Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Nose Piercing or Nah?

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About two years ago, a small desire arose to get my nose pierced and then it dissipated until the desire evaporated. Or so I thought. 

Fast forward to last week and the small desire has popped back up like a good friend you lost touch with. I think nose piercings are such a pretty way to adorn the face and look great on women. It's been a while since I pierced anything; the last piercing was my belly button over ten years ago and after all this time I've forgotten what even that felt like. I have a fairly high threshold for pain so it seems like this wouldn't be anymore painful than a belly button piercing or ear piercing, right? It might go down this summer. Summer '16, man- it's going to be a fun one!

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Any readers out there with their nose pierced? If so, how much did it hurt and what was after care and healing like? Anyone planning on getting something else pierced? If so, share!


Milan is a New York City based, creative writer and the founder of AGrlCanMAC. She's a self proclaimed accessories junkie who's passionate about healthy living, adventure, books, crystals, the Law of Attraction and arts & crafts. AGrlCanMAC is a resource for women of color all over the world who want to look good, radiate good and feel good at the same damn time.

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Native Spirit Oracle Card Reading for June 2016

Our Native Spirit Oracle card reading for the month of June 2016


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Each month I, Milan, will do an oracle card reading for messages and guidance for us to keep in mind each month. I really like oracle cards because they give great guidance that helps us get closer to and attain our desires and they always remind us that we are always able. This month's reading, the Native Spirit Oracle Deck by Denise Linn was used and was a 3-card pull. The cards give us guidance on the month's theme, emotional challenge and overall advice. Listen below for what the native spirits are telling us for this month and follow us on SnapChat, AGrlCanMAC, for daily or weekly one card, oracle deck, pulls for daily and/or weekly messages. If you are interested in a personal oracle card reading, please email me at milan.n.staples@gmail.com .



Wishing you a great month of June and you can expect regular content again starting this month and the Tour de l'Afrique series is still on and will be continued throughout the rest of the year.

Note. My oracle card readings are NOT tied to any religion. They are spiritual and intuitive readings and anyone of any faith can take something away from the messages.


Milan is a New York City based, creative writer and the founder of AGrlCanMAC. She's a self proclaimed accessories junkie who's passionate about healthy living, adventure, books, crystals, the Law of Attraction and arts & crafts. AGrlCanMAC is a resource for women of color all over the world who want to look good, radiate good and feel good at the same damn time.

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Monday, February 1, 2016

AGrlCanMAC Tour de l'Afrique 2016: Angola

In 2016, AGrlCanMAC is touring every country in Africa and we are welcoming each of you to travel with us! Currently, there are 54 countries in the African continent and each month of this year we are virtually visiting 5 different countries in alphabetical order.

Our bags are packed and our next stop is Angola! The itinerary is finalized and it is the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. Let's get into it!

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

An African City is Back for Season 2



The 2nd season of An African City is out and I couldn't be more thrilled. The first season that was on Youtube was a major source of hair and fashion inspiration for me. To those not privvy to the show, it's the West African answer to Sex and the City and set in Accra, Ghana instead of New York City. Each character lived either in USA or Europe and have returned home to live their lives there. The first season showed the culture adjustment of moving back home after being acclimated to Western culture and how the modern day woman experiences adventures finding balance in personal, professional and romantic life. Thank God for great girlfriends to get through it all! 

The second season is available at VHX HERE to enjoy. Some of my other favorite indie production companies like Black and Sexy TV have moved over to VHX with success and increased content, quality and production. I love what An African City is trying to do and encourage you to support the 2nd season at their new home at VHX if you enjoyed the first season. I love all this independent black content that is being created. It's about time our community stop waiting for large networks to give us representation and create and support it ourselves. I'll be purchasing the 2nd season, will you?

Milan is a New York City based, creative writer and the founder of AGrlCanMAC. She's a self proclaimed accessories junkie who's passionate about healthy living, adventure, books, crystals, the Law of Attraction and arts & crafts. AGrlCanMAC is a resource for women of color all over the world who want to look good, radiate good and feel good at the same damn time.

Follow AGCM on Twitter /// Instagram /// Pinterest /// Youtube

Friday, January 29, 2016

AGrlCanMAC Tour de l'Afrique 2016: Algeria



In 2016, AGrlCanMAC is touring every country in Africa and we are welcoming each of you to travel with us! Currently, there are 54 countries in the African continent and each month of this year we are virtually visiting 5 different countries in alphabetical order.

Our bags are packed and our first stop is Algeria! The itinerary is finalized and it is the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. Let's get into it!

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Happy Friday!

We made it to another weekend and I've got some good music to talk about to enjoy over your weekend and beyond. If you are already hip to these artists then keep rocking on, you already know what time it is. To those who aren't, you just might get your life listening to this music.


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Another Way to KonMari Your Closet


Early last year, my wardrobe "closet" and clothing drawers were an overcrowded, disorganized and uninspiring mess. More than half of my wardrobe wasn't worn, no longer fit or just wasn't my style anymore. I found myself wearing the same 10 things all the time. I knew I needed to update my wardrobe and personal style but I needed to clear our and organize my existing wardrobe first. I stumbled on an article about the KonMari Method, created by Marie Kondo from the Japanese outlook on decluttering and organizing your home and/or spaces, and decided to apply it to my annual yet never accomplished resolution to clean out and organize my wardrobe "closet" and drawers in my bedroom. For a single gal of only 31 years, at the time, I had a lot of crap. Here in the States, we often have way more clothes than we even wear or bought things impulsively and have only worn once or that the tags are still on.

In a nut shell, the KonMari Method is a method for cleaning and organizing spaces and your home. It encourages us to be more mindful about what we have and to fill our space with items that are a necessity or that we love. Everything else needs to go in the trash or be donated to someone who can use them or will love them. You can learn more about the method HERE. KonMari instructs you to pull everything out of your closet at once and you sort through them by creating three piles: Love/Necessity, Donate and Trash. But what if you have so much stuff that this sounds so daunting and overwhelming that you don't even want to start? Or potentially worse, you started and stopped in the middle and of course, you "haven't had the time" to finish. Now you're greeted with a huge pile of everything looking at you everyday and now you really can't find anything to wear. I know myself and knew that the latter would be my story so I took a different approach to this effective closet cleaning method and tailored it to fit my lifestyle at the time.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Yoni Steaming for Optimal Feminine and Vaginal Health



I'm the yoni girl and I won't deny it. Our yonis are so important for our our health and wellness and I love sharing facts and information that I learn about it and how to keep it healthy and in a balanced state. If you don't know what a yoni is, you can check out a post I did about it HERE. Today we will be talking about yoni steaming, also known as a vaginal steam bath in the western world, which is not to be confused with yoni smudging. You can learn about yoni smudging in a post I did HERE. Smudging involves smoke from burning sage leaves where as yoni steaming involves steam from blends of herbs steeping in very hot water.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Why Setting Intentions Are Better Than Making New Year's Resolutions


Most of us are used to hearing about and/or creating "resolutions", goals for ourselves, for the new year. We have renounced this practice in our lives because most often, we forget them less than halfway into the year or do not achieve them. Today we are going to talk about why setting intentions for your year may benefit you more and be more rewarding.


In my experiences, resolutions were byproducts of things that I didn't feel good about and felt like I "should" change or fix about myself. In my adolescent years, I was more quiet than I am now and I remember feeling bad about it because I thought being quiet wasn't cool and that I should be more loud and outgoing. For many years one of my resolutions was to be more bold and outgoing and each year it never happened. Becoming loud and uber outgoing didn't authentic to me. That resolution felt like what I "should" be and not what I wanted to be. Looking back now, what I really wanted were environments and activities that were of interest to me and I would have naturally felt at ease and outgoing in. Two of my passions, that still are, were writing and stationary; I probably would have been outgoing in an environment surrounded by fellow writing and stationary geeks like me.

Goals are very results driven; you're allowed to feel good once you've accomplished them.

Resolutions are often looked at as having or setting goals. Goals are things that we desire and we often give ourselves a plan of action and a set time to accomplish them by. Intentions are things that we desire without an attachment to how they will come about in our lives or when we want or need to have them by; they can also have deadlines but they are much more fluid. Intentions also focus more on how you want to feel as opposed to what you want to have. Our baseline state is to feel good so intentions usually involve a feeling that feels good to us. Goals are very results driven; you're allowed to feel good once you've accomplished them. "No pain, no gain". "You have to make sacrifices to get what you want." This is how most feel about goals, that it isn't fun getting there but you will have fun once you're there.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

2 Ways to Spiritually Reset Your Feminine Energies for the New Year


It's the start of the new year and you've got your intentions ready for your professional desires, personal and health desires and romantic desires but what about your spirit wellness? Today I am sharing two ways that you can reset your spirit and feminine energies so you can slay 2016 with a spirit that is more sound and light(er).

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