Get The Look ⁠— Pretty in Pink

Good morning! I’m sharing a late post of my Mother’s Day makeup. “Tweak” is such a pretty baby pink, and blended out nicely. The black eyeliner ended up being a bit too harsh for what I was going for, but hey — it’s just makeup!  There’s always another day. Eyes Mineral Fusion Smoothing Eye Primer…

That Time I Painted My Nails With Raga Varnish “Sahasrara”

Just another Mani Monday! Today we’re taking it back to the time I tried out Raga Varnish in the color “Sahasrara.” It only took two coats for full color. I received this pretty purple shade in the February Vegan Cuts Beauty Box. Raga Varnish is a cruelty-free, vegan nail polish company made in the US….

That Time I Painted My Nails With Sparitual

Good morning, beautiful people. This morning I painted my nails with an old favorite – Sparitual “On The Dunes,” a gorgeous pale gold shimmer. The shade was the perfect compliment to my dark complexion, and works well with the black-white-tan wardrobe color scheme I’ve been rocking for the past few months. What are you favorite…

Get The Look ⁠— Seeing Green

Eyes Mineral Fusion Smoothing Eye Primer Silk Naturals Eyeshadow “Emerald” Earthlab Cosmetics Eyeliner “Black” Gabriel Cosmetics Concealer “Medium” Face Silk Naturals Brow Cream “Deep Brown” Silk Naturals Oil Control Primer Gabriel Cosmetics Pressed Powder “Deep Beige” Lips Silk Naturals “XXX” Ultra Nude Matte Gabriel Cosmetics Liner “Chestnut” I was especially pleased with the color payoff…

No, Sis. You Don’t Have the Same 24 Hours as Beyonce.

Hello there, beautiful people. I’m sure you’ve heard or read the following lie before: “You have the same 24 hours as Beyonce.” Um, yeah. Actually, no. You don’t have the same 24 hours. You don’t even have 24 hours.  Beyonce doesn’t either. If you subtract the 8 hours that we’re supposed to be sleeping, and…

Let’s Talk About The Benefits of Clove Essential Oil

Clove oil is distilled by steam from the Syzgium aromaticum plant.  This evergreen plant grows twenty-six to thirty-nine feet tall.  It has square leaves and pink colorful flowers that grow in clusters.  The flowers are harvested when they’re less than one inch in length and red in color. Clove flowers are dried in the sun…

I’m Learning to Embrace the Suck

No beauty discussions today, guys. I have some disheartening news to share: Life is hard. I really wish I didn’t have to be the one to break that news to you. I really wish it wasn’t true. But if I’ve learned anything in the last 30 years, I’ve learned that life is hard. Sometimes, it’s…

Let’s Talk About Yarrow

Millefoil. Carpenter’s weed. Soldier’s woundwort. Bloodwort. Seemingly non-related utterances, yet these names all refer to the same plant capable of stopping a nosebleed or preventing a sneeze. Yarrow, botanical name Achillea millefolium, is a flowering perennial roadside weed that also thrives in wasteland and meadows. Common in North America, yarrow is also native to Europe…

Let’s Talk About Spring Cleaning That Colon of Yours…

Give your body a much needed pick-me-up this spring. Hope for Women Magazine (View Here) With spring comes transformation. Windows are washed, lawns manicured and resolutions renewed.  So much care and attention goes toward our homes during this season that we often neglect our own bodies. This spring, after you tackle that closet and part ways…

Let’s Talk About The Health Benefits of Nettle Tea

Originating in the colder regions of Asia and Europe, stinging nettle is a plant of the genus Urtica, and has several medicinal applications. Its name is derived from the very fine hairs located on the leaves and stems, which release a very irritating chemical when it comes into contact with the skin. Both the root…