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Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

NCDT (National Coffee Data Trends) have reported that as much as 67% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis.  That amount increases to 75% when determining the amount of adults who drink coffee on a weekly basis.  One lesser know fact is that the global coffee market is expected to reach 182 billion by the year 2030.  What is it about that little dark bean, available in so many varieties, that cause people to be unable to go about their daily lives without it?  It must be the flavor as some people swear by coffees made in various countries.  If it's not Columbian or Jamaican coffee, some will not even touch the mug.  Then there are the coffee chain fan clubs who must have their daily Starbucks or Tim Horton's signature espresso in the morning.  Let's be real, the taste of coffee isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when dark.  Quite possibly, it may be the alertness that coffee provides after consumption which have some people hooked.   The alertness and

Green News Guide Clean, Organic & Natural Perfumes & Colognes: A List of Brands and Companies

It’s Earth month folks! Happy Earth Month! This is one of the best months of the year where we spend most of our time giving back to our earth.  It can be difficult finding 100% natural perfume companies and fragrances.  After coming across a few articles over the years about natural or clean fragrance companies, the list is usually very short and there are only less than a handful that are spoken of.  The truth is that there aren’t that many that are out there.  Many of them are located overseas where standards and protocols for products designated for human consumption or usage are much more stringent and stricter.    Green News Guide has spent some time identifying natural, clean and sustainable fragrance companies in the USA and abroad.  I've compiled close to seventy natural or clean fragrance companies.  Many of these fragrance companies are committed to policies or missions that take into consideration the health of our planet.  I'm proud to present you: Green News Guide

Product Review: Glow Recipe

It’s Asian American month here in the states and I thought it would be a perfect time to review skin care brand, Glow Recipe.  Glow Recipe was founded in 2014 by Korean American sisters, Christine Chang and Sara Lee. The sisters desired to merge K-Beauty with the fruit based ingredients.  The skincare brand is fruit themed and every product has a specific fruit, which is at the heart of the ingredient list.  The fruits that are currently featured in Glow Recipe’s products include avocado, watermelon, papaya, pineapple, banana and blueberry.   It’s actually interesting how I became familiar with the brand. I came across Glow Recipe while in the Sephora location on Madison Ave.  I was looking for a serum and when I secured the one I wanted from my favorite brand, Caudalie, I quickly made my way to the line and there were a few bottles of Glow Recipe’s watermelon toner right by the line.  Very smart idea there Sephora! This is a great way to get customers to learn about new products or br

Fenty Skin Review: Is it Really Clean?

Rihanna released a skin care collection consisting of three products at the end of July after the success of her company, Fenty Beauty cosmetics. The latest product to be released in the Fenty skin range is the Instant Reset Gel Recovery Cream. The two products that I’ve tried are the 'Fat Water' which is a pore refining toner serum and the Instant Reset Recovery Cream. Fat Water is a transparent pink hue that looks like water but has a weightier volume. It’s easy to understand why this toner serum was nameD ‘Fat Water.’ Fat Water has a mix of fruit and plant based ingredients such as cactus flower, acerola and fig fruit extracts and even vitamin B3 (Niacinamide). After using the product for over a month, I can say that it certainly does not dry out facial skin and it tightens and diminishes pores with great success. I think Fat Water is an amazing facial toner!!! It’s skin refreshing abilities are superior to others. The Instant Reset Recovery Gel has a very familiar fragrance