Whoa, it’s been 3 years already! That’s cray. My BC was on June 20th, 2009.
When I went natural, people mourned for the loss of my silky tresses, telling my hair would never be the same and that it wouldn’t grow back. Well, they were right about one thing. Ever since I did my big chop, my hair has been constantly evolving.
If feel like hair is supposed to grow and mature with you. My hair represents different stages in my life.
I had shiny shoulder-length hair that was often up in a ponytail. There’s only one thing I miss about my permed hair– my bangs! They look so much better than the time I tried to cut them by myself in the 4th grade. Funny enough, I never notices how much forehead that I had back in the day.
My TWA stage was all about “What makes me beautiful?” I experimented with makeup for the first time and started dressing differently. I threw away all my t-shirts and started wearing red lipstick with everything!
My puff/afro stage was my “DIY” stage. I started experimenting with my hair. You can find my styles here. I found blogger and Youtube channels to teach me things. My favorite phrase was “I did/made it myself.” I was discovering myself, who I was, and what I liked. During this time, I started riding a bike on campus, got really into “Going green” and started making Youtube videos/blogging seriously.
Yarn braids are my favorite protective style. A girl at school did them for me for the first time in the Fall of 2009 and I was hooked. Ever since, I’ve been fending off rumors that I am loc’d.
I’m now at the biggish hair stage. I can honestly say I’d done everything I wished to do with my fro.
Straw set. Check
Going natural is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. No turning back!
I really like picture frames. I framed an inspiring student letter, inspiration greeting cards, awards, and family pictures. The Big Ben picture was my inspiration for the red accents.
My vanity corner:
Check out my DIY earring hanger
It’s a neon spray-painted foil pan! I recently found some spray paint on sale and bought three different colors. There’s also a hanging hand mirror. This is my new vanity area.
I used this earring organizer to organize my small craft pieces. Notice I have a lot of buttons and jewelry-making items. I was planning on making button earrings. Now that I have my craft glue and super glue, I can start making them.
Ring holder on the left, hoop earrings in the center, button earrings on the right.
Notice the medicine case. I put my earring studs in there. It’s much more portable when I’m going on traveling.
I’m proud of myself for not going out and buying tons of lipstick lately. My collection has virtually stayed the same except for a few lipsticks. I’m loving this Avon Everlasting “Forever Burgundy” shade.
My bookshelf (which my dad and I assembled) doubles as my craft storage. I got these sturdy bins from Ikea and they have been steadily helping me organize my life. I am obsessed with DIY so all my tools must be in reach at all times.
My work space
Cute elephant speakers (sound comes from his feet)
For the longest time, I have been trying to find the perfect solitaire diamond necklace. I wanted one with a thin chain and a small round diamond. After combing through Amazon, Ebay, and etsy and not finding anything I liked within my price range, I headed over to Hobby Lobby to make my own.
The chain was on clearance for $1.47 and the gem came in a pack of 6 or 8 for around $4. I say that’s money well spent. The search for the diamond necklace is over!
Hey peeps! The past couple of weeks have been very busy, with school closing out and a lot has been going on. Just wanted to stop and share my “Blogger of the Week” award from Houston Fashion Bloggers:
I’m humbled to be given this nomination by the talented bloggers at Houston Fashion Bloggers. I’m also excited and encouraged by all the encouraging feedback I’ve been getting from family, friends, and even strangers. I started Naturale Chronicles for people who, like me, who were going through a transitioning time in their lives. Whether it be graduating from college, moving to a new city, going natural, changing up your look, I relate to you in some way. I want to share my experiences with you so we can learn together.
Naturale Chronicles has:
Food- “Good Eats”
Adventures- “Jump Houston” (co-written with Tobs)
Crafts- “DIY Machine”
Natural Hair- “Naturale Chronicles”
Click the links to check out the posts!
June 1st is Naturale Chronicles’s 1/2 birthday! To celebrate NC turning 6 months old, I will be having a giveaway!! Stay tuned for more details.
NC currently has 30 followers and 3,000 page views, and that’s just enough encouragement for for me. I look forward to more adventures and collaborations in the future. Thank you, supporters and readers, for letting me be me.