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Welcome all ladies to join in and share. As a black woman I have had problems with finding the right shades of make-up that really last especially since I am of mixed Caribbean racial origin. So come give advice, take some too and share in the triumphs and tragedies of black beauty and make-up. Although highlighted as black I believe all woman from time to time struggle with finding just that right shade.

Transitioners' Guide 1

Posted By islandchic on Nov 5, 2010 at 1:46PM

I understand how hard it can be to stay on course once you have decided to "go natural. For many of us a big chop is not an option. This may be due to a variety of factors ranging from your job, to the lack of support from family and friends or its the internal fear of seeing yourself "bald". Transitioning is the most comfortable way to becoming natural as it a gradual process. Here are some styling tips that will be essential to your transitioning journey. Enjoy

Blessing, Peace and Joy.


A Word For My Sistas

Posted By islandchic on Sep 20, 2010 at 11:52PM

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Transitioning woes

Posted By islandchic on Aug 7, 2010 at 9:37PM

I have been transitioning from relaxed to natural for almost 10 months now and I am itching to chop of the relaxed ends. In a previous post I said that would cut my hair in December 2010 and reveal the new cut my natural hair in December but I honestly doubt I can wait that long so the ammended date is October 16 2010 (my b-day). That is of course if I make it pass August. The thing is I am anxoius and excited to go back to natural yet terrified that if I cut ff the relaxed ends too soon I will hate it and then the experience will be ruined.


Posted By islandchic on Mar 8, 2010 at 9:24AM

At the start of 2010 I had only one resolution or plan for 2010. I wanted to losed 15 lbs by June 2010. So I started exercising and it felt good. But I hit a snag I did my hair with my InStyler and I loved it. But I soon realized that whenever I did my hair I would not exercise because I would sweat out my 'do. So I made the committment to transition from relaxed to natural the last time I relaxed my hair was October 2009 as seen this pic. I know my profile shows me this locs but in reality I have not had locs since April 2009. I will change that pic when I reveal my new natural do in December 2010. So here is what I want to send out a challenge for wellness, health and accepting our natural beauty come and join me by transitioning to natural . I will keep updates of my progress every 3 months starting at the end of this month. For inspiration you can check where I got my definate confirmation. Go to www.maneandchic.com


Are Your Beauty and Hair Products Killing You??!

Posted By JadoreBrittanie on Jan 30, 2010 at 6:46AM

You could live your whole life exercising, eating the healthiest of foods, staying away from cigarettes, alcohol, environmental pollutants and still get cancer or other deadly conditions from the products you put ON your body. Crazy isn't it! What makes this a serious problem is that it is hardly ever discussed in the media like most other health threats. Therefore, it is up to you to educate yourself and your loved ones. Be sure to share this with as many people as you can so they can be aware!

Check the blog to see exactly what you are putting on your body! I compiled a short list and a separate detailed encyclopedia that you can refer back to anytime you are shopping for products!

I'm looking forward to hearing what you guys think! Smoochez!

Mizani is the Best Black Hair Care Product

Posted By keshaandyteddy on Jan 19, 2009 at 4:48PM

I am posting this out of complete love...Mizani is the best hair care product for black hair!! I started using this about 8 months ago and it is magic. I'm not going to lie, it is somewhat expensive (about $20 a pop for each different product) but it is totally worth it! It hydrates your hair without making it greasy. I recommend the shampoo and condition for moisture, the rose oil hair dressing, the overnight treatment and the straightening serum. Using the relaxer is also a must, but since it is a lye relaxer you need to go to the salon (or have a sister who is a pro) to do it. Trust me, once you try it you'll never go back.

Good Foundation for all skin types...including African American

Posted By keshaandyteddy on Jan 18, 2009 at 8:49AM

I really like Cargo's oil free foundation. It comes in a wide range of colors so its easy to match to all skin tones and is easy to mix and blend to come up with your own customary color. It also comes it ultra travel friendly pouches which are super cute and convenient. It is definitely one of the best products that I have used.


Posted By islandchic on Dec 12, 2008 at 5:59PM

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