Founder: Lauren Ash, a creative writer, yoga and meditation teacher founded the website, and was recently named as one of ESSENCE’s top “33 Self-Care Sistahs That Helped Redefine Wellness in 2017.” What is it: Black Girl In Om (BGIO) is a platform for women of color who are looking for wellness/self-care/self-empowerment tips and inspiration, which the company offers via an online publication, podcasts and in-person … Continue reading Wellness Inspiration: Black Girl In Om
Last month I attended an event at Credo Beauty featuring Joy McCarthy who is the Founder of Joyous Health and a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. I attended the event because I was interested in learning about detoxing as part of wellness journey, but does everyone need to detox? Well, according to Joy, it couldn’t hurt. We are all exposed too various toxins on a regular basis ranging … Continue reading Top Tips I Leaned at the Credo Beauty/Joyous Health Event
If you’re beauty obsessed like I am, then you’ve probably already seen Winky Lux’s Flower Balms, which look like magical must-haves, as the lip product is transparent, allowing you to see a tiny flower that is nestled within the formula. The brand recently released a limited edition 24kt Gold Glimmer Balm for $16 which will have you feeling like royalty with its luxurious gold packaging … Continue reading Product Review: Winky Lux 24kt Glimmer Lip Balm
I’ll admit, even though I like to be eco-conscious and use natural products, after cleansing my face with my normal makeup remover, I have never stopped to think, “where does that go after I toss it in the garbage?” That is, I never thought about it until after I received Kaia Naturals’s juicy bamboo gentle facial cleansing oil cloths when I attended a beauty trade … Continue reading Natural Product Review: Kaia Naturals Juicy Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths
I recently attended an event where I had the amazing opportunity to get my nails done by CND nail experts. Before I attended the event, I did a lot of research on the Vinylux line of polishes that was being offered at the event, to make sure it was free of common toxic chemicals. I was happy to learn that CND Vinylux is 5-free, although … Continue reading What does 5-Free Polish Mean?
I want to share something with you all: I juice regularly…my hair, that is. I was at a beauty trade show in Las Vegas last summer when I received a tiny sample of Oyin Handmade Greg Juices Leave-in Hair Tonic, which has made my curl-refresher game strong. Normally, when I realize my hair is starting to look a little dry during the day, I’ll run … Continue reading Natural Product Review: Oyin Handmade Greg Juices Leave-in Hair Tonic
Let’s face it, body odor is a big deal, and if you live a very active lifestyle like I do, smelling fresh and clean can sometimes be highly dependent on your underarm scent. When I decided to start using more natural beauty products, deodorant was one of the biggest challenges for a couple of reasons: 1. It’s expensive. One of the leading deodorant brands on … Continue reading Natural Brand Product Review: Primal Pit Paste