My name is Karen Merritt I am 50 years old and a lover of all things beauty (skin care, makeup, natural hair, you name it)! My husband Michael and I have been married for over 28 years and we have 3 children (our youngest is 17). I’ve always loved being a “girly girl” but while raising a family and working outside the home it didn’t seem practical to spend unnecessary time and money on such things. As my children grew older I had more time to devote to myself and my love for these things was renewed. After I stopped relaxing my hair (I cut it all off I had less than an inch) I researched how to care for my “new” hair discovering blogs and Youtube. I learned that my hair thrived with more natural ingredients this prompted me to change what I used on my body and I even started making my own soap, body butters, lotions, and green cleaning supplies. This natural progression prompted me to eat cleaner, buying organic food and exercising more. Yet in the wealth of information I found there was still something missing. Most of the women I followed were very young; I didn’t see many women of color over 40 doing makeup tutorials, skin care, or fashion that I could relate to. I began sharing my love and new knowledge with my friends and now my journey has brought me here with you!