Wednesday, September 30, 2009

AfroVeda Update

So as stated in one of my previous post I purchased the Curly Custard accidentally and decided to try it on my sons hair on a trial basis. Well, I came to the conclusion that it didn't do much for his hair. Thankfully I was able to swap my Curly Custard for the Shea Amla. Here's my review:

Shea Amla Whipped Butter
Score: 5
Overall: Packs a one-two moisture punch! Whipped to perfection
and easy to distribute from hands to hair. However be forewarned that this butter cream smells masculine.
It smells like Frankincense and Mrryh to be exact.

Drug Store Reviews

Downy Simple Pleasures in Spice Blossom Dare (liquid form)
Ironically this smell compliments Degree's Fine Fragrance Collection in Sexy Intrigue.
Price: $5
Where: Walmart, Supermarket ,etc
Score: 4.5
Overall: This is truly a wash and wear fragranced fabric softener. If you choose not to wear perfume for the day or you forget, with this stuff you'll be smelling good all day! Its very potent so a little bit goes a long way. It will even have your house smelling Spicy as your doing Laundry.
Warning: Men may not like their clothes smelling like perfume lol.

Degree Deodorant in Sexy Intrigue
Price: Approx $5
Where: Drugstores
Score: 5
Overall: Smells really scentual and sexy. Reminds me of some Victoria Secret's scent and I must say its a great antiperspirant.

Cannot forget the matching Body Mist!
Price: Approx $5
Size: 30z
Score: 4
Overall: Smells great! It compliments the deodorant wonderfully. However the smell does fade after about 4 hours.

Ladies If you combine all three of these items you'll be smelling lovely all day long.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I'm rocking an awesome twist-out today. I'm so happy with the outcome. Hopefully, I can maintain it for at least 3 days.


Vaseline Aloe Fresh Body Gel
Price: $5 at Walmart
Size: 6.8 ounces
They Say: Aloe Fresh Moisturizing Body Gel glides onto skin for a sheer burst of hydration. The light aloe Vera formula conditions while instantly refreshing skin. For daily use all year round - and contains no alcohol. Skin naturally regulates the body's temperature with its own cooling system. But perspiration and heat leave skin feeling hot and sticky, while the environment pulls moisture from skin, leaving skin dry.
I say: It feels like I rubbed Ecostyler all over my body. At first my skin felt sticky, then after a few seconds dry and ashy looking. I felt dirty and it left a residue on my skin. My husband said, "Uhh, babe...I don't like it".
Overall: Its a big no for me
Score: a no go.

I haven't had tips or acrylic on my nails for over 2 years. I take really good care of my natural nails and take pride in their appearance. Recently, I've had a problem with my nails peeling so I decided to use NailTek (which hasn't really helped). The last nail technician I went to ripped apart my cuticles and they've been dry and raggedy looking ever since. Since moving to Florida I really haven't found a nail technician that's impressed me. The place I currently go to is the best thus far but they're always booked! Anyway, my grandmother treated me to getting my nails done with her this past Tuesday at Walmart. I made it clear I didn't want a male technician yet they gave me one anyway. He kept slapping my hand down to the side once he was done with it and I was really uncomfortable. I asked him before I sat in the chair to be 'gentle'. He nodded in agreement. I reluctantly asked for tips. He did an absolutely horrible job.
1. The Acrylic is too thick
2. The ends of the nails aren't smooth and snag on my clothes
3. He did a sloppy job on the polish (the first polish was streaky, I pointed it out to him and he reluctantly removed it and I chose another)
4. He never touched my cuticles (look closely and you'll notice the raggedy cuticles)
5. He never moisturized or massaged my hands (notice the ashy hands)
6. He was rude (I wanted to kick him under the table)
What made it worse was he was the manager! Had I been by myself, I would have given him a piece of my mind. However, I was with my dear grandma and didn't want to embarrass her and seem unappreciative. But I must get my nails fixed by MY nail technician asap. Times like these make me lose my Christianity.