Hi Everybody!

Since I packed up my stuff and moved from my childhood home of over 20 years, I thought that I would start this blog to allow all the family and friends that I left behind to keep up with my life. As everyone knows, I ran away for opportunity in Las Vegas. Opportunities that still remain fuzzy at the moment, but one opportunity is quite clear, even if he happens to be short and absolutely adorable. Being apart of my nephew's life was probably the biggest draw.

Now I'm here in the middle of July where the temperatures are normally over 100 degrees. Crazy I know, but yay for no more insane blizzards. This is kind of why I decided to entitle the blog "Hot Pursuit." One, I'm in a hot desert climate, and two, it's a shout out to one of my favorite John Cusak 80's films. Nothing says me like an 80's movie. This blog is to keep you informed of all my new discoveries and mishaps as I continue down the path fate dropped me on.

Right now I'm working on employment. That is the main key in obtaining my other goal of an apartment. Not that I'm not enjoying living with my nephew and sister-in-law. We get along very well, so well, I think my brother is in trouble when he returns home. Lol! I do want to finally have a place to call my own. I think it's long over due. In order to accomplish this, I'll need money, so employment is kind of key. I've had a couple of interviews, and I have been picky about where I've been applying. I have a system of tiers that are based on my desperation. You'll know when I'm desperite. Lol! I'm sure that everything will work out the way it's supposed to in the end. Wish me luck!

Just to let all of my friends and family know, I do still miss and love you all. I hope that everything is going well for you. I am going to try to keep in touch with you all. I want to be honest and let you know that keeping in touch is not one of my strong points. If you need me just call or email or even text. I'm still here for you!! Another quick note, I am also starting a film review blog, which is honestly long overdue for me. It is at blondiesflickfind.blogspot.com. I'm still building that one up, but I'll let you know when it's officially up and running.

Until next time.....

Welcome!

I am still in the process of getting this blog up and running smoothly. My intent is to start making film reviews. I have a varied opinion, so please feel free to comment. Just to get the ball rolling, I am going to start by reviewing my film collection and other films that I see along the way. My goal is to keep up with the new releases and share my expectations for the weekends upcoming films. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope that you will enjoy and laugh a little.

Reminicing…

It is the weekend, and since school is not in session quite yet, nor do I have any plans this weekend, I decided to bust out my scrapbooking supplies and do a few pages. I did one for the 4th of July and one for my dogs. I was flipping through some pictures and I decided to do one on my natural hair progress. I believe all these pics are on  my computer sooo.... I got some pics to show you! YAY!

People that are really hardcore about their big chop and stuff like that, know the date of their big chop. I don't. All I remember was that it was in November.
 Cherilyn (my stylist) was nice enough to style it in cute little coils

Shortly after that, in December the following picture was taken. I was still trying to figure all of this out.... This is how I normally wear my hair.

I'm a dork, I know.. LOL

Anyway, this last pic was taken on the 4th of July in NY.

Can you tell my growth? I can 🙂

Winner Of the Moroccanoil treatment

The winner of the Moroccanoil Hair Oil treatment is Brown Sugah!!!

Please email me at leslie2103@gmail.com with your address so that I can ship this out to you!

Thank you everyone for playing. I hope to have more give aways in the near future.

Pre-Pooing?

                                                 (Took this with my DSLR)

Now for you girls who have no clue what the title is about, no worries. I am not here today to talk about any bodily functions.

Pre-pooing is short for Pre-Shampooing. I don't know much about it, and I plan on doing some research on it.

What I want to know is.. do you pre-poo?

Don't forget I have a contest going on.. I've had a couple people enter, but not many.. Win a free product from Moroccanoil!

The Contest

Hair Feelings

I love the way my hair feels right now. It feels moisturized and luxurious. It makes me so happy. Pretty soon it will be long enough to put in protective styles. I feel more self confident and sure about my hair. I hope you guys do too.

Moroccanoil Series Post 2- Curl Control Cream

Author's Note: Moroccanoil was kind enough to supply me with samples.

When it came time for me to try the curl control cream by Moroccanoil I have to admit I was skeptical. My curls are not big wavy Taylor Swift curls. My curls are eensy weensy kinky curls. What could a curl control cream do for me?

Turns out, lots.

The description on the back states this: An advanced technology that offers intense conditioning and a curl memory factor that controls frizz for extended periods. Delivering exceptional movement to hair while enhancing natural curls and offering optimal hold. 

Optimal hold to me reminds me of the Rave hair spray that my mom used to put on my hair *cringe* My hair wouldn't move for ANYTHING. Still I decided to persevere and see what this could do.

The directions tell you to put a generous amount in your hair after shampooing and conditioning. Then it tells you to diffuse or let dry naturally. I never use a blow dryer on my hair, so I went ahead and let it dry like normal.

First thing I noticed was that the cream does not have the Rave mega hold stiff and sticky consistency. My hair was still touchably soft. I had my husband do the touchably soft  test. Then I noticed something else. After picking out my hair my curls had some semblance of definition. They looked like individual curls, not a grouping of kinky curls. I was impressed. My hair still felt moisturized throughout the day and not dried out like it had been for  the past few weeks.

I've noticed a difference in my hair since using these products. I asked my husband for confirmation and even he says it seems like my hair is growing. I enjoyed the curl control cream. It is nice, but it is not a necessary part of my beauty regimen. I think I would use it more if I were going out on the town, but it is not needed for every day use. 

Contest time

The lovely people at Moroccanoil have sent me an extra product to give away to my loyal readers. One person will be chosen at random to receive a brand new bottle of Moroccanoil oil treatment for all hair types. There are many ways to get many entries for the contest.

  • Sign up to follow this blog (one entry)
  • Follow me on twitter- mrsckugs (one entry)
  • "like" my page on facebook- facebook.com/thetaleofgoingnatural (one entry)
  • comment on every entry within this blog (three entries)

You have a chance to enter the contest 6 times! I will end the contest on  the 16th. That gives you a week to get your entries in!

Hope to see some of the entries soon!

I know, Few days no posts

Sorry Guys. I have not been ignoring the blog. On the contrary; If you look around the site you will see some touches I have added. I have also been leaving messages on the facebook page (facebook.com/thetaleofgoingnatural) as well as twitter (mrsckugs) I just went away for the holiday to see my fahhjahhh. in New York. He lives in a sleepy little town by the name of Canandaigua, NY. Lovely little place. A good times was had by all. I will be back tomorrow with a review of more Moroccanoil products and just to chit chat about my family and the talk that a few of us had about natural hair.

A Special Man

For those who don't know, or are sort of blind to the picture to the right, I am Black. As a Black woman for all of my life I had relaxed hair. It's what I did, it is pretty much always what I did (except for that short time in elementary/middle school where I had a Jheri curl.. we don't talk about those days).

                                                          (I am sorry I don't have any up loaded decent shots of me natural. I will get to it I promise!)

My husband, being white, does not know much about African American hair care. Why should he? When we have kids I am sure it will be different.

However, he knows what he likes. He didn't like the fact that I never would let him touch my hair when it was relaxed. He would see women with Afros and natural hair and ask me why didn't I do that? It seemed to him it would be like less hassle and I would be running around a lot of times with my hair looking like I just got out of a windstorm.

I half listened to him because... I half listen to everyone.

My big chop came not as a statement, but as a necessity. I had my hair in micros and it just matted it all up. Ugh. I know a lot of spouses would not be supportive of their wife having natural hair. They prefer the smooth silkiness of relaxed hair. Not my husband. He couldn't be happier.

He loves touching and rubbing my hair. I think the happiest he ever was (Other than our wedding day, or when our tax return came) was when I told him that I was not going back to a relaxer.

Today is my husband's birthday. I love him a little more each and every day. I thank him for being the wonderful special man that he is. Happy Birthday Jeff, I love you!!!