Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hair stuff.

'I'm going to make you so proud - Note to self'. 

Hi all....

Remember me, I took a very very VERY  long break from this blog and now I am back. Honestly, life caught up with me. Moving back, unpacking, packing away, renovations, flu, operations, failing learners licenses, job hunting, daycare for Maya, teething, potty training, words saying, hair braiding,  master cleanse doing, Winter, Autumn, Summer and Christmas and New years. I just didn't find the time to blog. But I missed blogging so I decided that this year I will MAKE time and well here I am. 

Onward. 

Hair stuff is the title of this post. My hair is/was damaged by heat. I must just face that fact and be honest about it. I was in denial. But tis true. I had my hair blow dried last year about 3 times and since there wasn't a natural hair salon in Windhoek (there is one now) every time I wanted to get my hair braided, the stylist would blow dry it first without proper heat protectant. So I was left with split ends and breaking hair. My hair is past arm pit length right now but I had to cut a few inches off due to split ends and fairy knots. 

I have 2 hair goals for 2015.

1) Get my hair past arm pit length. The real goal of coarse is by end of December 2015 to have mid-back length. 

2) Second goal, to have healthy, strong, beautiful and split end free hair. 

I have a new set of products that I have promised myself to stick too for at least the first part of the year  until May. I decided on May coz that my birthday month and I should have seen a change / improvement by them. So below are my new products that I use. I will in the course of the month do reviews on all of them.  ohhhh as a Bonus I added a picture of Maya for you. 


My new hair arsenal 


Sulfate free shampoo and silicone free Conditioner


Eco styler gel


Grapeseed oil. The only oil I am using for now. 


Placenta for my ends 


My moisturizers

Almost done with this one. Double Butter cream. Need I say More. 



Cantu loves


Aloe Vera and juniper hair mask 



And my favorite girl - Miss Maya in her African print dress. Fun fact, this was the only shot I could get from her. She refused to stand still for me. 

So Next week, I will begin by doing reviews on the above products as well as letting you know how I am treating my hair and getting it back to life and beyond the arm pits. Its been there for way too long now.

Happy 2015 and enjoy the month of Love.


                                                                     Peace, Love and Hair stuff

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Stockholm metro art: Husby

'Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known'.- Oscar Wilde

Hi

Today I bring you Husby station. I light green cave with images of the archipelago, boats, ships and tree trunks. It was done in 1977 by Birgit Broms. At the foot of the elevators you find photographs of roses encased in plastic blocks this was done in 1993 by Helen Sandberg. Enjoy the pictures 


The station

Rose in a box

Light green wall

Ship coming in




Lone sailor



Swedish flag



Ice

Two ships

About the artists

All over the tunnel wall


Hope you are enjoying this series as much as I am blogging about the metro art.

Peace, Laughter and Ships

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Stockholm metro art: Akalla

'Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth'.- Pablo Picasso

Hi all

Today's wonderful metro station is Akalla. This station was beautiful done by Birgit Ståhl-Nyberg in 1977. And its an ochre grotto with ceramic pictures of men and women during their daily lives to work, play and leisure activities. I will let the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy!!!!!


The station

Dancing

This beautiful grainy, gold/yellow/mustard wall of throughtout the metro

Woman on the move

Beautiful ladies



Busy men

I love this one

Catch that ball

On the move

This kinda reminds me of a full metro carriage

Everyone seems to be in a rush


So that was Akalla station for you to see. I love the contrasting colors used here, the vibrant then onto mustard, greenish. Every wall telling its own story.

Catch you tomorrow.

Joy, art and Keeping busy

Monday, January 27, 2014

Stockholm metro art: Solna Cetrum

'Painting is the poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen'.- Leonardo da Vinci

Hiya

I am back and I would like to finish the Stockholm metro art series that I started when I was in Stockholm. So I give to you, Solna Centrum a station which artwork from artists Anders Aberg and Karl-Olav Bjork in 1975. This is a green and red station which shows the rural life of agricultural Sweden, the depopulation and destruction of the environment, forests and nature during the 70's. Onto pictures

Solna

Meeting at the crossroads

Corner glass box

Love this red and green

Man and his dog

Red wolf 

Busy tractor

Bike riding

ohhhh ok

Love this 

Looks like dollhouses huh?

So clean and shiny

Artists names

Beautiful moon

Quiet home

Barnhouse

Gas station?

Love his glasses

Very busy

Love this coming round the corner

The red is so dramatic


So, thats it for Solna Centrum. I gotta say looking at these pictures, I seriously miss Stockholm. Its like a whole other world, these subway artworks. Every one so unique and different. Each telling a story. Taking you through history and through the artists eyes. I am so grateful to have been able to capture these stations. 

Peace, Love and Red