It’s a wig Molly Review

It’s a wig Molly Review

It's a Wigs "Molly" is ubber ubber super duper short. Like honestly either my head is just massive or  the model in this picture has a super teeny head because it took me FOREVER to get it to fit my head. Okay let me give you the basics, as I said this is a Human Hair full cap wig. There are no combs but there are adjustable straps on the back. In order to get this baby on I actually had to unhook the straps. I think the best way to wear this wig, if you have a lot of hair, would be to mold your hair down or really really get your hair flat. Even after a good flat iron I still had too much bulk which caused the front not to lay down as far on my head like the picture of the model 6709
Stylish Black and White Patterns

Stylish Black and White Patterns

  Polka Dots, Checks and Stripes! I love them all but lately I've been loving the stylish look of Cheveron, Houndstooth and ink blots! Black and white make patterns stand out and help enhance their boldness. The Issac Mizarahi Dora Pump $134, is a perfect example of a pump that can be worn with everything. The Chevron pattern is classic and the gold heel and jeweled embellishment make it even cuter! Pair it with some nice jeans and a tee I own both the Kate Spade Rachelle Wellesley Black and White Striped Handbag and the Calvin Klein Black and White Houndstooth Wool Jacket. Whenever I wear them I receive huge compliments and I always feel rich and think this is how that 52% must feel. The 3.1 Phillip Lim Ryder Square Tote $725 with the Ink Splotches isn't your typical black and white polka dot pattern. It reminds me of polka…
To be a Nurse is to be an Angel

To be a Nurse is to be an Angel

When I was born, I was diagnosed with spherocytosis which is a hereditary disease that affects the spleen and red blood cells.  In other words, my red blood cells are deformed and my spleen destroys them because they are not recognized as perfect cells.  My first crisis with this condition began at age ten when my whole entire immune system shut down.  I was in the hospital for a while and the nurses who took care of me where simply angels. Not only did they take care of my physical needs, but they made me feel comfortable by taking care of me emotionally. From that moment, I knew that I wanted to be a nurse so that I could help people who were going through similar experiences.When I was considering schools, I knew that in order for me to be successful I needed to look at each school's success rate, how…
Get the Scoop! California Lace Wigs and Weaves

Get the Scoop! California Lace Wigs and Weaves

California Lace Wigs and Weaves was established in the Summer of 2006 by Annette Jones. Quickly rising to one of the most sought after American Lace Wig Vendors around. California Lace Wigs and Weaves offers a plethora of options ranging from extensions to Stock Lace Wigs and Weaves, Custom Units and even Medical Lace Wigs. Now that I've been wearing extensions and wigs while I transition I jumped at the chance to chat with Annette and learn a bit more about the brand. Check out my interview below. 1. How did you get your start in the Wig and Hair Extension Industry? I have always loved hair, so wearing hair that is of great quality was always important to me. In early 2002 I heard about lace wigs and went on a quest to find out who was making them. Back then it was a Hollywood secret and hard to get info on…
Beauty Blogger Favorite Heat Protectants

Beauty Blogger Favorite Heat Protectants

  [colored_box color="grey"]Affliate Links[/colored_box]     Since I'm transitioning, protecting my hair from heat damage is very very important. I've had heat damage before and so when half of your hair is damaged and straight and the other half is naturally curly it really makes you rethink things.  I usually try to keep to only using heat on my hair 2-3x's per week and when I do I always reach for a heat protectant.  Heat Protectants protect your hair from the potential damage that can result from daily use of heat-related hair care products, such as dryers and flat irons. With the help of some of my Beauty Blogger Friends I put together a list of our favorite heat protectants. Check out the list and where you can find them.  1. Carol's Daughter Macadamia Nut Heat Protectant $17 -Mama Fashionista   2. Redken Iron Shape 11 Finishing Thermal Spay $19 -15 Minute…
Nourishing the Educator Within Me.

Nourishing the Educator Within Me.

Education has always been a huge part of my life. My mother was a pre-school teacher so she raised me to love reading and writing. I was speaking in complete sentences at 2 years old and writing stories by the age of 5. I always loved school and did really well. Often in childhood, I would say that I wanted to be a teacher just like my mother.I think three significant things happened to me that really solidified my desire to pursue a life dedicated to the education of our future leaders: one, there were two TV shows that I watched growing up that made me really excited to go to college and they were A Different World and Felicity. Both shows were about the college experience through the eyes of young adults. One show was set at a Historically Black College in Virginia and the other was set at…
Pantene Truly Natural Hair Care Line

Pantene Truly Natural Hair Care Line

[colored_box color=" grey"] "Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Pantene through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Pantene Truly Natural, all opinions are my ow [/colored_box]   Transitioning is not easy. I've made it to month 7 by the grace of God, but each and every time my hair isn't in a protective do I just want to grab the scissors and start snipping off all my relaxed ends. Taking care of your hair while transitioning is very important. This is why I alway look for products that are geared towards natural hair but will work well for a transitioner like me.   I recently had the opportunity to try out the Patene Truly Natural Hair Care line and I really like the products. Since I'm wearing my hair in a braids with a sew in I usually have tons of product build up on my…
Zoya is going Au Naturale!

Zoya is going Au Naturale!

    Zoya is going natural! Their next collection, to be released Jan 1st 2014 is going to be my absolute favorite. As I'm getting older I'm finding myself leaning toward more natural and neutral shades. The natural nail only better... The Zoya Nail Polish Naturel collection masters delicate tone on tone color with six new, full-coverage (opaque) neutral nudes with a pink undertone, that can be worn beautifully alone or stunningly together to create modern tonal accents. The Look: It’s not about matching - it’s about coordinating colors with slight tonal differences to create interest.
Top Ten Stocking Stuffers!

Top Ten Stocking Stuffers!

Stockings are honestly the best part of Christmas. I love stockings because inside are hidden some of the best Christmas gifts ever. Gifts that we have no expectation of receiving at all! Each year I send a stocking full of my favorite things to my best friends and they absolutely love it. Not to give away their gifts I decided to share with you some awesome stocking stuffers that any beauty and fashionista in your family would love. 1.  Stila's Travel Makeup Palette: Stila has several of these. Honestly, they're like baseball cards. I love them because they're a complete look without the bulk. You can find these at Stila.com. They usually retail for about $10600 but during they're annual warehouse sale they're only $8! 2.OCC Mini Lip Tar Set of 4 and 12. This is great for absolutely anyone who wants to try Lip Tars but doesn't want the…
We Search.. We Find.. We ShopStyle

We Search.. We Find.. We ShopStyle

Although I'm a beauty blogger I can't help but share some of my favorite fashion lust, and finds with you all every now and then.  My style is all about whatever catches my eye. I do my best to stay away from trends and fads because I hate spending money on something that is going to go out of style in less than 3 months. Usually when I'm window shopping or browsing the web I look for things that I can pair with multiples items rather than a one time outfit. I also NEVER pay full price, there's always a deal to be had and that's why I love Shopstyle. If you subscribe you get daily emails that let you know when various stores are having a sale. Shopstyle also allows you to search for virtually anything in the fashion world. See a bag you like but you don't necessarily…
SassySecret Clip in Bangs with a Side Swoop!

SassySecret Clip in Bangs with a Side Swoop!

Last February I had Senegalese Twist installed. I hadn't had braids in years and I wanted to take a break from doing my hair so I decided that they would be the best thing. Everything was going great honestly, the braids didn't feel too tight around my edges and I had no issues with hair bumps that indicate such. No problems that is until I took my braids out. I noticed thats some of my hair came out with my braids seriously thinning the edges along my right temple. The picture shown above is actually about several months later with tons of new growth, even though the area is still thin just imagine that it was 10x's worse when it first occurred.  As a Women of Color I know how precious edges are and how it can cause one to lose a bit a self confidence. I mostly now wear…
Urban Decay Naked 3

Urban Decay Naked 3

So I told myself I wasn't going to purchase the Naked 3 palette. I mean do we really need another Naked Palette since we already have 2.5? As always as soon as the word went up I went straight to the website and ordered. Not for me though, honestly this is for you all, my readers. There aren't many Women of Color with Swatches of the Naked 3 palette up. Usually when the first previews go out a select few Women of Color get the palette, but they post a picture on Instagram and never actually swatch them. So I felt it was my obligation to my readers to give you guys a first hand look at the coveted Naked 3 Palette.   Naked 3  $52 is the newest introduction the the Naked Family of Palettes. I have Naked and Naked Basics so I was curious to see what the…
Stop and Smell one of the Best Christmas Gift Ideas!

Stop and Smell one of the Best Christmas Gift Ideas!

Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias Social Fabric Community. This shop has been compensated as part of social shoppers insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions are 100% my own. #cbias #SocialFabric It's that time of year again, time to pull out the list and check them twice.  If you're looking for Christmas gift ideas that will cause symptoms of squeals and smiles along with a price tag that won't break the bank look no further than Walmart.  Seriously, there's no need to wait until black friday to get an awesome deal Walmart because they have some awesome gift sets in stock this year for  everyone in your family including these awesome perfumes sets featuring your favorite Celebrity Singers. The great thing about these sets is that they only retail for $19.99 #scentsavings! If you're not sure which scent to pick up no worries at all, there…
PopSugar Select Gift Guide Show is Live!

PopSugar Select Gift Guide Show is Live!

Looking for the perfect gift for your friends and family, or maybe even yourself? Then check out the PopSugar Select Gift Guide that will air live at 3pm EST on November 20th! I'm excited about this because PopSugar has all the info on the latest fashion, beauty, diy and much more. I have 3 more people to buy for so I'm sure to find something for them all. What's even better is that while it air's live there will be links directly to each item so no searching around! Click here to grab more info.
Beauty Box 5 October Box Review

Beauty Box 5 October Box Review

  I have never been part of a subscription box program. Well, I guess I did do Julep for a while but that was different because it was completely nail polish. So, when I was offered the chance to review Beauty Box 5 I thought it would be pretty cool and jumped at the chance.  Beauty Box 5 is a subscription program that sends monthly beauty boxes packaged with 5 sample and some full size cosmetics products selected by a team of beauty experts. The subscription service is only $12 per month which is pretty reasonable compared to a lot of other programs out there. My first box came with five beauty items: Travel Size Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion, Model Co Illusion Lip Pencil, Swissco Glitter Toe Separators  La Fresh Travel Lite Facial Cleansing Wipes, and a Nubar Polish. Alright lets break down my thoughts... I honestly was kind of disappointed.  The…
Quiet as a Hair Dryer?? GlamAlley Q Zone Quiet Dryer Review

Quiet as a Hair Dryer?? GlamAlley Q Zone Quiet Dryer Review

I've had my fair share of run in's with a hair dryer. Their hot, heavy, and noisy. I'm transitioning so I'm taking a lot of care in all aspects of my hair, including the blow drying process. Usually when I blow dry my hair I'm stuck upstairs in my bathroom with the door closed to contain the noise and not disturb my husband and his TV watching.  Anyone else have this dilemma? I recently received the Q Zone Quiet dryer to review, and honey it came at the right time because my previous dryer was on it's last legs. The Q Zone Quiet dryer retails for $110 and is equipped with a Power Booster as well as a removable concentrator attachment. I personally didn't think it would live up to it's name. I've become accustomed to the fact that hair dryers are just supposed to be loud. The louder they…
Is This Kerry Washington On Lucky Magazines Cover?

Is This Kerry Washington On Lucky Magazines Cover?

Kerry Washington has graced the cover of 5 magazines this year. On every cover she has looked absolutely flawless and has caused me to reconsider taking another bite of my cheeseburger. Twitter has been a complete buzz today with the new Lucky Magazine cover featuring the Scandal Star... except, that's not really the Kerry Washington, Oliva Pope, Fitz's boo thang we've all come to know and love. Who is this on the cover of Lucky Magazine? If it's Kerry was the excessive photoshopping needed? Weigh in and tell me what you think.  
Sephora VIB Must Haves

Sephora VIB Must Haves

Got your Sephora VIB codes in the mail? Alright, then lets go shopping! I spend a lot of time that I don't have on the Sephora website and so I finally narrowed it down the top items I think every VIB must own.   1. Sephora's New Formula X Nail Polish: I've heard some AMAZING things about this line of nail polish. I've yet to try it out but if nail bloggers all over are swooning at the formula I know I need to own one myself. The set retails for $55 but comes down to $44 with your VIB coupon, making each polish $2 each!! Now that's what I call a deal! Click here to view this great beauty buy. 2. Nest Fragrances Midnight Fluer Perfume: This is the scent of the century. I've seen post about NEST all over Instagram so when I ventured to Sephora to get…
Xlash Results Weeks 3 and 4

Xlash Results Weeks 3 and 4

Hey guys, I'm a bit behind on my Xlash post so I'm coming at you with weeks three and four combined. I've been using  this product for a month now so just to recap Xlash  is the number one eye enhancer in Europe and promises to deliver longer thicker eyelashes in just a few weeks. I’ve decided to chart my use of this product over a month. So here's the big question, is there is a noticeable difference? In comparing week 1 to week 3-4 I don't think there is a visually noticeable difference in my lashes. When I apply mascara I feel that my lashes do appear thicker especially the bottoms ones, but I would love to see the results without the Mascara. With that being said I wouldn't count this product out. I've seen great results on other users, which is why I really wanted to try it out. Interested…