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Throwback Thursday: My First Self-Relaxer(s).

I thought it would be fun to take you guys back to my first (second, third and fourth) attempt at relaxing my hair…at home…by myself.  When I first started my hair journey, I spent hours on Long Hair Care Forum reading the archives.  I was mesmerized by the beautifully luscious and long relaxed heads of

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Deep Conditioning Treatment Done At Home.

This blog post was requested by one of my friends (Hey, Ashleigh!).  She went to the salon for some bangs and was told by her hair stylist that she needed to set up another appointment for a deep conditioning treatment.  Her treatment was only going to run her about $15, but that meant she’d have to pay for

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How To: Style Roller Sets with Pin Curls

As promised I filmed my How I Style My Roller Sets video tutorial.  I’m a bit sleepy through most of the video but it pretty much demonstrates how I style my roller sets with pin curls.  I hope you find it helpful and check back to my youtube channel for future updates.  Below you’ll find

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Welp, I don’t know yet but I’m about to test out this theory.   I’ve seen people talk about how honey is a natural way to lighten your hair color if your hair is brunette/black.  And I’m looking to mix things up this summer without damaging the quality of my hair.  I’ll test this out

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I recently encountered a split end while looking at my ends and like a bag of chips, I couldn’t stop at just one.  I immediately brought out the shears and went on a search & destroy mission, seeking out every split end I could find.  Luckily I didn’t have too many split ends to remove,

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Brows That Wow (How to: Shape your Eyebrows)

I use the process below for shaping up my eyebrows for (and in between) waxes.  It’s helped me to define my natural eyebrow pattern and avoid artificial/over-plucked eyebrows.  Finding the perfect brow shape for your face can be broken into these four easy steps: photos: Justin Coit. edited by Kim

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Buying make up brushes can be expensive.  For a long time I’ve had a few “higher end” brushes, but I bought them in my younger days when parting with money was a lot easier.  Now that I’m more frugal most of the brushes in my collection are Sigma Beauty Brushes.  They were a great option for

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I washed, deep conditioned, blow dried, flat ironed and trimmed my hair on the last day of 2011. Products used: GVP PM Tea Tree Shampoo Nexxus Humectress Roux 619 Extra Strength (pH Leave-in) GVP PM The Conditioner (Moisturizing Leave-in) Chi Silk Infusion (Heat Protectant and Serum) Proclaim Spray On Glosser I blow dried my hair

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Remember these… The tutorial is finally here! For these gradient nails, you’ll need at least 2 nail polish colors that have the same/similar finishes. I used three nail polish colors. And a disposable makeup wedge. Step 1: The lightest color (base) is applied to the entire nail.  Step 2: Apply your second color to the