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

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

6 Months Natural!!!!

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        April 6th – 3 months post bc                         July 13th – 6 months post bc

            Stretched mini twist out                                                Wash n Go

It’s officially been 6 months of me being natural on July 5th!! I’m pretty excited about it! My hair is thriving and I’ve gotten the hang of taking care of my hair and it’s really low maintenance. I’ve figured out that even though I get a lot of shrinkage my hair thrives off of wash n gos. I can make them last 4 days then when there’s no more definition I moisturize and seal them and put my hair into twists until my wash day. Easy peasy.

Hair Regimen

My regimen is fairly simple. It may be that since I have a twa (teeny weeny afro) that I don’t have to struggle with my natural hair, but my journey so far has been pretty smooth sailing.

Weekly

Co-Wash 2x
Oil Rinse 2x
Detangle 2x (only in the shower)
Deep Condition 1x
Oil Scalp 2-3x
Moisturize and Seal 1-2x

Monthly

Shampoo 1x (sulfate free)
Hot Oil Treatment 1x (I don’t do this every month. Only when I need a moisture boost)
Protein Treatment 1-2x depending on amount of breakage

Daily

Spray hair with water
Sleep with satin bonnet

*I do pre-poo, but only when I feel my hair needs it.

Big Chop Shock

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So, I BIG CHOPPED!!!

Initially this wasn’t part of my hair journey at all. The reason I went natural was for my sisters and brothers. My brothers didn’t even know that black women had curly, kinky, coily hair. They thought that our hair grew straight! I want to say I was shocked, but I can’t. The majority of the time my younger brothers have either seen me and my other sisters with braids or straight hair.

I’d been back and forth with natural and relaxed hair throughout my childhood, but that was before I knew much of anything about my hair at all. In late 2011 I decided to take care of my hair. My hair was at ear length and was constantly breaking and I decided to grow my relaxed hair healthly to the bra-strap length. My journey was going pretty smoothly except for a little setback with protein overload, but I got over that quickly as well. Then one day my siblings and I were watching a video with a light skinned girl who was wearing a wig. My sister said “why would she need a wig?” I asked her what she meant by that and she replied “she’s half white so shouldn’t her hair be long?” This right here saddened me to the core because though I learned a lot about black people and our hair I hadn’t shared that knowledge with them. So, I told them black people can grow our hair long. They all looked skeptical and even more so when I told them it could be grown long natural too.

On January 5, 2013 I decided to transition, but I got bored that same day and asked my fiance to cut all my hair off.

This is where my journey begins.