Musings, Style

Issa Look – How to Wear Luxe Pieces Everyday

Welp, I guess we’re doing this. You know, I never really wanted to be a style blogger. I mean, I did – who wouldn’t want to be fashion incarnate and build something style inspired that pays the bills? But, being one of many, literally screaming in a crowded room? That part not so much. The Aries in me (first in the zodiac) wouldn’t really stand for being late to the party. I also may have been afraid of looking uh… silly. It’s funny how our truest talents (humbly) are what we’re most afraid to put in front of people. Whether…

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How to St Lucia Like a Local

When bae and I decided on St  Lucia for our Caribbean getaway, a friend of ours said something along the lines of: “St Lucia? Isn’t that all resorts and tourist traps?”. Well yes, part of that is true, it’s also why there’s so much untapped potential – and also, why there are hardly any resources to find the authentic stuff. Bae and I had a hell of a time finding any information on anything that wasn’t hOnEyMoOn sUiTe and aNnIvErSaRY dEsTiNaTiOn – hello? What about the jungle? Ocean? Weird, backroad photo opps and local experiences? Which is why I’m here,…

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Anti-Aging, Clean Beauty

Clean Beauty – What’s Really in Your Products and Why it Matters

Haven’t you ever wondered? Possibly yes, there being ever more whistle blowers in the beauty world. But, maybe not, because who wakes up one day and questions the ethicacy of their soap, the one carried in every store? Or that popular shampoo with ads interrupting your Hulu stream every five minutes? Or the toothpaste you grew up on? Not me, that’s for sure. Or at least, for the first 21 years of my life. But, before I jump into this little exposé, I want to make sure you know none of the information is meant to freak you out or…

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Clean Beauty, Holistic Medicine for Makers

Oily Skin – Not Just Genetic

Oily skin, a curse unto the makeup wearer, doomed to melt off foundation forever more. Something you’re either born with, or born without — right? Wrong. In the way of genetics, ya momma didn’t give you no oily skin, she gave you a more sensitive digestive system, which can totally be helped. Something I like to challenge people to do is think differently about genetics, and what it means for something to be “genetic”. Something like this isn’t usually coded into a person’s DNA as beepboopbeep — the gene fairy now says you’ll have oily skin. Nope, it isn’t the…

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Holistic Medicine for Makers, Musings

How Do I Know So Much About Health? – I Knew You Were Curious

Photos by Vu Phan Do y’all know my story? It’s one of those “You wouldn’t believe me if I told you,” spins. I’m doing it anyway. Today I remembered where I came from. I connected with an extremely woke primary care doctor and she asked, “What would be different if we as primary care doctors, didn’t discredit wellness practitioners? What if we respected what they had to offer and worked with them without this chasm in the middle?” Only, everything. This dug up a lot for me. A lot that many a people could benefit from knowing — but here…

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Clean Beauty, Musings

What is Reiki, Anyway? A Podcast with IANW Radio

Ever wonder what Reiki even is? You and everyone else on the planet — at least that’s how it feels when I say: Hey friend, I practice Reiki. If you’ve ever stopped at the word “Reiki” and wondered what the hell that could be, own a crystal or two (or none at all), like dealing with stress in ways that don’t cause chaos, or have ever wondered how emotions affect your health, this podcast is for you. I teamed up with the lovely Krista Xiomara from I’m Awake! Now What? (IANW) to tell you what Reiki even is, and why you should…

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Anti-Aging, Clean Beauty, Holistic Medicine for Makers

Beauty Corner with Jewel: The Reason your Anti-aging Products Don’t Work

The beauty industry’s been lyin’, dawg. I cringe at the idea of bottled beauty. It is so so missing the mark. There are a lot of factors in how gracefully we age, and very few have to do with how old we are, or especially what we’re applying to our face. If aging is something you’re currently addressing, looking older gives you “inferior” feels, or you didn’t know aging is really just changes in your health: this is for you. We’re about to dive into some very relevant anti-aging talk. It’s a little known fact that you’ll have a much…

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Clean Beauty, Style

Want to Never Buy Anything You Won’t Wear Again? Check This List

Clothes had become the bane of my existence. Funny coming from someone who STYLES. What a drama… This wasn’t even a new development, it had just been building momentum the less room I had in the apartment (see: literal broom closet), and the more I liked to experiment with wild looks. I wasn’t getting the feeling I wanted from something that’s supposed to be ALL about good feelings. I wanted extraordinary, interesting — something I felt proud to put together (a lot like these word-y, type-y things I do). I wanted the same satisfaction, yet, when it came to my…

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Anti-Aging, Clean Beauty, Holistic Medicine for Makers

“It’s What’s On The Inside” – Not Just a Cliché Anymore

Uncouth Beauty Tips? Don’t mind if I do. I’m giving people a new (and accurate) way to think about beauty regimens – it starts on the inside, and I don’t just mean what your mom told you when you go that classic second grade bowl cut we all fondly remember. Literally, totally, and completely – every beauty concern you have now and in the future is actually a reflection of a physiological development, and your body is just trying to tell you what it needs, not punish you. This is different from what we grew up hearing, certainly, and it…

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