Monday, May 28, 2012
I was so excited when I received my Curlformers in the mail. I had experienced several failed attempts at roller setting my hair and needed something to aid me in achieving the results I desired. Enter CURLFORMERS...
I was itching for a change to my hair and I really wanted to dye my hair red without having to bleach my hair. I did a million google searches trying to find the best product to achieve this while considering that I have conditioned my hair previously with henna (henna comes from a plant and can be used to thicken and naturally dye hair strands). Below is a video of my 1st attempt.
I am not one to give up easily so even after that epic fail I tried yet again. Unfortunately I did have to go ahead and lighten my hair prior to coloring and that made all the difference in the world.
This is not exactly the color I had in mind, but it's a step in the right direction! To be continued...
Every now and than our skin needs a little pick me up. I have found a mask that helps to visibly reduce the size of your pores, eliminates black/white heads and helps with oily skin. The mask consist of egg whites and toilet paper. Check out the video below to see how quick and easy it is to apply at home.
So to be 100 percent honest this post and picture positioned above was supposed to be about my love for tiered/chandelier styled earrings and a pop of color all rolled into one. But as I clicked through the 20 something pictures the hubby so lovingly took of me I was drawn to this picture. It's funny how me and my earrings, subtle makeup, and twist pulled up into a loose ponytails with a few hanging in my face was so easily upstaged by mother nature. The overgrowth of the tree as it drape over the fence in my backyard creating an even more enchanting shadow stopped me in my tracks. This is my new favorite picture of me minus me. Beauty can be found almost anywhere, we just all need to take the time to look beyond our own limitations of what beauty is.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
There are pivotal times in my life that determined how I percieved myself. When my sister and I were pointed out as the “dark ones” in my family, during a time where all I was exposed to was that light skin is beautiful. When I was flipping through a bible at church and saw that one of my cousins had written (in the bible) to one of my sister “What are ya’ll feeding Yolanda?” and my sister responded “EVERYTHING.” This made me feel like whenever anyone looked at me all they saw was a little fat girl and where disgusted by me. Then there was the time when one of my closest cousins told me as we spoke on the phone “Your voice doesn’t sound like your fat” WTH. Which although meant as a compliment was very insulting on many levels. I guess when she was talking to me in person she was so distracted by my fat that she couldn’t hear my voice. Got to love family they are the foundation for everything that makes you you. And then here comes the world who never pointed me in my face and said you’re not beautiful, but instead backed into it “wow you’re so pretty for a big girl,” “wow I can’t believe you wear your arms out I could never do that” funny how many of my compliments starts with a “WOW” or some other over the top word to disguise their surprise that I can pull myself together despite my skin color, despite my hair straight or natural, despite my weight and the list goes on and on. So in spite of all this, I have learned to love and embrace the beauty of me and my life. Here I am Your Unexpected Beauty!!!