Saturday, December 8, 2012
I am so happy to be back blogging, it is such a great outlet when done in moderation, I believe I have 3 "hair stories" to upload so of course that will be my first priority being back on the blog!
Friday, October 12, 2012
Ok,so I kno its been like forever since yall heard from me but...here I am! My last post was about those lovely box braids that I loved so much,well i took them down and the reality of actually caring for my hair slapped me in the face so I'm going for a challenge...Here's the deal my husband as u all kno is in the Air Force and deployed right now he will be away for 6 months....so my bright idea was to make Brittany better it gives me more rime to focus on me...that being said I have embarked on a new LIFESTYLE...Healthy Hair,Fitness,and Clean Eating! I work out every morning at least 20 nonstop minutes (bc its a short time and I want max results I dont stop) sometimes 40 mins! I don't eat processed foods,I only drink water,I take vitamins, protein shakes/bars and watch my portions when I eat! I have my fitness pal on my phone to help count calories...and this weekend i will weigh and do measurements along with a pic (to be used as my before shot). As for my hair i will be wearing box braids,twists, roller sets...all those styles we love that allow for as little maintenance as possible! (Seriously considering LOCS) Pics coming very soon....oh my mini me peyton is on a healthy hair challenge too...braids for her! Oh And I forgot to mention I got braces...I feel like im gonna be a totally different Brittany by the time Byron gets home, well I will be because I'll be healthy!!!!
Saturday, September 22, 2012
I hope y'all havent completely abandoned me lol, I promise I WILL find a great balance between working out and blogging, and eating healthy, and maintaining healthy friendships and relationships.... it is getting real and I truly wish I had found a balance earlier.
I actually have my hair in two strand twists because I work out everyday...six days a week y'all... (watch me hit my dougie) I TOLD y'all I was going to commit to getting in shape.
Um I am working out with Insanity,...Walking in the park, and I go to the gym...I have a trainer, an amazing woman her name is Indiana and she is pushing me to my limit each and every day, I have grown to love and respect her!
I am taking Herbalife shakes for breakfast and dinner, I eat lunch and two snacks daily, I do not know if I have lost any weight because I try to focus more on working out, more than anything. Herbalife is AMAZING gives me energy and the shakes are tasty, I am not trying to "get skinny quick" this is truly a lifestyle change I am clean eating, my snacks are usually whole grain crackers and fruit, the shakes have ALL the nutrients I need and I will ALWAYS take them, once I lose a significant amount of weight, I will continue to take the shakes because it is NOT a diet you are instructed to eat when you are hungry, just eat smart when you are hungry instead of unhealthy.Because my body is getting all the nutrients I need I am having crazy nail growth which i assume will happen to my hair as well, because with a poor diet my hair grew but with a healthy and balanced diet I know my hair will benefit from it.! I currently have been keeping my hair in two strand twists because it is easy for me, I don't know another way to wear my hair with working out,.. I need to deep condition as I type this post actually, My hair are in medium sized twists, I did not have the time or patience for mini twists because I needed to do something to my hair ASAP. I usually Moisturize and seal my ends before bed and my hair seems to be doing JUST fine which is why I chose to keep my hair twisted because with working out I am more tired and my days start earlier and end earlier, do those long hours waiting for my wash n go to dry just do not seem appeasing to me right now lol. I just want to wake up and moisturize and go& with the twists I can!
I will come back with a weight loss update in maybe a week, so next Saturday I will pop in again with an update about my weight meanwhile give me time to update about my hair lol.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
If you are a legit reader than you know I am on a weight loss journey so I eat a lot of fruits and veggies.
My mother and myself were talking today about how often people do not wash and sanitize their fruits&veggies. I believe we began cleaning fruits& veggies maybe 1year, we used to do the quick rinse under the faucet but we learned that we were not truly doing much lol.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
I don't have much to say today, I'm actually in the car on my way to see grams :)!!!!
I'm excited because I have not seen her in a while, anyway WHATS going on out there with y'all?? Hope all is well just make sure you keep them strands moisturized lol you know I had to throw a lil suuuuum sum in about hair.lol. Random...BUT it is time for me some NEW shoes lol I LOVE my moccasins but lawd knows it is time for some new ones woooomp woooomp I get attached to shoes...even when they get raggedy.
|my shoes lol.|
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Hey curlies, as you all may know I was sent products from the company "Aunt Jackie's Curls and Coils" to sample and review for my natural hair and blog, the following review is based on how each of these products worked for me and MY hair! The line is sulfate/paraben/mineral oil/ and petroleum free products all going for $9.99 each.So with that being said let us dig right into the review.
Disclaimer: I am NOT being paid to do this review, this is an honest opinion.AGAIN no one is bribing me to say good or bad things about the product, this is my honest opinion.!
Now lets get started:
Smell- Fruity, perfume It actually Smells Great
Effectiveness- This does exactly what it says it will do which is clean your hair removing product build-up without stripping your hair, it is a moisturizing shampoo. I actually like this product, I have not used shampoo in months because I am following the "Curly Girl Method" and shampoo really tangles and dry my hair, this shampoo however did NOT strip my hair, my hair was also sort of a detangler as well. I like this product. Rate- A- , I rated it this way because it was not really "moisturizing" for me however, it did get the job done! I will repurchase
Moisturizing and Softening Conditioner
Smell- Fruity, smells great
Effectiveness-I really Love this Conditioner because it has GREAT slip, I mean it literally glides right through your hair. It conditions well, and you can use it as a Deep Conditioner as well.
Rate- A+- I really LOVE this stuff, I will repurchase
Effectiveness- This product seriously worked wonders on my knots, I seriously LOVE it, it detangles just as the description claims. It just melted the knots and tangles away.
Rate- A+ I will SURELY repurchase this, as soon as my sample run out lol. It was my favorite from the line.
Defining curl custard
Smell- Fruity, it smells good
Effectiveness- This product moisturizes really well!!!! HOWEVER, I must say for my wash n go it was a complete fail, this product is one i will use when I actually style my hair like twist outs/ braid outs/ bantu knots etc.My mother tried a little and she loved it!! lol. I must say it does moisturize well. I just will not use for wash n gos....EVER lol.
Rate- B , Only because I cant use it for my wash n go!
You can find these products at your local Beauty Supply Store, and Online at Auntjackies.com
Obviously I have not been posting hair updates, and this is because I have not done anything "new" to my hair, I have still been a wash n go queen and I get at least 4 or 5 day hair with my method, If you guys would like a visual tutorial on how I wash n go, hit me up and I will surely do one. If you follow me on Instagram you've more than likely seen these pictures lol.
|This was just yesterday right after i finished my wash n go|
|also from yesterday, and no your eyes aren't tricking its blurred(effect)|
|Being Silly, You know how I do lol|
|whats uuuuup lol|
|After I deep conditioned|
|Air drying with just coconut oil|
|Wet hair with Eco in it.|
|Posing before I headed "out"|
|Thats from my bangs, I see others do it, why not I lol|
|effects on dry naked hair|
|Deep conditioner Recipe|
|Dry Bantu Knot-Out|
|Bantu Knot Out-Twist out|
|Wash n Go|
|Wash n Go|
|I love this lol,this is her logo.|