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I started vlogging!

Hey everyone!

So I started a vlog a few days ago! Aaand I'm having so much fun but  honestly it's a little  daunting as well.


Vlogging is just an extension of my blog. I'll elaborate further on the topics that I blog about and you get to see how I do all my DIY concoctions- isn't that great! I'm thinking of doing a mix of different topics, from hair to the daily messiness of life.

Creating a vlog channel has taken me out my comfort zone. I'm not used to being the centre of attraction- with blogging its writing, snapping and then hitting the publish  button.
 The first time I watched myself I thought I sounded like an old lady that just got outta bed. I'm  seriously  gonna work on talking a bit faster.

I just uploaded a video this morning about how I do my son's hair for school. He's    totally enjoying himself and you can see it in the clip-  You get to  see how I look every   morning and with my  bonnet still on; bare faced y'all! I look rachet…
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Do yourself a favour clean your make up brushes

Hello again!


I recently  shared a video on my Facebook page about a lady that got some  serious face infections that could of lead to brain damage. Why? She never cleaned her make up brushes. Check out the video here. It's a must see especially if you anything like me, a little on the lazy side...

 Not long ago I  had a mild break out of rash on my face and fortunately it didn't take me long to find out the root cause of it. You guessed right!




SO WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?
Not washing your make up brushes regularly  can lead to skin break- outs. Bacteria and other bad stuff accumalate on brushes which leads to pimples and serious infections.

Here's how I clean my brushes:
Pour some warm water in a bowl.
Add shampoo or an anti - bacterial hand wash and work up a lather.


Dip the brushes in and swirl them around in the bowl or on your palms.
Add more shampoo if needed.
Try to keep your bristles in a downward position.
I usually leave them to soak for a few minutes.


I rinse in war…

Palmers COCOA BUTTER FACIAL SCRUB

Hello again!

Let's face it- looking young forever is what we all want. When you reach a certain age you start noticing the fine lines-
In my twenties taking good care of my skin was far from my mind I think it's because I  didn't wear much make then.

So I've been trying to find ways to make my skin look better and youthful without going to extreme measures. Here's one of them-


I exfoliate regularly because I learned that dead skin can make you look old and tired.
My current obsession is the Palmers brand.
This exfoliater gently cleanses, and  removes the dead skin, leaving skin super moisturised and fresh.


Product info and Details 
Exfoliates, Refines, Polishes with Micro-fine Cocoa Beads Fresh White Lilly Fragrance Micro-fine crushed Cocoa Beans gently exfoliate, removing dead skin cells to reveal smoother skin beneath. This enhances the skin s surface allowing it to better absorb the daily moisturizer or night cream. Beneficial Ingredients: Cocoa and Shea Butters :…

Doekspiration...

Hello ladies!

There's a phase I go through where I seriously get bored with my hair!
Of recent I've been playing around more with doeks.
 I love the fun ways of styling them. Adding a doek or scarf to style your hair is like a breath of fresh air. Take a look at some ways I've  used them and grab  inspiration for your next look:

Simple but still cute, don't you think?






I don't normally do it but I love kinda matching my doeks with my outfits it gives a classic feel to the whole outfit.




When my hair is not co-operating or when wash day is due - but I'm just plain lazy to do so. Yea, we all know these kinda days...




I try not to wear a black doek when I wear black- just me. This gives a not- so -serious look.








Hopefully you curlies found a bit of doekspiration to spruce up your styles.
Like and share to show a gal some love!

Connect  with me on my journey for more hair tips.

Until next time, Keep the Magic


Nature's Gate silicone free conditioner

Hi there!

As you already know I'm a sucker for conditioners -  and I'm always scouting for new and better ones.
I first saw Nature's Gate conditioner at Dischem. I didn't really take much notice of it but when I realised that they are  silicone, paraben and sulphate free my curiosity got aroused. I don't hear much about this brand in the natural community world. It doesn't contain  any harsh or synthetic ingredients.
Aloe vera and macadamia oil caught my attention so I bought two.

Ingredients Water, stearyl alcohol, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, benzyl alcohol, stearalkonium chloride, panthenol, sclerotium gum, hydrolyzed quinoa, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, borago officinalis (borage) seed oil, macadamia ternifolia (macadamia) seed oil, tocopherol, ascorbic acid, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, persea gratissima (avocado) fruit extract, viola tricolor (pansy) extract, sesamum indi…

girl behind the Magicalmessyhair...Jennifer!

Heya!

This week is another  curly beauty from the hood. She's a mommy, wife, singer, photographer and so much more... A woman who wears many hats. Seriously- she makes me feel like I really have no excuse for saying "I  don't have time"
So without further ado.. meet Jennifer!



Please introduce yourself?
 Jennifer Williams

How long are you natural?
+- 7 years

What or who inspired  you to embrace your  God given crown?  



I've always loved to change up my hair so I would have my hair relaxed but sport a afro weave as a PS in winter. I really hated getting burnt by relaxers and one day I said enough Is enough. Me and a friend of mine who is a hairdresser as well Shenal Canham, decided we are going to do this thing. So I kept my hair in a p's and when the regrowth grew I cut it.    



There was no turning back after that. That was about 10 years ago. I suffered a lot initially because I never took much care for it cos I didn't know how. I used the same shampoo and c…

Blooming n Booming...Buuya Beauty...

Hello everyone! This week I have the pleasure of featuring the founder of  Buuya Beauty - Meet the beautiful Queen Kasuba Naomi  Stuurman. Stuurman launched her products last week on her birthday! (Talk about abundant blessings and new beginnings...) In this interview she shares how she built her business, her mistakes and gives some serious advice for new entrepreneurs - Enjoy!


Tell us a little about yourself? I am a determined, hardworking, proudly Zambian woman married to the most Amazing man!
What inspired you to create your own natural hair line? So many things; but I would have to say that one of the biggest driving forces is my desire to see women of colour embracing themselves and accepting themselves for who they are. Also, I really wanted to pay tribute to the rich natural resources that we have in Southern Africa.
What is a typical day like for you? Well, because I’m working for myself now, I have the luxury of a 9am start. This means I don’t experience the stress of traffic and…