Author: Alecia

Unwanted Hair

What tool works best an epilator, razor, or wax?

A friend and I were talking the other day about how tired we were of shaving everyday whether or not it’s needed. We also shared our thoughts about the benefits of waxing, but how costly it can become. Then I asked her if she ever thought about using an epilator; she asked “What’s that?” Well, I wasn’t surprised she did not know about this device, cause I only found out about it a couple of years ago. To my understanding they have been around for several years, but only a few people know about them.

I explained to her that an epilator is an electrical device or should I say electronic tweezers that removes hair from the follicle (root). Over time, as the hair grows back it becomes less noticeable. Since tweezers and plucking are involved, it goes without saying…there is pain.

We continued to talk more about the pros and cons of each tool and what made me decide to get the epilator. I did not just jump into this decision feet first; it took me a few years to decide. Now, before making the big leap with this investment, I needed to know what to expect. I thoroughly researched the many brands of epilators, read several reviews, the do’s and don’t, and the how to’s of epilating. Then I got a pair of tweezers and plucked a few hairs from my legs. The pain was minimal; it stung for only a second. I had to keep in mind that the epilator would go a lot faster than me plucking one hair at a time. After my little experiment I decided that I would move forward and make the purchase.

                                                                                                      

I must say I am pleased with my decision. I do not have to shave my legs everyday. I did epilate everyday the first week I got it so I could get use to the feel of the epilator and so the hairs will start to become less noticeable. Towards the end of our conversation, we both agreed that each tool is a preference. Some people prefer one over the other. We also agreed before a tool is used to complete thorough research so you know exactly what you are getting yourself into.

 

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Cute Hairstyle Thursday

After a subscriber on YouTube commented that I should do more hair videos, I thought this would be a great opportunity to show the many hairstyles that my daughter loves to wear. So we created ‘Cute Hairstyle Thursday!’ Each week we create a different hairstyle that is suitable for little girls or even adults.

                         

 

 

Instead of giving everyone a glimpse of what’s to come, we created this cute pink logo to keep everyone guessing.

Sugar Scrub

I have come to find that exfoliating plays an important role when taking of my skin. Sugar scrubs work wonders, but after awhile they can get a little costly. So, I discovered how to make my own which saves me money and I know exactly what’s mixed in it. 

$1 Craft Supplies at Dollar Tree!

Here are the items I used to make my sugar scrub:

  • Jar
  • Sugar (brown or white)
  • Olive Oil (that’s what I had on hand, but I believe any oil will work)
  • Spoon

I put the desired amount of sugar in my jar and just a little oil and mixed well. Viola, my scrub is complete.

 

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Heat Damage

I was in denial for quite some time. Heat damage was something that I heard other people got from using too much heat like flat ironing, curling irons, etc. that couldn’t or wasn’t happening to me…right. I hadn’t started doing anything differently with my hair. I applied the usual heat biweekly to straighten my hair; something I did for years. Well, unfortunately, it did happen to me. I remember the day I realized it and did something about the situation.

August 3, 2013, I was looking in the bathroom mirror after I washed my hair and confirmed my curls were actually gone. It wasn’t a figment of my imagination; my curls were shot…no longer there and I was devastated. You may ask, what caused them to disappear. Well, I went to a hair salon (name I will not mention) to get my hair straightened. I didn’t think to much about the process of how they were doing my hair. They washed and conditioned it, gave me a blow out and flat ironed my hair; it looked great. A week or so later, I washed my hair and noticed that my hair was looking a little peculiar. I still did not think much about it, I thought maybe I did not wash it good enough. Yes…so much denial. Anyway, as time went on the curls never returned, but I thought…oh they’ll come back with a little TLC. Well  needless to say, they never returned.

So, the night of August 3, 2013 I cut my hair. I needed to get my hair healthy again.

      

Yep, I cut off about 5 to 6 inches of hair; my feelings were hurt. After that I started washing and deep conditioning my hair weekly. Once a month, I would do a protein treatment and I would put henna in my hair. I did not go out and buy every product on the shelf, I used what I had to keep it moisturized; olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, and water.

After 3 1/2 years, I have gotten back the 5 to 6 inches I cut and more.

 

Valentine Wreath

Since Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, I thought I would decorate my door to spread a little love and cheer. So I went to the store and purchased some deco mesh (red and pink), a metal wreath, ribbon, table scatters, and some other Valentine decor. When I started making this adorable wreath, I did not have any particular style in mind, I just went with the flow.The process took about 30 minutes and it turned out beautifully…if I must say so myself.

 

 

 

 

 

 
$1 Craft Supplies at Dollar Tree!

 

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Wine Glass Art

One day I was browsing through Pinterest and came across some beautiful wine glasses with different art work. I was amazed and I had to try it. I have always loved drawing and painting, but doing so on a glass had never crossed my mind.

So, I went to the store and bought my supplies; FolkArt Enamel Beginner Set (2-Ounce), ENAM8SET, glasses, and brushes. My goal was to paint flowers on several wine glasses and give them as Mother’s Day gifts. On the sly, I asked each mother what was her favorite flower and for those that did not know I selected a flower that I thought represented them.

Before going to the next step of painting the glasses, I did a little research as to what to do with the glasses after the painting was complete. I did not want all of my work to be washed down the drain after the first use.

I was a little surprised when different websites informed to put the glass in the oven. I was skeptical, I thought the glass would burst, but as it turned out…it worked.

The glasses turned out great! Take a look:

It may be a little difficult to to figure out, but this is a Gerber Daisy…

A Magonlia

Frangipani

Midnight Star Flower and a Rose…

Cherry Blossoms…

Calla Lily…

And some others…

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