Friday, February 25, 2011

Fashion Haul- H&M

This pass week I went shopping @ H&M AND found some amazing deals

I just had to take a picture of there display it was so fun and playful

I had to get this dress as well it looked great!!
I also got this jacket this picture it looks amazing, very sheek, however the picture above doesnt every little tohow beautiful it really is.


I love the back of this dres




I can imagine this skirt worn in so many ways


  Trousers can some of the most comfortable pieces in your closet


These I actually purchased they look so amazing....
 I found some amazing finds, I love H&M because you can really find some inexpensive pieces there everything from jewellery, shoes and clothing.

  Crop tops are fun and flirty, am lovinga new twist to a old style


I love these adorable shirts

                               Jumpsuits are so much fun, so comfortable and I absolutely love them

Here is H&M Trend Spring and Summer Report

Looking fab on a Budget

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Introduction to Dejavunaturals 2011 Naturals Hair Video

Hey guys I wanted to come on Here to talk about my hair. My hair grows thats for sure. I am really enjoying this journey more importantly I am loving my hair. I truly am In love with my hair and proving that yes we to can have beautiful hair. I have a few pics of my hair when I first started and where I am. Now I havent got a recent one because my hair will be in weave for the next month. Winter is not my friend right now and my hair said no no cover me up please, so I did.

I have been watching so many videos on youtube I decided to join and make my own videos and really start sharing my journey with you. I see so many ladies havng fun and doing what they love, so I decided to share my passion. I have been doing hair for many years now, I had to learn how to do my any at age 7 and from there it took off. My mom who lived in a different country would send my dolls to help and that's how I learned to do hair.

Today I can do everything from braids, weaves, perms, natural hair anything you name it. My hair has been natural my whole life, however I have damaged it so many times and never knew how to care for it at all. I have had to cut my hair three times or maybe even more. Finally last year I cut it the shortest it had ever been and was introduced to youtube, Now I didnt now want to jump on youtube I want to make sure what I was learning and experimenting with really work, and believe it works, it works.

I owe my continue success with my hair to kimmaytube, nikkimae, blackonyx, beautifulbrwnbabydol, prettydimples and the list goes on. More importantly I did not just watch the videos I did my research I read so much it amazed me, I learn so much I was able to explain our natural hair. I know my hair like the back of my hand. I paid attention to my hair, I think Kimmaytube said it best it makes such a difference when you can see what other women are doing to their hair and how they manage it. Emphasis on see.

I hope I can inspire someone and I thank you all for joining in on this journey, thank you to everyone that has supported and thought me so much. I thank the people in my life that showed me from an early age it's okay to have natural hair, love you the way you are. I want everyone to know I do not have anything against permed hair or whatever you choose to do. What we do with our hair is a choice and I enjoy seeing women with many different hairstyles. I have always love natural hair as a child and never strawed away from it growing up. Knowing how to care for it has only made me love it more and made my journey alot more fun and exciting

To answer my own question that I ask everyone I feature: When did yu fall in love with your hair? I have always been in love with my hair, thats why I stay natural. Today with everything I have learned I have developed a new found love fo my hair, one that will continue as my journey progresses.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Eating healthy for your healthy natural hair

Since I started my journey this had to be the most difficult for me. I love eating healthy but I also enjoy eating food that many may not consider to healthy, okay it's not all that healthy. Living in the caribbean as a child I enjoy roti, doubles, all that goodness. I have learned to eat healthy growing up with m mom that was ridge about eating healthy and parents who always cook almost everyday. My dad did not believe in take out maybe once a week as a child on a friday, maybe. Besides that I was so into sports I had to eat healthy. Today I realize how important with my healthy natural hair journey they both work hand in hand.

Yes, I agree that taking care of natural hair is hard, but it is also rewarding to look back and see how far you have come. If you implement a lifestyle change for you hair, it will grow, stick with it and never give up. There are times I get discourage but I remind myself of my goals and the only way you will know is to try something. So, I am try something I had never done before, what's that ol' saying (you will not get something different by doing the same thing you did yesterday that did not work) well, it's something like that.

Here are some of the things that have help me

  • Drink lots of water daily
  • Eat salads, I eat at least one salad a day, I make my own
  • Eat plenty of fruits
  • I eat at least 3 to 4 meals a day, not snack meals
  • I eat at least 3 snacks a day
  • Reward yourself, it's okay go ahead just dont eat 10 chocolate bars
  • plan ahead, maybe make your lunches or snacks the night before or sunday it helps if your having a busy week
  • youtube is great for natural hair but also for healthy eating, ask family and friends, your parents to help you if you need help learning to cook
  • always try
  • take your vitamins, yes as a child my mom would always say this and I would screw my face up but she was right as always ...
Tips for eating healthy on a budget

Shop the farmers market
They can carry the best prices with the best organic food in season

Buy seasonal produce in large quantites
you can freeze what you wont use immediately and make shakes and smoothies

Pay attention to flyers
some stores hav great sales and will send flyers to your mail or email.

Use conpons
Some may be ashamed to show a conpon at check out but if yo are on a budget as most of us are it's okay to sav a little, every dollar counts.

Grow your own

Cook creatively
This can be so much fun for those that enjoy cooking even those that dont finding ways to cook on a budget and healthy can become a game. Try it

cod liver oil
fish oil
some also choose to take biotin or silica to grow the hair
( I will discuss this in a future article)

For more on healthy eating please visit my natural hair guide  

Here is your checklist

Remember to do your research because what may work for someone else will not for you. Our bodies need as much care as do our hair, on your healthy journey with your hair, do the same for your body and you will see even better results with both.
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Black History Tribute 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I wasnt going to do this post but I enjoy seeing fashion, well I enjoy seeing clothes, here is a few pics of what some of the stars were wearing. Some NBA stars got all Dressed too!!!


ciara dress nba all star game

beyonce dress nba all star game


Nicki Minaj

Lala and Carmelo Anthony

Eva Marcille

Christina Milian

Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade, Lebron James
Amare Stoudemire

Bill Walton, Bill Russel, Sam Perkins and Detlef Schrempf


Blake Griffin

Carmello Anthony

Charles Barkley

Chris Paul

Chris Webber

Clyde Drexler and Kareem Abdul-Jabar

Darryl Dawkens and Robert Horry

Deron Williams

Derrik Rose

Dwight Howard

Joe Johnson and Al Horfort

Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen

Kobe Bryant

Rick Fox

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant
Tim Duncan


The Beginning of Black History Month


Do you know where Black History Month orginated from I did om research and found out more about the man behind what started out as a week. We thank Cater G. Woodson  and Rev. Jesse E. Moorland the founders of Black History Month.

Today I will focus on Cater G. Woodson and tomorrow we will focus on Rev. Jesse E. Moorland. Here is what  I came across:

In 1915, Dr. Cater G. Woodson and Rev. Jesse E. Moorland co-founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). Their goal was to research and bring awareness to the largely ignored, yet crucial role black people played in American and world history. The following year, Woodson published and distributed his findings in The Journal of Negro History. He founded the publication with the hope that it would dispel popular mistruths. He also hoped to educate black people about their cultural background and instill them with a sense of pride in their race.

The son of former slaves and the second black person to receive a degree from Harvard University, Carter Woodson understood the value of education. He also felt the importance of preserving one's heritage and, upon his urgings, the fraternity Omega Psi Phi created Negro History and Literature Week in 1920.

In 1926, Woodson changed the name to Negro History Week. He selected the month of February for the celebration as a way to honor of the birth of two men whose actions drastically altered the future of black Americans. Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. President who issued the Emancipation Proclamation was born on February 12th and Frederick Douglass, one of the nation's leading abolitionists was born on February 14th.
Woodson and the ANSLH provided learning materials to teachers, black history clubs and the community at large. They also published photographs that depicted important figures in black culture, plays that dramatized black history, and reading materials.

Dr. Catrer G. Woodson died in 1950, but his legacy continued on as the celebration of Negro History Week was adopted by cities and organizations across the country. This observance proved especially important during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, a time when the inhumane and unequal treatment of black people in America was being challenged and overturned.

The Black Power Movement of the 1970s emphasized racial pride and the significance of collective cultural values. This prompted the ASNLH, now called the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, to change Negro History Week to Black History Week. In 1976, they extended the week to a month-long observance.

Black History Month is now recognized and widely celebrated by the entire nation on both a scholarly and commercial level.

Although Mr Woodson died April 3, 1950, his legacy will always be Black History Month.


Rihanna, Drake & Kanye West Perform At The 2011 NBA All Star Game

This did past wekend as you all know was all star weekend, Rihanna,
Drake and Kanye performed.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Omg ***Winter hair maintenance***

It has been a long time since I have actually done a hair post, so am excited to do this one. I hope you all have found a good balance between your winter hair and your summer or fall hair routine. It took me a while to be honest, because over the years although I was natural, I just figured there was nothing I could do about my dry scalp. This winter my main goal was keeping the ph balance of my hair . I think so far I have been doing a great job every month I grow about an inch of new hair and it really excites me to see the progress. Right now I have my hair a weave which is easier for me to deal with. Since I do my own hir, weaves, twist and braids, I'll post a few pics next week of my styles, not only do I save alot but am in control of my hair, make sure to find a great hairdresser for you natural hair. It will mak your experience that much more fun and learning adventure as well.

Our body produces Sebum which is the oil that acts as a natural moisturizer to prevent dry and brittle hair . In the winter months Sebum production is severely decreased this causes the hair to react negatively if not care for properly. Hair care enhances moisture level and keeps the hair moisturized and smooth. Dry hair is susceptible to breakage, frizz and tangling if your hair type is naturally dry then the drying effects are much more intense. For more on sebum Click here

Winter Hair Maintenance: My recommended Products to use

organic virgin Olive Oil
pure black castor oil
organic coconut oil
jojoba oil
shea butter
cocoa butter
aloe vera gel
apple cider vinegar
ayurvedic herds

Protective Styling for winter months

It is wise to wear protective styling through the winter months, my hair especially dislikes the cold, it becomes brittle, and loses it moisture if left out in the cold. I opt for protective styles like twists, braids and weaves. This helps me to minimize my breakage an seal my moisture in. I make sure to treat my hair every week with my usual treatments of hot oil treatments, deep conditioning, cleansing my scalp, eating well, working out, and staying stress free.

Reasons why protective styling is best

Stay away from blowing wind which I learn the had way will tangle your hair and remove the moisture from yor hair because of the cold air. This will cause your hair to become difficult when you are ready to detangle and do it again.Hats and scarves can cause your hair and your ends  to not only become dry but our ends may split. Try wearing a silk scarf under your hats to prevent your hair from breaking or causing damage.
Do not se excessive heat on you hair not only will it weaken your hair but it will lossen your curl pattern. Remember to treat your weaves, braids, twists if they are extensions like your natural hair, keep them clean and well moisturize as you would with your hair.

What to do?

Make sure to always moisture your ends and keep them protected. I have done much research check out my natural hair guide for more on oils and products you can use to help you. Some products listed above can be mixed together to form a "magic portion" for your hair. Yes, it does work and you will see results. However, I recommend you get to know your hair and what works for you. Make sure to drink lots of water and eat healthy, it brings out your natural beauty in your hair, skin and nails. Some naturals have choosen to press their hair for the winter, stating it is much easy to preserve the health and maintainance of your hair, I have yet to proven whether this is true or not. I prefer for now to remain with my curls throughout the year, until I reach my desired goal.

I have choosen to use alot of conditioners, I do prefer to use giovani organics since they do have ph balance formula to one of there deep conditioners. They do have several different formulas for your preference and needs. I put a little of conditioner in my leave-in so that my hair stays condition through the week and is never overally dry and make sure to use a dime size for each section of your hair so the products doesnt not build up, clogging my pores. I do not use shampoo often maybe once every month or more. I prefer to use apple cider vinegar mix that I make to remove build up, this is done every week to maintain a clean and ph balance healthy scalp.


Nutrition is important to the skin, nails and hair in any climate, but especially in the cold winter months. Essential fatty acids, as found in cold-water fish, extra virgin olive oil, flax oil or supplements such as primrose or borage oils, provide natural “waterproofing”. If essential fatty acid levels are low, hair gets dry. A key indicator that this is happening to the hair is inspecting the skin. If the appearance of “alligator shins” can be seen on the skin then there is an EFA deficiency in the body. Therefore, hair breakage will increase as well as frizzy hair. At this point the damage is done. Hair contains protein. A diet that's low in protein can cause thinning and an unhealthy look. Lecithin and soy are proven to be essential for healthy hair.

I hope this is helpful to many of you and if you have any questions or comments feel free to let me know what your winter routine looks like. I am getting ready to do my youtube channel and would love to hear more of what you think

love always

Fashion Fridays : Affordable Vintage

Happy Friday to all m beautiful naturals, non-naturals, everybody
I took a trip to Urban Outfitters and found some amazing items and even some great finds on sale. I had way to much fun while visiting the store, i cant post what I actually brought i need to get a new camera. However I did find some great vintage pieces for you to enjoy!!!
Vintage Finds
Vintage '90s Yves Saint Laurent Gauze Scarf
90's yves saint laurent gauze scarf
Urban Renewal Blossom Cinch Cuff Pant
Urban Renewal Blossom cinch cuff pant
Urban Renewal Leather Obi Wrap Belt
urban renew obi wrap belt
Vintage '70s Hand-Tooled Stitched Bag
70's hand tooled stitch bag
Look at these adorable umbrellas I found 
Printed Bubble UmbrellaPrinted Bubble UmbrellaClear Bubble Umbrella - WhiteClear Bubble Umbrella - Purple 
                                        These also come in red and black and only cost 18.00$.
Cooperative Suede Bow Wedge Bootie
cooperative suede bow wdge bootie
UO Heeled Rainboot
uo heeled rainboot
Deena & Ozzy Patent Oxford
deena and ozzy patent oxford

Filigree Cross Double Finger Ring
Filigree cross double finger ring

Enamel Raindrop Post Earring
Enamel Raindrop post earring
BDG Trapper Hat
Deena & Ozzy Intarsia Trapper Hat
Staring At Stars Woven Tulle Double Layer Oblong Scarf
All these can be found online at urbanoutiftters and so much more, if you love vintage this store has a great collection from time to time.
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