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REVIEW: Maple Holistics’ Tea Tree Oil Shampoo

Maple Holistic Tea Tree Shampoo

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Read my disclosure policy for more.

 

Hey…hey…hey! Happy New Year!

I can’t believe it’s already 2018, seems like just yesterday we were ringing in 2017. So today we’ll be talking about Maple Holistics’ Special Formula Tea Tree Oil Shampoo.

Over the years, I’ve used various shampoos but none was a regular in my hair care routine. After loc’ing my hair, it became important to have a shampoo not just for washing but a shampoo that cleaned my hair thoroughly, maintained moisture and combats dryness.

I’ve been using this shampoo for roughly about a month now and it has won me over.

About the Company

Maple Holistics is a brand that solely creates natural and organic beauty products. The brand prides themselves on solely using pure and high-quality ingredients in their products which is evident in this product.

About The Product

Maple Holistic Shampoo

The product claims to improve hair and scalp health while promoting hair growth and even slowing hair loss. While I can’t speak about the hair loss aspect, I did notice a major improvement in my scalp. Usually, after a wash day, I’ll add my moisturizing items to my hair but I’ll end up having to repeat the process again during the week because of dry patches in the front and middle of my hair; resulting in an unscheduled wash day.

Using the Maple Holistics Tea Tree Oil Shampoo, I didn’t have to excessively oil my hair. After my wash and initial care, I didn’t have to re-oil my hair which was a big plus for me.

Another big plus is that its made with all natural ingredients which include tea tree oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, lavender oil and rosemary. It’s also cruelty-free, parabens-free, sulfate free (which is great for us gals who have dye jobs), GMO-free, and gluten-free. Need I say more?

The Price And Smell

The original price was $25 but you can get your very own bottle for $8.95! A great shampoo without breaking the bank.

If you aren’t a fan of tea tree oil then you may not love the smell but I’m a huge fan so the smell was no issue at all.

The Texture

The shampoo’s texture is very rich and a little does go a long way. However, it does take a bit of work to get a foam lather but it didn’t bother me as I usually take my time to ensure that each loc is cleaned properly.

The clarifying nature of this shampoo is excellent especially for my locs. After one wash most of the grime and dirt in my hair disappeared. I was really impressed by this as it usually takes me at least four washes to get everything out.

Overall Impressions

I really love this shampoo. There is a visible and physical difference in my hair that I haven’t experienced with many popular shampoos. I’m impressed at how well this shampoo locked in moisture and how soft my hair feels.

My locs are definitely happy and I can’t wait to try other products from their line.

If you’re interested in trying this shampoo, Maple Holistics offers an awesome free samples program for you to try out any of their products. The program gives you the opportunity to try out their products at no cost! All you have to do is fill out a short form here and choose any sample you’d like to try out.

Sounds easy right?

Have you ever tried out any natural beauty products before? Which ones are your favourite? Leave a comment below!

Merry Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Tis the season to be grateful. Just stopping in to wish you guys a Merry Christmas. Spend the time with your families and loved ones and reflect on the year. Reflect on the good, the bad and the terrible and think about how you can improve in the upcoming year.

I just wanted to take the time to THANK YOU for sticking with me over the last ten months! I am truly grateful for all of you because SheviiMc would not be possible without the continuous love and support. So Thank You ♥

I hope everyone is having an amazing Christmas with your friends and family! Wishing you a beautiful day filled with memories that will last you a lifetime.

Talk Soon. Nuff Love, Shevoneese ♦

Aquarian Boutique -The Clothing Boutique You’ve Been Sleeping On

Hey, Lovelies! Guess who’s back?

I took a blogging break, but I’m back with an impressive post about this fabulous boutique I discovered on Instagram and what better time than Christmas Eve.

If you’ve been with me for awhile, then you know social media is my go-to for discovering new and unique products.

When I came across The Aquarian Boutique‘s page, I fell in love with the items displayed that I had to reach out to the owner to partner with them.

After what seemed like forever (four days) my package arrived, and I was blown away by the stunning white lace dress and matching accessories.

The Aquarian Boutique

The Aquarian Boutique is the brainchild of the beautiful and talented Megan Thompson. The Boutique offers unique, contemporary choices in fashion and accessories that the average woman can afford, brought right to your mailbox. Women of all shapes and sizes can find something that will tickle their fancy.

About The Dress

This little lace number is called Miss Priss. It is a half sleeve, off shoulder lace dress in the colour Ivory.You can wear it off the shoulder or opt to use the laces to secure it on your shoulders if you’re not bold enough to let it hang there.

And the price is a steal just $30USD! The Aquarian Boutique embodies the phrase “Fashion on A Budget”.

Sheviimc at White River

This dress is perfect for a night out with your significant other or with your girlfriends. Paired with great accessories and shoes and you will be the star of the show. Wearing this dress made me feel like a rockstar and the many compliments I received while wearing confirmed that I was indeed a ROCKSTAR.

The Accessories

#HashtagBlessed

This burnished silvertone bar necklace stamped with “Blessed” is not only beautiful but unique. It has a vintage and rustic look which was a big hit for me as it complimented the dress well and emphasized the rocker look that I was going for.

Gray, Ivory, and Pearl Beaded Bracelet

This piece was my favourite. I am a total sucker for pearls and beads and the gold accents really highlighted the beauty of them.

Two-toned earrings

To complete my look, it was paired with a two-tone fishhook earrings with silver tone and ivory beads.

Like my dress or any of these pieces? Visit the Aquarian Boutique’s website and purchase any of their stunning pieces as Christmas gift to yourself or a friend.

What’s your rock star piece? Let me know in the comments below.

Keera Organics Tumeric Soap Review

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 Knowing When To Stop

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.