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Monday, May 25, 2009

Who is the Naturalista?

What is your favorite thing to do?
My babies are my life! I want them to be happy, excited and full of love. I love to go camping, wake up in the morning to witness the morning dew on the trees. I have a love affair with the beach, more specifically, the atlantic ocean.

What is your favorite material for clothes?
Linen and terry cloth.

Favorite shoe?
Leather flip flops and black leather Timberland sandals

Favorite brand of makeup?
Nothing very complicated, Almay, Neutrogena and Physicians Formula

Going Green?
I try to do all that I can but I know there is more work to be done.

What is your obsession?
My hair, I am becoming a natural hair product junkie! i really want my hair to me well nourished.

Gardening, volleyball, hair product shopping, reading, blogging and TWITTER!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Fashionista- Blue Bombshell

Here is a look that is Glammed out and topped off with falsies!
Lid- Stila Smudgepot as base(Cobalt)
MAC Blue Storm
Crease- MAC Sketch
Ulta Wisteria Lane
Waterline- denim blue liner and MAC Blue Storm
Brow highlight- MAC ricepaper
Lashes- NYC Cross Lashes
Lip- MAC Oyster Girl lipglass
Face- Highlight MAC Redhead MSF and Contour MAC So Cylon MSF

What do you think?

Friday, May 15, 2009


My girls and I were able to participate in a Pole dancing class at Pole La Teaz in Atlanta. We thought we would be doing this but I guess it takes a little more practice. I believe I would be in the "Rockin Body Club" if I took the class daily:)

Naturalista- with a bit of Glam # 1

It is true, Naturalista tries to "Go Glam" every once in a while. If she is just doing everyday mommy stuff she will add a touch of "Glamourade". Here is the look!

The Fashionista is always disturbed by The Naturalista and the way she ignores her eyebrows but sometimes it is just to much work.

Lid- MAC Honesty

Crease- MAC Sketch

Liner- Ulta Teal Convertible Kohl

Brow Highlight- MAC Rice paper

Cheek-MAC Plum Foolery

T-Zone- MAC Redhead MSF

Lip- Smashbox Illume Lip Gloss

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Fashionista goes Virtual Shopping- Forever 21

It has been a while (1998) since I have considered Forever 21 as a place to shop. I rediscovered them via the Fashionista who lives to "window shop" AND she is not partial. So my feelings on going lower-end:

1. As long as your accessories are quality you can wear anything. (jewelry, belts and bags)

2. Always wear a good pair of shoes.

3. Invest in a good coat.

4. There is no excuse for not wearing some type of mascara.....It offends the Fashionista. She also thinks everyone should wear blush (another time another post).

5. Don't plan on having the piece for a long time. There are some things that I take really good care of, I send them to the cleaners knowing that it is an investment piece that I can love forever.
This video is awesome for tips accoring to Nikel!!!!! Love Him!!!!!

So with that in mind, this is my Forever 21 shopping bag!

This dress is quite a find, the naturalista told me so. This Mixed Floral Belted Tunic is super cute $22.80 . I would remove the shiny black patent leather belt and replace with this more chic looking link-center belt in peanut butter/ brown $5.80.
I know that most of you like to match browns with browns and black with black but I do not like to follow all of the matchy-matchy rules. These shoes are HOT and set off this outfit. $26.80

Work Casual- This outfit is appropriate for work but still adds tons of personal touches. I love the round neck cardigan because it is always classic and feminine. $17.80

The belt brings the outfit together. $8.80

Even if you were to wear this outfit one time it would be worth the style. Bright colors set an outfit. It is also calmed when paired with a color like black. This yellow linen skirt is a steal. $15.80

These shoes are chic-n-funky. Closed toe to remain strictly buisness but faux crocodile print on the sides. Love Them! $28.80

Stay tuned for more virtual shopping trips! Let me know if there is a specific stores you wouild like us to virtual shop.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Good and Bad Hair

The Tyra Banks Show will be running an episode about the hair issues that women (of all races but especially black women) face pertaining to hair. It looks like it will be good here is the link!

SO I was able to watch a segment of the show via I know that this is such a dissected subject but all I can say is WOW! I can not believe that a woman would give her baby a perm at 3 years old. I am sorry I would rather just loc her hair and never comb it again. This makes the naturalista so sad!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Fashionista goes Virtual Shopping- Urban Outfitters

I am by no means rolling in dough so I have recently taken up shopping online and creating my wish list. The target store for this post is Urban Outfitters!

The store has great deals and appeals to both my Fashionista and Naturalista styles. Here are some things that I "bought".

This jump suit, Ecote Strapless Smocked Onesie is very fun and great with heals or flip flops. almost a steal at 58$ Check it out!

Love Burst Sheer V Neck Tee add sex appeal to a regular everyday t-shirt. The shirt has a "worn" look that really appeals to my earth goddess. $24

Nothing sets off an outfit but a pair of cute kicks... Seychelles Proper Etiquette Platform. These go well with all types of outfits especially shorts and skirts. $89

Wow that was fun and I didn't even spend any money!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hair : The un-loc Issue

She is FREEEE! I have officially become unlocked. This means that I took my locs out. Here are the top 6 questions I have received since the project completion.

6. Q. Is your hair light weight now?
A. It is very light weight! I wanted it to be not so heavy for the summer.

5. Q. Do you miss them?
A. Sometimes I do miss them. I have a certain nostalgia about just getting up and running out of the door. I do not regret it at all. I will most likely loc again, but I have learned so much since I started them in 2003 that there is a different approach I want to do next. I may even try sista' locs.

4. Q. Why did you do it?
A. I got tired of having all of that hair. When I first got locs, there was a specific length that I wanted my hair to be. I think my hair doubled that length. When I could not even roll over in bed without rolling on a loc, I knew it was to long! I also have an issue with being put in categories (good and bad) based on appearance. Although being natural is a part of me, I dont like putting to much into one thing! I want to focus on the entire package:)

3. Q. Are you going to relax it now?
A. This question always gets a full eye roll! Not that I HATE relaxers, but why does that have to be the first thing I do after I take my LOCS out? As if that is the only option locs or perm.... I even got some crazy looks when I said "I am gonna let my hair rest for a while, then we will learn each other again". So the answer is no there will not be relaxer.

2. Q. Now what are you gonna do?
A. I think I answered that in #3. I have tons of tricks up my sleeve for natural hair. Some styles like, double strand curly twists, bantu set, braid out, twist out, curly fro, and many more!!!!

1. Q. You can do that?
A. YES it is possible to take locs out. I used water and a rat tail comb. I did take a month so if you aren't patient, cutting them off is probably for you. I loved when my hair was short but I did not want to go through the in between stage. This length is perfect for me. It still might be a little to long!!!