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July 2014

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That Quirky Black Girl…

I was feeling inspired when I put this look together – speaking to my inner child.

It really took me back to when I was three or four years old (can’t remember when exactly). It was then that I was finally allowed to dress myself. 

With the freedom to wear what I want, how I wanted – I started to develop my own sense of style, not having it clouded with grown thoughts. I can admit it was a little hit and miss there for a little while – still happens now!

I feel really care free. Yes all four pieces of the outfit are a delightful on their own.

Worn all together though, they give me extra life.

Top – Zara, Shirt – CUE, Skirt – Truworths, Boots – Sportsgirl

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Have you been up all night?

Sixteen hours spent sitting in pretty much the same position.

Nine hours of ratchet TV, think Keeping Up With Kardashians, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, Married To Medicine, R&B Divas, Basketball Wives – the list is endless

Three packets of “Ghanaian Lines” hair extensions

Two 1.5 litres of Grape Fanta consumed

Two rom com movies

Two discovery channel documentaries

One really random football game

Funny story, at the half way mark of braiding I felt like shaving my hair and being done with it all. Sore arms, sore back.

..but I persevered.

The end result?

My extra-long Senegalese braids.

Whilst I always profess my love for big hair. I craved something different.

What do you think?

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Product Review – Dudu Osun Soap

A while ago one of my friends from Nigeria gave me this soap. She was raving and ranting about it, insisting that I try it. I read the name and looked at the colour of the soap, thought to myself – how fitting.

…Truth be told I am not one to one to turn down something that is free, so I gladly accepted the black soap. Yes, I am black like that.

I still couldn’t help but think to myself, another product that is being pushed to an innocent consumer like myself by a natural haired sister that has seen the light, rolls eyes. Come one we all know someone like that.

That was about three months ago.

The black soap had been sitting on my dressing table –  waiting patiently for its time to shine.

I recently decided that I was going to switch up my look. Something different that would mask the big afro.

Once my mind was made up on my next  hairstyle it was time to cleanse and condition my hair. That’s when I remembered the Dudu Soap sitting on my dressing!

Let me just say, from the moment I made my hair damp, lathered the soap on my hair and then watched the product build up being washed away in the bathroom sink. I had an aaha! Oprah moment,  I knew I would never wash my natural hair with anything else. Never Ever.

My natural locks was left feeling soft and stripped of all impurities. Like Virgin hair. Touched for the first time.

Complete Ingredient Listing:

Pure Honey, Shea Butter, Osun (camwood), Palmkernel Oil, Cocoa Pod Ash, Palm Bunch Ash, Glycerine, Aloe Vera, Lime Juice & Oil, Lemon Juice & Oil,Water & Natural Fragrance.

If you would like to change your life and try this amazing Black Soap Bar (Dudu Osun) you can find it here and here.

…no this is not an paid endorsed post, though I wish it was! I just found the product to be amazing – its that good I am writing about a damn bar of soap.

So why not share it?

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Doing It With A Smile….

After my last post you now know my “resting face”.

Today though, I am doing it with a smile.

Smiling because I love experimenting with print and colour. It is a way of self – expression. A way to remind me to not be complacent.

Instead constantly push my own boundaries – even with my hand on my waist.

Top – Temt, Belt – Portmans, Skirt – IamTinasheCustom, Stockings – David Jones, Shoes – Novo

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Resting Face…

What you see here is what my Creative Director calls my “resting face”.

For those not in the know a resting face is when a woman looks ‘thoughtfully sad or angry for no reason’. I have been told that when I give that look people would be fearful of me, let alone visit my website because I do not look too friendly – at all.

I didn’t believe it until i saw these pictures. She was right! I was suffering from resting face without even knowing it. 

Does your reaction to my resting face upset me? Well, yeah I am a little offended because you have assumed my emotions from my resting face. My resting face makes me look bitchy, when I am not a bitch at all.

Reading this, i am sure you can relate. You cant just walk around smiling at everyone all damn day, its just not practical.

Earrings – Lovisa, Dress – IamTinasheCustom, Stockings – David Jones, Shoes – Wittner

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Just A Dollop Of Colour…

The cold weather has everyone around me wearing all black. I shudder at the thought. I feel like walking around with a loud speaker and screaming to individuals in all black,“Its winter, we get it – but your fashion sense doesn’t have to die!”. 

Bold colour or print, those are my signature looks.

If you see me in all black – watch out!

I am probably having a ’nothing fits me how i want it kinda day’ or i am pretending to be “chic” because that’s what the fashion industry says you look like when you wear all black. You gotta laugh, Its funny.

i hope you enjoyed this delicious serving of colour.

Top – Temt, Skirt – Asos, Stockings – David Jones, Boots – Novo Shoes