Hair Tutorial – Braid Out: How I Did It

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I got around to trying the rhassoul clay I mentioned in this post. It was easy to use, it smells subtly sweet and rinsed out quickly.

So far, I’m am really excited about the results.

After cleansing my hair with a rinse I made using the clay and I water, I styled it in one of my best braid-outs ever!  My hair was shiny, moist and well defined.

Also, I must mention, as I was styling my hair and applied “product” the texture felt “off”. It felt stiff and gluey. I’m chalking it up to a Ph imbalance and hopefully I can correct it with some aloe juice next time around. I’ll keep ya posted.

If you’d like to see the step-by-step, styling process take a peek at the video here.

Makeup Tutorial: Soft Pink

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Hello there!

The  other day I had a little time before dinner to really dial in some makeup and thought it would be fun record it and share.   It’s a soft, flirty look that transitions perfectly from day or night.

I thoroughly enjoy shopping for makeup, watching makeup tutorials,  playing in makeup and coming up with pretty, feminine, “new” looks.  To me, wearing makeup is a form of expression and creativity, just like painting, music or anything that requires skill and imagination.  I don’t believe I need it wear it to be beautiful, but I can say it does put a little more of a pep in my step when I enhance my look.

See the video/tutorial HERE.

I hope you like it!

How I Moisturize Between Washes

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Hey guys!

Here’s a video of my moisturizing process. I have had a number of people ask me how I keep my hair from getting extra dry between washes and thought a video would be a fun illustration. I usually try to explain it to them in detail, but I think a visual aid is always more captive and helpful.

In a nutshell, I use Shea butter, water and most recently i’ve added Shea Moisture Reconstructing Conditioner back into the mix. My goal is to be effective and keep it simple.

If I’m in a hurry and want to quickly moisturize, I only use water and Shea butter.


Finger Combing

I have had a number of people ask me what I mean when I tell them I finger comb (or finger detangle) my hair, so I decided to shoot video and shared it here:

I stopped combing my hair years ago after realizing that I was literally pulling it out. I tried many different types of combs and styling tools and found that my hands do a much better job than anything I had ever tried.  For me, I now know that simplicity is key.  I also don’t tie my hair up, wear a bonnet or scarf for bed .  I found that tying my hair up caused my edges to break off badly, so at night I moisturize, re-twist or do large braids.    This routine works for me and I now see a significant difference in the stat of my hair.  I hope my video is helpful!

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Spring Into Color

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I’m springing into color and leaving winter grays behind with these pretty pretties!  I am so excited to have new colors to add to my very humble lippy collection.  What better time to dive into pretty pinks and reds than right now?  It really feels like spring down here in Dallas, plus colorful anything is a real pick-me-up whenever I need a boost of happiness or energy.

If you want to take a peek at what I chose I shot a fun video review on colors from Revlon, NYX and Kate.  You can watch it here:

Purple Smokey Eye – Easy

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So excited to share!  I finally got around to learning how to do a smokey eye. I have been so inspired and obsessing over purple smokey eyes and had to make it my mission to learn how to do it for myself.  If you would like to see a step-by-step video demonstration you can find it here:

Eye Shadows Used:

MAC – Brown Script – All over my lid and just above my brow bone.

MAC – Folie -Brow bone and crease.

MAC – Embark – Crease.

MAC – Vibrant Grape- Lid.

MAC – Carbon – Outer 1/3 of my lid.

MAC – Era – To high light my eyebrow.