Lupita Nyong’o Wins Again!

Lupita Nyong’o has signed on as the New Ambassadress of Lancôme! Her year is not only proving to be very noteworthy but also LUCRATIVE. There is no doubt in my mind that in the last few months she has had a number of beaty, fashion and dacting roles to choose from. Her elegance, grace and style have been a forced to reckoned with- setting a new standard in the beauty world.

Nyong’o released a statement by the French beauty house, “I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history that I have always loved. I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.”

Ads are set to be released in September. And I can bet that this is not the last that we will see from her. Im truly excited for her and cant wait for more to come from this beauty!

 

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3 Beauties, 1 Magazine.

Not one but three fearlessly natural beauties are gracing the May covers of  Essence magazine! Erykah Badu, Ledisi and Solange Knowles- all of who are amazing artists- are honored with three separate covers that hit the newstands on April 1st! Not only are the covers stunning but they capture each artist rocking their natural hair. These are for sure collector’s issues!

 

Below are the behind the scenes action for each of the ladies:

 

 

 

 

Stunning, right?

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Job Hunting: Should you press your Natural tresses?

So I have the daunting task of searching for a new job. Anybody that has been in this position knows that this can be nerve racking! The idea of waking up each day and checking your inbox to see if anyone has gotten back to you. Or applying for hundreds of jobs that you think you may qualify for but not one of those companies gives you a callback. The process can lead you to drink. Seriously.

 

When I started, I was faced with a number of questions: How will they react to my hair? Should I straighten it? Push it back with a headband? Do I wear a wig? Will my hair affect me not getting this position? Will I catch them looking at my hair? And YES! All of these questions flew through my head at the same damn time.

I quickly pushed all of these thoughts out of my head because:

1. I LOVE my hair.

2: Theres no way Im going to apply heat to my hair everyday especially when Ive been on a no heat strike since July.

3. I dont have any extra money to buy a wig- not a good one anyway! Lol

4. My resume speaks for itself. If I can be passed over for a position because of my hair then I wasnt meant to work for that company anyway. (Cocky much? I guess. Lol)

In other words, the answer to all of my questions: I dont care. No. No. No. I dont care. I dont care. Lol

 

Let me hear from you! Any others have reservations about how their natural hair affects their professional appearance? I wanna know! 

 

Not at all close to what my mini Fro looks like but just as a reference... lol

Not at all close to what my mini Fro looks like but just as a reference… lol

You Can Never Have Enough Tees!!

My Pretty Natural has launched a tshirt campaign on TeeSpring to raise funds for their all natural product line! Exciting, right!? I think so! Please go and show your support and purchase a tee. We have a certain quota to reach before the tshirts can be printed and shipped so we need your help in reaching that goal! Feel free to email myprettynaturalblog@gmail.com if you have questions!
Thank you in advance!!

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The LOC Method

The LOC Method has been proven over time to help your hair retain moisture. In my previous post, I said that once you Big Chop your hair can become very dry. The LOC Method is a sure-fire way to keep your tresses moisturized. I practice these steps in the morning when I wake up and repeat these steps before I go to bed.

 

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The Lis for LIQUID. I keep a spray bottle filled with water. So Im ready to spritz at any time of the day. And when Im at work, everytime I use the restroom, I throw some water in my hair. Lol

 

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The O is for OIL. I am a firm believer that my Ancient Secrets Hair Oil is whats giving me the tremendous growth on my hair. And until you’ve seen what my hair looked like before as in comparison to now- You cant tell me ANY different. The ingredients in this magical mixture include: Aloe Vera, T- Tree oil, Jojoba, Ginger, Organic Coconut, Egyptian Basil, Egyptian Fennel and Olive Oil. Each of these essential oils is broken down to prevent any irritation or burning to the skin.

 

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The is for Creme or Cream. This can mean many different things to many different people. Ive found what works for me and is Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding. Just a dollop of this on my hair will leave it feeling soft and lightweight all day! Not to mention it smells great!

Using these three things daily has made an impact on the health of my hair and the way it looks and feels. If practiced regularly, you can begin to see the difference too.

Any of my fellow naturalistas follow this method? What products do you use? Please share!

 

 

Peace.

This Saturday! curlBOX Opens Up Their VIP Membership

Last month I told yall that I would certainly be waiting and ready to catch me a VIP curlBOX Membership this month. Well! I just received that good ol’ faithful monthly email saying that Membership will be opening up THIS Saturday at 3pm EST! Anybody who has been waiting to get one- Dont miss your chance this weekend!

 

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Peace!

Excuse Me While I Rant

Just finished a debate on an Instagram post by a boutique owner – who shall remain nameless. She posted this picture:

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And proceeded to say that she was happy that she won and her hair looks great! But natural hair is not for everybody. Hmmmmm.

Now you #teamnatural came out of kinks to respond to this- Including me! And I never get into meaningless and debates on any social network but I felt the need to voice my opinion on such an ignorant comment/opinion. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion whether it be good or bad. But to say that natural does not look good on everybody is to say that the skin color you were born with does not suit you- You were born that way!

She went on to explain that what she meant was: ‘Some people use being natural as an excuse to not keep up with their appearance. They roll out of bed and not do anything to their hair.’
Well some women with relaxed hair do the same thing also. So there’s no difference there. There are plenty of times when I roll out of bed and I do not have to do anything to my hair at all expect for take my scarf off. Yet my hair does not look unkept or messy.

There were other comments as well from people who were supportive of this post. Women were saying that ‘being natural is trend.’ I hear this a lot and I feel as though, my hair is not a trend. Trends are things that fade with time and come back again. My natural hair is here to stay. Its been with me since birth and it will be with me when I leave this earth. There is no way I would go back to a process that is damaging to my hair. I returned natural because I wanted to grow strong and healthy hair. And relaxing it every 6-8 weeks was not doing anything but damaging it.

I feel as though people have become so accustomed to how their hair is supposed to LOOK as opposed to how its supposed to BE. I do not knock anyone who has relaxed hair. Its just not for me anymore. But I do not take it too lightly if you try and knock mine either. Especially making rude and ignorant comments that have no substance.

My thing is keep the negative comments to yourself. If its not for you- Its not for you and that goes with anything. It hurts to see black women so divided on a subject where we should be banding together.

I apologize for my rant. Just had to vent.

Peace.