Tai’s Favorite Oils

If you’re a kinky-curly natural girl like myself, you use a lot of oils. Not only do I use oil in my hair, but I use some oils for moisturizing my skin and for cooking. This past month, I have either purchased or received* some amazing oils to meet all of these needs. Here are some of my favorites and how I use them.  Continue reading “Tai’s Favorite Oils”

Demo: How I Straighten My Natural Kinky, Curly 4A Hair

In this video, I am taming my mane with the assistance of two heat-styling tools I recently purchased. I used the Infiniti Pro by Conair Hair Designer 3-in-1 Styling System with One ‘n Only Argan Oil Strip to blow dry and the Hair Art H3000 to flat iron.

 

If you would like to purchase either of the items in the video, please find the purchase links* below:

Infiniti Pro by Conair Hair Designer 3-in-1 Styling System with One ‘n Only Argan Oil Strip 

HairArt H3000 Tourmaline Ceramic Straightening Iron, 1 3/8″ 

Product Review: Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus

I have a lot going on. Not only do I run this blog, but I also run a photography business. As you could imagine, I have a lot of things to protect. I typically use an antivirus program to protect my assets, identity, and client files. While my little one is just a baby, antivirus software can also help tremendously with keeping children safe from the dangers of the Internet.

I was recently sent a free download of Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus for MacOS. Webroot Antivirus protects you from online threats, which keeps you safe no matter how or where you connect. It scans fast, uses fewer system resources, and protects you by instantly identifying and blocking new threats as soon as they appear. The scan is completely done in less than two minutes! The program analyzes files, phishing sites, malicious web pages, IP addresses, and mobile apps providing a real time view of current threats and enabling instantaneous protection from new infections. 

I’ve had a short time to review this product, but so far, I’m satisfied. I am relieved to not have to worry about this aspect of protecting my business. If you’d like to give Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus a try, it may be purchased here. Stay tuned for a Webroot sponsored giveaway around the holidays!

My Updated Skincare Routine

Skincare is super important to me. Although I care deeply about my skincare, I don’t have a lot of time to worry about it. I have to get through my skincare AND daily makeup routine in less than 10 minutes. In case you’re curious, here’s exactly what I use: Continue reading “My Updated Skincare Routine”

You Can Have Soft Clothes Without Buying Fabric Softener

If you have an infant or young child like I do, fragrance-free solutions are important in your laundry routine. I am a fabric softener queen when it comes to everyone else’s laundry, but that’s not really a possibility for McNugget’s clothes. While on my search for ways to soften his clothes, I received my dryer balls from I-Gruv. Continue reading “You Can Have Soft Clothes Without Buying Fabric Softener”

Multi-Purposing: Twist-Out Pomade

You ever wondered how natural women figured out which everyday products or tools could be used for hair? I am a witness that it is a result of experimenting. That’s just what I did a few washes ago and found an awesome pomade for my twists, thus resulting in bomb.com twist-outs.

So a while back, I tried my hand at making homemade natural lip balms. Since it’s more of a hobby than side hustle, I have an over abundance of lip balm base. I started thinking of some uses for it, but  most of them were outrageous. Looking at the awesome ingredients, I decided to use it as a pomade for my set of twists.

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The pomade/ lip balm base I used is the Macadamia & Jojoba Lip Balm Base from Rustic Escentuals. When you look at the ingredients, you see why this is awesome: macadamia and jojoba oils, coconut oil for nourishing, and a hint of castor  oil for shine. If you’re wondering, my hair doesn’t feel excessively greasy or sticky because of the beeswax.  In fact, it feels very soft to the touch. As you will see when you order, a little goes a long way.

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Macadamia & Jojoba Lip Balm Base

The first time I tried the pomade, I had freshly washed hair with only tea tree oil and a dime-sized amount of Garnier Fructis Intensely Smooth cream. I towel dried my hair, leaving it mildly damp. After sectioning and before twisting, I coated my fingers with the pomade and twisted.  I let my hair dry overnight in a silk bonnet and wore the twists for a few days. When the twists got a little old, I took them out and had awesome curls! Unfortunately, there’ no proof of that because I didn’t take any pictures. However, I did follow the same routine yesterday and these are the results!

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If you’d like to order, visit the Rustic Escentuals website! For a 16 oz tub like mine, it’ll only cost you $17.95. However, the less expensive  four ounce tub will hold you over a while.