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Calypso Glow Organic Skincare Review


Are you looking for nourishing oils and butters with a little Caribbean flavor? I bring you Calypso Glow! I was first introduced to Calypso Glow from attending the Indie Beauty Expo. I met with the Founder & Owner Patricia Bentham who is just as lovely as her British accent! For those that don’t know I’m a little crazy for English accents 🙂 continue reading

Best Natural Bar Soaps for Face and Body


I stopped using liquid body wash and opted for bar soaps instead and my skin has been thanking me. The skin on body can be dryer than my face which is oily. That said my body needs a lot more moisture and hydration. continue reading

Andalou Naturals Skincare Review


Do you struggle with acne and problematic skin? Andalou Naturals clarifying line has been helping my skin so much over the last few months. When it comes to facial care I like to use the products for at least two weeks because you get a much clearer idea on how well it will do for your skin. continue reading

Spring Beauty Must Haves | Natural & Organic

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Even though spring is almost over and we have like one more month until it’s officially summer (yikes!). I thought I would share some green beauty items that I am absolutely loving this spring and will continue to use into the summer. Some of these are products that I’ve been using for a while and others are new.


Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Coconut Water Lotion

Whoa I know that’s a mouth full! I have tried so many of the body lotions from Shea Moisture and I have to say that this to one so far is my favorite. The first two ingredients are aloe vera juice and coconut water. Both of which are very light yet hydrating at the same time. Most of the other lotions I’ve tried from this brand a very thick and heavy, the texture of this cream is on the lighter side but still provides so much moisture. Another plus for me is that because the formula is so light weight its makes for easy application. For those who may be curious is has more of a pleasant fruity smell not coconuts.


Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant in Lavender + Sage

I have been on the hunt for a good natural deodorant that is actually free of toxins and actually works. While strolling through the isles of Whole Body I came across this deodorant and decided to pick up since it was on sale. I notice a lot of natural deodorants are formulated as a cream instead of the stick that we are used to. Although from what I hear Schmidt’s has actually come out with a stick version. However I picked up the cream and at first the texture was a little weird for me I could feel the baking soda. The directions say to take a little and rub it between your fingers then apply to underarm areas. As for smell and protection I would say it did well. I’m not a girl who perspires much so I can’t really give an opinion on the effectiveness of that. But I didn’t walk around with an odor and that is what matters to me! Also another brand (who shall remain nameless for now) gave me a horrible rash afterwards. So I’m happy to say that I didn’t experience that with this product.


100 Percent Pure Seaweed Shaving Cream

If you truly follow me or this blog then y’all know how much I stan for this brand. I was sent this shaving cream a while back but wasn’t really able to put it to use until now. If I’m not waxing then I’m shaving or touching up certain areas at home. I was never a fan of shaving cream because most come in a foam and I am not using Nair for the obvious toxic reasons. I was more than happy to test this product out. It’s texture is very lightweight almost runny if you are not careful. A little goes a long way. What’s beautiful about this product is that not only does it help you remove all the unwanted hair but it leaves your skin feeling so smooth and soft afterwards.


Karens Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia Leave in Conditioner

My hair has loved KBB since they first started in that little shop in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Back in my super early natural hair journey days I would go there personally to pick up some sweet smelling natural goodies for my skin and hair. The best part about this is that their formula has still not changed, the only thing that has is the packing. I have tried many other natural hair products but the Sweet Ambrosia is what makes my hair so uber soft like nothing else has. My hair can get weighed down easily so I light to use light weight products. Sweet Ambrosia is very light weight thin consistency and my hair drinks it up! I included this in my Spring/ Summer favorites because why not and second the essential oil based fragrances this comes in are perfect to have your hair looking and smelling good this season.


Okay ladies so those were my Spring Green Beauty Must Haves. Have you tried any of the products listed above? If so leave me a comment and let me know what your thoughts.


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Acure Organics Skincare Review

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Last week when I posted about toxins to avoid in facial wash, I received questions about which products I’m using on my skin. I will do a skin care post in the future but for now I want to share some products that I currently use in my facial care routine.

I found Acure Organics in Whole Foods last year and after researching their website and viewing their ingredients I decided to give it a try. I like the fact that their products are made from all natural ingredients including fruit juices, herbs, and antioxidants. They are also vegan, sulfate free, cruelty free, paraben free, PEG free, petroleum free, phthalate free, silicone free, gluten free, and synthetic fragrance free.


So far I’ve only tried 2 products from their facial care product line:

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Facial Cleansing Gel

This cleanser is formulated for combination and oily skin types. It contains super fruit and chlorella growth factor to stimulate new cell growth. The packaging claims it won’t strip your skin’s natural acid mantle for superior moisture balance and protection. I love the fact that this is a gel cleanser because my skin reacts better to gels verses creams. Even though it’s for oily skin it doesn’t strip my skin and leave it feeling dry afterwards. My face feels clean and hydrated. Lately I have been using this day and night.


Brightening Facial Scrub

I picked this up because I needed an exfoliator, plus I liked the fact that it contains brightening effects. Who doesn’t want clear bright skin? Just like the facial cleanser it contains chlorella growth factor. Even though it’s a scrub it gently exfoliates the skin removing impurities using organic sea kelp and lemon peel. I’m trying to stay away from using harsh abrasives to exfoliate. A lot of the drugstore brands have harsh particles that can actually create minor cuts in the skin. Thankfully microbeads have been banned in the US. This scrub is safe to use up to 3 times per week.


I’ll have a full skin care routine coming soon but until then I hope this review was helpful.


You can find Acure at Whole Foods, Target, and online. They are very affordable all of their products are no more than $10. I’ve also tried their line of shampoos and conditioners.


Have you tried any products from the Acure line? Leave a comment and let me know.


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