Thursday, September 15, 2016

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Winterize Your Hair With These Three Natural Looking Protective Styles

The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are getting cooler, and your coconut oil is once again rock hard. All signs that winter is coming! With the impending snow, dry air and cold temperatures, winter can really wreak havoc on natural hair. That being said, winter is the perfect time to rock a long term protective style. Using protective styles, like crochet braids, a natural hair weave or a natural hair wig, you can have that out and big natural look while protecting your hair from the cold winter elements. Protective styles provide a safe environment for your hair to grow, especially during the dry, cold winter season. When your hair is in a protective style, it is manipulated less by styling and can retain more moisture.
So this winter season, “winterize” your hair for healthy tresses to emerge in the spring. Here are three natural protective styles that can help you “winterize” your hair.

Crochet Braids


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Crochet braids are a low cost, low maintenance, natural looking style that you can install yourself. All you need is a few packs of Marley hair, a crochet needle, some styling tips and a free weekend. In this style, your hair is safely braided up underneath and the Marley hair that is exposed can be styled in many different ways. The hair can be heat set into a twist out, braid out or perm rod set, brushed out into an afro-straight style or even just left alone in its natural state. Marley hair coming in all kinds of colors, it is also an easy way to experiment with color, while your hair is safely underneath.

A Weave


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Another great way to “winterize” your hair is to get a natural hair weave. Again like the crochet braids, your hair is safely tucked away, so you can last all winter without manipulating or adding heat to your hair. But unlike crochet braids, you have more styling options. Because this hair reacts like human hair (vs. the synthetic Marley hair), you can easily change styles and even wash or dye it.  You either sew in tracks for a long term protective style, or get natural hair clip in for shorter term style.

A Wig


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Unlike the previous two options, a natural hair wig is a great option because it isn’t actually attached to your hair. This alleviates some of the stress the previous two options can cause if you have thinner hair. With a natural hair wig, you can easily remove the unit without much fuss and your hair gets to breathe on a regular basis while you sleep, shower or just lounge around the house. It’s also easier to get to your own hair if you want it to style it. You can buy an already curly wig or it’s very simple to make your own customized unit using a few bundles of natural hair weave.
Winter doesn’t have to mean constant manipulation, dry ends or frozen hair. This winter, let a protective style take the brunt of environmental stress while your hair is moisturized and healthy underneath.



Friday, June 3, 2016

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Sponsored Post: Cute Tops for Fall 2015

Great news lovelies! My husband and I are so excited to be welcoming our first child! Our son, Roman, will be making his debut around the first week of January.  Accommodating my changing body has been quite an interesting journey. As my baby bump seems to change sizes week by week I found that I'm not a big fan of maternity tops; but instead I prefer to size up in flowing tunics and tops to maintain some sense of style of my pre-pregnancy style.  Buying new tops every month can get expensive so I'm always on the lookout for budget friendly websites that allow me to stock up on multiple breezy styles without breaking the bank.  This week I stumbled across Zaful, as I looked for cute fall tops to take me into the next season.

Check out a few of Primadonna's Picks below, and see what's in my online shopping bag!

One Shoulder Solid Color 3/4 Sleeve T-Shirt


This one shoulder tee looks stylish and comfortable.  I'm thinking this is the perfect top for Saturday brunch with the hubby, or Sunday afternoon errands.


















Rivet Scoop Neck Long Sleeve T-Shirt



Basic black is always in style and can easily go from work to weekend with just a change in jewelry or a colorful scarf.  The faux fringe on this top is on trend and would look great with my favorite pair of leather inset leggings and ankle boots.













Vintage Embroidery Long Sleeve Blouse



This breezy pleated top  is perfect for fall's bohemian 70's vibe. I would pair this with a pair of khaki or chocolate skinnies and pointed toe flats.  




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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

OOTD: Day Dressing


I love slipping into a a breezy day dress during the Spring, and a  printed fit and flare dresses has become a must-have for my ever evolving warm weather wardrobe. This Ellen Tracy dress has proven to be a versatile piece that I've paired with flat jeweled sandals for weekend errands,  studded pointed toe flats and a cardigan for work, and styled here with sassy red patent heels and a zippered clutch for Saturday brunch.   


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how to wear what to wear with How to wear what to wear with Ellen Tracy Blue Multi Pleated Fit & Flare day dress RSVP Shani Red  Heels Black Faux Crocodile Skin Clutch Royal Blue Cardigan



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Ellen Tracy Dress (Another Cute Option)

RSVP Shani Heels 

Faux Crocodile Skin Clutch 

Thrifted Cardigan



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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Wet N Wild Fergie Centerstage To Reflect Shimmer Palette in "Hollywood Boulevard"

I spotted the Wet N Wild Fergie Centerstage Hollywood Boulevard shimmer palette on a late night run to my local Wal-mart. What can I say? I can't help but do a bit of browsing in the cosmetics section when I'm there! The cute animal print pattern caused me to take a second look, and my desire for some new highlighter options for summer caused me make this my official spur of the moment late night purchase.






This is quickly becoming one of my favorite highlighters. I can add a small amount of product and buff for a more subtle look, or apply a few layers for more intense shimmer.  




Swatches
Thought I prefer to use dry, this product can be used both wet and dry. As you can see above, there is a subtle difference in the wet swatch from the dry swatch. The intermingled rose and bronze hues are deeper and more noticeable when wet. 


Cheekbone Highlighting with the Hollywood Boulevard Shimmer Palette



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