Lifestyle

Another Sleepless Night…FML

Ughhhh!! And so I thought since my cold/flu is gone, that I would be able to sleep amazing tonight and wake up early so I get get thing’s done, but nooooooo! I was fine ALL day, and as soon as I’m ready for bed and lay my head on my pillow, my allergies kick in. My throat is itching so bad and I can’t stop sneezing! 😠😠😠 I want to blow up with anger, but instead I’m going to try something different. Going to turn my fan off and take a claratin. 

I am also going to watch some ‘Sex And The City’ on Amazon Prime until I feel better and get super sleepy. 

Goodnight/Morning world! 😬😑✨

Lifestyle

One HELL Of A Week!

Wow! Last week was definitely something… Let me tell you what happened! 

So, a couple of day’s after thanksgiving, I started feeling really weird. More tired than usual, sneezing a lot more (Because I do have allergies so I thought that’s what it was), and I started getting the chills. Soon after I realized, I got the flu from a certain person from a Thanksgiving dinner… 😑 mhhmmmm…you know who you are! Lol Just kidding, I know it has been going around. So many people have been getting sick! 

Anyways, I felt HORRIBLE. when I get sick, I really get SICK. It’s seriously no bueno. I couldn’t get out of bed, my head felt so heavy, my nose was really stuffy, I had tissue all over my bed because I was literally blowing my nose every 10 minutes! Lol I felt so tired and weak, it hurt when I sneezed, but then I ended up getting my period! Like ughhh really?! Worst timing ever! So while I was sneezing all over the place and getting the chills, I also had to deal with the worst cramps ever! They felt especially strong this month. The pain was almost unbearable. I took four Excedrin pills, (an hour a part) it usually works wonders, but not this time…

So, I wasn’t doing to good at all! But guess what? It got worse! I don’t know why, but I ended up getting massive gas and my stomach felt like a balloon! 😂 It’s funny to me now but I wanted to die at that moment! I tried drinking tea and coffee because it helps me poop but it didn’t help the gas go away! 😣😣😣 and then I drank water mixed with a tablespoon of Activated Charcoal because it’s supposed to get rid of gas and it helped but there was still some gas stuck in my stomach….Idk….but I felt so disgusting.

I am definitely feeling so much better today and I can’t wait to get some shiz done! I feel like I was sick for months even though it was a Week. I was stuck at home and couldn’t do anything! I hate that, but now I’m ready and can get out there and go to some fun festive events!

I sure hope everyone is doing fine. If you are sick, drink plenty of tea and lemon water! I also drank my vitamins such as olive oil, coconut oil, and fish oil to help me get better faster. There are so many at home remedies to treat your flu or cold. 

https://wellnessmama.com/207/flu-remedies/

Lifestyle

How I Grew My Hair Thicker and stronger!

My hair used to be so damaged and a lot thinner than what it is now. There are a few thing’s I’ve done over the year’s to grow my hair thicker, stronger, and healthier. I will list them below!

  1. I slowed down with the straightening iron and all other heating tools. My teen year’s consists of me straightening my hair ALL the time on HIGH heat! I was very insecure about my curly hair and thought I looked better with straight hair so using the heat iron and blow dryer often weakened my hair and made it thin. I also lost my curls and had to grow my hair out. I hardly use heating tools these day’s and when I do, I use it on low heat.
  2. I drink certain thing’s that most people wouldn’t and are disgusted by such as, Blackstrap Molasses, Bone Broth, and a ablespoon of Olive Oil and Coconut Oil a day. To grow your hair thicker and stronger, you have to take your vitamins, and this is how I take mine!
  3. I not only drink olive oil and coconut oil, but I put it on my hair and rub it into my scalp. I usually drench my hair in olive oil once every 2 weeks and do the “Green House Method” which is to put a plastic bag over your hair while it is damp with the olive oil. This can also help hair growth.
  4. Also eating many fruits and veggies will help your hair grow out thicker. I am not the healthiest eater in the world but I do eat my veggies as much as I can and notice a difference in my hair, skin, and overall health when I do.

Bone Broth, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, and Blackstrap Molasses. 👌

Heating up some Bone Broth:

Drinking some Blackstrap Molasses:

Lifestyle

Mane Couturier Hair Extensions!

I’ve never had super long hair before and now I finally can because of Mane Couturier! They were so nice to send me a bundle of natural brown 24 inch hair Extensions! They are so fun and easy to use. You simply just clip them in. In the photo below, I have used all 10 pieces and I curled them with my curling iron. 

I’m so excited on my collaboration with Mane Couturier! Use my discount code (XOlulu) for 20% off a purchase of $100 or more 👌

See how long my hair is?! ✨

Btw my dress is from Forever 21 and shoes are from Charlotte Russe!

When the hair extensions first arrived, I washed them and while they were damp, I sprayed  sun In and used lemons to lighten the hair a bit so it can match my hair color. (I have recently used Sun In to lighten my hair) 

When it first arrived: so beautiful 😍

Using heat to lighten the hair:

Lightened a bit and straightened: (can’t really tell but it is lighter! Lol)

If you are looking for good quality hair that feels amazing, check out @themc_experience on Instagram

 https://www.instagram.com/themc_experience/

Also check out their website!

https://themcexperience.com/

And Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ManeCouturier/


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Lifestyle

Occasion Station Gift Package: Personal Shopper Program

Occasion Station sent me a personalized, hand-picked gift picked out by one of their personal shoppers!🎁☕

Zest kit – French Press p2044:

Such cute glass magnets by Fringe!

Their personal shopper program is really great! Occasion Station will give you free access to their Gift Hub, where you can set reminders for special occasions, like birthdays, weddings, etc. In their Gift Hub, they will make sure to remind you and give you custom gift ideas for each event. They also have the option to upgrade to the personal shopper program, which both picks and ships your products for You! 😄🎁

@occasionstationus

https://www.instagram.com/occasionstationus/

beauty · Health · Lifestyle · skincare

Shaklee YOUTH Skin Care Set

Thanks to @shakleeHQ for this YOUTH Skin Care Set! I am in love with the packaging and the fact that all products are 100% vegan and cruelty free 👌https://www.instagram.com/shakleehq/
The whole set:

Radiance C+E 20% Pure Vita C, Vita E Plus Raspberry – Plumps, brightens, and visibly reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles:

Youth Activating BB Cream SPF 30 All 4 shades – Helps prevent sunburn:


Youth Activating Serum- Apple Cell, Lotus Japonicus, Encapsulated Vitamin A – Apply twice daily to renew, regenerate, and make skin act younger:


fashion · food · Lifestyle · Travel

Orlando Blogger Squad!

Ever since I started blogging, I entered a whole new world! What I love most about the blogger life is all the people I’ve got to meet so far.

I have been invited to blogger groups online ever since I’ve started and eventually we got to meet in person! 

Our first meet up, Having a picnic at Lake Eola:

OTHER magazine pre launch party at Herman’s Loan Office:


After Herman’s, we explored Downtown Orlando and fell in love with Frosty’s Christmas Lounge! 😍

Taking a walk, window shopping, and being silly in Winter Park:



So far, I love all the girl’s and we always have fun on our outting’s. We eat good food, go shopping, and take plenty of pictures. I definitely can’t wait for more event’s to come ❤