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Brewing: My Likkle Tea Addiction

Brewing: My Likkle Tea Addiction

…I tried Likkle Tea for the first time. It is a Jamaican premium loose leaf tea company. Likkle Tea made me feel like a Pokémon trainer, legit I want to collect them all.

Jamaican Brand Review: Nature’s Virtue

Jamaican Brand Review: Nature’s Virtue

Greetings all! I have some new products to share with you, from the brand, Nature’s Virtue. Nature’s Virtue is a Jamaican brand that provides hair and skin care products, made in Jamaica with organic ingredients. They started producing the first product, the solid Hair Food, in 2014, 

One Coco: D'Havia Designs

I have a beach problem, to me it’s not really a problem, but here’s the real problem: for the beach you need swimsuits, I always want new ones. As a girl after my mom, I like getting new clothes, so I’d followed a lot of Jamaican designers over my years of being on Instagram. Today, I want to introduce you to D’HAVIA Designs, her XO Swimsuit is the newest addition to my Coco Basket.

I saw this swimsuit on the D’HAVIA Instagram page months ago, in the colour red, and it looked so good I just had to have it. Seeing that I’m on a budget, I took my time and saved for it; then the day came when I ordered it, in one of my favourite colours, Turquoise.

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It was months after I purchased it that I got a chance to wear it, but eventually I got to the beach, and I was pleased. It came in a clear bag that was super useful; at the beach I placed the wet bikini back into the bag for convenient carrying.

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Me at Fort Clarence Beach in the D’HAVIA XO Swimsuit.

Can you tell this is my favourite colour? I’ve had my beach cover-up for over a year, it is by Momo Penelli, and I had to get that colour. This swimsuit is a little sexy one and I like it, I didn’t expect the tube top to be that small but I don’t really mind. What drew me to it was the eyelets with the lace on the tube top and the sides of the bikini. Another point that drew me to it was that the bottom was high-waist and I had no bikinis like that.

I really like this swimsuit, I felt great in it, and it looked great on me. The piece was sewn very well, and I liked the D’HAVIA emblem attached to it, that showed me her work is well branded. A point to note: When putting it on for the first time, you may need help lacing up the sides of the bikini bottom. I’ll have to rate it a 3.5/5, because there is an inconvenience, after the beach I’d left my swimsuit to dry and I saw that rust began to form around all the eyelets and stain the fabric in that area. I didn’t expect that to happen, and I was upset because I love the swimsuit. It’s still tarnished right now but I will try a white vinegar trick. Check out her social media pages nonetheless because she has a plethora of designs to chose from.

 

Follow @DhaviaDesigns on Instagram and Facebook.

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One Coco: Quaint By GSC

Today I have another addition to the Coco Basket, it is a white Royal Dawta Crossbody Bag from Quaint by GSC. I’m not going around this, I love this brand, you’re gonna keep seeing it on my site. Quaint by GSC is an Afrocentric brand; 

One Coco: Ngozi

Ngozi Sweet Blessings isn’t new to my blog but her products have grown dear to my heart. This purchase was a Christmas gift for my little sister, a scented candle was on her wish list, and I got her this one. I’m waving the buy 

One Coco: Bayspring

Today I have the third, and final, item I bought at A Jamaican Made Christmas; it is a Bayspring Coffee Scrub with peppermint. I hope y’all don’t get tired of me and the coffee scrubs… I doubt anyone could get tired of coffee scrubs though, they smell so divine. I try not to drink too much coffee, and what better way to get a coffee fix? I get to smell it, and get soft skin, all at the same time. This is the third coffee scrub I’ve bought in 2017; and I’m proud to say they were all from Jamaican brands. I’ve tried a coffee sugar scrub from Morgan’s Creek, and a dry coffee & oatmeal scrub from I Love Sweetness.

I love coffee, cocoa, and vanilla scented products; and since coffee scrubs have such good benefits for the skin, I reach for that when purchasing body scrubs. I have other body scrubs that I want to try but I’ll get to them eventually; to keep within my budget and to not be wasteful I only purchase a new scrub once the one I have is finished. The Bayspring coffee scrub I chose is different because it has peppermint oil in it. This is the newest addition to my Coco basket.

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I like to use the coffee scrub before I shave my legs, just to get off any excess dead skin cells. I also use it on any random day, using a body scrub is like scrubbing all your stress and troubles away, it leaves my skin feeling extra soft, and with a hint of freshly brewed coffee. The peppermint oil gives a slight tingle, along with its pleasant fragrance; if you don’t like the scent of peppermint (that’s wild) I wouldn’t get this one because it is strong enough for you to notice it.

I give it a 4/5 rating: the packaging is nice, the product itself is great, I love how abrasive this scrub is but on the downside I think it leaves too much oil after rinsing. I would recommend you give this scrub a try.

Make enquiries to Bayspringnatural@hotmail.com and follow @Bayspring on Instagram & BayspringSoap on Facebook.

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One Coco: Sen Say

Today I’m telling you about Sen Say Soy Candles; this is the second addition to the basket from A Jamaican Made Christmas. I didn’t buy a candle though, I bought their Aroma Beads. You place them in your drawers (teehee) to keep your clothes smelling 

One Coco: Miss Dutchie

Hey! I know it’s been a while since I updated the basket but I went to an event called A Jamaican Made Christmas- this is an annual 2-day pop-up arcade with only Jamaican brands- and got a few things; I believe this is my third 

One Coco: Quaint by GSC

In all honesty I was hesitant to buy a bag from Quaint by GSC because I felt like I needed something more heavy duty. The more I saw the products of Gabrielle Clarke pop up on my Instagram feed, the more my worries faded. Her products were just too beautiful to ignore, the sewing looked immaculate, and the colours schemes I had seen just made a part of my brain happy. And so I gave in… I purchased a Mini Quaint Afrocentric Backpack.

I had some question about the size and the colours she had to offer; so one lovely Friday afternoon I sent her a DM on Instagram. I initially wanted a bronze backpack but that colour was out of stock. I gave her an A+ for great customer service because I had a million questions, especially when it came to choosing the print and colour, she answered each accordingly. Then I eventually decided what I wanted, I picked the pewter leatherette and an orange and black splatter pattern on a cream backdrop with hints of green. She asked for my contact information and finalized the transaction by emailing me the invoice. I paid a deposit and the process was underway.

Then I waited… Day in day out I checked the Quaint IG story hoping it would be ready earlier than the slated 7 days.  The days passed by quickly, and soon my new obsession was in my arms.

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I give it a 4.75 out of 5 star rating. I have two negatives, the flap for the small section of the bag could be a little bigger, and the lining for the inside of the bag is too large, so it bunches up a bit at the bottom.

Otherwise, I am quite pleased, the sewing is neat, you couldn’t tell this is handmade. The mini is the perfect size for me, it holds my iPad and a ton of things I decide I need to carry everywhere I go (shrugs). I adore the side pouches, it fits my small umbrella and a normal sized plastic drink bottle. I have been wearing the bag everywhere since the night I got it.

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Follow @QuaintbyGSCJa on Instagram and check out her online store to place orders, ShopQuaintbygsc.bigcartel.com, she makes clothes, hats and swimsuits as well.

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One Coco: Momo Penelli

Guys! Momo Penelli had a mini blow out sale, she had necklaces and two different sized earrings on sale. So you know yah girl had to run in on it. I love Monique’s goods but I’m on that tight budget so I will not be