Guest Blogger

Hello,
I’m working on expanding my blog and reaching new viewers so I decided to reach out to other bloggers. I’m looking for anyone interested in submitting a post for my blog. The topic can be about your health experiences good and bad, your hair journey (natural, relaxed, or dyed), any experience as a writer or a blogger you want to share, or anything related to a previous post.

If you are interested in guest blogging for me please email me LifeWithDemetra@Gmail.com

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Xoxo,
Demetra

Future Blog Posts

Recently I bought a couple new nail lacquers that I will review.

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(from left to right) seche vote clear base coat,  essie turquoise and Caicos, essie cute as a button, Maybelline color show iced queen, essie eternal optimist, and essie butter please. Here’s a picture of of my nails with essie turquoise and Caicos

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I love the essie brand well this is my first time using it but it was love at first stroke. I will do the other polishes later in the week.

I took a trip to Trader Joes on Tuesday and picked up a whole liter of Sunflower oil for $3.99. Why do I need that much? Well I’ll tell you for oil pulling. Instead of using mouthwash to clean my mouth I will use the practice of oil pulling. It not only cleanses the mouth but the body as well. Pulling all the toxins from the body. I’ll let you know if this Ayurvedic practice works as well as the research says. Sunflower oil and Sesame oil as the oils that work the best. For 20 minutes after you brush your teeth and before your first meal, you swish it around in your mouth. It gets in between teeth and pulls put the toxins and replaces it with minerals that can’t get in. Here’s a link for more information on Oil Pulling.

I’ve been moisturizing my hands and nails with coconut oil everyday thanks to the HeyFranHey challenge and my nails have shown so much improvement over the past two weeks. At the end of the month I’ll show my length from the first and the end result.

As of right now I still have the Senegalese twists in but I’ll be taking them out soon and doing a couple different things with my natural hair. I will try to define my curls with a wash and go. I will do a twist out and I will try to do a bantu knot out. Also I will be starting the hairfinity vitamins and I want to share that journey as well.

I haven’t neglected my writing. I’ve been writing everyday this week but I don’t have anything to share yet. Please be  patient. I will be writing and updating more. I promise.

Thank you for reading,

Demetra

DIY Coconut oil and Vitamin e oil lotion

Last night I found this recipe on the internet. I was looking for uses for my newly acquired vitamin e oil. I found this simple yet very effective lotion recipe. I’ve been doing this beauty/health/fitness challenge that requires me to use coconut oil on my hands and nails daily. So this lotion was the perfect fix. The ingredients…

One cup of coconut oil.

One tablespoon of vitamin e oil.

One jar to store once it is finished.

You add both ingredients together and mix. Not too much to it.

Note: Please use coconut oil that’s as close to its solid state as possible.

Here’s the finished product…

My lotion.

My lotion.

Is Dandruff ruining your life?

All Products Used

All Products Used

Vitamin E Oil and ACV

Vitamin E Oil and ACV

Pink Spray bottle is water and conditoner.

Pink Spray bottle is water and conditoner.

My conditioners

My conditioners

Coconut oil to rub on my scalp

Coconut oil to rub on my scalp

ACV and water mix

ACV and water mix

Ok so my life isn’t totally ruined but lately my scalp has been going crazy. Ok maybe it’s been a while and I’ve been ignoring the signs. Anyway I knew from previous research that apple cider vinegar was my friend. I was using coconut oil on my scalp until I was able to get apple cider vinegar and I was pleased with it. So I headed to my local Trader Joes and let me just say that the place was packed. I felt like I was in a well lit club with slower music. There was almost no room to turn. Anyway I got my apple cider vinegar and also picked up some vitamin e oil for $2.99 or $3.99 now I can’t remember but either way it was a steal. I need this scalp therapy. Anyway I diluted my acv in a small spray bottle with water and sprayed my scalp. I had to be careful because I have in twists. After I rinsed and cowashed. I’ll have to update you on the progress but for the first time in a little while there is no itchiness when I go to apply my conditioner and most importantly NO FLAKES!

Prodcuts used:

Trader Joes Brand Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Coconut oil

Organix Moroccan Argan Oil and Macadamia oil conditioners (love these)

One spray bottle filled with diluted apple cider vinegar

One spray bottle of water with a little of both Organix conditioners. I spray my twists in the morning and at night with this mixture to keep them moisturized since my hair gets super dry and it is difficult to keep it moisturized.

If dandruff irritates your scalp as well try this and let me know how it turns out for you.

 

New Year Updates!

Hello,

I have news and upcoming updates for the people that care. If anyone is interested in how the “Sassy Water” is going sorry but I can’t start that until next week. I ordered a water filter and it never came so tonight I ordered another one because next week I have a lot to prepare for. On January 14th I am going….Blonde? No. Redhead? No. I am going VEGETARIAN for two weeks. I’m cutting all meat out of my life for a little while because my eating habits have gotten out of control and in order to gain some control I’m putting limits on what I can and can’t eat. Plus I’ve been feeling so sluggish lately I think I need a lighter diet for a little while. Please send all Green Smoothie and any vegetarian recipes. I am so excited to do this. I’ll try and keep track of everyday and post my progress. One of my 2013 goals is to post more progress on here. Also next week I will be resuming my Hairfinity vitamins for those of you who have never heard of them. They are hair multivitamins that aid in hair growth and health. I will make a post for them when they arrive. Ahhh! Lastly I put my hair up in Senegalese twists for a while and I might have fun with them and do some styles and post them. How is your new year beginning? Is anyone as excited as I am? Also I will have to postpone making the lip balm and lipstick until the end of the month so I can order everything. All bundled up Up and Sophisticated