How I Saved My Hair?


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Hi there my lovelies! Happy Friday everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful day. Are you suffering to bad hair day every day? Then look no further. I will share with you some tips that helped me save my hair from blah and yeah.

Not too long ago I had limp, straw-like, lifeless hair. Every time I let my hair down my dad and will ask me why did I not brush my hair. It was so embarrassing. I would not show my face to anyone without heat styling first. I was losing hair like crazy. There are no hair products that I didn’t buy. Every hair products that different hair stylists told including, Keratanase, Nioxin, PHYTO PHYTOCYANE, I have tried. However, nothing working for me.

After all that trying, I started listening to my hair. My hair is thin and wavy. It did not like any of these products when it kept falling like crazy with all these products, I knew that those products are not for me. I needed natural products for my hair care.

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Conditioning: Coming from a South Asian background I have seen some of my family members rely on oil to condition their hair. However, since I have applied oil to my hair, I knew that I had to start small. I applied a mixture of Castor Oil, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Almond oil, Vitamin E Oil, Coconut Oil, and Sesame Oil. I warm the oil and apply to my scalp and hair for better absorption. I would apply it and massage the warm oil in my skull and leave it overnight and wash it next morning. I do this every other week for conditioning my hair. This has really made my hair softer and

Scalp Message: Messaging skull stimulates your hair follicles, which in turns help with hair growth. It also boosts circulation. Get a massage tool for an at-home too. You can also pop into a salon every two weeks for a professional treatment.

Washing Less Often: I know this may not sound hygienic. I thought the same thing when one of my stylists said the same thing to me. However, washing your hair your frequently often strips of the scalp of natural oils and dry out hair. Hence, go longer between washes by going with a dry shampoo, getting creating with your braids. Your hair will thank you. I love the Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam available for $28, where I don’t have to worry about any white residues. At first, my hair still seemed greasy but I realized I was using too much product. The smell is amazing. I also love Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk ($20) that is enriched with oat milk to cleanse hair in minutes without water.

Wash You Hair with Cold Water: This is one mistake that I used to make by washing my hair with warm water not know that it strips your hair of its natural oils and even causes hair loss. Hence, now I washing my hair with cold water to close the hair follicles and lock in the moisture.

Ditch the Heat: I know it is very to completely get rid of all the heating tools. However, if you are absolutely going to use them please use a lower heat setting. It may take longer but your hair will look much healthier and stronger. Additionally, don’t forget to use a heat protectant spray or cream.

Detangler: To avoid losing my hair of the first thing that I did I stopped brushing my hair when it’s wet. Remember, when your hair is wet, it soft and is very vulnerable to breakage. Wait until it’s dry. Additionally, trying to brush on tangled hair lead to pulling and breakage. Hence, you should use the right hair brush and detangler or order to ensure minimal breakage. Brushes with stiff bristles can create split ends and dry out ends. I love the Tangle Teezer Original Detangling Brush ($15), Living Proof restore perfecting spray ($28) that not only conditions my hair but also works as a detangler as well.

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Keep Your Hair Hydrated: You moisturize your body every day with lotion, so why not your hair. I apply Christophe Robin Moisturizing Hair Cream with Sandalwood ($45) on my ends every day in order to keep them hydrated. I have never been happier.

DYI Conditioner to Clean Impurities: In addition to the above steps, I make sure I use all natural shampoo in my hair, which include Loreal EverPure Volume Shampoo and Conditioner ($7.99 each). They are cruelty-free, vegan products. There are no harsh sulfates, salts, or surfactants that can strip dull and damage hair. Once I condition my hair I further wash my hair with apple cider vinegar. You can wash with dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse ($35). I use Eden Foods Organic Apple Cider Vinegar ($13.99) with a little bit of peppermint oil rejuvenating the hair follicles and increasing healthy hair growth and lemon juice to treat dandruff. Also, the two ingredients address the smell of vinegar.

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Thanks to all the above steps, my hair looks much healthier and smoother than before. I also hear from my family and friends how much they love natural hair and waves without any heat styling. With few little steps, I love my hair. It went from oh no to oh yeah!!!

What are you doing to bring the wow factor to your hair? Please comment and let us know. I would really love to hear your feedback.

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February Ipsy Glam Bag


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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you are having a wonderful Thursday! Today, I want to talk to about February Ipsy Glam Bag. As you may know, Ipsy is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription. Each month you will receive full size or deluxe size items and a cute makeup bag. I think it’s one of the best value beauty subscriptions and a great way to build out your makeup collection for just $10 a month.

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Description: The February Ipsy Glam Bag comes in a denim makeup with neon border and five products: Marsh Mineral Eyeshadow in You’re Toast, Luna Highlighter in Calypso, NYX Butter Lipstick in Ripe Berry, Absolute New York Nano Eyeliner, and Biobelle Fiber Facial Masks in #Stay Gorgeous and #iWokeUpLikeThis.

Marsh Mineral Eyeshadow in You’re Toast: This 100% natural eyeshadow can be used wet or dry depending on your need for a dramatic or subtle result. The shadow retails for $22. This is a nice shimmery shade for a night out. However, I am not a big fan of the container though the shadow is very pigmented.

Luna Highlighter: The pale lavender baked highlighter is buildable and looks on every skin tone. It retails for $23. It glides on easily and creates a beautiful glow. It is highly pigmented, hence little goes a long way. I really like the subtle look it creates.

NYX Butter Lipstick: This satin finish lipstick is creamy.  It has a beautiful semi-sheer color. I love how it glides on and the color was vibrant on my lips. It is also quite moisturizing. However, it transfers easy and fades quick, not long-lasting whatsoever. The lipstick retails for $6.

Absolute New York Nano Eyeliner: This ultra fine precision liquid liner is water-, smudge-, and fade-resistant, hence stays put all day. It glides on easily. In order to test how I well liner works I try to create something with the liner on my skin so check if the liner glides on easily and the if liner can fine precision line. As you can see from the picture of the panda (something close to panda maybe?) that the lines are fine and precise. I really like that the liner is waterproof. It is very precise when you need a simple line to open up your eye look. However, it is not recommended for use when you want a thick line. It retails for $9.99.

Biobelle Fiber Facial Masks in #Stay Gorgeous and #iWokeUpLikeThis: These are all natural, biodegradable fiber that adheres face like a second skin. #StayGorgeous had almond oil that softens and moisturizes skin, while #iWokeUpLikeThis contains vitamin c, which is responsible for brighter skin. In order to use the masks, leave on for 20 minutes, then remove before the mask is completely dry. If you’re planning to moisturize after, give your skin a quick rinse, otherwise, just massage in any excess. These masks were quite refreshing, they made my skin soft. I’ve only used one so far but I loved it. Stays on your face fairly well and delivers a lot of product. I will update if there is any issue with the other mask. Each mask retails for $4.99. Hence two retails for $9.98.

In conclusion, my February Glam Bag contains  $70.97 worth of products for just $10 in a beautiful makeup bag. Do you like what you see here, when like on the link here and sign up for ipsy get your beauty bag each month for just $10 per month.

What is your favorite item in your Ipsy bag?  Please comment and let us know. I would really love to hear your feedback.

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Did Someone Say Chocolate?


Hi there my lovelies! Happy Hump Day everyone! Hope everyone is having a good Wednesday! Do you like Chocolate! What am I saying? Everyone likes chocolate. Hence, when I saw the Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette from Too Faced, I had to get it. Today, I will just go over my experience with you.

Description: This is a beautiful palette that is encased in a playful chocolate bar tin containing 16 matte and shimmering shades scented with real chocolate smell. The palette contains rich selection of browns, neutrals, and a little pop of color.

Verdict: The good thing about this palette is that it is a beautiful palette and the colors are nice. There are mattes, shimmers, glitters, and satin finishes so I can see this working on a lot of different people. Additionally, it is made of really cocoa. Hence, the anti-oxidant properties of cocoa is great and not to mention the smell. However, the negative aspect of the palette includes that couple of the swatches (white chocolate, and strawberry bon bon) just disappeared on my skin. Moreover, Candied Violet also went on sheer and had to be layered for good pigmentation. As far as neutrals go, this palette lacks lacking taupe-type shades. Also, if you do not like the smell of chocolate this palette is not for you. Furthermore, some of the shades can be really flaky and can have a lot of fallout, which can be annoying. However, in order avoid fallouts  make sure to tap your brush well on or you will have flakes under your eyes to clean up.  I personally think that this palette is more for neutral everyday look. However, if you are looking for a bolder look, go with the Semi Sweet or the Chocolate Bon Bon  palette. Overall, this is a nice with beautiful smell. Just make sure that you apply the glittery shades wet for them to show up well.

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Blogger Recognition Award


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Hi there my lovelies! Happy Hump Day everyone! So I was nominated by my blogger friend, Sarah, over at lifewithlilred for the Blogger Recognition Award. I cannot tell you what an honor it is and I want to thank Sarah for the nomination! Sarah had a fabulous page so please make sure to check it out! Okay, let’s get to it:

The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

How AllAboutMe Started:

About a couple of years ago I was obsessed with reading all these reviews about different products and style. I was recommending things to others. I always liked talking about my experience with others, then started my blog. With my fulltime healthcare job it was hard in the beginning. However, with my passion for both, I started to find time for both. I named it All About Me because it is about looking things relative to our lifestyle from my prospecting. Now, I have the love and support of so many wonderful readers and couldn’t be more thankful than that. ❤

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My Advice:

  1. Create Connection: I know that I am the millionth person saying this but the key to the success of your blog is creating the connection. Your blog will not be successful in a week or month. It requires connections. Follow other people’s blog, comment. Create connection through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. The Social Media Networks will me key to followers. Use word of mouth to bring traffic to your site. My dad used to have a restaurant and I remember having to drop menus at places. Think of this something like that. You need to market yourself to bring traffic to your site. In the process,  you will make great friends. Going to other bloggers site I have come across some blog site and have learned so much reading some great post. Hence, not only to build connection but to build a wonderful friendship in the process.
  2. Work For It: You really have to give it your all it order for your blog to succeed. Trust me I have seen it happen. Due to some hardship, I could not give time to blogging for more than six months and my blog lost traffic. However, I have constant planning and working hard each and every day I have seen a big difference. If you put in the hard work. However, I am nowhere near where I want or even need to be in terms of followers. However, there is a quote I have followed since Junior High, which kept me going even through tough times, “And miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep”. I am not doing this for money. I did not start this for money. One thing that I really liked what lifewithlilred said, if you are doing this only for money than I wouldn’t quite your day job.
  3. Be Yourself: This is the crucial part of any blog. There are hundreds of blogs out there. What makes your blog unique. DO NOT copy and paste from other. Let the other bloggers inspire you, but just BE YOURSELF. Let your unique self shine through your blog. Your readers your love your for your unique qualities. Don’t just be another number. Stand out in the crowd and your readers your love your for that.

My Nominees (I am only doing Seven!):

Once again, thank you to Sarah for the nomination for the Blogger Recognition Award and I can’t wait to continue to read your wonderful posts!  I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat!

With much love!

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Can I Get Some Loose Glam Glittery Dust?


Hi there my loveliness! Hope you are having a lovely Tuesday. As you may know by now, I am a big fan of glittery and shimmery eyeshadow. It just reminds me of pixie dust from Tinker Bell and all the magic associated with it. I love adding them to my collection only if find something that is worth spending my hard earned money on.  Today, I  want to talk about one such collection from a while ago. It is the Smolder Cosmetics’s Lock It in Bundle! 4 Loose Glam Dust + 1 Dazzle Lock Primer. This collection is currently not available. However, you can get Perfect Glam Bundle of 4 Loose Glam Dust for $32.

Description: The bundle includes a color-coordinated collection of loose dust in Bronze Glow, Gold Digger, Pink Gold, Burnt Coppe, Sample of Asteria, and a Dazzle Lock Primer. These concentrated loose dust pigments can be used dry or wet.

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Verdict: What can I say about these loose dust. A little but goes a long way! I absolutely love these shimmery, glittery loose dust. In order to prevent any fallouts, I just use it with the Dazzle lock primer to keep the dust in place and to intensify the color! So far, this is the most pigmented sparkling eye shadow  I have used. I know that it will last me a long time and I will be ale to combine it with other palettes to created various different looks. Additionally, I get individual shades for $9. In conclusion, I am very happy with this collection.

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What do you think about shimmery glittery eyeshadow palettes? Please comment below. I would really like to hear your feedback.

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The Versatile Nocturnal Shadow Box from Urban Decay


Hi there my lovelies! Happy President’s Day to everyone. Hope you are having a wonderful Monday. How are you spending your long weekend? I spent mine sipping my favorite Peppermint Mocha Frappuccino at Starbucks. I thought I spend a part of the day talking to about a product that I recently had a chance to try out: the Nocturnal Shadow Box from Urban Decay.

Description: This is a limited edition eyeshadow palette that comes in 12 shades and retails for $29. The palette has eight must-haves from UD’s current collection and four exclusives from past sets, including three of the most-requested shades from past vice palettes.

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Verdict: As expected from Urban Decay, this palette delivers beautiful and versatile shades. While it has natural shades, it also has bold and bright shades that make this palette stand out from others. The colors blend so easily and are creamy as well. The only one thing that I have an issue with, is that the darker shades can be really flaky and can have a lot of fallout, which can be annoying. However, in order avoid fallouts from the darker shades make sure to tap your brush well on or you will have flakes under your eyes to clean up. They layer well, so take your time. Due to the flakes and fallouts, I give this palette four stars. Otherwise, I absolutely love it.

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What is your favorite UD shadow palette that you would recommend? Please comment and let us know. I would really love to hear your feedback.

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Foxybae Hair Straightening Brush: Does It Really Work?


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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you had a lovely weekend. Today, I want to talk about a hair straightening brush that I have tried recently and give my honest opinion. I am talking about Foxybae Hair Straightening Brush. Hope this will help you decide if you really want to go for a straightening brush.

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Description: I have told you before, I have stubborn thin and wavy hear. I have actually proud on my waves because I get quite compliments on them. However, what I hate is that no heating products can tame that wave. Hence I am always looking one that can straighten it without burning them. When I saw an only promotion to be able to buy this product for less than $50, when the actual price is $149.95 I took advantage of the offer, hoping it will work on hair. The brush actually looks quite luxurious and has a LED display and heats up to a safe 365°F in mere seconds (max temp of 232°C/450°F) simply brush your hair to distribute heat and straighten without damaging your tresses in the process. It automatically heats to 365°F. You can change the temperature up and down using the temperature control.

Verdict: Does this brush really work. My one-word response to this is “Meh”. I have seen YouTube review raving about Foxybae. I actually found the results with my Instyler much better. My hair is much shinier with the Instyler too. However, I do admit that did not fill the heat with this brush. With my Instyler, if I am not careful I will see smoke coming out of my hair. This is one thing that I really like about this brush that my hair doesn’t burn while styling. In conclusion, who I wasn’t impressed with the straitening part of the brush, I did like the part that it’s safer on my hair than other heating products. Overall, I don’t waste your money if you are looking for a straightening product that gives straitening, shine and volume. Go with the Instyler, which does all the three.

What is your favorite hair styling product that you would recommend? Please comment and let us know. I would really love to hear your feedback.

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Red Love


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Hi there my loveliness! Happy Friday to everyone! I thought, what a great way to end the weekdays by talking to you, my lovely friends about my latest haul away from Sephora. I thought I would share my review with you.

Description: This month, in honor of the Heart Month and Valentine’s Day, I got three shades red lip colors. They include: Ciaté London Pretty Stix Murumuru Butter Lipstick in First Love, Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipstick in COLOR 4 Rouge in Danger, and Yves Saint Laurent Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Lip Stain in COLOR 9 Rouge Laque.

Ciaté London Pretty Stix Murumuru Butter Lipstick in First Love ($20): Ciate London is a buttery and creamy lipstick in red. It goes on smooth and creamy and looks fabulous. It lasts fairly long. The case is very cute. I like how hydrating it is.  You have to layer it to get a deeper color.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipstick in COLOR 4 Rouge in Danger ($37): YSL is really one of my favorite brands. I really love how rich and creamy it is, and it is very super easy to apply. It is infused with 65 percent oils with deeply hydrating texture. I love this sheer lipstick and have it in few different shades. The only sad part is it does not last long, but I am okay it is because how it is hydrating to the extreme and I will take over long-lasting color for my extra dry lips. It’s a sheer lipstick but definitely buildable. One of the best thing I love about this lipstick is the smell. It smells so fresh. I highly recommend this lipstick if you can splurge.

Yves Saint Laurent Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Lip Stain in COLOR 9 Rouge Laque ($36): This lip color offers the shine of a gloss with a long wear of a stain. However, I am not sure it is worth the price. Out of the three lip colors that bought this is my least favorite. I do admit that it does last a long time. However, it does wear off very easily if you touch your lips with anything which I do and I am not sure if I am going to buy this again. If your New Year resolution is to spend your money wisely then don’t spend it on this.

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All that Glitters is Gold


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Hi there my lovelies! Happy Hump Day to everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday so far. Today, I want to talk to you about my latest haul away from Mac Cosmetics.
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Description: My latest Mac Cosmetics haul away includes three items, two of which are currently sold out. As a Mac Select customer, I had a choice of two samples. The three items include: the Stripped Naked Lip Kit in Whirl, Dazzle Shadow X 4: The Shining Hour, and Mac Lipstick in Model Behavior.

Stripped Naked Lip Kit in Whirl ($29): Mac Cosmetics is known for its highly pigmented and bold lip colors. However, now for those nude lip color lovers, Mac has come up with the nude duo kit. This kit comes with a lipstick and lip pencil. What is different about this kit is that the lip pencil is slightly darker than the lipstick in order to create a more fuller look with a 3D effect. As always, I really love this kit and highly recommend it. However, unfortunately, due to high demand, the kit is currently sold out.

Dazzle Shadow X 4-The Shining Hour ($32): Who said that all that glitter is not gold? This palette contains four sparkling shades: burgundy with teal, pink, gold, and sparkling white. I absolutely love this palette. I just spray a little liquid primer on my brush before dipping it into the pan and it lasts all day. The colors more gorgeous in person, and I am glad that I ordered them before they sold out, because this palette is worth every penny.

Mac Lipstick in Model Behavior ($17): Finally, Model Behavior is a bold color. Since I received this lipstick, I received a lot of compliments and my mom has been wanting this lipstick from me since she saw the shade on my lip. I really this lipstick. It goes it smoothly and lasts a long time.

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Get Rid of the Pesky Oily Residue from Your Powdered Makeup


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Hi there lovelies! Hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday. Have ever had to deal with pesky oily residues ruining your powered foundation and eyeshadow? I know I have. Which of the following methods have you used to get rid of pesky oily residue from your powered makeup?

It oily residue houses scores of bacteria and makes the powered makeup (whether foundation or eyeshadow) almost useless. If you have used a knife to scrape off the oily part, it leaves a whole in the area and wastes a lot of the product.  However, there a simple DIY way to get rid of the oily residue just using common office supply: yes I am talking about tape.

Just use tape to get off those pesky little oily residues and you will able to use them again without the worry of bacteria filled oily residue covered your powered makeup. Additionally, you don’t have to waste makeup product by scraping the oily part off with a knife.

As you can see from the picture above tape will get rid of the oily residues in just minutes and you will not waste any of your makeup products. Was this DYI tip helpful to you or will recommend this DYI tip to others?

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