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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween

So I stayed in for Halloween, because I did enough partying this weekend and I needed to prepare for the week ahead of me. Below I will give a recap of my Halloween hair and costumes.

So last week my best friend had a costume party...I was too cheap to buy a costume, so I just put together something with stuff I already had. I was the legendary Michael Jackson. As for my hair, it was a bantu knot out that I pinned up into a mohawk using bobby pins. My hair was a little too greasy (1st time using coconut oil, went a little overboard), but I guess it worked out for the 80's jheri curl/SoulGlo look LOL.  Oh, and I tried red lipstick for the 1st time!!!!! I used burgandy lipliner, Viva Glam I lipstick and Oversexed plushglass all from MAC.



I think my hair looks more like the girl from the Thriller video, while my outfit looks like MJ from the Bad video. I dont think he was wearing a glove yet in that video, but I had to wear the glove to make sure people knew who I was LOL.


On the Friday before Halloween I went to a yacht costume party. I wore my hair in a simple twistout



The next day I went to a Masquerade Party at this penthouse in Downtown LA. I still haven't perfected 2nd day hair, so I lazily slapped my hair into a bun and went on about my way. Also, I didnt wear my mask the whole night, just had it in my hand, I should have at least took pix in it...smh! Oh and I had a great time at the party, even though we got there super late and the elevator broke from all the people going up to the penthouse, so guess what...we walked all the way up the stairs to the penthouse. By time we go there, I had to step out on the balcony for fresh air, LOL! But I wasn't suprised hat I had a good time, because I always enjoy events by these young men who call themselves the Gentlemen Republic...check out their website for future events gentlemenrepublic.com




As you can see from the pix, my look had less effort at each event, by the time it got to Halloween I didnt even get dressed or do my hair, I was worn out!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday - Protective Style

Monday, October 25, 2010

Music Monday - Thriller

So my best friend had a costume party this weekend and I dressed as the legendary Michael Jackson, so I decided to play my favorite MJ video today...Thriller! Also, I figured this song ties into Halloween which is coming up on Sunday.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Word Wednesdays - Ghetto



Due to the recent attention towards the Ghetto Fab wig...I want to know how people feel about the word ghetto.

Does this word offend you?
Do you think its ok for only black people to use?
How do you define ghetto?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Music Monday - Aston Martin Music

I am currently really feeling this song right now. Some reason it reminds me of Jim Jones, Summer wit Miami. I just like the laid back, just chill and ride feel...

Friday, October 15, 2010

My 1 month Curliversary

So I have been officially curly for 1 month! Yay!!!! The last time I got my hair pressed/flat ironed was August 31, 2010. And I washed my hair on September 15, making me an official "curly" since then.



I must admit that this 1 month has not been all smiles. Actually I think its been more frustration than happiness, but that doesn't mean I'm giving up. You want to know why????????????

...beause I have spent way too much money and time to give up now! LOL! I bet ya'll thought I was gonna say something real deep about how I'm not giving up, but for real, I m already a Product Junkie and I have bought so many hair products that if I give up all that money would be a waste. But also, in all seriousness, I know that the journey has been rough, but that it will result in healthy, beautiful hair...at least I hope it does.

So you might be wondering what some of my frustrations have been..well I will tell you!
-it's very time consuming!!!! each time I style my hair it takes at least 2 hours if not more, depending on the style, if i deep condition, etc. And even after all that, the style only lasts for a few days and sometimes less. This is a big difference compared to me usually just spending a couple hours in the salon and having a style that last for 2 weeks!
-I am obsessed with natural hair care, I think about it all day, and Im constantly researching products, styles, hair care, etc. Im either thinking about my hair or doing my hair which has had a negative impact on my other resposibilities in life, especially school!
-I haven't been feeling as pretty :( But maybe its because I havent perfected the styles yet...give me a couple more months and I should have mastered some styles that still make me feel pretty. But ironically I receive much more compliments on my hair now, so even though Im not feeling it, it appears that everyone else is! But sometimes I feel that people are just complimenting me because they feel the need to say something. Kind of like if someone has a baby, even if the baby isn't aestically pleasing, most people will still say "awwwh the baby is so cute"! That's how I sometimes feel about the compliments I receive.
-Since I am a Resident Assistant (RA), there are always people coming to my door, at any given time. Most of these people are not black and/or not familiar with natural hair. This presents an issue when Im in the middle of a styling session and I have to answer my door. Since I like where I work, I dont want to come to the door with a head full of flexirods, and I refuse to just take out all of my hard work and the rods are too big to fit under a hat. So what are my options at that point? Most of the time if I can, I just pretend I'm not in the room and I don't answer the door. DON'T JUDGE ME LOL! I'm just hoping the fire alarm doesn't go off while Im in the middle of a styling session, because then I will really be SOL
-When my styles fail and I have to be somewhere in a hurry it really just ruins my day. I usually resort to a bun...any other suggestions?
-Since I am not used to my hair being curly, its hard to keep track of my hair. Its hard to tell if my hair is shedding normally or if its breakge, etc. Or even if I am retaining length. I guess after time I will be able to recognize these things better

So I bet after all of that you are thinking...what are the benefits?!?! I will also tell you those!
-I am actually learning about my hair. You would think that after 22 years that I know my hair, but I actully was very clueless, I have learned so much about my hair in theis 1 month, its crazy!


-I have much more variety in my look, rather that just my regular wrap


-(I think) my hair is getting healthier


-I am able to do my own hair...for once in my life!!!!



So Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair" video released 3 days after my curliversary, so I thought I'd add it!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I love my hair!

This video really made me happy...enjoy!



Please comment and let me know your reaction to this video. I think its beautiful that they are conveying that black women have beautiful hair too, because when I was a kid, I wanted straight, long hair like "the others".

ETA: The writer of the song is a white man with a black daughter...here is what he has to say about the song

Tutorial Tuesday - Fingercoil

Monday, October 11, 2010

Music Monday - Frontin

Heard this song yesterday and it reminded me of how much I love this song
and look at lil ol Lauren London, before she got knocked up by Weezy LOL

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