A Night to Remember 

Well hey there! Hope you are doing well. I’m doing just fine myself. It’s been some time since we last spoke and I want to get back in the game, so why not do so with a great story that involves some great fashion. 
So this all began a few days ago when I received some exciting news via email. The music steaming service that I’m subscribed to, Tidal, informed me that I had won tickets to see Rihanna!! I had completely forgot that I had registered for her show in Cincinnati, so it took me by complete surprise. I made plans with my best friend and we just couldn’t wait until Saturday came. 
Now of course I immediately started thinking of what to wear but due to the excitement and some stress from work, I couldn’t think of anything. I had an idea but still couldn’t decide as I threw several pieces in my suitcase the day of the show. 
It wasn’t until we started getting ready at the hotel that I decided on this number. Not bad for last minute. 
 

The ensemble consisted of a black turtleneck and black skirt that I’ve purchased from H&M before. I wanted something that didn’t require a lot of effort but still got the job done, and I think this outfit did just that.

  
So now for the best part. We made it to the venue and our seats were great! However, during a pizza run, this wonderful, magnificent gentleman asked us where we were sitting and pulled out a stack of tickets. He hand us two front row tickets and we couldn’t believe it!!
After several hundred thank you’s, we ran to our seats to grab our jackets and ran to our new seats. I couldn’t believe she was going to be right there, in front of us the whole time. We were in perfect position to see all the fashion that Rihanna would provide and let me tell you, she did that!! It was great to see the details and craftsmanship that went into her costumes. 

  

Slay. 

  
  SLAY. 

  
SLAAAYYYYYY!!!!

It was a night that I, most certainly, won’t forget. Thank you for letting me share. I’ll see you guys next time. Deuces!!!

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Not Yet Fall, But…

Hey there guys!! Well summer is unofficially over and my favorite season has come. FALL is here!!! Man I love this season. Great weather, fun activities, and the clothing! Let’s talk about the clothes. Cozy sweaters, dresses with tights, and … Continue reading

My Signature.

Happy New Years!! Ok, I’m late but it’s the first post of the year and I felt it was fitting.

So I’d like to discuss the only signature I have, my hairstyle. These big beautiful curls were created just over a year ago. From the moment I presented them to the world everyone, including myself, loved them. They were fun and cute, they fit my style and most importantly, they protected my hair from excessive heat damage. So let me explain how I create them.

Now of course I gave to start with freshly washed, clean hair. I’ll let you know now before we move forward, I am a Carol’s Daughter nut! I’ve loved just about every product I purchased from them and it’s mostly because of the help they have provided with my unnecessarily long transitioning journey…

To wash my hair I choose to use their Monoi Shampoo and Conditioner. I then follow up with a deep conditioner by using the Monoi Hair Repairing Mask. After rinsing out the mask I follow up with the Black Vanilla Moisturizing Leave-in Conditioner for detangling, the Monoi Repairing Anti-Breakage Spray for protection and I also use the Synergi Thermal Mouse for volume from the local natural salon, Synergi Salon. I then comb through to detangle, let air dry until damp then I divide my hair into four sections and prepare for work.

To actually curl the hair, I use Hot Tools Professional Long Spongy Rod Rollers from Ulta and some Hair Balm from Carol’s Daughter for some soft control.

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I go through each section to firmly twist and wrap smaller sections around the rods.

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Here’s my end result.

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And of course my satin cap.

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In the morning I unravel each coil and end up with this.

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I then use two pumps of Monoi Oil Sacred Strengthening Serum which is also from Carol’s Daughter to fluff out the curls. See, I told you I love their products.

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Throughout the day my hair will begin to expand to a larger size but I love the full look.

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Then at night I’ll comb through the curls again for added fullness.

So there it is, my signature which can last up to three to four days. I really do love this style for me and I think I’ll look for new variations to play with. When I figure it all out, I’ll let you all know. Until next time, deuces!!

Transitioning…still

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Good evening everyone!!

So I think it’s time to dive into the subjects that I wish to cover and give an introduction to each one. A large part of this blog will be my hair which is currently a situation. Like many others, I’m transitioning my texture back to it’s natural state. However, my transitioning story is a bit different than others.

I was born with natural curly hair. Actually I wasn’t born with any hair, lol. No really the hair grows naturally curly but my mother grew up in a world where it was common practice to chemically straighten hair. So when she felt I was old enough she gave me a relaxer. I didn’t get many, maybe the most, 4 a year. But the older I got the more I wondered about my natural texture.

During my senior year of high school I made the decision to have my last relaxer for prom. My mom was ok with it so I went for it. Looking back, everything went as expected. With the help of regular trims and keeping up with my cleansing, my hair transitioned back to its natural curl. The only problem was that this was between 2001-2003 and back then not a lot of people were going natural. Therefore, I had no idea how to style it or what products to use. So come fall of 2005 I requested another relaxer.

I felt since I was flat ironing my hair for the most part, then having curls was pointless. I continued with the relaxer for a few more years but it became boring. After receiving a deep conditioning treatment that I wasn’t happy with, I decided no more relaxers. Again, I cleansed my hair and received regular trims. I saw results but still didn’t know how to style it. At this point it’s 2010 and the transitioning movement still isn’t as big as it would later be. So I had someone talk me into a texturizer…dun dun duuuunnnnn. Big mistake.

So the first one was ok. I still had a lot of curls but they were loose. But then I got another one, and this is where it all went bad. I think it was left on too long and basically relaxed my hair and I ended up with an uneven texture. So I knew that I had to start all over but this time I was lucky.

At this same time I became familiar with a new all natural salon named Synergi Salon. They were familiar with the transitioning process, had their own line of products and didn’t provide relaxers so I knew it was a step in the right direction. So again I began my transitioning journey for the third time. But it didn’t go so well.

Between the mishap with the texturizer and flat ironing my hair 2-3 times a week, my hair became very weak and damaged. I literally have 5 different textures that I’m dealing with. But I’ve found a way to deal with it and get back on track.

I’m conditioning more, I’m using less heat and I’m getting more trims. Let’s just say this is transitioning journey 3.2. I hope it goes well and I’ll definitely let you all know about my whole process.

Until next time, be safe and take care. Deuces!!