Why I haven’t had my hair done since February

I have been not visited my hairdresser since February 2020. This was a decision I made when the chaos started. I decided to quit many of the things I would do normally. Having my hair professionally done was one of them. Even when the government lifted the restrictions here in England, my restrictions were still on. The main reason why I have decided not to have my hair done professionally is that I wanted to pay more attention to it and grow it. I am pleased with how my hair is looking these days. It has grown rapidly in the last 3 months. I am looking forward to seeing how long and healthy it will look like by the end of the year. Also, the whole idea of wearing masks to the hairdressers didn’t encourage me to go in.

Beauty Blogs image

Why I haven’t had my hair done since February

For those who do not know, I decided to go down the natural route some years ago. I got rid of all the hair relaxers and chemicals I have been using on my hair for decades and allowed my hair to be. The big chop route didn’t appeal to me, so I decided to let the relaxed ends outgrow themselves. It was a long process but it worked well in the end. I am looking forward to my hair growing longer so I can do more with it. Hopefully, I and my little girl will be able to visit our hairdresser within the next few months, but I don’t think I am ready just yet.

I love the fact that I can wash my hair every 2 weeks (or whenever I feel like) without worrying about messing up my cornrows. The fact that I am to deeply moisturise my hair with oils twice a day, from the scalp to the tips is also a big one for me. Usually, many of the hairstyles I do don’t allow me moisturise my hair the way I would like to. I have my hair in plaits or twists I do myself. It allows my hair to breathe easy.

Beautiful hair imageBeauty Blogger image

I now see why many natural hair women hardly have their hair in cornrow styles these days. If there is one thing this pandemic has allowed me to, it has given me a good reason to care for my hair the way my hair wants me to. The growth and the glow in my hair speak for itself. I went from not being able to grow my hair some months ago to haveing my hair grow longer and healthier every week. This experience has been mind-blowing. I will be sharing before and after photos to keep track of the length, so do lookout for the next natural hair update post.

 

 

Marilyn Monroe’s Shoe Secrets

Marilyn Monroe was and still is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to beauty and fashion. Her sense of fashion is a huge inspiration. I love reading about her. I recently came across Marilyn Monroe’s shoe secrets and I find them really interesting. Monroe’s favourite shoe designer was Salvatore Ferragamo (the luxury Italian designer); she had over 40 pairs, so she was definitely a huge fan. And who would blame her? A good pair of heels is every woman’s best friend. Heels can completely step up our style game. They add instant glamour, lengthen the legs and take the whole look to another level.

Marilyn Monroe's Shoe Secrets image

Marilyn Monroe’s Shoe Secrets

Here are some of Monroe’s shoe secrets –

Find a shoe designer you like and stick with the designer

Well, we all know she adored Salvatore Ferragamo’s shoes and had loads of them. It is great to find a shoe designer whose styles work well for you. I wouldn’t say I have a favourite shoe designer. I wear shoes from different designers but I do love Kurt Geiger shoes a lot. KG shoes always attract me. Do you have a favourite shoe designer?

Wear flesh-coloured shoes with flesh-coloured tights

This is another great tip. Wearing flesh-coloured shoes with flesh-coloured tights lengthens the legs. Different shades break up the line and make your legs appear shorter, which is the last thing any woman wants.

If you can’t walk in heels, do the wriggly walk

Now this is one of Monroe’s shoe secrets she never admitted but the word on the street was that she couldn’t walk in high heels, so she did the wriggly walk. Apparently, every time Marilyn took a step, she wobbled on her ankles, which led to the wriggly walk. If you must wear heels and can’t walk in them, you may want to look into her wriggly walk.

Do you have any shoe secrets to share? Please sound off in the comments section below.

 

 

 

Style Icon: Sanaa Lathan

I have loved Sanna Lathan since seeing her in the hit movie – Love and Basketball. That movie was and still is one of my favourite movies to date. I haven’t seen much of Sanna Lathan since then but I did come across a movie she did in 2006 on Netflix some days ago. The movie Something New was really good. I loved the storyline and her character Kenya McQueen was fun to watch. The movie reminded me of this lovely lady and how stylish she is. Sanaa Lathan has a fit physique and she looks good in pretty much everything. I love seeing her all glammed up. She cleans up nice.

Sanaa Lathan Picture

Style Icon: Sanaa Lathan

This style icon looks amazing for her age. I was shocked to see she will be clocking 49 years next month. She can easily pass for a woman in her thirties. I love her fashion sense a lot. Her personal style is quite relatable. I can easily see myself wearing most of the outfits I see her rocking. Her style is always on point!

The pink piece she has on in the picture is a beauty. It is a lovely stylish summer piece. I can see myself wearing it and I love the heels she has on a lot. The dress, hair, and legs are doing all the talking, and it works great. She is always effortlessly chic.

Style Blogs UK Image

In an interview with Yahoo Style, Lathan talks about her fashion and style, and what makes her style world go round.

“In my day-to-day life, I’m not a girl who’s going to walk around and do errands all glam. I love comfort, so my style is whatever’s comfortable. In the spring and summer, I’ll wear a dress with flip flops; it’s easy. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a ‘fashionista.’”

Comfort and style go together in my fashion world, so could explain why I am drawn to Sanaa Lathan’s style. What do you think of her style? Are you a fan?

 

 

error: Content is protected !!