Review: Peak and Valley Balance My Stress Adaptogen Blend

Balance My Stress® uses adaptogens to help protect against stress, and medicinal mushroom extracts and herbs to decrease fatigue, protect the immune system and improve blood flow. This adaptogenic blend of reishi mushroom extract, eleuthero root, ashwagandha, and cocoa is carefully crafted to promote overall well being. – Peak and Valley Peak and Valley isContinue reading “Review: Peak and Valley Balance My Stress Adaptogen Blend”

Review: By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery

All along I’ve thought, no matter what it takes, I’m going to make sure no one so much as sneezes the pollen off a single bee on that farm. It’s like I needed to fight for them the way nobody but Miles ever fought for me. But through all that, I think maybe I missedContinue reading “Review: By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery”

Review: Adagio Fugian Rain

Fujian Rain or Shui Xian, which translates to “Water Sprite,” is an oolong produced in a similar style to Wuyi Oolongs. Therefore they share some similar traits, such as peachy-honey notes and a mineral “rock taste.” Grown at an elevation of 800 meters, this high-fired, medium grade version results in a rich-tasting amber colored cupContinue reading “Review: Adagio Fugian Rain”

Review: Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Does she know of me? Would my father have told her? Did she share in his confidences? While the whole while he lied to me? Or is she the only one who would understand my heart right now? If I find her would I find a breathing piece of myself I had not known wasContinue reading “Review: Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo”

Review: Adagio Ali Shan

Ali Shan is an alpine green oolong tea from Taiwan. While relatively new, Ali Shan is one of Taiwan’s most famous tea growing areas, producing beautiful high mountain oolong teas from its misty peaks. Warm sugar and deeply layered floral aromas, with a melting, creamy mouthfeel. Mellow and light-bodied, this hand-crafted Ali Shan oolong isContinue reading “Review: Adagio Ali Shan”

Review: Be Plain Vitamin Brightening Ampoule

Daily dose of multi-vitamins packed with vitamin-rich actives, all working together to protect, firm and energize the skin over time. – Be Plain This is an incredibly unique product – a light ampoule that absorbs quickly into the skin, and despite it’s mid-price point cost (around $21), it packs a lot of punch in itsContinue reading “Review: Be Plain Vitamin Brightening Ampoule”

August Reads

August has been such a great month for diverse reads. As women in translation month (#WIT), August for me has provided another great opportunity to read global women’s voices often ignored by English-speaking publishing companies (who prioritize english-written works and when they do seek translated books, skew heavily male). In addition, I’ve read Radio SilenceContinue reading “August Reads”

Review: Adagio Keemun Rhapsody

Perhaps the most famous of Chinese varieties, prized for its rich, toasty flavor, mineral flinty notes and smoky, sometimes incense aroma. Our Keemun Rhapsody is a complex showing of excellent quality Keemun. Toasty, biscuity aroma with a browned apple sweetness. Earthy fruit flavor, notes of aromatic lychee fruit. Lingering perfumy smokiness long after the cupContinue reading “Review: Adagio Keemun Rhapsody”

Review: Cerave Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser

Developed with dermatologists, this 4% benzoyl peroxide cleanser clears acne breakouts and helps prevent new blemishes from forming. Gentle on the skin, CeraVe Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser helps maintain the skin’s barrier with three essential ceramides, leaves skin feeling soft and comfortable, and reduces acne without dryness or flaking. – Cerave I was developing a skincareContinue reading “Review: Cerave Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser”

Review: Adagio Black Dragon Pearls

Black Dragon Pearls is a rare, hand-rolled variety of black tea with a smooth, rich and chocolatey taste. Hailing from the Yunnan province, this black tea version of the popular Dragon Pearl is comprised of only the highest quality leaves and buds expertly rolled into a large pearl-like shape. Black Dragon Pearls are naturally sweetContinue reading “Review: Adagio Black Dragon Pearls”