Saturday, December 18, 2010

Curls and Rollers

The last time I did a roll-n-set on my hair was when I transitioned, which was over a year ago. I decided to give it a try on my curly hair this time. It was kind of hard because I had to smooth the curls out completely and make sure my ends were smooth! I actually like how it turned out.

I used Lottabody Foam Wrap and Perfect Results Shea Butter Cream, and sat under my hooded dryer for like an hour and some change. The second day I ended up putting my hair into a puff but didn't take pics! So here are a few pictures of how the style turned out and the products I used.

Detangling and Shampooing

While watching videos on youtube I came across a very helpful video on how youtuber RenieceHairTv detangles and shampoos her long 4A hair. I also have the same curl pattern which is tightly coiled, and very easy to tangle and knot up, so I thought I'd give her technique a try for myself. I must say it really made things easier for me. It may take me a little longer but it's better for me in the end. I just wanted to share this video with you all in case you all want to tweak your current detangling and shampooing method.

Mini Twists Again

The last time I did mini twists in my hair was in June so I decided to try them again on my hair. It took me 2 days to finish but I did :) I don't know how long I will keep them in but it will be for a while. I definitely see the growth!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Wish List!

 Here are a few items that I would love to get for Christmas! Now this list is a short version of what I really want! What do you all want for Christmas?

I already have Viva La Juicy so I would love to get Peace, Love, Juicy Couture


Just Dance 1 is FUN so I need to add Just Dance 2!


Michael Jackson The Experience

Any style of shoe! As long as they are HOT!

Any handbag, but this Coach is very nice!


Oyin Handmade Hair Products


Stud Earrings

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cotton On

 I went to the mall recently and spotted a new store that just opened called Cotton On! Now this is my first time EVER hearing of this store so I went in and looked around and I must say they have great prices. If I didn'tcontrol myself I probably would have bought everything in the store lol. I just ended up getting a dress for $19.90 and a Cream colored Beanie for $6.90. Sooner or later I'll definitely be going back to get a few sweaters and cardigans because they had some very nice selections and they would match perfectly with the dress! As far as my pictures go, I put a pair of shoes that I own with the dress because those are some shoes that I would wear with it. Tell me what you all think! 

Hair Growth

Earlier this month I straightened my hair and trimmed it just to see what my ends looked like and check out my new growth. As far as wearing it in a straight style through out the week, I wasn't able to do so because I would have had to go to a salon and I don't really feel like it YET! But once Winter kicks in I do plan on wearing it straight. I just wanted to show you all a picture comparison from February 2010 and October 2010. So far my hair is growing nicely despite a few minor set backs! I'm planning on seeing a dermatologist soon to see why I've been having problems! Once I do, I'll definitely let you guys know what's going on. Until then check out these pictures.

Feb. 2010

Oct. 2010

Oct. 2010

Where Am I!!

Okay so I have DEFINITELY been slacking with the blog! Well these days I've been working, and going to class on Wednesdays so I never take the time out to actually post a blog! I do have 2 blog posts that I will be posting soon :) Thank You all for continuing to read and enjoy the newest posts :)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

New Shoes!

You know every time I purchase a new pair of shoes I have to share it with you all! Yesterday I went to ALDO and picked up a pair for $55.00. I really love them! Tell me what you all think

Monday, September 6, 2010

Having a Moment...

Right now I am having a MAJOR moment where I don't like my hair! Is this NORMAL?!? Like I wish it were thicker...I wish it were longer in it's curly state...I wish it looked how my hair did with a relaxer when it's straight....I wish my curls were the big ones...Am I the only one who has a love/hate relationship with their hair? Will I ever be content! HELP!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Embracing the shrinkage

Who here totally gets annoyed by their shrinkage? I know I do! Sometimes I love it, and sometimes I truly despise it because it really doesn't show the true length of my hair.  I feel like as long as I know how long my hair really is that's all that matters! Want to see what my hair looks like in it's shrunken state versus a stretched out look? Here it goes!

HUGE difference right? lol

Monday, August 2, 2010

So I did a new video...

I recently did a video and posted it on youtube just as an update with my hair...maybe I'll do more...idk...check it out

Sunday, July 25, 2010

All little about me from A- Z

 I got this via If you want to know a little about me...Read on
- Available:Yes
- Age: 23
- Annoyance: smacking
- Animal: dogs
- Birthday:
August 8th  
- Body part on opposite sex: Nice toned legs...and nice hands
- Best weather: The Fall
- Been on stage?: yes
- Believe in magic: no
- Believe in God: yes
- Believe in Santa: not since Elementary lol
- Candy:
Something chewy...Peach Rings
- Color: All shades of blue
- Chinese/Mexican: both
- Cake or pie: CAKE!
- Cheese: all faves or gorgonzola and provolone
- Day or Night:
- Dance in the rain?: I would
- Eggs:
scrambled with cheese
- Eyes: dark brown
- Ever failed a class?: unfortunately yes
- First crush:
Matt Wilson lol haha...I believe it was like 4th grade
- First thoughts waking up: what time is it...
- Food: good food makes me happy
- Greatest fear:
failure / spiders
- Goals:  to achieve everything I set for myself
- Gum: anything minty...Five gum...
- Get along with your parents: Yes I do, I love them both...even though my Dad is annoying
- Good luck charm: Never thought about that...nope
- Hair color:
Dark brown
- Height: 5'7"
- Happy: Yes I am :) I love being happy
- Holiday: Christmas is my fave...besides the gifts of course
- How do you want to die: Never thought about it....
- Ice cream:
Dulce de Leche - Haagen Daaz
- Instrument: I can't play any but I love the sound of all music
- Jewelery:
I love earrings...long necklaces...even though I only own one
- Job: Student...Customer Service Rep in August...
- Kids:
One day I'd like 2 to 3...
- Kickboxing or karate: I would like to try both!
- Keep a journal: Yes...ever since Elementary...I wouldn't consider my blog my journal
- Love:
Is every where...all day...every day....
- Laughed so hard you cried:  I can't remember the last time I felt this way
- Milk flavor:
Regular...Chocolate...Strawberry. I like milk period lol  
- Movie: I love all movies...I don't have an absolute fave at the moment
- Mooned anyone: You don't wanna see my ass lmao
- Marriage: One day...some day...
- Motion sickness: if i eat food before a roller coaster YES...
- Number of siblings:
1 brother, and 4 sisters
- Number of piercings: 2
- Number: 8 :)
- Overused Phrases:
- One wish: To always see the positive in whatever situation that I may face in life
- Place you’d like to live
: Japan
 - Perfect Pizza: Peperoni with Cheese...stuffed crust...with garlic
- Pepsi/Coke: Pepsi hands down!
- Questionnaires:
Only do them when I'm now
- Reason to cry:
love...death...success...tons of reasons
- Reality T.V.: The Hills lol will always be my fave
- Radio station: I don't listen to the radio anymore...
 - Roll your tongue in a circle: never tried it
- Ring Size:7 or 8 (i think)
- Song:
I can't name just one! I LOVE music lol
- Shoe size: 9..9.5...10...depends on the style of shoe
- Salad dressing: Ranch
 - Sushi: Depends on who made it...but yes
- Skipped school: Not recently! lol
- Slept outside: Nah I haven't...
- Shower daily?:  Of course...I don't wanna be funky lol!
- Sing well?: I'm not tone deaf...let's say that...
- In the shower?: I haven't in a while!
- Strawberries/Blueberries: Strawberries...
- Time for bed:
whenever I'm truly sleepy...could be 2 am...4 am...11 pm
- Thunderstorms: have some comforting moments
- TV: is probably on twice a week
- Touch your tongue to your nose: I just tried to and it didn't work out lol
- Unpredictable:
Life is somewhat unpredictable
- Vegetable you hate: Majority of them

- Vacation spot: Any place beautiful...with a beach...
- Weakness:
Handsome...Charming...Men lol
- Wanted to be a model: When I was in the 6th grade
- Which one of your friends acts the most like you: They are all their own people
- Who makes you laugh the most: Me lol
- Worst weather: 90 plus degrees with no kind of breeze!
- X-rays:
Last time I had one was 5th grade
- Year it is now:
- Yellow: only looks good on VW Beetles
- Zoo animal:
- Zodiac sign: LEO

Friday, July 16, 2010

New Shoes!

It's been a minute since I last bought a pair of heels so today I decided to get some. My initial intentions weren't to get any today but I couldn't leave without them! I went to Dillards and fell for these tan colored heels by Jessica Simpson :) Tell me what you all think!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Twists and Curls

A couple of days ago I was browsing through some older posts on my blog and I came across a hair style that i did only once so I decided to do it again. What I did was put two strand twists in my hair and I also put rollers on it and just let it go :) I think it turned out pretty nice. After I did a deep conditioning on my hair I used my leave in by Giovanni and Lotta Body foam wrap lotion.Here are the results... Tell me what you all think

Check out this older post that I did of this hair style back in November:
Here are the small rollers

This is right after I took them out

Side view

Back view

Me :)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

ACV rinse

So I have tried the Apple Cider Vinegar rinse before but I must say this past week after taking those twists out, I REALLY understand what the buzz is about! If your the type that's not into shampooing a lot or at all, I would definitely suggest this.

ACV mixed with water is sooo good for cleansing the scalp and eliminating build up! It also helps the products marinate with your hair and scalp :) This past Wednesday when I shampooed, I followed up with the ACV. After I rinsed that out, I followed up with a quick conditioner to get the smell out and then I used my deep conditioner. (I love that Pantene Pro-V Curls Series Deep Conditioner!)

After I was done with everything my hair felt soooo SOFT! Like I really felt the difference! If you haven't tried it make sure you do! A little ACV goes a long way so don't overload! I use like 1 tablespoon of ACV with maybe 2 cups of water...just a rough estimate.

Just a week

Well I only kept the twists in my hair for one week...idk why...I'm trying to think of something new to do. I took one picture of how it looks after I took the twists out. I wish I would have used my digital cam instead.
Maybe one day I'll try it again. Until then, this summer I'll be brainstorming!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Do guys really think like this?

Educate yourselves people....I got more to say but I'll be here all day. Post your thoughts 

Monday, June 14, 2010


Sooo I finally did the twist...Talk about tons of work! From washing to detangling to blow drying to twisting...MAN! Am I happy with the results? The back looks better than the front. The front of my hair is shorter than the rest and harder to twist so I'll have to keep some parts pinned back. Here are some pictures:

This was before I finished the front
Tons of shrinkage the next day
Not showing a full frontal view lmao 

I got the products

About a week or two ago I ended up going to Target specifically looking to see if they had Miss Jessies or Jane Carters. Unfortunately they didn't so I just picked up a few other items that I needed. I also ordered shea butter from Pretty Dimples and it smells like strawberries :) Nice smooth consistency as well.

As you can see I finally found Giovanni's Direct Leave- In conditioner! YES! For my deep conditioning i decided to try the Pantene Pro-V Curly Series Deep Treatment and Neutrogena's Triple Moisture. The Tresemme' conditioner is pretty awesome for detangling and plus it was on sell! Over all I'm happy with my pick ups.

Urban Serenity

While I was on twitter this past week looking through the #naturalhair forum I came across Urban Serenity. On Urban Serenity you can buy some awesome accessories created by Ashly :) All for a reasonable price too! I ordered 4 pair of earrings for $3 each, and she gave me a pair for free! Another ultimate plus is that it didn't take a year and 5 months for her to actually ship out my order!

So if your looking for some awesome accessories check out the website:
Twitter: @UrbanSerenity

 All purchases below...
My favorite pair!