I’ll admit that lately, my shopping adventures have left me feeling a little uninspired. While there are a lot of great trends out there for this spring/summer season, I’m finding a lot of the major brands you’ll find in your local mall are offering options that are really watered down versions of what you’d see in magazines. Also, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect crossbody bag and my visits to the top accessories stores you find everywhere have been pretty boring, generic…and well, EVERYWHERE. So, I hit the internet and grabbed a stack of my favourite magazines and started researching cool and upcoming brands. Continue reading Cool, Unique Brands Worth Checking Out
Over the past few weeks, I have cleared out my closet of pieces I no longer use or no longer fit. While I do this annually, this particular clear-out was an emotionally charged one. I had a few of my designer bags stolen late last year and every time I look at the empty space in my closet where they should be, I’m reminded of that painful experience. Continue reading How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe
Happy Mother’s Day, all!
Wishing all the mom’s out there a wonderfully relaxed day and hope you are getting spoiled! Continue reading The Best Accessories You Need To Elevate Your Wardrobe
So, it’s safe to say that my Chanel Bag saving is dead in the water. Yes – I’m disappointed in myself. Sigh.
I was severely sidetracked when the opportunity presented itself to own this beauty: the Alexander McQueen Heroine Bag. Continue reading Bag Bliss: Alexander McQueen Heroine Tote
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
One of the little things in life that makes me very happy is a set of fluffy, white, Downy-scented towels. You can find a set in every bathroom in my house.
This love was tested by crappy facial cleansers. Sick of having my white towels looking like they’d been shot by Homer’s makeup gun, I decided to set out on a difficult quest to find the perfect cleanser that effectively removed all of my makeup without stripping my face of its natural oils. I thought it was high time to start double-cleansing to ensure I’m washing all that makeup off on a daily basis. Continue reading Wash, Rinse, Repeat: The Double Cleansing Method
Hair – your crowning glory. A sign of your inner health, a head full of thick, lustrous shiny hair is possibly the most envied human characteristic.
I was lucky to be born with thick, healthy hair. The journey to keeping it healthy though has been a long one. From neglecting to trim it regularly to using terrible, bad quality hair products, I have subjected my poor hair to tests to cruel to unleash on anyone. Continue reading 20 Great Tips To Achieve Healthy, Shiny Hair