My Favorite Stores

DSC_0087Happy Friday, everyone!

I’ve been trying to revamp my site and in case you didn’t notice, I now have a unique web address ( So exciting – don’t forget to bookmark it! Nonetheless, sorry for my lack of new posts recently.

I thought it would be fun to jump right back into the swing of things by sharing my favorite stores and websites to buy my every day products.  Enjoy!

Ricky’s NYC:

In my opinion, a lot of people think of Ricky’s NYC as their go-to shop for Halloween costumes (perfect for this time of year), but from what I’ve seen, little attention is given to the array of hair, skincare and makeup products abundantly stocked on its store shelves.  When I’m running low on my favorite DevaCurl products, want to splurge on a Butter London nail polish, or pick up some more towelettes by Burt’s Bees, you’ll find me in one of their locations.  If you don’t have one near you, check out their website and shop away.

Love their bronzer!  The best part is, it’s packaged as a cute little travel stick for easy re-application when needed.

Duane Reade, Walgreens or CVS:

Take in the beautiful SheaMoisture shrine at these local drugstores.  Recently, I’ve also been loving L’Oreal‘s Alcohol-Free Mousse.  Not as natural as other brands I adore, but the fact that it’s alcohol-free and my curls love this stuff, makes me a fan. The important message here is that more and more brands are starting to listen to their customers and exclude ingredients that aren’t beneficial to our health, hair or skin. And although I’m an advocate for natural/organic brands, it doesn’t mean that I, nor you, have to be perfect all the time. Just try your best to learn more about the ingredients and exclude what you can.

Vist this website.  You’ll fall in love with their packaging alone.  My favorite is the cream blush in the shade called ‘Lovely‘.

Whole Foods:

Whole Foods expands beyond a go-to source for food. This is where I pick up new nail polish by Mineral Fusion, my Sante eyeliner, EO conditioner, Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap and so much more.


Tarte Cosmetics isn’t 100% natural, but they are formulated without parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrances. This is where I go to pick up irresistible Tarte eyeshadow palettes or new mascara.  Recently, I’ve been obsessed with Josie Maran’s Argan Oil.  I apply this at night after cleaning my face and have noticed a huge difference in the texture and appearance of my skin.

What are you favorite natural/organic stores?



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