With the rising interest in self-care, I’m sure you know at least one person who is big on the wellness trend. And, if not, you probably know someone who could use a little r&r help. So, with that in mind I’ve created this wellness holiday gift guide to help you out. If you follow me on Instagram , you’ve probably already seen me post about … Continue reading 2018 Affordable Wellness Holiday Gift Guide
I remember the first time I was introduced to dry brushing. I booked a spa day for my birthday a few years ago and my esthetician began my treatment with the technique. Because I had never heard or experienced it before, I asked lots of questions and she informed me that it had many benefits: – it’s a great way to exfoliate to reveal smoother, … Continue reading I tried dry brushing. Here’s what I think…
When I was a kid, there was no side dish I loathed more than beets. My mom used to boil it until it got very soft, and I would watch in awe as the color of the water turned into a crimson hue. After tasting it a few times, I would wonder who on earth enjoyed such a tasteless thing and all my mom told … Continue reading How to Make a Pink Beet Latte
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
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
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.
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