Experiences, Leisure, Travel

My Japanese Airbnb Experience

Written by: Coco YanceyEdited by: Marrista K. Stubbs For Marrista’s birthday last year, we decided to do an Airbnb experience while in Japan. Airbnb experiences are unique activities hosted by locals only offered through the website. We both wanted to do something affordable, educational, and unique. We ended up searching for the most activity-packed experience… Continue reading My Japanese Airbnb Experience

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Beauty & Fashion, Review, Unboxing

Unboxing Beauty April: Petit Vour Plus

Written and Edited by: Marrista K. Stubbs Welcome back, beautiful squares, to more adventures in makeup. As I mentioned in my last unboxing article, this month I will be reviewing the Petit Vour Plus Beauty Box. This differs from last month's Beauty Box in that it contains more products and the products are (in my… Continue reading Unboxing Beauty April: Petit Vour Plus

Leisure, Travel

Top 5 Things I Miss About Japan

Written By: Coco YanceyEdited By: Marrista K. Stubbs Despite everything that’s going on with COVID-19, Marrista and I still have plans to move to Japan later this year. We both miss it and often talk about life in Japan. Having recently returned from a 2 week vacation, the Japanese lifestyle and activities are still fresh… Continue reading Top 5 Things I Miss About Japan

Travel

Tips to Remember When Your Passport is Lost

Written and Edited by: Marrista K. Stubbs Hi everyone! Last October/November (2019) Commenna and I took a trip to Osaka, Japan for my birthday. On our return trip home we had a layover in China. This is the story of how a 20-hour layover turned into a week in China. I want to share my… Continue reading Tips to Remember When Your Passport is Lost

Experiences, Leisure, Travel

My First Onsen Experience

Written By: Coco YanceyEdited By: Marrista K. Stubbs At the ripe age of 24, I decided to take a girl's trip to Japan. Marrista and I worked for a cruise ship for 6 months and needed an exciting vacation. This was my first trip out of the country and going to Japan had always been… Continue reading My First Onsen Experience

Beauty & Fashion, Review, Unboxing

Unboxing Beauty March: Petit Vour

Written and Edited by: Marrista K. Stubbs What's up, everybody! As I've been getting more into the cosplay and beauty communities I've seen so many talented artists. And I'm inspired. I'm fairly new to the world of beauty and makeup. To help get me started I'll be trying different vegan and cruelty-free boxes to learn… Continue reading Unboxing Beauty March: Petit Vour

Anime

“Beastars” is like “Zootopia” on crack

Written by: Coco YanceyEdited by: Marrista K. Stubbs Photo: Reddit A few months ago, I was scrolling on Instagram and I kept seeing Melanin Otaku post the same clips of an Animal Crossing lookin' ass anime.  Each day there was a new clip, picture, and/or meme of the same anime. One day, in a group chat… Continue reading “Beastars” is like “Zootopia” on crack

Movie Review, Review

Sonic the Modern Day 90’s Movie

Written and edited by: Marrista K. Stubbs When I first heard the news there would be a Sonic the Hedgehog movie, I was skeptical. However my nostalgia, love of Jim Carrey, and Sonic's before and after photo convinced me to spend my hard earned money on a children's movie. I only spent $6 to see… Continue reading Sonic the Modern Day 90’s Movie

Anime

Is “Demon Slayer” Worth Watching?

Written by: Coco YanceyEdited by: Marrista K. Stubbs Photo: Funimation Demon Slayer was named Anime of the Decade by popular vote through the Funimation company. People obsess over and cosplay the characters. And, until recently, I hadn't seen a single episode. Will I admit I hopped on the bandwagon hella late? Yes. Yes, I will. Back when… Continue reading Is “Demon Slayer” Worth Watching?

General

What’s Happening

A lot... It's finally here! Coco and I have been working on getting this site up so there'd be an easy way to find all things Melanin Squared. Here you can find all of our video content, products (coming soon!), podcast posts (coming soon!), and get in touch. We'll also be blogging about cosplay, products,… Continue reading What’s Happening