Category Archives: natural resources

Let’s make a moisturizer

by Francine Holmes Changes in weather can wreak havoc on your skin no matter the type, that is why a moisturizer is so desperately needed. Moisturizers serve many purposes, they  soothe, soften and mostly create a barrier that protects skin … Continue reading

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Pray the Devil Back to Hell

by Francine Holmes I first heard of ‘Pray the Devil Back to Hell’, a documentary directed by Gini Reticker and produced by Abigail Disney, back in February 2014, when I attended the Athena Film Festival at Barnard College. It was there that I had the … Continue reading

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Natural deodorants

FancyNaturals Deodorants Our deodorants are natural, odor fighting, and most of all aluminum-free. They moisturize skin that is often overlooked. They are scented with essential oils so you can feel naturally confident and protected all day. Our deodorants are made … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Deal ending soon!

Thanksgiving Deal ending soon! Offer ends: 12/10/14 Hurry and Save %15 off any purchase of $20 or moreUse coupon code:THKSGV15

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‘I am a Liberian, not a virus’: west Africans hit back against Ebola stigma

With Ebola panic spreading across the US, a social media campaign aims to counter discrimination Continue reading

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#MoussercontreEbola (Lather Against Ebola)

By Francine Holmes #MoussercontreEbola (Lather Against Ebola) It’s the Ivorian twist on the ‘Ice Bucket’ challenge to motivate the African population to adopt better hygienic practices to combat the spread of Ebola. For those who plan on doing this challenge … Continue reading

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Gentle Floral Astringent

Adding one, toner or astringent to your daily skin care routine might not be such a bad idea. I have combination skin and use this recipe. Continue reading

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Mmire Stew-Mushroom stew

By Francine Holmes Mushroom sauce or Mmire stew [um-mee-re] is one of many staple dishes in Ghanain cuisine. It’s is made with fairly basic ingredients that’s are easy to find at the local market, including red palm oil, onions, mushrooms, … Continue reading

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Dishwashing liquid

 No matter how you slice it, doing the dishes is a chore, it’s the unpleasant aftermath of  your wonderful meal. I own a dishwasher but I do my best not to use it unless I absolutely have to use it. … Continue reading

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Foufou-Fufu or Foutou for you

By Francine Holmes Foufou [foo-foo] is a mashed blend of plantains, cassava or yams. Foufou is a staple dish for Akan people of Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire and other parts of West Africa. It is known under a number of names:  … Continue reading

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