Hi luvs,

Earlier this month I did a little spring skincare and beauty haul and I thought it would be a nice idea to start sharing with you some of the stuff I pick up along the way. Spring has got me thinking about starting a new slate, so the first area I decided to work on is my skincare and beauty regimen.

I’ve never been one to really bother having a rigid skin care or beauty regimen, I tend to keep it fairly simple. But as I am getting older I want to start taking better care of my skin and I also want to start experimenting and playing with makeup. So I will definitely be sharing some of the experimentation here on the blog :)

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So these are the items I got for my very first Skincare and Beauty Haul, Le’go :)

Loreal Sublime Soft Hydrating Wipes

I’m actually done with these, they were soothing and hydrating and I really enjoyed the way they felt on my skin. I use these as the first step to my makeup removal process, it makes it really easy to get most of my makeup off before I go in with my cleanser.

Loreal Triple Active moisturizing cream 

Previously, I either used jojoba oil or a mix of Nap85 body and hair oil to moisturize my face, but I’ve decided to start experimenting with other moisturizers so I picked this up. Its very rich and creamy and a little goes a long way. I’ve been having dry patches on my cheek area and this has helped keep those areas hydrated. By the way if you have a favorite moisturizer that you think I should give a try do let me know in the comment section below.

Garnier Micelar Cleansing Water

These micelar cleansing waters have been all the rave within the past year. The most popular one being the bioderm micelar solution, but a lot more companies have come out with their own versions. I’ve heard a lot of beauty gurus talk about them so I caved in and decided to give this a try. They’re supposed to be a 2 in 1 cleanser and makeup remover. I use this after the Loreal Sublime Soft Hydrating Wipes  with some cotton pads and I must say I do like it. It does a great job of removing whatever residue is left on my face. I also do a second round after my cleanser just to make sure there isn’t any lingering makeup left over.

Maybelline baby skin Instant Pore Eraser

This is another product a lot of beauty gurus swear by, so I wanted to give it a try. I know I’m late to this bandwagon but I’m not much of a makeup wearer and my previous primer lasted forever LOL But now that I’m trying to get a little more “serious” about makeup application I decided to start experimenting with some of the cult favourites. So far I love it’s texture and it does the job, since I’m new to the market I don’t really know if its the best yet :) So I’ll probably give it a proper review after I’ve tried others.

Real techniques miracle complexion sponge

I usually use brushes and / my fingers when it comes to foundation and makeup application but a lot of beauty gurus swear by the beauty blender sponge and how it makes makeup application smooth and flawless. I found the Real techniques sponge at H&M and thought I should get my feet wet before advancing to the beauty blender. So far I feel like I need to use a lot more product with the sponge to get the same kind of coverage I get with my fingers and brushes but I’m still experimenting.

EOS Lip Balm Pomegranate Raspberry

I love these and I think they are such a cute and genius idea LOL I’m one of those people who stick to what works so I usually get this same flavor every time I run out coz I dont want to get something I don’t end up liking LOL so if you’ve tried some of the other flavors and have a recommendation do let me know :)

That’s it for my very first spring skincare and beauty haul, I did get a couple more stuff recently so I will be sharing those in upcoming posts :)

…and thank you all so much for the kind comments on my previous post ILY,

Blessings,

XOXO,

Dee

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Hi luvs,

On monday 4.20 was my son’s birthday, to say I feel blessed is truly an understatement. LOL Look at that goofy smile LOL Happy Birthday my love XOXO

P.S: Our birthdays are only 3 days apart :)

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You see, sometimes we seem to take life and each day for granted not knowing that the next moment is not guaranteed…On the same day a friend of my husband lost her daughter, she was only a couple of weeks away from turning two.

Although, I can not possibly feel the pain she is going through right now, my heart is truly aching and broken for her loss. Such a young life lost in a blink of the eye. Dreams shattered. RIP lil’ Angel.

I’ve been going back and forth on how to write this post and no matter how much I think about it, there are simply no words. I simply couldn’t write about the blessings of another year of life for my son without thinking about this mother’s loss.

Psalm 139

13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 
16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. 
Thank you all for the wonderful birthday wishes in my previous post here on the blog and on social media, I truly appreciate it :)
XOXO,
Dee

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Hi loves,

Thank God it’s Friday but not only that I’d like to Praise God coz it’s my Birthday :)

The day started out a bit rainy with gloomy gray skies, so I thought to put together an outfit that would match the mood of the day.

This boat neck sweater was just the perfect piece! I paired it with a gray high waisted pencil skirt with a slightly thick fabric. Overall this outfit was great at keeping me warm throughout the day’s temperamental weather.

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Outfit Details:

Boat Neck Wrap Front White Sweater | Romwe

Carrie Skirt | Gina Tricot

Gray Suede Pump Heels | H&M

“There Shall be Showers of Blessing”
There Shall Be Showers of Blessing by Daniel W. Whittle, 1883

First Verse
There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.

Last Verse
There shall be showers of blessing,
If we but trust and obey;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
If we let God have His way.

Amen.

Have a blessed weekend,

XOXO,

Dee

 

 

 

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Hi luvs,

Yesterday officially marked 1 year since I’ve been doing the Max Hydration Regimen. I’m so happy and humbled that a year ago I decided to embark on this journey. It has been an amazing one to say the least. I have learnt so much, not only about my hair but myself. I have also crossed paths with so many of you and you guys are beyond amazing. Your support, love and inspiration throughout this journey has enriched my life.

For me the Max Hydration Method Regimen is not only a regimen that allows those of us with Kinky 4c, “nappy”, low porosity hair to be able to wear our hair in a Wash & Go, but it has given us a new possibility and a new option. It has proven that our hair is versatile and really, there is still so much learning and research that needs to be done when it comes to caring and managing our type of hair.

Simply accepting the limitations and boxes that have been given to us by society and our community at large, on what can be done to “our” hair, is doing ourselves injustice.

The world is filled with infinite possibilities and we can only discover new ways of living and seeing things if we accept change and are open to “thinking outside the box” and trying new things.

The natural hair community/movement is still very young and there is so much that can be done to help us progress and advance the techniques for taking care and managing our hair, so let’s not accept the status quo.

“If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.”

 -Albert Einstein

Special thanks to Pinkecube for sharing the Max Hydration Method, I wouldnt of embarked on this amazing journey if it wasn’t for your contribution, dedication and passion to 4b/4c hair.

I created a video documenting my journey before and after I began doing the Max Hydration Method Regimen, I hope you enjoy :)

Thank you so much for everything,

Love & Blessings Always,

Dee

 

 

 

 

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Hi luvs, Happy Easter :) I hope you’re having a wonderful Easter Holiday with your loved ones :)

Since the weather has been getting better, I’ve been really excited about spring! Especially considering I can finally put some of my winter clothes to rest and bring out some of my lighter pieces.

So today I decided to put together a fun outfit for Easter, something that you can wear to church, brunch, a family gathering, easter party or even a dinner date.

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The highlight of this outfit is definitely the polka dot pattern, asymmetrical ruffles and mermaid shape of the skirt. So I decided to keep it simple with a black off shoulder top and to add a pop of color with some red heels.

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Outfit Details:

Black Polka Dot Ruffle Asymmetrical Skirt | Sheinside

H&M Off the Shoulder Top Similar

ASOS Newlook Red Ankle Strap Heels Similar

I also created a little OOTD video featuring this outfit, you can watch it below:

I wish you blessed Easter Day,

XOXO,

Dee

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