Project Beauty Expo 2018 Recap

On August 12, I attended Project Beauty Expo, a tradeshow dedicated to giving a platform for natural beauty and wellness brands that cater to women of color. Here, a recap of some of the brands I saw that I think should be on your radar. EA Polish – After giving birth to her daughter in 2012, nail polish aficionado, Ellyse, realized the need for fast … Continue reading Project Beauty Expo 2018 Recap

Raw, Green Vegan “Cheesecake” with Kale

I’ve been slacking on recipes but after I made this 5-Ingredient raw vegan “cheesecake”, I knew that I had to get it over to you pronto. I made these 2-layer mini cakes using Pure Synergy organic kale powder my boss gifted me with a few months ago. Since then, I’ve been using the powder in everything from my protein shakes to baking. It’s non-gmo, and … Continue reading Raw, Green Vegan “Cheesecake” with Kale

I tried oil pulling. Here’s what you need to know.

So, I’ll admit it when I first heard of oil pulling I thought it was some kind of trend someone randomly invented to capitalize on the health conscious/wellness movement. I mean, how is swishing oil around in your mouth going to clean your teeth? Not to mention the fact that experts claim that in order for it to be effective, you have to do it … Continue reading I tried oil pulling. Here’s what you need to know.

How to make a Healthy, but Instagrammable Smoothie Bowl

Ever since the emergence of social media, I now put more effort into the way I pour my oatmeal, wiping off the edges and laying out toppings I never used to even add to my bowls. I also probably spend way too much time deciding which color bowl to put my latest pots-workout smoothie into, and thinking about what ingredients will give it a camera-ready … Continue reading How to make a Healthy, but Instagrammable Smoothie Bowl

Wellness: Health Benefits of West Indian Sorrel Punch

I look forward to Christmas because that’s the only time of year my mom makes sorrel juice (also known as Jamaican sorrel). It has a refreshing, tangy, citrusy-sweet flavor that is absolutely addictive. The drink is made from the leaves of the roselle plant (Hibiscus sabdariffa), a species of Hibiscus native to West Africa, and has a beautiful crimson color. Sorrel is actually as nutritious … Continue reading Wellness: Health Benefits of West Indian Sorrel Punch

Wellness Trend Breakdown: 3 Benefits of Amethyst

I have an amethyst stone in my home that I used to pass by daily, without giving a second thought to its significance. In fact, this post was going to be about the gorgeous pinky-nude Sundays nail polish in shade no 4 I’m wearing in the above picture. But as I held the stone to snap some photos I was surprised by the energy I … Continue reading Wellness Trend Breakdown: 3 Benefits of Amethyst

EVENT RECAP: Life Hack Academy Live Presented by the first-ever Ford EcoSport

Last week I attended a “life hack” event hosted by Ford, which featured top experts in health and fitness, career, travel, home organization, who shared tips and tricks on how attendees can hack various aspects of their lives. The event was in celebration of the all-new 2018 Ford EcoSport, the company’s first-ever subcompact SUV for North America, which the company says will help people hack … Continue reading EVENT RECAP: Life Hack Academy Live Presented by the first-ever Ford EcoSport