Tuesday, January 31, 2017

hair care secrets ;-)

Hi Babes!

Alright, let’s be honest, the way your hair looks can make or break your day. Ladies who wear short styles aren’t entirely exempt from the universal bad hair day, but the odds are more for than against them. My hair is just so heavy, I am prone to flat hair. Once your hair hits shoulder length, it tends to have a mind of its own. Longer hair is also more prone to damage and breaks, which is never a good look. Therefore I came up with a list of my top tips to provide -- coming from a girl who has had hair of all lengths and styles!

Put down the straightener, curler, or whatever your weapon of choice. Heat styling sucks the life out of your hair at any length. I have thin hair, but a lot of it! I typically shower at night, put my hair into a twist bun, and blow dry in the morning when it is half way dry. If you absolutely must use heat to style your hair, do it once every few days instead of every day. I literally do so about twice a week, MAX. I use dry shampoo to absorb any oils on days in between.

Wash less frequently, definitely not every day. Shampooing too often strips your hair of its natural protective oils, which both dries out the lengths and ends and urges your scalp to produce more oil. there are plenty of dry shampoos on the market that will absorb grease and add a fresher scent. Not to mention a bit of grime also gives hair texture and makes it easier to style.



Switch your shampoo to one that doesn’t contain sulfates. These harsh detergents are commonly listed in the ingredients as sodium laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate, and ammonium lauryl sulfate. Many people opt out of them because of the rumored carcinogen properties; I don’t use them because they strip color from hair. My hair is currently highlighted, so very cautious about it! If your hair is damaged or color-treated, or you’re susceptible to a sensitive scalp, steer clear of formulas with these chemicals. Yes, shampoos that don’t contain them can be significantly more expensive, but it is so worth it when you think about how often you need to RE treat/color your hair.



 Try a supplement like biotin. Biotin is a B vitamin necessary for cell growth and the production of fatty acids, both of which are hallelujah for your hair. Fish oil pills not only work wonders for the growth and quality of hair, but they also are believed to have countless other health benefits. Both of these of supplements can be purchased at any drugstore or pharmacy. There is also an all-natural treatment called Viviscal which is significantly more expensive — I’ve never tried it but heard good things about it!

Use a deep conditioner weekly for soft, shiny hair. If you make a routine out of slathering your hair with a rich cream and hanging out with a shower cap on for a half an hour every week, your hair will be that much better for it. Such a habit can even help to get rid of split-ends before they even begin so you’ll need less haircuts to keep ends healthy and able to grow.

There are a lot of little things you can do to make your hair healthier and keep it that way. A silk pillowcase may sound over-the-top but it will put an end to nighttime pulling and breakage, and also good for your skin/wrinkles! Flip your hair around to get blood flowing to the scalp. Give yourself a head massage for a couple of minutes; you’ll look weird but your hair won’t! Get a trim to part with your dead ends every 6 to 8 weeks. Whatever you do, don’t get frustrated and cut it all off, because chances are you will regret it! Been there, done that… more than once, I’m sorry to admit.


I will list some of my "Holy Grail" products that seem to keep my hair just how i like it. Long, lustrious, volunious, and split-end free. :) Felicia's Shopping Guide:

Tresemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo [$5.49, Walgreens.com]
Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo [$24, Dermstore]
Swissco Tortoise Wide Tooth Wet Comb [$12, Amazon]
Pureology Hydrate Shampoo [$29.99, Target.com]
Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo [$7.99, Drugstore.com]
Solgar Biotin 5000mcg [$14.38, Amazon]
Res-Q High Grade Fish Oil Pills [$41, Amazon]
Viviscal Extra Strength Dietary Supplement [$38.69, Amazon]
Pantene Pro-V Beautiful Lengths Replenishing Mask [$5.03, CVS.com]
Spasilk 100% Pure Silk Beauty Pillowcase [$19.99, Amazo]

Let me know if you have tried any of these, or would like to even add to the list! I am always open to trying new products out! Thanks for reading loves!

xOx Fee

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

you can't trust any one.

Trusting people can be one of the biggest mistakes of your life. 
are hated if you're rich, && you're hated if you're poor. you are hated if you have big boobs, or if you're as flat as a board. no matter what you are or have, there will always be one person that will truly try to show you down as they always wish to see themselves in your position. i have first hand experience with this.

let me explain this a little more in depth.

when listening to some one speak, it's fine to listen to them while they speak about themselves, family, things of that nature.. however, things can become problematic when they begin to bitch about others. Listening to juicy gossip is always somewhat exhilarating but always keep in mind that you just have to JUST listen, no speaking in front of such people, because sooner rather than later it will eventually be you that will be the center of their gossip.. && bam, then there goes your reputation. yes, that easy.


in my past friend relationship, i've noticed people seem to thrive off of belittling others. this is their ultimate drive as they get very irritated by seeing others progressing in their lives. All these people do not like to make good relationships with the people of higher ranks or their colleagues, so they try to befriend people who they consider "less" than themselves. for instance you always see a pair of friends-- one is obviously considered the pretty one, and she becomes best friends with an ugly duckling. when in reality, that pretty girl has an uglier inside than any other female you've ever met, which in return makes that pretty girl super ugly to the intelligent eye.. but that is just the thing-- how many people really have anything more than common sense? not many, shit -- some even lack the sense that is presumed oh so common.

All these people who envy others always try to prove themselves the best amid everyone. They compliment themselves, post dozens of pictures of their face in 20 different angles (ugh, soo annoying) and then post things like "i'm sooo insecure" or "this is such an ugly picture of me" which really makes them sound like fools. We all need that attention, I get it, we are women. But let's not be so dramatic, shall we?

Sometimes it was a female so close to me, it hurt to cope with knowing the fact that she was doing those things I said above. So I'd indiscreetly distant myself from them.. by  skipping their requests to get together, not called them/answered their phone calls or texts, made up excuses as to not hang out with them, etc. because some of the shit they do is just not acceptable. i know this may be considered fake or whatever on my part, but it's really just me not having the ignorance and mean bone in my body to tell them to their face how messed up they are for doing what they are doing to me behind my back. Like I said, this female was close to me. I couldn't understand why she would say such mean things about me and all the other stuff she did. I was at a lost as to what to do really.


I finally came to understand that all the people are different and have different natures. If i make any effort to change them, then i am wasting my time... well my time is done being wasted. i'm done worrying about society, and trying to get into people's minds to 'heal them' if you will. psychology is amazing, and just a little bit of studying can truly open your eyes to the ways people operate and why. and a looooooooot of it revolves around jealousy.

Jealousy is a powerful emotion. it can be the reason you cheat, the reason you tease, and even the reason some kill. so the next time you feel the urge to ridicule Justin Bieber, homosexuals, your friends or anyone else, just think about what your motive is, and the consequences. the world is not perfect and never will it be, but if you fight for the cause--- regardless, one more person will be able to live their life to their potential. and to me, that almost seems worth it considering you probably never will.

xox rica

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

menstraul cramps remedies xx

If there is one thing that brings us women all to our worse, it's menstrual cramps! i have always
gotten them the absolute worse! I had to miss two days of school each month, both of which i laid in  the fetal position balling and balling until the two Vicodin, midol kicked in and to when my skin was scorching red from sticking the heat pad on it without the cover because it wasn't working unless i did so! I stopped getting them so bad EVERY month around 19 years old, and now get them to that magnitude every other or two months. && for that i am 1000% grateful.

Along with the period comes the tender boobies, acne prone all over your face and body, the grogginess, the  "ohhhs" and "ahhs" -- as you get older most of which go away. I still get the oohs and ahhs, and tender boobs, but my acne has been great -- haven't had a flare up in forever. I also have a lot of energy due to my diet and vitamins.

I came across an article on the beauty gypsy stating these little home made formulas are the top 5 tried, tested and proven to work !! These menstrual cramp remedies seem to be a big hit...

[1] Guyanese Ginger & Clove Blend
Put 2 teaspoons of powdered ginger, 5 whole cloves and one cup of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Strain and drink while hot.

[2] Jamaican Wonder Water
Place a quarter cup of white over proof tequila (bonus points if you can get your hands on Cabo Wabo) and some ice cubes in a cocktail glass. Add a splash of water and a twist of lemon. Repeat judiciously! This really works… so well, in fact, that it’s my favorite period pain remedy of the lot!

[3] Chinese Ginger Tea
Pour a cup of boiling water over one tablespoon of freshly grated ginger. Allow the ginger to steep for at least 5 minutes, then strain and drink as a tea.

[4] Mexican Oregano Potion
Place one tablespoon of dried oregano in a tea ball or a small square of muslin cloth. Pour a cup of boiling water over the oregano and allow it to steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea ball and drink the tea while it is hot. Repeat if the menstrual cramps persist.

[5] South American Chamomile Cure
Pour a cup of boiling water over one tablespoon of fresh chamomile flowers (or half a tablespoon of dried chamomile) and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Then strain out the flowers, add some honey and lemon (to taste) and drink while hot. Voila!

What’s your go-to remedy for tackling the cruel menstrual cramps?
Have any of these worked for you, or have not worked for you?

Let me know as I am unsure which to try first!!

[[ Rica x0x ]]