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26 October 2016

Braid Out on Fine Colored Locs | Easy Dreadlock Styles

Hey guys!  I haven't worn a braid out on my locs in a very long time.  I decided to change that this past weekend and set my hair in large braids once my freshly washed hair was about 75% (seventy-five percent) dry.  I used three (3) locs per braid to give my hair more fullness and texture.  I have enough locs to make both braid outs and twist outs with ease; I only had one braid created with four (4) strands.

I kept my braids in for one day or 24 (twenty-four) hours.  Instead of keeping my braids in for a few days, I set my hair for a much shorter period of time.  The eczema on my scalp is maintained since I wash my hair every three (3) to four (4) days, using SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash on my scalp.  I rinse my locs / strands thoroughly with water and conditioner and use shampoo every few weeks.  It's much too drying to use shampoo on my locs / strands every three (3) days.  I discuss my hair care products in detail here:  Hair Products for Colored Locs and Eczema Relief.  Now to my braid out results!

Hope you all enjoyed this hair update and style!  Thanks for reading and see you in my next post. ♥

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Topics:  braid out on fine locs. braidout on colored dreadlocks. easy styles for locs. four years locs. 4 years dreadlocks journey.

20 October 2016

Nude Gothic Almond & Russian Almond Acrylic Nails | NOTD (Nails of the Day)

Whew!  I'm back to blogging full time!  Yay!  I took a much needed break, took some time to refocus, and now I'm ready to get back in the swing of things.  Since this is my first blog post in over a month, I'd like to share my go to manicure as of late.  I've been wearing an acrylic overlay over my natural nails for about six (6) to eight (8) months.  I wore a hard gel overlay before hand, alternating between regular nail polish and gel nails for almost three (3) years.  Hard gel nails must be buffed off to be removed and soak off gel nails can be removed by soaking in pure acetone nail polish remover. ;-)

I am self taught and love experimenting with different nail treatments and enhancements.  This nail set was created using simple gold nail forms that I purchased on eBay.  They came on a roll with 500 forms, giving me plenty to practice with.  I have worn acrylic extensions on both ring fingers but I decided to go all out this time and extend all ten finger nails!  I'm so excited with the outcome.

I use a custom acrylic mix; I created this nude shade myself, just as I custom create my hair color.  I combine different shades of pink, beige, peach, and more to match the look I'm trying to achieve.  I wanted a color that fit well with my skin tone after a summer in the sun.  I use a variety of acrylic powder brands, including a few unbranded ones for solid acrylic colors.  I like CND (Creative Nail Design) products and Mia Secret products.  Later this month, I will be trying out a new brand of acrylic monomer from EzFlow.

When I extended the length of my nails, my natural nails were what one usually considers sporty length.  I couldn't wait for them to grow back to my normal long length so I used the nail forms to have long nails instantly.  I really love to change things up sometimes!  See you in my next post, which will not be a month from now this time! ❤️

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Topics:  nude gothic almond acrylic nails. russian almond accent nails. custom nude acrylic powder mix. nails of the day. notd. natural nails acrylic overlay. acrylic nail extensions.

22 September 2016

Autumn Outfit Idea ft. Western Booties | Fall Fashion Preview Two

Part two of my Fall Fashion Preview features a semi casual Autumn outfit idea.  (View part one.)  I love pairing warm shades of brown with more neutral colors, such as light pink, grey / gray, and tan.  The short sleeve tiger t-shirt works well during the day when its warmer, and the light grey / gray sweater is perfect for cooler nights.

#0106 Fall Fashion Preview 2

WithChic round neck t shirt
$19 -

$1,385 -

French Connection zipper skinny jeans
$105 -

NOVICA wide bangle

StyleRocks pink gold wedding ring
$1,845 -

Gucci pink glasses

JINsoon shiny nail polish
$24 -

This is my favorite time of year to shop for cold weather shoes.  Be sure to check out more shoes on my Fall / Autumn Boots and Booties Wishlist.  Thanks so much for reading.  See you in my next post! ♥

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Topics:  fall outfit ideas for women. autumn outfits for college. casual fall fashion. how to style western boots. how to wear neutral colors for autumn. brown fringe booties. graphic t-shirts and tees. bohemian accessories. boho chic style.

01 September 2016

Fall Fashion Preview One: Outfit Idea ft. Peep Toe Booties

As promised, this is the first installment of my Fall Fashion Preview, featuring boots and booties from my Autumn Boots and Booties Wish List.  I wanted to create a look featuring the cute pair of tan peep toe booties.  I love wearing deep and warm colors as the weather transitions into cooler temperatures.  This jersey bib overall dress can easily be paired with tights beneath as the weather continues to change, and the dark green long sleeve top can be swapped out with a turtleneck sweater for extra warmth.  All of the pieces in this outfit can be worn during Autumn and Winter.

#0105 Fall Fashion Preview

See you in my next post! ♥

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Topics:  fall outfit ideas for women. autumn outfits. how to style peep toe booties. how to wear a jersey dress. how to style boots and booties.

25 August 2016

Fall / Autumn Boots & Booties Wishlist

I'm so excited!  It's that time of year again for my Fall / Autumn Boots and Booties wish list.  Typically, I wear different styles of boots year round, but late Summer and early Fall are when I shop for new shoes for the colder months.  I chose eight (8) pairs that caught my eye, and they just happen to all be in the same color family.  I have a lot of brown and grey / gray boots, but not as many tan and cognac shades.  My wish list features shoes with fur, fringe and tassels, peep toe details, and block or wedge heels.
Fall Boots & Booties Wishlist | Part 3

Fall Booties Wishlist | Part 4

I plan to create outfit inspiration and styling ideas for at least half of the shoes featured in this post.  Until then, check out my boots and booties wish list from last year.  For more style inspiration featuring boots, visit my board on Pinterest.

See you in my next post and thanks for reading! ♥
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