Thursday, February 24, 2011

Creamy Dreamy Hair Treatments

Hey divas!

If you like to style your hair frequently, your tresses probably crave some much needed TLC. Hairsprays, bobby pins, teasing, braiding, curling, setting...these hair helpers can all wreak havoc if over-abused. Below, I have listed some of my favorite hair masque creations to add some va-va-voom to your locks. These can be used as pre-shampoo treatments (left on for 15 min.) or deep conditioners (left on for 45 min. to an hour).

The Green Banana - For super dry hair
2-4 tbsp hempseed oil (ceramides, smoothing, shine)
1 container of banana baby food (Thanks Hell's Notes! Bananas add moisture and shine)
1 tbsp of honey (moisturizing, nourishing, adds shine)

Cinnamon Sugar Cookie - For dry, slow-growing hair
1/4 cup of your favorite cheapie moisturizing conditioner (V05, Suave, etc)
1/4 tsp of cinnamon (lightening, stimulating)
4 tbsp of whipping cream (softens, strengthens)
2 tbsp almond oil (moisturizing, emollient)
1 tbsp of honey
*Please do a skin patch test, as some are sensitive to cinnamon

Rosemary Coconut Creme - For dull hair and itchy scalp
1/2 can of coconut milk (smoothing, adds manageability & strength)
1/4 cup of Suave Naturals Coconut Conditioner (oldie but goodie)
2 tbsp of coconut oil (shine, nourishing, softening)
5-10 drops of rosemary essential oil (excellent for hair growth)

Sour Power - For oily hair and scalp exfoliation
1/2 can of coconut milk
Lemon juice from 1 large lemon (gets rid of excess oil, tones scalp)
1 tbsp of olive oil (moisturizing, nourishing)
*This recipe may loosen curl pattern

Everything you need can be found at your local grocery or health food store. Do you have any hair mask recipes that rock your world? Do tell!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Break Out the Champagne!

Whether it's $5 Andre or Veuve Clicquot bust it out 'cuz its Valentines Day!

If you are ridin' solo, grab you up some chocolate covered strawberries, take yourself to your favorite restaurant, and hit up a singles party. Make it work ladies! You still got it and you should flaunt it. Wear a sexy perfume and vamp up the make-up. You might even meet the love of your life...or just an amazing shag for the night. Either way, be sinfully magnificent in your presentation at all times. Werk it.

If you are spending it with your beloved, try something unconventional tonight. Be it in bed or out on the town. Watch a live burlesque show together! Sounds innocent, but there is nothing like a few tassels and strategically placed feather fans to get the fire started. Try attending a whisky and chocolate tasting. Whiskey warms the spirit. This I know. And chocolate? Some do say it is better than sex, which you will be having a lot of tonight. This is not negotiable.

Here are a few of my favorite Valentines Day love songs:

Have a sexy day!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bonus Post: Tips for Creating Vintage Styles for Kinky/Curly Hair

Woo Hoo! Found 'em!

These are my favorite YouTube tutorials on how to recreate retro styles on kinky, curly, or highly textured hair. It's about damn time!



Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Thrift Town Haul: It's Sale Time!

I went on somewhat of a shoe frenzy recently and decided to take advantage of the various sales at my local hood Thrift Town. These folks have got marketing figured out! There is sale EVERY single day on different tag colors and they also have HUGE weekly sales that are announced on their website.

Lemme just give y'all some quick tips on shopping at Thrift Town:

1.Get there early! There is always a crowd...even at 9:00 a.m. Trust me on this one.

2.If you are easily offended by old smelling clothes, bring a mask. Every once in a while I will see a fellow thrifter rockin' one of these. Can't hurt right? The rewards are great if you can withstand the classic smell of used vintage goodness.

3.Have a freakin' ball! Don't take your thrifting too seriously or you will be in that mofo for 5 hours. Oh yeah, and every once in a while, try on a few things that you would normally be too shy to wear. You really do discover your true style this way sometimes.

Check out my latest shoe haul:






Elegant black shoes - Steve Madden

Cherry red shoes - Neutralizer

Vintage-inspired beige kicks - Merona by Target

For more info on Thrift Town sale info and locations:

Happy Thrifting!