Someone recently made a comment on my video and I forgot how funny this video was. There is a sweet surprise at the end, which is also the reason why I have stopped attempting to do videos. Who knows, I may get back into it, but the editing piece I could spend all day on.

My contribution for Hair Talk Tuesday,a video reviewing of Lush’s Henna, Caca Noir.

Henna has many health benefits on the hair which includes strengthening the hair shaft and adding shine to your hair. Some naturals have said it loosens their curls, but I haven’t had this effect.

I would suggest you research the various types of henna out there to see what would be best for you. Either way, make sure you have that bathroom floor lined with plenty of towels because I have yet to discover how to apply this stuff without the mess.

Living Simplistically

Though we can’t necessarily stop from “doing,” don’t forget to BE! 

Today, find moments where you can actually be present in your “now” moment. No thoughts on yesterday, the previous weeks, or tomorrow, just now. I often live in my head sorting out thoughts from events that took place, things I need to do, and admittedly, even on the things that do not serve me. Living in the present moment is hard! We have deadlines to make, places to go, goals to obtain, but then we miss out on life because we are ALWAYS doing. 

Take some time today to live in your present moment. To breathe in that present moment, and to simply be in that present moment. When you find yourself in that place, engage in that moment with 100% of your energy. 

You will discover, less stress lives in your “now” moments. 😌✌ 

Living Simplistically

Though we can’t necessarily stop from “doing,” don’t forget to BE!

Today, find moments where you can actually be present in your “now” moment. No thoughts on yesterday, the previous weeks, or tomorrow, just now. I often live in my head sorting out thoughts from events that took place, things I need to do, and admittedly, even on the things that do not serve me. Living in the present moment is hard! We have deadlines to make, places to go, goals to obtain, but then we miss out on life because we are ALWAYS doing.

Take some time today to live in your present moment. To breathe in that present moment, and to simply be in that present moment. When you find yourself in that place, engage in that moment with 100% of your energy.

You will discover, less stress lives in your “now” moments. 😌✌

Living Simplistically

::Joyo Laser Cut Wooden Cuff - Giveaway Coming Soon::

My Friday OOTD featured a small little wooden cuff by Joyo, that is actually the map of the city of Chicago (what a coincidence).

I loved the wooden necklace I received so much (see below), I approached the designer and asked if I could have something to giveaway to you all. She is such a sweetie, she sent the cuff, which is a new addition to her line. I promised I would be sure to not get attached to the cuff, but the designer’s pieces are so incredibly breathtaking. Le sigh…

Here is the Chicago Map cuff that I plan to giveaway on Wednesday. All of the directions will be listed for you to follow to ensure your entries count.

When I think of wooden jewelry, I often think of heavy and clunky. These pieces wear like a lasercut cloud. They are so light, so dainty and so feminine. One of the features I especially like about the cuff is that it is lined on the inside. It’s soft like lambswool, so you won’t have to worry about this baby being uncomfortable one bit. Cute and comfie is always a plus.

I honestly love supporting small companies; especially artists. They create so many unique items and many of their designs literally separate you from the crowd. I’m all for being different.

Okay, I’m done bragging, but just make sure to stop by here on Wednesday to enter yourself in the Joyo giveaway, okay?!

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::How I Wear My African Print Maxi Skirt - Date Night::

It’s been a while since I’ve done a series, but I am thrilled to do another featuring this AH-mazing African print maxi. The last series I did was A Week In My Camos, which can be read here. For the next 4 weeks, I will put together a different look focusing on this skirt. Each look will be posted on Friday for my OOTD posts.

Once again, the designer of LiLiCreations created a quality product with exceptional customer service. It also helps that she is indeed is a real sweetheart. Keep reading, and you will find just how sweet she is. There is something special for you! I’m so excited I can barely stand it! :-)

Todays’ series is a date night theme. Have you ever considered pairing lace with African print? Me neither, but I discovered this combo is elegant, classy, and quite frankly, bea-u-tiful! Don’t be afraid to try various textures with print. You can be bold, while keeping the look ultra feminine.

Top - ASOS

Skirt - LiLiCreations (Etsy) - **scroll down for the surprise**

Satin bowed heels - Nine West

Sequined clutch - Macy’s

Wooden laser cut cuff - Joyo

 

You made it! LOL :-) The designer behind my sunflower skirt is offering a 15% discount exclusive for my readers starting Wednesday, October 1, 2014. This code may be applied to any of her items, but cannot be combined with any of her ongoing promotions. When you check-out, enter livingsimplistically for the code and your discount will be applied. MAGIC! 

Be sure to peruse her site. She has SO many beautiful pieces. I literally drool over them all!

Thanks for reading everyone, now go on that hot date!

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