Archive | February, 2013

Basic black natural hair care?

20 Feb

The thing is natural black hair is a lot more fragile than it looks. People look at an Afro and reckon than that it is as strong and powerful as the feeling it gives off. The truth is the curlier the black hair type the more fragile it actually is. A little over 2 years ago I ‘went natural’ and stopped chemically straightening(perming) my hair. I had no idea how happy it would make me feel. I also had no idea what in the world I was doing.

It has taken me 22 of my years on this earth to realise I know nothing at all about my hair. This year I want to learn more about my hair. I started doing what everybody does, Googling and You-tubing. Unfortunately, I have the tightest curl type with rare friends in this community!  Very few sources talk about my hair type.

I have a similar problem with skin care, nobody talks for the people living with a history of eczema. Nobody seems to talk for the people who have annoyingly sensitive skin. And if I do happen to find great reviews, the products they are talking about aren’t available in the UK! So in the light of this, I have decided to be that person. From now on, if I find a product I’ll be sharing it and telling you my honest opinion. natural black hair care

I thought I’d share this today. If you ever wanted to de-mystify black hair care, this just did it. Plain and simple. I wish I’d seen this 2 years ago.

Too much? No! Claire Pettibone Bridal Collection ‘An Earthly Paradise’

7 Feb

Hi wonderful people! Hope you are all alive, kicking and doing a better job getting out of bed than I am. Yes, I am still in bed which is pretty unlike me but it’s so cold outside and my bed is SO toasty! Ahhh…. The only thing is, I’ve got to got to get ready for work at some point. The colder it gets the more I want to stay indoors, am I the only one? And besides the cold, my new wisdom tooth hurts! On the bright side, it could be so much worse. I’m hoping the wisdom tooth brings some wisdom with it.

Lets start the day with some loveliness shall we?


Claire Pettibone S2013 Collection

When I first saw Claire Pettibone’s bridal wear, I melted just a little bit. The fabric,the design, it’s all very atmospheric. I have to admit I was late on this bandwagon. Pettibone became an even bigger deal when a familiar face on the bloggersphere got married in one of her gowns.

cupcakes and cashmere emily schuman wedding claire pettibone

Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere

Photography: Max Wanger Photography

Claire Pettibone S2013 Collection
I know a lot of my friends think the detail is too fussy. Regardless, of this no one could deny how elegant Pettibone brides are. Stay with me, there is a point to this long winded typing. A lot of people are unnecessarily put off intricate gowns by runway pictures and photo shoots. Fashion designers have a creative licence to build up a feeling or theme. Just remember that you are only taking away the dress, not the background, headdress or tiara.


Styling around a bridal collection is suggestive not definitive.  A beautiful dress is a beautiful dress. The rest is up to you. At this moment brides all over the world are seeking out dresses for the busy summer wedding period. Give yourself plenty of options and try on EVERYTHING.   I once worked in a jewellers. It would be impossible to count the amount of times women walked out of the shop with things they swore they would hate. The moral of the story is don’t always trust your first response.



Claire Pettibone S2013 Collection

Claire Pettibone S2013 Collection

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