Monday, October 23, 2017

Preview Halloween Birthday Skirt

Bounjour Dahh-lings,

I'm placing the finishing touches on the Halloween/Birthday ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‰ skirt I'm making, and it actually turned out pretty good.

Seriously considering making sewing posts/'mini' tutorials since garment making is very quickly  becoming a new passion.

It feels so nice to finally have clothing of my style that fits me correctly. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Love Always, 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday!!

Really starting to like wash and go hair. If you're looking for a set of nylon scarves for this type of look, go on Amazon or Ebay. A brightly colored array of nylon (music?) scarves runs about $10-$20.

Effortlessly, retro. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ“ท

Monday, September 18, 2017

Hurricane Irma & New Hobby

Hello my Loves!

To all of my Floridian readers…CONGRATULATIONS!!! We made it out on the other side of Irma. Yes, yes Irma was a very scary and nasty storm when riding out the thick of it, but it’s really the pre-apocalyptic days before the storm that stress me out the most. Not saying that news anchors aren’t supposed to do their due diligence in reporting the storm, but sadly we do live in an era when ‘the most dramatic/sensational’ stories earn the most ratings. It’s almost as if people live for fear and panic and expect media to justify their outlandish anxiety or vice versa.   
I was going to go into this long drawn out scenario of all the foolery I witnessed during this Hurricane experience, but I’m sure they’ll be another one to report on, if not by the end of this summer, definitely next so W/E…. ๐Ÿ˜’

Here's a bit of Irma before she turned SAVAGE


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Blake and Liya | L'oreal Paris Colour Riche Collection Exclusive

Good Evening 'Daah-lings'

I like to introduce you to my newest friends and trustworthy allies Blake and Liya

Its no surprise that I have a small army of Red Lipstick and these are the two newest members to my collection. Introducing Blake and Liya by the L'oreal Paris Colour Riche Collection Exclusive. Blake has a very subtle deep undertone while Liya looks more firey (on me). Both ultra creamy and hydrating on the lips and last virtually all day. I've been leaning more towards lipsticks these days because they 1) are a bit 'old school' / vintage...hehe, due to competition like liquid lipsticks and 2)  they're sooo affordable with these two only being $7.99 each (at Ulta). Liquid lipsticks are becoming a bit more common in the 'drug store makeup' section at Ulta, but people tend to rant and rave about Instagram worthy Liquid Lipsticks more, and 'vintagey' tubes of lipstick less. Oh well... Mes Trรฉsors.

That's all for today.
Cheerio, Cheerio Daah-lings!

Love Always,

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Life Of Li.Ree | Accepting Natural (15 years After GOING NATURAL)

Hello Dahlings!

To all of my black female readers out there you may have heard of or already be part of the GOING-NATURAL Trend. Girls and women across the nation (and quite possibly all over the World) are kicking boxed/salon perms a/k/a Relaxers to the curb and re-embracing the God-Given textures of their 'Natural' hair.

For some women anti-relaxing was an Empowerment choice, but for me it was a 13 year old girl going-bald choice.

Okay, not literally bald, but my hair was coming out in clumps and patches. And breaking off at a ridiculously alarming rate. I went from graduating Elementary School with long, strong, thick and healthy hair...

to Entering the 8th grade like this.

No matter who did it and what type of Relaxer or technique that they used, my hair just never responded well to them. Point blank period.

My last relaxer was a week before I started the 8th grade. My hair was freshly permed and looked GREAT (and in thin but straight) for the first week of school. Then came the following weeks, and when my hair started suffering from creamy-crack withdrawals...I just let it suffer. The last stylist who did my hair was a one-time shot, and my mom and I decided that it was best to just put the relaxers behind me.

I went back to basics. WAAAAAY BACK! To tabletop stoves, brass hot combs and Blue Magic. When I finally started going to a salon again, it was to a small store-front shop owned and operated by two elder black women, one of Afro-Caribbean (Ms. I) and the other of African American (Ms. E)descent. I & E Beauty Salon.

Between late Middle School, High School, College and even well into Adulthood, Ms. E (hot) pressed my hair with a manually heated brass hot comb and Blue Magic hair grease.
Yes, the Natural-Hair purist/Elitist will start yammering on about how bad X,Y and Z is for your hair and BLAH! BLAH! BLAH!

But I kind of get the feeling that those are the very same girls that used to tease me back in high school because my edges weren't 'straight', my hair looked frizzy in Florida's humidity and "Ooooh Chile' she need a perm".
Now GOING NATURAL is all the rage, and (as I've been told many times before) "I'm doing it Wrong!"