Monthly Archives: July 2013

REVIEW: Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub

REVIEW: Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Scrub

This is a great all-natural scrub that works for all skin types to remove the oils and dirt that clog up your pores, especially if you have rough or acne-prone skin. Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae) is, despite its name, a wild plant that grows on land throughout Europe and Northern Asia that is high in vitamin C […]

LADY BUSINESS: Trista Okel of Empower Oil

LADY BUSINESS: Trista Okel of Empower Oil

Feature image credit: Toni Agosta/Shutterboxx Photography When it comes to treating yourself with cannabis derivatives, there are many products to choose from. With a wide variety of cannabis-infused “medibles” (marijuana edibles), medicinal topicals (marijuana-infused lotions and salves) and tinctures out there, sometimes it becomes hard to choose the right fit for you. Designer labels, constituents […]

Politicians Like Sex, That’s Not News

Politicians Like Sex, That’s Not News

I recently came across an article called “Your Guide To Everything Wrong With Huma Abedin.” Obviously, the author is mocking the abounding theories as to just what is wrong with Huma to continue to stand by her husband Anthony Weiner. A quick digest of Weiner’s pun-happy wiener scandal: Weiner, a former Congressional Representative from the […]

Love Is Blind, So Is My Husband

Love Is Blind, So Is My Husband

So you met this guy, there are millions of these stories and you either love them or hate them. You’ve had your forays into romance and so on and you think you’ve gotten pretty good at knowing the difference between hot sex and a real connection. When you’re taken in by strong feelings for someone […]

Why Didn’t I Leave This Violent Relationship Sooner?

Why Didn’t I Leave This Violent Relationship Sooner?

“Why didn’t you leave sooner?” I’m asked. “Because I knew this would happen.” It really shouldn’t come as a surprise that I ended up in this situation. Growing up, I was abused by my parents. My father used to do cocaine. My mother enjoyed wine coolers and pills. Children whose parents abuse alcohol and other […]

The Beauty And Art Of Body Modification

The Beauty And Art Of Body Modification

PHOTO: Kayan girl, Mary Rose Loria Body modification has existed since the beginning of time in different cultures across the world. Tattoos, nose rings, septum rings, earrings, lip rings, tongue rings, navel rings, gauged piercings and genital piercings span the globe in history and every cultural background in existence. Each piercing had specific religious, rite […]

PLAYLIST: Best New Releases Of July 2013

PLAYLIST: Best New Releases Of July 2013

PHOTO: Laura Mvula, Bunch Of Style, UK Laura Mvula – “Green Gardens”: British singer Laura Mvula’s debut album Sing the Moon debuted in the U.K this March and quietly in the U.S. in May. Last week, she released the new video for “Green Gardens.” Because of her classical conservatory training in music and her deep, booming voice […]

Five Beauty Essentials

Five Beauty Essentials

Disclaimer: I don’t do much and I look pretty good. I’m lucky in a lot of ways. Whenever I say I don’t really use make-up or products, people think I’m preaching or bragging. I’m not preaching. I never assume my ways are the norm. Also, it should be said that all my friends call me […]