Sunday, 30 October 2011


Just a quick outfit post. Enjoy!

Hair Update

I am currently 9 weeks post relaxer and my new growth is killing me. Ladies, I tried to stretch my relaxer a little longer this time but I can't handle it any more. I have decided to give in and get a relaxer this week.

I need to find some tips and techniques that would help me to stretch my relaxer a little longer. The only thing that I have found that helps is to increase the frequency of my deep conditioning sessions.

Ladies, what are your best tips that help you to stretch your relaxer?

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Favourite Fall Pieces

This post is mainly for those of you that live in more temperate climates unlike myself. There are a few pieces that I would really like to wear this fall if I could. These pieces would be great for layering this season and could possibly take you into winter. Enjoy!

ASOS $44.93

Romwe $39.99

Romwe $31.99

ASOS $37.74

ASOS $17.77

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Talk About Coverage

I just wanted to show you guys this story from the Daily Mail that shows Lady Gaga's Zombie Boy like you have never seen him before. This ad campaign truly shows the effectiveness of DermaBlend. Check out the story here.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Face of the Day

Today I did not feel like wearing tonnes of eye shadow so I did a very simple look instead. All the products are from the drug store (cheap) but I like the finish that they give me.

Foundation- Maybeline Dream Liquid Mousse Cocoa
Lip Liner- L A Girl- Party Pink
Lip Gloss- NYX Doll Pink
Mascara- Revlon Fabulash

I hope you guys have a great weekend!!

Friday, 21 October 2011

How to Wear Coloured Jeans

Coloured Jeans are one of the latest fashion trends that I have fallen in love with recently, especially red jeans. In my experience in wearing coloured jeans I have realised what works and what doesn't. Here are my tips on how to wear this trend.

1.Let the color of the jeans be the dominant statement. Opt for neutral, black, or white tops, unless you are going for a colour blocking effect.

2.Skinny jeans work best for this trend so pay attention to the cut.

3. Keep accessories to a minimum. 

4. Inject some more colour into your outfit through your shoes. You can wear an unexpected coloured shoe with your jeans. You don't have to stick to black footwear.

Most importantly have fun with your fashion

Monday, 17 October 2011

Maintaining that Smooth, Sleek Look

I know many ladies, including me like to wear those smooth hairstyles daily but have experienced the negative effects of daily heat styling. Check out this video from Johnny Wright aka Michelle Obama's hairstylist where he gives a few tips on how to achieve that smooth style every day and still retain healthy hair.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse

Have any of you tried this product?

I purchased this at the drug store because I could find my beloved Revlon Colourstay. In case you didn't know, I am not a department store foundation girl. I believe that there are great foundations that can be found at the drug store.

My shade in Colourstay is Mahogany and the closest colour to this in the Dream Liquid Mousse is Cocoa. Although this colour appears slightly less yellow than the Colourstay I can work with it. 

I quickly tried this foundation when I got home and I really like the light airy texture and the dewy look that it gave my skin. I have not given this product a full test run but I will wear it to work tomorrow and let you guys know it performed. I read a few mixed reviews over at Makeup Alley and hopefully I will be one of those that gives this product a thumbs up.

I will let you know how this product works for me.

FOTD using Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse

lol I just realised that I need to blend out my forehead more. Anyway, you guys get the picture.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

What Were They Thinking?

In a recent article in the Huffington Post by Terrance Phearse which focused on the Balmain  Spring 2012 it was stated that 'despite is age (and race) Olivier has a myriad of qualifications'.

Pray tell, what is this crap? What does one's race have to do with their qualifications or ability? From where I stand nothing!

Apparently gone are the days where articles are vetted before they are published. Although I don't believe this was written with any malicious intent I believe the writer is simply ignorant. Smh.

You can see the entire article here.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Hair Mixology

Since I have seriously started to take care of my hair I have become interested in the use of essential oils and other natural ingredients as part of my hair care regimen.After much research and testing in order to determine what is the best treatment for my particular hair ailments I have come up with a few 'recipes'.

For Excessive Shedding
Mix 1 part aloe vera juice, 1 part water, 1 part extra virgin olive oil.

For Moisture
Mix 1 part aloe vera juice, 1 part water, 1 part gylcerin and 1 part of your favourite conditioner.

For Thickening and Growth
Mix a few drops of peppermint oil and rosemary oil in 2 tablespoons of castor oil and 4 tablespoons of your favourite carrier oil (I like EVOO).

To Refresh Curls
Mix 1 part light conditioner, 1 part water, 1 part setting lotion, 1 part aloe vera juice and 1 part coconut oil.

I hope my recipes help you in achieving your goals on your hair journey.

Thanks for reading.