Category Archives: Beauty

Pipe Cleaner Curls

Pipe cleaner curls on small/medium locs
Pipe cleaner curls on small/medium locs

On my last VEDA vlog, I asked for suggestions for my next hair style. You all voted for pipe cleaner curls. Here the are. I love them! Thanks for the suggestion!

InstaPeek At My Life- March 2013

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  1. Friendship lunch with my sissies at Kublai Khan restaurant
  2. After-school #OOTD with Lenithia
  3. Signing the church floor before the rest of construction begins
  4. Baby Timi feeding Lady Timi.
  5. #OOTD for Good Friday. Thrifted shirt ($0.50…yessss, for real)
  6. Chick Fila run with the cutie pie sissies

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March has been awesome! God has been really showing out this month! I’ve learned a lot and have been growing and putting things into perspective. Speaking of growing, my hair has been growing like a weed. Check out this post tracking my growth this month. Click here to view it.

Naturale Chronicles: March Growth Report

I just wanted to share some pictures of my hair, since it’s been growing so much (at least by my standards)

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Fresh Retwist. Marley twist hair Mohawk.
Retwisted roots a week later.
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Bun status! Three weeks into March.
Easter hair. Semi-fail loc knots. Still loved them though!

Length check:

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Hair is now past my shoulders. When stretched they reach past my clavicles. Fullness is still at the top of my head.

I’ve never seen my hair grow this much! I have been able to do so much with them. I can’t believe I once thought I’d be restricted with my hair like this.


Worship Soundcheck: “Hallelujah”

Today, I had the opportunity to lead worship at Texas Multicultural Women’s Prayer Breakfast. The Emcee, April Tone, was a phenomenal host for the occasion. 

First, my outfit of the day (OOTD):

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Check out my original post (click the picture) about this thrifted dress that I got for under $5

The front of my hair was a lopsided Marley braid-hair bun. The back was my hair in a sloppy french braid. Look, it’s growing!

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Here’s the song I sang:

Thought I’d share a secret about myself:

I’m a big goof when it comes to lyrics and order of songs. I’m notorious for making my fingers cheat sheets for the music. Here’s my cheat for one of the songs I did today.

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Think you can decode it? Give it a shot in the comment section below:

Sunday Best: Bowtie & Blazer


I took out my twists after a month of having them in. I bet y’all forgot all about my real hair, huh. I was feeling jazzy and decided to wear my red bowtie and blazer with my high-waisted red jeans.

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Screen shot 2013-02-10 at 5.09.53 PMIt wasn’t planned but we were bowtie twins!

Hair update:

In the one month that my hair was in twists, it grew a little fuller and longer. I used castor oil on my roots every once in a while. I think it helped. When I retwist later on, today, I’ll be able to tell just how much it grew. Check out the length– past my collarbone!! I’m excited. Glad to have my hair back!

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Face Time

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Don’t you just love a fresh face! I’m so excited that my eyebrows finally grew in and I found a lovely concealer/mousse foundation/powder that doesn’t leave me looking shiny. The ever-present winged tip and red lips are my staples.


These are my main style agents

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  • ELF hi.def. powder
  • Milani mousse foundation
  • Avon FULL mascara
  • L.A. Girl Pro.Conceal or NYX FULL coverage
  • NK liquid eyeliner
  • ELF Matte Rich Red Lipstick (not pictured)

Top 10 Desires for 2013

At our house, we have a scrapbook resolution tradition that we do on New Years Eve. We make a poster of what we want for the upcoming year. I love this tradition. Here’s my poster. See if you can decipher some of my desires for 2013. I’ll tell you a few of them.


This year, I will be turning 24 and I know that God is going to show out in a mighty way. I have a few things that I desire to accomplish before the year is over. Note I didn’t mention resolutions. For some reason, my mind, body, and soul go out of their way to spite my resolutions so I’m going to call them desires instead.

1. Get into an Out-of-State Graduate program

2. Get more organized

My OCD planner
My intense planner

3. Establish my style which I call “Professoriate”

– Professoriate style is quirky, eclectic, and includes tortoise-shell glasses, blazers, cardigans, and loafers.

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4. Come to terms with my vertical disinclination (and stop pretending to be 5’5)

"Little" bro and I.
“Little” bro and I.

5. Get my smile & joy back

I'm already working on it ;)
I’m already working on it 

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7. Learn to do more things with my hands (sew w/ a machine, build, design…)

8. Sky dive for my 24th birthday (I won’t be stopped this year!)

9. Be on stage more (The Voice?)



On a side note, for the sake of my readers and instagram followers I hope I can find an alternative to those sophomoric mirror picture. I hope someone loves me enough to start taking them for me ;)