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.
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………
Forty is the new 30 darling…….and if you’ve been maintaining your skin in your twenties and thirties you will see how beautiful your skin will be in your 40’s. However at this stage in your life you will notice that you are experiencing some changes in your skin. With hormonal changes you may experience drier skin. With proper care, this stage in life is when we are the most beautiful.
Every morning and evening wash your face with a gentle facial wash. At least once a week you can use a gentle facial exfoliator to slough off dead skin. Use a serum in the daytime that contains vitamins C & E. In the evening use one that contains retinol & vitamin A. One of the most important part of your regime is moisturizing. Use a moisturizer that contains SPF protection so you don’t have to apply separately. Look for those that says UVA & UVB protection with at least SPF 30 protection. For bedtime choose a super moisturizing night cream or a facial oil. Oils such as argan and macula oils are know to be great to maintain the elasticity of the skin. To protect your gentle eye area use an eye cream.
Its important to get plenty of exercise, eat well and stay hydrated. Exercise is not only good for building strength and muscles. It’s known to help benefit the skin the same way it does the bones and muscles. It helps strengthen and in some instances tightened the skin and helps with bettering your complexion.
Your glow outside starts form within. Foods that are hydrating & low processed are excellent for younger looking skin. Food with lots of antioxidants are perfect for your diet. Try eating fruits like blueberries, blackberries and green vegetables. Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water per day to remain hydrated.
Are you in your 40’s? Tell us your regime.
My beautiful model Gloria is a mom & a small business owner from St. Croix U.S.V.I currently living in New Mexico. Gloria is a makeup enthusiast. She loves supporting and uplifting other women like herself. Look at how beautiful she is.
Gloria said: “I believe life isn’t over until it’s over and anyone can be anything they wish. Live well but humbly. Be kind but strong. Always give your best in anything you do. As women we are the salt of the earth and our families are our legacies.”
When you’re in your 20’s you become more conscientious of your beauty regime and the health of your skin. Here are some tips to help you keep your skin looking beautiful.
Exercise is not only good for building strength and muscles. It’s known to help benefit the skin the same way it does the bones and muscles. It helps strengthen and in some instances tightened the skin and helps with bettering your complexion.
Wash Your Face
Wash your face once or twice a day. Invest in quality products for your facial care. If you don’t know your skin type, get your skin tested so the products you’ll be using can work perfectly with your skin. Use products with natural ingredients. Wash off your makeup before going to bed. Our activated charcoal beauty bar is perfect for washing off what your face picks up during the day.
Use a moisturizer thats good for your skin type and has SPF included in it. Use sunscreen on your body for protection there also.
Concentrate on the beauty within as well as your exterior. Drink lots of water, 6-8 glasses to be exact. Water is your best friend darling.
Are you in your 20’s? Tell us you regime.
Check our model Denisha, she is the owner of That’s My Curlfriend, a natural hair and beauty movement. We are here for all things natural & beauty! Yesssssss……. Follow That’s My Curlfriend on Facebook & Instagram