Monthly archives of “January 2016

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HIS & HERS ACV RINSE

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about apple cider vinegar and its many benefits (Read: Faux Product Review 7: Apple Cider Vinegar).

About a week or so ago, I did my first apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse. An ACV rinse balances pH in hair, exfoliates the scalp, removes buildup, closes hair cuticles, elimates flakes and itchiness, and improves the appearance of hair. I used a small spray bottle and filled it with half water and half apple cider vinegar. I recommend organic apple cider vinegar. The most popular brand is Bragg which is pretty much sold at every grocery store.

WARNING: It will smells like you are spraying pee that has been basking in the rays of sunshine. I thought it smelled disgusting while bathing but it’s waaaaay worse on your head. I cringe as I type this.

After, my hair felt super clean, no shrinkage, and a bit of shine (once it dried). No drastic results… It’s probably because my hair is already awesome. Anywho, I’m going to continue doing this just once a month.

Last night, I did an ACV rinse on husband. He has kind of a dry scalp. I warned him about the smell but apparently it wasn’t a sufficient warning. He turned into the biggest drama queen and just looked at me like this:

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It was a struggle getting him to leave it in for a grand total of *drum roll* 3 minutes. After rinsing, I dried with a shirt and added Tea Tree Oil (also helpful for dry scalp) and recommended by a friend (Hey Ercilla). Husband when his hair dried:

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I told him, I’ll probably make it a weekly habit for him. He is not pleased. Interestingly, I’ve been using more and more of my products on him. Isn’t it my job to make him be the best that he can be? You’re he’s welcome.

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THOUGHTS DURING MY ANNUAL OB-GYN VISIT

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  1. Its a year already?!
  2. I HATE IT HERE!
  3. I should’ve made my husband come with me.
  4. Hungry!
  5. Don’t sit by the pregnant women, they’re contagious. Oh no, one is looking at me!
  6. Why is this toodler talking to me?
  7. Who is this new medical assistant?
  8. That’s not my weight. When is the last time they calibrated this scale?
  9. I’m glad they have the heat on. It’s too cold to be nudey.
  10. Why don’t hospital gowns come in an assortment of colors? Hot pink please!
  11. What’s taking the doctor so long? Is she waiting on the second coming?
  12. Why does she think I want to have a conversation with her while she’s inside of my…errr, you know what I mean.
  13. I hope they have butterfly needles, I’m not ready for the “adult” needle yet…
  14. What do you mean you have to check to see if you have butterfly needles?! I demand a butterfly needle!
  15. Do they really need this much blood?
  16. Don’t talk to me while you’re taking my blood, Nurse Dracula.
  17. Still hungry…
  18. Another successful visit without crying! #adulting #grownaf
  19. See you next year, jive turkeys!
  20. I’m exhausted, maybe I should take the remainder of the day off…

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AN AFRICAN CITY PT. II

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Season 2 of An African City premieres tonight.  Briefly, An African City is a web series created by Nicole Amarteifio that follows the lives of five women who confide in each other about their struggling love lives and the difficulties associated with being 21st century women in Africa. It’s deemed the Ghanian version of Sex in the City.

I told you guys that I loved Season 1 and hoped Season 2 brought a longer season and longer episodes.  I also said that beggars can’t be choosers.  Well, it appears that things have changed.  Season 2 is available via download through this site for $19.99 and streams on the web, iPhone, iPad, Roku with the VHX App, AirPlay and Chromecast.

Does this change things for me?  Hell No! Again, for the people in the back!

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I don’t want to count your money but I think a lot of us can afford this and should support it. Just in case you didn’t watch Season 1 when I told you to, watch here!

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FAUX PRODUCT REVIEW 7: APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

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Apple Cider Vinegar eliminates body odor, dandruff, acne, skin irritations and heartburn, soothes a sore throat, clears a stuffy nose, balances pH levels, suppresses appetite, controls blood sugar, lowers cholesterol, and boosts energy.  It can also be used for a detox bath.  An Apple Cider Vinegar Detox Bath draws uric acid out of the body, eases aches and pains, and restores skin.

Disclaimer: Apple Cider Vinegar smells like Bourbon Street.

I added two cups of organic Apple Cider Vinegar to a hot bath, I like my water scorching. Maybe that’s why I’m so…never mind.  When I stepped into the bathtub, I thought it would start bubbling but it didn’t. After, I thought I would start seeing stuff ooze out of my body but that didn’t happen either.

It is recommended that you stay in the bathtub until the water cools.  I’m pretty sure I did not. Anything that’s not hot is cold; plus, I was pruney. There was a slight stench of vinegar on my skin but I got rid of that by spraying  rosewater.  Besides my skin being softer, I don’t know if I experienced any of the other listed benefits ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ But, I’m going to continue doing this detox once a week.

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AN AFRICAN CITY

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An African City basically stalked me.  It was everywhere.  On my Facebook timeline, behind me on the elliptical, in my rearview mirror…  Because I feared for my life, I gave it a try.  An African City is a web series created by Nicole Amarteifio that follows the lives of five women who confide in each other about their struggling love lives and the difficulties associated with being 21st century women in Africa.  It’s deemed the Ghanian version of Sex in the City.

I can see the Sex in the City resemblence.  Besides the quest for boring things like a career, love and sex, there is great fashion and beauty.  I was most interested in seeing what life is like in Africa.  Note: I do know that Ghana does not represent the entire continent. 

Any way, I was amazed at the similarities but it was likely because all of the women were raised abroad and considered “westernized.”  They referenced the expectations of traditional men (no different than traditional men in the United States), there were issues with their water and cellphone reception (no different then the United States), they talked about government corruption (no different than the United States) and even the struggle of having natural hair (no different than the United States).

I do recommend that you give it a try but not at work, it does contain sex scenes.  It took me about 2 hours to watch the whole first season.  Seriously!  The episodes are so short that if you sneeze, you’ll miss it. I know beggars can’t be choosers but I hope Season 2 brings longer episodes and a longer season.  Season 2 premieres January 24th; therefore, you have enough time to get caught up.  Your welcome.  Watch Season 1, here!

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