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100 Percent Pure Maracuja Mascara Review

I have been looking for a mascara without parabens, pthalates, aluminum, cadmium (or half  of the periodic table)mascara for awhile now. But most either irritated my contacts or ran off my face before I’d even made it out the door. I have reviewed other 100 percent pure products and I like their brands, so I thought I’d try the mascara. Continue reading

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8 Health Benefits of Dandelion Root Tea

Dandelion Root Tea has been used for medicinal purposes by Native Americans for hundreds of years.* It is high in Vitamins A, B, C and D and minerals iron, potassium and zinc. I’ve been drinking Dandelion root tea  a couple of times a week for a little over a month now and I can already see (and feel) it’s health benefits, so I thought I’d share!

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100 Percent Pure Foundation Review

You know how hard it is to find a foundation that performs well right? Well think about how hard it is finding one that performs well, is affordable AND doesn’t have any ikky ingredients! For women of color, the choices get REALLY limited. That’s why I was REALLY happy to find 100 Percent Pure Fruit Pigmented Healthy Skin Foundation.  Here’s what I think… Continue reading

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Henna and Indigo Treatment for Gray Hair

This post is about my attempt at covering my gray hair with an henna and indigo hair treatment. As you know, I’ve done henna before, but I was getting tired of the henna turning my grey copper. I just wanted them GONE. I had come across this video on Youtube and this tutorial from Hairscapades and so I thought I would give it a try. Apparently, when you apply indigo after you apply henna, the henna binds to the proteins in the hair and the indigo binds to the protein.

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My New Natural Skincare Regimen

If you get the newslettter, then you know I’ve been doing a bunch of research about the Korean Skincare Method and have been revamping my natural skincare regimen. Skincare is approached much differently in the east vs here in the west. In Asian culture the emphasis is on having beautiful skin through diet and skincare, even facial exercises and the emphasis here in the West is primarily spot treatments and covering up flaws with makeup. In many parts of Korea and Japan, girls and boys are taught how to take care of their skin from an early age. On the one hand, Asian women, like many women of African and Indian descent have genetics on their side, but the reality is that some Korean women use up to 20 different products on their faces and many have some seriously questionable ingredients. (Pig collagen or snail mucus anyone?)

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Review: SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque

I was visiting my mom when I happened to be in Target and saw SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque on sale. (Whew. That’s a mouthful!) Since I really needed to wash my hair and it had been a couple of weeks since my last DC. I decided to try it. Continue reading

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Argan Oil: What it is, What it does and Why You Should Care Where It Comes From

Argan Oil seems to be in everything these days, but it’s actually been around for thousands  of years and used by the Berber people of Morocco (thus the name Moroccan Oil). Since the late 1990’s it has taken the beauty biz by storm being included in everything from hair and skin treatments to candles and cooking oil. But not all argan oil is the same. Continue reading

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Acure Organics Night Cream Review

I do like to DIY many of my beauty products, but I often try to review other beauty products for my readers who aren’t into cooking up their own stuff. Enter Acure Organics Night Cream. I started using this product about 2 months ago and I’ve been having great results with it! Continue reading