Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil & Massage Oil Review

March 20, 2015 / Main Menu

Hello All.

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:

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Pictures of my use for coconut oil

 

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.

 

Manufacturer Details:

 

  • Premium Grade, Grade A – Fractionated Coconut Oil – the Best Carrier Oil and Moisturizer
  • Fractionated coconut oil is a lightweight emollient that provides an effective barrier for the skin without clogging pores or causing breakouts. A must-have for dry or sensitive skin; it leaves you feeling smooth and hydrated, never sticky or greasy.
  • It is a highly cost-effective oil, and because it will never go rancid, it can be mixed with other more expensive carrier oils to extend their shelf life. It is colorless and odorless, and it incorporates perfectly with other oils without altering their scent, appearance or effectiveness.
  • Each bottle contains 100% pure and natural fractionated coconut oil, ideal for use is soaps, lotions, hair care products, ointments and other DIY health and beauty treatments. Fractionated coconut oil offers all the benefits of coconut oil, with the added convenience of an indefinite shelf life, long-term stability and resistance to rancidity.
  • 1 YEAR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: This is Hands Down the Highest Quality Fractionated Coconut Oil on the Market Today

 

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I Deep Condition and use Apple Cider Vinegar, Do You?

Hello Again.

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.

 

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Twist Out

God Bless!!

 


Gospel for Asia’s No Longer A Slumdog Review and Giveaway

March 14, 2015 / Main Menu, Product Reviews
Maybe some of you are already aware, based upon seeing the well known movie Slumdog Millionaire, that parts of the movie were imitating real life.
I received a copy of Gospel for Asia’s No Longer A Slumdog for free in exchange for my honest review and you can to and I will show you at the end of my review.
This book was eye opening, heartbreaking and thought provoking. I will start with a statement that was made at the end of the book and that was: Live in the light of eternity. Love God by loving others. Make your life count.
The beginning of the book gives you what I would say a short lesson on the ins and outs of terms used in Southern Asia. Believe you me it does help when you are reading to understand why certain words are being used. This is the story of how K.P. Yohannan’s eyes were opened and heart touched by God to found Gospel of Asia which helps children of Southern Asia who are found on the streets whether being forced into slavery or sex trafficking at an age as early as 4 years old.
It tells how the class you are born into sticks with you (if you are poor you stay poor, live a life of a poor person and will stay there unless there is an intervention (Gospel of Asia), has been one intervention that God has been using to help change the end of some of the children in the area.
There are chapters that discuss the before of some children and the after (which are to say the least interesting). It goes into detail about how some of the children are found on the streets of India, etc.
There are things in America and other areas that we take for granted, like school, clothing, shelter and food. A lot of children are sold to pimps for money to help the remaining portion of the family eat or to help pay bills.
If nothing else, this book will make you kiss your children and thank God everyday that they do not live like some of the children in Southern Asia and DO SOMETHING.
If you would like to enter the giveaway, here is the link:
Free Book - No Longer a Slumdog
About the book: 139 pages/Forward by Francis Chan 
Those with no voice—the suffering children of Asia—tell their stories. And as you listen to them, you share their anguish and rejoice in their triumphs. The whole world seems to stop as you look on.
“You girls stay here. I’m going to get something to drink.” But after a few minutes, the train started moving again, and Mom still wasn’t back! Our hearts were racing. The train kept going faster and faster. Where was Mom?
Hope is growing in the hearts of those who never knew such a thing existed. In this truly gripping narrative, K.P. Yohannan shares their stories— stories of lives transformed, of families learning to love, of entire communities flourishing with new life. Witness as this next great wave of transformation sweeps the nations.

About the author:
K. P. Yohannan 
Dr. K.P. Yohannan, founder and international director for Gospel of Asia, has authored more than 200 books, including Revolution in World Missions, an international bestseller with more than 3 million copies in print. He is on the board of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), and his Road to Reality radio program airs on more than 900 stations worldwide. He and his wife, Gisela, have two grown children, Daniel and Sarah, who both serve the Lord with their families.
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How to Easily Detangle 4c Hair

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.

God Bless!!


Oh My Goodness This Drive Is Too Long

March 12, 2015 / Inspiration, Main Menu

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??!!

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Did you guess?

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.

God Bless!!!

 


Freebies and Samples Video February 26 – March 10, 2015

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.

God Bless!!


Lovely Lashes Eyelash Curler

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.

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Lovely Lashes Indeed

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.

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Upclose and Personal Lovely Lashes Eyelash Curler

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.

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Results of using Lovely Lash Eyelash Curler

From Manufacturer:

  • ALL PURPOSE CURLING – Curls Short Lashes, Medium Lashes and Long Lashes. No matter the type or length of your lashes; the shape or size of your eyes, Lovely Lashes takes care of you.
  • Lovely Lashes Eyelash Curler Has The Best Quality At a Remarkable Price Point!
  • 100% LIFETIME GUARANTEE! We Guarantee You Will Fall In Love With Our Lovely Lashes Eyelash Curler or Your Money Back.  (Can you believe it?)
  • No Pinch, No Tugs, Just Perfect Lashes! Our Curler Flat Out Produces The Most Amazing Curls Time After Time
  • Creates Great Curls That Will Last All Day! You Won’t Regret The Decision You Make Today When You Order Now And Get The *Lovely Lashes* You Deserve!

I received this product free in exchange for my honest review.


Cleopatra’s Choice Shea Butter 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:

  • 100% Pure, Unrefined, Organic Shea Butter
  • Deep Absorbing – Long lasting hydration
  • Legendary for treatment of dry skin, minor burns and Eczema
  • Pours rich amounts of Vitamins A and E into skin for hydration
  • Helps treat dreak ( I assume they meant dark?) spots, skin discolorations, stretch marks and blemishes.
  • Fair trade product – produced by women subsistence farmers in Ghana, Africa.

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. 

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Shea Butter (Cleopatra’s Choice)


Valentia Even Glow Vitamin C Serum for Face Review

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:

 

  • Lifetime guarantee
  • 98% natural ingredients
  • 20% vitamin C and vegan hyaluronic acid
  • Luxurious light citrus smell
  • Alcohol and paraben free
  • Good for all skin types

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.

Application:

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.

Results:

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:

http://www.valentiaskincare.com

 


BioGanix Pure Forskolin Extract Review

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.

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250mg BioGanix Pure Forskolin

I received this product in exchange for my honest review of the product.