THE Beaute Apprentice

Dedicated to the natural and cosmetic aesthetic.

GOT ACNE?

I have what dermatologists like to call, adult onset acne. Nothing has really worked to decrease my number of breakouts except for Neutrogena’s All-in-1 Acne Control Daily Scrub.

Product Details:
Clears up acne’s past, present, and future fades the look of past acne marks. Clears present breakouts and also helps prevent future breakouts. It works continuously to clear, hydrate, and soften your skin.

    Includes: Acne Treatment
    Health Concern: Acne
    Used For: Day Skin Care, Deep Cleaning
    For Use On: Face
    Product Form: Scrub
    Health Facts: Oil-Free
    Scent: Unscented

It can be purchased at Wal-mart and Target. Also, check your local drug stores like Walgreens or Rite Aid. They may have it also!

As a newly natural woman, I have encountered the most outrageous comments. This is my 2nd time trying my natural journey. I first did my big chop this time in March, 2012.

Of course people were like, ” why did you do it?” or, “You shouldn’t have cut your hair off.”  But it wasn’t as drastic as when I cut it again on April 4, 2012.

The very first reaction was before I even cut it off entirely. My barber asked, “Are you a lesbian?” Why is it that when a woman cuts her hair that she is a lesbian or bisexual? Though I am heterosexual and not easily offended, some people are very sensitive. That is pathetic that people make such drastic assumptions about people for chopping off their locks, and it amazes me how he was so comfortable to ask me such a thing the first time he met me. I’m pretty sure that lesbians don’t have a certain look primary for them only and I also know that there is a word called individuality. Just because I don’t choose to follow the masses, something is wrong with me? Or most guys don’t find me as attractive because I don’t have hair flowing down my back… Well that’s fine because I’m a  “what you see is what you get” type of person and I figure if you can’t accept me now, you don’t deserve me later. However, there are exceptions to every rule. Some men appreciate the fact that I look the way I was intended to and that I embrace it. I’m not one of those naturals that believes that everyone should have natural hair but I believe people should do what makes them happy. If you are comfortable with a relaxer, do that. If you want to rock an afro, do that. No one should be able to alter your decision because of their negative perspective. It’s not their hair, or whatever they try to insult you on, it’s not theirs’. They may comment but that’s all they’ll do. Stand strong, and if you know you are comfortable with yourself, no person can make you feel inferior or unattractive.

OH HONEY!

Honey is golden, honey is sweet. Honey is created by the bees and it’s good to eat! Just a little poem. Anywhoo…


Honey is not only great on pancakes, sweet buns, biscuits, and other great tasting foods but it does wonders for your skin and hair.


Hair:
Honey is used in some recipes as a lightener for hair color, but it’s also great for moisturizing and nourishing the hair as well as promoting hair growth.

A popular deep conditioning treatment in the natural community is a honey and olive oil treatment, give or take your preference of other essential oils.

Follow the link below for a tutorial:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM1bgg9nZLQ&feature=relmfu






Skin:
As I mentioned above, honey possesses many nourishing and moisturizing properties that are quite beneficial to the hair but it’s also effective on the skin. In addition to moisturizing, it can also be used as anti-bacterial agent.

Follow the link to see two recipes to treat acne! Skip to 2:16 to see the honey/sea salt method!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXN3F-6jvS8

I was ecstatic when I found this video because I am enlisting in a year or so, post college graduation. I could not fathom not being able to wear any cosmetics at all especially in uniform because the men and women look the same for the most part. Definitely not an issue but I love expressing my femininity!


This video has been presented by a member of the United States Air Force!

Need a quick make-up regimen?

Highlighters aren’t just for note taking….

Did you really think that neon colors would take the backseat? If so, you obviously didn’t know they’re still riding shot gun! This summer, the brighter the better. From electric yellow, to turquoise, to the oh so girly hot pink! They are back again! Or did they leave?

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