Can you believe it is March already and still getting snow lol? 2019 has started off pretty interesting, I am ready to see what else the year has in store. Today I will be sharing another Black Owned Business Feature.
I met Ann-Marie Watt, the owner of Refineful at BlogHer last year. She was just so dope, funny and just down to earth. We all had a group of fellow bloggers, entrepreneurs and girl bosses that we found during the conference and stuck together for the two days. Ann-Marie actually had samples of her products that she gave out to everyone and when I first tried her oatmeal soap, I was hooked.
Refineful was created in 2011 following her love of lip balms ( I am notorious for losing lip balms and finding them months later lol). She wanted to create lip balms that kept your lips moisturized and had safe ingredients. After the lip balms, she started creating soaps that are just amazing! The soaps leave your skin feeling moisturized, soft and just clean lol.
The main thing I love about this company is that 10% of the company’s proceeds goes towards Flint Kids. If you are unfamiliar on what is going on in Flint, MI (I highly suggest you educate yourself if you do not), they have been living with contaminated water since 2014 and to this day, it has not been resolved. This touched my heart that she was giving back because it seems like this problem is not a priority and it just needs to be addressed. Every little bit counts so not only are you supporting a Black Owned Business, you are supporting a town in need.
You can check out Refineful right here https://refineful.com and I highly recommend the lip balms of course, the oatmeal and coconut soaps. Let me know if you pick up something and see you guys Thursday.
I don’t know about you but I am ready for Spring. I thought the Groundhog predicted that Spring was coming early lol. Well I guess Spring will make its way here when it is ready.
Today on the blog I am unboxing a special Black History Month edition of Ivy’s Tea Co. You have seen this company mentioned on here a few times (well more than a few lol) but I was excited to get my hands on this box.
So that is it for another unboxing of Ivy’s Tea Co. Which tea are you interested in trying? Comment below and let me know. See you guys Friday!
If you are following me on Instagram (and if you are not, you should be lol, @naturalle_drea) I announced that I was one of the Winter/Spring Brand Ambassadors for Bask And Bloom! I am super excited for this opportunity and it is also a Black Owned Business. You will be seeing a lot more hair demos featuring their products. Also, if you are interested in purchasing anything, you can use my code DREA20 for some coins off your purchase *excluding travel items and bundle deals*. You can check out the site here: https://baskandbloomessentials.com
Today I am featuring a braid out with two of their products. This is the first time doing this style on my blog/channel and it was an interesting experience lol. If you have done this style before, any tips or tricks are appreciated.
So that is it for my hair demo with Bask And Bloom. Be on the look out for more reviews and tutorials. See you guys Thursday!
I can’t believe it is February already! I am so ready for the nice weather to get here, we had a little preview this week but Winter will be back soon lol. Today’s Black Owned Business Feature is a pretty new company and a recommendation from Ivy’s Tea Co(I talk about this company a lot if you haven’t noticed lol). If you guys know me, I love candles and I knew I had to support The Precious Home.
The Precious Home was created by Dacia Page in 2018. The vision for this brand was to create candles to help you enjoy the space you are in. I just love that their philosophy is a this bible verse from Proverbs which fits the company so perfectly: A HOUSE IS BUILT BY WISDOM AND BECOMES STRONG THROUGH GOOD SENSE. THROUGH KNOWLEDGE ITS ROOMS ARE FILLED WILL ALL SORTS OF PRECIOUS RICHES AND VALUABLES(Proverbs 24:3-4) The Precious Home is not just about the candles but is also an Interior Design company and offers E-Designs as well.
What is so unique about The Precious Home’s candles is that they are made with 100% Soy wax and free of dyes. I didn’t realize that some candles contain a lot of harmful ingredients and soy wax is a safer alternative to use for candles. It is also eco friendly and from American grown soy beans. I noticed the difference whenever I burn these candles verses other ones I own. The ones made with soy wax burn so evenly and do not burn the sides of the container.
Whenever I burn one of these candles, it does make home feel better and cozy. I just loves these candles and their unique scents.
They also just launched a massage candle just in time for Valentine’s Day or any relaxing day. I can’t wait to try mine soon!