Friday, May 31, 2013

Hair 'Nspiration | Essence's Summer Hair Tool Kit: Fishtail

The Fishtail is a style that I have always tried to achieve, but it would never turn out right. The Fishtail hairstyle is that one style for long hair that's perfect for day & night. Essence got an video exclusive with hairstylist Suzette Boozer showing how to do the fishtail from start to finish. This style has me thinking about going for longer lengths this summer.  Click here to watch the video! 

 Source: via Nicole on Pinterest

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wig Making Series | Corporate Chic

Hi Couture Beauties!

YAY! I have finally created another video, but this time showcasing my latest wig creation. The wig within the video is a full wig made with 8" of 100% human hair from the Sensationnel Bump Collection. I call the wig creation it Corporate Chic because it's perfect for the office and those boardroom meetings. Wig making is so therapeutic! Check out the video and let me know your thoughts in the box below!

Thanks for Watching Beautie!

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Taraji P. Henson Poses for PETA Again As An Angel For Animals

Hi Couture Beauties! I was reading my JET magazine (June 10th Issue) last night and flipped the page to an PETA Ad with the most beautiful & talented actress Taraji P. Henson. I've been a fan of Taraji's since Baby Boy. Not only am I a fan of her acting skills, but also her beautiful tresses. Taraji's hair in this PETA Ad is very sexy with the messy waves that gives her a youthful look. I love that she took the initiative to help spread the word to protect dogs from being chained outside where they are more likely to be aggressive and always be in attack mode. Visit to read more about Taraji and her dog Uncle Willie's story. 

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Double Dipping Your Makeup Brushes

Hi Couture Beauties! This post is about thoroughly cleaning your makeup brushes not just so you start with a clean brush with each new makeup application, but also to avoid those nasty eye infections. If you have Alopecia like myself and have or started to lose your eyelashes, we are more prone to eye infections because we no longer have those lashes to protect the dirt & dust from getting into our eyes. So it's very important that we keep the eye area free from dirt and always always always deep clean our makeup brushes.

Monday, May 20, 2013

{Video} About Hair Replacement Systems & Challenges People Face When Dealing With Hair Loss

Awesome informational video about hair replacements, types of hair loss, and the challenges that we face as hair loss sufferers. Also in the video is a beautiful Alopecian by the name Rosemary Janeiro, who gets to try and give her opinion on the different types of hair placement systems. Check it out below and share your thoughts in the comment box.

Best Alternative To Ease Into A Short Hairstyle

Hi Couture Beauties! A few weeks ago, I did a post on celebs with short hair that inspired me to go short.   For the past two weekends, I've been wearing my Sensationnel Bump Human Hair Wig - Fab Fringe in color Champagne. I actually had to change the color because the base was jet black and made my complexion look pale. I will do another post on how to lighten jet black hair because it was a huge job and involves multiples to avoid damaging the hair.

If you have long hair and want to experience short hair, wigs are the best alternative to achieve that style you've been dying to try. If you're an alopecian such as myself, it's so much fun to wear various wigs that are short & long because it gives us so much personality. I haven't went short in a long time and this style was just perfect! I was able to switch my bangs from left to right and liked it both ways.

Now I'm ready to design a lace hair system with a short style so that I can part it and have a more natural look. I have to admit that the Sensationnel Bump Human Hair Wig - Fab Fringe felt bulky because I have such a small head, but I love it anyway :-).  This is a great wig to try and see how a short style will look on you and a prep before going short with your natural hair or a lace hair system.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Couture Lace Front Hair Systems & How Long They Last

Hey Couture Beauties! Lately, I've been getting a lot of questions about the life of a lace front wig. Determining how long a lace front wig last all depends on the how often it is worn and the care of the unit.  I've personally wore my lace front wigs for well over six months before the hair started to shed aggressively from the track. By sealing the track you able to extend the life of the lace front wig because this process decreases the shedding of hair. Another reason why I stretch the life in my lace front wig is because I was going to get my money's worth. Let's get real Ladies...lace wigs are an investment that needs to be protected, so our money is not wasted.

Beauty Review | Maybelline Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Protector

It's been over a week since I've been using Maybelline's Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Protector and I must say that I love it! The texture of the beauty balm is liquid and not too creamy and it gives a sheer tint while disguising some facial flaws. I apply the beauty balm by mixing it with my moisturizer and proceed to apply my eyebrows, bronzer, blush, and gloss. Because I have excessive oily skin I do apply my MAC Blotting Powder about twice a day. I want to find a good CC Cream to help fade my dark spots and block the shine. Check out my before and after photos:

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Even though Mother's Day is national celebrated on one day, I celebrate it every day because God has given me such wonderful and beautiful gifts. Take time out this weekend to enjoy the beauty of your gifts. Being a Mother is the most challenging yet rewarding job I ever had. Take time out this weekend to enjoy the beauty of your gifts.

Met Gala 2013 | Fave Hair & Makeup Looks

Hi Couture Beauties! The theme for the Met Gala this year was "Punk: Chaos to Couture" and I must say a lot of the beautiful celebs walked the red carpet with some extremely haute looks. I'm still having a hard time choosing who looked the best. They all looked punked out in a beautiful way! Here are my fave hair & makeup looks that walked the red carpet.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

It's A Wrap! A Style That Will Never Go Out Of Style

Prior to Alopecia entering my life, I used to wrap my natural hair faithfully every night since middle school up until 2004. That's a very long time and I still refer to this style with my lace systems that have straight hair. When the hair is properly wrapped, you end up with soft, silky straight hair with a slight bump depending if you curled the hair prior to wrapping.

Here's what you will need to wrap your hair:

Monday, May 6, 2013

Salon Pro 30 SEC Lace Wig Bond Review

Hi Couture Beauties! When it comes to different lace wig adhesives, I like to try them out to see how they hold up on my oily scalp. Being that I have an oily scalp, I find it a little difficult to keep my wigs bonded for a long period of time. I usually have my wigs bonded daily or up to 4 days depending on my daily activities. For my daily bond, I use Salon Pro 30 Sec Lace Wig Daily Hold Bond. I can get at least 8-10 hours bonding time with this adhesive, which is great while I am at work. While shopping online for wig supplies, I purchased Salon Pro 30 Sec Lace Wig Extreme Hold Bond.

Friday, May 3, 2013

RIRI WOO Sold Out!!! Did You Get Yours?

I know I did! I received a text from MAC around 12pm yesterday alerting that RiRi Woo was now available to buy online. I clicked the link to add to my shopping cart and it took forever for the screen to proceed to my shopping cart. It took at least 10 minutes, but it was okay because I was already on my lunch break and I had nothing but time. At first I thought I was going to get the message "Sold Out", but there it is was sitting in my shopping cart! I quickly added a few more goodies and checked out. This is actually that first time I was able to purchase an exclusive item without it being sold out. From what I have read and hear this morning, RiRi Woo sold out in 3 hours. Wow...Rihanna is making 2013 her year! I can't wait to try the color. I'm not a red person, but hey doesn't hurt to try it out and add it to my collection.

Did you get RiRi Woo? What was your shopping experience like? 

Hair 'Nspiration | #ShortHairDontCare - Celeb Styles

Happy Friday Couture Beauties! As the weather gets warmer we tend to chop off inch by inch of our hair or decide to go from long to short in a quick minute with wigs. Short styles have always appealed to me because you can have that classy, sexy, sophisticated look all the time. Here are some short styles worn by some haute celebs that inspires me.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Fresh & Flawless Five Piece Complexion Set by EcoTools

Over the weekend, I was on the hunt for a mini brush kit for my handbag so I can always be prepared for when I need to freshen up. I headed to the big beauty store Ulta...mostly because I had a coupon and some beauty points I could use towards my purchase. I found two brush kits one by EcoTools and the other by Real Techniques. I ended up purchasing the