Sunday, November 27, 2011

Random: Thank You...More Followers?

Hello beautiful people! I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that has left a comment, read my blog posts, & followed. When I started this blog the beginning of this year, I wasn't expecting people to follow nor find it interesting.

The purpose of me starting this blog at the time, was more so an outlet to vent about certain things. I never though anyone or more than one person could relate to what I blogged about here. It's crazy how a new year will be approaching us soon. My life has had its ups & downs this year. I never thought I would be where I am today this year. I'm in a better place & at peace with quit a few things. I have accomplished so much is what seems like in a short period of time. I'm super duper blessed. & I don't say this to brag because I'm nowhere near where I want to be, but I don't mind sharing what God has done for me.

I usually write what's on my mind here, and although I've been slacking on posting here like, I'm grateful for all of you. I love meeting new people and reading others blogs.

Anyways, that's it for right now. I have a few more updated/in-depth posts to share soon :)
Hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving break/day & all that jazz :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

[2] Alzheimer's Disease Awareness: Our Stories

I'm finally getting time to post my story dealing with a loved one who had Alzheimer's Disease. I've been meaning to post this last month, but work has me busy. Okay, onto the story.

As the details aren't clear, as time fades away...& well I was never really aware of what was really going on. I remember it started when I was in my Senior year in HS. I was told that my father was sick. I knew something was wrong with him before I was told he was sick. He was no longer at his OWN house that he had put so much time & effort in, & he was now living with my grandmother 4-6 miles away from his own.
[custom made bracelet I purchased through Kill Pink]
I remember visiting him every so often at my grandmothers. He would be sitting in a wheelchair as if he was spacing out. As soon as I would walk into the house, I would go directly to where he was & give him a hug...."Hi Di", that is what I called him every since I started talking. I didn't call him dad, I called him Di...aka Dad. He didn't say anything back.

I wasn't use to seeing him like this. Lifeless. And then one of his arms would shake. I knew he wasn't well.  I would sit there & just admire him, not thinking his days were numbered. I didn't know what was wrong with him, what he had or anything. That's how off my family was. ANYWAYS!

Weeks later...I was like a week or days before my prom (2004). And we know after prom comes the big grad party (Disneyland for us Cali folks), then graduation. I guess my mom got a phone call stating that I should come see him because he wasn't doing good. I could SEE he wasn't. He was nothing but skin & bones. My father was never a husky man, but this person laying in this hospice bed was not my dad. My aunt left me to be with my dad. I remember till this day...I told him "Please hang in there, I'll be graduating soon, then off to college. I'll get my degree being a doctor & help you out...please!" I knew I never wanted to be a doctor, but the thought that MAYBE by me becoming one, him hearing me say this, I could save his life. He just laid there...lifeless than before. I didn't want to leave him, but I had no choice.

Now that I think about it, I'm a bit jealous that I wasn't one of the people that was able to be there with him before he passed. As bizarre as that may sounds. That's what I wish now that I'm thinking about it. But it happened the way God planned for it to be. He knew I couldn't handle that. 

Days after my father passed away, one of my aunts (My dads sister) told me he had Alzheimer's Disease. I didn't know what that was at the time. I just knew it had taken my everything, the grandfather of my unborn children away from me. The man who would have bought my first car, put these "knuckle heads" (guys)as he would say, in their place. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Update [17] 2011 Hair Challenge-What My Hair Likes

I'm super duper excited to report what my hair likes. It's been a struggle for 9mos. with transitioning in the begging of this hair journey, to the big chop, to this hair challenge and being on my P's & Q's. I'm finally being rewarded with quit a few things. One being that my hair is actually working WITH me not AGAINST me!

I want to try to make this short as possible but specific as I can for me to be able to reflect back on later. As far as the different products/items I've noticed my hair loves are the following:

-Water is number 1

-grapeseed oil
-Coconut oil

Herbal Essence- Hello Hydration, the Strengthening one
Shea Moisture 
VO5 Milk Moisture- for detangling 
Creme of Nature Shampoo-Conditioner

Mixed Silk leave in conditioner

-Mixed Silk leave in conditioner

Aussie leave in conditioner
APHogee: balancing moisturizer & leave in conditioner

Deep condtioning with:
ACV: Apple Cider Vinegar rinse (every 2 weeks)

We should really pay attention to what our hair likes the most, and not what's popular or what so-&-so is using. What does YOUR hair like/love?

Thursday, November 17, 2011


I'm super irritated right now. I don't even know what to say. I tend to feel a certain type of way when I do something & the outcome doesn't turn out the way that I hope it would...But when someone else does it "Oh" it's official....people flock. I guess I shall evaluate what it is that's wrong on my end. Do a trial & error.

It just gets annoying when you give, or produce something & it doesn't shine or your expectations fail. I'm continuously going out of my way to help others, taking on projects, giving advice etc. Maybe I need to slow down, think & take care of ASHLEY.

As easy as that was to SAY...or better yet type, that's not in MY nature. I am an Aquarius, i love helping others. But whatever...I'm over it. People can look over me, exclude me, but no matter what I'm going to shine with or without anyone's help. God has my back & I could careless about the rest.

I'm tired, I'm tired!!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thank You....

I posted this video on my beauty blog GlamNoLabelz a few months ago..

In heavy rotation now :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sally Beauty Supply: October Mini Haul

So0oo this will be quick & to the point....
As some of you may know, I shop at Sally's Beauty Supply every month
Anywho I got these items for a lower place than the usual...
1 because I have a rewards card, 2 a few of the items that I purchased were on sale (Pink items with the Komen Cure tag).

Bigen Hair Color: $6.48 *Normally 6.99 I believe*
Hawaiian Silky detangler: $4.49 *Normally more than $5*

The hair color (In oriental black) is permanent, & in powder form. All you do is add water & that's it. NO AMMONIA (Which isn't good for us), NO HYDROGEN PEROXIDE required.
I plan on coloring my hair once my 6 months hair challenge is over :)