April, Beautiful, Beautifully and Wonderfully Made, Black Girl, Inner Strength, love Yourself, Miss Jessie's, Natural Hair

❤️Two Years Natural❤️

April 13th marked two years since I have been natural. Wow what a journey it has been for me. It has been a love /hate relationship with my hair.  Growing up I had long thick hair but trying to fit in with the other girls I asked for a perm and being to young to understand the care it needed I didn’t take care of it causing my hair to be so damaged it fell out.

One day I looked at my hair it it was so damaged from excessive heat, perms and extensions. I was so mad at myself for letting my hair look this bad. I was trying too hard to fit in and keep up with the styles that I forgot to take care of my hair. In the end I decided to go natural and It was the best choice I have ever done in my life. In October of 2012 I went to my friends house and she cut all the damaged hair off. My hair was maybe a inch long. It was a scary road for me to be embarking on, but I did it. In April of 2013 I had my last perm and it was just my edges or the crown that was permed for a friends wedding I attended.

Now I AM NOT a hair person. Some woman were blessed with being able to do their hair and all these elaborate styles like my sister but I was not. So trying to do my hair in its transition state was very hard because my hair was two different textures. I went through so many products until I felt I got the product that worked best for my hair. The products I use are posted below. I love Miss Jessie’s products my hair feels so soft and my curl pattern is more defined when I use them.

As mentioned above taking this journey was hard to do because I am already self conscious about my appearance and trying to do my hair was something I have struggled with all my life. I could never quite get it to where I want it. Now no one can tell me nothing. I love my hair and I am way more confident in myself than I have ever been. My hair is not long as other naturals but it is healthy and strong. Thats all that matters to me, not the length but the strength of my hair (I like that phrase).

Being a natural is a choice that is not for everyone some woman love their extensions and perms and that is fine its a personal choice but if someone asks me what should they do with their hair I WILL ALWAYS say go natural because the love I have for this journey I embarked on is something that means a lot to me and I want everyone to experience it. I started this journey not knowing what to expect and I sit here as I type this post in love with the outcome. I am still on a journey with my hair, I am trying new styles and colors  but I am being conscious of the the products I put in my hair.

Check out my YouTube page as I will be adding more videos as I go.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7kUhPDu6CQ7ytnai8tfdXQ

xOxO Ebony Monae xOxO

p.s

I am in love with my HAIR💜!!!!

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Authors, Beautiful, Book Review, Inner Strength, love Yourself

Book Review Making Faces by Amy Harmon 

This book was more than five stars it was a 10 star book. I felt the characters pain, it was that intense of a book. I came across this book while I was looking for another book and I was immediately HOOKED. I could not put it down. I was moved by the authors words. I first I was thinking its going to be another Beauty and the Beast type of thing, but this book was so much more, held so much more. We have Fern, Ambrose the two main characters but we also have sweet Bailey (he was my favorite, I liked his take on life). Fern forever thought she was ugly just from overhearing one statement as a little girl and that forever changed her life. It goes to show you how much words can change your life. She really was beautifully on the inside and outside she just had to finally notice that for herself. Then we have Ambrose, he was the star of their little town. He was what people asked for in a hero. Then he goes off to war and watched his friends die. I liked how she wrote about him struggling with their deaths. It gave the book more depth. I think most readers can relate to what she was portraying with what both characters were going through.

The only thing that made me upset was Rita. I wanted more from her character, your friend died and it was time you stood up for yourself instead of running. She really pissed me off with that.

Great Book. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did reading it!!

Happy Reading!!

XOxo EbonyMonae xoXO

April, Beautiful, Food for thought, Helping others, Inner Strength, love Yourself, Words of Wisdom

👑I See a Queen 👑

  

What we see is what we PROJECT. This a powerful picture. Too often we tear down little girls who dream they could be anything they want to be. This little girl sees a queen in herself and rightfully so. 

It’s time to uplift girls of all ages. Let them know they are beautifully and wonderfully made.  We have that power now to do this especially in a generation where the media constantly tells them differently. Be that voice of reason for them 💜💜

💜 Ebony💜Monae 💜

April, Beautiful, Enjoying Yourself, Food for thought, Inner Strength, love Yourself, Monday, Words of Wisdom

💖Time is Precious 💖

  

Good Morning, hope your Monday is off to a good start. I saw this picture and I loved it. Most mornings we dread getting up wanting that one more hour of sleep, but time is precious so let’s take the time to enjoy. Instead of staying in a few minutes extra wake up instead and look at the sun rise with a nice cup of tea reflect on the day you want to have, be positive, be uplifting to others, be that voice of reason to someone. 

86,400 seconds in a day, so why not make everyday a great day? Why not do the things you wish you could do? I encourage all of us to do the things we have been putting off. We are credited each new day, so let’s but that credit to good use. 

💗XoXo EbonyMonae XoXo💗

ps

Enjoy life before it’s gone, someone of us don’t get get too.

Action Film, Fast Cars, Furious 7, Movie Review

First Movie Review “FURIOUS 7”

This movie was AMAZING. It had it all action, great actors, top of the line graphics. It is making me think what the next movie is going to be like and how they can top it. It was good to see Paul Walker in his last film. The tribute at the end was moving. There was not an dry eye in the theater last weekend. All my favorite actors were in here and the chemistry between them really portrays on to the film. I encourage you all to go see it because you will not leave without being amazed.

xOxO EbonyMonae xOXo

p.s.

This song made me cry so much. Just thinking about Paul Walker and the amazing person he was. Also made me think about the people I have lost in my life that shaped me as the person I am.

Beautiful, Inner Strength, love Yourself, Thank You

Thank You So Much

I just want to take the time out too thank those that read my posts and like them or comment on them. It means so much to me you have no idea. Going through the things I have been through or going to go through sometimes makes me feel alone, I feel at times know one understands what I am going through. Its like my feelings are not justified. When I feel this way I turn to writing. It is hard for me to express my feelings verbally but when my hands hit the keyboard they just type exactly what I want to say. My fingers tips have mind of their own. To know that people are feeling the same way I am and going through what I am going through, to know that I am not alone gives a young woman like me so much hope in life and it gives me a voice. From the bottom of my heart I truly thank you so much.

xOxO EbonyMonae xOxO

April, Beautiful, Blogilates, Enjoying Yourself, love Yourself, Spring Cleaning

ITS APRILLLLLLLLLLL!!

Hello Everyone its APRIL!

This morning while working out I actually heard birds chirping in my complex. April really means spring to me even if it began in the month of March. So this month I have so much in store for myself I am so excited.

I am almost done with this semester THANK YOU JESUS. I just was so lazy this semester, well I am every semester but this one takes the cake. I have my friends baby shower coming up that I helped plan and will help decorate. I am the worst at these things because I am so not the artsy type but I really surprised myself this time, I guess you can blame Pinterest. Some good books are coming out( ALWAYS a book nerd), AGE OF ULTRON is coming to the big screen, ohh yea I have been waiting three years for this movie. It is the last one to be directed by Joss Whedon as he will not be doing the last movie in 2017(a little bummed as he is an amazing director).

I have started my Fit Journal from Blogilates. In this Fit Journal its 12 weeks of working out and eating clean. Last month I really bombed my workouts and meal prep. This month I plan to do better than last month and really work hard. I want to be healthy and fit and feel comfortable in my own skin. For so long I did not like how my body looked and always complained, but I need to shut my mouth and work the hell out, that is what I want to accomplish this month.

I hope everyone has a productive month of April. If you have to spring clean do it give away the things that you no longer use. Clean the clutter from your house and LIFE. If a person is not doing anything to help you or make you grow as an person throw there ass right out with the the things you no longer need because its all about a better and stronger you.

XoXo EbonyMonaeXoXo

p.s.

HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY!!!!! (hope you get into some mischief like I shall be doing today)