Sunday, June 26, 2011

25 Reasons Why Life is Way Better with Good Girlfriends by your side.

Carrie Bradshaw said it best "Maybe our girlfriends are our Soul Mates & guys are just people to have fun with." 

Sex and the City wasn't just a hit because of the trendy clothes and New York City's skyline. I believe that it was hit because of the bond between four successful ladies. I remember watching countless episodes of SATC and wishing I had girlfriends like that. Well I am one of the lucky few to find a group of GREAT Girlfriends. Here is a list of attributes I have experienced from my wonderful friendships. 

My Soul Mates- Melissa (Left), Me (Middle) and Crystal (Right)

Tasia and I

  1. A good girlfriend knows everything about you. What makes you tick, smile or cry. She kinda knows you a little bit better than yourself. 
  2. Although your fashion style maybe different there is always a piece of clothing that you can't wait to borrow. 
  3. No matter how long you haven't talked you can spend 2 hours on the phone and it seems like yesterday. 
  4. She is more excited than you about your promotion, new job or engagement and is already planning the party. 
  5. She is there to comfort you through break-ups, deaths and lay-offs. And her presence makes you feel better. 
  6. A good girlfriend will remind us of what is most important in a life partner. She will let us know what we need and not what we want in a man. 
  7. She is our biggest cheerleader!
  8. Few people can make you have a good time like your girlfriend can.
  9. A good girlfriend can make us laugh so hard that we cry. 
  10. A good girlfriend never complains about being your wing man on a date. She happily chats up your date's not so attractive friend...even though she would never date him. 
  11. A good girlfriend let's you know when your outfit is all wrong and your hair looks a mess. 
  12. Even after telling you "he is no good" good girlfriends don't say "I told you so" after he shows his true colors. 
  13. Good girlfriends are always down for cocktails and a good movie. 
  14. You can't wait for ladies night to get all dressed up and hit the dance floor with your girls. 
  15. A good girlfriend will get out of bed at 8am on Saturday to hit that aerobics class or personal gym session even though she would rather sleep in. 
  16. After an argument you still know that you are "Best Friends Forever". 
  17. Good girlfriends will always have your back through thick and thin.
  18. You have enough in common to enjoy each others company and also appreciate your uniqueness. 
  19. We can always count on having a good time no matter the atmosphere. 
  20. We love to dream big and our girlfriends are just as ambitious as us. 
  21. Like hot and cold, there is always a good balance between good girlfriends. 
  22. Every relationship goes through hard times but a good girlfriend is always there to listen to us vent. 
  23. A good girlfriend lets us know when we are being over dramatic. 
  24. A good girlfriend lets you know when we've put on a few pounds and need to hit the gym. 
  25. You know you have great girlfriends when the thought of a caribbean vacation always includes them. 
Feel free to add to the list!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Beach/Summer Hair , Style, Fashion and Things..

It is 100,000 degrees outside and its time to hit a place where there is sand for miles, Corona's are on tap and bikini's are the new black. Summer is undoubtedly the best time for a Caribbean vacation but if it's not in the budget the pool is a great alternative. Here are some summer hair styles and trends to get you ready for that summer getaway with the girls, fam or your special guy. 

Blonde Afro

Beach Waves

Curly fro
Side Puff

Two Strand Twists Updo
Must Have Beach Accessories: 

Floppy Hat

Ultra Sexy Bikini

Super Trendy Beach bag

Super cute flip flops


Friday, June 10, 2011

Naturalista's in the NEWS: 'Going Natural' Requires Lots Of Help

Yesterday, I stumbled upon a pleasant surprise. It was an article in the New York Times featuring various woman in the Natural Hair Care Industry. The article featuring NaturalChica, Curly Nikki and Kimmaytube talked about the explosive amounts of black women that have abandoned chemical processes that straightened their natural hair. This article made me very proud because it shows that we have started a "Natural Hair Revolution" where wearing your hair the exact way it grows out of your scalp should be the RULE and NOT the EXCEPTION.

Link to New York Times Article:

New York Times Article: 'Going Natural' Requires Lots of Help

Thursday, June 9, 2011

MYTH: I am natural now therefore I no longer need a trim.

Split ends occur when the protective cuticle of the hair shaft has been stripped away causing the hair to split into two. This unwanted process can occur at any point along the hair shaft and travel to the root. Therefore, it is important to nip these suckers in the bud as soon as possible. The main cause of split ends are dry damaged hair i.e hair that is not well conditioned or moisturized. Since curly hair is more susceptible than straight hair to dryness, it is important that you keep a watchful eye on your ends. 

Possible Causes:
Hair coloring
Blow drying
Not trimming regularly
Too much sun exposure
Not protecting your hair at night
Vigorously brushing dry hair

Helpful Tips: 
Do not brush wet hair
Invest in a good detangling brush
Condition after shampooing and deep condition regularly (once a month)
Always apply conditioner to the ends of hair after it is dry
Avoid prolonged sun and wind exposure 
Avoid nylon brushes
Never use bobby pins that have the smooth edge removed
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