Tuesday, November 3, 2015

#NoHeatChallenge Heatless Hairstyles Wash N Go ft My Sister

Hello everyone!

So you all know that I am a natural girl and that I am going through a year long no heat challenge for my hair.

But what you do not know is that my sisters are also natural girls, in fact, I learned a lot of what I know from them.

My oldest sister decided that she wanted to try a wash n go. Since her curl pattern is all mixed up she doesn't like doing wash n gos because she doesn't feel her curls are defined and they get frizzy.

So she went to the store and picked up a few products for us to try on her hair and if it worked out well she would continued to use them for her routine.

So these are the products that she got and we used on her hair:
I started off by washing her hair with the shampoo, only the roots of course. Then I applied the Suave conditioner to the ends of her hair to attract any leftover dirt and oil and rinsed it off.

Next, to deep condition, I applied the Neutrogena conditioner and we left it on for about 10 minutes before rinsing it out with cold water. This is just to give her hair some extra moisture since it was dry and straight when we started.

To apply the product to her hair we used the LOS method. LOS stand for Liqud or Leave-in, Oil, Sealant. 

With her hair soaking wet (liquid) I applied the Cantu leave in conditioner (leave-in) to her hair in small sections and made sure every strand was coated.

Next I used the Proclaim oil (oil) and applied that on top of the leave in conditioner also in small sections. After all the sections were coated with oil we re-wet her hair so that it was soaked and then I applied the styling gel (sealant) in small sections. 

After applying the gel this is how her hair looked before it was dry. 

And this is how her hair looked fully dry and styled the next day

She had pictures with her family the next day and I think her hair held up really well!

She also did the same routine on her daughter, my niece Saje and this is her result.

Needles to say she really loved her hair which I am happy about!

Well guys that is it for this post!

What do you guys think, should my sister rock her wash n go on a regular basis? Let me know in the comments!

Be safe and I'll see you in my next post!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Three Easy Steps to an Ombre Lip

Hello Everyone!

Today I am going to show you all how I do an easy ombre lip.

You can really use any color that you want as long as one is darker than the other. The colors that I decided to use are the Milani Lip Liner in the color Sugar Plum and the NYX Matte Lipstick in the color Hippie Chic.

I used to think that doing ombre lips was really hard so I stayed away from it but I watched a few tutorials and tried it out before realizing how easy it is.

The three steps to an easy ombre lip are line, fill and blend. he blending part is very important. Just like when you're creating an eyeshadow look you don't want any harsh lines when it comes to your ombre lip.

I don't use any tools for my blending I just carefully rub my lips together to create the gradient effect.

After rubbing my lips together I just go over my liner once more, not to much, just to clean up the blending.

And that is it!

I've only done this technique a few times and I have gotten it down to about 5 minutes so this doesn't take too much time at all.

I really encourage you guys to try this out and try it with your own favorite colors (:

Here's what the completed lip looks like:

That's it for this post guys! 

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

FOTD! Joining #FoundationFreeFortnight

Hello lovelies!

This post is going to be a little different because I am hopping on yet another band waggon (the first being my year long no heat challenge).

LibbyGrindell is starting a movement to embrace her own beautiful skin with the hashtag #FoundationFreeFortnight. You can read her post here.

Basically, it's going base free for a fortnight (which is two weeks for those of you not brushed up on Shakespearean English). Which also means that all foundation, BB and CC creams, tinted moisturizers etc. are banned. You can definitely play with the eyes and lips (as you should) but for the duration of the challenge no covering up your skin.

I think this is a fantastic idea. Actually recently, I've been experiencing a time lapse and have not been able to rock a full face of makeup like I used to so I have only been wearing a bold lip, eyeliner and 50 milllion coats of mascara.

Not only has my skin improved exponentially since I started doing this I also find myself worrying less and spending less time in the mirror checking on my makeup because I'm hardly wearing any!

So if you want to join Libby as well, feel free to use the hashtag #FoundationFreeFortnight on Twitter and Instagram and post your base free pictures.

Here are a few of mine (:

That's it for this post guys! There will be another tomorrow so don't worry this one was so short (:

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Friday, April 3, 2015

5 Ways to Rock a Beanie this Summer!

Beanies have become one of the most coveted accessories regardless of the weather. However, for some girls, wearing them isn't always so easy, especially if you have big, voluminous hair.

In this post I am going to show you the five ways that I like to wear my beanie.

Low on your head.

I like to wear my beanie this way when it is colder outside and also when I am wearing a style that is less voluminous, like a twist out or braid out.

It is simply having your beanie very low on your forehead, pretty much right above your eyebrows. To me, this portrays a more sporty way to wear your beanie and it is also more secure this way.

Middle of your head.

I like to wear my beanie this way when I want to look a little more laid back. Also, if it is warmer outside this is the way I usually wear it.

With this style there is more space between your eyebrows and the edge of the beanie.

High on your head.

I've never really been a fan of this style but I see a lot of girls wearing their beanies this way so I decided to include it.

Basically the beanie is just hanging off your head and mostly likely will need to be secured with bobby pins so that it is not constantly falling off your head. This way of wearing your beanie will make it purely an accessory and portrays an extremely laid back vibe to me.

Hair tucked.

I wear my beanies this way a lot as well, especially if I am having a bad hair day because I feel like it just makes everything look chic and clean.

For this, all you need to do is create a low, loose ponytail and tuck it into your beanie. You can even pull out a few chunks of hair to frame your face if you like. I do like to secure my beanie with a few bobby pins when wearing my beanie this way.

Slightly to one side.

I have not seen many people who wear their beanie like this but I really like doing it because I think it adds a certain flair and style.

So this can be done with or without the use of bobby pins but what I like to do is put the beanie on the very top of my head and lean it over to one side. I do it this way to make it more secure and I do not have to use bobby pins to keep it on my head.

Well guys that is it for this post!

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