Archive for March, 2011

03/31/2011

A Testament of Faith

I  can remember it like it was yesterday..it will be three years this June that my world was in turmoil and God was about to open my eyes.  It was a hot day and I was helping my aunt with a yard sale.  An older caucasian male came up to me and I cant remember what he was looking for nor could I tell you what he looked like or his name.  All I remember is that I will forever remember that man because I felt as if God sent him to me on that very day to ensure me that what I was about to endure was going to be ok….the older man handed me an angel made out of a paper clip, beads and party ribbon…as he handed it to me I realized that it was my favorite color Pink…he laughed and said well how did I know that…Its a little angel to watch over you! That Monday my mommy was admitted into the hospital and later that week diagnosed with colon cancer.  But I can tell you how good God is out of all the hospital beds in Forsyth Hospital God placed my mother under the care of one of the ministers of the church I attended. I recognized her face but couldn’t remember where I knew her from until later that night..It was then God placed it on my heart to write her a letter which was way out of my comfort zone. ..I never had spoken to her nor did I know if she would recognized me but I wrote it anyway..I sat in the hospital waiting room and poured my heart out on paper and left the letter for her at the nurses station…the next morning she came it and prayed with my mother and I…something so simple made a world of difference and lifted my mothers spirits….she was cancer free for three years….That was no coincidence but God…that angel hangs from the signal in my car still to this day…the beads may have lost their color but It serves as a reminder to me to keep my faith!! Today I learned that my mothers cancer has resurfaced….at first I broke down because She is my world…there for her each and every time i needed her with out explanation…she has always been there unselfishly putting my sisters and I above all and herself last…i cried, and cried, and cried…but never questioned God because I know he did it before and IM GOING TO WATCH HIM DO IT AGAIN! Its hard being the oldest…everyone looks to you to be the rock or shoulder to lean on in hard times…I PRAY FOR STRENGTH, COURAGE. Life is too short to dwell on petty things over the course of these last three years God is showing me that little by little, I can care less if I have a car to drive, a house to live in, or a place to lay my head down at night as long as my family is healthy and happy I AM CONTENT WITH MY LIFE!!!! Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6) I LOVE YOU MOMMY AND EVERYTHING WILL BE OK///I KNOW IT WILL BECAUSE WE SERVE A GOD THAT CAN FIX ALL THINGS!!!!

03/29/2011

Twist Out for Prince

My hairstyle for the concert was a twist out I did the night before….I washed my hair with the Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Shampoo, Conditioned with the Hello Hydration Conditioner, Deep Conditioned with Aussie 3 Min deep conditioner.  As my leave in I used Kinky Curly Knot Today and  Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing smoothie with Castor Oil to seal the moisture! Here are the results…

 

 

03/29/2011

Prince

This past weekend I attended a Prince concert in Greensboro, NC! I would have to say that it was the best night of my life!!! Despite the cold weather and rain we still had a good time!  The atmosphere was awesome…so many different ages &  races in one place having a good time…

These are my top  fav moments of the night!!

9. Just closing my eyes and listening to the music and taking everything in….

8. Shelby Johnson singing Misty Blue!!!! What a beautiful woman with beautiful voice….

7. The Gay man that cat walked the entire symbol…he owned it!!!!!!

6. Seeing all Races & Ages come together…Party & Have a good time….

5. Laughing at the lady with the gloves that had florescent fingers dance & do the robot!!!

4. Sitting behind Hank….no seriously this man looked just like Hank from Me, Myself & Irene. LOL

3. Having our seats upgraded!!!!! We ended up on the lower level

2.  Being in the same atmosphere as Prince……PRICELESS

1. Prince singing ADORE…1 of my all time favorite Prince songs….

Just my luck my phone would die so all I have is the memories that I will never forget….BY FAR THE BEST CONCERT IVE BEEN TO AND BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE!!!!!

03/23/2011

Phases of hair growth/ pH and hair

Phases of Hair Growth

Your hair has 3 phases of growth that complete more than 20 cycles over the span of your lifetime.  The hair is a  keratin (protein)…the same kind of protein that make your nails. The protein in composed of oxygen, iron, nitrogen, hydrogen, sulphur, carbon and phosphorus.  The bloodstream nourishes the hair through the dermal papilla. This is why diet, exercise and what you put into your body affects the appearance of your hair and how it grows.  Drink plenty of water, eat green leafy veggies, and fruits. The hair bulb is what produces your hair pigment or hair color.  As you age the production of pigment slows down and this is what causes grey hairs.

RANDOM HAIR FACTS:

Hair grows quicker in the winter seasons than summer.

You have anywhere from 100,000-150,000 hairs on your head.

When your hair grows it’s not growing in unison…different hairs are in different phases.

The structure of hair is made up of three layers which are:

Medulla-(inner layer) looks almost like a honeycomb would look like.  Poor health, drugs and medicine directly affect the medulla.

Cortex-(middle) Contributes of strength, color and texture.

Cuticle-(outer) Coated with Sebum which gives hair its shine.  If this layer is damaged your hair will become wear and fragile.  This layer protects the Cortex.

 

This is where the ph of products come into factor when considering which ones are better to use for your hair so that your hair thrives and is protected! The pH of hair when wet is in a range of 4.5-5.5. This is when the hair is its strongest because its balances and it is recommended that you only manipulate your hair when wet. When it comes to pH Alkaline solutions open your hair cuticle and Acidic solutions close the cuticle.  Water is Neutral at a pH of 7 HAIR DYES are alkaline because they open the cuticle and alter the color of your hair.  RELAXERS are too because they open the cuticle and break down your natural hair bond & relax your normal texture.

 

These phases are of hair growth:

Anagen (GROWING PHASE)- Your hair is in this phase 80-90% of the times in which it grows continuously for a period of 3-7 years at a rate of 1/2 per month.

Catagen (TRANSITIONAL PHASE)- Your hair detaches from the hair supply, your follicle shrinks 1/6 of its size.Telogen

(RESTING PHASE)- Final phase of hair growth in which your hair sheds, the follicle falls off and is replaced by new hair.

03/23/2011

Hello Hydration-My new found <3

My hair has began a new love affair and kicked my beloved Assie Moist to the curb.   This past weekend I was walking up and down the aisles of Target in search of products and debating which ones I wanted to try.  After coloring my hair I wanted to be sure to take the proper precautions to keep it moisurized to minimize breakage.  I kept going back to the hello hydration.  I was hesitent about trying it because I have previously tried it and it didnt stick in my regimen. Nonetheless I purchased it and my hair ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!!!  It felt moisturized, great slip, mimimal shedding (which shocked me because I steared away from my normal washing routine of washing my hair in sections.  This was only because I was away from home) I love the scent which isnt too overpowering (contains hawaiian coconut & orchid) and after styling my hair I had less frizz! MOST DEFINATELY ADDING THIS TO THE REGIMEN!!! The price doesnt make it bad either at $2.99 at target!!!!!!  Cant wait to try this as a wash and go….

03/22/2011

LIVE*ENJOY*LIFE

This past weekend my friends and I went out to celebrate a friends birthday! Its always good to forget about the stress that life can sometimes bring and enjoy yourself!


Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God. -Mary Manin Morrissey

03/21/2011

Timothy Bloom- Til the End of Time ft. V

This highly controversial video exhibits loves in raw form. So many people are taken aback at the fact that they are nude and miss the beauty of the song and both singers. I love the song!!!! This makes the list of my top songs of 2011!

03/21/2011

Natural Hair Inspiration-Janelle Monae

03/18/2011

My Pocketbook Addiction-Coach 2011 Kristin Elevated Leather $698

Adding this to the list of wants….

03/18/2011

Polish of the Week-Rockstar Pink

Sally  Hansen is becoming one of my fav brands of polish because they are highly pigmented, good quality and affordable at only 2.00 from Target=ROCKSTAR PINK

 

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