So, 90% of the time, I am wearing my hair in two-strand twists. I have been wearing this protective style for years. Once I ‘discovered’ that I could do this, it was on! And I love the twistout that I get. And I have been getting consistent results using this technique for years!
After washing my hair, I detangle and twist my hair at the same time. I only started doing this recently and it has cut down my twisting time significantly. Like, significantly…..it still takes me hours to complete the style, but not nearly as much time. I wash, detangle and twist every fortnight, and about 3 days before my next wash, I unravel the twists and wear it out. I have found that it is easiest way to protect my ends, and have a low manipulation style for an extended period.
The Twistout Results
I have created a step-by-step guide to how I create my twistouts.
Five Twistout Tips – Step by Step Guide
Do you know the secret to my twists to make them stay almost two weeks? I braid or plait the first inch or so of hair! So here are the rest of the steps that I take to achieve amazing results!
Make sure your hair is properly detangled. I finger detangle, then use a wide tooth comb
Well hydrated and moisturised hair helps make for a smooth twist. I create my twists on damp hair to cut down on breakage. I try not to manipulate dry hair to often. I also use the LCO method for prepping my hair i.e. I layer my leave-in conditioner, then a styling cream then an oil (in the form of a pomade).
Plait the first inch of hair then twist
Keep your fingers close to where the two strands meet instead of being lower down the length of hair.
Twist each individual strand before twisting the strands together.
And here’s the video! Enjoy! Let me know what you think and what are your favourite products to use for your twistouts.
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P.S. – I will do a separate post on my favourite products for doing my twistouts
P.P.S. – These are the products mentioned in the video
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Happy New Year!!! I hope that you have been enjoying 2017 so far! I have been more mindful to enjoy life a little bit more in this new year. More self-care, appreciation of life, and to be more bold. With that, I want to take a look back at all the best beauty products that I loved in 2016. These were my must-haves and I constantly repurchased them and will continue to remain in heavy rotation.
It is the very end of 2016! The very last day! I am not going to go into how crazy this year has been. I’m going to keep it really upbeat. This is a festive New Year’s Eve party makeup tutorial that will also work for the upcoming Carnival fete season. We are officially in the Christmas period, but since Christmas night, deejays have been playing the latest soca offerings for 2017. We doh make joke with Carnival!
I decided on this look when I saw a video posted by the legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath, portraying her latest Skin Labs offerings. Cream and powder metallic and glitter eye shadows in silver, bronze, gold and copper. I did not pick any of these kits but loved the look so much for its simplicity and its impact.
Here is the look
I could not decide on the lip so I am showing you both!
I am using many of my favourite products for 2016 as well as some more recent purchases. If you don’t have the exact products that I used, pick up some great inexpensive alternatives from NYX, and ColourPop Cosmetics.
The complete video tutorial is below and I have listed all the products used.
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It’s that time of year! Holiday shopping! It is officially the beginning of the insane shopping season in the US. This is a great time to pick up the items that you have been eyeing for yourself or for someone else at a discounted price. Online shopping is becoming a bigger player in the game so there are sure to be tons of deals that you can get even if you do not live in the United States. So….here are the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals… Check back later as I will add new deals as I get them.
Dates: Thursday 24th November at 6pm EST – Friday 25th November at 11:59pm EST, Saturday 26th November at 12:00 am EST – Sunday 27th November 11:59pm EST, Monday 28th November at 12:00 am EST – Tuesday 29th November 11:59pm EST
Another year, another amazing event! The Makeup Show NYC just ended a few weeks ago and what an event it was! I love going to this! This pro-only trade show is an amazing opportunity to meet other professionals in the makeup artistry industry as well as many of the brands that have been supporting professional artists for years. There are a number of things that I loved about this event this year:
Things I loved
The amazing educational classes – this is a wealth of information and it was a great event to learn about the current and upcoming trends – not just what is popular on YouTube, but what artist are doing in editorial, bridal and SFX.
The focus on skincare – Skin is in! Without an amazing canvas/base, you won’t have an amazing finished product! Makeup does not cover everything.
New and exciting product innovation and launches – Folks out there are really doing some incredible things with makeup and tools! The next few months will be super exciting, especially when it comes to mascaras…so many to try from Ardency Inn, tarte, Senna, Charlotte Tilbury etc! Just wait to see what MUFE has coming this summer!
Embracing smaller brands – this is cool…there were a number of small entrepreneurial companies featured at TMS, who are doing their own thing to shake up the industry, proving that you don’t have to be a global conglomerate to make a difference, which leads me to my last point…
The acknowledgement of the need or the necessity of the industry to fully embrace diversity – It is 2016 and many makeup artists still don’t carry around a kit catering to global skin tones and many companies still find it difficult to create properly balanced foundations for people of colour. Thanks to James Vincent, director of Artistry, for leading an amazing panel. Also thanks to the organizers of TMS for bringing on so many, lesser known brands founded by people of colour! I was especially excited seeing The Lip Bar. More on them in a later post!
Anyway, here are some photos of the artistry, the colour and the beauty of makeup. As usual, the body painting was phenomenal! Let me know what you think! I will be talking, in future posts, about some of the new goodies that I discovered while there…..get hyped!