Friday Faves

Friday Faves: Fall is Here

We’re starting to officially make the transition from summer to fall. So we’ve gathered up some of things (and people) we’re adding to our faves list as with the season change.

Friday Faves: Fall is Here

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Faves Sweet Treat

Ace: Apple Pie Vodka from Voodoo Tiki Bar (aka my job). All you need is ice cubes and a little whipped cream–your taste buds will thank me later. I can’t wait until the weather gets a few degrees colder, so I can add a little heat to that vodka, and sip on it.

Donni: Well now I want that apple pie vodka Ace is talking about. I’m going basic:  Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes. 

Fave Vlogger/Blogger

Ace: I haven’t discovered any new faves just yet, but I’m still riding with Sheriden Chanel and Kiah McBride from xoNecole.com. Donni and I met them at Melanin and Mimosas a few years ago, and now they’re doing big things with another one of my favorites: Necole Kane.

Donni:  I recently stumbled on DaNi B. Jade’s YouTube channel and love her DIY tutorials. Also, I’m loving Chelsea Williams, from That’s Chelsea. She’s a 4c naturalista (like me) that blogs about all things health and wellness including green beauty and her plant-based lifestyle.

Favorite TV Moment

Donni: Blackish isn’t just a TV show. It’s a socially conscious experience. I love how the show tackles “uncomfortable” topics that people would prefer not to talk about. It’s not that they tackle it, but they still get you to laugh while doing so. Wednesday’s premiere episode: Juneteenth –  celebrated on June 19, which marks the day in 1865 that the last slaves were freed in the United States – provided a powerful history lesson on an overlooked holiday.

Ace: I know there’s a lot new fall TV shows out, but I just finished Freeform’s The Bold Type and it stole my heart. The show follows 3 best friends, in NYC, working for a women-based magazine. I like to think that Kat (a fierce social media director with slight emotional issues) is what I would’ve been like if I took on a big city after college. I was slightly embarrassed while crying at the end of the first episode. The magazine’s HBIC gave a speech about feminism, sisterhood and taking chances–and it hit me straight in the feels.

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As fall rolls in what things are on your own Friday faves list? 

Ace Siggy--The Palmetto Peachesand Donni Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches

Friday Faves: Women’s History Month Edition

Women’s History Month is coming to an end, so I’m sending this glorious month off by showing love to my favorite women-related moments of the week. Women are naturally a big deal, but a celebration of sisterhood is good for the soul.

Friday Faves: Women's History Month Edition -- The Palmetto Peaches

Favorite quote

“It’s not whether or not we feel afraid that matters, but what we do because –or even in spite of–it. What matters is if we can still choose our hearts even when our minds give us every reason not to. There is a lot at stake; there is so much on the horizon, and at times it can be blinding. But, you and I…we are here in this moment for a reason.” – Kate Rose, on the magical beginnings of the recent New Moon in Aries.

Favorite Women Empowerment Moment

March 27th, 2017 marked the first ever #MuslimWomensDay. With all the political chaos going on today, it gave me all the feels to see Muslim women celebrated.
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Favorite Author:

I’m currently reading Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Next on my list from Adichie are Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists.

Favorite Girl Gang

University of South Carolina Women’s Basketball team for making it to the #FinalFour. They’ll be joining our Men’s Basketball team, making USC the only school in the country to have both teams in the Final Four!
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photo: South Carolina Women’s Basketball

What women inspired you this week?

Ace Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches

Friday Faves: Melanated Edition

Friday Faves: Melanated Edition - The Palmetto Peaches - palmsinatl.comFebruary is Black History Month. Beyoncé kicked off the month with her pregnancy announcement and dropping a pregnancy photo album. Hey twins!! (If anyone wants to start some sort of pool for baby names- I’m in!). I really do encourage you to use this month to learn about and celebrate all of the contributions black Americans have made to this country. Black history is American history. However, I’m not going to walk you though highlights of black history. Although, I’d love it if you shared your favorites with me in the comments below.

I thought I would have a little fun with our Friday Faves with a Melanated Edition featuring some amazing black-owned businesses. 

Friday Faves: Melanated Edition

Fave Natural Beauty Product – Olive + Aloe

Friday Faves: Melanated Edition - The Palmetto Peaches - palmsinatl.comA friend had some of this moisturizer on her dresser and I used it in instantly became obsessed. I actually tried to take the little two ounce bottle home. Olive + Aloe is a head-to-toe, all natural handcrafted moisturizer. Go get you some!!

 

Friday Faves: Melanated Edition - The Palmetto Peaches - palmsinatl.comFave Beauty Subscription Box –  We Are Onyx

I love a good subscription box. I was gifted a Birchbox subscription and while I liked most of the products there were always a few that I couldn’t use because it was not meant for women of color. So I ended up giving a lot of items away (You’re welcome, Kim!). We Are Onyx features products curated for black women. So if you’re thinking of gifting a beauty subscription box to a melanated friend consider this company.

 

Fave Game Night Must Have – Cards For All People

Cards For All People makes fun, nostalgia-filled card games that test knowledge of cultural milestones and moments. Our games aim to bring people of all types together through laughter and friendly debate.  So think a cultural Cards Against Humanity. Their line-up includes Black Card Revoked (with multiple expansion packs), Nerd Card Revoked, Gay Card Revoked, Girls Night Out, and Asian Card Revoked (shipping this spring).


Fave Natural Products and Accessories – Toni Daley 

Toni Daley is one of my all time faves! I watch her vlogs on YouTube and she is serious manespiration.  Toni Daley has a collection of awesome earrings, hair wraps, and out of control natural wigs (for you ladies looking for protective styles). I’m rocking on of my many pairs of Toni Daley earrings in the picture below.

 

Until next time dolls and gents!

Donni Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches

Friday Favorites: New Year, New Faves

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Fave POTUS/FLOTUS Moment

Ace: There were plenty of emotional moments during President Obama’s farewell speech, but when he gave a shoutout to his bae, “Michelle LaVaughn Robinson”, I lost it. Not to knock any of his achievements, but to see them in love, while leading our country, and looking sharp while doing so, are #RealLifeGoals. I’m so grateful that I spent the last 8 years with such an amazing President and First Lady. P.S. You can grab my shirt here. 

A video posted by ace | hood hippie (@acealexa) on

Donni: Hmm, Can I pick one for each year President Obama was in office? Please note: I cried some real tears making that sentence past tense.  Actually, I don’t think I’m ready to let them go as the first family so here’s a placeholder:Friday Favorites: New Year, New Faves - The Palmetto Peaches - palmsinatl.com

Fave Mantra/inspiration

Donni:  This year I began writing daily affirmations in my journal and while I’m only 20 days in I already feel like I’m in a more positive space.

#Affirmations – Day 1 of 365.

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Ace:

 “The magic begins in you. Feel your own energy, and realize that similar energy exists within the earth, stones, plants, water, wind, fire, colors and animals.” – S. Cunningham

This quote came with the crystals and sage wands I ordered from The Hoodwitch. The raw rose quartz is for self-love, and the chunky pyrite is for focus and confidence. I can use a little more of all 3 in 2017.

 

Fave 2017 Release

Ace: Moonlight (Rereleased after the Golden Globes) Moonlight blessed my soul with the best of both worlds: the hood and the arts.

Donni: I’m going to have to go with Ed Sheeran’s new music: Shape of You and Castle on the Hill. Let me set the stage: December 2015, Ed decides he’s going to take a break from music so he could do an Eat Pray Love or “travel the world and see everything [he] missed.” Then a year later, he just up and changes his Twitter profile background to a pretty shade of blue. C’mon Ed, drop a single. And it’s nothing but silence until the New Year when he finally tells us new music is coming. He’s been on a media tour since the release of the new singles and he gave us this little gem:


Bless your sweet,Ginger soul, Ed!!!

Favorite Netflix Show/Movie

Donni: Chewing Gum. My friend Lindsey suggested that I watch it and I instantly loved it. It’s certainly not for everyone, but I found  it hilarious. The second season is airing in the UK and I’m trying to figure out how I can watch it now.

Ace: Blue Jay. I’ve already confessed my love for Sarah Paulson to y’all, but that’s not why Blue Jay made the list. It’s one of the movies that made me laugh and smile for the entire time, until the last 5 minutes. Also on my list? Crazyhead. Usually, I don’t willingly watch shows about zombies, but this writing for this one wheeled me in. Friday Favorites: New Year, New Faves -- The Palmetto Peaches - palmsinatl.com

Chime in! What are some of your favorites so far this year?

Ace Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches

andDonni Siggy--The Palmetto Peaches