Instagram Going Down Was the Best Thing That Happened To Me This Week

As many of you know, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp have been down for hours. I’ll admit I freaked out about it initially. What am I supposed to do with myself? How will anyone see the outfit I’m wearing? Yes, girl. These thoughts actually crossed my mind. After refreshing the app more times than I’m comfortable…

Green Beauty Brands | CDF Skincare

CDF Skincare, which stands for Champ de Fleurs (sha-n de flur) – a field of flowers, is “a skincare line for women who want an island experience by using naturally designed products inspired by the Caribbean.” Founder Ginger-vee Carter grew up on the island of Trinidad. Watching her mom successfully start a business with soda,…

Green Beauty Brands | Vanessa Simmons’ Sugar Me Skincare

This Saturday I had the pleasure of meeting Vanessa Simmons as she rolled out her new line of natural face and body products at Beauty Kitchen Boutique in Boulder City. Her product line, Sugar Me, features all-natural, cruelty-free skincare products handmade in the US. In the brief moments that we spoke, Vanessa shared how important…

Mental Health | All Minds Matter

Like many ailments, depression is not specific to any given population or community. One’s socioeconomic bracket, gender, race or age won’t provide protection from the debilitating impact of depression and anxiety. However, what you eat, how much you move and the air quality around you may have more to do with your mood than you…

Green Beauty Brands | Saige + Ivy Natural Deodorant Spray

“Stay fresh. Live Free.” Sounds simple enough doesn’t it? This is the tagline for the brand Saige + Ivy. Named after the owner’s oldest child, Saige Ivy, this label’s mission is to offer a product that is “nontoxic to the welfare and health of people.” Simple, indeed. Brand creator Brittany Oliver has degrees in Sociology…

Green Beauty Brands | TSIGFY

Monkey Farts. Once You Go Black. Sexy A.F. A Pear of Melons. Doughnut Bar. Are these the names of drinks at a Las Vegas bar? Possibly. More accurately, they are creations by This Stuff Is Good for You (TSIGFY), a Las Vegas-based clean beauty brand. According to their Web site, TSIGFY has advanced from their…

Green Beauty Brands | MOVE Makeup

Sweatproof, natural makeup for the empowered, active woman! Wow, what a claim! If that wasn’t bold enough, MOVE Makeup goes on to say that their products are the best there is for women who have busy lifestyles. So, just what is MOVE Makeup? A chemical engineer and professional salsa dancer, MOVE Makeup creator Leah Patterson…

Green Beauty Brands | 5 DIY Recipes w/ Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

Packaged in Pahrump, NV, Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay begins its journey in Death Valley, CA. There, the bentonite clay is sun-dried for six months in temperatures that can reach as high as 134°. The benefits and uses of clay reach back 4000 years. Used in Roman and German spas, clay packs and treatments are…

Mental Health | Hope? For What?

Good evening, lovelies! I am adding a much-needed mental health component to my website. I hope you find these weekly posts useful. Thank you Cherise for lending your expertise. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, there is a good chance you’ve heard of the recent suicides of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. What…