Monday, August 29, 2011

BLOGGERS BEWARE!!!

Being a blogger is fun. Nail polish bloggers, at least the ones I know, blog so we have a place to display our love for nail polish. We like to admire each others nail art, mani's and pedi's. So when companies take notice of our blogs, you can imagine the excitement we feel. But when the company that has contacted you turn out to be shady then that becomes a problem.

Nail De Royal is one of those shady companies. They contacted a fellow blogger and told her that they were interested in her blog and wanted to send her some products but she had to put up a link to their internet store. So she did. Product never came, but an email did saying how her page didnt contain any articles about beauty, fashion or cosmetics. WTF? To view her post click here.

Now here is where I get confused, because if you go to there page www.nailderoyal.com, you will see nail polishes right there on front. So the question is, what is the real reason you contacted this blogger? To get free ad space thats why. They take advantage of bloggers to gain views to their store. BLOGGERS BEWARE. Read Holly's post and if you receive ANY emails from this company DELETE them ASAP! They are shady and your samples will never come.

Nail polish is very much a cosmetic, it is very much beauty and it is very much fashion. I for one will NOT be giving these people any business. This is just something that needs to go out there to all beauty/fashion bloggers. If any of you reading this has any ad's of theirs up with the hope and promise of samples, just based off this and the out n out lie in the email that products were shipped, its safe to say you can remove the ad.

Again, click on the link to the blog post, read it for yourself. If you are a blogger or know a beauty/fashion blogger pass the word on.

NAIL DE ROYAL
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Thursday, August 25, 2011

R.I.P Aaliyah Dana Haughton aka Baby Girl

Ten years ago today the music world lost it's princess. Aaliyah was and still is my favorite R&B singer. In my opinion there will never be another. Aaliyah helped redifine music in the 90's. Her debut album "Age Aint Nothing But A Number" peaked at #18 on Billboard 200. It brought about singles like "Back & Fourth", "Age Aint Nothing But A Number" and "At Your Best (You Are Love)".

Over the years, as she grew, so did her music. And for me, she was my first fashion and beauty icon. Yes, I would rock the small tops and baggy pants, or recreate the lips in the "One In A Million" video.

 If I had to pick a favorite video, although it would be hard, I would have to pick two. Lol. "Are You That Somebody" from the Dr. Dolittle movie and "I Miss You" from the "I Care 4 U" album, which was released after her passing. Aaliyah touched so many through her words and her actions. Her untimely passing was such a shock. I can remember like it was yesterday when it came on the news and my mom told me. And here we are ten years later still in shock. Heaven got an angel on August 25th 2001. And even though she is not here, her music and legacy will live on through her fans.
 Tune into BET tonight for 10 year anniversary special "One In A Million"

R.I.P Aaliyah Dana "Babygirl" Haughton:


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hair: Cantu Shea Butter Braidout

Happy Sunday!! I hope everyone's weekend went well. The kids here are going back to school tomorrow!!! You have no idea how thrilled I am, but then again if you have preteen girls, then maybe you do. Any who, the photos you are about to see is my Cantu Shea Butter braidout. I normally do french braid, braidouts or cornrows (whatever), but I decided I wanted to do individual braids. The look is very, very close to my own natural curl just more tamed.

What I did last night was, I washed my hair with Mizani True Texture Curl Balance (I think is the name), and I used Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner. While my hair was wet, I applied all over the Cantu Shea Butter, and then applied it on each section. I cant use oils or heavy products, my hair is thin, so I over condition.

I then did six big braids in the back or two rows of three. The crown had medium to small braids and then around my face were small braids.
So this is me starting to take the braids down this morning. I was almost late for Church. You gotta get up pretty early to finish this. Lol.


Here are the braids all the way down. This is before I seperated them. I noticed when I was taking them down that the shea butter left my hair a little dull, and the reason is because my air was beginning to dry and I applied so much shea butter.

I used three pumps of Mixed Chicks Hair Silk. It feels oily, but it is not heavy on my hair at all. The first two pumps were what I applied all over and the last one I applied in sections.

Here is the finally look. Ignore the crazy eyes, I was trying to focus my phone camera. In the end I love the look, it last all day which hardly happens for me. Depending on how you sleep, you maybe able to get away with a bonnet or a satin scarf. I think that I will be re-braiding it tonight just to be on the safe side.




Sunday, August 14, 2011

Beauty: Hard Candy

I have never bought anything from Hard Candy, but when I saw this I had to have it. It cost about $6 from Wal-Mart. I love plumping lipgloss. You can really feel this one working , The color is Pink Lady. It has a tint in the tube but it is clear on your lips. I do intend on buying more!!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Beauty: BirchBox Opening

So I have seen this Birch Box on different blogs and decided that I wanted one. If you have never heard of Birch Box, basically what it is is a box of samples. When you sign up you fill out a beauty survey and the samples are suppose to be based off of that. It is a subscription, you can choose $10 monthly or $110 for a year.

So today I got my first Birch Box and this is what I got:
So the items I got were: and their full siz prices

The Cool Fix (treats ingrown hairs, razor bumps etc) 2 fl oz $11 & 5.3 fl oz $25
Quidad (Heat & Humidity Gel for your hair) 6 oz. $16
Smashbox (photo finish foundation primer) 1 fl oz. $36
Hair tie Set of 3 $5
June Jacobs (face masque) 3.7 fl oz $62

I am not too impressed. Not for $10. I am hoping next month's will be a little better then this months. But if you want to check out Birch Box, go to www.birchbox.com