Shea Terra Organics Rose Hips Black Soap

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

As someone that dealt with acne since childhood, I have tried black soap numerous times. Black soap is a product made from locally harvested West African plants, oils and usually shea butter known for treating blemishes, acne and razor bumps. I've tried the raw soap from my African market and I've tried the popular commercial brands. The results were the same ---I hated it! Hated the irritated feeling that I had after using it, hated how dry it made my skin feel, just really hated it.

Shea Terra Organics makes beautiful products and I am obsessed with rose hips oil (which has been great for my hyperpigmentation) so after reading the stellar reviews about their Rose Hips Black Soap Facial Wash on Birchbox, I decided to give it a try. I am so so glad that I did. This product is the real deal! It does not irritate my skin like pure black soap does, my skin retains moisture when I wash it off (it's not an ashy mess!) and it's done a great job of clearing dark spots and making my face feel firm (hello 31!). My complexion looks so clear after I use this facial wash. I've been using it about four times a week (since I still fear the strength of black soap) and that has been great. This facial wash is definitely a new staple in my beauty regimen.

Spring Beauty on The Feisty House

Monday, April 7, 2014

One of my favorite bloggers, Krystal of The Feisty House reached out to 10 of her #bloggerboos to talk about Spring and beauty. I'm so pleased to be included in that bunch and will be chatting about Spring beauty trends on her blog every Monday this month. I must say that I'm in amazing company!

Check out what I and the other fab ladies are loving right now over on The Feisty House.

Fashionable Fridays: Aghogho of Zeldan Festus

Friday, April 4, 2014

Hello my name is Aghogho Sowho. I’m Nigerian American from the DMV currently residing in the United Kingdom. Edinburgh to be exact.
How would you describe your style?
I would describe my style as minimalistic, classic, simple and chic. I like my clothing to be simple and comfortable while my accessories to be loud or colourful every now and then. (I’m a magpie at heart

Talking Shop: Danita King of PR Noir

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tell us about PR Noir.
We are a boutique lifestyle PR firm located in Soho. Though we started exclusively in the fashion and beauty space, our clients now include an array of lifestyle brands and properties, ranging from apparel, to retail, wine/spirits, television networks, entertainment and music platforms, sports entities, award shows and non-profits, among others. Over the past few years, I've worked hard to build my personal network in order to diversify the business and the types of clients we represent. We are still heavy on

Essence Mag: Love Your Natural Beauty

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Essence Magazine got it right this month when they featured three women that are as talented musically as they are beautiful. Erykah Badu (all hail the queen!), Solange and Ledisi and their gorgeous natural locks are each looking lovely on their own covers of Essence. 

Dramatic Shine

Thursday, March 27, 2014


I would rinse my relaxed hair with Jazzing hair color in Jet Black (remember Jazzing, lol) and then slap Let’s Jam pomade on top of my hair to slick it back into the blingiest ponytail you’ve ever laid eyes on. I’ve always been obsessed with shiny hair!

Le Turban

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The best things that I've purchased lately have been ankara fabrics from the African market in Harlem. My wax print headwraps add a bit of color and excitement to even the most schoolgirl-like outfit. This will definitely be my Spring staple.