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

Sunday, December 15, 2019

2019: A Year Of Healing

2019 has been a major healing year.
I felt myself potentially going down the rabbit hole again. I was toxic to myself and allowing toxic people  to affect my life. At end of 2018 I cut ties with the only man I’ve ever loved. On the outside I looked like this strong independent woman but on the inside I was broken. I gained so much weight and was secretly drinking a lot. I felt alone even when surrounded by others.
 I keep a lot to myself because I truly hate venting to friends. Too many times I’ve vented and felt regret instantly. Some may think I’m closed off but I’ve been burned too many times after telling someone my business. I’ve had “family” throw things in my face after telling them how I felt about something. 
I noticed I didn’t know how to let out my feelings.For the longest I would hold things in until I couldn’t anymore and ended up lashing out at people. 
My life saver came to me in August, Nola. Nola is a beagle / lab mix I adopted from a local rescue. I instantly feel in love with her. Nola first day home she went straight to her bed and laid down, I couldn’t help it I cried. I finally was feeling pure joy and happiness for the first time in a while but that moment went away once I got laughed at by the ones around me for showing my emotions. 
In August I also started therapy, something I haven’t done since my freshman year of college (2008). Therapy has been a major life saver for me. I’m no where near fully healed but I’m on the right path. I’m processing things I would normally put into a little box. I’ve also started taking anti-depressant, something I always told myself I would never do. I thought I could pray the depression and anxiety away when God was actually leading me to something that can help. I’m in a better place than I was January 1st and I thank God for that daily. 2020 I see more healing, growth, love and peace.


xoxo 
Brittany Morgan 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Birthday Wishlist: 2019

Last year I waited too late to post my wish list for my birthday and Christmas, this year I decided to be more proactive and post my list a month early
Year 30 will be full of  Self-care, self- love and growing closer to God.
I have many things I want to carry out in year 30

MY BIRTHDAY WISH LIST 

1. A Journal Bible with the matching tabs
My current bible was gifted to me by my grandmother with lessons geared towards a young girl, its time for a slight upgrade.

2. Gift-Cards 
People think gift card are a lazy gift but i personally love them. Sometimes there are things I want but I talk myself out of it due to cost or need. 
( Torrid, Ulta, Lane Bryant, Sephora, Etsy,Target, Hobby Lobby,Michael's)

This is one of my favorite things that sephora does. You get a box of fragrance samples to see which one you like the best. After you pick one there is a certificate in the box to return and you pick up the full size bottle 

4. A Self-Care Box
A care package with face mask, candles, wine, candy, movies and etc would be nice

I need to practice more looks and the makeup charts would help

I kept my list short and simple
I'm not expecting my friends to get me everything but I love to give options

xoxo 
Brittany Morgan