Wednesday, July 2, 2014
So I died my natural hair and I am super pleased with the results. It took 2 days to achieve this color! I wanted to share with you all the method I used because every time I looked up red hair dye on natural hair,rhianna red, or K Michelle red;I would only see the end result. No one out there is sharing how they achieved this color or what brand of product they used. Now if you know me, you know I'm always down to share and give tips. So the 1st day I mixed Clairol Jazzing semi permanent dye in Cherry Cola with 20 volume booster, and I got a orange/ blonde shade. It kind of reminded me of free from 106& Park but still not what I wanted. So I put some Cantu leave in conditioner in my hair did bantu knots and figure I will work with it for a day and try again tomorrow. Last night I went to Sally's Beauty Supply and purchased Ion Red 305076 and a 10 volume developer, after 20 minutes with a shower cap on I got the color I wanted. My real inspiration came from @gochasalon on Instagram. Didn't quite get her red but I am more brown than her and I think I did what best fits my skin tone.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
I have learned and sometimes still struggle with not worrying about what others may think of me. I mean lets be honest you are taught this as a child and it's drilled in you as a preteen as you are working your way into finding yourself and where you fit in. I think I have had my share of identity crisis's but what is so beatufil is now after all those growing pains I have learned to love myself. I may not be the dress size I want to be currently, my lifestlye may not be the way I invisioned it in my dreams, but I am where I am and I am thankful. Other people's opinions sometimes hurt, because no matter what anyone says WORDS DO HURT! But not allowing it to consume you is the key. And with that said I leave you with this friends.."For you created my inmost being you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I AM FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made; your works are WONDERFUL I know that full well." Psalm 139:13-14
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Carmelo Anthony former player for the New York Knicks has become a free agent, he recently did a interview where he stated that when making his decision his family is the biggest factor. "The average person just sees an opportunity to say, 'Melo should go here, Melo should go here, I think he should do this, I think he should do that,' " Anthony said. "But they don't take into consideration the family aspect of it, your livelihood, where you're going to be living, do you want your kids to grow up in that place, in that city, do I want to spend the rest of my career in that situation, in that city. All of that stuff comes into play. "My son goes to school; he loves it here. To take him out and take him somewhere else, he'd have to learn that system all over again, he'd have to get all new friends. And I know how hard it was for me when I moved from New York to Baltimore at a young age, having to work to try and make friends, and try to fit in."
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
( February 11, 2013) "It's been a long, long time coming, but I know a change's going to come. Oh yes it is!" Hello Hello!! I just read my old post and I relized I am just a few days over a year from my last post! "tisk tisk" So much has changed in my life. Single life was fun while it lasted, but I got swept off my feet and fell head over stiletto heels for my boyfriend Gary, and we have a GORGEOUS daughter, Brielle. My family is complete I now have one of each! That's what life is all about though, Change. I saw a commerical not to long ago and the message really stuck with me. The only constant/consistent thing in life is change. Now sometimes it can be bad other times it can be good. Me personally I feel all changes are an adjustment but I strongly believe all things work for a greater good! My change was becoming a mother for the 2nd time. I was excited to have my baby but after the new baby excitment settled down I got to thinking, what was my life plan going to be? I had already altered it once when I had my son, and decided that moving to NY and becoming a fashion whatever wasn't going to happen. I was a house wife to a work wife/mom, to a divorced college grad mom, to now new mommy all over again. I feel like I am having to consistently reinvent myself.Now that I am older the one thing that I am sure of is that I want my own business, be a phenomenal mother, and build a legacy for my munchkins! Time will tell what the future holds, I am just enjoying the many blessing along the road.