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I want to Join BBWO to network, link and gain support from other women of color in business.
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Uniquic Boutique
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About Me:
I am co-owner of UNIQUIC. Our company specializes in one-of-a-kind fashion jewelry and home decor. As well as jewelry repair and product customization. UNIQUIC is your online fashion boutique. As well as the Co-Owner of U.N.O. a social and e-Commerce network and the Editor & Chief of SIMPLY UNIQUIC an eMag.
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We NEED your votes so that my niece can get a Gerber Baby Scholarship.  I'ts FREE all you have to do is vote click…Continue

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If Shoes Could Kill, Guess What… They Can!

Have you ever been shopping for a pair of shoes and say to yourself, “Those shoes are sharp, I would die for a pair of them.”, well you might want to rethink that when it comes to knowing what is good for your feet because they need the right type of care for your well-being.  After a long day, your feet are really tired and need some comfort because all your weight is on them, the constant friction of your shoe rubbing up against your feet along with the pressure of the shoe. That’s why you kick your feet up when you can right?  That’s why soaking your feet in warm sudsy water is very therapeutic and it has some benefits that keep you healthy and your feet happy.

Foot Bath Benefits:

  • Relaxes your feet
  • Moisturizes your skin
  • Relieves tension and pain
  • Helps to restore circulation

When your feet are soaking in warm soapy water it helps eliminate swelling which can occur in your feet after being enclosed in shoes (this can come from any type of shoe) where there is constant rubbing, pressure from standing and walking being applied to your feet all day. It also, helps eliminate bacteria from settling in your skin, from sweating in shoes where there is no air circulating which leads to foot fungus, blisters and other skin infections.

Handmade Salt Foot Scrub Benefits:

  • Exfoliates dead skin cells
  • Provides circulation
  • Therapeutic for feet
  • Eliminates bacteria from skin

Handmade salt foot scrubs are awesome when it comes to removing dead skin, gently so there is no scarring or tearing of skin tissue.  Also, salt is more course than sugar which helps remove the thick dead skin. Dead skin which remains on your feet after the foot bath may still contain bacteria which can cause foot fungus and blisters if not removed that why handmade salt foot scrub plays a vital part, you can say they seal the deal.  They are great for getting circulation to your skin cells to help with the regeneration of fresh skin cells.  However, when talking about salts there is a myth about Epsom Salt which says that it will relieve you of aches, ease muscle stiffness and cramping muscles, there is no link to Epsom salt doing any of these things to find out more click here.  

Don’t let kill yourself over a sharp pair of shoes, take care of your feet and they will take care of you.
Handmade and Natural Salt Foot Scrub


Melanin is a natural element that gives color or pigment to the skin, hair and iris of the eye. Cells called melanocytes, position right below the outer surface of the skin, produce melanin, which is in a greater concentration of people with darker skin. Melanin’s main function is to protect the skin from sun damage, but it also has additional benefits that are appreciated mostly by people with darker skin. Some of those benefits are:

  • Younger-Looking Skin

 African-Americans along with other people of color typically look a lot younger than their lighter-skinned and White people because  they have more melanin in their skin. The increased amount of melanin protects those who have it from short-term damage from the sun, as well as the long-term signs of aging, such as age spots, wrinkles, and rough texture.

  • Protective Function

Being exposed to the sun can have the potential to cause aging of the skin, and some various skin cancers. They range in their mild form basal cell carcinoma to melanoma, a more destructive cancer that spreads faster than milder skin cancers. Your capability to endure the potentially harming effects of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation rest on the quantity of melanin in your skin, which is determined by the amounts of melanocytes that are working actively beneath the surface of your skin, even in light-skinned people, the melanocytes respond to the sun's UV exposure by producing more melanin.  However, there is a limit to how much protection that melanin will provide and it’s much higher in people with naturally darker skin. 

  • Targets Free Radicals

Free radicals have been known to cause damage to human cells, it affects the delicately designed lipids that hold moisture in the stratum corneum (this is the outermost layer of the epidermis, skin). If the skin loses its moisture, it becomes rigid and cracks; melanin’s part is to scavenge the free radicals, preventing the skin from any damage. Sometimes melanin can be a bit too protective of our skin especially when it comes to problems beneath our skin.

  • Acne and Dark Skin

Acne is an overproduction of oil in the skin, the oil mixes with bacteria in the pores of all skin types and it’s tied to hyperpigmentation.  Hyperpigmentation is one of the biggest concerns for people with dark skin and it blocks the pore's openings causing inflammation just under the skin, which results in  anything from small bumps to large cysts. When you use a handmade soap and body scrub that has coconut oil in it, it will cleanse the pores because it is a natural antibacterial agent.

  • Eczema and Dark Skin

Eczema is also known as dermatitis this skin condition is categorized by an itchy, rash that comes on gradually and lasts a long time and it can be activated by stress, extreme changes in the temperature, dry skin, and allergies, or irritants caused by some skin care or cosmetic ingredients with synthetic components.
When eczema is inherited, it is known as atopic dermatitis,
it is believed to occur twice as frequently in children with dark skin than with children of lighter skin. Often times eczema is misdiagnosed due to the overproduction of melanin producing hyperpigmentation which masks eczema.  Inorder to treat eczema, it consists of detecting and avoiding products that irritate the skin, the use of a handmade moisturizing cream can help because it has sweet almond oil in it which contains vitamin E that moisturizes the skin, along with avoiding irritants. Also, use a handmade and natural body scrub to gently scratch /scrub the skin with sugar which is a natural exfoliant to remove the dead skin cells and draw moisture to the skin since sugar is a humectant to deal with the persistent itching of eczema. If eczema continues to persist, seek medical attention.

  • Melanoma and Dark Skin

Even though, dark-skinned people have a natural guard against skin cancer that doesn't mean it won’t occur it has shown up where the skin is lightest, such as the palms, soles of the feet, and around the nail bed.  They need to apply a handmade lotion especially to the lighter skin areas on your feet and palms so you need a handmade lotion that has avocado oil which contains vitamin E and is an antioxidant it will help keep you free from damaging rays.

As the saying goes "black don't crack", the the scientific evidence proves this saying to be true. So, be sure to take care of your melanin with handmade and natural skin care products.

Should You Use a Handmade Natural Sugar Scrub on Your Skin, Yes!

   As we enter the cold winter months we know that it is time to layer up our clothes to stay warm, but what about our skin, how do we protect it?  When it comes to our skin, it’s a different matter, we actually need to take off layers of our skin to protect it.  By taking off surface layers of our skin, we are removing layers of dead skin in order to reveal the healthy and younger skin underneath and a natural sugar exfoliation is the best way to remove that dead skin naturally without harming the skin.

   The thought of removing layers of our skin can sound like something that should be done inside of a plastic surgeons office, but the type of skin removal that we are talking about is very superficial exfoliation. The basic definition of exfoliation is to remove dead skin cells from the upper layer of skin to reveal the healthy skin underneath.  By exfoliating the skin, we help to make the topical treatments work effectively. On the other hand, if the dead skin is not removed it will not allow the lotions, creams and body butters, to protect the skin during the winter months because the dead skin is a barrier to the healthy, younger skin. Once the dead skin is removed the lotions, creams and body butters can penetrate deeper into your skin. And in the long-run, exfoliation helps to increase the amount of the collagen (collagen is a protein that is found in your muscles, bones and tendons, that help to give your body strength and elasticity) in the skin.  We don’t want to  go into a doctor’s office to get collagen “pumped” into our skin, why not try a sugar scrub instead?

   Sugar is the best natural exfoliant because of its natural features; one it is a humectant which is a  substances that draws moisture from the environment to help hydrate the skin and keep moisture locked in.  Secondly, sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) that penetrates the skin and breaks down the skin cells so they turnover to generate fresher and younger skin. Glycolic acid is used to treat skin that has been damaged by the sun and/or skin that is aging. The small granules in sugar are more gentle than salt and can be used on the face and/or body; salt granules are more coarse and should be used on the feet (the skin on our feet is tougher), if used on the face can cause microscopic tears in the skin.

At UNIQUIC, we only use sugar on our face and body scrubs to keep our skin looking young and soft and beautiful.

Read how great sugar is for your lips to: click here
Watch a demo of our lip scrub: click here

For more information on exfoliation and the benefits of exfoliating:

Jessica's Blog

U.N.O Uniquic Networking Online Is Being Featured On Spruz

Posted on August 23, 2010 at 10:34am 0 Comments

Our sister site U.N.O Uniquic Networking Online is being featured this week on Spruz community. Check us out here Also checkout our website out If you like you can register here… Continue

Unveiling our latest project..."SIMPLY UNIQUIC" our FREE online magazine

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

"SIMPLY UNIQUIC" is our FREE online magazine (click this link to subscribe) that promotes fashion, style, beauty and health.

From Ordinary to Extraordinary

Posted on August 11, 2010 at 5:27pm 0 Comments

Do you work for a company that requires you to wear a standard uniform. Maybe a dark pair of pants and a solid color top. Well you can add your own "UNIQUIC" style to that by acessorizing with… Continue

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At 2:03am on February 4, 2011, Marcy L. Fraley said…

Hey Jessica, thanks for accepting my friend request, as a member of BBWO "DIVA" Style Threadz is offering all members a 10% Shopping Pass toward any purchase @ our store, Please go over and check us out or follow us on our BLOG or if you are on  facebook join our fan page. Much continued Success to you and your business. God Bless!

At 6:29pm on October 16, 2010, Tamyka Washington said…
Hi Jessica,

Thanks for visiting my page and leaving a comment!

TheCEOMamma Network is a community for women entrepreneurs and business owners to network, share resources and build connections. I assist and teach women to build a business by utilizing no cost and low cost marketing strategies and tools. TheCEOMamma specializes in business start-up, social media marketing, network marketing and blogging.

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At 6:57pm on October 5, 2010, June Smith said…
Hi Jessica, I am following you on twitter. Thanks alot. do you have facebook? I am there too lets connect and make some business...We are all in this together. One Love
At 8:15pm on September 27, 2010, June Smith gave Jessica a gift
Hi Jessica, Back at you! Thank you so much for the gift, that was very sweet of you.
At 8:54am on September 17, 2010, LaKeisha Hankins said…
Thanks for the friend add.
Are you on facebook if so I would like to connet their
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Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
At 4:29pm on July 23, 2010, Penny Jones dba Zivalacewigs said…
thank you for the add.
At 3:57pm on June 6, 2010, GINA said…
Hello Jessica. I hope that you'll visit me soon.
At 10:51pm on May 15, 2010, Lavada Thompson said…
Thanks for the gift!

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