The Kalahari Desert is known for its magnificent salt. It is harvested from an area that has never been inhabited or used for industry. In the pristine Kalahari Desert of South Africa, three underground streams converge on a layer of pure salt deposits untouched by man. The pure water dissolves the salt and creates a brine solution that is then gently dried by the desert Sun. What remains are the pure, mineral rich crystals of Kalahari Desert Salt. Far from any trace of air or water pollution at the time the salt is formed, Kalahari Desert salt is often described as “a natural, unadulterated salt, produced free of harmful substances and environmental influences.” With the salt being as old as 280-300 million years old, it is also described as one of the oldest and most original earth salts. Continue reading
Seeing a gap in the market for products that celebrate naturally beautiful African women’s skin and hair, Ghanaian entrepreneur Korkor Kugblenu created her business venture, The Body Butter Company, that manufactures and retails indigenous 100% natural beauty solutions. Lioness of Africa spoke to the Korkor Kugblenu about her inspiration and her ambitions for her brand.
I love Grace Bol and her beauty is flawless. Since this is flashback friday, we choose to revisit an editorial of Grace Bol that is truly worthy of praises. In 2012, Grace had a photo shoot for a magazine called New Bella. As the cover model of the magazine, the images of Grace Bol were simply stunning. I love the way her skin glowed and boy is her black beautiful. Grace Bol represents Africa to the fullest and every photo shoot of her for any magazine is a cause for celebration because it helps to put Africa on the map as a continent made up of people with beautiful, black, flawless skin. Our fashion may not be fully represented in the global fashion industry yet, but our women, like Grace Bol are. Until we claim our space, we can work hard to continue to support representation through other ways, one of which is modeling. Continue reading
South Sudanese model Nykhor Paul recently gave props to one of the many cosmetics companies that stocks products that work for women with her skin tone. The message comes weeks after Paul posted a beautifully eloquent call-out of the fashion industry’s lack of accommodation for women with her skin tone, to Instagram Continue reading
I love Christian Louboutin and I applaud the brand for they way they have dominated the shoe industry with their red sole and all. Now, it seems that they are looking to conquer the beauty world with lipsticks that aren’t cheap at all. Continue reading
I recently came across Pure African Marula Oil which the beauty giant Sephora describes as a “multifunctional antiaging premium facial oil to hydrate, protect, and rejuvenate the skin.” While the description alone is enticing, the fact that it originates from Africa fostered my interest to learn more about Marula Oil. This post is not to deter the significance of the oil as many have stated that it is ideal for nourishing the skin. But in my mini research, one question that kept coming to mind is who is really benefiting from the sale of Pure African Marula Oil? Continue reading