Reshma Femme Henna Review

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hey Beauties,

I try to do a henna treatment every three months or so to keep my hair color vibrant and my curls smooth and strong. My henna day was fast approaching and I needed to replenish my stock, so when I received a big box of goodies from Reshma Femme it could not have come at a better time.

To view my extensive henna pictorial, click HERE!

Complete Henna Process in Pictures!

Hey Beauties,

I've been a henna head for years and today I wanted to share my process in pictures!  If you're thinking about trying henna, click HERE for an excellent and in depth e-book from Let's get started!

What is henna powder and why use it on your hair?
Henna, lawsonia inermis, is a plant that grows in hot, dry climates and has been used for thousands of years to color hair and make it healthy. Henna powder is the finely milled leaves of the henna plant and it's used to make a paste for hair treatments.

My mix:
300 g body art quality henna
3 cups green tea (3 tea bags)
1/4 cup lemon juice (bottled)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

What you'll need:
plastic bowl w/ lid
rubber spatula
Saran wrap
plastic caps

Maybelline Color Elixir By Color Sensational Review - Nude Illusion, Fuchsia Flourish, Signature Scarlet

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

 Hey Beauties,

I'd been eyeing the Maybelline Color Elixirs since they were released last when I saw them on sale I had to snag a few. These are the drugstore cousins of the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stains and Maybelline promises "the color of a lipstick, the cushiony care of a balm, and the glass shine of a gloss."  Let's Review!

First off, Maybelline really showed-up with the selection...a full range of 20 colors including creams and shimmers! I settled on a nude, a fuchsia (my go-to) and a red to start.

What's For Dinner?...Brussel Sprouts!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hey Beauties,

I know brussels sprouts are the quintessential hated veggie, but I LOVE 'em! I eat them at least once a week and I'm gonna show you how I serve it up.

What you'll need:
8 large brussels sprouts
1 tbsp light butter
Salt & pepper to taste

Check out "The Natural Hair Blog Directory"!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hey Beauties,

When I first started my healthy hair journey, natural hair blogs were extremely helpful, but navigating through countless sites was time consuming and a bit overwhelming. Enter The Natural Hair Blog Directory!

This site was created as a guide for the newly natural and long-time curlfriend alike. Curly blogs are compiled and organized according to curl type and texture, so you can read all about natural haircare from curlies who know your hair struggles...and joys!

If you're a blogger, you can join the site to increase your readership or just connect with other bloggers and readers. Love it!

It's an awesome site, so check it out and tell a friend, tell a friend!

Later Beauties,

Tipsy Tuesday! - Quick & Easy Moisturizing Hand Treatment

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Hey Beauties,

Keeping my hands and cuticles moisturized has really been a challenge this winter, but one thing that's worked for me is this quick and easy treatment. It's so effective and uses items you probably already have in your cabinets. Let's go!

What you'll need:
Petroleum jelly
Plastic gloves

What to do:
Wash your hands with soap and warm water and pat dry. While your skin is still damp, smooth on a thick layer of petroleum jelly paying special attention to your cuticles. I love the Vaseline Rich Conditioning Cocoa Butter version, but any petroleum jelly will do.

What's For Dinner?...Stewed Chicken with Tomatoes & Sofrito!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Hey Beauties,

I just wanted to share a quick and easy chicken dish that I made last week. Delicious!

What you'll need:
10-12 chicken thighs (bone-in, skin removed, fat trimmed)
15 oz. can crushed tomatoes (substitute diced or whole plum tomatoes for a chunkier sauce)
3 cups carrots
2 green bell peppers
1 onion
1 cup sofrito

What to do:
Remove the skin from the chicken thighs, trim any visible fat, rinse and pat dry. You may use bone-in chicken breast with the skin removed for a leaner cut that still has a lot of flavor. Next, heat a dry Dutch-oven or deep cast-iron pan over high flame until very hot. Place the chicken flesh-side down and let it sear undisturbed until it starts to pull away from the pan, 3-5 minutes. Don't overcrowd the pan. Flip the chicken with a pair of tongs and sear for another 2 minutes then remove the meat and set aside.

Aussie Moist & Aussie Smooth 3-Minute-Miracle Reviews

Hey Beauties,

Aussie Moist 3-Minute-Miracle has been my long-time boo and since I've been using it, it's been the only Aussie line that's even offered a deep conditioner. It quickly rose to holy grail status and has been my go-to product for easy detangling and conditioning.

So imagine my excitement when I spotted the new 3-Minute Miracles while stalking browsing the hair care aisle! They now offer one for Moist, Smooth, Color, Shine, and Strong. Yaay! I didn't wanna go h.a.m., so I decided to start with Smooth and it turned out to be the best hair purchase I've made in a while. Let's Review!

Aussie Smooth 3-Minute-Miracle ($3.50 for 8 oz.) is my newest love...and this one's not a fling! Dare I say I like Smooth better than Moist?  I do dare!  This is hands down the best deep conditioner I've ever used, period. That means high-end to drugstore...all-natural to silicone-laden. How do you top an HG product?...with Aussie Smooth 3-Minute-Miracle, that's how! It's a bit thinner that Moist and has a different scent, but smells just as nice. Smooth is super slippery and leaves my curls feeling noticeably smoother and even softer than Moist. Sorry boo...but I got a new thing and it's too good to let go.

Ingredients: Water/eau, bis-aminopropyl dimethicone, stearyl alcohol, behentrimonium mesosulfate, cetyl alcohol, fragrance/parfum, benzyl alcohol, disodium edta, panax ginseng root extract, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone.

But, I'm not throwin' my old thang to the wayside...

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