Wednesday, September 28, 2011
This video was meant to be on yesterday's post but it took waaayy to long to upload on youtube. Here it is if you are interested. Have a good one :-)
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
|A Beautiful Bun! I will try to mimic this one!|
As most of you know the colder months are the months you really have to give your hair extra attention to keep it from breaking off. No matter what texture your hair it needs to be shielded from the snow and harsh cold winds. These are the times i wear my wigs the most and sometimes the occasional sew in. This year i am planning out what style i will wear and for how long. Here's what is what i've come up with so far:
- October- Beginning of November: Half Wigs
|I'm Wearing Outre Quick Weave "Izzie"|
- November-Mid December: Sew In with a Curly/Wavy type of hair
|Picture is from my bday 2008,sew in done with Milky Way Deep Wave|
- December-Mid January: A Full wig
SAGA Indian Remy Hair Lace Front Wig - LOOSE DEEP (Wet & Wavy)
....Not sure what i will do the remaining cold months but i will think of something creative. My hair care regimen will change as well but i will save that for another post. Have a good one guys :-)
Monday, September 26, 2011
|Liya Kebede and Waris Dirie|
Monday...ughhh lol. I do hope everyone had a grand weekend mine was quite relaxed :-)
Today i just wanted to talk a little bit about the beautiful women you see above. Over the weekend I watched a movie called "Desert Flower",which is an adaption of Waris Dirie's best selling autibiography.
I loved this movie ssoooo much that i had to dedicate a whole post to it. I really want you gals to check it out. I ordered it on netflix because i love Liya Kebede and i am also a fan of independent films but i did not expect to love this movie as much as i did/do. Its sad...i cried like a baby to know that this happened to this woman and many other women :-(
Check out the trailer and then checkout the movie,have a good one.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Hey everybody! So i know that i have been procrastinating about loosing weight and it has finally caught up to me. About two weeks ago I started walking for one hour every morning and doing at home Zumba videos for one hour. It wasn't until this pass Friday that i realized how big i have gotten and how SERIOUS i have to be with my diet. I went to the doctor's office this pass Friday, they asked me to step on the scale i looked at the number and FROZE in utter SHOCK...my mouth literally DROPPED!
Guys.....brace yourselves...i weigh 202lbs!!! This is THE biggest I have EVER...EVER been in my life! Don't let the main pic fool ya,all my weight goes to my hips and bootay(pics coming soon)
I felt slightly depressed about the weight but at the same time i know i have no one to blame but myself. I will be 31 in November and the one thing i have come to realize is that i CAN'T eat hotwings, bbq ribs,loaded mash potatoes, greasy burgers,pizza,and tons of other junk food anymore. I have not been active all summer mostly because this city depresses me and when i am depressed what do i do....EAT! I am totally motivated now and i aim to loose 35lbs by december 31st. My regimen is as follows:
- Walking intervals with jogging. I'm not good at jogging for an hour...i will die if i try so instead i walk 15 mins jog 15 mins walk 15 mins jog 15 mins until my hour is complete
- Zumba. The last time i lost a lot of weight in 2008 i'm sure my Zumba dvds had a lot to do with it. I would do Zumba for 2 hours NONSTOP and sweat up a storm lol
- Gym. I'm not a big fan of the gym because i don't use all the machines. Like i literally just do the ab thingy,a LITTLE eliptical, and well that's it but the gym is a good change up from my reg. routine.
- Chia Seeds! As you know from my previous post on chia seeds, I swear by it! I haven't used any in like 3 weeks because i keep forgetting to pick them up from Whole Foods when i am there. I will be heading there to pick some up ASAP as they help to keep my sugar balanced which in turn helps me with my constant sugar cravings.
- Absolutely no fried foods! This is something i have stuck to since like June and i haven't missed it at all so i will continue to stay away from it!
- NO eating after 7pm. I know some people say after 6 but i have to be realistic because when i have dinner it's usually after 6pm.
- Heaviest foods for lunch NOT dinner. I remember reading on a few different health sites that it's best to eat your heavier meals earlier in the day because it gives your body more time to burn it off. I found that to be very helpful and true the last time i lost a lot of weight so i will be doing this again.
- Get a to go box BEFORE your food comes. This is a good practice i used to do that helped me a lot. If i go out to eat i ask for a to go box before my food even gets to the table. That way when it arrives i automatically dump half of it into the to go box for lunch the next day and eat whats left on the plate.
So far this is what i got, i am still weeding out the bad foods from the good foods but overall i know that i just need to move my butt which i am doing now. I will post pics monthly to show you all my progress...i need some motivation guys...don't let me slip...or i'm coming after YOU *crazy eyes* hahaha j/k but a little motivation always helps ya know? I know i've put you all to sleep with this loooong post hahaha have a good sunday all :-)
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Hey everyone! Hope all is well. I wanted to share a few pictures of my attempt at the Esperanza Spalding Side Poof. I know that my hair isn't THAT big and it wasn't blown out like hers but i couldn't resist the urge of trying it anyway. I've been a little frustrated with my hair these days, think i will be rocking a wig next week. Tell me what ya think about the do...HONESTLY lol
Monday, September 19, 2011
Hey! This weekend i didn't really do anything, i kept it very 'lax. I did however go with my bestie to a local hookah lounge called Oasis Hookah Lounge. It was my bestie's first time smoking hookah and as you can tell she liked it lol. We watched the belly dancers, ate some spincah dip and relaxed. Afterwards we scooted across the hall and watched a live band, had a drink then called it a night(we getting old) lol. Check out the video to see the dancer and some pics.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
|2nd Day Hair|
I just realized the other day that I have not taken any pictures of my hair when it's fully dry. These pic are of me on my way to work. I was really digging my hair this day so I HAD to take sum pics to show y'all. What cha think? I can tell it's growing :-)
|On my way to work|
Monday, September 12, 2011
I watched the finale with my girl Yolanda and we were hypnotized lol. I made some snacks,Jam Jar red wine, had my vampire tshirt on, snuggled under the covers and entered in to True Blood world. This season was awesome but I really like the whole "Sookie torn between Eric & Bill" thing. Just hate that she ditched both of them she still got sexy ass Alcide mmm mmmm mmm help me baby jesus that man is FINE! Whewww! lol
Well my next vampire addiction is set to hit theaters November 18th....THE TWILIGHT SAGA:BREAKING DAWN PART 1....I CAN'T WAIT!!! Have a great Monday y'all :-)
Sunday, September 11, 2011
You know since I've become fully natural I can't help but feel like i'm part of a special "club". Every time I see a natural we either wave at each other, give a slight nod, smile, or just stop and have a brief conversation.
It makes me feel happy and proud when I am able to relate to the stories of our growing and sometimes challenging natural hair. Even men with dreads and afros give me that "right on sista" look and it just makes me smile. I love it...I really do.
My swagg has changed...i swear..I now walk with a bit more pep in my step. Strutting and proudly show casing my natural hair haha. Sometimes I catch people staring at me and I love that too, the curiosity look they have on their faces is priceless. I don't bite and I try to keep a friendly look on my face so no one will be scared to ask me any questions, I NATURALLY have a mean look that post on my face when I am concentrating.thinking about something. Even my baby pictures show the same mean look lol. Tell me..have any of you ladies had any similar experiences? Even if you have permed hair?
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Happy Saturday my fellow readers! This is just a little video of me talking about the hair products i use daily and weekly. My regimen will be changing soon as the weather gets colder my hair will need different products and treatments. Stay tuned for that video coming soon....
Friday, September 9, 2011
Hey now! It's Friday baybeh! This week's crush of the week is the adorable Hanna Hodson from the now cancelled show "Hawthorne". I've only seen like two episodes of this show but as soon as my eyes hit Hannah's head I was in love. I don't even remember what the freakin episode was about chile. I was sooo busy looking at her hair that before I knew it the show was over lmao. Anywho, here are a couple more pics of this curly cutie...hope you all enjoy your day MUAH!
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
You know for many years I thought I was not pretty . Even though people would tell me all the time that i was pretty i still felt that there were so many things about me that weren't perfect...that were "flaws". When i was younger.....specifically when i was in the 6th grade. Kids used to pick on me, i was skinny,always wore dresses(nothing changed there lol), and i was told i "Talk funny". I used to long to be one of the "pretty girls" so that people would "like me". Thing is now i see those guys and they wanna date me, i see those girls and they want to hang around me and i think back to when those same people made fun of me...I smile and keep it moving. I've been pre-judged so many times by so many people then they get to know me and are like "you're so fun and sweet...i thought you'd be a bitch for sure" smh.
People change...I've changed and I'm liking the new me...well almost. I'm still upset with myself for getting to the weight i'm at. This is the biggest i've EVER been in my LIFE but we will save that for another post ;-)
The point is, i feel like no one can tell me anything about me that is going to bring me down...not even my weight. I am totally happy with the decision i made to go natural and refuse to let anyone make me feel bad about cutting off my hair. I've set goals for myself....I have a hair goal,a weight goal, a career goal, a family goal, all these goals that i am certain i will achieve. Now that I am happy in my own skin and have accepted all that i am. i know i will achieve those goals because i won't doubt myself anymore.
What you should take from this is....don't let anybody attempt to define you, tell you what you should look like,or what you should be. Once you accept and know who you are things will be much easier for you to handle in life. You have to love yourself first. Have a good one y'all :-)
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Hey everyone, I go back to work today :-( but at least it's Tuesday just a step closer to the weekend. Since the temp has dropped I was looking through my closet trying to decide on what to pack away and what to hold onto a little longer. I'm not ready to let go of my skirts and shorts so I decided to order some new tights to wear under my skirts,dresses and shorts. I think pattern tights are so fun and they can give a plain outfit a lot of personality
|1. 2. 3.|
Shorts and tights remind me of one of my favorite childhood tv shows "Blossom"! My friend Toni and I used to wear shorts,tights,and the big hat with the flower on it. We thought we were hot stuff hahaha....well I still wear the shorts & tights MINUS the big flower hat lol.
Now leggings tend to be my savior! With me having such a big backside, leggings will stretch and smooth everything out for me as long as they are a GOOD quality pair. I'm smitten by the ones below, I will definitely be ordering some of those oh how I love the fall :-)
Well I hope this little post inspired some of you...have a great tuesday fam!! :-D
Monday, September 5, 2011
|I didn't have a good time as you can tell by my face lol|
Happy Labor Day!!! I know I haven't posted in a week guys but my internet was down and it seemed to take forever to get a technician out here either way i'm glad to have it back. Last night I went out with my girls, one was visiting from out of town and I hadn't seen her since high school. It was my FIRST time going to a club with my natural hair style but the hair style got more compliments than anything which made me feel good that I wore it than a wig or straight hair.
Although I did not enjoy the party much I did enjoy being around my girls and getting out of the house for some fresh air. Speaking of air....IT WAS COLD OUTSIDE!!! The weather has changed which has prompted me to blow the dust off my sweaters and boots and get ready for the colder weather. I didn't want to face the fact that summer has left me but fall slapped me in the face last night so I gots to get it together lol. I hope all of you are doing well...regulars posting will resume this week,until then here are a couple more pix from last night ttyl! :-D