Curls and More Curls

To all my curlfriends that are probably struggling on their natural hair journey, I am here to share my easy wash and go products. I understand the challenges of having curly hair. Most may think it is easy but it is a ton of work to maintain your natural curls and not damage them by using certain brushes/combs, harsh chemicals or heating tools. I do not have all the time in the world to apply 4 or 5 different products or to go through a 2 day process. With kids, work and such, I resort to wearing my hair out and letting the curls do their own thing for the most part. Here I will share two of my favorite hair styling products for my easy wash n’ go look.

Don’t mind the almost empty jar. I use this product in real life lol

After washing my hair, I usually style it right away, soaking wet. I like to use Cantu Shea Butter Repair Cream leave in conditioner. This very inexpensive product coats my hair well and keep it from being dry by giving a lot of moisture. It helps with apply the product on wet hair in my opinion. I typically do not apply on dry hair and I co-wash my hair frequently. I’ve been using this product for years and I never experienced any damage to my hair or excessive dryness. So this will always be a stable for a go-to product.

One of my favorite styling product that I love to use for styling my curls is the Uncle Funky’s Daughter Curly Magic. This stuff is AMAZING! I haven’t ventured off much in the other products from this brand, but this one is everything for me. The price is a little high but a little goes a long way. The product has a gel like consistency so I feel there is a lot of product to use. I love the smell of it and it is best applied on wet hair. You can get a slight cast feel once the product is completely dry, but that can be fixed by smoothing and stretching out your hair with your hands to break the cast from the strands. You will have soft and fluffy curls.

Be sure to check out my video on YouTube if you would like to see how I apply these products. Don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe. Thank you!

But First…Tea

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Every day you hope to wake up on the right side of the bed. It can be a drag to get ourselves up sometimes especially during times like now but I’m here to tell you that it is a must to take a little time out of the day to perk yourself up. I’ll be sharing a few things I love to do for myself as a self motivating start to help get me going and pumped for the day.

I can accomplish all things my heart desires but first…TEA! Lol I have to start my day with a nice cup of green tea but lately I’ve been on the ACV tea kick. I use McCoy’s Orange Blossom raw honey, about 2 tablespoons of Bragg organic apple cider vinegar and I usually add in a lemon ginger tea bag. This really motivates me to stay on track with my health and to complete my work out routine for the day. Because who really wake up pumped for workout sessions? Certainly not me.

Another helpful note for me is gratification. I use a gratitude journal and you’d be surprise how much it can help with having a positive start for the day. Even on bad days, jotting down a little gratitude note helps me focus on all the good in my life oppose to zoning in on how bad I may feel or if I have a temporary situation going on. At the end of the day, you have to count your blessing for all the good regardless of any situation. I always remind myself that things could be worst. I mean, I’ve been through some troubling times but I have so much to be thankful for.

Also, I love to give myself a little pamper pick me up from time to time. Although this is not something I do everyday, I thoroughly enjoy giving myself a face mask. Bliss line have to be my absolute favorite to use, in particularly the mighty marshmallow whipped mask. It leaves my face feeling rejuvenated and glowing. I must say, this is a frequent “empties” product of mine.

I hope these tips help you in some way. Stay motivated and keep yourself going because sometimes we can only depend on ourselves to be our own cheer leader. Stay tuned for more tips and personal self care tips. If no one has told you today, you are amazing and keep shining even on a gloomy day!

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Benji’s Beauty Faves

So I’ve cracked a few of Benjamin Button’s ageless beauty hacks and I am here to spill the tea! We all want that dreamy glow, youthful skin with no wrinkles, blemishes or cracks. In my younger days, I didn’t take too much into consideration when it came to my skin. Nothing outside the normal acne washes and lotions that were at hand. But now I can no longer fall back on my “I was born with it” luck. Since being in my 30’s, I’ve taken extra steps to ensure my skin is at its’ best, healthy and glowing. Give your skin what it thirst for.

Upon my search for everlasting youthful and heathy looking skin, I’ve discovered my new found love for serums and it has been a blissful journey for me and my skin. Often, people would tell me that I look younger than my actual age, but about mid last year, I’ve noticed a bit of a difference in my skin. With my busy life schedule, graveyard shift work and school during the day, it took a toll on my skin. I looked tired all the time and my skin was dull. But I am here to share my little miracles by Tree of Life. It is affordable and my skin is happy from the change.

Every morning and night I set aside time to pamper my skin. After my morning cleanse, I apply my Tree of Life vitamin C serum before apply my face lotion. And after my nightly cleanse, I use the Tree of Life Hyaluronic Acid and Retinol Serums. Together these serums work wonders and trust me, you want your hands on them. These items are so affordable and amazing that I signed up for subscription so I’ll never run out lol. To happy and healthy skin! Click the affiliated link below and thank me later.

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Stay tuned for more beauty tips and full care routines!

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About Me

Hello, my name is Couri and welcome to my blog. I am 30 something and a mother of two beautiful kids. I’ve decided to dabble in life a bit after my divorce and boy was I in for a treat! From supporting my kids, returning to college, new found self-love, planning business ventures and starting my blog site, I would say I have my hands full lol. But I am here to accept all the ups and downs of my journey and I hope you’d come along for the ride. I will share my fashion favorites, beauty tips, every day life and a bit of love. So stay tuned and enjoy!

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