Soap Free Face Routine

Here’s a million dollar question : How do your wash your face… with NO soap?

Faced with skin stripping soaps and a pressing question, Triiinity was determined to solve the riddle. We already opted for mild soaps and natural/well sourced soaps but even those can be a overly stripping of the natural oils in delicate face skin. They were even beginning to cause Triiini small dry patches and we couldn’t have that. So thus began the journey to find a gentler, more natural face washing method. After lengthy research and experimentation, we came to a combination and established a face routine that I plan to keep for a while to come.

Tools Needed:

Bentonite Clay

Honey

Apple Cider Vinegar

Face Pads/ Cotton pads

Natural oil

 

What to do?

Step 1: Bring bentonite clay and honey into a viscous paste like mixture {you may use a bowl or just mix it in your hand. For this I like to use Garner’s Garden Bentonite Clay. More honey than bentonite clay will give you the best ratio of ingredients to allow for proper spreading}

Step 2: Open your facial pores using a hot towel

Step 3: Spread mixture all over your face, massaging as you spread & allow it to sit {2 to 5 minutes is more than sufficient, though if you decide to let it sit longer it won’t hurt}

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Step 4: Rinse with warm water until face is fully free of substance.

Step 5: Use cotton face pad to apply apple cider vinegar to your face {this step closes your pores while adding the skin benefits of acv}

Step 6: Finish by applying a dime sized amount of natural oil to your face. {I use a homemade mixture of coconut oil, olive oil, & rosemary} . Let the oil soak in before applying any makeup.

Honey, Bentonite Clay, & ACV are 100% natural ingredients with natural detoxifying effects and amazing skin benefits! Together they make the perfect facial cleanser. Keeping the skin at the proper oil balance {especially using oils that boasts their own skin benefits} aids in anti aging effects, so once youve applied your natural oil…you’re unstoppable!

In the past few months of doing this routine, I have seen such an increase in the quality & lusterous smoothness of my skin. It’s always glowing & it feels like I’ve snapped every pore into prime position! Now I might look like a monster every morning when I was my face, but the end result is well worth it.

Liquid Gold & Yoni Power : Goddess Body Yoni Oil Review

{Yoni: Sanskrit for vagina or womb. It is a sacred space & the source of all life }

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Power to the Pussy! All Hail to the V!

The Yoni is both sacred & divine and should be treated as such for maximum health & joy. This power-packed organ is highly resilient, but also sensitive, and must be properly cared for to flourish at its full capacity.

I am very careful what I allow on or in my Yoni. I eat healthily, I do not wear tampons, I wear yoni eggs for spiritual & physical yoni maintenance, and I’m sure to do my kegals to keep my yoni operating in its proper perfection.

As stringent as I am a about what goes near my sacred space, you know that any product I use down there must be to a high standard. And Goddess Body Yoni Oil is so quality it not only meets but, dare I say, exceeds this standard.

{Yoni Oil: A combination of 100% natural herbs & oils that provide preventative maintenance & ultimate feminine healing}

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Benefits:

Anti microbial
Restores balance to feminine pH
Strengthens vaginal muscles
Regulates feminine cycles
Increases natural lubrication
Prevents excess of bacteria & rids infection

Usage: This oil can be used externally or internally for daily maintenance & minor infections.

-daily maintenance- using your fingers, apply 1/2 – 1 teaspoon internally via the vaginal opening as well as on the vulva. Apply right after your bath or shower, or as needed.
-minor infections- apply internally to the vaginal opening as well as externally on the vulva 2-3 times a day until the infection no longer persists. A sterile syringe or dropped may be used.

It also makes a great lubricant & massage oil.

I have been using this product for the past year now and I swear by it. Not only does it smell beyond delicious, but it does all it boasts! I have a very regulated menstrual cycle that operates like clockwork. I also used to have much more painful periods. Thanks to this liquid gold, now my menstrual cycle is practically painless. My vaginal walls are strong & tight. Natural lubrication is no problem, as she is the juiciest of fruit. Goddess Body’s Yoni Oil definitely amplifies my divine feminine essence by keeping my yoni running in exquisite perfection.

P.S. With its perfect consistency and anti microbial properties, I also find use for yoni oil as a sealant on my facial skin and in small quantities mixed into a homemade spray for my scalp. This stuff is amazing!

Visit GoddessBody to get your yoni popping on some of this liquid gold!

ॐ A.T. ॐ

Goddess Rising Facial Appreciation

Hello My Lovelies!

If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know Triiinity & I are in the midst of our Goddess Rising Yoga Challenge! It’s been a blast growing in love & light with my fellow Goddesses and I know we shall continue to grow and ascend in positivity and self-love together. For Day 10 of the challenge, our self-loving task was to give yourself a facial. So I wanted to share my facial process with you all.

Ingredients :
Urban Oreganics Facial Mask (100% vegan)
Honey
Instant Coffee
Water

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SN: Did you know honey & coffee are both naturally occurring substances that are good for your skin? Coffee has anti-aging properties as it tightens and tones the skin while mutually stimulating the skin, bringing increased circulation. Honey is humectant, so it is perfect for bringing natural moisturization. It also has anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal properties that are perfect for fighting acne. You can mix these ingredients without the use of a store bought facial mask or in addition to one and follow the steps below for amazing skin benefits!

Step 1: Mix Ingredients
{stir until mixture becomes a fine paste}

Step 2: Apply Mixture
{It is best to do this while laying down, over a towel to avoid any drippy carnage. Feel free to use your hands for application but I found this application best done with a utensil liken to a Popsicle stick shape. So a mixing stick or even the flat side of a butter knife would work fine to apply the proper spreading. I like it best when I apply a coating, let it dry for a minute or two, and then go back and apply another for a nice thick facial layer.}

Step 3: Wear Facial
{Relax and let the properties take hold. I recommend you let the mixture sit on your face for about 15-20 minutes before rinsing, for maximum benefits.}

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Step 4: Rinse

{Rinse mixture away with warm water. Then rinse with cool to lock the amazing effects into your pores}

Step 5: Moisturize & Enjoy Your Glow!
{Seal your skin with a light moisturizer. Enjoy the glowing effects of your after-facial radiance!}

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Love & Light
Amiiiri

Cleansing Blueberry Twist Smoothie + Cleanse Update

Cleansing Blueberry Twist Smoothie

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8 slices Banana

8-10 Blueberries

2 slices Lime

Honey (to desired sweetness)

1/3 cup Vanilla Soy Milk

1/3 cup Goddess Body Cleansing Herbal Blend

Ice

Blend & Enjoy (makes 1 16oz serving)

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Its May 1st and our 28 day Goddess Body Tea Cleanse is now done! Feeling pretty accomplished and happy about that fact. Smoothies we’re a great asset in maintaining the mostly raw/vegan diet associated with this cleanse. They also we’re a delicious versatile way to incorporate the daily teas. I learned a bit about my body and listening to what it needs. And I learned, firsthand, just how realistically possible and beneficial it is to eat vegan. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to document as much of the cleanse as I would’ve liked since, after the 1st week, I cracked the screen on my phone and it was out of commission for weeks. However, I will be doing a review of the Goddess Body Cleanse soon. In the review I will share my experiences with this cleanse, my fave foods and recipes during the cleanse, and cleanse benefits. Stay tuned lovely lovers!

Check out GoddessBody.org for this cleanse, herbal blends, and other holistic health, wellness, and beauty goodies.

Love & Light

☮ A.T. ☮

Goddess Body Cleanse TeaTox

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Anybody who knows me personally knows how much I love my tea. Tea time is an integral part of the day! The start of April also kickstarts our Goddess Body Cleanse Teatox! This cleanse, created by Angela Elizabeth, is designed to cleanse the body of toxins and catapult your body’s ability physically, mentally, and emotionally rejuvenate. Ingesting the cleanse teas daily will be the easy part, but eating mostly raw…that’ll be quite the interesting, (hopefully fun) challenge. I love to cook! But I love my fruits n veggies, so we should be okay, lol.

For Day 1 I had the Mind & Spirit Herbal Blend in the morning before a nice meditation. Then I caught a few tender moments of bed peace before work with the Healthy Yoni Herbal Blend around midday. I’ve discovered its pretty good in smoothies as well. Recipes coming soon! We ended the night with the Cleansing Tea before bed. Triiinity and I are def looking forward to Spring Cleaning our temples with Goddess Body .

This cleanse contains 3 teas + belly buster:

Mind & Spirit Herbal Blend- Benefits progression in Energy, Focus, Concentration, Attention Span, Enlightenment, Stimulation, and Third Eye Strengthening

Healthy Yoni Herbal Blend- Balances Hormones, Tones Vagina, Enhances Lubrication, Creativity, & Fertility and Nourishes Womb

Cleansing Herbal Blend- Detoxes Liver, Colon Cleanser, Kidney Flush, Releases Waste, Purifies Cells, Opens Lungs, Anti-Parasitic, Grounding, Increases Vitatlity

Belly Buster Botanicals: Fiber Blend, Digestive Aid, Colon Cleanser, Aids Regularity, Flattens Tummy(losing inches off of waist), Fights Bloating (can be added to beverages, water, juice, smoothie etc.).

For more info on this Cleanse or other holistic products. Or to purchase, visit GoddessBody.org (IG: goddessbody)

Love & Light

A.T.

Goddess BodTEA: Goddess Body Herbal Blends

 Hello Spiiirits!

Time for a quick review of amazing holistic products!

(Don’t those always make you happy? They sure put a smile on my face 🙂 )

Specifically we’ll be talking about the Herbal Blends that Goddess Body sent to our home. Anybody who knows me, KNOWS how much I LOVE tea!! So tasty, medicinal, & relaxing! The lovely Angela Elizabeth sent two kinds: The Mind & Spirit Herbal Blend and the Hair, Skin, & Nails Herbal Blend.

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Mind & Spirit: This blend contains natural  ingredients that are great for the nervous system like Gotu Kola & Yerba Mate. The intention of this blend is to enhance energy, focus, & concentration/attention, while also stimulating and strengthening ones third eye (consequently enhancing ones level of enlightenment). This tea definitely does what it boasts. After drinking it, I find my mind filled with clarity & deepened perspective. Triiin has even said she feels increased energy radiating from my crown, after ingesting this blend (sort of like a giant, well charged crystal). This blend is delicious hot or cold. I think this is a great blend to drink before you have to do anything that requires mental attention or stimulation. I think this blend is also perfect for those days when you are feeling so well.

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Hair Skin & Nails: This fragrant  blend contains one of my favorite flowers! Hibiscus! Hibiscus is great for the cardiovascular system & has blood cleansing properties. Featuring Rosemary, Mullen & plenty other health & beauty enhancing ingredients, I love the texture the blend has to it. And the benefits are AH-mazing, blessing its user with a nourished scalp, stronger roots, sustained growth, stronger nails, reduced blemishes, detoxified skin, for all around healthy hair, skin, and nails from inside out. This blend is delicious hot or cold as well, and (in my opinion) has a good flavor to be blended into fruity smoothies.

(Tea comes in 4oz packs with a tea ball infuser, Both blends are 100% natural & 100% vegan)

I truly can’t choose my favorite out of the two! That tea ball infuser that comes with each blend is a Godsend as well! I love it so much. It makes making using blends or fresh herbs/roots, etc. for teas a WORLD easier.

Angela Elizabeth of Goddess Body has a MS in Biology and her holistic blends are the TRUTH. Not only Mind & Spirit and Hair, Skin & Nails herbal blends are available, but Yoni Goddess blend, Fibroid & Cyst blend, and many more delicious, holistic, healing blends!

Check out GoddessBody.org to try these, or any of the amazing blends available for purchase!

☮ XOXO A.T. ☮

This or That? Beauty Tag

Greetings Gods & Goddesses!

I found this really cool tag on NikkieTutorials and I thought that I’d share it with you guys.

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MAKEUP:
blush or bronzer – toughie…but BRONZER is more versatile (I love blush at the right times, though!)
lip gloss or lipstick – LIPSTICK
eye liner or mascara – EYE LINER
foundation or concealer – NEITHER (i’ve never used foundation & I only used concealer around my brows for a short stint)
neutral or color eye shadow – I use NEUTRAL more often for everyday, but I loovvve me some color!
pressed or loose eye shadows – PRESSED
brushes or sponges – BRUSHES (can’t go wrong with the precision of the right brush!)

NAILS:
OPI or china glaze – CHINA GLAZE
Long or short – LONG
Acrylic or natural – NATURAL
Brights or darks – BRIGHTS
Flower or no flower – FLOWER (or some form of design…on that index finger, or all the fingers!! )

BODY:
perfume or body splash – PERFUME (scents are better & last longer…especially when oil based)
lotion or body butter – BODY BUTTER (allll dayyy….*insert shameless plug for Goddess Body Mango Butter here* yummm)
body wash or soap – BODY WASH (unless it’s Black Soap)
lush or other bath company – right now its GODDESS BODY for my latest bathing supplies

HAIR:
curly or straight – CURLY (kinks allll day)
bun or ponytail – BUN (adds chic-atude in any situations)
bobby pins or butterfly clips – BOBBY PINS 
hair spray or gel – NEITHER
long or short – LONG
light or dark – DARK
side sweep bangs or full bangs – SIDE SWEPT (or my coveted middle part)
up or down – you know me, stay UP, highhh in the clouds ❤

RANDOM:
Rain or shine – SHINE (though I do miss the rain, living in LA 😦 )
Summer or winter – SUMMER
Fall or spring – SPRING
Chocolate or vanilla – VANILLA
East coast or west coast – WESSST COASSST (*sings* Cal-i-forn-i-A)

DopeChicStyle, HazelEyedBeauty, B.Younique, TheChicSavant, SageandClare, SownBrooklyn, TheStyleManifest….(and any other lovely spiiirits who want to participate…) …I DEEM THEE TAGGED!!! 😀

You are now officially commissioned to choose…”THIS or THAT?” ! Don’t forget to tag the blogger you got this from (me ^_^) and tag 7 other bloggers to pass it along to as well.

Namaste, folks!

Peace & Love

☮ A.T. ☮

Behind the Scenes: 3rdEyeVisions Shoot

Hola Spiiirits!

Ahhhh, Nothing like a good smoke after you know you accomplished some real shit! xD

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This past Monday Triiin and I got to work with the amazing William “Odie” Martin of 3EVLA! It was an awesome 3-eyed collaboration and we sparked one at the end of the shoot!

Triiin & I served as the models, hair, & MUA of the shoot

Odie was the skilled photographer

Jessica was the cool stylist

Jazzi was the awesome assistant

Take a peek at our makeup look below!

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More behind the scenes sneak peaks on Free Spiiirit Life & the Free Spiiirit YouTube

Pics from the shoot coming real, real soon to the FS Tumblr & all of our IG’s as well

Free Spiiirit x 3EVLA = MAGIC !

☮XOXO A.T.☮

Body of a Goddess: Goddess Body Wellness

Greetings, Dear Spiiirits!

Those of you who follow me on my various social media know that I have been promising a review on the holistic products Triiin & I received from Goddess Body! Now the time has finally come for me to give you guys my full and honest assessment.

But first a little intro to Goddess Body…

Goddess Body Wellness is a brand of holistic health & beauty products created by Goddess Angela Elizabeth. Angela Elizabeth is a Master Herbalist, Holistic Health Practitioner, & Spiritual Advisor with a Masters of Science in Biology. Through her Goddess Body brand, she offers herbal teas & remedies, natural skin & haircare products, plant based nutrition and holistic health regimens.

True to her holistic roots, her products are all-natural, vegan products.

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The Goddess Body products that were sent into our home by the lovely Angela Elizabeth were the CAS Toning Balm & the Yoni Oil.

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CAS Toning Balm: The CAS Toning Balm is a blend that clears and smooths skin, targeting cellulite, fatty deposits. The CAS in name stands for Coffee, Aloe, & Shea. The topical caffeine from the coffee widens blood vessels, improving circulation and the removal of toxins, fluid, and fat. Aloe is renown for its amazing skin moisturizing, tightening, and regenerative properties. Vitamin A & E dense shea butter is a superb moisturizer with healing properties for skin and hair. So knowing that these are the 3 main ingredients, you already know that this concoction is primed for greatness…and it did not disappoint! The product is packaged into a glass container. You get a pretty sizable amount of product, especially when you take into account the consistency which is thick but spreads easily (and doesn’t take a lot of product to cover a pretty good amount of space). The balm smells delicious giving the wearer a light citrus scent. Due to all the natural oils, the balm is oily on your skin if over applied, so be careful (but like I said you don’t need too much). Immediately after application, my skin felt soft and supple and remained that way throughout the entire day. After no more than a week of using this product daily, I noticed an increased natural sheen and glow to my skin. This amplified natural sheen and glow remained even on days when I skipped using the product. Though I don’t have a ton of marks and blemishes, I did notice the marks I do have begin to substantially lighten to blend more and more with my skin. I absolutely love this balm!

Yoni Oil: Yoni is the Sanskrit word for Divine Passage, Vagina, Womb, Sacred Temple…you get the picture. It’s our blessed and sacred lady bits, Goddesses, and yoni oil is a prime holistic asset for keeping the precious vagina working to Goddess-standard. Yoni oil contains a combination of oils such as tea tree oil and neem oil as well as delicious herbs lemongrass and sage. These oils and herbs (as well as the numerous others present in the blend) combine to create the perfect potion for feminine yoni health. The oil has the capability to restore balance, acting as an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal antidote. The combo also strengthens and tones the vaginal walls while encouraging healthy lubrication as well. It also can be used as a healthy natural lube, itself. With daily application, I observed a notable increase in the lubrication and strength of my own yoni since beginning to use this oil back in May. I feel that the increase in vaginal strength has caused my menstrual cycle to complete more quickly (since I can expel more at once). The oil, as well as healthy eating practices, has also decreased to the number of painful days in my cycle to one. Lastly it has a delicious lemongrass-y scent and can be effectively used on, not only your yoni, but your skin & hair as well. I haven’t actually tried the oil on my hair yet, but the anti-bacterial properties work wonderfully on skin (especially when a pimple surfaces up! It’ll get rid of that sucker in a flash). Triiin has pretty sensitive face skin when it comes to which products she can use and she swears by this oil for her face! This is definitely a new staple product in our lives.

These worked out so phenomenally, I can’t wait to try more Goddess Body products! I’d definitely recommend the CAS Toning Balm and the Yoni Oil to any woman ready to channel her inner Goddess! (Plus the holistic products are universally good for skin and hair, so men you can use them too!)

For more information on (or to purchase) Goddess Body products, be sure to visit the website!

Check out the Goddess Body IG page for information, updates, and sales.

☮XOXO A.T.☮

Photoshoot Phresh: Tribal Warrior Goddess Makeup

Hey, hey, hey guys n gals!

Today, Triiinity & I had a photoshoot with amazing photographer and our good friend , KwithyKat. It is our second photoshoot with Kwith (of many more to come!) and the continuation of the first concept we ever explored with her, uni-Goddess Ilati Masalu.

{Ilati Masalu: Goddess of Balance & Equality. Ying & Yang Fire & Ice Creation & Destruction There are two sides to this omnipotent Goddess. She manifest herself as two women who are themselves two sides of the same coin. Depicting her power over all Earth’s elements, she commands power over chaos & order, creation & destruction. She embodies the importance of perfect universal balance, knowing that everything has its perfect place and perfect time. Her symbol is Asar, or the all-seeing eye. Residing on the spiritual plane she uses her third eye, seeing in light & the color spectrum, to identify and rectify imbalances that reside in the physical world.}

The first shoot was this Goddess’s introduction. For the continuation of the Ilati Masalu’s story our intent was to depict the Goddess in different situations. This one…the Goddess in anticipation of warfare.

Here’s my half of the look.

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These are quick snaps before we started shooting and the best shots I could capture really quickly. Once the pictures from the shoot are ready I will add another to this post where my eyelids are down & the makeup shows a bit better. (Plus it’ll be in HD…ooh la la, lol)

For the warrior-Goddess look we wanted to go a bit bolder with the tribal so we made black face paint, using a black crayon and coconut oil, to create these dots and lines.

On my brows I used a Wet n Wild brow pencil in Midnight Brown.

For lid shadows , I used the Coastal Scents 88 Palette. Chapstick served as a cheap primer alternative and I put a bright base coat of  2-shades-brighter-than-flesh-tone eyeshadow on top of it. This allowed the makeup look to be stable and well-pigmented.

The lid colors contain yellow, red, and two shades of orange from the palette.

I lined my eyes with black liquid liner and for mascara used both Wet n Wild Mega Protein Mascara & Wet n Wild Mega Length Mascara.

Lastly, my lipstick was a combination of some brown lip base Triiin had from a past makeup kit. A brown lip color from Black Radiance called “Copper low”, shade 5023B and a golden shade of lipstick called “24 Carat gold.”

Can’t wait for the finished products of this shoot!

Check out more of KwithyKat’s work, in the meantime. 🙂

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Do you guys like my tribal warrior makeup look? Have you done tribal makeup before? How was it similar or different to this look? I love hearing from you guys, soooo let me know!

☮ XOXO A.T. ☮