Tips + Tricks #1 – Goodbye Ingrown Hairs, Hello Sexy Legs!!!!

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Ingrown hairs are basically the Devil in disguise! I’m telling you, they hurt + are just so darn nasty!! I am blessed to be a natural curly haired girl + for as long as I can remember, I have had issues with ingrown hairs after shaving. Some people may say, “Just wax” or “Use a chemical hair remover”! I absolutely appreciate the suggestions but those options just DO NOT work for me. My skin is always left behind so irritated + for the bikini area….well….it’s not pretty! LOL

If you haven’t read my blog post about the Bliss Ingrown Hair Pads, you probably don’t know that those things about killed me! Hahaha, my skin was much too sensitive for them so I have been on a hunt to find a method that works for me + by Jove I think I’ve got it!! I am going to share with you what I do to obtain a close shave and keep ingrown hairs at bay!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

1. A cleanser or Mask that contains salicylic acid.

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2.  Exfoliating Gloves

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3. Bikini Zone Anti Bumps Shave Gel

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4. A 5 blade razor

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5. Argan Oil or some type of pure oil for the body.

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6. A Body Butter

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STEPS:

1.  The first thing I did was research what kind of things help ingrown hairs + salicylic acid popped up. I thought that this would  be something awesome to try because it was something I had in my home already. I had a mask with salicylic acid in it and an exfoliating cleaner, so for a week (without shaving) I cleansed my legs with the cleanser and the day before, I used the mask on my legs (left on for 15 minutes while relaxing and wearing a face mask). I washed the mask off,  pat dried my legs + moisturized them.

2. On the day that you decide to shave, when you jump into the shower, wash the rest of your body and then use your exfoliating glove (and your favorite body wash) to gently exfoliate your le gs to help loosen the hairs + to remove any dead skin cells.

3. Next I apply the Bikini Zone gel to my legs + let it set for a moment. This product really works + helps to keep my skin irritation free…in all areas, including under the arms. Once that has set for about a minute or 2, I use a 5 blade razor. Man, a razor like this is magic!! I swear it gets all the hair + I highly recommend  them!

4. After you have shaved every area that needs it, gently exfoliate your legs/necessary area again. I have read that people actually shave a second time but that is up to each individual + not part of my actual routine.

5. Once out of the shower, pat dry your skin. You want to care for your skin not damage it! when your skin is still a bit damp, mix the oil of your choice together with the body butter, cream, or moisturizer of your choice and smooth onto your legs. Your skin should feel amazing after this!!

I love wearing silky or satin PJ’s after shaving my legs because they feel so smooth + silky! I always get compliments from the bf on how smooth my skin is and it’s because I take the time to care for it. You have to relax sometimes and this is a wonderful way to unwind + enjoy some time away from the busy world we are all a part of!

I hope you guys enjoyed this tip so please feel free to comment below + share this with someone who might be looking for a solution to this common problem! I will see you in the next post!!

Until Next Time…

LOVE, PEACE, + SHOPPING RECEIPTS!!

 Kai

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UPDATE!!!!! (WHY I’VE BEEN AWAY)

Hey everyone!

So, I know it’s been a long time since I said I would be blogging and posting on YouTube again but my life has been crazy busy!! Let me fill you in on the deets.

MOVING:

I just moved to a new apartment. I did have an apartment with my roommate but that wasn’t working so I moved out. Sometimes you just need your own space. Now that I’m in my new place, once I paint and get a few things, I can start making youtube videos again!! Yay!

I bought this pretty (and inexpensive ($1)) wrapping paper that I plan to use as my filming background. I am also working on purchasing lighting so I can do Makeup tutorials and fashion videos.

Here are a few pics of my apartment:

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Right now that’s all I have. My bedroom is just storage space at the moment and the kitchen needs some cleaning and organization.

BOYFRIEND:

Another thing that has changed in my life is my boyfriend! I haven’t been in a relationship for a long time and I met him and well, things changed. He’s sweet, nerdy, a cutie pie and his name is Charlie. He’s so fun to be around so I’m really glad we met!

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WORK:

I’ve been working a lot lately and that’s not only my 8-5 gig but my business as well. I’ve been away from Chic n’ Black Styling for a while because I’m working on new endeavours for the company. I think the next step will be our accessories and lingerie line. It’s so exciting but so much work!! In the end though, it will all be worth it!

My regular job has been insane too and I’ve been going through a lot of changes there as well. I will update you guys soon on that information, it’s exciting stuff!!




LIFE:

Overall, life has been crazy but a huge blessing all at the same time. I definitely have been having some tough issues to deal with so it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. It’s life, not fair yet surprising! I’m excited to get back to blogging and making YouTube vids for everyone!! If you have any suggestions let me know and I will start working on the YouTube suggestions I received as well. I thank you guys for your support as always and can’t wait to be back!!

LOVE, PEACE AND SHOPPING RECEIPTS

NEW: Kai’s Fabulous Confessions

Hello all!


So I decided to add something new to my blog. Tell me what you think??


NEW: Kai’s Fabulous Confessions:


1. Just because you’re beautiful does NOT mean you can get a man! It can be tough for anyone.


2. Sometimes I love the smell of mens frangrance and at times will dab it on my wrist, especially Prada.


3. You don’t need to be rich to be fabulous! It’s all how you present yourself.


4. Being a selfish brat is not at all sexy or fabulous….GET IT TOGETHER!! Here today gone tomorrow.


5. Don’t judge people for the situations they are in or for something they have gone through….you never know what may have started it!


6. Eat well and play, life is ours and we shouldn’t take things too seriously….


7. ….However there is no harm in being cautious. 😉


8. I love spoiling my family, friends, significant other (when I have one) and of course myself. Why not? Just make sure no one is taking advantage of you!


9.A kiss can bring a giant to his knees! True story!!


10. Fashion is my passion and accessories are my weakness….Gotta love them!!