Keera Organics Tumeric Soap Review

Since summer I have been looking for my holy grail skincare routine. Island Skincare’s Coconut oil was a great find, but I still didn’t have a method. A couple of months ago, I saw several persons on social media raving about the Tumeric soap from Keera Organics.

I’d heard excellent things about Tumeric overall in beauty care, so I quickly googled the nearest outlet so that I could get my hands on the product. Fontana Pharmacy was the nearest outlet in my area, and I wasted no time getting there.

At Fontana

The shelf at Fontana was nearly empty. I searched for the Tumeric soap, and I only found the Soursop soap which is another product available in their skincare line. I almost gave up, but Nick scoured the shelves and found three soaps tucked away at the back of the haircare products.

This product was so hot that consumers resorted to hiding them for future purchase. I bought all three.

Sneaky!

Since this soap was good as others say, I decided to purchase all three to ensure my demand.

At First Glance

Keera Organics Tumeric Soap
The soap’s packaging is a clear saran wrap with a green and white label which states the brand name, the type of soap, main ingredients and what alleviations it can treat. The bar has a dingy cream colour with little chunks of turmeric-infused in it.

The best thing about this bar….it’s 100% natural ingredients and Jamaica made.

About The Soap

According to the Keera Organics website, the Turmeric Soap contains organic turmeric plant extract which is extracted from the most potent part of the plant, the root. The formula was devised by their experts so that it works in balance with all skin types and is effective against acne, eczema and Dark spots. The bar apparently has some natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties to fight pimples and breakouts while providing a youthful glow to the skin.

Now, I’ve been using this product a little over two and a half months, and I’ve achieved few results so far. I’ve seen subtle changes in my skin. It’s a bit lighter around my eyebrows and my T-zone, my skin isn’t dry after I’ve washed my face and I’m less oily than I used to be.

However, my skin has a rough texture which shows under my makeup. It almost looks like a dry patch, but my skin isn’t dry. I have a lot more breakouts around the areas that have been lightened, and my dark spots are more visible than before.

I’m not sure if this is a result of the product, but I’m inclined to believe so since it is the only product in my current skincare regime excluding my moisturizer.

Final Thoughts

I plan to finish the three months as scheduled. However, I don’t think I would repurchase this product for myself. While it did for work for others like my mother, it didn’t work for me. I do give it points for the oil control; I’m less oiler at the end of the day. Overall, based on the results as it relates to my skin, I would give this product a 3/10.

Have any of you tried Keera Organic’s Tumeric soap or any other Tumeric product currently or in the past? Let me know in the comments and share any recommendations.

Nuff Love, Shevoneese.

 

Being Petty And When To Stop

To be petty or not to be petty, that is the question. There are several advantages and disadvantages of being petty.

Sometimes being petty is good in some situations, but it should be just enough pettiness to let the person know how you feel. For example, if someone drank your juice from the office fridge, and you’ve identified them, you throw their cake in the trash.

That’s just common courtesy.

However, when the pettiness goes a little overboard, that’s when the case gets messy. After a certain age, I think the petty crown can retire in a box in the attic.

I’ve been in the corporate world for a little over two years, and I’m still amazed at the level of pettiness I’ve seen from some of the experienced employees. It did have me questioning whether or not they grew out of their teenage stage.

From jealousy, a high level of office politics, envy, gossip, innuendo, to just plain meanness among some of the staff.

I thought at this stage; we’d put on our big boys and girls underwear and share our displeasure calmly and rationally. Even three-year-olds have grasped the concept of ‘feelings hour’.

Instead, we have adults plotting and scheming their professional warfare.

Just last week, a coworker hid a few of the company files. The personnel in charge of maintaining cabinet left for lunch and closed the cabinet; which is the standard company protocol and the mentioned coworker, apparently so torn up about the situation, that when she gained access to the files, hid them files and reported it to make the personnel appear irresponsible.

WHEN TO STOP BEING PETTY

Personally, I think it’s better to be open and vocal, even when its categorized as being ’emotional’. Instead of letting personal feelings override professionalism and reduce productivity.

Plus it reduces the workplace chances of becoming toxic. If you haven’t read my post on that, catch up here.

Have you dealt with pettiness in a professional work environment? Let me know in the comment section or tweet me your experiences.

The Blogger Recognition Award

Happy Weekend Guys!!!

If you’re following me on Twitter, then you guys are aware that I’ve been on vacation for two weeks…whoo hoo! And during the vacay, I decided to restart my fitness journey which has been super difficult.

Exercise is fudging hard! While nursing my sore muscles, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I was nominated for The Blogger Recognition Award.

What is the Blogger Recognition Award?

The Blogger Recognition Award is given to bloggers by bloggers who appreciate the hard work, dedication and vast amount of hours we all put into every post, as well as keeping the website current and updated. I was nominated by my girl Sayward who blogs over Saynthings. Thank you so much for nominating me, I am honoured to be included on your list of bloggers. Her blog is amazing so go check her out guys!

How My Blog Got Started

For years I wanted to start a blog, but I always quit after writing the first post. In January of this year, I started thinking toying with the idea again, and my significant other told me to do it. In February, I wrote my first post, and here we are.

The origin of the name took me awhile but finally; I decided to make it a combination of my first and last name. For months, I tried coming up with a niche, and I realized that a lifestyle blog would be the perfect fit.

After getting my groove, I redesigned and transferred my blog from Wix to self-hosted WordPress and relaunched in August.

Two Advice For New Bloggers

Blogging can be overwhelming. When I first started, I was so confused. Talks of SEOs, Instagram Algorithms, DAs had me ready to run to the hills.

  1. Patience – When you first start out, you’ll likely think that things will just happen and your blog will be a success overnight. Blogging is hard work, and there are no shortcuts. Just be patient and trust the process, it may seem easier to give up, but if you’re passionate about your blog, then you’ll put the work in. I had several moments where I was intimidated and jealous by the success of other bloggers and whining to my SO asking,’When will it be my turn?’
  2. Be yourself!- I can’t stress this enough. You will admire other bloggers and think that emulating their style will help your blog, but you’re only hurting yourself and your brand. Every day there is someone new creating a blog, but they aren’t you. Find your voice and be confident in your writing.

Bonus advice

Have fun! It is a job, but it is also an extension of you. If you aren’t passionate or genuine about your content, then your readers will spot that a mile away.

The rules say that I should nominate 15 other bloggers, but I have my top six. I’ve come across many talented bloggers, whose works I love so it was really difficult choosing.

  1. Reflection of Des
  2. Irie Diva
  3. 876 Lover
  4. The Sarai Ashari
  5. Ms Sparkle And Glow
  6. Mr. Gray

Join some Facebook groups, interact with your fellow bloggers on Twitter, Instagram etc. and learn more about them and their work.

Until next time. Nuff Love, Sheviimc.

 

I’m in Love With The Handbag Hanger

Do you remember the first time you saw that gorgeous handbag? The vibrant colour, the silky texture, the envious stares from your friends? How powerful you felt when you stepped into that meeting with it slung over your shoulder?

Admit it, your bags have been there for you. Through earlier mornings, long nights, forgetful and stressful moments, they’ve held your hand.

But have you been there for your bags? More importantly, have you been showing them, love?

My bags are my babies however, I’m guilty of not showing them enough love. While I treat them with care when I wear them out, they’re usually tossed in a corner, on the chair or stuffed in some box because of the limited space.

Seven out of ten times, they get creases and twists that ruin their beauty. I was tempted to slow down my love affair until I found out about the handbag hanger.

WHAT IS THE HANDBAG HANGER?

The answer is simple….it’s where your bags belong when you’re not wearing them. HBH is an Austrailian company founded by the talented, chief lover of bags, Michelle Zillman.

You would have read her guest post about the hottest handbag trends and the hanger last month.

Personally, I think the handbag hanger is an ingenious idea.

  1. Saves space
  2. Makes my room or closet look more organized- I no longer have a big box cluttering my closet and ruining my shoes.
  3. Portability- It can be moved from one place to the next, wherever you feel comfortable.
  4. It’s made out of strong steel that doesn’t bend or rust, so it’s guaranteed to last.
  5. My handbags never looked happier
  6. It’s not just for bags! Scarfs, jewellery…you name it.

If our dresses, t-shirts and shoes have their own storage method, why not our bags?

ALL OF YOUR BAGS TAKEN CARE OF

The hanger comes in 2 sizes; Petite and Grande. The Petite holds 2 bags and can carry up to 231 pounds roughly. The Grande holds up to 12 bags and carries up to 110 pounds roughly. With the heaviest bag weighing 16 pounds.

There are four collections to choose from named after the world’s 4 major fashion centres: New York, London, Milan and Paris.These collections are based on the number and types of bags that the designers think typically owned.

Of course, if you desire more space you can always, order several collections based on your needs.

I received the Paris model which included a Grande hanger, a Petite hanger and fourteen (14) spongy strap supports.

Assembling the hanger was easy, I just had to push the straps onto the hanger. It was a bit tight in getting the straps on but with a little force, it was on.

The Petite hanger is the perfect accessory for a lunch or dinner out. If you have no available space to place your bag in the restaurant, you can hook the hanger to your chair and store your bag and/or scarf.

The Petite Hanger

The Petite Hanger

The Grande Hanger

The Grande Hanger

Spongy Straps Supports

Unbelievable right? Can you see why I’m in love?

Final Thoughts

I absolutely recommend the handbag hanger to anyone. It’s not just a great accessory for storage space for your bags, scarves and jewellery but it’s an excellent way to preserve your investments.
It’s the perfect gift for yourself and a friend.
You can use the coupon code ‘ShevHBH’ to receive 20% off your purchases and tag my Instagram and the handbag hanger to show us how much you love your collection.
 Until next time! Nuff love Sheviimc.
Disclaimer: I received the handbag hanger in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

“I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun”.
Charles R. Swindoll

As we grew up, many friends we made in our teen phase, did not transition into our adult lives. The few who did, we treasure especially when you live oceans apart with only technological options of communication.

After awhile, those WhatsApp and text conversations seem so impersonal. Delayed responses, the difference in time zones, career and family responsibilities, you can’t help but feel a void in your friendship, a gap in a once well-oiled machine.

How do you let someone know how much they mean to you when you are miles apart?

You send them a wish.

I’m not talking about waiting on a shooting star or a birthday wish. I’m talking about a physical, tangible, personalized wish.

That’s where A Wish For You comes in.

A Wish For You offers the services of delivering a small memento accompanied by a personal card with a message created by you; to share with someone special in your life.

When I came across their Instagram Page, I had just spoken to a friend of mine who’s expecting her first child next month. She was expressing some difficulties in her pregnancy and how she had to manage some of the responsibilities with the help of her grandmother because the father of her child was travelling for business.

She felt alone and although she didn’t admit it, I could tell she was scared.

I thought that their service would be the perfect way to show her that she wasn’t alone in her pregnancy. Kyra, the Engagement Director and her amazing team provided me with an excellent platform to do just that.

The Process

First, I had to choose a gift. I went with the Giraffe Night Light as an addition to the decoration of the nursery.

Browsing the website

Giraffe Lamp

Next, I had to choose a card to accompany the gift. Now, in my excitement, I totally missed this step. However, Kyra had my back! She sent me a quick message via Instagram to let me know of the issue and picked out a beautiful onesies card for my friend.

A Wish For You Greeting Card

The final step was to create a message to be included.

The day the package was delivered, my friend had just returned from the hospital, after a scare. The timing was perfect. I’m almost convinced that A Wish For you planned this.

The setup was too perfect.

The package was even wrapped in purple; my friend’s favourite colour and I had no discussions with the team about this.

I kid you not.

The Package received

The team went all out to make this quite special. My friend was beyond happy. She sent me several videos throughout the day with the night lamp.

Special shout out to Kyra, you made this an incredible experience. I will definitely be using this service again.

Guys, if you haven’t utilized this service, you definitely should. I will be providing you with a discount code on my social media. If you have used A Wish For You, let me know of your experience in the comment section.

Disclaimer: I received the service in exchange for writing this review.  Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.