80+ Black-Owned Brands Changing The Face of Green 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…

25 Essential Oils for Skincare + Wellness

Hello lovelies! Happy November! I have quite a few DIY recipes I want to roll out this month, and thought I’d kick things off by showing you what essential oils I have in my collection. I don’t use every oil every day of course — I do have my favorites — but I have used…

Dear Mean Vegans: Stop.

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….

Uterine Fibroids | My Story + Routine

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.” (Find a dragon with dry mouth and ask him to…

4 Life Lessons from Wildflowers

Hello lovely! I pray you are well. 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 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…

Learning to Embrace the Suck

No beauty discussions today, people. I have some disheartening news to share with you: 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….

14 Toxic Skincare + Cosmetic Ingredients to Avoid

Called – BHA Found – Hair relaxers, hair-growth products, skin lighteners Linked To – Immune system toxicity, cancer, hormone disruption, organ toxicity Called – Coal tar Found – Certain hair dyes, dandruff shampoos Linked To – Cancer