Monthly Archives: November 2010

Bad Day, Cute Kid

You have had one of those days. Oh yeah, You don't feel good, your hair is shrinking, and you are just tired. Your back hurts, your head hurts, and you have errands to run. You feel fat, you look fat, and just ugh.

That was my day on Sunday. The bright spot? A bit of cuteness that I call my niece

Be Yourself, Be Beautiful

First off, I hope everyone had a joyous and happy Thanksgiving. My was wonderful.

Yesterday caught me looking adorable. My hair was poofed, I had on a cute top, skinny jeans and my Uggs. I felt great and I knew I looked good.  Yesterday's holiday was spent at the in-laws, so I just talked to my family on the phone. When talking to my mom I told her how adorable I looked, and she just laughed and told me I was silly.

You see this a lot with people. They don't compliment themselves, they wait for someone to validate their adorableness. Thing is, I don't need that. I know when I am cute. I also know when I look a hot mess (like, uh, right now lol). I don't need anyone to tell me how cute I look. Yes, it is nice that you have noticed that I look good, and thank you for the compliment. But I don't dress nice just to please you. I dress nice because I feel good dressing up.

So, all of you out there, who are looking flyy, being yourself, being smexy, and just feeling great. Tell yourself you are adorable. Make sure you mean it. Love you. Love being you!

Wet and wavy curls EVERYWHERE!

One of the major things I am enjoying about natural hair is this; when I get out of the shower dripping wet, and look in the mirror, I see my natural curl pattern. My clumps of curls are kind of in a line. They aren't individual curls like some people. They are clumps. I love them.

Plans for the evening

I am feeling drained. Seriously drained. I do not know what it is. But tonight is going to be about relaxing.

I plan on getting a shower and detangling my hair really good.
I plan on parting my hair evenly and twisting it.
I plan on relaxing either by the fire place or in my craft room making plans for a Christmas party.

I cannot wait for this semester to end.

Nothing to write about today

Today is such a blah day. It is straight gloomy out. When I took the dogs out I could see my breath in the air. Not cool. The dogs two yards down are stuck outside and it is getting ready to rain and that just tugs at my heart strings. I have no clue what to do about it.

My hair is growing like a weed! I love it. It feels like, as far as my looks are concerned, I am coming into my own. I found a hair solution for me that I like and can actually take care of my hair without having to shell out hundreds of dollars a year for relaxers, deep conditioning treatments, etc.

My husband LOVE running his fingers through my hair, and helping me to detangle as well. How did I get so lucky?

I have ham and bean soup cooking in the crockpot and I am thinking of starting a fire in the fireplace, watch a movie and work on my niece's Christmas present. I also could start making cards again.

Hope everyone is staying warm!!

I have to be doing something wrong…

My twistout this morning looks a hot mess. I untwist and kind of fan it out like I would if i was doing a 'fro. It's my ends.. The ends of my twists always look crazy and I can't quite figure out why.. any ideas anyone?

Huetiful hair steamer give away!

This contest is in no way affiliated with my blog. However, I know how bad I want a hair steamer, I figure you guys might want a chance at winning one too. If you go to there is a survey for you to fill out to have a chance to win one of 5 steamers! I've already entered... have you?

Product Review and Hair Styles With Belle Butters.

Tasha of Belle Butters was kind enough to send me a couple of samples. The first one was her Matcha Green Tea Shea butter. The second was a concoction she was trying out. It is a mixture of unrefined shea butter, evoo (extra virgin olive oil), evco (extra virgin coconut oil), jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and cucumber fragrance. 

The first one I tried was the Matcha Green Tea Shea Butter. I opened the container and touched it, and was pleasantly surprised... it was fluffy! Tasha whips her Shea Butters, so you get this light and fluffy consistency. Its not thick and heavy at all. I loved it!

The first couple times I used it, I just used to moisturize my hair after my shower. It was amazing. It moisturized my hair so thoroughly that I didn't have to use any for two days. My hair craves moisture so that was awesome. Tasha sent me a letter with the butters, stating that a lot of people use it to twist their hair. Thinking about this the whole time and staring at the jar, I decided to attempt a twist out using her product. I co-washed my hair using Herbal Essences Hello Hydration. 

I don't know about you guys, but I use twitter. I follow the natural hair hash tag (#naturahair), so I get a lot of tips from other natural hair women about doing specific styles. I knew a twist out was going to take me some time. I plopped down in front of the tv with my husband and my dogs, grabbed the shea butter and went to work. I'll be honest, it took me a couple hours. I had to take a couple breaks because I just don't have great range of motion. Eventually I got my hair twisted. 
I really don't understand why it always looks like i have a bald spot.

These two pics are the ones my hubs took for me. 
I obviously didn't think this was enough

I don't know what is going on, when I put the URL in , it shows that it is right side up, but here it shows it sideways. I give up. 
Here is the thing. If I would have parted and very carefully and lovingly twisted each twist, I might have been able to wear this hair style in public. But I doubt I would. Here are the reasons:
1. I did not carefully and lovingly part and twist my hair. They were all over the place. I looked like a twisted up version of Coolio.
2. Even if I would have lovingly parted and twisted them, I have a feeling I would have ended up looking like Miss Ceelie on The Color Purple. While I love that movie, Miss Ceelie is not who I aspire to look like.
If my hair was longer like Tasha's I could rock it. But mine are uber short and sticky out all over the place. 
Anyway, the next morning, I untwisted and styled!
Totally cute right?


Bottom line, I love this hair style. It takes a bit more work than I am used to ( I am a wash and go girl), but it is so worth it. I liked it so much so that I did it again the next night. I untwisted it in the morning. 
Huge hair!!!
Even my mother, who is queen of the hair pieces loved my hair! Yay!
Belle Butters kept the moisture in my hair the whole time as well. It is an amazing product. The best part of it? It's for hair AND skin. I love multi tasking products!
The Matcha Green Tea didn't have much of a scent. However the new combo she is coming up with, it is cucumber scented... I LOVE CUCUMBER SCENTED STUFF! It smells so fresh and clean and crisp. It is a bit heavier than the Matcha Green Tea, so I used that more on my skin than my hair. I live in Indiana and all of the moisture in my skin is GONE. So it helps a lot.
Check out Belle Butters! You can't go wrong. The hair doesn't lie.