Bantu Knot Out With My September curlBOX

Hey luvs!

I hope you all are doing well.  Late last week I dove into my September curkBOX which was full of products by Lottabody.


Four full size products plus some other goodies all for just $25!! The value of this box from month to month is seriously amazing.

I decided to go for a bantu knot out using most of these products and of course filmed a demo and review. Before we jump into the video, here is a look at my bantu knot out results. 


I achieved the perfect balance of texture and curls! Click here to see how so got this look.

XOXO

~TJ

Fall Smokey Eye & Twist Out Updo

Good morning luvs!

I’m so behind on blog posts! So, I have lots of great content to share. Today I’m coming to you guys with a fall smokey eye look and a twist out updo. I’m so excited for the fall season luvs. I’ve been working on my smokey eye look and I really like the way this one turned out. 



Of course I used my 120 Color BH Cosmetics Palette for all my shadows. If you want to check out the full tutorial for this fall look click here.

XOXO,

TJ

Date Night Curls In 12 Minutes!

Happy Monday luvs,

I hope you all had a great weekend. Today I want to share a fast way to take a daytime hairstyle and transform it into a date night style starring some beautiful bouncy curls in just 12 minutes! Yes, I’m going to show you how I take this daytime bun look…


Into these sexy up front curls perfect for date night!


This is perfect for those surprise date nights your hubby or significant other might spring up on you after a day of working, cleaning or chasing kids all day.  You want to give them something different and a little more sexy to look at while you’re out but don’t have an hour to pull it together. This quick curls tutorial is perfect for a scenario just like that. Want the deets? Click here.

XOXO,

~TJ

3 Bun Ideas

Hey luvs!

Today I’ve got a video tutorial with tips on how to get a fuller bun PLUS,  3 bun ideas you can use this fall. Check out these super cute buns.

The best thing about these buns, besides the fact that they’re so cute, they each take less than 5 minutes to style. Full, fun & fast buns to try out this fall. See how I got the looks here.

XOXO,

TJ

Color Icon Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Hey luvs!

This weekend I was strolling through Walgreens as I often do, and came across some new lip pies by Wet n Wild. They are called Coloricon Matte Liquid Lipsticjs. I was instantly curious so I picked up one.  When I tried it out, I fell IN LOVE! 

So in love that I went back to Walgreens and picked up the other two colors they had. Let me introduce you to “Take It Like A Vamp”, ” “Too Tulip To Quit” and How Fleek Is Your Love”.  Lol to these names though!


Well, today I’ve got my swatch video to share with you all, but let me just tell you, these lippie are bomb! Smooth, juicy application with a perfect matte finish AND they don’t kiss off! Oh, plus they’re on $2.99!!  Go get you some. But, first check out my video here.

XOXO,

TJ

Black Hair Magazine Feature!

Hello my luvs!

I’m so excited to share my first print feature in a major publication with you all today. Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine is the go-to publication for everything black hair. They feature some of the most amazing styles for all types of hair from natural to relaxed. 

One of my biggest goals for the year was to get a print feature in a magazine, so you can imagine my excitement when earlier this year Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine sent me a message on Instagram requesting photos. I was so shocked! I immediately went to work putting together pictures for some quick, creative looks that captivate.  I had just cut my hair to start the restoration from my hair color damage so my hair was shorter than usual. I managed to still pull off some really nice styles that I sent over hoping they would love them.

Every month that passed I would purchase this amazing publication full of trending and forward styles wondering if I would see my face. This past Sunday, that day came! 

You should have seen me in Publix trying to FaceTime hubby. It was hilarious!  Almost a full page dedicated to one of MY hairstyles. I immediately took to my social networks to share the news and glorify God. 

It’s so surreal seeing my face in a major print publication. I’m so excited to have reached this milestone and can’t wait to see what God has in store next. 

If you are striving for something, keep going and keep believing! Faith without work is dead. Do your best, do what you love and watch God move in your favor.

Be sure to pick up the November issue of Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine! I’m on page 72.

XOXO,

~TJ

Planner Power

Happy Monday Beauties!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Outside of some family quality time and an amazing church service, I spent a lot of my time planning for the week with my new planner by   ban.do.

I’ve been looking for a really cool planner to help me keep track of life and I found it during my NY trip in Macy’s!  I am loving this planner. Every time I open it, I get excited about planning. It has tons of fun stickers, a secret meaningless but super cute code, and lots of motivation! Take a look at all of this coolness.


From, upcoming blog posts, YouTube videos I need to film, Zavien’s baseball games to date nights, I’m putting everything in this planner. The idea is to be productive and not just busy. So, here’s to being more organized and having more fun getting there! 

You can find this super cool planner here.

XOXO,

~TJ

5 Dope Ways To Style A Beanie

Happy Friday luvs!

Beanie season is right around the corner (Yay!!) so I wanted to show you all some different ways that you can style your beanies.

I’ve got 5 pretty dope looks to share with you. They’re all super easy, cute and fast to do.  Here they are:

1. Statement Pompadour & Beanie


2. Reverse Pompadour & Tilt Beanie

3. Twisted Faux Bang & Beanie

4. Twisted Side Bang & Beanie

5. Hair Jewelry Twists & Beanie

If you’d like to see how I achieved each of these looks just click here. More getting ready for fall videos to come!

XOXO

~TH

Male vs. Female Barbers

Hey luvs!

As most of you know my husband is the one who originally did my undercut for me. He’s also kept it nicely maintained for over a year. 

Well, this year I decided to venture out into the world of professional barber undercut slayage. I’ve had the privilege of having my undercut trimmed by both a male and a female barber and thought I’d run through some of they key things I noticed. 

1. Ability – I can definitely say that both barbers that cut my hair are extremely talented. They both have great attention to detail and are extremely meticulous. 

2. Creativity – I gave both barbers free reign over their designs. I wanted them to have the opportunity to get as creative as they wanted to.  While both designs were crisp I did notice more detail in the design by the female barber.

Male Barber

Female Barber

 3. Level of comfort – I consider myself to be someone who is comfortable with both men and women in general. However, in this particular case I did find myself to be more comfortable with the female barber, most likely I think because, she is a female.  There was more conversation during the process and she was more personable. 

Overall I was very pleased with the final look from both barbers and their professionalism was on point. 

When it’s all said and done my overall barber preference is….hubby!! I know, I know, he’s not a barber by profession but I love having him be such a big part of my hair journey and he does a great job keeping my undercut clean. I’m so focused on style creativity and coming up with unique looks that having designs on my undercut just isn’t that important to me. Not to mention that hubby and I have a ton of fun together.

That’s it for now luvs.

XOXO,

TJ

Going For Gray

Hi luvs,

One of my absolute favorite colors to rock, especially for fall is gray. Gray tones are super chic and classic. Not only do I love styling my outfits staring this color, I also love using this color as a statement lippie. And today I want to share my favorite gray toned lippie, Petit Four by ColorPop Cosmetics 

This is a beautiful color from ColorPop’s Ultra Satin Line. Although this color does kiss off a little the finish appears matter which I love. 

Here are a couple of different ways that I’ve paired this beautiful lippie with two of my favorite Jordana liners, Blue Devine & Plush Plum. Even though Blue Devine is an eyeliner I adore it for lips.

The application is super smooth and the finish is perfect! I love this lippie.  This color is also stunning straight up, all by itself.

If you’re looking for a gray lippie I would definitely recommend  this one. I know I’ll be reaching for it a lot this fall. 

XOXO

~TJ