I’ve been M.I.A for awhile now due to life and work as always but I wanted to share with you all what I’ve been up to. Here’s a look of what I’ve been up to through my Instagram photos …
1. Nail DIY – Decided to try my (hand) at doing a Leopard print on my nails. This was my second time trying this design and this time I think it came out looking a lot better.
Leopard Nail Art
2. Knitting – Decided I needed to learn something new and therapeutic to help with my anxiety so I learned how to knit. After watching numerous videos I was able to successfully learn how to knit. So far I’ve been knitting scarfs since it’s winter in the U.S. (and reading Arise!)
First knitted scarf
3. Swap Party – Last week I was invited to a clothing swap party and it came at a good time since I had a lot to give away. If you don’t know what a swap party is, it’s when you and a bunch of friends bring all your clothes together that you don’t want and swap out for something else. I wasn’t really expecting to bring much home but I did come out with a couple of nice items. Whatever was left of the clothes was donated.
Going through shoes
Going through coats
4. Cyber Monday – I took advantage of Cyber Monday and was able to buy a pair of heels originally $50 and got them for $25 at Sole Society.
Sole Society Shoes
5. Wild Hair – I partially straighten my hair in preparation of it getting braided, it started off wild and I was able to get it somewhat tamed.
6. Oprah – Inspirational words from Oprah (enough said).
Decide to go back to yarn twist for the fall at least for this month. Also instead of wearing it in a ponytail like always do, I’ve been trying to do different styles. Here’s a pic of one of the latest styles i tried.
I came across this photo on Tumblr and when I seen it I wasn’t really awwed. When does hair become too much? Locs this long seem like they would be more of a hinder then a style statement. How are they cleaned, maintained and how does he even sleep at night with that amount of hair. I know the weight of his of locs have to be somewhat painful.
What do you think is this too much?
My hair was just taken out of the tree braids that I’ve been wearing for about a month and a half. I know a reader asked me in a previous post could they see a better picture of my braids. Well those pics are coming soon I decided to get my hair re-braided so the style is more fresh and clear to see in a picture.
I think one of the most important things to do after taking down your hair from a style is a good condition to snap the hair back in shape. As some of you may know or have experienced certain styles can wear and tear on the hair making it weak. I know most of the styles we wear are supposed to be “protective styles” but even those have their pros and cons.
Lately I’ve been using about 4 products to condition my hair and 1 brush to detangle. Continue reading
There has been great debate on whether or not women with natural hair should cut their ends. Some say cutting dead ends of a natural is not good because it stunts hair growth. Where others have said the exact opposite that not cutting your ends will not allow your hair to grow. Continue reading
In this previous post, I talked about how Steve Stoute has essentially sold Carol’s Daughter down the River Styx of natural hair by no longer targeting exclusively to black women. Carol’s Daughter have shown as with other businesses, that black money is only good enough for the beginnings when a business needs cash but once it grows, they don’t give a fuck. Wake up folks, black money is only relevant when they need us in the beginning but it fades to black once success hits! Continue reading
Sometimes you have to let your hair breathe and that’s exactly what I did last week. I took out the yarn braids and did a deep condition that I left in for about 3 hours. For my deep conditioner mix I used Jane Carters “Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner” and added Coconut oil, Jojoba oil, Apricot oil and lastly Argan oil. I wore my hair twisted for about 3 days and then twisted out for next 2 days. Once the cold winds hit my scalp and I was no longer able to stand it I returned to my yarn twist.
P.S. If your looking for a really good condiotioner for “deep conditioning” purposes try these two:
Last night I had the opportunity to attend a Pre-New Year’s Eve Fashion & Beauty Bash hosted by blogger Curly Lexi from Curls Coils and Kinks and stylist and makeup artist Danielle from The Style & Beauty Doctor. The event took place in Atlanta at Sole Shoes where attendees were able to shop, mingle, and discuss natural hair.
Throughout the event they had many beauty stations including an eyelash bar where they had two professionals putting on individual eyelashes for $25, and a lipstick bar where you could try on different shades of lipstick of your choice and take with you. The night also included three fashion shows with models wearing clothing from the store itself and many raffles with cool beauty prizes.
I didn’t leave empty handed I was given a goody bag filled with some great smell goods. Take a look at the pictures below.
Precious Williams UK writer and author of the book Precious (Color Blind U.S. version) shares with us how she became a writer and what inspired her to write her first book. Along with being a writer Precious rocks natural hair and shares with us her natural hair journey. Continue reading
I really do love feathers and I especially love them in this woman’s hair.