Monday, September 30, 2013

Warm Cinnamon Apple Chips

Hello Candid Cinni followers! 
My name is Jessica of Jessiker Bakes and this is my guest post on Candid Cinni's blog. I am starting back my foodie posts and I will be doing foodie themed blog posts to satisfy your sweet (and sometimes savoury) cravings! Everyone does love to eat, right? Great. Today's post will be a delicious back to school/fall recipe!

Give us your feedback so I can cater these guest posts to your desires!
Happy reading and even happier eating! 
- Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes

My Fall/Winter Mains

So tomorrow the #Fall4P31 Challenge starts!
I'm excited because this is a great way for me to kick off being 22.
So I needed to wash my hair in preparation for this challenge & well my hair needed to be washed.
Now that I'm back in the UK, climate change and all that..
products have changed and my regimen!

These are my mains.
My Fall/Winter regimen is almost the same as last year's.. read here

- I detangle before cleansing. This may be done with applying some oil/moisturizer/conditioner to my hair and either brushing it out with oil or combing it.

- Cleanse with the Shea Moisture African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo in 6 sections.

- Deep condition with a DIY concoction with the Tresemme Naturals as a base.

- Apply Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner as leave in with a bit of Mixed Silk leave in.

- Seal with Karen's Body Beautiful Heavenly Jojoba Hair Oil [review here

- I also follow up with Shea Butter to set my braids/twists.

- I use the KBB Creamylicious to do twists/braids on dry hair. Review on that here

Do you change your regimen when the seasons change? What are your mains?

Friday, September 27, 2013

#Fall4P31 - October Challenge

Hello Lovelies!
So now that Fall is officially here, that means colder temps
(for those in tropical climates.. hurray! none of that lol)
So since October is couple of days away and my BDAY month
I've decided to challenge myself with hair styles & Scripture
and I want y'all to join in!

Fall For Proverbs 31 Woman
Turning 22 means one step further into adulthood and my walk with Christ
Life can become mundane, same hairstyles
same ol' same ol' when it comes to the quiet time with God
I wanna switch it up when it comes to my hair & my daily devotions

I'll post pics on IG w/ hashtag #Fall4P31 
Post pics of yourself w/ your style for the day & fav verse from chapter
Hashtag so we can support one another!
I'll blog weekly about the styles I did for that week + the chapters that was read
& show a tutorial for my fav style of that week and what I learned from the readings

Why am I doing this?
Well I dub myself a 'lazy natural' - I really just wear my hair out or in a bun
which is cool but I always say how natural hair is versatile but I don't do much with my hair
& there's so much to being a woman than the outer beauty 
reading & meditating on a Proverbs chapter per day should be splendid!

I figured Fall is the perf time to try stuff out especially my Bday Month.. 22 new thangs!
Now I probably won't be doing elaborate things, you guys can though.
I wanna see what you all come up with!

Challenge starts on OCT 1. 

Gonna join in on the challenge? 
Tweet me @CandidCinni w/ #Fall4P31 and let me know!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Daily Fix of Hair

Today's fix is of J of the Atlantic Beauty
my lovely UK (now based in the US) blogger friend in Christ!
shot by me

Bantu Knot Out

Hola Lovelies!
Summer may be done for some but I'm still on a roll with mine
speaking of rolls.. 
while trying out a product, I decided to clip my ends annnddd do some bantu knots a week ago.
(I know them as chiney bumps :)
It kinda just happened as I was putting away the hair I already clipped so I went with it.
Peep after the jump for more..

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Product Review - Keracare Cleansing Cream

Hello Lovelies!
I promised a review of the Keracare Cleansing Cream so here it is

Retails for $11-$12

I've been using this product as part of my 2013 Summer Regimen. 
I tried it out last summer when I received a 2 oz sample from a natural hair meet up. 
This product is very creamy, goes onto the hair easily and a little goes a long way.
I finger detangled with it in. It doesn't have great slip, it's kinda thick but not too thick where I can't detangle. Don't try to detangle with a comb, not a good idea. It has a bit of lather, more on second use which is only necessary if you have a bunch of product buildup. 
It cleanses efficiently in one round. I saw my curls popping after rinsing out!

Overall I really like it! 
I tried it in place of using shampoos but due to my eczema, I need a good shampoo that helps get rid of my issue. It does well in calming my scalp but I can't take out a poo in my regimen. I love that it actually cleanses my hair and conditions it. 
I've used it and then added a leave in after, no rinse out or deep condish necessary.
It's great for a quick wash. Idk how it compares to cheaper co washes.

Have you used this product before? Are you an avid co wash user?