dear Mommy, thank you for always telling me to keep my eyebrows thick so I would never have to draw or fill them in.

What are you thankful for your mom or mom-figure for? Let me know in the comment section!

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Happy Friday readers! Okay, so I know i’ve been slacking on the posting lately. I try to post at least three times a week. I’ve been having crazy writers block this week for some reason. Like the ideas are in my head, but when I sit down to write it’s all jumbled up, or I get distracted. Like I say every week, working a 9-5 plus keeping up a blog is not an easy task and I’m still trying to find a schedule that works out! I DEFINITELY need to get an editorial calendar together like, yesterday.

BUT, another reason the posts have been slacking is because I’ve been working on some GREAT things for TheReddBlogger.com that I’m really excited about! 😀 I really want to include a giveaway in the mix but I have no idea WHAT to give away. What do y’all like? Planners, swimsuits, natural hair products? I need feedback! Oh, and by the way….

Don’t mess with the Beygency. This skit was TOO funny!

South Carolina’s own Jadeveon Clowney was the NO.1 pick in the NFL Draft and will be playing for the Texans! Congrats!

How Southern are YOU? I found this blog post so funny because I didn’t think anyone else said some of these phrases!

Oh, and I STILL want to go to the Making Things Happen conference for my birthday.

I hope everyone has a great, safe and relaxing weekend!

Happy Monday readers! 🙂 This weekend I had an AMAZING time with my Naturally Crowned Carolina sisters. At 5am we all headed to Augusta, GA for a natural hair meet up called Curlfriends and Conversations. It was MY first time going to a natural hair meet-up, so I was super excited!

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The girls and I were used as hair models to demonstrate different styles to to do with natural hair. My style was the Wash-And-Go which I was SO nervous about because I only ever used gel to achieve a Wash-N-Go and they rarely come out the way I want them to. I didn’t want to ruin anyone’s demonstration!

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Urbanbella products were used on my hair and I LOVED them. The women were so inspiring and I hope by this inspire someone to rock their natural hair texture this summer! Thanks so much for the ladies at DyeVerCity Hair Salon for styling us.

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