Sunday, November 20, 2011

Julie's Birthday!

Hey guys!

I'm about a week late, but I wanted to share my cousins birthday with you all from last weekend. She's also my stylist (just in case anyone forgot!).

We went out last week to a restaurant called Benihana to celebrate Julie's birthday. It's basically one of those Japanese type of restaurants where they cook the food right in front of you. It was pretty cool. That was my first time at a restaurant like that lol. Afterwards we pretty much hung out at our table at the restaurant and talked until it was closing time. Of course we took a lot of pics too!

Me and Julie (Yes that's her real hair)!

Waiting for the rest of the girls...

The table setting at Benihana was gorgeous!

Ladies night!

Fried shrimp and calamari...yum!

Fried rice that the chef shaped into a heart...aww!

The food was alright..

I had a lot of fun :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

My Make-Up So Far...

Just took a picture of my make-up. I didn't start wearing make-up until earlier this year (March). Before that, make-up was pretty much non-existent to me because my skin was just too oily. I was always afraid that if I put it on, the oils would seep right through and cause a disaster! But as soon as I discovered the powers of M.O.M (Milk of Magnesia), everything seemed to change overnight! Read my blog about my experience with M.O.M. Anyways, this is not much make-up but it's a start! I don't feel the need to have more than 1 or 2 eyeshadow palettes unless you're a make-up artist with clients. I mean the palette I have has 88 colors! There's a lot to choose from....but I guess since I'm a beginner I'll learn why women buy so many palettes...who knows? I might be one of them :/ When I wear make-up, my looks are pretty simple and neutral. I am also on a budget so hopefully I don't go overboard and buy things I don't need.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Taupe Nails

I decided to try a gorgeous taupe color on my nails to start off the Fall season. I went to Target and picked up Sally Hansens "Commander In Chic" nail polish for about $7 bucks. I bought it along with me to the nail salon as usual. I love how the color blends so well with my skin tone. The guy who did my nails complimented me for making a good color choice lol. Enjoy! Oh by the way...these pictures were taken on my brand new camera! There's something wrong with my old one :/

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wig Review: Freetress Creta Girl

Hey guys! I know I haven't blogged for a while. But I've been really busy and haven't had a chance to really update my blog on a regular basis. I remembered I promised you all to give a review on the Freetress Creta Girl wig so here goes!

I ordered this wig back in August as a protective style to wear as I awaited my end of September relaxer. I really needed something to cover up my hair since I was already 3 months post relaxer and had a lot of new growth. I don't really like messing with my hair when I have more than 1 inch of new growth.

When I received the wig from the mail, I opened up the package and felt it. The hair felt so smooth and soft! I couldn't believe it was made from synthetic fibers....amazing! And the curls are not tight cork screw curls, they're more like a loose 3b type of curl. I got her in a color 1B. When I tried it on, it fit on my head just right. The cap size is very comfortable and snug. If you have a big head and you're worried that this might not fit...think again because I have a huge head and this wig fits just perfect lol! It comes with a comb in the front, and a comb in the back. I left the front combs in for more stability, but cut out the back combs to prevent breakage at my nape.

When I tried her on, she was a little long reaching me a little past armpit length. It kinda gave me an 80's vibe because it was big, curly, and LONG. When I looked in the mirror, I kinda felt like I was auditioning for the "Soul Glo" commercial in the Coming To America movie back in the 80's lol. I wasn't feeling how long the hair was originally, so my stylist cut and shaped it up for me. She cut it to above my shoulders, and gave me side cut bangs. After she cut it, the wig looked perfect! It didn't look fake anymore and actually looked like it was growing out of my head! I fooled many people with this wig. A lot of people actually stopped me and asked if it was all my hair you know this wig is good!The hair is made of synthetic fibers, but its not shiny at all. It has a natural luster to it, and feels very soft....not 'plastic-y' like one would imagine synthetic hair to feel.

I did not have to leave any of my hair out because I positioned the wig in a way that hid the seams. Being 3 months post relaxer also helped because my roots camouflaged the seams too. By the way, this is not a half wig, it's actually a full cap wig.

Some people thought I spent over $100 on this wig, but truthfully...this wig was only about $17 bucks! With shipping and tax included, I spent about $24 bucks total! If that's not a deal, I don't know what is. I ordered her from but you can find her on any website that carries wigs...even Amazon.

She lasted for about a month and some change. I wore her every single day in that time frame. The wig gets bigger and more natural with time. After about 2 weeks, the nape of the wig started to tangle up a little bit. Even though I treated it like a new born baby, it still tangled up in the nape sometimes. After I cut out all the tangled bunches in the back, the wig still remained nice and full. At night, I kept her on my foam mannequin head to keep the curls neat and tangle-free.

Since I wore this wig every single day for a month, I definitely noticed the very few changes that started to occur when the wig was getting old. When I first got the wig and after my stylist cut it for me, I started wearing it immediately the next day. The curls were tangle free and when I shook my head, the hair had movement and bounce. But as the time went by, The curls started to stick together. So now whenever I shook my head, the wig would have a stiff shake. This only started happening towards the end, when it would be time for me to retire from the wig. Also, being that it's so cheap, I was very surprised that this wig doesn't shed that much. It also gets frizzier with time as well, which is a good thing because it made it look more natural.

Overall I give this wig 4.5 out of 5 stars. This is a great wig and I will definitely get it again in the future!

Creta girl wig after its been cut and worn for over a month!