Happy BIG CHOP Anniversary!!

SO its been a year now since I took the leap and did my BIG CHOP!! AHHHHHHHH! I still remember back to that day. Even though I would like to forget sometimes that it ever happened- it did and it changed me forever. This year has been and up and down and sometimes stagnant roller coaster ride for me on a physical and mental basis. I have learned so much about my hair and most importantly- MYSELF.

Needless to say, I have not been very active on here or any other social media sites. Ive totally fell off with updating but lets just say that Ive gotten a bit of motivation in the past few weeks and IM BACK. And Im back with a totally different vision and direction for this site. Please stay tuned for a major revamp and maybe even a name change in the very near future. Ive come to the conclusion that life is way too short to not do what you want. There is no certain niche that you have to stay in. No lane- Pave your own. And thats exactly what I intend to do.

In the meantime, I am going to continue blogging, reblogging, FB’ing (yea…that) and IG’ing (and that..) about everything Pretty and Natural. Whether the changes are subtle or suddenly, Im hoping that each of you (yes I still see the steady stream of visitors each day- THANK YOU!) stick along for this ride.

 

Until next time,

 

 

PEACE.

Embrace YOUR Textured Journey!

Ive touched on this topic before in 5 Things to Consider Before You Decide To Do the BIG CHOP!. But I see alot of people who comment on my Instagram page and lots of others about how they cant wait until their hair gets to a certain length. Its great to be inspired and aspire because that is what this blog is all about. But to be honest, having natural hair and maintaining it is a lot of work. And if you’re a natural then you know this is true!

I dont know about everyone else but Im enjoying every bit of my texture and every bit of each stage. I have found the perfect oil to keep it moisturized during the day and I have FINALLY mastered the art of PROPER detangling. I love trying out new products to see what works for me and experimenting with new ways to style my TWA. I CAN wait to reach that lengthy stage because in all actuality I feel as if Ill be learning my hair all over again. And its taken me almost a year to perfect this stage. LOL

Im saying all this to say-Embrace YOUR Textured Journey. Learn what works for you hair and perfect a regimen thas good for you.

 

 

Peace!

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#BringBackOurGirls!

On April 16th, 230 African girls between the ages of 12 and 17 from their boarding school in Northeast Nigeria were kidnapped while taking school exams and taken to be sold as brides.  The young girls were kidnapped by the extremist al-Qaida-linked jihadi group Boko Haram. 43 of the young girls escaped and were able to return but their are still over 150 young Nigeria girls bring enslaved.   Its a shame to say that like the rest of the world, my first time hearing about this horrific event was just yesterday. In efforts to alert the higher chain of command of the US. Please sign this PETITION. While something should have been done weeks ago- Im hoping that something is done soon.     234

Lupita Nyong’o Wins Again!

Lupita Nyong’o has signed on as the New Ambassadress of Lancôme! Her year is not only proving to be very noteworthy but also LUCRATIVE. There is no doubt in my mind that in the last few months she has had a number of beaty, fashion and dacting roles to choose from. Her elegance, grace and style have been a forced to reckoned with- setting a new standard in the beauty world.

Nyong’o released a statement by the French beauty house, “I am truly honored to join the Maison Lancôme, a brand with such a prestigious history that I have always loved. I am particularly proud to represent its unique vision for women and the idea that beauty should not be dictated, but should instead be an expression of a woman’s freedom to be herself.”

Ads are set to be released in September. And I can bet that this is not the last that we will see from her. Im truly excited for her and cant wait for more to come from this beauty!

 

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3 Beauties, 1 Magazine.

Not one but three fearlessly natural beauties are gracing the May covers of  Essence magazine! Erykah Badu, Ledisi and Solange Knowles- all of who are amazing artists- are honored with three separate covers that hit the newstands on April 1st! Not only are the covers stunning but they capture each artist rocking their natural hair. These are for sure collector’s issues!

 

Below are the behind the scenes action for each of the ladies:

 

 

 

 

Stunning, right?

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U.S. Army Deems Braids, Afros And Twists ‘Unauthorized’ In New Grooming Policy

Sheneé:

Hmmmmm……

Originally posted on HelloBeautiful:

1 The U.S. Army is proposing a few changes to its grooming and appearance standards that many army vets have deemed discriminatory, particularly to women of color.

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According to reports, “Army Regulation 670-1″ approved on March 6, restricts female soldiers from wearing most natural hair styles including “twists, dreadlocks, Afros and braids”while deployed. For those who do not follow the guidelines, they will be forced to cut theses styles or wear wigs. Army veteran “Tonya” spoke with Al Jazeera and called the new rules, which aren’t officially implemented, “deliberate.” She said many of the natural hair styles serve a purpose for women who are deployed and don’t have access to maintenance products or tools.

“It’s very targeted because we all know who they’re talking about even though they never explicitly say the world ‘black’ or ‘African-American.’ We all know…

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Monday Is The Deadline To Sign Up For Health Law

Sheneé:

Have you signed up yet?

Originally posted on News One:

Save The Children Report

Monday is the deadline to sign up for private health insurance in the new online markets created by President Barack Obama’s health care law. So far, about 4 out of every 5 people enrolling have qualified for tax credits to reduce the cost of their premiums.

Here’s what you need to know:

- The deadline is Mar. 31 at midnight EDT for the states where the federal government is running the sign-up website; states running their own exchanges set their own deadlines.

- You can sign up online by going to HealthCare.gov or your state insurance exchange. If you don’t know what your state marketplace is called, HealthCare.gov will direct you.

-You can call 1-800-318-2596 to sign up by phone or get help from an enrollment specialist.

-Check online for sign-up centers that may be open locally, offering in-person assistance.

-If you started an application by Monday but didn’t finish…

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