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Things that I want in the near future :)

Wishlist Wednesdays

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First, I just want to first give mad props to all those bloggers who blog everyday.  I was on a real bloggin roll and one day I said I would take a break…that day turned into 2…now a week and a half later I am back.  For non other than Wishlist Wednesday’s.  I’m tempted to double it up (the wishlist) because I missed last week! 😦

WTH it’s my blog.  I think I will do just that 🙂

HAIR

I Naturally N.Joy my hair…. first before I tell you what I wish for, just look at these curls!! I did a twist-out and put my hair in a pony/puff and it came out soooo pretty 🙂

OK, yeah I know it’s hot! LOL! No, but for real…so here are the two hair items on my wishlist:

First is terressentials organic hair wash it’s a pure hair wash.  There have been some really good reviews on this product and it is supposed to get your hair the cleanest that it can possibly be.  I really do want to try this soon.  

I would also like to have the hair therapy wrap.  It would be great for deep conditioning or hot oil treatments. I hate sitting under dryers.

Beauty

Nails nails nails!!! So, I saw a girl with this nail polish on and I absolutely loved it. I have been looking for it in stores everywhere, but it looks like I’m gonna have to go ahead and order it before spring! It’s from the OPI Muppet line and it’s called  Rainbow Connection.  ❤

oooh and purple lip glass

 Fashion

Now this is a jumpsuit.  I love the polka dots.

The glitter on this dress is amazing

Home

This is something I will probably never get, but I love the idea of having one of these, especially for my son’s room.  A display-it storage from Pottery Barn.  It just seems so practical.

I really need a sitting area to do my hair and makeup so everyday when I wake up to get ready,  I start off like a princess (with the exception of my styling squad) and will hopefully walk out the door looking like one too 🙂 ahhh…

Other

I saw these watches and I fell hard; my heart skipped a beat.   The La Mer Collections, all of them, are incredible. Aren’t they?!?!! The leather bands and the bracelet look is just wonderful!

Hope you  🙂 N.Joy

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Wishlist Wednesdays

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Today is Wishlist Wednesday!!! There are so many things that I want and so many other things that I think I need!  So many, in fact, I know my blog will continue to have content based on this fact alone!  LOL.

Hair

 The Huetiful Hair Steamer.  I hear such good things about steaming not only your face, but your hair and this great item does both.  Steaming your hair helps with breakage and split ends and honestly it just seams like it’s very relaxing. 

Beauty  

Sigma Makeup brushes.  I have been longing for these for a while.  I really need new makeup brushes and the Essential Kit is perfect for me.  I like to wear makeup, but I’m no professional but quality goes a long way.  For those of you who are professionals of the like…the cool thing about the Sigma is you can also build your own kit

Fashion

I love these Toms!  The great thing about Toms is that if you buy a pair of shoes, they give a new pair of shoes to a child in need.  Walk in comfort knowing that you have given back! What a way to strut your stuff! HA!

Home

First off…this picture, to me, is every bit of awesome.  I love the color and the simplicity.  You can purchase this lovely work of art from Susie Harris she has great ideas and I just love her work.  One day, one day I will be able to create things half as lovely.  In the meantime…I will purchase this for my house one day soon (my wish).

Other

Ladies this purse is fabulous. The BCBG Sophia Leopard clutch complete with leather trim and a detachable metal shoulder strap.  It even has a smart phone pocket.  <sigh> I love it.  It compliments any going out look.

Hair ID 4

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I love taking little “get to know yourself” quizes.  Not the love ones because I think they are full of crap, but the fashion and style ones or the hair ones.  They are just fun and at the end they meet you with a wonderful surprise of new items-dresses, sunglasses, nail polish and shampoo 🙂 to try out.

I found a new quiz on Hair Liberty that will tell you your hair-type (as many of us curly girls are naturally obsessed) and the products that will work best for you and you can then purchase them right away via amazon (as many of you PJ’s, I’m sure will find very convenient).

Here are my quiz results:

If you don’t already love your hair, you’re about to start! Medium to thick strands are the easiest to maintain. While women with finer hair are trying to achieve more volume, you’re probably trying to keep yours under control.
With the right products, your hair can be relatively low-maintenance and the styling possibilities are endless.
The biggest mistake for your hair type is rough handling. Your hair may seem strong and invincible, but it’s not. All types of African American hair are sensitive to mechanical damage, so be careful when you comb and brush your hair. Split ends will make it difficult to achieve longer hair.
Heavier products and moisturizers can give you soft, defined curls. Thick, curly hair requires LOTS of product. Use a little more than you think is necessary until you find the perfect amount.
I’m totally against becoming a PJ (no offense) it’s just not up my alley and I just don’t see myself spending tons of money on hair products in hopes that it will magically define or loosen or whatever my curls only to find out it’s not all what it’s cracked up to be. However I do want to try the Curl Enhancing Smoothie. It’s sold at Target now!!!
-NJoy

STOP!! Put that towel down and use a t-shirt!!

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So until today I never realized how harsh terry cloth is for your hair.

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Until this past month, I never realized how fragile my hair actually was. If you look at it, it looks so strong. I can manipulate it into so many different styles. It feels like it’s tough….so it is, right?

Nope, I was shocked to find out that my texture hair is like glass. Easy to break so one must handle with care. I have not been doing that, I mean for the most part I do try to maintain healthy hair however, the way that I had been treating my hair was just outrageous now that I have been doing all of this research.  Now, I’m not going to the extreme on any of this because I want new transitioners especially to be able to walk through the transition with me. One step at a time.

There is so much good information out there but it gets tough to dig through it all.  That can become very overwhelming. Hey it took me two weeks just to figure out what products to try first.

With all of that being said…

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I didn’t realize that towel drying your hair could be rough on your curls. So, today when I washed my hair I used a t-shirt.  When I am completely natural, I am sure I will be doing more wash and go’s and will need a nice towel to dry my hair. So here is a link to Curls Like Us I am definitely going to try these towels next year.  I think that it is a great product and well thought out. During this transition period, I don’t think it’s worth it to buy and a t-shirt will suffice. July 2010 this will be one of my purchases 🙂

If anyone has tried it already, please let me know what you think!

Product Wish List

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This month I have been using the following products to wash, condition and style my hair :

  1. Kinky Curly Curling Custard (fabulous for styling wet hair)
  2. ACV Rinse to wash my hair
  3. Avalon Organics Clarifying conditioner for no-poos
  4. IC hair polisher styling gel
  5. Doo Gro Mega Thick growth oil
  6. African Pride Olive and Rosemary Conditioner (for  my leave-in)
  7. Shea Butter Mega Moisture Fine Mist (oil sheen)
  8. Ojon Hair (sealant) never did get any natural shea butter, but from what I can tell, this does a pretty good job as well. I think it smells wonderful you can get it from sephora.

That seems like a lot of product. It is. I believe before I would pretty much use shampoo, conditioner, a silicone product and a whole lot of heat. Anyway, all of it works for me, but this time I want to try a couple of new products in my hair and change up my routine just a little bit, not much.

On that list is the following:

  1. Castor oil
  2. Jojoba oil
  3. Mixed Chicks deep conditioner
  4. Hair Milk (Carol’s Daughter)
  5. Yes to Carrots and Cucumbers detanglers
  6. Deva Curl One condtioner
  7. Aloe vera
  8. Kinky Curly Knot Today
  9. pH strips
  10. Henna (in a year or so)
  11. Hand Dry hair gloves
  12. Denman Brush
  13. Huetiful Steamer
  14. Miss Jessie’s Curls
  15. Bentonite clay

I’m not tryng to be a PJ (product junky) it’s too expensive for me and there is so much out there that it is easy to get caught up in all  of the hype. I just want to find the products that work best for me. Now, items 1,2, 6 and 7 are products that I want to mix in  order to try a new leave-in conditioner. The Henna is something I want to do next year to color my hair and just to see if it changes the texture of my hair at all. The Denman brush seems like it is a really good detangler and the hand dry hair gloves is something I want to try in a couple of months when my hair gets so thick that it needs some help getting dry especially since I am doing my best not to sit under a hair dryer.  the pH strips will be used to make sure that my products are a certain pH (between 4-5) this aids in hair growth.  Yes to Carrots and Cucumbers, Hair Milk, Knot Today and Mixed Chicks are all products that I have read really good reviews about.   I want to try them all, but I will pick one each time another runs out hopefully by next year find the one that works the best for me.

This week will mark month two! Yesterday I was at my friends baby shower and I had my hair in my protective signature two-braid style and a lady was there that asked me how long I had been going natural. I was so excited to talk to her about the entire process! I was even more excited that someone could tell that I was going natural! I’M OFFICIALLY IN THE CLUB…HEY!!!