What can I say about this beautiful young lady? She's a walking mermaid. Her simplicity is really not so simple. She is beautiful, intelligent, and vibrant. Bella, as those close to her call her, is also my cousin once removed (translation: she is my cousin's daughter). In the process of determining how Bella is related to me, I learned that your cousin's children are not your second cousins, as most believe. They are your cousins once removed, or better yet, they are your nieces or nephews. Ha! I learned something knew. It gives me enormous pleasure to refer to this young lady as my niece. Having her in my home brought me tremendous joy.
The purpose of Bella's visit was for me to showcase and feature her natural beauty. What better way to do that than to begin with your own family. Her beautiful mane was rinsed with Garnier Triple Nutrition conditioner. Next, Bella's hair was styled with Miss Jessie's leave-in conditioner, Bounce Curl, and Cantu Beauty's twist and lock gel using the shingling method. I allowed her hair to air dry for about 30 minutes. I then diffused her hair on the cool temperature setting on high speed for about 10 - 15 minutes. We discussed the importance of deep conditioning the hair and getting regular hair trims to maintain hair healthiness. Her 3b/3c curls are absolutely beautiful. The best part of it all is that Bella understands the curly-hair struggles but she loves her hair, nonetheless. Not many teenagers can say and for that reason alone, I know that she will grow up to be an amazing strong woman.
Bella: Thank you for allowing me to do you hair, make-up, and take your photos. It was a pleasure to spend time with you. I hope it was the first visit of many more. I love you.
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