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New Regimen as of Today

I created a post of an update on my natural hair {click here} and a good question that I always get is "What products do you use in your hair?"  I never even thought that my hair would qualify for that question.  It still has a lot more thriving to do, which is a definite work in progress.  But nonetheless, I went out and bought a few new products to introduce in my hair wardrobe.

I have used these products before years ago and I had great results with it.  I am going to start using the Doo Gro Mega Thick Collection, which consists of the DOO GRO®Mega Thick Anti-Thinning Shampoo, DOO GRO® Mega Thick® Anti-Thinning Conditioner and DOO GRO® Mega Thick Hair Vitalizer. 


  • Thickens and strengthens
  • Helps repair weak and damaged hair
  • Moisturizes and cleanses
  • Shea Butter, vitamins & botanical thickeners
  • Promotes thick, strong, growing hair

  •  Thickens and strengthens
  • Helps repair weak and damaged hair
  • Conditions and moisturizes
  • Shea Butter, vitamins & botanical thickeners
  • Promotes thick, strong, growing hair

  •  Anti-thinning formula
  • Helps thinning edges & temples
  • Promotes thick, strong, growing hair
 I am also going to use Dr. Miracle's Deep Conditioning Treatment on a regular basis, if it works.  I have never used anything from this line, but alot of people speak highly of it.  So I am willing to give it a try.


I will update you guys on how I like all of these products together.  I dont plan on straightening my hair until May or June of 2012, so I wont be able to show you the length, but I can let you know if my hair has thickened up and if it seems to aid in the growth.  If you have any other suggestions, feel free to let me know!

Lata Loves!
Chanda
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Final Natural Hair Length Check for 2011

Hey Everyone!  I am coming at you with my final hair length check for twentyeleven (2011).  This is brought on by surprise actually.  Only reason I decided to do this was because I almsot had a mental breakdown with my hair last week.  I was removing a wig that I made when I cute a section in the right front part of my hair AND cut off HALF A BRAID in the back.  At that point, I was ready to grab the hubby's clippers and ZIP!  But I held it together (as best as I could) and decided to wash and flat iron to see my damage.


While I have seen a significant amount of growth and health be restored in my hair, I cant help but notice the not so great parts about it either.  The fact that it is still not as thick as I would like for it to be (I dont know if there is a remedy for this), the obvious butchered sections, the potential heat damage on the section I leave out when I do sew ins or U-shaped wigs.  It's not perfect and I still have a LOOOOONNNNGGGG way to go, but for the most part I am happy!


Let's take a little walk down memory lane!

March 2010
Hair was in a total state of WTF!  It was broken, dry, completely uneven and just plain nasty!

November 2010





February 2011




August 2011




October 2011





  November 2010                          February 2011
   August 2011                        October 2011

Let me know some of your regimens or staple products.  Or even if you have a "RITUAL" that has proven success in your hair.  While I do hair, I am not an expert.  There is always room for growth and all comments and suggestions are always welcome!

Lata Loves!
Chanda
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Prep & Finish October ♥ Birchbox





Hey Everyone.  So after seeing countless reviews on YT about Birchbox I finally decided to try it.  

What's Birchbox?   
"Every month Birchbox members will receive a curated box of luxe beauty samples. Each box will span beauty categories and deliver exciting products that fit into both your day-to-day routine, and into those days when you want to turn up the drama a notch.  Co-founders Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp met at Harvard Business School. They created Birchbox to help women cut through the clutter of the beauty world to find products that really work for them." (taken from their site)


I decided to sign since I am trying to get more into makeup and trying out different products.  So what's better than getting 4-5 sample sized products a month for 10 bucks.  If I like them, then I can buy the full size and if I don't, I can scrap it!



So, this is what was in my 1st Birchbox!
A lip-healing wonder: Befine's gentle Lip Exfoliator slough's away flakes and cracks to leaves lips velvety

This tubing mascara won't smear, smudge or run - PLUS it gives lashes a sassy, extra glossy look

This all natural scrub uses cranberry seed enzymes and finely ground adzuki bean to clear away dead skin so that your products can do their job.

A weightless finishing spray that uses that uses camelina oil and vitamin B% to give you silky, shimmering strands.

(dont know what's up with this picture O_o)
Our new obsession, these tasty mints are infused with energizing yerba mate and rich cocoa

I have tried to mascara so far, and it does what it supposed to do.  Once I use all the products, I will make another post about all of them and how I like them.  In the meantime, head over to Birchbox and create an account and start getting your samples.

Lata Loves!
Chanda
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Pure "Haute"ness ♥ Haute 37


Hey Guys.  So today, I am gonna be sharing with you some GAWJUS earrings that are coming from Haute37.  It's a accessory site that has some of the cutest things on it!  I have an earring-filled post for you today, but the site offers necklaces, bracelets and handbags as well.  They also have a section where there are gently used items, where some of the proceeds are donated to Dress for Success-Dallas  and Speak to Me.   

I was so excited to hear of the goodies that they were going to send to me and from the pictures below, you will be excited to run over and grab up some!  Not only are they cute, but very reasonably priced.  I have seen some "like" items around for as much as $100 bucks, so when sites like these come around, you have to be grateful!
 Enough chattin'.  Let see some pics!


















See what I am saying?  Head over to Haute37 IMMEDIATELY so you can get up some of these today!!!!


Lata Loves!
Chanda


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"Corset Me" ♥ Alter Ego Clothing

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen!  Tonight, I am gonna be sharing a BEAUTIFUL neck piece that I got from over at Alter Ego Clothing.  It's called a Neck Corset and it's one of the prettiest pieces that I own.  We all know that I am a lover of lace, lacing and anything that that corresponds, so this is right up my alley. 


Victorian Inspired Neck Corset
"Stunning neck piece that adds drama and poise to any outfit. Extends the neck with a soft bone and black lace. Completes the look of any outfit and brings attention to the face. Adds a touch of class and makes any ensemble regal."


Now you know I had to take some pics right?  I actually did some, didn't like the way they turned, so did another impromptu shoot and BAM!!!!  Here we go!










You can click here {Alter Ego Clothing} to be guided to their site.  You can also find them on {Facebook} and on {Etsy}!  Please run and check them out!  I am sure that you find something that you like!



Lata Loves!
Chanda