Beauty: Covering White Hair and Faking Thicker Hair

Hello and welcome to Mrs. Lady Renaissance. I’ve had three kids and have had my fair share of hair loss and white hair after each birth. After the third, I feel that my hair is less than bounteous and definitely filling with white hair. I do, however, see new regrowth. While I have been nurturing my hair with coconut oil and other at-home remedies, I still need an extra oomph when I go to a special event or when a special occasion presents itself. For the past two years, much like eyebrows, I use brow powder to cover white hair (only on special occasions) and in order to make my hair look fuller. This does last, even on hot days, for a couple of days. Since I wash my hair every other day, the powder lasts until my next wash. Here are my steps:

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Step 1: Blow dry and style hair as desired

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Step 2: Decide on your weapon

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Step 3: Begin to dab by using the Maybelline sponge side on the necessary area. Then, use I use the NYX brush and dab it on the NYC brow palette. Begin dabbing and sliding on the necessary area. Continue to all areas.

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Beauty: A Bad Hair Day Solution

Hello and welcome to Mrs. Lady Renaissance. Have you ever had a bad hair day or is it far too hot to blow dry your hair and keep it down? Have you ever been in a hurry and were unable to wash your hair that day? I’ve had these days and I find that the best way to keep hair up while still looking presentable is to wrap a scarf around your hair. I love this solution! I simply place  my hair up in a bun and fold my scarf and wrap it around my head.

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Place your scarf on a table with the tag or label facing upward.

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Fold both opposing corners inward.

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Fold over the right corner in once more.

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Do the same with the left.

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Place the scarf on the top of your head with the seams going on your scalp.

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The corners should go underneath your head and tie them a couple of times then tuck the ends into the scarf.

I played with mine until I got it how I like it.

Beauty: Baby Soft Skin is Achievable!

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My Review:

I have written about Shea Moistures African Soap, and although it is wonderful for problem skin (I originally got it to see if it can help my Keratosis Pilaris) and I love how great it made my skin feel (I didn’t see a difference on my KP, not that they claimed it would), these day’s I’m singing a different tune. A song of love as I found something else that has me head over heels and it has my skin feeling baby soft and moisturized. I, now, have skin that feels like silk, it feels like my 1 year old’s skin! I can’t even believe this as I suffer from extremely dry skin, especially after nursing. It is Shea Moistures “Olive and Green Tea Body Wash with Avocado.” I felt the difference from the very first day. Oh and it says anti-aging and I don’t know about you, but anything that helps with aging, I’m all for it! If you suffer from dry skin or wish you had that soft to the touch feel, you HAVE TO TRY THIS!! It lasts a long time as a little goes a very long way. What can be better than that? Well, here is something better: it is toxic free as it is free from many preservatives such as parabens and other things. Also, it smells so amazing, I mean it. If you do try this, please, let me know what you think.

Beauty: Review on Crystal Body Deodorant Stick

My Review:

I am not easily impressed by things and those that I am, you will find me raving about them. I am utterly in “awe” by this Crystal Body Deodorant Stick. Before my toxic awakening and my ingredient curiosity, I used all types of deodorants. I have used every single type of deodorant you can find at Target and have even used prescription strength, sadly, to no avail. I don’t sweat easily, but with the common Inland Empire heat and the surge of heat waves in California, I will, eventually, sweat. I often felt like deodorants mixed with my own odor

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Beauty: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

I have recently rediscovered this Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay that I purchased at Henry’s, or now Sprouts. The first time I tried it I was hooked, about 3-4 years ago. I decided I needed to begin conducting my home beauty sessions again and fell in love all over again. All you need is “ACV” or water and a spoonful of the clay. It will begin bubbling as you mix it. This is messy, so I would suggest you use a sandwich baggie or a disposable plate or cup.

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Beauty: Make-Up

“If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin.” –Kevin Trudeau

Make-up, to many women, has become a staple in daily rituals. I know I can’t leave the house without lip gloss, at least. Often, a dab of concealer under the eyes and cheek and lip stain. In Kevin Trudeau’s “More Natural ‘Cures’ Revealed” he discusses, in his famous chapter 6, the importance of using pure make-up. He lists a few things and I do use a couple, Bare Minerals and Suki. He doesn’t list these, but I am in-love with Vapour Organics–their make-up is amazing, the only problem is they are pricey– Josie Maran’s Argan Oil collection, Tarte and Organic Wear by Physicians Formula.

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Beauty: Shea Moistures Black African Soap

I am not one to jump on reviews unless I truly love or hate something. I am awestruck with Black African Soap by Shea Moisture. I must admit, I have used the bar before, I would say about 6 years ago, and it was okay. I don’t remember any major changes. What I do remember, however, is how horrible it left my shower. The black soap left the shower, well, black.

Forward 6 years and two more kids, plus nursing two kids, the continuance of dry skin. I decided to pick this up at Target as I saw it on sale.

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