Whether if it’s for your valentine or your “gal”entine, here are some must haves for this special day.
Madam CJ Walker
February is the month when black history is celebrated. African American hair care products wouldn’t have existed if it wasn’t for the legendary Sarah Breedlove, born in 1867 to parents who had been enslaved. She is better known as Madam CJ Walker. In 1905, Walker released her own specialized products after suffering from scalp alignment that later resulted into hair loss. The company became so successful that it soon made her one of the first American women to become a self made millionaire. She owned and operated her own successful business, the Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company.
Before the Madam CJ Walker Beauty Culture products, there was an original product called Madam Walker’s Wonderful Hair Grower, specifically made to condition and heal scalp issues after she started losing her own hair. Though loss of hair was very common due to infrequent hair washes at the time and not many hair products for black women were available then.
Walker explained how her products came to be: “God answered my prayer, for one night I had a dream, and in that dream a big black man appeared to me and told me what to mix up for my hair. Some of the remedy was grown in Africa, but I sent for it, mixed it, put it on my scalp, and in a few weeks my hair was coming in faster than it had ever fallen out. I tried it on my friends; it helped them. I made up my mind I would begin to sell it.”
In 2016, Sundial Brands launched the hair care line Madam C.J Walker Beauty Culture which is available at Sephora.
To keep her legacy alive, Sundial, (acquitted by Unilever as of Nov 2017) the company that now owns Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture products, has taken their part in donating financially to continue the mission to create educational platforms and opportunities for women. Sundial announced a fund of $100 million dedicated to support women of color entrepreneurs.
“I want the great masses of my people to take a greater pride in their personal appearance and to give their hair proper attention.” ~Madam CJ Walker
Go Cruelty-Free this Christmas 🎄
Here are some reasons to choose cruelty-free products (in my opinion):
1. You’ll feel glad you didn’t spend money on a product that caused the life of a living being. 🐁 🐀 🐇🐕🐈 That body, bath or cosmetic product will make you feel guilt free.
2. Affordable, well some not all. Depending on the awesome brand of course. 💲
3. Believe it or not, you saved an animal’s life by choosing compassion over cruelty. 🐁
4. Decreased the sales of companies that continue to test on animals 🚫
5. Better results!
6. Smell. Natural smell ahh 😌
7. If don’t mind spending a few cents more, your body will thank you for the natural ingredients too.
8. Animal testing harms the environment 🌎 yes it’s bad for our planet.
Wishing you all,
Choose compassion! ❤️
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* hat purchased from EverythingVegan
5 Days of Deals AHAVA
AHAVA tends to have deals before Christmas. Today is Day 1 out of 5. A new deal is revealed daily from December 5-9th.
National Men’s Grooming Day
Men don’t get that much attention when it comes to beauty. So let’s give them this day to observe.
Founded and sponsored by American Crew, National Men’s Grooming Day is celebrated yearly on the third Friday of August since 2007 by men who want to incorporate style and better grooming practices into their routine. Grooming simply implies that you take pride in your overall appearance. In today’s day and age, we are more “seen” than ever before.
With Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, men are inevitably exposed to world everywhere. It doesn’t mean you should always look perfect but a little grooming can’t hurt, ask the NY Yankees roster. But if you’re like the Boston Red Sox roster then there’s products for you too.
So why not help men battle all of their skincare and grooming issues, including dull skin, razor burn, dry and chapped hands, and a dirty mouth for sure.
Now time for a little history. During the Ice Age, a heavy beard often caused frostbite when water vapour from a man’s breath froze in facial hair. Men used sharp rocks and shells to shave off the longer hairs.
In 10,000 BC, men of the ancient period used products made from natural item to groom themselves unlike today where there’s a variety of tools to use.
Ancient Egyptians used scented oils to soften their skin, cover up body odour and protect themselves from the desert sun and sand. Ingredients included almond oil, aloe, cedar, chamomile, lavender, lily, marjoram, myrrh, olive oil, peppermint, rose, rosemary, sesame oil and thyme.
In 1680, the world’s first straight razor was manufactured in the British steel city of Sheffield.
So why not celebrate by pampering yourself.
Make sure to use the hashtag #MensGroomingDay when posting on social media.
Ulta is having some amazing discounts on selected items plus you can get $10 off your $40 purchase with coupon code: 790210.
Try out a Harry’s trial set for FREE!
For bearded men: 🧔🏻🧔🏼🧔🏿
Enriched with Squalene and Avocado Oil, this beard oil moisturizes and conditions not only your hair, but also the skin underneath that is commonly forgotten in all beard styles. Vitamin E helps reduce common beard irritations, like flakiness and brittle hair, while promoting healthy hair growth and a smoother, less itchy beard. With daily usage, this quick absorbing beard oil will leave your beard tamed and back to its natural shine. Not to mention the fragrance blend of sandalwood, Jasmin, and cedarwood. We cannot show you how to grow a beard / mustache / sideburns, but we can sure take care of what you got.
Handcrafted in Switzerland, Baxter of California Combs are the ideal men’s grooming tool to help you shape, tame and untangle your beard.
Whole Foods Prime Discount
Whole Foods is having a 35% off on deodorants and shaving goods for Prime members.
This is one of my favorite deodorants and it cost me $9.09 out of $13.99.
Get AHAVA Men at an Extra 40% off with code DAD40. This line is made for every skin type, including men’s specific skin concerns and shaving essentials.
As a woman, we struggle with lots of problems even our best friend down there.
You might have read one of my older posts FOR LADIES ONLY- TAKING CARE OF YOUR VAJAYJAY
When you are dealing with a yeast infection, the good thing is now you can find a solution to the problem.
This generic brand does not test on animals and it’s more affordable than Monistat.
Whole Foods Beauty bag
The limited-edition beauty bag valued at $100 is only $20 while supplies last.
Whole Foods is also having a 25% off discount on all beauty products.