Good morning, darlings!
As always, hope all is well with you. Today I want talk about something that we often don’t talk about: people that don’t know what to do, so they copy everything others are doing: the copycats! Since forever there’s been people like this: they don’t know how to create themselves, so they end up:
1) Getting into “fads”, trying to do whatever they think it’s cool at the moment, going in the same direction as everybody else, in hopes that they will get noticed or at least, stay relevant;
2) Using others and copying everything they do, sometimes to the “T”
In the first case we see tons of people talking about the same subject in hopes of gaining more views/clicks/retwittes/likes/followers. Yeah, we are free to talk about whatever we want, but honestly if you are one more talking head without bringing ANYTHING new to the discussion, maybe you should drop it.
How are you? Hope all is great! I’m finally back home in NYC, with my dear husband, getting back to my schedule after 2 months in Brazil. Still a little bit shocked by the results of our elections, I feel like it will take a while for some of us to get used to it and feel comfortable about it, but hoping for the best, since that’s pretty much all I can do at the moment.
Today I want to talk about a new TV serie that I started to watch and that I’m totally falling in love it. Insecure (HBO – 2016) talks about the life experiences of a black woman of our time, her insecurities, her professional and personal doubts and of course, relationships.
As always, I hope everything is great with you. Today I want to share with you one look of the day that I wore while I was still in Brazil, in one crazy weather morning. For those of you that never been to São Paulo, the city is famous for having all for seasons in one day: cold freezing in the early morning, crazy hot by lunchtime and breeze nice early nights.
Well, for this look I went with something super basic: boots and dress. Easy, fast, stylish without being over the top.
So, are you ready for Halloween? I hope so. Halloween is IMO a great holiday: you get to dress up, do crazy things with makeup and go out with friends for a fun afternoon/night. It’s a chance to be playful again, like we used to be when we were kids.
Here in NYC Halloween is one of the best nights of the year, and it kicks off with the famous Halloween Parade that happens in the Village since 1974. If you happen to be here for Halloween, I highly recommend going out and starting your night with the Parade.
I was looking for inspiration for my own Halloween makeup I came across these great tutorials that I want to share with you. These ladies are all very talented and the tutorials range from easy to difficult. Check it out:
SmartistaBeauty made an Evil Jester that I totally loved it. The tutorial may be a little tricky for beginners, but I still want to share because you could use it as inspiration for something a bit simpler.
Today we hear a lot about the use of oils to condition/treat our hair, but many people still have questions, like which oils should I use and what are the real benefits. I’m addicted to oils, so I decided to share some information with you.
WHICH ONE IS BETTER: VEGETABLE OR MINERAL?
When it comes to using oils on your hair, always use “vegetable” oil, not “mineral“. Vegetable oils works best to care for both skin and hair, because they are full of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants, unlike the mineral oils that are derived from petroleum, and can have a negative effect on live organisms.
When I think of maintaining my hair, specially the “type 4” hair, vegetable oil is virtually essential.
Here’s a list of some of my favorites:
Jojoba oil resembles the human sebum, an oily substance that is naturally produced by the sebaceous glands below our skin surface, so that the use of Jojoba in our skin and hair will have great benefits.
How are you? Hope all is well. I’m still in São Paulo, Brazil and we’re having a heat wave that’s making me feel as if I’m in New York City in the summer, stuck inside a subway station. Ugh! And the annoying thing is that I have so many thing to do in this last leg of my trip, but with this heat (and the traffic, that just becomes insane for some reason) it’s quite hard to do everything in my To Do list…
I hope all is well with you. Today I want to share the look of the day I wore in my recent vacation in Rio de Janeiro. We had a wonderful time there, me and my husband. We met some good friends, specially my old NYC roommate, Micheline. Rio de Janeiro is very beautiful and even more if you have a great group of friends to show where the little gems are.
Nowadays we hear so much about “transitioning”, “natural hair”, “curls”, “type 4 hair” and so on. It all comes down to one fact: We black women, are finally coming to terms with our natural hair, and that’s just fantastic! Yes, our hair is beautiful, and yes, we are sick and tired of treating it with harmful chemicals. We want to let it grow naturally and healthier.
One solution is to go with a “protective style”, and one of the most popular is the the BOX BRAIDS. I have them and I love it. So, in this post I will give you 6 essential tips on how to take better care of your box braids so they will look healthier and even more beautiful.