Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"Stories" By Kelly Osbourne & PoP UP Plus

I have always loved Kelly Osbourne! Well I love her even more now, today she launched her line named "Stories" on HSN.  She has quite a few yummy pieces that I may just have to add to my fall/winter wardrobe. Kelly, in an interview with Lucky Magazine   stated that she wanted to make "fashion fair" - I love that idea... for far too long designers have equated plus size with frumpy designs and unbearable patterns; because we're plus doesn't mean that we do not want to be sexy or comfortable or casually chic. The range for the collection goes from size 0- 24 !


Another line that has plenty of must haves for us plus sized fashionistas is  POP UP PLUS 
 They have me swooning over their new items... I mean really swooning... ah fashion, how I love thee lol, check out a few of my personal must haves from the line! 


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Naturalista~ ~ ~

So I am no stranger to the big chop- This is my fourth time! But this time, I have committed to letting my hair grow back completely natural. No perm, No texturizer, nothing but some color to hide the greys lol

I think my hair has seen it all, I have been a red head, I have had black, brown, burgundy and platinum hair, I have let it grow, I have cut it off, I have worn protective styles, wigs, weaves, you name it ALMOST anything and I have done it. 

About a year ago I came across some natural hair pages on Facebook (E ClarkMy Natural Sistas , and Courtney Natural Hair ) and instantly fell in love, it reminded me of how beautiful my hair was when I was younger. My mother cherished my sister and my hair. She took really good care of it and in tern we both have beautiful hair.

Now, my sister started this process before I did. She did not do the big chop as she is obsessed with big hair lol but she went about it gradually. First she went to texturizers instead of perms but found that her hair still was not at the level of health that she wanted. Then (because she is an avid weave and wig wearer- to achieve the style and look she loves) she stopped using chemicals all together. This practice and the combination of good old fashioned hair care allowed her to grow her hair out until she was able to be completely natural (maybe I can get her to write a post on her hair care- fingers crossed). Now all of her 4 girls are natural as well.

This is my sister with her natural hair blown out and curled

My sister with a full wig she made herself (see Ghinais Hair & Beauty for more of her work)

Full wig made by my sister

My sister and I - this is a U wig- again made by her. She is also the person who cut and colored my hair until I got the hang of it see Ghinais Hair & Beauty

The last big chop I did was to go platinum (this was before my natural hair craze) and to go platinum because of the amount of stress on your hair from the bleach, I had to stay natural.  I loved the platinum but it definitely changed my curl pattern. My curls were not as tight and eventually my hair became very damaged.

So.... I transitioned back to black.... I decided to really take good care of my hair like my mother did and gave myself a challenge to "grow this fro" for one year.... So for one full year (I started on September 15th) I will do no major cutting, just trimming  and maybe some shaping. I know this will be a major challenge for me but I am prepared to transition with protective styles and wigs .... so let's see how this goes! See my Hair tab to see my current hair routine and the products I am using! I will also be taking the Mane choice Vitamins! I will be blogging on that experience as well!

So.... Here is my starting point:

Welcome to my Journey!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fall Polish Haul

I must admit that one of the things I like most about the fall are fall colors! Bright greens and burnt oranges, frisky reds... love it! With the changing season, other things change also like your clothes, your shoes, your make-up (Can't wait to do a lipstick haul...) and of course your nail polish!

So I couldn't wait to get out there and see what was new for this season, I promised myself that gone are the days of wearing one designated color for the season... am I the only one that does that???? I mean really with all this variety out there why would I want to be so limited.... Ha... not anymore, take a peek at what I found.
Ok- I am a girl who loves her neutrals!!!!!  I am so looking forward to trying these out. I am not quite sure how all of them will look with my complexion but I am eager to give them a try!

From the top left the colors are : Essie- Fierce No Fear, Soo- Back together, Essie- Urban Jungle
Bottom from left: Soo- Girl on Fire, Soo- Miracle Touch,  Soo- Natural Brown 

Let's take a look at some color...

I have always been a red kind of girl in the fall, but I am going to branch out!  I have included some red  but as you can see some blues and a green and a wonderful purple!

From the top left: Soo- Locked Out, O.P.I.- Instyle Red, Q-R-S- Portside
Bottom from left: Revlon- Posh, Q-R-S - (there was no color or number on this one.. sorry), Soo- S25, and Soo- Hit it First

There are so many beautiful fall colors out there  Check out these articles for more brands and gorgeous colors: Elle MagazineHarpers Bazaar, Glamour Magazine

I think I may have to go on another haul sooner rather than later!