Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What I'm Listening To

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Winter Coats

Sorry for the lack of posts, I had crazy exams/projects for the last two weeks, but it's over now, and I'm GRADUATING!!!!! Yay! On to the post...

I'm from Winter Country (Wisconsin), and I always wanted to be where it's warm. So I moved down south. Anyways, I just realized, (like just realized) that I love Fall/Winter clothes. I love layering, boots, scarves, gloves, cardigans, etc. I hardly did any clothes shopping last summer, but I'm having a really hard time resisting all the cute outerwear that I'm seeing now. I know I'm gonna go crazy and buy all these cold-weather-clothes and next summer, I'm not gonna have anything to wear again... It's a cycle.

Here are some of my fav styles of outerwear.

BB Dakota Coat

Tulle Wool Coat

Free People Jacket

Gentle Fawn Coat

BB Dakota Blazer


Porter Grey

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The Big Chop... Sort of

Finally! All of the texturized/ relaxed ends are gone. I actually cut the rest of it off in October. I love it! I also dyed it super blonde. You can see it in my profile pic or twitter ( As I've talked about one million times before, I couldn't have made the transition with out I've gained sooo much knowledge about hair care from those ladies and I am forever greatful for that site.

I transitioned from texturized to natural for one year and four months. I had a texturizer for over four years, then I "won" a box of Creame of Nature Relaxer with Organic Oils from an online giveaway. The term "organic" tricked me, but I should've known better because nothing about a relaxer is organic or natural. Anyways, days after using it, my hair turned to straw and was breaking off in the worst way ever. After a few months, without any additional chemical treatments, my hair was getting shorter and shorter from the breakage.

After this incident, I found Long Hair Care Forum, which caters to growing, maintaining, and retaining long healthy hair. I wasn't planning on going natural at first, but I began applying the practices that a lot of the natural ladies use, like co-washing, no heat, and REAL natural/organic products, like butters and oils. I finally decided that I didn't want to texturize my hair anymore. I didn't want flat, straight, dull, limp hair that needed tons of heat EVERYDAY anymore as well. My hair thrived off of these practices.

I did a major trim in June, but I planned on cutting off the rest in June 2010. I think over the next few weeks/months, I became scissor happy and just kept chopping off more and more.

During my transition, I wore buns almost everyday. I decided that I was tired of the same styles and look, so my friend dyed my hair super duper blonde and chopped off the straight ends for me. So, thats where I am today. It kind of reminds me of the Faith Evans look from the early 90's!

I really like it and I've only had the color for about three weeks, but now I want this color.

I guess I have hair A.D.D.... I'll keep you posted on what I'll do next.

So, I guess you cant write a hair post without talking about products. So, here are my staple products that I absolutely cant live without (for now, but I've been mostly using these for months now).

Suave Humectant Conditioner: Non-organic, but goodie

Tresemme Flawless Curls: Non- organic, new to the hair care regimine

Organic Apple Cider, I don't use this brand though

Giovanni Direct Leave-in: Organic, awesome leave-in conditioner

Spectrum Coconut Oil: Organic, This is the exact brand I use

Mango Butter: Organic

Castor Oil: Organic, this is the brand I use

Denman Brush: I think this is the one I have, perfect for defining curls

Aloe Vera Gel: Pure, No frangrace or color added, longer curl hold

Garnier Fructis Matte Paste: Non organic, but lays down my edges like a dream! New product to the regimine

Deep Conditioning Products

Lustrasilk Cholesterol with Shea Butter: Non- organic, but lots of natural ingredients

Shea Butter: Organic

Vegetable Glycerine: Organic