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

Castor Oil Challenge Results

Hey everyone!

I hope you’re all doing fantastically. I have been and it’s because I joined a Castor Oil Challenge on hairlista.com which started September 28th and ended December 28th and I must say I’m loving the results I reaped. The creator and moderator of Hairlista recently added an Ultimate Level to the challenge which I readily joined since I have a major love for castor oil.

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My results were amazing!!! And I wouldn’t hesitate to join another castor oil challenge if I had the chance. Along with lightly applying castor oil to my scalp every day I also added it to my deep conditioner with heat, oil rinsed and sealed with castor oil. This regimen kept my hair moisturized for daaaaaayyyyyssssss. Castor oil is definitely going to be a staple for me. I won’t be using castor oil on my scalp every day, but most likely every other day so I don’t weigh down my strands.

Along with the castor oil I also took Manetabolism Hair Vitamins every single day for 90 days.

This combination gave me about 3-4 inches during the challenge. My hair is thanking me for the love.

If you want more information on the benefits of castor oil you can go to Black Zulu’s  blog for in-depth descriptions.

Until next time, ladies and gents.

Love,

Eureka

Happy New Year!!

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Hey everyone!!

It’s officially 2014 which once again means resolutions and all that jazz. For me, I’ve never really had any resolutions that I’ve ever really wanted to aspire to so I’m going to start today. My weight has gotten out of pocket so I decided to get that under control. I’ve already started by eating healthier, but it’s time for me to hit the gym. I know I’ll love the results so I’m putting in all my effort for this.

I also have hair goals for this year. For one, my 1 year natural anniversary is in 4 days and I’ve so excited I just want it to be the 5th already!!! This past year my hair has grown tremendously especially since I learned to be consistent and that gave me real results. I want to get a trim in the middle of the year so my ends don’t end up like the Sahara Desert and I’m hoping to make it to at least shoulder length this coming year. Wish me luck!!

Finally, I’m planning on throwing some braces on my teeth to straighten my smile a bit. I’ve put this off for a while because of cost, but now I feel like I have everything under control and should go for it.

What resolutions do you lovely people have in store for this year? Long term or short term?

Just remember: New Year, No Regrets.

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