Monday, December 19, 2011

Daily Affirmation: 12/19/11

Daily affirmation: Your tenacity is admirable. Enduring as much as you do, yet never giving up.

December Twist Out

So I took down my twists after a little over a week I guess. Or maybe it was JUST a week. Who knows. I got bored one night & wanted a change so... voila! enjoy :)

Sadly it only lasted 2-3days & I ended up bunning it on the third & washing on the 4th.

Friday, December 16, 2011

ImPress Press-On Manicure

I was soooo excited when I received my Holiday Vox Box from Influenster, & even more excited when I saw that it included imPress Press-On Manicure by Broadway in the print dubbed 'Dancing Queen' !!! The coolest part? I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program! Yay!!! PLUS, I was in desperate need of a manicure & had extra time on my hands that day so I instantly tried them out.

 Why try out imPress Press-On Manicure?! Well the website boasts:
  • Salon manicure in seconds
  • No drying time
  • Superior, lasting shine
  • Easy removal
  • Lasts up to a week.
 My verdict? Since Wednesday, I've lost 3 nails. The adhesive isn't quite strong enough to endure my frequent hand washing. Next time I'll add a bit of nail glue just so I won't be losing nails in customers' bags (Yes, this happened today *sigh*) If I had any other job, the print would have been wayy too crazy. But I so love Dancing Queen.!  It took way longer than just a few seconds to put each nail on. I mean, you have to choose the correct nail size for each finger, prep your nails with the cleansing cloth included in the package, peel off the adhesive tab, place the nail & and press down for dear life to make sure it sticks... smh. Definitely took me over 8mins to apply. 

On a positive note, imPress Manicure retails for $5.99 for colors and $7.99 for patterns so if it doesn't last as long as you'd like, you're not out of a LOT of money. Plus it's available at CVS, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, KMart, Walgreens, Walmart and more so you can virtually find them anywhere-- even if you live in the middle of nowhere. I mean, just about every town has a Walmart or CVS/Walgreens. In case you live in an area that doesn't have these stores visit. for a full list of online and in-store retailers. You can also download an exclusive coupon and virtually try on all the colors and patterns!  **Watch me OPEN my vox box!!**

Friday, December 9, 2011

Micro/Mini Twists

I revisited the "twists" life. Two strand mini-micro twists all over my head. I kinda.. LOVE it! So this time I did it on a two day old wash-n-go. Hair was completely dry. For my wash-n-go I washed with Aussie Moist shampoo & used a mixture of Aussie Moist conditioner & Herbal Essence Hello Hydration. To give my curls that extra UMPH, I separated my hair into four sections; twisted each section & used my cantu shea butter leave in. Let hair air dry & rocked a fierce wash-n-go for two days.

(after hair was completely dry.. see the shrinkage)

Once my curls lefts (I didnt use a gel to lock in my girls), I decided to two strand twist my hair. I took small pieces of hair (maybe like a centimeter in width) and used a bit of my Shea Moisture curl enhancing smoothie to mositurize the section as I twisted it.
(lol.. the afro puff on top- priceless)
(don't you LOVE how my twists start to curl up? my coils be vicious)

About three-four hours later I was done. I've had my twists for about a week now & they are lovely. Everyone comes up to me & asks if I can do theirs. -______- I'd say yes but.... I've only ever done my own hair & I don't feel comfortable enough to do others... Even if the guy is cute. You know what, I should actually learn how to twist dreads so I can find a man.!

Natural Hair Cult?

I feel like this natural hair movement is turning into a cult 0_0. You must live by these rules set by #naturalhair God's or else you're not a true natural & are kicked out of the club. The coveted club of youtube videos & natural hair blog Heaven!
So many rules to follow. You must co-wash. How dare you use regular shampoo to cleanse your hair! All those sulfates. Uh uh girl. You aint really NATURAL unless you co-wash or use sulfate free shampoo. ONLY. Did you just use HEAT on your hair?! How dare you pick up that ceramic flat iron and destroy your curl pattern like that?! Don't even think about greasing your scalp. I know it's dry but blue magic is a no no! All of the things that worked when you were a kid, you can't do it anymore. You're natural. You must use products that the natural hair gods recommend. If we tell you that Miss Jessie's works-- fork over that $50 & buy the curling pudding dammit! And don't even think about dying your hair. That's a chemical. Natural = NO chemicals. Henna or BUST!

*slow eye roll*

And to think when I became natural I just did it because... I felt like it. Didn't know I was being inducted into an exclusive club where I must always where my hair out in it's natural state or I'm not a true natural.. Oh ok. So you want me to walk out the house with my unkempt hair? No manipulation whatsoever?! Say bye bye to alllllllll those cute styles-- no braidouts, twist outs, bantu knot outs-- no OUTS of any nature. Those manipulate your curl pattern or stretch out your hair. And you cannot wash-n-go without the appropriate gel or holding products to lock in those cute lil curls.

Some times I like to straighten my hair. I get bored. I want bangs. I get tired of having my curls. I thought versatility is what made natural hair so fun! I've recently realized that my scalp is super dry and that it actually loves blue magic hair grease!!!!! Yes!! I've spent soooo much money on all these natural oils that dont do anything to my scalp but grease?! Girl, my scalp loves it. There shouldn't be a rule book to being natural. If something works for me, it works. You don't have to use natural hair only products. Insanely overpriced. Child my bathroom cabinets and closet are full of Kinky Curly, Shea Moisture, Elasta QP, Cantu Shea Butter, Miss Jessie's--- lol. I use whatever my hair craves & that moment & keep it moving.

Natural hair community should chill out a bit. And to think I thought Beyonce Stans were brutal. They aint got jack on Natural Hair Nazis!

**Oh & I know I haven't blogged about my hair in forever! Too busy with ... LIFE! But I will add a few pics of my daily hair over the last few weeks-- and my favorite style, the PUFF. :)
Blow Out gone wrong-- so I did a "braid out" (peep the on big braid. lol)

the trusty wash-n-go for most outings... aka i didnt plan ahead. -___-

I still have my looser curls up front.

Most wash-n-go end up looking big & bushy- like this. but shrinkage is terrible.

My trusty puff with the front flat twist hair band. My fave style. Especially for work =P

Monday, December 5, 2011

My "Don't Talk To That Nigga" Fund

The other day I decided that I'll never talk to him again. I give myself $1 everyday I do not try to contact him. No calls, no texts, no tweets, no facebook messages-- NOTHING. Also, I earn another $1 if he tries to contact me & I ignore him.

Seems silly but it's just how I keep sane. I know that I'm better than this situation. Yes, I still "love" him or whatever that feeling is. But I refuse to be stupid. I refuse to let him win.

Thus far I have $5 :)

My goal is to have enough for a flight away from here soon!

Saturday, December 3, 2011


On November 30, 2011 my heart was broken into a million pieces. Those million pieces were then sat on fire. Then those ashes were thrown around and are nowhere to be found. My heart is gone. My love is lost. I have nothing more to give. WHY did I have to give all of me like that? I feel so stupid that at one point I was even begging & pleading for him to STAY. Even after he told me he didn't want to be in a relationship anymore with anyone & wanted to fuck around--- I was trying to convince him that I was all he needed. Wait, what? Did my dumb ass just ignore everything he said...? I hate myself right now. How can you tell someone that you love them but don't mean it? How can you tell me that you like me so much & that you care about me sooooo much but you just want to be able to fuck whoever? And the fact that you could possibly have another baby on the way????? WTF?!

Where does that leave me? I was stupid. I was dumb. I admit it. I was trash. I deserve to be hurt. I saw the signs, but I thought that if you gave me a chance I could somehow save you from yourself.

I was always there. ALWAYS.

So what do I do now? I learn to love myself again. I try to move on. I don't think I'll ever let another guy in like that though. He has officially ruined me for the next guy. I cried so much that night. I was overcome with sadness.