The Naturalista Pregnancy Chronicles Vol1.

LOL… Hey guys! Ok I am trying my best. I have been struggling keeping up with work and home. Its been really stressful at my job, I havent had much me time to do anything. I just wanted to check in with you guys to see how you all are!

I am doing well, baby is doing well. I am 22 weeks 🙂 We are so very excited to be welcoming our little princess into the wold!! Oh.. and yeah I have been planning my wedding reception as well, and that is a job within itself right!!

But other than that, I have a protective style. My fav Marley Twists because a sista don’t feel like doing her hair at all!! LOL

I also attended an event close to my home at my alma mater Governors State University. The event was called the Mane Event and it hosted some of my other blogger friends on the panel to discuss hair. As well as many vendors and hair stylists in the south suburbs.

Some of my blogger boos Parisade, Meechy, and Donedo and Nicole :)

Some of my blogger boos Parisade, Meechy, and Donedo and Nicole 🙂

I will be doing a few reviews soon so stay tuned for that. If you would like a topic to be discussed. PLEASE don’t hesitate to email me 🙂 I don’t bite. I want to know what you all want to talk about! Thank you all for being who you are! I couldn’t do this blog without you. I really do appreciate each and every one of you!!

 

Check out some pics 😉

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My mommy and I 🙂

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xoxo

Michelle

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Wash Day Made Easier

Hey Naturalistas!! How does your current wash day go? Long,… Tiring?

So… Dont you just hate wash day sometimes? Because you know it will take you FOREVER to do your hair, then style it!!. Hmph and don’t let you have somewhere to go, LOL!  You will leave out the house twisted up in a beanie!!! So for my housewarming party I received a gift card to Bed Bath and Beyond, I’m like what am I going to buy from here… and then I walked past the shower heads!!!! And it dawned on me… ahhhhhh!!!!!!!!

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OMG why havent I had one of these!!!! This thing is like a lifesaver!!!

Price $54.99 ( Mine was on sale for 29!!!!) I am sure they can be found cheaper at Wal-mart or Target.

Deets on the one I bought:  The 22-inch Hotel Spa Multi-shower Slide Bar has 25 unique settings and is height and angle adjustable. The Multi-shower Slide Bar secures to the shower mount on shower arm preventing loosening or over-rotation.

      • Brand: Natural Essentials
      • Materials: Metal/plastic/vinyl
      • Finish: Stainless steel
      • Has 25 unique settings
      • 22-inch stainless steel shower bar
      • Height and angle adjustable
      • Secures to the shower mount on shower arm preventing loosening or over-rotation
      • Dual shower mount has a 3-way water switch and a 5-function shower head
      • Can choose from 10 single and 15 combination flow patterns
      • Mounts in minutes with no tools and no plumbing

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Let me tell you that my wash time has been cut in half!! A hand-held shower head!! Why didn’t I think of getting one of these before! Am I crazy!!! No more dipping my head under the shower! Just take that baby and put it straight on my head! (Oh and you can pause the water while you slather the conditioner to the other side of your sectioned hair!) LOL. This has been a lifesaver for me! If you don’t have one you should definitely invest!! OMG it’s so worth it!!! Makes wash day that much easier!!

xoxo Michelle

March Length Check, Randomness, Plus How I Retain Length!

Hey Lovely Naturalistas! So this past weekend was so jammed packed for me whew! It was my Boyfriends birthday, My little cousins sleepover, My brothers last bball game of the season, my nephew came home to visit, Easter dinner! And I straightened my HAIR!!!!!!!!!

So the last time I straightened my hair was October: oct lenth check

Now March 2013 Length Check: ( My stylist dusted my ends. So It is slightly shorter) It grew some but I Cant tell now LOL but healthy hair is better than longer hair! Remember that ladies!! If you are in Chicago Looking for a natural hair stylist check out Salon Pressure, 1333 W Taylor, Chicago, Il 🙂

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Looks like the same picture LOL! But it’s not wow… I can’t tell the difference at all!

How I retain Length ( I guess my secret LOL) I don’t clip my ends often ladies!!! Maybe once a year! I have not had my ends clipped since last year! But, My stylist said my ends and hair was healthy because I take care of it and they didn’t need to be clipped often. I know many long-haired naturals that do this. There is also an article on it found here: http://blackgirllonghair.com/2012/08/4-lesser-known-practices-of-naturals-with-long-hair/

Here is a recap of my fun-filled weekend in pictures 🙂 Enjoy! xoxox Michelle

Any hoo Here are some pictures from my weekend!

Check my shrinkage yall CraZY!!!

Check my shrinkage yall CraZY!!!

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Me and the boo

Me and the boo

Happy Bday HUN!!! Love YA!! 29 looks sexy on you LOL!

Happy Bday HUN!!! Love YA!! 29 looks sexy on you LOL!

Happy Birthday Randy!!

Happy Birthday Randy!!

My boo and my lil brother in their championship game :) they lost but they played hard!! GO NETS!!

My boo and my lil brother in their championship game 🙂 they lost but they played hard!! GO NETS!!

My lil nephew and I he bigger than me!! LOL

My lil nephew and I he bigger than me!! LOL

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!!!

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Happy Valentine’s day to all my naturalista’s out there! I know most think VDAY is wack, overrated etc. It’s not even all about that! You should love everybody everyday! And if you S/O does not do for you on the other 364 days out of the year then drop them!!!!!

Everyone!!! I encourage all of you if you are single, coupled or complicated lets channel the true power of this very important day!!. Valentine’s day is the day of love, and there is nothing more important all year round!!!. Use this day to give love, show gratitude and appreciation to all of the people who’ve touched your life this year. Whether it’s giving them a gift, a hug or a simple call to say you love them or are thinking about them!!!. Take flowers to your naturalista single best friend! Call your Mother or Granny and tell them you love them, make some homemade cookies, or red velvet cake (LOL) for that person who did you a big favor this year!. Honestly, doing any of these gestures will just make you feel awesome! Ladies and gents, that’s really what Valentine’s day is supposed to be all about! Spreading love, being of service to someone in need, expressing your positive emotions towards other and yourself and also just feeling good in general. Let nobody ruin that for you!!! And I will end saying that I appreciate EACH AND EVERY ONE OF MY subscribers, followers, all of y’all! You are each beautiful! and so is your HAIR LOL! MUCH LOVE xoxox – Michelle

Natural Hair at the Grammy’s Plus Grammy Red Carpet Looks I loved!

Hey Naturalista’s!!! I know I am super late with this post LOL! I know this is a hair blog but I also wanted to share some Grammy Looks that I loved as well as some banging Natural Hiar on the red Carpet!!!

Did you guys watch the Grammy’s (I know alot of y’all did dont be shy) LOL!

Well here are a few of my FAVS!!!

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Yes Served up!!!! Loved her dress and the HAIR DO IT GIRL! show ’em natural hair can look fab w a dress!!

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BEY BEY! Loved the whole entire look
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Kelly Killed it POINT BLANK PERIOD!
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Rihanna Looked cute!!!
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I LOVE ALICIA AND SWISS!! Elegant! Beautiful LOVE!!
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YASS E!! Loved it girl! Natural HAIR IS THE BOMB!!

I will be posting later this week my staple products video! Also some product reviews! What would you guys like more posts about? Dont be shy LOL 🙂 I want to deliver what my naturalistas want!!!! Please leave comments below!!! xoxox Michelle

Enjoy your day ladies!!!!!!