I am very well aware of the continuing tragedies all around the globe.

I’m so aware that I drown in my own thoughts and I inadvertently create scenarios in my mind where I can faintly feel the pain felt by those in despair. I say faintly because.. I’m in America. I’m not writing this post to bash the U.S government or to blame them for secluding us into a brainwashed bubble where we have no idea that the world is ending because we’re too busy with first world problems. I’m also not writing this post to tell you that the news is the last place on Earth to cite reliable, factual information. Nor am I here to tell you that America has problems of their own and that if you wish to control any bit that you can, start with the genetically modified food you’re ingesting. No. That’s not what I’m laying in bed typing in the dark for. What I wish to tell you is that although I am intimately disturbed and disgusted by the crimes committed by humans on humans at this very moment, I hope that when you visit girlgeniuss.com you are somewhat relieved. That if just for a second, I can supply you with a breath of fresh air in a genuine place with honest accounts of products, people, and places that I love and wish to pass on to you. I envision myself and my family in devastating situations like the attack on Gaza and I count each and every blessing for the ability to sleep under a safe roof tonight. I cannot imagine trying to comfort and protect my 1 year old nephew during bomb explosions blazing around us..

I will always continue to blog for you, my very special reader and supporter, in hopes that my stories and features can distract you from your everyday stress and provide you with a glimpse into the good in this world.

With that said, wherever you are reading this from, I hope you are safe, sound, and surrounded by love.

With love,

I’m sharing this lookbook with bittersweet emotions. The heels you are about to see are so so so precious to me, yet this was the first and probably last time I will ever wear them. Asos Primal was available in two colors, black and white, for $85.74. By the time I discovered them my size was sold out but of course, with my stubborn and unsatisfied wants for the things I can’t have, I had to have them. I opted for a size smaller knowing they would never fit correctly. I lasted about 19 minutes during shooting until I felt like my toes were being binded and tortured. They will never be anything more than eye candy.. Read More

You’ve been putting off cleaning your desk, and let’s be honest, your room looks like a hurricane victim. You’ve been too busy to do laundry and the only reason you know what day of the week you’re in is because you’re counting down until Friday. If you clicked this article, a little piece of your subconscious is hinting you to GET YOUR SH*T TOGETHER. Enough procrastinating and enough waiting for “tomorrow”. Nothing sparks motivation like an organized environment. I might have failed most of high school because I was too busy staring at boys but, please believe my school supplies were always on point. Take some notes… Read More

If we were only meant to use the default apps that come in our iDevices, the App Store would have never been invented. Don’t get me wrong, Apple is the king of smooth, minimal, self-sustaining apps, but sometimes you just gotta explore other fish in the sea. While the default apps that I have replaced here are quite good on their own, I want to show you how you can up your game and get the most from your iPhone. Read More

On the third day of our trip, Jermaine had it in his head that he wasn’t leaving Florida without a brand new iPad. I love a boy with shiny tech gadgets so who was I to convince him otherwise?  We packed the car with some umbrellas and drinks then made our way to Miami for some ice cream and shopping. A few hundred dollar investment later, he was happy with his new tablet and I was sitting pretty in my maxi dress. Read More

We’re seeing them everywhere. Vintage, hippie-inspired photos of carefree girls with flowers in their hair all over Tumblr and Instagram. I know many people are creating their own by gluing fake flowers to a headband but when it comes to a statement piece as bold as this, quality is key. Look for a crown that’s properly filled with flowers, not spaced apart to expose the headband. If you’re choosing the DIY option, invest in high quality silk flowers. I spent a few weeks searching for a floral crown that felt just right and I finally found a shop on Etsy with the perfect floral hair pieces. Read More