8/5/14

NAILS: L.A. Colors Candy Sprinkles

Please excuse me, I am going through a nail polish phase. I can't seem to get enough of pink polish. It started with a compliment from a 'friend' about how they like to see me in pink, lol. I ran with it.

This pink is kind of weird, a tad immature for my age, but I bought it anyway. It's growing on me, but my immediate reaction was this should be called 'vomit pink'.

The reaction from most is that it reminds them of cupcakes with sprinkles lol, hence the perfectly appropriate name.


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8/4/14

Week Old Gel-ly Manicure



This is why I take the extra time to do Gel-ly manicures. I get way less chipping throughout the week. I change my polish weekly usually. They seem to last as long as a salon gel manicure in my opinion.

I love them because I can use cheapie polishes and still obtain lasting results. I work in the medical field so my hands are always being washed or in clear view, yet I can't get artficial nails. This has been working for me perfectly.

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7/22/14

Perm Rod Wash Day (pic heavy)

Prepoo- Oil Mix and Suave Rosemary Mint Conditioner for 30 mins
Shampoo- Optimum Care Replenishing Shampoo
Deep Conditioner- Concoction (Motions CPR Conditioning Treatment, NTM Daily DC and honey) with steamer for 30 minutes
Leave-in- NTM Silk Touch

Styling Aids
Water and drop of serum in spray bottle
Nubian Heritage Styling Mousse (hold, but curls still bouncy)
Butterfly clips
2 different size combs
Tan and orange perm rods
***Lots of time and patience :-)

I was inspired to try these again. I haven't had much luck with them but summertime is go time for my curly styles. I won't give up on these because eventually I'll get the hang of them.







The great thing that I already know about rollersets is that usually placement doesn't matter.

Pre separation:







Post separation and styling:








Excuse awkward poses, I was trying to show my color in the sunlight. My color doesn't usually show with the flash.

Love, love, love the results. Just as I perfected the curlformer set, I am determined to make this a go-to set for myself. These curls will usually last a while. I post my perm rod styles next week.
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7/13/14

Enjoying My Senegalese Twists

I kept these in from 4/18-6/12. I thoroughly enjoyed them.

My hair is color-treated so I had to use two different hair colors. I used Kanekalon hair. It came out lovely, but I'd love to have it twisted all the way to the ends next time.

I ended up cutting it and thinning it because it was just too much hair for me. I work in a medical facility so most of the time it was in a mid-height ponytail.

Just a few random pics, lol















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Senegalese Twists

***LATE POST*** Saved, but forgot to publish.

Hello, everyone. I have been enjoying my short angled bob since 2.28.14. PIC BELOW.







April 18th, I had my first set of Senegalese twists installed. I have waited so long for these. My braider, Queeny is from New York. Found her on Craigslist awhile back. Instagram: Queenysbraiding. I have been waiting for her to move here since like November. I don't trust just anyone to braid my hair. Its such an investment. It's about time, money, quality and long-term protective style. That's why I'm so picky.

Queeny started @ 7a. She finished at 2:30p. The finishing details took maybe an hour and a half. I left her house around 4p. She is so detailed. She knotted each twist. Trimmed fly aways on each braid. She double dipped ends. I was very impressed.

I will post more pics as soon as it loosens up. I'm not touching this ponytail. I love it. I'm in a protective style challenge so my hair will be in braids of some sort for awhile. I am currently 14 weeks.

Also I know my faithful readers have heard me say this a many times, but I am not cutting my hair anymore. Lol. Seriously. I'm over the short styles. My gym time was affected because of the cut I had to keep it straight. It required more heat styling than I prefer. I'll buy a wig if I'm itching for a bob cut next time.
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