Happy Monday Folks; I had a great weekend and I hope you did too!
First up, I attended an event called Black Girls, Sipping White Wine at the Carmel Kitchen, through being a member of MeetUp.com! The Carmel Kitchen, located at 140 N. Orlando Ave in Winter Park Florida, offers a beautiful ambiance, appetizing food, and happy hour 7 days a week, 4-7pm!
Not only does MeetUp keep me active and connected with like minded people, but it also exposes to me places I may not have visited in the past! This event was casual and fun! As you can see, I’m still rocking my Thailand braids with one more week until they come out! At the two month mark, I’m ready for a change. Read more...(206 words, 4 images, estimated 49 secs reading time)
This past Saturday was CurlFest. Last year I participated in the show and I must say that my experience this year tops previous! From the professional hair stylists and make up artists at All Dolled Up Salon to the stylists from Franchesca’s, I was impressed.
To achieve this look, my hair was first flexi-rodded all over.
I sat under the dryer for 45 minutes and went home with the rods still in my hair. Because I was going horseback riding the following morning, we thought the style would hold better and we could prevent shrinkage, if the rods were still in. Read more...(571 words, 9 images, estimated 2:17 mins reading time)
I couldn’t help myself; I started out faded, then I felt like I needed something else…SHAPE (or something)! I couldn’t leave my hair the same length on all sides, so I decided to visit the salon for one more cut!
When I showed my BFF (a licensed cosmetologist) an image of the cut that inspired me, she advised me to request a 90 degree cut from whomever executed the cut. A 90 degree cut will basically result in a layered look. Going from arm pit length (APL) to whatever the resulting length was going to be, was like entering the unknown. Mind you, I’d never met this stylist before so I didn’t have any idea of her level of expertise or if she had any talent cutting hair. I haven’t decided if the move was bold, crazy, stupid, or all three! Read more...(548 words, 7 images, estimated 2:12 mins reading time)
Do you love the trendy studded/distressed/bleached designer jeans, but hate the price attached? Do you have jeans in need of an update? If any of these scenarios apply to you, check out this tutorial! This project is cost effective, while adding fashion value to your wardrobe!
Materials:Read more...(621 words, 13 images, estimated 2:29 mins reading time)
Jeans or Jean Shorts: I’m all about reusing what I have so for me, old or thrifted jeans (which can be found for $5 or less at Goodwill) are used in this tutorial.
Yarn or rubber bands:Depending on how you will disperse your bleach or fabric paint, this tool may vary. Check out some options listed below
Initially, my hair was styled in a frohawk. My intentions were to wash my hair out as soon as possible due to the tremendous amount of product build up and flakes I had throughout my hair, but time didn’t really permit so I had to make due with what I had. Read more...(362 words, 7 images, estimated 1:27 mins reading time)
Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending a Curlfriend’s luncheon! The luncheon was hosted by Tiffany and Lois, both Central Florida Bloggers and Vloggers.
I’ve been to a few natural hair shows, get togethers or informationals that purported to provide information for women with natural hair. I haven’t been impressed with the information presented, for the most part. I always felt as though they lacked real tangible information for women who were looking for answers on how to care for their hair. Most of them spoke about beauty, fashion, and marketed (expensive) products to women with natural hair, rather than to actually speak to women about practical techniques or ways of determining which products would work for their hair type. Read more...(330 words, 16 images, estimated 1:19 mins reading time)
I am so excited to be apart of this year’s Central Florida Natural Hair and Beauty Expo! Not only will I be covering the event here on my blog, but I’ll also be walking the runway for the Natural Hair Fashion Show. The flyer includes all of the details and ticket information; whether you purchase your ticket before the event or at the door, I look forward to seeing you there!
Also, if you are in Orlando and would like to be alerted to upcoming meet-up events, become a member of the Central Florida Curls & Conversation meet-up group! It’s a great way to interact with other naturals in the central Florida area!
If you haven’t been to Puerto Rico, what are you waiting for? It’s beautiful all year long! Just pick a time and go!
The locals are warm and welcoming!
One of the ladies I met put me on to a site called Couch Surfers. It’s the world’s largest traveling community. You can host a group traveling or travel and be hosted by a group in different parts of the world. Check it out! Read more...(284 words, 9 images, estimated 1:08 mins reading time)
Yesterday I relaxed after a fun and exhilarating weekend!
Friday morning, friends and I hiked through the El Yunque (yoon-kay) rain forrest in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. El Yunque is the only tropical rain forest in the U.S. National Forest system. It’s really beautiful. To hike to the top would have taken 4 hours, so we opted to just see the waterfall, which was a 35 minute hike each way. Though tiring and at times a challenge, we made it to the top! I’m so proud of us! I also discovered that I really enjoy hiking; it’s a great workout and a great way to see the beauty in nature all around us. Read more...(164 words, 3 images, estimated 39 secs reading time)