Monday, December 31, 2012

Things That 2012 Has Taught Me!

Can you guys believe that this year is over? It really flew by, I try not to make resolutions because I never really stick to them. But I did learn some things about myself and wanted to share some of them with y'all.
1) My hair and I both do not like wash n gos, as cute and carefree as it looks the detangling session that follows is just too painful.
2) Stretched hair is best for me, it really cuts down on knots and tangles when it comes time for wash days.
3) I love braid outs more than twist outs! Yes the braids take longer to take down, but I am developing a method.
4) The less I bother my hair, the happier it seems. Doing more than one style a week normally results in my hair being full of knots.
5) I need to switch up the shampoos and conditioners that I use, it's hard to explain but I feel like my hair doesn't respond to the same shampoo & conditioner if I use it for months on end.
6) My inner product junkie has calmed down, even though I have turned to nail polish as an alternative lol.
7) Buns make me happy, especially a high bun I always feel so fancy!
8) Less product on my hair gives the best results
9) Mini twists allow me to have a faux wash n go experience, I can wear my hair curly and keep it protected.
10) Water is my best friend! It does wonders for my hair, skin and overall health
11) I have a crazy obsession with Chick-fil-A, I can eat it everyday and never get sick of it. I can always tell the type of morning I'm going to have based on how much I enjoy my chicken biscuit from them lol.
12) I love a new mani, but doing one before bed is a no no! I have went to bed with beautiful nails and then woke up with polish on my face lol
13) Couponing is becoming a new favorite thing for me, I'm slowly building a stockpile. It is so funny to run out of something and instead of heading to the store just walking to the pantry and picking it up.
14) I'm obsessed with reality tv and will not apologize for it. I watch so much tv that I actually got a new one for my birthday lol
15) I maybe the world's slowest reader( I'm sure that's because I watch too much tv) I have been reading the Fifty Shades of Grey books for at least six months. I'm a hundred pages from finishing the second book.
16) Washing my face before bed is a must! No matter how tired I maybe, I have woken up with a huge pimple or two for not following this and have learned my lesson.
17) Whitewater rafting changed the way I conquer my fears!
18) Smoking Hookah is fun but gives me the worst hangovers the next day
19) I no longer like clubs, but can still hang out and party until at least 1 am, and not sleep the rest of the next day.
20) I complain about how I hate to be super busy, but I really think I love it. I hate sitting around and being bored. Having something to do, running errands and what not helps me feel like I have accomplished something during the day.
So that is about it for my list guys, I really want to wish everyone a happy and safe New Year, see y'all in 2013!! :)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Flax Seed Braid Out

So this week I opted for a braid out and wore my hair down for the beginning of the week. I made a batch of flax seed last Sunday and it is almost gone. I placed my hair in ten braids for this look below.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Product Junkie Review:Herbal Essences Honey I'm Strong Conditioner

So I know I had told you all that I would do a review on the Herbal Essences: Honey I'm Strong Conditioner so here it is! This stuff is amazing, first it's awesome and provides great slip. I love that it is thick and creamy, it allows me to detangle my hair in about 30 minutes tops and for the past two weeks I have used it to twist my hair for a twist out. Normally when I twist my hair I have to use some gel or something to hold my hair but this conditioner does the job fine, especially since the weather is cool I don't have to worry about it swelling. I have used Herbal Essences before but this is my first time using the Honey I'm Strong line, but I do recommend it. I know it was introduced over the summer, but it took a few weeks for me to see it in stores in my area so hopefully you all can find it too! So the picture to the right is my twist out from last week(sorry it's blurry...i'm counting down the days until a new phone!) and below is what I wore this week. Tomorrow is wash day for me and I plan on making a batch of flax seed gel to use with the Honey I'm Strong, so I will let y'all know how that turns out (hopefully my hair will love it!)

P.S. I am so excited for Christmas, more than gifts I am glad to spend time with my family and friends. Especially after yesterday's tragedy, we have to remember that our lives can change in a blink of an eye so regardless if you celebrate Christmas or any other holidays please enjoy life! :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Birthday Looks

So my birthday was on last Thursday and I had a great night out at dinner with my family and then on Sunday I hit the town with my friends at a Tapas Bar downtown. I of course partied a little hard so I wasn't able to snap a lot of pics but here are some pics below.

P.S. For my second look I did a three strand twist out using Herbal Essence Honey I'm Strong Conditioner full review coming soon!

So the first pic is the look I wore for my actual birthday on Thursday. The second is my free gift from Sephora for my birthday, the third is my gifts from my family: a sweater, Hello Kitty Steering Wheel Cover and a MAC eyeshadow palette (Holiday Collection). The last picture is David and I at my party out with my friends this may have been the only picture that he and I took together, we had so much fun!