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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Beyonce - Mine Makeup - Holiday Challenge #6

This is my rendition of Beyonce's makeup in the video Mine ft. Drake. I loved this look in the video! I knew I was definitely going to re-create this and I'm glad I did! I recorded another but I'm not sure if I want to post it because the lipstick is a totally different color. But I am not sure that that really makes a huge difference. lol

Products Used

MAC Soft Ochre
MUFE #92
ELF Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Carbon
Loreal Linear Intense Eyeliner
Covergirl Lash Perfection

ELF Giddy Gold Blush

MAC Brave New Bronze Lipstick

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Current Night Routine - Holiday Challenge #5

In this video, I quickly talk about what I do to my hair at night currently. This has changed a few times since I have had this style in. But the current routine has given me the most improvement.

Before going to sleep every night I take my vitamins, put a little conditioner in my natural hair and oil my scalp, then massage it in. I then scarf it up and go to sleep.

In the morning, I usually just spray the hair with water apply a little conditioner and brush it out so that the curls look nice through out the day.

In my oil mix I have:
4oz Castor Oil
2oz Olive Oil
1oz Coconut Oil
1oz Sweet Almond Oil

I didn't measure the essential oils but I used enough so that I could smell it really well in the oil. I added twice as much Rosemary Essential Oil as the other 2 oils, which were Peppermint and Tea Tree.

This mix definitely makes my hair and scalp feel much better. My scalp is not itching like crazy anymore and I am not getting anymore dandruff like I was prior to using this.

I am definitely going to continue to use this!!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!!!

I just wanted to say Merry Christmas to everyone and their families!!! 

Hope you are all having a wonderful, amazing, fabulous, fun, great, awesome Holiday!!!!

Beyonce - Pretty Hurts Makeup - Holiday Challenge #4

So I did another makeup look from another of Bey's new videos, Pretty Hurts.

Its a really deep smokey with a nude lip. I added a peachy twist with the lipstick and the blush.

I didn't wing it out as much as she had it in her video but thats just fine. Going to do a few more of Beyonce's looks. :D

Products Used

NYX Jumbo Pencil in Black Bean
MAC Carbon
MAC Saddle
MAC Short Shorts
Sephora Black Cream Liner

MAC Short Shorts
La Femme Blush in Golden Sunset

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Suede in Flashing Lights

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Fun Neutral Makeup - Holiday Challenge #3

In this video I kept it simple. Just a nice neutral eye with a pop of Brash on the lower inner lash line. One of my favorite go to looks. I was up pretty early recording this the other day so I had the big cheesy smile. LoL

Products Used

MAC Soft Ochre
Elf Weutral Warm Palette
MAC Brash
MAC Saddle
MAC Rule
Sephora Cream Liner
Cover girl Lash Perfection

LA Femme Cinnabar Blush

Sephora Lip Gloss

Great!! Now I have all the blog posts for each video I have posted so far! I have more stuff that should be posted soon so stay tuned!! :)

Beyonce - Blow Makeup - Holiday Challenge #2

This particular day I sat and watched Beyonce's video for Blow on repeat. I was super super tired, hence the red eyes but I really wanted to get this video out. Im so glad I did and I think the makeup turned out awesome!!

I am trying to keep up with my challenge and although I am not completely getting things out in a timely manner like I want to I am still getting them out. If you enjoyed this video please like it and share! Thanks for watching!!!

Products Used

MAC Soft Ochre
MAC Electra
ELF 100 Palette & Cool Eyes Palette
Elf Lashes

ELF Giddy Gold Blush

ELF Merry Cherry

Desperation - Holiday Challenge #1

This is the first video that I posted in this challenge. I love makeup so I think that most of the videos I do in this challenge will be about makeup.

Products Used

Urban Decay Desperation
MAC Elecktra
MAC Short Short
MAC Carbon
La Femme Blush Sienna
Linear Intense eyeliner
Scandal Eyes Mascara

Sonia Kashuk - Bronzing Blush duo

MAC Brave New Bronze Lipstick

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Challenging Myself!!

I have completed my personal 2 year Protective Style Challenge!! I can't believe it has been 2 years!! I have to say that this does excite me quite a bit.

I have completed quite a few challenges when it comes to my hair. In addition to the protective style challeng,e I have also completed my No Heat challenge for 2013, and an almost consistent Vitamin Challenge.

My length goals I am not going to claim just yet simply because I will be cutting my hair once I finally take down my current style. When I do so, I plan to do a 2 step hardcore protein treatment and wear my own hair for a week or 2, then weave it back up.

I am also challenging myself to record edit and upload a new video every other day for the next 2 weeks! I plan on doing holiday themed makeup and other videos.

I am doing this because I have not been as consistent with my channel and my blog and I keep coming and going. By challenging myself to put out a video so often I hope it will induce the want to continue to do so and this will all become a habit. I want to continue to grow my channel significantly. I also plan on removing my older videos and remaking them in much better quality.

So far I'm doing well. The first couple came out a little late but I am staying on track as far as the videos. The blog not so much lol
This post should have been up a few days ago, but I'm going to back date it so it can run consecutively with the other posts I need to put up.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Hair Diary *30* - 2 months worth of updates & 6 month QHP update

So I havent updated my hair in quite a while so I am going to go ahead and do it all in one post for the past month or so. I tried to post this last week, but was having trouble exporting my video for upload. I was finally able to get it done last night!!

For Halloween I colored the ends of my hair red. It looked awesome and everyone loved it. Now I am the girl who washes her hair every single day in the morning. Whether it is my natural hair or a weave, I have to put some water in it.

The problem with that is the red was:
A) Getting everywhere! All over my bathroom and clothes whenever my hair was still wet
B) Fading really fast. I have been trying to wash my hair with cool water but some days I have to use hot and that makes it fade even faster. At the moment there is just a slight hint of red on the ends. I think the color might have lasted for about 2 weeks before it actually turned pink and faded completely. Maybe even less.

I shampooed my hair a few times because my scalp felt icky. I ran the shampoo through the weave cap and hair as well. I hate when my scalp gets like that underneath.
Its my biggest pet peeve ever.

The problem with shampooing my hair is my braids got super frizzy and its not really good in my opinion to shampoo braids. I prefer washing loose hair. That way I feel like the hair is getting completely clean instead of partially.

A few weeks after redoing my braids in Oct. they were already really loose. I ended up wearing those particular braids for about a month and a half before taking them down the weekend before last.

This time instead of re-braiding my hair down like before, I put them into singles so that I could better get to my scalp and be able to deep condition my hair without getting too much tangling like I would with french braids.

To secure the hair down to mine I sewed a track of thread in an L shape on either side of my part and sewed the edge of my hair down on top of that. At this point I feel like this is one of the better application methods because it feels really secure and is nice and flat. Also, it hasnt slipped at all yet either. I secured the rest of it down with bobby pins and it looks great.

I kind of feel like I might have been breaking my hair off over the last few times I have been taking down and rebraiding my hair. My ends really needed to be trimmed. So this time I was extra careful with how I combed out and detangled my hair.

I didn't get any breakage this time. The Lekair's conditioner also helped as well. It has been a few months since I ran out of my last jar and no other conditioner has been able to make my hair feel the same as the Lekair's. I was really happy to have found it again, I have to say.

My hair has definitely grown a lot since I first put this hair in. I can't believe it has been 6 months already and I can't wait to be able to take it out and wear my hair. I don't think I will be doing that until next summer though.

I really want to give myself a really good haircut soon as well. I need for my ends to be nice and even. I will be doing that sometime next year.

I am going to order some new hair next month for my next style. I am definitely going to go shorter this time and I can't wait. I am not sure who I am going to order my hair from next but I do have 2 companies in mind.

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