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Beauty & Her Fro

Imagine having built in halo. Imaging having a crown you can shape into many forms. Imagine having the sunshine reaching down and embracing your coils. Imagine creating a variety of hairstyles how you want and when you want. Imagine shea butter, mango butter & oils swirling into your curls and having them shining brighter than a star. Its World Afro Day!

This is Denisha, an Island Girl living in Texas. She embraces her natural hair and beauty unapologetically with confidence because her ancestors passed these magical powers unto her. She teaches women to love themselves. She loves art and culture. Her face is her canvas where she creates art with makeup. Follow Denisha on instagram at Islnd Ting to get inspired by her artistic makeup looks and her journey. If you’re in Houston, TX look out for her events and beauty sessions.

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Love The Fro You Grow

Our magical powers are coiled in the strands of the curls that make up the fro that we grow.  Our ancestors passed on their creativity of fashioning and styling our beautiful fro.  They taught us to love the beauty of our strands as we learned how to pamper each strand.  Our fro has been a symbolization of our power. We picked out our fros and it reached to the heavens as we marched for freedom and equality.

Our fros are worn in so many more creative styes now.  Nowadays we share our expertise with wonderful workshops featuring amazing products that can be used to keep your fro healthy and moisturized. Quench your fro with an array of fabulous products from Cultured Naturals Body Care.  Ramone owner of Cultured Naturals located in St. Croix USVI, gets deep down to the root of your concerns to explain the right products needed to maintain your fro.  Also myself Denise creates an amazing hair oil for my brand Island Kissez.  This oil have been a top seller for over five years. It contains all the fab ingredients to keep your fro healthy.

Do you have an amazing fro pic?  Share with us so we can share to our pages & groups.  Join our facebook group Influential Naturalistas where we talk about beauty, empowerment, share beautiful images and promote indie businesses that we are in partnership with.

Pictured is Queen Ramone Reid of Cultured Natural Body Care. Check out her page on facebook so you can see her live videos talking about her brand and products. Stay tuned because we have some exciting news coming………

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Fab Tips For Glowing Skin

Soaking in a bath tea, salt soak or our milk bath will help with softening & detoxing your skin.  Taking time to relax in a bath also helps with clearing your mind.

To keep your face blemish free, make sure you are changing your pillowcases at least once or twice a week.

Don’t forget to clean your makeup tools before using again.  Doing this will prevent bacteria build ups & breakouts.

Exfoliate your body once a week with our body scrub to slough off dead skin.  The wonderful ingredients will help brighten up your skin and give you a wonderful glow.

Moisturize from face to feet.  I love using our fab body butters to moisturize my skin, they feel so amazing and brings out the beauty of your skin.  For the face use a light moisturizer that is great for your skin type.

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Scents of my Island

Hailing form the Caribbean, St. Croix USVI to be exact. I wanted to create fabulous scents that reminded me of the place where God wanted me to experience first.  I didn’t want to create scents for Island Kissez just because everyone else had them or because they were “popular”.  I intertwined scents that were tropically inspired and very much so desired.  These scents that I mix sometimes remind me of sipping a fruit punch on the beach, which I did recently when I visited St. Croix in January.  The rain pounding on our galvanized rooftops, the lime trees that we grew in our back yards, the mango trees that bent low enough for you to pick and enjoy immediately.  The scent of guava trees wafting as the breezes blow and all of the other amazing scents the breezes offer you as it kisses your nostrils ever so gently.

One of the scent that I created that reminds me of this is my Beach Petals scent.  Beach Petals is made with a zest of citrus, the sweet floral scent of jasmine and a splash of tropical fruitiness all mixed.  It’s reminiscent of being on vacation sitting on a beach and inhaling all of the tropical goodness.

Calypso is like a tropical party in a jar.  It’s a combination of mango, guava, coconut and other yummy smelling tropical scents all splashed together to create this musically, fruity smelling junction.  In the caribbean Calypso is one of the many types of music that we listen to.  The rhythmic sounds of the instrument makes you want to dance, just like our Calypso scent.  Yesssss!!!

Citrus Mist is infused with a drop of lime a splash of cherry blossom and a tiny bit of other fruity scents.  This is the scent that reminiscent of eating a cherry limeade fraco on a hot summer day.  Franco for us in the islands is like shaved ice, Italian ice or snow cone elsewhere.

Spring Rain is infused with pomegranate, green tea and a light floral combination.  This scent reminds me of course of beautiful, tropical rainy days.  When the raindrops pour from the heavens and sprinkle onto the botanicals then releases the aromas in the air.  How refreshing does that sound?

Divine is the delectable scent of apple with a nice earthy undertone.  This scent reminds my of the rainforest. The very light scent of the apple scent and the earthy undertone smells like how the rainforest smells after the rain.  Oh so fresh and clean.

These five scents are some of the first scents created since Island Kissez started five years ago!  They are the all time favorite scents.  What’s your favorite Island Kissez scent?  Let me know in the comment section below or if you haven’t tried any yet they are waiting for you to try.