Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sigma Beauty Blog: Recap: Defining Eyes by Tiffany D Pre-Launch Event...

One of my favorite YouTube Beauty Guru..Tiffany D partnered with Sigma to create a palette called Defining Eyes by Tiffany D. Click the link below to view pictures of Tiffany D's Pre-Launch Event and find out what products are included in the palette. I cannot wait until the actual launch date, this will be a must-have palette for your makeup kit. Sigma Beauty Blog: Recap: Defining Eyes by Tiffany D Pre-Launch Event...: This past weekend was an exciting one!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Boosting Your Confidence While Living With Alopecia

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous." ~ Coco Chanel
I am always told that I hide my Alopecia well, but living with Alopecia Totalis is not as easy as I may make it look. I do go through my ups and downs, but 95 percent of the time I am Golden! Some days I find it difficult to face the world when I'm not feeling or looking my personal best. This will be the other 5 percent when I am down. I always try to do things that will boost my confidence, make me love beautiful, and put me in that feel good mood. When you find that you are down, here are some things that you can do to boost your confidence:

  • Read inspirational material
  • Listen to some feel good music
  • Call up a friend & only talk about positive things
  • Have a mini-Glam makeover session 
  • Buy a new lipstick or beauty item to add to your makeup stash
  • Restyle your hair or buy some hair **The latter is addictive :-)
  • Dress up in something glamourish & classy
  • Do something that you enjoy and that will bring a smile to your face 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Are You A Girl On Fire or Want To Be?

Oh, she got both feet on the ground, And she's burning it down, Oh, she got her head in the clouds, And she's not backing down

I cannot stop listening to "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys! This song is like an acknowledgement of the power I have to live my best life that God has given me. I had suffered depression in my early twenties because of having Alopecia, but I made a vow when I was 28 that I will no longer be controlled by this autoimmune disease. I am no longer a passenger in my life, I am the DRIVER. I choose to be happy and filled with joy everyday and there is no backing down from that!  Notice the word that is underlined and bold. You have a choice in the state of mind you want to be in. 
Sit back & watch the video below and really listen to the words and Be Inspired to Live Your Best Life!   

Have A Fabulous & Blessed Friday, Couture Beauties!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Beyond October & Discounts

Breast Caner Awareness Month is coming to an end, but that doesn't mean the awareness ends completely. It's important to continue getting the message out that we need to find a cure and to support those who have & had breast cancer. I know that my Mother's breast cancer does not last for only a month, because she has been living with this disease for over six years. So let's continue our support!

Help Couture Lace Crowns Support Breast Cancer Awareness
Couture Lace Crowns is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness by accepting gently used human hair wigs in exchange for a $20* discount toward your Couture Lace Hair System purchase. The gently used wigs will be donated to an organization that helps women who suffers from medical hair loss due to cancer treatments. You can help enhance a woman's beauty by donating your used or new human hair wig today. 

If you don't have a human hair wig to donate, you can still give your support by purchasing a Couture Lace Hair System and receive 5%* off your order. Couture Lace Crowns will donate $5 from each lace system purchase to an organization the helps women with breast cancer.  

Call 703-651-2593 today to order your Couture Lace Hair System and Give Your Support for Breast Cancer Awareness!

*Offer ends October 31, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Protecting Your Hairline When Doing Lace Wig Applications

Hi Couture Beauties!
This past weekend, I've been watching quite a few YouTube videos to keep up with the latest in lace wigs and hair. I watched a few DIY lace wig application videos, and I was quite alarmed on how many ladies were not protecting their hairline prior to applying the adhesive and tape. Protecting your hairline is THE MOST IMPORTANT step in the lace wig application process. If care is not taken to protect your edges, the glue and tape will lead to hair loss. 

Steps to Protecting the Hairline Prior to Application

  1. Soak a cotton ball with alcohol and thoroughly clean your hairline. Let air-dry.
  2. Apply two coats of scalp protector (see below for brands) and let it air-dry between each coat. 
  3. When scalp protector is tacky to touch, then proceed with the adhesive and tape process
Types of Scalp Protectors
**If you're extremely sensitive to the above products, you can opt for Ms. Lola's Colored Band-aids. These band-aids were designed to protect the hairlines. You will apply your adhesive and tape over the band-aids. 

When ordering your lace unit with Couture Lace Crowns, I will recommend that you add the scalp protector to your purchase. 

Let's keep it safe Ladies! 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Better To Have Two Textures Versus One

Excuse the makeup for I was rushing this morning

 and had no time for the glam face
Hi Couture Beauties
I was on Dance Momma mode this evening, so sorry for the late post. Anyway, today was not a good hair day for me. Yes there is a such thing as having a bad wig hair day :-). I decided to go straight with my Brazilian Natural Wavy unit because the style would look better with what I had on today. Well throughout the day, I kept tousling, smoothing, and combing my hair to keep it STRAIGHT. The hair slowly keep flowing back to its natural pattern. See the photo at the right....I snapped this when I got home from work. You can see where the waves are trying to snap back.

The Solution: Have a wavy unit and a bone straight unit in the same hair texture. This way it will be easier to transition from wavy to straight in a matter of seconds.  In my case here it's a lesson learned.

Guess Who's Performing At The Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show?

BEYONCE!!! She hinted around it by uploading on her Tumblr page a photo of her with the date when the Super Bowl will take place. I am so looking forward to seeing King Bey hit the stage with her glam face on and take over with her over the top performance. 
I would love to see her & Solange perform together. That would be an awesome show. What songs do you want to see Beyonce perform at halftime? 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Protecting Your Hair Color With the Right Products

Source: Google Images
Now that we are in the Fall season, most of us are sporting new autumn inspired hair colors from the bold reds, copper tones, gold tones, and auburn tones. We must retain our lovely hair color by using the right products to keep it from fading and the hair from drying out. Read the tips below on retaining your hair color and making it last.

Tips to Protecting Your Color-Treated Hair

  1. Use sulfate-free shampoo. Sulfate-free will not strip your hair color or dry out your tresses. It will maximize your hair color. 
  2. Use a moisturizing conditioner that contains proteins.  This will keeps the hair moisturized and avoid dryness and breakage. 
  3. Wash hair once a week & Co-wash once a week. Washing the hair frequently during the week will lead to the color fading.
  4. Wash hair in cool water. Washing hair in cool water will seal the cuticles and retains the hair color.  
  5. Minimize the use of heat on the hair. Too much heat will lead to dryness, breakage, and fading of color.
  6. Wear a satin bonnet & sleep on a satin pillow case. This is keep the hair moisturized throughout the night and keeps the hair manageable in the morning. Cotton scarves and pillowcases will absorb moisture from the hair causing dryness and breakage.
These tips should be taken not only for natural hair, but also for lace wigs. Non-virgin hair is processed with an hair color and care is needed to maintain the color as well as keeping the hair moisturized. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Rihanna Goes Blond *Again* for Her Nude Perfume Ad Campaign


Rihanna went for the bold blond look for her Nude Perfume Ad Campaign. She is such a beautiful woman and is not afraid to try various hair colors. Can you see yourself blond this season? Don't ruin your natural hair with chemicals to keep up with the trend. Go ahead & play it safe with color and try a lace front system to achieve the style you want. Visit today.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Quick Bond Method Using Simple Products

Watch to find out what products I used to get a quick on-the-go bond of my lace unit.

Inspired by nishamonae's video: <---Check out her video to see how she used the same products to bond her unit.

Hair: 16" Brazilian Virgin Full Lace Natural Wave in Natural color
Link to Unit:

Thanks for watching! 

Be Bold. Be Beautiful. Be You with Confidence.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Best Hair Oil for Human Hair Wigs

Hey Couture Beauties
I want to share with you the best hair oil treatment that will keep the human hair tresses on your wigs looking and smelling fresh everyday. This my beauties is the Moroccan Oil, not just moroccan oil, but the MOROCCAN OIL. Over the past few months, I have used various brands of the oil and nothing compares to the original.  This oil is not greasy or oily, it's just right and absorbs quickly leaving you with beautiful shiny frizz-free smelling good strands. 

Benefits of using Moroccan Oil
  • Keeps the hair hydrated
  • Revives the hair
  • Detangles
  • Extends the life of your wig
  • Protects against UV damage and other environmental factors

Moroccan oil can be purchased online or your local hair salon.

Protect your investment by using the right hair products!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Hair Nspiration: Romantic Ringlets of Curls

 Source: Sophisticate's Black Hairstyles 

Happy Friday Couture Beauties! I am bringing you some Hair Nspiration today to give you some ideas to go from bland to HAUTE GLAM!

These beautiful curls can be created with the use of an lace unit or hair extensions. To achieve this style you will need to have the hair razor cut to give you those soft long flowing layers framing your face. Smooth on an heat protectant curling serum, then use a large ceramic curling iron (1" or 1 1/2") to create spiral curls. After each piece of hair is curled, use a clip to pin the curl up to maintain its shape. When all curls are completed and cooled, then unpin, shake, shape, and lightly mist with a shine spray. To keep this style lasting for a few days, simply place the hair back into pincurls and sleep in a satin bonnet at night. For extra protection, sleep on a satin pillowcase.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Brandy Reveals "Two Eleven" Promo Pics

Brandy released the promo pictures for her "Two Eleven" (Will be released 10/16/12) album a few days ago, and all I can say is that SHE'S BACK WITH HER FULL GLAM FACE ON! I love all of Brandy's songs as well as her hairstyles. In her promo pics you can see that Brandy loves herself some lace units too.
What do you think of Brandy's haute glam promo pics?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

You Are A Phenomenal Woman

This month is nationally recognized for breast cancer awareness. Currently today, Breast Cancer is the most common cancer found in women, and it affects more than 2.6 million women in the United States. I have someone near and dear to me who is among those numbers and that is my lovely & beautiful Mother. My Mother was diagnosed with breast in 2007, and it aggressively developed to stage IV where is metastasized. Seeing the challenges my Mother goes through everyday, I've never seen her give up because she chooses to live her best life that God has given her to live. My Mother is a huge inspiration to me and I dedicate the poem below to her and other women who are fighting the battle of breast cancer because you are a phenomenal woman. Never forget that!

Phenomenal Woman
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. 
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size 
But when I start to tell them, 
They think I'm telling lies. 
I say, 
It's in the reach of my arms 
The span of my hips, 
The stride of my step, 
The curl of my lips. 
I'm a woman 
Phenomenal woman, 
That's me. 

I walk into a room 

Just as cool as you please, 
And to a man, 
The fellows stand or 
Fall down on their knees. 
Then they swarm around me, 
A hive of honey bees. 
I say, 
It's the fire in my eyes, 
And the flash of my teeth, 
The swing in my waist, 
And the joy in my feet. 
I'm a woman 
Phenomenal woman, 
That's me. 

Men themselves have wondered 

What they see in me. 
They try so much 
But they can't touch 
My inner mystery. 
When I try to show them 
They say they still can't see. 
I say, 
It's in the arch of my back, 
The sun of my smile, 
The ride of my breasts, 
The grace of my style. 
I'm a woman 


Phenomenal woman, 
That's me. 

Now you understand 

Just why my head's not bowed. 
I don't shout or jump about 
Or have to talk real loud. 
When you see me passing 
It ought to make you proud. 
I say, 
It's in the click of my heels, 
The bend of my hair, 
the palm of my hand, 
The need of my care, 
'Cause I'm a woman 
Phenomenal woman, 
That's me.
Maya Angelou

Monday, October 1, 2012

All Access: Fashion Show in Tysons Corner

This weekend I ventured over to the All Access: Fashion Show at the Tyson's Galleria. I must admit that this was my first fashion show that I have attended since 1996. I know, I know....such a long time. I was only able to catch one show because the stores were calling my The show I did see was 7 For All Mankind. I did manage to take some pics with my phone, but they were a little blurry. (Stylish camera added to my want list). I loved just about every piece of clothing from 7 For All Mankind that was being modeled.   

Here are some pics from the Fashion Show starting with my favorite outfit:


 What I Wore to All Access: Fashion 2012
Me & my lil mini me...
Jacket, Top, Ring: H & M, Pants: New York & Company
Hair: 16" 100% Brazilian Virgin Natural Straight | Styled in curls