I am seriously trying to play catch up, but here a review of the fractionated coconut oil.
I have natural hair (no chemicals) and so I am all too familiar with various oils out there that can be used in the hair and/or on the body. I was glad when I was chosen to review the product which I will continue to use. Coconut is one oil that I usually mix with other oils and use it in my hair. I chose to use this primarily in my hair especially in the scalp and as a sealant. I found that it is extremely light and it does absorb in the hair and on the skin relatively easily and quickly. In addition, I used it to rub in the palms of my hands before I untwisted my twists.
See pics below:
After the application to my hair, it was soft for quite a while (a good couple of days), which is good for me. Usually my hair feels dry and brittle, but this coconut oil worked for me.
For those of you that do not like the smell of coconut, this brand does not have a scent. If it does, it is very very lite. If you like the scent of coconut then you will disappointed because this product does not have it.
This sample was supplied to me in exchange my honest and unbiased review.
I am back with another hair video, but this one is dealing with deep conditioning and using apple cider vinegar. Since I had not washed my hair in about 3 weeks or so which is totally odd for me, because I try to wash it every off day, but I have been slipping between the move and having to have to be in various trainings at work, I decided to give myself a deep conditioning and use some apple cider in my hair.
For those of you that do not know, apple cider vinegar rinses are used to add shine/sheen to your hair. I personally do 100% apple cider (no dilution) and then after it is left in for about 30 minutes or so, I rinse it with cool water and that helps with the shine. I am not saying it will not have some shine to it if you rinse it with warm or hot water, but I have always used cool water and it seemed to work for me.
Here is a short video as well as a picture of after the twist and just the 1st separation of the twists.
Good morning ladies/gents.
I have been truly slacking on the hair portion of the blog and my hubby reminded me of that. Thank you handsome. (Muah)
Here is just a quick video that I did on detangling my 4c hair. It is pretty easy to do once you do it a couple of times.
Thank you so much for watching and if you have questions, please feel free to ask me.
You see we were on this quest to find a nice house in a nice area for not as much money we were coughing up for the past year. We want to own our own house again, so in order to do that we had to decide to save money somewhere somehow.
I am not sure how many of you out there have done this, but to help us save money we moved to a house in an area that is not so expensive, but guess what??!!
Are you guessing? If you said, “You had to move further out.” You would have been right and here is your gold star.
We have officially moved to a place that has officially increased the amount of time I am driving to work each day by 1 hour or more. Prior to us moving we were in an area that there was literally a straight shot for me to get to work and it took maybe 30 minutes each way, but now it is 45 minutes one way and 1 1/2 hours the other way. Evening or afternoon traffic is the worse of the two.
Every step of the way when people ask, “How was the move?” I usually comment someway or another about the length of time it takes me to get to work now. I believe I was checked by the Holy Spirit, at least, I believe I was because it came to me to just enjoy the time you have. You can be listening to your favorite radio station and more importantly praying. Praying for yourself as well as others, so now I may find myself doing a little complaining, but I welcome the time now. It is time to take situations to the Lord and let Him handle them, instead of just complaining about the 2 lanes down to 1. I said it was still a work in progress:)
1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV, says: give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
So, I am not called to complain. I am called to take advantage of it, know that Father God is fully aware of everything in my life and does care and He allowed it for a reason and season. It will not continue to be this way. For all I know this is my assignment and until I am released I will stay right here. I could have been homeless, job less and car less, but GOD!!!
So for all of us that are complainers, ask the Holy Spirit to work that out of us. God has and does things and allows things for a purpose. We might not see them immediately, but He just does not let things happen because He felt like it. No!!! It is because there is purpose. Find the purpose in your circumstances instead of complaining.
Here goes it guys. The latest video with all of the freebies that I have received and of course 99% are going on the blog, so stay tuned.
Thank you for watching and I will see you soon.
After settling down and unpacking more boxes, I decided to get myself a little dolled up and pulled out the Lovely Lashes Eyelash Curler. By nature, my lashes are not too noticeable unless you are up close and personal to me and then and almost only then you can see that I have eyelashes:)
I am one that occasionally puts on mascara, because in order for it to be noticeable I have to use the products that cost more and/or you have to do special applications to your lashes in order to make them pop.
The directions on the back of the box were easy to understand and clearly on the front it says no pinch, tugs, just perfect lashes and indeed I ended up with perfect lashes. As you can see on the front of the box, the model has perfect lashes and hair, but yes, perfect lashes that I want and you will see the results shortly.
My husband was watching as I put my lashes into the curler and pressed and held for a couple of seconds like the directions suggest and I did my right eye twice and that was because I had to get the hang of it first, but on the left eye it was a piece of cake. He instantly noticed the difference and then I knew I had a hit.
As you can see there are rubber grips on the handle and it doesn’t hurt my fingers when curling and doesn’t slip out of my fingers.
Also this eyelash curler comes with an extra padding strip. So when one is used up, you can throw it out and starting using the other one. This is a quality product and I would recommend buying it. No longer do I have to pay high dollar for mascara. All I have to do is curl my lashes first, with my Lovely Lashes Eyelash Curler and I can use any mascara and you will notice my lashes pop from far away.
I received this product free in exchange for my honest review.
Happy Friday. I am sorry for not posting as often. We are still trying to get settled in our new home and we are getting Internet Monday!!! Yeah!! No more library unless I just want to visit and say hello:)
I have another review and I promise it will not be too long.
I received Cleopatra’s Choice 100% Pure African Shea Butter in the Ivory color and it comes in a 1lb resealable and recyclable tub.
The package says these things and more, but I am going to list a few:
I have used Shea Butter before in my hair, so just in case you were wondering some hair types love shea butter and mine is one of them.
For the sake of those who are not sure how to use the product, there are directions on their page.
Shea butter has a very low melting point, which means that while it can be hard at room temperature it softens up very quickly from your touch. It’s important to store in a cool dry place to prevent melting especially during summer months. Warm up with your hands and apply to the area you wish to moisturize. Rub the Shea Butter in till absorbed. Enjoy a long lasting hydration that comes only from Pure and Natural Shea Butter!
It begin to melt as soon as I start working it through my fingers. It rubbed into my skin very easily and it is not greasy so you do not have to worry about it messing up your clothes. This winter I have found that my feet were extremely dry so I started treating my feet with the Shea Butter. I would wash my feet and dry completely, file off gently and dead skin and then apply the Cleopatra’s Choice Shea Butter and then put socks on and keep them on overnight. I woke to very moisturized feet and I am looking forward to keeping this up beyond the winter months.
According to Amazon Cleopatra’s Choice Shea Butter is used by top skin care Do it yourself experts, so it is a high quality product.
Cleopatra’s Choice also has a guarantee which I have not seen on any Shea Butter products I have purchased:
THE GUARANTEE: We are so confident that you will LOVE our Pure Shea Butter we stand by it with a 100% Unconditional Money Back Guarantee. If you don’t feel this is the BEST Shea Butter you have ever tried we will refund your money no questions asked.
As I have mentioned, I have used Shea Butter before and I stand by it. I found it to be a great product, it rubbed in nicely and definitely moisturized my skin.
You can check out this product on Amazon or cleopatra’s choice.
Disclaimer: I received this product free from Cleopatra’s Choice in exchange for an honest opinion.
Shea Butter (Cleopatra’s Choice)
Valentia Even Glow Vitamin C Serum for the Face is a product which combines a lot of effective anti aging, skin moisturizing and soothing ingredients, so it is awesome for any and everybody concerned with the state of their skin.
Features of the product:
Those that are interested, the product contains:
Proprietary Organic Skin Tea, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Methlsulfonylmethane (MSM), botanical hyaluronic acid, plant stem cells, Organic Rosehip Seed Oil, Witch Hazel, Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil, Carbomer, (2s)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid, Vitamin E, Algae Extract, Japanese Green Tea Leaf Extract, Seabuckthorn Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.
I am loving the rosehip seed oil, aloe and witch hazel.
Make sure face is clean first and then massage softly some drops of this serum until they get fully absorbed. If you find it necessary because of dryness, please apply a moisturizer.
I received a bottle of Vitamin C Serum for the Face for free in exchange for my honest opinion. It seemed that the product does what it says it will do: smoother skin and more hydrated after a few applications. I am still working on the lines around my eyes, but I am sure with continued use it will get rid of them.
Here is how to go about getting yours:
Okay, first things first. Have I been eating properly since starting the product? No. Have I been exercising like I should? No!
So my results are not as great as they could have been, but here is the product review:
Forskolin helps reduce the levels of negative hormones therefore helping improve your emotional and mental health. It helps lower blood pressure and breaks down the fat stored in the body. So with Forskolin can help in many areas. Forskolin should be avoided in patients with polycystic kidney disease and pregnant women as embryo-related toxicity has been reported.
I love the fact that they have a money back guarantee. Truly, I did not lose any weight but once again I did not do all that I should have either, so with that said I would honestly give it another try, but make sure I change my eating habits and exercise more.
I honestly do think it did control my appetite and I felt full longer and more often than when I did not take the supplement.
Do your own research and you decide, but I would and am going to try it again and report back.
I received this product in exchange for my honest review of the product.