ohhh my goodness, oh how I truly missed blogging .. . and since I made you all wait SO long [again], I plan on making this one a good post !! lot's of pictures, secrets, details and whatever else I can say to make you continue reading LOL
so let's seee .. we all know it's gotten super hot SUPER EARLY ..heat waves in May?? I don't mind the heat, I'd rather be hot than cold. anyway, the first thing I thought about when I seen upper 80s and 90s, is MY HAIR!! I'm ALWAYS straightening it..and it's getting to be too much and too much heat on the hair is NEVER good. So I decided to give my mop top a break and try something new. I've been on youtube back to back getting hooked on ROD SETS! I love the outcome in the vids and I wanted to try one. With my hair already being naturally curly[too tight for my liking] , I was def. nervous for the outcome. but I am SO grateful I ran across the beautiful "acurlsbestfriend" on youtube !
okay, enough chatter, let's see what we came out with.. .THE PROCESS.
I am not going to walk you through step to step of the rod set because there are 1,000+ youtube vids that can aid you. but I did add these products to my hair after washing & conditioning it:
[my face looked REAL dumb so I'm sharing a cupcake instead lol]
When I first took out the rods, I was NOT fan! Day 1 was definitely my LEAST favorite day ..I couldn't take the tightness and even KNEW they would look like that but I was just going through lol I was even 2 seconds from washing it out and flat ironing it..smh but I am SOOOO glad that I didn't..
by the end of my work day, they began to frizz and I began to see the light at the end of the tunnel..
..they were still too short looking for me..but I mainly did them for my cousin's wedding I was attending on the weekend, so I just planned on doing an updo.
I was messing with them the night before [STILL contemplating on straightening it smh]. I started youtubing once again to see if anyone could save me & I ran into the vid. to be honest, I didn't even listen to it, I just watched it and tried it and was sorta pleased.
FINALLY..the day came. the wedding day! I wasn't in the wedding but still decided I wanted my make up done .. . so I reached out to my girl Jasmine [follow her @MakeupisLUV] .. I normally wear very little make up [mascara & lipgloss] so I didn't want anything waaay out the box. I told her what I wanted and she quickly mastered it!
and here's what I wore.. .
Dress - Platos Closet [pretty much a thrift store] $10
Shoes - Platos Closet, brand new - $13
Pocketbook - Thrifted $2
Water - lolol sike but it was a HOT day loll
my date, my wonderful boyfriend =]
of course, the bathroom shot. loll
my cousin, Ronnie.
a few more Rod Set pics.. .
I also found a new lipstick that I LOOOVE! so much moisture in it and the color is just what I love, a pale and calming pink.
"Pink Blush" by Rimmel - Walmart $3 something
Day #4 [Memorial Day!]
so yes, this is def. my summer-do ..it lasts long and the messier it gets, the better and big it begins to look. I hope you enjoyed this OOTD, hair, and lipstick post loll
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