Makeup Mania

Hey lovely readers. I’ve decided to post about something a little bit different today and obviously by the title you already know it’s about one of my many loves: makeup. I really got into makeup about a year or two ago after years of adamantly stating throughout my childhood I would never put a drop of that clown paint on my face. And here I am, in my 20s,  eating my words all while having an amazing golden glow in the middle of fall:  makeup is flippin’ amazing.

As much as I love fall and all it’s beauty, with the leaves changing color and the temperatures cooling to something actually bearable, I’m such a summer girl and I was pining for something summer-esque when I created this look. And awesomely enough I only used one eyeshadow palette which was this little gem right here:

BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette

The BH Cosmetics – Party Girl Palette: $6.95

I absolutely adore this palette because it’s very affordable and the pigment from the shadows are off the charts. Granted, if you’re dark skinned like me you’ll definitely need a base (preferably white, I used NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk) to make sure you get a really good color pay off or else the colors will look washed out and nobody wants that.

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If you want a full detailed list of everything I’ve used on my entire face you can find all the information on my Beautylish account right over yonder.

Until next time, beautiful readers,

Eureka

Impromptu Protective Style?….. Why Yes.

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Hey, beautiful readers!! Sorry for being gone the entire year. Life is crazy ya’know?

Anywhooooooo, I’m starting to get a hang of this natural hair thing (sorta kinda) and a while ago I realized when stretched my hair can finally go into a ponytail again!! Whoooohooooo!!! It was uncomfortably tight, but it was a ponytail and I was elated. It was definitely a stretch and I probably won’t be throwing my hair into too many ponytails any time soon so I needed to find a way to put my hair up.

I started with a two strand twistout, which didn’t fall the way I wanted, and I threw it up into a puff, but the it looked weird too because the middle of my hair is wavy instead of curly and those ends never match the rest of my hair no matter how long I twirl them around my finger when twisting. So my hair looked curly all around while the middle looked like I’d just been electrocuted 😆

The electrocuted look wasn’t the one I was going for so I decided to tuck all the ends under with some handy dandy bobby pins and voilà!!! I got this cute bun looking thing and I’m officially in love right now😍😍😍😍. I’ve been able to maintain this look for about a week now and my ends stay tucked away. A win win for me.

Anyway, that’s all I have to share for now, but I’ll be back (sooner this time) with another update.

Stay beautiful,

Eureka

1 Year Natural Hair Journey

Happy New Year! It’s 2014 and I already feel the promise with this oncoming year and I am excited for it. Today marks my 1 year natural hair anniversary and I’m so happy about my growth and overall thickness.

I find myself suffering from Hand In Hair Syndrome and I need to stop, but I just can’t stop playing with it!!! I’ve never had my natural hair this healthy before (horrible hair practices) *hangs head in shame* but I’m determined to make up for all the neglect by treating my hair as a top priority.

I’ve been natural before in my life so my overall hair texture wasn’t too new to me except in the middle of my hair. That portion of my hair is some weird wavy/straight texture, but I’m learning to work with my hair instead of against it and trying to find ways to make the crazy textures blend #thestruggle

Along with all this greatness is I decided to make a Youtube channel to video document my journey so I can look back on what I’ve achieved and also learn from my many mistakes (in front of an audience)

I hope to make this year my great hair year.

Love,

Eureka

Protective Styling: Crochet Braids

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Protective style time, ladies and gents!!

So, it’s fall/winter time and I’ve found myself constantly fiddling around with my hair. The reason being since the weather has cooled down significantly (Bye summer!! See you next year!) and that means my hair has started to struggle with maintaining its moisture levels. I had tried to combat it initially by deep conditioning 2x a week with a moisture dc, but it still wasn’t up to par and the more I was messing with my hair the more breakage I started to see.

Then I just decided to say ‘heck to it all’ and went to my go-to protective style: crochet braids. To achieve this style I had my hair cornrowed straight back. I ended up with about 10 to 11 braids. Then I added the Model Model Braiding Hair in Soft Water by using a crochet latch hook to insert the extensions onto the braids and tying them off. It took about 2 hours and 30 minutes altogether to finish this style. Then I just cut it to frame my face.

I love this style because it’s really low maintenance. All I really have to do is spray my hair with my homemade spritz and my hair stays supple and moisturized. Also, since the extensions are crocheted into the hair I still have easy access to my scalp so I can easily co-wash and oil my scalp whenever it feels dry. Super easy. Depending on how well I can take care of this I have had this style last me from 3-9 months if properly maintained. I don’t believe I’ll be keeping it in that long, but I’ll see how it goes this time around.

Love,

Eureka