Friday, January 8, 2021

Edge Naturale: Follicle Enhancer

 Disclosure: I was sent this product by Edge Naturale to try and review. Below are my actual results and my honest opinion.




My hair journey has been an interesting one. My hair has always been falling out dry, brittle nothing seemed to work until I started using Edge Naturale. A huge spot in my head that is usually mostly bald has started to grow back all thanks to Edge Naturale Follicle Enhancer. Using Edge Naturale has been a big game changer for me. I love that it is a one product systems which is great when you alway on the go it definitely helps cut down my hair day time. I always found myself using 6 or 7 product on my patches with hope of them growing back. ( they never worked) . I feel comfortable knowing the ingredients in Edge Naturale are safe and I know actually what I’m using. Recently I decided to cut my hair off, so all my hair is the same length of my patches so it all can grow together. I'm excited to see this product work on my hair. I usually don't like scented products but im in love with the peppermint scent that stands out and the tingling sensation feels great on my scalp.Edge Naturale has a great system for their long time user if you decide to pick the subscription you'll get 20% off, that's an amazing deal. Choosing to accept Edge Naturale  was the best decision I've made. When I first got the email I went straight to their social media and seeing nothing but all shades of women that look like me I knew I had to take this opportunity. I'm grateful to Edge Naturale for giving me the opportunity to try their product and I look forward to working with them in the future.





Saturday, January 2, 2021

Year Of Me: Healing From A Bad Friendship

Last year I spent most of the year focused on others 

I spent way too much of my time worried about a friendship when I should have thought about myself.

I learned to be my own best friend. That situation brought up so many issues that I had that I needed to work on.

I know I'm a damn good friend in the future when I feel like someone no longer wants me around I need to be at peace and let them go 

I was so worried about her not including me in her life and feeling  abandon that I lost track of what was really important MYSELF

I don't blame her for everything that happened between us

I should have communicated on how I was feeling instead of lashing out on twitter. 

I should have set more boundaries with her

I was there even when I shouldn't have

One night I asked her to hang out but she told me she just wanted to chill at home which was cool because I have those days as well 

But later that evening I got a call asking to walk her dog because she was called into work.

Confused  on why she couldn't walk her own dog I found out she went out with her other friends

The petty in me wanted to say no and tell her to ask one of the people she was with to walk her dog but I wanted to see her pup because at that point I hadn't seen her in weeks.

That happened so many times I would want to do something but she would say she was too tired and wanted to stay home but then turn up in my complex with her other friend

That shit hurt

I also learned that I need to express to people what I  need in a friend.

I can't be the only one planning outings and when we hang out. 

That was definitely our issue

I was always asking to hang out, always planning things

And when I stopped our friendship did as well

I heard from her less and less 

I felt like if I wasn't offering a free meal I didn't see her 

I had never felt broken from a friendship

I felt like I gave so much of myself and it wasn't appreciated

I had to remind myself to put me first and not care what others do

Though since then my friend and I have worked on a better friendship I definitely look at things differently and learned so much from that process.

I learned that it's ok to say no.

I often overplay my position in people’s lives

I used to think it was because I had such a big giving heart, but now I’m understanding I lack boundaries

I’m always going above and beyond for those I love and when it’s not returned I find myself in my feelings

I don't have to alway be there and do things for people when it draining to me mentally and physically

I realize I give way too much of my time and energy 

I've always been the one to help even when I don't want to but I always show up with a smile on my face and do it anyways.

Even though I was still in the thick of my pain I still helped organize a birthday party and big zoom gathering for her 

And the crazy thing is the friend she was always with ( the one she basically dropped me for) originally was going  to plan something for her birthday but of course she didn't

As an outsider to that friendship I noticed the other girl really didn't care about her

It was definitely a one-sided friendship with them but my friend didn't see it 

My friend took her on a Law school visit with her and she thought getting high was the right thing to do basically turning it into a party for herself 

That situation hurt me so much because I was the one helping her study for her LSAT and giving her the practice test

We had always talked about me going with her and when the time came around I wasn't even a thought

Sitting her now in January we are friends

How? I don't know?

Covid?

Her "friend" dropping her like a bad habit?

Who knows!

It must have been God because I did not see this friendship lasting past March with the way these were going 

Am I still mad? No

Hurt? Yes

But the love I have for her is what kept and keeps me willing to work on bettering our friendship

Though we will never be friends like before but we have an opportunity for a better friendship


Lesson Learned

xoxo 

Brittany Morgan







Sunday, November 1, 2020

Edge Naturale: Follicle Enhancer Product Review

 I've always had issues with hair loss.

The last ten years has been extremely hard, at one point I had three different bald spots in my head

For the longest I had no idea why my hair was falling out

Recently I received an email from Edge Naturale asking for me to review their product in exchange for a review

"Edge Naturale products are formulated to provide a natural solution for thinning and damaged edges.
We have created a unique blend of cruelty-free, naturally-sourced ingredients to effectively nourish
weakened or damaged hair follicles to support the growth of fuller, healthier hair." ( brand description from site )

I was excited, nervous and apprehensive to try this product, and I was pleasantly surprised by this the Follicle Enhancer.


"Formulated with natural Argan and Jojoba oils, tingling Peppermint, and nourishing Coconut Milk, Edge Naturale Follicle Enhancer is created to naturally restore your edges. Our formula cools and soothes your scalp while energizing your hair follicles to help your hair grow fuller and healthier in one simple step." ( product description on site)

Day One



This was my very first patch I ever got and it never grew back past this
I had totally gave on it and decided to live with it
The Follicle Enhancer has a cooling sensation with a mint scent
The slight tingling cool sensation made feel like the Follicle Enhancer was penetrating my scalp
I applied it once a day for the past 3 weeks and the result have been unbelievable 


My hair is growing back
I cried once I started noticing a difference 
For 10 years I've had that patch in my head
it would never grow past the first two pictures and now I have hope
I will be continuing using the Follicle Enhancer and up date you all through  my journey
Edge Naturale has definitely  created something great 
If you're having issues  with thinning hair I highly recommend you giving the Follicle Enhancer a try.




Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Where Have I Been?

I'm a giver 
I give my time, my space, my love, my all
Lately I haven't been appreciated by some of the people in my life
I go out my way for others and  give them everything at all moments 
I realized I need to focus on myself, growth and peace 
This year has taught me so much and its only July 1st

The Friendship 

I started the year dealing with friendship issues.
To keep that story short I was dropped like a hot piece of trash.
Like literally barely any communication, didn't see the person.
I saw her car more than I saw her car than I saw her because her new best friend lived across from me in my apartment complex. 
I was already going through hell and for that to happen I spiraled. I took to social media to air out how I was feeling.
We talked it out I've cried a couple of times not because I was sad but I was frustrated.
I was pissed.
I was always there for her and to dropped as if I killed her puppy.
I was falling back to old cold-hearted ways 
If I can cut my family out of my life I can do the same to anyone. 
Jump to today we've been working on friendship for a few months
It's sad because what she kinda did to me is happening with that other friendship but I keep my mouth shut when it comes to that. (not my story to tell)
She moves to the south soon and asked me to help and the giver in my want to be there and help her get her new place set up but there is still too much hurt for me to fall back into that role.
Doesn't mean I don't love her or that I'm mad at her I just can't. 
It sucks she's moving in few weeks but I think if we both continue the communication we'll be good. 

The Ex
My ex reached out to me in February
I didn't see the message til mid March 
I stupidly let him back in and nothing really changed.
Communication sucked
I wasn't a priority and as quickly as he came back 
I quickly let him go

My Mental Health 

I have my good days and my bad days. 
I need to do better with taking my anti-depressant but I'm in a better place than I was in February.
February I was in one of the darkest places in a long time. 
I felt so alone.
I felt abandon. 
I felt broken.
Thanks to God and my therapist I'm doing so much better.

Makeup And Dress Down

A few months ago I teased at a new blog and instagram  and I wasn't mentally ready for them. 
But by the end of July you will see some content on both

It feels so good to be back.
Sorry if this post is all over the place.
I'm back and I'm better 
And in the words of Megan Thee Stallion 
"Im that bitch"
"Been that bitch"
"Still that bitch"
"And will forver be that bitch

xoxo
Brittany Morgan 



Saturday, February 29, 2020

March Goals

Hello March
I figured it was time to set some goals this year  
Join a group at church 
Lately I’ve been feeling lonely. I have one local friend but she has her own group of friends that she hang out with so most weekends I’m just watching movies at home alone. I really want to get to know more people am so recently invited to come to a local group at the church I’m visiting. 

Workout 4 to 5 times per week

Going down two pant sizes already in 2020 has been a great feeling. My body is feeling better and working out has been a great way to let out my frustrations. 

Ready 1 book
I know that’s not a lot but I have to start somewhere

Design My New Website 

I’ve been working on something new and fun and I can’t wait to get it fully up and running. 

The goals I have this month are short and sweet.

What are some of your goals this month? 

Xoxo 
Brittany Morgan 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Opening up


Opening up to people don’t come easy
I’ve been like this since I was younger. I use to express myself only to be made fun of or for someone to use my words against me later. So I put a wall. I only let people close enough but I couldn’t break down that wall. That wall has been my comfort blanket for year. Over the past few years I’ve let a few people in past the wall, but for my protect there was another wall after that one. I know some people are hurt at times by my walls but it’s hard to let people. Losing people is one of my biggest fear and if I let someone in and they leave. 
For months I’ve been pushing people away because I’ve been feeling unwanted and like burden. Instead of taking about how I felt , i took a step back to see who would reach out. I felt like everyone was moving on in their lives without me which made me spiral. I went to my online therapist, Twitter to air how I was feeling.  Which only pushed people further away. I felt so alone. In this bubble called life with no one. So many nights I cried myself to sleep wondering what I could do to get back to happy self. 
I eventually reached out to a friend to express how I’ve been feeling and she told me things that hurt her as well. It felt so good to let out those emotions in hopes of fixing a broken relationship that I’ve injured. Realizing that my toxic traits has affected someone else really opened my eyes 
I’m still working on pulling myself out of this dark place but at least I can admit to myself that I’m there working on climbing out. 

Xoxo 
Brittany 

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Decade Recap

This decade was rough.

From my mother being diagnosed with breast cancer(2010) to her passing a few years later ( April 2013). To having to move into my aunt's house right after my mother’s passing. Then getting kicked out 7 months while still getting back on track. Moving in with my pastor , which was an amazing blessing. Then finally seeing a small light at the end of my tunnel I got my apartment. I thought things was finally working out for me. Then July 2014 my father passed away. I used my last bit of money to pay my uncle to take me to Georgia for his funeral (and 4 hours after the funeral he said we had to go back to Illinois, I wasn’t even in Georgia for 24 hours). That’s a whole other story, maybe one day I’ll tell it. After getting back from Georgia I felt things was getting worst everyday. The job I had lined up was no longer available to me. How could I pay rent? Pay utilities? Or eat? My savings was getting lower and lower, I had to start selling things to pay the rent. My Aunt and  two cousins moved into my one bedroom apartment that I shared with my brother. And my anxiety and depression was at its highest point. I was applying to jobs like crazy but still no luck. All I asked my aunt to do was provide food for the home and you would’ve thought I asked her to pay all bills. So she bought groceries once and then after only bought her and children take out. I was livid, I was selling all my things to pay every bill and she couldn’t even pay for food. I would’ve been happy with ramen but I guess that was too much. After venting to my friend for weeks about what I was going through shit hit the fan. She told my aunt about how I was feeling and my aunt felt attacked. Words was exchanged and they ended up moving out that night. She moved in with her sister ( my aunt) who had 5 bedroom house 5 minutes away. 

I was now all alone because by this time my brother was back at his university. I was at the darkest place of my life, I had no family it was just me in this apartment I could no longer afford. If it wasn’t for my best friend having her aunt to hire me for random jobs she needed done I would have starved. I made $60 last for a month of groceries. I had a car but I couldn’t afford the gas to put in it. My amazing friend Jamie would pick me up every Sunday for church and would take me to the dollar tree, Aldi and Wal-Mart to get my groceries for the week. God blessed me with some amazing Angels without them I honestly think I would be dead now. Thinking back on the apartment and what I was mentally going through I am surprised  didn’t commit suicide. God got me through some really dark days. Some days I would just lay there become I felt defeated, I would look out the window watching the day go back , sunrise to sunset. Of course I got evicted, thankfully my church paid for a few months of a storage unit and a train ride to move to the town my brother lived in. After getting here I got a job and have worked there ever since. As much as my job gets on my nerves it has been a major blessing.

 I lost ones the loved the most ( my mama, daddy, granny and two friends in 2019). I was at my lowest moments of my life. Now I’ve gained new friendship, traveled, new experiences and love. I’ve grown so much from the hard times ( and I didn’t even tell it all). I’ve grown so much closer to God. I am nothing without him. I know I have a bigger purpose in life because I am still here. I’m excited to see what God has I store for me this new decade.

xoxo 
Britttany