Monday, January 31, 2011

Sephora by OPI - Rocker Chic

Rocker Chic Nail Polishes from Sephora by OPI has 4 mini bottles of beautiful colors.
  • Fiercely Fabulous
  • Just a Little Dangerous
  • Already Famous
  • Go My Own Way
I started with Just a Little Dangerous and I love the ease it takes to spread the polish and the vibrant color.  Can't wait to try the other colors!!!

Ms. RosieVelt

Updo on Natural Hair Tutorial

Pure Ice Silver Mercedes

I picked up this polish at Walmart for $2. And Boy oh Boy!  Isn't it too cute?  I polished my nails while I was under the dryer doing a roller set on my natural hair.  The polished lasted for only 2 days before chipping but it was cute while it lasted.  Hey, you get what you pay for! I guess.  Let me know what you think!! 

Ms. RosieVelt   

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Sally Hansen Beyond Perfect Poetic Peony

Wow!!! This pink is perfectly bright. I've had this color for a while and decided to give it a spin and I wasn't disappointed in the color at all. I bought this bottle a couple of months ago and the color had seperated, so I had to give it a good shake.  After giving the bottle the shaken bottle syndrome, the color glided over my nail in smooth strokes.  I applied two coats for a fuller look.  Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Hair Style for the Weekend

This is a cute style that I wore the weekend.  It's cornrows going up on the front of one side of my head and a braidout on the remaining portion of hair.  I didn't have a video camera with me so I couldn't do a tutorial.

Friday, January 21, 2011

LA Colors Exotic Pink Nail Polish

LA Colors

Exotic Pink with a Twist

This is my color for the weekend.  I used two nail art flexible stickers to add the twist to the color on my pinkies.

Let me know what you think!!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Stuff Twists with Bun

The mini-twists lasted for two weeks and I couldn’t take it anymore.  I didn’t use gel to do the twists so they started to unravel and frizz really bad.  Next time I’m going to make some flax seed gel and use that to twist my hair.  I’m sure they will last longer then. 
I decided to go with another protective style for the week.  I chose the stuffed twists with a bun in the back.  This is a super easy style that you can do in less than two hours.  I will leave it in a week, so investing a couple of hours in my hair for the week isn’t too bad.
I washed, conditioned and moisturized my hair.  I two strand twisted my hair and allowed it to air dry while I was deciding what to do.  I went to the beauty store and bought four bags of the 99 cents braiding hair.  I think the stuffed twist look better with the cheap hair.
To do this style you want to start by placing a small pony tail in the back of your hair, this will serve as your base and is where you will start to pin your bun.  Part and gel a section of your hair.  Separate the weave and use a cigarette lighter to burn the hair right in the bend of the weave. Pressed the burned piece to form a point.  Use the burned piece at the start of your twist and then twist your hair over the weave.  There you have it, a simple stuffed twist.   Twist the weave all the way to the end and it will coil, pin the end into the base pony tail and start with a new section.
 Super simple!!!!

China Glaze Ruby Deer is Popping

I picked up several Christmas fingernail polishes from Sally’s that were discounted beyond belief.  China Glaze Ruby Deer was the first one I tried and boy does it live up to its name.  This fingernail polishes is banging!!! Love it.
I also bought the Holiday Treatment!!!  It includes a small size of primer, bonder and polisher.  These products make the nail polish last for days without chipping!!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Confessions of an Almost Product Junkie

I started my healthy hair journey in May, 2010, mainly because I’d burnt the back row of my hair out with a straightening comb. After that, I started researching how to grow my hair back really fast, when I stumbled upon a world that I didn’t even know existed; a world with black women, who were growing their hair long and beautiful. I wanted my hair to be long and beautiful, so every product the women who I was looking at were using, I had to have it. Whether the product was good for my hair or not, I had to try it. I found myself getting caught up in the products that I had to have for my hair that I started to lose focus on what I really wanted, which was healthy hair. I was starting to use way too much product on my hair. When I detangled my hair after I washed, the comb was full of hair. I couldn’t understand why my hair was betraying me. I stepped back, reevaluated my regimen and figured that I was doing too much to my hair. I went back to the basics, clean hair and scalp, conditioned and moisturized hair that is sealed with oil, and low manipulation and protective styles. That’s enough!!! I’ve been back to the basics for about three weeks now and my hair is already doing much better. I have less hair in my comb when I detangle and my hair is starting to flourish. I’m glad that I came to my senses before I’d gone broke buying every product that I learned of. I will not be a product junkie.

Hair is NOT so cute today

For the last two days, I’ve been wearing my hair in a 1940’s up-do style. I wasn’t too awfully pleased with the style, but it did the job. It kept me from playing in my hair all day. Low manipulation is key. Right? Well, to keep my hair in place, I used a little Echo Styler Gel on the sides and back of my hair. I like the gel but dang if I doesn’t gunk up in your hair! I didn’t want to use the gel three days in a row, so I decided to co-wash this morning while in the shower. Bad idea!!!
I didn’t have time to pre-poo nor deep condition my hair. I used Cantu leave in conditioner, along with unrefined Shae butter and castor oil. I pulled my hair into a hair clip at the base of my head. Really not cute, but it will do… Next time, I will definitely prepare before deciding at the spur of the moment to co-wash my hair.

New Braided Hair Style

Well I tried something a little different this week.  I braided my hair to the left side and two strand twisted the ends and middle.  I think it turned out very nice.  Let me know what you think.

Preparing My Hair for Bedtime

One major part of my healthy hair care journey regimen is preparing my hair for bed at night.  Preparing my hair at night for bed helps my hair retain moisture and wards off hair breakage.   My hair is super moisturized in the morning and I tell you I’ve shaved at least 5 minutes off my morning routine because I don’t have to spend as much time doing my hair.
Preparing your hair for bed is simply moisturizing, sealing and covering your hair before you go to bed.  It’s an essential step in growing long black hair.  You should really make preparing your hair for bed a part of your hair care regimen.  Click on the link to read how to prepare your hair for bedtime.

Jump Start Your Hair Growth

Black women can grow long hair.  I know, I know, I know….I didn’t think that we could grow hair past our shoulders but I was wrong.  And oh boy, how learning this little tidbit has changed my life.  I’ve become obsessed with growing my hair to its full potential and I want to share my knowledge with everyone that I come in contact with.   
Jump starting your hair growth journey isn’t hard to do.  It just takes commitment from you to learn your hair and to learn how to take care of it.  Click on the link to learn how to jump start your hair growth journey.