Thursday, 31 May 2018

Dealing with my addiction...

Howzit Magicals!

I have once again found myself a slave to the green monster…  I say once again because I’ve “quit” twice before -for a few months each time... 
  I have gone through stages where I want to give them up, go a day or two without them, then end up right back.
I've never cared for any other brands- I've got a love hate relationship with the green eyed monster๐Ÿ˜…

But seriously, I think that some of us have more addictive personalities and are always chasing the "monster" in one form or another. Addiction is something I always knew ran in our family. For me, it started as a boost to my crazy  mom schedule and life.

God doesn’t mail  you a letter with your name on it, saying it’s time to wean yourself from a certain habit...

 I ask myself is it the taste? Is it the energy? These Monsters longer energize, me they just keep me on a natural human level - I  swear they put something in these drinks to get you addicted.   

There's  something about the sound of opening a chilled can and the instant refreshing feeling you get as soon as you take that first sip. OMW! I really am addicted

So here's a list to determine if you're  addicted, (these all apply to me- so don't feel bad)

You know the shops that stock them and the prices too.
You get excited when they go on sale.
You plan your trips well in advance- your energy  drinks are ready and packed just in case there are no stores at that place you going to...
You start to buy them in packs...
You develop an unquenchable thirst that no other beverage can quench...
You drink one on your way to work every morning and sometimes are late because you just had to get yourself one!
You get stressed and irritated when you don't have one.
No energy drink = a crappy day.
 You lie about how many you drink a day - (I feel like an alcoholic hiding my drink)


If you ticked yes to at least two of the above then I suggest you start " weaning" yourself off of these buggers. I know it's not easy. In the past I would skip a day until I went 3 days without, then a week and from there I knew I beat it.  Oh but the excruciating headaches that come with it...


I could list all the health issues and side effects to help with the scare tactics but my post would end up way too long.

 For the sake of my health and especially for  my son, I'm pushing myself to stop.
 When I fell pregnant I made a vow that my baby will never see me smoking or with any kind of alcohol in my hand, and -he will never ever hear me swear or use vulgarity.  I stopped clubbing and everything  that came with it...


 It's a fact- children imitate what they see Aaand hear! I know for sure my son watches how I treat other people and how I deal with situations and my feelings. Children  soak in information like little sponges. So it's my responsibility to be a positive role model for all my boys.

You know- I cringe whenever  I see a child as young as ten, sipping energy drinks.๐Ÿ˜ฃ
 Have you noticed how many young people are drawn to these drinks?  Could it be the cool names? Or the packaging that draws their  attention?  
Everywhere you look, someone’s got one in their hand, if only they knew the dangers. 
I really don't think you need to be terribly upset about it because you my friend have accepted you have a problem. Once you have accepted you have an issue then you have made the most important step in controlling your consumptio
I really don't think you need to be terribly upset about it because you my friend have accepted you have a problem. Once you have accepted you have an issue then you have made the most important step in controlling your consumption
I really don't think you need to be terribly upset about it because you my friend have accepted you have a problem. Once you have accepted you have an issue then you have made the most important step in controlli
Read this article about a teenage boy who died after drinking an energy drink, his heart couldn't take the high percentage of caffeine.

If at any time you see me with one, don't hesitate to remind me of the promise I'm making  to stop. I've been on a weightloss journey since forever and one of the reasons my weight has stalled is because of these "monsters"
Check out my progress so far.
I really don't think you need to be terribly upset about it because you my friend have accepted you have a problem. Once you have accepted you have an issue then you have made the most important step in controlling your consumption.

Energy drink addiction is serious people.


Are you addicted to energy drinks? Comment, like or share this post, if you found it helpful or enlightening in any way  #keepingitreal ๐Ÿ˜˜

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Tresemme Keratin Smooth deep smoothing mask

Hello again!


I never knew about deep conditioners until I returned to natural. The times I went to the salon was the only time my hair got a treatment which wasn’t very  often- yikes๐Ÿ˜ข

Seriously back then, deep conditioning was never a part of my wash day routine.

Deep conditioners  are  ideal for restoring moisture to dry curly hair. Provides deep nourishment that is so needed by damaged hair. Even if you think your hair is healthy, the change of seasons can play havoc with your hair.


So here's the thing- I've bleached my hair almost two months ago. My hair is thick and dry. Making sure  my hair is nourished and hydrated is not an option, especially if your ends tend to get that crispy feeling..

Imagine how overjoyed I was when Beauty Bulletin sent me the Tresemme Keratin smooth range to try out and review...

The mask instantly won my heart.
I deliberately make sure that my hair is a hot mess before testing out new  products.



The mask claims that it is an anti- frizz product, detangles, gives hair shine, leaves hair with a  soft feel and helps tame fly-aways.

After washing and conditioning my hair I apply the mask making  sure every strand is evenly coated. I used two shower caps to cover my head and left on for an hour.

I tend to leave masks on for longer than the normal time. I've used Tresemme conditioners from the start of my hair journey and I really love their signature fragrance



My hair was left feeling soft, light and moisturised. This mask has been a treat for  my hair!  It's a great option for dry or damaged hair.

The results I got - I would definitely add this mask to my staples and recommend it to other curlies.

Take a look at the video I did showing how I  use the whole range of products.


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 Lets talk- what's your go-to deep conditioning treatment that you absolutely love?

Until next time Magicals
Xoxo
   




Monday, 7 May 2018

Avon's rotational anti-wrinkle night cream

Hieey everyone!



Confession- I think I'm a bit of a skin care product junkie...

 So when Beauty Bulletin sent me the new Avon Reversalist  Infinite Effects Night Cream I did the happy dance( in my head of course)๐Ÿ˜†

It's the world's first rotational anti-wrinkle night cream,  for dramatic results on wrinkles that gets better over time. It features some magical stuff like super-retinol and phyto+ complexes.
 Since I started taking better care of my skin  I've learnt  to look out for key ingredients when purchasing products. Retinol is one of them, it fades  dark spots and helps with skin elasticity so your skin is left brighter and smoother.



There's two phases.
Phase 1 - Use for 7 nights rotate. The Phyto+Complex  replenishes and prepares the skin.
Phase 2 - Use for 7 nights then rotate. The Super -Retinol Complex activates skin receptors to boost collagen and help to repair wrinkles.

It has a subtle refreshing smell. A luxurious feel it absorbs quickly into my skin.
Easy to use - comes in a pump which I like. I don't like the packaging at all-sorry Avon but you need to definitely change it.


The first week my skin was noticeably smoother. The dark spots were becoming lighter.  A few times I felt a tingle but nothing drastic.

It works well with my skincare routine. Be careful not to get some too close to the eyes, trust  me it can burn your eyeballs out!๐Ÿ˜…

Oh and the  little monsters on my forehead  are starting  to disappear!
You can get your hands on this night cream from any Avon representative for R279

Until next time Magicals
Xoxo




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