Brand Spotlight — 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…

Brand Spotlight — 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,…

Vanessa Simmons’ Sugar Me Skincare Launch

This Saturday I had the pleasure of meeting Vanessa Simmons. 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 it…

Brand Spotlight — Saige + Ivy’s Natural Deodorant Spray

“Stay fresh. Live Free.” Sounds simple enough doesn’t it? This is the tagline for the brand Saige + Ivy. Named after the owner’s oldest child, Saige Ivy, this label’s mission is to offer a product that is “nontoxic to the welfare and health of people.” Simple, indeed. Brand creator Brittany Oliver has degrees in Sociology…

Brand Spotlight — MOVE Makeup

Sweatproof, natural makeup for the empowered, active woman! Wow, what a claim! If that wasn’t bold enough, MOVE Makeup goes on to say that their products are the best there is for women who have busy lifestyles. So, just what is MOVE Makeup? A chemical engineer and professional salsa dancer, MOVE Makeup creator Leah Patterson…

Bath and Body Oil Discovery Set by Demoseà Botanical Beauty

“We believe that at the core of beauty is love, joy, and grace. Demoseà commits to sharing the secrets to healthy skin, a happy soul, and holistic living with signature blends, eccentric collections, and trusted ingredients.” – Demosea Offering products for the face, body, hair, and home, Demoseà Botanical Beauty seeks to attract those who…

Brand Spotlight — SheaMoisture

Looking for an affordable brand that not only strives to be paraben and sulfate free, uses organic ingredients, is sustainably-produced, and donates a portion of their proceeds to women-led businesses? Then your search may begin and end with SheaMoisture. In 1912 Sofi Tucker began selling shea nuts in Sierra Leone, and by the time she…

Nontoxic Feminine Care with The Honey Pot Company

Happy Wednesday lovelies! I was diagnosed with uterine fibroids in 2013 and had a painful reminder of their presence again in 2017. Since that time I’ve learned so much about hormonal imbalance, the importance of a plant-based diet, and the environmental and emotional stressors that affect the womb. I was shocked to learn the connection…

Unboxed — Green Beauty for Us “Revive Your Glow” Spring Box

Happy Monday lovelies! I have fallen behind on my daily blogging goal, but I’m jumping back on the horse today with a belated unboxing post. I subscribed to the Green Beauty for Us quarterly subscription box to support fellow green beauty and wellness blogger Keisha Adinkra, and to expand my horizons on non-toxic beauty and…

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

Black-Owned Clean Beauty + Wellness Brands (Updated 4/1/18) Wombman Reclaimed 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…

Lotus Moon Tonic Minerals Facial Toner

Hello lovelies! Now that I’ve settled into Sin City, I have the mental clarity to crank out the bazillion product reviews and demos I’ve left sitting on the back burner. Many moons ago I received the complete line of Lotus Moon Skincare, and many of Plain Jane Beauty’s product offerings. Both lines are extremely impressive!…