Product Reviews

Product Review: Chi Silk Infusion

In honor of my recent decision to put away my flat iron, I’ve decided to do a product review of Chi Silk Infusion: Ingredients: Cyclomethicone*, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Panthenol, Ethyl Ester of Hydrolyzed Silk, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, D&C Yellow 11, D&C Red 17, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Boron Nitride Powder The Claim: CHI Transformation System Silk Infusion helps strengthen your…

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Beauty, Tutorials

Nail This: Marbling

I decided to try something different with my nails.  Here’s my first try at marbling my nails. Check out the step-by-step guide below. 1. First get a small dish of water and colors of nail polish. 2. Add tape around the edges of your nails. 3. Add drops nail polish alternating between the two colors in a concentrical pattern onto…

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TAG: 21 Hair Questions

I saw this TAG on Affair With Beauty’s Blog and thought it was cute.  So, I tagged myself, lol.  Check out her answers: here. 1. Why did you start taking better care of your hair?I moved to a new state and could not for the life of me find a decent hair stylist to do my hair.  So, I had to…

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Cooking Chronicles, Lifestyle

French Onion Soup

I was going to the farmers Market and decided to try making something new using fresh ingredients.  After a quick search of my favorite Food Network Star, Tyler Florence, I jotted down the ingredients for his French Onion Soup.   Melt 2 Tablespoons of unsalted butter over medium heat.  Add 1 onion* (sliced), 1 garlic clove (chopped), 2 bay leaves,…

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My Relaxed Hair

Flat Ironed Hair

As the weather has gotten warmer, I’ve found myself flat ironing my hair more often than usual.  Since June, I’ve flat ironed my hair 3 times already (yikes).   With that I’m beginning to realize that I’m not very good at styling my hair.  I can typically get the front to look decent/good.  But the back of my head always…

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Healthy Hair Care

Moisture Moisture Moisture

(read like Jan Brady when she said, Marcia Marcia Marcia).   I talk about protein so much because it does get the Jan Brady/middle child effect. Until I started my hair journey, I had never heard of or considered using protein so it’s like part of my message that I try to get out there when I talk about hair…

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Healthy Hair Care, Regimen Building

It’s all in the Ingredients: Protein

Demystifying protein-based/strengthening hair products can be tough some times because hair product labels can be confusing.  Even the list of ingredients can be misleading because protein ingredients will be list on intensive protein treatments, mild reconstructors, deep conditioners AND moisturizing conditioners.  If you use heat on your hair and/or perform chemical services (i.e. color, relax, etc).  You should consider incorporating…

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