Do I Really Want to Lock???


Okay, I can’t lie, I’m having second thoughts. Within the past 2 months, I’ve spent over $100 stocking up on my favorite hair products, moisturizers, oils, conditioners and things of the like. And then, I started looking over my pictures, various fotki‘s that I have saved, loctician’s prices. I’m having second thoughts!!! So, I’m thinking that I may just wait it out a bit, use up my products, do tons more research, and then set the date. My hair has been growing pretty well, and I’d kind of like to see what more I can do with it. Oh well, I haven’t used conditioner in my hair since the week before I decided to lock. I cannot WAIT to deep condition!!!

I swear, I hate being so indecisive.

MAC Azalea Blush


I don’t mean to go on and on and on and on and on about MAC Azalea blush, but it owns the right. I am starting to turn into a blush freak. As the years have rolled on, I have realized that I am steadily negating eye shadow from my “it” list, and bringing in blush. I love a fresh, clean look on the face. To me, there is nothing more refreshing! In this picture, I was about to hop into the shower, and decided to play! I threw on a bit of Studio Fix, Feline kohl power on the water line, then put on my beloved Azalea!!! Mmm, mmm, mmm, I can’t get enough.

The thing about this blush is that it is a complete shocker. When you check it out in the container, especially when viewing it in the light, you can see a heavy sheen to it. The blush is bright, and I mean bright pink. It could be intimidating to anyone, but once you see it on the skin, you’re hooked!!! With a color like this, and any blush, shadow or random piece of makeup, you have to start with less product and build! In other words, don’t schlap on a bunch of shadow and expect for it to look natural. Use a little bit, and add more to get the desired effect.

It’s Begun…I’m Locking!!!


I have officially decided to loc my hair. I still love all types of natural hair, and will continue to blog about it. But, I will also keep you all informed about my loc journey. I’m so excited!!!

On January 9th, I was sick and tired of being sick and tired about a whole lot of things. So, I looked up my favorite black movie youtuber, Watunobouthat, and watched 3 movies while twisting my hair. I used Taliah Waajid Lock It Up to twist. I haven’t been able to find my freakin’ camera cord, but the minute I do, I’ll show you all pics! I am slightly blown because I just bought a bunch of Indian Oils to add to my conditioners. Apparantely, I can’t use the conditioners that I have because they provide tons of slip, great for relaxed and naturals, not so good for those trying to keep in two strand twists. I wanted about 150 twists, but I have around 130. There are a few that could be separated, since they are slightly larger than the others. I know that the twists will get thicker as they loc, and I am elated about this! The part that I was most nervous about was estimating how thin the twists had to be to give me the future thickness that I desire.

So, the picture above is the twists as they begin to get worn in, rough and kinky. I have made an appointment with a loctician so offically start palm rolling my hair. I am eventually going to maintain them myself, but to start, I’d rather have someone else do it.

It’s Begun…I’m Locking!!!


I have officially decided to loc my hair. I still love all types of natural hair, and will continue to blog about it. But, I will also keep you all informed about my loc journey. I’m so excited!!!

On January 9th, I was sick and tired of being sick and tired about a whole lot of things. So, I looked up my favorite black movie youtuber, Watunobouthat, and watched 3 movies while twisting my hair. I used Taliah Waajid Lock It Up to twist. I haven’t been able to find my freakin’ camera cord, but the minute I do, I’ll show you all pics! I am slightly blown because I just bought a bunch of Indian Oils to add to my conditioners. Apparantely, I can’t use the conditioners that I have because they provide tons of slip, great for relaxed and naturals, not so good for those trying to keep in two strand twists. I wanted about 150 twists, but I have around 130. There are a few that could be separated, since they are slightly larger than the others. I know that the twists will get thicker as they loc, and I am elated about this! The part that I was most nervous about was estimating how thin the twists had to be to give me the future thickness that I desire.

So, the picture above is the twists as they begin to get worn in, rough and kinky. I have made an appointment with a loctician so offically start palm rolling my hair. I am eventually going to maintain them myself, but to start, I’d rather have someone else do it.

F.A.Q. Friday!

In order to add some consistency to this blog, I am implementing F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) Friday! Most of these questions come from Youtube and E-mail. Here we go!

“Hi there first of all I want to say i love your vids & tuts thanks. I am so happy to see an informed educated woman of color like myself giving insight into make-up for us. I really appreciate your comments on throwing make-up rules out of the window. I have always experimented with color and have been fearless in the process. I have a question for you? I live in South Carolina and we have a M.A.C. kiosk in the Belk store here at our mall. However a lot of the colors I desire they don’t carry because they are not a pro store. I.E. “Chrome yellow” and a color that I have heard you reference “Azalea” blush. i have worn “Sweet as Coccoa” for a while now and have decided to switch up but I can’t find the “Azalea” on the M.A.C. website and have throughly searched. Can you give me some suggestions as to where I might be able to find it. “

SB Says:
Hey there,

Thanks so much for your kind words! Azalea is a pro only item, so you will have to go to macpro.com, or call 1-800-866-6464 for them to ship it to their home. Other than that, you could call the individual mac pro stores and get it, which you can find by going to the store locator on maccosmetics.com or macpro.com, clicking the “Show only M·A·C stores that sell M·A·C PRO Product” box, and they will give you individual stores. Don’t forget, anyone can purchase Pro products, even if they are not MAC Pro member! You can view all of the pro products at macpro.com, using the link above. Hope this helps, Azalea is TOO gorgeous! To see me wear this stunning blush, check out the video below, I’ll show you exactly how I apply it!