How To Do A Brain Dump | 2 Step Process to Planning

Hey Passionista

As we say good bye to 2020, and enter 2021… I want you all to do a “Brain Dump” to help you start planning your year. Doing a Brain Dump every few months will help you better organize, prioritize and set goals for yourself. I have developed a 2 step process that is super easy to follow and has been really effective for me. Take a look!

There are only 2 steps to the process, and you can’t mess it up. Trust me!

You’ll need a dry ease board or poster board, and a notebook.

First things first, set your phone timer for 20 minutes. Using your dry ease board or poster board, write down everything going on in your head for 20 minutes. Don’t worry about being neat, or forming complete sentences. Just jot everything down in 20 minutes.

When the times goes off, YOU STOP WRITING!!!!

Next, you want to review everything you wrote down and group like things together and began to organize each thing with greater details, action items, or ideas. Use your notebook to gather all your thoughts and create checklist, set deadlines and further plan out the things from your brain dump.

Continue to plan and work on these things daily. Once you have completed everything that’s when it time to perform another “Brain Dump”.

Be sure to come back and tell me all about your brain dump experience.

Do All Things With Passion!

How to make and use a Aloe Hair Mask | Blogmas

Hey Passionista!

I have an amazing recipe for a hair mask that will leave our curls feeling and looking so luscious and fluffy, curl friend. This hair mask is recommended for all types of hair textures from damages and fried to thick and frizz. Let’s try it! 

Come back this time tomorrow and I will show you how you can use the skin of the aloe vera to hydrate your skin for a natural glowing look.

Before you go, share with me if your have tried this hair mask or plan on trying it soon.

Easy Flexi Rod Set for Natural Hair

Hey Passionista!

One style that will forever be one of my favorites …. is a Flexi Rod set. I love the look of a fresh flexi rod set on my full natural hair. You are in for a treat, because I’m about to show you just how I do my flexi rod styles.

In case you were wondering, here are the products I used: 

  • Taliah Waajid Apple & Aloe Leave In Conditioner
  • African Pride Moisture Miracle 
  • Lotta Body Foaming Mousse
  • Mixed Chicks Styling Gel
  • Cantu Style Stay Frizz-Free Finisher

SheaBassador | The Final Box and Gifts

Hello Passionista!

Well, the time has come… the end of the SheaBassador program. I received my last box right before christmas. I’m so grateful I had this opportunity and hope for more great brand ambassador programs with Shea Moisture and other brands this year.

Because this was the last package of the year, they actually sent me 2 boxes. One was this month’s featured products and the other was a gift of random product received in previous packages. So I had the chance to stock up on some of my favorites.

Today, I decided I wanted to pamper myself and have a self care day. This is the first time this year (2020) I have actually did any self care activities. Just my luck, I have some new favorite skincare products this month’s Shea Moisture box to enjoy during my self care day.

What’s in the Box?

Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave- In Conditioner

This is not my favorite leave in conditioner. But I do like that the formula is not to thick and heavy on your hair. I can’t pin point exactly what I don’t like about this conditioner. I just know it make my hair feel a way that I don’t like after washing it out. It’s not a horrible leave in conditioner but just not the one for m

Manuka Honey & Yogurt Skin renewal Recipe Body Yogurt Moisturizer

This body yogurt smells so heavenly to me. I like using it after I shave and exfoliate my skin. I feel like it really helps renew my skin with hella moisture. The formula is thick but not hard to rub in. You don’t need a lot of the product, just apply a little to each part of your body and rub it swiftly. Also, I appreciate the form of packaging this product has, very accessible.

Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil & Witch Hazel Skin Rescue Moisturizer

This is the first product I have used with hemp seed oil in it. I love that the formula also contains witch hazel. It doesn’t really have a smell. I wish it had some type of scent to it. It feels very light on the skin and gives me a restored glow.

100% Virgin Coconut Oil Shimmering Body Lotion

I’m not a big fan of body lotion. I prefer body oils or body butters. But I can’t stay away from the 100% virgin coconut oil scent. This product line smells amazing to me. I think this is a summer time body product. But right now I have it sitting on my desk and I used it to moisture my hands after washing them. I love to just inhale the scent after applying this product cause it smells so good.

Sugarcane Extract & Meadowfoam Seed Silicone free miracle Styler Leave in Treatment

I received this product 3 times now. The first one was a sample size, then I got a full sized one and now I have another one. Y’all know this is my favorite leave in treatment. I highly recommend this product.

Coconut & Hibiscus Illuminating Hand & Body Scrub

This is my first time using this body scrub… and baby !!!! it smells sooooo heavenly. I like to use a body scrub in the shower once a week to exfoliate my skin. Today was my first time using it and I scrubbed my body twice. The product not only smells good but it also feels really good on the skin.

Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie

This is a great product. But it is hella greasy. Luckily it’s not heavy on the hair, but it’s super greasy. I think the coconut and hibiscus line of hair products are all greasy. And maybe my texture of hair doesn’t hold or need the amount of moisture it provides. I do like my curl results when I use this product, I just don’t like the greasy stains left on my head rest and pillows. LOL

These are some more products that I received in previous boxes:

Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Shampoo

100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Face Lotion

100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Glow Priming Moisturizer

Coconut & Cactus Water Pick Me Up Lite Masque

Coconut & Cactus Water Quench & Fresh Bar Soap

Tell me, what’s your favorite Shea Moisture product?

Passionista Seymone | The Natural Hair Journey

Meet Passionoista Seymone ….

Hello Passionista’s! My name is Seymone Jackson, born in Oahu, Hawaii but raised in Miami, FL. I am a Wife and a Mommy to a 4-month old baby boy, the 2 loves of my life. Who would’ve thought, someone who had no interest in having kids in high school, now has a son… funny right?! i grew up always changing my mind as to what I wanted to be when I grew up. My first interest was becoming a pediatrician, but then that quickly changed when I learned how long you would have to go to school for. By the time I got to college, I was in-between Nursing and Criminal Justice, which neither did not pan out as planned, because I only went to college for a little over a year and then I basically dropped out. 

Getting into my Natural Hair Journey, I decided to do the “Big Chop” June 25, 2018, which came after unintentionally transitioning for a little over a year. I say unintentionally because when I was relaxed, it got to the point where even the most potent relaxer wouldn’t take to my thick, coarse hair. In the beginning of my natural hair journey, it was a bit difficult because working in management, for a large home improvement company, I was always face to face with customers, but most did not take to my “Natural Hair” in a positive manner. I got all kinds of weird looks, I was even dismissed by a few customers because it did not come off “professional” enough for my title. Fortunately, January 11, 2019 I was able to move forward from that job and never look back to a standard 9-5 again.

This time last year, if you would have said “Seymone, don’t worry about that Assistant Store Manager position, focus on working for yourself”, I would have probably looked at you crazy. i say that because how I was raised, getting a solid job, that pays well, with a 401k was ideal. Now, I am a full-time entrepreneur, working for myself and i’m glad I took the risk and followed God’s path He has paved for me. I decided to take all the negativity I experienced in the beginning of my natural hair journey and turn it into inspiring/motivating different kinds of women who are looking for guidance on their own journey. My testimony is more than just experiences, it’s someone else’s push to go for and do what it is they may be holding themselves back from. 

You can follow my journey through my Youtube channel at youtube.com/SeymoneJ . You can also follow me on Instagram & Twitter @ iconiicbeauty . 

Facial Self Care

Hello Passionistas!!!

Self care is very important to me. I’m not a pro at it just yet. But over the years, I have realized that taking good care of yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally is a super important factor to living a happy life.

One thing I enjoy doing is pampering myself. As much as I love going to the spa, realistically I can’t afford a spa visit every week. But I always pamper myself with a facial mask and body scrubs. It leaves my skin feeling soft and makes me feel good. I don’t have a routine or specific products I use. I like to try different techniques and brands. That’s why I’m such a Product Junkie!!!

Here’s my 1st facial self care video:

Products used:

Yes To Coconut cleansing balm

Dickerson’s witch hazel

Formula 10.0.6 One Smooth Operator Pore Clearing Face Scrub

Olay Daily Face Oil

Be sure to like and share. Leave me feedback as well.

DIY Project | Hexagon Shape Shelf

Hello Passionistas!

I’m excited to share with you, my first DIY project video.

How to make Hexagon Shaped Shelves out of popsicle sticks?

This project was super simple to make and cost less than $20.00

I hung the shelves on the wall near the entry way of my apartment. This is also where I have my storage ottoman to store my shoes and handbags. I thought the wall decor gave this area a little more character.

Be sure to drop some feedback in the comments section below and let me know what you think. If you’d like to see more videos like this one – give this post a like!

Xoxo

Get Ready with Me |Natural Hair Style

Hello Passionistas!

This is my first “Get Ready with Me” type video. I am still getting the hang of this editing stuff. A lot of what I filmed had background music that I had to mute for copyright purposes😩. But check out this video and let me know if you wanna see more in the comments box below.

Oil Essentials – One Stop Beauty Solution

Hello Passionistas!

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I found an entire line of oil essentials that I have falling in love with and I want to share them with you. I purchase these oils from Amazon. Oil Essentials is truly a one stop beauty soultion for all skin and hair types. Oil Essentials is unlike any oil collection to come before as its inspires the sense while delivering amazing beauty benefits. These products made with natural and sustainable blends of eco-cert essentials oils and fortified with an advanced anti-aging complex.

 

 

 

Products Mentioned:

Oil Essentials Argan & Wheat Germ

Oil Essentials Omega 3,6,9 & Evening Primrose

Oil Essentials Seabuckthorn Berry & Borage

Oil Essentials Sweet Almond & Macadamia

Oil Essentials Lavender &  Rose Hip

Oil Essentials Neroli & Avocado

 



What I’m wearing:

Top: BooHoo Plus & Curves

Necklace + Bracelets: Pandora

Ring: Class Ring (8th Grade)

How to contact and connect with me:
Blog: http://www.passionlocked.com
Email for business and branding opportunities: passionlockedblog@gmail.com
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thepassionista__
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/passionlocked

 

My Last Ipsy Bag- May 2018 Review

Hello Passionistas!

This is my review of my May Ipsy Make Up Bag. This will be my last make up bag from Ipsy, I have decided to unsubscribe. If you know of any other skincare/ makeup beauty bags or boxes subscriptions I should try, please share in the comments section.

Products Mentioned:
Adesse New York Organic Infused Nail Lacquer, color: Bellini
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream, color: Monte Carlo
Jivi Moisturizer with Micro Algae, scent: Lavender
Elizabeth Mott POP! Goes the Shadow, color: Mermaid Teal

What I’m wearing:
Shirt: From Goodwill
Jewelry: Pandora Bracelets
NO MAKE UP

How to contact and connect with me:
Blog: http://www.passionlocked.com
Email for business and branding opportunities: passionlockedblog@gmail.com
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thepassionista__
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/passionlocked