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REVIEW: Body Beautiful On d’Avenue – The go-to place for natural hair care in Trinidad & Tobago!

 

While visiting Port-of-Spain over Christmas for some much needed sorrel, parang and hot sun, I paid a visit to the boutique on Ariapita Avenue in Woodbrook, specializing in carrying most of the popular local and international hair care brands. This is of course “Body Beautiful on d’Avenue”.

Upon walking in, I was immediately impressed at how much the store had expanded and the number of brands that they have added. As a matter of fact, I think they have one of the largest collection of natural products on the island, and rivals stores in the US for variety.

I chatted with the lovely owner, Alison Goddard, who emphasized that she wanted to give Trinbagonians quality, proven choices and she has included 10, yes 10, locally-made natural brands.

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Me with Alison Goddard, owner of Body Beautiful on d’Avenue

These include Happy Curls, Happy Girls, Kylex Naturals, Eco-Truffles, The Mixtress J Cosmetics and Yousentials. Of course you can get foreign brands like Oyin Handmade, Giovanni, CURLS, Alikay Naturals, Design Essentials, As I Am, Carol’s Daughter, Eden BodyWorks, Afexan and Shea Moisture (they have both the Jamaican Black Castor Oil and the Manuka Honey collections).

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Carnival time with Brazil by OPI for Spring/Summer 2014!

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Today is Carnival Monday in Trinidad & Tobago!!   It’s also Carnaval in Brazil!

In honour, check out this recently released nail polish collection by OPI, Brazil by OPI!

From PR:

Brazil by OPI brings the colors of tropical rainforests and warm sandy beaches to nails and toes for Spring/Summer 2014. This new collection features a palette ranging from bright hues of red, pink, coral, orange and yellow to earthy tones of taupe, sienna, mocha and jungle green. In addition to 12 nail lacquers, the Brazil launch includes a set of four limited edition Beach Sandies Liquid Sand™ mini neon nail lacquers in bold purple, pink, turquoise and yellow shades with a textured, matte finish.

“With sun-soaked shores, tropical fruits, and lush flora/fauna, Brazil is such an inspiring locale,” exclaims Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Executive VP.  “I wanted women around the world to embrace the energy and playfulness for which Brazilian women are known. Through the Brazil collection, with shades drenched in color and charged with shine, women can express themselves, showing off their sexy, mysterious, fun and exciting natures.

“On spring runways, models were seen wearing lots of black and white, with bold accents of orange and yellow and muted elements of taupe and clay,” continues Weiss-Fischmann. “Brazil by OPI provides vivid hues to add a pop of color to a neutral-toned wardrobe, as well as earthy tones that easily transition from day to night.”

Brazil by OPI is available now for USD$9 each and available at opi.com and at professional salons, Ulta and other retail outlets.

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"Whey de lime” Fridays!!

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Ode to warm weather!!!

Ah lookin’ forward to the long Labour Day weekend in the US!  Not too thrilled at the end of summer.  It went by so fast!!!

Also looking forward to celebrating 51st Independence anniversary of Trinidad & Tobago tomorrow!

What you doing this weekend??

Laters!

“Whey de lime” Fridays!!! f/ vibesy new music by @KonataAlleyne

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Allyuh, where we limin’???

Limin’, a Trinbagonian term for having fun, hanging out!  With good drinks and cutters (snacks)! Trinis will lime anytime, anywhere, especially after work on Fridays, as the unofficial kickoff to the weekend!  And this is a perfect time to launch my new series,“Whey de lime” Fridays!  I’ll be talking about things that I am looking forward too for the weekend, or things that I am loving or that inspire me.

For this inaugural episode, I am super pumped about my brother Konata’s new single, This Is The Life!!  This is real Island vibes, a chill Caribbean calypso song, that reminds me of home.  And I am proud!

Check it out!!

Also link him socially for more updates!

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Facebook

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Laters! #ThisIsTheLife

Carnival is colour!!!

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Carnival is mas!!!….Water and  powder…..We go paint de town BLUE!!! J’ouvert mornin’…..

The sweet refrains of Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago!! Yes people, is that time of year! Iz Carnival time! As well as Carnaval in Brazil and New Orleans Mardi Gras.

Here’s a carnival inspired look.  It’s all about the glitter!! Great even for kids and great for when you want to add a little sumtin, sumtin to the face!

The Look….

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