I’m back!

Oh, blog…. I neglect you so!

Well, I’m back and I want to share my life, health tips  and spiritual journey with you all!

So, stay tuned!

I will leave you with an awesome water detox recipe:

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Ingredients:
2 lemons
1/2 cucumber
10-12 mint leaves
3 quarts water

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chill Time: Overnight or 8 hours
Yields: 10-12 glasses

Method:

1. Slice cucumber and lemons.  Place in the bottom of the pitcher.   Toss in mint leaves. Add water

2. Chill overnight or for at least 8 hours.

Check out Heather’s blog over at http://www.asweetsimplelife.com/ for more tips!

Be blessed!

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Coconut Water

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I have fallen in love with coconut water (with pineapple to be more specific). It’s thoroughly hydrating and it gives me an energy boost! VitaCoco didn’t have pineapple today so I chose this FOCO brand. I’m glad to say it was just as good! There are a few flavors you may have to try before it grows on you (I can’t stand the fruit punch one). But it’s worth discovering which one you do like! Try it!

Click! Take a Pic!

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During my Lenten fast I have been reluctant to take pictures of myself. I don’t know why…I guess I’ve just been over myself. A reason why I’m not on instagram anymore. I think it can make you a bit obsessive with your appearance. So, I’m moving on from all of that…but once in a while is ok.

So, just a pic to say hey, hello, how are you?

1 Peter 3:3-4 NLT
Don’t be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.

What are your thoughts on the million pics a day people take of themselves now? Share your thoughts below!

Natural Hair Update (LONG OVER DUE!!!)

I have been SO busy with facebook/twitter school and Josh and whatnot that I haven’t had time to do this! The last post on my hair was November 16, 2010! That is unacceptable! I have learned so much about my hair in that time. This is going to be a hair update/product review. This might be a lengthy post!

Ok, so I big chopped later that expected. I did it 1/15/2011. After I chopped off my hair I was like, “WHAT HAVE I DONE?!?!?!” It was so course and dry. I didn’t have the proper conditioning products. I was using Carol’s Daughter but quickly realized that all the hype was just that – hype. I hit the natural hair blogs and started testing out different products.

BIG CHOP!!! 🙂 1/15/2010

I played around with a few styles and accessories while learning what products worked for my hair:

BUT I truly did NOT leave my hair out for long! I was still a bit uneasy with this new short ‘do! So, I had my sister throw in some box braids until I got a bit more length!

Let me know if you want my sis to do you hair! She’s pretty good! 🙂

I then took my hair out around March and I saw some growth but wasn’t entirely thrilled with it.

So, I put braids back in…


Bored with my box braids I tried a weave! 🙂 It was heavy and hot and I didn’t leave it in for long.

My best friend Sofia & I 🙂

I absolutely adore this picture. I look like I belong in a different era. 🙂

Ok, so then I took out the weave at the end of March and I haven’t put anything back in since! 🙂

Ok, so in the above pictures with my natural hair out I am only using:

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

This stuff is awesome! Moisturizes and gives you a soft hold. It smells really good, too! All organic products. (They are not paying me to advertise lol)

Staples:

Shampoo: Organix Coconut Milk

Conditioner: Organix Coconut Milk

Moisturizer: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

Deep Conditioner: Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque

Spritz: 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 water

Before I left for Florida in April 2011 I discovered ECO STYLER gel and my hair’s life changed! LOL! This thing gives awesome curl definition!

Look at those curls! LOL 🙂

ECO STYLER is an alcohol free, water based gel. I love it!

I then came back home from vacation and discovered Kinky-Curly’s Knot Today and Curling Custard these have become my STAPLE products! MUST HAVES! Look at the curl definition:

After my shampoo/conditioner ran out I started to use SUAVE PROFESSIONALS Almond & Shea Butter Conditioner & Kinky Curly Come Clean Shampoo

These products are both AWESOME! The conditioner I use a lot for co-washes. It makes my hair so soft and easy to de-tangle. Come Clean shampoo is a great clarifying shampoo to get rid of built up residue from the products.

I was trying to figure out my curl pattern! 4b?

Kinky Curly Knot Today & Curling Custard

And this concludes this post covering about 6 months of this hair journey!  I will never wait this long again! Thanks for coming along!