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Hey Dear Friends,

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Thank you for all my followers, I truly appreciate it. And thank you so much to GuruPress for the new look of my blog.

~N

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May Hair Products 2018

Taking care of my hair  is very important to me. I usually have a set amount of products that I stick to. However,  I do venture and try new products here and there and if I like them, they become part of my favorites that I use in my routine.

As a  curly natural girl, it takes a long time to find products that work for me.  Lately, I have found 2 brands that work for me  well – Ogx and Maui Moisture.

Ogx 

My favorite shampoo is the bamboo fiber-full (green bottle). It is described as product filled with bamboo fibers and soy proteins to provide body and fullness for the hair.  I usually use it along with the bamboo fiber-full conditioner.

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Another one of my favorite conditioner (the purple bottle)is the detoxifying pomegranate & ginger. It is described  as the product with pomegranate and ginger to remove residue and build up. I often use it to co-wash and cleanse my hair.

As part of the LOC method I use on my hair, I use an oil to keep my hair nourished and moisturized. I have found Argan oil to be my favorite. I use it at least once a week.

Maui Moisture

In addition to OGX, I love Maui Moisture products.  I have found the products with coconut in them help my hair. Two of the Maui products I use is the nourish and moisture coconut milk conditioner (blue bottle) and the curl quench coconut oil curl milk (orange).

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The nourish and moisture coconut milk is described as a product that hydrates and detangles hair. I love to use it to deep condition my hair after I shampoo my hair.

The curl quench coconut oil is described as best for thick, curly hair. It is described to hydrate, smooth and defrizz hair. I love using it in my hair along with Argan oil to moisturize my hair.

Shea Moisture 

Lastly, to use style my hair I use Shea’s Moisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Hold Gel. I use this to style my slick buns or to help enhance my curls pattern.

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What are your favorite hair products? And if you are curly girl what routine and hair care products do you use?

Until the next post,

~N

 

 

 

My Routine for Dry Skin

All my dry skinned ladies…..put your hands up!  If you suffer from dry skin no worries, I’m here to share a routine that has been working for me these past couple of months.

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For the longest I struggled with my skin because I didn’t know what kind of skin I had or what products to use on it. It became worse with certain seasons such as winter or summer. My skin would become so dry it would itch and feel taut – I would develop flaky skin that would begin to peel. All in all it was awful.

However I read an article in a magazine once and I  finally identified what kind of skin  I have – dry skin. Once I knew my skin type I was able to find the best products for it.

This a routine that consists of a hydrating mist, hyaluronic acid serum and a moisturizing cream that I put on  in the morning and night before I go to sleep.   This routine is going to especially helpful as summer begins and I need more moisture.

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(Products used:  Advanced Clinic Moisturizing Cream; Pearlessence Coconut Rose Hydrating Mist; Hyaluronic Acid)

The first step I do is wash my face – usually with Biore’s Deep Pore  Charcoal Cleanser or a Foaming Wash.

Once I have a clean face, I start off with a hydrating mist  – my favorite is Pearlessence’s Coconut Rose Hydrating Mist.

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I massage the mist into my skin before using the hyaluronic acid. I use 2 drops which I then apply to my skin.

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Lastly, I put on my moisturizing  cream.  This one is my favorite by Advanced Clinicals with Coconut Oil. It is really soft and light on my skin with a fresh coconut scent to it.

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And that’s all there is to it – that and happy moisturized clean face!

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See you in the next post,

~N

 

 

Stuffed Chicken Rolls

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4 Chicken Breasts cleaned and sliced in half

1 green onion

2 sprigs of fresh dill

2 red peppers

1/4 cup of white wine

1 tsp mixed herbs,salt, garlic powder and pepper, 1 tbsp oil

4 oz of cream cheese

1/3 of shredded cheese of your choice

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  1. Start by cleaning your chicken breasts and cutting them in half lengthwise – like so:20180601_20223220180601_202242
  2. In a small bowl, mix a 1/4 cup of wine the 1 tsp each of herb, salt, garlic powder, pepper and 1 tbsp oil as your marinade. 20180601_20151220180601_201704
  3. Place the marinade and the chicken breasts in a 30 gallon bag and place in the fridge for 30 minutes or more time if you have it. Preheat the oven 375 F.20180601_202503
  4. Meanwhile, soften up your cream cheese  and add 1 tsp of garlic powder.  Slice your green onions and red peppers and add to them cream cheese. Lastly add the sprinkled  cheese and dill to the mixture.  20180601_21192620180601_21215420180601_212254
  5. When the chicken is done marinading, dry off excess marinade on a paper towel.20180601_212519
  6. Lay the chicken breast on a flat surface. At the bigger end of the chicken, place a spoonful of the cream cheese mixture. Then start at that end and roll the chicken up. 20180601_21262120180601_21265520180601_212658
  7. Grease a pan and  place the chicken roll ups in the pan.  Place them in the oven for about 60 minutes.   Towards the end of time, turn on the broil to give the rolls ups a golden brown look. 20180601_21315120180602_152010
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4 Chicken Breasts cleaned and sliced in half

1 green onion

2 sprigs of fresh dill

2 red peppers

1/4 cup of white wine

1 tsp mixed herbs,salt, garlic powder and pepper, 1 tbsp oil

4 oz of cream cheese

1/3 of shredded cheese of your choice

 

  1. Start by cleaning your chicken breasts and cutting them in half lengthwise – like so:
  2. In a small bowl, mix a 1/4 cup of wine the 1 tsp each of herb, salt, garlic powder, pepper and 1 tbsp oil as your marinade.
  3. Place the marinade and the chicken breasts in a 30 gallon bag and place in the fridge for 30 minutes or more time if you have it. Preheat the oven 375 F.
  4. Meanwhile, soften up your cream cheese  and add 1 tsp of garlic powder.  Slice your green onions and red peppers and add to them cream cheese. Add the dill to it as well.
  5. When the chicken is done marinading, dry off excess marinade on a paper towel.
  6. Lay the chicken breast on a flat surface. At the bigger end of the chicken, place a spoonful of the cream cheese mixture. Then start at that end and roll the chicken up.
  7. Grease a pan and  place the chicken roll ups in the pan.  Place them in the oven for about 60 minutes.   Towards the end of time, turn on the broil to give the rolls ups a golden brown look.
  8. Serve with a side of your choice and enjoy!

See you in the next post!

~N

 

5 Simple Yoga Poses to Try Now

I remember when I first fell in love with yoga – I was in college and looking for way to de-stress myself. Yoga did the trick! Yoga became a source of calmness and balance in my life. It also helped me become flexible and begin to challenge myself in different ways so I could try new poses.

Through Yoga – I took on the practice of deep breathing and meditation. Two things I truly rely on in my life. I want share with you 5 simple yoga poses to try today and that will help stay flexible and focused?

Ready? Break out in some comfy clothes or yoga pants if you some, and take out a mat and lets begin.

Warrior One:

Stand facing the top of your mat. Step your right foot forward and lean into a high lunge, pivot on the back of your foot.  Once you’ve found your balance, go deeper into the lunge and spread one arm in front of you and one behind you.  Be sure to keep your torso upwards and relaxed. Take a few deep breaths and hold this pose for at least 30 seconds.

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Triangle Pose:

From the warrior pose you can go straight into the triangle pose. Keep your legs in the same position. Stretch your arms in front and behind of yours as far as you can go and then lean downwards. Place one arm straight towards your yoga mat while your other arms lifts towards the sky.

If this is too uncomfortable for you, place the arm that is downwards on your thigh for support instead.

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Downward Facing Dog:

To do the downward facing dog, stand facing the top of your mat. Lean forward till your hands are both on the mat. Begin to stretch and move your hands towards the top of your mat as far as you can go, till your body forms a triangle.  To get even more of a stretch, step your both of your feet backwards, suck in your tummy and push your hips towards the sky.

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Cobra Pose:

To do the cobra pose – lay on your tummy. Place both hands  in front of you, and then slowly raise your head and upper body towards the sky.  As you lift upwards, straighten out your arms as much as possible.

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Child’s Pose:

To end this practice or stretching exercise. Start on all fours and then sit back on your knees. Once you are on your knees,  lean your arms towards the top of your mat and lower your head and upper body towards the mat.  This is one of my favorite poses and truly helps me relax.

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Now wasn’t that relaxing? If some of the poses were a bit hard to do,  try on a different day and push yourself gently till where you are.

What is your favorite yoga pose? And you practice Yoga often?

See you next post with a delicious recipe I tried this weekend!

~N

Grapefruit Mimosas

Nothing beats waking up after sleeping in. But you know what is even better? Mimosas!

I am a fan of mimosas and think it makes a wonderful addition to brunch or breakfast during the weekends.  I’m up for trying any kind of mimosa and will experiment to try different ones till I come up with a flavor I like.

My recent recipe is Grapefruit Mimosas – I tried this out when I made some to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

The recipe is simple and quick, but results in a very tart but powerful champagne kick to start your day!

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Ingredients for 2 servings:

1 Cup Grapefruit Juice

White Champagne

1/4 cup  of sliced strawberries

 

Directions:

Go ahead and do the fun part – pop that champagne bottle

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Prepare your wine or champagne glasses. Once the champagne has settled down for awhile, pour it into the glasses and fill it up to halfway.

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Wait for the fizzle and foam of the champagne to settle.

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Then pour in 1/2 a cup of grapefruit juice in each glass.

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Decorate the glass with sliced strawberries and serve.

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Ingredients for 2 servings:

1 Cup Grapefruit Juice

White Champagne

1/4 cup  of sliced strawberries

 

Directions

  1. Go ahead and do the fun part – pop that champagne bottle
  2. Prepare your wine or champagne glasses. Once the champagne has settled down for awhile, pour it into the glasses and fill it up to halfway.
  3. Wait for the fizzle and foam of the champagne to settle. Then pour in 1/2 a cup of grapefruit juice in each glass.
  4. Decorate the glass with sliced strawberries and serve.

There you go – pretty simple right? Do you like the traditional orange juice mimosa or are you open to trying different types? And which is your favorite – let me know in the comments below.

See you next time!

~N

Weekend Wrap Up

I had a really great weekend.  I thought it would be great to do a Weekend Wrap Up post.

Friday

On Friday, I spent time working on some yoga and stretching exercises.  I am firm to get back into the habit of mindful motivation and being in the present. It is so easy to get distracted by problems around us and that can make us forget to savor every moment of life. I’ll be writing a post on this soon and how to do it.

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After doing some yoga and folding up some laundry (yes had to get that out of the way), I worked up on some blog content. I have some ideas I am really excited about and can’t wait to share with you.

I used the rest of the day to catch up on some errands and write a new set of affirmations. I stick these around places  I frequent most in my apartment – like my room and my closet.

My favorite quote is this sentence that was part of my letter to my sister:

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Saturday

This morning I woke up to a delicious breakfast made by my sister. I mean who can say no to fresh toast, a kale omelette and mimosas on a Saturday morning??

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Later on that day,  my sister and I drove up to Atlanta to visit my other sister and visit places that I don’t always get the chance to.

Sunday

On Sunday morning, we woke up in the big city of Atlanta. I love visiting Atlanta because there is so much to see and do. But what of one of the cons that stops me from moving there – the traffic. I absolutely hate it.

The first place my sisters and I went to Wet Willie’s for lunch.  If you read my blog post on my trip to Savannah – you’ll know  this was one of my favorite places to eat at. I mean their wings and frozen drinks are to die for.

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Look at that menu so many choices to choose from.

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This time I went for the drink – Shock Treatment. It is described as an electrifying drink made up of blue curacao, lemonade and grain alcohol.

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And let me tell you this drink really “shocks your senses and taste buds”. Not at all for the weak or the lightweights.  While my sister went  with the Bob Marley Drink – very colorful:

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I ordered the lemon pepper chicken sandwich. The sandwich was nice and juicy and came with a huge amount of fries.

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You are probably wondering if I got any wings? I did – I got them as a to go order so I could savor them later.

A toast to  our sisterhood.

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We then headed back to my other sister’s apartment to laze around and catch up on sisterly things. I mean what better thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?

Around dinner time we headed back out to eat.  We chose Outback.

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Still recovering from our earlier food excursion we skipped the appetizer and headed straight to the main meal.  This time I chose the Royal Port Tilapia with side of mixed vegetables.

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It is described as fresh seared tilapia topped with mushroom, green onions and creole sauce.  That creole sauce is amazing – and very flavor.  In addition I got a strawberry lemonade.

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All in this was a greet weekend with a good amount of time to relax and unwind from work and spend time with family.

Who loves mimosas? I’ll be sharing one of my recipes with you on Wednesday!

~N