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[Music] what's going on I'm Alicia and I am gonna take you through my daily skin care slash wellness slash hair care slash head wrap okay so we bout to get into it and have a beautiful beautiful time it's just connected in our bathroom because like where else do you connect with people within the bathroom is the best place I usually get up pretty early my husband's usually a little bit man cuz I'm out of it so early he's like where are you going I might do a meditation I might do the early workout I might just sit in some silence and once all that that's done I come into my bathroom and I love candles I'm a candle fanatic I like my candle and I believe in setting an intention there's something about lighting something something burning that's very sacred and I will think about what it is that I would like for myself for today so let's say today I'm looking for clarity I'm looking for peace I want to have more patience because you know I am doing a lot of the homeschooling for the kids right now and it takes patience and sometimes I lose it so I like that up and then I'll put it on the side boom then if I've been sweating cuz I did my workout or if I did my meditation you have to wash the face my favorite thing to use right now is osmosis my skin kind of requires a little bit more strength when cleansing right so I give my little pump in as much as I want wet my hands lather it up put it on the place mmmmmm this old library and everything I know it's all about going up on the skin and on the neck so boom I did that deep cleaned it up and I'm gonna wash it off okay so now I'm back washed it off feels good I feel refresh I've always cared about skin care but in a way that was very frustrated because I I didn't always have good skin I've learned some of the secrets and I've also found some products that work for me because everybody's different you know and you got to keep trying and you got to keep finding what's what's good for you and it's cool sometimes it takes a minute like for me it took quite a while and one of the secrets that I definitely picked up was but for real for me I didn't really drink enough water and I didn't even think about water to be a part of my skincare regimen water out of a big-ass jug like this I call this my coconut I don't look like a little coconut next up I actually love this a lot epicurean is one of my favorite brands I was always fascinated that if you put probiotics on your face or your body wherever you want how good is that so I love this mask this aloe vera calming gel which is awesome as well like I said I'm always looking for something to calm calm it all down I squirt it in my hand as much or as little as you want you know write about how much I get and then the mask if you smell it it's almost milky or something it's very much of a powder so sprinkle it in there as much or as little as you want and you rub it together and what I like about it is first of all smells like there's food on your face so you want to eat yourself and then second of all um it kind of has a little bit of a grainy texture a little bit and something about that feels good sometimes when you want to just like a Napoleon but not really still a calming thing this I'll actually wait five minutes this morning maybe I'll make twenty minutes okay dry it off pat dry again it's off now my scan feels really good I love this a lot it's called secret rose water so basically just spray your whole body like around a thousand times as much as you need it and you take it in and breathe it in you smell it and what I love about Rose is that it's a heart opener it's literally a heart opener which is why you know one would give another person that they love roses it really does open your heart and don't we all need that I just need to open your heart open yourselves just be ready to receive all the good intentions and then you know I'm rounding about the end of my kind of facial morning routine and I always like a good under-eye something so this one is really cool and I like it especially because there's one for day and as well for night who don't like you know just attention things like that I get into a lot of times we're not even paying attention to under the eye right you know my mother said the other day she'd never put anything under high for like a hundred years she's not a country but whatever so I get it and I feel like let's start now to get all of these areas going well finally just a little bit of cream so this it really smells quite good and it's also a sunscreen but for me like I said my skin is very very sensitive so I go very light very light because cream sometimes can be you know a little bit heavy this one is amazing though we love sunscreen we like to make sure our face has sunscreen on it it's so good for you and then you have to have a good appointment okay I can't be around here with the dry lips not gonna be a good thing so I love this one mmm feels good and I've also you know learned that certain things on the Wellness side and on the in taking into your body side I've cut out dairy and also believe it or not getting rid of the breads let me tell you I'm the first person I am a bread a holic and then obviously the fried foods the oil and all that and the skin is never really good okay so that's the morning that's the that's the routine that's the wash that's the feeling that's the wellness as the goodness keep that going all day long as much as you can just take that time for yourself and you know even if you feel overwhelmed if you get up to a part of the day and you just feel overwhelmed escape to your better pan and just take some breaths in exhale do that about 10 times and we're gonna move on to my hair routine and how that how I wrap my hair because so many people have asked me how do I wrap my hair and I love head wraps they're so beautiful so what I do is first I take out my hair I have a great oil that I use and this one is Saharan liquid gold argan oil and anything might argue maybe you feel good right it's it's quite oily so everything depends on your hair type my hair type works with things like this you know I'll put it in it smells really good you can put as much as you want definitely getting on those ends you know get into it and then you can take your brush I love a hard brush I'm just so really good and you know brush it all right brush your hair what's that but they used to tell you like brush it a hundred times your strokes okay so brush your hair stimulate your scalp stimulate yourself where it feels good I really loved this hair mask been using that lately quite sick which again that bad so if you were in the shower you'd be able to put it in smells it's just so big my hair definitely you know takes a beating for sure you know but when I wear my hair in braids you have to actually be really careful because a lot of times the braids are very heavy or they're very very tight I'll do cornrows which are so beautiful but they're very tight and so it's like pulling your hair pulling your hair all the time all the time and so I definitely noticed that the treatment hair care treatment is definitely super important first of all to give it a break and also just to really put some good nutrients in there so yes my hair has taken its share of beating and right now it could use a trim a cut you can use a lot of stuff right now but you know what here we are and we're gonna do what we can do and I don't know bathroom and that's also good so I'm gonna go ahead and leave this on all day because it's cool within at night I'll wash it out or in a couple of hours I'll wash it out and it's alright it's just staying in there doing good stuff so now that I did that let me show you how to ahead wrap and I will flip over and get this up okay I'm back see so you have to put the hair on the top of your head close to the top of your head as you can one of the ways I like to do it there's obviously the many ways to do it there's so many gorgeous ways to wrap your head and such a beautiful tradition so you've watched all your hair up into the place you get it up on the top of that head and you find a good place you know like somewhere in the middle ish right here you know cuz you want it I like it really high because then the rack will sit up and lengthen the neck and it kind of gives a nice shape so that's what I'm doing boom you gonna take your hair tie and you're gonna put it in to it as tight as you can handle it but don't kill yourself and don't care you hear then I will basically do a basic button the bigger your bun the bigger the rack at this portion and I will just wrap another hair tie around it and then boom it just kind of stays there you know so it doesn't have to be all special looking at this point which is cool usually my choice is this is kind of this is not quite silk because if it's too silky it falls off so you you have to get a scarf that's probably long cotton me like this material is very you know it's not so slippery so the less slippery the material the better or else you'll be tugging at your thing all day is pain depends how big you want it if you want a little bit smaller go put a smaller scar lie on a little bit bigger go for the bigger scarf with a smaller scarf you're gonna fold it in a triangle you know like edge to edge like that you're going to put it on the back of your head the long part and the triangle on that apartment and then you're gonna wrap it around the button like that I'm gonna do the bigger one because that's what I'm in for the larger rectangular start you're going to fold just in half so becomes like a smaller and again you're gonna start with there's a long side behind you I'm really feeling it the long side that that is the folded part is gonna go behind my head then it's gonna get really long here okay I'm gonna cross it over in the front and then basically I'm just going to wrap it around my head as many times as it can because this is what we want we wanted to start to get big literally I'm tucking the edges inside if you wanted it like this you just totally go like this but what are you as I grab a second scarf not the short one a long one so now this is the larger square and you know the patterns are fun you see how this pattern is it's so cool and that the thing i love the most is when i by the time i wrap it on my head you have no idea of what the color is gonna be or what's kind of feature because it's just it's art it's like a beautiful expression again this long part that's been folded i put it on the back of my head I'm gonna grab this tight because I wanted to stay put it then I'm good take this part and my son actually put me onto this you see how I pull this this way so it's crossing and it crosses up right here so you can give yourself like a you know almost like a turban vibe and up so that it has a beautiful triangle shape on your face which will help your eyes lift and and all the things that we want my son came up with this he actually told me to twist it twist the two pieces so that it it could be more of like a braid twist of sorts I twist them all the way to the bottom just and it stays because you pulled it really tight you know you're just thinking oh look at me even if I'm just gonna be able to walk around the block cuz I can't go anywhere I'm still gonna be shining take this wrap it around I tend to like it tight I like that it kind of gets these beautiful shapes I like that I can just do what I feel this part is a little bit of the other Scott I take the last little bit of this twist part and I literally just tuck it in that's it you see that oh you do have to take your ears out because they get stuck if you want extra security you know it's just mom and then it becomes like whatever it becomes and it's just beautiful when you get to just be cool as hell I take another hair tie there's a regular hair tie this one's big so let's you know you got to kind of stretch it and I literally just wrap it around like that tuck it in you can't see it anymore and then it stays all day oh alright what is it skin feels great I feel like I set my intentions my head wrap is poppin so I can just go do whatever I'm going to do you know right now I'm gonna go check on Egypt and make sure that he's doing his schoolwork so I'll check on him like this and feeling amazing this is it y'all I'm so glad that we can connect sending you love [Music]

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