Tuesday, October 29, 2013

How to maintain healthy bleached hair!!! stop breakage,frizziness,dryness - Put life back into your hair!

I know how it may look , but this green baby food looking mixture is for my hair, I have not been treating my hair with love, and I decided to mix my favorite  power treatment!
Now in my blender I added half of a ripe avocado, 1/2 cup honey,1 egg,1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup Amla oil but if you don't have that you can use virgin coconut oil !
I also added 1/4 cup of coconut oil and a table spoon of mayo and 1/2 cup milk.
it should be thick, if not add some more avocado.

Now blend everything together and then place in fridge for about 30 minutes.

This recipe will make a lot of product you can freeze half of it if you have short hair.
you just need enough to coat all of your hair.

Now take this power paste and start applying it to the scalp of your hair parting your into sections then add a generous amount to the rest of the hair including your ends! they need love too <3
Cover your hair with a plastic cap and keep it on your head for 45minutes to an hour or as long as you want! I keep it on for 4 hours. If you want to use this mixture with heat (sitting under a dryer)only use the egg yolk of the egg.
But the natural heat from your scalp should be enough.

Once your time is up shampoo your hair, and add your conditioner let that sit for 2-5 minutes before rinsing . I roller set my hair and let it air dry then put on my bonnet to completely dry it for about 30 min. but you can style how you want!

If you use heat, use it 1-2 times a month and use heat protecting spray !
Heat is nice and all but using too much heat will damage your hair.

You may do this treatment every week if your hair is severely damaged!
 If not too damaged 2 times a month.

This power mixture will give your hair much needed moister add shine, prevent breakage, and also help straighten your hair naturally and help reduce frizz and fly a way's .

I hope this post was helpful!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Corset training Update 10/15/13

Wanted to let you all know how my corset training was going, and I will say this my ribs are a bit sore . This is normal when corset training or tight lacing so nothing to worry about for now.
I have managed to lace down all the way closed today! YAY!!!
But I did put on my corset early this morning before I had anything to eat so, my stomach was pretty flat. I did that because I didn't want to over eat and like I mentioned before the corset keeps me from over eating. I kept my corset on for 4 hours today and then took a break.
I made video on how I lace up my corset by my self:



I also did lose an inch from my waist line, I'm sure it's fat .
So that good news right?! I just have to keep at it and keep wearing my corset everyday.

The corset I'm using for training by the way is from Orchard corset I is a level 2/3 it gives a very curvy shape to the waist and I got it in a size 28 .
link to my corset :http://www.orchardcorset.com/corsets/steel-boned-underbust-corset-in-pinstripe-cs-411/

Ok so next update will be posted in about a week or two! Thank you for reading!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

New Bronzer and Blushes from Black Opal Beauty !

So I have waited for a while for Black Opal to come out with blushes, and some sort of a highlighting powder. I was hoping for blushes and highlighters/bronzer because I felt like it was missing.
So they recently revealed their new blushes and a bronzer to the Black Opal brand.
I can now say my wait is over! but I think I want more!
So now what about these new products?
Well they added 2 new baked blushes to the brand, here are pictures of the blushes and swatches:

                                                          " Rose Gold" Baked Blush
                                                               "Nectar" Baked Blush

                                                    And here is the new Bronzer "FIJI"
Great thing about baked blushes is that you can use them wet!
(and no I don't mean pour water on it, just lightly spray you blush brush then dip and blend away)
I do love the colors they came out with just wished that there were more then two colors, but that's just me.
The Rose Gold blush is very nice for the Autumn season, the Nectar I would use more for Spring/ Summer time because it is much more of a bright pink color.
The bronzer is very pretty not too much glitter, it gives a very nice glow that looks more natural then when you use something with glitter or more shimmer in it, its more of an everyday bronzer highlight in my opinion. The bronzer and blushes are also very blendable . Only con is the limited colors =(

So hopefully in time they can add more colors to their new blush line maybe an orange tone? purple toned one? just giving some idea's, and for the bronzer hopefully they can develop a darker one that can be used by women of darker complexions.

I am still hoping they develop foundation for fare skinned women, I think that will be awesome!

Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

My Corset Training Journey - Month 1

So I have been breaking in my corset for the past week or so and I am so pleased with my corsets, I received my corset's from Orchard Corset over a week ago, I got the steel-boned-underbust-corset-in-pinstripe-cs-411 in a size 28 and the
steel-boned-underbust-satin-corset-cs-305 also in a size 28 and I have been "seasoning" them /breaking them in so they can adjust to my body. The seasoning period is a must, I had on my corset's for 1 and a half to 2 hours daily for 7 days before I officially started my corset training on day 9. I needed a rest day (I had worked out) but yes it has started and I am wearing my corset for up to 4-6 hours a day now and it has adjusted very nicely to my natural waistline because of the breaking in period.
I know a lot of you ladies can't wait to start corset training once you receive your corsets in the mail but lacing up your corset all the way closed on the first day can damage it, and you wearing a corset for a long period of time the first day might not be a very good idea for your health if your body is not use to it .

I must say that my corsets from Orchard Corset are very comfortable and very sturdy . A great corsets for beginner like my self. I can move around freely do my daily house chores with out feeling stiff.
I'm happy that Fall/Winter is close , it will be so much more easier to hide my corset while going out.
You may show of your corset if you like but for now I will hide them .

How do you pick out a corset?

Well I started by the length of my Torso, which is not very long . So I got a shorter length corset for my short torso. Now for the waist your suppose to choose a corset that is 4-6 inches smaller then your natural waist. My natural waist is  31-32 inch so 28 was perfect for me.
Use a tape measure to find your natural waist , we are all shaped differently so the small of your waist can be higher or lower depending on your body type.
Take the tape measure, relax and put it around the smallest part of your waist while standing in front of a mirror this helps you see that the tape is in the smallest part of your waist. Now measure using inches, what ever number you get that is your natural waist size so you will choose a corset 4-6 inches smaller then your self.

The goal is the be able to close the corset completely over time, corseting is not for those who are in a rush, you have to have patience . For some it my take 6 months to close a corset for others  a couple of months, remember we are all different.

What is my goal waist size?

Well like I mentioned I have my corsets in size's 28 so for now my goal is a 28 inch waist and  once I close this bad baby up I will move on to a 24 inch corset. I will stop at 24 inches unless I change my mind.
Right now I can cinch/lace down to 30 inches I have about 3 inches of space between my closure in the back which is perfectly fine for me. I think I will be able to close this corset by December !
picture 1 is the day I received my corset and  2 is just a regular day of wear, 3 is wearing my corset out  and 4 is today! notice the top part of my corset is not as wide as pic number 1.
I love my weight don't get me wrong I just want my waist back after having 3 kids I actually lost all my baby weight but I moved to the country side and there is not much to do out here so I gained weight in my stomach which I do not like. I am not only corset training I am also using my elliptical every other day and doing abs work outs. No I do not wear my corset while working out, not recommended at all.
but I do use a waist belt that has rubber in it, helps you sweat and lose water weight.

I also drink herbal tea that has pro-biotic in it, this helps with you know what, the brand tea I am using is bigelow tea herb plus probiotics,lemon and ginger it is a very good tea I drink it 1-2 times a day. I also noticed that I can't over eat when I have my corset on, which is great!

Here are some pictures of what my corsets look like : this one is the 411 style , I use it mainly for corset training, it gives more of a coke bottle shape then the 305.

This one is the 305 style it is less curvy then the first one, but can still be used for waist training it has a more modest looking waist, if I can say that not too dramatic but you still get a defined waist when you put it on.
Here are some helpful links to corset training :
I will post another Corset update in a week!
Hope this post was helpful in some way!