Everything is coming up ROSES🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

I get bombarded with the ultimate question, day in and day out…how do I get a complexion like yours? Although we are blessed with great genes, it takes a lot of work, trial and error. As a eczema sufferer, it’s getting so much better and my skin is practically clear!!! The one spot on my face is healing beautifully and it’s almost gone. I decided to share my Skincare summer secret with all of you…ROSES🌹🌹🌹

Since I have expanded my repertoire of knowledge regarding chemicals in skincare, haircare and makeup, and natural and organic food, the more questions my husband and I have received. Having said that, we will have exciting news to share very soon🌹.

As of this year, I only use Organic custom made skincare, in addition to a few already made products. My skin has changed and improved dramatically with everything that I’ve done both internally and externally. So lets begin!!!!

I have been fascinated by rose products since my journey began in 1999. I first used rosewater from a store thats no longer in business in Cambridge, MA called Hartnetts. I loved everything about the rosewater. In the winter months, I would always see my face as dewy and not dry. My esthetician also used Dr. Hauscha Rose Products on face from 1999-2004 and then I moved to California. Fast forward 2014…10 years later!

I’m now back to my old ways of revisiting scents and fragances that once made me feel so happy and loved; my love affair with nature. Shoshana is my skin care specialist who custom blends all of my products from Organic Israeli Labs. She works with Plastic Surgeons in Israel to handmake all of her products. Once sent to the United States, she then custom makes them accordingly. I asked her make me some Rose products and that she did; a face cleanser and rose toner. Boy, do they smell yummy. I really love this Skincare routine and I’ll share it with you below, as well as pictures.

There are so many benefits of roses on the skin.

Here is a link to the benefits of roses on the skin:


My current Daytime Skincare Routine:
Rose Cleanser, Skin by Shoshana
Rose Toner, Skin by Shoshana
Rose Petal Facial Tonic Hydrosoul, Evanhealy
Rosehip Oil, Sukin
New Skin Repair, Skin by Shoshana
Creme Soufflé, Skin by Shoshana
Veil Mineral Primer Broad SPF 15, Hourglass

My current Nighttime Skincare Routine:
Rose Cleanser, Skin by Shoshana
Rose Toner, Skin by Shoshana
( I also use this toner for under & over my eyes)
Rosehip Oil, Sukin
Mango Antioxidant Cream, Skin by Shoshana

Two additional products that I’m loving are Dr. Bronners Rose Castile Soap and L’ Occitane Rose Aurore Hand Cream.

Hope this helps you to achieve beautiful, glowy, summery skin!









Cape Verdean Independence Viva Cabo Verde💪👏🙌🙏👊

Celebrated 39 years of Independence at The Cape Verdeans of Southern California’s Festival in Cheviot Hills, CA on Saturday!!

I wore, yes another Maxi Dress. This one is simple and chic from Forever 21. I wore my Conta De Ojo (Cape a Verdean Necklace) and my beads from Tanzania, East Africa. I coupled that with a lot of fun bangles from the US and handmade from India. And of course my Fila Flops and my milkman braids!!!🎀

My makeup is the same. Alima Pure Mineral Foundation, MAC Gold Deposit Highlighter, I added Hot Mama Blush by The Balm and some green eyeshadow and Ravishing Lipstick, both by MAC.

Here are some pics and here’s to freedom!!























Summer Outfits on a Budget💃👘👗

It’s been 100-105 degrees here in Los Angeles and today is 100. The only staple I can think of wearing are maxi dresses. They are quick, easy, comfortable, chic, and super affordable. My maxi dress from my blog post from yesterday’s Summer Essentials, cost $20 at Kohls. Today’s dress was $10 from Susie’s Deals (discount clothing store which I love!) My purse is Vegan Leather. This is the 2nd one that I have purchased. I returned my recent other one after I found a deformity on it and got this one, which I am loving better and that I’m obsessed with! My Flip-Flops are Fila from Ross for $12.99. I saw them at Nordstrom and didn’t want to pay full price for them. A week later I found them at Ross for such a great price💲.

My makeup look for both days have been the same, minus mascara for today. Alima Pure Mineral Foundation, MAC Gold Deposit Highlighter and MAC Lipstick in Blankety and Twig (I’ve been obsessed with this color ever since my wedding day😜)💄

My hair yesterday consisted twisted rolls for a side 1920’s vibe!!! And today, I did braids on top of my head. This is a style in which I will wear often this summer. I put my EO Grapefruit and Mint Conditioner overnight and it untangles my hair, so this hair style is easy to achieve the next day. For both hair styles, they require lots of bobby pins!

Links Below:
Maxi Dress-Kohls http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-1697748/mudd-convertible-maxi-dress-juniors.jsp

Maxi Dress-Susie’s Deals http://www.susiesdeals.com/about.html

Fila Flop-Flops http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nike-comfort-sandal-women/3074755?cm_cat=datafeed&cm_ite=nike_’comfort’_sandal_(women):284553&cm_pla=shoes:women:sandals_slides&cm_ven=Google_Product_Ads&mr:referralID=4ac0f357-03c2-11e4-a825-001b2166c62d&origin=pla

EO Grapefruit and Mint Conditioner-Similar link here http://www.amazon.com/EO-Essentials-Lavender-Aloe-Conditioner/dp/B00520MPLK

Alima Pure http://www.alimapure.com/?gclid=CjwKEAjwre6dBRC94d-Gma7g3wcSJACNatZerBuTo7J0rDowwW5TMwpaIPTqOAW2GEnf_IkcBW3eAxoCVMLw_wcB

MAC Cosmetics http://www.maccosmetics.com/index.tmpl

Enjoy and Happy 4th of July🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸



Summer Essentials😀📁📄💝🎀

Well summer is here and I know that a lot of blogs talk about the quintessential summer essentials. For me, my essentials are very different given my line of work in music, community and PR.

Mine include Maxi Dresses, a Vegan Tote, Cole Haan Heels, Natural Hand Sanitizer, Natural and Aluminum Free Deodorant, clean makeup brushes and some other goodies🌸🌷

Would love to hear about your summer favorites!!!











You Asked, I Answered📄📁📋📚✏️📒


Finally got to some of your questions! So sorry it has taken me so long!

Originally posted on PunkysPicks...This is what Love truly IS ❤️:

Hey Everyone!

I’ve been getting a ton of emails from all of you that follow my blog, as well as questions from Social Media about my life, profession, career etc., so I’d thought I’d answer a few right here! Top 10 Questions answered from all of you!!

#1. Did I always want to be a musician?
Not really. I wrote in my high school journalism class and became a decent writer in college. I worked really hard with my English Professor who taught me structure, theme, story building and cinematic theory. It was then that I started to begin storytelling and I wrote my first song in 2002 after my father died. I became a songwriter and the art led me here.

#2. If I wasn’t a musician, what would I be?
I would be working in Dermatology, since I started studying skincare in high school or in the community…

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Date Night Makeup💅💄🎀

Last night my husband took me out for a Date Night. We started off the night with a graduation, then we went to dinner at Flemings, then we took a stroll at The Calabasas Commons and we went to the Cinema where we watched Edge of Tomorrow. We dressed up fancy🎀🎀🎀 and had a blast!!!

I got a lot of requests about my makeup look and was quite surprised actually!!! So here is the rundown!

Alima Pure Mineral Powder in Warm 3
Alima Pure Mineral Blush in Guava mixed with Desert Rose
100 % Pure Satin Eyeshadow in Star (which I always use for a highlight on my cheeks and brow bone)
100 % Pure Satin Eyeshadow in Maui (main eyeliner color as well)
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette YDM and Verve in the middle of my eye (I used this wet)
MAC Highlight and Bronzer in Gold Deposit (best highlighter and can’t find an organic dupe)
MAC Lipliner in Half Red mixed with Viva Glam 1 ( haven’t found Organic Lipliners or Lipsticks with staying power yet)
MAC False Lashes Mascara (I tried Physicians Formula Organic Wear and it was awful and way too clumpy. I’m gonna get the Dr. Haushka one next! My friend has used his brand since 1997!!!!)
My brows are growing out, so did very little. It’s always a transition!!!

Here are the links:



EatMeetnGreet…Instagram @EatMeetnGreet🍋🍋🍋

We have been bombarded with requests, emails, messages, text messages, phone calls, ideas, tips and tricks. Soooo….my husband and I are officially, EatMeetnGreet!! As we venture into this world of health, green living and more, you can now follow us on Instagram @eatmeetngreet. We have so much exciting news to come!!!

Thank you to all of my readers and followers for allowing me to share my world full of health, life and love! My gratitude is endless!








You and Me Against The World…

There is no one on this planet that I want to be around, more than my husband. He says the same thing about me❤️. He is gracious, kind, always thinks of others. The loyalty we have for one another, is just that…for one another. He is my best friend on earth, my most trusted partner and there is no one that I love more on this planet, than my husband. It’s me and him against the world, all day everyday. ❤️😄

#myhusbandismytruestfriend #loyalty #family #besthusband #bestfriend #mylove



Father’s Day 2014

Surprised my husband and went to The California African American Museum and to The Rose Garden. We had such a beautiful day and we literally stopped to smell the roses. Paleo Brownies from ‪#‎buttercellis‬ for The NBA Finals tops off the day! ‪#‎stopandsmelltheroses‬ ‪#‎rosessmellsogood‬ ‪#‎roses‬ ‪#‎fathersday‬ ‪#‎wheatfree‬ ‪#‎wheatbelly‬ ‪#‎paleo‬ ‪#‎besthusband‬ — with Marvin Speller.


Perfect Match✒️🆒

I’m sure we all go through fashion phases. Lately, however, I’ve been into “matchy matchy” accessories down to my pen. I can thank 6friarys.com for my pen and blame her for my matching obsession to it, LOL (kidding!😝)! But seriously, check out my bangles, from my friend Jasbir, who had them hand made in India, and my ❤️ ring from my husband. I love matching accessories for Spring and Summer.😘

Let me know what trend you are going for!




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