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Stories by Jody-Anne Lawrence

Published:Monday | April 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

As a 'naturalista', I thought I had a strong knowledge and reasonable expectations of a woman of colour's hair, but I learnt a new thing from my very own sister, who recently did the big chop.There are no concrete rules as it pertains to natural...

Published:Sunday | April 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Sometimes you don't choose your career - it chooses you. That was the case for young entrepreneur, social media specialist Chelan Smith.She always enjoyed blogging, but she did not think it would become a big...

Published:Friday | April 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

What better way to rebrand a drink that boosts your energy than watching a movie that gets the blood pumping? Monumental Partners got it right with the 'Fast 8' premiere at Carib Five on Wednesday, April 12.It was lights, camera and action...

Published:Sunday | April 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

International Women, Jamaica hosts an afternoon with Juliet HolnessA quick journey through rural St Andrew to the lovely property of Rose Bennett Cooper and the late Cecil Cooper brought together a group of beautiful and talented women from...

Published:Monday | April 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

I have always wanted to make a clay mask. It might sound silly but I was always fascinated by seeing women with the mud look on their face all spa-like, with a glamorous glow after they washed off the gunk.I was gifted a turmeric mask. It was nice...

Published:Sunday | April 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

"Friendship between women is different than friendship between men. ... It's my women friends that keep the starch in my spine, and without them, I do not know where I would be," were the words of American Actress, Jane Fonda.There...

Published:Sunday | April 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Farewell to a beautiful mind - Professor Carolyn Cooper retiresBold, beautiful, talented and inspirational are just a few words to describe the rare gem that is Professor Carolyn Cooper.Academics of the past, present and future came together to wish...

Published:Monday | March 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

SACHA is known for it is buttercup setting powder that is great for highlighting. This is a must have for makeup lovers but this 39-year-old brand is finally ready to show Jamaica that it is much more than buttercup...

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

The fun thing about DIYs and skincare is that many of the ingredients are found in your kitchen and backyard. Now, I am going to enter your kitchen to tell you about some of the things that are great for your skin.Avocado is on the hit list....

Published:Monday | March 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

How often do we hear "you are what you eat." when we might notice that certain foods trigger a pimple and a water gives you that glow, we hardly think of our diet when it comes to our hair. Sometime what we eat does affect whether or hair looks dull...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Love is something that we do not always choose; sometimes it chooses us, but then again, there are some men who choose one that is not healthy. They often choose women who are not emotionally available or ones in whom they are...

Published:Sunday | March 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

When it comes to skincare and other beauty tips, many of us take to social media to see pictures of our favourite 'instabloggers' - mostly international - but now we have our own go to with - Hair Skin...

Published:Friday | March 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Authors are artists in their own right, they paint the picture with words and this is what makes them especially creative. Kingston Bookshop acknowledges these treasures and decided to celebrate Jamaica's local talent at a soirÈe Thursday, March 9....

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 12:49 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

There is often unexplained discomfort in the stomach. At times, it is so severe that we try several remedies which are not necessarily helpful. To avoid worsening the situation....

Published:Thursday | March 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Many of us eat food for more than just nutrition - for comfort, pleasure, and yes, even for fun. In a time when many of us are trying to live a healthy lifestyle, eating a healthy, well-balanced meal, we often struggle with finding the time to...

Published:Monday | March 13, 2017 | 12:01 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

During our hectic work schedule, it is important that we take care of our mind body and soul. When it comes to body we think of our health but our exterior also matters. We tend to feel good when we look good. So here are a few skin and hair care...

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

"It was during my days at university that the emotions became unbearable. I had always had my crying spells and overwhelmed moments, but it wasn't until I was barely functioning that I realised that this was not a...

Published:Sunday | March 12, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Dominican Republic Ambassador Jose Tomas Ares had guests in awe on Sunday, February 26, with his art exhibit at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity.The beauty of the cathedral was enough to...

Published:Friday | March 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Last Friday, the Chilean Ambassador to Jamaica, Eduardo Bonilla and his wife Martha, hosted a reception to honour President Emeritus of the World Federation of Consuls/FICAC Arnold Foote II.Held poolside at the ambassador's St Andrew residence, the...

Published:Thursday | March 9, 2017 | 9:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

We all have them — that one day when we are either overwhelmed by work or just don't feel like ourselves. Having a bad day is normal, but getting over or through it is not always easy. So here are a few tips to get you over the Monday...

Published:Monday | March 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Going through one of my social media addictions - Pinterest and though I ignored the signs at first it set me on a path to make a cut scrub with a punch.On pinterest I saw a picture of a pink salt scrub. I must admit I did not know the exact name of...

Published:Monday | March 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

"If you find in your heart to care for someone else, you will have succeeded," Maya Angelou's words and Susan Kinnane founder of the Deborah Now foundation's mantra.After getting a vision of women playing in a dirty pool of water, she sought advice...

Published:Thursday | March 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Want to drop the pounds but don't have the time to create the balanced meals your body needs? Now you can just pick up your healthy meals off the shelves in selected supermarkets, courtesy of Complete Nutrition Care (CNC).CNC seeks to provide...

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

Some say that they are black and proud, but not many of us liked the thickness of our hair or those full lips initially, but we grew to love these things and are proudly black. This week, three women and I share...

Published:Monday | February 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence

"Look at us still in slavery even though we are not physically chained. We are in slavery economically, we are mentally in slavery, it is sad, very sad. I dare anyone to tell me that it is too black; I dare anyone to tell me that it does not fit,"...

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