February Bougie Babe Challenge

Hey Babes!

Happy Black History month! It is time for the newest challenge of the month. I thought long about this challenge, which is why it took me until now to announce it. I didn’t know if I wanted to combine black history with Valentine’s Day festivities. However, I felt that it would be too obvious. I want to create challenges that better my reader and myself. This month’s challenge is to enjoy love. Once a week, complete an activity that you love to do. I know it’s sounds easy, but life can get in the way of our alone time. Spend time with yourself while reading a book; cleaning the house; writing a poem, or trying new recipes. I will be posting one lucky winner on February 28th and the winner will receive a $50 Visa gift card. Here are the rules:

  1. You must be following my blog, Bougie Babe and following me @ken.monet on Instagram.
  1. Challenger must upload a picture each week of them enjoying the activity they love with the hashtag #BougieBabeChallenge by February 27th at 11:59 pm.
  1. The activity must be completed in February OF 2019! Do NOT upload a picture of an old vacation or activity you completed a long time ago.
  1. Comment on this post once you have uploaded your picture with your email address.
  1. The caption should explain what the activity is and why you chose to partake in it.

And those are the rules! I loved seeing the January challenges you guys posted. I can’t wait to see the posts for this month. Don’t forget to like, share, and comment on this post. Also, follow my blog and @ken.monet on Instagram.

Bye Babes!

Xoxoxo,

Bougie

Guest Review: Charcoal Bubble Mask

Hey Babes!

Today, I have a special treat.  I invited a guest to review the Charcoal Bubble Mask from Walgreens.  The sheet mask is one of Walgreens’ newest skincare items.  The Charcoal Bubble mask deep cleans, exfoliates, and invigorates the skin.  Walgreens infused charcoal and micro-bubble foaming action to create the perfect mask for all skin types.

My guest reviewer, D. Brown, has dry skin.  His face feels rough and tight when he does not moisturize his skin.  We placed the mask on his face and left it on for three minutes.

Bougie: How do you feel when I put the mask on your face?

D. Brown: At first, the mask is cold on the face.  Also, it feels slimy, like snail slime.  It’s not the worst feeling, but I wish the mask was warm.

Bougie: I can see the bubbles forming on top of the mask.  Do you feel the bubbles working on your face?

D. Brown: Yes, I feel it all over my face. The bubbles begin to work on contact.  I feel the bubbles tickling my pores, so the mask must be working.

Bougie: Have you tried a charcoal-infused face mask before this mask?

D. B.: No.  I tried face masks with all different types of ingredients.  This would be my first mask with charcoal.

Bougie: Unfortunately, you only need the mask for three minutes.  It is time to take it off.

[Takes off mask]

D. B.: What do I do next?

Bougie: Rub the remaining cleanser into the skin, then rinse your face with warm water.

D. B.: Okay.

[Rubs cleanser into skin and rinses face]

D. B.: My skin feels smoother and looks brighter.  My face doesn’t feel tight and dry.  You see results as soon as you finish.

Bougie: Would you incorporate this mask into your daily routine?

D. B.: Definitely.

Bougie: Thank you for reviewing this product.  Also, your face is glowing!

D.B.: [Laughs] Thanks, babe.

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After the charcoal face mask

 

And there you have it!  The Charcoal Bubble mask was a success!  The mask begins to work immediately after applying to the face. Also, the results are amazing.  If you are in a hurry and do not have time for a regular ten-minute face mask, the charcoal facial mask is perfect. The face mask retails for $1.49 at Walgreens.  Thank you for reading this post and have a great Monday!

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Bye Babes,

xoxoxo,

Bougie

DIY Hair Mask

Hey Babes!

Today, we are going to be dealing with our hair.  Sometimes, I wear my natural hair and other times, I wear wigs.  Some days, it is easier to wash my hair and leave the house.  Other days, I put on my wig and go.  There are people who enjoy wearing wigs and there are people who enjoy wearing their natural hair. There are differences between wigs and our natural hair, however, the two have one thing in common.  Natural hair and wigs need love.  So let’s give our hair some love!

This DIY mask will create shine and soften your hair.  The mask can be used for human hair wigs and synthetic hair wigs, as well.

Ingredients:

1 Egg

1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar

1/4 cup of Honey

1/3 cup of Warm Water

Directions:

Start by cracking the egg in a bowl and adding the apple cider vinegar and the honey.  Using a whisk, mix the ingredients together.  Afterward, add the water slowly and mix it into the blend.  Once the ingredients are combined, saturate the hair with the mask.  If you are using the mask on a wig, keep the mixture about two inches away from the wig cap.

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Put on the shower cap and leave the hair mask on for 30 – 35 minutes.  Wash the mask out of the hair with your favorite shampoo and condition the hair.  Dry your natural hair with a blow dryer and let your wig air dry.  Watch your hair transform from dry and rough to shiny and soft!

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Bye Babes!

xoxoxo,

Bougie

Cinnamon Pancakes

Hey Babes!

It is time for Feast Friday!  This Feast Friday will be a little different.  The meal for this Feast Friday is Cinnamon Pancakes!  It is a sweet spin on a simple breakfast meal. On a side note, I didn’t get any personal pictures from my creation because my family ate everything! I slaved under that hot stove and they ate everything before I could photograph the food. Apparently, the food was delicious and my family couldn’t help themselves. I took the featured image from Allrecipes’ cinnamon pancakes recipe. My recipe is simple, easy to make, and delicious. Without further ado, time for my cinnamon pancakes recipe!

Ingredients:

1 cup of Aunt Jemima pancake mix

1 egg

1 tablespoon of olive oil

3/4 cup of almond milk

1/3 cup of cinnamon

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Directions:

Pour the cup of pancake mix into a bowl and add the milk, egg, and oil. Combine the ingredients until it is completely lumped together. Begin to add the vanilla extract as you stir the mixture; the cinnamon is added last to the batter. Once the ingredients are blended, let the batter sit until the substance is lumpy.

After the batter begins to lump, fire the stove on low heat and get ready to cook some pancakes. Cook the pancakes for 5 minutes each side or until little holes appear on the pancake. Flip the pancake and repeat the process. You should have a total of 8 pancakes by the end of the batter. Drizzle the pancakes with maple syrup and add apple slices to complete the meal.

And there you have it! My simple cinnamon pancakes recipe. Don’t forget to like, comment, and share this post. Also, follow my blog and @ken.monet on Instagram.

Bye Babes!

xoxoxo,

Bougie

Open The Door

Good Morning Babes,

It is time to start fresh. Opportunity will not open the door for you. Pursue the career you love; repair those broken relationships; purchase the plane ticket and experience a new culture. Start improving yourself tomorrow or next week. Don’t wait until New Year’s Day to change for the better.

Take the risk and open the door of opportunity. It might seem hard without support, but you have it. The babes and I support you. So, why not go for it? A person cannot grow without taking risks and utilizing opportunities. Live life without wondering and questioning about the unknown. Walk through the door and discover the path to a better life.

Don’t forget to like, share, and comment on the post. And live your best bougie life!

Bye Babes!

xoxoxo,

Bougie