I Love This Look: Lala Celebrates her 33rd Birthday with Brunch and X-Rated Fusion Liqueur at Bagatelle LA

Lala Anthony's Makeup At Her Birthday Brunch in Yellow Dress with X-Rated Fusion

I haven’t blogged in a week. I still can’t believe that! Midterms are over, my power is back on, and life is settling back down. We had a weekend from hates, but the past is the past. Let’s talk about Lala’s uber hot birthday brunch outfit at Bagatelle LA.

I love this look for a couple of reasons. This dress hugs all of Lala’s curves, and there’s no cleavage or butt shots. It’s trendy chic without over doing it. Last night, I watched the BET awards, and women worked EXTRA hard to display all of their assets. I mean really, is nothing sacred?

Lala’s hair and makeup are subtle, perfect for work or play, and could go with any outfit. While her brows are clean and arched, they aren’t heavily traced in NC2O concealer. Her face is naturally matte, not packed with powder. The transparent pink lip brightens her up (as if the dress didn’t) but doesn’t scream “HEY! I’M A PINK LIP!” Check out the multi-colored ombre nails!

Locs: Maintenance and Progress Update

I love my hair.  Sometimes I look at pics of me with my ‘fro and I miss my old hair a lot.  But then, I look in the mirror and I’m suddenly happy again.  I have not one once of regret! The years of trying to make relaxed hair work for me, the years of detangling my natural hair, the years of loc twisting–all worth it. I don’t wish I had a different texture and I’m a little sad that I let “hair typing” consume me.  That 4a nonsense really didn’t help with anything.

I can’t believe my hair is this long! This is a picture of me getting my hair re-twisted by my loctician Amira. She’s the only person I’ve let twist my hair because she believes in healthy hair and quick service. Plus, she’s a Sex and The City stan like me, so the minutes zoom by. I’ll debut the style she gave me in a new video. I’ve been receiving compliments everywhere I go! : )

Fly and Natural

I’m on a 30 day mission to keep my hair twisted. I want low manipulation for growth, strength and low key maintenance. It’s really going well! I’m on day 18 of the challenge, and it’s going great! I have been doing twist outs on my twists, to give them a curly/wavy effect. I’ll be posting tutorials and documenting my process at Naturally Scandalous, my Natural Hair Blog. To see how I created this style, check me out over there! If you want to learn how to wash, moisturize and take care of natural hair, check me out on my Natural Hair Youtube Channel, NaturallyScandalous.

CB2, You’re Giving Me Natural Hair Inspiration

Dear CB2,

I’ve been an avid fan of your products since I stumbled upon your shop in NYC.  You’re products are all over my vision board.  In fact, I’ll be picking up some products at your new Georgetown location in a few weeks.  So, I tra-la-la’ed onto your website the other day and saw the perfection that is pictured above.  The Summer color scheme. The roof-top city image. The absolutely gorgeous brown girl with the sexy ‘fro! CB2, thank you!

Fan for life,

Erin