Tuesday, October 14, 2014

On My Radar: Studded Vegan Leather Jacket

I love Fall because of two words: jacket weather! Crisp air and layers are just two of the many reasons why Fall is so awesome. I also love a good jacket, and since Free People has mastered the art of making great vegan leather jackets, I know exactly where to go to get something worth my money. My currently fixation is their Studded Vegan Leather Jacket which I have been drooling over for the past month and a half. The best part of the jacket (besides the cut/fit) is the studded sleeves. It gives off the rocker- bada$$ vibe. Upcoming birthday present? Maybe...

Monday, October 6, 2014

Currently Listening To: Mikko Ekko

Disappear- Demo Version (2013) iTunes, Amazon 

"Every time I close my eyes, I feel like I want Autumn back. Oh, every time I close my eyes, I want to fall back into you."

Autumn is my favorite season. It's the most gorgeous in my opinion. Leafs turn, moods still and there is a peace about what is going on around us: change is happening. It's beautiful. It reminds me that I am slowly changing, becoming, growing while being who I'm meant to be.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Focus...

With a new season beginning, its good to do a mental check every now and then. It's always easy to be in a situation and not see any good or focus on it. In our modern day society being negative is more common than being positive. So, as Fall quickly approaches and the complaints pour in about everything; I challenge you to think more positive and speak positively. You'll be surprised at the difference it makes mentally, emotionally and physically. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Currently Listening To: Taylor Swift

Shake it Off- 1989 (2014)

I am not one to usually listen to Taylor Swift, but this song is catchy and cute. It makes you want to stop what you're doing and dance the night away.
It's the perfect song to play out  the end of Summer.

Friday, August 22, 2014

FEAST: Green Smoothies w/Moringa Powder

A couple of months ago, I went to a wellness store and had a long talk with the owner there who shared so much wisdom with me about who easy it is to be vegan and healthy. One of the supplements he told me about was Moringa powder. He informed me that all I needed to do was add moringa powder to my smoothies once a day and I will be in tip top shape. Moringa leaf powder is supposed to be a mega super food, packed with amino acids, vitamins and minerals.

The problem is moringa leaf powder has a very strong taste and after trying twice to make smoothies and barely finishing them; I placed my powder on my shelf and decided to wait for a recipe to come along that helps with the taste.

After looking around on the web for a good  green smoothie to try, I came across one via
Sweet Lemon Mag.
The ingredients sound like they will cancel out or won't be
Ingredients:
1 cup frozen mixed berries (any will do, I like the berry medleys from Ralph's and Trader Joes)
1 cup almond milk
1 banana
1 tbsp Moringa Leaf Powder 
1 handful of spinach (optional) 

Directions:
Throw into a blender and enjoy!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Beauty Tuesdays: Yes to Coconuts Head to Toe Restoring Balm

Yes to Coconuts Head to Toe Restoring Balm


Growing up with eczema and sensitive skin, I always had to tread carefully when trying new products. This normally meant spending too much time in the drug stores reading labels, reading tons of reviews and then using a brand that had no fragrance and left much to be desired. 

My first experience with the Yes to products it was the Yes to Carrots moisturizer with SPF. It was one of the first face lotions with SPF that worked with my oily-acne prone skin and didn't make it worst, but actually helped.  From there, I started trying out the other products: Yes to Blueberries, Yes to Grapefruits and Yes to Tomatoes ((which are all now part of my facial regimen).

My favorite product by them so far has to be their newest Yes to Coconuts Head to Toe Restoring Balm. It smells and feels amazing! The best part about it is that it's not greasy but last throughout the whole day (which is needed on the days when I am out for 14+hours). It's made with Virgin Coconut, Sweet Almond and Avocado Oils and is paraben, sls and petroleum free. 

I also love the fact that Yes to products are tested on humans and most of the products are vegan (minus those containing honey and beeswax). I can see this being apart of my regimen going forward, I can't wait to see how it holds up in the colder months.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Currently Listening To: Jasmine Tate

More Than a Conqueror (feat. David Wade) - Life & Love (2014)

"I look fear in the face and say 'you can't stay here. 
I'm more than a conqueror. 
I can feel the battle but I know the end."

Jasmine's voice gives me goosebumps, and this song is the perfect anthem for anyone who needs the reminder that we are fighters and the battles only make us stronger. If you haven't heard this young woman's voice yet, do yourself a favor and get acquainted with one of the people who are going to change the face and sound of soul music.