Saturday, May 20, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

CONFESSIONS OF A MAKEUP ARTIST | GIVING UP MAKEUP!

So, I'm giving up makeup.



Yes I have given it plenty of thought.
At first I thought it was just insecurity but as time passed by I realized there was something more to it.


Sunday, May 7, 2017

HOW CASTOR OIL DAMAGED MY HAIR!

I have decided to never use Castor Oil ever again. I'm talking about the clear, thick almost sticky type since I am yet to have a reaction to Jamaican Black Castor Oil.



I love the Shavuot Black Castor Oil and that actually does not irritate my scalp, but this, this Rise n Shine Online one drives me nuts. I apply it and minutes later I got fire ants all over my scalp.


Friday, April 28, 2017

PROJECT USE IT UP 2017 | MAKEUP MASH UP

Two weeks ago we talked about my ambitious goals to end a few skin care products. I truly am not a product junkie-though my makeup stash would argue otherwise. The last time I bought makeup was somewhere in 2016 before Ari was born or just after. I can't remember. I'm sure it was before in the naiive Ole days when I thought I could use 200 lipsticks all on my own.

I've been decluttering ever since.

Point is, I really don't purchase much skin care or hair care products. They're mostly sent to me by companies or brands looking for, hopefully, an honest review. If I like stuff, and I mean really love it, I will buy it (often times it's some of the same stuff I was sent since they obviously worked for me).

Makeup tends to be an obsession, a weakness, a very expensive addiction so that's why I committed myself to a no buy rehabilitation programme and I have been clean / straight for seven whole months.

*breathes deeply* and it feels good.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

NO MORE LOCS


So, I decided to take my locs down over the Easter weekend. I had just shaved the sides due to hair follicle issues (read about it in my loc history - link). Truth is there was more to it than that, more to it than I cared to admit and well, everything inside me was fighting to hold on to my locs in spite of the fact that they were no longer healthy.


Friday, April 14, 2017

PROJECT USE IT UP 2017 | SKIN THINGS

The start of this year came with the start of enlightenment. There was so much in my life that I needed to declutter and I had been doing so with finding out that I was pregnant. I had slowly begun to remove people and things from my life that didn't add value to it or made me feel that I wasn't worthy of love or friendship. I decided to leave people alone and not force up into them or their affairs and focus on what was important. God had given me three beautiful souls to guide and a husband who needed me (it seems for everthing) and my mission was somehow my purpose and my vision. I finally knew what I had to do. I knew my purpose.


Friday, April 7, 2017

LOC STORY

THE DEBRIEF

14th May 2016 - finished braiding my short natural hair. I had just done the big chop.



I had long healthy relaxed hair.