Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sinful Colors Slate

A new Sinful Colors shade I picked up last week while it was on sale at Rite Aid for buy 1 get 1 50% off.

This color is called "slate". Its a really nice dark grey with some shimmer in it. This is two coats. At first when applying I thought it was going to be sheer and I would have to apply a ton of coats, but after the 2nd it was perfect. I really like this color and think its great for fall. I also picked up another color, of course! Check back for that one!

Monday, October 24, 2011

kids braid out with sheamoisture

Here is a braid out on Leelee's hair using Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and sealing with castor oil. I sectioned her hair into three rows and cornrowd straight back the night before. The next morning I removed the braids to get this look.

Friday, October 21, 2011

snagged style: braided hairstyle

I got this style idea from a hairstyle I saw tagged on Facebook somewhere, so I did NOT come up with this style. Its a version of it!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

simple braids into princess hairstyle pony

I really loved this simple braided style. It reminded of a princess. I simply just sectioned out a part it in the front and braided a few braids going back. I then divided them in half to braid the braids together and wrap around her head, and then secured them together where they met in the middle. Then, I braided all together and secured it with a barrette . The back was left out. (:

Saturday, October 15, 2011

mohawk with flat twists and cornrows pulled into a side ponytail

For this style I wanted to do a mohawk with each row alternating between cornrow and flat twist, cornrow and flat twist. Half way with one side I got lazy and just decided to pull the rest into a ponytail to the side. I secured atleast three rows together with rubberbands that were dipped in olive oil and then pulled it together in a ponytail.
For this style we used Jaja's hair and body pomade by Created By Nature we won a few weeks ago from a giveaway by Untrained Hairmom. Review coming soon on the product, until then check out Untrained Hairmom's!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Banding Style On Natural Hair

What is banding? What does it do? Read our post on banding. Here is a quick banded style we did that was different from our normal banding routine. I decided to quickly do this after washing her hair. I was tired of always leaving it out so I decided to band it.
For posts with similiar banding styles check out Diva Locks Diva Diva Dos & everything in between and Braid with Me.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

grey and black leopard print nails design

Here is design I did using the Confetti in Lonesome Dove as a base coat. You know I had to do this print! You can never go wrong with it.

Monday, October 10, 2011

kid's braided hairstyle part II

I wanted to update on the current style we have in now. If you missed the first post check out kid's braided hairstyle

As you can see in the previous post all I did to the style was braid it all together and either secure it at the back or leave it to hang on the side like a ponytail.

To switch up the style a bit I left her hair braided together in the left side. Once I got to the right side I gathered hair and braided it together like this to get this look
I then added beads. These are glow in the dark beads and our first time using them. They don't glow too much at night unless you "charge" them by putting them close to light beforehand.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

confetti nail polish - lonesome dove

Here is the nailpolish I purchased last month as seen in our September buys post. I picked it up at CVS for $1.99. Its called Confetti long wearing nail color in lonesome dove. It is a light grey color. I love how this nail polish is. The consistency seems watery but after two applications the color is great. For this color, it stays true to its claim of "long wearing" with Sinful Colors I get about 2-3, maybe 4 days of use. This color lasted up until I took it off at about one and a half weeks. It actually didn't chip at all with a regular top coat. I will be checking out more of their nail polishes to see how I like it. Stayed tuned to see the design I did with this color. Have you used this brand before?

Friday, October 7, 2011

side braided style with braid out

Have you ever sat down to do a style and had no idea where you were going with it? Squirmy kid? Frustrated? Didnt turn out how you wanted? AND didnt want to even bother taking it out after all the time spent? Well thats what happened to us with this style!

The idea came from thisstyle by natural-hair-care-info.com

Check out boysandgirlsnaturalcurls to see the original blooper style!

Here is how we fixed it

Thursday, October 6, 2011

kid's braided hairstyle

Im not sure what to call this style. It can be similiar to a braided headband (if its braided closer to the front) or even a horizontal mohawk. its very similiar.
After its all braided up you can either wrap it around in the back and secure with a bobbypin or let it hang like a side pony (:

Monday, October 3, 2011

Product review: Beauty Without Cruelty nailpolish review

"Beauty Without Cruelty cosmetics was founded in England over 20 years ago by trustees of the BWC Charitable Trust, an animal welfare organization with a business philosophy that is 100% vegetarian and 100% natural. BWC is the leading name in intelligent, responsible and compassionate beauty care. Beauty Without Cruelty is truly the company that cares about you!"

Beauty Without Cruelty has a full line of cruelty-free, vegetarian skin, body, and hair care products made with the finest natural ingredients and aroma-therapeutic essential oils, and a full line of colour cosmetics to meet the needs of every woman.

I had the opportunity to review a nailpolish color of my choice from them and here it is.
It is really true to color from what you see in the bottle.

Attitude nail colour
Colour intense, chip proof, quick dry, toluene, phthalate & formaldehyde free

review: I chose the color "mermaid" which is a nice turquoise color that I have always been looking for. I dont see many nice shades like this in store so I immediately chose this color and guess what? I love it!!!! The only thing I dont like about it is that because the top is circular and big its hard to hold on and apply. Its bulky to me and not something I like.
in the sunlight

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness nail design

You can purchase I &hearts boobies merchandise here

Dont forget to check out our hairstyle in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness as well.

hair carnival in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Natural Hair Carnival: Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How to- sock bun on natural hair

This month's hair carnival is in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Get ready to see styles with lots of pink in the linkies!

I wanted to braid the logo but we ended up with x's lol. We actually did several styles and was unhappy with a lot.

We finally settled on a simple bun with two cornrows along the hair line meeting in the back and finished off with heart beads (pink of course!) at the ends.

Sorry for the lighting of the pics. It doesnt show the pink accessories well.

For this style we did a sock bun.

Items needed:
Old sock or stockings
Ouchless pony tail holder
Rat tail comb for parting the cornrows at the hair line
Boar brush for smoothing
Hair accessories

I followed these instructions from HappyGirlHair and got this:

Here is also another cool way to do a sock bun that I havent tried yet from Mainly Braids For accessories we used a cute light pink flower clip on top and heart beads for the braids.

Hope you liked our style! Please check out the other blogger's hairstyles in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Peep our Breast Cancer Awareness nail design as well.

September monthly buys

This month we didn't buy too much but that's a good thing.

Here's what we picked up:

Lou Ana pure coconut oil - we got this in the baking section of Walmart instead of the one they normally carry because they said its not longer available. I haven't used this on her hair yet. Just to make some yummy sweet potato fries!

The first thing I noticed upon opening was the smell. There's no smell! Which I am not use to. I found out this is refined coconut oil which means its impurities were screened out which removed its distinctive odor. Prior to this we used extra virgin coconut oil that was UNrefined. Soooo I'm a little hesitant to use it on her hair but I will for sure update and let you know how it goes.

Goody Ouchless shower comb: the pink comb we purchased from Sally's broke within weeks! The teeth just began to snap (see pic below). I picked this up at Walmart as well. So far so good. Its very sturdy, too which I love.

po lil tink tink

Desert Essence 100% pure Jojoba Oil - This purchase is the beginning of a bunch of other oils and essential oils I plan to buy for mixes. I have not used it yet but decided to buy this first because it was the cheapest 6.99-8.99 and I have also heard Jojoba oil is the best carrier oil for essential oils. I grabbed this from our local grocery store in the organic section.

Confetti nail polishes - purchased at CVS for $1.99ea . I got Happy Birthday (a dark glittery purple) and Lonesome Dove (a light grey) will post reviews soon.