Sunday, May 11, 2014

So, I moved to Nigeria!



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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wash Day! Part 3: Protein Treatment

Damaged hair? Brittle ends? If you are dealing with these problems, then it's time for a protein treatment!  This type of treatment is the perfect way to improve your hair's strength and shine/sheen.  Rather than waste money on expensive salon treatments, I use a quick, easy, and affordable homemade protein recipe monthly to help fortify my strands.  If you are sensitive to scents, this may not be the treatment for you, because it does have a strong vinegary/eggy scent.  I would also advise you to deep condition your hair immediately after this treatment, with a fragrant conditioner to get rid of the odor and moisturize your hair.  Check out my tutorial in the video below:  


Protein Treatment Recipe:
2 tablespoons Safflower Seed Oil
2 cups of Mayonnaise 
2 small/medium eggs
*I'm a bit heavy-handed with products, so if you find this quantity to be too much, just cut it in half.  Also, depending on your hair length and thickness, you may need to increase or decrease the measurements. 


Music Information:
Night Cave Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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*I purchased all the products in this video with my own money. 



Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Tried to Domesticate Ya!

 When I think of summer, I think of crop tops and easy breezy pieces.  This is my first fitted crop top and I can see myself wearing it with many outfits!  
 Top - ASOS, Skirt - American Apparel, Shoes - Zara, Necklace - F21



Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Current Obsession: Three Floor Fashion Dresses

Please skip this post if you are not ready to drop some serious cash on these stunning summer dresses.  I discovered Three Floor Fashion a few days ago and things haven't been the same since. Their dress selections are absolutely incredible and perfect for your next summer soiree!  



Wash Day! Part 2: Co-Wash and Detangle



This is the second video in my "Wash Day" hair series. Over the weekend, I actually spent SIX whole hours doing my hair. I started by pre-pooing my hair, then I went on to co-wash and de-tangle my hair, did a protein treatment, detangled my hair and finished by using an apple cider vinegar rinse. Although, I've written a lot about each of these methods, showing you makes things really clear. Stay tuned for more videos!

Products used:
Giovanni 50:50 Balanced Hydrating-Calming Conditioner
Modified Denman Brush - It is modified because I remove every other row of the brush bristles, so it is less likely to pull out my hair. 

Music Information:
Night Cave Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

Monday, June 3, 2013

Wash Day! Part 1: My Pre-Poo Routine



This is the first video in my "Wash Day" hair series.  Over the weekend, I actually spent SIX whole hours doing my hair.  I started by pre-pooing my hair, then I went on to co-wash and de-tangle my hair, did a protein treatment, detangled my hair and finished by using an apple cider vinegar rinse.  Although, I've written a lot about each of these methods, showing you makes things really clear.  Stay tuned for more videos!

Products used:
1 tablespoon of Safflower Seed Oil
1 tablespoon of Castor Oil

Music Information:
Night Cave Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) 
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


*I purchased all the products in this video with my own money. 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Street Smarts


Who says you can't look sharp in flats?  Barbara Fiahlo pulls off this polished yet laid back look in pieces by Carven, Marni, Theyskens' Theory and Vionnet for The Wild Magazine.  

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Product Review - Taliah Waajid Curly Curl Cream



This product didn't work for me...

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Made in...Jamaica featuring Tallawa Collection

Tallawa
adj. Jamaican patois
1. tough
2. strong
John and Hillary Levy are the married duo behind the Tallawa Collection's vibrant designs. Although, the Brooklyn-based pair started the sportswear line in 2012, they have given consumers so much to be excited about.  Their use of geometric shapes and colorful art in their designs is effortless and injects a dose of freshness into everyday life!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Current Obsession: Tambo Collection


All of you know that I'm obsessed with African textiles.  I don't discriminate, I love them all (from Vlisco prints to Ankara to Wax).  Since the D.C. Metropolitan area is chock full of Nigerians, it isn't too difficult for me to find great fabrics.  However, variety is the spice of life and I like to keep my options open.  I recently found a great online shop on Etsy, the Tambo Collection, that sells a nice variety of African fabrics at a reasonable price!  They even have a number of FAVORITE brand, Vlisco!!

*This is not a sponsored post.