Stimulating Statement: 3/28/2012

“Humans cannot create matter. We can, however, create value. Creating value is, in fact our very humanity. When we praise people for their strength of character, we are actually acknowledging their ability to create value.”human value Stimulating Statement: 3/28/2012

It’s Spring!

It’s Springtime! My favorite time of the year. With the March Equinox the days are longer and the ideas of rebirth, renewal and regrowth are stronger. Easter, blooming flowers and trees and butterflies (some of my favorite things) all take place during the Springtime.

With the spirit of renewal, I want to do something different with my natural hair. I’m seriously contemplating getting it cut and I have been searching for different natural hair styles to try.

SpringTime Its Spring!

“Nature, in all its functions, is remarkably purposeful. Who, then, could possibly imagine that he or she was born into this world for no purpose?”

Do you have any plans for any kinds of rebirths, renewals or regrowths that you’d like to share?

Enjoy your season!

Hair Accessories for your Natural Hair Styling

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Once in a while I like to add hair accessories to my natural hair styles. Adding pins, flowers, head bands or scarfs gives a different look to a style, adds a pop of color and can be fun to play around with. I like to find a good sale on accessories, then stock up on them :). I came across some hair accessories that are on sale and thought I’d pass along. Enjoy!

All Natural Everything

Hi there!

Thought I’d catch you all up on my natural hairscapades. Recently my locks seemed weighted, lifeless and kinda blah. My regular routine just hadn’t been doing the tricks they once used to. This forced me to try looking into doing things a little differently.

I’m always open to trying something new. Because of this I started researching all natural, organic products that are free from parabens, sulfates, silicones, gluten, synthetic dyes chemicals,etc. 

After researching the potential harms associated with many of the chemicals used in health and beauty products my curiosity, about what is safe and healthy, has definitely piqued.

One thing I learned, it is possible that products laden with chemicals could cause allergic reactions. Over the years I have had some consistent reactions that I could never quite pinpoint the causes. Some studies show a link between parabens and breast cancer, though there is no proof that parabens cause cancer.

I am not making a blanket statement saying that the use of products with chemicals in them are unsafe or bad and bad for you. There are definitely strong points on both sides of these arguments. Personally, I am choosing to error on the side of caution and explore using more natural products when I can.

So what initially started out as my quest in all natural hair products has expanded beyond just hair. I’ve been making an effort to purge many of my staple health and beauty products replacing them with all natural alternatives for everything from hair care products, soaps, lotions, deodorants, bubble bath etc.

I have to confess, making this change when it comes to makeup and perfumes will be the hardest challenge for me. Whole Foods, Lush and The Vitamin Store have become some of my favorite stores recently. One thing for sure, it is expensive trying to be healthy icon smile All Natural Everything

Below are some of the products that I’ve tried so far. I plan to give more in-depth product reviews of each, stay tuned.

Facial Cleanser 
Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser

Toner
Lush Tea Tree Water Toner

Body Wash/Soap
Dr. Bronner’s Lavendar Magic Soap

Deodorants
Crystal Deodorant
Lavanilla Deodorant

Shampoo/Mud Wash
Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash

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Hair Gel

Lotions/Oils
Almond Glow Skin Lotion

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 All Natural Everything All Natural EverythingI’m a newbie with this and open to learning and trying different all natural hair care, toiletry and makeup alternatives. Any and all suggestions are welcome.

Natural Hair Celebrities

In surfing the net over the last week or so I came across so many celebrities that are natural. Until coming across these pics, I did not know that many of the celebrities below were natural. [Read more…]

Hair Relaxers Linked to Uterine Fibroids

 

Results of a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology shows a correlation between hair relaxer use and uterine leiomyomata (fibroid).

Leiomyomata is a benign smooth muscle neoplasm that is rarely premalignant. They can occur in any organ, but the most common forms occur in the uterus, more commonly known as uterine fibroid. Continue Reading

Beauty Fav! – Essie Turquoise & Caicos

I found my current favorite color in an Essie nail polish. I was immediately drawn to the Essie Turquoise & Caicos. The best way I can describe this shade is a minty, pastel, turquoise :).

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Beauty Fav! – Urban Decay Naked

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I just wanted to share a recent beauty find of mine that is my absolute favorite these days. Naked Urban Decay eyeshadow palette.

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I love all 12 shades that are included in the chocolate, velvety mirrored case. The shades range in color from neutral to bright.  The textures are from matte to shimmer and glitter.

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Stimulating Statement 2-7-2012

“My power lies with combining my life experiences, of many peaks and just as many valleys, and my resilience throughout, all the while not allowing prior baggage to dictate my present nor navigate my future.” Lori Y. Woods

Inspired by responding to Afrobella’s post What Makes You Pretty Powerful?

What are the sources of your power?

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Curl Defining Products

On Madamenoire.com I read the post 7 Curl Defining Products To Get Your Curls and Coils Poppin. I’ve been on the search for good curl defining products for some time now. I was happy to read this blog post because I thought it would give me some good insight on some products that are out there. As well as pass this info along to you.

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