Sunday, March 31, 2013

Rock the Red Pump: Condoms & Cupcakes Recap

Happy Easter!!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter Sunday and was able to spend time with friends and family :-)

I wanted to do a recap on an amazing event, the "Cupcakes & Condoms" event sponsored by The Red Pump Project. If you don't know about this event or organization, The Red Pump Project is a non profit organization founded on being a voice and advocate for bringing awareness to women and girls about HIV and safe sex practices. Annually, the organization hosts Rock the Red Pump in different cities and I was honored to attend the Atlanta event.

Cupcakes & Condoms was hosted by The Red Pump Project Atlanta ambassador Skyy Banks and was held at ROOM at Twelve. The event brought out some fabulous supportive women who all rocked their red pumps (and sneakers) in support of this great cause. The keynote speaker kept everyone's attention with her "realness" and was very informative. The guests were given three types of candies that each represented that person's sex life...

Frooties- you are a person who gets around, but don't have anything

Laffy Taffy- you are safe and don't get around

Hershey's Kiss- you have chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV

The women with the Hersey's Kiss were told to touch someone that was in the room who then contracted the STD. She also went on to speak about how sex costs on five different levels: spiritually, financially, emotionally, physically and psychologically.

The event also included poetry, free HIV screenings, a gift bag full of vendor samples and condoms as well as a candy bar that included delicious cupcakes by OMG Cupcakes.

Check out the pics

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

FLOTUS covers Vogue!!

Michelle looks AMAZING on her 2nd cover, the April 2013 issue of Vogue!

In the interview, the First Lady talks about the stressful role of being the FLOTUS and her relationship with Prez Obama. She is such a positive role model for women and young girls everywhere (which is DEFINITELY needed right now!) She puts God first then family and then her job, and as stressful and scrutinizing as it is, she does it with a smile on her face and is not afraid to address the haters!

*Ladies take note!!*

Check out the pics and make sure you pick up the issue out now.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Fro' Fashion Week Recap

Happy Sunday!

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to partake in some of the events for the famous Fro' Fashion Week that goes on here in the ATL. To be quite honest, I never heard of it until I moved to Atlanta and to be even more honest, I didn't know there were this many events for natural hair until I decided to go natural! 

I attended "Fro Fashion's night out" and "I love me because I am different... children's event" and I got to meet and hang out with Tarin, founder of Fro' Fashion week and Jessica McGuinty, founder of Jessicurl (I am also one of her newest hair models for her line, stay tuned for pics!!)

Check out the photos...

Sunday, March 17, 2013

From Curly to Straight.... Hair Tutorial

Happy Sunday Loves!!!

A few weeks ago I did my booski's hair! She normally wears her hair curly, but I have been DYING to straighten her gorgeous curls. When going from natural to straight, it is very important to use good quality products that add moisture and serve as a heat protectant from damage that can be caused by a blow dryer and flattening iron.

Check it out from start to finish :-)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Jane Carter @ Whole Foods

I love Jane, so when I found out that she was doing her Whole Foods hair tour in Atlanta, I couldn't miss the chance to meet her in person! Last year, she was so gracious enough to send me my first products to review for my blog (Product Review: Jane Carter) and I absolutely loved them.

The event brought out a nice crowd of women who were very curious and ready to learn what they can do at home to maintain their natural locks. Jane teamed up with the ladies of Tress Talk ATL and they did hair demonstrations, gave away free samples and some women also won full size products.  

Jane was VERY down to earth, humble and such a beautiful spirit to be around! She had the opportunity to interact with the ladies and vice versa and one question that was posed was would Jane come out with a line of hair color. Hmm..... We shall see :D

Check out the photos....

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Diva Premier Hair..... 3 month Update!!

Happy Sunday!

I wanted to do a 3 month update on my Diva's Premier Indian Curly hair that I got installed back in December 2012.  The hair has held up really good as far as the curl consistency goes and still looks good (the older it gets, the better it looks.) However, the hair does get tangled though not tremendously since  I have been using quality conditioning and moisturizing products on it. The hair is NOT meant to be straightened and I figured this out after I blow dried and attempted to straighten it with my CHI flat iron. However, it does look fabulous when it is blow dried straight and curled with a curling iron. 

Check out the products that I used and pictures :-)