Thursday, December 20, 2012

Giveaway (CLOSED)

Just wanted to say thanks to all my readers and to show how much i appreciate your love i will be giving away a big big prize with lots of full size goodies, trust me big big prize i am excited and i will not be entered. These products are all hand made by me but of course.

You can watch the you tube video about the giveaway and enter on the blog or on you tube.

Let me know what product mention below you want to try out and why.

I will be on vacation and will announce the winner when i get back in town.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all

4oz body butter
2oz cleansing goo
1oz once a day moisturizer
5ml weeping rose or extra dark perfume
1 lip rouge
2oz aloe neroli toner
2oz hair butter

Giveaway starts today Dec. 20, 2012 and closed Jan. 20, 2013, winners (2) will be announcing on Jan 21, 2013.

Good Luck

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Homeopathic Medicines

Now i remember why this is not my favorite time of the year, because i am always sick, i have sinus and allergy and they stick on me like glue around this time of the year. So i tried to ride the wave and ride this one out but it was not working i needed to get some medicines like a month ago.

Over the weekend my allergy started up along with my sinus and i decided enough was enough. So i pick up a few homeopathic medicines at The Vitamin Shoppe. I always read review upon review before buying.

Note with homeopathic medicines they work with your body and it takes a little longer to heal whatever problems you got going on. You will have to take more dosage, i mean i am taking 5 tablets every 4 hours and my brother is taking 1 Claritin once per day.

Good for itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat and nose. Non- drowsy and no side effects thank the heavens they dissolve within seconds and have no taste.

My sneezing and stuffy runny nose went away within two day, and i am back to some kind of normality.

My sinus was truly congested, i had it all sinus pain and pressure, headache and you know that feeling that you get when you have water in your ears (i never knew that was sinus related). This seriously help me out big time i still have some cold it's not all cleared up but i have been taking this for a few days and i can tell i will be a OK by the weekend.

Olbas-Pastilles Herbal Cough Drops
These cough drops have very strong powerful vapors, they say maximum strength and they were not joking. These pastilles provides instant relief from sore throats and fights coughs, and also help to cool my nasal passages and gives me a good night's sleep.

Formulated with soothing herbs and chlorophyll (green coloring matters of leaves and plants), chlorophyll consumption increases the number of red blood cells, and therefore, increases oxygen utilization by the body. This also has clove, eucalyptus, juniper berry and wintergreen oil all well known for their anti-viral properties.

I find then too strong to take every day so i only use these when i cannot take the cough any more.

I apply this to my chest area to stimulate and enhance breathing keep in mind that this is a pure essential oil blend very powerful and effective. This can also be used for facial steam, tired muscles and sore aching feet.

With essential oil of peppermint, eucalyptus, cajeput, wintergreen, juniper and clove talk about taking care of business big time.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Vapour Organic Beauty

Is it a surprise that i am talking about this company yet again, i love their products but this post is not about me, my skin loves this line of natural organic living skincare beauty products (that was a mouthful).

I am grateful that i now have what i consider to be makeup optional skin. I don't breakout as much and if i don't breakout i won't look like a spotted leopard. I don't like what i look like in a full face of foundation i mean i like seeing it on other people but it's just not for me.

I love love love cannot live without stratus perfection stick, it blurs and evens out my complexion and that is all i need along with a little concealer. Some eye shadow or liner, mascara when i and feeling like a glam doll, cream blush and a little color on the lips and i am good to go.

Give me cream over powder any day and i will be a happy camper its so convenient, easy to take around with you when you are going away for a few days and it looks more nature on the skin and that is what i want to achieve the natural look the no makeup make up look.

we are women raw, vegan, natural or not and we like to look good we should look good and put ourselves together (blah blah blah) you get what i am trying to say.

I can only speak for myself and it gives my self esteem a boost when i am well put together.

On with the product review already

Stratus Instant Skin Perfector

This is the foundation of everything i use this all over my skin after my moisturizer and it evens and smooths out my skin. I am not oily by mid day and it just holds everything in place and set the stage for the other products. It give my skin a glow from within (no glitter here thank you much) this just makes my skin look flawless.

                                  Illusionist Concealer

This is the first concealer that i actually like how it looks around the eyes, blend right in and even out the under eye area so that it matches the rest of my face. It's neither heavy nor cakey and i just blend this in with my fingers and that's all the best concealer not that i am an expert but it's the best take my word for it.

                Atmosphere Luminous Foundation

I only use this around my nose, mouth and chin, i use this for spot concealing at times. It melts into my skin and become one, this also has light reflective technology meaning it makes you look radiant, never oily just perfection i tell you perfection.

               Aura Multi-Use Blush-Stain

My new favorite thing these are so pigmented the stick will last you forever. I kind of like the stain over the other cheek blushes that vapor offers but my first love and she will always be in my makeup bag is Courtesan from the classic line (the sweetest flush rose to date).

These are true multi-tasks products you can us then on you cheeks, lips and eyes. I like them on my cheek and lips. They are buildable you can do a soft look for the day and a more dramatic look for a night out on the town.

                           Siren Lipstick

I always put on lip balm before any lip product but i don't need lip balms with Vapour lipsticks. They are super moisturizing and smell amazing like grapefruit. Great color payoff and they last on the lips these are ever so perfect for the cold winter months to keep the dry chap lips away (that is not a pretty look please exfoliate).

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Terressentials Do's and Don'ts

For those that don't know what's Terressentails read HERE or HERE

Do Not

1. Do not get in the shower and wash your hair, apply mud to your hair out the shower in sections you can thank me later.

2. Get to know this new mud wash routine before trying to master it, do what works for you the first month or so and then ease into eliminating conditioners and leave-ins. If you are a trouper and can go without conditioner good for you.

3. When the mud is in your hair and your finish with your detangling do not put a shower cap over your hair. This is where the magic happens to help and lift the dirt, oil and butter from your scalp and hair you have to allow the mud to dry a little so let it sit for 30 min to an hour.

4. Keep in mind that for the first month or so your hair will be detoxing so it will not look its best or feel so good but keep at it, i know you can.

5. Try not to wash your hair with the mud every week more like every 3-4 weeks.

Please Do

1. Detangle and get out as much shed hair as possible before you wet hair and apply mud wash.

2. Make sure your hair is dripping wet before apply mud to hair this helps with slip and with detangling.

3. Apply mud to scalp and massage with the pads of your finger then apply to length of hair and detangle.

4. Try using all natural products in your hair, stay away from beeswax and glycerin. Use all natural organic if you can swing it and raw butters and oils. Use aloe gels, flax seed gels, also MM makes a few styling products that are top of the line. I love MM agave mist styling spritz for my flexi rod sets.

5. Rinse mud from the hair with warm (as hot as you can take it) water, and then rinse your hair with cold water.

6. Do an apple cider vinegar rinse every 3 months, this provides shine, bounce and remove build up for your hair. I like steeping herbs with my vinegar for extra nutrition to feed my scalp and hair. I apply this to my scalp massage in and then apply to the hair and let sit for 5 min and rinse, and then apply mud.

7. If you have damage hair and you know it get a trim, take a little off at a time until you are bubble and split end free. You will get to the point of hair so healthy you won't need to get trims as often or at all.

Winter Skin Care Intro

Just wanted to introduce two new handmade products that i have added to my winter skin care, i will do an overall post on my day to day products used in another post soon.

Cleansing Goo
Yes goo it's not sticky by any means but it does have honey in it so i am calling it goo because i like the word goo. It's like a cleansing balm well it is a cleaning balm but it's not hard to the touch it's gooey, soft and spreads like butter on my face. This feels so good on my skin it has good slip. I apply and massage it in to break up the grime of the day and my makeup, i don't wear full coverage makeup but it works like a charm to get all that stuff off my face at the end of the day.

Moisture Balm
My oils just could not get the job done i needed something heavy and something that will stay the day. It's a thick balm held together with shea butter, oils and beeswax i did add some rosewater to this but i will do without it next time.

The first night (hold up let start from the top my skin was dry, striping and just did not feel or look good), so the first night i used this power house combo on my skin i woke up the next morning and my skin was repair no joke just one night and the moisture level was back on track.

My skin was soft, supple and smooth.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Be Mindful

How to be mindful, being aware of each breath we take, a reminder to take it easy by taking deep evenly and slow breath this helps to relax the body and ground us in the moment. Being mindful of our body when it's cold, when we are stress or even when you're exercising we tend to tense the body and also forget to inhale and exhale.

To fill the body with air is a powerful tool and it's free, when we become mindful in times like these it's a big help to the health of the body.

I've been more mindful as of late and my back does not hurt like it use to and i am not as stress out because i have allow a more even flow of oxygen to fill and ease the daily wear and tear that my body endures each day.

There are so many things to be mindful of each day.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Coastal Scents

This is my first time ordering from Coastal Scents and to be honest the prices are out the door good. Sample pigments are $1 each and you get a lot of product for $1 it's almost like buying a jar of eye shadow.

I was looking for a violet pigment to add to my moisturizer for a little dewy effect. So i decided to look around and pick up a few other things and i am happy that i did.


Pearl violet a soft violet shine to add radiance to skin, Paradise gold for highlighting, satin pearl also for highlighting and for brow bone and tear duct, and satin bronze for the eyes and highlighting.

Duo Shadow Pencil
I was looking for a cream and bronze pencil for my waterline and the prices in stores lets just say not what i wanted to pay, and at $2.95 at Coastal Scents i had to get a few of these. 

After i swatch these on my hand i wash my hand with soap and i could still see then, so it looks like they may have good staying power and they are soft so that is a plus. I am in love with all the colors i will be having some fun with them.
Shipping was fast i ordered over the weekend and got my order on Wednesday.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Preserve the Sexy with Banyan

Whenever i stay up too too late i get hungry and eat things that  i am not suppose to eat so i have a little secret weapon that helps me to not have eater's remorse in the morning.

Natural internal cleansing, maintains regulation, and supports healthy digestion.
Kapha Digest
Supports proper digestion of fat and promote a healthy metabolism.
I take one of each and they help me to digest my food (late night binge) and i go first thing in the morning.

New Look

So blogger got a new look.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Lived in Scent

I was at the mall over the weekend, and you know this one store with the shirtless guys on the picture you know the one with the cute porch and the dim cozy lights inside, it’s such an inviting space.

So i don’t know how they do this but they always have a signature scent in the store including the cloths it’s not too loud and it leans more to what a guy would smell like, like his favorite white tee's that you’ll wear to bed when he is out of town, a rather clean and lived in scent.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

June 22, 2011

June 22, 2011 is the date that i purchase kyphi from eleneetha and Nov 2, 2011 i was looking for my new batch of kyphi that i got a few days ago and stumble upon an unused chunk of what looks like kyphi to my surprise it was still good a little hard on the outside but inside was still sticky and gooey. I was talking to a friend about this the other day when we hide things from ourselves, and i am good for that.

So i burn some last night my brother said it smelled like an herbal smoke hint hint, but it smelled like kyphi to me still smelled good and set the pace for my night sleep.    

Friday, November 2, 2012

October Super Fragrant Coconut Cream Soap

I took a bath yesterday in the plushest bubbles ever, i so miss homemade bar soap. The scent on this one is very complex, a very newly made cedar chest not the faded one that your grandmother has up in the attic, but newly made and freshly carved.

And in this cedar chest you store all your forbidden herbs, root, moss and resin.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Cozy Moments

As much as i like this cozy time of year i do not like the cold weather that comes with it, a few things to help me adjust my bones.

1. Yoga-Life saver helps to stretch my body and rejuvenate helps me to get moving.

2. Candles-Cozy setting the flicker of candle light warms my heart.

3. Incense-Burning The Scented Djinn Golden Kyphi at nights gives me good slumber and peaceful dreams.

4. Teas-I drink teas all year round but it’s so comforting this time of year.

5. Walks-I want to stay in as much as possible but i will change it up a bit and take more walks at the park.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

My Weekend in Pictures

We went to yogurt land and then to my new fave store michaels, fun times.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Catch Up

I've been playing catch up this week reading all my bloggers blog post and at the same time trying to stay off the computers after i leave work. I need a brake form this computer at times it takes up half your time and to be honest most of the time i am looking at junk so it’s time to get things in order.

I did a numerology reading on myself the other night and it is so dead on, i mean it was a little scary reading it its almost like its living out my life for me of who i am and who i've been up until now.

Have you tried? If not you’re in for a treat, i still have a few more steps to go but let’s just say it was a crazy experience. I did it on my brother as well and it read him like a book.

Running on low

So i've been running on low as of late because i over work myself at times (all the times), and this weekend i will do nothing well my sisters have plans for me i am sure its hard work listing for them to call my name 1000 times for the day and i will be spending the weekend with them.

It’s needed and i will enjoy ever moment of it.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


This sinus thing has been on me and it needs to go, seriously I've had it please leave my body.

Going home to do a facial sinus steam and massage oil with these blends i got off line.

Facial sinus steam
2 drop rosemary
2 drop peppermint
1 drop thyme
1 drop eucalyptus

Bring water to boil add EO blend and then steam and chant sinus be gone sinus be gone.

Sinus massage oil
10ml carrier oil
2 drop eucalyptus
2 drop peppermint
3 drop rosemary
3 drop geranium
1 drop tea tree

Blend and massage by your nose below your eyes, behind your ears, your neck.

I will also be drinking some garlic tea yuck.

I hope it works.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

I am getting back to my old self, my body is healing from my down time of sickness and life is good. I changed up the living room yesterday change is good moving things around and I am back to my morning yoga in full blast. I am doing a no meat, no whites for the month of Oct. it’s only been a week but I fell well and I have no cravings.

Sun is shining weather is sweet, makes you wanna move your dancing feet

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

My Day Yesterday

I am limping around the place because last night I took a hard hit to the ground. So I decided to make something and one of the main ingredient that was need and I could never find anything to do with this stuff is orange wax. I need something to stand on to get to it and it gave way and London bridge came falling down. It was like the longest fall I don't thing I've ever fallen so hard before from so high. I was in shock and all part of my body was it pain I had to tell myself to breathe and try to move things around to make sure nothing was broken. I have one big lump of a bruise on my left leg and a few small bruise on my hands and my left ankle hurts a little. 

I will be using my 3c infusion oil to massage this lump and also doing dry brushing.

And I hope you had a better day than I did.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Weekend Recap

It’s been a rainy few days, rain and wind and water all over the place. I love the rain so I was at peace at home cuddle up watching TV.

The power went out for a few and I jump up to grab my candles but then it the lights came back on.

For this weekend I plan on going to the beach on Sunday and have a good relaxing day. On Saturday it will be out back with the grill.

I have a giveaway going on over at Bajmy so go on over and join the fun, its free stuff.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Today's Tea Bag

Act selfless, you will be infinite.


So my friend came over last night and we decided to finally make the chocolate, and it came out super yummy, sweetness from the dates and crunchy form the almonds.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Chia Seed

My new found love, I soak 2 tablespoon chia seed and green tea kombucha with 17 oz pure water over night in the cooler. Then I add some lemon, ginger and 2 tablespoon coconut sugar.

Chia seed can hydrate the body, reduce blood pressure and reduce food cravings. Chia seed absorb 10 times their weight in water, forming a bulky gel and they are the richest plant source of Omega-3.

Food Tug and War

I have been trying to eat whole foods as of late it’s not 100% but I am slowing adding more and more to the list and now my body craves whole healthy foods once again.

At one point in my life I only eat fish and chicken as meat and this was good and dandy at the time. I moved from NY to live with my dad and brother in NC and then I started eating red meat because they eat meat and I was cooking it.

I love cooking because I have been cooking from a young girl and we Jamaicans love flavor, so food is a part of my life and culture.

I decided to stop playing tug and war with my food and just let it flow, I try not to eat any junk food but when I crave for something I don’t deprive myself from it. I know I want to eat only raw food at some point in my life for a full year and then decide if I should stay on that path, but I am slowly getting to that point and I am fine with it because this is what works for me at the moment.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sound The Alarm

The chicken next door decided to sleep in my front yard at night time starting Saturday now I have no problem with that but early Saturday morning it started to sound the alarm I was like what the, Sunday morning that was it I got up went outside looking for this chicken and I could not find him only to see him up in a branch sounding his alarm I tried to shush him away but it did not work.

Monday morning I was about to blow a fuse, I went to bed early last night and I actually appreciated the 5am alarm this morning I got up did some things on the internet and then did my yoga and got the day started.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


I am going home to make chocolate today and I am very excited about this. I found a new blog that I am crazy about called
My Rew Roots

Monday, August 6, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

 Look at the packaging cool
The goodies that came 

 Look at that yummy raw cacao powder and plump juicy dates
Sharing some of the yummyness that took place today, so whats inside the box you ask raw almonds, dried apricots, jumbo medjool dates,raw organic cacao powder,English walnut,organic steel cut oats, raw organic cacao butter, and Balinese stone ground sea salt.

I love and get all my healthy snacks from them.