Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Teyana Taylor's Curly Hawk

Teyana showed off her new do via Twitter last night with the following message,"This fashion thing ain't new to me ...".  So in the words of funny man Kyle Washington "I Concur" lol.  This look is so hot and fits her face perfectly.  It may look complicated but in reality its a very simple style to achieve.  First you want to start by cornrowing the sides in a upward direction and securing the braids with rubber bands (small black ones).  Make sure you leave a decent amount of hair out at the top.  Then you can take the remaining hair and either curl it with a curling iron or set the hair in rollers/flexi rods.
Now because Teyana's hair is so long, bobby pins were probably used to keep the hair from flopping all over the place and to give more that mohawk feel. And lastly allow a few curls to fall around the face to soften up the look.  Did you guys notice the back?  Last week she told us that she got a new cut, and I love it.  View the pic below.
So in regards to the cut, is this a "Hair Do" or a "Hair Don't" ?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

R.I.P Michael Jackson

Everybody pretty much knows what happened by now, Michael Jackson has passed away.  Such a a shock to me and to so many others who grew up on his music.  But as I've gotten older I've learned that there is a lesson in everything that happens.  This should show everybody that tomorrow is not promised and that it can be your time at any minute.  Make the best of your life while you still can.  Love you MJ :-)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Ooohhhh I'm Lovin It ... LOL

If your a little annoyed at the fact that I haven't updated in a while or your just having a bad day all together...Watch the video clip below and all your troubles will be washed away .... LMBO ...

New updates will be posted later this week!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

WC : Do You Know Where Your Weave Came From?

Probably NOT.  This is for all the ladies who love to wear weaves ever now and then or in some cases all the time.  It is not intended to put down or ridicule those of you who do wear them but, to educate you on where yours may have come from.  Before deciding to go natural and during my transition I wore weaves all the time.  For me it had nothing to do with "self hate" or wanting to be white but, I wore them to give my hair a break from constantly flat ironing and all the other bad things I used to do to my hair.

I don't know if all weaves are manufactured in this manner.  So my advice is, if you do choose to wear a weave do your proper research. 

Watch and Discuss !! ( Skip to 0:49 )

The opinions in the intro of this video are solely those of the owner. The actual clip used is from a BBC documentary called "Whose Hair Is It Anyway" starring UK superstar Jamelia.  I had no luck finding the entire program on-line but, I did manage to find a website that gives you a complete run down of what took place.  DailyMail.com check it out when you can.

Thoughts?

Monday, June 15, 2009

Amanda Diva ... It's Diva Diva Ya'll

This chick is awesome. I love her style, her voice, and of course her gorgeous hair. Her YouTube videos always keep me LMBO and informed about the latest celebrity news/gossip. Get to know her.

A few words from her website, AmandaDiva.com ...

"There is an abundance of artists on the planet, writing, singing, producing, etc.  But there are only an elite few that stand out.  She's known to rock a lot of neon colors but that's not what sets Amanda Diva a part form the crowd .  Her uniqueness lies in her uncanny ability to always be herself but ardently feel the emotions of others and articulate them vividly and honestly through music that excites, ignites, and tears the roof off of any venue she sets foot in."

Here are just a couple of her YouTube videos. If you haven't subscribed to her channel yet, you are surely missing out.

 

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Get The Look : Rihanna's Sweater Swag

This look was inspired by the always glam Miss Rihanna.  I love how she turn an over-sized sweater into a sexy mini dress and spiced it up with some very sexy pumps.  With all that being said, one must understand that this chick is a celebrity and can get away with walking down the street wearing only a sweater and heels.  Regular chicas not so much.  So to down play the sexiness just add a simple white dress underneath and add some color to give it some life.

A more modest look for the everyday woman.

**Picture courtesy of RihannaDaily.com

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Roots Of Nature Shea Butter & Green Tea Moisturizer

Last night I was watching Teyana Taylor's Live Ustream broadcast ( I was bored...lol) and she started doing her hair live on the internet.  I always wondered if her hair was real or not and I'm beginning to think that it is.  She did in some kind of half up half down, mo-hawk with twists on the sides kind of style.  Sounds weird but it came out cute.  Anyway when I tuned in she was applying some hair lotion to her hair and then curling it with a curling iron.  For a split second she gave a close up of the bottle and it was Roots Of Nature Shea Butter & Green Tea Moisturizer.  I had never seen this product in a store before but I remember my mother-in-law asking me if it was any good or not.  I still haven't tried it yet but they way Teyana's hair looked I just might. 

Click the product below for a larger image...

Product Description :

  • The strengthening oil moisturizer restores hair and scalp’s moisture balance boosting hair’s resistance to breakage and split ends.
  • Helps to protect hair form heat styling damage.
  • Hair remains extremely supple with healthy-looking shine.
  • Excellent for relaxed color/treated and over-processed hair
  •  

    Directions : Good for daily use.  Massage into hair and scalp.  Style as desired

    Ingredients : 42675 SS10 - Aqua/Water , Glycine Soja Oil/Soybean Oil , Cocos Nucifera Oil/Coconut Oil , Glycerin , Isopropyl Palmitate , Polyacrylamide , Isoceteth-20 , Disodium Cocoamphodipropionate , Fragrance , C13-14 Isoparaffin , Lecithin , Methylparaben , Laureth-7 , Hexyl Cinnamal , Sorbic Acid , Ethylparaben , Xylose , Citric Acid , Persea Gratissima Oil/Avocado Oil , Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter , Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Sunflower Seed Oil , Dimethicone , VP/Dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate Copolymer , Geraniol , Benzyl Benzoate , Limonene , Citral , Camellia Sinensis Extract/Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Green Tea) , Methylisothiazolinone , Linalool , Laureth-4 , Laureth-23 , Benzyl Alcohol , 2-Oleamido-1,3-Octadecanedio , CI 19140/Yellow 5 , CI 14700/Red 4 , CI 17200/Red 33 , CI 42090/Blue 1

    ***If your are not sure about a particular ingredient in any product, make sure to check out Teri's Ingredient Dictionary at TightlyCurly.com ***

    Also check out the Stimulating Scalp Oil form the same line

    Laid Back Cool

    Leave the heels and skirts at home and slip into your favorite jeans and chill :-) 

    Wednesday, June 10, 2009

    Shakara Ledard

    Model/Actress from Nassau, Bahamas

    Here are some clips of her that I found on YouTube....Enjoy :-) 

    Talking about a little about her life story.... 

    Showing off her cooking skills and being silly with a friend.... 

    Don't laugh but Red Hot Chilli Pepper's "Under The Bridge" is one of my top ten favorite songs...lol

    Sunday, June 7, 2009

    Purple Pleasures

    About.com says... Purple is royalty. A mysterious color, purple is associated with both nobility and spirituality. The opposites of hot red and cool blue combine to create this intriguing color.  Purple has a special, almost sacred place in nature: lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are often delicate and considered precious. Because purple is derived from the mixing of a strong warm and strong cool color it has both warm and cool properties. A purple room can boost a child's imagination or an artist's creativity. Too much purple, like blue, could result in moodiness.

    Purple is one of my favorite colors.  It looks great on just about every skin tone.  From very light like Rihanna, to dark complexions like India Arie.  You just have to find the shade that works best for you.

    I got my eye on those Naughty Monkey - Mosaic pumps...They are soo cute :-)

    Saturday, June 6, 2009

    The Coil Review : Re-Loaded

    The Coil Review Relaunch Commercial from The Coil Review on Vimeo.

    http://thecoilreview.com/en/index.php

    I felt like I was watching a "Sex & The City" promo but with natural hair....lol.  I loved it. 

    "The Coil Review" is an online magazine that is dedicated to being a reliable source of information for those who love their natural hair.  If you haven't check it out yet please do.  Trust me you will not be disappointed.

     

    Mamiky Koroma ... Glam Curls Profile

    1. Briefly explain your hair routine.

    I make no-poos.  I use soft (mild) soap to clean my hair but only when it is very dirty.  After my shampoo, I apply a mask, which I choose according to the state of my hair and the mood I'm in.  I alternate between Garnier's the mask, walnut oil and leaf peach tree, hair mayo or my own homemade mask.  Then I rinse my hair with lemon juice to remove the limestone that's put on my hair from the shampoo.  I hydrate my hair with my own homemade cream.  Lastly, I plait my hair up to prevent too much shrinkage and in the morning I'll have a nice afro.

    **Note Mamiky is french girl and her English is not all that clear in some parts.  If you have any questions about her routine please contact her at one of the links listed below.  Thanx KKQ**

    2. Have you ever regretted your decision to go natural? If so, why?

    Of course not!!! I really like my hair like this.  It makes me feel more beautiful and happy when I'm wearing my afro and other natural styles.  With natural hair we can do all types of styles.  From very eccentric to a very simple look.  I'm proud to be black.

    3. What is the best thing about being natural?

    My hair is shiny and healthier than ever before.

    4. What 3 products can you not live without?

    Shea Butter (The best)

    Coconut Oil (Great shine)

    Fantasia Ic Gel (Gives great waves)

    5. What 3 products would you never buy again?

    Products with chemicals

    6. What is your favorite hairstyle for your natural hair?

     Afros, Vanillas (2-Strand Twists), Stuck Braids (Cornrows), Twist Outs and Braid Outs

    7. Who are your favorite curly/kinky celebs? And why?

    Ya Ya DaCosta, Jill Scott, India Arie, Nubian, Wakemma Hollis, Erykah Badu

    8. What makes your curls Glam Curls?

     The fact that I can constantly change up my look because I'm a real chameleon...lol

    **To see more of Mamiky's hair journey or to contact her click the links below**

    Blog :  http://brownskin3.blogspot.com/
    Fotki : http://public.fotki.com/Afrolicious3/

    Wednesday, June 3, 2009

    Hot Bags Under $50

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