20 September, 2016

Going Cruelty Free: 6 ✾ Yendo Sin Crueldad: 6

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My Vegan HairCare Routine

Did you know that curly & wavy hair can be easily tamed with only three cruelty-free products? Since I don't dye or use heat on my hair, I follow a strict self-made regimen to keep my waves & curls on check. Here's the exact process and the products I use + some tips and tricks for my fellow curly fries!

The Products:
KIRKLAND SIGNATURE  PAUL MITCHELL  WET BRUSH  RAT TAIL COMB  PIN CURL CLIPS
The Process:
1. I only wash my scalp with shampoo and scrub well to remove any dirt or styling product. Rinse.
2. Apply conditioner starting at the ends of hair and working up, but not to the scalp.
3. With conditioner still on, brush hair with Wet Brush or wide-tooth comb from ends to roots. Rinse.
4. Dry hair with towel and brush again. I create my side part with a rat tail comb and then apply Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum to the ends of my hair and work my way up to the scalp.
5. Lastly, I "scrunch" my hair with my fingers to create body in the waves and curls. Let hair dry on its own.

Tips:
1. (Tutorial video)-> Pin curls are not just for vintage hairstyles! They're also a great option for heatless waves and curls. Sleep on them overnight with a bandana around your head and lightly brush them out with your finger tips or Wet Brush. I sometimes use pin curls (shown above) because they enhance my natural curl.

2. Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum is actually used by people with straight hair, but I noticed that it strongly reduces frizz (especially when I pin-curl) and does not leave heavy residue. In other words, a little bit goes a long way on my very long hair. You can run your fingers through it without creating knots and it smells like a fresh garden of fruit and flowers!

3. If you want voluminous hair naturally, sleep in a pineapple hairdo! Wrap all of your hair in a vey high ponytail and sleep on it. This also works for straight hair.

4. Perfect Shampoos and Conditioners for moisture are hard to find. Kirkland Signature is the only one that has worked magic on my hair! They are high salon quality and leave my hair looking, smelling, and feeling brand new. As long as they remain cruelty-free, they will be my go-to combo!

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Remember that new "Going Cruelty-Free" posts will be published twice a month where I share my transition, new cruelty-free discoveries, products, and experience with certain brands. Use the hashtag #SCAdi on Twitter & Instagram to share any questions or products you like. Also tag me (@Nosferadi) on them for a retweet!
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18 September, 2016

El Update + Giveaway/ Sorteo!

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My apologies for the absence! All I've been doing is work on business, help my husband with his college studies, go to the gym, and play video games. (Can you say "spoiled"? :P) However, over the past couple of months I've been thinking about making changes to the blog. Maybe it's a bit narcissistic, but I thought, "Why not share my other hobbies and interests?" Although I don't consider myself an interesting person, it's really nice to have a platform where I can share the things I love. To show my sincere apology I'm having another drawing giveaway! All you have to do is fill out the information below and you're all set!

Free Personal Drawing!

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29 August, 2016

¡Spicy Sandía!

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Latin Americans are all too familiar with sunshine and humidity which is why we love the bold combination of fruit and chili so much! Want to make this perfect summer drink? Here's the quick and healthy recipe to quench your thirst and keep you looking radiant! For those of you who are experiencing cold weather, I have a delicious recipe for you next! ;)

To make the Spicy Sandía, you will need:
1/2 cup Ice Cubes
1 large Watermelon
1 tbsp Vegan Sugar
4 tbsp Lemon Juice
Powdered chili

Instructions:
1. Cut watermelon a little less than half and scoop everything out.
2. Remove the seeds and blend the fruit for 1O-15 seconds.
3. Add the lemon juice, sugar, and ice cubes to the blended watermelon. Blend for 1O seconds.
4. Sprinkle powdered chili on the rim and inside of the watermelon "bowl".
5. Add the blended drink inside.
6. Sprinkle powdered chili or sugar on top and add a straw.


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