Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hey Fran I want long nails too...Hey

Earlier this week I introduced you guys to the new blogger/vlogger (well new to me) that I have been enjoying Francheska of HeyFranHey on Youtube.  I promised to share some of her tips that I have been using so here's a couple....

Posted on her instagram page..she displayed a photograph of her nails and a note that she had done an coconut oil message to achieve the length and strength.  I shared the photo with my daughter and we decided to give it a try. Weekly I massaged my nails with Organic unrefined Coconut Oil and then I polished them with a nail color.  The first week I began to see growth and I was amazed but not completely sold...It has been 3 weeks and I have seen a big difference.

Day 1

Week 3
I was so surprised that without using any form of growth enhancing polish or treatment that simply applying coconut oil to my nail beds once a week had produced such a difference.  It makes me think that if I eat healthy I will see even more. Tia also had great results but her need to bit her nails has been a bit counterproductive LOL!  She is still working on them and I will share her nails when I update in a couple of weeks.

Will you join this challenge? Share your results on my facebook page and let me know what you think.

Another tip or challenge that I have been inspired to try is using the oil cleansing method for my face and using cold compress Q-tips to improve the darkness under my eyes.  I have recently started these challenges so I don't have photos to share currently but I will say that I have been pleasantly surprised and feel extremely optimistic.  Check out the video below that motivated me to change the way I approach my face.

Here's a link to the video for the oil cleansing method http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsBpXKVcst8&list=UUuI7Ymbo-ZY269U51fuZ_iA&index=4&feature=plcp

Let me know what you think? Is this something you would try?

Monday, September 24, 2012

Wisdom at any age?

It is very easy to dismiss information or advice from someone younger and I am guilty of doing just that.  I normally lean towards wisdom coming with age and experience but I have recently confronted myself with the notion that my age discrimination needed to be a thing of the past. I had overcame it in the area of natural hair but that was about it. However my eyes opened to the children not only being our future but our present when I stumbled on the YouTube channel called  "HeyFranHey".


I was browsing the tube for videos to inspire me with maybe a new hairstyle, technique or maybe even make me laugh and i stumbled upon her channel.  I normally look for videos that have people who have the same hair texture as my daughter or myself, she didn't but something drew me to watch.  The first video introduced herself and what she planned for the channel and I was intrigued.  She was vegetarian (vegan I believe) and currently I was looking for a great source to get information for my daughter who has embraced a vegetarian lifestyle.  Something about her seemed humble and knowledgeable and I watched all of her remaining videos and was extremely impressed. I visited her Facebook page and became a fan and viewed her blog and gave it an once over, she seemed to be the real deal. Daily her Facebook page has become a place I go to look for recipes for meals, hair treatments and beauty tips as well as resources because she shares other blogs and reading sources to encourage "get knowledge from multiple sources" mantra. She doesn't claim to be an expert but the information she gives is from personal experience and research.

HeyFranHey is my new "thing" and it should be yours too....Tia tried a few vegetarian dishes inspired from articles on the site (we did modify some lol), I am currently using a few of her beauty tips (I will share some this week) and the both of us have been moved to care more for our overall health. Organic choices and meatless dishes are making their way into my life slowly and I am continually encourage by her videos, her blog and the new blogs I am introduced to weekly.

Fran may not be young enough to my daughter, old enough to be my peer but her spirit seems humble,sweet, open and knowledgeable enough to be added to my list of resources.

 Check her out and tell me what you think? Were you inspired by anything she shared? I would love to hear your thoughts!




Friday, September 7, 2012

Fall Fro Fashion Week '12

Its that time again...Time to see  the must haves for the Fall hair and wardrobe season.  Atlanta is the place to be the last week in September and this season Tarin is bringing the "Glitz, Glam & Glitter"


Events are planned throughout the week beginning September 24-30
 Check out the info below and get ready for a great time!



Check out the videos & get excited!



Get your tickets, check out the schedule events & reserve your hotel room by visiting the official website www.frofashionweek.com