3 Twist Out Updos

Hi loves!

Today I’ve got a tutorial of three different twist out updos that can be done on first, second, third and even forth day twistouts! These styles are super easy and chic. Click the link below and check them out!  Don’t forget to subscribe!

http://youtu.be/1QKjBfvpXwI

My New Hair Cut

Hi Luvs!

Today I’m highlighting my new hair cut! I’m so excited about this new part of my natural hair journey. I’ve posted a new video to my YouTube channel talking about my cut and the decision to do the cut in detail. A link to that video is below. Check it out and let me know if you have any questions ❤ 

http://youtu.be/dcMpWvz9R_c

My Journey To Shaved Sides & An Undercut

Today I thought it would be fun to take you guys through my journey to shaved sides.

Many of you know I started my natural hair journey back in 2011. 

From there I went on a growth journey. I really wanted to see how long my hair could get. After 3 years it had gotten pretty long.



I was very happy with my hair growth and I loved my natural hair, but I was bored. So, I moved on to something I thought would fulfill my itch for change, hair color!  



The color was gorgeous!!!  I loved the dimension it gave my styles and my hair in general.  I did notice a change in my texture though. It became really dry and was more difficult to retain moisture. I played a lot with products and styles and really started challenging my creativity around this time.  Being natural became even more fun. 



Even though I was really enjoying my style creations, my itch for a more dramatic change was really strong! I thought about the fact that I work in Corporate America and how that might limit me a bit and started researching different ideas I thought I could pull off.  I found this pic of @kaorinik and that was it!

My hubby and I cut my hair the next day and I immediately loved it and kept right on with my creative style innovation!

I had never loved my hair more! It was edgy, natural, chic and me! I was so into my personal growth and enjoyment if there was anyone who didn’t like my new look I had absolutely no clue and couldn’t have cared less if I did! Enjoying the chic edge of the undercut and shaved sides so much, I decided to take it up a bit higher on the sides…yasssss!!!

Everything was great! I got even more creative and noticed that a lot of people were inspired by my style. I challenged myself to wear a different style EVERY day, which really keep things interesting. After cutting my hair twice I was really surprised how much hair I still had on my head.

I loved my hair, but decided that I wanted some shape! And that’s what lead to my most recent meeting with the scissors and clippers. 









Since then I’ve even added some more color to my hair thanks to my MAY-KOVER curlBOX!

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What’s most important to me is that I’m having a ton of fun and my hair is healthy! Whatever you do don’t try to guess what I might do next cause with me, you never can tell!

XOXO

TJ

The Pink Pout Takeover

So I look in my little black makeup bag yesterday to find a Milani pink lippie takeover! I guess I hadn’t noticed that I’ve been wearing a lot of pink lipsticks lately. Probably because I was so excited about making my pregnancy announcement!



It looks like pink lippies are my go to this spring for vibrant colorful lips. And these three Milani lipsticks seem to have a permanent place in my makeup bag for the season. 



These are the three I happened to capture yesterday but I know there are a couple other pink Milani lippies that I’ll be wearing a lot this spring like Matte Diva and Power Pink. Here’s a look at me wearing Rose Hip and Fruit Punch over the last week or so.



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What are your favorite lippies this season?

Hair Cut’s Coming!

Hey loves!

Soooo….I’ve been thinking about it and I’m about 90% sure that a new hair cut is coming! Y’all know I get bored easily, plus it’s starting to get nice and toasty outside. 

I had plans to get my hair cut by this great stylist out of NY that’s coming to ATL this week (@vincenzo_stylist) but as it turns out…that’s just not in the budget right now. Ah well!! Ya’ll know that’s not going to stop me.  Hubby and I will take to this head of mine and come up with something fierce just like last time. 

I am still very much in love with my undercut but I’ve still got a whole lot of hair on my head! 


I definitely want enough to do some creative styles with but I want more shape. 

I’ve been getting a lot of cut inspiration from Pinterest and @thecutlife and have some great ideas about what I want to do, but no one will know for sure what it will be until I post results!  Just wanted to get you all as excited as I am. You’ll be seeing more of this very soon!  Stay tuned!

Easter Weekend With My Loves

Good morning beauties!

I thought I’d feature some fun pictures today of my guys and me from this weekend. We had so much fun celebrating. Easter is one of my most favorite holidays. It really reminds me how blessed I truly am that Jesus gave His life for me and then rose on the third day. What an amazing story! Every time I think about it just makes me love Him more and more. Sharing that knowledge with my son, making sure that he understands the reason behind the season is so important.  We definitely enjoyed each other over this beautiful resurrection celebration weekend ❤









4 Years Natural & Why It Was One Of My Best Decisions

This weekend I celebrated 4 amazing years of being natural!! I can’t believe how fast the time has gone by. I’ve had so much fun along this journey.  I can honestly say that making the decision to embrace my natural hair is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. To commemorate my 4 year natural hair anniversary, here are 4 reasons why this was one of my best decisions ever:

1.  This journey has opened my eyes to gifts and talents that I never knew I was blessed with. Who knew how good I was at hairstyling?!  I never thought I could be so innovative and creative when it comes to hair. And to add icing to the cake I truly enjoy it!

2.  I can’t tell you all how much I DO NOT miss relaxed hair! Seriously! One of the things I love most about my natural hair is the versatility and endless options for styling. I never realized how limited I was with relaxed hair.

3.  Never would I have thought that going natural would lead me right into one of my greatest life purposes, Curly Christians.  This platform & network is bridging the gap between natural hair, fashion and the gospel of Christ. I am so honored that God entrusted this entity to me.

4.  Lastly, this natural hair journey has given me a big opportunity to inspire thousands and thousands of people. Being an inspiration for other women is an amazing thing. I don’t take it lightly. 

That’s it! 4 years, 4 reasons why being natural has made my life so much better. Let’s see what another year of natural will uncover! 



Twist Pull Pin & Protect

That pretty much describes today’s style! My hair was really dry this morning so I rejuvenated it with Some products from the Creme of Nature Aragan Oil line. Worked like a charm!



After I added some moisture back to my hair I really wanted to lock it in so I did several chunky twists around my head (Don’t mind my wisdom hairs). 



Afte that I just pulled and pinned the twists down.



Finally I end up with a nice easy protective style that is allowing my hair to soak up all the goodness from the Creme of Nature products throughout the day! What do you think?