So what's been going on...
The mane is crazy as of right now. My last relaxer was in September. I tried to apply a relaxer at home in November but after 30 seconds tops, I had to wash it out. Talk about scabs that followed. So I'm counting from Sep. and so that makes me 6 months post and I don't plan on relaxing until mid September. My new growth is like 2.5- 3 inches and seeing the curls makes me sort of want to go back natural but I don't think I can handle that project right now. When I get a steady job and I'm able to pay for all the right things to supply my hair with to prevent all sorts of damage then I'll make the commitment. Since Dec/Jan, I've been wearing braidouts. It looks nice most of the time but I'm sort of getting bored and tired, just like I was when I had it straight. I'm just never satisfied with what I have. On the other hand, I have noticed that my hair is stronger, when I comb through it, including the new growth, much less comes out. My ends have not shown any signs of spilting which is a drastic change to what I use to deal with constantly. I have made my own shampoo, using Dr. Bonners soap, water and a variety of oils. It works great. I condition with hairveda's moisturizing conditioner. I prepoo with a peppermint oil and conditioner mixture and it works great for me. My hair retains a lot more moisture and stays cleans for a while, even though I've gotten in the habit of washing every Friday. I'll add pics later of the new growth, and maybe the braidout.
Nah. I haven't been out much. Money just seems to be scarce, maybe it's the recession. Maybe it's just that my parents have been spending on things instead of sliding the extra cash over this way. Who knows, but I can't complain. They feed me and I have a place to sleep, I should be satisfied. HEHE, if only that were true. I did however go out with friends to hang out at Applebee's. Have you seen the commercial, they have a speacial 2 for $20. Different locations have different selections but the deal isn't half bad. You get an appetizer and two main entrees. Welcome to Cheapo Territory.
Also, my brother has been passing by a lot lately with roti and doubles. If you don't know what that is, I urge you to find a place that sella it and indulge. They are of indian origin, but mostly caribbean indians make it. I really and truly can't explain what it is made out of but you eat it with curry mostly, any kind of curry (that's roti). The doubles are eaten with curry chana, delicious. You must search for a Caribbean place, I'll stick to Trinidadian restuarants and Guyanese. They make it best.
Yay for me, I've been constant with my workout. Of course, I was not satisfied with the Pilates so I changed to the Crunchless Abs collection. It is great, this is definitely something to stick with during the winter months. My 'mother-in-law' (LOL, that sounds so funny) she is having her own exercise class in the basement, so I'll be supporting her endeavors and also benefiting from the class. I exercise everyday for AT LEAST a half an hour. The results are CRAZY! Even though I'm sore all the time, from pushing myself further, I've lost another 2 pounds (after putting back on 5, sad times). There is a brown skirt that sort of fits snug and I want to be able to fit it like before, sort of hanging at the hips.
I've been drinking plenty water. Overall I may drink juice 1-2 times a week. I still eat a fruit or oatmeal for breakfast and that has been working out for me. If I have a heavy lunch I try to have a light dinner and vice versa. I've cut out cookies, chips, ice cream, and a lot of other junk. It helps with the weight but my main reason for cutting it out was to keep my breakouts under control. Now I need to be on the look out for something that will take away these drak spots that have infested my poor face.
Update on the Wedding...
So my sister has finally come to her senses and found a wedding planner. Even though I love to pick out things and dabble in the wedding arena, I don't have the time to run around and make the actual wedding plans, nor do I have the means, being that I'm procrastinating on getting my liscense. Hopefully by the summer time. Anywho, the wedding planner is like sooooooo great. Everything that we throw out to her, she gets and understands and she loves all of my ideas. How perfect, now my sister's wedding would be my dream come true. That's horrible, LOL.
The bridesmaids have narrowed down styles for the event but it hasn't gone any further than that. We have to go try out dresses to see what really looks good on everyone. We may end up with different styles with similar features. It's gonna be great. The wedding is still a long ways off so we still have a lot of time to narrow down hairstyles, accessories, shoes, and makeup options, being that everything have to look uniformed. We've added a hint of lavender into the color scheme of the wedding and hopefully that adds a little umph to everything.
The guest lists shrinks then grows then shrinks again, I'm waiting for it to grow once more. The location has been changed. the backyard idea went down the drain because it would cost the same amount to change around the backyard as it would to rent outdoor space for the event. So the wedding planner is looking for reasonably priced golf courses and places with beautiful outdoor sections. I'll let you guys know which one I CHOOSE, just kidding, ok I'm only kidding a little bit.
Ok so definitely look out for the floral theme being incorporated in everything from jeans to evening wear. Though I will advise to add a few items to your wardrobe be careful not to over do it and be discreet in how you interpret the style. This can be a good style gone wrong. Also bright colors, even neons are going to be big big big this season, BE VERY CAREFUL. IT IS NOT FOR EVERYONE, and it definitely doesn't fit into everyone's style. I don't think I'll be partaking in that adventure either.
Shoes, sandals, they are still going to be big with the gladiator look, no doubt about it. Plenty of neutrals are going to be out, plenty earth tones, but also the bright colors are going to make a mark. The platform of course will be here for a while so get use to it and I will advise you to get a pair if you don't already have one. They work great with everything. Day and night looks as well.
So I guess that's basically the long and short of everything. TM kicked me in the rear about my blogging, so here you have it. I'm going to try my hardest to find the time to update very often. I'll put the pics up, tomorrow at the latest. Thanks for reading everyone.
Until next time,
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