Thursday, October 17, 2019

Stay Glam - 25 Gorgeous Passion Twists Hairstyles

I am have been so interested in this new Passion Twist hairstyle.  And I stumbled upon Stay Glam website's highlighted story of the various ways you can wear the look. This article was written by Rebecca Puttock -

25 Gorgeous Passion Twists Hairstyles

Looking for a trendy new hairstyle? Then this is the place to be! We have found 25 of the most stunning passion twists hairstyles for you to see. Passion twists are a gorgeous, protective hairstyle that is cheaper and easier to create than some of the other popular styles. We love this idea and know that you will, too. Take a look and fall in love with these gorgeous curls. There are updos, long styles, short hair ideas and more. You won’t be able to decide which one to try!

1. Short Passion Twists

First up, we have this beautiful half-up, half-down hairstyle. The twists have been parted on the side and about half of the hair has been styled up. This is a gorgeous hair idea that can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion. We love the length of the twists too, as it is a stylish look for the spring and summer. You can also choose longer twists with a hairstyle like this.
Short Passion Twists Style
Source: @_dismissed

2. Long Passion Twists

Next, we have long passion twists to show you. These are simply styled and look effortlessly beautiful. The twists were created with 10 packs of Freetress Water Wave hair in four different colors 1, 1B, 2 and 4. You can check out some tips on creating this look on the page featured below.

Long Passion Twists
Source: @chi.nwe.okwu

3. Beautiful Burgundy Passion Twists

If you are looking to completely transform your hair, then think about using a stylish color. One color you should consider is burgundy. Burgundy is a rich and beautiful shade that never goes out of style. It will suit everyone and allows you to try a new color without being too bold. You can try burgundy on long twists like these or on shorter ones.

4. Twists into a High Bun

Our next idea is cute and easy to wear! Here we have a passion twist high bun. The twists have been styled high on the head to create a chic bun. Also, the ends of some of the twists have been left down to create the appearance of bangs. This is a gorgeous hair idea that would look amazing for the summer or just when you want your hair up but looking stylish.

Passion Twists High Bun
Source: @braidsbyaja

5. Mid Length Passion Twists

Next, we have mid length twists. The twists have been parted on the side and the ends sit around the shoulder. This is a beautiful and versatile style. With hair like this you get the best of both worlds. It is short enough for the ladies who want fuss free hair, but long enough where you can style it into a bun and other styles. Hair like this will look stunning on everyone.
Mid Length Passion Twists
Source: @braidsbyaja

6. Trendy, Long Passion Twists

If the longer braids are more your thing, then check out this next idea. Here we have trendy, waist length braids. Hair at this length looks stunning and it will definitely get you noticed! You can wear..

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Style Watch - Denim Lace Up Open Toe Strappy Sandals

I'm in love with my new Women's Blue Denim Strappy Sandals from FSJ Shoes. My closet is full of shoes that are black, brown and neutral colors.  This one of my only shoes that offer a boost of color and bling to my wardrobe.  Which is much needed!  

FSJ Shoes (Funny She Jill) "is a shoe brand, synchronized with international fashion, taking super fashion design as well as an attractive price. FSJ means extremely “ Innovation “ or " Adventurous ", which symbolizes the modern women's life characteristics of pursuit for fashion and vitality. We aim to help women realize their dream of fashion and pursuit of quality. FSJshoes is a worldwide women's shoe brand, all of our shoes are handmade, and we also customize shoes for women, you can check our website here:"

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Gorgeous Elegant Loc Up

This is a photo that I found years ago... that is just timeless.  Her loc's are beautiful.

CBD Living - A great way to releive pain

I just recently started to become aware of the benefits of using CBD oil for pain relief. I have suffered from lower and upper back pain for about 2 years and have always relied on over the counter pills to help. But with CBD oil, it is a good alternative because it is a natural solution.  And no worries, it will not get you high.

I tried two great products from CBD Living that have helped a lot.  The CBD daily lotion is great for relieving muscle pain.  Once you rub it into your skin, it starts to work right away.  The CBD living soap is has a great relaxing smell and lives you feeling refreshed.

CBD Living Lotion Eucalyptus 250mg
What is CBD lotion? CBD Living Lotion is a rich, luxurious lotion perfect for treating dry skin while getting your daily CBD dose. It is made from the finest natural ingredients and is infused with nano-CBD for maximum absorption. CBD Lotion is absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream, providing your daily dose of CBD. It is great for relaxing after a long day or invigorating the senses and treating dry skin.  CBD Lotion does not contain THC and will not leave you feeling “high.”

CBD Coconut Lime Bath Soap
The coconut lime scent will make you feel like you are on a tropical vacation, in the comfort of your own shower! CBD Lavender Soap is 100% vegan-friendly and will refresh and rejuvenate your senses. It is 100% hypoallergenic and can be used on any skin type.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017


Check out these great videos from Lydia and Alma on how to care for 4C natural hair -

"We are sharing what has helped us grow our hair. Remember less is more and you don't have to have looser curls or be mixed to grow long hair! It is all about educating yourself on your hair. Take the good from this video and shape the tips around your own unique formulas. No formula works for everyone. Me and Alma even have different hair regimes! Enjoy x" - Lydia & Alma


Monday, October 9, 2017

Aspiring Model - Asha


I am so proud of my daughter, Asha. She is an amazing and talented young lady. She is always first to try to help someone in need. Has a very kind heart and remains humble, despite her beauty and academic accomplishments in life. As a young girl she donated hair to Locks of Love, and often look for opportunities to volunteer and do things to better her community.  Asha also has expressed an interest in modeling and I am happy to support her.

"I am Asha. I have a passion for modeling but have yet to pursue it. To date I worked with Jameel Pugh, a wedding photographer. I did a portrait shoot. I am available for shoots anywhere in the East Bay Area. I am tall (5'10") with long curly hair. For more information contact me at".


To see more from the photographer that took these photos, go to photographer Jameel Pugh's website Bowtie Pixs.

Beyond Racist Dove Ad

My 8 year cousin actually brought my attention to this racist ad that shows a black women transforming into a white woman after getting "clean" using Dove.  I was shocked and looked online to see the store covered by Yahoo News.

"Dove apologized and pulled down an online soap ad in which a black woman pulled up her shirt to reveal a white redheaded woman underneath.
The ad, which has since been removed from Facebook, drew fire from beauty blogger and makeup artist Naythemua.
“An image we recently posted on Facebook missed the mark in representing women of color thoughtfully,” Dove tweeted on Saturday. “We deeply regret the offense it caused."

An image we recently posted on Facebook missed the mark in representing women of color thoughtfully. We deeply regret the offense it caused.

But the Twitterverse was not impressed, decrying the ad and the brand’s history of questionable marketing for its products.
“My being black is symbolic of dirt? This is pure racism,” one tweeted.
“I don’t understand how global brands like  &  can be making epic mistakes like this,” added another."

I myself, am offended. I don't know how this could have been approved by their marketing team. It is clearly offensive and wrong. This happens so often, that is hard to keep say... aww, its ok.  Because its not.  Big companies need get get ride of any one in their company that can not appreciate the cultures of all of their customers. Not just one demographic.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Afro Funk & the Inspired Fashion

Afro Funk has always inspired some creative and coforful fashions.  Some looks that I have always loved, but have never been cool enough to pull off!  😂

"Afro funk - also known as Afro Beat, is a music genre which developed in the 1970s out of a combination of West African musical styles, such as Fuji music and highlife with American jazz, with a focus on chanted vocals and percussion. The genre features chants, call-and-response vocals, and complex, interacting rhythms. The man to coin this term also known as the father of afrobeat is Nigerian multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Fela Kuti who popularised the style both within and outside Nigeria. It was partially borne out of an attempt to distinguish Kuti's music from the "soul music" of American artists such as James Brown." - Wikipedia.  To see more about the history of Afro Beat, go to -

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

'Stashing' is the newest way to get screwed over in love

I found this interesting article on Yahoo news today that is both funny, full of truths and amusing.  Dating, for me, has always been a love-hate thing.  I enjoy getting out and meeting new people, but it can be exhausting.  Between trying to find someone that you have chemistry with, similar interest and life often a tall order.
Because I am a busy mommy, work full time and try to have a regular workout routine - finding time to get out and meet someone new is often difficult. Although I am very open to meeting someone when I do get out, I have and do use online dating. 
The article below, hits on a lot of things that I have experienced will online dating - dating fishing, breadcrumbing, stashing (girl... move on, ha ha), kittenfishing, catfising and ghosting! These terms are all explained below or linked to an explanation.  So if I have been through all of this, why o why do I continue to do the online dating thing. I ask myself this question all the time.  I have often deleted online my dating app... and then get back on out of sheer boredom. But who knows, maybe if I keep my heart open, one day I will meet my match.  
Read this great article below, on what to look out for when dating -
'Stashing' is the newest way to get screwed over in love
By Cassie Murdoch
Feel like your new romance features a little bit too much alone time? You might have been stashed.
What now? Meet “stashing,” the newest relationship term to strike fear into our hearts. We’ve already been victims of “kittenfishing,” “breadcrumbing,” “gatsybying,” “haunting,” and, of course, the ubiquitous “ghosting.” And now we’ve got this to worry about.
Stashing, as the Metro reports, is that thing where you’re in a new relationship and everything seems great, except for one thing — you’ve never met any of your new love’s friends or family.   You’ve let this person fully into your life, but they haven’t even so much as acknowledged your existence on social media or introduced you to one of their pals. Uh oh, you’ve been stashed.  Basically you're being kept a secret for one reason or another, like a little treasure stashed away in an underwear drawer. Ugh. 
When you press your partner about it, they’ll try to wriggle out of having to explain. Sorry to say, but they’re probably already in a relationship with someone else or have some other dark secret to hide.
The good news is that “stashing” is just a new name for something that people have been doing since the beginning of time. So this isn’t some new horror brought on by dating apps or Instagram. Still, it’s no fun. But don’t take it personally. It doesn’t mean they find you too embarrassing to share with their nearest and dearest; it means they’re a liar. And the sooner you can un-stash yourself the better. 
Too see more of my blog stories about dating, click here.

Monday, August 21, 2017

How to Achieve Long Hair the Healthy Way

How to Achieve Long Hair the Healthy Way
You want long hair, but you’re frustrated that it still looks the same month after month. Hair vitamins have done little or nothing to help, and now you’re ready to try another approach.

It may not seem like it, but your hair is growing. Human hair grows at an average rate of a ½ an inch per month. The question is, how do you keep the growth? In this article, you’ll find helpful tips on how to achieve the healthy, long hair you’re dying to have. 
Do You Know Your Hair’s Porosity Type?

Knowing the porosity type is one of the first steps to growing long, lustrous hair. It’s a quick way to determine how your hair absorbs moisture. Once you understand porosity, you’ll be able to match the right kind of products to your hair. A great way to identify your porosity type is by doing a test. Place a clean strand of hair in a cup of room-temperature water. Does it float or sink?

If the hair floats on top of the water, you have low-porosity hair. Styling products tend to sit on top of your hair, instead of being absorbed. Adding heat while you apply products will get your closed cuticles to open and absorb moisture better.  If the hair sinks to the bottom, your hair is high-porosity and absorbs moisture like a porous sponge. But this means it’s easy for moisture to exit too. Your best bet is to keep hair continuously moisturized with leave-in products. You’ll want to coat your hair with healing butters and creams to strengthen the shaft.

Moisture is Queen

When dry hair breaks, you lose length. If you want beautiful, long locks, you must moisturize your hair every day. You probably know that the curlier the hair, the dryer it becomes. This is because it's hard for the scalp’s natural oils to travel down to coat the entire coily strand. So, you’ll need to do extra treatments to retain moisture. Also, the higher your porosity level, the more frequently you’ll need to deep condition. Aim to deep condition 2-3 times per week if you have high-porosity hair, and once a week if it’s low-porosity.

Be sure to focus on the ends when you apply products to restore and strengthen them as much as possible.Do you want a simple, easy-to-remember method for keeping your hair moisturized? Use the L.O.C. Method. It will lock in moisture and help define your curls. Here’s how it works:

L stands for liquid. Use water as the first step in your hydration method. If it is not wash day, have a spray bottle filled with water on hand to provide moisture. If you want to use a detangler at this point, you can.

O is for oil. The best oils moisturize, heal and protect. If you’re new to oils, start out with an easy-to-find product like coconut oil. You can add growth oils like rosemary, peppermint, and Black Jamaican Castor Oil to speed the growth process.

C stands for Cream. The cream works to smooth the cuticle and seal in the oil to the hair shaft. Many naturals use a curling cream for this stage like Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie or Oyin’s Whipped Pudding, but you could even use a lighter cream like a leave-in conditioner for this step. Try Kinky Curly’s Knot Today or As I Am’s Leave-In Conditioner.

Wrap it Up at Night

Using a satin bonnet while you sleep will reduce shedding and will keep curls in place. An alternative to the bonnet is a satin or silk pillowcase.  If you follow these guidelines, you’ll be well on your way to long, healthy curls in due time. Have patience as you experiment and remember that growing long natural hair is a journey, not a destination.  


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Article written by Patrina . Patrina is the founder of; a blog to educate and inspire women with natural hair. Patrina just celebrated her 10-year natural hair anniversary, and achieved her goal of waist length hair. With the knowledge she has learned over the years she is dedicated to share her knowledge, and experience to educate women who wish to have moisturized, healthy natural long hair.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017