I know it’s been a while, like a whole year. I’ve been experiencing life after Howard and the whole adulting world. However, I plan to be back in full effect. New hair, new outfits and new topics.
Now that I’m 24. I want to start something that has always been on my heart. I’ve always been obsessed with hair and everything that comes with it. I want to own my own thing and make something magical out of it. I want to be classic like Fenty Beauty and leave a legacy for my kids like Jay and Bey. So here it is or the start of it anyway…..
Heir Extensions. Virgin Brazilian and Malaysian bundles and wigs for sell. I’d like to add more pieces so tell me what you guys think. Buy and try some pieces if the spirit moves you. Let me know things you’d like to see and send in some reviews so I know how to perfect the brand.
Thanks for listening! I hope you share and click and buy and all that good stuff. I’ll be back in a few days with an update from my closet. 💋
I recently had my old hair sewn in again by a very talented Baltimore stylist. The hair was from my frontal install last summer featured in Stylist Alert! and dyed black featured in From Brown to Black.
I believe the texture is Brazillian deep wave or beach wave or something of that nature. To keep my curls looking fresh every day I have two go to routines.
One routine is simple bantu knots. About five small ones at the top to blend my leave out and the twelve inch bundles. Then the bottom is sectioned off into either three or four large bantu knots.
Another routine is the same five small bantu knots and then four or five braids at the bottom.
The last routine is just five or six braids, braided from the leave out down.
In the morning, I simply unravel. I spray a little water on the individual braid or bantu knot add some Miss Jessie’s Soft Curl and let it dry.
And this is the end result!
I must admit when Cardi B first hit the Love & Hip Hop scene I was like this chick is ratchet at its finest. However, my opinion of here has changed.
I don’t see Cardi B as the ratchet, annoying, stripper chick. I see her as the real, down to earth, I’ll f*ck you up on sight yet still be cute friend that we all need in our lives. Plus, her comebacks are classic comedy. Between she and Chrissy Tiegen I can be on theshaderoom all day!
And let’s not forgot, she slays us daily with the style.
And we can’t leave out her sissy Hennessy …
You can’t get prettier than her!
I truly admire their dedication to each other. You can see sisters beefing so often and they really ride for each other. Yet another reason Cardi will forever be popping!
An experience worth experiencing!
I have a deep love of history and an understanding that knowledge of the past helps us to make better decisions for the future. All of us should take the time and visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The history of black people in America isn’t solely our story. Other people’s know similar struggles just as much as other people placed us in situations where we as a people had to rise up and overcome barriers and obstacles and show that melanin is a gift for the strong.
Through this museum you realize the strength, resilience and genius our ancestors possesed. I always make a joke about flipping negatives into postitives but that’s truly the attitude that was demonstrated here.
I won’t give anything away because I want people to experience it for themselves and draw their own conclusions. What I will say is that you should definitely take the time to see what the museum has to offer!
See how I achieve my curly bob. Chic & functional.
Normally I’m a Lakers fan, (as instructed by my mother since I was born) but the shirt was hot so I had to wear it. Featuring Urban Outfitters and FashionNova we get a fun, simple, Friday, lounge around look.
A classic, red and black, Chicago Bulls tee from Urban Outfitters and gray leggings with red stripes down the side from FashionNova. This look was so comfortable and perfect for the fluncfuating weather. I added a black bomber jacket whenever I went out to endure the cold with black Nike’s and I had a complete carefree fit.
And just for the giggles….
The 90’s gave us many great things, one being R&B singer Monica Brown. Monica touched our hearts with “Why I Love You So Much” and “Before You Walk Out My Life” among others hits on her debut album “Miss Thang”. She gave every female an anthem along with Brandy in “The Boy Is Mine” and gave us a tune to sing as we dismantle his car (JK! I never approve of ruining personal property), with “So Gone”. Monica has continued to give us heart felt soul and TLC through her music. She guides us through love. Helps us accept love and even holds our hand as we get over it.
Aside from her music, Monica has given us relationship goals with her marriage to NBA player Shannon Brown and family goals with her kids Romelo, Rodney and Laiyah. She creates a life to aspire to. No her life isn’t perfect. I’m sure she’s had marital discourse she’s married to an athlete. No shade but athletes get a bad rep in relationships. Everyone is susceptible to cheating but athletes get an unfair advantage. Her kids probably irritate her soul some days but she still shows us the wonderful things her kids do. She’s made my heart melt with her kids pictures. Through whatever she continues to be PRIVATE, POSITIVE and NEVER PETTY. Let’s face it, that’s a pretty hard thing to do in 2017.
What I absolutely love about Monica and what prompted me to write this post is her effect as a cheerleader. I can go on Instagram everyday and see Monica in my feed supporting somebody. Real, genuine support. No matter who someone is or what their background is you can see Monica opening her arms and telling the world they’re about to be somebody. Her support for women and African Americans and anybody in general is unreal. She has talent and she has no problem spreading her talent or her love. Monica throws love not shade!
My auntie always told me that pretty is as pretty does. Monica embodies that to me. She isn’t just a pretty face. Her ability to be relatable in every part of her life and her genuine additiude make her beautiful. We know black don’t crack but beauty on the inside makes the outside more attractive. Shoutout to Monica for making me want to glow up inside!
Since I’ve started going to my stylist Tea this summer I’ve always wanted to know her method to keeping my edges laid. Edges are of the upmost importance to me but sometimes they just won’t stay. It irritates my whole soul and I just give up on my look for that day. Well I started paying more attention while she was doing my hair and this stick thing caught my attention. Everytime she would finish my hair she would use this stick and slick back my edges and lay down my hair at the top. Wanting to know more I googled and came across the answer to my question. Tancho Tique Stick, now I’m not sure if it’s the same brand my stylist uses but it handles the job all the same.
I’ve tried all types of edge controls and they never seem to work when I need them the most. The best one besides the Tancho Tique Stick is the Jireh Edge Control.
Anyway, I love this product because you only need a little slab on both sides and it lasts you for days, especially if you keep your hair wrapped up. This product is truly a God send. When I use this my edges don’t curl up like they usually do after I apply edge control or when it gets hot and I sweat.
Moral of the story I support this product. If you’re looking to invest in an inexpensive product that keeps your hair exactly how you want it, I recommend this for you.
If you don’t know Kehlani recently dropped an album SweetSexySavage. If you’re still unaware of who Kehlani is she’s the artist who was formerly with PartyNextDoor and Cavs player Kyrie Irving.
But that’s not what I want to get into. What I’m trying to talk about is the fact that I love Kehlani and her music. It never fails, whenever I hear one of her songs it just speaks to my soul. It’s like she’s in my spirit recording thoughts and feelings I’m not at liberty to share.
Her songs about constant battles with self and relationships are really all that’s going on in my personal life. There’s someone who’s always going to be there but not be there like Down For You with BJ the Chicago Kid. There’s someone who doesn’t make an effort like In My Feelings and Piece of Mind. There’s definitely a Distraction dude. Yet, I still have complete faith in myself and my actions like she does in Personal.
Basically, Kehlani gives a voice to the madness inside my head. I feel like that’s the mark of a truly great artist. Being relatable and connecting to people on a deeper level. I’ve always turned to music to feel that void where I really couldn’t talk about something. I’ve found that her music really relates to me personally. I genuinely feel as is if her music is a part of her and her struggles and her goals and her dreams. In today’s struggling industry where club hits make no sense at all music that means something gets lost in the hype.
Anyway! I love me some SweetSexySavage. Go check it out.
Peace & Love