3 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

3 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

What would you tell your younger self? That is the question of centuries old. The hashtag #By23 had me thinking about all the ways I struggled as a young adult, particularly during University. https://twitter.com/ShandeanReid/status/1307069155049435148?s=20 A few months ago there was a #By23 hashtag trending on Twitter. The origin of the trend was political, nevertheless, the [...]

4 Tips for Fresher, Brighter Laundry

4 Tips for Fresher, Brighter Laundry

It’s the holidays and we know as Jamaicans, Christmas cyah keep inna dutty house.Translation: We can’t celebrate Christmas in a dirty house. One of the consequences of ‘spring’ cleaning is a throng of laundry, stemming from changing curtains, tablecloths, coverings and whatever else you can name. It comes as no surprise then, that the satisfaction [...]

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa Review

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa Review

I celebrated my birthday this past weekend. When the shit hit the fan in March and everything recreational went into lockdown, I wondered if it would carry through until August. Common sense said most likely it would, and though my birthdays are usually spent pretty low-key and simply unwinding by going to dinner or a [...]

Royal DeCameron Club Caribbean Resort Review

Royal DeCameron Club Caribbean Resort Review

Hey guys! As you know the Libra weekend celebrations in the Reid household are now a thing every second week in October. . This year, we spent our weekend at Royal Decameron Club Caribbean Resort in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. Lobby Entrance I chose this hotel for three reasons; We really liked Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach. [...]

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Review + Skin Update

The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Review + Skin Update

Hey guys! So this is a quick chemical peel review and skin update. So you guys know my skin’s been doing the most, right? Manual exfoliation has been too much on my skin so I’m now using this peeling solution. It's The AHA 30% + 2% Peeling Solution by The Ordinary company. It’s been over [...]

Own Who You Are

Last night, for the longest time in 'I don't know how long' I spent about three hours on Skype with two girlfriends. We talked. A lot. About many, many things including social media and perception. As the conversation grew wings and took on varying subject matters, I listened to how they felt about perception, online [...]

Death Is So… Final

Death Is So… Final

A few days before the holidays, my husband's maternal family lost its matriarch. While the family is close and usually jovial, there was a hanging presence over the holidays. Last Sunday, she was laid to rest. I dislike funerals, and blessed as I am, I've only ever lost one person close to me, my great [...]

Grand Bahia Principe REVIEW

Grand Bahia Principe REVIEW

Heroes Weekend 2018 was a special weekend of celebration for my family. My husband turned the big 30, my daughter turned 2, I celebrated the completion of two books (business and fiction), our accompanying friends celebrated graduating from the UWI and getting engaged. We decided to celebrate at the Grand Bahia in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. [...]

Journey To Authorship

Journey To Authorship

Hey there! I know I've been off the radar on my blog, but I'm just busy. I keep saying I should wait until I no longer am, but in all honesty, there's not really an end in sight for that. Between my (almost) two year old putting me to work, general wifely (adulting) duties, working [...]

Baby Reid No.2?

Baby Reid No.2?

These last few weeks, watching Siobhán grow like a weed and immersing myself completely in the experience of being her mom, I've been hit with an unexpected conundrum, baby fever. I feel it wash through me everytime I look at my child, or see one younger than her. I look at her baby pictured wrought with [...]