Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A New Outlook...

To slit, or not to slit...

For a long time I really believed that long, thigh-high slits in dresses and skirts are not worth the risk. I always get this image of it being done no justice - looking a little too exposed, at times cheap and unfashionable. HOWEVER, I have been inspired as of late by beautiful double slit designs that have been styled in uber chic manners. Here are a few photos that I've noted in my glam-book:


 Urban Outfitters Ecote Double Slit Maxi Skirt ($69 | up to size 12 but there's a lot of stretch)

 No one can seem to figure out who Teyana Taylor's dress is by but get a similar look with this Naomi Naderge Summer Ends Double Split Maxi ($98 | up to size XXL)
 I have no idea who designed this but it's EVERYTHING! 
Maggy London Iridescent Jersey Maxi Dress ($74 | Now Sold Out at Nordstrum :S ) 
 I'm sure it can still be tracked down online however; it's perfect for a simple, demure display of the double slit trend.

MY, MY, MY...I rescind my ill thoughts against the double slit in my earlier life. I am now in love. What do you think?


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Underneath it All

Hey guys,

If there's one thing you may know if you keep in touch with this blog of mine, it's that I love hair! I'm an extensions fanatic but the most important thing is my actual hair. My main goal in my hair care regimen is retaining/maintaining the health of my hair. Let's chat about it.

For a little bit background: I last relaxed my hair in May of 2010. I tried to transition from relaxed to natural for about 6 months but I was unfortunately not about that life lol. I just love the look and delivery of weave way too much. Everyone's hair is different. Depending on the luster, texture, curl pattern, and other factors, the appearance of everyone's natural hair when wet, pressed, blow dried, twisted, Bantu knotted or whatever will be different. When I first decided to go natural, I remember thinking my hair would grow more quickly and healthily into this gorgeous natural curl pattern. However, maintaining natural hair is a task I am not ready to undertake. Because of my natural texture, simply parting my hair was a task; combing it was a different story and forget about that lush curl pattern I imagined would appear. Now why I thought my roots from Africa would produce cuticles from Brazil is something else. So to help loosen my curl pattern and soften the coarseness of my hair I started texturizing...and that's where I'm at right now. The brand I currently  use is Botanicals: Soft and Beautiful Texturizer (coarse). I will be testing out a different brand in the near future however. I apply it to my hair every 3-4 months as I def don't want to over process my locks. Texturizing helps to blend my leave out with my extensions MUCH better and most importantly allows me to manage my hair it a manner more suitable for my skill and patience level.

Below is detailed video in which I explain the products I use to manage/maintain both my real hair and my extensions. Hope you enjoy:


Friday, November 2, 2012

Smokey Eyes & A Gold Lip

Hey Loves,

Here's a makeup tutorial that I recently posted. I think I'll be posting more - working on my makeup application skills and what not. Haha! Hope you enjoy!