I Gave Aloe Vera A Second Chance

 

When I first transitioned, I had not clue what I was doing so I relied heavily on blogs & YouTube videos for advice. I tried EVERY & ANY tutorial advice much to my disappointment. Once such experiment was an Aloe Vera & Water mixture which left my hair drier than chips.

Last Sunday, I felt idle so I decided to Google Aloe Vera and found that it can be used as a conditioner thanks to a Wikihow page.

So I got a knife, headed to my garden & got harvesting :)!

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Look at that Aloe Vera

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DIY: Gratitude Jar

It has been awhile since I did a DIY & I had so much fun with this one. This DIY was inspired by Sharifa Creates A Little Box of Hope post & Tishan Lee’s presentation at the We Inspire Women Workshop (Part 1, Part 2).

I had a gratitude journal before but unfortunately life happened & I didn’t really follow through with it. I think the main reason I fell off was because it was a book & it ended up amongst all my other books until one day it was eventually forgotten.

After reading Sharifa’s blog post though it dawned on me that writing down at least one thing I’m grateful for & storing it in a jar or box may be the best way for me to keep a gratitude journal.

I had so much fun making it & I am elated to share it so here we go!

What you need

  1. Empty Jar (Glass or Plastic)
  2. Baby Wipes
  3. Hot Glue Gun/Krazy Glue/A Heavy Duty Glue
  4. Scissors/other sharp object
  5. Fabric
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I chose a empty Nescafe glass jar

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DIY: I transformed a T-Shirt into a Bodysuit

I got inspired to do this DIY from Instagram. I was looking through Carnival pictures and came across a very creative young lady who transformed her T-shirt into a romper. So I thought maybe I could experiment with the idea but instead of a romper, I made a body suit from a T-shirt!

 

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#Shanny-VAL Diaries: Iz A Vagabond (My UWI CARNIVAL Experience)

 

Carnival in Jamaica has come & gone. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to play pretty mas with Bacchanal Jamaica but luckily I did get to experience UWI Carnival.

Flower Child: DIY Flower Crown

I am a fan of  Lana Del Rey! Her music and her style is just awesome! One Sunday when I was enjoying my daily dose of Ms. Rey, I got the great idea of channeling my inner Lana by making a flower crown.

I used items I found in my house to make it and it came in really  handy for Halloween (I went to my Rotaract Club’s Halloween Lyme as Katy Perry in her “Roar” video).

I gathered an assortment of flowers from around my house

 

OOTD: Frenchbook

Easter time is party season in Jamaica. Usually I stay home but this year I decided to check out one party (only because Sizzla was performing)….Frenchbook! I opted for a very casual look because I thought it was more ‘live music appropriate” & it was also a beach party, so my look fit that  too.

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