I probably could have done a better job!
I probably could have done a better job!
IÂ haven’tÂ written about my little growing boy in a while, well he is doing well, kicking alot and I think he likes The OldÂ McDonaldÂ song because I play that for him and he goes nuts!. They say all babies like music, I would hope he really does like it andÂ I’mÂ notÂ scaringÂ the mess out of him with my loud toys.
We are all set forÂ NovemberÂ (mentally, kind of) its getting harder and harder just to do normal things as my weeks go by. For example :
-IÂ definitelyÂ cannot hide my big old belly like I used to, that thing is a monster. I cant control the way I walk, its more of a waddle, I reallyÂ didn’tÂ want to waddle but I do.. *sigh*.
-I have been having some acne things pop up, which just may mean I need to up the ante on my water and watch my diet.
-I cannot sleepÂ comfortablyÂ because I am most comfortableÂ lyingÂ on my tummy, (oh the day when I am able to do that again)
-I get some serious muscle pain in my legs after heavy walking.. (don’tÂ know whatÂ that’sÂ about).
-Apparently big box baby stores scare me!…. not so funny story – I went to Buy Buy Baby to get one of those tummy lifters, just to see if maybe I could ease some of the nerve/muscle pain I have. I go in there and I swear seeing like 50 million pacifiers on one wall, all these gadgets and cribs, and clothing and weird looking devices, it about drove me over the edge. I was about to have an anxiety attack, it was crazy my reaction. Anyway, I tellÂ Joe,’ honey lets get out of here’, I pay for the thingamagig and forget my damn IPhone on the counter. Do you know some joker stole my daggoneÂ iPhone. #death.
So now I have a freaking Samsung! Â (I cant seem to turn the thing down when it rings, that ish can wake up the dead -Joey’s words)
I am waiting for the Â iPhoneÂ 5 that comes out next week and I will be putting a tracking device on it – honestly how in the world did we use those things years ago, it takes me 5 minutes to send a text message.
Moral of the story is – Send my mom to do all your baby shopping for the gadgets he wont need and get armed with a list for essentials to calm my nerves.Â
Other than that I really cant wait to see him! and part of me cant wait to have my body back… Â I know he has to cook a bit more.. but Hell this ish aint easy!! – I tell him every day- ‘son, take all the time you need!’ but I know when he is out and acting up he gonna hear about what I went through to bring his lil butt here..
Other than that, Joe and I are fine still working hard and praying for aÂ healthyÂ little man, I still cantÂ believeÂ God trusted little old me to bring another human being unto this planet…surreal & Blessed
My week has been rough? how about yours? did you miss the 29th too because I am sure I skipped that day!
IÂ didn’tÂ pineappleÂ last night, just added coconut oil and covered it and went to bed.. It feels great though, andÂ .. no awful dryness!
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The below video is kinda old but I just saw it and it had me rollin’! If only there was a book we could hand to somebody to say, DON’T say that, DON’T do that, its offensive and rude when it comes to our hair. What if you had to make a curly girl etiquette book, what would you put in it?
1.) Don’t weave check me – If you find yourself wanting to know if I have tracks, get over it ‘caz you aint never gonna know’. Am I the only one that gets a little offended if Im asked ‘is that a weave’? Don’t get me wrong I’ve said this a million times, there is nothing wrong with a weave! but if a girl has a weave, youÂ don’tÂ need to ask ‘is that a weave?’ and if a girlÂ doesn’tÂ have a weave, you don’t need to ask ‘is that a weave?’
Unless you plan to dim the lights, eat oysters with me, drink a little too much wine and run your fingers through that bad boy, just enjoy the view. Boo!
2.) Don’t tug on my hair to see how far it stretches, first of all your handsÂ shouldn’tÂ be in my hair without my permission and second of all, why do you care so much? – side eye
3.) I love Shanti’s example where she did her hair, the works, washed, conditioned, deep conditioned, detangled, twisted it into a million little sections, dried it for hours and thenÂ releasedÂ it and all you can think of to ask is , ‘girl did you ‘do’ your hair today’? That one is like…. super offensive, IÂ don’tÂ look at you and ask you if your ish was ‘done’ (in my mind thinking, no she didnt after all that I did last night into the morning!) notÂ becauseÂ you are not rocking your hair quite like mine, means mine is unkempt and yours is perfect!
Â 4.) When you straighten your hair and the compliments are soo overwhelming in comparison to when you rock your flyiest wash and go. ‘Why it gotta be all that? what about when its curly? never mind….Â don’tÂ answer that….forget it… SMH!’
Â 5.) Can you make a ponytail yet? – Really!? did that question make you feel good? So you call that spiky limp thingÂ hangingÂ from that big old fat pink scrunchy a pony tail? -Â I’mÂ about to go HAM on you right now and its probably not even necessary.
Â 6.) Dudes that have way too much to say about how you wear your hair – If your jeans are tighter than mine, and your boxerÂ briefsÂ are showing so much I can see your ‘gigglyÂ goods’ (Don’t even front sweety…. everyone knows you only work on biceps at the gym and you can’t spell SQAT) and youÂ haven’tÂ had a hair cut but you think its cute cause you got a fly snap-back!Â don’tÂ even say ‘hi’ to me much lessÂ criticizeÂ my hair.
When a guy is in your life or not and he wants to say some ish about how you look, what he would rather see you do to your hair and he can’t get it together one day out of the week, that to me is the biggest contradiction and sometimes weÂ don’tÂ want to hurt their feelings but you Â might just have to. Number one rule,Â don’tÂ come at me crazy looking crazy! ~ haha
Â That’s it! thats what I would put in it…. check out what the girls came up with:
I had to put the video at the end because all of a sudden these YouTube videos mess up my formatting ~ EM
I have used the word Bitch many times, whether in a bad way or in a ‘good’ way! but I was mistaken, there is no GOOD way to use the word, we gotta be careful about the image we create with ourÂ tongues. They watching us! Good job Lupe… I liked! Em
|HAIR CRUSH – source :Curlbox|
SoÂ I’mÂ supposed to be doing homework and running around for ‘work’ but I saw this video from Tiffany, I loved her fro-hawk!!!
Love her personality – #ohsoshameless Em
|Hair crush – from Curl Box|
Checking in! *waving*Â I’mÂ sitting here watching ice road truckers (don’tÂ ask) just got finished watching Rihanna on Oprah, it was a pretty good interview, leave it to Oprah to show us that when you strip everything away, Rihanna is just a young girl trying to figure it all out, like all of us!. But enough about Oprah!
I saw a video of Lexi from www.lexiwiththecurls.com, she recently had a protective style installed, and Ive seen many of her protective styles and loved them all, but I really really like this one.
In the below video sheÂ demonstratesÂ how to blend the hair :
I really like this hairÂ Â I checked out the website for kicks I know I will never go through with it, but it was nice to look at. I love extentions they look wonderful and as a protective style it doesnt get any better, but I still have my reservations. 1.) Cost – To get a great set it will cost you, and I would much rather pay for some good hair than go cheapo rico and end up looking crazy. So its best for me to do it when I am prepared to make the investment. 2.) Its not ‘easy’ to care for –Â human hairÂ extensionsÂ are similar to your own hair so you pretty much have to be very consistent with your routine – somehow I feel like if I have to invest the same amount of time, I would much rather do it to my own hair. I think that kinda sounds crazy butÂ that’sÂ just how i feel. 3.) I need to move to Atlanta or NY – lol, this is my own issue but I need to take the time to find a great stylist here if I decided to make the investment. Anyhoo -Â I’mÂ off to the movies!
After a grueling day at ‘work’ yesterday I decided to unwind with an old fashion hot oil treatment of sorts. That’sÂ probably not the right word to call it because what I ended up doing was shampooing my hair first then adding a little protein conditioner mixed with castor oil. Then I used my Huetiful Steamer for about 20 mins or so.
Hair results?- Strong, Soft, not oily!
Tip: this might be old news but I added a little castor oil to my shampoo yesterday, even though it is sulfate free I just wanted to see how it would feel with the oil, and it felt great actually. so try it!
1.) start out with dirty hair like mine!
2.) add some oil to your fav shampoo and hit the shower (IÂ didn’tÂ even section my hair but do what you do!)
3.) Shampoo hairÂ thoroughlyÂ and exit shower
4.) mixed some castor oil with some cheap conditioner and applied it all over my head
5.) steamed my hair for 20 minutes
6.) hopped in the shower again (I hate doing that) and used the shower to create 5-7 braids I was not exactly washing the product out of my hairÂ deliberatelyÂ because I wanted to leave some of it in while I did my braids
7.) exit shower again and applied cantu shea butter leave in to the length of each braid, sealed my ends with some oil and let the sucka air dry overnight
8.) In the morning I undid each braid using a blow dryer to tension stretch slightly
9.) Result : big fluffy wash and go’esc hair
Have a wonderful Monday
Have you ever watched Alicia James’s channel? love her music and love her hair, anyway she does a braid out similar to mine and onÂ ThursdayÂ I did one whichÂ of courseÂ IÂ didn’tÂ document like a dummy! Anyway I thought I would share her video.
note – *My hair is stretched from last weekend (tension blow-dry) *My Cantu Shea butter has some olive oil that I mixed in it *I did not spray any water in my sections, the leave-in is wet enough
Hows your Saturday going? Em xoxo
Did you see Carol’s Daughter’s interview with Elle Varner? I amÂ definitelyÂ a Elle FAN, JoeyÂ doesn’tÂ like her music too much, something about her voice, *rolling eyes* whatever! he bought Rick Ross’s last album (who does that!?) (no disrespect Rick but I like to take you in small .99cents doses)
by Sharlyn Pierre
It would be pretty difficult to pictureÂ Elle VarnerÂ having a bad hair day. It has happened though, when she was fifteen, and weâ€™re almost certain it hasnâ€™t happened since. Life has changed immensely for this NYU grad. The conversational lush explained why she isnâ€™t afraid of humidity, switching up her hairstyle, or the color yellow. TM: People LOVE your curls. Have you ever had a perm? If not, what is your styling routine? EV: Iâ€™ve never had a perm and my styling routine is so simple: I comb it while itâ€™s wet and then I do not touch it until itâ€™s completely dry. Beforeâ€¦well for a long time, I used to wrap it up in a towel to dry it faster and it would always be frizzy. Once I discovered the key was to let it air-dry, it comes out beautifully! TM: So you donâ€™t use a diffuser or anything? EV: Nope. I donâ€™t use a diffuser; I donâ€™t use a blow dryer. In the beginning, when I started going on the road, I used to bring my blow dryer and I couldnâ€™t achieve the right look so I started air-drying my hair. TM: Can you share a hair moment with us that went completely wrong, and look back it and just laugh? Â EV: Oh yes! When I tried to dye my hair blonde myself, I think I was like fifteen. It turned out yellow, not just yellow, like sun yellow. It looked crazy with my skin toneâ€¦it was so bad! *laughs* that was the first and last time. TM: How do you manage your summer curls in the humidity? Â EV: You know, the cool thing about having curly hair is that even when itâ€™s a little frizzy, it can look like you meant to do it that way. If itâ€™s humid, but your hair is moisturized, at least itâ€™s not looking dry. Itâ€™s perfect [for me] because when Iâ€™m on stage, I can sweat and I donâ€™t have to worry about sweating my hair out. IfÂ I wore it straight, that wouldnâ€™t not beÂ happening. TM: What advice do you have for women who are looking to explore new hairstyles? EV: My advice is to try it because the reality is: itâ€™s hair it grows back no matter what you do to it! Iâ€™ve learned that a great hairstyle can transform your entire look. It will change how you feel about yourself in so many awesome waysâ€¦a definite confidence booster, especially if youâ€™re looking for a fresh start. I say go for it! TM: How is your hair an extension of your artistry? EV: Itâ€™s big! I feel like my music is big and my hair says so much about who I am and my larger than life personality! TM: What can people look forward to on your new album? EV: On my new album, which is also my debut album, you can really expect such a journey through song. Youâ€™ll hear lyrics and concepts that youâ€™ve experienced whether youâ€™re a man, a woman, gay, straight, black, white, whatever. I really do think itâ€™s a great piece of work.