Monday, October 24, 2011

School Teacher Swag

I promise this will be the only time i use the word "swag"...i think.This dress really reminds me of something my first grade teacher would wear... however, I love it! The peter pan collar makes my day and I'm really into stripes, and midi length skirts right now. This dress was scooped up from my favorite thrift store. On the way to a cool spot in Baltimore that has live music on Friday nights, Amour. Good food, great people, good time.

Dress: Thrifted
Sweater: Arden B
Belt: Pac Sun
Shoes: Chinese Laundry

Cleansing for a new Season

For all the wrong reasons I have decided to do a Colon/ Detox cleanse, not because it's actually GREAT for your beauty and over all wellness. My reasoning is rather shallow yet very much true. I am on a mission to lose 10lbs fast, then begin toning my body to get back in tip top shape. As you may know the average person carries 10-15lbs of excess waste on their body....YUCKY!!! So this week I'm going on a CLEANSING JOURNEY, to rid my self of unwanted toxins and waste that have been sucking the life out of me. Stay tuned for my honest review.

Trying to keep this affordable and very simple... here are the products I will be using

Sea Salt- 1.99(Target), Laxative tea with Senna-4. and some change (Target)

Cleanse: For the first 2-3 days I will drink one glass of the Senna Tea. The fourth day I will do a Sea Salt flush helping to flush the remaining gunk out of my body once and for all. Once I have completed the four day cleanse I plan to slowly ease back into a normal diet. Doing so I will be eating light foods and drinking plenty of H2O! Wish me luck:)

The Second portion of my "Cleansing for a new Season " is a called the Oil cleansing Method (OCM)which can be done 2-3 times a week. Sounds weird to clean your face/ body with oil, but it ACTUALLY WORKS! I have been doing this now since the latter part of Aug. and my face is free of dirty pores and smooth as a baby's boo-tay...Hey!!!!!
OCM: Your mixture should include Castor Oil, Olive Oil, Tea Tree Oil and I include granulated raw brown sugar as an exfoliate
1/2 part- Castor oil
1/4 part- EVOO( Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
1/4 part- Tea Tree Oil (helps fight against bacteria)
Raw Sugar- use your discretion

Mix together and gently message into your face, with your finger tips or a tooth brush. Rinse with warm water. Then place a warm/hot wash cloth over your face, this will open your pores and you will be able to wipe away the remaining dirt from your face. I do this step twice and follow with 100% coco butter for a light moisturizer.

I strongly suggest to research more on both of these cleansing method if you are interest. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

25 Ways to Wear A Scarf in 4.5 Minutes!

25 Ways to Wear A Scarf in 4.5 Minutes!


At my cousin's wedding in Charleston, South Carolina. There were alligators in the marsh behind our hotel! Scary stuff. I've had this dress for about 5 years, I wore it to a banquet in 2006. I just went into my closet and cooked up a new take on it. I think the outfit may be a bit matchy-matchy but still a nice idea for a wedding. Sorry for the closed eyes in the first pic, the SC sun was kind of intense.

Blazer: Talbots (Thrifted)
Dress: BCBG Paris
Necklace: Thrifted
Purse: Thrifted
Shoes: Nine West

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My Home Away From Home

Where I make most of my thrifting finds... I never leave this store empty handed!

1900 Pulaski Highway
Edgewood, MD 21040

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Weekend Roadtrip

This weekend we drove to Charleston, South Carolina for my cousin's wedding. The town and the wedding were both beautiful to say the least. For the 9 hour car ride down, I opted to go with an easy weekend favorite YUP, in my white tee!

   Tee shirt: Target
 Silk Scarf: Urban Outfitters
Skinnies: Forever21
 Leather Blazer and Loafers: Thrifted

Damage Control

Naturally curlly hair is prone to breakage because of its twists and turns. I have a 4c curl pattern. Meaning that my hair has many twists and coils, but does not form an "S" shape. Therefore my hair is very fragile and must be moisturized on a regular basis. These are my go to products...

Coconut oil, castor oil, vegetable glycerin, jojoba oil, and avocado oil. I use a mixture of these oils with rose water (no specific measurements) and place them into a spray bottle for daily spritzing, or add a tablespoon of honey and heat, for a hot oil treatment. What are some of your tricks to maintain moisture?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Braids and Twists

My protective style for the next two weeks. Took about 2 hours to complete. Braids are a creative way for your curls to brave the upcoming winter weather.

Styled by Ronnetta Moore. email for info