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Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Note to My Readers...



To all of my beautiful readers - Thank you so much for your ongoing support. This blog was started back in 2008 as a way to have an outlet and post my thoughts on many things. The blog posts have changed since then, and the blog name has changed 3 times. Thank you for sticking with me, I appreciate it. I want to take this time to wish you ALL a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. During this holiday season, it is so easy to get overwhelmed with demands of work, family, friends, and life. For many, it can also be a time of sadness due to the loss of a loved one, or a previous unhappy holiday experience. I just want to let you know, YOU are loved (whether you believe it or not), and this holiday time doesn't have to be any of those negative things previously listed. Take this time to enjoy your friends, family, and your life. YOU CAN! There is always a way, and we as people make time for things we want to make time for. Life is so short, we are losing people every single day. Let's not wait until another person(s) is lost to be loving toward one another. Do it now, because we NEVER know.

God bless you, and I love you much!! Take care,
Keeta

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

BLOG SALE! (Hair Products)

Yeah, so I am having a Blog Sale because... OK. I admit, I am a product junky. I buy tons of products but can't possibly use them all. I have to get rid of things, though I don't want to throw anything out. As of now, I'm going to stick with my staples and "release" the newer additions in my hair collection.

That's where this post comes in -- I'm selling 3 hair care "sets". All products (except the Cantu Shea Butter Curling Cream) have been used 1-2 times. I'd basically just be charging to ship the products to you. That being said, let's get on with what I have here:

Cantu Shea Butter Coconut Milk Shine & Hold Mist/Cantu Shea Butter Coconut Curling Cream - $10 to ship

Curls Goddess Curls Curling Gel/Taliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream/KeraCare Defining Custard - $12 to ship

Kinky Curly Spiral Spritz/African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Bouncy Curls Pudding - $10 to ship


**If you'd like to order any of the above products, please email me at keetaray@allthingskeetaray.com and I will invoice you for the above stated amount. I can only ship within the U.S. at this time. (NO International Shipping) Products will be shipped within 2 business days of your payment.

A New Favorite Thing...

I have come to love the talents of many via social networks, and one of those people is the lovely Elizabeth Antoinette. I love her spirit and healthy lifestyle (she is vegan as well as teaches and practices yoga) - if you follow her, you know what I mean. From what I can see, a beautiful person, so of course I wanted to support her business. She crochets!!! I love crochet. I recently purchased a Pumpkin and Teal Tube Scarf from her, and I LOVE it. Infinity and tube scarves have been my thing as of late. Hop on over to her Etsy store to take a look at her items and support her business. Also, if you'd like to follow her online, she is on Facebook and Instagram.

Pumpkin & Teal Tube Scarf


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Marley Twists - Reloaded!

Hey, y'all!

Unfortunately, I was unable to leave my last set of Marley Twists in for the full 2 weeks I was aiming for because my scalp was itching way too badly. I had to take them out and wash my hair with my prescription shampoo (I have dermatitis. Bleh). I deep conditioned and got ready to style them again. This time, on my own. :-o

So, I had already watched tons of videos and felt confident I could do this. I already had my packs of hair ready (this time I used Modu brand "Marley Braid" hair in 1B which is a very dark brown. I used a total of 4 packs). After I detangled my wet hair with Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-In, I blow-dried my hair in sections after applying a dime-sized amount of Grapeseed Oil (used as a heat protectant) to each section. I then separated my blow-dried hair into 4 sections (2 in the back, 2 in the front).

I used a rat-tail comb to make neater parts around the perimeter of my head, but didn't use a comb to part at the top and middle. The reason for this was that I wanted the parts to look neat when I pull my hair into a high bun, but didn't want super defined parts when wearing it down.