Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Well I Co-Washed....♥

I thought I would never love this. But yesterday was a different story. Here is what I did:
1. Applied Aussie Moist Conditioner to Dry Hair. Focusing on roots first, then hair, and ends.
2. Showered up allowing steam to assist in the moisturizing process.
3. Massaged Scalp & Hair with finger tips.
4. Rinsed with cool water.
5. Pat dried with towel until damp
6. Applied Herbal essence LTR leave-in/split in protector & Coconut oil.
7. Put hair in 4 Twist ( Not too keen on braiding).
8. Applied Jamaican black castor oil to ends
9. Put my satin scarf on my edges to lay my hair down and VOILA!
10. This morning I took off the scarf, untwisted hair and applied coconut oil.
My hair looks NICE, feels SOFT, & smells DELICIOUS.
This will hold me down until relaxer day!


Monday, March 30, 2009


I have a LOVE-Like relationship with my hair right now. My Loved one's keep telling me how it's getting Longer/Healthier but my mind keeps focusing on how it could be BETTER.
I decided this weekend that I am going to give rollersetting a break until my next relaxer. I am 8 weeks post and I don't want to manipulate my hair too much.
Below are some of my goals until I relax on May 2nd..(13 week stretch!!!)
Co-washing- I did not like this in the beginning of my hair journey; However...My hair was not as healthy in the beginning as it is now...so I'm expecting great results this time around.
Protective styles- I really can't stand buns on me, so that's a no go. I Love wearing my hair out, and letting its beauty flow to the world, lol. BUT I have to do styles that will protect my ends and preserve its length. Half wigs & Messy Pin-ups are my friend :)
Dusting- Split ends your DUSTED!! (lol)
Deep Condition- Once a Week with Redkin Smooth Down Butter Treat
Airdrying- With a satin scarf to keep my hair lying peacefully. I'm so glad its Spring Time :)
New Hair Products I'm Loving: Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Herbal Essesnce Long Term Relationship Leave In, and the Jibere Shower Comb!

No more Hair Pics or Length Checks until May 2! PEACE & Kisses

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Take The World By Storm

Step into the light and SHINE BRIGHT. Be something MAGICAL in everyone's sight. Create Memories Now, for your grandchildren to hear, So intense and Profound that they create a Joyful Tear.
Live Life like it's one Long Eventful Day, No matter what happens, there's still room to make it okay; And when that time comes for night to fall, your be at peace with sleeping, with not one regret at all.

Take The World By Storm.....Create a Masterpiece out of Yourself ! If not for anything else....DO IT FOR YOUR ♥HEALTH♥
~ Nikki~


Friday, March 27, 2009


I was tagged! Thanks to the Fab-Never Drab HippoLeeToe
"This award is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog’s content or design is, in the giver’s opinion, brilliant. When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to the said person so everyone knows she/he is real. Choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including blogger who have no idea who you are because you don’t have seven friends. Show the seven random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on!
My 10 Things

1. I believe that I am Gorgeous
2. I'm going to Vegas for Memorial Day! Yaay
3. My fav Gum is Orbit Maui Melon Mint! Its my signature Kiss Taste. lol
4. I'm a HairCare FANATIC!
5. I'm super finicky when it comes to food.
6. I was Born in Raised in Washington D.C! (N.E Honey)
7. I Love the Number 7
8. My Boyfriend is so Cute!
9. I've had a "private" blog for 5yrs! and I still post every now&then (rookies)
10. My Ideal Day: Ice Cream, Loved ones, and a Beach

I'm Tagging Any Blogger Who Wants To Do It, lol.
Just Say Nikki Thought You were Tag-You-Tiful

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Every Moment Is Worth LIVING♥....

The stars shine so bright over the city night
and there is even a warm breeze
to set my soul at ease.
I smile at a glimpse of my reflection
then I toss my hair in a new direction
as I glide in my stilettos, looking fine
My thoughts nothing short of sublime
I soon see my sweetie , and our embrace intertwines
then he stares at me consuming my beauty
as if it's his favorite wine. ♥

Every moment is worth LIVING

It's Just Too Much To Touch ME♥

My Skin is like Cotton
Embrace is never Forgotten
My smooth is show Stoppin
has my Boyfriend's jaw Droppin
-Nikki. D. City Star &hearts:
Why am I rapping right now? Its because I love my new Shower Brush from Bath & Body Works! lol. I use to be hooked on Lofahs, but NOT anymore. First off, my shower brush is Pink :) Gotta Luv it. Secondly it lathers up great, the bristles are just right, and it leaves me very smooth. Who cares about a cute outfit and expensive perfume when your body feels like sandpaper! lol.
Here's the scivy on my new shower brush that I'm really loving right now.
This skin-silkening body brush will help you achieve a new level of clean. Soft bristles work up a rich lather while they scrub away dirt, impurities and dry skin cells. Imported.
Price: $10.00
My other Must Have for "Soft skin that makes my Boyfriend Grin" is:
Cocoa Butter Body Scrub! I'm in love with the feel of my skin after using this! It's cost 20$ but I only use it about once a week, so it last.
Best if you want to:
Embrace your softer side with a creamy, chocolate-scented
scrub that has exfoliating ground rice and almond shell powder. How it works:
Community Trade cocoa butter, an excellent moisturizer that melts
at body temperature, is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Community Trade organic soy oil is very rich in essential fatty acids that help to repair skin's moisture barrier, so skin is smooth and supple
The Body Shop :)
Try Them!
Kisses, Nikki♥

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sometimes Love Knocks You Down....

I'm Loving this song and Video! Its so emotionally healthy to groove to great music while you reflect on your own life and the many stories of Love that you've created. No matter what we go through with Love, in the end we will always come out stronger...Always

~This is officially My Fav Song of the Spring~
Its so Blissful & Beautiful, Tragic yet Bold & Brillant
Kinda like ME.......lol :)

Wellness = Fabulous-ness♥ 20 Ways 2 Get There!

Keep A Positive Attitude
Laugh Often
Stay Active
Say What You Feel
Challenge Your mind
Think Happy Thoughts
Count Your Blessings
Proclaim Your Greatness
Don't Believe All You Hear
Mind You Own Business
Appreciate Life
Learn To Say NO
Practice Portion Control
Take Control of Your Feelings
Don't Chase After A Guy/Girl
Dance In The Car When No One Is Looking
Sing In The Shower
Always Look Your Best When Going Out
Don't Sweat The Small Stuff!
Love Nikki♥

Friday, March 20, 2009

Reason for Hair Breakage (Nikki's Version)

I've been a Hair Fanatic for about 6 months now and I've learned ALOT about not only my hair but hair in general! My heart goes out to those that do a million things to their hair a week...and just can't stop the breakage! Here is MY Personal list of reasons why hair will, could, or may break (did that sentence just hurt you brain?? lol). Okay, Here it goes!
1. Too much Protein-check ingredient list.
2. Too much moisture- mushy hair w/ no structure.
3. Too much manipulation- Stop playing in your hair
4. Fine tooth combs- there are exceptions, but be careful
5. Bristle Brushes- Not on my fine hair!
6. Cheap, Bad Products- Alcohols don't do well in my hair!
7. Too much Heat- I don't even own a flat or curling iron (use protectant)
8. Super Tight Braids/Styles-Too much Pulling
9. Weather- Cover that hair in the cold

10. Hair Type/Genetics- YES! IT'S TRUE. Not all hair is as elastic as the next. You will see people with long hair that treat it like crap, and people with shorter hair that treat it like silk! Breakage can be due to the fact that your hair naturally or chemically (relaxed) has little elasticity. For some, breakage is rarely if ever a problem. But if your like me, you see a little breakage no matter what! My hair is VERY Healthy, I have a good moisture/protein balance and I use great products. I've come to realize that Its okay, just as long as you keep taking great care of your hair the breakage will continue to be MINIMAL. My hair is still soft and growing, its just NOT that elastic. It is also fragile and fine, exactly like my Mother's. I am gentle with my hair and I see great results. So Don't let a little break here and there get you down!...Just Keep on Keeping on!

~Kisses♥ Nikki

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

No Matter what No Matter who.......♥

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
No Matter what,
No Matter who....
Hold your head up
and just be You.
Don't be ashamed, just be your best
For there is no better, no equal, no less.
Your special like the stars in the sky, a happy tear, a joyful sigh..
So Just Believe your WONDERFUL
and allow others to eventually figure out why....

By Nikki
~Much Love & Be Well~

How Healthy Are You?

Take This Simple Little Test I found!
If you score "unhealthy"...stay posted to find ways to get right and get tight!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


It's March 17th! I'm wearing my green and looking adorable. I woke up said a prayer and set out into the world ready to take on what it had to offer. Around 10am I decided that I wanted to find a four leaf clover and share it with my readers. As I searched through Pics on Getty Images (my fav pic site :) I stumbled upon that pic above.....Take a look at it......Pretty isn't it
I could imagine myself walking through a beautiful field on a Gorgeous spring day. I decide to take a seat to look up at the sky and admire it's Beauty. As I look down, my eyes land on that four leaf clover......and I laugh to myself thinking "how much better can it get".
Today, that clover is yours as well as mine! Its a reminder to all of us that Luck can be anything we want it to be! It could be waking up in the morning, being able to smile, having loved ones, friends, a job, health, faith & strength.......the list goes on and on.
Just remember that there is Luck in everyday......
Stay Healthy & Well Kisses♥

Monday, March 16, 2009

What's so GREAT about U♥

I wonder how you would honestly answer this question......
I'm sure Everyone's answer would be so different, except for those who lack individuality...their answers would probably all be similar, due to their rhetoric use of general adjectives, "I'm nice, I'm sweet"...blah, blah.
My question is What's SO GREAT about U?!
Take the time to think and answer that question out loud but to yourselves. No one else has to hear, only the person that matters most......and that's YOU.
Once your done, embrace that moment and embrace whatever answer you came up with...then Thank GOD for making you GREAT.


Saturday, March 14, 2009

becuz I FEEL like it♥

I feel like loving colorful things
becuz of all the creativity it brings,
each color will dance, write, act and sing.....
and they all will be so bright,
splashes of pink, green, blue and white...
all within my beautiful sight....
taking my Happiness to a new height
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Sometimes I Write, Becuz I feel like it
~Nikki H.~


Friday, March 13, 2009

FitFriday's♥ 7 Reasons You Should Just Do It!

improves your mood.
combats chronic diseases.
helps you manage your weight.
strengthens your heart and lungs.
promotes better sleep.
can put the spark back into your love life.
it can actually be fun and enjoyable!

To read the breakdown of each of these points, read the article here:http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/exercise/HQ01676

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Spring Into The MIX♥

Spring seems to be coming so quickly! I already booked my flight for Memorial Day Weekend in Vegas♥, so now it's time to get off this winter weight and spring into a firmer ME♥.
My Spring into the Mix Check List:

  • Juiced up Ipod nano

  • Thoughts of my Bathing suites

  • An occasional workout partner for competition

  • Motivation, Motivation, and More Motivation.
The flowers will soon bloom and so shall we! Spring into the mix with me.... Firmer Bodies, Healthier Weight, and Healthier Well-Being!....Deadline: Memorial Day!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

U.R BEAUTIFUL Because.......

There is No One as Unique as you. When You smile, its a Beautiful creation all your own that no one else can replicate. Everyday when you look in the mirror you see the eyes of a strong and Fabulous person! Your Beauty resides deep in your heart and exudes outward causing everyone to wonder if there as stunning as you.....

~Your Beauty is a e Gift to Life~
Dedicated to ALL of My FOLLOWERS, & Myself♥

African American Relaxed Hair Care? I'M THERE....♥

Yaaaay, It's hair night tonight! I STAY excited because I learn so many NEW things each week! This week I have added GNC Nourish-Hair supplements to my daily intake and I've also purchased and installed a filter to my shower head that REMOVES 75% of Chlorine and other impurities!
I knew I had BAD water because Im so close to the city (D.C Stand Up!) and after reading the reviews of softer healthier hair on Home Depot's website I was set on buying it! Even better it was only 19.85!
Here are the links on water and hair as well as the filter I bought:

I've also been keeping my hair VERY moisturized with Coconut and Avocado oil. My FAVORITE deep conditioner these days is the Redken Smooth Down Butter & Coconut oil...Only down side is that the Redken comes in such a little bottle!! So who knows how long this Love will last :).

Have A Happy Hair Day Everyone!!!! ♥ KISSES♥

~FITNESS Friday's ♥~

Bicycle Kicks ♥ love, Love, LOVE THESE!
Starting Position
Begin by lying on your back, placing your hands behind your ears.
Do not put your hands clasped behind your head.
Lift your legs in the air and bend your knees so that your legs form a 90 degree angle.
Move your legs in a bicycle motion.
When your left knee is closer to your body, reach your right elbow to it.
When your right knee is closer to your body, reach your left elbow to it.
Try performing the exercise for 60 seconds in 2 sets.
Muscles Worked: Abs, Obliques
Do about 3 set of 25 seconds! KISSES♥

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Nourished Hair.....HAIR I Come♥

I'm really excited today! :) I just purchased a bottle of GNC's Ultra Nourish-Hair Vitamins :)!
I've been wanting to take my haircare journey to the next level, so after LOTS of Research & Review reading, I decided to go with this GNC Pic. There were so many different Hair Supplements out there, but I always go for the most Official looking and well-known Brand. I also DIDN'T want to go that whole "take a biotin, take a MSM, and...Take a multi-vitamin" route; I Like to live a life of Convenience ♥ Besides...This Vitamin has everything I need and More.
I got the 2 month supply, So in 2 months I will DEFinitely post an update!
If you have ever taken these Vitamins or any other hair vitamins, DO SHARE♥
Here's some more info: A specialized formula featuring 23 ingredients that include: Biotin (1200 mcg) - Biotin is beneficial for supporting healthy hair because it may help with normal cell growth.
MSM- a natural source of organic sulfur that is an essential component of collagen.
Silica- found in connective tissue and collagen.
This enhanced formula also includes amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein along with antioxidants that help to protect against harmful free radicals that can promote cell aging.

Check it out:http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2133888

Monday, March 2, 2009


Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
Alice Meynell
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Benjamin Franklin
Happiness resides not in posessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Albert Schweitzer
Just a couple of Quotes I wanted to share! Hope it inspired you, even more, To Be HAPPY♥

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Long Hair...Have To CARE♥

I'm tired and I don't feel like doing my hair, but I have to! If I want to reach my Hair Goal of Full BSL (Bra Strap Length) by June than I have to Care about this Hair To the MAX:)
Here's What I'm going to do today:
1. Saturate my hair with Avocado and Coconut oil
2. Shampoo with my Dr.Bonners mix (porosity control and coconut oil)
3. Deep Condition with Redken Smooth Down Butter and Avocado oil
4. Cold water rinse
5. Rollerset and Sit under Dryer
6. Brush out curls into a wrap then Saran wrap sit under dryer for 10min
7. Put on my Satin scarf
Total time:3 hrs (about the same time you would spend at a salon, only in the comfort of your own home! So it isn't too bad.
(The Pic Above Is My Hair After my rollerset!♥)