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,…

Let’s Talk About Grapefruit Essential Oil

If you are looking for a multifaceted essential oil, then grapefruit essential oil is a great choice. With uses ranging from household, to health and beauty, to pet care (it is said to help with fleas and ticks on dogs and horses); grapefruit essential oil is one oil some say they cannot live without. Said…

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…

Pacifica “Cinnamon Girl” 7 Free Nail Color

Hello lovelies! I hope you’re well. Just stopping by to show off my favorite shade of red — “Cinnamon Girl” by Pacifica Beauty. I will continue visiting the nail salon at least monthly for pedicures, but I decided to stick with the DIY approach for my manicures. I’m never completely satisfied with how my nails…

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…

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…

Get The Look ⁠— A Spring Fling

Hello lovelies! Spring has sprung (ugh, cliché…) and I’m all about it. After digging around in my makeup bag, I put together this look. Perfect for spring (or whenever else) amiright? Reminds me of hydrangeas. What do you think? EYES Eyeshadow: Silk Naturals “Novel” + “Lewd” + “Aubergine” Brows: EcoBrow “Liz” Lashes: Ardell Professional “Demi…

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….

Get The Look ⁠— Sky Full of Stars

Well lookie here, lovelies! My first post of the year. I thought I’d ease back into regular blogging with this makeup look featuring my favorite green beauty brands: PlainJaneBeauty and Burt’s Bees. The lovely Maria with Hercules Beard Co. commented on my IG post that this look reminded her of stardust from a starry night….

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…

Get The Look ⁠— A Floral Romance

Hello lovelies! Just popping in to share a quick makeup look with you. Nature offers the best inspiration (in my opinion) for color combinations, and I loved the romantic energy of these fuschia flowers. Today’s makeup look is my interpretation of a dance between lovers. Where do you find inspiration for makeup looks? The sun was…

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!…

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….

Cathedral Rock Trail on Mt. Charleston

Hello lovelies! I’d like to share a few pictures from my recent visit to Mt. Charleston. The weather reporters mentioned a 20° difference between Mt. Charleston and Red Rock, so I chose Cathedral Rock as a temporary escape from Las Vegas’ summer heat. It was my first day back to my happy place (nature) since my…

Sinful Colors “Soul Mate”

Hey ladies! Short nails don’t care! I painted my nubbins with Sinful Colors “Soul Mate” this morning. Sinful Colors is not the “cleanest” nontoxic nail polish brand (whatever that means), but the varnishes are free of toluene, formaldehyde and DBP (Dibutyl Phthalate). Expecting an “all natural” or completely “nontoxic” nail varnish is a bit silly…

4 Life Lessons I Learned 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…

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…

Let’s Talk About Infinity Jars

Hello beautiful people! Time sure flies. It was over a month ago when I received these gorgeous glass cosmetic bottles from Infinity Jar in exchange for an honest write-up. If you enjoy DIY beauty as much as I do, I think you’ll agree with me that these glass jars truly are a must-have! One thing…

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…

Raga Varnish “Sahasrara” Nail Color

Just another Mani Monday! Today we’re taking it back to the time I tried out Raga Varnish in the color “Sahasrara.” It only took two coats for full color. I received this pretty purple shade in the February Vegan Cuts Beauty Box. Raga Varnish is a cruelty-free, vegan nail polish company made in the US….

Sparitual Nail Color

Good morning, beautiful people. This morning I painted my nails with an old favorite – Sparitual “On The Dunes,” a gorgeous pale gold shimmer. The shade was the perfect compliment to my dark complexion, and works well with the black-white-tan wardrobe color scheme I’ve been rocking for the past few months. What are you favorite…

No, Sis. 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…

I’m Learning to Embrace the Suck

No beauty discussions today, guys. 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, it’s…

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…

Let’s Talk About Spring Cleaning That Colon of Yours…

Give your body a much needed pick-me-up this spring. Hope for Women Magazine (View Here) With spring comes transformation. Windows are washed, lawns manicured and resolutions renewed.  So much care and attention goes toward our homes during this season that we often neglect our own bodies. This spring, after you tackle that closet and part ways…

Let’s Talk About The Health Benefits of Nettle Tea

Originating in the colder regions of Asia and Europe, stinging nettle is a plant of the genus Urtica, and has several medicinal applications. Its name is derived from the very fine hairs located on the leaves and stems, which release a very irritating chemical when it comes into contact with the skin. Both the root…