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!

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.

 

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.

Credit from HBO Canada

Hello, My Lovelies!

It’s finally the weekend. For the last week and a half, I had been searching for a new series to watch. My Netflix was a huge disappointment as most of the series recommended to me by friends, I’d already watched.

I was a Netflix rut. No-one was more surprised than me. What was I going to watch when I was getting ready for work in the mornings?

In the same week and a half of my search, I kept seeing #InsecureHBO on my Twitter timeline. At the time, I thought it was one of those reality shows, so I disregarded it.

Desperation got the better of me, and I clicked on the hashtag.

Guuuuyyysss! I was living under a rock because nobody bothered to tell me about the awesomeness that is Insecure. Issa Rae is AMAZING!

I started season one on Tuesday and ya’ll….I’m on season two right now, and I’m sad because I’m going to have to wait for the next episode to drop on HBO.

About The Show

For those of you who were living under the rock with me, Insecure is an HBO original comedy-drama series based partially on Issa Rae’s widely lauded web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl. It follows the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American woman played by Issa Rae.

Issa and her best friend Molly deal with real life flaws as they attempt to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable experiences.

Who here has ever felt awkward in their lives?

I can relate to Issa’s character so much. Especially the club scene in Season 1, Episode 1. I vividly remember in college where I was waiting for a friend at a party and I saw this guy across the courtyard smiling at me or at least I thought it was me.

So we’re there making flirty eyes at each other from across the room. Finally, he signalled me over to join him; I made it half way across the room about to open my mouth to say something ridiculous when this girl out of nowhere; pushed passed me, leaving me in a tornado of her perfume and started dry humping the guy on the dance floor.

Awkward right?

I wanted the earth to open up and swallow me whole in that instance. Unlike Issa, I couldn’t rap about it, but I did write a short story which was popular among my peers.

If you’re not obsessed with Insecure, here are four reasons why you should be.

  1. It’s asking hard questions about racism

As a series about black women, racism will be an unfortunate topic of conversation. But thankfully the creative team diplomatically breakdown and explores the complexities of the issue.

2. It’s making a statement about women

Insecure speaks up for women and shows how powerful they can be when they support each other; even though they sometimes have a weird way of showing it. Women empowerment has been the order of the day but not many women exercise it. If you’ve read my previous about the devil wearing a skirt, then you’d understand why I say it’s not being exercised.

3. The comedy is genuine

The series doesn’t try hard to be funny. Issa’s awkwardness, personality and raps are naturally entertaining. From her lipstick shade personality to her Broken P&&y rap, you can’t help but laugh.

4. It isn’t solely focused on relationships but…

We can’t help but root for her relationship with Lawrence and Daniel. Still, Insecure balances relationship drama with the characters’ external lives. Needless to say, you will be obsessed.

Have you watched Insecure? Are you tuning into Insecure Season 2? Tell me what you think in the comments!

 

 

 

I have always been a huge fan of the Pantene Line; The Pantene Gold Series did not disappoint. The products have always been fantastic, and the smells are just as awesome. I got an incredible opportunity to review my latest vox box from Influenster which featured the Gold Series Line.

Which Pantene Gold Series Items did I get?


I received Shampoo, the conditioner, and Butter creme. The shampoo definitely removes any previous product, and the smell is great. However, it tends to feel watery and not as rich as most shampoos. On the other hand, the conditioner did not disappoint.The conditioner was richer than the shampoo and contained Aragon oil in its ingredients, which is a super plus for me.

The butter creme was a great start to begin my wash and go. The steps after Butter creme was: Detangle, spritz with Aragon Oil and a Leave In.

My Results

My wash and go lasted about four days. I loved the shine, the smell and the fact that my hair didn’t felt dry and it looked healthy.

About the Author

My name is Kay, and I love shoes.

I am a Proud Texan, Mom of 2 genius babies lol and Fur-mom. I love Fashion, Tacos & shoes. But I have realized over the last few years I am a serial dater I have stories for days most are crazy, sexy cool lol. I have started sharing them with friends a few years back and thought it would be neat to journal my lessons on my blog.

On my blog, you get a view of crazy dating scenarios and the lessons I have learned from them all, Fashion ideas, and also my frustrations since I chopped all my hair off and went natural lol. In my shop, you get the first seat to my courses, my workshops and adorable pieces I have found while travelling all across the US.
XOXO Hugs and Heels,
Kay

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