Monday, April 1, 2013

Naturally Me

Hey lovelies!

I decided to do a post on my hair regimen. For anyone reading who is also natural, I may be able to help you narrow down some products you've been thinking about trying. I stick to the same hair care lines; Shea Moisture, Kinky Curly, Aubrey Organics, Darcy's Botanicals, and I use Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Conditioner as my rinse out/detangling conditioner.

In regards to hair texture and type, I have fine hair. I have a lot of it, but it's not thick. My hair stretches/straightens easily, especially when I put it in a bun, the Pineapple or braids. In regards to the typing system, I would say I have some 3b and mostly 3c hair. Very curly yet loose. Currently, my hair when stretched is a little past bra strap length. I haven't straightened my hair since 2011, and that didn't last very long lol. I don't use heavy products that much in regards to leave-ins, stylers or moisturizers because they weigh my hair down. The smoothie from Shea Moisture is the heaviest product, and even with that I don't use a lot.

Typically, this is what I use/do:
Deep Treatment- Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner
Shampoo- Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
Conditioner- Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Conditioner
*Put cold Aloe Vera Gel on my hair before LI or right after I put my LI/styler in*
Leave-In- (whatever I'm currently using)
Styler- (if necessary, usually either Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie or Kinky Curly Curling Custard)
Sealers- Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Argan Oil or Grapeseed Oil

This is the order in which I do things. Yes I deep condition before I shampoo and YES it's great! Since I use all natural, organic items for my leave-ins/stylers/moisturizers, it's perfectly fine to do this. Pretty much enhances what they already do. I wash my hair once a week, and try to co-wash (conditioner used to cleanse hair) once or twice a week. I cut out split ends and single strand knots when I see them. I only professionally trim my hair once a year.

I recently colored my hair from Shea Moisture's line (Bright Auburn color). I had a few pieces come out wavier, and my ends need more attention than before but all in all I'm very happy with the application process and color. I plan to do a touch up later this month, and then decide whether or not to keep it or color it jet black.

If anyone wants a review on a certain product, I'd be more than happy to make one or send you an email about it. Just let me know in the comments section. If you have any tips or products you love that you want to share, let me know as well. Hope this helped!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Tuesday a friend and I decided to grab a bite to eat at one of our fave spots. It was last minute, and I had about 15 min to throw something together.

Enter ASOS Curve to the rescue!

I loooooove the dipped hem tunics they've been putting out over the last 2 years in various colors. They're simple, trendy, comfy and look good over everything from skirts to leggings to jeans to dresses. Belt or no belt, they're the best!

I threw one of mine over my F21 denim leggings, boots and nipped it in with my fave leopard belt. My riding boots and scarf brought it all together.

Tip: Always have a trusty outfit/pieces that you can fall back on at a moments notice. It'll make life easier when you need something good to throw on!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Latest outfits!

Hey lovelies! Here are a couple of outfits I've worn recently!

The color block one is when I went out with friends for dinner. Top: Dorothy Perkins Skinnies: F21 Belt: NY and Co. Booties: Steve Madden

My "grandma chic" outfit (floral print dress with combat boots) was worn to work. I thrifted the dress, and had it altered down to look more modern. Dress: Thrifted Blazer: F21 Belt: Target Boots: Steve Madden

Next outfit was worn when I was meeting a friend for brunch one day! I looooove breakfast foods. Striped Top and Necklace: F21 Brown Skirt: Evans Booties: Steve Madden Watch: NY and Co.

Last outfit was worn to church a couple weeks ago when it was that weird, too cold for bare legs but too hot for a coat weather. Yuck. Knit Beret: Target Chambray Button Up: Old Navy Striped Dress: F21 Boots: Steve Madden Belt and Eternity Scarf: NY and Co.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Canary Yellow

Last fall I bought 4 different colored sheer shirts from Forever21+. They're all bold, punchy colors; bright red, canary yellow, fuschia, and cobalt blue. They go great over tanks, dresses or sweaters in the colder months.

I paired mine with my purple cardigan and some slacks from Lane Bryant. Added my fave gold watch from New York & Co., my leopard slippers from Target and a necklace from Forever21. I was pleasantly surprised at how it came together.

My hair wasn't cooperating so I swept it over to one side and popped on some coral colored lipstick. Not sure if any natural hair or beauty fans read this but I'll be posting some fave products for both soon. Hope everyone had a beautiful Sunday!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Nail Polish Obsession

Happy new year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year's Eve, and has some new goals set up for the year. I made my first vision board and I'm super excited to make things happen in 2013.

Anyway, in case you're as obsessed with nail polish as I am, you should definitely give Forever21 a chance! Majority of my colors come from there, and with as much typing and hair detangling that I do, they last pretty long. The price is about $2.80, and they have a TON of colors, shades, and tints to choose from. I always get compliments when I wear one.

I'm currently rocking a cobalt blue color, but have everything from neon yellow to brick red to forest green with everything in between (that rhymed, I should be a rapper). Next time you're looking for an affordable color, run on over or order some online! You won't be sorry.