Last year on July 14th I cut my hair and started my hair journey. How did I come to this decision? Let’s go back to middle school.
I had natural hair for the longest time. At 12 years I asked my mom if she could relax my hair. Back then it was a trend to have long straight hair and back then there wasn’t any products you can use for natural hair. Every where you go, salons, drugstores or anything they will say they have relaxers for natural hair.
Before I went to high school I used to straighten my hair with stove top combs. My grandmother used to do this for me every time I had a special occasion like my first communion or school parties.
When I finished middle school my mom finally relaxed my hair. It was the longest I have ever had it. I kept my hair that length for at least 2.5 years. In December 2006 I decided to cut my hair shoulder length. That time there was MySpace and I was all excited to post my new look on there. My mom got really pissed off at me tho. She never really liked short hair so for her it was like a crime.
For so many years I kept my hair to shoulder length. The minute it became longer I would go to the salon and cut those inches off.
When 2009 came around I started lusting long hair again. This time I had a bunch of classmates with pretty long hair and my best friends of that time had the prettiest and longest hair. They convinced me to grow it out. So that’s when I stopped cutting my hair. I tried to take good care of it so it can grow back to its old length but didn’t succeed. Every week I used hot tools on my hair and I wasn’t aware that this was only damaging it.
So I kept my hair that ‘top boob’ length for a couple of years.
Then 2014 came along. For the first 5 months I was all in for the transitioning. Mind you I was already in college by this point so I really didn’t need to focus on being super cute all the time. I was also working out 6 times a week so I was sweating my hair out every day. So for me it was the perfect time to transition. But then June came along and I was planning on going to the Netherlands and I wasn’t ready for cutting everything off. So I relaxed it again and decided to BLEACH my hair. YES I BLEACHED MY HAIR !!! What a big mistake this was. The first month and a half it was super pretty. I was maintaining my hair by going to the salon every week and not let it get super dry. But in the Netherlands I didn’t have that time and it rained basically every day so there went my super nice hair. By the time I went to Barcelona during that vacation my hair was a mess. Together with the sun and by washing it every day thinking it would get curly it got worse by the day.
When I came back home I relaxed my hair again. This time my friend did it for me. Since I was preparing for my birthday we decided to color it too. I did color it with ammonia free hair dye so it lasted maybe 1 month.
Then December came along. I wanted to cut my hair off all over again. I posted some hairstyles on my Facebook and let my friends choose the styles. In the end I decided to go with a bob style. I went to a salon, relaxed my hair and let them cut the style. They cut of all the bleached parts so my hair was “healthy” again.
In that December I damaged my hair again. I had to work as a hostess at so many parties so I straightened my hair every 2 days. By 2015 it was already dry and very damaged.
In February I told myself I was going natural. I started my transition process. Where I only braided my hair. I did box braids or just two long Pocahontas braids.
May I moved in with my boyfriend and he was really helpful with doing my hair when I didn’t know anymore how to handle it. I was asking him almost every day if I should just relax it and get it over with. He didn’t want that and neither was really excited for a big chop so I remained with my protective hairstyles till July came along.
On this day last year I abruptly took the decision that today was the day. I came from work with the idea, but when I washed my hair and I saw how many hair was falling out (the relaxed parts was letting loose of the natural parts) I called my neighbor who was a hairstylist and asked if she could do me the favor and just cut it all off. My boyfriend supported me all the way this day. He saw how desperate I was.
So since that day I’ve been natural and loving it. Been thru some doubts about keeping it like that or wearing wigs, but my supportive boyfriend always does some hairstyles so I feel comfortable again and don’t worry about the length.
So for this year I really thank him for all he has done for me. I don’t know how my hair would have been right now without him.
See you guys soon,
Curaçao is filled with a lot of young talents and I’m trying to discover them so you guys can also see what the youngsters can do.
This week I’m letting you guys meet a young make up artist.
Meet Runaicha Granviel a 21 year old student and also self taught make up artist. I met her a couple of years ago thru the blogging community and I loved her work.
While being a student and still have the time to learn and open her own make up studio I can say that she is a young entrepreneur with a lot of success coming her way.
If you guys want to see more of her work just check out her Facebook page.
I recently just bought three Kylie lipglosses, Dolce K, King K and Like. I asked her to do a daytime and nighttime look with the Dolce K and King K. The whole look was her own creation.
For the daytime look we used the Dolce K. It’s a nude matte liquid lipstick that can easily go thru out the day. The look she created was a simple but sexy look. You can easily go on a brunch date with your girlfriends or boyfriend. Or any other daytime date.
For the nighttime look we used the King K. King K is a metallic golden lipstick that can be used more for party looks or special occasions. We used the previous look to just build up on that and create the nighttime look. This makes it easy for the girls who sometimes don’t have the time to do their make up all over again.
Items that were used ->
Foundation : Black opal stick ‘Truly topaz’
Highlight : L.A. Girl ‘Fawn’ mixed with Maybelline concealer ‘Sand Sable’
Eye shadow : MAC warm neutral palette
Setting Powder : Ben Nye Banana powder
Contour : City color contour palette
Blush : Inglot blush palette
Highlighter : MAC ‘gold deposit’
Eyelashes : Gabriella 108
Setting spray : Elf mist & set
See you next time,
This spring I saw that rompers where becoming the IT clothing to buy, which became a very handy trend. We all know that rompers are a full outfit ready to wear. So if you are a difficult person when choosing clothes, this trend is perfect for you.
I bought this romper right before spring arrived. I was digging the bright and neutral mix of colors and the artsy floral.
I wanted to bring out the brights in this outfit so I decided to pair it with a bright coral kimono and my BCBG bright coral and neutral clutch.
Stay tuned for another blog post where you guys are going to understand why my face doesn’t have make-up!
Romper: The Front Row | Kimono: H&M | Booties: Graficos | Clutch: BCBG
Pictures taken by Jean-Carlo Palm
White is a huge trend for spring as well as wide legged pants. As white can be such plain color, often we accessorize it with color.
I decided to brake the white color with a nude sheer crop top and golden accessories. This color palette is also very huge trend for spring. You can take it many different ways and this time I took the sleek, young and professional route.
If you are using gold like I did, try to not go overboard.
These pants I bought aren’t really wide legged as the polazzo pants. They were more of a bootcut style.
Yet if you wear heeled sandals it gives it a streamline look, completing the outfit.
Blouse: The Front Row (similar here) | Pants: Carousel (similar here)| Heels: The front row (similar here)| Bag: gift | Accessories: Vintage & H&M
Pictures taken by : Jean-Carlo Palm
As you guys may have already noticed. Wednesday is events day on the blog and today I’ll be writing about the new fragrance I just got introduced to a couple of weeks ago. La tentacion de Nina by Nina Ricci.
On Friday, March 28th I attended the event where they introduces this new spray. A feminine perfume with the cutest packaging ever. If you are a pink lover than this is the perfect perfume bottle for you to buy and use as decoration.
“It is awakened desire, a call to the senses. Torn between the fear of mystery and its enticement, Nina has been tempted by a new experience, inviting the magic of dreams to enter reality. Like a forbidden fruit, indulgence calls to her like an irresistible invitation to temptation” -Source : Nina Ricci website
This perfume has a packaging of an apple, an bitten apple. When you see it you it gives a picture of Snow white in a more luxurious story. The mix of the pink and gold was just perfect. Usually this mix is a disaster, but Nina had the perfect ratio.
For the scent, well it was so soothing. A soft and sweet scent which is recommended for business women. It’s not overwhelming, but it does turn heads.
What I can say is that the perfume doesn’t last very long.
“La Tentation de Nina is an awakening of the senses. Italian bergamot adds a touch of freshness while grapefruit zest awakens desire. Raspberry, almond, lemon and Bulgarian rose absolute meld together to create a surprising macaron accord, a gourmand addiction. Finally, bourbon vanilla, white musk and sandalwood round out this swirling of youthful sensuality.” -Source : Nina Ricci website
At the event we got the chance to play a game. As I may call it the Nina Ricci guessing game. We had to smell every bottle and match the names. For someone that never had smelled the perfumes of Nina Ricci it was quite exciting.
And if I must say, I loved all the other fragrances.
Even though the experience at the event was short, I enjoyed every second of it.
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Giveaways on Facebook is getting more and more popular. Everywhere you look there’s a new item you can win.
Often these are done to get more viewers on a page.
Last month I entered a giveaway that took place on Isles Jewelry’s Facebook page. For a while I’ve been eyeing their jewelry with the thought of one day to buy one.
Of course after seeing the giveaway I decided to enter and see if I had any luck of winning, and to my surprise I was the lucky winner.
Since it’s spring I decided to pair this beautiful necklace with a nice dress that complimented it.
Dress: The Front Row (similar here) | Heels : The Front Row (similar here) | Clutch : BCBG (same here in black) | Necklace : Isles Jewelry | Rings : CLV Fashion (similar here)
I recommend you guys to visit Isles Jewelry’s shop. They have some awesome handmade jewelry.