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Inside My Influenster 2015 CareFree Voxbox

              I was never a Carefree girl. I ALWAYS turned the other way when I saw this brand on the shelves. But now that I got to try their new Acti-Fresh Pantiliners, thanks to, my view has totally changed. I am used to receiving big boxes from my influenster people. So when I saw this little pink box in my mailbox, I am not going to lie to you, I was disappointed! But, good things come in small packages, right? Right?

Unboxing My Influenster 2015 CareFree Voxbox #FreshIsFierce

Here's what Carefree has to say about the product

Exceptional Construction

CAREFREE® ACTI-FRESH® liners are super-absorbent to lock fluid away. Our process results in a thin, absorbent liner that feels as soft as your panties. The fibers in each ACTI-FRESH® liner’s cover are bonded together to give you a soft, cotton-like feel that moves with you.

Super Thin Core is 2x More Absorbent*

Compared to the absorbency of previous CAREFREE® Original Regular liners, CAREFREE® ACTI-FRESH® liners do a much better job of keeping you fresh, confident and comfortable.
*Compared to CAREFREE® Original Regular

8-hour Odor Control System

Peace of mind is built into every CAREFREE® ACTI-FRESH® liner. Our unique odor control system gives you that extra boost of confidence when you need it.

Here's what I think about these Carefree pantiliners

The little pink pouch that wraps the acti-fresh pantiliners  is just too cute. Isn't the packaging attractive? These liners are light enough to carry in the smallest purse or wristlet. Or the back pocket of your favorite jeans.  Don't worry, nobody will notice! They are so convenient for these unpredictable moments in our lives. They are not heavily scented, which is  a big plus for me. One thing that I noticed while trying those liners was that I forgot that I was wearing one. The level of comfort is incredible.  These liners' ability to absorb liquid was okay. And another good thing is that they stay in place.
My only problem is that I don't think that those pantiliners are long enough. But that will not stop me from buying them, because I love how comfortable they are. 

Have you tried anything from Carefree before?


Wash Day + Hair of The Week: Loose braids bun with Twisted Side Bang

         The most challenging part of getting ready for the wash day experience is finding a hairstyle to share with you guys. I try to find protective styles that can last me a week, but I always end up messing it up. Sometimes it is just because I use too many pins and they feel uncomfortable, or the hair is braided too tight. Today's hairstyle was very easy to create. I used about two packs of 100% Kanekalon Marley hair to achieve it. It sounds like it's a lot, but you know they don't put enough hair in the packs these days. I washed my hair and made sure it was moisturized before doing it because I want this style to last at least one week.

Wash Day Experience
{1} I used castor oil mixed with a few drops of peppermint oil to massage my scalp. I left it on overnight. 
{2} I used TREsemme moisture rich shampoo to wash my scalp. 
{3} I quickly conditioned my hair with Alberto V05 Passion Fruit Smoothie moisturizing conditioner.
{4} My Pantene Truly natural has been okay on my hair , so I keep using it to deep condition it.
{5} I dried my hair with a T-shirt for a few minutes.
{6} Moisturizing with Scurl "No Drip" Activator Moisturizer keeps my hair softer longer, a good way for me to have enough moisture for this hairstyle.
{7} I added some extra virgin olive oil mixed with Jamaican black castor oil to seal the moisture in.

Hair of The Week

            I did my hair the next day. I used some Eco Styler gel to help my edges stay in place. The middle part was created with two loose braids going in circle. As you can see, I added three flat twists in the front to create the side bang.   I think this hairstyle can last me until the next wash day if I wrap my hair before going to bed at night. 
 How was your wash day, darling? Did anything exciting happen?


Outfit Of The Week | Let The Sun Shine

               Hello Darlings! Did you have a great weekend? Mine was blahhh. I spent most of the weekend sleeping. It was raining all weekend. And you know how depressing it can be when the sun is not shining!
But it was a different story two weekends ago. The sun was shining and I was happy to go outside to get some pictures taken. This is the same top I wore here. Both pictures were taken the same day actually. I turned the camera on myself and snapped a few selfies for my hair post. This top is so old, I think it is ready to retire. I decided to pair it with one of my favorite Vera Wang Jeans, and finished the look with my new black pumps. For somebody who loves purple so much, I don't understand how I always leave the stores with blue items. Some may associate blue with sadness, but there was nothing sad about that day. The sun was on me, baby! Lol

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goPURE 100% Pure Peppermint Essential Oil REVIEW

  • Each bottle contains 100% Pure, Therapeutic Grade A cold-pressed peppermint essential oil. Ideal for treating a wide range of ailments and disorders, this peppermint oil is the purest oil available.
  • Peppermint oil is one of the world’s most commonly used essential oils, with a history that dates back as far as 3,000 years. It offers a pleasant, uplifting scent that has been used to treat a variety of physical and mental ailments, from bad breath to depression. Modern research proves that it stimulates several regions of the brain, giving it the power to have a profound impact on the entire body.
  • With a high concentration of essential minerals like magnesium, potassium and calcium, it is a highly effective treatment for digestive disorders. Administering peppermint oil is easy; simply place a couple drops in a glass of water, and then drink.
  • Peppermint oil has been proven to have a positive effect on the respiratory system. Whether it is used as a chest rub or is inhaled through a vaporizer, it quickly clears the respiratory tract and provides fast relief from bronchitis, sinusitis and cold-related symptoms.
  • Pure peppermint oil can be used topically to relieve muscle pain, headaches or to simply give skin a vibrant, healthy glow. Its healing properties have been recognized for centuries, and it has been a staple in many medicine cabinets for generations.
With a pleasant scent and an abundance of applications, pure peppermint oil is one of the most widely used oils in the world. This versatile oil is useful in treating a wide range of issues pertaining to the body, health and mind.

The benefits of pure peppermint oil have been recognized since ancient times, and it has been used for thousands of years to treat a vast array or physical and mental health issues. The modern research of today has continued to prove what many societies have known for generations, showing that peppermint is one of nature’s most valuable and versatile herbal remedies.

Yielded from the fresh aerial parts of the peppermint plant, pure peppermint oil offers a high concentration of menthol and menthone. It also contains a vast number of health-promoting minerals and nutrients, including magnesium, folate, copper, potassium, calcium, copper and Vitamins A and C. Because of its pleasant smell and benefits, peppermint oil is commonly used in commercial soaps, shampoos and toothpastes.

When used topically, pure peppermint oil provides a cooling sensation, giving immediate soothing relief for sore muscles and joints. Additionally, its cooling properties make it effective is bringing down high fevers. Headache sufferers can experience relief by applying diluted peppermint oil directly to the forehead.

Peppermint oil has been used for hundreds of years to help overcome the symptoms of mild to moderate depression and anxiety. Its refreshing, uplifting scent has been shown by modern research to stimulate multiple regions of the brain, yielding a profound and direct impact on the body, emotions and psyche.

Pure peppermint oil is commonly used to provide relief for internal problems. It has been shown to cure indigestion and promote hunger, and it is one of the simplest, most effective treatments for an upset stomach. Research has proven that it is an effective treatment for getting rid of excessive stomach gas, eliminating bloating and discomfort. Those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome can also find relief by taking pure peppermint oil daily. This oil can be used to naturally treat urinary tract infections, or to prevent a number of diseases by energizing the immune system. It promotes overall health by encouraging healthy blood flow, allowing the body to carry its nutrients to every cell. To treat digestive or other internal issues, simply stir a couple drops of the pure peppermint oil into a glass of water and drink.
Pure peppermint oil also benefits the respiratory system. It can clear the respiratory tract, providing relief from coughs, cold symptoms, asthma, sinusitis and bronchitis. To use for respiratory issues, use pure peppermint oil as a cold chest rub, or inhale it through a vaporizer.

Used topically, pure peppermint oil offers several benefits to the skin. It provides nourishment to the skin cells, encouraging cell regeneration to give you a healthy glow. Pure peppermint oil can also be massaged into the scalp to provide relief from the symptoms of dandruff.
With such a wide range of applications, it’s no wonder pure peppermint oil has been recognized has one of the world’s most widely used essential oils. From promoting skin health and a strong immune system, to providing relief from muscle aches and cold symptoms, pure peppermint oil is an essential staple in any medicine cabinet

My opinion
           This peppermint oil is in its purest form. Yes, this oil I highly concentrated. If you are not used to 100% pure peppermint oil, you might think that something else was added to it because of the strong scent. The 4-ounce bottle that I received came tightly closed and sealed. It also came with a glass dropper wrapped in bubble wraps. When I removed the dropper from the bottle, I had to let the oil drop from the outside of the dropper before I could squeeze the amount needed in a container because the consistency is very liquidity. It is more like Tea Tree oil in texture, but  thinner than Argan oil.

              I mostly use this oil in my hair treatments, like my deep conditioner and my Shea butter mix.  I also mixed it up with my 100% pure Castor oil to massage my scalp. There were a few occasions when I used a drop in my regular tea. goPURE peppermint oil worked great at opening up my stuffy nose and helping me breath better. My mother told me to add a few drops to a cup of warm water and drink to help me with my indigestion. I did, and it helped a little. Overall, my experience with this brand was excellent. The oil did not get my skin irritated. I got pretty good results with it after using it for a month on my hair. My scalp itches less and I see less dandruff  now. Peppermint oil is one of the essential oils that you should keep in your house because of its many benefits on your health.

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FASHION: Lilly Pulitzer for Target April 19th 2015

             Hello Gorgeous! What are you doing on April 19? Not sure yet? What about heading to and see what Lilly Pulitzer has in stores for you? If you are familiar with the designer, you know that her colorful dresses can go from $98 to $100. But Her collaboration with Target will allow you to buy her new collection for a fraction of the price. How does $20 to $50 sound?  As usual, this collection is all about bright colors, beautiful prints, and lots of gold. If you live in the South, like I do, Lilly just opened an new store in Nashville. The store is located in The Mall At Green Hills. Target also has free shipping over $25.00 until December 2015 when you shop for light items.  Check out my picks!
Have a wonderful weekend! And do not break the bank.

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Picking Out The Right Dress For Prom Night

               Do you remember your prom night? Okay, don't answer that! I did not realize the question was going in that direction. Well, I cannot remember mine because I never had one. My mother did not have one either, but that does not mean my daughter shouldn't have one. And she will! Today's post is about picking out the right dress for prom night. Whether you are shopping for cheap prom dresses or just a simple dress for the night, choosing the right dress for that special occasion is very important. A lot goes into finding the right dress for any event for that matter. Hell, why do you think Hollywood has costume designers, and they even win Oscars for their work?

Picking Out The Right Dress For Prom Night
  •  The number one thing to do when shopping for an affordable prom dress is to ask people who know you for advice. My husband thinks that going shopping with my mom is the best thing that happened since the creation of makeup. He thinks that she picks the right dresses for me. Moms, it is your decision, too!  And you have something to say about the price, too!  

Do you want to dress like Cinderella?

  • What style will flatter your body shape best.  Not all dresses are created equal.  Don't pick  a dress that has a V that cuts too low in the back if you are blessed with some great assets. Curvy curls need to show the right amount of skin in all the right places.  

 Or do you want to dress like Miss Universe?

  • Strapless prom dresses are always in style. Picking one that keeps everything in one place is a must. You don't want to have any wardrobe malfunction on one of the most important nights in your life. It takes two to tango. Using your hands to pull the dress up all night just might ruin that wonderful experience. 

Does the party have a color theme?

  • In most occasions,  your date has to wear something that matches your dress when the party has a theme; may it be a vest or a bow tie.  Can the color theme be lilac, please? If the party does not have a color theme, pick something that brings out  the color of your  eyes. If brown is too dark for your skin complexion, go for a shade of purple.
  • Think about the corsage. Let your partner know in advance what color dress you are wearing so he can get a corsage that complements the color of the dress.

           At the end of the day you are still going to be yourself, but there is nothing wrong with a little inspiration.  Avoid overdoing it at all costs. I know you want to shine on that special night, but overdoing it can kill that night before it even begins.

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Wash Day + Hair of The Week: Getting Twisted

                Hello lovelies! Welcome to the new! In an effort to keep the blog clutter free and more professional looking, I have decided to use a different template.  You might wonder why I keep changing my layout and background colors all the time.  Well, when you have a degree in computer software, what do you do? You keep touching stuff you shouldn't be touching, right? Anyway, I really like this template and I think I will leave it alone:-)
               My wash day was so simple, I don't even have the courage to call it a wash day experience. My hair has been in those twists since my last wash day. I twisted my hair on its own, then I use a generous amount of Marley hair and re-twist each one of  my own twists. That sounds complicated, right? But it is not.


    The Wash Day Experience
  • I applied my Alberto V05 clarifying conditioner to the twists, paying attention to my ends. I put my shower cap on, left is on for about 10 minutes. 
  • I hopped into the shower, rinsed the hair very well while rubbing my scalp with the tips of my fingers, not the nails. 
  • I used a T-shirt to dry the hair for about 30 minutes, then I went outside to let it air dry. 
  • After I was 100% sure that no water was dripping from the twists, I added my oil mix (coconut oil, castor oil, and extra virgin olive oil)

Hair of the week

            The day I washed my hair was a hot and humid day. The water felt so good. I continued to moisturize and seal my hair during the week. I am so ready to remove the twists now. How was your wash day?

Mother - Daughter Collaboration: Meet Cianna Marie

            Happy new week darlings!I hope your week is going great so far. Oh, before I forget! I just reached over 1,000 followers on pinterest. I have been throwing confetti and doing the Carlton dance! Do stop by and follow any board you like. If you cannot find a board you like, just like one of the pictures:-)  I always follow back. Cheers!

          I had the pleasure of getting my pictures taken with my daughter a few Sundays ago. I wanted to share the pics with you earlier, but I did not have time to edit them. The truth is we took so many pictures I could not decide which ones to post on the blog. You've probably met Cianna here when I decided to turn the camera on her last summer. She grew a few inches, but she has not gained one pound:-) She is such a loving girl. I just couldn't say no to her when she asked to be on the blog.

           I got this dress from my sister. I had to alter it because it was too big for me. I wish I could say the same about the vest. I did my best to try to squeeze into this size small. Well, you wouldn't know if I didn't tell you. Lol! A pair of white  sandals completed the look. po camouflage! What camouflage?

         Cianna is my wonder woman. I call her a daredevil. The best stunt woman I know. She pulls. She jumps. She swings.  She is afraid of nothing.  I don't know if I should compare her arms to Tina Turner's or Michelle Obama's. Lol!  She loves dresses and MK shoes. My sister got her a pair of MK flats for Christmas. She wanted to wear them for her shoot. She is always happy. And she is definitely the funniest person in the house.  Check out her pictures!

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Foxbrim 100% Natural 98% Organic Perfectly Natural Soap & Face Wash REVIEW

Product Description

Brand: Foxbrim

Perfectly Natural Soap - 100% Natural & 98% Organic

Perfectly Natural Soap brings you a wonderful mix of 100% all-natural botanical ingredients to effectively cleanse skin. Ecologically simple and pleasant to skin, you'll enjoy a powerful yet gentle cleanse. Absolutely no additives, fragrances, synthetics or harsh chemicals used. The soap we've been asked to create is finally here. Perfect for face and body. Perfect for use both morning and night. Pefectly Natural Soap by Foxbrim.

Ingredients Purified Water, Saponified Coconut Oil, Organic Sunflower, Organic Castor Seed, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Guar Gum, Citric Acid, Rosemary Seed Extract

  • 100% NATURAL & 98% ORGANIC: Perfectly Natural Soap utilizes only exquisite hand-picked botanical ingredients. A delicate and refreshingly natural cleanse you can enjoy worry-free. Only time-tested and proven natural ingredients.
  • PERFECT FOR ALL SKIN TYPES: Safe for the most sensitive of skin types. Finally give your skin a delicate natural cleanse. No synthetic agents or questionable ingredients. Each natural ingredient picked to ensure it's both proven and effective so there's no question left to answer.
  • PERFECT FOR YOUR Face, Body & Hair. Enjoy the many uses and benefits of a natural cleanser. Remove makeup and excess oil. Even skin tone. Perfect start to a complete beauty regimen.
  • THOUGHTFULLY FREE OF: Fillers, Fragrances, Detergents, Lathering Agents, Parabens, Phthalates, Silicones, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate OR Triclosan. Buy with total confidence and say no to harmful ingredients or additives. Your skin deserves it.
  • AMAZING GUARANTEE: We know you'll love this all-natural soap and wash. But we are happy to take it a step further. If for any reason at all you're not satisfied with your purchase let us know. We will provide you a full refund. It's that simple.

My opinion 
          When was the last time you saw a product with such a short ingredient list? Foxbrim is keeping it simple, right? This natural soap comes in an 8-ounce pump bottle. It's made with 100% natural and 98% organic products. It is slightly looser and lighter than honey. It is very slippery. Foxbrim Perfectly Natural Soap  has a natural scent and it is very gentle on the skin. It smells like my daughter's unscented body soap! It's because this natural soap has no added fragrance.
         Using an all natural soap was quite an experience for me. Foxbrim Perfectly Natural Soap is definitely not the kind of soap that I am used to. I found it to be very oily on my face, although it does a good job at removing my makeup. My hand washing experience was rather different. The soap felt slippery when I tried to lather my hands. But I found out that if you wet your hands before pumping the soap, you will get a better lather. Like what they taught us in nursing school, right? I did not get a lot of foams and bubbles with this soap, but my hands were left very soft and very clean afterwards. I thought it was going to leave my hands very dry because I could feel it removing all kind of messiness, but that did not happen. I still had to use a hand moisturizer, though. As with anything in life, Using too much of anything can be a problem. Try using less of the product if you have a very sensitive skin.

  • Made with all natural products
  • Fast shipping
  • No added fragrance 
  • No harsh chemicals
  • Clean, natural scent
  • Nice, dark bottle with pump
  • Gentle on the skin
  • Lathers well 
  • Works as promised
  • Problems with packaging (The soap arrived leaking from the bottle, making it hard for me to read the ingredients on the label.) I love Foxbrim products. And this is not my first time working with the company. I am pretty sure it was a human error in wrapping the bottle. Please pay more attention to that when shipping the product. 
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Outfit Of The Week: All Blue Everything

Spring is already here, only it does not feel like spring.
It feels like summer, but summer is more than two months away!
I am already tired of the salty water running down my cheeks. 
I thought about ripping my sleeps off, then I realized that I had no sleeves. 
I tried to smile. What smile? The sun says, " I dare you."
I was really counting on the shirt dress to keep me cool. She betrayed me. But I don't blame her. I would want to be inside, too. Poor me! I only thought that a marriage between Peter Pilotto for Target and Christian Siriano for Payless would last.
It lasted, alright! A few minutes later I was inside taking everything off and enjoying the air conditioner. With an 85-degree on a beautiful spring day, I wonder what summer will be like?

"Humility is like underwear - essential, but indecent if it shows. _ Helen Nelson

*True Humility and fear of the Lord lead to riches, honor, and long life.*
Proverbs 29:23

Have a beautiful weekend, darling. Stay cool!

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