Thursday, December 19, 2013

Makeup Mania

I placed an order on Tuesday and it arrived in the mail today. 2 days?!

La Femme blush in Indian Rose and shadow shields, yes.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Protective style time.

New hair makes me dance.

For the winter, I purchased a half way Outre- Tammy.  I've heard good things about her and I have seen her in person.

She was about 20 dollars at my local bss. She is big and surprisingly soft for synthetic hair. I co-washed using a VO5 condish in cool water. Then, air dryed Tammy overnight. Fluffed lighty and was all set!

My mom has two Tammy's. One for everyday use. The second for special occasions. Smart move.

  • Make sure to moisture hair underneath.
  • You can cowash the hair before you wear it.
  • Treat it well. I don't sleep with Tammy, finger comb her lightly. If she is not going to be worn for while, I don't leave her naked. (She goes back in the package.)

I liked this style for Tammy. Styling Tammy using twists.

Happy Hair.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Rough patch.

"Hate is strong word but I really really really don't like you." When you hate your job, it can be such a soul crushing experience. I've neglected my body and hobbies I enjoy because of it. If anything, It should have pushed me to do the things I enjoy the most.

Blog- you will not be ignored no longer.
Body-you will be going to the gym 3-4 times a week. (Ok,  lets start with 2..)
Soul is happy again.

23 has been quite a year. I'm ready for 24.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Marley Bun.

I love my hair. However, I have been wearing the same style for the past 7-9 months. I'm bored. My boyfriend's band has a jazz competition this Friday night at Blue 82 in downtown Albany. So obviously I want to look cute.  I'm with the band!

Also, fall is quickly approaching and I want to start implementing protective styles. I want to get better at styling and have options.

YouTube! A style challenged girl's best friend. Unless you have a friend that does your hair (lucky). I watched a number a videos and stumbled upon 3 I found super helpful:
BlakIzBeautyful's bun, MissGlamourGirl1992 bun and bang and mstanish1 bun

I went to my neighborhood BSS and purchased a pack of Model Model Marley hair for 5 bucks and a pack of small bobby pins for a dollar. I picked up the hoops in the pics for 1.50. Less than 10-Cheap and Chic!

I practiced on a old twistout. I misted my hair with water and added a bit of shea butter to my hair before adding ecostyler with Argan Oil. I added three flat twist in the back because my hair was not stretched enough to place into a pony. Then, I slicked all the hair as best as i could with a Ouchless Goody band.

I two strand twisted one side on the Marley hair and placed the hair on my hair using the original rubber band. I started wrapping the loose hair around and bobby pinned as I went. After that was done, I wrapped the other side and bobby pinned that. ALL DONE!

This style can be sleek or you can make your bun as big and messy as you want. After I master doing this, I want to try adding the faux bang featured in MissGlamourGirl1992's video.  I will post pics of the "true" bun results after Friday night.


  • If you are going to an event, birthday, want to look FLY for Saturday night and etc, I would highly recommend trying this out first. Practice makes perfect.
  • If you plan on blow drying your hair to stretch it, heat protectant first. Grapeseed oil is a great heat protectant that you might have in your bathrooms! CHI 44 thermal protectant spray and IC hair polisher heat protector serum are two that come to mind as well.
  • Moisture your ends before putting them away!
  • Your edges. If they are stressed easily, I would do this 3 days in a row max. 
  • When in doubt, gel gel and more gel! Also, using a satin scarf to smooth down the edges. Overnight for a sleeker look.