Mystical Resin Incense on a Stick

After searching far and wide, we finally have incense sticks that will wow you.  I know there are some of you who couldn’t get into the ancient groove of burning raw resins.  I’ve kept [...]

Extraordinary Jewelers

Aingeel Z  Now, that I am no longer offering jewels, I’d like to introduce you to some of my friends whose work I believe you will appreciate.  Let’s begin with Aingeel Talley, whom I [...]

What I Wouldn’t Do For Resins

Forgive me for over-sharing; my work to deliver to you, my wonderful clients, the most cherished of resins, is truly a labor of love.  Interestingly, these resins, whether solid or liquid, require extra time [...]

A Tip for Wearing Your Mala Doubled

Admittedly, most of us don’t live a lifestyle that is congruent with wearing our Malas at their full length.  Even during a pandemic, our lives tend to be very busy and harried.  Just like [...]

You Must Condition That!

It is paramount that you have, and use consistently, the essentials needed to keep your hair healthy and looking and feeling fabulous in the new year.  With my intense grind during the holiday sales [...]

Got Pearls?

I continue to marvel at those who can resist wearing pearls, and celebrate those who wear them proudly. Combing through endless selections of pearls, working with, and wearing pearls has brought so much joy [...]

The Connection Between Perfume and Aromatherapy

I sincerely believe that perfume is a form of aromatherapy, but an unspoken rule is that the two worlds should be kept apart.  Why so?  Interestingly, perfume is marketed as a luxury item, while [...]

Ahhh, For the Smell of It

A few weeks ago, I learned that a top wholesaler of the most exquisite collection of perfumer grade essential oils and resins, White Lotus Aromatics, would be closing their business.  The owners, a husband [...]

Not All Shampoos Are Alike

I can’t help but notice that clients will spend much more on conditioning and styling hair products than they will on shampoo.  It is often thought that any shampoo will do.  Some folks even [...]

Coastal Differences

The difference between the east and west coasts as it relates to my business has not been lost on me.  On the west coast, farmers till the land where flowers and herbs are grown [...]

Mocha to Warm and Delight Your Senses

I have loved these temperate early days of autumn. They have been languid, and already caused me to have a shift in my perfume of choice for this season.  Mocha has taken the lead [...]

Will You Pray With Me?

I am calling on you to pray in your own way, by sending healing energies to our planet and by also asking for guidance on what we can do to honor and truly love [...]

What Color Are Your Pearls?

A friend reached out to ask me if I could lengthen a strand of pearls she had inherited from her mom. I was delighted to oblige and asked her to send me a photo [...]

Rites of Passage

A few weekends ago, several Black teenage girls graduated from a two-year-long initiation into young womanhood. Known as rites of passage, this type of tutelage helps prepare young people for the challenges of adulthood. [...]

This Hair Thing – Going Through Changes

Back in January, I began locking my hair but also had twist extensions put in to avoid the early ‘not so cute’ stages of locking.  Four months in, under pandemic lockdown, I noticed the [...]

The Real Cost of Cruises

As some of you may know, I am an advocate for earth justice and treating the earth with respect. My ears are always perked up for the latest news on our planet and none of [...]

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