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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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Thanks for Tuning in to Suga Lifestyle Executing JMEA’s Buy JAMAICA Live Exhibit Episode 2 Last Night!

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Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga with husband, Randy Burgess of Suga Lifestyle.

Teamwork makes the Dream Work!

We had so much fun and it is always eye opening to see all of what we have being manufactured in our little island of Jamaica. Such talent and innovation. It was another great line up of Jamaican Companies, big and small, showcasing amazing Products & Services in addition to issuing GIVEAWAYS!

See a few snaps from the show and the Company owners and representatives here!

1) DE LA ENZIE ESSENTIALS LTD. (Ig: @delaenzieessentials) – All the essential oils you need IN LIFE! No need for a smelly Tiger Balm when there is Pain Out that acts in 10-15minutes!

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Dr Chenielle Delahaye-McKenzie (Founder/Owner)

2) JP TROPICAL FOODS LTD. (Ig: @tortugarumcakesjamaica; @jpstmarys) – Ready to eat, travel size Banana Bread and more! Guess what! More Chips are going in the St. Mary’s Bag too!

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Jermaine Robinson (Group Commercial Manager)

3) JAH JIREH HERBAL LTD. (Fb: Jah-Jireh Herbal) – The company that started from divine intervention that is now healing persons globally! They have a line of products to help patients fight Covid-19 too!

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Martello Melville (Chief Executive Officer)

4) P.A. BENJAMIN MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD. (Ig: @benjaminsjamaica): Did you know they are coming out with a clear Vanilla and they have an entire line of Personal & Body Care Products?! Castor Oil, Shampoos and more!

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Mrs Michelle Valentine (Marketing Manager)

Thank You Slide- Companies_ Sponsors (Epi 2)

Debbie Bissoon was a fantastic host as usual and please look forward to the next and likely the last episode of JMEA’s Buy Jamaica Live Exhibit series, THURSDAY, JULY 16th!!!

You don’t want to miss it! Be sure to tune in! Let’s support Jamaica and be a part of the recovery!

Buy Jamaican. Build Jamaica 🇯🇲

XoXo,
Suga 💖

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

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Suga Executes JMEA’s Buy JAMAICA Live Exhibit Episode 2 Tonight! TUNE IN!

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We’re Back for Episode 2!

Suga Lifestyle executes JMEA’s Buy JAMAICAN Live Exhibit with host, Debbie Bissoon TONIGHT @ 7:30pm!

It promises to be another great line up of Jamaican Companies, big and small, showcasing amazing Products & Services.

TONIGHT WILL FEATURE:
1) DE LA ENZIE ESSENTIALS LTD. (Ig: @delaenzieessentials) – All the essential oils you need IN LIFE! No need for a smelly Tiger Balm when there is Pain Out that acts in….minutes! Ha ha Tune in later to know that!

2) JP TROPICAL FOODS LTD. (Ig: @tortugarumcakesjamaica; @jpstmarys) – Ready to eat, travel size Banana Bread? Really?!

3) JAH JIREH HERBAL LTD. (Fb: Jah-Jireh Herbal) – The company that started from divine intervention that is now healing persons globally!

4) P.A. BENJAMIN MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD. (Ig: @benjaminsjamaica) – Bakers! They have something NEW for you! And did you know they have an entire line of Personal & Body Care Products?!

Get a Sneak Peek here!

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…and of course, there will be GIVEAWAYS!

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***HOW TO REGISTER***

Click the LINK below to Register via ZOOM! *Limited Space Available*

https://form.jotform.com/201777612150854

OR
Tune in via Live Stream on @thejmea_ ‘s Facebook Page -(@JMEALimited)

Be sure to Tune in! Let’s support Jamaica and be a part of the recovery!

Buy Jamaican. Build Jamaica 🇯🇲

XoXo,
Suga 💖

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

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Handmade, Stacked Beads from Beauty and the Beads Ja!

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Check out my Stack of Beads from Beauty and the Beads Ja! They have every colour scheme you can think of. Check them out today!

Beauty and the Beads Ja

Ph: 876-381-1117

Email: beautyandthebeadsja@gmail.com

Instagram: @beautyandthebeadsja

Buy Local, Buy Jamaican 🇯🇲

XoXo,
Suga 💖

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

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Suga Dines Out with one of her Suga Babies at Jamaica Liquor Warehouse!

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Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga with Suga Baby, Tricia O’Connor last Saturday at Jamaica Liquor Warehouse.

Suga has been celebrating her Birthday ALL Month long. JUNE, the month when we can go back outside, is definitely worth celebrating!

I had to make a stop Jamaica Liquor Warehouse for a little Birthday treat. Thank you! 💖

I had their house faves, the Loaded Fries w/ Tomatoes, Onions & Cheese ($1000JMD+tx), Waffles w/ Crispy Chicken & spicy Maple Syrup ($1500JMD+tx) – one of the Best around town and their Frozen Mint Lemonade ($500JMD+tx).

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Loaded Fries and Crushed Green Plantain Bruschetta!
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Crispy Chicken and Waffles with spicy maple syrup ($1500JMD+tx)

My Suga Baby, Tricia O’Connor, also a regular at Jamaica Liquor Warehouse and supporter of Suga Lifestyle’s initiatives enjoyed her crushed Green Plantain Bruschetta and had a decent Quinoa Salad with Chicken ($2000JMD+tx).

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Quinoa Salad with Chicken ($2000JMD+tx)

I am happy to see Jamaica Liquor Warehouse fully open again.

Check out their current Opening Hours and Menu here:

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***They are also offering a Graduation Special for 4 for $10,500 tx incl. on Tuesdays and Thursdays!***

Give them a visit! Cheers!

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Frozen Mint Lemonade ($500JMD+tx)

Jamaica Liquor Warehouse, Deli & Bar

Location: 17 Lindsay Crescent, Kingston

Ph: 876-925-9427

Instagram: @jamaicaliquorwarehouse

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

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Join the JMEA for Episode 2 of the Buy JAMAICAN Live Exhibit this FRIDAY Night!

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Join the JMEA for Episode 2 of the Buy JAMAICAN Live Exhibit with Host, Debbie Bissoon this FRIDAY, July 3, 2020 @ 7:30pm!

Episode 2 promises to be another great line up of Jamaican Companies showcasing amazing Products & Services.

***HOW TO REGISTER***

Click the LINK below to Register via ZOOM *Spaces Limited*:

OR

Tune in via Live Stream on JMEA’s FACEBOOK PAGE -(@JMEALimited)

Be sure to tune in! Let’s support Jamaica and be a part of the recovery!

Buy Jamaican. Build Jamaica. 🇯🇲

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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HAPPY MONDAY! Suga closed out Birthday Week with Brunch at The Jamaica Pegasus !

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Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga

Sunday Brunch is back at The Jamaica Pegasus !!! Dining at The Blue Window yesterday was the perfect closing to Suga’s Birthday week, as they always make me feel right at home. Ask for Marcia when you go!

General Manager, Peter Hilary as well as Assistant Food and Beverage Manager, Mikhailla Robinson were present throughout to ensure Brunch service ran smoothly and interacted with Diners.

All Sanitary Protocols were observed. Diners sanitized before entry, all staff members were masked, the tables were adequately spaced and were set after diners were seated and we had to be served by staff at the Buffet. Chafing dishes were kept closed if no diners were ready to be served and opened towards the server. Wearing of masks by diners around the Buffet station was mandatory. #SugaSnaps

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We were offered rich Jamaican Hot Chocolate and Soup first, then could go to the Buffet that offered delicious Jamaican fare in addition to the Carving station, Salad bar, Crepe/Waffle station and Dessert station. A glass of Fruit Juice was also included.

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Carving Station
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Fresh Fruits
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Salad Station
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Salad Station
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Dessert Station

Everything was on point, but highlights for Suga were the juicy, tender Oxtail, Crackling Roasted Pork that Executive Chef, Mark Cole says is in high demand and understandably so and those delightful jelly-filled doughnuts!

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To top things off, I got a ‘Happy Birthday’ Serenade along with a slice of rich, moist Chocolate Cake! Thank you!

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Stay tuned for more of Suga’s Culinary Escapades for her Birthday Week!

Watch “Sunday Brunch is Back at The Jamaica Pegasus!” By Suga Lifestyle on YouTube here:

Music by: Richard Foulkes at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

Brunch is 11:30am to 3pm and is just $3500JMD per person, subject to tx & Service Charge. *Reservations required* #SugaEndorsed

Check out Brunch for Father’s Day!

The Blue Window at The Jamaica Pegasus will be hosting Brunch for Father’s Day next Sunday in 2 separate rooms, with limited availability. So reservations are recommended, but Take Out Specials are also available.

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The Blue Window Restaurant, Jamaica Pegasus

Location: 81 Knutsford Blvd., Kingston 5

Ph: 876-926-3691 

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

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LOCAL CHOCOLATIER NEWS!!!

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🇯🇲 LOCAL CHOCOLATIER NEWS!!! 🍫

Pure Chocolate Company (Instagram: @purechocolatecompany) Chocolate Bars are NOW AVAILABLE at The Commissary Ja (Instagram: @thecommisaryja) kiosk at Devon House every Wednesday to Sunday from 12noon to 5pm!

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Chocollor Chocolate (Instagram: @chocollorchocolate) Bars are NOW AVAILABLE at Select Grocers Supermarket, Upper Manor Park Plaza and Lee’s Food Fair Supermarket on Red Hills Road!

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Mount Pleasant Farm Chocolatiers (Instagram: mountpleasantchocolatiers) have NEW PACKAGING for their Chocolate Bars! See the new packaging and what else they have to offer here!

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Cafe Blue Jamaica (Instagram: @cafeblueja) has their Chocolate Bars and other branded products in Saint T Florals (Instagram: @sainttflorals) Gift Boxes AVAILABLE for Father’s Day!

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Go get your Chocolate! Our Jamaican Chocolate! 🍫

Buy Local, Buy Jamaican. Support our local Cocoa Farmers 🇯🇲

XoXo,
Suga 💖

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

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TGIF to Drinks last Weekend by the Poolside Bar at The Jamaica Pegasus!

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Kareem Tomlinson, Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga, Michael Campbell and Jhanille Brooks enjoying Drinks by the Poolside Bar at The Jamaica Pegasus last Saturday, May 30, 2020.

I finally got a few friends to come and have some drinks with me in the open air by the Poolside Bar at The Jamaica Pegasus!

We observed social distancing as much as possible, our waitress was attentive and wore her mask and we wore ours to enter and leave. They gave us cute poolside table lamps too!

The Poolside Bar was actually closed a little earlier that day, but they had no issues facilitating our preference to be in open air and brought drinks down to us from The Blend Bar upstairs.

It was surely a nostalgic feeling to pour Drinks at a bar and ask my friends to pass the ice bucket with their clean hands. Then drink with just enough time to make curfew 😉 As Restaurants and Bars slowly start to reopen, thanks to The Jamaica Pegasus for never closing their doors with all necessary protocols observed, remaining Kingston’s preferred Hotel. We appreciate you👌🏾🍻 #SugaSnaps #SugaEndorsed 

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

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