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Sunday, June 29, 2014

My Top 5 Summer Nail Colors

 If you all have followed my channel for a while then you all know I am pretty serious when it comes to my nails and nail polish. I love to have pretty nails and I find it sooo relaxing whenever I paint my nails. It's so fun! So of course every season I have certain favs, but it's always so hard to narrow down. Here I'm going to share with you all my top 5 nail choices for the season along with a few honorable mentions because of course I really just couldn't choose five!!

1. OPI (Mod About You) 2. WetnWild (Sugar Coat) 3. Essie (Bikini So Teeny) 4. Sally Hansen (Lacey Lilac) 5. WetnWild (I Need A Refresh-Mint)
 1. OPI's Mod About You is hands down my current favorite nail color. It's a beautiful super pale pink shade with no shimmer. It looks super clean and class. 2 coats gets the job done!
2. The past couple years I have obsessed over this color and still do! WetnWild Megalast nail polish in Sugar Coat is the most absolute perfect manicure color. It's a pale pinky milky shade. It gives your nails a sugar coated look lol... I'm so corny. But it really's my fave. Especially for a really awesome pedicure. I can't even count how many compliments I continue to get every time I wear this color. Def check it out if you haven't already!!
3. Essie's Bikini So Teeny is a strange color for me to subscribe. I would say it is similar to a Tiffany blue shade, but not really. It's almost periwinkle... Idk, it's a nice color and I would recommend checking it out! I would say def give this one 2 coats. 
4. I really love the formula of these Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nail colors. I own about 5 of them. 1 coat would actually do these colors justice but I'm usually a 2 coat kinda girl, so that's just what I do and it works out wonderfully. This color though... Lacey Lilac, is such a beautiful delicate shade of purple. It's just so pretty and girly. I usually only do pinks on my toes but I have worn this one on my toes a few time and got tons of compliments. If you're into soft pastels, I would say def try this one out. And the price for this polish is so awesome for the quality. I have never seen them priced over $3. 
5. I Need A Refresh-Mint is def my favorite shade of blue. I'm not sure why it's referred to as mint, but it's not much of a minty shade at all if you ask me. It's very pretty though. The WetnWild megalast nail colors are also a favorite formula of mine. The colors are so opaque and 1 coat would be just fine with them all. 

1. Sally Hansen (Coral Reef) 2. Julie G (Oh Em Gee) 3. China Glaze (Something Sweet) 4. China Glaze (Aquadelic) 5. Essie (Splash of Grenadine) 
1. Coral Reef is my favorite coral nail polish that I own. As mentioned before, this particular Sally Hansen formula is really nice! Love Love!
2. Oh Em Gee by Julie G is such a fun hot pink color. I would def recommend 2 coats. The color dries to a matte finish so if you want a nice shiny finish def use a glossy top coat. I also own quite a few of Julie G's nail polishes and I must say they are fab!
3. China Glaze Something Sweet is very comparable to Mod About You. It's just not as pale. I would def recommend 2 coats for this particular color. It's very very pretty for pedis as well!
4. Aquadelic is an awesome color I received my the May Onyx Box. It's a really pretty pastel blue shade. Simple and pretty, but fun because it's blue!
5. This color is a really unique shade of purple. Essie's Splash of Grenadine is fun without being too out there. Purple is always a fun color you can get away with without it looking too "colorful"... you know what I am talking about if you work in a corporate or fairly conservative environment. 

I must also mention that all the colors mentioned are all flat color and contain no shimmer, sheen, or glitter. I prefer flat colors, but that's just my preference. I hope you all enjoyed this post and maybe you can try out some of these fun colors this season. Please let me know down below what are some of your favorite nail colors are for this season. Take care ladies!!
Indy xoxo

GRWM (Happy Sunday)

So today is Sunday and I had a wonderful day with my family. First we made our way to church, ran a few errands, then came home to enjoy lunch and just lounge. Now we're just chilling watching the BET Awards, which is quite entertaining... why are all the ladies wearing white? lol Beautiful though!

Me filming my June Favs and a surprise giveaway for you all!
After getting in a filmed a few new videos for the you all that I plan to post over the next couple weeks. My hair totally poofed up after I got so sweaty walking through the church parking lot...smh Atlanta is waaaay too hot and humid! 
Check out my video on Youtube!

Top: American Eagle
Skirt: Forever21
Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Bag: Michael Kors
Watch: Fossil
So that's it for the blog post you guys. I'm going to eat more food and enjoy the award show. Have a good night and enjoy the week ahead!

Me and my little one goofing around... Love this little girl sooooo much!

Monday, June 16, 2014

3 Days with my Natural Hair

Hey everyone! It feels so weird to be back on my blog again, but now that I have more free time I promised myself I would be more active on here. I'm so excited to share more on here that I don't get the chance to film or always remember to snap pics of on my Instagram. But any who, I hope that you are all doing well and I am so excited to be sharing new updates in my hair journey with you dolls. 

Let me begin by explaining the 90% of the time that I have been natural (which has been all of a little over 3 years) I have spent wearing wigs, weaves, or having my hair straightened. I have now decided to actually embrace my natural texture. Keep in my that was always my intentions, hence why I decided to go natural in the first place, but I never really wanted to take the time to figure out what works best for my natural hair. The most I would ever do is a twist out... sad sad sad. Now adays I really want to see more of my curls popping! I have been experimenting with new styling and products which I have noticed have caused my curl texture to really intensify. I am sooooo happy about it!! Below are some pictures and a group of products that I have used in my hair over a course of 3 days. I just wanted to share a bit of my new routine with you all. I plan on doing more post such as this and just letting you all know what I am doing to embrace the styling of my natural hair. (Smiles)

Pictured above (Links to all these products are provided below):
-Organic Root Stimulator Smooth-n-Hold Pudding
-Design Essentials Strengthening Therapy Shampoo
-Design Essentials Organic Cleanse Shampoo
-Josie Marine Argon oil 
-One-n-Only Argon oil hair mask
-spray bottle containing conditioner, olive oil, and water

Day 1: 
On the first day I decided to rock a twist out. I shampooed my hair with the two Design Essentials shampoos mentioned above and deep conditioned with the One-n-Only hair mask. After rinsing out my deep conditioner I sprayed my hair with the CD leave in and applied a small amount of Miss Jessie's Con dish Leave in conditioner. I applied the Noodle head to each section along with some of the ORS smoothing pudding. If I felt as though my hair was getting damp, I sprayed it with a bit of my mixture in the spray bottle. The video pretty much explains it all...
My hair air dried over night and I removed the twist and separated the strands for a bit more volume. 

Day 2 (Sorry no pictures): 
That night I decided to secure my hair into a few Bantu knots in order to preserve some curls. I moisturized my hair with a bit of the ORS smoothing pudding then sealed with the Josie Marine Argon oil. My hair sat over night and I removed them the next day as shown in the video. It had lots of body and texture which I love!

Day 3:
I did not any more product to my hair that night. I simply created larger Bantu knots, tied with a scarf and went to sleep. The next day I removed the Bantu knots and decided to do a little front twist at the front of my hair. It was super adorable, but when I began filming I threw it up into a high bun. 

 I hope you all enjoy this post along with the video. Any questions, comments, or concerns; of course just leave in the comment section. Look forward to more post such as these. Thanks for stopping by my page!!