Monday, December 16, 2019

Magnesium

I have had a lot of muscle cramps throughout the years. My mom always recommended magnesium. Therefore, I tried gels, lotion, liquids (that was nasty) and then the last one, a spray.

I hated the gel because it wouldn't soak into my skin. I was having to wash my hands all the time, and it would get on my clothes.

Then, I moved onto the lotion. I really like the lotion actually. The problem with it is that I would only use it when my skin got dry which isn't that often so it wasn't really working like it should.

Next, I tried the liquid. You are supposed to dilute it in your water, which I did. Since it's like an oil, it didn't mix with my water very well. Every time I drank some it left a nasty taste that was hard to get rid of. It might work for some but it wasn't the thing for me.

One day my mom surprised me with the spray which for me was the best thing ever! I use it every day before bed (one spray on my stomach and/or feet). After just under a month of daily use, I no longer have muscle cramps.

Both men and women can use this for any kind of muscle cramps.

Note: None of the pictures below belong to me.

You can buy the gel here.


You can buy the lotion here.


You can buy the liquid here.


You can buy the spray here.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

A Style a Day November - Part 3

Part One >> Here
Part Two >> Here


November 21st, 2019 ~ Day 21
With all the rain we have gotten the past couple of days, there is also a lot of humidity, Humidity makes my hair—not only—dry out but also, explode into a giant fuzzball.

For today’s style, I have chosen to do the Chinese Braided Bun by Haartraum. I did make my bun a little higher by making my ponytail higher. To calm my little hairs, I got my BBB (boar bristle brush) and smoothed out my hair.

You can find the styling video here.

You can get this style of hair sticks here.


November 23rd, 2019 ~ Day 22
I am a day behind due to me trying to do a Henna yesterday. However, it wouldn’t dye release so I ran out of time to do a style. Therefore, I will carry this challenge into December—the 1st.

As it turns out, I have a natural curl to my hair. I noticed it after washing my hair today instead of brushing the curl out I left it natural.

Today’s style is rolling with the curl and messiness. All I did was pull my hair into a high pony and twist it once like I am doing a cinnamon bun and then secure it with the Gold swerve. There are so many different styles of swerves available and they are all listed below.

Size Small Swerves:
Gold
Rose Gold
Silver
Black

Regular-Sized Swerve:
Flowered in Gold and Rose Gold.
Beaded in Blue and Multi colored.
Bow.
Rainbow.
White Flower.

Flat Swerve in Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and Black.
Hammered Swerve in Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, and Black.
Green.
Rose Gold with beads.
Pearls.
Gold with beads.
Silver with Turquoise beads.
Black with beads.
Rose Gold with multicolored beads.


November 24th, 2019 ~ Day 23
This hairstyle is one of my very favorites because it is very secure and is perfect both for hard work and fancy occasions.

You can braid your hair before doing this style for a different look. When doing this style, you must use a looped hair tool.

I usually only decorate this hairstyle with a headband but today, I chose to use an extra-small Flexi.

Here are two ways to do this hairstyle, one is a little dressier and this one is the style I am wearing today.

You can get this style of Flexi here. This style also comes in Gold with a pink flower.


November 25th, 2019 ~ Day 24
Today’s hairstyle is one I use most commonly. It's really easy and can be both messy or dressy. It is also very secure.

I do have a hard time braiding my hair like Haartraum does so mine usually ends being more messy than dressy.

The leather 8 I used today is a size small.  What I did was follow the hairstyling video then I added the leather 8 afterward.

Here is the styling video.

This hair stick is no longer available but this style of leather 8 is and everything is on sale!


November 26th, 2019 ~ Day 25
Today’s hairstyle is one I like to keep my hair 100% out of my face. It will stay put no matter what I am doing.

It's a very simple style. It's just a Dutch braid braided all the way down and wrapped into a Lazy Wrap Bun and secured with a medium Flexi.

Here is a video on how to Dutch braid and how to do a braided Lazy Wrap Bun.

This style of Flexi is available for many different sports such as baseball, football, tennis, volleyball, soccer, basketball. It also comes in various colors for each style: navy, purple, green, red, yellow, black, royal blue and orange.


November 27th, 2019 ~ Day 26
Today’s hairstyle is one of my newest favorites by Torrin Page on YouTube.

Instead of splitting my hair down the middle, I did it on my preferred side. Then, I moved to the middle so my braids would still be even.

I did have a tough time doing the braids—I have a tough time braiding on myself in general.

I decorated my bun with my mom's extra-small Flexi.

You can find the styling video here.

You can get this style of Flexi here.



November 28th, 2019 ~ Day 27
This hairstyle is my favorite for special occasions and fancy events.

I did use a Lilla Rose headband but it isn’t very visible because of how far off-center I part my hair. The closer to the middle you part your hair the more visible your headband  should be.

I used a styling video on YouTube for the style. However, because of my hair length (classic), I have to modify it.  Here is what I do: I follow the video on how I separate my hair but instead of clipping my hair back then leaving it loose, I put my hair in a low pony leaving the front section out.

I then place my headband like the lady in the video does but under the ponytail to ensure it doesn’t slide off.  Instead of using my fingers to wrap my hair around the headband, I use my looped hair tool although it is not a must.

I start at the top to wrap my hair around the hairband. Once I reach my ponytail, I slide my hair tool through in the middle of my ponytail with the loop sticking out. I then slip the leftover hair I was working with through the loop. Then, I pull the stick part of the tool through my entire length and through the ponytail.

I repeat this process on the other side.

Afterward, I flipped my ponytail over into a flipped ponytail and continued until I had no more length. I used the lopped hair tool for this part as I find that it makes this process a lot easier.

I stop at each flip to spread my hair around to ensure an even Chignon. After I secured my ends, I decorated my hair with a decorative bridle hair comb.

Be very gentle when taking this style down especially with unwrapping your hair from the headband as it might tangle but not to worry just take your time and be very careful.

Here is a video on how to wrap your hair around a headband.

You can get this style of headband here.


November 29th, 2019 ~ Day 28
Today’s style is simple and easy. I wanted to demonstrate another way of using the Lilla Rose bobby pins.

This style takes only a couple minutes or less.

All you have to do is gather your hair into a low pony, grab a small section of hair from either side, and wrap it tightly around until you have nothing left. Secure your hair by using the bobby pins over the wrapped section of hair from top to bottom.

This style is very secure and does not damage your hair.

Here is a video on how to do this style.

This is the style of bobby pins I used. This style was perfect for today as we got a tiny bit of snow. It is currently out of stock but will be back soon.


November 30th, 2019 ~ Day 29
Today’s style is very simple yet very secure and comfortable. You can dress this style up a little with a dressier Flexi or hair stick.

When I wrapped my hair around my hand I did keep it a little tighter than Haartraum does and I found that this works best for a Flexi. I used a size Large for this style.

Here is the styling video.

You can get this style of Flexi here.






December 1st, 2019 ~ Day 30
For the final hairstyle, I wanted to do something fun and dressy.

Unfortunately, the first style I tried, I could not get to work. Therefore, three hairstyles later, I finally got this one to work out!

This style isn’t as secure as I would like it to be (I didn’t pin it well enough) but it is very comfortable and easy to do. As a bonus, it can be done on hair length from shoulder to classic.

I did decorate my hair with the large poinsettia u-pins and the matching bobby pins.

Here is the styling video.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the poinsettia is available as of yet — and I don't know if it ever will be. You can keep an eye out for it here.


Monday, November 11, 2019

A Style a Day November ~ Part 2

Part 1 Here

November 11th, 2019 ~ Day 11
Today, I have decided to show y’all my favorite hair sticks from Lilla rose and, at the same time, I am able to do a style I have been wanting to try.

I like Lilla rose hair sticks more for fancier occasions than every day wear as the decoration on top are fragile and can easily bend. Therefore, I usually reserve them for special occasions.

You will need two hair sticks for this style. I chose to do the first of the two styles shown in the video here.

The hair sticks are currently out of stock but will be returning shortly, you can find this style here.



November 12th, 2019 ~ Day 12
I have been wanting to try this style with a Flexi for a while. I previously tried it with a medium Flexi however, it was too small. This time I used my extra large Flexi. 

A little styling tip when doing this style if your bun is too tight is to spread your index finger and thumb apart a little more to loosen it. 

I did make the mistake of not centering my Flexi over the bun... 

You can find the styling video here. 

This Flexi matches the bobby pins I used in part 1.



November 13th, 2019 ~ Day 13
Today’s hairstyle is a little different as I am having a hard time finding ways to decorate my styles with a Flexi—especially a large one like I did today. 

This style was a little tight with a large but I believe an extra large would have been too big. 

You can find the styling video here. 

This style of Flexi is only available for a limited time!!!! You can add a picture in the center of the hearts of the Flexi so this is a very special one! Get yours here!

November 14th, 2019 ~ Day 14
Today, I chose to do a tail up hairstyle. Long-haired people can do this style. The extra length will just hang down further. 

I like doing this style once in a while to have my hair completely out of my face but still show off my length. 

You can find the styling video here.

I used a size small Flexi. This is the same size I use to do a ponytail, you can buy this style here.


November 15th, 2019 ~ Day 15
I didn’t have a lot of time to spend on my hair today. Therefore, I just tried out this style after I got home and had more time to spend doing my hair. 

This is a Celtic Knot bun held with a large Flexi. This style is very loose. I would only wear it when I’m not doing much. 

You can find the styling video here. 

You can buy this style of Flexi here.


November 16th, 2019 ~ Day 16
I chose to go with a rope braided cinnamon bun today. At least that is what I have named it—not sure it's actually a thing... 

My bun is held by a large leather Flexi. An extra-large is a tad too big and a large is a tad too small so my bun is a little smashed. 

This is actually a really comfortable style and what I really like about the leather Flexi’s is you can turn them around for a different look or pair them with any hair stick. 

Here is a video on how to rope braid and do a cinnamon bun. 

There are a lot of different styles for the leather Flexi’s so you can find them all below:


Phew....


November 17th, 2019 ~ Day 17
For today's style, I decided to go with a half-up style. 

All I did was pin part of my hair back with a mini Flexi. Afterward, I decided to do a fishtail braid with the hair I pinned back. However, doing a fishtail on yourself is hard so I asked my amazing mom to do it for me. You can get smaller sections on each side for a more detailed look or get a bigger section—like my mom did with my hair. 

I had her braid only halfway down before tying off the braid so my ends could blend in with the rest of my hair.

Here is a video on how to do a fishtail braid. 

This style of Flexi is only available for a short time and also comes in Rose Gold!


November 18th, 2019 ~ Day 18
Today’s style is actually one I do quite often. It is similar to tails up only you twist and go back down than tuck in and leave the tails out.

For this style, I do need a medium Flexi. This style is more of a messy at home style than a fancy one. 

I really love this Flexi and headband combo for a little country vibe. You can get the Flexi here, and the headband here.



November 19th, 2019 ~ Day 19
I went with my mom's suggestion today and did my hair up with a do called Space Buns—I personally call them doorknobs as my brothers like to twist them like a doorknob. 

All you have to do is part your hair in two down the middle then twist each section into a cinnamon bun. I use long u-pins to secure them. Additionally, I used some bobby u-pins to hold it. 

Here is a video on how to do this style. 

You can get these u-pins here.


November 20th, 2019 ~ Day 20
Today, I went with a French braid but with a little twist. First I pinned back a small section of hair with a mini Flexi then use that section of hair as my starting point for my braid. Then, I just braided as usual. 

Here is a video on how to French braid. 

You can find this style of Flexi here.







Part 3 >> Here