Natural Hair Products

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Hi Friends, Happy Tuesday!

Over the last couple of weeks, I have been making a few stops into Ulta to replenish my stash of hair products. When they have a sale on my favorites I like to stock up. In this case there was a sale on Paul Mitchell so I bought a few bottles (I go through a lot of conditioner) and SheaMoisture was on sale as well, and I grabbed a few deep conditioners and oils.

Shampoo– I was in the need for a new shampoo and decided to grab the mate to the conditioner I have been using for a few months now. I will keep you all posted on how it works out with my hair.

Conditioner– I have been using this conditioner for a while now. I love it! It helps assist with detangling my hair which is crazy knotty when I wash it. I like to use it as a co-wash when I am in a rush as well.

Hydration Masque– Naturally I have very dry hair. I didn’t realize how much moisture I should be putting back in to my hair weekly. I actually used this today and it was AMAZING. Oddly enough, there is a patch in the front of my hair that is always straight. When I used this my entire head was curly. It was a curl I had never seen before and can’t wait to see how it will work over time.

Protein Masque–  Monthly, I like to add protein back in to my hair. Last month I finished a deep conditioner I have been using off and on for a couple of years, which was okay but nothing special.  I think it would work on another hair type, but not so much for me. To replace that conditioner, I am going to try this one next month.

Frizz Masque– Hello, I have frizzy hair. With that concern I wanted to try this masque too.

Baobab Oil– Usually, I just jojoba oil or something I randomly find in the beauty supply store. Being, this was on sale I wanted to try it because I was completely out of the random oil I had been using.

Shea Oil– Prior to taking an interest in my hair’s care, I used to use a really cheap shea butter GREASE (yes grease, remember that) and it made my hair very thick, plus my hair dresser (at that time) said shea butter was good for my hair. So, I wanted to try a healthier version.

Let me know if you want to see more about what I do for this hair 🙂

Trying New Things

Happy Tuesday Friends,

Today’s outfit is a simple one. I love love love outfits that you can just throw on and still feel like you are in your pjs. Typically, I prefer a more structured looked and when I found these pants until I walked out the house for this shoot I was unsure about these pants. I decided to take a risk. Can you tell I am not much of a risk taker? When I decided to wear these pants I though to myself They are cute they look great with this shirt and decided to go with it.

I had to remind myself, it is just clothes and fashion is meant to be fun and creative so lets plan and have fun with it. img_8272_fotorimg_8235_fotorimg_8284_fotorimg_8240_fotorimg_8286_fotorimg_8261_fotorimg_8264_fotor

Tip: If you are wearing an oversized shirt and less form fitting bottoms tuck the top in slightly to create more shape to avoid looking like you are wearing a sack 🙂

Sweater: H&M similar here| Pants: Forever 21 | Shoes: Bandolino similar here|
Glasses: Charming Charlie’s 

Shampoo and Conditioner

Hi Friends,

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a great weekend. Today I am talking hair. It is funny that I don’t talk about hair very much on my blog considering… one of my dreams growing up was to become a hairstylist. I actually do hair on the side and love doing it quite a bit. Same goes with make up, I guess because once I have found a routine that works, I stick with it. Today I am giving you all my schedule (yes, schedule) on how I cleanse my hair.

I like to use three types of cleansers and I use them in “cycles.” Typically, I wash my hair once a week. At the beginning of the “cycle” I cleanse my hair with a traditional shampoo with the matching conditioner. In case you haven’t noticed, I have natural hair and I have learned over the years my hair responds better with less shampoo (it dries it out). The next week I co-wash (conditioner wash) which is when you just use conditioner. This allows me to redo my hair, provide moisture and lightly cleanse. The next week I use a co-wash cleanser and the matching conditioner after two weeks without a shampoo I start to get itchy (lol) so using a “no poo” cleanser allows me to cleanse my hair and scalp without drying it out. The last week in the cycle, I co-wash again, then back to the top. 🙂

Also, in the cycle is the deep condition process. I always try to deep condition when I wash my hair. My goal is twice a month but if we are being honest, I am lucky if I do it once (I am going to do better). I love this deep conditioner and I have been using it for years.

img_7496_fotorimg_7494_fotorimg_7498_fotorimg_7500_fotor2Let me know if you all are interested in seeing more hair post. I would like to share with you the tool and styling products I use too. Would you be interested?

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Hi Friends- Happy Tuesday!!!

Can you all believe how fast this year has gone by? It is November already! Wow! Well today I am talking to you about this cute faux leather bomber jacket. Can I just say this is the perfect jacket for a day like today. There was a chill in the air, but not to cold. I chose to pair it with a white t-shirt and a pair of tan loafers. I love simplistic outfits like this. In my opinion outfits like this are so chic and easy to wear. Perfect for a day out shopping, pumpkin picking (do you pick pumpkins?) or just hanging out with friends. By the way these shoes are the most comfortable EVER!

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Goodie Goodie Gumdrops

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It’s a brand new week with a brand new post! Happy Tuesday Friends! I am super excited about this shirt. I have been eying it on Shein for quite sometime. I love the clothes on this site, they have so many styles for such a low price!!!! Plus there is always a sale! I have actually been in the market for a new pair of jeans lately, any suggestions?

I have to keep this short, today… I have to run and do something to my hair. Are you all interested in a hair tutorial? I do my hair in so many styles… want to see how I do them?

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Comfortable for the Weekend

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Hi Friends,

This outfit came together completely by accident. One day I started to get dressed and wanted to wear something comfy, in those situations a t-shirt and jeans is my go to outfit. Just to keep it real with you all, originally I had on flats with this outfit but it needed something else to add that “it factor” so I pulled these shoes out of the back of my closet and it was perfect! A cute outfit is born. 

This outfit would be perfect for a date night or a night out with the girls. I just need for it to stop raining here in the D.C. area.


Shirt: Loft|Pants: Target (old) Similar|Shoes: Steve Madden (old) Similar, here, and here|  Necklace: Charming Charlies (old) Similar and here| Bracelet: Kate Spade (sold out) Similar Photography: Brian Adrian 

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