I have never in my life been able to create a decent roller set, but I am a fan of Folake from Style Pantry and tried my hardest to get my hair as big as her's....#fail - or as my nephew says EPIC FAIL! But, I did like the way it came out, just not as big as her's:(
I roller set on wet hair using green and large pink magnetic rollers, next time I will only use green. I did this set 3 weeks ago and the sections I used green rollers for it's still tightly curled. If you'd perfer looser waves, I'd suggest the pink rollers - the set wouldn't last as long though.
I detangled with Kinky Kurly Knot Today's leavin-in, and used Kinky Kurly Curling Custard to set. I didn't roll in any specific pattern, I just seperated my hair into three sections and did the best I could lol.
I let my hair air dry throughout the day, and it was still a little damp the next morning, so I sat under the dryer for 30 minutes then removed the rollers.
The results of the take down:
I purposely zig zagged my middle part because I don't have much volume and it helps me cheat and have the apperance of volume. What I do is part my hair a few inches over where I'd actually like the part to be. So that when I part my hair on the side the zig zagged hair is flipped over to create some instant fake volume. Confused?
At Night, I pineappled (when I remembered). The picture below is the morning after the pineapple.
Hey, hey, Hey I don't want to bombard yall with too much information, but after almost 10 years my dreams are finally coming into fruition.
My very first Spring collection is slated for Spring 2012!! I am accepting pre-orders for custom pieces of 'Haute Chocolate' to be delivered by Valentine's day - never too early to start thinking about it :)
I invite you to 'like' my facebook page and follow me on my journey as well as for exclusive news and contests. Currently, I am offering a 20% discount code just for sharing your "New Year's Non-Resolution".
Thanks and enjoy a few of my 'pieces' below!
Ok, I was about to pre-poo my little one's hair and first had to unravel her front braid. When I took it out, it fell to the front - like a bang. OMG, sooooooo funny. She loved it!!! I let her keep it out for a while and then pre-pooed later. She's only 1 but she looks so much older with her BANGS!
This is why I have no time to blog, I'm trying to get back into the swing of things.
I stretched my hair in 3 sections and let dry overnight.
The next morning, I did 3 flat twists with large blue flexi rods to stretch a little more.
Fluff and go - so easy!
I haven’t done much to my hair or regimen this month. When I measured, the length reached my bra strap. I’ve pre-pooed with Grapeseed oil and Hair Cholesterol and co washed with Hello Hydration every weekend in August. I wet bunned the entire month with the exception of a 2 day wash and go. I’m applying a deep conditioner now, and will wash it out later this afternoon. My goal for the next month is to try a Curlformers set, I purchased them about 2 weeks ago and they are still in the box.
I was set back for two weeks, as I gave birth on August 13th via Caesarean section. But, part of the healing process involved walking and I also ate as healthy as possible. Now that I’m still healing, it’s so easy to grab fast food when I’m not feeling well. But, overall, I’ve been eating “healthier,” and walking a minimum of 45 minutes, 4 days a week and chasing after my one year old. I gained 28 lbs this pregnancy and have lost 17 of them so far.
I attached a pic of my newest bundle of joy (7 lbs 15 oz, 20.5″).
Remember the other day, when I was talking about Shelli from Hairscapades. SHE FEATURED ME ON HER BLOG!! When I submitted to the GOC, she asked if I had a curly picture because I only submitted ones with my hair straightened. So I replied with the only curly picture that I own, because me and my curls don't necessarily get along all the time...I don't know what to do with them but bun - working on fixing that though. I wasn't really expecting a response, because the girl seems BUSY - she blogs dang near every day and I didn't want to waste too much of her time. WELL, she replied and sent me through the roof telling me how much she liked it, I was soooooo flattered. Well, she reposted it on her blog today and I even noticed the post had COMMENTS - bwahahhaha - I'm so excited and its way to early in the morning for that. I'm on my way to my 39th week doctor's appointment, so hopefully the doctor tells me I'm 10 centimenters dialated and ready to push and my knight in shining armor whisks me away to the hospital and I have the baby and come back home tomorrow (wishful thinking much??)
Link to the blog post: http://hairscapades.com/2011/08/05/pineapple-twist-out/
We went to take family/maternity photos this past weekend, because well - the countdown to when baby #2 gets here is almost complete. It was quite the eventful day, from 'Beyonce' missing one and a half naps, 'Numero Dos' cutting backflips on my ovaries, to the Arizona sun trying to melt my poor little life away. But I wouldn't trade any of it for the world. Taking these couple of weeks off before the baby gets here has really been great, I can 'try' to sleep in and 'try' to take naps in the middle of the day - even if I miss them it's the idea that it's possible that makes it all worth while :). I worked all the way up to the day before my daughter was born and was back at work a month later, I wouldn't recommend that to my worst enemy!! But anywho, here are a few pictures from the sessions. My hubby took some at home...because he reads my mind like a book :)
I've joined another hair challenge that begins today, and I'm really excited about it. Shelli over at Hairscapades has created one after her major MAJOR growth with Kim Coles' grow out challenge. I didn't have enough self-motivation at the time of that challenge, but after Shelli's growth - ummm, yeaaah...MOTIVATED. So today is my first day, and this challenge will last 6 months - I'm so excited!
Oh, and about my hiatus - I'm 8 months pregnant and due next week!!!
Current State: Hair – Bra-strap length (BSL)
Hair - Mid-back length;
Weight – down 50 lbs by January 31, 2012 (post delivery)
•Massage scalp bi-weekly with coconut oil
•Apply olive oil to my hair the night before weekly washing
•Deep condition once a week (1 egg white, 2 spoons of castor oil, 1 spoon glycerin)
Weight Loss Regimen:
•45 minutes of outdoor physical activity with my daughter daily
•Walk 3-5 miles, 3-4 times a week (start of journey)
•Train for a 5k (mid journey)
•Jump start diet by juicing 10-15 days (every 3 months)
•One fruit and one vegetable juice a day
Soooooo I've been trying to get my twist out 'right' for over a year!! Can you believe it??? Well, I tried again last weekend and it worked semi worked :-)
I will definitely try it again to make sure it wasn't a fluke.
Miracle 7 Leave in Mist - Sally's
Garnier Fructis Texture paste - Walmart
**I started with wet/damp hair
1. I seperated my hair into 4 (2 in the front, two in the back)
2. I then detangeled each section and parted and flat twisted 3 smaller sections.
3. Allowed to dry about 85% and added Cantu Shea butter for shine.
4. Carefully undid each twist and let alone, I fluffed on the second day - WAY WAY HUGE!!
Lasted for 3 days out and an additional 4 days for a huge bun! Picture overload below, kinda got camera happy.
I'm always game for a challenge, so when I decided to mosey on down to MopTopMaven's blog (pic below) and noticed there was a 'Healthy Hair Challenge' - I was game! I hope to document my progress here, anyone else game? Here's the link and the deets to the challenge.
"My starting length is BSL, my goal is mid back length, and I will maintain a regimen that is a combination of Traditional, Natural, and Ayurvedic"
Congratulations to for winning the Glam R Us "Meet Dermalogica Kit" Giveaway. We wish you continued health. Happy Holidays and may God continue to bless you on your journey.
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I DESERVE THIS KIT MOST OF ALL BECAUSE I HAVE BeeN A GOOD GIRL!
i TURNED 47 THIS YEAR & HAVE BEEN SOBER FOR 7 YEARS!
Still, all the years before that wreaked havoc on my skin & now I am obessesed with trying new products to bring back that healthy glow to my skin.
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Because there were absolutely no entries to the Forever21 giveaway, I entered everyone (hope you guys don't hate F21). allelect wins the F21 giftcard.
hannahbeck wins my favorite lipstick of the moment, I'm actually wearing it today for Christmas. Hope you love it as much as I do.
hawkshoe wins the Cheesecake factory giftcard. My favies are the buffalo blasts and tex mex eggrolls...YUMMM! Have a great time with the BFF.
amanda823s wins the H&M giftcard. Doubt if anything is left from the Lanvin x H&M fiasco, but I hope you still find something cute!!!
Kelly W. wins the Stila Lipglaze set. I must confess, when I saw this - I bought one for myself..hehe
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Smile, it's the last entry! - A photo of your brightest smile and what toothpaste you're using right now
The brightest smile that I can have after a long 40 hour work week is the one shown below - TGIF :) The toothpaste I'm currently using is Crest 3D White Vivid Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste, Radiant Mint (guess you can tell I had to google the name).
The end of the 30 day challenge is somewhat bittersweet. While I enjoyed participating and letting 'you' get to know me, I'm also very excited about sharing topics that I'm interested in and others may find of interest in too. I hope you enjoyed the journey, we have a LOT more in store for you.
Cheeeeeeeese!!!! I take pride in healthy, oral hygiene. Studies have proven that a brighter, whiter smile takes years off of your appearance. I am a faithful, twice a day user of Crest Whitening toothpaste with Scope. It has tarter control agents and whitening agents; it also fights gingivitis and bad breath. Everyone tells my sisters and me that we have the same smile---we do. Our parents insured that, cosmetically, we would have strong, healthy teeth. Thanks mom and dad! As children, we kept our six month dental appointments. Terysa had orthodontic work done as a teenager, but Shana and I had adult orthodontic work done---all with Dr. John C. Daire (shout out).
Yes to brushes - Your most favourite and least favourite brushes
It took me a while to realize how much of a difference a few good brushes would make. These are not products that I could justify spending more than a few bucks on until a few months ago when I was splurging at the MAC counter at Belk's. I purchased the "She's Got it All Apply, Define, and Line Brush Collection" by MAC. They are amazing and I will never go back to the generic brushes that I was using!
I love my Satin Strands Looper Paddle Brush that I purchased from Sally's. It is designed for people with hair extensions, wigs, hair pieces, and braids because it's not supposed to be harsh on the hair. Well, I don't have any of the above; however, this brush has stood the test of time for me. I don't like a brush that is too hard, but when I use it, I like to feel it being used. YA KNOW??
One of my inexpensive brushes that I also love is by Goody that can be purchased from any Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, etc. It is my wooden hair brush. It has an extra long handle that is used for easy gripping. It also has several, sturdy bristles that allows for my hair to be groomed easily. I have a few others, but these are the only two worthy of being mentioned.
Yes to bushes - Your most favourite and least favourite brushes
My favorites from left to right, in order:
208 angeled brush (MAC)
242 shadow brush (not pictured)
252 blending brush
Bronzer brush (Sally's)
Blush brush (Sally's)
Mineralize face brush (Bare Escentuals)
8. 190 foundation brush (Mac)
I don't have least favorites, just ones I don't use much. I got a 40 peice set from Ebay last Christmas that I love, but I haven't used much. Some are below.