I am trying to get my act together and record more videos/write more posts (I am sorry I have been M.I.A I will do better!)
I do have a few things lined up so to get the ball rolling I made a video on how I use ribbons to accessorize. I already made a short post about the ribbons I bought (with the intention of using them on some dresses) but never explained how I “dress up” a simple chunky twist:
It really is a simple style and does not require a lot of explanation but I always “learn” by seeing and doing so I figured why not record a video right? As always I have the video up on my YouTube Channel and here on my Blog’s Video Page. I will write a quick post on the step by step process as well.
Do you use ribbons to accessorize? I would love to hear from you!
Today is another “ingredient feature” day! And the subject is going to be Rosewater! I honestly do not know where this absolutely beautiful product has been all my life but I am so happy to have met it! (Just by writing about it puts a smile on my face and reminds me of that beautiful intoxicating smell!)
Right lets get down to business shall we.
In Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Rosewater has been a popular natural ingredient that has been used in cuisine and for health. It should come as no surprise then that companies around the world have started to incorporate Rosewater into different beauty supplies and hair products are no exception (with good reason!)
Below are some of the reasons why I use Rosewater (and why you might want to try it out!):
It is known to help revitalize the quality of your hair due to Its natural moisturizing and nourishing properties.
Rosewater is effective in treating hair loss due to the fact that it helps to simulate the scalp.
There are no artificial additives or chemicals (if you purchase pure Rosewater) making it a ‘non-toxic’ product! (Just make sure you are not allergic to Roses.)
Should you suffer from mild scalp irritations or dandruff Rosewater can be used to help sooth irritations.
It leaves your scalp feeling ‘fresh’ and your hair smelling great!
How to use Rosewater:
You can add it to any of your DIY products e.g. Leave-In conditioner, Flax Seed Gel, Deep Conditioners etc. Remember to use a preservative and store the product in a fridge if you are going to mix Rosewater with Oils (in large quantities and want to keep it for a few weeks) otherwise stick to making smaller quantities frequently.
If your Shampoo tends to dry out your hair you can add a little Rosewater with the shampoo – it will moisturize your hair by reducing the “dryness”, soften, give your hair shine and your hair will smell great throughout the day!
You can mix equal quantities of Rosewater and Glycerin together to help moisturize your scalp by using it as a “massage oil”. (Rinse it off after 30 minutes – 1 hour.)
If Glycerin is not your friend, then you can use any carrier oil e.g. grapeseed, jojoba, almond oil etc with Rosewater and use it as a “massage oil” for your scalp. (Rinse it off after 30 minutes – 1 hour.)
I would love to know if you incorporate Rosewater into your routine!
So it is my Birthday tomorrow (7th March) and if I had my pick I would want to wear either one of these ensembles. I love celebrating other peoples birthdays, getting gifts for them and partying but when it comes to mine I am a little “meh” about it.
Nevertheless friends have planned a dinner first at a nice Japanese Restaurant and then we will head out to one of the local bars to finish off the night.
I love the dresses because they are not “toooo much” but with the accessories they are just right for a birthday occasion don’t you think?
I do not know why I am so lucky but I am not complaining! Today I get to share with you the impressively courageous story of Ms. Shanti – fellow Blogger and Vlogger. Shanti “co-chairs” the blog ‘Around The Way Curls’ and it consists of an amazing collection of Photos, Hair Styles, Hair Care/Routines, DIY Recipes, General Life Topics and much more! Do not miss out on the opportunity to take a gander at the Blog…it is well worth it!
Shanti was kind enough to share her ‘no fear’ – Big Chop journey which you can read here. Apart from Around The Way Curls I also came across a YouTube Channel Curls Bf and if I am not mistaken I spotted her beautiful face and hair on there as well. So after reading her story please do take a look at her work you will not regret it!
Thank you so much for sharing your story with us Shanti!
Yes another one I know! I just wanted to show you how I actually make my current favorite winter Moisturizer. It is simple to make and does not take too long either. Here are the ingredients
Virgin Coconut Oil with 5 drops of Essential Oil (the Essential Oil is optional)
Lemon peel infused Almond Oil
Vitamin E Oil
I have a link to my Video hereas well as write up of my recipe and process if you prefer to read about it linked here.
One thing to keep in mind is that a little of this goes a really really long way so use it sparingly. I use the moisturizer for both my face and body and only need to apply it once a day and prefer to do so at night, this way I know it gets absorbed into my skin before applying anything like makeup.
I have to admit that I have not always been the biggest “fan” of green however this shade seemed to catch my eye! I also like the combination of Green and Purple. I am sure in the “fashion world” my combination will probably not work for the professionals however, in my little world it does. I also had to throw in the white jacket because it was too cute to skip and those shoes!!!
Yes I do love this combination. What do you think?
I bought a couple of ribbons the other day because I had initially wanted to use them to accessorize a few dresses. I then got to thinking what about using them for my hair!
To do the above:
I just put my hair in a big chunky two strand twist
Secured the twist with two hair bubbles; one at the base the other at the end
Took a strip of my ribbon and placed it over the base of my twist wrapping it around once
Then crisscrossed the ribbons down the length of my twist
The ends were tied over the hair bubble
I do not know about you but I really like how the ribbon can make a simple big twist look a little more “chic”. Well actually, I do not know if “chic” is really the right word but I feel that it makes a difference in the appearance of a twist. I have red, white and black ribbons two different sizes (I might have to go back and get the super thin ones as well!)
I also plan on using the bigger ribbon as a “head band” to cause some distraction from my forehead :D! So it will be “play with ribbon time” :).