Tuesday, 31 December 2013

A New Beginning : 2014 Goals Are Here!

I'm sitting here on my bed in awe of how quickly the year has passed by and evaluating it's successes and many taught lessons. 2013 definitely was a great year for me, and of course one of the main highlights of it which you were able to share with me was my transitioner chop

As always a new year is always a new opportunity to set new goals, and challenge yourself to an even greater year than the one before, so I thought I'd share some of my 2014 aspirations with you and hope you can give me a kick up the… if I seem to be wandering off track! I have a LOT I want to achieve in 2014 so my list of "goals" is quite specific and rigid, but I work best that way so fingers crossed it'll be fun achieving them

- GreenHouseEffect once a week -
- Smoothie/Juice A Day Challenge- [successfully did this about 98% of the time n 2013]
- 2l of water a day - [downloaded the waterlogged app to help me track this]
- Experiment with colour -
- Complete a rejection challenge [more info to come] -
- Do missionary work -
- Race For Life -

there are a few more "goals"on my list such as financial and career goals but I won't start writing a book here so we'll start with these!

Any special goals you have set for 2014 that you have never set before?

P.s I'll be back to blogging week beginning 12th Jan. I have some things to sort out before I get back to weekly posts and don't want to start and then stop mid way!

Till then xxx

Avec amour… 


Thursday, 26 December 2013

Christmas Curly Fro & Family Highlights

Happy Boxing day my loves! 

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas! Isn't it amazing how much love, laughter and happiness is poured out on that special day of the year! I ate till I felt sick, literally, but it was worth it and I wouldn't have had it any other way!

I wore a perm rod twist out, which turned out to be a lot more defined than my previous one, the curly fro is definitely one of my faves! 

I thought I'd share a few snaps of Christmas day in the O residence as well as a quick vid featuring my hair do and some holiday highlights with the family!

Now unto the next best thing… New Years! Let the Countdown begin!!!

Avec amour… 


Monday, 16 December 2013

Newly Natural | A Mini Product Haul

Happy Monday Belles!

I think it's fair to say I'm finally fully acquainted with my hair in its natural state, it took me a tad bit longer than I would have liked to hit the streets with my fro but now I'm rocking it like I've owned it for years and there really is no stopping me now!

 I finally get some time off for the festive period in the next couple of days so will definitely have many more hair pics and updates this week and in the weeks to come. In the meantime I thought I'd do a mini follow up on some of the products from my Out With The Old, In With The New Post. So here it goes, my thoughts on some of the products from my newly natural product haul!

Stay blessed


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Product Review : Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Extreme

I wish I could for the life of me remember my first PK encounter but I can't, all I know is that it has been a serious love story since then and this has to be one of my longest running staples! I couldn't believe I had yet to officially review this here on the blog, so let's just say this is exactly that - an official review! 

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Extreme

150ml £27.50

Product Claims
 Elasticizer Extreme is targeted at a very specific hair type: extremely dry, porous and very thirsty! Specifically formulated for African-Caribbean or Caucasian hair that is exceptionally processed and damaged, this product provides instant replenishment, hydration and nourishment.
Elasticizer Extreme has all the moisturizing ingredients of Elasticizer, with higher active doses of the components that can really make a difference to very dry, porous and thirsty hair.

Ingredients: Aqua, Ricinus Communis (Castor oil) , Glycerine, Propylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethyl Hexyl Dimethyl PABA, Olea Europea (Olive Oil), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetylpryidinium Chloride, Hydrolysed Elastin, Amodiethicone, Trideceth-12, Cetrimonium Chloride, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben.

My Thoughts
Could it be any more obvious, I absolutely adore this product solely based on the effects it has on my hair as the price tag most certainly isn't appealing! This product does four main things for my hair, well at least from what I notice, it softens, detangles, protects and increases elasticity. I use this product at least twice a month and upon application it instantly smooths out my hair and any tangles or knots that linger on from a long worn twist out. It literally emulates clay and conforms your hair to any shape you mold it. I've become so used to using this product that I find no shampoo I use after it has managed to dry out my hair to the point of worry and all in all, well, it's a pretty great product!

[Transitioners this was one of my absolutely must haves during my transition FYI!]

For those wondering how far the £27.50 goes well I've thus far used my 150ml on 4 wash days and there is still half of the tub left, mind you I use this fortnightly as opposed to weekly as advised on the PK website!

Avec amour...

Fi x


Sunday, 1 December 2013

A Grateful Winters Walk

I'm not one to go for walks, I'm only moved to when there's a beach nearby, a blazing smile from the sun and palm trees swinging somewhere nearby which in lovely London happens... never! But there was something so fresh about the air today I just couldnt help it, so I took a mini walk [just up the road] and reflected on how grateful I am to have made it to the month of December.

I woke up to instagram posts on the passing of Paul Walker and I was reminded again of just how precious each and every second, minute, hour, day and more so month are. It truly is a blessing to be here and I'm so excited for what this festive month will bring.

Happy December 1st everyone! Tis the season to be merry and most importantly tis the season to spread love!!!

[P.s. I was deep conditioning so threw on my turban for church! The joys of a scarf ey!]


Yours… Fi

Scarf - H&M
Drape Knitwear - Zara
Bag - Zara
Boots - Forever 21