Transitioning Back to My Roots

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Another one of my goals, resolutions or lifestyle changes, (whichever way you say it) for 2013 is to stop relaxing my hair and  to keep heat styling to a minimum. The first time I decided to go natural six years ago, I did the “big chop”.  I just cut my hair all off and started all over growing it out.  I was miserable because it took me a while to find the right products to use and I was in Portugal so everything wasn’t readily available. But I eventually figured it out and started to like it.

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My hair has of course grown since then.


There will be times when I want to wear it straight via blow drying and flat ironing.


So this time around I have decided not to cut all of my hair off, but to simply transition from relaxed to natural.  Which means I will continue to let my hair grow out in its kinky/curly natural state and then little by little cut off the relaxed hair by trimming my ends and eventually cut off  all the left over relaxed ends once it reaches a length I am comfortable with.

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For those interested I will be finding and trying new hairstyles and products, sharing this journey with you. :) I’m excited about it, because I really do miss the texture and fullness.

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Did anyone else make any resolutions in regards to their hair? Or did you make any changes as far as cut or color for the New Year?



China Glaze – For Audrey

I don’t think I’ve shared with you all that I am a big Audrey Hepburn fan.  I adore her amazing iconic style and absolutely love her movies.  Breakfast at Tiffany’s is my all time favorite movie, well I take that back, it’s an actual tie with Mahogany starring Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams. Anyway before I start to ramble, I was perusing Pinterest one day when I happened upon a pin for this beautiful Tiffany Blue nail polish.  When I clicked on the image I found out it was China Glaze – For Audrey.  First seeing the amazing color and then the name, I knew I had to own this polish.  So off to the only Sally Beauty Supply on the island I went and to my delight the China Glaze polish was on sale for $4.99. As I perused the rows of colors and names I came to an empty row, and you guessed it, they were all sold out.  So I left empty-handed.  When I arrived home I went online to order it.  When I went to check out, I received a notice stating that they were unable to ship (blah, blah, blah, hazardous, blah) materials to Hawaii and Alaska… I’m like what the heck it’s just nail polish people! I wanted this nail polish bad and I had no clue where else to find it on the island.  I went to the nail salon with my bestie and they didn’t carry the color.  So about a few days  passed and I went back to Sally’s to see if maybe, just maybe they had restocked and they had.  Luckily for me the polish was still on sale as well.  So my friends, I present to you in case you haven’t already seen it for yourselves my new nail polish crush… For Audrey by China Glaze. :)

Did you notice how I tried to present it all pretty and artistic like with my Tiffany & Co boxes…As you can see it is a true Tiffany blue. :)



Wet n Wild Saved By The Blue

I’ve been eyeing a lot of cobalt lately and I have to say I’m kind of crushing on the color right now.  So I was all giddy when I came across Wet n Wild Fast Dry Nail Color in Saved by the Blue.  It is a brilliant cobalt blue color with a hint of metallic so it really shines.  Not only do I love the rich color but I like the fact that I only needed two coats to achieve the look I wanted and it really is fast drying.  A fast drying nail polish is truly a necessity for this mom of two boys ages one and three.

So do you have a favorite “blue” nail polish?  If so please share I love to try new colors.



Pretty Tall and Polished: OPI – Suzi Takes The Wheel

While visiting in San Diego a few months ago I went to the new Nordstrom Rack they built at Plaza Bonita.  I was standing in line waiting to purchase my two pair of shoes and I spotted this OPI nail lacquer. I’m one of those people who always grabs something while waiting in line whether it is Chapstick, a magazine, or a candy bar…lol  I’m a sucker I know…lol So I grabbed this nail polish. I thought the gray would look kind of cool but I have to say I’m on the fence about it.  It looks exactly like it does in the bottle just not sure that I like on me.  It looks sort of just plain. I think I will store it away and maybe break it out again in the fall or just use it as an accent color for some nail art. :)

Thank you for reading!

❤ Tanasha

Wet n Wild – SaGreena the Teenage Witch

I went to the store looking for rich fingernail polish colors last fall/winter.  I was looking for opulent greens, blues, purples and burgundy’s.  I came across this beautiful green color in Wal Mart.  It is Wet n Wild fastdry in SaGreena the Teenage Witch.  Don’t you just love the cute names they come up with now days for nail polish…lol  It’s a beautiful rich emerald green with a little bit of sparkle.  After you’ve been wearing it for a day os so it really does grow on you.  This is the color I’ve been wearing so far this week. Perfect if you’re looking for that little something green for St. Patrick’s Day.;)

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