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Hello.Good Morning.Hello

20 Dec


Thanks for checking me out over here….I’ve moved….blogging platforms that is.

I have a lot to learn.

And tons to set up.

I will be back to my regularly scheduled program at the end of the week.

Carmen

Tips for transitioning to natural.

4 Aug

I have been asked many times how did I transition from relaxed to natural. First let me clear up a few things. I didn’t go through some like changing experience. I didn’t marry then divorce. I didn’t lose my mind. One day I decided I didn’t want straight hair anymore.I think I got my first relaxer when I was in my early teens, so I have a vivid memory of what my hair was like before a relaxer. With that being said let me start …

Relaxer Days….

 TIP NUMERO UNO! Go natural because YOU want to. It doesn’t require research, what your ancestors did, and all this “finding myself” . Its HAIR. When I want straight hair I slap a wig on.lol. Maybe you did/will go through something that will change your views on your hair. Thats ok too. I didn’t.

 2. You have to begin to use heat less and less. It wasn’t a big deal for me. I washed my hair every other week. Sat under a dryer with a “roller wrap” and BAM! Bouncing, swinging hair until I washed it again. I hated using a flat iron, curlers, etc. It was more of a lazy thing, I didn’t feel like it. You have to train your hair to revert to it’s natural state. If you constantly are blow drying , straightening it will always be straight. I didn’t use heat during my entire transition (10 months).

When all else failed. I slapped it in a ponytail.

3. Find styles to get you through that stage where you are unsure of if you want to relax again. I wore “twist outs” a sew in and WIGS! 😉

Twist out….

4.Find the right product mix to deal with the two textures of hair.For me I invested in a lot of deep conditioning, and detangling products. My hair is ridiculously thick and lion like.lol.

5. Finally when you are ready to chop it all off….YOU WILL KNOW. Maybe you will grow it out for years, months, etc. I chopped mine off in the middle of the nite after 10 months of transitioning. 🙂

Happy Transitioning! Please let me know if you have any questions about products or anything. I’ll try to do my best to give you good advice.

Here are some products that I liked using during the “grow out” phase, many of them I still use.

 

And the WINNER IS……………….

3 Aug

PROUDCHAPINA !!! 

email me at : lipstickfashion (at) gmail (dot) com 

I will need your address, your goverment lol, and your email address.

The rest of us would love to hear about the product once you receive it.

 Thanks to everyone who participated 🙂

Thanks for following my blog and keep reading. 

~Carm

Make Up Show NYC Attendees…..

18 Jul

I hope everyone is all geared up for Sunday. Can I just say that the people behind the scenes there are awesome? I will be there bright eyed and bushy tailed (or at least appearing that way) on Sunday. Then I will leave for my great grandmothers funeral. No interview with James as I do not even have time to sneeze at this point.

 

 

Mother’s Day.

18 Jul

For those that know me in real life, know that on yesterday, I lost my great grandmother. She lived a wonderful 95 years. I talked to her last weekend, before she was no longer speaking.

Please bear with me. I am still boucing back and forth between Connecticut and NYC. And next week I will fly to my hometown of Cincinnati for a few days.

 

 

Peace.

 

Carmen

Fixin’s.

18 Jul

Hello! As you probably noticed many of my posts are poppin back up from months ago. I had to unpublish many old posts to figure out what was wrong with my wonky layout. So maybe you’ll find something you missed. I will be done with this shortly.

 

Thanks,

CB

Meet my new friends,fellow make up addicts, etc….

20 May

Sorry for my slow up in posting. I have been visiting with family, blah blah blah. I met some wonderful people at the show. Check out their blogs. I will be backed to a some what normal schedule soon. Thanks for your support and continued readership  🙂

 

 

The Style and Beauty Doctor

Vex in the City

Clumps of Mascara

The Gorgeous Blog

55 Secret Street

 Here is a new forum for you ladies…..created by my homie Krissy  join in on the topics!  Curly Hair Don’t Care  (all hair types are welcome)

Also check out my blog roll……A few dope folks on their also. Love, Peace and Hair Grease.

 

~CB

We got a bad connection…

22 Feb

Just an update….my internet connection or lack thereof is being worked on…I will be back to our regularly scheduled program in a few days!

On Pins and Needles

17 Feb

The past 7 days have been so hectic for me… and I’m extremely on edge about a few things going on in my personal and professional life… I remembered this song from India Arie and it made me smile…This isn’t a an actual music video (I don’t think there is one) but listen to it if you haven’t heard it.
http://www.youtube.com/v/6hHOiQDTaLg&hl=en_US&fs=1&

How is your week going so far?…let’s cry and laugh together 🙂

Carmen loves ya!

LFM

Follow your bliss….because I said so.

6 Feb

It’s 5:40 am…I’ve been up since 4am and have to be at work at 8am. I am sure after I eat lunch later today I will want the 2 hours that I could’ve been sleeping….

Anyway. I jsut wanted to let everyone know that life throws you MANY curve balls.It never stops. But keep doing what makes you happy. People will attempt to discourage you. Many of these people will be your very own family and friends. Sometimes its because they are scared of you failing…But it is your life. You get one shot. Live it up.

When you have a moment view the video below, from Erin at Scandalous Beauty… its bascally about claiming and getting whats yours….

http://www.youtube.com/v/lid-ijaD60w&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0

Follow your BLISS!!!!

LFM