Fruit Infused Water

by Jenelle on August 21, 2013

We all know how important it is to drink water.  With various parts of the body being made up of water (up to 60% for the body and 70% for the brain), it’s no wonder such a big deal is made about drinking water daily.  But, if you’re anything like me, drinking plain water can be kinda boring.  You might be tempted to add a little flavor to your water by using Crystal Light or another type of artificial flavor.  However, in order to get the greatest benefit, it’s best to drink water in its pure form.  So, how can we jazz up our water naturally, so that it tastes great and we’re making sure to meet our daily quota of water? [click to continue…]


Lancome Paris Teint Miracle Foundation

by Jenelle on August 16, 2013

Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation

When I was first starting out with makeup, like many people, I went to the M.A.C counter first.  Now, this isn’t to say that M.A.C. doesn’t make good products (I own quite a few actually!).  It’s just that I was so accustomed to going to M.A.C. and only them, for my choice in “high end”, non-drugstore foundation. [click to continue…]


natural hair care products

About a month ago, I decided to order the Luv Naturals Four Step System.  I’m always on the hunt for natural hair care products to try, seeing what might make it onto my list of holy grail products.  Seeing the success that Kim (founder of Luv Naturals) had growing her natural hair long, I was curious to give these products a try.  Now, this is not to say that I believe a product can make my hair grow longer and/or faster.  I wanted to see if these products did a good job keeping my hair feeling moisturized so that I could better retain the growth I get.  Keep reading for my review and information on how you can win all four products! [click to continue…]


NARS – Mata Hari

by Jenelle on July 30, 2013

NARS Mata Hari

One of my favorite lines of blush are those from NARS.  Everything from the sleek compact to the array of beautiful colors keeps calling me back to buy more.  In this post, I want to show you one of my go-to pink blushes, NARS Mata Hari. [click to continue…]


YouTube Video – Natural Hair Braid Out

by Jenelle on July 25, 2013

Natural Hair Braid Out

I decided to attempt a braid out on my hair.  Up until this point, I had only done twist-outs and flat twist-outs (which are really the same thing!).

I’m always trying to figure out what combination of products work well for my twists and braids.  I did some research and saw that a lot of people apply an oil before applying a “setting/hold” type of product (think, gel or setting lotion).  Since I was concerned about my hair being dry and crunch, I made sure to coat my hair with extra virgin olive oil prior to using the gel. [click to continue…]


Essie Turquoise and Caicos

by Jenelle on July 16, 2013

Essie Turquoise and Caicos

Today’s polish of choice is Essie’s Turquoise & Caicos.  This polish is from the Resort Collection which came out in May of 2010. [click to continue…]


Aubrey Honesuckle Rose Conditioner

by Jenelle on July 11, 2013

Aubrey Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner

Regardless of what type of hair journey I’ve been on (relaxed or natural), I’ve always incorporated conditioners from Aubrey Organics.  My favorite conditioner to use for my deep conditioning sessions is Aubrey Honeysuckle Rose.  This conditioner is one of the few that I’ve come across that actually provide directions for how to use as a deep conditioner (meaning that it’s meant for that purpose). [click to continue…]


YouTube Video: Natural Hair Bun

by Jenelle on July 1, 2013

Hey everyone!  I was so excited when my hair was long enough to fit into a bun!  With all of the shrinkage we experience as naturals (and especially with the way my hair coils up) it seemed like I had to wait forever and a day for my hair to fit into a decent bun when stretched!  Make sure you check out my latest YouTube video where I show you how I put my natural hair into a bun!  Enjoy!


Post image for Natural Hair Care Products | Andalou Naturals Sweet Orange & Argan Conditioner

Andalou Naturals Sweet Orange & Argan Moisture Rich Conditioner (whew, that was a mouthful!) is a product designed to benefit dry, curly, textured hair.  As a natural, this is right up my alley.  This product ($9.99 for 11.5 fl. oz.) from my local Whole Foods.  The sweet orange is supposed to revitalize the hair follicles and healthy circulation while the Argan oil, which is rich in Omega’s, claims to deeply penetrate the hair strands.  This conditioner claims to (1) repair and restore moisture, elasticity, and strength; (2) minimize split ends and frizz; (3) add amazing luster and shine. [click to continue…]