Movie Pick of the Week – The Impossible

This movies was released in 2012, so its a definate DVD night with the buttered popcorn kind of night.This movie made me anxious, happy, bawling all at the same time, but then these days I bawl for everything #pregnancyharmones The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and I must say “The Impossible” really happened. I can remember hubby asking me if I really believe people just fall in their bath tub and die, after all this woman went through.Even though I laughed it brought back an old country saying my mon always said; “If yuh bawn fi drown yuh cya heng” Which translate if your destined to die one way, example drown, you wont die any other way but to drown. Survivors … Maria Alvarez with husband Quique and sons Lucas, Simon and Tomas  http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/real_life/4727569/boxing-day-tsunami-maria-alvarez-the-impossible.html#ixzz2SpJcNAcr  The Impossible stars, Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor,  and Tom Holland

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Movie Pick of the Week : Oblivion

 My Movie Pick of this weeks is the futuristic film Oblivion, starring: Tom Cruise Olga Kurylenko Morgan Freeman Andrea Riseborough Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Melissa Leo  So pretty much In the year 2077, Tech 49 Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is one of the last drone repairmen stationed on Earth, which was nearly destroyed 60 years ago due to the destruction of Earth’s moon and an invasion by aliens known as Scavs. Jack and his romantic partner Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) work as a team to secure and send Earth’s remaining resources to a massive tetrahedral space station  – called the Tet – that was humanity’s escape vessel, which I must say is quite futuristic. Their mission control commander is Sally, weirdo, who guides them through Jack’s recon and repair trips. The two expect to leave Earth and join the other survivors at a colony on Titan in two weeks. Now if you ever watch Vanilla Sky or Eyes Wide Shut with Tom, this movies has this, “what the hell did I just see there” kinda appeal. Its quite interesting and has quite a spin. For me it could be a little bit more action packed but the story line was one of love and sacrifice, like all good movies are made of. I made this a girls night out movie but to me its more a date night movie flick.  Take a looksee and hit me up on twitter @ethniciceta and let me know what you think. If you have any Movie suggestions […]

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In my Own Skin

One of the most common questions I have been asked of late is how is I am so comfortable in my own skin…so to speak, breaking it down more. I came to work this week and really didn’t comb my hair at all, Leave in conditioner and some curling butter, lip gloss and some black eyeliner and ‘YUP’ I was ready for work. I was not trying to be a bum I just wanted to be hassle free this week, to the point I wore flowing skirts and linen pants too. I can say that feeling this way now about my appearance did not happen over night. I was not readily accepted in school and it took years to restructure and train my brain so alter the concept of beauty I grew up with. For me all black is beautiful, I love all hair types and hair styles, just may not where them all and my preference is natural hair and locs. Okay what was my response, I just tell them I got tired of being lied to by the media and the like, I got tired of putting on a big puff of slob and such to appear “pretty” I got sick and mostly tired of keeping up with all the blahh, don’t get me wrong I love fashion and hair and looking pretty, I just no longer think Mac or Maybeline define me. I still wear my make-up and haul it all in with Spanx and stuff but […]

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Care Free Hair

I have been fully natural, e.i. without my locs, for six months now and even I am surprised at the speed in which my hair grows, despite the constant abuse of colouring and bleaching. I do do take time to co-wash it (condition only)

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Whirl and Twirl with Kadie Kade

I met this cute girl one day when I went to her office, and of course the first thing I saw was how she punk rock’d her Teeny Weeny Afro. So naturally I had to ask her to be in my Whirl and twirl posts. Say heya to Kadie Kade Curlies   1. Please tell us little about you? Hi I’m Kadia but everyone knows me by Kadie Kade. I’m a young natural hair black woman who just loves being natural. In 2009 I did my first perm for boredom sakes and said I would return to my roots after I get “fedup” which I did. Now my hair is back and thicker than ever. I’m a local model in photography and runway while being a part time student @ HLSCC and working full time at Trident Trust. I love being natural in all aspects of life because it’s healthier and cheaper. Majority of what I use in my hair can be used with other things in my daily livings. It’s AWESOME!2. Why did you decide to go natural and how did you make the change? I decided to go back natural because I never had any intentions of keeping a perm in my hair past 3 years. I was more or less experimenting with the perm… I grew to like it then but eventually hated it. 3. What is your current hair routine? And if you don’t have time to do a full style what is your quick fix […]

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Blog Anniversary

It has come full circle, its been one year since I have started blogging and I have taken today to look back on how far I have come. I still have loads to improve and loads to offer. This is my opportunity to say thank you all for joining me in my journey. From all that has happened in my life and yours. I will continue to speak the Truth and celebrate my EthnicityWow!!! One year thank you all so  much for following little ol’ me.Ceta W.

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Herbal Haven – BVI

I have gone a exploring again on the lovely island of the british Virgin Islans. I have been hunting down essesnse, essense of all types. I needs me some smell good oils and frgances. Of course my first option was to go online but after I decided to search Tortola under every nook and cranny, I have actually found places and things that i can now use, of course you know aboyt my inftuation with Sageroots for my hair care products and Island Essence for my hair styles, I have now found Herbal Haven for my essenses and oils.     I must admit that I was not eternally impresses eith their collection but so far its the best I have found on island. The carry a wide range of vitamins and such but i was very intrigued by their peppermint, rose and lavender oil. They are a bit on the pricey sid ei find, but like I said my options are limited. Herbal Haven is operated my a elderly gentleman, soplease dont go askin ghim whats best to use in yah hair, I did and he isnt very, lets say knowledgeable about female issues…*lol* It is located on Main street right around the corner from Mckelly’s. Take a look guys and get some oils to add to your spritzer and spray bottles. I have used oils and essenses in my Gel Shea mix, makes it very whippy and smelling devine!!!

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Naturally Curly BVI meets The Ethnic Truth

I must first apologise for the late entry, I am having a bout with the Dengue Fever epidemic here in the BVI, which my whole family came down with…BOMBER…..I will tell you all about it next post. With my hectic life schedule, especially in the Christmas period I all but neglected my hair, *sighs* I have a bleached blonde base which I put a Bright Fushia or a raspberry twist rinse over. With all that colour on my hair My hair sometimes get really dry, hence why I only co-wash (condition wash). I considered for awhile to use some kind of protective style in my hair to give it a rest, but I seriously don’t really like the whole head of cornrows and I don’t have the patience or time right now in my life to sit for 8 hours to do a braided style. Any who, for my Munchkins birthday I brought her to my friends Celeste, she has a Hair Studio called Island Essence, here in the BVI down at Hannah’s, its a great place, I loved it at first sight, and Celeste is an absolute gem. After arriving I handed of Lil Moon to Celeste and opted to go Internet surfing, but low and behold who did  I discover works at the Salon on weekends….Shayla from Naturally Curly BVI. These ladies are absolute Natural hair goddesses and I have been chatting with them via FB for a little while now. Shayla worked with me, as it was my first time doing corn rows on my own hair, […]

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SageRoots B.V.I

 Kris, Pamela ,Linette, Kristol  Hey DollsOver the past couple of days I have been actively searching for some place in the BVI to get Natural Hair products and to also do some networking to get involved with some Natural hair Beauts over on this side of the world.If you have been following my Twitter page you will know that in the BVI we had a Christmas on Main Street where all the shops around the island set up booths on the road side so we can partake of the niceties.I found a couple of booths that I so Lurves so for the nest couple of days I will be doing some posts with them. My first one is of SageRoots drop them a line and see what they are about. I had the pleasure of meeting Kris and Lenette .Kris walked me through the products they offer here and I got me some of the SageRoots Whipped Shea Butter and Refined Coconut Oil. Speaking to Kris let me know how little I know about hair products, I am clearly not a product junkie, when I find something that works, home girl does stick to it. The Shea butter I love but the refined Coconut Oil is a dud for me, I will try something else.The also have Claudie’s, Hairvenda Indian Blends and Red Tea and much more. They also have ingredient facts posted on their shelf in Clovers.         Claudie’s Hair Revitalising Creme    Sageroots Booth at […]

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Hair Dictionary

As Featured On Kinky Curly Coily Me 2nd, 3rd, 4th, day hair– This is a phrase used to describe the amount of time your hair has gone since you last styled it. Hair styled today would be considered 2nd day hair tomorrow. 3abc/4abc- These numbers followed by a letter is a from a hair type classification system created by Andre Walker. Type 3 hair is curly with a visible curl pattern. Type 3 curls can range from big ,loose, bouncy ringlets to tight corkscrews. Type 4 is kinky, or very tightly curled, with a less visible curl pattern. Type 4 curls can range from tight zig zag curls to extremely tight coils. ACV– Apple Cider Vinegar, This is used as a rinse to close hair follicles. APL– Arm Pit Length, This is a way of describing the length of a person’s hair. If a strand of hair can be stretched out to reach your armpit it qualifies as APL. Accordion Method – This is a technique where you use a squeezing motion to scrunch the product into the tresses of the hair to encourage body and natural waves. Afro – This is a very popular natural hair style, often referred to as a “fro”, typically requires picking the hair into a rounded shape around the head. For information on creating an afro Alopecia – The term alopecia used alone refers to abnormal hair loss. ALS – Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate or Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, These are lathering agents in shampoo that can be drying and may contribute to […]

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