Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Black Women Gone Blonde!

Hello heart breakers! If you are familiar with my Youtube channel, then you've probably heard me discuss coloring my hair. I've never dyed my hair before, and I have been looking into it for a few years. In fact, one of the main reasons I went natural was so I could experiment with color as safely as possible.My relaxed hair was healthy, but I didn't want to risk having two chemicals in my hair at once. I've heard many horror stories about coloring while relaxed. And the women in my family always suffered from a setback if they added color to their healthy relaxed hair. At any rate, I really want to take the plunge this summer and go some shade of light brown with blonde highlights. Possibly 4/27, or something closer to the freetress wigs that I wear in the color F33/32/240. Now, it is just a matter of finding someone to get the job done. Wish me luck guys! In the meantime, here are some pictures of me rocking blonde tones. I plan to stick to something more similar to the wig "Nari" below.

Me wearing a wig I made in color 4/27:

Me wearing Freetress wig "Nari"  in the color F33/32/240:
(This is probably the color I will dye my hair)

And here I am in Freetress wig Aliyah in GF8643: 

And here I am going even lighter with "Carrie" in the color .....:

My Favorite Curly Black Blonde Bombshells:

Tanika Ray:

Mel B.(back when she was natural)


My Fav Relaxed/Flat Ironed Blondies:

Melanie B.


Queen Latifah:

Naomi Campbell:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Girly Snapback Hats...My New Obsession!

Hello heart breakers! I have been thinking it is time to revisit one of my old favs...the baseball hat. Back in 2003-2005 I was in love with rocking a slightly side turned snapback boy scout hat(I was ahead of my time). That was during the time when NERD/the Neptunes were all the rage, and baseball hats were in on the cusp of becoming in style. I would wear my snapback hat in a sexy/girly way though. As in  I wore heels with everything back then, even jeans!  So even on my "comfy" days I still  looked cute and stylish. I would wear my hat with a low chignon (bun) on the left side and the tilt the brim of my hat to the right so my eyes could be seen. I loved that style and it was veryyyy flattering to my face shape(round/chubby Janet Jackson cheeks lol). Of course, the side-turned hat trend died down, and I hung up my hat for good. Or so I there is a new "woman in baseball hat"  trend! It's all thanks to the return of the snapback hat. And they aren't just making them for boys anymore. Companies are now putting a more feminine touch on these hats. I must say, this is one trend I will be wearing this spring and summer for sure. I already have a few in mind that I would love to try....

This is a new release from Those Girls Are Wild. I absolutely love the Kente cloth accent on the brim! And it is only $42 right now on their site. I think this will be the first one I buy. It is too cute to pass up. It has sort of  a rugged, natural, earthy vibe mixed with a little glitz and glam. I love that it could pretty much go with anything since it is so colorful. They even have  a few pink accents here and there on the hat too! There is nothing boring about this hat at all!

The front
The back

And I would love to get a Memphis Tigers one made in blue with tiger stripes  on the brim kinda like the ones below...

I also love these animal print designs as well! 


Friday, February 17, 2012

Taste the Rainbow!

I was super bored yesterday and wanted to play with my eye shadow pallet. I decided to try something bold and fun. I spent a little time surfing YouTube in search of a good rainbow eye shadow tutorial, and I found one by Xsparkage! I used my Beauty Treat 120 Professional Pallet and whatever else I had around. Luckily, I was able to find colors similar to the ones she used in her tutorial. It was a fun and easy look! I would recommend giving it a try if you want to try something new. I actually ended up wearing the shadow out and about during the day while running errands, and I wore it to a family dinner that night. I received lots of compliments on my bold look too. Here are some pics and video of it!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Yarn Braid FAQ and Details

A few weeks ago, I blogged about my yarn braids. Well, I finally made a video with FAQ and details about the process, and how I maintain my braids. I will be filming several videos with more detailed info on the braids in the future. But for now, here is an overall video on my yarn braiding experience. Click here to see the video...Enjoy!

Working Woman...

In this week's celeb makeover news Rihanna has been seen sporting a new do'. The Barbadian singer has been  known to change it up pretty often. This time she is rocking a blonde wig, or perhaps it is a full sew-in. Either way it looks like she is channeling Tina Turner and Heather Locklear back in the 80s. I think the 80s and 90s are back in style, but she is incorporating too many elements in this one look. She comes across as trashy and dumpster chic...minus the chic.
The shorts are in style again, and can look decent depending on how you wear them. Thigh high "hooker" boots are also all the rage these days. But I think they are a bit classier when paired with black skinny pants/jeans and a nice blouse. It looks a little more sexy and high class that way instead of coming off like a street walker. 


And lastly, there's the horrible blonde weave or wig. I love blonde hair on black women, and I think many of of us can pull it off because it contrasts with our skin and "pops" so to speak. However, she chose a horrible wig. It looks a bit ratty and trailer park-ish. I'm guessing this is what she was going for, but it is so unflattering. If I saw her walking down the street, I would definitely think she was a street walker. The look is so cheap and tacky! I feel like she is on her way to one of those 80s rock videos. You know, the ones with the women in daisy dukes and bikini tops dancing on the hood of a red corvette or something lol. Great, now I can't get "Pour Some Sugar on Me" out of my head. Personally, I would like to see Rihanna try wearing braids or dread locs. She could even wear them in red, blonde or some funky color that would suit her! I think that would look really nice on her and accentuate her island side. We haven't seen her island flavor in a while, so braids/locs would be refreshing. Plus, it would be a little different from what most pop stars are wearing right now. Other than Solange, most people are rocking a very cookie-cutter look. 

So, what do you think...Is Rihanna's new look hot or a hot mess?

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