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Showing posts from January, 2019

Brightening vs Lightening: Same Thing?

No, sis! You know that dewy glow we get when we break up with a guy who was no good for us? That's brightening, your life and skin is brighter from lifting all that dead weight from your life! Girl, lightening is when you use topical or internal medicines to alter your skin pigmentation. Love your melanin skin in whatever complexion Goddess gave you!

Now sometimes we have blemishes. Kudos to those with picture perfect skin, but honey child, not all of us are as blessed! This is where skin tone evening creams come in. I suffer hyper pigmentation. In the Summer I like to use skin tone evening moisturizers. If you ever read the labels they are basically sun screens to keep discolored, uneven skin tone from further discoloring.

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I have all but ditched all my commercial skincare products because even the ones that claim to be natural are pretty much junk. I still cling to products, so right now I am currently using Earthen Escapes skincare products. I purch…

10 Signs to Cut Your Family Loose

I don't know who needs to hear this, but:
It's OK not to have a relationship with your family!
Woo! Now, say what? Absolutely. If your family is toxic enough to be detrimental to your mental health, then it is OK to cut them from your life. It doesn't happen overnight and it's not a rash decision. You are not a bad person for considering it or actually doing it. 
If your family isn't adding any type of positiveness to your livelihood, then it's time to cut the ties that no longer bond you. Being related by blood doesn't mean you owe them anything. Sometimes  your family can be your own worse enemy. 
Some signs it's time to nix it: They talk ill of your life boldly to your faceThey constantly compare your life to siblings or other family membersThey don't encourage you in what you want to do in your lifeThey don't let go of your past even when you have made peace with itThey don't ever offer a helping hand, be it a shoulder to cry on or financ…

Beginner, Seasoned, or Basic Witch Own It!

I recently read that being a Witch or practicing the Craft isn't synonymous with self-care and to think so is being a "basic witch". 😒 The thing I love most about the Craft, is that person could be right, but I beg to disagree.

Here's the thing why I feel like the Craft is self-care{to me!}: majority of being a Solitary Witch or an Eclectic Witch is that you're doing things for yourself. Be it to better yourself (hello Abundance/Prosperity Spells!😻), to banish bad people or situations out of your life, or to attract love. Even helping or healing someone is some sort of self gratification, amiright? You don't help for that sole purpose, but it makes you feel good.

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The person *did* go on to say that the Craft and self-care do intertwine from time to time, with this I wholeheartedly agree! The person just believes that the Craft doesn't equal self-care. [Craft ≠ self-care] 💁 IDK, to each their own I guess.

This ish is therapeutic for m…

In The Moon Apothecary

There is nothing more that makes me feel warm + fuzzy than getting packages in the mail! It's the best feeling heading to my mailbox to get my goodies. 😁 Better yet? I love shopping Indie because I'm supporting an artist and helping them to create more goodness to share with the world.

In 2018 I supported a few Indie brands, and In The Moon Apothecary was one of them. Raechel is based out of my home-state of Florida! When she posted on Instagram that she had this Uterine Tonic coming to her Etsy shop soon, I literally checked her account everyday until she finally said it was in the shop!

Uh, how adorable is her handwriting!? Seriously, her packaging is that extra that I love so much about shopping with small businesses. It's the small touches that go into the product that really makes it worth shopping small. Also the taste is incredible! The local honey added to it makes the kick from the Apple Cider Vinegar palatable. 
Head over to her Etsy shop today and pick something…

Abundance Oil Recipe

New Year, New Witch. I'm feeling like I could use another cleansing bath because I didn't eat some Black Eyed Peas like my Mama told me to do, because 2019 is already acting a little funky with me. I'm hoping the upcoming weeks will be better.

Sometimes we need a little extra oomph from the Universe, or some extra power to send our intentions and wishes out into the Universe. Speaking your intentions into existence is a great start, but it's also good to anoint yourself with oils.

Oils can be used to anoint yourself or to dress your candles for rituals and spells. The particular oil blend we'll be discussing today is a Prosperity or Abundance blend. I like to say Abundance because it's more than just monetary vibes I want to attract. I want good health, prosperity, happiness, all that good stuff.

Cinnamon - good for attracting wealthFrankincense - enhances spiritual awarenessOrange - welcome joy into your lifePatchouli - calms the mind and body When I make my Ab…

Book Review: Rectify by Jacqueline Druga

Some people don't like Novellas, I simply adore them! When they are well crafted and don't feel rushed, they can be an awesome afternoon or late night binge read.

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I first read Jacqueline Druga in a compilation of Zombie tales and really loved the tale I read, so I've been reading her stuff ever since. Her main characters are usually strong women that have to deal with real life decisions and situations in the event of a Post Apocalyptic catastrophe.
June is a mother of 3 and works at the local hospital. It's pretty typical and the humdrum of a small town hospital until they get their first case of CO-D4. Those who contract the virus are later called Codies. 
It's fast, but the government in her town seems to have it as controlled as can be when they put together teams of military men, or R-Teams. They go around town dispatching, or Rectifying those who have turned. There's even a hotline to call if you suspect a neighbor trying to take care …