As I Am Curling Jelly

I decided to test out As I Am’s leave-in conditioner and styling jelly. I’ve heard great things about this combo. I caught them on sale at Sally Beauty Supply. It was BOGO. The leave-in conditioner is $10 and the curling jelly is $12. The So Much Moisture leave-in conditioner has aloe vera, lavender, and vegetable…

Birchbox: November & December 2018

Here’s a look at what I got for my November and December Birchboxes. I was pleased with the variety and quality of the products. Quip anti-cavity mint toothpaste. Never heard of it, but I’m always willing to try a new toothpaste. Full-size $5. LXMI-Creme Du Nil. This is a high-end face cream with an ingredient…

Drug Store Makeup that I Love!

I subscribe to several monthly makeup boxes, so admittedly I have loads of makeup. I haven’t needed to buy mascara in years. I usually get a sample that does a decent job. I was in Meijer the other day when I decided I needed a new mascara. One that does better than just a decent…

Jane Carter’s Curls to Go Curl Cocktail Cream: Does It Work?

In the past two months that I’ve been natural, I’ve accumulated a lot of products. I’m testing products and formulas to see what my hair likes. This week, I’m putting Jane Carter’s Curls Cocktail styler to the test. I need for it to define my curls, moisturize, and hold the curls for at least three…

Easy Holiday Turkey Breast

Before you know it, it’ll be Christmas and time to cook up another big family dinner. In many homes, turkey makes another appearance. There’s a way to have mouth-watering turkey with no preparation. Just let the oven do the work. Butterball’s Everyday Ready to Roast is nothing short of a miracle. Everything you need is…

Chicken Sausage & Stir-Fry Veggies with Spicy Cannelinni Beans

  I saw these great looking sausage links and pre-cut vegetables at the store and thought they’d make a quick meal.  Here’s what I put together. Ingredients: Chicken sausage links Package of mixed vegetables: onion, red bell pepper, and broccoli Green bell pepper Minced garlic to taste Asparagus 1 can of cannellini beans Seasonings: 1…

Sephora Play Box: November 2018

I’ve heard good things about this Makeup Forever Microfinishing HD Powder. I can’t wait to test it out. Hello Fab Coconut Micellar Makeup Melter. This is supposed to remove all makeup including long wear products. So I decided to put it to the test.   I put a dab on a sample of the Sephora…

Salt Pork & Holiday Greens: Unhealthy but Good!

I generally try to keep my greens healthy, but hey it’s the holidays. Instead of smoked turkey or turkey bacon, I’m going to use salt pork. This is my version of soulful greens! Ingredients: 4 bunches of fresh greens. I chose two stalks of Kale greens and two stalks of Collard greens   1 package…

A New “Natural” Look

I recently decided to stop getting relaxers and wear my hair as it grows out of my head…curly and coily. I’ve done this before. About ten years ago, I had a health issue that thinned my normally thick hair. I decided to wear weaves while my hair recovered. Soon my hair grew back longer than…