December 2019 — The End of An Era

Hey Alexa, play New Apartment by Ari Lennox.  Hello December! Today I moved into my new apartment in Las Vegas. It’s tiny and colorful and perfect for me and my chubby Chihuahua. For a short while I sat in my empty bedroom alone with the thought that I haven’t lived on my own since undergrad….

Blooming in Boulder City, Nevada

Hello lovelies! I hope you’re enjoying your Labor Day weekend. Many of my travels and green beauty finds fail to make it to this online space, so today I’m turning things around by sharing a few pictures from my time in Boulder City, Nevada. One of the only two cities in Nevada that prohibits gambling,…

Let’s Talk About Lime Essential Oil

What does marmalade, cosmetics, disinfectant, cicatrizant, aperitif and febrifuge have in common? Answer? Limes! Now, are some of you asking what the heck aperitif, cicatrizant, and febrifuge are? Well, it’s said that the essential oil of limes has properties that can stimulate appetite (aperitif), help in the forming of scar tissue (cicatrizant), and can reduce…

That Time I Tried Burt’s Bees Goodness Glows Full Coverage Liquid Makeup

New foundation alert! I stumbled upon Burt’s new line of liquid foundation last week and took it for a spin today. I’ve purchased several products from the Burt’s Bees line over the years, mostly lip products, so I was interested to see how the foundation would perform. Burt’s Bees Goodness Glows Full Coverage Liquid Makeup…

Let’s Talk About How To Beat Anxiety with Diet and Essential Oils

Now, let’s be clear: we all experience moments when we are nervous. Yet, we would say the individual who has intense, debilitating nervousness is one who suffers with anxiety. Regardless the reason for being anxious, there are some common symptoms each person shares: Fear, uneasiness Not being able to stay calm, or fall asleep Cold,…

Let’s Talk About Farmacy Beauty

What began as the discovery of a “superhero plant” growing in upstate New York is now a skincare line. That plant, Echinacea GreenEnvy™, is now patented and used exclusively by Farmacy Beauty. The Echinacea GreenEnvy™ root is said to have 300% more antioxidants than the Echinacea plant we’re used to hearing about. Yes. 300%. To…

Let’s Talk About Chocolate Kinks & Kurls

Wanting her children to feel good about their skin color and the curliness of their hair, Juanita Henderson of Fort Wayne, IN bathed them in positive affirmations. When she heard her daughters complain about wearing their hair in its natural state, she decided to do something to further help boost their self-esteem. That something grew…

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…

Let’s Talk About 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,…

That Time I Attended Vanessa Simmons’ Sugar Me Skincare Launch

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…