Brand Spotlight — 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…

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 — TSIGFY

Monkey Farts. Once You Go Black. Sexy A.F. A Pear of Melons. Doughnut Bar. Are these the names of drinks at a Las Vegas bar? Possibly. More accurately, they are creations by This Stuff Is Good for You (TSIGFY), a Las Vegas-based clean beauty brand. According to their Web site, TSIGFY has advanced from their…

5 Easy DIY Recipes Using Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

Packaged in Pahrump, NV, Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay begins its journey in Death Valley, CA. There, the bentonite clay is sun-dried for six months in temperatures that can reach as high as 134°. The benefits and uses of clay reach back 4000 years. Used in Roman and German spas, clay packs and treatments are…

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…

The #1 Tea for Clear Skin ⁠— Get Gorgeous Tea

Touted by some to be THE tea for clearer skin, Get Gorgeous Tea (GGT) seemed to beg for a closer look. More and more agree that beauty is truly an inside job. This includes what we eat and drink. Beauty is also enhanced when we feel good and are in good health. GGT is a…

Let’s Talk About The Amazing Benefits of Castor Oil

By now, most of us know that it is what goes in and on our bodies that contributes to having glowing skin. Once thought of as a passing trend; natural beauty and skin care treatments seem to be here to stay. In addition to proper diet, a good night’s sleep and drinking plenty of water,…

Schmidt’s Tea Tree Sensitive Skin Deodorant

Happy Friday lovelies! I’m back with another review. I posted a pic on the ‘gram showing off my latest clean beauty find – Schmidt’s Tea Tree Sensitive Skin Deodorant Stick. A couple weeks back I ran out of my natural deodorant, and used my guy’s brand for two days out of desperation. Big mistake. My…

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…

Visiting Havasoap in Lake Havasu

Hello lovelies! The travel bug bit over the weekend, so I hopped in the car and drove 150 miles to Lake Havasu City for a visit. Lake Havasu has been on my list of places to visit for years. I first heard about it on an episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  One of…

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…

Galaxy Bomb by da Bomb Bath Fizzers

Hello lovelies! The dust has settled on my content plan for 2018. Yay! I thought I’d kick things off with a review of the Galaxy Bomb by Da Bomb. I stumbled upon this brand of bath bombs at Target a few days ago, and thought it was super cute that two teeny bopper sisters founded…

Honestly pHresh Natural Deodorant

Hello lovelies! After years of using Primal Pit Paste without any issues, my skin decided it no longer liked baking soda. I never developed a rash, but the color of my arm pits began to change. Not cute. I had great success with the baking-soda free scent from the same brand, and also with Schmidt’s….

The Essential Oils I Use for Skincare + Wellness

Hello lovelies! Happy November! I 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, but I have used almost every oil in my stash. The majority of my oils are from Edens Garden.  Edens Garden is an extremely affordable…

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!…

Pacifica Mystical Eyeshadow Palette (Psst! There’s a Giveaway…)

Hey there, beautiful people! This post is long overdue. As an Influencer of Hope for Soap Hope, I have the distinct privilege of hosting an awesome summer giveaway. Up for grabs is the Mystical Supernatural Eye Shadow Palette by Pacifica. Keep reading to learn how you can enter! About The Palette   Opal Moonbeam Celestial…

That Time I Used Calamine Lotion as a Primer for My Oily Skin

Right now is a prime time to talk about priming! I stopped using Milk of Magnesia (MoM) as a face primer when I read about how damaging it could be to the skin over time. MoM is too acidic for daily use, and can break down your skin’s protective barrier if used too often. No…

Unboxed — May 2016 VeganCuts Beauty Box

Hey, beautiful people! My May VeganCuts Beauty Box arrived in the mail yesterday, so I thought I’d share my first impressions with you. I also included a few discount codes for anyone interested. Enjoy! The Terre Mere Cosmetics blush brush ($34 value) I received is a 100% cruelty-free brush ergonomically designed to highlight your features…

Rosemary + Lavender Clay Face Mask Recipe for Oily Skin

Suitable for Oily Skin  2 Tablespoons Natural Bentonite Clay 1 1/2 Tablespoons* Distilled Water 1 Drop Rosemary Essential Oil 1 Drop Lavender Essential Oil Use non-metal bowls and mixing utensils when using bentonite clay. Mix the clay and water first before adding in the essential oils. I like to leave the mask on for 20…

Improve Your Complexion and Skin Tone with Yarrow

Millefoil. Carpenter’s weed. Soldier’s woundwort. Bloodwort. Seemingly non-related utterances, yet these names all refer to the same plant capable of stopping a nosebleed or preventing a sneeze. Yarrow, botanical name Achillea millefolium, is a flowering perennial roadside weed that also thrives in wasteland and meadows. Common in North America, yarrow is also native to Europe…