Product Reviews

It’s all in the ingredients: Vatika Oil

Before I purchase a new hair product, I always check out the ingredients to see what’s packed inside.  If there’s nothing that I recognize as a good or quality ingredient, I won’t buy it. My all-time favorite hair oil is Vatika Oil.  It’s mainly coconut oil, but it’s got a few other ingredients in it, which are commonly used in…

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Lifestyle, Travel

The Queen City.

I’m in Charlotte for the next couple of days and decided to share some pictures from my last trip here.  Enjoy!  Uptown Charlotte The Stadium for the Carolina Panthers – Any fans out there? In front of the Bank of America Building… about 30 seconds before the sky fell out and I was running for cover.

My Relaxed Hair, Relaxer Updates

Relaxer Update: June 2011

I ended my stretch at 16 weeks.  Here are the pictures of my relaxed hair today.  Even though I’m hiding my hair, I decided wear my hair out.  Here’s a sneak peak. Based my scalp with Summit Sensitive Scalp,  Applied Affirm Fiberguard Sensitive Scalp Relaxer to my new growth,  Rinsed the relaxer,  Applied Redken Deep Fuel Rescue Force for 10 minutes, …

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Cooking Chronicles, Lifestyle

Best Soft Pretzel Ever!

Last night, I was pretty bored and decided to make some soft pretzels.  I had all the ingredients on hand and it took about 2 hours from start to finish.  It was my first time making soft pretzels and they came out great.  The New Yorker in me had to eat it with mustard, yum!  Check out the results and…

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Lifestyle, Travel

Birthday Fun!

Got to have a birthday (cup)cake! Yesterday was my husband’s birthday, so we went to a Japanese restaurant called Kanki to celebrate.  It was our first time there and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  Check out the pics. Calamari Appetizer The food was cooked in front of us.  Our chef was a comedian. The food was delicious. 

Beauty, Skin Care

My Skincare Routine

Morning:Cleanse: Clean & Clear Deep Action Cream Cleanser Moisturize: Clean & Clear Dual Action MoisturizerProtect: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock (spf 70)Eye Cream: L’Oreal Revitalift Complete Eye Night:Eye Makeup Remover: L’Oreal Refreshing Eye Makeup Remover, Oil Free Cleanse: Clean & Clear Deep Action Cream Cleanser  Toner: Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 Moisturize: Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturizer Ocassionally: Exfoliate: St. Ives Apricot…

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Healthy Hair Care, Protective Styling

Protective Styling: Why I do it.

Protective Styling prevents breakage and improves your hair’s retention rate.  Some times you’ll feel like your hair isn’t growing or it’s taking forever!  But the reality is our hair is always growing; it’s the breakage and split ends that are getting the best of us.  Protective Styling is essentially hiding your hair (more specifically ends) from the elements, i.e. dry…

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Beauty

Nail This: Matte Nail Polish

For the Memorial Day weekend, I decided to do something different with my nails.  I went for a Matte polish.  No base coat or top coat, just two coats of China Glaze’s Rose Among Thorns (Neon).  Enjoy! No Flash With Flash