Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Daily Fix of Hair

Today's fix is of Brettney Romeo
Photography by Mark Gellineau


Not That Deep...

Hello Lovelies!
So these is the follow up to this post here
The pics were from my pre-pooing the before & after
& I'm going to share what I pre poo'd with for all you lovelies to try!
It's a variation of the one I posted about here

So let;'s get into it.

Ingredients used

-Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque
-Giovanni Smooth as Silk Conditioner (not pictured)
-Tresemme Naturals Conditioner (not pictured)
-1 Egg
-Apple Cider Vinegar
-Vatika Hair Oil
-Burt's Bees Soothing Baby Oil
-Extra Virgin Olive Oil

You can substitute the conditioners for conditioner(s) of your choice.
Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition is a good option
or you can use yogurt or even mayonnaise.
I just used what I had on hand.

Of course you can substitute the oils for what you like as well.
I love to use EVOO in deep conditioners & pre-poos.
Mostly pre-poos.


Mix it all in a bowl and apply!
I added the Giovanni SAS & Tresemme Naturals because the mixture was too liquid-y for my taste.
I didn't want to finish my SM Masque so I didn't put a lot in the mix.

Did my Fall Hair Regimen as usual

then the next day after my hair dried in the braids 
I twisted up my hair with Karen's Body Beautiful Creamylicious.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Before & After

Want to know how I got from this...

to this

Stay tuned for the how!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Candidly Speaking

Hello Lovelies!
Back with another Candidly Speaking & this one is of Elizabeth Berry aka Elizzie954
've known Liz for a couple of years now & I just had to feature her!
She has a YouTube channel that is geared towards curly girls with some beauty vids mixed in.
Be sure to subscribe to her channel here!


Why and when did you start vlogging?

I started my channel, Elizzie954, back in 2008 when I was a senior in high school. I couldn't find many videos of girls with my hair type so I thought it would be fun to do my own product reviews. Soon I was getting questions from other curly girls and mothers on how to style my hair; therefore I started recording tutorials and just kept going from there.

How has your vlog affected you?

My vlog has helped me accept myself and my looks. I was pretty self conscious in school and never seemed to fit in. I tried to control my hair with way too much gel and mousse. Watching my videos from start till now, I see how much happier I am with myself. It's as if I had a lion caged up and finally set it free; it's unnatural to conform to others and the kindness from my viewers/friends helped me unleash myself in a way.

What do you hope to achieve with your vlog?

I want to be able to share my knowledge on curly hair and experiences. I don't want younger girls to have to go through all the tormenting I did for looking different and not fitting in because they don't belong to just one race. Besides sharing tips for hair, I want them to see that they should embrace being unique now so that they can live life for themselves and not others.


I wash my hair 3-4 times per week and I try to use natural shampoos and conditioners. I massage in shampoo only to my scalp then rinse. I then apply conditioner to my hair and detangle with a paddle brush. Then I rinse out the majority of the conditioner and wrap my hair in a microfiber turban to dry until it's damp. After it's dry I run a leave in conditioner through my strands until everything feels smooth and moist. Air dry and that's it.

 4 words to describe your hair:

Lion's Mane

5 things that you're loving at the moment:

-Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner
-Lush Cynthia Sylvia Stout Shampoo
-Mark Lipclick in Coral Fixation
-Mark Hand It Over in Plum Berry
-Blue Bell Cookie Dough Ice cream

Candidly Speaking....
One of my favorite quotes is
"Beauty without intelligence is a masterpiece painted on a napkin."  -Anonymous

Check out this vid from her channel of her Summer Routine.
Remember check her out on YouTube for more videos!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Daily Fix of Hair

Today's fix is of Elizabeth aka Elizzie954 on YouTube.
Stay tuned for her Candidly Speaking feature!

Artiste Spotlight

Greetings Lovelies!
Today's spotlight is on Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker.
The name may or may not be familiar to you... She is the choreographer that Queen Bey ripped off  gained inspiration from for her Countdown video.
De Keersmaker is well renowned in the contemporary dance field & has been in the arena for over 20 years. 

I'm researching De Keersmaeker for one of my Uni subjects & came across this video on YouTube.
It is a piece performed by Rosas, De Keersmaeker's company which she founded in 1983. 
It was choreographed by Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker for the Maison Martin Margiela+ H&M Designer Collaboration.
I was so excited when I came across this because I love when different arts collide to produce a piece. 
It shows that dance, music, art, fashion, theater, film and such are apart of the same family tree.
Check out the video below 
Enjoy =)

Monday, November 12, 2012

RoseBOX UK Launch

Hello Lovelies!
Last week Thursday, I left lil ol Crewe & traveled to London town for the launch of RoseBOX UK.
RoseBOX is a subscription service that offers ladies who have kinky, curly, wavy & multi textured hair the opportunity to try out hair products not widely available in the UK.
So if you live in the UK, sign up! Head over to the site here & don't delay!

I was excited when I heard about this service being launched so I took up the opportunity to attend the launch.
The support was great as there were many faces present. I met some incredible ladies that night.

Rose of RoseBOX UK showcasing a sample box & answering questions.

Peep more pics from the event after the jump

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Daily Fix of Hair

This is my 300th post Lovelies!!
I should have reached this milestone a long time ago but nevertheless, I am pleased as punch about it.
At one point I wasn't sure if I would continue with blogging due to varying circumstances so the fact that I'm at 300 posts & have faithful readers is tremendous.
Thank you to all who read, pass by & support. Can't wait to do 300 more!

Today's fix will be of ladies who inspired me to start blogging 

Nicole of Moptop Maven

Z of Leave In The Kinks

& the Godmother of Curly Hair...


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Shots of Life

Went trotting about today in town with my pal Mon.
Here a few snap shots from my day.

[follow me on Instagram @cinnirox]

Saw this graffiti on the walk so decided to stop & pose

Christmas decorations! 

A three legged dog..

Mon sipping her Praline & Cream Latte from Costa

My Crème Brûlée Latte 

Fall Hair Regimen

Hello Lovelies! 
Since we're almost into Winter (I want it to snow so badly!) I thought I woud share how I've been up keeping this mane of mine for Autumn.
I have a bit of a structured routine unlike in the Summer where I did a lot of wash n gos whenever I felt like it. I have to pay attention to my hair & keeping it healthy in the colder weather. 
I do this once a week with a co wash or 2 in between. (I'll do a separate post on that)
Gonna sprinkle some pics of myself throughout the post because no one likes to read without pictures!
Or maybe some do.... 
Anyhoo, here it goes!

Waddup though?!
Me with an old braid out ready to get on with my routine

Peep the steps after the jump

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Daily Fix of Hair

Today's fix is of Myself =)
This was on my 21st birthday a month ago.
Photography by my dear friend Taps.

bE Wise

Hello Lovelies!
Today is Election Day in the US of A 
& from the posts on Twitter & Instagram, 
it seems as if most,if not all, are out & about voting!

I planned on posting about this song from before but today it seems even more fitting.
It's the music video for Protoje's latest single Kingston Be Wise off of his EP 'The 8 Year Affair'.

Now I know Kingston is not in America but everyone who is voting today should BE WISE in their decision. 

The song is very socially conscious with the lyrical content being based upon the Tivoli Gardens invasion by the Jamaican military 2 years ago. 
The sound is very reminiscent of late 80s- early 90s reggae music. It reminded me of a Black Uhuru song.
The visuals for the track are simple yet profound with aerial shots of the different communities of Kingston & with shots of Protoje in Tivoli Gardens. 

Kingston, be wise 
Kingston, free up your mind 
Kingston, just be wise 
Kingston, free up the I, yeah

Take inspiration from these words in whatever you do today & tomorrow.
Enjoy =)