Tuesday, June 20, 2017

FLEXI RODS ON NATURAL HAIR



Two weeks after straightening my hair with the Simply Straight Straightening brush, I decided I wanted to try a rod set. I set up my equipment and begin to film.  I didn't want to wash my hair and miss out on this opportunity. 
Product talk

I only used  one product to achieve this result. 
I used the Smooth'N Shine Polishing Revivoil Foaming Wrap Lotion with Olive & Tea Tree Oils. The product states (4) Firm Hold. You can use this product on damp or dry hair. I purchased this product at my local Walmart for $3. 

 



After I finished installing the rods, I sprayed my hair with the Silk & Shine Leave-In Detangler Conditioner. It leaves my hair feeling absolutely great. 



I ordered (2) packs of rods  (2) leave-in conditioners (2) shampoos and (2) conditioners  on the The Mane Choice website when they were having a sale for $3.00 each. Be sure to follow this company on Instagram for updates and giveaways! 



     I was so happy with my results.
 

 I tried really hard not to disturb my curls.




Personally, I can only stretch this style for 2-3 days.  Then on to the next lol.
 
Half Up Half Down 


 Check out the video below for different styles.

https://youtu.be/NZzDpaUuTEQ



I will definetly revisit this style the next time I straighten my hair.  Have you tried  any of these products before? 

Friday, June 16, 2017

DATE NIGHT iPic Theater Experience




The  Experience
Express Ticketing 


You can also pick up your tickets at the counter 
Restroom Area
 Premium  Seats $16
PER WEBSITE: 
Premium seats do not recline and they do not include in seat food and beverage service. Food and beverage service is available at the iPic Express counter.  


Premium Plus Seating $28
PER WEBSITE:
Premium Plus section (complete with a personal pillow and blanket and complimentary popcorn), every seat is first-class with impeccable views of the big screen. Premium seats are fitted with tables, perfect for housing selections carried in from iPic Express; or have it all delivered in the Premium Plus seats featuring a table to accommodate seat-side service, direct to your chair at the touch of a call-button by servers throughout the movie.

Premium Plus Seating $28 (MY SEAT) Relaxed I'm a germaphobe so I didn't use the pillow or blanket lol 
The Menu 
It was dark, I wish I had a better picture of my food. I had Cod fish and waffle fries. The food arrived hot and delicious. I also had an alcoholic beverage. That's not all, I was greedy and purchased a ice cream sandwich for dessert. It was huge, but I ate it anyways lol. Although it was dark, I used my camera light on my cellphone to examine my food!  Hey, I need to see what I'm eating lol. It was delicious. The cost wasn't cheap, but I enjoyed the experience. I spent  $30 on food. 


Will I go back to  iPIC TheatersYes! 

Why? I enjoyed the food and reclining leather seat. I felt like I was at home. I enjoyed being served while watching a movie. Did I mention the popcorn is COMPLIMENTARY, so you can skip the meal if you like! After visiting iPic I compared the experience to a ordinary theater and I felt out of place LOL!

Have you ever had a theater experience like this? 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Fulani Inspired Braids and Beads

Today is Day #12 of wearing my Fulani Inspired Braids and Beads hairstyle. I absolutely love this style.  I was a little skeptical about trying this style, however I'm glad I did. I have learned that I can wear this style up, down, to the side, space buns and maybe even more! I didn't add many beads to this style just yet, but when I do I will definitely post pictures or make a video.  



The updo is my favorite! roll & tuck the braiding hair and add a few bobby pins to secure the style. 





Murray's Edgewax is my new favorite. 
I rarely use gel for my baby hairs/edges.
I went easy with the accessories. The  photos are  from Day #2. 
I will be applying more accessories in the future.

I use a scarf and a bonnet to preserve this hairstyle. Braids can get old really quick if you don't take care of them. If I'm not out and about you best believe my hair is covered while at home lol. I have a  ootd video coming featuring  my Ross Dress For Less  outfit that I am wearing in my pictures. Stay tuned! I will either post a video on my YouTube channel or post pictures on the blog. Have you tried the Fulani Inspired Braids? 

~

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WORK FROM HOME ? MAKING MONEY AT HOME ...

Working from home may not be ideal for everyone. However, if you are confident, disciplined, and self-motivated, home can be a place where work and life collaborate.  

You have the opportunity to earn $8 -$75 hourly


I will be listing legitimate companies that I work or have worked for and look forward to working with in the future! 

I rarely apply to the jobs that request that I pay for my own  background check. The frugal in me, just won't allow me to swipe my card. However,  several jobs  don't require that you pay anything. They simply require the basics.

  • Quiet Space * No dogs barking, kids or better yet any distractions
  • Computer or Laptop
  • Usb headset or corded phone headset
  • Internet ( most companies don't like wireless connections, they want you connected using a Ethernet cable. 

Working Solutions Pays Up to $30hr
https://workingsolutions.com/who-we-are/careers/
One of my close friends worked for this company! She loved it! This is a job opportunity where you will be on the phones. She was paid $17 Hr, however it can go up to $30 Hr depending on the project.  It may take a few weeks to hear  back from this company, but it's definitely worth the wait. 

Blooms Today $15hr
https://www.bloomstoday.com/careers/

Blooms Today hires seasonal work at home agents to handle flower orders by phone. IC's (Independent contractors) earn $14-$24 Hr  commission.  You are also paid while training! 

Apple $14hr + Benefits
https://www.apple.com/jobs/us/aha.html

Both Part time & Full Time At Home Advisors are Apple employees, not Independent contractors.  You will receive a benefit package, paid time off and product discounts!  If you are hired, you will receive a iMac. Yes, Apple provides the iMac for your at home position. 

I will be posting more jobs soon! Stay tuned!

Monday, May 8, 2017


Per Ross website: 
Since 1982, our focus has been on bringing our customers a constant stream of high quality department and specialty store brands at extraordinary savings a.k.a. bargains, while providing an easy, fun and organized shopping experience.
I love a bargain! Ross is my go-to store. I can find clothes, shoes, and items for my home. They also carry exercise and sports equipment. I also find  items for my automobile. 
$29.99

They  also have snacks! I never buy snacks at the store, but if you consider the game Bean Boozled a snack lol I found it at Ross. They have a toy section for children as well.

$16.99

If you ever need a phone charger or a new pair of affordable headphones you can find those at Ross.


$1.49



 $5.49
Yep! I love gold and silver. 





Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A FEW WAYS TO BUILD SELF CONFIDENCE ~




When one does not dwell on negative consequences one can be more 'self-confident' because one is worrying far less about failure or (more accurately) the disapproval of others following potential failure. 



Now here's a few ways to instantly build self-confidence.  It's not a overnight process, but here's a  few tips to get you started! 

I  want to see everyone reach their potential. 

Number 1 : Dress

Come on ...you have to admit ...When you don’t look good, it changes the way you carry yourself and interact with other people. Use this to your advantage by taking care of your personal appearance.

Number 2 : Gratitude
Gratitude ? yea I said Gratitude lol why? Set aside time each day(besides Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Snapchat ) lol oops that would be referring to ME! :) to mentally list everything you are grateful for. Recall your past successes, unique skills, loving relationships, and positive momentum. You’ll be amazed how much you have accomplished. Now you can work harder to reach the next step towards success.

Number 3 : Compliment other people
Sometimes, this is like pulling teeth lol. What happened to a good old fashion compliment. When we think negatively about ourselves, we often project that feeling on to others in the form of insults and gossip. I must admit I have contributed my share. I'm not proud of that ... hey... I'm working on it! lol

You want more ?  Ok 1 more!

Number 4 :Focus on Contribution


When I say that my "Natural Hair Journey " is more than just hair .... I truly mean it. I get tons of emails, comments from others saying that I inspire them as a Naturalista, mother and friend. We get caught up in our own desires. We focus too much on ourselves and not enough on the needs of other people. Concentrate on the contribution you’re making to the rest of the world, you won’t worry as much about you own flaws. This will increase self confidence and allow you to contribute with maximum efficiency. The more you contribute to the world the more you’ll be rewarded with personal success and recognition. 



Let's get to Building Self-Confidence!

Smooches!
~

Friday, April 28, 2017

CROCHET IS JUST TOO EASY!


 Once I figured out how easy it was to  install crochet braids it's been my go-to! It's my favorite protective style. I don't care if it ever stops trending lol. I'm currently looking for hair to install  asap. Any ideas?
                                            
  Did you check out the video?  


I have nothing bad to say about this brand.  

    The color I used was 1B/30. 
I installed 5 packs of hair.





Thursday, April 27, 2017

Divorce...

                                                             DIVORCE 



Divorce can be a very difficult time for most people.  I speak about this in my recent video. Divorce can lead to feelings of disappointment. I felt like I lost it all. I expected to be married forever. We almost made it to 10 years of marriage. 


Divorce involves legal, financial and emotional changes and much more. Responsibilities changed, all of my routines changed. Divorce can take time for you to get it together. It first starts with the separation process and then the dissolution of marriage. 



I took 2 years away from making videos and being present so much on social media. I never considered myself as a private person. It was taboo to make videos about hair and your family back in 2009 and I was apart of the beginning of YouTube/ Natural Hair community. 

I shared my hair, my family and bits and pieces of my social life on YouTube, but this matter wasn't for the public. 

Would you want to see me  on video in tears, emotional,  and upset because my family was falling apart? Yes ? No? some people would lol but, who would edit the video? haaaaa NOT me!  Definitely, NOT my ex lol. I was too busy crying over spoiled milk lol. I cry ugly tears. Not Cute. 



Reality tv stars get PAID to do it lol. I noticed that people on YouTube who advertise their personal matters make a living, yet it was still NOT for me. I applaud them and some of them actually help me cope. I respectfully watched, liked and subscribe to support their channels.  I'd probably have so many views if I did for sure! It was definitely full of action everyday.  I actually turned the camera on several times to vlog my divorce process.  However, I would start to edit and eventually ended up deleting  it all. 

I had to take a  "adult" time out. I went from being a stay at home mom for over 6 years to starting a new job while living in a new city.  I had to make new friends. I made some awesome friends. I love them dearly. I built some lifetime friendships with several amazing women during my divorce. 

I couldn't make videos or speak about my divorce until I was  feeling less emotional so that I  could make decisions with a clearer head. 


I needed my "me" time. I didn't know if I wanted to make videos anymore. So after two years, I asked myself will my subscribers still want to watch?  If NOT, I still watch my own videos for reference lol. 


I've always captured moments of my life on camera since I was a little girl. My uncle gave me my first Polaroid camera in middle school. I begged him for it! He eventually gave in. I still have that camera I think. I love to take pictures! I love to capture  moments on film. YouTube is a source of storing moments of my life. I hope YouTube never goes away lol I would literally cry!