March 26, 2012

Fashion Finds: Daily Look

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I found out about this website a couple of weeks ago, but I finally joined today. (This may or may not be a bad thing, since I'm a shopaholic.) Here's how it works, everyday you get an email with the daily look and you can purchase any of the items on sale for 36 hours. For every item purchased you get one look point (also received by sharing on social media sites) and once you reach a certain amount of points, a $20 store credit is given to you. Best thing about it is, no obligation to buy! Pretty sure this is only going to make my shopping habits worse...oh well. Click the following link and sign up today! (You get look points for every person that signs up through you, so help a girl out;-))



March 22, 2012

Not Loco for Locos

Tried the Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco tonight...not worth the hype

the end.

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March 3, 2012

The Beginning

I’ve been debating this question for some time now. The question is should I go natural?  My hair currently has been chemically relaxed since as long as I can remember. 

Relaxers are a chemical. That really can’t be doing any good for anyone’s hair. Yes, there are ways to take care of a relaxed hair and still be healthy.  Relaxers are also expensive.  These two things that I mentioned are just some things that crossed my mind; but the real reason I’ve decided to give my natural hair a chance is because, it’s my natural hair! 

I’m kind of conflicted about relaxed hair versus natural hair. Think about it. Yes, God created African American hair to be the texture that it is, but don’t we all like trying different looks? Is not relaxing your hair another look you would like to try? I think people that are so hardcore about natural hair are because they feel that society has made it to where African-American women feel like they don’t look good unless it is straight.  I could be wrong about this, really I’m just rambling…but there might be some truth to what I just said.

At the end of the day, I really don’t care if you like natural or relaxed hair. It is all about preference! Do what makes you feel good. I say no matter what your hairstyle is you need to take care of your hair period. 

I am doing a 12 month goal of no relaxers. Will I go back to relaxed? I don’t know.  We will see after these 12 months. I’m really bad at remembering my relaxer dates. I try to go as long as possible and judge it based on my roots. That being the case, I decided to just make January 2012 the start date of this all. (I think my last relaxer was Nov or Dec 2011.) My focus will be on putting little to no heat on my hair, deep conditioning, and vitamins. 

I hope you will follow me on this journey, even though I haven’t fully committed yet to going completely natural. (I’m indecisive lol.)

Pictures of me with my relaxed hair





March 1, 2012

Fail Fail Fail

February is a very short month. Unfortunately, I did not complete my goals. Fail! What this month has taught me is that I have no self discipline. Huge problem! This definitely needs to change since like yesterday.

Let me refresh everyone’s memory on what my February goals were:

1.       Exercise
2.       No fast food or soda
3.       Read my Bible everyday
4.       Sew skirt
5.       Scrapbook the end of 2011

I didn’t do 1, 3, 4, and 5. I was doing really well with number 2, but then I went on vacation and that was the end of that. The month of March is all about focusing on self discipline.  I will accomplish these goals.

March 2012 Goals

1.       No social media relating to celebrities
 
I feel like I get too consumed with this unnecessary thing. Why do I care about these people’s lives? 

2.       No secular music
 
I don’t really listen to that much secular music, but I feel like I should take a break from it. Is it really beneficial to my spiritual life? Probably not.

3.       Read my Bible everyday

This has been a struggle my whole life, but how do I expect to have a happy Christian life if I’m not feeding myself God’s Word?
 
4.       Exercise

Every day I feel more like a bum. I’m 23; I should not be this sluggish. I will get more in shape.
 
5.       Take my vitamins everyday

This goes in hand with trying to take care of my body. Exercise, eating right and taking my vitamins is definitely important.