Traveling Natural | What to Bring on a Cruise.. for a DIVA !

Mardi Gras is over, and so are my double bar shifts! *sighs of relief* But don’t feel bad for me because I am in for a week of R&R! I leave for a cruise next week and I cannot WAIT to get away. This break is very much needed. It has been almost a year since the last time I went on a cruise, but I still remember some of the things I learned about cruising before and during the trip, like how you should pack light.. Pack light? ME?! Seeing how I need options for any and everything in life, I can’t pack light. But I am determined not to pack my entire wardrobe for one week. I brainstormed ideas of what to bring to narrow down my choices but still give me room for unlimited self expression and thought why not share?! So here are some tips, tricks, and lessons learned from my last cruise on how to pack and still have room to be a diva.

5 Reasons NOT to Throw Away Unused Natural Hair Products

The product junkie life is REAL. When I first went natural, I had no idea what to do with my hair or use in it. The products I was using for my straight hair weren’t working for my natural transitioning hairstyles. When I cut my straight ends off, some of the products I used while transitioning were not doing the same job for my fully natural hair. I also went through a “product turnover”: I stopped using products with sulfates, silicones, parabens, and a few other things. And being the product junkie I am, I never threw away any of the products that I still had with the wrong ingredients. Sometimes I’ll try a product, then not like it, never use it again, forget I bought it, six months later buy it again, and then find the OTHER bottle and freak out. I have so many products in my bathroom, but I still feel like I spend so much money every month just on products! My bathroom looks like the ethnic hair section at Wal-Mart. But I have learned that sometimes being a product junkie can have a few plus sides. I have finally figured out some ways to pull those old products out from the back of the shelf. Here are some reasons I have found to reuse your products and make use of those non-empties you still have from eight months ago.