|You can call me "Elle Kardashian" lol!|
Monday, December 26, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
1) Moisturizing and sealing
2) Using Henna
3) Not overusing/abusing heat
4) Deep conditioning weekly
5) Using Low Manipulation and Protective Styling
Monday, December 12, 2011
I don't quite know what inspired me to try the Kimmaytube Leave-In Mix but I tried it out about two weeks ago. My braidout results were amazing. Fluffy but not frizzy. Defined. Curly on the ends. I thought to myself "no, maybe that's not it"...but it was the only new addition to my hair routine. I tried it again this weekend and scored another great braidout. So I am attributing this success to the Kimmaytube Leave-In.
The thing that I love about this leave-in is that it includes one of my favorite leave-ins: Kinky Curly Knot Today. And the rest of the recipe is below:
2 tablespoons of Knot Today Leave-In
2 tablespoons of Aloe Vera Juice with (pH 4.0 or 4.5)
2 teaspoons of Castor Oil
2 teaspoons of Another Oil (I tried Hot 6 Oil with my first batch, Alma Lite Oil with my second batch...came out the same. Some people use Jojoba Oil.)
*I make sure to put the mix in the fridge when I am done using it. I have been reading that Aloe Vera can spoil at room temperature and I didn't want to take my chances....
Friday, December 9, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Again, I am absolutely no expert on makeup but this look was extremely easy for me to achieve. I think this would make a nice everyday look since it is very subtle.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I've been having random moments of sadness because I miss my hair and all its big fluffiness. So I have developed the top five things that I am going to do in two (or three...hehe) weeks when I remove this weave...
1. Deep Condition (I might even do some Herbal Essences style Oooohing and Aaaahhhhing as I am Deep Conditioning because I miss it so much)
2. Henna. I am going to try and review on the blog Karishma Henna. One of my friends tried it and I swear her hair is cotton candy soft, I had dreams about it two nights in a row...
3. Play in my hair. Yes, I am going to abuse all natural hair laws on this one.
4. Try out some new styles. I want to try some new up-dos and I would like to re-try banding my hair.
5. Rock some funky looking beanie hats. Natural hair and beanie hats are like a match made in heaven.
I am not going to lie, I'm loving this protective styling break. I keep the hair moisturized underneath with shea butter and hot 6 oil. This also helps relieve my scalp of the itchies. Hopefully if I have maintained some hair underneath, I can incorporate weaves and wigs into my protective styling regimen!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
During my recent venture (actually today...lol), I grabbed these items.
Monday, October 24, 2011
So after searching on their website for about an hour, I found a pair of nude BCBGeneration pumps. They were 41.00 (ten dollars more than the Steve Maddens when I purchased them)...but I bought them anyway because they had good reviews. I'm in love...
Sunday, October 23, 2011
I like the idea of having little to no maintenance on my hands for the upcoming weeks. So far I have gotten lots of compliments with this install. It blends very nicely with my natural hair, even though the color (#2) is a bit lighter than mine.
|yuck...lol, my manly cornrows. She sewed my actual hair together so that it|
wasn't so bulky. It also helps to make it impossible to unravel.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
|I've suffered from noassatall my whole life, but I love skinny jeans too much to care!|
|Outfit Details -|
Shirt: Thrifted (3.99)
Jeans: Gap (34.99 during their 50% off sale)
Boots: Barefeet (bought these about 3 years ago...I don't remember the price..)
Sunday, October 9, 2011
To maintain my straight hair I wrap it every night/nap. Yes, I said nap. Yes I will be thirty in three years and still take naps. Who gon' check me boo? haha
My intentions are to keep it straight for one more week...
I am contemplating (probably because of the gorgeous young lady Tierra @ Badd Hair Day Blog) getting a weave before the end of the month. I've got my eye on possibly doing 10 inches on the top and 12 inches on the bottom with a U-Shaped leave in on top (also with the sides out). I would like to leave it in for 6 weeks or more to give my hair a much needed break. But I have hair anxiety. I can't go long periods of time with my hair feeling stuck to one style. Which is why I have been alternating between curly and straight lately. I'm hoping this will give me my straight "fix"...
I guess we shall see!
Friday, October 7, 2011
I get kind of bored with straight hair quicker than the average person...so I don't want to bore you all with more pictures of it. Instead I figured I would update with pictures of my nails from earlier this week. I know the half moon manis might be a little outdated to some but I still consider them as an "in" inside of my world lol.
Friday, September 30, 2011
|I'm sure I'll have some better shots in the upcoming week, this is just a quickie ;)|
|Closing in on bsl. My goal is to make it to BSL, then cut above the bra strap to|
obtain healthy ends.
|And here is a picture from May 2011, 4 months ago.|