Denver,  Colorado Travel Diary & Giveaway!

We recently had the pleasure of traveling to Denver, Colorado for the first time. We had an amazing time. You can check out my recent travel diary video below.

 

 

There is really a lot to explore in Denver, so bring your walking shoes. Oh, and a coat, gloves and hat if you go into the mountains. There’s snow in them there hills!   Don’t travel unprepared.

Denver Colorado Travel DiaryDenver Colorado Travel Diary

Let me know if you have ever traveled to Denver. And, don’t forget to  enter my travel pillow giveaway on my Youtube video for the Vellichor Memory Foam pillow. You can enter by making a comment on my video on Youtube letting me know your favorite outdoor activity.

Denver Colorado Travel Diary

Denver Colorado Travel Diary

Denver Colorado Travel Diary

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Green Tea Mask For Hair Growth

I recently tested out some Matcha from The Matcha Reserve in this green tea mask that is supposed to promote hair growth and shine. You can watch the video below to see my results.

Green Tea Mask For Hair Growth

 

I used 1/3 cup of the organic Matcha and added Olive Oil until I got the consistency I desired. I applied the mixture to my freshly washed, damp hair and scalp. It goes on really easy and actually isn’t too messy, except for my hands lol. I focused on applying the mixture to my scalp to promote good blood flow, reduce dandruff and flakes. I also applied the mixture to my ends to help promote shine and strengthen my hair. Then, I applied a grocery bag/shower cap and let it set for about a half an hour. I co-washed in the shower until all of the mask was out.

Green Tea Mask For Hair Growth

This green tea hair mask reminds me a lot of a henna treatment It even smells like henna. It definitely left my hair soft and bouncy. But, as for shine, nah son. My hair does not enjoy the luxury of shine and only a miracle can make that happen. Overall, I liked this mask and will definitely put it in my hair routine rotation. Have you ever tried Matcha tea? Whether, you have used it has a hair mask or as skincare or as a drink ley me know. If you are interested in purchasing Matcha green powder from The Matcha Reserve you can click here and make sure you use my 15% coupon code *HonestlyMatcha*.

 

 

 

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SheIn.com Review – Clothing and Return Process

SheIn.com Review – Clothing and Return Process

I recently ordered a few items for the first time from Shein.com. I have never tried one of those Chinese fast fashion retailers. So here is my review and first impression of their clothing and return process.

Shipping and Delivery

I ordered 6 items; 4 jumpers and 2 dresses at the end of May.  One of the items I ordered, a jumper, ended up being sold out and was refunded to me. I could have either used the credit to purchase something additional at Shein or re-credit my credit card. The other 5 items arrived within 3 weeks of ordering. The shipping is a little timely, so if you need something in a hurry be aware.

 

Clothing Quality and Sizing 

Each of the 5 items that I ordered were in the size medium. I think that was the perfect size for my body type. I will go through each item individually.

Shein Review

 

Black Spaghetti Strap Jumpsuit – find here

This is my least favorite item. It is a black spaghetti strap jumper. The material reminded me of leggings and was a bit see through. Sometimes you don’t know what you are ordering based on the picture until you get it home and put it on lol. If I had to guess, really really thin girls wear this outfit to do yoga or pilates. This definitely ended up in the return pile.

Shein Review

Black Jumpsuit With Gold Zipper – similar here

When I see the picture of this black jumpsuit with gold zipper, it looks better than I remember. This was better quality than the first jumper, it was made of a kind of shiny stretchy material. The thing about this outfit was that it showed every ounce of cellulite or fat cell that a person has. Not flattering but cute enough in pictures. The fit was okay, it was little baggy around the waist but tight around the buttocks. But, that is mostly because of my body type, I think. Return pile.

Shein Review

Blue Jumpsuit- find here

Okay, part of the problem when it comes to rompers and jumpsuits, is my body. Now, my body isn’t a problem nor do I have a problem with my body in general. These one size fits all outfits just don’t work for me. I have a smaller upper half compared to my bottom half. But, they are so cute, the struggle is real. This jumper in particular was the best quality and fit the best. Still little baggy around the waist and tight around the booty but decent. The material reminds me of a business suit and just looked a little old fashion to me. Return pile.

Shein Review

Tribal Print Maxi Dress – find here 

Next up are the dresses I purchased. I love wearing dresses in the summer, they are just easy and still super cute. This one I picked up because I loved the pattern and shape. It fit really well on me. It is a little form fitting around the waist and bust, so if you have boobs you might want to go a size up. It is also very long. I am 5’8 and this dress hits the floor. The material feels a little like satin and has a bit of a stretch to it. I am pretty happy with this purchase and I am keeping it.

Shein Review

Polka Dot Maxi Dress – similar here 

I think this is my favorite item I picked up from Shein. It is the best quality and I love the print. The only complaint I have about this dress is it is pretty shapeless. Well, not shapeless, just a not so flattering shape. It gives me rectangle/moo moo vibes. But, that’s nothing a belt can’t fix. It is ankle length and kind of heavy for the summer but I like it. I will be keeping this one.

Returns and Exchanges 

I am very happy with the return process with Shein. I went onto the Shein site and opened a ticket to return the 3 jumpers. You have to select the reason for returning each item and then a free return label is sent to you via email. I printed the return label, attached it to my box and dropped it off at the post office. About a week later, I received an email for each item I returned and the credit was posted to my Shein account. Again, I had the option of returning the credit to my credit card or using the credit to purchase more items from Shein. So. Easy.

 

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with my purchase experience with Shein. I will definitely be ordering from them again in the future, especially since the return process was so painless. Let, me know i you have ever ordered from Shein and what your experience was.

 

 

 

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The 5 Things You Must Do In Cape Town

 

Last year I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Cape Town, South Africa. To be completely honest, this was my favorite travel destination to date. I have been all over the world. It is a beautiful place with so much to see and do. Everyone reading this should put Cape Town on their travel bucket list. There is a ton to do, so here are the 5 ‘touristy’ things you must do in Cape Town before you depart.

 

things you must do in Cape Town

Table Mountain 

On our first full day in Cape Town we tackled  Table Mountain. Table Mountain is Cape Town’s magnificent landmark that has a flat table top surface. It is literally a perfect place to get fabulous pictures and just walk around looking at amazing views. The problem or fun part (depending on who you talk to) is you have to get to the top. There are 2 ways to get to the top of Table Mountan; cable car or hike. Ya’ll know I am not hiking over 2300 feet or 7o4 meters. I wanted to be able to walk for the rest of the trip. So we ventured the cableway. Now, while the cable car was a faster and more efficient way to climb a mountain it can be pretty nerve wrecking. Someone in our party cried. Once, you are at the top of the mountain, IT IS MAGNIFICENT. the views are ridiculous and crazy and the best. I am so glad we began our trip with this because it set the tone for the rest of the trip. Table Mountain will not disappoint.

things you must do in Cape Town

Cape of Good Hope

Next up, is the Cape of Good Hope. This was the destination that Eric (my husband) was most excited about. The Cape of Good Hope is apart of the Table Mountain National and is a rocky land on the Atlantic coast just outside of Cape Town. We actually had to hike for little while y’all. Well, we climbed a lot of stairs. It was fine, we are fairly young and I made sure I stretched. Then, we took the Flying Dutchman, the rest of the way up. Again, once you arrive at the top you are greeted with magnificent views of the ocean and landscape. They also have this cool direction pole that tells you how far away you are from different destinations in the world, I think I was officially as far from home as I have ever been. It was wonderful. Oh, and we got to see Baboons when we left the Cape. It was the coolest.

 

Robben Island 

Robben Island is the historic site of a South African prison. It is the prison where Nelson Mandela and many other African political prisoners were held. Here you will visit Mandela’s prison cell and learn a lot of history of other inmates thanks to the tour guides (actual former prisoners). It is a educational and informative tour that I don’t think you should skip.

things you must do in Cape Town

Shark Diving 

I was in the water with a shark, y’all. No, did you read that? I was in the water with  sharks! A great white shark at that. Crazy! Insane! Ridiculous! I am afraid of most things. Like I am the type of person who can be scared of their own shadow. But for some reason being in the ocean and diving with sharks did not scare me. It was mostly exhilarating. To be honest, you are protected by a cage and the water is so murky you have a better chance of seeing the sharks on the boat outside of the water. But, I was in the water with sharks y’all!!

 

things you must do in Cape Town

Boulder Beach 

There are penguins in Africa! Who knew? Well, the people of Cape Town knew I’m sure. Go to Boulder Beach. It is literally a beach where penguins live. We were within an arm’s reach of penguins. We became friends with them. One of them asked to come home with me. I had to turn him down, I don’t know Emirate’s policy on penguin air travel. It’s a beautiful beach full of boulders )duh) and these flightless birds.

things you must do in Cape Town

 

things you must do in Cape Town

Cape Town is a great tourist destination. We felt completely safe the entire time we were there. We ate and drank delicious food and drink. We saw and experienced so many magnificent sights, historical places and just a beautiful land. I would definitely go ahead, I just need to mentally prepare for being in the air 24 hours. Let me know i you have any travel questions or posts you would like to see from me. And tell me where you were when you the furtherest you have ever been from home?

things you must do in Cape Town

 

 

 

 

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How To Detangle Dry Matted Natural Hair

Do not let your hair get this dry and matted! It is just a beast to detangle and definitely cause damage and breakage. It’s just not a good idea. But, if you do find yourself in this predicament, through no fault of your own of course. Here is a step by step guide to how I detangle my dry matted natural hair.


Again, this is me warning you. DO. NOT. Let your hair get this matted and tangled. A minute of laziness can turn into hours detangling. Heed my words!

 

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