Lifestyle, Nutrition

Getting Ready for Spring!! It’s Lemonade Time

Spring is finally in the air, so it’s time put away the winter gear and bring out the floral patterns. Let’s be honest, this past  winter was brutal for some of us, which makes the sight of warm temperatures and spring flowers even more pleasant. Now that you’ve survived winter, let’s bring out the Lemonade!  Recently on my Youtube channel, I began making different blends of teas using citrus, peppermint, and hibiscus. I found that combining these flavors, can make any non-teas drinker hooked.

If your not an avid tea lover, I have the perfect company that will make your  tea experience ongoing. Our tea makers at The Tea Spot supplies tea blends to support your everyday need, along with tea steepers, and stylish to-go bottles to accompany you anywhere. Here is my visual experience using tea leaves from my favorite spot.

 

Products Featured:
TUFFY STEEPER
Pink Rose Lemonade-Tea
Sugar Tamer-Tea
Blood Orange Smoothie-Tea

 

 

Before you steep the tea, you need a steeper. The Tuffy Steeper is so cute and fits in any average size tea cups with ease. Thankfully, the tea spot has an assembly of steeper ware and infusers to fit in any cup you choose. You will see me use the tuffy steeper  in the video below.

 

 

 

Pink Rose Lemonade-Tea

 

The Pink Rose Lemonade is the highlight! Usually, I don’t like to drink cold teas without sweeteners, but I had to make an exception. I used the steeper to strain the tea leaves, added ice cubes and made something completely new. In the video, I will show you a different way of adding your own twist for the perfect spring/summer drink.

 

Ingredients: lemongrass, lemon myrtle, orange peel, rose petals, lemon balm, spearmint, chamomile, lavender

Pink Rose Lemonade Recipe:
1 tsp of pink rose lemonade tea leaves
8 oz of boiling water
Half a cucumber sliced into thick wedges

 

 

 

Sugar Tamer-Tea

This is my rescue remedy for taming my sweet tooth. Let’s be honest, sometimes the urge to eat a whole box of chocolate comes out of nowhere, so this tea will keep the blood sugar in check. I love the tartiness and the combination of chamomile really gives a soothing after taste. Along with the sweet infusion of  hibiscus adds of fruity element that I very much appreciate.

 

Ingredients: organic hibiscus, organic peppermint, organic licorice, organic lavender, organic chamomile

 

 

 

Blood Orange Smoothie-Tea

I like to call this the good morning tea! The creative combination of the citrus, and vanilla is like having breakfast in a tea cup. I am just in love with this tea, because normally I don’t like to eat so much in the morning. So, I find this tea very satisfying.

Ingredients: red rooibos tea, orange peel, hibiscus, rosehips, safflowers, rose petals, natural orange & vanilla flavors

 

 

Here is my video review and demonstration of how to make My  Pink Rose Lemonade-with Cucumbers:

To purchase more of these products visit : https://theteaspot.com/ to see all of their nutritious tea blends to revitalize your spring and summer. Also to purchase the tea steeping equipment used in this video visit: https://theteaspot.com/steepware-tea-infuser

 

 

XoXo,

Danna

Beauty, Lifestyle, Nutrition

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

Lifestyle, love, Motivational, Travel

Love and Prayers for London

 

 

When attacks like this happens, my heart is numb. Whenever I hear the police sirens my pulse heightens. Life is like a river, even though the water is dirty,  the love for every creature that dwells within it  is everlasting. Never lose hope for peace and pray for those who do you harm. Showing them evil will only give them power, instead don’t let them see you sweat. Walk with grace and love, because you are a royal nation and God will be with us all.

Love your friend at True Vivant.

Happiness, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition

Spring Time Forecast: Natural Cures for the Common Cold

Well it’s finally here, the great yellow cloud of pollen. Dare I say it, Spring has finally begun! Honestly, spring is beautiful, but the side effects that comes along with it can be aggravating. Thankfully, the healing herbs from the very ground that we occupy on a daily, can bless us with vital  medicines that you can’t buy in a drug store. I took so long to share these tea leaves with you, because I wanted to see if these teas helped my allergies or throat issues. F. Y. I. My itchy throat symptoms is derived from the changes in air temperature.

You know how it is when the air switches from hot to cold in a bipolar rhythm. Here at True Vivant, I like to share health tips and remedies that I use to keep me run on a full engine. Below is my written and video review sharing the benefits of each tea the Full Leaf Company sent to me.

 

 

Products Featured:
Organic Throat Clarity-Leaves
Organic Vita Me Tea-Leaves
Organic Immunity Blend-Leaves
Organic Detox Tea -Leaves
*Disposable Tea Bags

 

 

 

Let’s get the water boiled and start steeping!

 

1.Organic Throat Clarity-Leaves

Magic hidden in a steel tin. Before we begin our review, I would first like to say that out of all the tea samplers, the organic throat clarity is my favorite. Ok, maybe I’m just being biased, because of my dry throat and the tea is for throat clarity. At first, I did have some reservation regarding the taste. Let’s be honest, usually herbal teas doesn’t always have pleasant flavors.

Moving on, the actual description regarding the organic throat clarity tea is accurate. The first herbal essence that I noticed was the chamomile and the peppermint. Naturally chamomile has a very smooth and cozy taste, while the peppermint releases an euphoric cooling menthol’s that eases aches of a sore throat.

 

Organic Throat Clarity– via full leaf tea company. This tea is specifically formulated to help soothe sore throats. Its combination of natural ingredients work together to help alleviate pain and fight infection. Cloves, ginger, and chamomile give this blend its cozy, warm taste while peppermint provides its refreshing and smooth flavor.

Approximately 5-7 servings per tin.

 

 

NEXT!

Organic Vita Me Tea-Leaves

 

The Vita Me Tea Blend is the multi-purpose remedy that will satisfy your needs so you can be your best. The dried berries in the tea leaves adds a fruity element to the tea, which explains why this is  multi-purpose! So I decided to experiment and after brewing this tea in hot water, I added ice cubes. This was convenient since I don’t like to drink  processed juice’s with artificial sweeteners. So guys, let’s just say your studying or chasing after kids, you can have a cool summer drink that is calorie free and healthy.

Organic Vita Me Tea  – via full leaf tea company. Full of antioxidant rich ingredients, this caffeine free blend will keep you satisfied and healthy all day long. Vita Me was handcrafted by our artisan blenders to have a refreshing tart berry flavor that is great hot or iced.

 

 

The secret to  preventing the symptoms of a cold virus that may challenge your body is proper immune support. I will talk about my personal experience  in the video below regarding this tea. Regarding the flavor of the tea, I would give it an 8 our of 10. Every since I was a little girl, I drank echinacea tea to prepare my immune system and this habit has stayed with me every since. I have not been sick in 3 an half years now. Thank God!

Organic Immunity Blend – via full leaf tea company.Fight back against cold season! Our Immunity Blend is full of natural ingredients that help prevent sickness and aid in relieving symptoms. Immunity has a smooth, sweet taste mixed with a slight tartness.

 

The Last of the Leaves!

Now, before I talk about this detox tea, I would first like to stress the importance of  speaking with your doctor about Detox Teas, before utilizing these natural herbs. One word to describe this Detox Tea would be “WinSpring”. A.K.A. Winter and Spring mixed together. The minty flavor and the hints of lemon makes this tea refreshing and enhanced my energy after the first cup.

Organic Detox Tea – via full leaf tea company.This delicious blend has a minty flavor with a slight hint of lemon. It is specially formulated to optimize health, with a perfect balance of detoxification and healing this tea will make you feel invigorated and renewed!

 

Here is my review video and time special using Full Leaf Tea Company:

 

To purchase more of these products visit : https://fullleafteacompany.com/  for more cold fighting and waist slimming teas!
XoXo,
Danna

Fashion

The Weekly True Vivant Fashion Catelog!

Welcome back to our weekly fashion catalog! I hope you had a wonderful weekend, but dust off the sleepy spell and let’s get online shopping. As always, I like to bring you high-end products that is exclusive and on trend with this seasons color patterns. The clothing that’s featured is designed  by Majorelle. Here we go!!!!!

 

 

First on our list, the….

MAJORELLE MAXI DRESS IN IVORY

 
Available Colors: Ivory
Available Sizes: US 4 ,US 6
DETAILSMaxi dress by Majorelle, Semi-sheer embroidered lace, Mini-length lining, Plunge neckline, Side zip fastening, Button-keyhole back detail, Maxi length, Regular fit – true to size, Hand wash, 60% Cotton, 40% Nylon, Our model wears a UK S/EU S/US XS and is 174cm/5’8.5 tall. ABOUT MAJORELLE It’s not just its name that Majorelle takes from Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Yves Saint Laurent and his muses, who spent time there during the 1970s, are also major sources of inspiration. Expect boho jumpsuits, blouses and maxi dresses in the ‘ Majorelle ‘ Pantone, which is inspired by the gardens and the signature color of the brand.

Shop now https://api.shopstyle.com

 

 

MAJORELLE ATLAS BLISS DRESS

 
Available Colors: Multicolor
Available Sizes: XS ,S
DETAILSDark floral printed dress featuring billowy sleeves and ruffled plunging neckline perfect for the holidays.

Get Now! https://api.shopstyle.com

 

MAJORELLE RUM RUNNER TOP IN BLUE STRIPE

 Maybe for Coachella?
Available Colors: Blue stripe
Available Sizes: US 8 ,US 4 ,US 10 ,US 12 ,US 6
DETAILSTop by Majorelle, Soft-touch woven fabric, Plunge neckline, Tie front, Wide-cut long sleeves, Shirred stretch back, Regular fit – true to size, Machine wash, 100% Cotton, Our model wears a UK S/EU S/US XS. ABOUT MAJORELLE It’s not just its name that Majorelle takes from Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Yves Saint Laurent and his muses, who spent time there during the 1970s, are also major sources of inspiration. Expect boho jumpsuits, blouses and maxi dresses in the ‘ Majorelle ‘ Pantone, which is inspired by the gardens and the signature color of the brand.

Get Now: https://api.shopstyle.com

 

MAJORELLE OPULENCE MAXI DRESS

 
Available Colors: Rose floral
Available Sizes: US 10
DETAILSMaxi dress by Majorelle, Soft-touch chiffon, Silky-feel lining, Plunge neckline, Floral print, Zip back fastening with lace-up detail, Regular fit – true to size, Hand wash, 100% Polyester, Our model wears a UK S/EU S/US XS and is 174cm/5’8.5 tall. ABOUT MAJORELLE It’s not just its name that Majorelle takes from Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Yves Saint Laurent and his muses, who spent time there during the 1970s, are also major sources of inspiration. Expect boho jumpsuits, blouses and maxi dresses in the ‘ Majorelle ‘ Pantone, which is inspired by the gardens and the signature color of the brand.

Shop Now: https://api.shopstyle.com

MAJORELLE GALLUP DRESS IN RED

Available Colors: Red
Available Sizes: US 6 ,US 4 ,US 10 ,US 12 ,US 8
DETAILSDress by Majorelle, Soft woven fabric, Chiffon lining, Plunge neckline, Side zip fastening, Open back with lace-up detail, Regular fit – true to size, Hand wash, 100% Rayon, Our model wears a UK S/EU S/US XS and is 174cm/5’8.5 tall. ABOUT MAJORELLE It’s not just its name that Majorelle takes from Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Yves Saint Laurent and his muses, who spent time there during the 1970s, are also major sources of inspiration. Expect boho jumpsuits, blouses and maxi dresses in the ‘ Majorelle ‘ Pantone, which is inspired by the gardens and the signature color of the brand.

Shop Now: https://api.shopstyle.com

 

 

MAJORELLE HOUT BAY BLOUSE

 
Available Colors: Rose floral
Available Sizes: US 6 ,US 4
DETAILSBlouse by Majorelle, Soft touch, semi-sheer chiffon, V neckline, Button placket, Ruffle trim, Blouson sleeves, Regular fit – true to size, Hand wash, 100% Polyester, Our model wears a UK S/EU S/US XS, Bra is not included. ABOUT MAJORELLE It’s not just its name that Majorelle takes from Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Yves Saint Laurent and his muses, who spent time there during the 1970s, are also major sources of inspiration. Expect boho jumpsuits, blouses and maxi dresses in the ‘ Majorelle ‘ Pantone, which is inspired by the gardens and the signature color of the brand.

 

Get Now:https://api.shopstyle.com

 

 

Simple and Clean!

 

MAJORELLE DAISY DRESS IN IVORY

 
Available Colors: Ivory
Available Sizes: US 12
DETAILSDress by Majorelle, Super-soft-touch knit, Fluffy finish, Round neck, Short sleeves, Regular fit – true to size, Machine wash, 75% Acrylic, 25% Nylon, Our model wears a UK S/EU S/US XS and is 174cm/5’8.5 tall. ABOUT MAJORELLE It’s not just its name that Majorelle takes from Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Yves Saint Laurent and his muses, who spent time there during the 1970s, are also major sources of inspiration. Expect boho jumpsuits, blouses and maxi dresses in the ‘ Majorelle ‘ Pantone, which is inspired by the gardens and the signature color of the brand.

Shop Now: https://api.shopstyle.com

 

 

MAJORELLE EMBROIDERED LACE GROVE DRESS

 
Available Colors: Ivory
Available Sizes: US 12 ,US 8 ,US 10 ,US 6 ,US 4
DETAILSDress by Majorelle, Lined semi-sheer lace, Woven inserts, Square neck, Embroidered panel to front, Flared sleeves, Regular fit – true to size, Hand wash, 100% Silk, Our model wears a UK S/EU S/US XS and is 178cm/5’10 tall. ABOUT MAJORELLE It’s not just its name that Majorelle takes from Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Yves Saint Laurent and his muses, who spent time there during the 1970s, are also major sources of inspiration. Expect boho jumpsuits, blouses and maxi dresses in the ‘ Majorelle ‘ Pantone, which is inspired by the gardens and the signature color of the brand.

Dress for Spring: https://api.shopstyle.com

 

 

MAJORELLE HAVANA ROMPER

 
Available Colors: Mint
Available Sizes: US 6
DETAILSRomper by Majorelle, Lined chiffon, Plunge neckline, Wrap front, Tie waist, Broderie anglaise design, Regular fit – true to size, Hand wash, 100% Polyester, Our model wears a UK S/EU S/US XS and is 174cm/5’8.5 tall. ABOUT MAJORELLE It’s not just its name that Majorelle takes from Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Yves Saint Laurent and his muses, who spent time there during the 1970s, are also major sources of inspiration. Expect boho jumpsuits, blouses and maxi dresses in the ‘ Majorelle ‘ Pantone, which is inspired by the gardens and the signature color of the brand.

Get Now: https://api.shopstyle.com

 

 

The Phoenix moment:

MAJORELLE ZUNI DRESS IN AZTEC PRINT

 
Available Colors: Aztec Print
Available Sizes: S
DETAILSAztec Print

Shop Now: https://api.shopstyle.com

 

 

The Good old Days

 

MADEWELL SKINNY OVERALLS

 
Available Colors: Ricky Wash
Available Sizes: XS ,L
DETAILSUndone cuffs add a deconstructed touch to these skinny Madewell overalls. Exposed side zip. Slant hip pockets and patch back pockets. Adjustable shoulder straps.

  • Fabric: Stretch denim.
  • 92% cotton/6% polyester/2% elastane.
  • Wash cold.
  • Imported, China.
  • Measurements
  • Inseam: 26.75in / 68cm
  • Leg opening: 12.5in / 32cm
  • Measurements from size S

Get Now:https://api.shopstyle.com

 

Across the pond:

 

ELEVENPARIS BASIC DRESS

 
Available Colors: White/Navy
Available Sizes: XS ,S ,M ,L
DETAILSSlim stripes detail a soft jersey ElevenParis dress, styled in a casual, curve-hugging silhouette. A gathered elastic side panel throws flattering ruching across the waist. 3/4 sleeves. Unlined.

  • Fabric: Jersey.
  • 92% viscose/8% spandex.
  • Wash cold.
  • Imported, China.
  • MEASUREMENTS
  • Length: 39in / 99cm, from shoulder

Shop Now:https://api.shopstyle.com

 

I hope you enjoyed this weeks fashion catalog? If you have any fashion recommendations, please let me know and your wish will be fulfilled.

 

Make this week pop!

 

 

XoXo,

Danna