Quick & Easy Blowout on Natural Hair

blow outIs it time for a length check, or do you want to stretch out your hair with minimum heat? A blowout might be a good idea. It will not make your hair as sleek as flat ironing; however, it will give some length to your tight curls, coils or waves.

Many people use the tension method to blow dry their hair, but it takes a long time and may not give you that fully blown out look. If you use a blow dryer with different comb and brush attachments or a 3in1 dryer, this can cut down drying time and provide a flawless finish.

In this video posted by My Natural Sistas you can see a quick and easy way to achieve a blowout.

Some important things to note from this video are: detangle before blow drying, separate hair into small sections and always use a heat protectant to protect those beautiful curls.

Here is a video that reviews some of the best heat protectants by Shea Moisture. However, a quick google or Pinterest search can give you many product options.

There are many styling options with blow outs, so you can try different styles each time. For example, you can do bantu knot outs, wand curls, flexi rod sets and braid outs. Blow outs can also be worn naturally, just pineapple hair at night to preserve the style. If you want a sleeker look, a blowout is also a perfect base for flat ironing.

Sisters Joan and Erika Smalls Star in Balmain Fall Ads

image This fall Balmain’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing, has created a vision of siblings for the Balmain Fall 2015 ad campaigns. According to Style.com Rousteing wanted the fall ads to embody the spirit of strength, love, togetherness, and support that is family. Continue reading “Sisters Joan and Erika Smalls Star in Balmain Fall Ads”

Affordable Winter Shopping at 20’s, 30’s ,and 40’s

Teen’s to 20’s-Forever 21

Look for Deals on Jeans, Accessories, Long sweaters, Holiday Dresses.Most sizes are generic but you can find some really nice and quick gems in here.

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20’s to 30’s- Zara – Zara women’s, Boots, Coats, Crisp Clean Shirts, Sweaters and Jackets.

Make sure stitching and buttons are all there with no stains.

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30-40’s-Loft – Cardigans,Sweater Dresses,Tops, Sweats . Look for sales during Black Friday.

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Get The Look: Beyonce Goes Vintage and You Won’t Believe The Price Tag!

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Say what you want about Beyonce’s new bangs, but one thing you can’t deny is that her fashion sense is on point.

The only thing that can make it better is when it’s on point with the budget of divas on a dime.

Check out this boxy striped ‘fit from Topshop.  The top is quite square, while the skirt is more form-fitting. It’s very 60’s inspired. Paired with the matte skin, minimal makeup and winged liner, the bangs actually add to the look!

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Shop the look here: Top || Skirt

Do you love it?

Teyana Taylor Poses for Elle Magazine

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Teyana Taylor has been everywhere lately, and for good reason. Her album VII will be dropping November 4.  Just in time to get us all excited, she serves up major style in the latest issue of Elle Magazine.

While strolling around Harlem, GOOD Music’s resident diva sports fashions from Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang and Coach, just to name a few.

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From working it in work-appropriate day wear to kicking it in casual clothes, Teyana Taylor is definitely someone to take style cues from.

Which one is your favorite look?

Fashion Icon, Oscar de la Renta, Dead at Age 82

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Fashion royalty, who has graced the the carpet both in person and vicariously through countless celebrities, Oscar de la Renta, has died.

A man that has dressed every first lady since Jackie Kennedy, (except for Michelle Obama, until recently,) and even gave Hilary Clinton her signature pant suit. He had an extraordinary run winning multiple Cody Awards, the fashion Oscar and was a coveted bridal fashion designer.

According to CNN, de la Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 but as of last year was “totally clean.”

He is survived by his second wife, Annette and a son, Moises.

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All in the Heels

Here’s a Mid-Fall Pick me up: color and heels. This is perfect for days when the weather gets in the upper 70’s. Great for an after work meeting and mixer.

All in the Heels

Oasis pink jacket
$56 – oasis-stores.com

Rag & bone destructed jeans
$265 – farfetch.com

Schutz real leather shoes
piperlime.gap.com

Yves Saint Laurent leather clutch
$1,505 – harrods.com

Alexander mcqueen eyewear
neimanmarcus.com