Beauty Review: Les Soins de Jacynthe

With each passing day, the sun is shining brighter and warmer, the snow is receding and signs of spring are all around. Thank goodness…because I didn’t think I could survive another month of snow, chills and freezing rain. Continue reading Beauty Review: Les Soins de Jacynthe

#BeautySpotlight Part 1: Leonor Greyl Paris Soin Naturel Du Cheveu (…And Best Beauty Find Of The Year)

A head full of thick, lustrous, shiny hair is as exciting and drool-worthy to me as winning the Powerball Lottery. For as long as I can remember, gorgeous hair has been something that I value highly. I can’t help it. I will see a head full of gorgeous, bouncy curls, or thick, perfect blonde beach waves, or gorgeous natural kinks and something inside me wants to reach out and play with that hair! Inappropriate? Yes. Am I alone? No (maybe). Continue reading #BeautySpotlight Part 1: Leonor Greyl Paris Soin Naturel Du Cheveu (…And Best Beauty Find Of The Year)

How To Deep Condition Your Hair Using Natural Oils

Hi all!

Here is my latest YouTube video on how I deep condition my hair using a coconut, almond and castor oil mixture.

 

The star of this video is Kreyol Essence’s Haitian Black Castor Oil available on the Malachite + Elephant website.

Haitian black castor oil (HBCO) is notable because it is better suited to hair and skin than the highly popular Jamaican black castor oil (JBCO). JCBO tends to be thicker and more sticky…not ideal as a skin moisturizer and can get a little goopy for hair. Continue reading How To Deep Condition Your Hair Using Natural Oils

5 Secrets for Gorgeous Skin

Happy Monday morning all!

I’m pleased to have Amy Goldsmith, a literature graduate from Melbourne, guest post on my blog today. Amy loves to write short stories and reviews, as is a regular contributor at High Style Life. Her passion is beauty and makeup and she loves to spend her free time travelling and of course – makeup shopping! Continue reading 5 Secrets for Gorgeous Skin

SD Beauty Review: Skinnamon Body + Face Coffee Scrub

Hi all!

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting up with Derly of Malachite + Elephant, an online beauty store specializing in ethical beauty, health and wellness. As I’m highly interested in all-natural, safe, ethical beauty products, I was thrilled to have Derly reach out me to review some of the beauty products her site carries!

In my research, I was pleased to find out that Malachite + Elephant adheres to a set of principles that really speak to me, such as offering ethically traded products, organic products free of carcinogens and harsh chemicals, cruelty-free with no animal by-products, little carbon footprint and eco-friendly…all socially responsible traits that we should all be aiming for. Continue reading SD Beauty Review: Skinnamon Body + Face Coffee Scrub

SD Store Review: LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

Lately, I have been exploring more natural beauty product options as they are made with less chemicals, additives and preservatives, some of which have been proven to be carcinogenic and/or bad for the environment. I have been toying with making my own soaps, lip balms and bathbombs (I promise to post my “How to Make Bath Bombs” tutorial soon – promise!), and I’m constantly looking for new inspiration for my own little line of home beauty products. Continue reading SD Store Review: LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics