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:


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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Everyday is Valentines Day :Red Lip, Hoop Earrings & Natural Roots

The everyday is Valentines Day series is still going strong! So far, the trending topics here at True Vivant is mainly about skin care products. Let’s switch it up and venture  into finding the best hair products to tame the tight curl or to just simply moisturize our hair on a daily. Summer will be here before you know it and the last thing you want is for your hair to be damaged by the harsh heat of the flatirons. Instead let’s rock our natural tresses with a hair system that works. Below is my experience using the Shea Butter Hair Cream from NaturalRootsNYC. This new hair company that I found on my product search  has the  perfect hair cream  for my big mahogany style natural hair.


The Shea Butter Hair Cream:


The shea butter cream is my go to product for styling and refreshing my protective styles, while keeping my edges laid. After spending about 2 years as a product junkie, I finally realized that my hair works better with creams, so when I say their hair cream I had to try it. You will see in the tutorial make-over video below. The texture is also great for locking up, detangling and taming the frizz . If you have natural hair, you know what I’m taking about. Also, if your hair type is straight or just wavy they have your product. Before you take a look at my video, please observe the hair ingredients of this products.



Ingredients:   Water, Shea butter, Safflower oil, Coconut oil,Grape seed oil, Avocado oil,
Olive oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium methosulfate, Nettle infusion, horsetail,Seaweed,
Hydrolyzed proteins(baobab and quinoa), Panthenol, Glycine Betaine,Essential oil,
Vegetable Glycerin, Citric acid, Phenoxyethanol

Details about the Shea Butter Cream

Works well wet or dry!   Using on dry hair gives more definition. This helped to elongate my hair in it’s dry state.

What It Does

  • Moisture
  • Reduce frizz
  • Shine
  • Strength


Glycine Betaine

  • moisturizer
  • anti-irritant
  • detangler
  • shine enhancement
  • scalp protection
  • conditioner

Ingredients Spotlight

Now with Baobab and quinoa protein!


  • frizz control
  • helps to repair damage
  • improved manageability
  • nourishing from root to tip
  • imparts conditioning benefits
  • increased strength and elasticity
  • botanical alternative to Dimethicone
  • protection from environmental stress
  • leaves hair softer, stronger, smoother

Quinoa:  detangles

  • gluten free
  • improved lustre
  • conditioning
  • helps to soothe irritated skin
  • improved wet / dry comb-out
  • improves volume appearance softens / smooths hair appearance excellent film former (binds moisture to skin / hair)



Here is my tutorial video and make-over tips:



To purchase more of these products visit :
www.NaturalRootsNYC.com For more deep conditioning and styling creams!!!




Warmth in a Nest: Mama Bird Box

From the moment you find out that you’re pregnant, most proud mamas will get their notepads out, to plan how they are going to prepare for this baby. Having a baby is the biggest event of a mother’s life, right next to her wedding. By the way, was planning your wedding stressful? Well, you don’t have to do the full throttle this time around. Instead, the help comes right to you! The Mama Bird Box will be your go-to box for prenatal health, snacks, beauty, and relaxation. Their boxes are stuffed with surprising treats and earthy elements to embody the warm nest of a true mamma bird. Let’s take a look!

My September Mama Bird Box:

 My Mama Bird Box came in the mail with the distinctive logo on top. Honestly, when I first opened the box, I was very excited. Once the box was opened, I read the personal note from Mama Bird and within the note contained a list of all the products featured in the box. They gave me an overview of everything that the box contained, which really made everything easier. The package had moss like filling as if it were a real birds nest. The products featured are:

Natural Calm:

In the box, I received two packets of the Natural Vitality Calm packets. The Natural Vitality Calm is a magnesium anti-stress drink. The product has been used by pregnant women before so there is no need to worry. The liquid drink comes in a variety of flavors such as orange, raspberry and much more. The effects of this supplement will make you feel like your flying in the sky and the sweep of peace will come over you.

Mint Polish:

 When your pregnant toxic chemicals in nail polish is a red flag. Well, guess what this nail polish is toxic free. The polish is made without cancer-causing chemicals. So you don’t have to worry about anything harming you or your baby. P.S. This color is very dainty and you will be making a statement this fall.

Bella B Tummy to Toes:

The best lotion to use on your body period. The lotion has a cooling effect and rejuvenates your tired feet and legs. Now prop up those tired feet and escape to a world of imagination as you relax. Your feet will thank you.

Peas in a Pod: (Five Minutes of Peace)

The bath soak is very relaxing and gives me so much peace. I used it in a tub bath and foot bath and my results were astonishing, It felt as though I was soaking in healing waters, In the words of Mamma Bird ” 5 minutes may seem like a short period of time, but to a mother, it is an eternity.” They got that right, The number one recommendation for indulgence besides chocolate.

Hyperbiotics: (PRO-Moms)

The Pro-Moms can support your overall digestive process.Pro-Moms is a natural probiotic supplement designed exclusively for mamma Bird. The Probiotic promotes:

*Promote nutrient absorption

*Supporting healthy glucose levels.

*Encouraging shedding of the baby weight.

*Supporting balanced mental and emotional function.

*Reducing the dreaded pregnancy-related constipation.

*Producing folate (the non-synthetic version of folic acid).

*Strengthening your immune system as well as your baby’s.

Take care of yourself from the inside out!

Sheena’s Pickles:

Usually, this is on every pregnant woman’s craving list and even during PMS, this is all I crave. I honestly love pickles and the acidity of the juices is my favorite part. These pickles from Sheena’s are very delicious and they taste really organic. Even if pickles isn’t your favorite you just might like these pickles.

When trying these products, it is recommended that you talk to your healthcare provider about what products are right for you. You can see Mama Birds full disclaimer on their website: https://mamabirdbox.com/

I hope you enjoyed all of these amazing products in My September Box? You can start building your nest at

https://mamabirdbox.com/ and tell them Danna sent you!



The beginning of magic right before your eyes.

Beauty In The Bathroom Series: Benecos Cosmetics

The beauty boat is still sailing!! The last time we talked about skin care right? So now let’s kick it up a notch with a little plush, shadow, lip color, and nail polish. The Benecos Cosmetics, this cosmetic line is organic and leaves you with a sprinkle of magic on each brow and nail bed.  Here is a glimpse of my Benecos experience:

My hands and toes are done with a light green and a soft baby pink polish.



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For my next girls day, I’m going all the way blue!



I had the time of my life, but how can I do my nails and not my face?

Here we go!



I am wear makeup by Benecos:

The eye shadow base:



Natural Plush Mixture and Eye Shadow:



The final touch: A soft pastel lip!



Every woman deserves to wear natural products, because she’s naturally beautiful! Visit:http://www.truenatural.com/  and tell them Danna sent you!




Bathroom Beauty Series: Lip Care by Hayes

Calling all makeup and skin care users! I found a secret weapon to combat those dry lips under our favorite lip colors.

Lips Care By Hayes:  These Lip Scrubs massages away  the dry patches and dry skin that emerges due to the weather, on your lips.  Let’s be honest those dry spots defeats the purpose for wearing the lipstick or lip balm anyway.

The following scrubs are:

Red Velvet Cupcake

Bubble Gum

Ingredients: jojoba oil, sugar, flavoring



Here is an inside edition of the Lip Scrub:(Tutorial)

visit: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LipCarebyHayes?ref=l2-shopheader-name to create that red carpet lip you so desperately want. Tell them Danna sent you!