🤗Home for the holidays!🎄🎆

I absolutely love the holidays, any and all  holidays really lol. Anything I can decorate for and come together with family and friends is the BEST! 

I am currently still on vacation spending time with my family 😆. Getting away from the large, busy city of LA has been wonderful! Don’t get me wrong I am growing to love LA, but being home with familiar,loving faces is amazing. It gives me time to relax, rejuvenate, be loved by my number 1’s,  remember why I work so hard, and reflect! Not to mention the food! Ugh laws! The FOOD! 

Christmas eve feast for GAME NIGHT!

I had eaten my whole breakfast before I decided to take a pic. Hopefully this  explains the half eaten pancake! 

Wish I had a photo of the two Christmas dinners I had…. but it was too good to stop, find my phone and take a piture.

The last two years I have been living on my own. 2014 traveling the US. 2015 fighting for social Justice in Los Angeles. With all the energy needed to do my best in those years. It left me too exhausted to come home and decorate. So, coming home and knowing my home will be decorated and warm is such a relief! I absolutely love it.
Mommy’s home

Grandparents home

I am here a bit longer and plan on making it the best time! I try to come visit frequently! The next thing I will be doing is my annual vision board and goals! But that’s for another blog! 

Share your holiday experiance with me! 

-Ebony 🤗😘

No….wait…Is it a wig!?!?!

Yes y’all I have taken it to the next level and purchased a wig! 🤔 I remember making fun of people wearing wigs and laughing at the thought of it. Thinking…. “what are you gonna do if it falls off?” But hey, I got tired of having something sewn to my head all the time. I wanted my scalp to breath. 

Here’s my lacefront wig review.

I will start by saying, I should have done much more research on hair before my purchase. I bought what I thought was raw Indian Remy hair….. but it was so rough after a couple wears. I had to wash it condition it,then wash and condition again! Comb through it just to get it somewhat manageable. I never quite got it to wear I wanted it. But it was good enough to work with. 

I always have this fear people are gonna know i am wearing a wig! Lol which is crazy because there’s no difference between a weave and wig, really. 

This is how I found what I liked.

Step 1. I wanted something not too shiney and not a ridiculous in length. So I tried on hair that fit me and my style. 

Step 2. I asked the assistant in the store questions! 🚫🚫🚫🚫 Don’t do this! Talk to professionals and someone who works with hair on a daily. They will be able to give you good experianced advice. I’m sure I would have loved my wig if i did that step. 

Step 3. When you get the hair home wash it and condition it. You really don’t know where the hair has been. And people have been touching it…. eww gross. 

Step 4. Pluck it. And dye the knots. Just as you would a lacefront. Oh…. get a lacefront wig only! Use tweezers to take the hair out until it looks like your hairline. *** I took mine to be customized but since I got the wrong hair,  that was already processed the knots would not dye.(The knots are the parts of the hair that are actually sewn to the cap.) Then she plucked mine but felt it wasn’t going to work because the wig was actually didn’t fit correctly. So annoying right! Lol so what she did was add an elastic band so it fit firm and l correctly. She didn’t even charge me because the wig looked like a lost cause. 

Step 5. I went home and washed it and conditioned it again. Cut it so I had 360 baby hairs, combed it and flat ironed it. Then I pluck more and more hairs, so the top would look thin. Not thick and wiggy.

Step 6. I prayed that this would work because my hair was already braided into prison braids! Straight back! 

Step 7. Once I got the wig fitted, with the help of that awesome elastic band. I used got 2 be glued to lay down the front of my hair. I tied it down and slept…..

And when I awoke

I could even pull it up! 

Speak over your OWN LIFE!!!! 

“Words are so powerful” 

I did not understand what this meant for the longest. Like I got it, but was that actually a thing? I would hear this all the time. “Watch your tounge. It can become an reality.” “Don’t speak that over your self or into the atmosphere.” 

As I get older I see the power of words.I feel the power of words. I recently experianced the power my own tounge has over situatuons. 

So as you all know, I have started a new job. I came in having confidence about myself, but not quite sure if I have the knowledge and work ethic to succeed in this particular field. I was nervous, scared and doubting myself. “Do I have what it takes?” 

In this state of doubt while having a conversation with my boss I said out loud…. ” My stregnth is communicating, and making partnerships. I havent really got the paperwork part down” Since that moment I have said that statement in  three different encounters we have had. So yesterday I sit down with her and she says, “Communicating is your strength”. I paused for a second. Then thought…. Why did I do that? Why did I put a limit on what I can do and convinced someone else that I have limitations. After that I didn’t say anything because I hadn’t had time to reflect. 

Now as I sit here. I know that we truly do have power. What comes out of our mouth can change situations, perspectives and perceptions. I should be speaking positivity! Yea communicating is one of my stregthns,and I have tons more! AND I plan to master the work load in this position too!  This is what we need to be telling ourselves. We only put limitations on our own abilities. 

I know this may sound basic but to me it’s powerful. If I speak well of myself, those who surround me and my situation, things will change.In a positive way. 

When we have our next meeting I am going to correct myself. “I receantly told you I only have a couple stregthns. Thats isnt so…. I am Awesome and good at many things.I am going to master this job and any task presented to me. Ha maybe I”ll find a different way to say it, so she doesnt think I am strange lol. 

Anyway…. I hope anyone out there who is doubting their own abilities or capabilities doesn’t meditate on that thought. Speak confidence, power, knowledge, success and anything more you want for your life over yourself. Once you can say those positive affirmations. It changes your mood, thoughts and eventually your situation. 

I will be taking my own advice! Believe me! I never want to sale myself short.

-Ebony 😙🤗

Elf cosmetics has a store now?!?!

Omg! So I know everyone remembers Elf cosmetics. The low price makeup and makeup accessories you can purchase at CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens and Walmart. 
I was in the mall on my jolly way to buy makeup. I wanted to restock for the winter, since I am getting to my winter shade of melanin. As I am walking, I see the words Elf. I thought hmm new store, nice. I looked over my shoulder to the left. All I see is makeup! 🤗 Of course I had to step in. I asked an employee when this was built and she replied it’s brand new. As I walked through the store and looked at prices all I could saw was affordable!!! Foundations for $6, makeuo brushes for $3, pigmented, creamy,  100 count  eyeshadows for $15. I was in makeup paradise! (((Something to know about me…. if I don’t have to spend a lot of money. I rather not!)))

I found some really cool stuff and winter colors! Take a look! 

My favorite purchase was the felt tip eyeliner! 

I also purchased a foundation with 3 differnts hues of brown and a color corrector.

Along with the stiff makeup brush I like! 

I also purchased a powder. Which took the extra shine from my makeup. Also makong my lipstick appear matte! 

Are you ready for the final look!?!?! It’s not dramatic. I was off to work. 

Oh….. of course you must take a silly picture at 7:30am 🤔

Always need a picture with a real smile! 

I’ll give you updates on it! 

Comment below if you have questions! 

-Ebony 😙😆