Tuesday, April 12, 2016

"Classic Man"

Great haircut!!  Photo shared on Instagram by Thecutelife. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Caresse's inspirational story

Hi my name is Caress Wilson, I can remember  being three and not liking how I look. As a little girl I would pick myself apart I hated everything about the way I looked. There was this one time I was riding in the back seat of my dads car staring in the rare view mirror at myself and I hated what I saw I was eight years old. When I turned about 12 I started to defined how I felt about myself based on how I thought my hair made me look.  There fore, I constantly changed my hair style causing so much damage to my hair. Two years ago at the age of 24 I had started to do some soul searching and also had just had my second child. 

At this point of time I no longer knew what to do in regards to my hair I had been doing my own braids and sew-ins but with two kids I no longer had the time or money to do my own hair or pay to go to the beauty shop.  Then something told me to give dreadlocks a try. I was scared so I went to YouTube and Googled some images of women with dreadlocks as well as instructions on how to do them. So after a month or so of contemplating on rather or not to do dreadlocks I decided to do dreadlocks in my hair. I can say that the journey of my hair was one of many paths but I must say I do believe that I absolutely love my hair now and not just because it makes me beautiful.


Meet Anaya!

Name: Anaya

Q: What is your hair story?  What kind of hair styles have you rocked, before embracing your natural hair?
A: I was born with naturally curly hair. If I were asked what hair type I was I would have to say a mixture of 3c/4a hair. I have used a relaxer since I was 6 years old and fried and dyed it since. From braids to weekly wash and sets. I practically lived in a hair salon.

Q: When and why did you decide to start wearing your hair naturally?
A: I decided to wear my natural hair when I was 20 years old. I was just tired of my hair being unhealthy so I completely stopped using a relaxer but was still straightening my hair as I transitioned. I became obsessed with my new growth and then one day I just chopped all of the processed hair off. Best decision I’ve ever made.

Q: Did you have any big fears about going back to your natural texture?
A: Of course. I knew other people would have a lot to say. Which they did and still do. Most of the time its negative but Ive been able to turn the other cheek and remain unbothered.

Q: What are three products you can't live without for nurturing/styling your hair?
A: LEAVE IN CONDITIONER! Omg. I cant not use it. Also, I love my hair masques. As far as styling, Im completely obsessed with Shea Moisture and Miss Jessies hair care lines. Their products love my hair! From the Pillow Soft Curls to the Curl Enhancing Smoothie.

Q: What would you say to someone who's thinking about embracing their natural hair, but scared about being rejected in various parts of their lives?
A: If youre thinking about embracing your natural hair then you are already half way there, just do it! It can be intimidating at times, but it is worth it for more ways than one. Its YOUR hair. If you love and take care of it it will love you back. I promise!

Q: How can we keep up with you and your journey i.e. blog, twitter, facebookfotkitumblr, personal or professional website? (Optional)
A:  You can follow my Instagram. I always have a hair update on there @anayalatr

Kris's gorgeous hair!

Thank you for sharing Kris! Lovely.  :-)

Thursday, March 24, 2016


"#NaturalIsProfessional is a photo campaign collaboration with Professionals with Natural Kinks & Curls and Happy Hair Boutique. “Natural Is Professional” aims to show that many high-demanding career women rock natural hair in their workspace.

In February 2016, a number of high school students received backlash about their natural hair being “untidy, un-groomed, unkempt and looking like it hadn’t been combed for days.” Also February marks Happy Hair's 3rd Annual 'Love Your Natural Hair' Month. It only felt natural to join the two. 15 Natural Hair Professionals and four up and coming Natural Hair Young Professionals, including a medical engineer, a dentist, a CPA, a future doctor, a business owner and more, came out to show their support for these students and to prepare them “for today’s job market.” The result is countless stereotype-breaking, positive black hair images flooding social media timelines to make people rethink what professional hair can be." - #NaturalsProfessional


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Model Marie Frederick

Marie is a gorgeous aspiring model. She is a natural hair model of St. Lucian heritage. Her goals is to see diversify in the fashion world. "Being the change I want to see." 

To contact Marie, go to Model Mayhem: http://www.modelmayhem.com/mariefrederick.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Meet Veronica!

I was born with tight fine curls. As a young child, mom believed in getting my hair pressed for special occasions and rarely allowed me to wear my hair out. At the age of 13 I convinced my mom to let me get a jehri curl and after two years, hated my hair. Against her better judgement, she allowed me to convince her to relax my and it broke off terribly, leaving with damaged hair and a bruised ego.

At the age of 18 I joined the Air Force and learned to care for my hair using low end box relaxers, because I couldn’t afford nor did I want to save for regular salon visits. Overtime, my hair became thin and damage.

When I turned 40, after going through postpartum shedding twice, I decided that maybe I could get back the hair I once had as a child. In June 2004, I made the decision to never relax again. I was afraid to ‘big chop’, so I found a local stylist who cut off my relaxed ends every 6-8 weeks until all the relaxer was gone. Slowly, I saw my hair change, into the hair that I remembered as a child.

Today, I am 3 years and 11 months (flat iron free) and my hair is blossoming and healthier than it’s ever been.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Remedy Skin & Hair Care

Remedy Skin & Hair Care Extravaganza

"The Remedy Skin & Beauty Product line featuring 100% Shea Butter & African Black Soap. It's whipped ready to use. All homemade using premium essential oils all natural ingredients: Scalp butter, Body Butters, Bath OIls, Massage Oils and Body Oils. NEVER ANY Sulfates, Perfumes, Dyes, Synthetics, nor Parabens. We'll have gift baskets for those special occasions ie., Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Birthdays of Course, which is our Valpak get yours today, just log on to Tiffany's website: remedysolutions.webs.com to browse and also online shopping! Reasonably price just $1 per oz. There's something for EVERYBODY! Come join us at The Remedy Skin & Hair Care it would be an Extravaganza!

African Black Soap (Black Soap Sensations)
Home Made recipe made in its purest & natural form, conditioned to be soft and gentle to the hair and scalp, free from chemicals and harsh agents that strips the hair of its natural oils, which leaves your hair hard, dry and brittle. Black Soap Sensations is specialized for persons of color, this brand is formulated to nourish, repair and rejuvenate the scalp while conditioning the hair. Designed for naturals, Virgin hair, Afros, Braids, Marley Dread locs, Sista Locs, Brotha Locs, Twists, Cornrows, wait there’s more; also can be used as a facial wash to treat mild Acne, blemishes and for Oily & Dry skin it’s a remarkable balancing cleanser, which is ingrained with healing properties, men there’s good news for you as well, shampoo beard and/or goatee area followed up with the Mahogany Butter brush hair as usual. Passion Fruit Scent.

Mahogany (Scalp Butter) 
After wash Scalp Butter.  Used for post wash/leave-in and for daily use scalp butter. Can be used on damp or dry scalp. Recommended, use after washing with Black Soap Sensations (African Black Soap) for sheen and moistness. Best used for clean shaven bald head, freshly shaved facial or body hair, light weight, gentle won't clog scalp pores or suffocate the hair follicles. Say goodbye to petroleum and mineral oil filled grease. Your scalp will Thank You for it. Apricot Scent.

Sunburst Citrus Blend Bath Oil
Sit back and luxuriate while being surrounded by a citrus orchard with bursting botanicals, free your mind & enjoy. Let the aroma therapy take its effect stepping out the bath or shower refreshed (Make this your NEW baby oil), which can be customized to your individual needs i.e., favorite scents, muscle relaxant, delicate skin. Use as a massage oil, have your significant other, give you a much deserved rub down especially for those hard to reach places. Citrus Scent.

Shea Baby Body Butter
Skin Butter for skin care from head to toe highly concentrated especially for elbows, knees, Achilles area & soles of feet. Best used immediately after bathing or showering, Use for overall body butter.  Leaves skin hydrated and moist NEVER have to reapply leaving you with a natural glow all throughout the day. Mango Scent.

Liquid Gold Hot Oil Treatment
Developed for trouble spots of the scalp & for Hot Oil Treatment; for spot treatment, gently massage oil in bald spot(s), nerves spot(s), thinning spot(s), the warm Lavender & Apricot is the effective ingredient among other essential oils, after 6-8 weeks peach fuzz will begin to appear. Hot Oil Treatment is to be used prior to washing hair on damp or wet hair, preferred method is to thoroughly rinse and apply treatment, for once or twice a month therapy treatment system. Lavender Scent."   - Tiffany, Remedy Skin & Hair Care Extravaganza

O Snap!!

I'm loving my new Snap perfumes.  They smell good and come in a little package that looks like a mini cell phone. I received Snap/1 For her, Snap/7 For Her & Snap/1 For him.   My favorite scent of the three is Snap/1 For Her.

"Snap is a portable, light-weight, compact size perfume that comes in variety of inspirational scents for men and women that suits all lifestyles. With a simple mist of perfectly blended modern aromas, Snap transcends generations of traditional fragrances and leaves you with an unforgettable sensational lasting impression. The sleek urban packaging of the Snap line is made out of environmental friendly materials and is 100% recyclable. Have fun choosing from the gender specific collection of looks, which range from cool metallic finishes, to dynamic colorful designs that all complement the high quality of what is already inside." 

To learn more about Snap fragrances, go to - Snap Perfume.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Gorgeous Natural Mommies



Thank you Magalie for sharing all these great photos via FB!

Friday, October 9, 2015

My daughters first backpack by Lela


My 2 year old daughter is in love with her new Lela backpack, lunch box and t-shirt.  She was especially excited to wear her backpack!  As a fan of the cartoon Dora, the idea of having a fantastic backpack made her so happy.  She wanted to wear it all day - while running errands with me, going to dinner with family and finally around the house when we got home. Lela is a great brand and I want to also thank the company for hosting a giveaway on the blog a few weeks ago. To read more about the Lela brand, go to there about me page on Facebook.

Blue Planet Eyewear

I am loving my new sunglasses from Blue Planet Eyewear! Blue Planet Eyewear is a small business based out of Santa Barbara, CA. Their glasses are eco-friendly (made from recycled and reclaimed materials) and socially responsible (with our “Buy a Pair = Give a Pair” program, they donate one pair of glasses for each one they sell). To date, they have donated over 150 thousand glasses to those in need all over the world.

The cute glasses that I have from the company are the Gloss Onxy Beverly Sunglasses. They are super comfortable and too cute! For anyone interested in purchasing a pair of eyewear from Blue Planet, you can get 20% off using the coupon code: Karen20. To learn more, check them out on Facebook and Twitter.