Uterine Fibroids | One Year Later

Hello lovelies! Time flies. I first wrote about my diagnosis last July. Since that time I’ve experienced significant improvement in a few areas, and not so much in others. I thought I’d sit down and fill you in on my progress (well, lack of progress), and update you on my new 90-day healing plan that…

Green Beauty | 80+ Black-Owned Brands Changing The Face of Beauty + Wellness

Black-Owned Clean Beauty + Wellness Brands (Updated 4/1/18) Consciously Candace exists to uplift non-toxic, natural and organic beauty brands. We also seek to advocate for women underrepresented in the beauty and fashion industries. Black women. Disproportionately we are excluded, and disproportionately we are harmed by the indirect (and often direct) message society often sends: “You can’t…

Ramblings | “If you’re vegan, why are you so mean?”

Hello lovelies! I’ve got a bone to pick with some of you. (Don’t worry, the bone came from a sustainably-raised grass-fed cow who lived a long, happy life. Moo.) My recent health scare is responsible for my return to plant-based cuisine, and I’m so grateful for the not-so-subtle reminder of the healing power of food….

Wellness | My Uterine Fibroids Diagnosis

Hello lovelies! Been awhile, I know. Much has changed since my last post. I moved to Las Vegas mid-May and started a new position at a financial firm. Now smack dab in the middle of summer, I can now say I’ve experienced true “Vegas heat.” San Diego spoiled me in the weather department, that’s for…

Green Lifestyle | 4 Life Lessons from Wildflowers

Hello lovely! I stumbled upon this gem of a quote online yesterday, and for some reason it continues to speak to me. Daisy: What kind of a garden do you come from? Alice: Oh, I don’t come from any garden. Daisy: Do you suppose she’s a wildflower? Alice in Wonderland Do you suppose I’m a wildflower?…

Ramblings | 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…

Ramblings | Learning to Embrace the Suck

No beauty discussions today, guys. Unfortunately, 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,…