Where have I been???

Hey all, it’s been quite sometime since I have posted here. Three years or so! Life just has a habit of getting in the way. I wonder where would this blog page be if I was consistent ?? I am one of those who gets excited about doing something and then the excitement dies and you hear nothing more lol. Well recently (Today) I decided I should start back up again. Gradually I will Let you in on some new things happening in my life and new things I am loving at the moment. I’ll take it easy and post here and there. No pressure. Hopefully if you enjoy it you will come back. If you are returning I’m glad you have made back! Feel free to comment I respond to all and love hearing from you.

Now that we have gotten the pleasantries out the way let’s get into some hair baby! You know we’re are in a pandemic and we have been home looking crazy and just plain lazy to do our hair. I am loving the drawstring ponytail from WWW.SHOPTRESSES.COM . Affordable and long lasting if well taken care of. Lasting power all depends on you!!!! It gives me a polished look without all the hassle. If it’s easy you know I want it. I’m lazy. Do you hear me!!! LAZY! So if I’m putting this up here then you know it’s worth it. Slap some water and gel and put your hair in a ponytail and keep it moving. Take a look at the video below to see how I apply it in less than five minutes.

Here are some pictures for reference as well. I even used the ponytail for a DIY a Christmas photo shoot in our home with my 6 year old daughter .

Christmas Glam
Running errands

The pony is so versatile for every occasion. It comes in three textures kinky curly, kinky straight and Afro kinky curly. As you can see kinky curly is my favorite texture and Easy to maintain. I will post of video on taking care of it soon. Check out below how I wear it with a headbands.

All of my headbands shown above are from krownjeweled collections. It’s another black owned female business we should definitely support. Click the link and check it out.

With all this being said I would love to know what are the hairstyles you have been rocking this pandemic. Feel free to comment, message or hit me on any of my social media’s they should be linked towards the bottom. Remember to stay safe, invest in your mental health and give back to others. Much love 💕

Nicole B.

Luxury Skincare for Less 

If your anything like me your always looking for the best new product.  Well this time it’s my daily skincare regimen.   I’ve been through soap after soap after lotion after lotion and nothing has helped my skin feel exactly the way I want it.  Expensive to drugstore it ain’t working period.  I ran across the elf line in my travels.  I was very skeptical because I’ve always thought elf was sooooo cheap it’s not gonna do a darn thing.    But they have definitely stepped it up with their skincare line.  I’ve only bought these two products and they work like a charm. 

Combined these two products give my skin a great balance.  A smooth finish.  It is gentle but strong enough to even remove makeup.   This product does not state it is for acne but I can tell you I have not had any break outs using this product.   The elf skincare care line even has mask, scrubs and tools.  Which I will soon try myself.   If your looking for something new try this luxurious skincare for less and let me know what you think.  I picked up mine at my local target.   Thanks for stopping by loves 😘😘

Curly Cues

It has taken me all winter to find the perfect product combination to keep my curly hair moist, soft and defined.   It was so frustrating to the point where I wanted to give up.   The best and most expensive products have not done a thing for me.  But these three products have made the end of winter so pleasant hair wise.  First up…..

Aussie  Mega Moist!  Let’s be real it’s not hard to find a conditioner that works well.  But to find a cheap one that works well is another story.   I am no longer spending tons of money on expensive natural hair products to only get two good uses.  I buy this big bottle for only $4 and I’ve been using it for a good month and the bottle is still half full.  I use the as my leave in #majorkey to soft moist curls.  


Curls Blueberry Bliss Twist and Shout Cream!  This is definitely something to shout about.  I apply this after my leave in conditioner and I make sure I coat the hair with this product evenly.   I take my time applying this because this is what defines my curls.  You don’t need a lot of this product as it works very well and that is definitely helping with saving $$. 

 Last but not least….. 

Curls Goddess Curls Botanical Gelle!  When you think of gel you think of dry, hard hair.  But not with this.  It gives me the perfect hold without the hardness.  Giving my curls the best hold  ever! Soft bouncy curls that last all day.   This is the last product I apply to my hair before I braid my hair into two french braids and put on a bonnet and go to bed.  

Note:  I have never used this on a wash n go.  These products will also work well with transitioning hair.  

Let me know if you use any of these products.  

Foot Work

This is the best product I have ever put my hands on.   We often buy products thinking it will work and 9 times out of 10 it does absolutely nothing.   Fortunately this product really works miracles.  Once upon a time I’ve went so long without a pedicure (Don’t Judge Me).  Im talking a good five months, winter months.  I had dry, cracked feet.  It was disgusting.  I was too embarrassed to even go get a pedicure.  You know what I’m talking about ladies??  You have to do your own pedicure at home first before you can go to the salon because you know the Asian pedicurist is going to talk a bunch of stuff about you to the next one in their language lol.  Well this cream definitely will stop all that chatter from happening.  Im talking as soon as you apply this cream and rub it in you immediatley feel a difference.   I apply this cream after I get out the shower and put socks on and go straight to bed.  The next day I don’t even need a pumice stone anymore, my dry cracked heels are healed.   As of lately I’ve been putting this cream on my hands and sleeping with gloves for and even more intense treatment.  I had the roughest hands but not anymore.   Summer time is coming up ladies.  Stay summer time fine and always sandal ready with this cream.  IMG_0321Kiehl’s  

March Madness 

The only way for me to keep the month of March from turning into madness is my planner.  My memory is too bad to remember everything I have to do from work,  doctors appointments, birthday parties and things I need to buy.  I Found a cute planner that I don’t have to decorate myself from Micheals and it definitely makes planning less stressful and easier.  Not only that it’s affordable unlike some well know planners I won’t mention sssshhhhh!!!! Don’t forget my calming tea from Teavana.  Nothing like warm tea and planning.  March be good to me ❤️.  Links to everything down below.  Planner- Michaels

Pink pen- Any office supply store 

Mug- Teavana