This is an update to a blog published on June 20 2016 called "Ori = Mind, Body and Soul"
Laolu Senbanjo’s artwork in Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” visual album has conjured up a storm that’s been rumbling across popular media since the album dropped Saturday evening on HBO. Vogue called him their “new Instagram obsession,” and ABC News held a special interview with the Brooklyn-based artist.
In a conversation with OkayAfrica, Senbanjo said he was invited by the pop star’s management to decorate her dancers with his signature designs for “Sorry,” a song off of the new album. “It was crazy because I couldn’t say no,” he said. “If Queen B wants you ... It was so unreal. I just left everything I was doing.”
Senbanjo cites his Nigerian roots as a major source of his visual inspiration, though formally, his visual references share affinities with Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. He writes on his website: “All of my work is heavily influenced by my Yoruba heritage and often...
They latest craze in spa treatments are Drybar Facials stores for people who don't want to wait for an appointment or just want a facial and that's it! It will cost you a bit, prices range anywhere from $65 on up. Plus additional add-on treatments and time allotments. The basic facial can take a short amount of time from 15 minutes to an hour or more. They want you to come in at least twice a week to see the real benefits.
Well you can do that if you want to. But infusionofsyles is not stopping you. It's ok to spurge on yourself from time to time. So we're offering this Summer our very own Facial Clay mixes of: Sea, Bentonite, Coral Kaolin Clay Facial Mask.
COMING SOON :Turmeric/Rose Clay are coming this Fall and Chocolate this winter! YEAH! The Mother of all is TOP secret! Maybe?
USAGE: Mix 1 tbsp in with water or hydrosol or honey or coconut milk or plain yogurt and wine. To form a smooth paste. Then take a make-up brush or clean fingers to smooth all over your clean face. Avoid your ey...
infusionofstyles is preservative free and avoid these harmful ingredients! ALL natural ingredients (some are Fair Trade and Organic!
STAY WAY FROM THESE INGREDIENTS LISTED ON PRODUCTS
Parabens vs. Leuconostoc Radish Root Ferment
The chemical ingredient: Parabens
Explanation: "Most people are familiar with Parabens. All kinds of products from skin care to hand soap to household cleansers list 'paraben free' on their labels, but not many people know what they actually do. Parabens are used to preserve formulas and prevent mold, and can keep products stable for anywhere from two to five years."
The natural option: Leuconostoc radish root ferment
Why it works: "The same bacteria that keeps fermented foods safe to eat makes this an excellent, completely natural preservative. It guarantees a shelf life of at least 12 months, and has none of the potential health risks like endocrine disruption and reproductive toxicity that parabens have."
infusionofstyles has a coffee scrub mixed with seaweed just for these benefits plus a cellulite fighter! Coming soon!
Getting your greens takes on new meaning when we start talking seaweed skin benefits. You know your skin feels great after a day at the beach. Salt water and humidity have a way of doing that. Now for reaping the skin loving benefits of a plant from under the sea.
Seaweed is making a real name for itself. Pretty much any healthy living guru will tell you it is a nutrient-rich addition to your diet. As with most healthy ingredients, skin loves the superfood, too.
Technically a type of algae, there are three main colors of seaweed - green, red, and brown. Seaweed powders and extracts are added to skincare products, like cleansers, toners, masks, serums, and moisturizers.
One brand that is completely behind seaweed skin benefits and uses them in product formulations is OSEA. Take a look at EcoSalon’s interview with OSEA founder, Jennifer Palmer, to find out why she made seawee...
Summer is here and those pesky Mosquities! Stay tuned and aware oh how to fight them naturally with this recipe:
2 oz. Grain Alcohol (120-190 proof)
1 oz. Distilled Water
30 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
30 drops of Citronella Essential Oil
3 oz. Travel-sized PET Spray Bottle (We got ours at Target)
Lavender essential oils are used by aromatherapists to treat burns and skin irritations as well as to promote calming , ease, often used to treat anxiety, stress, insomnia. Its antiseptic, analgesic properties, Lavender can prevent infection, promote rapid healing, is nontoxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing. Citronella offers a balanced lemon aroma. Citronella essential oil is used to treat colds, fatigue, headaches, excessive perspiration, has antiseptic, deodorant, insecticide, and anti-parasitic properties. It's nontoxic and non-irritant but may cause skin irritations in some individuals. If you are unsure, don't spray directly on skin, but on socks, hats and clothing. Avoid u...
NOW don't get me wrong, there's truth in some news ans others not so. But works for you may not work for others. All they are asking you to just believe in it and try it out?
In the last few years, crystals have become ubiquitous in wellness enclaves. Every yoga studio has clusters of them in corners, chic beauty and wellness spaces like at CAP Beauty and Taryn Toomey's studio have crystals inlaid into their floors, and celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Katy Perry, and Miranda Kerr laud the mental health benefits they get from their precious stones. Now, using crystals as facial massage tools is taking off. Celebrity facialist Georgia Louise, who treats the likes of Emma Stone and Jennifer Aniston, created her own rose quartz tool called the Lift + Sculpt Butterfly Stone for puffiness- and wrinkle-reducing face massage; the Chinese medicine massage technique of gua sha using flat-shaped precious stones is rapidly becoming a beloved technique among holistic faciali...
Juicing has been the lastest food craze for a white now! So juice to eat fresh and be healthy. Now what goes inside can be used for the outside and remember to used natural ingredients without preservatives and other fake ingredients .
Yay, green juice! Said no one ever. What if we call it gorgeous green juice? That makes it a lot better, trust me. So what makes this green juice "gorgeous?" The vitamins that are in it have benefits for your hair, skin, nails and body! I also felt energetic after drinking it, which made a complete difference in my workout. Try it with this simple recipe below.
WHAT YOU NEED
2 handfuls of spinach
2 stalks of celery
1 Granny Smith apple
WHAT TO DO
Juice the veggies first, then the apple. Apples add natural sugar but if you do one-half of the apple at a time, you might realize you don't even need the entire thing! I used a low-speed juicer, similar to the Omega J8006 Nutrition Center, to preserve as many nutrients as possible.
Ya, know how I love to travel the world. Well here's some more unique hotel lounging you might what to seek out outside the block!
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
Taking farm-to-fork hotels a step further, Mexico’s Acre is going farm to fork to… frond. Having already transformed 25 acres of farmland into an open-air restaurant and cocktail bar experimenting with local Baja ingredients and forgotten Mexican spirits, from winter 2017 Acre will be encouraging guests to look up from their plates (and those #tileaddict-worthy floors) to 12 new treehouses nestled in its palm forest. (That’s if you can make it up the stairs following the obligatory tequila shots and Baja fish tacos….)
Papaya Playa Project
Originally a Design Hotels pop-up and now a permanent fixture on the Tulum coast, this 85-cabaña hotel is (quite literally) branching out with a new treehouse hideaway in the Mexican jungle. Constructed according to traditional Mayan techniques and modern eco-design, the hou...
You didn't tell have to tell me (infusionofstlyes) about just taking a bath. Warm/Hot and just right. Just take any type of bath and add some milk, flowers, essential oils, tea, ACV, sea salt, epsom salt and infusionofSTYLESproduct:Zulaikha Body Care Spa Gift Set. Making the bath time ritual experience extra, extra moisturizing and luxurious for your body. The experts are trying to say it maybe better than exercising.
Yeah right! But it is truly a relaxing comforting zen experience. I'll say!
This is not a drill. A steamy bath could have a couple of health benefits similar to those produced by exercise, according to a recent study.
Research published in the journal Temperature found that an hour-long soak in hot water produced similar anti-inflammatory and blood sugar responses as 60 minutes of moderate physical activity.
Sound too good to be true? While the research on these effects is still preliminary, there is a plausible explanation for this.
Yes, we're grilled/broiled veggies and fruits but grapefruit. So will try this.
3 Ruby Red grapefruits, halved horizontally
¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon Maldon salt or other large-flake salt
Preheat the broiler with a rack about 4 inches from the heat. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil. (This isn’t totally necessary – the grapefruit won’t really stick to the pan – but it makes for the easiest cleanup.)
Place the grapefruit halves, cut side up, on the prepared sheet pan. Use a small paring knife or curved grapefruit knife to section the grapefruits, cutting around the outer membrane to separate it from the flesh, and between individual sections.
Mix together the brown sugar and ground cardamom in a small bowl. Sprinkle each grapefruit half with the sugar mixture, dividing it evenly. Sprinkle the salt atop the sugared grapefruit.
Broil the grapefruit, keeping a close eye on the pan and rotating it if needed, until...