Tuesday, 7 February 2017

P.O.S Farmers market find...

Greetings to all my lovely people,
                  Just thought I would share another short post with you again. While trying to make up time this last Saturday for the stores to open, a good friend and I stopped off at the Savannah to check out the farmers market and were quite fortunate to come across a few new finds..to me that is!!
       I've been slowly transitioning into a healthier life style, and have been taking a closer look at "green beauty" aka organic products, that is hopefully affordable as well as easily accessible. So along with a lot of the organic food produce you would expect to see, it was really pleasant to come across homemade natural hair care and skincare products. The items were beautifully packaged, well labelled and smelt "awesomely" good!! (is that even a word?)
        As the owner Ann explained, she originally started making these products for her own use and of course her family. She explained that she tried to avoid the use of extracts as much as possible and that the fruits used in the actual making of the product were real things. By the way she has beautiful skin, sorry I took no picture of her but was still debating whether I would put it up or leave it to my friend who is in the process of creating her own blog, shes much deeper into the natural skincare products than I, but I felt that there was a need to share this find. She gave us the Pumpkin Soap to try out and she explained that she usually rotate from Port of Spain and the Santa Cruz farmers market but they would not be back to the P.O.S Savannah area until March which is after the Carnival festivities. So I'm looking forward to their return because there are a lot of other items I would like to purchase on my next visit. Her brand is called Secrets of Nature and the scents from her sample products we tried out were not overpowering or overly "earthy". It was just right!
 Below is a closer look at the soap and the magnified description of the product:-

"Pumpkin is full of vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene it replenish the skin keeping it youthful,supple and radiant. The vital mix of antioxidants in the form of vitamins A,C,E and zinc makes it an excellent healing agent."
INGREDIENTS: Pumpkin, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Sodium Lactate, Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, and Sodium Hydroxide.
Manufactured & Package by; ANN'S SECRETS OF NATURE
St. Helena Piarco Trinidad & Tobago, W.I
Net Weight 4.0zs/g

Email: annssecretsofnature@gmail.com
tel:1-868-787-1740/ 398-7307

Monday, 30 January 2017

Sacha,Dragon and L.A. Girl lip swatches

Hello lovely people
a lot of time have flown since I've been around, hope this post meets you all in good health and thriving spirit in this new year. Finally got around to trying out the liquid lipstick craze with a few affordable matte shades and readily available choices..so just sharing a few swatches

From top to bottom:33,04 and 08

The dragon lip gloss I purchased at a local Facebook store Tres Belle for TT$25 but you can search online on ebay. The colours do not show up glossy but dries matte with a slight sheen. I've been gravitating to a lot of dark colours lately..and they are fairly longlasting and comes off easily with makeup wipes,oils or cream makeup removers without staining my lips.


 The L.A girl had a pretty colour and it dried a bit transparent but the main downside for me was the chemical scent I got upon application.


The last two are the Sacha intense matte lip velvet. The two colours I bought are very opaque and dries relatively quick and although its matte you don't get that dry "cakey" feeling and its fairly long lasting.

Just wishing everyone
 a beautiful week

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Seasons greetings... mini update;)

Hi my Lovely people,
Seasons greetings to all, its been a fairly busy few months for me but I can't complain not with all the sad things happening around the world, I'm just thankful for life.
Sorry I haven't been updating, but sometimes in the planning process of what needs to be done to make changes and actively doing it, I'm not always there in the present!

 My latest focus has been weight loss or more accurately toning. Its been about two years since I've been conforming towards a healthier lifestyle, I've removed most animal flesh  except for occasional shrimp or fish which I may eat when out with friends. So sometimes I'm a Pescetarian but generally have a lacto-vegetarian diet. As I learn more and adapt my taste buds to suit, its becoming a true lifestyle change that I believe I can stick with.

In my quest to tone up I've bought into the waist trainer/waist cincher hype and have chosen to go the affordable way by shopping on eBay for my waist cincher and neoprene slimming pants and on Amazon for my waist trimmer belt. I'm pretty much satisfied with my purchases they fit well and do work for what I need, for anyone interested, you just need to add a healthy food intake along with some form of cardio exercise to show more long term progress.
 I know around this time people are pretty wild about Christmas shopping, but besides on focusing on gifts for the kids------all of which are not mines!!
 I've been working on me, hope you don't mind the short post!

Bye for now

Note: Just a short rundown on terms..
Pescetarian can be described as one who abstains from eating all meat and animal flesh with the exception of sea foods such as fish, shrimp and lobster. But is similar to some vegetarian diet, in that it includes fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains.

Latex Waist Cincher  looks similar to a girdle which hooks with fasteners similar to what is used on bras there are also the zipper type. The inner part can consist of three layers, the one that rest against the skin is usually cotton, the latex is usually placed within as the second layer and the third is the panel seen outside. It compresses the waist which reduces bloating while giving a sleeker shape to your body the latex helps stimulate water loss around your core.( If shopping at eBay just check under: item specifics: material and as long as you see latex in the material you've got your item) paid USD $18. for mine

Waist Trimmer is usually a neoprene belt which promotes weight loss by preserving body heat and stimulating water loss during exercise it is held in place with velcro closure which provides an easy and adjustable fit for most people of different sizes.