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This has been a requested video for a while now! Hope you enjoy!
Sitting at my local Panera Bread because the internet in my new apartment hasn't been set up yet! But I wanted to give you all a quick update in case you've been wondering where the heck I am! It's been a long, but eventful couple of weeks for Filipe and I, which we've been sharing on my Instagram page, but for all of you who may not be following there, I wanted to also share it with you!
As some of you know, my sister and I were pregnant at the same time! She was due a little over a month before me, and on September 27th she gave birth to my beautiful new nephew, Julien! ... whom some of you said looks a bit like a mini Buddha! Lol!
It was such a long night and we didn't get home until about 2am, but it was so worth it to see my new baby nephew! To be honest, I was a little scared of having to give birth myself (can you blame me!? I have to push a baby out of my v@g*na!!) but after seeing how precious and beautiful they are, it is so worth it!
Later that weekend, it was time to take my birthing classes at the hospital! It was really informative and helped to calm my nerves about the whole process. On my break I, of course, snuck up to my sister's hospital room to hold baby Julien again and see how she was doing...
Yeah, I'm in love... and it's safe to say my "Baby Fever" is in full effect!
That weekend I also managed to edit and upload my Cranberry Banana Muffin Recipe video to Youtube on my second channel! If you haven't checked it out, click here to view! It's a quick, easy, and healthy recipe that only uses a bit of honey as a sweetener!
So then it was time to pack and move! Starting last Monday, earlier this week, Filipe and I have been packing up our teeny little one bedroom apartment to move into a slightly less-teeny two bedroom apartment! We need more space for our new arrival, which is due to arrive November 9th!
So we've been going back and forth, moving boxes and trying to unpack as quickly as possible! I call it "Extreme Nesting!" Even though I'm exhausted, I have to admit, this is satisfying my urges to decorate and then some! I just can't wait to get to Bobble's room!
But then we had to stop halfway while packing because Filipe didn't feel well. He was vomiting after every load of boxes he brought down the stairs! He actually made my dad, who was kind enough to come over and help us, flee in fear!! Ahhh! Lol, literally, as soon as my dad heard Filipe vomiting in the bathroom, he was like "...uh, I gotta go... got a meeting at 3!" LMBO!! So yea, we had to stop.
So I brought poor shivering Filipe to the ER room at the hospital later that night after it was evident that there was something seriously wrong with him. At this point, he had vomited a total of 11 times!
We were at the ER until about 1:30am and left after the nurses gave him anti-nausea medicine and fluids to keep him hydrated. By the next day he was feeling better again and back to his goofy ol' self! And back to moving we went!
So I was happy to have Filipe healthy again and able to finish moving! But I did miss my new little munchkin, Julien! I wish I could be there with my sister right now holding Julien, but alas, I have other responsibilities...
So, so far so good on my end! The apartment is almost completed! I'm super excited but extremely exhausted from the move and from all of the events of the week!
If you noticed, the kitchen looks pretty similar to my old apartment, that's because we're in the same complex, just a new apartment!
So hang tight guys! I've got some videos up my sleeve for you, just gotta hurry and finish moving and I'll be back to my regularly scheduled program!
If you want to stay up-to-date with everything going on, you can follow me on Instagram for daily photos and updates, just search @Naptural85
I'll talk to you guys soon!! Possibly a vlog update tomorrow!?! Hmmm... we'll see!
Here's a quick and easy recipe for baking Cranberry Banana Bran Muffins! This recipe is super simple, quick, and is perfect for a healthy breakfast for anyone on the go! I hope you give it a try!
I've had these mini twists in my hair for far too long! Lol, I'll be the first to admit that! But hey, I'm busy man! So I'm currently going on Week 7 with these twists, which I swore I would never do again since the last time my hair started to loc up on me! But I've been holding up pretty well this time! I'll definitely be taking these out soon though, I'm ready for a change and I'm missing my free hair!
I've made tons of videos on Youtube about taking care of my mini twists and maintaining them, but there is one thing that I haven't discussed in detail that's super important to the daily maintenance! Moisturization!!!
Like usual, I like to keep it simple! Every night before going to bed, I make sure to moisturize my hair, using my spray bottle, much like when I'm wearing twist outs! (p.s. I broke my pretty pink spray bottle.... so sad about that! I'll have to order a new one, but for now, this boring clear bottle works well enough!)
So in my spray bottle, I fill it up with water, aloe vera juice, and my DIY Hair and Body Oil Mixture! (If you don't have all of the oils for the mixture, no worries, you can just add jojoba oil or olive oil and that'll work fine.)
So I shake up all of the ingredients in the spray bottle, and spritz my mini twists until they are damp, not soaking wet, making sure to focus on the ends!
Then I squeeze the water/oils into my twist to make sure they've penetrated my hair...
... and proceed to either wrap my hair...
... or throw it in a low bun with a satin scrunchy, depending on my laziness levels, of course!
Then I throw on a satin scarf and head to bed! It's so simple, easy, and quick! I used to use my DIY Shea Butter Cream to seal my mini twists after spritzing with plain water, but I find that mixing the Hair and Body Oil in the bottle with the water, works much better. It's lighter and easier to squeeze into the strands because it's already liquid! And the oils work really well in sealing in the moisture from the water!
In the morning my twists have dried, and they're nicely moisturized and soft! And don't worry, the hair never feels oily. There's such a small amount of oil in the water that by the time morning comes, the hair has absorbed it all and is just left with a nice sheen and softness.
Just do this every night and your hair will stay moisturized throughout the duration of your style!
So I hope this helps guys! I'll post links to my other Mini Twist Tutorials below for anyone looking for them! See ya in my next video or post!
Other Helpful Mini Twist Links:
** Quick Mini Twist Tips and Techniques** : Avoiding Frizz, Making Them Last, Keeping Them Tight, ect...
+ Many other Mini Twist Styles on Youtube.com/Naptural85
Here's two Quick and Easy Hairstyles for mini twists that are perfect for a Girl's Night Out or just a night out on the town! Perfect for limp mini twists that need a little extra jazzing up! I hope this helps!
Haha, double exclamation points today because I'm so stoked that I get to write a blog post to you all! I feel like it's been a super long time since I've had the time to actually sit down and write a post, so this is really exciting for me!
So my last giveaway was so much fun and I was so happy to be able to give away so many prizes! However, there were a handful of winners that never got back to me with their addresses! I promised you that if they didn't get back to me within a week, then I would pick new winners! Well, there were three (3) winners who never got back to me... and one was a Gift Basket Winner for the comments section! O_O!!!
So to make it fair, I went back into my list of Youtube commenters that guessed the correct number (46) to pick new winners! Of course, I used Random.org to generate my numbers... so the NEW Comments Section Gift Basket Winner is:
PUSSEKAT1964!! Congratulations! Please send me the address that you want me to send your gift basket to via the Youtube messaging system, with the subject line "GIVEAWAY WINNER" in all caps!
I also have two satin pillow cases to give away! One from the Youtube comments section and one video creator! So for the comments section, the NEW winner is:
ChatChickChat!! Congratulations! Again, please send me the address that you want me to send your satin pillow case to, via the Youtube messaging system, with the subject line "GIVEAWAY WINNER" in all caps!
So for the last winner of the satin pillow cases, I went back into my list of 30 videos that didn't win previously, but that I thought went the extra mile! So the New winner of the satin pillow case is DoozyBoody21!!
I could tell her video was a labor of love, with huge decorative signage, filming across multiple days, and getting her children involved, lol! It was a great video and I'm happy that I can acknowledge it and send this gift her way! So Congratulations!! Please send me the address that you want me to send your satin pillow case to, via the Youtube messaging system, with the subject line "GIVEAWAY WINNER" in all caps and I'll get it out to you right away!
Thanks again to everyone who entered! I'll talk to you later!!