It’s amazing how as time changes, so do trends. The other day, I caught a few minutes of Waiting to Exhale. I wasn’t allowed to watch it when it came out, because I was too young. But watching it now, I see exactly why it was a blockbuster for Women of Color all over the world. I also couldn’t get over the matte eye shadow and bland lip colors. True, they were professional women, but damn, were the 90’s reaaaaly that boring when it comes to beauty??? I’m assuming so. Did everyone have to wear tomato red lipstick, really? Essence has featured Angela Bassett on their site with a photo gallery marking many of her most memorable roles, including Malcom X, Waiting to Exhale and Vampire in Brooklyn. Of course, we can’t forget How Stella Got Her Groove Back and What’s Love Got to Do With It. I even found some old makeup books from the 90’s (that shall remain nameless) that showcased makeup for Women of Color, it was terrible. Absolutely terrible. And no, I am definitely not referring to Sam Fine’s Fine Beauty! Whew, I feel better now. Just had to vent!! Have a lovely weekend!!
I’m really starting to convert myself over to the fully natural side. Many of you have suggested using products that are all natural, because natural hair doesn’t need or can’t sustain all of the drama packed into products for those with relaxed heads. I can somewhat see the reasoning behind all of this. So, within my months as a natural, I have brought several products from Oyin Handmade, a company that many people have recommended. I have read about them on several videos, forums and websites. My latest purchase was recommended from Reniece, The Weave Specialist. Since she does the most fabulous hair that I have seen in a very long time, I went and purchased a bottle! She said that Juice and Berries is a great moisturizing agent, and since my hair seemed a bit dry, she told me to go ahead and try it. I’m waiting for it to arrive in my mailbox any day now. When I actually think about it, I own quite a few things from the company. I’m on my third bottle of Honey Hemp Conditioner, which smells insanely delish. It can be used as a wash out or leave-in conditioner. It’s not super thick, and really brings out the curlies!
My new obsession started when I tried the sample pack about a year ago. I didn’t really understand my natural hair then, and I don’t fully understand it now! But, I seem to understand a few more things now. For instance, Shine and Define didn’t do anything for me when I bought it. Then, a lady told me to section my wet hair, and run this through. Out of no where, COILS!! Wow, all that time I had this in my little stash, and it works great!!! Also, I forgot all about Whipped Pudding!!! It smells like chocolate, it’s based with shea, and really makes my hair feel great. I just read the description, which states that if you mix it with honey, it makes a great pre-shampoo treatment!!! Amazing!!!
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Chanel Inimitable is the best mascara that I have ever used in my life. This mascara does all the things that every other mascara promises to do, lengthens, separates and thickens. This bad boy can make eyes look seductive in a single coat. I love how this makes my eyes look when I pair it with smoky eyeliner! According to Nordstrombeauty.com, “Now, in a single stroke, CHANEL sets a new standard in mascara with a formula that does it all. A sophisticated formula and unique brush design combine to lengthen, plump and curl, delivering lush, long-wearing colour so precisely that each lash, even the finest, is perfectly defined and separated.” I tried a sample of this , and if my paycheck ever allows it one day, I would love to purchase a tube. If you are in the mood to splurge, than this is definitely the product for you!