Tuesday, May 2, 2017

London & Paris 2017



In my eyes London & Paris is always a good idea. My dear friend Ashley wanted to celebrate her birthday abroad and these were the destinations she chose. Being the good squad that we are we decided to jump on board! I've been to both destinations before but this time around it was even more special to share the experience with friends and family. The pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy!



Sketch. London
Big Ben. London
Flower Market. London

Chelsea. London

Chelsea. London

Chelsea. London
Harrods. London
Chelsea. London

Harrods. London.

Harrods. London

Harrods. London

Royal Albert Hall. London


Kensington Palace. London

Liberty. London

Westminister Abbey. London

London Eye. 

The Breakfast Club. London

The Breakfast Club. London
The Breakfast Club. London

The Breakfast Club. London
Tube Station. London






Sacré-Cœur. Paris

Château de Versailles. Paris

Château de Versailles. Paris

Château de Versailles. Paris

Le Basilic. Paris

Tour Eiffel. Paris

Tour Eiffel. Paris

Grand Pigalle Hotel. Paris

Grand Pigalle Hotel. Paris

Grand Pigalle Hotel. Paris

Café Oberkampf. Paris

Musée du Louvre. Paris

Centre Pompidou. Paris




Buvette. Paris



Tour Eiffel. Paris

Tour Eiffel. Paris
All photos taken with iPhone 7 by my dear friend & brother Teryl Walthaw. Follow him on instagram for more @teryl_walthaw.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Last Minute Coachella Festival Makeup Look


Coachella is well under way (it actually starts today)! Though I won't be there in person, I'm there in spirit. If you are still struggling with what to do with your makeup then not to worry, I've created a super easy last minute look to inspire you. This festival is all about being free and being your true self so this look is super fun and a little out there. Feel free to change whatever you want about it as you adopt it for your own personal style.



I've got the full details over on my youtube channel. Don't forget to like, comment and subscribe while you're viewing!


Thank you guys so much for stopping by!

Peace & Love.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

5 Steps to Flawless Spring Hair





Since spring has sprung, let's get into a discussion about how to get your hair ready for the season. If you're anything like me then your hair has struggled through the winter. I turned to protective styling and heat tools to tame my hair during the winter months as a result my hair has become a little lifeless and dare I say dry. During the spring/summer months I love to wear my hair curly so I needed to get it ready by doing these 5 things.

1. Use a satin bonnet at night
Using a satin bonnet is one of those things that I only do about 50% of the time. However, this really is the first step to flawless hair. If you don't sleep on a satin pillowcase then investing in a bonnet is the next best thing. When sleeping on your curls you need the satin to help  you achieve 2 to 3 day hair. I love my hair the best when it's a bit old and the satin bonnet protects my curls and allows me to have a bit of longevity when it comes to my twist outs. So, stop being lazy and grab for that satin bonnet at night! 


2. Use an oil treatment
Lately, I've been feeling like my hair needs a little extra moisture and strength, especially around my hairline. I love the Tropic Isle Living products and decided to give their Jamaican black castor with black seed and walnut oil a try. Not only is it a growth stimulant but it's also a hair detox and scalp cleanser. So far so good! But you can really use any oil to get this regimen going. Grab your favorite oil and include in your regimen a little bit more regularly going into the spring season.

3. Less protective styling
Don't get me wrong, protective styling is great, but it also strains your hair. Ponytails, braids and weaves are all fly but they can cause your hair to break if used too regularly. Personally, my downfall is a high bun. I live for a bun because of how easy and chic they look. However, doing a bun too often will cause your hairline to break. Try letting your hair down a bit more during the spring season and give it a break from all that strain!


4. Avoid heat
I know, I know. This is a hard one! I love heat tools. My flat iron and I have a very personal relationship. However, there comes a time in every naturals life where she has to step away from the heat. During the spring is the perfect time! Enjoy the beautiful weather with your hair in free form. Don't worry about straightening your hair and just let it be. This will give your hair a much needed rejuvenation. This is the perfect chance to do that 6 month heat free hair challenge you've been dying to do! 

5. Deep Condition or use a hair masque
Sometimes deep conditioning can be a time consuming task, trust me, I hear you! If you don't have time to deep condition, use a luscious hair masque. Shea Moisture makes some great affordable options. This is one of my favorite ones. These masque's can help to bring your hair back to life in a matter of minutes. You don't need all day to deep condition either! You can simply leave the conditioner on your hair for 15 minutes and then rinse--that should do the trick well.


That's it beauties! I hope you enjoyed these steps on how to get flawless hair for the spring season. I'm on a journey now to healthier, stronger hair and I'm looking forward to implementing all these steps. I'll keep you posted on the journey.

What are some things you do in the spring season to whip your hair in shape? Let me know below!

P.S. Want to really get your hair spring ready? Check out one of my most popular blog posts ever about how to soften coarse natural hair here.

xo

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Waiting on Spring Like.....



Am I the only one who feels like spring is no where to be found? Life here in the northeast has been chilly, icy and very snowy over the past few weeks (I see you Stella). With the first official day of spring being tomorrow, March 20th, I hope that our colder days are behind us, I'm really not up for another snow storm.

With that, this is really a post to check in & to say hi and I miss you guys! Hoping that with spring comes continued inspiration and creative content creation.

Thanks for sticking around & checking me out.

Waiting on spring like........






Grateful always, all ways.



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