Akwaaba!

Every now and again I’d strongly suggest a break. It doesn’t have to be a grossly expensive getaway on the gold plated streets of Monaco, neither does it have to be as popular a destination as the likes of New York and  Paris. Every holiday is an adventure and a break from your comfort zone.

Two weekends ago, I was in Ghana chilling in the comfort of the Movenpick hotel and sipping on water (there’s an explanation for this) while my more serious counterparts wrote CFA level I, II or III exam. It wasn’t the most glamorous of holidays I must confess, but I loved that it was cultural, it was SO relaxing and best of all it was only 45mins away (excluding Arik Air’s waiting time of c. 3hrs in total)!

As you may already know, I am slowly becoming an organic junkie and this made Accra totally worth my while. Below are a few organic goodies I bagged in the space of my 48hr stay in Accra.

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Twi Vocabulary:

Akwaaba!: Welcome

Etesen?:  How are you? 

Eye: All is well

xXx

Ps: I saw this 30 day water challenge on Instagram about 2 weeks ago and decided to part take hence the sipping on only water.

PPs: Any suggestions on my next holiday destination? My Dad is against my plans of Zanzibar

 

 

 

 

Vanity Oils

I’m not even going to lie, I’m still very much excited about the whole natural hair phase that I’m going through. I love the spring/elasticity, I’m obsessed with the spongy/fluffy texture and I’m a sucker for the constant attention that natural hair demands. My hair is constantly in protective braids (my Dad + my Job wouldn’t have it any other way), so it’s fairly easy to neglect my hair and forget about how much TLC needs to go into maintaining it.

It’s no secret that natural hair is a struggle (to say the least) and so having limp/dry/dead natural hair cannot afford to be an option! To avoid such dilemmas, I got in touch with Ekua of Vanity Oils (courtesy of Solape, my colleague) and she had the following delivered to me:

1. Argan Oil;

2. Coconut Oil; and

3. Shea Butter.

I’m so excited about all three products (the 4th, being Tea tree oil, is on its way) and so thought I’d share with you. You’ll remember from previous posts that I’m in love with Coconut Oil aka The Holy Grail and Shea Butter aka Women’s Gold. My latest obsession is Argan Oil, but I’ll save that post for another day and perhaps insert the link once it’s done.

In the mean time, I’m off to read up some more on Carrier Oils and Essential Oils and thought I’d leave you with pictures of my Vanity Oils purchases.

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Until next time Bonita’s…….

xXx

PS: I decided to leave my natural hair out this week. I’ve got it in some funky twists. I’ve received a mixture of comments on it (more good than bad thankfully). When I’m more comfortable with it, perhaps I’ll upload pictures. Until then……..

Women’s Gold

Shea Butter reminds me of cheese. Feta cheese, goat cheese, any kind of block cheese! It smells bad and it looks bad, but the effect it has on the body is nothing short of priceless.

I recently purchased raw, unrefined, pure, organic shea butter (yes, I’m aware all those things mean the same thing lol) and researched its uses and benefits. Here are my top 3 uses for what is often referred to as ‘Women’s Gold‘:

  1. Moisturises and Hydrates: Shea Butter is an intensive moisturiser which allows the skin to absorb moisture from the air. It eliminates dry, chapped or cracked skin and consequently works wonders as lip balm and on cracked heels.
  2. Hair treatment: Unrefined shea butter is amazing for treating the hair. It should be applied to the hair and scalp the night before shampooing in order to get silky soft hair and improve hair growth.
  3. Shaving: Shea butter should be applied before shaving. This is because it conditions the skin improving results and reducing bumps. I guess we could say shea butter is as much men’s gold as it is women’s. Lol.

If you know of any more uses of shea butter, do let me know.

xXx

Ps: Erm…. wow. No Ps’s today! Lol!