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Hair Product Haul!!!

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Hey scholars! So I am a major product junkie! I love to shop around for new products, whether for my hair, skin, body or nails. This past weekend I went to the store to see what kind of deals they were having and I came across some pretty good deals. 

TRESemme Naturals Silicone-Free Conditioners®:

Nourishing Moisture Conditioner






I just recently used this conditioner after using a clarifying  shampoo. I love it. It really did a great job moisturizing my hair. 





I have not yet used this conditioner but I will use it in the near future and post a review about.





I will definitely stock up on these conditioners!!! They were $3.99 each. 


Organix®:
Moroccan Argan Oil Intense Moisturizing Treatment


Argan Oil is one of my absolute favorite oils. I am looking forward to using this product and posting a review about it. This was $4.29 on sale. 

Cantu Shea Butter®:

Grow Strong Strengthening Treatment

I am very impressed with Cantu's line of products. This is one I have yet to try out so I picked it up f…

Obsession

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Hey scholars! So I am currently obsessed with Bolthouse Farms® Smoothies, Teas and Lattes. On a recent trip to the grocery store I went to pickup the Green Goodness smoothie. As placed it in my cart, I noticed another bottle staring me in the face. I have seen it a number of times before but never bothered to pick it up and see what it was and what was in it. This time it was staring me in the face and called out to me! So I picked it up, read the label and decided to give it a try. Oh my goodness! I did not know what I was missing out on. The Vanilla Chai Tea is perfect. Instead of coffee in the mornings, I crave this drink. I am so hooked. Well, I had to get some more, I mean one bottle just was not enough. This time another called out to me. The Green Tea Soy Latte is heaven on earth. How did I ever get so caught up in the other juices and smoothies from this brand that I passed up these two little angels? Well never again will I pass up the opportunity to make my day a little bett…

Homemade Organic Lip Balm

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I love lip stuff! Whether it is gloss or balm, I can not get enough. Whenever I shop, I buy stuff for my lips. Needless to say I have a lot of lip gloss and balm. Another thing I always do is look at labels and ingredients. More often than not I find myself coming across stuff and for the life of me I cannot figure out what the hell I am reading! I feel if I cannot pronounce it I probably should not touch it, let alone have it in my body. So I decided why not try my hand at making my own lip balm with ingredients I can pronounce and know what they are. I watched tons of videos and read numerous articles on how to make lip balms. It all seemed so easy and straightforward, so why not? I had almost all the ingredients necessary except beeswax because all of them I use when making my own hair products. So once I had the beeswax and containers I finally gave it shot. Then I started to panic a little (okay, a lot). I started doubting that mine would turn out like it should. But I proceeded …

Homemade Fruit Yogurt Parfait

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I prefer to make my own parfait for a couple of reasons: 1. It is more cost effective to buy the ingredients than to buy it already made. If I buy all the ingredients myself, I can make a parfait several times over. 2. All granola is not healthy for you. Most granola is loaded down with carbohydrates and sugar. 3. I get to choose which fruits I want in my parfait!

I use BEAR NAKED FIT® Vanilla Almond Crunch Granola. It has only 4 grams of sugar and the ingredients include whole grain oats, almonds, and ground flax seeds. To get my chocolate fix in I use BEAR NAKED FIT® Heavenly Chocolate Granola. It is made of rich dark chocolate, whole grain oats and honey. Both are made of 100% pure and natural granola!

Ingredients:

I use fat free Greek Yogurt. Sometimes I will use plain and other times I use Vanilla Greek Yogurt. I buy four different fresh fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries.



Directions:
I put a couple of scoops of yogurt in a bowl. I then pour a li…

Whipped Shea Butter Mixture

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Shea Butter is found in the tropics of Africa. It contains many vitamins such as A, E, and F. Vitamins A and E help to keep skin clear and healthy by preventing premature wrinkles and facial lines. Vitamin F is a skin protector and rejuvenates the skin. It keeps skin from being dry, chapped and rough. Shea Butter helps to keep the hair moisturized and restores luster, protecting it from becoming dry, brittle and damaged. It may be used as a treatment for a dry scalp by absorbing and re-hydrating without clogging the pores.

Cocoa Butter derives from the pressing of the cocoa nib from cocoa beans. Historically, cocoa butter has been used to soften the skin and to soothe skin burns. When used on the hair, cocoa butter can increase moisture, prevent hair loss due to breakage. It may also help alleviate an itchy scalp and irritation while preventing chemical damage (for chemically treated hair). As it keeps the scalp healthy, it promotes healthy hair growth. A healthy scalp leads to hair …

Green Monster Spinach Smoothie

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Lately I have been on a smoothie kick. Between classes, work and all the other things I have going on, it can be hard to sit down and eat a meal. It is easy for me to whip up a smoothie and take it on the go. I wanted to make a smoothie that incorporated some kind of vegetable and not just fruits. Pinterest has been amazing; I have found all kinds of recipes for smoothies as well as other foods. I came across this Green smoothie. I have bought green smoothies from the store and have thoroughly enjoyed them. I must admit that when I saw this I was a bit skeptical about how it would taste. When I made it, I was really impressed. In fact it has become one of my favorite smoothies to make and it is filling without making me feel really full.

Ingredients:

1 Frozen Banana
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/2 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt (Fat Free)
1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze Milk
4 cups Baby Spinach

Directions:

Combine all of the ingredients into a blender (I use a Ninja). Blend until smoot…

Whipped Mango Butter Mixture

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Originating from southern Asia and found in warm, tropical climates such as Burma and India, the mango is a natural emollient that helps to maintain moisture in the skin as well as the scalp, thus, promoting hair growth. Mango butter possesses similar qualities to Shea and cocoa butters in terms of consistency and benefits for hair and skin, however; mango butter has much higher levels of fatty acids which makes it a more intensive moisturizer. The vitamins and antioxidants found in mango butter are A,C, and E. These are found in incredibly high levels. For, example, 80 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C is found in one cup of mangoes. One cup of mangoes contain 25 percent of the daily intake. Studies have shown that these two vitamins are essential for healthy hair and hair growth. Mango butter is a natural and effective sunscreen for the hair. It shields hair from harmful UV rays, protecting hair and scalp from sun damage!

After hearing so many great things about m…