Friday, May 29, 2015

Top 5 Things I Enjoyed in Puerto Rico

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary in Puerto Rico, and we absolutely loved every minute of it. Here are the top 5 things we enjoyed in Puerto Rico.

The Sceneries

Puerto Rico is beautiful! The landscapes, some of the buildings, the beaches, the forest,...etc, all unique and it has lots of  breathtaking views. We went to Old San Juan to visit some of the tourist attractions, the Fort was definitely a workout, but it was worth it. Then we walked around the town area, the roads are cool, very fitting with the design of the buildings. It's one thing to see it in a picture, but another to see it for yourself.

The Food

We ate at so many different restaurants, and all the food was amazing.  But our ultimate favorite restaurant was Oceano. The food was delicious and the workers were very friendly. Our server was Juan Puablo, he was a sweetheart. If you ever visit Puerto Rico, you must go there and try anything, especially their calamari. It's the best calamari, you'll ever have.

The Shops

Living in the Virgin Islands, we don't have a lot of the American stores such as Charlotte Russe, Zara, Victoria Secret, Sephora..etc, but Puerto Rico does! And the prices are so much cheaper than in the Virgin Islands. Too bad all that is gonna change when they increase their taxes. Ah well, glad I got my shopping done.

The People

Surprisingly all the people we encountered were very friendly. We saw lots of smiling faces, and they were very helpful. That's a major plus!

The Room

After a long day touring the island, it's nice to unwind and relax. We stayed at the newly built Hyatt Houses. The room was clean and very relaxing. The staff were pleasant and polite. It's also a great place to stay if you plan on traveling with the kiddies. We didn't, but in the future we will.

Puerto Rico was awesome! If you haven't been there, you should make your way there sometime in life.

Peace and Love,


Friday, May 15, 2015

Washing Natural Hair | The Twisty Wash Method

For many years my hair and I have had a love/hate relationship. It's super thick and kinky/tightly coiled. Growing up people always said I had 'good hair'. When it came to washing my hair, there was nothing good about it. Which lead me to relaxing my hair in the 11 grade. Not only was it hard to manage, I didn't know what to do with it(styles).  But now with this Natural Hair Movement, I learned that my natural hair is versatile. I try new products, and methods, to see what works for my hair.  Which lead me to this method of washing my hair, I call it "The Twisty Wash Method."

Step 1 - Wet Hair.

Step 2 - Lather hair with shampoo(preferably organic, sulfate free..etc).

Step 3- Massage hair and scalp.

Step 4- Rinse out shampoo.

Step 5- Repeat steps 1-4.

Step 6- Apply your favorite conditioner. If you would like to do a deep conditioning treatment: add product, put on a shower cap, and let sit for 15 minutes-1 hour, or as directed on product instructions.

Step 7- Gently detangle by separating hair into small sections, brush to detangle, twist the hair, and then put a rubber band at the ends. You can use your hands to detangle, but I prefer to use the Revlon True Red Brush,  or  a Denman brush.  The purpose for the rubber bands are to prevent the hair from unraveling in Step 9.

Step 8. Repeat step 7 until all your hair is twisted.

STEP 9: **THE TWISTY WASH METHOD SECRET**- Thoroughly rinse out conditioner while your hair remains twisted. Tip: To be sure all product is removed from hair, wet and squeeze. 

Step 10: Remove excess water by squeezing or using a t-shirt/towel. Then style. I love to air dry my hair, but you can apply heat. Your choice. And you're done!

Your hair will be soft, and easy to manage, with little to no shedding. I also did a video if you would like to see exactly how I do it on my hair. Check it out.