The Frugalista Life

Living my best frugal life.

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Beautiful Brown Girls Brunch Club at Noble Crust Carrollwood

One of my goals for this year is to be more social. When you’ve been doing stuff on your own for a long time, it’s easy to get into the groove of doing that. Unless I’m going to the gym, I can stay in my apartment with no issue. At some point, you learn human […]

Sweet Soul opens in South Tampa

Vegan food continues to show us that it doesn’t mean bland and boring. Sweet Soul in South Tampa is proving that to a T. Soft serve ice cream, smoothies, and various bowls are options for vegans and even non-vegans like myself looking to try something different. An excerpt from my Creative Loafing article: “At this point, […]

4 Oils for Healthy Hair Growth

Like many of us, I also grew up thinking if I grease my hair until I’m able to fry chicken on it, it would grow and be healthy. I had a friend in elementary school who even put baby lotion in her hair because she convinced herself it would make her hair grow(convinced me maybe […]

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What to Eat for Healthy Hair

Just like skin, your hair has a way of letting you (and everyone else) know how healthy you really are. My hair became thin during my senior year of college and it wasn’t a pretty sight (maybe it was because I survived on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to save up for an apartment). Once […]

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Why Humectants Aren’t Good in Cold Weather

Unlike spring and summer when humidity is at its highest, a humectant isn’t the best thing for hair when it gets cold. There isn’t any water to draw out of the air to bring moisture to your hair. When it’s cold, I like to put my hair in 2-strand twists or plaits and pin it […]