Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Want a Free New Fabulous Layout ????

Hey All

Since I hit my 100th post, I was considering doing a whole new thang with my blog, but been waiting, thinking, pondering, buying shoes, doing hair stuff, more thinking, blogger and I are not on speaking terms, more shoes.......... and then Today, I saw on two blogs that I follow how to get a ' Free, faboulous, personalized layout' !!!!!!! Its a sign ( that and Procrastination really does work in my favor) !!!!!!!!

So if you would also like a new fabulous layout head over to Miss Felicity Designs ( which by the way, is the name of my older sister!!!!!! - so this is definitely a Fab match).

As for me, I will wait for my new layout and sort out my issues with Blogger ( nothing huge, I can post but I cant really put up any pictures).

Blessings, Love and Signs

Saturday, July 23, 2011

is it just me?

Hi all,

Since Wednesday I have been trying to upload pictures and posts but Blogger has been telling me Bad Request 400 again!!!!! So, is anyone else having these problems or is it just me?!!!!!!

Peace (I am seriously Trying), Love and Blessings

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My 100th Post - My SheAloe Mix

'Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health'.

- Julia Child

Hi again, This is

Ohhhhhh my Goodness!!!!!!!!! I feel so happy about this, like really!!!!!!! 100 posts about Hair, shoes, plants, clothes, cameras, travel, birthday, products, more shoes, more hair products, hair styles, my legs, features.....I wont lie, there were some days, when I didn't want to just go on and on bout hair and other days when Blogger and I were not getting on, but overall its been an experience!!!!!!!! Ok, lets get to this post.......

So, I just finished mixing up some SheAloe (that's Shea butter and Aloe Vera - with different oils) and I wanted to post about it. Let me start by saying, I dont work well with numbers (as evident by my bank balance) However, I bought 100 gr of Shea Butter and I had a small empty container that used to have 50 gr so I used that as my starting point, I wanted to fill the container.

What I mixed was:
half of my 100 gr Shea Butter
3 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel
a few drops of Argan oil
a few drops of Jojoba oil
a few drops of Coconut oil
a few drops of Glycerin
a few drops of Vitamin E oil
a few drops of Sweet Almond oil
a few drops of Castor oil ( lot less than the others).

My Shea Butter
mixing and mixing just the Shea
more mixing
adding the oils
after mixing the Aloe Vera. Yummy goodness......

Man, I am seriously mad I don't have a better looking cuter container but it is what it is. So, how will I use this mixture you ask? Well, I use it as a body cream and also for my hair. Well, actually, I am rocking twists again (I do keep trying with them twists don't I?) and I actually used my last batch as I was twisting up my hair. I have noticed, I don't use as much because its not oily per say, but you just need a little bit for the body and hair. It glides over real smooth. If you make your own, you will see what I mean. My last batch lasted a about a month but then I used majority on my hair to make my twists. My room is well ventilated, but its underground, so its kinda dark but not really...... check out Swedish houses to get my drift. And I keep my mixture on the dresser near my bed. What I am trying to say is that it held for the duration without going bad or whatever. Yep, so there you have it.

Ohhhhh, let me get my SheAloe Review on lol, gotta advertise myself. I have noticed that firstly, my skin is smooooooth, silky and very soft. Secondly, due to my many operations, I have a few scars ( my ankle, my knees and my leg) these are getting slightly lighter and in some parts dare I say, Fading. Also, my ummmm stretchmarks (look..., I was really skinny in High school, I weighed under 50 kgs, then I blew up in my last year of high school and first year of University, then I moved continents and kept up and down and now I am back to being under 60 kg heading down to 52kg, which is my goal - so I am blessed with tiger prints M'Kay??!!) anyhoooo they are getting lighter as well. Very soon, I will be able to have a full body nude photo shoot, tastefully done of course. I promised myself, if I get my weight down and my marks can fade or be less, shoot, I would walk around NAKED. Move to a Nudist colony and live out my days there!!!!!! I really would. But on the real, I may take some bikini pictures or something.

Don't act, like you haven't promised yourself something outta this world, when you first started your diet, health care, nail care, hair care _____________ (insert what works for you). I know for Me, I promised myself (deep breathe) some professional hair photo shoot when I reach my waist length (I may even get my hair done professionally), and I promised my self a full spa French manicure and pedicure treatment when my nails get long enough, when I reach my goal weight I am getting myself a photo shoot, all those shoes and clothes I keep buying gonna be in that shoot, I even got myself a make up makeover gift certificate darling. Am way on my way!!!!!!

Not really gonna do the nude photo shoot, but I may go to a nudist beach and sit far, far far FAR from people and keep my towel wrapped around me at all times. I will have binoculars though, just to make sure no one is watching me. With they own binoculars. Its the only reason I would take Binoculars.

Thanks to everything for commenting, lurking and coming back to check on my little blog. Here's to another 100 posts.

Blessings, 100 and SheAloe

I have been Featured!!!!!!

'It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done'.

- Samuel Smiles

Hello and Welcome

Ohhhh, I been featured on Naturally Obsessed - Hair diary. I am crazy about her twists as well as all the wonderful information that this young lady has on her blog!!!!!!!! I am just 'talking' about the joys, highs and lows of my hair journey as well as my new know my wavy not curly hair goings on. Check it out.

To my new followers, HiYa, and welcome. Make yourself comfortable. Pretty soon you will read about Bruno, Nico ( he may make an appearance) some travels, tons of shoes, natural products, hair style fails......Aloe Vera (well actually Felicia and Georgina) and other things I find interesting ;-).

Peace and Love

Spirulina Update

'Discovery is the ability to be puzzled by simple things'.

- Noam Chomsky

Hi and Goodmorning

So, the reason why it took so long to do a Spirulina update was because I really wanted to make sure that they were trully working before I do a post about them. And they are. I began taking the pills after much research as well as asking at the health store about them. The people here are very helpful and always seem to know about everything, or steer me to another place where I can get more information.

Now the recommended amount of pills on my container said to start with 2 pills and gradually after a few weeks go up to 4 and then 6. Which I did. One of the first few things I noticed with that my energy levels were pretty high, and that my skin was getting tighter and firmer around my face and as I began to take more my whole body was firming up skin wise... also the added energy makes me want to exercise more ( Seriously, I just feel so energized that I want to get up and do something, walk, Pilates, jog.... often times, I find myself heading off into town and coming back late in the afternoons lol). I read that some people don't really like the added energy especially at night time and reduce the pills before going to bed, with me, I didn't really notice much change. All I know is, I still sleep good!!!!!!

But most noticeably was that my nails were growing quite fast. At first, the sides would chip but as I began taking more pills during the day, my nails would grow harder (in a good way) and much much longer. As for my hair, I have been taking my Aloe Juice drinks in the morning, my Spirulina pills throughout the day and my hair concoction around the same time, so I cant really say whether or not the pills have aided in my hair growth. But I do know, my hair is much fuller and very strong now than when I began my regiment. Everything is working well together, I guess.

Onto Nail pictures, please note, I just got out the shower, so my hands are bare. And yes, I will file my nails soon and put some color on them babies.......

I just love them!!!!!!!!!

One of the biggest changes I have noticed with Spirulina was my appetite, I am eating less (which is good) but I am more fuller. So my portions are small (which is the way it should be lol) another thing is that normally after taking my pills I feel parched and drink lots of water. Now, see, I am not a big water drinker (Bad Bad Bad girl) so feeling thirsty after taking the pills is great because I know I am getting my required amount of water per day. Some days more water and some less, but at least I know I get my drink on lol. Another benefit is my 'regular bathroom' situation - will not go into this. But am doing fine. One benefit I heard and read about was that Spirulina is great for people with allergies, now for me, some green grass, a right kind of blowing wind, would have had my reaching for my tissues and tears in my eyes, but Its July and I have had my allergies in check thus far. I am still continuing with my pills and I will continue to take them for a very long time. Its working, so why stop now?!!!!!!!

Blessings, Joy and Energy

Friday, July 15, 2011

Coconut Oil benefits

'There is sweet water inside a tender coconut. Who poured the water inside the coconut? Was it the work of any man? No. Only the Divine can do such a thing'.
- Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Good morning everyone,

Coconut oil, we all use it (or we should) in our hair mixtures, our body lotions and butters but do we know the benefits of it? well, I got my learning on and this is what I have found out about the wonders of Coconut oil. The health benefits include:

- hair care ( great for overall health and growth of the hair)
- skin care ( soft, smooth, wonderful for pregnant women to prevent stretchmarks as well as scars)
- maintaining cholesterol levels
- weight loss ( its a very good oil to use to cook and bake with)
- increased immunity
- proper digestion & metabolism
and a whole lot more.

In traditional medicine coconut oil is used for treating:

- asthma
- baldness
- bronchitis
- bruises
- burns
- colds
- constipation
- coughs
- nausea
- rash
- toothache
- upset stomach
- irregular or painful menstruation
- control dandruff
And many many many other ailments.

The coconut provides a nutritious source of meat, milk, juice and oil. On many islands around the world coconut is a staple food and provides the majority of food consumed. Its highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Its also said to be 'the healthiest oil on earth'. Coconut oil is extracted from copra (which is the dried meat of the coconut).

Cooking with this oil is good because although its a saturated fat it comes from plants and not animals which is a good thing. Its also said to lower cholesterol but give more energy.
So how do I use mine?
Well, I started using it way back in January just to oil my scalp and give me hair some shine. But now, within the last few weeks, I have started using it in my skin care regime. I recently made my own Body Butter (and since that is finished - I will make another one and do a post about it). I also use coconut oil in my daily water spritz - water, glycerin, jojoba oil, aloe vera and coconut oil.

What I can tell you its been an amazing oil to use all over. My hair looks and feels good. My skin is smooth, silky and constantly glowing. I will say this, I use Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera, Argan oil, Jojoba oil,Vitamin E oil, Shea butter and Glycerin in everything - Hair and Skin. So I can't pin-point which product is working the best where, as I use them all and am maximizing the benefits from all of the above mentioned products.

Let me put it another way, if I were told I could only have one bottle to take where ever I was going, I would quickly mix them ALL and take the bottle. Not one is better or less than in my book.

Disclaimer: I am no expert, please please please do your own research before embarking on a natural journey. I read, learn, ask and test everything on myself before putting up a post. So I only know how it works for me. And what works for me, may or may not Work for you. This is all new to me and its a process and a journey.

Peace, Blessings and Light.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Shoes!!!!!!

'Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy'.

- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Good morning All

Its a new month, so that means new shoes lol, but for real, doesn't it seem that I either buy or receive new shoes almost every month since I decided to stop wearing build up shoes???!!!! Anyways, these two pairs where given to me by my mom on a recent trip to Lithuania (see where I get my travel bug from). My folks had called me from there and asked my shoe size..... well, never one to refuse anything free I said, a size 34 or 35 depending on the cut. And luckily for me, they went with the smaller size and these fit perfectly.

Yep I got me some small feet, and I get mines from the kiddie section, but I look at it this way, when my Prince Charming falls helplessly in love with me at the ball and my shoe falls off as I am running down the stairs and he searches the whole land for me, Believe Me, ain't no other women gonna be able to Fit into my SHOE!!!!! Its my one true guarentee in life. I will be the only women with that shoe size......Onto pictures of my new babies.

Man these babies are asking for bell-bottom jeans, a loose white flowy top and flowers in my hair!!!!!! Age of Aquarius!!!!!!

Love, love, Love the color on these!!!!!!
Its getting serious in the shoe department people!!!!!!!!!! I ain't playing, I am just getting started. Wait till I learn to walk in heels then its really on. See right now, I am just starting slowly, flats, sandals and a little heel, just giving my feet time to get used to wearing proper shoes, but soon, Bam, this Queen is gonna be Setting it Off in High heels. Now excuse me whilst, I go look at designer shoes and check what the smallest size's they have...........

Blessings, Peace and High Heels

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Me and My 'Fro

'The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercise's.

- Leo Buscaglia

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!!!!

I think I should begin by saying, since its summertime, my blogging will not be as much, m'kay?!!!! Really sorry, but the weather is so fabulous and as much as I love my hair journey, I dont just want this blog to be about only hair lol, so I am off to find fabulous stuff to blog on. But for today, this post is about my 'fro. hahhahahah - I cant get away from my hair!!!!!

So, I took out my individual braids after washing and oiling my scalp and hair. The plan was to either do a rollerset or Bantu knot. To stretch the hair so I can do a length check. Well, me being lazy, Bantu knots won in the end. So off I went along my merry little way knotting my hair and sticking bobby pins in to secure. Then it was off to bed. I should mention, I did my knots on dry hair. the next day, Epic Fail!!!!!!! My Bantu Knot out was a Major disaster and I had to head to town, so whats a girl to do?????? I combed my hair out and did a huge Afro!!!!!! Then I tied the front part back, coz that 'Fro was in my face. I fluffed and fluffed and I was good to go.

I wore some cute earring, a funky chunky necklace, my brightest smile and off I went. Did yours truly get stares people?!?!?!?!!!! I got some smiles, I had a few cars slow down (at the bus stop) and a lovely old lady played in my hair (yep she had her hands all in there) as I was coming down the escalator. I wasn't mad at her, shoot, I was playin in my hair tooo lol. She commented on how lovely and soft my hair was....!!!!!!

All in all I was feeling myself, had James Brown in my head all Day!!!!!!! Say it Loud.......... (You know the rest). Check out the pictures.

My Bantu Knots

This was at the bus stop. I had cars slowing down y'all!!!!!

These pictures dont do the 'fro justice, let me say, my hair was Big!!!!!! Big big big Chaka Khan Big HAIR!!!!! ohhhhh and it was blowing in the wind.......yep, my fro was swaying back and forth dancing in the wind........ Good Times, Good times.

So, now, today, gonna either twist it again or do more individual braids.

Blessings, Joy and Smiles

Monday, July 4, 2011

Individual hair braids

'Hair brings one's self-image into focus, it is vanity's proving ground. Hair is terribly personal, a tangle of mysterious prejudices'. - Shana Alexander

Good morning and Happy 4 July to my American followers!!!!!

So on Thursday, I did individual braids and 'dusting' on my head. Basically what I did was just to braid my own hair and take the ends and maintaining the tips. Well actually, I was cutting the split ends (don't need to sound so bougie)!!!!!! I did this because my last trim was in March when I did my roller set and flat iron, so I was really in need of a trim. But I didnt want to go through the whole process, so 'dusting' was easier. Not sure where the term comes from, but I have heard it on hair blogs and Youtube. Anyways, onto pictures.....

Looks neat don't it?
Have to maybe re-braid this week.......

I washed my head first on Wednesday and left the Vatika coconut oil work its magic overnight. Then Thursday morning, I got to braiding. That evening, I spritzed some of my water, glycerin, aloe and oil mixture and called it a night. Now since Thursday night till this morning Monday, I just spritz when needed and before I go to sleep.

The great thing about this style is when it begins to unravel, as some braids are, I can just re-braid. So this is definitely a low maintenance style for me. Also, as you can see the ends aren't curly, they are wavy. This is after moisturizing them with Water/Aloe Vera and Oils. So I guess this means my natural hair texture is changing huh? I read that someplace, that hair does that. You may be born with with a certain texture and as you grow and your body changes so does your hair. Which in fact totally makes sense. Anywhoooo, I am off to check out more YouTube Video's.

Peace, Blessings and Change

Friday, July 1, 2011

So then I bought two......

'Advice is one of those things it is far more blessed to give than to receive'.

- Carolyn Wells


Its Friday and I am very happy, more than just that its weekend. But because I bought my Aloe Vera plant!!!!!!!! ( insert applause and a woohoo here) And best bit, it was on SALE, so I bought Two!!!!!! Take a look at my new babies.

I think I will name them: Georgina and Felicia
This little guy I saw in my street, I was tooo scared my flash would scare him so I didn't get any closer.
Ahhhh, am so happy now. Like really, I got my plants. I will nurture them, love them, take care of them, and when the time comes, I will cut them open and get out the lovely healthy goodness that is these leaves. Mornings like this are why I wake up.

Now excuse moi, I am off to replant my darlings and whisper sweet nothings to them to help them grow faster and stronger. Ohhh I may play some jazz, soul or RnB. That Felicia, she looks like she can hang with some Marvin Gaye.

Blessings, Joy and Aloe