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Miracle Soap : Dudu Osun African Black Soap

Hello Lovelies!

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I hope I was missed by all of you. 😉

I don’t know about you but because of this harsh winter we had my skin hasn’t exactly been working with me. It’s been VERY problematic. I tried SO many different products but none of them were really getting rid of my issues. I’m sure all the stress I’ve been dealing with recently & the construction going on in our new apartment wasn’t helping my skin either. I was constantly around dust particles. After trying different masks, cleansers, soaps, etc. – this blondie remembered that she ordered African Black soap a few months back after watching a polish TV show. They were giving a review on how amazingly the soap makes your skin look & feel. I figured why not give it a try. I ended up ordering 6 for me & my family. (Btw – the more you order, the bigger discount you get).

When I started using it 2 weeks ago I wasn’t expecting too much out of it. I figured it would be another bullshit product that I bought that had no results and most likely would just dry out my skin. Let me just say oh boy was I wrong though. After using the soap twice a day I truly see a HUGE difference & I am not exaggerating. I love how using a little goes a long way, it lathers very nicely on your face & even feels like a mask. My random acne spots & other problems I was having around my chin area have been disappearing day by day. I couldn’t be any happier because I know that’s something that makes us women feel very self conscious. You constantly feel like that’s all someone is looking at while talking to you, you try to hide it with makeup – which most of the time makes it look even worse, there is no point of caking more makeup on your face to clog up your pores. That doesn’t solve the problem it usually just prolongs it & creates more issues. Having this issue makes you feel less beautiful but you have to remember with the right routine you WILL overcome this problem. It all starts with taking care of yourself on the inside & out – eating healthy, exercising (and I’m not saying I do this because I have no time at the moment but even take walks, try to just stay active), use the right facial products for your exact skin type – cleanse, moisturize, do treatments, use masks, and make sure to take off all your makeup before bed (so guilty of this but I’ve gotten way better).

So here is what you all need in your lives to perfect your skin. The amazing product is called Dudu-Osun African Black Soap Bar.

Dudu-OsunThe soap is made entirely from natural ingredients and herbs. Many of them have been handpicked in Africa. This soap will leave your skin feeling refreshed and silky smooth. Dudu Osun restores your damaged skin and is extremely helpful in healing chronic eczema, acne, freckles, and dark spots. It has a lovely fresh scent – it’s made with osun (camwood extract), citrus juices, and native honey & also includes aloe vera and natural vitamins. Here are some great benefits from using this soap:

  • Naturally Cleanses Skin
  • Helps relieve acne, oily skin & other skin problems.
  • Great For Any Skin Type
  • Benefits against premature facial lines

Dudu-Osun-Black-Soap-FULLAnd another cool/interesting fact about using this soap is that it’s delicate natural formula makes black soap perfect for hands, face, body, and even hair care.

When you are purchasing the soap make sure to order more so you can get the bigger discount. I’m sure you have family & friends who would be interested.

Give it a try & let me know how it works for you. And if any of you have any miracle treatments that work wonders for you please share them in the comments area!

Thank you for stopping by & enjoy your weekend! Happy Friday! 🙂

Adrianna ♥ cure4fashion

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Polish Cosmetics Part 1: Timotei & Bielenda

Hello! It feels so good to be back writing blog posts! I truly missed this. These past few months have truly been hard & it’s not over but the end is near! 🙂

Today’s post is about the company Polish Cosmetics – North America’s Largest Selection of European Cosmetics & Beauty Products. This site offers everything. Skin Care: eye care, face masks, face scrubs, facial creams & makeup. Bath & Body: moisturizers, skin cleansers, hand & foot care, hair removal, lip & nail care, bronzers, personal hygiene & treatments. Hair Care: shampoo, conditioner, hair colors,  treatments & hair styling products. Items for Men: shaving, skin cleansers, moisturizers, personal hygiene & body fragrances. They even have Household items.

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Polish Cosmetics carries an excess of 2000 beauty products from Europe. “Through their strong relationship with the leading European manufacturers, Polish Cosmetics provides you with the latest, most popular and hard-to-find beauty products available, and always at the best possible prices.” And they don’t lie when they say they have the best prices, take a look at their website & see for yourself. During my experience with them they were very professional and friendly, they offered me fast, easy, safe & outstanding customer service & products. They make sure to take care of their clients.

  1. Timotei Golden Highlights Shampoo & Conditioner

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Timotei Golden Highlights Shampoo & Conditioner with Jericho Rose is infused with natural extract of camomile flower, which is known to have anti-oxidant and moisturizing properties. It’s for blonde or highlighted hair. It contains 100% natural extracts & o% parabens. This shampoo & conditioner formula brings out your golden highlights to reveal the true shine and beauty of blonde hair.

During my use of the shampoo & conditioner my hair felt very weightless & light. The shampoo is very gentle on the hair & scalp. I really loved that it does brighten up your hair & shows off your natural highlights. This product is great in my circumstance because I have never chemically treated my hair & I have natural highlights. During the summer my hair gets almost platinum blonde & during the winter months I have to struggle with my roots growing back a darker blonde – basically looks like I have ombre done. So during the time I’ve used this product it has helped lighten up my roots a bit. I see a difference. Another awesome thing was that my hair didn’t feel or look oily throughout the day. The shampoo & conditioner smells wonderful, gives off a nice shine, makes my roots lift up because of how weightless it is. I recommend this product to my natural & color treated blonde lady friends! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Here are some photos of my hair journey:

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2. Bielenda Professional Formula Oxygenating & Moisturizing Enzyme Mask Revitalizing Effect

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The Bielenda Oxygenating & Moisturizing Enzyme Mask is a highly effective & innovative oxygenating & moisturizing enzyme mask for all types of skin. It’s created for individuals of all ages. There was a specific task when this mask was created – to achieve results that compared to revitalizing treatments done by professional beauticians. This mask improves the most tired and insufficiently oxygenated skin – it deeply moisturizes, revitalizes the skin, improves blood circulation, improves elasticity, minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, it restores the skin’s vitality & radiance, & also removes signs of stress & fatigue. After one use you truly feel a difference on your skin. This product should be applied twice a week, you apply the mask on your face, your neck & your décolleté. You leave it on for about 10 to 15 minutes until your skin absorbs it. After that you don’t wash off the excess, you just massage it into your skin in a circular motion. It truly did help my skin feel hydrated & oxygenated. My skin looks healthy, relieved of fatigue & stress, feels smooth & looks radiant. I will be continuing my use of this product for sure. This is another product I recommend to all of you & if this one doesn’t suit you they have many other to choose from on their website.
My skin is loving this mask, can’t you tell? 🙂
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Thanks so much for taking the time to read my post, I appreciate all your support. This wouldn’t be as fun if it wasn’t for all of you. 🙂 ♥
Polish Cosmetics Part 2 will be coming up soon so stay tuned & come back to check it out!
Adrianna cure4fashion

Bella Organics Products

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you’re having a great start into this wonderful week! To start off this new week I decided to discuss an organic skincare company with you guys.

Last week I received products from a company called Bella Organics. They are an all-natural & organic skincare company. Their mission statement is “We believe that we should take care of our bodies, and in turn, our bodies will take care of us.” Bella Organics products never contain water, emulsifiers, or any of the unnatural or toxic ingredients that are found today in most mass-market products. They stick to the best plant-based essential oils & extracts. Our skin is greatly affected by the outside environment influences & aging, so we have to do everything in our power to protect our skin- naturally.

Alena from Bella Organics was extremely sweet & nice. She sent me over the Dead Sea Mineral Mud Mask, Goji Berry Body Scrub, Lavender Vanilla Deodorant Creme, Jasmine & Honey Hydrating Face Cream for Dry Skin, Coconut Lime Lip Balm, & Lavender Foam Soap.

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  1. Dead Sea Mineral Mud Mask ($19.95)

Ingredients:  Dead Sea Mineral Mud, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Organic Perilla Seed Oil, Aloe Vera Oil. Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil, Organic Geranium, Optiphen (as a preservative) unless preservative free option chosen. 

This product was hands down my favorite. It’s so soft and smooth and did not irritate my skin! The mud mask dries on your face & you feel the slight tightening of the skin. You leave it on for about 15 to 20 minutes and then wash it off with warm water. The first time I tried it I made sure to test the product out on a smaller part of my skin because I was worried it would irritate it. But that wasn’t the case. It gets rid of all the makeup that’s left over on your face & gives it a deep down clean feeling. I saw an improvement in my skin with just 2 uses. This mask really improves the appearance of your skin by minimizing the pores on your face, wrinkles & fine lines & improving elasticity. If any of you have any skin disorders such as eczema, acne or psoriasis then this a great product for you to try. It can really help cure your symptoms. This mud mask is a perfect for natural skin exfoliation & restoring your skin’s pH balance. You don’t need to use a lot of this product, it goes a long way. After using the Dead Sea Mineral Mud Mask my skin felt clean, soft, fresh & silky. I know some products make your skin feel dry & stripped but this mud mask was nowhere close to that. I truly can’t get enough of this wonderful product & recommend it to everyone!

2. Goji Berry Body Scrub ($7.95)

Ingredients: Dead Sea Salt, Himalayan Pink Salt, Goji Berries*, Almond Oil*, Orange EO*   *Certified Organic

The first thing that made me love this product is the scent! It gives off a smell of freshly squeezed citrus. It smells so good that you will want to eat it. I guarantee it! This great antioxidant body scrub will leave your skin silky smooth like a baby’s butt. It gives off your natural glow and makes you feel super clean & smelling great for the rest of the day. This body scrub can be used on both your hands & body. It leaves your hands and body feeling oily & moisturized. The benefits are: The Goji berries keep your skin looking young & it’s filled with Vitamin E for soft glowing skin! Himalayan Salt is considered to be the most pure form of whole salt on the planet, it contains 84 minerals and trace elements including iodine, when you use the scrub these minerals are absorbed into your skin! Dead Sea Salt is known for its therapeutic properties with people traveling to soak in its healing salty waters! Benefits have been clinically proven to relieve symptoms of psoriasis and other skin allergies. While using this product I just used a small amount and rubbed it all over my body for about 1 to 2 minutes. Make sure to not rub it in too hard, it does it’s job by rubbing it gently against your skin. After all you have to do is rinse it off and pat it dry & it leaves your body full moisturized. Also, if you are the type of person who likes bubble baths, then just use a tablespoon and let it dissolve with warm water. It does an amazing job exfoliating your skin. I recommend this as well.

3. Jasmine & Honey Hydrating Face Cream for Dry Skin ($27.00)

Ingredients: Shea Butter*, Jojoba*, Coconut Oil*, Moroccan Argan Oil*, Evening Primrose Oil, Honey*, Jasmine Extract*, Vitamin E, Silk *Certified Organic

This product does not lie when it says it hydrates. After I used my Dead Sea Mineral Mud Mask I put a little dab of this Jasmine & Honey Hydrating Face Cream on a few places on my face and it melted on my skin as if it was butter. It kept my face hydrated and moisturized all day. My skin felt so soft and nourished. The cream soaks in very well & a small amount of it goes a long way. My skin quickly absorbed it and left it feeling great. When our skin is dehydrated wrinkles can form on our face which is something us women do not want. So we have to make sure our skin is hydrated and moisturized. This cream is unlike any conventional cream, you don’t have to apply a large amount or very often. On a clean face, just a apply a tiny bit and let the cream melt into your skin. The benefits are: Organic Shea Butter contains Vitamins A, E & F and has been used for hundreds of years to protect, heal and beautify the skin! We use pure organic Shea butter that has not been treated with chemicals to refine it. The vitamins in Shea butter work together to hydrate, soothe and balance the skin. It also contains fatty acids with protect and revitalize damaged skin. Organic Jojoba Oil is the ONLY oil that is similar to human sebum. It tricks your skin to accept the oil and helps skin to regulate a balanced oil production! Jojoba oil rejuvenates your skin and promotes new cell growth. Your skin rapidly absorbs the oil making it soft and youthful. It restores skin suppleness and promotes skin elasticity. Organic Coconut Oil Unlike other acids used in other cosmetics that quickly oxidize and turn bad, causing free radical cell damage, lauric acid in coconut stays fresh for longer. This also means that coconut oil is packed with antioxidants, along with the medium chain fatty acids that actually help build cells rather than destroy them. This is good news for younger looking skin. Using coconut oil regularly helps build and repair skin, actually slowing down the development of wrinkles! Organic Argan oil: protects the skin against wrinkles appeared due to premature aging. It also helps reduce the appearance of crow’s feet (wrinkles under the eyes).It is a very good remedy for dry skin. It does freshen and soften the skill more readily than any other skin softness creams or oils do. Protein rich Argan oil is very good for the elasticity of skin. It strengthens the protein bonding structures in the skin which works to tighten the skin and make it look fresh. Argan oil is good for reducing skin irritation. It quickly heals the marks caused by scratching on skin. One of the most amazing facts about Argan oil is that along with dry skin it is equally good for oily skin. Sebum is an oily substance secreted by sebaceous glands which keeps the skin wet and protects against dryness, but its excess secretion is bad for the skin. Argan oil regulates the secretion of sebum and keeps it to a manageable level. Organic Evening Primrose Oil: Rejuvenates tired and aging skin and can make tired eyes look fresher. Removes redness and minor blemishes and can help dry skin to feel suppler and younger. It can be massaged into dry skin to make it smoother and silkier and to reduce and remove fine wrinkles. Organic Honey: Honey is naturally antibacterial and full of antioxidants known to slow aging. It is extremely moisturizing and soothing! Vitamin E has long been known for its anti-aging properties and it also increases the shelf life of the face cream. Believe me, it will make your skin feel wonderful & you will love using it.


I’m hoping you all enjoyed my post about Bella Organics products. I wanted to share with you the products that worked very well on my skin. If you guys are interested make sure to visit their website & order a few items. They also have samples you can order to first test it out and see what you like.

Thank you for stoppin’ by! Make sure to share with your friends!

Adrii

Adrianna cure4fashion

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Even & Bright

Every now & then I have some issues with my skin. Recently I went on a mission to find the best facial scrub/wash. And guess what? … I found it! Now I want to share it so you can all try it. 🙂

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This St. Ives Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub works wonders. It gently polishes away little imperfections on your face. Your skin is left brighter and visibly even-toned. It exfoliates your skin and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. To say this product smells amazing is an understatement. The texture is gentle enough and the results are promising. I can definitely see the difference in my skin after using it for a while now. This product will definitely be a part of my regular routine. I recommend this product to all my friends & followers.

Here’s a list of some benefits:

  • – 100% natural exfoliants
  • – Sulfate-free
  • – Oil-free
  • – Hypoallergenic

And for those of you interested in something to accompany this product, St. Ives also has Even & Bright Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Body Wash which is also used to polish away any imperfections on your body and leave you with even and brighter looking skin!

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Hope this helps some of you because it’s sure helping me. Drop me a comment to let me know what you think.

Have a great day everyone! Enjoy! 🙂

Adrianna cure4fashion

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Hair Tips <3

Hello Everyone! 🙂

Whether you have long hair, short hair, straight or curly, dry or oily hair don’t you ever wonder if you’re taking care of your precious hair the right way? Us girls need to know/learn some hair tips so we can keep our hair healthy.

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  1. Make sure to trim your ends (split ends) every 3-4 months. This is an essential part to get beautiful and healthy hair because it removes the damage from your length and makes it look alive.
  2. Since your hair is most fragile when wet, try to avoid excessively brushing it until it’s mostly dry. This will help avoid breakage.
  3. Find a shampoo that is best for your hair type. It’s essential in order to have healthy, manageable, strong and shiny hair everyday. Some shampoos lather your hair up too much and then leave build-up in your hair which makes it look greasy and dirty.
  4. After you condition, make sure to rinse your hair with cold water. By doing so you seal the cuticle which makes it harder for moisture to enter your hair. This stops the frizz! It actually works ladies! I mostly do this during the winter.
  5. Once you get out of the shower, automatically squeeze out any excess water and let your hair air dry for about 10 minutes before you blow dry. If you wrap your wet strands of hair in a towel this WILL cause your hair to be frizzy.
  6. Stop using bad brushes that just rip out your hair and cause breakage. I found a perfect brush for myself which I believe you should all try. It’s called The Tangle Tamer by Ti Style. It’s “professionally designed to prevent the usual pulling and snagging you get from a normal brush. Perfect for those early morning brushing episodes.” It truly works wonders. I’ve compared my old brush to this one and there is a significant difference in the amount of hair that’s pulled out. I recommend it to everyone. IMG_7810
  7. For the people who don’t have that much time in the morning to wash and style their hair, there is always dry shampoo. This really works wonders. If you need a quick refresh and have no time to shampoo use this product, it’s really the go to product. A great bonus is that it gives your hair volume! Another method is using baby powder but you have to make sure you rub it in so your hair doesn’t look white.         psssssst-dry-shampoo
  8. For those that use blow dryers, straighteners and curling irons every day make sure to apply styling products that protect your hair against heat damage. Also apply the product 5 to 10 minutes beforehand for it to fully absorb into your hair strands so you get the full effect.
  9. If you are one of those people that gets oily and greasy hair easily then avoid directly conditioning your roots. Just condition your hair from your ear down to your ends for the best result.
  10. And like I said in my last post don’t forget to try using Manuka Honey it will moisturize, condition, and protect your hair!

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Hope you enjoyed this post and found it useful! Let me know what you think in the comment section! Have a great day! 🙂

Adrianna ♥ cure4fashion

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Manuka Honey <3

Happy Monday! Hopefully you are all relaxed after this past weekend and you all enjoyed yourselves!

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Today I’m going to tell all of you about a product that my boyfriend’s mom told me to try out. She is a health advocate and basically buys everything that is organic and healthy for you. The product is Manuka Honey. It’s produced in New Zealand by bees that pollinate the native manuka bush. Manuka Honey is one of the most famous honeys in the world and it’s known for it’s natural healing methods, it’s delicious flavor, dark colored honey with high antioxidant properties which help increase immunity and vitality and remarkable anti bacterial healing powers. Most people that buy Manuka Honey simply just put it in their tea or on their toast but it’s known as the “Healing Honey”. Advocates say it treats wounds, infections, burns, eczema, and dermatitis. Also, honey is ideal energy food since it helps improve physical endurance. We all know that for many many years honey has been used to treat many conditions, since it has natural antibacterial properties. By eating honey, it can protect against damage caused by bacteria without damaging your body tissue.Some honey even has an anti-inflammatory action that reduces pain and inflammation once it’s applied. It’s also famous for being used medically in hospitals to heal ulcer active wounds.  Not all honey is not the same though. It all depends on how and when it’s harvested. Some kinds of honey may be 100 times more potent than others.

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Some different ways to use Manuka Honey are →

  • You can apply this honey to your face for about 10-15 minutes and it’ll leave your skin soft and smooth. It helps in the reduction of inflammation and helps avoid pimples. Which I know us girls worry about.
  • It can also be used to condition our hair to make it softer and get rid of dandruff.
  • It’s an awesome substitute for sugar especially for those looking to lose weight.
  • Manuka Honey doesn’t cause bacteria resistance unlike antibiotics.
  • It can be applied directly to the skin to treat skin infections, wounds, bites and cuts.
  • You can eat is as you would any other honey product you have at home to maintain general health.
  • It can be taken orally to help soothe the throat and digestive tract.

So as all of you can see Manuka Honey can either be used every day for beauty, for your drinks or can be used for medicinal purposes; either way you look at it, the benefits are amazing! I truly recommend all of you to try this product. You can find this product in Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and any Health & Vitamin shop.

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Hope you all enjoyed my post! Make sure to leave some comments with your feedback and check back again for new posts! Have a great week everyone!

Adrianna ♥ xoxo

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BE WELL RED TEA :)

 Good Morning & Happy Monday! 🙂 ♥

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I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing weekend!

I want to share with all of you the many benefits that a steaming cup of herbal tea can bring to you and your body. Enjoy! 🙂

BE WELL RED TEAS is an original mix of wellness teas that are customized to a specific need. It covers the whole spectrum, whether it has to do with: beauty (clear skin), your mood, stress relief, energy, rest, weight control, recovery, endurance digestion, hair/nail/bone growth, memory/focus and libido, detoxification, PMS/menopause, and pregnancy/new moms. This tea allows you to experience the amazing feeling that comes from being your absolute best self. It makes you feel happy, renewed and full of life. I love that it covers all of our major needs. Everyone will be able to find a specific tea that will be useful for them and  they will want to try. 🙂

  “BE WELL RED TEAS is a collection of wellness teas with a base of organic South African Rooibos or Red Tea.  Rooibos is a naturally caffeine-free, anti-allergenic wonder herb, recognized for remarkable antioxidant properties. Rooibos is paired with only the highest quality wellness herbs.”

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My favorite BE WELL RED TEA is Get Gorgeous. ♥

Get Gorgeous is a herbal tea used for clear skin. It’s an organic, naturally caffeine free tea, filled with antioxidants which are your skin’s best friend! This tea gives you a healthy and natural glow, youthful feeling and rejuvenates your skin. By drinking this tea regularly it’ll help prevent skin break outs. You will truly see the difference. Take a chance and try it, I dare you! 🙂 I’m sure none of you will regret it, that’s for sure!

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BE WELL RED TEAS can be found on the The Republic of Tea website for $10.50 for 36 tea bags. You can also buy them in Whole Foods.

Make sure to try one, or a few, or ALL of the BE WELL RED TEAS and let me know what you think and whether or not it makes a difference on your body. 🙂

Have a great Monday!

Adrianna ♥ xoxo

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