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27 January 2018

Face + Body Skin Care Products for Sensitive, Oily, Acne Prone Skin

Due to a few of my staple products being discontinued or reformulated, I wanted to share an updated list of the skin care products that I use from head to toe.  The face soaps, lotions and sunscreens I loved from Simple are no longer produced in the United States (insert sad face) so I had to find alternatives.  Also, Shea Moisture discontinued the Zanzibar Marine Complex collection of products that I used; the same ingredients are available in their Sea Kelp & Pearl Protein collection that I have yet to try at the time of this post.  I plan to try the body wash from the Sea Kelp & Pearl Protein collection once I finish my last bottle of Zanzibar Marine Complex Replenish & Rejuvenate Body Wash.  Listed below are all the products I use right now, minus the discontinued / reformulated products mentioned above.

Face & Body Skin Care Products 2018

Body Soaps:
~ Dove White Beauty Bar with Deep Moisture | shop/buy
~ Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex Bubble Bath & Body Wash | shop/buy

Face / Facial Soaps:
~ Shea Moisture African Black Soap Bar Soap** | shop/buy
~ Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex Bar Soap** | shop/buy

Body Lotions:
~ Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex Body Lotion** | shop/buy
~ Jergens Skin Smoothing Gentle Exfoliating Moisturizer | (not available online)

Face / Facial Lotions:
~ Shea Moisture African Black Soap Lotion** | shop/buy

Body Sunscreens:
~ Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Lotion Sunscreen Ultra Radiance SPF 15 | shop/buy

**If you are allergic to Shea / Shea butter or it's derivatives, you may want to avoid Shea Moisture products.  Also, if you have nut allergies, you may want to read Shea Moisture product labels, paying attention to the ordering of each ingredient.  Smaller amounts tend to be towards the end of the list.  With any new products, you should test them in a small area on the inside of your arm before using on your face and body.  If an allergic reaction occurs, discontinue using the product!

Thanks so much for reading! ♥

Topics:  skin care. skincare. lotions. soaps. sheamoisture. shea moisture. sensitive skin. oily skin. acne prone skin. acne treatments. all natural skin care products. products for sensitive skin.

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21 September 2017

Fall / Autumn Boots & Booties Wishlist | Part 2

The first day of Fall / Autumn is less than 24 (twenty-four) hours away and I can't wait for cooler temperatures.  In the meantime, I've continued to look for stylish, fashionable and comfortable booties perfect for Fall and Winter months.

This is the third collage of my Fall Boots and Booties Wishlist.  I found more cute, stylish pairs of heeled booties, perfect for work or play.

Fall Boots & Booties Pt. 3 | 2017

This is the fourth collage of my Autumn Boots and Booties Wishlist.  So many boots, so little time!

Fall Boots & Booties Pt. 4 | 2017

If riding boots and lace up boots are more your style, check out my previous installment of my wishlist:  Fall Boots & Booties Wishlist Part One.

For more stylish boots, check out my other boots and booties wishlists:  Fall Boots 2016  |  Fall Boots 2015

Thanks so much for reading!  See you in my next post. ♥

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Topics:  fall boots. autumn booties. comfortable fall shoes. cold weather shoes. winter boots and booties.

05 September 2017

Fall / Autumn Boots & Booties Wishlist | Part 1

Fall / Autumn is just a two (2) weeks away and I can't wait for the cooler weather.  This year, I found so many boots and booties that I like!  I've been searching for a really stylish pair of riding boots, so I dedicated an entire collage to riding boots.  I also found lace up combat style boots and a pair of cute dress booties, perfect for any occasion.  I hope you all enjoy this years installment of my Boots and Booties Wishlist.

This is the first collage of my Fall / Autumn Boots & Booties Wishlist.  I love both pairs of booties so much that I chose two colors of each shoe.

Fall Boots & Booties Pt. 1 | 2017

This is the second collage of my Fall / Autumn Boots & Booties Wishlist.  I've been searching for a stylish and comfortable pair of riding boots.  These pairs have caught my attention this year.
Fall Boots & Booties Pt. 2 | 2017

Be sure to check out more of my boots and booties wishlists:  Fall Boots 2016  |  Fall Boots 2015

Thanks so much for reading!  See you in my next post. ♥

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Topics:  fall / autumn boots. boots and booties. cold weather boots. cold weather shoes.

02 September 2017

5 Years Loc Anniversary Length Check & Update

 My locs are five (5) years old now!  I can't believe it's been that long; it's also been seven (7) years since my big chop.  I'm super excited and happy with my progress along my freeform dreadlocks / locs journey.  I have a few photos from November 2016 to show my hair growth retention over seven (7) months.

Length Check, November 15, 2016

Length Check, November 15, 2016

I recolored my locs in June 2017 - I only color the newly locked portion of my locs, not the loose roots.  I mixed a red undertone and gold undertone hair color together to make a deep orange tone.  The following photos are from June 4, 2017.

My hair started shrinking as it continued to air dry, so I stretched it to it's full length in the following photos.

Thanks so much for reading and see you in my next post! ♥

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Topics:  locs journey. dreadlocks update. natural hair journey length check. dreadlock journey. freeform locs. fine locs.

02 August 2017

Spring / Summer Eclectic Boho OOTD (Outfit of the Day)

Hey guys!  I'm back with another outfit of the day, perfect for Spring or Summer weather.  I absolutely love wearing pink (it's my favorite color) and coral / peach (my second favorite color).  I wore both hues in this look:  a peach maxi skirt and a pink and white tank top, paired with a brown accent belt and a grey / gray cardigan sweater.

I wore my hair in a high bun, styled with a brown scarf to hold it in place.  I added two (2) silk flowers for added flare.  I also wore a cute pair of light blue sandals, featuring ruffles with a zipper design.  For jewelry, I wore a long gunmetal snake necklace, gold owl drop / dangle earrings and my usual assortment of stud / post earrings.

I hope you enjoyed my latest Spring / Summer look.  See you in my next post!  Thanks for reading. ♥

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Topics:  ootd. outfit of the day. spring outfit ideas. summer outfits. boho chic. eclectic outfits for women. bohemian outfit ideas for women. stylish outfits for warm weather.

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