Ecclesiastes 3:1

Succu-love

I definitely don’t have a green thumb, but I absolutely love gardening and seeing pretty flowers/plants, so when I discovered succulents I was over the moon… literally.

I currently have two succulents so far:

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I named this one “Life”

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I named this one “Abundance”

Reasons I love succulents: 

Apart from being the cutest little plants ever:

  • They are low maintenance
  • They can literally grow anywhere (even in a tea cup!)
  • They last all year round
  • They are the best housemates haha I mean indoor plants
  • They can be easily cut and propagated … learn how to do so here 

 

I store them in pots I got online, just wanna show you the soil i keep mine in and how the pots look!

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And of course, being in the health field, I inevitably began to do research on the health benefits of indoor plants in general and a few top benefits include:

1. They give an assist in breathing

2. They help deter illness

3. They clean the air

4. They boost healing

5. They help you work better

 

Here are some outside succulents that will be moved in soon!

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Do you know of any more health benefits of indoor plants? What’s your fave indoor plant? Leave a comment below and let me know!

P.S. I got the flower pots on Amazon

lots of love,

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Ecclesiastes 3:4,7

What should you add to your grocery list this week?

Turmeric

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(yup, that’s fresh out of the ground Jamaican Turmeric)

 

You’ll see the more refined, powdered version in the supermarkets in a little bottle!

Random Facts about Turmeric:

  • It’s a plant
  • It’s the main spice in curry (yum), mustards, butters, and cheeses
  • It’s oil is used in perfumes (who would have thought!)
  • It’s used to make medicine
  • It’s a cousin of ginger
  • It has a bitter taste ( it’s like a kick, but a nice kick )

Important Fact:

Curcumin, a compound found only in turmeric, is the main compound for the healing

Benefits: 

(based on scientific research)

  • Cures Acne
  • Prevents skin damage
  • Improves skin conditions ( psoriasis, eczema,etc)
  • Exfoliating agent
  • Gives you glowing skin
  • Tightens skin
  • Lightens facial hair
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Improves digestion
  • Controls blood pressure
  • Treats diabetes
  • Wound healing
  • Blood purifier
  • Natural anti- inflammatory
  • Natural analgesic
  • Natural antiseptic
  • Natural antioxidant
  • Natural antibiotic
  • Prevents cancer growth cells (breast, prostate,leukemia, colon,skin,lymphoma)

 

BTW, don’t confuse turmeric with Javanese turmeric root (Curcuma zedoaria).

What are some ways you use turmeric? Please share in the comment box below 🙂

lots of love,

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Photo Credit: Thanks to @jhayoc getting the real Jamaican turmeric 

 

James 1: 2-3

Proverbs 31:17

REVIEW: OSSION Ultra Aqua Hair Wax

Hey Loves! I hope you are all doing fabulous as always. Life got a bit busy BUT that doesn’t mean I can’t squeeze a review in!

As you know, I love me some laid edges so I am always seeing what works best for my hair.

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Okay so personally, and for my natural 4C hair this product is great! I have seen other reviews saying it works best being applied to wet hair. That is definitely not the case for me. My hair frizzes faster when I use on completely wet hair. So I spray my hair with a little water (as I do when styling daily), apply my natural oil, then moisturizer, then I apply my EcoStyler Gel right before I use the OSSION Ultra Aqua Hair Wax.

 

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Like every product, after a few days a gray-ish residue but if you really love that all day sleek neat up -do or just some really laid edges, get this now!

I saw on amazon this is going for about 15- 20 USD which is pretty bizarre for me because here in Jamaica I get it for 400JMD (approx. 3.50USD). Which is amazingly cheap.

 

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Product Advertises That:

OSSION Extremely Aqua Wax Laborious water soluble hair styling wax for Implausible shine and powerful regulate growing texture, definition and taming flyaway hair. Aqua wax Laborious is completely water soluble.

Pros:

  • Works all day
  • Water soluble
  • Easy to use
  • Not sticky
  • Doesn’t dry out hair or make it stiff
  • Provides shine
  • Smells good

Cons:

  • None

Would I buy it again?

  • Status: Currently using daily!

 

Have you tried this product? Leave your comment below and let me know how it worked for you!

lots of love,

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Isaiah 41:10

Proverbs 4:23

REVIEW: Creme of Nature Argan Oil Perfect Edges

This is by far one of my favorite edge control. It is one of the only one that I have used that last at least half a day or more  (and it is HOT in Jamaica).

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I use it along with my EcoStyler Gel (if I want a longer hold)  but most times I quickly just use it alone on the go.

I have seen the best results when I use a full finger tip size of the product (it has a pretty thick texture) and coat it around the edges first. Then I would use my boar bristle brush and brush into my style or apply as the last step of the style. This way the product definitely goes a long way.

 

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Depending on your hair type, you may use more or less. I have kinky- coils 4B/ 4C hair

 

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Product Advertises That:

  • Controls and holds down edges
  • Moisturizes and gives Exotic Shine
  • Perfect for relaxed and natural hair
  • Infused with Argan Oil from Morocco
  • Use with Creme of Nature hair nourishing products

” Perfect edges hair gel infused with argan oil controls and holds down edges, while moisturizing and adding exotic shine to the hair. This nutrient-rich formula makes hair stronger and gives superior hold without flaking. Perfect for creating sleek, smooth styles, ponytails, sculpting and styling the hair.”

Pros:

  • Long lasting hold
  • Low cost ( 8- 10 USD)
  • Makes hair shiny
  • Not greasy
  • Doesn’t flake
  • Smells good

Cons:

  • Can’t really think of any… you have to know how to use the product to get the most out of it.

 

Would I buy it again?

  • Definitely

 

Have you tried this product? Leave your comment below and let me know how it worked for you!

lots of love,

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