Sunday, March 25, 2012

Baltimore Natural Hair Expo 2012


I had the awesome pleasure of being a Damn Girl for The Damn Salon at the Baltimore Natural Haircare Expo today. I worked with the lovely owner, Mushiya, and Dava, along with Amanda and Thara (Thara was the one who did my Urban Twists back on February 3rd). I had a great time and so much fun. I didn't get to take a lot of pics because we were working and promoting, but I did get a chance to snap a couple and take some short vids. 

Friday, March 23, 2012

I Want to Go Natural. Now What?

Taken first year natural

I get asked this question a lot, so I wanted to post a few tips that may be helpful if you've decided you wanted to go natural yet you have no clue what to do. 3 years ago, I had no clue what to do, either. I know the feeling!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Wear Bon Bon Vie!

A couple weeks ago, a few friends and I had the AWESOME pleasure of modeling for Shari Neal of Bon Bon Vie Apparel. Please check out Shari's website and buy some tees! I totally support "our" businesses and entrepreneurs. I also did the makeup for the shoot, fun times!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

My Beauty Product and Makeup Staples

I must love you all... because I'm about to share some of my secrets! People often ask me what products I use on my skin or what makeup I use... Below are some of my favorite items that I use daily, or close to it!

1. Aveeno Positively Radiant Facial Moisturizer: Has SPF 15 which is important! Also, if you deal with hyperpigmentation, sunscreen is a must. I use this every single day whether it's sunny out or not.
 2. Aveeno Positvely Radiant Cleansing Pads: One side is soft for regular cleansing and the other side is exfoliating. I use the exfoliating side twice a week. Tip: The pads are HUGE so I cut them in half to wash my face, and use the other half the next day. They last me twice as long :)
3. Neutrogena Eye Makeup Remover: Shake it up and use a cotton ball for removing your eye makeup. Never EVER sleep with your makeup on, ladies. EVER.
4. L'oreal True Match Powder: My color alternates between W7 or W8. I'm an 8 in the summer, 7 in the winter. Sometimes I use "N" (neutral) if the store is out of "W" (warm). Don't know your undertone? Generally, golden undertones are Warms and cooler/blue undertones are Cool. What I love about these powders and foundations is that if you're unsure, neutral will work! :)
5. MAC Spiked Brow Pencil: I've tried many brow pencils. For YEARS. This is my fave. I guess because it's so thin and precise so I can give my brows more detail. I use this every day. Brows frame the face - there is nothing worse than a made up eye and fab lashes, and an eyebrow that isn't groomed or properly filled in. Here is a tutorial on how I do my brows.

That Awkward Moment When...

A stranger reaches out and touches your hair! Here's how I feel about it:

Saturday, March 3, 2012

My Hair - One Month Later

My Urban Twists are holding up QUITE nicely, if I do say so myself. The ladies at The Damn Salon know what they're doing! As mentioned before, I got these twists put in Feb. 3rd. It is now March 3rd and they look just as good as Day 1, if not better. I'm still getting tons of compliments and people think it's all my hair. I wish! Lol Here are some pics from the last week and today of the hair: