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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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Beauty, Product Reviews, Skin Care

Product Review: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock

Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Avobenzone (3.0%), Homosalate (15.0%), Octisalate (5.0%), Octocrylene (2.8%), Oxybenzone (6.0%) Inactive Ingredients: Water, Styrene Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Diethylhexyl 2 6 Naphthalate, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Caprylyl Methicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Ethylhexl Glycerin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (Licorice Root), BHT, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG 100 Stearate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Acrylates/C12 22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Xanthan Gum , Trideceth 6, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Disodium EDTA, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Methylisothiazolinone,…

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Product Reviews

It’s all in the ingredients: Nexxus Humectress

Nexxus Humectress Moisturizing Conditioner:   This is my go-to deep conditioner.  This was the conditioner that saved my hair from extreme dryness when so many others could not. Ingredients: Water (Aqua, Eau), Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Bis(C13-15 Alkoxy) PG-Amodimethicone, Stearalkonium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Cetrimonium Chloride, Isostearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, DMDM Hydantoin, Dimethiconol, C14-15 Alcohols, Limonene, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid,…

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Healthy Hair Care

Wardrobe Essentials.

There are 5 basics wardrobe essentials that EVERY lady should have in their closet: A Pant Suit – Jacket and Trousers to be worn together or separately. A Pencil Skirt (or A-line depending upon your figure). A White Button-Up Shirt. A Pair of Jeans. A Little Black Dress.  And some other classic items include: a cashmere sweater or cardigan, a trench…

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