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Mini Twist Prep

Hey luvs!

Sometimes your hair just needs a break, you know? I recently decided to give my hair a reprieve from styling by installing mini twists, my favorite protective style. 

Before I actually install the twists I prep my hair with a 3 step process.

  1. Cleanse
  2. Condition
  3. Moisturize
  4. Chunky Twists

After these steps I then install my min twists. Of course I’ve got a video going through each of these steps in detail.  Click here to get all the deets on how I prep my hair for Mini Twists. That’s it for now!


XOXO 
~TJ

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3 Thanksgiving Updo Ideas

Happy Monday luvs!

Thanksgiving is next week! Crazy right?  I love Thanksgiving though.  Outside of the fact that I love to express my appreciation for the many blessings in my life, it’s a great time to spend with family. 

I know that the day is going to be filled with food prep, cooking and cleaning and we’ll all want to look fabulous from morning to night. So, I’ve come up with 3 quick and creative updo ideas that will keep hair up and out of the way while looking gorgeous the entire day.

Click here to get the step by step for each of these looks.

XOXO 

~TJ

Scarf Season

Hey luvs!

So, technically it’s scarf season, however, here in Georgia we’ve been getting up to between the mid to high eighties every day! That’s entirely to hot to be wearing a scarf, but not too hot to incorporate it as a head wrap. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing. Check out these super cute looks starring traditional scarves tied as headwraps.



These looks are perfect for me on wash days or when I’m in a hurry and have to chose between my makeup or hair. Plus, I love how each of these looks still fit the fall season without making me hot in this crazy 80 something degree weather.  

Each of these scarves are tied exactly the same and of course I’ve got a tutorial to show you just how easy it is. Check it out here.

That’s it for now luvs! Happy Friday!

XOXO 

~TJ

Halloween Spider Makeup

Hi luvs!

I always consider Halloween a great opportunity to get super creative with my makeup. Last year I did a little spider web eye. It was pretty subtle but still fun and creative.

This year I decided to take the spider web action up several notches. I did some research on Pinterest and found this extremely impressive spiderweb makeup by MadeULook by Lex.

I love how crazy realistic this look is! I totally felt like trying to recreate this was way out of my league, which frankly made it perfect! I love a challenge. It’s the only way to improve. I used a simple black eyeliner pencil by Jordana and a few shadows from my bh Cosmetics palette. Here’s where I ended up

Although lacking a lot of depth I was very happy with the final look which I completed in 30 minutes. I used part of Zakai’s nap time to do it and that’s all the time he gave me.

Had tons of fun with this spider web makeup! Zavien was a pretty amazing looking Ninja. He was totally in character. 


Zakai wore a batman onesie, but of course I didn’t snap any pics before daycare (uugghh!) 

They both had s great time and of course we have tons of candy to show for all the fun tHey had.

Looking forward to next year!

XOXO 

~TJ

Helloooo Curls

Hey luvs!

This week I decided to take one of the products from the October curlBOX for a drive. Of course curlBOX leveled up AGAIN with this months box and featured all full size products from one of my favorite product lines EVER! Quenching Coconut Curls by OGX.


I’ve been raving about this line for a year now and we’ll, nothing has changed! This is the most moisture rich live I’ve encountered. The products have so much slip and leave my hair hydrated and soft.

This time I decided to go with one of the products from the line I don’t use that often, the Curl Styling Milk.  


I also decided to work with stretched hair which is also something I don’t do very often. The results were well…

Pretty awesome right!? Of course I have a talk through as I discover the results myself in a YouTube video. Check it out here.

XOXO 

~TJ

Fall Hair & Makeup Look

Hi Beauties,

Today I’ve got another fall Hair and makeup look I hope you’ll enjoy. The makeup is starring the beautiful color of burgundy, and the hair is a quick, creative and captivating roll/twist combination updo.

I really like the way this entire look came together. If you’d like to see the deets on the makeup, click here. And, if you’d like to see the step by step for the hair, click here.  

That’s it for now! Until next time luvs 

XOXO 

~TJ

Monochromatic Teal Look

Happy Thursday Day!

Last week I decided to try for a super bold look starring the beautiful color of teal. I adore this combination of blue and green. I wore it a lot in the summer and wanted to find a way to bring it over into the fall season. I tripled up on the color which may seem like a bit too much but I couldn’t have been more happy with the way it turned out.

For the eyes, I used my BH cosmetics 120 color second edition palette. With a combination of three different teals, I built on the colors to achieve this look. My lip color is a combination of two NYX Wicked lippies, Scandalous and Risqué.

My messy twist out and red and blonde hair color helps complete this dramatic fall look. I adored this look so much I’ll definitely be doing more monochromatic makeup looks. 

That’s it for now!


XOXO 

~TJ