documenting my life, thoughts and tips, as a 20-something woman trying to figure out her life's true purpose

Monday, September 26, 2016

UKBOB x Cocolem

We have now been added to the UK Black Owned Businesses Directory. The official one-stop directory for Black-Owned businesses throughout the UK. Check out our listing here.


The Cocolem Team 

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Bonafide Supernova

With Fashion Month amongst us, all eyes were on Kanye West's #YEEZYSEASON4 showcase. I waited with eager anticipation to see what the Artist and self-proclaimed God would have under those baggy, holey sleeves. And then Kanye tweeted...

Read my thoughts on *that* casting call on Bona-fide Supernova!

Let me know what you thought of Mr West's tweet on Twitter


Rosh xo

Monday, September 12, 2016


As my "Top five skincare tips to have your skin glithening*" post is my most popular blog post, I decided to edit it for my Melanin Queens and Kings. Read my Five easy steps to have your melanin poppin! on MELINATED.COM. 

For those of you that are unaware of MELINATED.COM, it is a recently launched website for people of colour to discuss a range of topics from pop culture, social issues to science. Please do check out some of the amazing posts!


Rosh xo

Monday, September 05, 2016

Rosh Does - Fluoride free toothpaste

Around 2 years ago I stopped using toothpaste containing fluoride. Fluoride has been the key cavity-fighting ingredient (and the only one approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) used in toothpastes since the 1950s. However, there have been studies conducted that intake of fluoride can have detrimental effects on our health. In 2012 a study conducted by Harvard University and China Medical University found that fluoride exposure can negatively affect cognitive development in children with one Professor from the study stating:

“Fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury, and other poisons that cause chemical brain drain,”. “The effect of each toxicant may seem small, but the combined damage on a population scale can be serious, especially because the brain power of the next generation is crucial to all of us.”

Fluoride is a poison, and while the amount in toothpaste is small, don’t forget we are putting this into our mouth once-twice a day, 365 days a year and are meant to be drinking 8 cups of fluoride contaminated water each day (if you love that government juice that is).

And so having carried out my own research, I finally decided that my only alternative (or so I thought) was to make my own toothpaste. I combined coconut oil, calcium powder, bicarb soda, … and peppermint oil. I used this for mixture around 6 months and my teeth were the whitest they have ever been and my overall oral hygiene was on point. I later discovered the wonders that are Lushtoothy tabs. These small but powerful tablets have been a modern day god-send, they are effective, come in a convenient packet for stay overs and at £4.95 for 100 tabs are cost effective. I personally have seen improvements with the overall brightness of my teeth and cleanliness of my mouth.

For me these tabs are a safer, natural and an effective way to tackle big no nos such as bad breath, plaque and discolouration of the teeth. 

Now if you’re curious about trying natural toothpaste as I previously mentioned Lush’s toothy tabs are a good place to start they come in 7 flavours, my favourite is Dirty as it contains Sodium Bicarbonate which helps to naturally whiten teeth, my second favourite is Miles of Smiles as it contains the most peppermint oil and wild mint oil. Or if you’re feeling even more creative why not try experimenting with making your own toothpaste. Either way please let me know how you get on or if you know of any good non-fluoride toothpastes.

Rosh xx
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