The Kims

Of Wigs and Cancer.

I’ve never been a huge wig wearer. I’ve had a total of two. One was one my mom never wore that I loved. and the other was a birthday present.


Me and Meagan in Florida… Blurry, but you get the idea.


Birthday present wig.


I know there are some naturals out there who are entirely anti-wig. And that is fine for them. I am not anti-wig, nor will I ever be, because of the story I am about to tell you.

A few years ago, I worked at a doctors office. The job wasn’t the greatest, but it paid me, and allowed me to do a little IT work. The best part of the job was my co-workers.

There was an older lady that worked there by the name of Mary Lou. I love Mary Lou. She is everything I hope I can be when I get older. One day I came in, and noticed Mary Lou’s hair. It was shorter, and hand blond highlights in it. I told her it was a cute style. She smiled a little, told me thanks, and went on her way.

Apparently a lot of people complimented her on her style. It upset her, and a couple of people found her crying.

That is when I found out that Mary Lou had cancer. She was getting chemo treatments, and was losing her hair, so she decided to wear a wig. I am not entirely certain, but I am guessing she was just feeling a little down about her hair.

“Cheer up Mary Lou!” I said confidently “Plenty of people wear wigs all the time. Yours looks great. Heck, even I wear a wig every once in a while.” She seemed surprised at this notion, and pretty soon it got dropped.

The next morning as I was getting ready for work, I pulled my birthday wig off of its stand, and styled it before plopping it on my head. I walked in to work, proudly, head held high, and marched straight into the office Mary Lou shared with two other women.

The other two ladies (who are also my friends) clapped and hooted. But Mary Lou.. she got teary eyed. She gave me a big hug and whispered “Thank you.”

I will never forget that as long as I live.

Mary Lou passed away a year and a half ago. I had a rough time last week. I was just thinking about her and missing her ribald sense of humor very much.  In one of the books of the Anne of Green Gables series, Ruby GIllis dies. After the funeral Davy says “Ruby was a great girl to laugh. Do you think she is laughing in heaven?” Anne assures him that she is. I hope Mary Lou is up in heaven giggling at my every day antics.

No matter the reason, wearing a wig is alright by me. Just make sure you hold your head up and smile, and be proud of who you are and what you do.

Accessorizing My Natural Hair *haul, kinda*

You made it through the week! Woo! I promise I won't put up the annoying Rebecca Black song... Instead...

If Rebecca Black is a disease, this is surely the Cure. *Snort* You see what I did there?

Anywhoozle, there hasn't been much going on in my natural hair world, and although I took a bizarre foray into the relaxed world, that was just a temporary thing.

I did however, purchase (and was gifted) some spring time accessories. Lets take a look-see.

I am forever looking for a bright pink lipstick. Because I am so dark, something that looks bright pink in the tube, just makes me look like I have glossy lips. I want to say I had given up hope of ever finding anything, but that is a lie, I am always looking. I was flipping through my Youtube makeup subscriptions, when I came across MrsRoss.

I've watched her Youtube videos for about two years now, but I tend to skip over a lot of them. She rambles sometimes, and there are long pauses as she searches for whatever product she is talking about. However in one of the stills I noticed she had on a bright pink lipstick! She is only a shade or two lighter than me, so I decided to check it out.

Yes, you read that correctly, it is a 35 minute video. If you are just interested in the lipstick information, skip to about the 30 minute mark, I think. The stuff that she shows throughout the video is interesting though, so I would recommend watching it. 

The lipstick she has on (which she was using as a duplicate for a Mac Cosmetics color) is from Milani Cosmetics. It is a drug store brand, However, you can order it off of their website as well. I happened to go to CVS the other day and I saw it there. While it was a dollar cheaper on the website, You also have to pay shipping and handling by using the website. I'm not all about that, unless I can use Ebates (which, on their website, I can't). I did buy it online this time because I was so exciited to find a pink lipstick possibility that I couldn't wait  I didn't know they sold it in drug stores. I should have by the video, but yeah. 
Anyway, I ended up getting the Milani lipstick in Rose Hip and in Royale. The Royale is one of their limited editions, so it is in the closet section of their website. Here are swatches, taken from the Milani Website:

Rose Hip
I know it looks more red than pink, but on my skin tone it comes out a pink

This is a little lighter pink than the Rose Hip, but it has enough pigmentation that it shows up nicely on my lips!

I was so excited about these purchases, I had to share them with you!
Finally, It was a special week this week at the Tale of Going Natural. I was so excited because one of my close friends, Kim came to visit Indiana from Vegas! I have spoken about Kim on here once I think. She came bearing gifts as well. Her sister-in-law Emily, has an Etsy shop and creates all sorts of fun things. She asked her sister to create something for me! 
Sorry my face isn't showing, I look a hot mess. 

Isn't it cute! I don't own a red one either! Thank you Kim! Thank you Emily!
That is pretty much all for now. I hope you guys have  a safe and happy weekend!

Be Funny Friday- The Presidential Edition

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My hubs and I were in bed last night just chit chatting, when I announced grandly that I am going to be president one day. This is the conversation that took place shortly after:

Jeff: You know nothing about politics
Me: So? I know what I want, and what I like
Jeff: Okay, so who is going to be your VP?
Me: The Kims*
Jeff: You are going to have two vice presidents?
Me: Well, They are kind of a set. You can't break them up.. so they both have to do it.
Jeff: Correct me if I am wrong, but, one of the Kims is in Vegas.. so the set is kind of broken up.. ONE VICE PRESIDENT!!
Me: FINE! *thinks* I would make Blonde VP and Red Press Secretary
Jeff: Interesting... Why?
Me: Blonde Kim mumbles sometimes. You can't understand her.. I don't think the reporters would appreciate having to ask her what the hell she just said.
Jeff: *dies*

I won't bore you with the rest of our conversation. But consider it as epic as that! 

* The Kims are two separate people. They are both named Kim and look nothing alike.. but they will forever be known as the Kims