Monday, November 28, 2016

Beetle Rose


Guys, I finally opened my online vintage boutique! Check it out, its been in the works for awhile now ! Finally have it up and running so excited to share with you!

Here's a little sneak peek of what I got...













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Friday, August 26, 2016

Thriftster Rehab


Vintage is the new black

Tell ya homegirls!






Mark my words y'all I'm ahead of my time and know what I'm talking about! When it comes to style that's where I get the most creative. My favorite thing is seeing peoples reactions to my outfits. Gaga might do it for the applause, but DANGGINAAA does it for the stares. LOL I hate myself sometimes. 

  I receive these amazing pieces from one of my favorite boutique. (Thriftster Rehab) They have all the dopest one of a kind unique styles. I literally stumbled across their Instagram awhile back and fell in love with all of their products. Check out how I like to style vintage clothing down below!


I wanna show you guys how to style a vintage piece without making it look outdated, but fresh and fly af. The key to making vintage look cool is CONFIDENCE. I know this sounds really lame, but it's 100% true. You have to wear the outfit don't let the outfit wear YOU. 

Now besides confidence I like to add something to the fit that is modern, but very low key. Such as a simple white or black top. The more basic the better, however also think basic with a twist. Look at my black top in the photos with the NY jersey on. See how it has the loop hole detail at the top? Making it stand out from a normal basic top. Even the white tank I am wearing with the colorful key blazer it has a built in twist knot at the bottom. Basic but flavorful, catching my drift?


This outfit above kinda came together randomly. Last minute I threw this old silk scarf that I inherited from my grandmother. Added up with some basic cut off shorts and my vintage Nine West boots to pull the whole fit together. Garnish it off with the 90's inspired frames. Talk about some serious bad boy vibes yeah buddy!

P.S. you can get the same frames here


With this super vibrant blazer screamed less is more. So I kept it simple with some high waisted destoryed mom jeans. F.Y.I. MOM jeans are making/have made a major come back!



Now go to Thriftster Rehab and check out more what they have! Promise they won't disappoint, oh and remember CONFIDENCE is key!!

XXOO


Sunday, August 14, 2016

// Curls //







My favorite kind of curls are the ones that behave right. Also ones that are hydrated, freshly washed, and healthy blah blah blah. Just wanted to share some pics of my awesome curls.

XXOO



Monday, August 8, 2016

Curly Hair Routine Update

I've been recently told that I have 'Kid curls', 'bouncy curls', 'spiral curls', and tbh it makes me feel pretty damn good. I get more attention on my hair than I ever have in my entire life since my hair journey started. Taking care of my hair has given me more patience and more self love than I could ever thought.


Before my hair was dry and extremely damaged. From the earlier stages my hair was kinda stringy and had zero bounce. The struggle and a million protective top knots, and lots of miserable 'bad hair days' here I am. With a much stronger and healthier curls pattern. It took a long time coming, but was definitely worth the tears to get to this level of curl. 



I want to go over what I use on daily basis for my hair. Since I've been getting this asked a lot lately. This is will be helpful for you girls are out there like I was and had no clue what the hell to do with your hair. 


SHAMPOO: $26
Ouidad Nourising Cleansing Oil
This is my favorite shampoo ever I will also sometimes use the Dry Bar 'Blonde Ale' it's a purple shampoo to help tone and brighten my blonde 

Wash my hair 1-2 times a week and I usually mix the two shampoos together.

Conditioner $20
Ouidad Color Preserving Conditioner
I make sure to ring out or even towl dry my hair a little before applying it to my hair 

Oil: $42
Kevin Murphy Young Again
This is moisturizing and also a heat protectant its the first thing I finger comb through my hair fresh out the shower

Spray: $6.99
Dippity Do Girls With Curls, Curl-boost spray
The seconded thing I do after my oil I just spray it throughout my hair


This next step I switch out weekly and do one then the other for some reason I feel like my hair gets used to the same thing so thats why I like to swap them out weekly 

Creme: $20

Cream: $6.99
Deputy Do Girls With Curls, Defining Cream

I apply these two products the same. I start in sections and really go to town and scrunch the hell out of my hair to help enhance the curl. I let air dry for a few minutes then I wrap it up in a tee shirt and let it sit for 45 mins to an hour. Take it down then diffuse dry it with my Curly Co Diffuser

Mask: $44
Curl Recovery Melt Down Extreme Repair Mask
My fave mask to use at least once a week. I apply this to dry hair and rat comb it out leave it overnight. 



Hope this was helpful to anyone out there !

XXOO



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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Time Served




Haven't posted a style number in awhile so I figured it was about time. As you may or may not know I am a big fan of thrifting and vintage shopping. It's kinda 'My thing', at least I like to think. Lately I have been finding a ton of great Vintage thrift items on Instagram and Etsy. It's amazing how much you can find online these days. Kinda takes the hard work out of thrifting yourself. Sometimes the fun too, but I always seem to find myself back in the thrift stores on my days off. Anyways enjoy :) 





Bandanda: Walmart
Glasses: Amazon

The jeans are custom made when ordered I'm obsessed I have two pairs and they are amazing. The Etsy store where I got my 90's vintage jacket has so many gems so I highly recommend you check them out!
XXOO






Saturday, April 30, 2016

Dippity-Do: Girls with curls



So I pretty much bought the whole line of Dippity-Do girls with girls collection. I'm a few short products away from having it all. I just wanted to start out with the basics. I ended up buying more than I thought I would. The price point of these products are absolutely amazing. I got mine at Walgreens. Not every location carries the brand, but I checked online first beforehand. Anyways, I have some great stuff to say about this line and some not so great stuff lol let me begin...

What I really liked about this line was that it was paraben and sulfate free. I first heard the buzz about this line via YouTube and Instagram which made me curious. So I watched a few tutorials on them and decided I needed to try it out. 

I started with the shampoo, which I can honestly say that I wasn't too impressed with. I really felt it did nothing beneficial for my hair. It might be because I'm used to my favorite from OuiDad.

Next I used the conditioner and I still wasn't impressed. I was so confused because every review I saw girls were loving this stuff. I didn't like that the conditioner didn't detangle my hair effortlessly. Which is one of my biggest concerns with conditioners I need them to detangle right away. I ended up applying a ton to see if helped and it didn't. I also wasn't fond of the texture. I felt it was too thin and not creamy enough for a conditioner.


After my shower I proceeded on to the next two products. I applied the curl boost spray onto my ends and throughout my hair. I really felt like this product did nothing. I don't feel like it boosted the life of my curls to where it was life changing. I did like that it was weightless and didn't add any crunch or flakiness to my hair. I have about three different brands of this type of product in my drawer and this is my least favorite. It really did nothing except smell good. EXCEPT for on day two, and three. This is a great product for those days you don't wash ya hair. I can definatly tell a difference using it by itself than with the curl defining cream on wash day.




The last product is a completely different story from the rest of the line. It was my favorite from the brand and is now used in my weekly routine. 
The curl defining cream literally put the bounce back into my curls. I love everything about this product I would rate it an A+. I felt no stiffness or tackiness that you sometimes get from other curl creams. It's weightless and feels as if nothing is holding my hair down. I don't think any other product has given me curlier curls than this one. My curls have never felt softer and silkier. I notice I play with my hair more when I use this product. Only because my hair feels like a silk ribbon. I just want to twirl my fingers through 24/7. I 100% would recommend this to anyone who wants beautiful soft curls and lots of definition. 


I also wait for my hair to be 50% dry before I used my Curly Co diffuser on them. I hope this was useful to anyone who is interested in the Dippity-Do girls with curls line! Although most of it wasn't the best I did find at least one product I know I can always count on forever as a staple!




Monday, April 18, 2016

The Curly Co + Briogeo



Finally found my holy grail of hair products. It might have taken years, but worth it.  


My first go to product to get my achievable lucious curls is the Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Leave-In Conditioning Creme. I kid you not this is the kind of item I would bring with me if I was on a deserted island by myself. It's that good. This product is so amazing and lightweight it defines and block out frizz while hydrating my locks. The whole product is gluten-free, cruelty-free, and contains organic products which is very important to me. I like to know that I am putting 'good' into my hair. Not only does this product enhances my natural ringlets it has encouraged more curls than I ever knew I was capable of. I also want to note that this product is free of fragrances, dyes, silicone and is 90% naturally-derived.


I heard about a silicon collapsible diffuser head on the 'Gram'. I saw that they sell it on Amazon, and since I'm a loyal Amazon Prime gal I had to get myself one. The beauty of The Curly Co diffuser is that you can travel with it without having to bring your hairdryer. It's so travel friendly that it fits any and every hairdryer. It's silicone so it's built to stretch/skrink to fit any hairdryer. It's basically the most genius diffuser out on the market. I will say I have seen better more bouncier curls as well with this product. I also feel like it takes less time to diffuse my hair than my old one.




I mean I have never seen my curls look the way it does with any other products. Trust me I've tried everything and have spent the money on all the most expensive ones. Nothing has compared to these. 












Thursday, March 10, 2016

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Hair Journey back to curls

This past year I've been low-key on a 'Hair Journey'. This is something that is not easy for me, being that I straightened my hair for almost 10 years. I grew up hating my curls and would get so frustrated and cry about wanting sleek straight hair. 

If I had all the technology and platforms such as Pinterest, Youtube, Instagram available to me back in middle school/high school I'd probably would of never put an iron to my hair. All those awkward teenage years would of never existed. Well maybe not all, but girls nowadays have it easy. They somehow skip the 'ugly-years' and turn into models by the age of 15. Not fair do your time be ugly then you can 'glo-up'.


Back then the only thing I knew to put on my hair was gel. Shout out to Herbal Essences's for keeping my hair super crunchy and wet looking. #rolleseyes Oh and I would never leave the house without straighten my bangs, ewwwww!! Peep the pic for proof...



I guess that's why I always hated my hair. I knew how to style it properly. I never understood why my textured was they way it was. I didn't know I had to constantly had to keep it moisturized. I didn't knew the benefits of diffuse drying my hair. I would literally shampoo my hair way too much. I would never use oils or serums in my dry hair. Oh goodness the knowledge I have now! 

Thankfully all that has miraculously changed. Took 27 years, but I think I kinda got the hang out it. It's amazing how powerful knowledge is. I can finally say that I love my natural curls and I never thought in a million years I would. When I first started my hair journey I wanted to give up. My curl pattern was not cute at first. Do you know what curly hair looks like after 10 years of heat on it???? FUGLY is an appropriate word. The first few months were sloppy. I totally have the messy bun look down since it's a great protective hair style.


If you have curls and never been to a 'Curl Specialist' you need to consider and try one out. I can honestly say that mine has change my life. She literally to my hair from shit to damnnnnnn Ginnnaaaa! 

check it out----> like I had no clue that my hair could curl the way it did after my FIRST visit look how damaged and limp my hair was in the top left photo...jaw dropping results you can follow my Hairstylist on Instagram here > Gethaiya




Let me know if you guys want me to do a post about what products I put in my hair! 
XXOO














Sunday, January 31, 2016

Smokey eye Look




The shadows that made this look possible are brought to you by MAC...


I start out by placing Saddle in my crease then blend Brown Script into it. Then I pack Folie onto the ball of the lid and blend up into the two previous colors. Basically you just need to blend really good for a long time to get this look perfected. 

Lashes are Ardell 113 which happen to be my favorite. Thanks to my roommate A-RIM for showing these beauties to me. They are very natural but also give a dramatic look. Best lashes by far that I have ever worn. Go get you some!

My outfit is also a must have only because of the price. Three dollars and forty two cents, I kid you not. It's actually a body suit. I got it from AMAZON. Yes I just said Amazon believe me or not, but here is the link. The material is so soft and sleek that I had to buy it in every color. High-key obsessed 

XXOO