Tai’s Favorite Oils

If you’re a kinky-curly natural girl like myself, you use a lot of oils. Not only do I use oil in my hair, but I use some oils for moisturizing my skin and for cooking. This past month, I have either purchased or received* some amazing oils to meet all of these needs. Here are some of my favorites and how I use them.  Continue reading “Tai’s Favorite Oils”

Demo: How I Straighten My Natural Kinky, Curly 4A Hair

In this video, I am taming my mane with the assistance of two heat-styling tools I recently purchased. I used the Infiniti Pro by Conair Hair Designer 3-in-1 Styling System with One ‘n Only Argan Oil Strip to blow dry and the Hair Art H3000 to flat iron.

 

If you would like to purchase either of the items in the video, please find the purchase links* below:

Infiniti Pro by Conair Hair Designer 3-in-1 Styling System with One ‘n Only Argan Oil Strip 

HairArt H3000 Tourmaline Ceramic Straightening Iron, 1 3/8″ 

How One Woman Emailed Her Way To A Perfect Shade Of Foundation

As I have mentioned a few times in my previous posts, I am in a number of awesome Facebook groups. One of those groups is a makeup group for black women. We share tips, product reviews, and looks of the day…among many other things. This group is important for us because it’s not always easy for us to find products that flatter our features and complexions. For many women of color, a lack of such products can be a deal breaker. Recently, a member of the makeup group shared her awesome experience with Ocean Mist Cosmetics regarding that very issue. Continue reading “How One Woman Emailed Her Way To A Perfect Shade Of Foundation”

My Updated Skincare Routine

Skincare is super important to me. Although I care deeply about my skincare, I don’t have a lot of time to worry about it. I have to get through my skincare AND daily makeup routine in less than 10 minutes. In case you’re curious, here’s exactly what I use: Continue reading “My Updated Skincare Routine”

When Being ‘Crunchy’ and Black Gets Tough

We all know a few moms who are a bit “crunchy,” as it’s often called. They live natural lifestyles and have natural solutions to parenting. They breastfeed their children–past six months. They buy amber teething necklaces. They wear their babies everywhere they go. If you don’t know one personally, you’ve probably seen a few at your favorite organic markets. Oh yeah, they aren’t all white women. Continue reading “When Being ‘Crunchy’ and Black Gets Tough”

Get Out of My Face! Styles to Keep Your Hair Tucked Away in the Heat

I’ve searched the internet for a few tutorials to share with you all. Some of these were requested by my followers, while others were styles I originally promised. Seeing that I have little quiet time to record videos these days (thanks to my baby dog), I decided to curate them. Here are a few updo tutorials that I absolutely love!

This high puff video was originally requested by Mary T.

I recently wore this style, as I often try Tynisha’s easy-peasy styles!

I just thought this style was lovely and romantic!

I tried this one, too! It reminds me of Queen Elsa’s coronation ‘do. Who doesn’t like Frozen?