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Friday, November 2, 2012

My "GO TO"

So, the last couple of weeks, I have been wearing my hair in either a Grecian braid or twist wrapped around my head with the ends of my hair safely tucked away and pinned. I REALLY enjoy this style simply because it's quick, easy and cute! I do believe it is my new "GO TO" style.
This style can be achieved by adding a spritz of water in the morning, a bit of gel to slick the edges, and a few bobby pins. It literally takes under 5 minutes!
It is perfect for the wee hours of the morning when I can find anything to do with my strands or for when I am pressed for time, OH, and it is a  great protective style. Enjoy!!!!!


Friday, September 28, 2012

A week of styles!

So, the last week or so, I have been very busy with work and have not posted any hair pics. I do apologize because my hair is growing and I want to keep my readers updated.....So sorry for this BUT, I hope I made up for it by posting to my Muzy.com hair album ...


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Review: Turbie Twist Towel

So, this is it-My second review! Yay.
This review comes to announce:  that my hair is FINALLY being protected after every wash. Yes, after the co-washing, pre-pooing, and clarifying washes I now use this neat, little microfiber towel that I bought at my local Dollar Tree store for, $1.00.
Disclaimer: The towel itself, It is not actually sold under the Turbie Twist brand name, but I had already opened, used and tossed the package.....I used the Turbie Twist name and pic for comparison only!!!!!
First, the feel of the microfiber towel, as with any other microfiber product, it was Super soft to the touch! I love the way it feels....Reminds me of cashmere.
Secondly, we shall discuss the TASTE, SMELL, AND SOUND Have all been Obviously omitted. And Lastly, there's Appearance. ...it is so cute!!! It looks like a  cute little turban hat, that has a little button to keep it securely snapped in place on the top of your head, and it comes in a variety of colors....SO who wouldn't love that!?
My hair loves this towel and I give it 5 out of 5 stars. Great quality, great product, and my hair was Ubber soft....So, I say for the price...It was an fantastic steal!
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What do you think of my pics? What do you use to dry your head? Would you  consider a turbie twist?Let a sistah know below...........................

Monday, September 10, 2012

H.O.T.D- 09/10/2012


Here it is y'all.....my mini twist......H.O.T.D. post for the month of September. I believe that mini twists are becoming my newest style craze right now gang! Yes, it is very time consuming for me, but the results are amazing. So, all I did to achieve the style was wash my hair with my Tresemme Naturals Conditioner/VO5 Clarifying Conditioner and applied Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding once again....That simple.I dressed the style up with a flowered headband. I continue to get compliments on this style more than any other style I've worn....I am so in love with this style because I get compliments and I can keep my hair in protective mode for weeks!What are your thoughts? Would you like to see me rockin this style at least once a month? Let a sistah know below......................

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

H.O.T.D- 8/29/2012

So, I achieved this twistout look today by applying Cantu Shea Butter, and some Hot Six Oil to freshly washed hair. My hair was sectioned and left in 12 medium size twist to dry overnight. I love the results and I accessorized my style with a headband! Hope you like!

Friday, August 24, 2012

NatMuLab #18

This week's NatMuLab is ready folks!
I love this song bythe Beautiful, inspiring, Ledisi.
She is so gorgeous, and I love her dreads!
She is so inspiring and  this song in general signifies strength to me..
The words talk about trials coming and going, BUT in the end, EVERYTHING will be alright. Natural hair can sometimes be a chore, but Keep pushing... No one said life was easy, but don't give up....Its "Alright."
Its Friday. Live, Love, Laugh !Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

H.O.T.D-8/19/2012

Decided that today in preparation for church I would style my mini twists differently. This style featured is a bantu knot out accessorized with a leopard headband:)

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What do you think of this style? Let a sistah know.....Below

Friday, August 17, 2012

Review: Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding

If you follow this blog, then you know yesterday I posted a H.O.T.D pic.
If not, you can find the pic here.
I was feeling and looking great, and the products I used were Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding and some EVOO. So, today for the first time EVER on my blog I am humbly submitting my review of this product.
Note: I was in no way paid to endorse, or review this product and all the opinions are solely my own.
So let's begin with a walk through the 5 senses: Scent, Sight, Touch, Taste, and Sound. First, We shall begin with Scent.The product smells heavenly and I was taken back aromatically with the fragrant, lavender smell. I mean, gee it REALLY smells divine.
Next, Sight. The product looks purplish in color and even resembles a lavender, or lilac purple and even comes in a nifty purple container. It has a thick, creamy, non-watery texture as a cream should.  So, yes, I was smitten, as Purple is my absolute favorite color!
Then there is , Taste & Sound, which for my health's sake has been purposely omitted out of the review.LOL. We follow up lastly with Touch, and I will say this: I don't know if the underlying EVOO had something to do with my hands being VERY sticky but I did have looks of icky, sticky residue on hand during twisting! I remedied this problem by simply wiping my hands every few minutes on a few of my son's baby wipes.
So, my all in all Honest opinion of Miss Jessie's :
It is a pleasant smelling, consumer appealing, darn good styling agent. It does curl the nicely as it suggests, it was easy to apply, and a little goes a LOONG way, BUT it isn't budget friendly. It will cost you a nice penny, but in my opinion its worth it. I won this product in a giveaway BUT after first use I will definitely use it again, and will purchase myself!  My hair loved it!
I give it 4 out of 5 stars. 1 pt. deducted because of the residue, BUT otherwise AMAZING stuff.
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Find this and other products from Miss Jessie's here

Thursday, August 16, 2012

H.O.T.D-08/16/2012

So, last night I decided at 10:45 p.m. to get started installing mini twist. LOL, I know. My hair was freshly washed with my Tresemme Naturals Shampoo and Conditioner, and then I generously applied some olive oil and the pictured Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding.
Around 1:50 a.m. I felt too tired to go on , so with about only 50% of my hair done, I commenced to tie up my strands and lie down for the night.
I woke up around 10:50 a.m. and proceeded with finishing the install of my new mini twists. I listened to music and was in my own zone. Took about 2 hours to complete, totaling 6 hours from start to finish. I absolutely love the look. I pinned one side for a bit of  pazzazz, and VOILA! Miss Chastity is looking good.
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Do you like this style? Have you tried Miss Jessie's? Your thoughts? Let a sistah know below................

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Natural Newby #1

Congrats to our newest Natural sistah:Shannon Jones-Guignard, who BC'd yesterday!!! She looks fabulous, Doesn't she?:)

Monday, August 6, 2012

NatMuLab #15

Ever had a song that you love to your core?Everything about it is beautiful, and you want to share it with the world?

Well, I am having one of those moments now. OMG! I love this song sooo much. Yeah, I know its old, and I have heard it numerous times, BUT it is so appropriate to have on NatMuLab today.LOL.This is music that will be around for a lifetime.I have to share it with you curlfriends. It has positive words, images, and Beautiful Black people.It is by Dead Prez , a Rap/R&B group, who also happen to be some natural, handsome brothers. I hope you meditate on the words, feel the good vibes coming through your speakers and enjoy! He is talking to US natural sistahs, and I'd like to Dedicate it to each one of you!:)


Sunday, August 5, 2012

H.O.T.D- 08/5/2012

So, today, I decided to try something different for church. I had prepped my hair for a twist-out Thursday night, and woke up Friday to some lukewarm results. I was so upset I picked it and commenced to wear it in an afro. It was later Friday night before bed that I decided once I got baby to bed I would try bantu knots. So, I simply sprayed my dry hair with a spray bottle mix of water and EVOO. I added shea butter for moisture and sealed with Castor oil. The results turned out better than the twist so I wore them for 2 days(Saturday and Sunday).
The hairstyle featured is my hair on day 2.It is a side-swept style held up with two hair combs plus reinforced bobby pins.I loved these results and even got a few compliments at church. Be Blessed. Hope you Enjoy!
Do you like this style and would you also try it? Have you tried it before?Let A sistah know below...................................

Saturday, July 28, 2012

NatMuLab#14



Don't you love a strong Black woman or man bringing to the world a VERY powerful, inspiring message?



                                                
I do. I do. I love the message in this video sooo much. There are so many positive images that I just couldn't count them all! From beginning to end...I LOVE THIS VIDEO. So, Yes, Tonight's NATMULAB is dedicated to Black Kings and Queens everywhere. The Queens like Esperanza rocking a natural hair do', or a Positive Father figure involved in his child's life.....etc.Whatever the case, if you fit the mold...You are " Black Gold." Remember the influential quote that says: You can't know where you're going until you know where you've come from.This video puts focus on that.I Love you all. Hope you enjoy Esperanza, with her dope lyrics, sensational voice and the teachable moments in this video.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

NatMuLab #13

This week's NatMuLab comes bringing positive vibes, energy and FUN sound and lyrics to the world. I love the message coming from this natural Sistah Queen. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Naturals in my Life: Aariyah

So, If you are a fan of BSBLOGS, you should have read a post about my niece, Kyla's natural hair. Read it Here.
OK, and dandy good deed . Now that We're all caught up, I 'll have you to note that I have more than 1 niece and more than 1 natural niece.
Meet Aariyah. She is all of 6 year old, and so adorable with her 6 going on 36 attitude and almond shaped eyes!
Yes, she is natural and I wanted to share a few snapshots of her that I snabbed of her during our Fourth of July festivities. Enjoy!

SN: Yes the little goofy one in red is my son,JJ. Check his blog here: JJ's Blog

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Freeze Frame

The one.The ONLY. Blacksistah of BLACKSISTAH BLOG is still rockin' Sengalese OR Silky  twist 3 months later. My summer protective style. Enjoy the pic





SN: Installation date-April 12, 2012
       Take down date-July 12, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

Discussion#7

To pick just one hair crush would be a hard task for me.  I have so many! But if one insisted I had to pick a hair crush I would have to shout out : Tracee Ellis-Ross. Yes, Diana Ross's daughter has beautiful, natural hair!!! I would see her on one of my favorite sitcoms, Girlfriends, and fall in love with her hair time after time. She is gorgeous, and so is that Head of hair! I

**CHIME IN**

Do you have a natural hair crush? Please share.......................
Inquiring minds wanna know. LOL





Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Book Review #1

  I work in the school District, and we work hard all year just awaiting the words S-U-M-M-E-R! I say this because the summer leaves me with more time to enjoy things I love.
I can spend more time with my son JJ,  family, vacation properly, EVEN read!
One of the books that I enjoyed reading this summer was: The Curly Girl Handbook by Lorraine Massey. I had many a YouTube friend raving about the Curly Girl, or CG method and I had to try it~I bought the book in April as a Birthday gift to myself, and I love it!

 Lorraine is a beautiful, self-professed curly girl and Salon Owner. She has many years in the haircare business, and has compiled all of her knowledge on hair and expertise into this nifty little Handbook! She has this curly hair stuff down to a science!! But I found that most of her info, Naturals in today's society already know!Here is my Book Review:
 Things I Learned
There are 7 different types of curl patterns:
1. Botticelli- Curls that vary in size and shape! 
2.Corkicelli-Curls w/varying curl patterns!
3.Cherub-Curls that are soft to the touch, and baby-fine. Resembling hair of a young toddler!
4.Wavy -Curls that loose curl pattern; Can appear straight!
5.S-wavy -Curls that are defined + wavy with a slight bend on the end; Curls resemble an "S"
6. Fractal or Zigzag -Curls that most women of color have; Very dry and resembles micro-spirals or corkscrews!

7. The Curly Girl Method-A daily routine which involves cleansing with sulfate-free  or Botanical shampoo- Conditioning, and leaving most in hair for moisture- Scrunching, with a microfiber towel to absorb excess moisture and lastly-Styling with a handful of gel being added to hair to define curls and hold your hair's natural shape!

8. How-To make some homemade products targeted to Curly Girls!
9. There are tons of natural hair classification systems;Lorraine's classification system of curl patterns is one of the BEST I've seen!
Things I Knew
 10 Hair doesn't need Shampoo to thrive and grow. Most naturals already do conditioner washes! >I JUST NEVER TRIED THEM MORE THAN A HANDFUL OF TIMES:(

11. Water is essential to hair growth 
12. Most naturals already know about shrinkage; Lorraine calls it " Spring Factor"- LOL.




In the end, the book was an awesome read, and at a price of  $9.99, I say grab it. It can always be used as a refresher course. It has the Actual DVD that assists you in learning how-to do the CG Method step by step! I would buy the book again for myself OR someone I love just so they can learn the CG Method. ***Once I have these twist taken out I am trying her method.

Monday, June 25, 2012

NatMuLab #12

So, NATMULAB is for any artist Female or Male who produce quality music, and wear their hair in its natural state! Tonight's NATMULAB is so Awesome. I love the words. I love the artist. I love his style of music and his natural LOCS. Truth of the matter is: This song was EVEN once my cellphone's ringtone. love,LOVE, LOOOVEEEE IT! Enjoy!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Spotlight: Brooke

From time to time, We here at BSBlogs love to shine a Spotlight on Beautiful, naturals that we have become acquainted with. The naturals chosen are inspiring , admirable and VERY influential. This little one you will read about today is a phenomenal child, Blogger, Vlogger, Actress and Model, and a very good friend. Please get to know Little Miss Brooke Aaliyah, she will definitely be in the REAL "spotlight" soon enough!
Read Her Interview Here:
  BlackSistah: Straight or curly?

Brooke: My hair is naturally curly and I love my curly hair. I get my hair flat ironed twice a year by my hair stylist Rose....at Christmas time and on my birthday. She really knows my hair texture.
BlackSistah:Accessories or no?


Brooke:
Yes, I love hair accessories. My fave ones are the ones with flowers and bling. I love flowers and bling. 

BlackSistah:What's your favorite natural hair product?Why?


Brooke:
We love to try new hair products. I love the ones that make my hair soft and allows me to wear it down. I would say that my fave hair products at the moment is Curly Q's. I love the smell, the bottle it comes in and I love that it doesn't make my hair puffy. I like to wear my hair down and when my mom uses Curly Q's, then I get to wear my hair out. My hair also loves Manetane Beauty's hair food. 

BlackSistah:What do you say to kids styling their own hair?


Brooke:
I think that's great. I wish I could do it. 
I would love to style my own hair but my mom says that I'm too young. I gotta wait until I'm older but sometimes she does let me brush it but only when 's wet.

BlackSistah:You prefer mom's styling or Brooke's styling? 


Brooke:
Well since you asked. I like to choose the style and mom does it. . :)

BlackSistah:Whose hair do you prefer best: Skai Jackson Willow Smith?Why?

Brooke:
I like Skai Jackson because her hair is always big and she has cool styles. I really don't want to cut my hair like Willow did but she is pretty with short hair. 

BlackSistah: Do you feel its important for kids to see natural hair in TV, film and commercials? Why? 

Brooke:
Yes....Because if other kids see my cool natural hair in movies and commercials they will love their cool natural hair too. I really like my curly natural hair. 

BlackSistah:What's your favorite hair style?


Brooke:
I love to wear my hair down, twists, braids and in a pony tail. 

 BlackSistah:What's the most important thing you've learned about your hair?


Brooke:
My hair gets tangled so mom is very gentle when she combs it. I have to keep my hair moisturized to keep it soft. My hair gets puffy and dry if I don't use the right products. 

BlackSistah:Anything else you'd like to add? 
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Peace and Love
oxoxo
Brooke

Monday, June 11, 2012

I love Divas!


So, I won a FANTABULOUS item this week in a giveaway, and I am so excited to tell you what it is! It is florescent  in color, wide, pretty.....and WELL.......
 it is a pink rose purse from Diva Deals Handbags and Accessories!
All I had to do to win was have all of my friends rush over and like my comment, "I love Diva Deals"
I asked over 30 friends and was delighted when the winner was announced. They hold giveaways often, so be sure you follow them!I truly feel that accessories are the perfect accent to any hairstyle, whether it be a headband, bangle or purse. Yes siree, I wore my purse to church yesterday and got a few compliments too! I love it and their site.
If you have a moment, won't you please check them out and spread the word. Thanks!
Click the following link for their FB page:

Diva Deals Handbags and Accessories

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

NatMuLab #11

  Tonight's NatMuLab streams from The Queen of soul, Aretha Franklin. This all time- favorite should be EVERY natural's theme music.Enjoy!  
                       

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Guest Blogger Spot

Protective Hair Styling: Cute Style but NOT Age Appropriate.

Guest Blog Post: Maintaining Healthy Hair & Scalp of Young Children After Hair Styling. 


   Children's hair should not be styled in the same manner as an adult. The hair & scalp of a child isn't strong enough to take the beating of excessive tension, tightness and or pulling. The skin is fairly new and so is the hair. Hair Care for a child requires time, patience as well as understanding that the hairstyle itself doesn't have to be 100% perfect. Hygiene of children hair & scalp should always out weigh the importance of how a  hairstyle look. 

   Protective Styling is one of the most popular Natural Hair Care methods used to promote healthy hair care in children. It's purpose require low manipulation of the hair and to protect hair from breakage due to everyday styling. This fashion of hair styling is great for children of all ages, however, there are times the hair and scalp needs a break from always being bound and should be able to flow freely for at least a week. Just enough time for the hair & scalp to breath.

   Before I get into the purpose of today's post, I want to share a sad story with you that no child should ever have to go through. I recently provided mobile hair care services for a new 4-year-old client. After meeting this adorable child and her family, I sat down with the parents to conduct a consultation of the child's hair. Everything appeared to be normal. Her hair was loose and free in an Afro which made the consultation easy for me. What her parents failed to inform me of was that their daughter had had two different stylist style her hair that week and I was stylist number three to put my hands in her hair. Also that the child had two large open sores on her scalp.

   The first stylist styled the little girls hair in too tight Nubian Knots (Bantu Knots), which resulted in the child screaming and crying during bed time for two days. Recognizing their child was in pain, the parents decided to take the child's hair out. A day later, the second stylist cornrowed the child's hair but the parents didn't like the way the style looked and decided to take her hair out. The day after that, I received a phone call to provide the child with hair care services. After seeing the open sores on the child's head, I decided not to style her hair. I recommended the parents to wash her hair, leave it out and take her to a dermatologist immediately. I told them that once they get a note from the doctor, I will then style her hair in three weeks. Her parents thanked me for my advice and I have an appointment set-up to see the child once her scalp heals.

 BE CAREFUL WHEN STYLING: Nubian Knots/Bantu Knot for Children.


 With or without extensions, Nubian Knots can be very harmful to the hair and scalp if styled by someone who is heavy handed. Try not to twist the hair too tight or apply the rubber-bands too tight. This style (in my personal opinion) should not be styled in children under age 3.

 BE CAREFUL WHEN STYLING: Africa Twist for Children


African Twist is a very heavy and  painful  style for many adults and should not be styled in children under age 13.This style would be torture for a young child. I have seen adults who have had open sores on their scalp due to wearing African Twist.

BE CAREFUL WHEN STYLING: Cornrows & High Bun for Children.


    This particular style can be styled Naturally and or with extensions. The combination of tight Cornrows and a tightly twisted bun, can cause scalp irritation. The scalp may itch and due to scratching, may make the scalp raw and tender. Take the hair down if your child is scratching his or scalp too much. Not good for children under age 5 unless styled with their own Natural Hair. No hair added.

   These are just a few styles I do not recomend for young child. Tight hairstyles of any kind isn't good hair care practice for the hair or the scalp. And although protective styling is a great life saver for many parents, it is also great to allow a child's hair to breath from being bound for weeks at a time. Allow the childs hair & scalp to get a break between protective styling. 

Disclaimer: All photo's were pulled from Google. Statements made here are my personal views. Alway seek a Healthcare professional for all your scalp care needs.

Guest Blogger Author Keianna (KeeKee) Johnson  is a Certified Natural Hair Care & Braiding Technician. Specializing in Natural Hair Care and Braiding for Children. Certified through Madam Walker's Braidery and Schools. Writer of Blog Chi Chi Sophistication.  Blog site: http://www.chichisophistication.blogspot.com/  Website: http://www.chi-chi-sophistication.com 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Naturals in my Life: Kyla

So, this weeks Naturals in my Life Series comes special from me to you.
This adorable natural featured is my Beautiful niece, Kyla.
She is all of 6 years old, and so precious!
Hope you enjoy!!!!!!!! SN: Hair is pressed in photo, to show length!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Circus Afro

So, the NEW movie Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is coming out soon, and there is a VERY funny clip I 'd like to share. One of the character's is named Marty(voiced by Chris Rock), well.....
in Madagascar 3: Marty goes Natural (for a minute anyhow, LOL)
Check him out. I hope when it comes to theaters you take the Lil ones and go check it out. Its sure to be a HIT! And as they always say," Third times a charm!"


Note: Coming to theaters June 8, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

NatMuLab #10


Tonight's NatMuLab comes from, a NATURAL, British lovely. Her name?
You guessed it......Corrine Bailey Rae!
She is a unique talent with a beautiful simply sweet sound that pleases every time. Won't you take a listen, And a look at her natural tresses? Enjoy!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Blog Winner!



Note: Thanks to all who entered my giveaway and Congrats to my VERY first giveaway winner, Ms. Williams !!! You have 24 hours from the day time this is posted to respond to me with your address and shipping info. Be Blessed all.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Blogiversary Giveaway!~ Update

Guys......I would like to take a moment to apologize, because for some reason when I uploaded the YT video announcing my Giveaway, I added two of the wrong links. All of my sponsors have personal and Fan Pages. You were supposed to go and like the Fan Pages. S-O-R-R-Y!
For those who  have entered or are thinking of entering my Blogiversary Giveaway that I'm hosting......the links again for anyone who missed it or just need them again. Be sure to check and Double check that you meet all REQUIREMENTS as the links have been officially updated, verified and checked by me. They all work just fine. And again sorry for any confusion.Thanks!
Fatemah Grant's link:
Sunshine's Natural and Loving It
Nai's Funky Finds
Sheeba's link
Monique Fordyce


Note: If you have mistakenly liked any of the  Sponsors Personal Pages instead of their Fan Pages, you will still get your entries into my Giveaway:)

Friday, May 11, 2012

Blogiversary Giveaway!!!!

So, today I made a major announcement on my YT channel. That's right~ You guessed it! I have an exciting giveaway . Click the link below........................

Requirements: Follow all 5 sponsors and say: "Chastity sent me"




Sunshine: www.facebook.com/SunshinetilDawn
Nai: www.Facebook.com/pages/Nais-Funky-Finds
 Fatemah: www.facebook.com/Fatemah.Grant
Monique: www.facebook.com/MoniqueFordyce
Sheeba: www.facebook.com/queenofsheeba.urbanvibeinc




My Blog: www.blacksistah.blogspot.com
My Twitter: @liljjsmom




*All entrants must be subscribers of my channel. You must be 18 or over! You must be a US resident and meet all Requirements. Once all requirements are met come back to my channel and simply write enter me....... or Enter me +I have ? extra entries. If you are already following me on all social media platforms you will AUTOMATICALLY get two free entries. Good Luck all.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

NatMuLab #9

Before we begin,The giveaway is still coming* Please bare with me.

In the meantime, please enjoy this week's NatMuLab(Natural Music Lab)
I know it has been over a month since I left you with beautiful music streaming from natural -haired artists, so please I beg you please leave forgive me, and excuse my little HIATUS( LOL)


This video features, Goapele, a beautiful dreaded up sistah with a lovely voice, and peaceful vibe surrounding her.She inspires me and I love everything about the video. Hope you enjoy!
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Did you like the video, if so what in particular? Let a sistah know below.........................................

Friday, April 20, 2012

Give-a-way Coming!

So, in wake of my 1 year Blogiversary.......I wanted to announce to you all that I will be having a give-a-way coming in 6 days. That's right, 6 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Lots of awesome vendors have committed to sponsoring me and this should be fun! Yay.Now, the give-a-way will start on April 26, and run until April 30th. Details to come .....so please stay tuned!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

H.O.T.D-4/12/2012

So, this weekend I had plenty to celebrate!
First off, on Friday, April 13th, I celebrated my 7 year Nappiversary!
Then, Saturday, April 14th, I turned 31 years old!!!!:)
Yay me.
I shopped all week and did something so out of the norm for me and my hair, I just can't contain it.
Wanna know what I did? Check the video and pics below......................


Friday, April 6, 2012

H.O.T.D-4/5/2012



So, today I  tried a brand new style. I absolutely loved it! It consisted of flat twists, and 2-strand twists. Products used were: my Denman brush, Hot Six oil, and Shea Moisture's Deep Treatment Masque.  Enjoy!!!
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What are your thoughts on this style?Yay or Nay? Let a sistah know below....................

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Naturals in my Life: Sky'Lynn

So, here is the latest natural haired cutie for the Naturals in my Life series.
Her name is Sky'Lynn, she is 9 years old and the daughter of one of my Best friends!

This past weekend, her and her mom plus JJ and I spent a day at the Farmer's Market here in Dallas. Man was it awesome:)
We had such a good time, and I got some great shots of her natural hair. She is pictured rocking a twistout and I love it!!!Enjoy
SN:Mom says she will never get a perm. Yay! #TeamNatural


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 What are your thoughts on Sky's hair? Do you love it? Let a sistah know below.....................

Saturday, March 17, 2012

H.O.T.D-3/ 17/2012

Today's H.O.T.D comes to you via my cousin.....Britney. She is about 8 years younger than me and has a son. She keeps his hair braided in nice cornrows and so I decided to call her up this Spring Break week, and ask if she would braid my hair. She humbly obliged and said I didn't have to pay because we're family and she needs the practice, so I was excited. Now, Ladies and gents.....I still paid her but after seeing the finished results I believe I look all of 12 years old. Shaking my head. I think I wanna take them down. I don't know, HMMMMM. The excitement has left. Proud of me for venturing out to try more styles, But.....
Then, her dad, my uncle said, I have a "BIG HUGE FOREHEAD."
What to do , what to do? Wear this to church, and rock it, or take it down and start fresh?









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Note: I do have church in the a.m. Oh, and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Let a sistah know below..................................................

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Naturals in my Life:Rihanna

Hey BSBlog Fans!
So....my BFF has converted over to natural, and she is learning lots about hair from me, and YouTube. LOL .
Anyhow, with that being said her kids have always been natural.  She is a married mother of 5, and She is just learning what products work best for them and how to manage their hair better. So, this past week she sends me cute pics of the youngest child, Rihanna. I was so in love with the photos that I had to share.
You see, Rihanna is all of 4. She is loving, VERY adorable and she loves her natural hair!!!
The pics you are about to see are just the first in a NEW series I will be adding to the blog called
"Naturals in my Life."
Hope you all enjoy!!!! And now Rihanna.........






Thursday, March 1, 2012

NatMuLab#8

So, this week's NatMuLab is a beautiful song created by a natural sistah. Her name is Miss Alicia James.
I love Miss Alicia James and her music speaks to me.I am so glad to call her a YouTube/Face Book friend. I want each and every natural man/woman/child to listen to these beautiful, inspiring words. Let me know what you think of her hair, and her sound. Oh, and be sure and follow her on all social networking sites, and pick up her album Seven, in stores NOW! ....Enjoy!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

H.O.T.D-2/20/2012

Hello my Faithful BSBlog lovers:
Sorry I have not been updating these last two weeks or so.
I have been feeling blah, and in a rut, and things just haven't  been going as I planned.
Ever had one of these days? LOL.

Well, I have been relieved a bit today, because I honestly felt better than I have in 7 days!
 I took a pic of my hair. *I have included my hair pic for your viewing pleasure*. Mom says its a no go-But she is unsupportive at ALL times!
I loved this look, and even wore it to work.
It was constructed by simply washing my hair to prep for a wash n' go. I added my leave-in, coconut oil, and some Pink Oil Moisturizer Lotion. I pulled my hair in 5 taut ponies, and allowed it to air dry overnight. I picked out and added the part, plus 2 hair clips in the a.m.
Hope you enjoy!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Hair How-To: Finger Coils

So, this week on Sunday or Monday, I did coils in my hair. I really love the style. It is effortless, simple, and plain ole convenient.
I did find a down side to my style of choice this week, and it was my gel. After the hair dried, For the first time EVER -My hair dried white, with flaky white residue. Ewwww.
It's barely even noticeable, but I wanted to share my method. Hope you enjoy it anyhow. Peace!




Monday, February 6, 2012

Discussion #6

OMG! Over the weekend, I had a friend of mine post a pic on her Facebook wall. Nothing unusual about that, huh? Well, the pic was of Kim Wayans.

It should ring bells to hear Wayans alone. Yes she is one part of the notorious Wayans family. Her siblings are Shawn, Marlon, Keenan, etc....They are the creative forces behind White Chicks, The Wayans Brothers, and In Living Color, the HUGELY successful 90's variety show!
So, anyhow, the pic was of her sporting her own natural hair.Kim Wayans, natural-Who knew? The picture was simply gorgeous, and I loved it. Wanted to share and get your opinions on her look......Enjoy!

Note: Find these and the full interview at: Kim Wayans interview


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What do you think of Kim Wayans' look? Let a sistah know below.............................

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Reasons to Celebrate!

So, today is February 4th, 2012: Black History Month. First off, let me say, We should be celebrating our Heritage daily! Don't celebrate 1 month, and leave the other 11 standing by the way side.
So, today, I wanted to share 10 reasons you should be celebrating Black History Month:

Reasons to Celebrate Black History Month
  • 10. This month is Nationally recognized amongst the States!
  • 9.It's a great way to show homage to our Ancestors
  • 8.It's a great way to show love for your favorite inventions!
  • 7. Blacks fought, bled, and died to get recognition, privilege.
  • 6.Black contributions to the States were tremendous!
  • 5.Africa is the Motherland, and place of Origin for all races.
  • 4.Blacks fought for this Country.
  • 3.Black contributions to mankind were tremendous!
  • 2. Black laborers helped shape this land
  • 1.Black History is Yours, mine, and (HIS)TORY!






Thursday, February 2, 2012

NatMuLab #7

So, the first official NatMuLab video of Black History Month  belongs to a Beautiful, inspiring natural : Miss Jill Scott. I simply love her. I love her music.All of her positive vibes penetrate through the positive music that she pumps out! Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

H.O.T.D-2/1/2012

I tried a new hairstyle, new technique with my hair today, and I loved the results! Had to share. Hope you all enjoy!!!


Tag-I'm It!

Tag - I'm it!

I recently was tagged by  JenJen@http://jengoingnatural.blogspot.com.  For me to be tagged by JenJen makes me  feel so special, because she is a loyal blog reader, supporter and I'd like to think of her as a dear friend. So, thanks Jen!

To begin with, here are the rules of the tag :

a. You must post the rules.
b. Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
c. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've been tagged.
d. Tag eleven people and link them in your post.
e. Let them know you've tagged them.
11 fun facts about me:
1.  If you haven't noticed my favorite color is purple.
2.  I am  mother to a wonderful 3 year old, James, who we call JJ
3.  I desire to be an authoress one day of Children's books.
4. I love to read! Will read any thing from a kids book to slasher novel.LOL
5.I AM into genealogy and hope to trace my Black roots as far as I can.
6.  I love all types of music. My favorite is Gospel, R&B, Neo/Classic Soul
7.  I can read, write Spanish, but am not fluent! LOL
8.I have scoliosis(crooked spine) in my back, which is probably why I never grew taller than 4'11"
9. Friends, and I Love Lucy were my favorite TV shows
10.I know the theme song to Thomas &Friends. LOL.
11. I love the Lord with all my heart and count my BLESSINGS everyday.  (Most of you already knew that.)
Casual or elegant?
Casual. I love to be comfortable. Sometimes a little too comfortable.
Who has inspired you the most in your life?
My parents inspired me. They gave me love, nurtured me, and I wouldn't be the mother I am today if it were not for their guidance.
What are five items you cannot leave your home without?
Lip gloss, afro pick/comb, pull-ups, purse,cell
What career are you aspiring to undertake & why OR what is your present job?
Right now I work as a substitute teacher. My passion is to teach, so I hope to finish my degree soon!
What is your favorite phrase?
If God brought me to it, he will surely get me through it!
What is your favorite city?
Haven't had too many to compare, but I really loved everything about Atlanta! Wanna move there someday.
What do you enjoy doing most when you are alone?
Relax
What song can you not possibly get out of your head right now?
Ledisi-Pieces of Me
What book are you reading & what is your best all time read?
Currently reading nothing, but my favorite is Their Eyes were watching God, The Color Purple
PC or Mac?
I own a PC, and just for Christmas got a IPAD...I am really turning into a MAC girl.
What movie have you seen recently?
The Help
My(JenJen) 11 Questions? (Warning some are deep and some are silly.)
If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would do with the winnings?I would buy my 40 acres and a mule. LOL. No seriously buy land, and property.
Morning or night person?Morning. I have a cup of Joe, and I am so perky in the morning.
What is one thing you must do before you die? visit the Motherland(Africa)
Cartoons or documentaries?Cartoons all day. I love to laugh.
If you could go back into time to talk to yourself, what advice would you give yourself?Finish school(college)!
City or country?Country. Love the slowness, quietness of the country.
What is the #1 character trait you can't live without in your spouse or possible future mate?Conversationalist.
Ice skates or roller skates?Roller skates. Cause she's a bad mamma jamma.LOL
What modern day convenience can you easily live without?Cable.
What modern day convenience can you not live without?Indoor plumbing
Chocolate milk or white milk?Chocolate
  
My 11 questions for my tag-gees:
What is your one unique talent?
What makes you original?
What's your favorite Holiday?
Vegan or Carnivore?
Ipad or Iphone?
Favorite childhood memory?
Top 5 Cd's?
How long have you been natural?
Dog or cat?

10 people I'm tagging (Sorry only 10 from me)
Sunshine@Sunshine's Natural & Loving It!
Brooke @BrookesWorld
KeeKee@ChiChiSophistication
Kandy@KandyLandKurls
Ms-gg@FroStoppa
Rosie Velt@Ms. RosieVelt
Sheeba@UrbanVibeInc
Charlotte@Charlotte's Avenue







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