Wednesday, August 24, 2011
BUT I do have a favorite:
Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Soap
I purchase from Target for about 15 bucks and it last forever because I only need about a quarter size amount to apply to my hair.
I will give a detailed regiment in the future but first I want to introduce you to some of my favorites.
Monday, August 22, 2011
What am I doing?
Well I mist my hair 2x a day with plain ole water. Before I start my day and before bed. If I feel that its dry, I spray it and put on a plastic cap. It really depends on how long I keep it on but I at least keep it on about 15-20 minutes. The best part is that its FREE.
Do I still use sealant such as grease, oils, or even moisturizer with oils and vitamins? Yes.
I mainly use shea butter as a sealant because I like how it makes my hair feel. its so soft after applying. I use moisturizers and stylers as styling aid for like twist outs and to use as a barrier when I use gels. I take vitamins so I don't seek out products that have vitamins since I take them orally.
I'm getting there with a routine. I will be posting some of my favorite conditioners and shampoos shortly.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Its a cupcake pen. No, I dont need on. My handy dandy ice cream scoop works just fine but I thought it was too cute.
And the mini donut maker!!!!! If you know be, you know that I LOVE mini desserts. Cupcakes, mini pies, anything bite size. It's just so cute so for 20 bucks. I treated myself. Again, I dont need it but the kids and I were intrigued so we splurged.
I will share results when we whip on this box.
Talk to you soon.....
The cupcake pen is made by Tovola and retailed at Dillards for 9.95
The mini donut maker is by Bella Cucina Artful Food 19.95
Monday, August 8, 2011
I love to read, I really do. I was thinking about sharing that love with you by sharing what I'm reading and what I think. I will be reading a few mini novel for a while. I am a part of the Kimani Romance book club and I am backed up. I have yet to finish my June collection. I not only read these collections but at the moment I have about 8 of those books to read. Once I check up I will be back to full sized novels. Please stay tuned.....
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Buuuuttttt!! There is more.
1. Understand your spouse is human and usually do not have super hero powers. They don't read minds and they WILL make mistakes.
2. Though I say its simple, marriage is all but easy. If you're not willing to work hard then its not for you. There will be difficult times in marriage but you have to work and fight.
3. Though I say fight and be willing to work, before you even consider marriage make sure your not settling. This isn't about dating but I want to make a point and say you can't work on something if both parties aren't committed.
4. The family that YOU created comes first. Husband or wife, and children must be your priority.
5. I know we all may have best girlfriends or guy friends but ultimately ur spouse should really be a bestfriend. You should be able to talk to them about any and everything.
6. Allow healthy and respectful "me" time. You are individuals. There are times that you may need time with the girls or guys.
7. Weed out the no-good friends. Some friends just aren't good for you or your marriage. Clean house of the trouble and drama.
8. Date date date. You dated before marriage continue to date after. No time you say?? Once a month, that's all I ask. Even if its just an hour on your lunch break. With kids it gets hard but there are things you can do. Put the kids to bed and set something up at home and allow some of that time to just talk and then do what you all consider fun. That doesnt mean it HAS to be sex. Though nice it but do something besides sex.
9. If you have learned your mate's love language try to accommodate it. For instance, when my husband took the test he scored high in words of affirmation, quality and personal touch. Actually those where my top three, as well.
Excerpts from the book.
- There are the other styles discussed in the book
Friday, August 5, 2011
- Is it right for me?
This powerful straightening balm with argan oil from Morocco makes it easier to blow dry your hair, while creating a weightless, humidity-resistant barrier to frizz for lasting smoothness and shine.
How do i use it?
DIRECTIONS: Squeeze a small amount of balm into hand. Rub hands together, work through damp hair and blow dry. For best results, use the Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine System of shampoos and conditioners.
- Well for those who do not like Cones, this product isn't for you. I like it because I believe that a Cone is needed in using heating tools in your hair. If you are moisturize well before you add this product to your hair this product will act as a barrier to protect the from the heat.
- It is thick like a good conditioner. I like the thickness.
- Did not care for the perfume smell. It wasn't my taste. I rather products that tend to be more fruity than perfumey. If that makes sense.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
In October, I will celebrate a year of being completely natural. I did my big chop on my birthday. After months and months of being scared, I finally straightened my hair and I was shocked. My hair went from a itty bitty afro to a little shoulder length. I didn't realize my shrinkage was so tight. I don't have good pictures but I will post what I have. I gave my camera to hubby and I havent gone to get a new one. I will try to have some more before a wash if I don't sweat it completely out.
I need easy protective style ideas. I can cornrow but not the greatest and I don't like spending too much time doing my hair 30 mins to an hour max and that's a lot. Soooo I will be exploring and experimenting and sharing. I am going to do one style on Saturday or Sunday and it has to last me a week. I will also update my regime. Yep, I have changed it again.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
|Picture via Fair loan Rate blog|
Remember for the week that we are on, that represent how much you should be saving. This week you should be putting 22 bucks away! Still easy right?
Week 22= $22 put away
|picture via Fashion 65 Blog|
I have a HUGE issue with this. When Aunt Flo comes to visit so do the zits and I cant help myself. Below is the solution they gave to this problem.
The Solution: Skin Care Expert and Celebrity Esthetician (and reformed picker), Renée Rouleau, says that even though you can’t always control breakouts, you can control what happens next. "A blemish usually lasts five to seven days," she says, "but the red or dark scar from picking at the blemish, can linger for weeks—or even months." Plus, as you pick and pop, bacteria on your face or fingers can inflame blemishes even more, making breakouts worse. "Your first step in your picking-recovery is to thoroughly understand these concepts. Think about if you want to have a spot that you have to cover up for only week or two—or a few months. Plus, a closed bump from a blemish is a lot easier to conceal (and less noticeable) with makeup than a red, oozy, scabbing wound. The choice is yours." And if you do pop, apply a spot drying treatment "to really get into the skin and heal up any remaining infection."3. Why are you keeping that OLD makeup. Throw it out. Read the expiration dates.
4. Start drinking your water. I am so inconsistant with this. Sometimes I drink a lot and sometimes I dont drink enough.
5. Stop doing chemical treatments at home. They talk about dyes but I can say stop doing your home relaxers ,too. Yes, I know it can be expensive but if you are going once every few months you can put a little money aside to let the professional do these things. People dont realize this is one of the causes of hair loss...trying to do something that you dont know what you are really doing. I find that its even harder to find a stylist in my area to dye my natural hair. So I am trying to go with semi-permanant until I can find a salon.
6. Nail maintanence...This is something I ignore myself. Make sure your nails are manicured. You dont have to go get expensive work done. But just make sure they are clean and neat.
7. Over-processing your hair. You hair needs a break at times. All the heat and product build up can be damagning. Look for protective styling ideas once in a while.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Hi!!!!! I missed you all!!!!