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″ 

Get Out of My Face! Styles to Keep Your Hair Tucked Away in the Heat

I’ve searched the internet for a few tutorials to share with you all. Some of these were requested by my followers, while others were styles I originally promised. Seeing that I have little quiet time to record videos these days (thanks to my baby dog), I decided to curate them. Here are a few updo tutorials that I absolutely love!

This high puff video was originally requested by Mary T.

I recently wore this style, as I often try Tynisha’s easy-peasy styles!

I just thought this style was lovely and romantic!

I tried this one, too! It reminds me of Queen Elsa’s coronation ‘do. Who doesn’t like Frozen?

 

 

What’s for Dinner: Sizzling Chicken & Cheese

 

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Credit: Friday’s

I am a huge fan of T.G.I.Friday’s…especially the sizzling chicken and cheese. I decided to make it for dinner a few nights ago and it turned out pretty good. Now, I’m passing the info to you.

What you’ll need:

2  chicken breasts
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1 tablespoon of Paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Salt to taste
1/2 green pepper
1/2 red pepper
1/2 yellow onion
1 cup of Mexican blend cheese
Non-stick Skillet

Instructions:

Combine all seasonings. Rub mixture on the chicken breasts.

 

Slice peppers and onions into medium-sized strips.

In a non-stick skillet, sauté chicken breasts in coconut oil over medium heat. Cook evenly on both sides to a golden brown color.

While chicken cooks, sauté peppers and onions in coconut oil until onions are translucent (should be cooked in separate pan). Season with salt and pepper.

Remove chicken breasts from skillet. Top with peppers, onions and cheese. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes.

 

 

Silky Summer Legs!

The time has come when you can no longer stretch the time between shaving your legs. With the warm weather, there’s no room for stubble. Here’s how I achieve silky-smooth legs for the summer.

 

First, I use a hair removal cream. My cream of choice is Nair with baby oil. Sometimes I like Nair’s Morrocan argan oil shower power cream. It’s awesome for doing this routine in a rush. You can apply the cream right before you get in the shower and it won’t wash off until you’re ready. As for the Nair with baby oil, it leaves your legs super smooth.

I leave the cream on for the allotted time on the bottle (since starting my biotin challenge, I’ve found that I need to leave it on for the max amount of time). I rinse the cream off with the pressure from the water and my hands. There will likely be a little residue leftover, but I try to remove all of the visible cream.

Next, I use a body scrub to exfoliate my legs and to help remove stubborn hairs. This step is super important. If you have ever used Nair and had tiger stripes after removal, this step helps. I typically use body scrubs from Bath and Body Works because their grain isn’t too abrasive. I rub the body scrub for a few minutes, then I rinse with warm water.

After rinsing, I bathe normally…following up with a shower pouf on my legs. After towel drying my body, I rub my legs down with a nice, moisturizing lotion/body butter.

To me, doing this routine makes my hair removal last a little longer. I only have to do this every other week. Let me know how it works for you in the comments!

DIY Tutes That Will Make Your Summer Great!

I was supposed to post my wedding tips video today, but my editing software didn’t get the memo. I didn’t want to leave you guys hanging, so I’ve compiled a few of my favorite tutorials for summer! Why summer and not spring? It’ll give you time to perfect them!  After all, beach season is only four weeks away!

 

1. These Bottomless Sandal Tutorials:

 

2. This Le Sac Dress Tutorial:

 

3. This Graphic Tank Tutorial: 

 

4. This Makeup  Tutorial: 

 

5. These Recipe Tutorials:

 

6. This workout routine: 

 

How To Get Girly Curls

I decided to pull this video of curl options together because….I love curls! They fit my face well–especially when worn with a side part!

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While the curls above were created with a curl wand, I have several options that require no heat. Let me know in the comment section which technique is your favorite.

Hair Regimen Pt. 1: Washing Routine

Like clockwork, I post a natural hair pic and I’m asked about my regimen. I never thought anyone would ask—especially because I don’t have an elaborate routine. All I know is that I like easy peasy when it comes to my hair. I also hate having hair that feels weighed down by products. Although my routine isn’t much, I decided to share with the world.