How to style your failed twist out

One of my greatest annoyance with my natural hair is the amount of time it takes to dry when I do any style on wet hair. Especially my twist outs and braid outs. They can honestly take more than 24 hours to dry.

So to style a failed twist out, I usually just roll and tuck the back of my hair upward, slide my hair to the side and just pin everything and just leave an afro at the top of my hair.

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How do you style your hair on bad hair days?

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3 products make-up look for the minimalist

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If you’re trying to adopt the minimal lifestyle, take care of your skin, or simply stop buying too many beauty products, I think these 3 products can seriously be all you need for most days. Of course you can glam up for special occasions or whenever you feel like it. For this look, I just used my NYX micro brow pencil, MAYBELLINE lash sensation and of course a lippie, JORDANA liqud lipstick in Cinnamon Toast.

How do you keep your make-up at a minimum?

5 Ways to know your hair is damaged

4 c natural hairHey-llo!!

On my last my blog post which you can read HERE I wrote about how I damaged my natural hair and mentioned that I plan to FIX the damage!!

The first step to solving a problem is ACCEPTANCE!! DUH!! but prior to knowing that there is a problem, you first have to SPOT or NOTICE the problem, hence me writing this post.

Today I will be sharing some tips on how to know that your hair is damaged or getting there. This is how I knew, so I hope it helps you out.

  1. hair breakage: I realized my hair was damaged when I touched the ends of my hair one day and it literally just came off. I did not pull or twist it, I simply touched it and off it came.
  2. lack of moisture: I’ve been natural for a while, so I pretty much know how to keep my 4c hair moisturized. i realized there was a problem when I will follow my normal moisturizing routine and my hair will still stay dry and brittle.
  3. product build up: One clear evidence that my hair was damaged was when the products I will use would not penetrate into the hair, causing several products to just sit on the hair.
  4. thin edges: we all know this one too well. I’ve never really had thick edges, but I had edges. Nowadays, its gotten so thin that I can actually touch my scalp. Basically, I’m going bald!
  5. change in hair texture: I will describe my hair as kinky or type 4c. I noticed my hair was damaged when I saw loose curls at the ends of my hair, which are not typical for my hair type or texture.

These are the major things that I experienced that guided me into knowing that my hair was damaged. I’m sure it isn’t the same for everyone but I’m sure some may find this post useful. Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions if you have them or simply say HEY in the comment section.

If u stumble on this blog and you too have a blog, do let me know so I can check it out!

until next time

Braid out on dry natural hair

IMG_4260A couple a of days ago, I did a braid out on my type 4c or kinky curly natural hair. I did the braid out on dry unwashed hair. I used very little liquid products, just Aussie moist conditioner and some ecostyler gel. I wasn’t sure how my hair was going to turn out because I only use gel on we hair for the most part. Also the girl I copied the idea from on youtube has relaxed hair so, I was very unsure. But to my surprise my hair came out very nice and full. I received many compliments for it. IMG_4259IMG_4251

How do you do your braid outs?

Quit shaming people who wear make-up

I wrote this a while ago, but I think it is still relevant.makeup shaminggreetings, hope you are well…

In the past few weeks I’ve come across several  pictures circulating around the web of women who basically “transform” between their before make-up picture and after make-up picture. In all honesty, after a little application of any type of make-up, be it a little eye liner or a full face make-up, we all look different from when we started with no make-up at all….

Some men and women ( I say this shamefully- because I think women should understand the most) have decided that these women who may feel as though they have NO choice but to wear full face make-up are funny and something to make fun of.

It isn’t

Looking at these pictures, the women appear to have either really bad acne or are suffering from hyper pigmentation. Living in a society where there are an ABUNDANCE of skin-care products and routines floating around promoting clear skin, I ask, is it not normal that these women want to have even toned or clear skin too? And for them, their only way to achieve it is wearing excess makeup.

Unfortunately, people are mean and inconsiderate and have decided to shame them for not have flawless skin and wearing makeup. I see comments about how these women are deceiving men and I think to myself, this isn’t about men, its about self.

From my experience, I can honestly say I wear makeup to please myself. I know many women who do too. No one is out here applying their make up with thoughts of deceiving men or people. Makeup enhances our features, so it is really pleasing to look at yourself after applying even a bit of mascara and think yourself ” I am fine looking person”….

Anyways, my point is or was, not all of us are lucky to have blemish-free faces and that is okay. Accepting your face as is, is wonderful and beautiful and that’s what we all want. But wearing make-up because you want to cover blemishes is okay too and you are still beautiful. It’s not funny. Love yourself the way you need to. Be it with make up or not. It’s whatever brings you joy and gets you through the day.

stay true!

NYX double dare blush

IMG_3363 (2)Over the weekend I got my hands on NYX double dare high definition blush and I used it that same day, and I am here to share that I loved it. I had been eyeing NARS, Taj Mahal for so long because something about orange blushes really appeal to me. But I think this will do and I wont have to spend over $40 that I don’t have. IMG_3359 (2)

How do you feel about orange blush?