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Say Baby…

“Say baby, can I be your slave?
I’ve got to admit girl, your the shit girl
And I am digging you like a grave

Now do they call you daughter to the Spinning Pulsar
Or maybe Queen of 10,000 Moons, Sister to the distant yet
Rising star

Is your name Yemaya? Oh hell nah, it’s got to be Oshun”

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A Wombman Kind of Love

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The initiation has begun.

Take me to your source, the spring of all beginnings,
where I fill my cup with moon light,
burning away my insecurities,
facing my demons and my angels,
explore all the shades, valleys, dimensions of my shadowland
rediscovering my personal rituals of self-love,
dispelling the myths of female inferiority.
The mirror is no longer a pool of rage, guilt, and self-denial,
I can reflect positive self-images,
being more than a reflection of my mother, children, or lovers.
I can breathe deeply now,
breathing in my joy, hope, faith, and patience,
becoming the nurturing mother of my wounds,
breathing in the energies of the nurturing moon.
The daughter of the moon awakens,
I become the wild full moon dancer,
who is free at long last,
to rediscover the ancient rituals of self-love.
The pathway to my heart is open now.
I can now sing songs of love,
celebrating the awakening of my deep feelings,
sensual needs and sexual self-satisfaction.
I take care of the woman of my sea,
filling my cup with the deep waters of my soul,
becoming the wise queen of the moon.
~Marcia Moonstar

Regrow and Strengthen Your Eyebrows & Lashes with Just One Ingredient!

Hey everyone!

I’ve mentioned in a previous post about the wonders of using Castor oil to promote hair growth.  After facing a traumatic bald spot in 2013, I began using castor oil and the results were tremendous!  From that moment on, I knew that castor oil would be a staple product in my beauty regimen.  You can read my post on how I used castor oil to regrow my thick beautiful tresses here.

Now, after months of experimenting, I am excited to share how I grew my eyebrows and lashes using castor oil!

I’ve always had very thin eyebrows and lashes.  They would fall out on site just by rubbing them (usually when removing make-up).  There were even times my eyebrows would fall out from simply brushing them.  It was so frustrating and so I decided to apply castor oil to both my eyebrows and lashes to help strengthen them, and to help them grow thicker.  Within 3 months I actually noticed results!  If you suffer from the same issues I did, I have a simple remedy for you!  Read further!

What to do:

  • Purchase these empty mascara tubes and pour the castor oil into the container.
  • Using the accompanying mascara brush, distribute the oil evenly on your eyebrows and lashes. (If you do not want to purchase the mascara tubes, no worries.  You can apply the castor oil to your eyebrows and lashes by simply using a Q-tip).
  • Make sure to apply the oil on a clean face every night and wash the oil off in the morning.

Below are pictures of the progress my eyebrows made.  Check it out!

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Pretty good, right?  Have you tried Castor Oil to grow your eyebrows and/or lashes?  Do you know of another natural alternative?  Do you need more information?
Feel free to share your thoughts below!

Beauty Review: Skinnamon Body + Face Coffee Scrub


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I really get a kick out of creating my own beauty concoctions using natural ingredients.  However, once in a blue, I like to try other people’s healthy beauty products. I came across Skinnamon online and I was eager to try it out because the product is composed of ingredients that fit right in with my lifestyle!  Skinnamon Body + Face Coffee Scrub is an all natural product that promises to help you fight cellulite, stretch marks, eczema, acne and dry skin. Intrigued by all that the statement promised, I decided to test out the product.

Oh my goodness!  The smell of the fresh coffee bean is amazing! It made me want to eat it right out of the bag and I don’t even drink coffee!

I followed the directions, used the wooden spoon it came with and applied the product from the feet up, in a circular motion. I was very gentle with my face and lips and kept the product on for 5 minutes then rinsed it off with warm water ( I also did a final cool rinse – this is part of my beauty regimen but optional for you). Following my shower, I was introduced to much softer, radiant and dewy skin!

note* You might want to apply the product while in the bathtub as it can get a little messy.

This product left my skin super hydrated. I moisturized after the shower as directed but, I really felt like I could have skipped that step. The natural oils from this product permeated my skin without leaving my skin greasy.  It was just the perfect blend.  I normally have oily and acne prone skin, but this product helped balance the oil my skin naturally produces.

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What you will find in this product:
Organic Raw Sugar, Ceylon Cinnamon, Robusta Coffee Beans, Himalayan Pink Salt, Organic Brown Rice, Cold Pressed Sunflower Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Vitamin E.
Skinnamon is a 100% vegan beauty company with products formulated to exfoliate, polish and nourish the skin with a combination of Super Oils and Active Botanicals.   Handmade in New York City.

Now a little something for all you beautiful souls.  Skinnamon is offering $5.00 off for my viewers. Promo code: SADE5. Shop here to have your own experience with soft, healthy, glowing skin!

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Disclaimer: Skinnamon sent me this product for reviewing purposes. However, the views and opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of the people, institutions or organizations connected with the company. I choose the content on this blog and the opinions on here are solely mine.

Hi HONEY, I’m Home!

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What if I told you there was only one product you will ever need to guarantee healthy skin? Interested? The secret is out and believe it or not, it’s simply honey!

From the beginning of my natural hair journey, honey has always been a staple product for my DIY hair treatments. Honey is packed with so many benefits and has not failed my hair yet! I thought, what if I used honey on my skin?  Would it reap the same benefits?  I love experimenting with new ideas and so I decided to start cleansing my face with honey.

Which Honey Do I Use:

I started out using raw honey and recently tried Manuka honey.  Both are beneficial to the skin.  However, Manuka honey boasts superior antibacterial and healing properties, which is extremely beneficial for acne-prone skin. Manuka honey is very expensive, so I use it sparingly – usually when I want to give my face a deep mask treatment. I also use Manuka honey as one of my ingredients for my DIY exfoliating scrubs. Raw honey and Manuka honey are perfect for all skin types because of their potent yet, gentle healing benefits for the skin.  Both do wonders for acne, rosacea, eczema, enlarged pores, and dry, dull skin.

In a Nutshell:

  • Honey gently exfoliates your skin, removing dirt and impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. 
  • The natural antibacterial and probiotic properties of raw honey effectively reduce breakouts and prevent new acne.
  • It is ideal for people who suffer from very sensitive skin, rosacea, high pigmentation, and eczema.
  • It balances oily skin and moisturizes dry skin.
  • Raw honey has natural antibacterial properties and contains enzymes and probiotics that are overall good for the skin.
  • Although any raw honey would work well, undiluted Manuka honey has more antibacterial potency and healing properties than other types of honey. Thus, it’s the most ideal type for cleansing skin. It is highly recommended for acne-prone skin.

Cleansing Your Face With Honey:

  • I cleanse morning and at night.
  • I remove my make-up by using the oil cleansing method.
  • After your make-up is removed, you are ready to cleanse.
  • Dip your clean hands into your raw honey container.
  • Add a little water to your fingers or dampen your face prior to adding the honey. This helps with making the consistency of the honey more manageable, allowing you to distribute the honey evenly over your entire face.
  • Massage into skin in a circular motion.
  • Leave on for 3-5 minutes and rinse off.
    *Optional: Leave the honey on your skin for 5-10 minutes for a deeper pore cleansing.
  • Rinse with warm water and when all of the honey is removed, rinse your face again with cool water. The cool water helps to close open pores.
  • Pat dry and continue with you daily facial regimen.
Then, fall in love with your new clean, smooth and dewy skin!
How do you use honey for your skin or hair care?  Share below!