POSTPARTUM HAIR LOSS.


Where do I even start from? Is it the struggle of growing my hair or the baldness? I have heard about the hair loss after birth but never thought it is this bad. With my first child, I did experience some breakages but nothing serious. But with my second child, I just had the worst experience. I thought I was going to keep all the hair I grew while pregnant only to find out I am actually going to lose it.

Over the months, my edges has been thining, hair always falling out and the final moment I couldn’t take it any more was that chunk of hair in the bath tub, infact I was SHOOK. Honestly, I find it hard to cater for my hair, I am the last person passionate about hair. Left with me, I will be rocking short hair for life just like my paternal Grandma. And to think I have two girls, oh Lord. I was managing what I had on my hair until I was left with a bald patch. I remember going into a panick mode thinking I was going bald and also wondaring what I was going to tell my husband. I am known to be cutting my hair randomly and I promised him I will not do that any more but this time around, I had no choice. I did my little research and found out, it is just a temporary phase. Girl, was I relieved. The things our body goes through as a woman is just unimaginable.

What really causes it?
During pregnancy, your estrogen freezes your hair from growing. Majority of the hair on your head is actively growing, while the other is in a resting stage. The ones that you shed on a normal base, won’t and that is how you get that thick beautiful hair when pregnant. After birth your estrogen levels decline and all the hair that was resting starts to fall out.
As I said, my edges was thining out but I noticed the chunk during my 7month postpartum.

How do you prevent it?
Apparently you won’t be able to prevent the hair from falling out, but what you can do is keep letting your hair look good.
• Get a cut; With me, I just chopped it all off so I can start it all over.
• Wear wigs. What I did a lot during this transition was to wear wigs. Very easy
• This is the time to try something new like coloring your hair. The coloring helps in hiding the spots.
• Part your hair differently, wear hair bands, brush your hair backwards.

Always remember to seek advice from your doctor if you think you are loosing too much hair.

Love, Whitney.

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VALENTINE GIFT IDEAS FOR MEN&WOMEN


Once again, Valentine is upon us and some of us will go far and beyond to prove to their loved ones how much they love and appreciate them. It is not everybody that do the whole Valentine thing but whatever it is,you should not let Valentine day be the only day you give gifts or do something nice for your partner. You should always let them know how much you appreciate them.

I have put together a few gift ideas.

MEN

  • Boxer shorts
  • Shaving machine
  • Personalized mug
  • Inner T.shirt
  • Fragrance
  • Wrist Watch
  • Gold or silver chain; It is not all guys that wear necklace so make sure he likes it
  • Wallet
  • Shirt
  • Tool box
  • A candle lit dinner at home
  • Drink of his choice e.g, beer,wine

WOMEN

  • Lingerie
  • Chocolates
  • Flowers and a personalized card
  • Romantic getaway weekend
  • Wrist Watch
  • Heart necklace
  • Dinner at a fancy restaurant
  • Purse
  • If you plan…

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BREASTFEEDING ESSENTIALS


The first time I breastfed my first daughter was a struggle. It was not as easy as I thought it would be. Breastfeeding didn’t come naturally for me but thank God for the home nurses that helped me.  It can be frustrating and painful but the most beautiful thing.

If you plan on breastfeeding your baby, these essentials are helpful.

  • Nursing pillow

  • Nursing pads

  • Nursing bra(day and night)

  • Nipple cream

  • Burp cloth

  • Breast pump(electric or manual)

breast pump  

  • Breastmilk storage bag

  • Nipple shield

  • Bottle warmer

  

 

THE LIEBSTER AWARD


I am excited to announce that Lovelywhitney has been nominated for a Liebster award! What is this award about? It is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. It is also to give exposure to bloggers who have 200 readers or less.

Before I continue, I will like to thank pinkandproperish for nominating me.

RULES FOR THE LIEBSTER AWARD: 

  1.  Thank the person who nominated you.
  2.  Answer the 11 questions they gave you.
  3.  Nominate 11 blogs.
  4.  Give them 11 questions to answer.

QUESTIONS FROM PINKANDPROPERISH:

  1. Tell us about yourself in 5 words?

Mother, wife, loving, hardworking and persistent.

  1. What made you decide to start blogging?

I started blogging because I feel like I have a lot to share and also because I love writing.

  1. Who has inspired you the most in your life?

I will say, my children. My children have inspired me to be a better person in life. I want to be a mum they can look up to, a mum they are proud of and that mum who does what is right for her children.

  1. What is your favorite pastime?

Watching my favorite tv series.

  1. Do you have any hidden talents?

Unfortunately, I don’t.

  1. Name 3 goals for your blog this year that you hope to accomplish?

Keep up with my weekly blogging, get more followers and increase in traffic.

  1. What’s the most difficult part of blogging for you?

Timing. I have a 2-year-old and an infant; hence, I am always busy with them. But when you love something, you will always find the time.

  1. Do you have a favorite blog?

There is a lot of blogs out there that have good content.

  1. What is your favorite topic to blog about?

I love blogging about motivational/inspirational topics.

  1. What impact do you want to live in the world?

I hope the way I live my life can impact someone positively. It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

  1. If you could pick any job in the world, money aside, what would you choose?Writer.

MY NOMINEES: 

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Lawrifel Perges

Vnod Adhikari

Callie Anne Hollis

Myriam Trannet

Shivi Vats

 A crunchy peach Kendra

Okpaloafe Rawlings

Astrid H Vlahakis

Fiona Fassi

Matthew Evans

QUESTIONS FOR MY:

please don’t forget to link back to this website once you’ve answered on your blog.

  1. What is your favorite country?
  1. What is the most extreme thing you have ever done?
  1. What is your dream job?
  1. Ship or Plane?
  1. What/Who inspires you?
  1. What is one item on your bucket list?
  1. If you get stranded on the island, what two items will you like to have with you?
  1. From 1 to 5 how hard is it to leave without your cell phone?
  1. What is your pet peeve?
  1. Fall or Summer?
  1. When do you find time to blog?

 

 

 

FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna


I know by now everybody has heard about Rihanna’s make-up line. I am probably the last to get on the wagon but it is better late than never. I am not the type that follows the hype but, there is something about Rihanna so I had to get my hands on it.

I purchased the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, Killawatt Highlighter (trophy wife) and the match stix trio(caramel, truffle, rum). These were the products I was excited about.

I used the products to achieve a fall look.

 

Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation; First of all, the shade range is great. Rihanna has got everybody covered. I am in love with this foundation because it is not cakey and gives you that natural look. Did I mention it dries up matte? Perfect for us oily skin. Initially, I thought shade 380 was lighter for me but it was perfect for me.  The foundation dries to a darker color.

The match stix trio;  This was actually my first cream contour and highlight so I was a bit worried about blending but it was easy to work with.  Once again, very natural and compliments my skin. I used the caramel concealer under my eye, the bridge of my nose and on my jawline, then I contoured with truffle. I used Laura Mercier loose powder to set it. Finished the look by using rum on my browbone, bridge of my nose and cheekbone.

Killawatt Highlighter; If you love glitter then you should check this highlighter out. Not my everyday look but, I got it because I know I will use it a lot during the festive season. It is extremely pigmented but it’s workable. I plan on using it as an eyeshadow as well.

Overall thoughts based on what I got, I love it!

Have you tried any of the Fenty beauty products? Did you love it or hate it?

Thank you for stopping by.

Love, Whitney.

 

 

 

DON’T BOTTLE IT UP


We all have challenges and battles faced with as individuals in life.

Divergent and unique as they may seem, we still have to face each day as another opportunity to win a battle.

Through experience, I have come to the conclusion that it helps when you speak out instead of bottling everything up. Whatever it may be, sharing the load with someone else can really help.

You don’t  necessarily have to tell the whole world your problems, however finding that one person whom you feel comfortable and might give you the needed audience might be the needed strength and courage you need to win. Talking to someone brings relief, empathy, advice and the most important thing is knowing you are not alone.

You will be surprised how many have gone down the lane of depression and dejection as a result of their silence,

You do not have to suffer in silence, Open up! There is always someone ready to listen.

Love, Whitney