Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Garnier Fructis Anti-Dandruff & Triple Nutrition

No shock here that once again I’m deciding to grow my hair out.  After realizing my hair stylist has been combing my relaxers through my hair and not just the new growth. 
I am in repair mode which I hate being in since I try so hard to keep beautiful hair.  Anyways, lately its been itchy like crazy and all I could think is great I have something going on in my scalp. 
Went to The Wally World and took maybe 30 minutes to try and decide what Anti-Dandruff was for me.  Of course, none of them catered really to my hair type but I wanted something for the itching. 
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Your hair will feel like straw and dried out afterwards but guess what my scalp doesn’t itch anymore.  So, yes it served its purpose.   The bottle is make out of 30% recycled plastic so make sure to recycle it when done. 

 

 

 

 

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Triple Nutrition did exactly what it said it would do reversed the dryness from the anti-dandruff shampoo.  I did use it as a deep conditioner.  I just placed my plastic cap on wrapped a towel around the plastic cap and typed on my computer for about 30 minutes.  I did love the smell – Olive, Avocado, and Shea.  You actually see little beads in the treatment paste. 
But I highly recommend this for all types of hair if you want some moisture and softness to your hair. 
** WARNING AA WOMEN: if you are on a “ hair journey “ this product is not for you it does contain all the things that you all write about that you won’t to avoid in your conditioners and shampoos.  ****

Sunday, September 9, 2012

I ♥ Med Spa’s – Meet Vanish PFB

 

Vanish PFB + Chromabright

 

Is a roll on non- sticky gel that I am in love with!  I went to The Facial Aesthetic Center of Columbia  located at 3304 Millwood Ave - Columbia, South Carolina 29205  - Phone:  1 (803) 254-5484  for a consult on treatments for my skin and a lipo procedure.  After speaking with the skin care professional, Renee McCord/Operations Manager/Licensed Esthetics Instructor - I walked out with this amazing purchase.  I paid $22.00 which was a special they had going IMG_1150on at the moment.  I love this product and I’ve been using it for a month.

What it says it does:

Skin Brightening

Ingrown Hair Relief

Waxing/Razor Bumps

Cool Blue Roll on

For Men and Women

Results may take up to 2 months.

 

 

 

What it has been doing AMAZING at for me!

Lighten the skin between my thighs dramatically and Ingrown hair episodes that happen on my next are now a beautiful thing of the past.  I use it on my bikini area when I shave!  YES, SHAVE!  I promise I have no had 1 ingrown hair or ugly razor bump appearance.  My results started with in 2 to 3 weeks!!!!  I’m not sure exactly why it did that for me but I am very happy with this product.  The back of the bottle does state use it twice a day for dark spots – I did exactly that.

 

What you should know!

Yes, it burns if you have just freshly shaved and maybe nicked your skin for about a good 60 seconds.

CHRISTINA’S DUMB MISTAKE/FAIL #102:

I wouldn’t recommend applying fresh out the shower because I literally had to stand with my face in the freezer til it stopped stinging.  lol  Beauty is pain ( Just Kidding )

Your skin will slightly peel after a while wherever you use it.  Just simply take a damp wash cloth and buff that skin off.  I was red maybe for an hour then beautiful skin.  I had a dark spot on my neck from an ingrown hair that I picked out and this brought my skin back to normal.  I also had the same peel between my legs where my fat rubs at that created that dark area due to chaffing.  

Do not rub it in just roll it on and air dry.  I simply roll it on when I finish drying myself off and apply my body lotion and rituals before bed.

I didn’t feel any pain what so ever just that 60 second sting. 

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This is a Beauty Must!!

 

What is your beauty must have for correcting dark spots and ingrown hair?  Have your tried Vanish before?

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Pardon Me – Yes you get a load of this.

Hello World! 

I am so happy to start back doing what I love which is bring some interesting things to you the readers.  After a long thought process ( school and work kicking my butt)  I finally decided to cater my post to what I know, love, breath, like, and dislike.  There will be a variety and I will be eventually taking the blogger to a new address – to cater to everything but until then I will remember where it all started.

I did jump on the bandwagon of just buying things to write about and NOT REALLY testing them out! 

I’m hoping off the majority bus and having post about things that I actually test.  I know your thinking –  “ Wow that does make a lot of sense.” 

I hope you enjoy the ride and I can’t wait to share a lot of wonderful things that I’ve been doing that I know you will enjoy! 

 

Also, look out for my store!  You will be able to buy BRAND NEW and gently used items and the description will say it is and Get ready to be able to buy everything from Cosmetics to things for the man in your life.   

 

 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Nail strips review

I must say I'm not a fan of the nail strips.  If you do decide to use them make sure you have at least a good hour set aside just for applying them and basically taking your time to do it.  It peeled andd chipped so easily from my fingernails but it did amazing on my thumb nail.  So I used this pattern with my deep pinkish and plum nail polish.  I love the way this came out due to the little extra spice on my thumb nail.  I do wish they just had nail prints for thumbs.  I def will be a buyer of just the single packed thumbs.

My nails matched my satin pillowcase so good that I had to share them on here.






Silver vs orange

Battle of the nails!






Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pre- Girls Night Out Social

Tomorrow I will be hosting my first Girls Night Out Social. The venue will be at a place called, “Sakitumi” and I reserved the dragon room. I am so excited and can’t wait this will be my tester to see if this is something that I absolutely want to keep doing. I love getting together and having just tons of laughs, food, and drinks with new and old associates/friends.

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This is my way of showing appreciation to the ladies who responded when I first mentioned doing this social. For those nine lucky ladies, they will be getting the gift of beauty in a bag. So, what’s in my beauty bag? Everything fun, sassy, social, and full of life girl needs. lol well at least what I got for free and a few of my favorite items ( That’s a dose of reality for you. )

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Boyfriend Shirt and a Skirt for class :)

 

Happy Tuesday!  Here is what I wore today. 

 

 

 

Have you tried the Boyfriend look before?  How did you dress it up or down?  This is def a Repeat Look!

Pink Mondays–Oh My!

1339459921455  Enjoy my photos from Microbiology Lab I took these with my cell phone through the ocular piece.  Some of them almost go along with the theme. 

Which you see here

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Wet N Wild Shine #402   Tickled Pink

It is very light and gives off that pastel Easter time pink.  I love it and can’t wait to wear it again!  I applied maybe 3 layers to get it to give me that nice full coverage.  I added a clear coat layer for that extra shine. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Oh So Naturally Sexy Mondays–BF debut video

Hello World….

Update on the bush ( my hair ) is going well.  I haven’t had a relaxer for about 3 months but today I went with a texturizer.  Yes, texturizer can you believe I braved this cabbage patch by myself with a box kit.  So far, I really didn’t notice a difference in my hair but I’ve had it in a 2 strand twist since I did it.

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A texturizer is supposed to elongate your natural curl, wavy, nap, or whatever to help make it a little more manageable.  My hair grows at different rates on my head so the back top part ( I know that didn’t make since but any who ) is like a war zone in there. 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I’m on Twitter Now!! Hit me Up

Guess who just caught up with the rest of the world?

Yes, ME!  I’m on Twitter now!

@Extendedbranch

Click above!  Follow me and I’ll follow you!

How long have you been on Twitter?

Consignment Shop on Ebay

With a little inspiration from one of my friends I am in the works of creating my online Consignment and D’s closet shop.  I decided to go ahead and start working on a few items by placing them on Ebay.  So far Everything is COACH and brand new with tags.  I personally selected these items.  Check it out if you have time. 

I’m so excited and now I do know that once I reach my 100 Followers I will be giving away a Coach Bag or Wristlet especially if I have any brand new with tag items.

Click this link or picture to view my store!

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I wanted to spill the beans before the beans got done cooking.  D’s Closet will be all Male Clothing and I will have portions on the site that aren’t high-end but just our typical name brands: Express, H&M, and etc.

My dream is to have a one-stop shop for affordable name brands, deals for your home, and home interior.  My brain has so many ideas but of course I have to focus on one and complete it before moving on.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Where have you been?

Hanging with the family for Mother’s Day.  It was a great long weekend and much needed R&R. Here are a couple of pictures from the country til I get back on the blogging wagging tonight when I get off work. 

Here’s a picture of our new addition – of course my boyfriend was lonely since he had the whole bed to himself.  lol, every time I see this picture I crack up.

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Art Walk Look– 2 Finals down and 1 to go

Every First Thursday of the Month is dedicated to the Arts.  I went to support Kristyn at her showing at Tapps Art Museum.  Her piece was both interested and I loved the detail and thought that she put into it.  I’m super happy for her because I would never have the nerve to do it. 

I did buy a great photo from an artist that was printed on Aluminum Paper.  Once I locate the  Photo in the hidden back seat of my automobile - I will link his website to my page to allow you to see exact how beautiful this piece was. 

I saw lots of Art, sculptures, and music and can’t wait for next First Thursday.  I dressed my best Art/boho look just for the occasion.  I wanted to give off the I’m down with the brush and mind look.  Thumbs up Enjoy my look below and here’s a picture of us and etc.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Green with Envy…Look at that Bush

Studying all today and loving it ( not really but hey its has to get done).  Snapped a photo with the flash of my camera in doors and also went outside to catch some Vitamin D ( Sun ) and to just get in a nice brisk walk from reading.  The photos in front of the bush are all NO flash, just Sun Light… Beautiful. Have a great day ladies!  At the end of this post is a question hope my lovely readers get a chance to answer.

 

  Fingers:  Wet N Wild Shine 445C  - Caribbean Frost

Thumb:  AVON Nailwear Pro Nail enamel n903 – Jade

 

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These are all Natural sunlight.  Look at the bush envy my nails.. So green and vibrant.

 

 

 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Presentation Day.

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Kroger closing 55% off all make up

 

I got there late of course so everything was gone but a few lip sticks and foundations are left.  If you want me to pick you up some let me know and I will go and get them for you and mail them to you everything is about 3.00 and some change. 

Left: Covergirl 300 Flame

Right:Covergirl 350 Eternal

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I accidently left the lipstick all the way up and it my tip.  I hate that look. 

Both went on smooth and had this creamy feel to them.  I am very in love with Flame. 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Rock N Republic - I'll rock you!


I was never the one into the rocker look but after seeing these shoes at Urban Threads and more. I went home googled the price then raced back the next day to pick these two amazing shoes up. Yes, I got them for extremely cheaper than listed on the internet. I have a new best kept secret in SC now. I did noticed they have a lot of designers that aren’t carried in the stores out here in SC in this store Kitson and etc. The cashier girl looked at me crazy when I was buying these and clearly let me know her point of view. She nice told me that these shoes are the type of shoes California girls wear not southern girls and that’s why they store couldn’t sell them. I nicely told her well great! Girls like me who’s family taught her to be well traveled just love these shoes and they designer that makes them. Guess I won’t be a carbon copy of the Southern Girl in SC. lol

Rock & Republic Strappy Chain-Detail Pump, Black

– priced $69.00 – 112.00

I paid 18.50




Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mezza in Purple

Horrible Cell Phone shots again but they will due for now until I find my old point and shoot Kodak Easy Share C813.

The Deeds:

  • Purple Polo fitted V-Neck and Boho style shirt
  • Bronze sandals
  • Face, Cheeks, Eyes, Lips

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Firming Cream SPF 15

Lorac TANtalizer Baked Bronzer on Cheeks 

Always One Coat Dial Up Mascara

Wet N Wild 547B Lip Stick

Sephora Mini Palette Shimmer Tan over MAC Paint Pot – Bare Study  The Sephora Mini Palette color is on the top left side the 1st color when you click on the link. 

Wet N Wild Coloricon in Purple for my wing.

Polish Porn… Oh yeah that’s my toes :)

Monday We had a little get together after my Med-Surg Nursing class and I decided to make my toes and nails pretty for my class mates.  Via Cell PHONE SHOTS  That 4th test wasn’t as hard as we all thought but the wording was tricky.

Dreamy Poppy by Wet N Wild

From nap to straight ♥ Before and After

Earlier I did a post on my purchase of Elasta QP Olive oil and Mango Butter Moisturizer.  So, here is my new post with the before and after's for y’all to check out.  This is great if your exercising like myself and need that fresh look.

Before Pictures of my Edges:

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Hair Day

So, today was my hair day.  I typically wash my hair every 2 weeks depending on how greasy or heavy it starts to feel.  ( Yes, that’s correct 2 weeks).  I know some African American girls wash there hair several times a week since they are on a hair journey but I just think that’s a bit to much.  I like to stay with the techniques that my grandma and mother used on my hair to keep it healthy and strong when it comes to washing/managing.

Here is the product line up:

Sulfur 8 is new and I’m just trying it.  Read below to see what I think of the Sulfur and the rest of my products.

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Monday, April 9, 2012

Super Haul Wet N Wild 15 items for 5.40

While I was visiting my mother we went by Walgreens in Myrtle Beach and guess what they I had to have.  You guessed it.  Everything  in the pictures below cost $ 0.69 each.  I def go some new pencils because guess what – makeup expires just like everything else so I def use my old pencils for other things. Out with the old in with the New.

 

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1. Dream Poppy #429D

2. Sparked #435G

3. Wild Card #465

4. Tickled Pink  #402

5.  Caribbean Frost #446C

 

From L to R lip sticks:

IMG_20120409_2327401.  Breeze 547B

2.  Dark Pink Frost 502A

3.  Cherry Frost 514A

 

 

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From T to B:

650D Purple Coloricon Eyeliner

651 Kohl Brow – Brow Pencil

659C Turquoise Kohl Eyeliner

654B Sky Blue – Eyeliner

154 Black Shimmer Eye Pencil

156 Blue Shimmer Eye Pencil

655 Charcoal Brow and Eye Pencil

Look for these colors in my future posts.

Hair Products for the Bush update… mini blog

IMG_20120409_193626Its has been a while since I’ve gotten a relaxer so I’m stretching my relaxer out as long as possible before I get another.  Here is what I’ve been using to maintain this bush.

Sunny isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil -

Still is my favorite oil.  It works great in my boyfriends hair who has dreads and he has this flake condition that’s not dandruff but its like dry patches.  This works great for him.  I apply it every 3 days on his scalp and once a week for mine. 

Olive Oil and mango Butter Moisturizer 

Can you say my roots love this stuff!!!  ♥♥♥♥♥  I will def take a before and after picture tomorrow since I don’t have school or work so you can see the difference it makes on the edges in the front where a lot of kinky hair or African American girls have a problem when we are going natural or growing our perm out and we need that fresh relaxer look. 

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Itch sometimes great but no time to wash.  I currently use to use the grease but switched to the spray to use overnight to help with the itch I would get about 5 days after washing my hair.  Yes, I only wash it maybe every 14 days or when its just to oily or heavy from products.  Anyways, right now I will be including the wash into my regimen of washing the bush.

India inspired wear–Tip for saving thighs in that dress.

 

My mom got this super cute dress By:  India Boutique from Ross for 15.99.  Its actually a 2x and super stretchy but I bought it because I just love the pattern and I love dresses like this.  Last week she took me shopping for some new clothes and etc.  So, here is one of the dresses she got me I super love it.

Super thigh saver tip for all my curvy chicks.  I hate to feel my thighs rub together and it was nice and warm today in SC so me and the bf went to the roof top of Carolina Ale to grab lunch.  Well I wear the boy underwear long shorts under my maxi dresses.  It keeps the sweaty thigh feel away while I’m still feeling breezy.  Smile  underwear2_sm  they look like this but the cotton kind.  I got this picture from Google images. 

Here’s my look with no make up just MAC Lip Conditioner.  I’m starting to look like my grandma so much.  My mom got me these flip flops a couple of years ago from dollar general I think for like 50 cent

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