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What’s missing from the natural hair conversation?

26 Feb

Morning ladies,

I want to get back to blogging and vlogging. However, first  I would like to know what do you ladies feel is missing from the conversation on natural hair. There are an abundance of “gurus” and amateurs out here talking about all kinds of the same topics. Seriously, have you ever tried to Google any natural hair term/topic/products?  The results are often overwhelming you have to wade through tons of  opinions and reviews just to find your answer. No shade but how many tutorials does a person need on how to do a  two-strand twist? I would like to attempt to fill a void in the natural hair conversation but I am not sure exactly what that void is, so I am asking you guys…

Prabal Gurung for Target: My Review

14 Feb

Morning Beauties,

I hope you all had a good weekend! To my New England beauties I hope you and your loved ones made it through the storm safe and sound.

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This weekend didn’t just bring about the fifth largest storm in the history in Boston’s history it also brought about the release of the Prabal Gurgung for Target collection! While most people would shop online in the confines of their warm, cozy home, I decided to physically go to Target to shop the collection. Snowstorm be damned! After searching the inventory of my closest Target stores, I realized the I would have to drive to the Dorchester or South Bay Target for my Gurung fix.

After some slipping and sliding across the roads my sister and I arrived at Target with full expectations of shopping till we dropped. Needless to say we shopped, but we didn’t drop. I picked up two pieces the  sweatshirt in First Date (aka  floral) print and the long sleeve t-shirt in Nolita print.

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My sister purchased the same long sleeve Nolita print t-shirt in addition to the Nolita print shirt dress.

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My review of the overall collection

When I first saw the lookbook for this collection I was very excited but you know how it can go, the lookbook makes you super excited then you head to the store and the pieces just don’t speak to you in the same way. However, upon seeing this collection in the stores I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. I was hoping to purchase more items for the collection however, the Target I went to did not have the full collection in stock and unfortunately by the time I arrived at the store which was only around 1pm quite a few things I liked were sold out in my size. According to  Target employees what was on the floor was all that was available. The collection also ran a bit large  so I wasn’t able to just go up a size. Overall,  I feel it was a solid collection, fantastic prints, pretty good materials all for a reasonable price.The collection is pretty much sold out-online and from what I understand Target will not be restocking the any of the items.

Did you score anything from the Prabal Gurung Collection?

Crowns of Color

31 Dec

Andrea Pippins, graphic designer, illustrator, educator and creator of the super dope www.flygirlblog.com has created a series of limited edition prints celebrating African-American hair. Entitled, “Crowns of Color” these amazing prints were inspired by modern hairstyles, photographs, African barbershop signs, woodcuts and graphically printed textiles.

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 My birthday is coming up and I am thinking “Blue Pompadour” would make an excellent gift to myself.  These fabulous prints are available on Etsy and ILoveMyHair.com.

What do you think of the prints?

Five Things I Am Currently Obsessed With

30 Nov

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Henna the flowering plant used to dye hair, skin etc.. is my new obsession. Keep in mind, I have never hennaed my hair and Idon’t know that I will be doing so in the near  future (I am currently in protective style for the winter and I need to further research the effects of henna on low porosity hair) but in theory I am all about  henna. I got a box of Reshma Femme in dark chocolate henna in my (insert month here) curlBOX and I have been staring at it longingly as it sits on my shelf.

 Solange’s Knowles new album ‘True’

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Fashionista, and natural hair icon Solange is back with a new album and I really love it. The album is a reflective of Ms. Knowles evolution. The new album is daring, eclectic and downright funky just like Solange herself. The tracks ‘”Losing You” and “Lovers In the Parking Lot” are on steady repeat. Check out her album and thank me later. Oh and by the way it’s only $6.39 on Itunes.

 Dark  lipstick 

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Burgundy,  Merlot, Maroon, Oxblood whatever you want to call it I am all about the dark vampy lip. Pair it with a light smoky eye (is that an oxymoron?) and glowing skin for a sexy look. My favorite shade is Mac Rebel paired with or without the matching lipglass by the same name however, last weekend I picked up Black Radiance’s Midnight Glow lipstick (shade 5033) after seeing Alicia Keys rock a gorgeous dark lip on Jimmy Fallon while singing the theme song to Gummi Bears. And ladies, don’t forget to exfoliate, moisturize and line those lips prior to applying!

 Sequin Pants

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I am in love with all things sequins but especially sequin pants. I saw a picture curlBOX founder and visionary Myleik with a gorgeous pair of Calypso St. Barth gold sequin pants and instantly fell in love with sequin pants.  It’s a party on your pants, what more is there to say?

Gold glassware

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Last but certainly not least gold glassware. Perfect for a party or stylish everyday use; seriously, who wouldn’t want to drink their red Kool-Aid from a fancy glass?  Gold glassware is on my list of must haves. I have been obsessively perusing Etsy and Ebay in search of  the perfect set of vintage gold glassware although I haven’t quite found what I am looking for I do fancy the fancy glasses above.

What are your current obsessions?

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

8 Nov

I know it’s November but I wasn’t ready for this Nor’Easter. Last year I gave away my Northface and I am now in  need of a new puffer coat. I am in love with the options below espcially the Alice and Olivia coat (1st coat).

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Trick or Treat Smell My Feet…

31 Oct

If you don’t I don’t care I’ll pull down your underwear!

 

 

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Happy Halloween!

Fashion Friday: One Dress, Two Ways!

14 Sep
One Dress Two Ways...

Zara dress
zara.com

Rick owens jacket
net-a-porter.com

Warehouse tuxedo jacket
$64 – warehouse.co.uk

Christian Louboutin high heel
bergdorfgoodman.com

Brian Atwood high heel
net-a-porter.com

Gucci heels
$1,080 – net-a-porter.com

Valentino ankle strap pumps
$670 – colette.fr

Marni clear earrings
net-a-porter.com

Kenneth jay lane
$300 – net-a-porter.com

Yves Saint Laurent lip stick
bloomingdales.com