Lets talk WASH AND GOS’ with SHEDAVI…..Whats your favorite method for a Wash and Go?

Self-Awareness/Natural Hair

There are many ways to conduct a wash and go. However, with many trial and error, I learned what was beneficial for my hair and my ego! HA HA HA!

What I mean by this is that I would make sure to try every type of method. And the reason I prefer a certain type of method for my “wash and go” for my 4C hair is simply because I prefer elongation of my curls rather than definition. Hence my EGO. If you are not aware, the most common methods are the shingling method, the raking method, and the praying hands method. And if you watch my video HERE you will see which method I prefer based on my EGO. However, in the video I do show two different types of methods and what it does in my 4C Hair.

So Lets talk about the Hibiscus and Agave hair care products I used in this video by SHEDAVI! The one thing that I absolutely loved about these products was the fact that the products did NOT have coconut oil in it. As you may already know, coconut oil does cause hair to be hard about a couple of days after styling (well atleast, I know that this happens with my hair). But because this brand did not have coconut oil in it, my hair was moisturized for a lot longer than normal (Wash and Go lasted 4 days). In addition to this, SHEDAVI is also a vegan hair care line. Which means that the products have no animal traces within it and is made from wholesome organic products. So for anyone needing to make sure that their hair consumes the best healthy products, this Hair care line is for you!

My favorite product was the Leave in conditioner. It does have glycerin in it, which many may have an issue with during hot summer days (shrinkage), but I did not have this problem at all! Not only was this product moisturizing but it has such a rich thick consistency that it made me wonder why I have not had my hands on this before! To see what other products I used for my “WASH AND GO,” Please click HERE!

Liquid Vitamins For Registered Nurses?!!

Diet/Health

🐛That look on my face is one of a nurse who takes her health seriously, especially during this trying time. I know I speak on behalf of many nurses who are now floated to different units because of the pandemic and are either loosing sleep, working in fear or working the night shift.

🐛As for myself, I have been working the night shift. As nurses, when we work the night shift, certain vitamins become depleted. These vitamins are: vitamin D, calcium and magnesium. So on top of being exhausted after a twelve hour night shift, we as nurses are now vitamin deprived. And the result of this in the long run, if these vitamins are not replaced are: osteoporosis, high blood pressure, clogged arteries, heart disease diabetes and stroke!

🐛well I have found a solution to this problem! There is a liquid #vitamin by @maryruthorganics , that not only replaces the vitamins that are depleted during the 12 hour night shift that nurses work…..but this vitamin also ensures a better deeper sleep. I have been taking it for 4 days now and fall asleep within 10 minutes! It also has a great taste!

🐛BPA free, vegan, keto/paleo/celiac friendly, dairy free, soy free, gluten free, wheat free, nut free, melatonin free & even Bariatric Friendly! #maryruthpartner #vitamins

To purchase this liquid vitamin click HERE!

Skincare: Body Scrub by DOLLYMOO!

Beauty

After a long day at work she decided to take a soothing shower. She was gifted these amazing products and decided that it was time to try one. She then applied it to her skin and instantly her skin became warm. It wasn’t a dream though, it was reality. Skin became so smooth that she took another look at the contents within the jar and wondered…..

“HOW COULD THIS BE POSSIBLE?, HOW COULD WHAT LOOKS LIKE BROWN SUGAR HAVE THE CAPABILTY OF PRODUCING A WARM EFFECT UPON CONTACT WITH MY SKIN?”

She then placed the jar back down and began to rinse off her skin and now she was amazed. Her Skin, now felt silky. Her skin felt as though she jumped in a pool of butter.

“BUT HOW COULD THIS BE?”

This amazing product that she has placed on her skin is a body scrub by Dolly Moo. It is the Vanilla Oat handmade concoction that is infused with Himalayan salt, organic dried oats, grapeseed oil, dead sea salt and essential oils proven to enhance the skin. So what does this mean for individuals with eczema prone skin? Find that out HERE

This company is based in New Jersey, so when they reopen and you are in that area, stop by and check out their lovely handmade products made with good energy! This body scrub has a shelf life of 6 months, but trust me when I say that this jar will be empty before you know it!

Would I use this again? Absolutley!

Purchase their products HERE

India inspired, EPIC handbags that ARE…… FREE OF ANIMAL CRUELTY!

Fashion!

So you have seen every purse and hand bag and are still not intrigued. Some purses begin to peel overtime, while others have defective handles. Then there are those that you just never wear. Well what if I told you that you can now have exquisite hand bags that make you drool!

That last a lifetime and don’t fall apart on you! Where the handles to the bags are so secure that you never have to worry about it falling off the bag or breaking. What if I told you that the colors and textures of these purses cannot be replicated or even thought of by anyone else except the creator herself!……Intrigued yet?

The creator of these beautiful bags came up with the idea on her trip to India, she became fascinated with the the idea of the colors and textures of the beautiful culture she embraced on her trip. This empowered her to bring it back to the States and make her own line.

Her bags are so exotic that I promise you, people will stop you in the street to ask you where did you get it from! This has happened to me many times before! click this LINK to shop! ………I promise you won’t regret it!

I SEE IN PINK!

Fashion!

Nowadays, sunglasses have become so boring that every brand seems to be the same. Boring sunglasses range from being cheap and flimsy, to having a half-life of three days before it breaks, to the lens popping out of the sunglasses itself!

At this point if you are like me, you refuse to spend money on what won’t last very long, but then rather pay a major bill instead of just dropping thousands on a name brand pair of glasses just for the name! So a brand contacted me and told me to give them a try, and honestly I am glad I did. Abella Eyewear is not only classy but affordable and even has the nose grip support embedded with the glasses so that your not hoping and praying that your glasses wears you instead of you wearing it!

I honestly recommend this brand of glasses, so go ahead and give them a try! Click the link below and use my code for a hefty discount!

Abella Eyewear

For a discount, Use code: ENERGYQ

Do you wear animals on YOUR face??!!…..Vegetarian Skin care products and its benefits!

Beauty

What exactly does it mean to be a vegetarian? Vegetarian simply means that an individual does not consume any meat/animal products or byproducts of animals. In addition to this, vegetarians do not take part in, acknowledge or consume anything by which animals are slaughtered. So what are by-products? By products are simply anything that may come from an animal that can be consumed: such as: milk, eggs, etc.

So imagine being a vegetarian and consuming mostly a plant based diet. Eating healthy; fruits, vegetables and an omnivore diet. The body begins to have more of a water based, antioxidant, nutrient dense existence! This then leads to a decrease in acne which results in clearer skin! Antioxidants leads to the body being able to protect the skin from damaging free radicals. The more damaging free radicals there are in the air near your skin, the easier it is for your skin to age at a faster rate if not protected by an antioxidant!

Vegetarian diet helps you body gets twice the natural love that it needs! I advise to begin by using vegetarian products on your skin. This way your skin does not accelerate in age and you can look more youthful than the average person your age would!

Cool facts about your average fruits and vegetables:

  1. Red and yellow peppers are known for having vitamin C. These vegetables can prevent the appearance of wrinkled and dry skin with age.
  2. Sweet potatoes, tomatoes and avocado are known for preventing sunburn!.
  3. Broccoli contains a special compound called sulphoraphane that is known to protect against skin cancer!
  4. Mangoes have been known to reduce oil on the skin and revitalize skin! So if you have oily skin like myself, mangoes are your go to!

So why not place these fruits and vegetables on your skin by starting with a vegetarian skin line! In this video, you will see me using a skin care line called Alba Botanica. I am using the pore purifying pineapple enzyme Facial Cleanser and the matching Facial Scrub. This skin care line labels themselves as a vegetarian skin care line. They stay away from meat and animal products but there are a few products that they have that do contain honey within them. They also manufacture vegan skin care products! So enrich your skin and try the vegetarian products from Alba botanica.

To purchase those products click HERE !

Stay at home facial….. Monthly skin care routine for OILY skin!

Beauty

In my youtube video here, you will see that I have certain products that I believe has really been game changer for my skin. The first application is the KALE WATER by Pacifica beauty that I use as a skin cleanser. It is a tonic that I have been using for months now to clean my facial pores before applying any other products when conducting my monthly facial. As you can see in the video, this skin tonic revealed dirt on the facial pad. This proves that no matter how much you may wash your face, Your facial cleanser always leaves something behind! This tonic is not only vegan, but it is also cruelty free. The most powerful ingredients within this product are kale and grapefruit. I say this because, according to my blood type, my body sees these two ingredients as boosters! (I read a lot about my body based on blood type and I will explain that in another blog post).

The next ingredient in my youtube video is Tumeric. It is a natural antioxidant, anti-hyperpigmentation and anti-inflammation spice! Many people don’t even know that this product located in their own kitchen has so many properties that it has become a holy grail in many other countries for skin care.

Honey has natural bleaching properties and also helps the skin undertake eyes to relax. Honey also has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties that improve blood circulation and boost collagen production that aid in ridding the under eye area of dark circles/ hyper-pigmentation.

I mix the tumeric with honey and create a paste like substance. I use it to help reduce the dark circles under my eyes. As you can see, the left side of under my eye has cleared up from darkness but the right side has not as of yet. In addition to this I also have eczema. Eczema is caused by inflammation within the body that results in skin irritation. So in the video you will see me place the paste under my eyes as well as the corners of my eyes and adjoining upper eye lid. I did this because this is where eczema typically shows up on my face. So for people that have hyper-pigmentation, dark circles and eczema. This paste is for you!

The next product is the pacifica beauty kale detox. This detox is known for removing toxins and impurities from the skin! This detox contains blue sea kale and seaweed. Blue sea kale is known for clearing away dead skin cells and blackheads, while sea weed is known for maintaining moisture levels.

To purchase those products, click HERE!

What does your wrist mean?

Fashion!

Whats your first reaction when you see someone with a wrist full of bracelets? Do you instantly get annoyed because of how much noise it makes? Or are you fascinated with what each bracelet might mean?

Today I am here to open your eyes about the significance of wrist jewelry and why you SHOULD be fascinated! In the past bracelets were a sign of many things. They either represented what a person or family believed, what they needed in their current life, a right of passage, or the meaning of a social status. Intrigued yet?

Here are some interesting facts about wrist jewlwery/bracelets:

  1. In Egypt, Sacrab bracelets stood for rebirth or regeneration.
  2. In india, the number of bracelets on a woman’s wrist denotes her marital status.
  3. In China, the parents gift their children with a bracelet containing a jade stone representing protection and healing. This was and still is believed to even heal from any stomach and kidney diseases.
  4. In Bulgaria, a specific bracelet called Martis is used to protect an individual from the sun.
  5. In Mesopotamia, the women wore certain bracelets to show off the wealth of their husbands!

As for myself, I prefer to wear bracelets simply because I like how they look. I have never thought about the meaning of bracelets until I was introduced to the idea by a friend after he came back from a trip. This opened my eyes to the many possibilities of the meanings of bracelets!

Please feel free to shop for bracelets from the website below. The jewelry featured on this website is not only stylish but meaningful. Jewelry ranges from necklaces to bracelets to earrings! Enjoy!

NY-Bangles

Make sure to use the code: IAMDANAQ20 for 20% off!

Take your samples OUT of the Garbage!

Beauty

Who says that samples are a waste? Who says that samples are useless? Obviously this is coming from people that don’t understand the value of a packet! Samples have so much POWER within them, so I beg of you please do not discredit them.

Think about it!…..if you are given an inch of a piece of pizza by a friend, does this mean that the whole pizza is of no use?…..NO! it means that the whole pizza has just as much value as that small piece of pizza that your friend gave you. Only now, you are looking forward to a full slice of pizza!

This is exactly how POWERFUL a sample is from any brand! That sample is simply there to give you the descsion of whether or not you should get the full package of the sneak peak!!… So with this in mind, think of the multiple benefits that come with retrieving samples!

  1. Samples can easily be placed in convenient places, this way you are always equipped no matter what the circumstances.
  2. Samples fit well in purses and pockets!
  3. Samples can be taken on road trips!
  4. Samples simply give you a peace of mind. You no longer have to be fearful of purchasing a full sized product.
  5. Samples are safe and by law can be taken on an airplane within your carry on bag.

For example, the samples above are by Palmers. By law they are acceptable for travel in your carry on bag. The regulations simply states that travelers are able to carry up to 3.4 ounces (100 ml)within their carry on bag on an airplane (lotions, gels, liquids, pastes and aerosols). So what are the sizes the samples above from left to right? Glad you asked! 

(a) 1 ounce/ 30ml

(b) 0.34 ounces/ 10ml 

(c) 0.14 ounces / 4ml

Please I beg of you to think of samples in a different light. SAMPLES have SO much VALUE!….Take them out of YOUR garbage and hold on to them. They are not burdens, but of GREAT convenience!

Zyia Active…. Tumeric Bra and Capri Set!

Fashion!

“My skin could breathe in this!”

This was my first thought as I tried on the gear that I received from Zyia active. Their active wear is formulated to have moisture control and is also sweat wicking. My skin felt as though it was being hugged by pillows! It wasn’t to tight, but not loose either. The stretch within the fabric was amazing! This allowed me to be able to work out comfortably plus efficiently without worrying about having to readjust my clothing!

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To the right side of the photo you will see a hidden lining at my waist. This lining is a hidden pocket that can hold keys (I don’t like to leave my car key hanging around while I work out!).

Big Bust size???…….If your like me with a big bust (36DD), don’t worry the bra fits more amazing than you could ever imagine. In this photo I am wearing a size medium and trust me when I say that I was able to do jump and jacks, mountain climbers and jumprope without having to worry about a nipple hanging out or Fear that there wasn’t enough support within the bra!

So don’t delay! go get your active wear from Zyia Active! …..If you would like to see me working out in this gear please feel free to check out my Instagram and look for the featured image of this blog and swipe left to see the video @: iamdanaqu

Click the link below to shop!

Zyia Active Wear