Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Anyways back to what I was talking about....Hahahaha...Just rambling a little sorry.....
I took a trip to the MAC Store with the Hubby....
I bought Mineralize Eyeshadow (Trio) Danger Zone
I bought and designed a Pro Colour Pallatte....It holds 15 colors that you pick...You can only get this from a MAC Store ...I paid about $180 something ....The colors I picked were..
So anyways I thought why not try out something more natural than harsh shampoo's ...I have tried Dr.Bonner's Magic Soaps in the past with awesome results for my skin ....Skin is left feeling clean and moisturized....
Well I was watching youtube video and a young lady (Cant find the video now) made her own shampoo using this soap...What a great idea...
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Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Today and Tomorrow and the next day....I promised the kids no work...Today mosty I will be cooking and Im still wrapping gifts....
So basically Family Time For the Holidays.....
I will be signed on to K.I.S.S. through out the day...So If something urgent comes up...Please make sure the subject title is something that will catch my attention...
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Well I decided to trim my hair a little more...So I took off alittle more of old ends....I did this because I changed my hair goal again.....I know what your thinking.....First my goal was bra strap and when I got there I changed it to MBL and that was it... I was stopping at middle back length....Then I got to middle back and wanted waist length..Now that Im at Waist Length ...I have changed my mind again...Now I want Hip Length by Dec.2009 ...Yep Hip Length....A women has a right to change her mind....hahahaha
Anyways while I was trimming my hair my Sister was cheering me on to cut some bangs again....I let my bangs grow out when I started my hair journey a year ago....And you know I was thinking about cutting some anyway....So that was all I needed...I cut some bangs and cut a little off the front so that my hair would frame my face...
Im seeing High Pony Tails with cute bangs...And so many different styles...I can rock with the bangs....Im happy I did another trim ( last trim was 2 weeks ago)...I just wanted to make sure I was starting the year right....So now Im only grazing WL...Im going to need about 4 to 6 inches by the end of the year to make Hip Length
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Ok...So I have been using the Macadamia Oil and Im loving it....I put it to the real test yesterday....I did a fresh braidout and after being out all day in the rain shopping .... That evening my hair was a dry brittle frizzy mess.....
I didnt use a moisturizer because I wanted to see how the Macadamia Oil would do on my hair.....I sectioned my hair and put lots of oil and braided it section....( I wasnt worried about the oil because I was going to bun the next day)...I did about 5 braided plaits....
After about a couple of hours I was blown away by the softness of my hair...It felt like I spritzed and moisturized.....Not like I just applied oil...So later on before I went to bed I applied more Macadamia Oil on over my braids and ends and slept with a satin bonnet on....
This morning I expected to wake up with my hair extra oily....But to my suprise the oil absorbed in my hair and and my waves were so so defined....And I have to say the shine from this is unbelievable....
I love the smell...Its a really soft nutty smell....It doesnt have a strong smell so it doesnt clash with my other products
I still need to go back and price the oils for you
Monday, December 15, 2008
So Between Today and Yesterday ... I got two new things...Yay !!! Yesterday I got a ConairPro for my rollersets I will be doing starting next month.....They sell them for $129-149 .... I got it from Sallys on sale this week for $99 Dollars
1600 Watts with three temperature settings.
Built-in airflow diffuser.
Reusable cut-off when face cover is lifted.
Easy to assemble.
So my Mother bought me a early Christmas Present..She got me the Pink FHI Flat Iron 1" - Technique
FHI Technique Pink Edition 1" Plats Features
Fixed thermostat set at 410 degrees for thick or unruly hair
Ceramic plates - 3 baked layers - that heat up in 5-10 seconds
360 degree swivel cord connection to avoid tangling
Advanced PTC ceramic heating element for longer lasting iron - consistent heat and rapid heat up
Beveled plates allow true styling - flip, twist, straighten, and curl.
Protects color and retards fading
This Flat Iron runs about $ 129.00 but is on sell this week at Target for $89.00
I have a new oil....Macadamia Nut Oil...Let me tell you all about it...
Macadamia Oil is a priceless delight for the skin and hair.
It is called A regenerative oil . Its as close to being perfect as oil can get
Macadamia Nut Oil:
high in fatty acids;
great moisturizer (and emollients attract and trap moisture from the air)
Great Oil to use as a carrier oil
Omega Fatty Acids
One of the highest amounts of Palmitoleic acid or Omega Fatty Acid than any other plant
It is also used to keep skin looking young and youthful because it contain pamitoleic acid ( something that young skin has naturally )
The high count of mono-unsaturated fatty acids makes the oil mimic the sebum of the scalp.... Sebum is a natural oil your scalp and skin produces to protect it and keep hair moisturize)
Macadamia oil is a GREAT for using as protective oil with high absorption rate and has been successfully used as a healing oil for scars, sunburns, minor wounds and skin irritations.
I can't wait to try it....
Tip : Always Buy Your Oils, Unrefined or Cold Pressed ...These types of oils still contain all of its vitamins, and nutrients
*** I bought the Macaodamia Oil from my local grocery store called Ralphs..They sell everything Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Macadamia Oil...And the list goes on and on...
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I cant thank everyone personally because it was so many getwell prayers, emails, and comments......So I made this video....To let all of you how grateful I'am
Thursday, December 11, 2008
OK...I have another confession....I have this horrible obsession with split ends... I mean its really bad...Its gotten to the point where I have hidden hair scissors in different places...In my car, purse, bathroom , in the dresser next to my bed....If I even glance at my hair and see a split end ...I can feel the stress building up in me....Weird I know...But it gets worse...A couple weeks ago on my way home the sun hit my hair and I saw the ugliest split end...This hair was split like 4 times going up the strand....I couldn't find my scissors I keep in the car so I put the strand in my mouth so I would not lose it and can't find it later...Do you know I drove home with that strand in my mouth....Ran into the house and straight to the bath room to cut that split end...I even spend sometimes an hour or more in front of light looking and searching through each strands....
The sad part about it ...Is I remember when it all started..When I was growing up My Father did not allow us to cut our hair..Not trims ..Not nothing..He is a believer women should have hair which explains why I love hair so much...Anyways back to the story...I remember I had the biggest crush on this guy in school named Earl in my freshman year...Who did not even know I existed...Well I just got my hair done at the shop and thought I was hot stuff...And he walked up to me at my locker at school and said Wow Traycee I never saw you wear your hair down..Its really thick and long..But you need to let go of those split ends.It looks really bad...I almost passed out..I looked in the mirror and he was right ..My ends looked horrible...So that's how my obsession with ends all started....
Long hair means nothing if your ends look like crap..It takes all the beauty away..
One good thing since starting my hair journey is I don't get as many split ends as before...I have seen a dramatic decrease...First time in my life I truly believe I have finally won the battle..Now that I understand what causes them and tricks to avoid them...
Most Common Causes Of Trichoptilosis/ Split Ends ....
Over using heat styling tools
Over Use of chemicals ( from relaxers, perms, and color)
Extreme Weather ( cold, windy ,sun )
Lack Of Trimming
Trimming with Dull hair scissors or house scissors
Brushing hair while wet
De tangling incorrectly
Towel Drying Hair
Things I Do To Keep Split Ends Away...
Keeping hair moisturized..Dry hair is more prone to split ends
Using a leave in and a heat protector before using heat
Never blow drying dripping wet hair
Staying away from uncovered elastic bands
Avoiding direct heat to hair
Only De tangling with Leave in Conditioner using a Wide Tooth Comb ( or in the shower with conditioner)
Cutting down on the use of chemicals..For me that was relaxing less times a year
Moisturizing ends nightly
When shampooing I never pile hair on top of my head..I apply the shampoo to my roots and run the shampoo down through my ends carefully keeping hair hanging straight down (Less Tangles)
I never use really hot water on hair ( Unless washing out relaxer)
Deep Conditioning at Least Once a week and always using a leave in Covering hair at night with Satin or Silk Dusting Ends Often Finding oils like, Coconut Oil , and Avocado Oil Air drying hair naturally
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Different colors around you can create a certain energy..It has been proven that certain colors can set different moods
Well I changed the color of my blog to blue....
Blue is said to be the coolest color...
It represents sleep, twilight,
Its the color of the sky and ocean..I read that pure blue is the color spirituality , sincerity and inspiration..
Blue is supposed to calm you...They say blue is a perfect color for pajamas and your bedroom
With that being said..I'm adding blue in my life ....Hoping it will add
Calm and relaxation
Solitude and peace
From now on I will where my hair straightened on week to enjoy my length and then the next week wear braid-out , bun, or pony tail...So I will have 2 regimens for the alternating weeks
The week my hair is straightened
Prepoo overnight before shampooing
Shampoo with moisturizing shampoo
Deep condition w/heat using moisturizing conditioner
Use Aphogee Keratin Green Tea Restructurizer and ApHogee ProVitamin Leave-In Conditioner
Air dry for 30 mins or sit under dryer for 30 mins before blow drying ( Never blow dry dripping wet hair)
When I have time...Air dry completely with hair haning loose
On this week I will rotate Flat Ironing , Roller sets, and Caruso Sets as a way of straightening..
Every night apply a little bit of EXTRA VIRGIN COLD PRESSED OLIVE OIL to hair and
comb through hair...Then apply just a little more to ends and wrap or pin curl & cover with scarf
Every Other week when my hair is not straighten I will be doing my normal regimen
Shampoo with moisturizing shampoo 1x Week
Deep condition w/heat using moisturizing conditioner 2x week
Prepoo overnight 2x week
Co-wash 1x week
Lightly Spritz with Aloe and Rosewater Mix nightly
Moisturize nightly with K.I.S.S. Moisturizer ( Coming Soon) Or Shea Butter
Air dry always in braided plaits..
Protein Treatment 1x month
Clarify 1x month
Occasional braid outs
Sunday, December 7, 2008
So a few minutes after recording this video yesterday...I was burned really bad and was rushed to the hospital....With out telling the whole story .... I was burned with boiling hot water and it was a accident...Pure accident.....It was nobodies fault .....My brother blames his self...Even though I keep telling him I know it was a accident ...Its Ok
I was burned with 2ND degree burns on the right side of my chest and down and on my right arm....It was horrible...
I'm home now resting...On lots of meds...I think I have been typing this one post for over an hour...I keep dosing off to sleep in mid sentence...hahahaha
I have had a hard month or so...... I will thank God when this year is over..I am so ready to say good bye to 2008....
I hope that it doesn't scar....I hope that it doesn't scar
I do thank God that I did not burn my face..I thank God that it wasnt worse...I thank God for my Family right now and all that they are doing to help me..
So ...Im about to give in to this thing called sleep..