Self Improvement, That Blog Life

Goodbye 2017. Hello 2018.

And what a year to say goodbye to! My first full year of blogging done. The first year of my healthy hair journey done. My skin looking better than it has in I can’t even remember, yes! Feeling happier and more confident going into 2018 than I could’ve imagined. Let’s see how I can make 2018 more. I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions and I don’t normally do deep reflection but I’ll do a little of both…for posterity. Not because I’m a cliché or anything.

Song of the Month

Song Of The Month – January 2018 – Get On The Bus By Destiny’s Child

LINK TO THE VIDEO I can’t remember a time when Destiny’s Child or Beyoncé weren’t a part of my life. Well I can, there was a brief period where the Spice Girls where the greatest girl group of all time. I know TLC were around but I’m from the UK so at their peak, you couldn’t breathe without something Spice Girls being shoved in your face. But Destiny’s Child were different. They weren’t surrounded by the hype, at least not on this side of the Atlantic, their songs were more complex than the Spice Girls glorified nursery rhymes, their super co-ordinated…

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Skin and Beauty

End Of Tube Review: Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel w/ Active Charcoal Intense Deep Cleanse Facial Mask

“This Intense Deep Cleanse Facial Mask contains antibacterial Tea Tree Oil and skin calming Witch Hazel in conjunction with activated Charcoal to keep your skin clear and healthy by: The power of charcoal removes dirt, sebum and impurities deep down in the pores Rebalances oil to leave skin clean & purified with a silky touch.” That’s what the Boots website says anyway…

Hair Products (Bought)

Review: Afro Hair Solutions Scalp Reviver Mask

I’ve always said the biggest and best things come in small packages but you’ve got to big yourself up when you’re only about 5 foot 4. So when this little tin of Afro Hair Solutions Scalp Reviver Mask came through the door from Detangled Hair, I hoped that this would once again be the case.

Family

The Christmas Spirit

I hate winter. Hate talk about when we’re expecting snow. I hate shopping for presents. And I HATE wrapping presents. But I love Christmas. I love the over indulgence. And I love cheesy jumpers. I love the Doctor Who Specials. I love Christmas dinner and the family time. So me and Christmas have a love/hate relationship.

Hair

Length Check – One Year

I hadn’t envisaged having to take out a braid to do my length check. I definitely hadn’t thought through the timing of installing my first set of braids either. I was a bit busy in November so this post is a little late. But November 1st 2017 marked 1 year since I shaved all my hair off and felt the cool winter breeze blowing over my scalp. I have to admit I miss those few days of baldy baddie life! It really was such a short time. I suppose I could just shave it all off again! Ideas…

Song of the Month

Song Of The Month – December 2017 – Are You That Somebody? by Aaliyah

LINK TO THE VIDEO The beat of this song is soooo strong. I feel, apart from the string vests in the video, this sound and look would hold up today, no question. Aaliyah is one of those artists, because she passed away, whose greatest potential was never met. Yes she was pretty big but her last album was about to blow up in the mainstream. I wonder what she’d be doing now, how she would sound in 2017? This is one of the best Timbaland produced and featured songs he’s done. I love his verse in this, I remember when…

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Hair, Protective Styles

How I Got My Braids (Pt. 4)

The braids are in. You could be fooled into thinking your job is done. That’s what I used to think. But I know better now. You need to love your hair if your fro is out and free BUT also if it is tightly tucked away.

Hair, Protective Styles

How I Got My Braids (Pt. 3)

So we’ve got Part 1 and Part 2 down and here we are starting to braid. I think a lot of the things I did before I started this healthy hair journey were just habit, bad habits at that. So getting ready for braids took no time at all in the old days. Now everything will be planned and there will be thought put into every step. Healthy hair is like having a house plant, you need to help it live. Don’t be the person with the dead orchid on your windowsill.