Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Revamping Dejavunaturals

Just a quick note, I will be revamping the blog this week. Hopefully you guys all love the new look. I will keep you posted and will post from time to time...Pleease come back to check out the new layout on Friday!!!

Music xoxo

I got up this morning in such a high. This has been in rotation in my ipod for days now, well weeks, years really. I love this song to be honest. I love kid sister. I know you all must think I listen to every type of artist but that's because I do. I love music anything music to be honest, a good artist is a good artist to me. I think I like the more out there, the crazier, the better for me. For the most part it's my workout song and it just has this very unlining happy feel to it that makes me want to spin around in a cycle and dance!!

Hope this wakes you up to a great morning..


Thursday, April 21, 2011

My Vintage Faux Bangs

I decided to share the many ways I wear my haiR with extensions, my own whatever I choOse. I tend to have alot of fun with my hair. My cousin requested I do some videos so I will be doing lots on the ways I wear my hair, so stay tune. Hope you all enjoy this video!!!


Fashionistas I love

I am so in love with fashion. Yes, if I have not said it enough, well I am. It makes me so happy and I love dressing up am like a kid in a candy store especially when it's vintage, unique and different stores. I believe we all have our own styles and I love when you can still be playful but sexy.

I dont think that fashion should leave you homeless or broke and labels arent always the best finds. I find that you can really play with your style when you make it or incorporate many pieces whether it be from thrift stores, I went through mom's vintage pieces growing up or pull out those 'never die pieces" at the back of your closet you will be surpirse the looks you can create.

These are some of my favourite women to look to and even though some are just coming out if you follow them you will know they are always on it. They are always having fun with fashion and still remaining themselves, so I hope you all do the same and have fun...


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She looks stunningggggggggggggg!!!!

Jessie J

I love this jacket so Her an so vintage sheek!!Besides her style this girl can SING

Wynter Gordon

Her body is insane, abs and everything and I love her music

Kim Kardashian

Rihanna or should I say her stylist

This is Rihanna and  her stylist Mariel Haenn

Okay guys and then there are bloggers tat have impecable style but I will do a post on the ones I love at a later date..


Follow Me


I have been getting lots of questions and I guess even though I post it all the time. I will do a separate special post just for you so you can follow me.

You can follow me on my blog there are so many way: Bloglovin, Network blog, facebook. All you have to do is click on which one you prefer and Viola.

Then you an follow me on Twitter @!/DejavuNaturals

Youtube Channel:


My new blog

an you can email your questions @ post them on my facebook page or comment section of the blog, whatever is convenient for you.I will always respond...

I am also on independant fashion bloggers, and write for numerous blogs and websites. That I will discuss at later date.

Thank you for the questions and love


Up and coming artist

Calley Dub

Hey lovies, I spoke about this artist a while ago sometime when I first started my blog. If you into hip hop your surely going to love his material. The link is posted below. So check it out.

He goes by the name CDub straight out of Toronto, Canada. I'll definitely keep you all posted on his progress..

To check out his last feature CLICK HERE


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Art through Inspiration: Books

I remember going through highschool and college reading all these books. Well a few came out after that, but I love them equally. The first time I read sister souljah "I lost my mind" I love it. I think because it was the first time I was really introduced to black writers, I could fall in love with. Yep, I was a nerd reading everything else, but, this was juicy. To my surprise who knew that reading 'No Disrespect' by "SISTER SOULJAH" would change my life. It changed my life it made me so aware of the men around me, myself and the things they did, what I did, my conscious mind and I think at that moment I began to change.

I can sit here and say that I have not made the best choices when it comes to men, lord knows I have not. I have however learned from my experiences. I went through a 'I dont care stage', where you just dont like the guy, dont care to talk to him, but still yet you are. Now, that I look back these were men I would had never talk to, if I was in my right mind. I say my right mind because I was so hurt coming out of a long relationship that broke me down. It took me years to pull myself together, three years to be exact. SUCKS!!!

Am glad I realize what I went through and how something like that can really alter your life, your opinions, and you as a person. I am glad I can look back and smile at them, they were my choices so I will own them.
However, I will say you let people treat you how they want,  if you dont say enough is enough. So am glad I  walked away, stop talking to most and am glad it made me stronger, happier and in many ways appreciate life alot more.


After that life epiphany I was so disappointed when I read her latest book 'Midnight' I was so disappointed. I brought the book months ago and I read a few pages and put it down. It took me almost 6 months to try to read it and when I did am ashamed to say, well, NO AM NOT! I skipped to the back of the book and finish reading it. I remember the louder "that's it, argh thank God I didnt read this", now this is my personal opinion. I am sure there are lots of people that love it. However my 16 year old cousin ran down the stairs saying "really, really, that's it! am disappointed", and with a long pause I could not stop laughing.

I realize it was not so much the book it was the content in which it was written. I am tired of the stereotypical topics being written over and over by black authors. I am on the hunt for new authors that excite me, and books I enjoy. I do read other material but the reason am talking about black authors because I can find books written by other races of authors on so many topics but when it comes to black authors, black movies it's the same thing over and over. It'S like watching a Tyler Perry movie, dont get me wrong I am so proud of his accomplishments, I like him. I am just annoyed by what is being shoved into my face, we dont have much options, unless you go unknown which sometimes is a great idea.

For now, I sit staring at my book shelf reading the titles, browsing the web for great blogs and articles, and reading my own material which seems to excite me. Until I find the next best thing, I guess I try my best to support our business FOR US, BY US.  I EXPECT greatness.

I hope you all are having a wonderful week, I am working on a great video, am enjoying making videos, there fun. Like I promised they could only get better as I learn more and more. If you have questions, style ideas, email me I always respond, or you never know post a video!!! Until Next time beautifuls...


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Never Give up

There are some days where you just need some inspiration. I have this in my house, and ever so often I turn and look at it because it reminds of me of where I am going, and how far I have come.

After my accident I got really depressed and this is probably the first time I have really shared this on my blog. I stayed away as much as I could from anyone willing to be close to me. I am not a person that likes to fail and at that point I felt like I did. I also felt very alone because I almost lost my life.

I remember waking up and not being able to breathe, I pannick but remembered to stay calm. I thought someone was dead, "what did I do". Despite my injuries being the person I am, I still was able to make sure the other person in there car was okay.

Through that experience I learned that people can be so cold, not that I did not know that before. I just remember thinking she did not care to check on me but was more concerned with her car. It did not matter to her whether I was alive or dead, she ran around her car more concerned for metal.

Now I am not saying that you should not be concerned for the things you have but I truly believe that materialistic things will not be forever. Someone's life is much more important than a car. I decided am no longer doing anythig half-ass am doing it t perfection. I have decided if I cant get my event right I will postpone it because I wont settle for less. I am not going to have it do but not in a half-ass way (excuse my language). If you have dreams, you have to give it your all.

I guess am sharing this because for the last few days I have been so down, everything is moving so slowly for me building a business, all the things I want to accomplish. I feel like when will it pay off but am trying to be so patient. I am trying to really figure out what to do with my life, crazy I do so many things, how can I focus on one. Well, am back making music so if that takes off I 'll be happy but am happy writing, I'll get it right eventually I will.

I even got frustrated with my hair almost cut it all off, but I wouldnt do that again, am happy with the results am getting. I dont know why I feel so low or what I can do to bring me back up but to write. I recently started writing for a online magazine but when I checked my articles they were not posted. I mean it's been weeks and am a quick writer. I say whats on my mind I have well thought out articles done in no time, because it's what I love to do so it's natural to me now, second nature.

Besides that I have had other drama to deal with and am just trying not to have any enemies or hard feelings so am being the bigger person when it has nothing to be with me, life is just to short for it all so I said forgot it I will handle it myself.

So now am sitting on my leather couch and am thinking about so many things, I know this may come across as so depressing but I just want you all to know I have down days too jus like you. Someone said I always seem so happy I am, am happy to be alive and healthy, happy to have family. I should not be complaining but it was not always this way. I have had a rough life but it made me a much better person.

I want you all to know that you can never give up on your dreams, you can never let anyone take them away from you. Work hard for the things you want in your life and hopefully eventually it will pay off for you. Dont look at what anyone else has, you dont know how they got it or what they had to do to get there. Try to keep positive people in your life and around you. Remember family, good family is better than any stranger.... sometimes. It does not take away from the amazing angel strangers that may walk into your life. Be positive, sometimes this is hard but people respond well to positive people. Be human, be kind, sensitive, loving, caring, forgiving, it's okay to ake mistakes, fall in love, dis like someone you're human. Remember to do onto others as you would want them to do unto you.

For now that's all I could go on and on but i'll end it with this NEVER NEVER NEVER GIVE UP

Empower, Embrace, Create, Unite

Music xoxo

Hey guys I am so in love with Jessie J, weird but I so love British artist. I personally believe they have some of the most talent artist coming out of Britian. I make it a point to always tune into what is going on.
I have notice that videos I post are being blocked which sucks but I gotta do it her music is great well to me anyways....xoox

So I came back to check and sure enough the video blocked so I'll try this.

The video is a jessievevo

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Natural Remedies to Remove build up from your Natural Hair

I have been getting alot of emails about removing build-up from your natural hair. What to use? I want a natural way to do this? There are so many ways to do this with out spending alot of money. I have done some research and of course from my own experience here are a few DO's that work...

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse

This product is so great to remove build-up. I have spoken about my love for this product because it works for me. To be honest I do this once a week because I use my leave-in very lightly everyday, some days I do skip it but you have to always make sure that your scalp is clarifed so it can breathe. It needs to breathe in order to grow and be healthy.

Apple cider vinegar rinse is an acidic rinse. It restores the natural PH balance of your hair and closes the cuticle, because it closes the cuticles this creates smoother, shinier hair. Apple cider vinegar rinse will remove shampoo, conditoner, and product buildup. It kills bacteria that causes dandruff,  itchy scalp and will also kill lice problems.

Things you will need:

Apple cider vinegar use about 1/2 a cup depending on your hair length
Spray bottle
Hair clips
2 parts of water

Once you have condition your hair, spray the mix of ACV on your scalp and gently massage, the smell is strong but it subsides after a few minutes. Rinse the mis out of your hair and there you have it. Repeat this once a week if you have alot of build up, remember to put a leave in on your damp hair so it absords and puts the natural oils back into your hair that has been removed. For more on this visit my natural hair guide.

Ingredients you can try:

Jojoba oil:

I am so in love with this oil also a staple in my closest of hair products. I do not use it all the time but do incorporate. This is great for dry scalp and many of us do suffer from this problem. It helps to rebalance sebum you can find my article on sebum

For more on carrier oils and essentail oils Click Here

Hot Oil Treatments: Jojoba Oil

2 teaspoons
1 teaspoon organic soybean or organic sunflower oil

Gently warm these oil on low heat, massage mixture into hair, wrap hair in towel or cover with shower cap or plastic wrap for 15 minutes. Shampoo and rinse. If your hair is long use more of these oils to cover your hair. You can also leave the oils longer on your hair for a deeper treatment.

Natural Shampoo for Normal Hair

1/4 water
1/4 liquid castle soap
1/2 carrier oil of your choice and essential oil

Mix the ingredients together, store in a spray bottle and use this mix whenever you are ready to shampoo your hair. It is so simple and easy.

Essential Oil Hair Cleaning Vinegar Rinse

2 cups of apple cider vinegar
10 drops of essential oil ( rosemary, clary sage, lemon)

Mix vinegar and essential oils. Store your oils in a glass botle. If this mixture sits for a few days it allows it to blend alot better.

Here is another recipe:

2 cups of ACV
2 OZ OF lavender
1 tsp of glycerin
10 drops of rose geranium (essential oil)

Mix ingredient together using boiling water and let the ingredient sit for 3-5 days. Strain and refrigerate. You can use this time and time again by pouring a small amout of the mix in a container and adding water to rinse your hair.
Herbal Rinses

Sage Rinse

1 cup water
1 tsp sage
Pour the water over the sage and let it sit until it becomes steep. Strain and use the sage water as a rinse, you can use this product to remove excessive buildup, remove oil, and promote healthier hair and scalp.

Chamomile Rinse

1cup boiling water
1 tsp chamomile flowers
Pour the water over the chamomile flowersd remain until it is steep. This rinse soothes and heals the scalp leaving it with a silky sheen.
This rinse will lighten your hair so make it might not be a good idea to use it if you are looking to darken your hair or leave the colour. I personally do not use this rinse but add it as an option for other naturals.

There you have it beautiful...Viola

If you have any questions please feel free to email me

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Monday, April 11, 2011

SnapShot: Natural Hair Styles

I cant believe I slept in but I will most likely be posting all day, I have so much to share. I spent this weekend working on a few details for our May 26 event and I am officially calling it Beautifully Naturally You. It will not only celebrate natural hair but body and mind. I will be posting the flyers this week for you all.

I also spent the last few weeks with this hairstyle and from my last youtube video post here

I usually post pics of other beautiful women but since I am getting a little bit more personal I have decided to share these. I hope you all love. I sat on my bed for an hour debating whether to post this. I dont know what am afraid of, I mean I think these snap are beautiful. Here they are ....

This is my hair now and am loving it, it's bantu knots I had in and just removed.

This was a weave I did, it was so cute!!

I had this is about a month ago invisible side path

This was my hair a week ago, am really loving this look.

This picture is when I first cut my hair, isnt that crazy this was last August. I am so amazed at how fast my hair as grown. I cant wait to take pics this August.

My love for twist

I use to love braids and then I just stop. Honestly I love doing syles but braids is a once every two year affair.

These pics are all hairstyles I have done and I have so much more to share but for now these are great ideas if your looking for something to do. I am available to do your hair, keep in mind I live in Toronto, Canada. Just send me an email, it's one of my passions.

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Goddesses Earrings

Hey guys so as you may all remember I had a store called amour and decided that wasnt the right look for me in terms of the jewellery so since I am always making or finding some amazing things. I have some really cute things for you guys and I put them all on sale. I am really just getting started and there is so much more to come. I want to make everything really affordable but still very cute items you could love, so I 'll try to reduce the prices, am also looking at donation some of the earnings but I havent decided on the organization, for now it's just beginning so am taking it one day at a time.  I hope you love it please visit....I would love to know what you all think!!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Art through Inspiration: Miles Davis

Anyone that knows me will tell you I love art. I can find it in the simplest things and that's the honest truth. I have always loved Miles Davis collection of art, I hope to one day own some of his collection. I wanted to share it with you all because I believe a beautiful picture says alot and sometimes the simplest things can get you through a difficult or beautiful day. I came across Miles Davis while I was in college I mean his art collection and I fell in love. Many do not know that he was not only a great musical talent and leader but an inspiring painter. In the coming weeks I will include him into my history section of the blog.

Here are some of my favourites

The kiss
Spider Web


Josephine Baker

Here are a few more of his last paintings. I believe my favourite piece to date has to be the Kiss. I have always loved that piece of art.


What are some of your favourite pieces of art enjoy


Style Finds

I have been so busy today, I got up way to later and am so use to getting up early. I try to get up early to get my articles in order. I found some really cute and affordable things that I decided I would share with you all. I hope you all like. Dont forget to check out my youtube channel which I promise it will get better over time, am still learning alot about making videos, and putting myself out there. I am so shy when it comes to those things. I could only get better, right?

I love these from H&M bracelets, they are so nice and they look great on me. I just had to pick them up when I saw them. I usually dont like showing what I got but since I normal do style finds on my blog I figure I show you guys exactly how I find my afforable things, I visit many websites, stores, I dont just buy buy buy am trying to build a future for myself, a business and have fun. So yes, I love fashion but if I cant afford to buy the best, that's okay I look the best and yes you can find great items for affordable prices that make you look like a million dollars. Try to be adventurous, one thing my mom thought me growing up was to try to make your own things. She was always sewing a dress, skirt or top for me. She was always painting a t-shirt, she is so creative. I think she past it on to me because I love doing it all making earrings, I love art, maybe one day I will share it.
For now here you go ....Enjoy!!!

I love these from H&M, I have been eyeing them for so long

I really got these just for getting them but I like them

I love these for the summer and hope to get the clear ones, they are from Aldo 10.00$

I got this from Aldo it is so gorgeous am actually wearing this in my last video

I got these from Le Chateau there are stunning!!! I believe they were 15$ but I really like them.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Youtube Video

Style Finds: Spring Shoes 2011

So it's spring and I am seeing some really amazing shoes this season. I am so excited to get right into some shopping for shoes. By far the best thing I love shopping for. Toronto Fashion just wrapped up last week, I did not attend but will have a full overview of the event for you guys on
there are some cute things am sure you will all love. Some designers had some of the greatest shoes but the front rows of any fashion show is where you can really spot some great moments in shoestory (New word).

Photo by: Ashley  Jahnicke
Poppy  Delevigne Studded boots outside Jason Wu show. I love this toronto born deigners he is so amazing!!

Thakoon Booties
Oh I love these so spring

Photo by Sarah Cates
Proenza Schouler woven platforms, These are so unique am not sold on them, maybe they will grow on me!!

So let's do something a bit more me, and fun

This year you will definitely find alot of surgical straps in the stores for spring and summer, shoe sandal, platforms, leather saddle, patterened boots, lots of pastel pumps, lots of flats and finally clogs. They are everywhere this season, in every store. Here are a few options from Aldo....

HEISTER 100$HEISTER 100$DIANNE 90.00$    IVEANS90.00$

If you want something a little more fun and funky...

 Diego  Dolcini

Diego Dolcini

Diego Dolcini

Emilio Pucci

Ernesto Esposito


If your looking for the extreme unique find Alexander Mcqueen well lets just say you can never get enough of there over the top collection!

Alexander McQueen Spring 2011 Shoes 3

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Empower, Embrace, Create and Unite