I’m super excited about my new purchase, the NutriBullet! Okay…I’ve had my eye on the NutriBullet for some time now. I’ve been contemplating whether or not I should get it, being that I have a Juicer and a Blender (my blender is knockin’ on 7 years old btw). Well, I read tons of reviews and even watched quite a few YT videos on the differences between NutriBullet vs. Vitamix, Ninja, various juicers and blenders etc. I’ve heard nothing but great things about it. I decided to purchase it, because this is an investment into my health!
I gave it a spin (pun intended) yesterday afternoon and let me just say, it is SUPER awesome! I didn’t think it could get any easier than this. I also made a tasty green smoothie this morning for breakfast! Here are the things I really love about it:
- Blends so smooth! Smoothies are just that — Smooth. When making smoothies, although my Cuisinart blender has great blending capabilities, it didn’t blend quite as smooth as I would have liked. I’ll still be using my old one for other things.
- Juicing — even when using it to juice, it was super smooth. Hardly any pulp at all. Yes, it gets down to the nitty-gritty, while still keeping all of the key nutrients.
- The Milling Blade — this helps you grind grains, herbs, fresh nuts, and make powders. This should be fun!
- The NutriBullet allows you to keep all the good stuff. With juicing, you are removing the good fiber by removing the skin. Plus, a juicer doesn’t allow me to add nuts, grains, and herbs that aid in other great superfood health benefits.
- Clean up is so easy. You literally just take the screw cap off, clean/rinse, and you’re done.
- The different size cups are awesome. You can take them on the go and they have handles — or you can save your nutritious smoothie/juice for later with stay-fresh, resealable lids.
- It doesn’t take up a lot of counter space like bulky blenders.
These are just a few things I like about it so far. I look forward to trying some of the NutriBlast recipes too! I will definitely come back on a later date and tell you how my experience is going. I’m just going to say this is a “Happy Early Birthday To Meeee” present, an investment into a happier, healthier me! You can find the NutriBullet in many retail stores like Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Target, and Macy’s just to name a few or online. To learn more about the NutriBullet, visit here.
Oh how I LOVE to change up my hair!!! I’ve always been a natural who is a fan of braids, twists, locs, short hair, and yes wigs and weave (aka accessories)! It’s fun to change up my look whenever I want and not give a care about what other people have to say! I installed Senegalese twists for the very first time back in July right after I returned from the Essence Festival. You can find that post here. It was extremely hot wearing them during those warmer months, but now is the perfect time to do a protective style such as braids/twists. Below are some frequently asked questions.
- What kind of hair did you use? 100% Kanekalon braiding hair. They also have a brand called Expressions where you don’t have to use as many packs and you can use the “pulling method” to make the hair stretch.
- How much did the hair cost? $1.99 a pack
- How many packs did you use? Approximately 11 (my twists were waist length)
- Did you wash them? I did not wash them, mainly because I didn’t keep them up long enough. However, I did use a spray bottle (water, coconut oil, JBCO oil, and a little conditioner) to spritz my scalp and my hair in twists daily. I also spritzed my scalp with peppermint oil and olive oil after my workouts.
- How long did it take? Approximately 11 hours (it was my first time, my second time was close to 8 1/2 hours)
- What’s your nighttime routine? I pulled my twists back in a ponytail and slept with a stain cap. sometimes I’ll put a scarf around my hair and wear the cap.
- Were they tight? Not at all. I never install twists, braids etc tight around my edges. It’s almost that looseness after the tightness has worn off after most braiders install them ( if that makes sense).
- What do you use on your scalp? I use Organic Root Stimulator body and hair spray or DAX (Vegetable oils w/ Lanolin) Pomade, and JBCO (around perimeter) when needed.
Chunky Senegalese Twists
In between this time…I decided I wanted to take them down and I wanted to try long kinky twists with Marley hair. I’ll post about those soon. I reinstalled them again in September. I really love these twists, they have so much versatility!
Semi-chunky Senegalese Twists
I took this set down, because I was preparing for my first 10K with Black Girls Run! in Atlanta. They were too heavy to be running in and it was HOT. I guess I should’ve thought about that before I did them — which is why I decided to wait to do them in the cooler months. I am planning on doing my very first installment of box braids this Winter! I’m excited about that. Be on the lookout for those!
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I’m back from my awesome trip in New Orleans, where my hubby and I attended the Essence Music Festival for the very first time! We had an absolute BLAST! Of course you know TONS of pics will be coming soon! Well me being me, craving a new look with my hair, I was ready as soon as I got back! I did loc extensions back in the Winter — took me 18 hours might I add — and I really didn’t want to do those again just yet. Well…
I’ve been saying for the past year that I was going to get Senegalese twists. I wanted something on this style for my next trip, so I decided to give them a trial run and have them completed in the Summer like I planned. I didn’t just get them, I did them myself! *pats self on back* I really LOVE the way they turned out! So perfect for Summer! They are semi-chunky, waist length, and took me about 10 hours.
Here are a few pics:
Here is better lighting.
I ridiculously love these twists and they have become an instant favorite! If you’re looking for something fun for Summer like twists, braids, etc. Clutch has 3 Braid Styles to Try This Summer! Check it out here!