Everyday is Mothers Day Gift Ideas: Frizz Free Curls Blueberry Collection

I hope you all enjoyed your  weekend? Well, it’s time to get back to business, because the new week in about to commence and the hair edges must be laid so you can get paid!!!! Honestly, we’ve talked about skincare and makeup in my Everyday is Mothers Day Gift Ideas series, so let’s discuss something different, like Curls for instance. Yep, were talking about hair!!!!! If you watch Fox’s daytime talk show “The REAL”, you would have seen the Curls products on display and this product line is the main topic for this article.

Here is the official Curls video featuring the Founder of Curls showing their new Blueberry Bliss Collection on “The REAL”:

 

Here is my review for the New “Curls Blueberry Bliss Collection”:

 

 
Blueberry Bliss CURL Control Paste:

The edge control paste honestly lives up to it’s name. The thick clear blueberry infused scented paste glides easily and let’s just say no lose hairs will be left standing. I like to think of myself as a hair product sampler, so on my sampling journey, I have tried many products including edge control pastes, but none of them could tame my 4a  edges. Let’s be real naturalistas! Natural Hair is no joke, so finding a product that works for a specific use is comforting.

If you rock several hair styles including crochet, weave, braids, or natural hair then this edge control has your back. P.S. You will hear my convo regarding the edge paste in the review video below!

TIP – Use on wet hair for a soft hold or on dry hold for a strong hold.

Ingredients

Water, Ceteareth-25, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Vegetable Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Keratin, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Silk Amino Acids, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Jojoba Esters, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Blue 1, Red 33

 

 
Blueberry Bliss Reparative Leave In Conditioner:

At last the Blueberry Bliss Reparative Leave In Conditioner, this should be your go to hair softening product the will allow you to rock a curly-fro while still protecting your hair from the humidity. P.S. Just so you know, the Blueberry fragrant is not too offensive, so you don’t have to worry about smelling a strong odor. In my video review, you will be seeing me use the Leave in to moisturize my hair.

Benefits of Blueberries:

Proanthocyanidins, the plant chemical found in blueberries, interacts with hair follicles to accelerate growth and slow down hair graying and loss.

Blueberries, rich in vitamin C and B complex are good for increasing hair growth by improving oxygenation and circulation of blood in the body, particularly the scalp.

Prevents hair breakage, too little Vitamin C your diet can lead to hair breakage

Ingredients: Purified Water, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Certified Organic Blueberry Fruit Extract, Certified Organic Coconut Oil, Glycereth-26, Sorbitol, Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Silk Amino Acids, Certified Organic Chamomile Flower Extract, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol

 

Here is my video review demonstrating how I curl my hair using CURLS:

To purchase more of these products visit : http://www.curls.biz/ to see more from their Blueberry Bliss Collection. Treat yourself mamas, so you can always slay on a busy day!

 

XoXo,

Danna

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Everyday is Mothers Day Gift Ideas: Natural Makeup Looks Made with Shea Butter 101

The Mother’s Day tour continues! First we talked about skincare, but what about the  glam effect? Yes ladies, makeup will be the finishing touches to our whole look. We all have used name brand makeup lines, but the side effects of using makeup with chemicals will leave you with dry and weak skin that will be needing more moisture than usual. Do you find that your skin is dry after using makeup? Do you have to use more moisturizer?

If your answer is yes, then I have the best products that will hopefully cure all of your problems. ButterSoftBeauty creates skincare products made with natural oils and leaves your skin feeling moisturized after cleansing. Here is a list of all the ingredients and a video demonstrating for each product.

 

Luminizing Gold Beauty Butter:

Have you used face highlighters or makeup contours? The Body Luminizer is a natural highlighter that provides the same look you crave and locks in hydrating oils from the shea butter with each use. My shade is Gold and there is so many shades for you to choose from at the butter soft beauty shop!

Ingredients: Castor (Ricinus Communis) Oil, Babassu oil (Orbignya Oleifera), Shea (Butyrospermum Parkii) Butter, Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Lecithin (Soy Derived), Candelilla (Persea Gratissima) Wax, Argan (Argania Spinosa) Oil, Squalane (derived from Olive Oil), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Titanium Dioxide, Mica (with Magnesium Myristate), Silica, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil

 

Lip Glosses:

RADIANT RED & CRANBERRY:

Last but not least, the lip colors!! You will see me use both of these lip colors in the video. Personally, I love the radiant red lip color. This lip color is a mild red lip stain and works well with my skin tone. I believe when it comes to lip colors, you should choose any color that you love, but it’s important to use natural lip glosses that will not only provide you with moisture, but long-lasting nutritional benefits.

The Cranberry lip gloss is a burgundy/cherry color and I would consider this for a more nighttime look. The scents of the lip glosses is not so strong, in fact they hardly smell at all. The texture is very potent with the thickness of shea butter, so you will be good to go for the whole day!

Ingredients: Castor Oil (Ricinus Communis), Babassu oil (Orbignya Oleifera), Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Soy Butter (soya beans), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Glycerin, Soy Lecithin, Cetyl Alcohol, Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia Cerifera), Argan Oil (Argania Spinosa), Squalane, Tocopherol (vitamin e), Titanium dioxide, Iron Oxides, Sericite Mica (treated with Magnesium Myristate), Mica, carmine

Here is a video review demonstrating my beauty time in the Bathroom:

To purchase more of these products visit : Please visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/ButterSoftBeauty to see more natural makeup products that you can use on your skin and lips!
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XoXo,

Danna

Everyday is Mothers Day Gift Ideas: Shop Green Joy

The season of celebrating mothers worldwide may be over, but why do we need a holiday when Mother’s Day is everyday! Yes indeed, here at True Vivant, we will be celebrating Mother’s Day until June 4th. My initial plan was to make May the official month, so it looks like June will make it’s home on my blog. Moving on, I am here to give you the best hidden skincare and health secrets that I’ve recently discovered over the whole month of April and May. This is going to be a long list of goodies, so you better get a plain sheet of paper and a good pen, because you wouldn’t want to miss anything.

 

Our first stop on our Tour De Vivant is Shop Green Joy!!! Seriously mama’s this shop has everything from Skincare products, lip care and personal decor to make your mom cave a Queen’s Paradise.

Here we go!

P.S. The Snowflake Gift Soap is personal favorite!! This soap lathers and has a very light scent. If you love lavender or rosehip essential oils infused in your bar soaps, then you will love this snowflake gift soap.

*All of the products in the post are samples.

1. Shea Balm

The first on our list is a Natural Shea Balm. If you’ve been following my blog, you will know that I’m completely in love with Shea Butter. Lucky, this shea balm from Shop Green Joy is very smooth and based on the smell, I believe it has a hint of citrus oils. The texture doesn’t have any lumps like normal shea butter, so during the application process, I don’t think you will have any problems.

 

2.Chocolate Balm

The Chocolate Balm is a semi thick lip balm that glides on very easy. You will see me use this sample in the video below. The sweet scent of chocolate and cocoa butter is a unique combination that I didn’t know would make a great mixture, but this is hands down my favorite product. This product is natural and takes only 3 seconds to evaporate within your skin. SIMPLY DELICIOUS!

Contains natural ingredients of chocolate (cocoa butter and cocoa mass) and bee products, without preservatives and dyes, safe for children.

 

3.Soft Soap Lavender Jam Soap Beldi

The lavender jam soap is one word “Convenient”. Just one swipe on my washcloth and I was out of the shower in 2 minutes. Ok, I normally like to take longer showers, but making doctors appointments or running out to the grocery store requires a thick soap that will cover every area code. If you’re a mom on the go this will be your new best friend. Believe me!

 

4.Herbal Face Toner

Other than the Lavender Jam, the herbal face toner is like having dozens of herbs and essential oils in one spray bottle. After you enjoy a luxurious bath, simply spray the herbal toner all over you face and body and enjoy your day. You can even use this spray for your body acne just so you know!

 

5.Ubtan Ayurvedic

The perfect 1 minute spa treatment, before the kids and the hubby wakes up. Perfectly cleanses, exfoliates and tones the skin without stripping the skin of it natural oils. All of the ingredients are natural and will truly give you ageless skin. Yes, I know I’m young, but there is not better time to start naturally preserving the skin while it’s still youthful.

Ingredients: moroccan volcanic clay – ghassoulite, elite yellow clay, carob powder, natural spices: turmeric, cinnamon, clove, ginger, ayurvedic herb – bringaradj, amla powder.

How to use:

-Dilute with water;
-apply the paste on the face and body;
– let it dry;
-wash off in the shower.

You can use a special massage or loofah to enhance exfoliation.

 

6.Soap Nut Shampoo

In my last post, I talked about shampoo bars and it’s nutritional properties.  So I guess were back at it again! The soap nut shampoo is infused with natural oils that will keep your skin feeling refreshed during this dry and hot summer weather. It has a somewhat earthy scent, infused with geranium essential oil. A.K.A. Rose Oil.

Materials: organic oils, sodium hydroxide, powder soap nut

 

7.Ayurvedic Shampoo Shikakay Babassu

The finally little piece of heaven is the Ayurvedic Shampoo Shikakay Babassu! The bar shampoo is moisturizing and really made my hair feel healthy. To be honest, since I have natural hair, shampoo bars makes load light when it comes to really washing my hair without having to spend almost 5 minutes. Defiantly is a must try!

Ingredients: powdered beans shikakay; Moroccan volcanic clay-ghassoulite, carob, babassu oil; lactic acid; complex of fruit acids, cinnamon, essential oil of cinnamon leaves, detergents from coconut oil.

Here is a video of me demonstrating the benefits of each product:

To purchase more of these products visit : ShopGreenJoy for more Mother’s Day Gift Idea’s.
XoXo,
Danna

 

 

 

🌸 A Cure for Bad Hair Days! Bibi Soaps

Ok, ladies do have bad hair days? Of course you do, every women in America have had moments. Then again, all you need is water and shampoo to tame the beast. As a naturalista, I find that having a hair system makes those bad hair days disappear. No you shouldn’t take comb to it right away, instead hop in the shower and grab the miracle shampoo bar. Bibi Soaps is my go to store for getting my hair and body renewed. This company models the word simplicity and that’s how life should be. As a women, we shouldn’t have to feel bad for  having a bad hair day, instead wash it with their Shampoo Bar.

 

Here is The Shampoo Bar:

The shampoo bar goes right the scalp and provided a deep moisturizing experience that will loosen the tangled knots. After submerging my hair with water, I rubbed the shampoo bar into my scalp and that’s all she wrote. My hair was moisturized, shiny, and soft. I would definitely recommend this shampoo bar to anyone, because this bar works well for all hair types. Hair types isn’t an issue this time, so what are you waiting for? Below is the organic ingredients in the shampoo bar:

Avocado oil, organic Olive oil, shikakai, amla, reetha and several others.

 

 

Here is my video review for Bibi’s  Shampoo Bar:

 

 

To purchase more of these products visit : http://bibisoaps.com/ and get beautified with their new body butters!

XoXo,

Danna

My Locing Series: Live Locs Product Tutorial

Being a Naturalista isn’t easy, right? Well, I completely understand the struggle. On my blog, I love to share natural products that we can use to nurture  and style our hair.  Ok, we have talked about products for curly, straight, and coarse hair, but what about products that can maintain the health of dreadlocks? No matter what hair texture you have, natural hair needs love too and that’s why the new company that I found caters to your needs. Yes,  I have featured products from many hair companies, but everybody deserves to have options.

This post is specifically for my ladies or guys with growing locs, including  those who are just starting the locing process just like me. This company is the number one recommendation on my list for loc care. Live Locs makes products that are  filled with indescribable healing properties, along with providing long lasting moisture without clogging the hair follicles. Below is review video revealing the products and the powerful ingredients.

The Dynamic Duo’s for excellent  hair health:


Products Featured
Tea & Mint Rehab Dextox Cleanser
Borage & Flaxseed Follicle Strengthening Oil
Argan & Pequi Oil Shine Spray

 

 

The first product that I’m going to show you, deserves the number one spot.

Tea & Mint Rehab Dextox Cleanser

My first time using this cleanser was the best experience of my life. The active ingredients of the menthol and green tea components gave my scalp a therapeutic treatment. Honestly, I remember back in 2013, I had locs and I felt that no matter what cleanser I used, my scalp just didn’t feel clean. I love the cooling effect and my hair doesn’t feel stripped of it’s natural oils. You will see me talking this cleanser even more in the video.

Here is what’s inside:

INGREDIENTS: Water, Potassium Cocoate*, Potassium Oleate*, Lauryl Betaine, Glycerin*, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Palm Kernelate, Palm Kernal Acid, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Decyl Glucoside, Natural Fragrance, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Potassium Citrate, Menthol

*certified organic

 

 

 

Borage & Flaxseed Follicle Strengthening Oil

2.

 

The hair growth serum!!! I love this oil, just love it so much. The smell is not offensive and helped my hair to become smoother from the roots, all the way to the tips. In dry climates, I notice that my scalp feels very dry and itchy, so I really appreciate this hair oil. My mother and sister currently have crochet braids, so this oil  couldn’t have came at the perfect time.

 

Here is the ingredients for this miracle oil:

Borage & Flaxseed Follicle Strengthening Oil is an essential step to any loc care regimen. This completely plant-based product penetrates deep within your follicle roots to help support a stronger and more healthier scalp to promote hair growth.

– Unique Blend: Black Current, Borage, Flaxseed, Walnut Oils, Omega 3, 6 an 9.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.Argan & Pequi Oil Shine Spray

This shine spray is the finishing touch to my protective styles and you will see me use this in part 2 of my locing series. The smell of the argan oil & pequi is amazing and the shine lasts for two days. I have used shine sprays in the past, but they just didn’t give me the coverage that I wanted.

 

Here are the ingredients for the shine spray:

Argan & Pequi Oil Shine Spray is your natural alternative to silicones. It only takes a few spritzes of this completely plant-based sheen to provide a lustrous shine that holds up against external factors like humidity , heat and the extreme cold.

 

 

 

Now that you’ve heard all about the powerful ingredients within each of the products, let’s talk about hair styles. Please watch both of my videos below.

 

 

My Locing Series Part 1: Live Locs Product Tutorial:

In this video, I will be showing each of the products from Live Locs . Stay tune for part 2 of this series to see the finish product.

 

 

 

My Locing Series Part 2: Live Locs Product Tutorial:

Here are photos of the finished product:

This is a side view of my protective style.

 

A Front View.

 

Fabulous!!

To purchase more of these products visit : LiveLocs.com to see all of their natural products to take care of your growing tresses. Be sure to use the promo code: TrueLocs at the checkout!

 

 

XoXo,

Danna