Category Archives: Health & Fitness

Start your Week off with a Healthy Matcha (Green Tea) Latte using Likkle tea’s Organic Grade A Matcha!

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Likkle tea’s Organic Grade A Matcha is back in stock and I love matcha!

See Suga Lifestyle’s healthy, dairy free, sugar free ICED MATCHA LATTE & MATCHA SMOOTHIE RECIPES here!

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***Matcha is ground powder of specially grown and processed Green tea leaves. It is believed to have cancer-fighting effects, may prevent heart disease and Type 2 diabetes and may encourage weight loss!***

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Shop the Website: http://www.likkletea.com

Instagram: @likkletea

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle; Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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Watch the JMEA BUY JAMAICAN LIVE EXHIBIT: EPISODE 3 on YouTube Here!

Happy Sunday! If you missed Thursday’s JMEA Show that Suga Lifestyle executed technically, Watch “JMEA BUY JAMAICAN LIVE EXHIBIT: EPISODE 3, THURSDAY JULY 16” on YouTube here!

Thursday night was the final episode of JMEA’s Buy JAMAICA Live Exhibit series hosted by the fabulous Debbie Bissoon.

We had a blast interacting with the owners and representatives of 6 great Jamaican Companies and our audience enjoyed participating to win Giveaways.

BIG UPS to Kande’s Delights, Starfish Oils Jamaica, L’Jhean Beauty, Portland Authentic Jerk, Banyan Catering, National Rums of Jamaica Limited with Monymusk Rums and of course, the sponsor of  Thursday night’s episode, Exim Bank Jamaica.

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EXIM Bank Jamaica:
Instagram; Facebook; Twitter: eximbankja
Website: http://www.eximbankja.com

See the full list of Contact Information and Social Media Handles for the featured Companies in the order they appeared on the show here:

Kande’s Delights
Kevin Dean, Owner

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Twitter: – @kandesdelights1
Instagram: – @kandesdelights
Facebook: – @kandesdelights
Website: – http://www.kandesdelights.com
Contact number: – 876-332-3234

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Star Fish Oils Jamaica
Stella Rosen, General Manager 

Instagram: – @starfishoils
Facebook :- Starfish Oils Jamaica
Website: – http://www.starfishoils.com
Contact number: – 876-908-4763

L’Jhean Beauty
Jheanelle James, Owner

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Instagram: @ljhean_beauty
Facebook: L’jhean Beauty
Contact number: – 876-396-7404

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Portland Authentic Jerk
Michael and Sonia Moodie, Co-Owners

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Instagram: – @portlandauthenticjerk
Facebook: – Portland Authentic Jerk Seasoning
Contact number: – 876-933-1792

Banyan Catering
Simone Banhan-Grant, Managing Director

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Instagram & Facebook: @banyancatering
Instagram & Facebook: @jamosaja
Contact number: – 8765458587

National Rums of Jamaica Limited
Mr. Craig Nicholson, Production Superintendent

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Twitter :- @monymuskrum
Instagram :- @monymuskrums
Facebook: – @monymuskrums
Website:- https://monymuskrums.com/
Contact number: – 876-929-6484

Please keep up with and follow Suga Lifestyle as I continue to showcase and highlight all of the innovations Brand Jamaica has to offer.

Thanks for supporting Brand Jamaica and being a part of the recovery!
Buy Jamaican. Build Jamaica. One Love💖🇯🇲

Happy Reading and Enjoy your Sunday!

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Thanks for Tuning in to Suga Lifestyle Executing JMEA’s Buy JAMAICA Live Exhibit Last Night!

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Thanks for Tuning in to Suga Lifestyle Executing JMEA’s Buy JAMAICA Live Exhibit Last Night!

Last night was the final episode of JMEA’s Buy JAMAICA Live Exhibit series hosted by the fabulous Debbie Bissoon.

We had a blast interacting with the owners and representatives of 6 great Jamaican Companies and our audience enjoyed participating to win Giveaways.

BIG UPS to Kande’s Delights, Starfish Oils Jamaica, L’Jhean Beauty, Portland Authentic Jerk, Banyan Catering, National Rums of Jamaica Limited with Monymusk Rums and of course, the sponsor of last night’s episode, Exim Bank Jamaica.

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If you missed it, see the full list of Contact Information and Social Media Handles for the featured Companies here:

Kande’s Delights
Kevin Dean, Owner

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Twitter: – @kandesdelights1
Instagram: – @kandesdelights
Facebook: – @kandesdelights
Website: – http://www.kandesdelights.com
Contact number: – 876-332-3234

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Star Fish Oils Jamaica
Stella Rosen, General Manager 

Instagram: – @starfishoils
Facebook :- Starfish Oils Jamaica
Website: – http://www.starfishoils.com
Contact number: – 876-908-4763

L’Jhean Beauty
Jheanelle James, Owner

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Instagram: @ljhean_beauty
Facebook: L’jhean Beauty
Contact number: – 876-396-7404

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Portland Authentic Jerk
Michael and Sonia Moodie, Co-Owners

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Instagram: – @portlandauthenticjerk
Facebook: – Portland Authentic Jerk Seasoning
Contact number: – 876-933-1792

Banyan Catering
Simone Banhan-Grant, Managing Director

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Instagram & Facebook: @banyancatering
Instagram & Facebook: @jamosaja
Contact number: – 8765458587

National Rums of Jamaica Limited
Mr. Craig Nicholson, Production Superintendent

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Twitter :- @monymuskrum
Instagram :- @monymuskrums
Facebook: – @monymuskrums
Website:- https://monymuskrums.com/
Contact number: – 876-929-6484

Please keep up with and follow Suga Lifestyle as I continue to showcase and highlight all of the innovations Brand Jamaica has to offer.

Thanks for supporting Brand Jamaica and being a part of the recovery!
Buy Jamaican. Build Jamaica. One Love💖🇯🇲

Enjoy the weekend!

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

If you liked this Blog, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.

Nourish and Hydrate your Skin with True and Natural Soaps Made in Jamaica!

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True and Natural Soaps actually started in Trinidad by Jamaica’s own Business man, Peter Bovell about 3 and a half years ago. Why Trinidad? Simple. He moved there after he married a ‘Trini’ he met at Carnival.

With his Computer business slowing down and believing that our daily routine of bathing should be an enjoyable one, he began his research. He got the Coconut Growers Association Factory to produce it and one of Trinidad’s largest, West Indies Traders Ltd., to distribute it. The soaps were marketed on social media and took over the market with their organic nature, made from locally sourced ingredients.

When did True and Natural Soaps come to Jamaica? May/June 2019

True and Natural Soaps have No Harsh Additives. No Chemicals, No Colourants or Harmful Dyes, No Animal Fats.

True and Natural Soaps have Anti-Inflammatory, Antibacterial, Anti-Ageing and Antioxidant Benefits. They are also known to treat Acne and Eczema. 

Suga had the pleasure of speaking with True and Natural Company’s Client Relations Manager, Tara Shoucair and here is a bit of what I learnt!

What is the standard price range for a bar of Soap? $200JMD for a single and $400JMD for a two pack on average.

How do they manage to make it so affordable? Their products are made with natural ingredients that are locally sourced. So they don’t need to purchase or source foreign materials.

Do they only manufacture Soaps or do they produce any other Personal Care products? For now just soaps, but looking to expanding to other products in the near future.

Suga read in an ‘Express Business’ publication that Expanding the line to Body Washes and other similar products may be in the future.

Are there any new scents or ingredient combinations on the horizon? There are many new scents available, but it is unknown at the moment which will make their way here.
At this time in Jamaica, we have:
Turmeric Citrus, Turmeric Aloe, Turmeric Ginger, creamy Coconut, Coffee Cocoa, Moringa and Coconut Charcoal.

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Which other islands can you find True and Natural Soap? They are not yet exporting from Jamaica. However, the soaps are also produced in Trinidad and can be found in Barbados, Guyana, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tobago and St. Lucia.

What are popular Stores/Supermarkets that you can find True and Natural Soaps? A Full list of locations are on their website (See below). They are a lot! You should be able to find them in a store near you islandwide.

Which is Tara’s favourite soap and why? She loves the Coffee Cocoa for its smell and exfoliating properties.

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Which Soap is the best seller in Jamaica? Jamaicans love the Turmeric variants and also the Coconut gets a lot of praise for it’s cool and refreshing feeling.

Which Soaps have Suga used? 

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I have used the Turmeric and Ginger, which has a fantastic scent, the Coffee Cocoa that exfoliates so well and the Coconut Charcoal, which my husband also uses. It provides the perfect cleanse and detox for your skin.

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All leave you feeling quite refreshed! I also can’t wait to try their creamy Coconut!

True and Naturals is in every big Supermarket and Pharmacy. Visit their Instagram Page (@trueandnaturalcompany) to learn about the soaps and the properties and benefits of each one.

Go and get yours today! #SugaEndorsed

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True and Natural Company

Website: http://www.trueandnatural.com

Instagram: @trueandnaturalcompany

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Suga’s #mcm gets Treated to Ettenio’s New Male Line of Products ‘For Him’!

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Suga is dedicating today, a.k.a #mcm to the cornerstone of Suga Lifestyle, Business Development, Marketing and IT Manager, Randy Burgess, My Hubby!

Men should get treated too! Thanks to the CEO of Ettenio, Antoinette Davis for helping me make my Hubby feel as special and important as he is!

Randy got treated with Ettenio’s new male line ‘For Him’ + the Comb and Brush set! He wasted no time to start using the products and he is enjoying all of them.

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‘For Him’ includes an Energizing Facial Cleanser ($1707JMD +tx), a Beard Oil and Hair Growth Serum ($1800JMD +tx), an Energizing Body Wash ($1400JMD +tx) and a Double Duty Conditioning Shampoo ($2000JMD+tx)!

Ettenio is a Jamaican brand coming out of Mandeville, committed to creating skin and hair care solutions using only high quality plant-based ingredients to deliver clinically validated beauty results.

Ettenio is also an eco luxury brand and are moving into distributing more environmentally safe, sustainable and recyclable products. The ‘For Him’ line packaging is eco-friendly i.e. made of aluminium, plastic free and reusable.

You don’t always need a reason. Treat the special man in your life today! Ettenio’s new male line ‘For Him is now in stores islandwide! Fontana Waterloo, Discount Beauty, Lily’s Beauty Barn, Nicole’s Beauty Supplies & Glamorholic in Portmore. Go get it! Ettenio is #SugaEndorsed.

Buy Jamaican. Build Jamaica 🇯🇲

Ettenio | Eco-Lifestyle Beauty

Ph: 876-625-1296; 876-448-2397 (Monday to Friday @ 8am – 5pm EST)
Email: hair.healthy@yahoo.com
Instagram; Twitter: @ettenio
Facebook: @etteniojamaica
Website: http://www.ettenio.com

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Thanks For Watching Suga Lifestyle Take It To Di Worl’ !

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Thanks so much for tuning in to see Suga Lifestyle take it to di Worl’ with The Vitamin M Suite on the Promote Her Network !

If you missed it, here is the LINK to SEE THE SHOW:

Suga on THE VITAMIN M SUITE with host, Kerry Croft! She’s Jamaican and she’s my cousin! So proud.

Tune in EVERY MONDAY at 8:30pm EST (7:30pm Ja Time) to get a dose of Vitamin M, that Melanin, to see Black Excellence and Black Entrepreneurship shine ! 💖🖤🥂

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Kerry Croft, who premiered her show, the Vitamin M Suite on the Promote Her Network (Roku, Apple Tv and Amazon Firestick) last night.

Also, check out the customised GW Art piece that had host, Kerry surprised on the show!

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GW Art’s Framed Acrylic on (8×10)” Canvas Customized Painting for Vitamin M (Framing by Frame Art Jamaica)

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By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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WATCH SUGA GLOBALLY ON TV TONIGHT @ 8:30PM EST!

Watch “THE VITAMIN M SUITE PREMIERES TONIGHT!” on YouTube here:

TONIGHT, MONDAY, JUNE 22 at 8:30pm EST is the Premiere of The Vitamin M Suite hosted by Kerry Croft!!!!

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JUNE is Suga’s Month!

If you haven’t done so yet, DOWNLOAD the PROMOTE HER TV CHANNEL on your streaming services: Roku, Amazon Firestick, Apple TV and non subscribed apps: Google Play, Android TV, Webtv, Apple IOS & YouTube.

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There will also be an AFTERSHOW at 10pm EST on Kerry’s Facebook Page, Vitamin M as she chops it up with her GUESTS from the 1st episode, GABRIELLE BURGESS (that’s me!) from Suga Lifestyle (Ig: @sugalifestyle) and QUEEN CANDACE from The Queen Blueprint (Ig: @thequeenblueprint) and her homie, TONE REDD (Ig: @tone_redd) who wrote her fire intro!

THE VITAMIN M SUITE – The chill spot where Black Excellence thrives!

Let’s Go!!!!

M is for Melanin. Black Excellence . Black Entrepreneurship . Support Black Businesses . Proud Jamaican

You will see some of the Paintings from GW Art’s NEW Collection!

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GW Art’s ‘Petals’- Acrylic on (60×60)” Canvas

Also, a customized piece for Vitamin M! Can’t wait!

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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THANK YOU SO MUCH to Everyone who Tuned In with JMEA and Shopped Brand Ja!

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Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga of Suga Lifestyle, showing off her Irie Rock Glycolic Detoxifying Hydrating Face Mask at last night’s JMEA Buy Jamaica Live Exhibit on Zoom and Facebook.

THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who tuned in last night with The JMEA and shopped Brand 🇯🇲!

Suga Lifestyle offered technical support, but I was able to have such an awesome time as well and I am so impressed by all of what our talented Company owners have to offer, especially in skincare!

Check out my very own Irie Rock Glycolic Detoxifying Hydrating Face Mask! Bring the spa home sometimes!

If you missed it, the video is on JMEA ‘s FACEBOOK PAGE, (@JMEALimited).The

YouTube Video will soon be up too.

8 Jamaican Companies, also members of the JMEA, showcased amazing Products & Services. Shop them internationally! QVC look out!!!

There will be ANOTHER EPISODE on JULY 3 with another set of fantastic local Companies!
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Stay tuned! Let’s support Jamaica and be a part of the recovery! Kudos to the JMEA for staging this virtual Buy Jamaica Exhibit 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👌🏾 #SugaSnaps
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FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM:
@irierock @ettenio @designs_by_marc
@kokobeenz @baughaus @cncwellness @honeyveraja @chocolatedreamsjm @debbiebissoon
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By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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JMEA’S Buy JAMAICA LIVE Exhibit is TONIGHT at 7:30pm!

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Join us on TONIGHT, June 19 @ 7:30p.m. for The JMEA’s Buy JAMAICA Live Exhibit with host Debbie Bissoon!

8 Jamaican Companies will be showcasing amazing Products & Services.

Get a sneak peek here!

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Baughaus Design Studio! – The Breadfruit Collection

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Kokobeenz!

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ZOOM REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL! TUNE IN in via LIVE STREAM on JMEA’S FACEBOOK PAGE – (@The JMEALimited)
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Be sure to tune in! Let’s support Jamaica and be a part of the recovery!

Buy Jamaican. Build Jamaica 🇯🇲
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FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM

@irierock @ettenio @designs_by_marc
@kokobeenz @baughaus @cncwellness @honeyveraja @chocolatedreamsjm @thejmea_ @sugalifestyle

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Today is the Day! Suga’s Birthday!

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Today is the Day! Suga’s Birthday!

‘It a keep!’

I am truly blessed to have my Birthday fall on June 10th, when businesses are reopening, persons are heading back to work and well basically, the country is reopening. I find joy in spreading positive vibes and even though some of us including myself may feel naturally nervous about what the future will hold, we are ALL moving forward during and after Covid-19.

Stay tuned to SUGA, yes that’s the good ‘Suga’ with no ‘r’, as I continue to embrace and PROMOTE local and small businesses with love. My 2020 GW Art Collection is ongoing! Thanks to all who have supported GW Art from the very beginning and especially during Covid 19. Looking forward to new support too, as GW Art is for everyone!

During Love In The Time Of Corona continues as I ENTERTAIN you with my Restaurant Reviews and other Culinary outings and experiences.

I truly feel a huge void without the NBA Finals on my Birthday, but I look forward to its return with other Sports and entertaining you with commentary and updates for them too.

As a Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist, I practice what I preach and I am pleased and proud to announce that I hit my ‘Dirty 30’ weight, also my Wedding Day weight once again!💪🏾 I am just a phone call away to EDUCATE.

Celebrate with Me!

Most importantly, please remember the Charity Fundraiser, Mariposa, that I am supporting for my Birthday to fight Childhood Cancer!  I am thankful to everyone I have INSPIRED to purchase Cupcakes and Donate to help save Rajé. Here are the details if you would like to participate or donate any day this week until Friday!

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Again, I am Thankful. Cheers to 35 and Going into Overdrive! 🥂

XoXo,
Suga 💖

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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