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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

More Pics from Amor Mona Event & My Puff

Here are a couple more pics from Amor Mona's Launch Party :-) And I've gotten lots of questions on how I did my puff. Here's how:

You can start on wet/damp hair that has been co-washed OR on dry hair - but I've gotten better results with wet/damp hair.

Apply a good leave-in conditioner all over and evenly (I used Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in but I've also used Kinky Curly Knot Today with just as good results).

Section your hair off, I usually start in the back, to start making twists. I do about 15-17 twists over my entire head, in rows. I don't make neat parts, I just part with my fingers.

What I use to twist: As I twist each section, I apply shea butter that I mixed with a small amount of coconut oil (softened shea butter in the microwave about 15 seconds) and mixed it together. I also have a spray bottle with half water/half Lottabody setting lotion. I spray 2-3 squirts onto the section as well. Then twist and pin with a bobby pin to hold it in place.

Once I'm done, if it's close to bedtime I'll sit under the dryer for an hour so that it isn't too wet when I go to bed. Otherwise, I let it air dry overnight. In the morning, I untwist and style - in this case I styled my hair into a puff. It's very easy and lasts all week before I wash and retwist again. I usually don't retwist my hair EVERY night, maybe every 2-3 nights depending on how much definition is lost, and I sleep with a hair bonnet on.

That's it!! Very easy and once you've done it enough, twisting takes NO time at all!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Makeup by Amor Mona

I went to 2 events this past Friday and Saturday, and met 2 great ladies. The first woman I met, Ronnie, has started her own business and makes skincare and makeup products, as well as soy candles (they smell soooo good!). You can find her line on her website: Amor Mona. I also met a makeup artist who serves the DMV (DC/MD/VA areas) and the way she did my eyeshadow using Amor Mona's mineral makeup was the best! I didn't want to wash my face when I got home b/c I wanted to keep it for the next day (LOL But I did!) - that's how nice it was. The lady who did my makeup was Keshua Hunt and you can visit her website for more information, as well. Let's support our sistas!

Thanks, y'all :-)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Part 2: Whitney's Full Interview with Oprah

I couldn't post Part 1 and not give you Part 2! So in case you missed it, see below. I appreciate Whitney's honesty. She is/will definitely help someone with similar issues. I feel you can't truly be able to relate to someone and in turn help them with a specific issue if you haven't been there yourself.

OK. Now this. Wendy Williams touched on Whitney's interview on her show, The Wendy Williams Experience. I have to say that I disagree. I don't feel that Whitney blamed Bobby at all, and she IS taking responsibility and ownership for her addiction. People always will have something to say...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

If you've had trouble posting comments...

to my blog - It appears I have fixed the issue (although I'm not sure what was wrong before). I played around with a few settings and it seems to be OK now, so comment away!! :-)

Thanks, y'all.


Whitney Houston interview with Oprah

I missed it yesterday since I was at work, but caught the entire video online. I appreciate how candid Whitney was. I think Oprah is a great interviewer, she knows the right questions to ask and can read into things very well. In case you missed it, here is Part 1. The 2nd half of the interview will air today, check your local listings.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

RHOA on Ellen

In case you missed Real Housewives of Atlanta on Ellen, here is the full interview:

OK. I like the show, but I do have to agree that these women (with the exception of Kandi so far) are so phony and just stir up trouble for the sake of it. We will see how the season progresses. It's ashame how petty/catty these women are, though. :-( I think if it weren't for Lisa and Kandi, I probably wouldn't watch this season. Eh, well, entertaining nonetheless!

10 Random Facts :-)

I was tagged by Olivia of Weekend Luxury!

List 10 random facts about myself and tag 10 others.

1. I love lipgloss. Maybe too much.
2. Negativity is a deterrent for me. If you want me to stay away, be negative.
3. I love to help others, but sometimes get overwhelmed when I'm pulled in several different directions.
4. I want to become a makeup artist someday.
5. Working out makes me feel 100xs better!
6. I love Pad Thai. A lot!
7. I love funky styles, creativity, and originality.
8. My BlackBerry Curve is the best phone I've had yet!
9. Twitter is my new obsession.
10. I can be very nonchalant when I want to be.

I tag anyone who will read this post! Get to it!! :-)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Oyin Handmade

I've heard so many great things about Oyin Handmade. They make hair and skincare products using natural ingredients. I've been natural for 10 months now but still haven't tried it yet. Well, today I noticed they had a sample 4-pack online for $17.50!! Good price for 4 product trial sizes (not so much samples, these are real 2-oz trial sizes). It contained: Honey Hemp Conditioner, Greg Juice leave-in spray, Shine & Define coaxing serum, and Whipped Pudding (which can be used as rich moisture on either hair or skin). Because all products are made-to-order, it will take about 2 weeks. I'll do a product review when I get the products so you all can see :-) Another plus: from what I see on their site, everything is reasonably priced and affordable!! We're talking like $8-10 for good sized amounts. I'm so ready to try all this.

For more info, visit Oyin Handmade. Also, check out this video from ScandolousBeauty with HER Oyin Handmade review!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tyra's Real Hair

How many watched The Tyra Show today when she unveiled her real hair (sans the weave/wigs)? I was at work, so missed it. But someone was nice enough to tweet me this pic so I could have a visual. I think her hair looks good. I understand that in the entertainment biz, people like to be more dramatic and that's fine. But her real hair is pretty darn nice, in my opinion. Thoughts?

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


OK y'all... bear (bare?? - I never know which one is correct! LOL) with me... I am having ever-so-slight "writer's block"!! Let me know if there is anything you'd like me to feature or talk about. Until then... I have to clear my mind and let the good ideas roll! ;-)