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My takes on fashion trends

Clairol Nice’n Easy 4RB on a Weave : Don’t Do it

I could not find one decent blog with a review of the best dye for virgin Brazilian hair. Brazilian hair is a type of hair extension. Yes, I wear them; no, I am not ashamed.

I tried to dye my bundle a lighter hue to match my hair colour. FYI: I know I am a trend hunter, but this isn’t a new trend. Women have been dyeing their extensions for years. What is new is the number of online stores selling the good. You can find good virgin Brazilian hair at a very good price on aliexpress. I order my hair from Rosa Hair Products. I have no complaints so far.

To be honest, I don’t think I’m getting the real Brazilian or Malaysian hair; but, whatever I’m getting doesn’t shed. I’ve reused my bundles at least twice. I am not complaining.

You can only buy bundles in one colour because it wouldn’t be virgin hair if it was coloured. So, I took it upon myself to dye the hair.

I went to a random drugstore and bought some clairol.

Clairol Nice'n Easy 4RB/119C
Here it is!

What a nice colour you say. Who doesn’t like salon tones you might add.

As I said, I couldn’t find any reviews and the box did say that it could give any type of hair a reddish-brown tint. I believed it…stupid me.

Let me give you a before an after.

Here’s the before

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Here’s the after

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Can you tell the difference? NO YOU CAN’T! This dye did absolutely NOTHING. Let me show you a side-by-side comparison!

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No difference AT ALL

 

If you look closely, you will notice that the hair is in fact DARKER than it should have been.

Next time I want to lighten my weave, I will go to Sally’s.

Note: I am not a hairdresser…obvi!

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Letting Your Armpit Hair…Grow. Ladies, yay or nay?

I’ve seen news about this trend but I have shrugged it off. I am finally ready to address it with just a few words…and that’s it.

Here’s the trend.

Apparently, hairy armpits are all the rage among women in China. What the fuzz? Lately, China’s version of Twitter, Weibo, has been exploding with photos of women sporting unshaven pits and very brazen “long hair, don’t care,” attitudes.

Some news outlets have labeled the trend a “competition,”however there doesn’t appear to be any sort of prize or trophy attached to this bushy battle. Unless, of course, you consider the freedom to celebrate yourcuerpo, body hair and all, a prize. In that case, all of these women are winners.

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Like I said, I will keep this brief. I can’t do it. I just can’t. For the women who do, I admire your strength. I know I have been conditioned to think that I should have no hair under there and I understand that our bodies are made a certain way and that this hair is natural…but ya, I can’t!

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Grown-up Work Outfits

Are you looking for some work outfits? Here are a few that I found on asos.com.

ASOS Pencil Dress in Print Check With Ruched Side

 

ASOS Tulip Dress In Crepe C$88.60

I’m not sure about the yellow but they have a similar dress in black.

Ted Baker Erolla Midi Dress with Embellished Neckline C$356.51

When the yellow works.

Whistles Exclusive to Asos Jersey Dress C$147.67

I would wear other shoes but this is nice.

ASOS PETITE Mini Sexy Pencil Dress C$73.83

Extremely sexy but not that great for work.

ASOS TALL Midi Dress With Obi Belt C$84.38

 

I just love dresses like these.

ASOS Pencil Dress With Asymmetric Ruffle C$101.26

Super classy!

 

Thoughts?

 

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Lookbook Looks April 2014

I haven’t done these posts in a while. I’ve moved to a more classic look. In other words, I am getting old and the gold-glitzy stuff isn’t going to cut it anymore. I am in a professional setting now so I gotta “look the part”.

I found three little gems on Lookbook. Here are some bloggers who fit my new style.

The last one isn’t really work appropriate but…I like it!

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Oscars: My Thoughts and the Best Dressed

Let me start off by saying that I never watch these awards show in their entirety. I’ve said this countless times in countless posts. Awards are never my thing. It gets long, I get anxious or tired or both. Most of all, I just secretly hate the fact that I am not part of the experience. Well…that’s until Twitter came along. But even then, it gets long and there’s only so much snarky tweets that can get you through four hours.

The host this year was Ellen Degeneres who successfully made the event more than it actually was. There was a selfie, there was pizza and there was Ellen. She’s not a bad host…I’m just a terrible viewer.

Let’s cut to the chase and talk about the dresses that stole the night.

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Can I just say that I find this woman ravishing! Well I shall! She is a beautiful women. That dress though…I just didn’t like it. It’s not so much the cut of the dress, it’s the colour. I just find the colour incredibly flashy on her. It doesn’t complement her beautiful rich skin tone at all.

The cut is great, it’s a beautiful and flowy dress but the colour is just awful.

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Everything about this dress and Jada is just beautiful. What a beautifully wrapped dress.

Naomi Watts
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Naomi aimed for a classy look. I love her red lipstick.

Kate Hudson
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Amazing! She went for the old hollywood look with her hair. I love everything about this dress.

Jennifer lawrence
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Simple but chic! Tell me, how did you manage to trip on this dress though?

Angelina Jolie
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It’s one of those dresses that doesn’t impose itself on you. It doesn’t have much to it besides the sparkles. It’s a beautiful dress!

Sandra Bullock
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This is my second favourite dress. I love a dress that wraps itself on a woman. This one is that dress! Sandra looked amazing.

Amy Adams
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She stole the whole show. That colour is beautiful. I’m happy she went with something rich and vibrant. Good pick Amy.

Charlize Theron
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She looked like a siren didn’t she? This was a very good look for Charlize Theron. She looked like a mermaid and above all, the dress was completely strapless (although you see a bit of plastic at the top). It was a hit.

And then there was Camila. You see…sometimes you don’t need to show some skin to stand out.

Those were my picks for the night! What about you? Who do you think was the best-dressed?