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

Is Your Beauty Product Safe? There’s an App for That

I was recently shopping at a popular drugstore chain and noticed the collection of shiny body lotion bottles gleaming from the shelves. Now, I am not in the market for body lotion at the moment as shea butter and natural oils are my bffs; but, I am a product hoarder and find it impossible to walk past the beauty aisle without examining everything the industry … Continue reading Is Your Beauty Product Safe? There’s an App for That

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

Clean Beauty Find: BEECAUSE

For skin care company BEECAUSE, it’s all about the bees – yes, the impressive yellow and black flying creatures responsible for producing health-boosting substances including honey, beeswax, propolis and royal jelly. The line was started back in 2011 when the brand’s founder Jonathan realized that many of the products on the market contain chemicals that may contribute to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a phenomenon that … Continue reading Clean Beauty Find: BEECAUSE