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Guess what has been giving me the best twistouts ever? (Hint: It’s from Oyin!)

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As we all know, I keep my hair in two-strand twists about 80% of the time, out of sheer convenience.  A few days before my fortnightly washing, I unravel my twists and wear it up in a high bun or some kind of updo.  But considering the results of these next two products, I might have to incorporate more styles to show it off!

I heard the buzz about Oyin Handmade’s newest addition, boing!  I had not bought any new products in a quite a few months and knew that anything Oyin is worth a try! Seriously, they are one of the best, natural lines for hair out there!  This time I decided to try out the online store, Curlmart.  They were having a 20% off promo.  I was impressed with the turnaround, I placed my order on early Wednesday (about a month ago), chose the cheapest USPS shipping, and my merchandise was in my mailbox by the Friday! I ordered the 4 oz. boing! and the 4 oz. Burnt Sugar Pomade (BSP).

Sidenote: Uhm…..I cannot believe I have not given the Burnt Sugar Pomade its proper homage, a full review!  This is my stuck-on-a-deserted-island-must-have-product!

Anyway, boing! is described as an ‘all-in-one coil styler’.  It is supposed to define and moisturize all in one step.  Typically I use Whipped Pudding as a moisturizer and Shine & Define as a styler, then add BSP to seal and some extra hold.

Here’s what the product looks like….

Oyin Handmade boing!

boing!

It’s quite creamy and not too thick.   It is similar in texture to the Shine & Define.  It’s smooth and melted quickly into my hair.  So after washing and detangling, I ONLY added boing! to my wet/damp hair, then added the BSP on top. Two-strand twists all over.

This was the result!

My twists using boing! and Burnt Sugar Pomade

Look at the sheen!  And all I did for the following week and a half, I just sprayed my hair with Frank Juice and some extra virgin coconut oil from Trader Joe’s on my ends.

When it was time to unravel, I added some more coconut oil on my fingertips.  And this is what I got!!

twistout!

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Hair of the day! Simple side swept twist out

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HOTD: Side swept twist out!

I just swept my hair to one side and secured it with a large hair comb.  Easy, quick style.  Just what I like!

My beauty and fashion picks for the 2013 SAG Awards!

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Yes people!

We are in the thick of awards season.  Last Sunday was the Screen Actors Guild Awards and truthfully, I was way more interested in who wore what.

I saw this look online today and I’m totally speechless!

This is the best look of the show! The dress! The makeup!….and natural hair pompadour on the red carpet!!

Presenting Teyonah Parris of Mad Men.

Image via the Washington Post

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New York Fashion Week AW'12: Cocktails & Couture, Look # 3

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I was really excited to go to this event, created and hosted by beauty and lifestyle blogger Lianne Farbes of The Makeup Girl.  Cocktails & Couture brings together some amazing bloggers, fashionistas, PR gurus, photographers and brands.  Some of these brands include Lierac, Proactiv, Aveeno, Clairsonic, tarte cosmetics, Hpnotiq, Atopalm and PopChips.   I loved the idea that this event was held at the Caravan Stylist Studio in Midtown Manhattan.  The place was packed, vibes were flowing and I was able to meet some amazing people!

Including Ms. Lianne Farbes…

Me, with Ms. Lianne Farbes

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New York Fashion Week – Look 1, Bloggers of Colour Mixer

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Hey!!

So New York is in the throws of New York Fashion Week – Autumn/Winter’12.  There are models, designers, makeup artists, bloggers, photographers running all over the city!

So last Thursday, Mattie from Mattielogie hosted a mixer for fashion bloggers of colour.   I loved the idea of meeting other bloggers of colour especially in an industry like fashion.  Since fashion and beauty go hand in hand, I found myself at Pranna.   Pranna is a SouthEast Asian restaurant that is beautiful and huge!  I definitely need to return for full dinner.

Pranna

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