Thursday, January 19, 2012

RED TAILS -- In Theaters Tomorrow!!!

The Tuskegee Airmen trained in Tuskegee, Alabama and studied at Tuskegee Institute, now known as Tuskegee University. They flew over 15,500 sorties and completed 1,578 missions with an outstanding record. These pilots of the 332nd Fighter Group painted the "TAILS" of their P-47's "RED", and they were given the nickname "RED TAILS". 
Everyone go see RED TAILS IN THEATERS TOMORROW, and while you're at it - take your friends & family!!! I am so proud to be an alumna of this prestigious university!!!!!!
TTUUUU  ----- UUUU KKKNNNOOOW!!!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

NYE 2011-12 Hair Summary

Hello Lovelies!!!
    I am back to give an update on how I wore my hair for New Year's Eve. In mylast post, I informed you guys that I would be attempting WwestNDNbeautyy's version of a Braid 'N Curl. Well....the results were....interesting. Here is how I went about doing the style:

My wash day regimen went like this: (Note: I always do these steps in about 12-15 twists)
  • 30-Min Prepoo/Detangle - Olive/Coconut Oil/V05 Moisture Milks Conditioner (50/25/25 mix)
Once I was finished deep conditioning, I allowed my hair to dry until damp. Once I was done, my steps went a lil something like this:
Step #1: Undo a twist
Step #2: Moisturize/lightly detangle with Kinky Curly Knot Today.
Step #3: Apply dime-sized amount of sweet almond oil to section.
Step #4: Apply quarter-sized amount of Darcy's Botanicals Madagascar Vanilla Styling Creme
Step #5: Smooth product onto section with Denman Brush.
Step #6: Split section into two. Take one section, braid it, while leaving about an inch of hair loose towards the bottom.
Step #7: Take loose section and wrap it around a medium-sized perm rod. Repeat with remaining section.
Step #8: Repeat Steps #1-7 with the remainder of my hair.
WAH-LAH!

I was left with something like this.

Notice how I tended to roll the entire section of hair onto the perm rod (for later reference....LOL!)

 

This process took about 3-4 hours (Sad, I know - I'm speed styling deficient). I slept on this hair to ensure that the set was dry. Also, in the morning, I sat under the dryer on low heat for about 30 minutes. (I had spent too long on this style for it to be a bust from not being dry!) Afterwards, I undid the twists and was left with the finished style!







Check out my natural brown highlights! \*-*/
 My New Years Eve look:
Peep my Ciroc Party Hat - AYYYYEEEE! lol
I absolutely LOVED it! It turned out fabulous. Of course, it wasn't exactly like WwestNDNbeauty's, but I didn't really expect it to be seeing as how we have two different types of hair. Her hair has a much looser curl pattern, and her strands are not as thick as mine are.

Moving on.....HOWEVER, the results of Day 2 (sorry, no pics!) - after sleeping on the style with a silk bonnet (my hair is really too short of her nighttime maintenance of the style) - were DISASTROUS. I woke up to something that looked like a kinky-haired troll doll that had been abandoned for years. It looked SO bad, that I came home and re-styled my hair into twists, circa:


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I've been contemplating what went so horribly wrong with the hold on this style and I came up with several possible reasons:

  • My sections were too big - Next time I will try smaller sections to aid in definition.
  • I didn't use the right products - She actually used a setting lotion product (Lotta Body), whereas I had just used the same ole products that I use for a braid/twist out (leave-in, oil, butter).
  • I should FOLLOW DIRECTIONS (lol) - I rolled my perm rod up the entirety of the sections, whereas she only rolled it up the loose hair. Hmmph, I thought it would turn out cute! 
  • Perhaps this style is only for longer lengths of hair - for maintenance purposes. Shorter hairstyles sometimes can be difficult to style overnight, especially for styles
Ahh well, better luck next time. :-) What are some styles that went WAY wrong for you? (*shameless plug* - I like pictures! lol)


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And I'm gone.....

Enjoy!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Product Review: Darcy's Botanicals Madagascar Vanilla Styling Creme

Hello Lovelies,
    I decided to post some more reviews on the products that I have used in the past (and present). Enjoy!

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DARCY'S BOTANICALS MADAGASCAR VANILLA STYLING CREME

Product Review - Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo

Hello Lovelies!
     I am here to give a review of one of my (*spoiler*) LOVES! While I have no TRUE staples in my regimen because I am too much of a product junkie, I do have certain products that I would recommend trying for ANY type of hair, and this is one of them. Let's get down with the get down on this product:


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SHEA MOISTURE ORGANIC RAW SHEA BUTTER MOISTURE RETENTION SHAMPOO


Monday, January 2, 2012

Top Five Natural Hair Favorites - 2011 Edition

Hey Lovelies!
I've come to give you New Year greetings....as well as share my favorites of the past year. These are not only hair products, but also can include hair tools, styles, and/or regimens. Enjoy!


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