Sunday, 25 September 2011

My Dirty Little Secret

I think the title of this post says it all. Yes everyone, I have a secret. I have been dyeing my hair black for the last 5 years. Since I really don't care too much for my natural hair colour I have taken to the bottle. The dye bottle that is.

Over the years I have tried several brands that are available on the market only to be disappointed with the results. Many brands that will not be named here left my hair feeling dry like straw. However I stumbled across the Clairol Textures and Tones brand a few years ago and I never looked back. 

This permanent hair colour system has been specially designed for women of colour and it gives a rich, high  gloss finish. The colour that I use is 1N Natural lack. I think this colour looks best on me.

To ensure that your dye job turns out successfully please follow all the instructions that are provided in the package. Also don't forget to deep condition as usual after this process to put some moisture back into your hair.

Thank yo for reading.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Early Christmas

Look what came in the mail today!

Yes everyone, its my pink satchel and my Jeffrey Campbell Lita inspired boots (the real ones are out of my budget). Both of these items were purchased from my beloved eBay. I believe these are great additions to my wardrobe. 

Grinning from ear to ear!!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Hair Tools- Applicator Brush


Having the ability to perform hair care procedures important but of equal importance is the use of the correct tools for the job. Today we will discuss the applicator brush. The applicator brush is quite an important but often overlooked hair tool and should be part of any hair care tool kit. This tool can be used in relaxer application, colour application or bleach application.

When applying hair color and bleach to the hair they can be first applied with the applicator brush evenly and then use the comb to comb it through the hair to make sure it's evenly on the hair from root to end.

The applicator brush can be used both for relaxer application for both retouches and virgin relaxers. This will allow you to apply the relaxer to the roots evenly and keep it from being messy like when using just strictly a comb.
 You can part the hair with the applicator brush in subsections because the tail of the applicator brush is just like the end of a rat-tail comb.

There are several benefits to using an applicator brush during your at home services. The use of this brush:
Allows total control of the product being used
Reduces the application time of the product in half
Less Back and forth motion and overlapping of product on already chemically processed hair
Allows you to place the product close to the scalp with out actually touching the scalp

I hope this article has though you a little about the use of the applicator brush. Thanks for reading!

Friday, 16 September 2011

Look of the Day- Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles wore this absolutely gorgeous dress to the Rimmel event for Kate Moss in London last night. I believe this is the best I have ever seen her look. Love it!!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Missoni for Target

I am sure that all of you have heard the hype about this latest collaboration between the Missoni fashion house and Target. This 400 piece collection will be in stores until October 22nd. The pieces in this collection are reasonably priced in my opinion with prices ranging from $9.99- $69.99 and there are a few gems that I would like to get my hands on. 

You can see the entire collection here

These are my favourite pieces in this collection .

Sunday, 11 September 2011

How to Wear Prints

Designers love to mix prints, but it's not always easy for the average woman to recreate. In order to rock this trend like a pro follow the tips below.


Stick with the same color family.

Use leopard print as a neutral. 
Use patterned accessories.

Try a top or dress already made with mixed prints.

Stripes plus florals is a tried and true combination and is easy to work into an outfit.

Be confident! This trend isn’t for the timid.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Mello Yellow

Can you believe I have never worn this shirt before even though I purchased it more than 2 years ago? Today I decided to pair it with khaki high waist jeans. Check it out below.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

What I Wore Today

Hey guys I just wanted to quickly show you today's outfit. Outside is soooo hot these days and I just can't take this heat. I feel like someone is following me with a blow torch. Anyway, I digress. Check out today's outfit.

Today I wore an American Eagle Outfitters tank with a nautical inspired Zara skirt, a vintage leather belt and gladiator heels.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Labour Day Weekend Deals

This Labour Day weekend is the perfect time to cash in on the many online shopping deals from our favourite stores. I did a bit of searching on the internet and I came across a few sales and decided to share them with you.

  • Forever 21- extra 30% on all sale items

  • Chadwicks- Up to 80% off plus and extra 20% off when you use the promo code CH41108. The inclusion of Chadwicks in this list might be a bit surprising to some but I like to shop here for work wear separates.

  • -Up to 60% off all bags

  • Charlotte Russe- $5, $10 and $15 blow out sale

  • Americn Eagle Outfitters- 40% off everything when you use the code 28678011
Before your start shopping I suggest that you set a budget for yourself and try not to go over your spending limit. You should also have an idea of what items you want to purchase before you go online. To do this you should take a look at your wardrobe to see what pieces you need to purchase.

Finally, please your your credit cards wisely!

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Always On My Mind

My current obsession is oversized clutches. I just think they are so chic yet practical since they are large enough to hold all my junk.

I just purchased this clutch from eBay for $10! Its basic black so I will get lots of mileage from it.

I also love these other bags.


Michael Kors

Windsmoor Bags