22 July 2015

I'm really enjoying my natural hair journey. I'm learning that some products work for my hair and others don't, there are hits and misses but overall I've mastered some techniques that work for me. A new regimen that I've learned that my hair absolutely love is using a clay mask treatment. I got the chance to try out the Zakia's Morocco Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Powder and it really changed my mind about the way I treated my hair.

Ghassoul clay also known as Rhassoul clay is a  natural and organic clay from deep inside the Ancient Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The clay has cleaning, detoxifying, toning and rejuvenating properties which will leave your hair and skin feeling brand new. Ghassoul is a mineral rich, light brown clay that blends extremely well with water making its application to the face, body and hair. It's also a great soothing treatment for dandruff and psoriasis.

I did my research and found out the Ghassoul clay is a great softener and moisturizer for hair.  It removes products build up and toxins from the scalp, as well reducing dry hair. I decided to make a D.I.Y clay mask recipe of my own. I must say this recipe came out really good *pats self on shoulder*. To make the clay mask for my hair, I used:

  • Zakia's Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Powder
  • Water
  • 10 drops of Peppermint Oil
  • 3 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1 Glass Bowl (Do not use a metal bowl or metal mixing utensils) 
  • 1 hair applicator brush 

 Once I was done mixing all of the ingredients, I sectioned of my hair. Before I applied the mixture, I lightly misted my hair with water so my hair will have some slip when I applied the clay mask. I applied the clay mask to each section of my hair, making sure that it was completed covered. I left it on my hair for about 2 hours while I did some house work, but I recommend leaving it on for at least 30 minutes. 

I washed out the clay mask and I was amazed! My hair was stretched, elongated and my curls were super defined. My hair and scalp felt amazing. I will be doing this ever month or ever other month because it rejuvenated my hair. Zakia's Morocco currently has this powder on sale for $10 here. I believe that this is an amazing treatment for natural hair and you should try it atleast once. 

Have you ever tried Ghassoul Clay?

20 July 2015

Reading and hearing that a product is amazing is one thing but to actually witness it for yourself is even better. I've been blown away by the amazing-ness called Adovia Purifying Mud Mask. It makes my skin feel like I've had a facial at a spa, that's how good it is.

When summer comes around, I kick my skin care routine in over drive because no one wants dull skin during the summer time or anytime for that matter. This Adovia Purifying Mud Mask unclogs pores and removes toxins from the skin, so your skin can breathe and feel rejuvenated. I love to use this when I've worn makeup back to back for a few days, it removes any excess makeup, dirt and oil; leaving my skin feeling baby soft. I've seen an improvement in my skin complexion and over healthy since using this weekly.

This mud mask is all natural, it has Dead Sea Mud which has over 26 minerals essential for skin health, Aloe Vera so that your skin is not over dried but gets a natural level of moisture and Vitamin C which helps with acne and gives your skin an even complexion.

Just know when I tell you about a product I'm giving you my complete honest opinion and this mud mask is the BUSINESS!. You can find more information about the Adovia Purifying Mud Mask here. Your skin will thank you later.

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20 May 2015

It has been so hot in The Bahamas, I'm so thankful for the rainy days. So you know hot weather brings cool clothing. One of my favorite trends for the Spring and Summer seasons is the Bohemian look. Now, Bohemian is not to be confused with Bahamian. Bohemian is hippy, carefree way of life and Bahamian is a nationality, which happens to be mine. So I decided to make this trend my own by incorporating a few Bahamian touches.

I absolute love this crochet top, I want to get it in the other colors! The geometric printed palazoo pants are perfect for this hot weather. I normally shy away from pants like these because they tend to hit me at the ankles because I'm taller than the average height but these fitted perfectly. Shout out to my aunt who gifted me with this authentic Bahamian handmade straw bag. The straw bag added a spin to this trend, because if you've ever visited the Bahamas, straw bags are one of our staples.

 Top: Forever 21+ (here) | Bottoms: Forever 21+ | Sunglasses : Forever 21 | Earrings: Forever 21 | 
Straw Bag: Local | Cuff: Mimi's Closet

What do you think of the Bohemian trend? 
Photography by XOEesh

13 May 2015

My selfie game just reached a whole new level! 2 words... The Pole. I'm definitely in love but it was kind weird at first. I usually don't like to take selfies in public because it seems a bit narcissistic but who could resist a stick that extends over 2ft long. There is no more need to ask a random person the street to take a photo of you. I think one worldwide problem has been solved (lol).

The Pole by 2Kamp products is an all in one product. It's compatible will digital cameras and go pros as well as I-phones and Android phones. The spring clamp extends so that even the biggest phones can be secured. The adjustable ball head and thumb screw of mono pod locks in for multiple angle shooting with 180 degree position.For easy capture of photos there is a built in Bluetooth shutter, that can be used for IOS 4.0+ and Samsung 4.3+. There is even a option for zooming in and out for Android 4.3 and higher.What's even better is that the stick is rechargeable, I would most definitely say that it hold charge long but I wish there was an indicator to say when the battery is going to die.
My main gal Ayesha of XOEESH in the back

I must say that I love The Pole! I've been using it when I went places such as, soca survival weekend and family events. My older family members are so fascinated by it and my friends want to buy one. I think it's a great investment and definitely something to try out. The Pole is only $25 on Amazon and the best part about it 2Kamp is a family owned business, so each selfie stick is packaged with love. 

What do you think of the selfie stick?