Daily Archives: August 22, 2011

Banana Clip Pin-Curl Updo Video Tutorial

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I told you that I’d be back with the video tutorial for the style pictured above and here. So, as promised:

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Sofistafunk Giveaways!!! *CLOSED*

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CALLING ALL NYC AREA

SOFISTANISTAS

 Ya’ll are not going to believe this!!! Sofistafunk has offered me, not one, but TWO giveaways for the site!! How frickin’ AMAZING and AWESOME is that?!?!?

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3 VIP packages:
Each package includes a VIP Gift Bag and 2 tickets to the NYC Sofistafunk Fashion Week Party and Fashion Show on Thursday, September 15, 2011

For your chance to win*:

1. Register on www.polyvore.com and follow Sofistafunk.
2. Create a co-branded set using a featured Sofistafunk skirt.
3. Post the skirt set to the Sofistafunk Facebook Page.

Entry deadline:  September 8, 2011

Three winners will be selected and announced on September 9, 2011.

*Entrants must live in the NYC area and be 21 years of age or older to attend.

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1 Sofistafunk Swag Bag:
Valued at $250+!

For your chance to win:

1. Follow Sofistafunk on Twitter.
2. Tweet “Hairscapades.”

Entry deadline: September 15, 2011

A winner will be selected on September 16, 2011

Don’t wait!! Enter today for your chance to win!!!  I wish that I could!  LOL!!

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The Week in Review and My New Pet Peeve!

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Hey you guys! How were your weekends?! Mine was actually pretty restful as we decided to reschedule the White Water Rafting trip! There were conflicting weather reports about the chances of thunderstorms for Saturday and we didn’t want to get caught out on the water with lightning shooting around us!! Of course, because we cancelled it, it was an absolutely GORGEOUS day! But, I didn’t mind, because I had a super busy, stressful week and I got to spend some much-needed, restful quality time with my sweetie.

Anywho, I decided to do this post to just share a hodge podge of things from last week. Hope that’s okay!

First, I applied a henna treatment last Sunday (no indigo this time – didn’t feel like it). I just had to show you how ridiculous I looked while doing it. (Btw, that’s TWO baggies and TWO winter hats.) But, I really don’t care. I wore the same get-up to bed with my DC!! Am I the only one who looks this silly when hennaed up or deep conditioning and really couldn’t care less?

Second, the style in the first picture far above was the other banana clip updo that I came up with last week. The clip is oriented horizontally to hold my hair in a ponytail. Then, I flipped the ponytail towards my face and pinned all of the hair down along the top of the banana clip using three big doobie pins. Next, I grabbed my sock bun* to provide some volume (since we don’t tease curly hair;) and flipped the hair back over the faux bun. Then, I gathered the ends of my hair, rolled them together, tucked and pinned with bobby pins. Finally, I slid on my litte TarJay headband. I thought the style was kind of retro chic;). What do you think? I didn’t film a video tutorial for this one. However, if you’d like one, just let me know in the comments and I’ll film it within the next couple of weeks. (*The sock bun wasn’t very secure, because I couldn’t pin it down. Next time, I’ll roll some synthetic braiding hair into a “form” and I’ll pin that to my hair to create volume. That’s an old French roll/twist trick. ;))


Third, I still have not gotten myself together in regard to exercising, the house is a mess on top of that and I have a crap load of clothes to wash! But, I’m writing up almost all of the posts for this week on Sunday, so I will have no excuses this week! I can’t go to our Meet-Up on Saturday looking all bloated, busted and wearing dirty clothes!! LOL!! I’m hoping that this is the motivation I need to get it together this week, because my diet has been horrible the last three days too!! KFC, fried shrimp and French fries, BBQ potato chips, trail mix, popcorn (it was 94% FF, but I added a couple of tablespoons of melted Smart Balance spread *smh*), Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich … and the day isn’t over!! I really ought to be ashamed of myself! This is the slippery slope that I seem to love to jump on every time I get to my weight goal!! Help me ya’ll!!!

How did you do with your regimens in week 3 of our GOC? I received a couple of updates from challengers and the submission of a “Reserver” that I’ll be sharing in the next couple of weeks!

I completed my second application of amla on Saturday. Meh. I didn’t notice much of a difference between the second application and the first.

You don't see the hole in my tank. Shhh! I SAID, you don't see it!

And finally, my new pet peeve. So, most of you know that I have a YouTube channel now. Well, I’ve been getting comments and messages from users that only seem interested in my biceps/muscles. Like seriously, I’m not doing videos on exercise, fitness, diet or my body. I’m doing hair videos. If that’s what floats your boat, fine. But, at least have the good common sense to watch the videso without commenting or at least feign some type of interest in natural hair. Needless to say, I’ve blocked several users in the last couple of weeks. (SB: I can’t help but notice that many of these users seem to subscribe to Naptural85’s channel too! I wonder how she feels about commenters who only express interest in her physique?)

That was my Week in Review! What’s yours?