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Hippie Shit: DIY Olive and Coconut Oil Hair Mask

23 Dec

I use this super conditioning mask whenever I feel my hair is getting too fried. I prefer to apply only to the bottom half of my hair so my roots don’t get greasy, but you can do all over the head if you want! The amount you will be combining will depend on the length and thickness of your hair, but don’t be afraid of saturating your hair. And it’s okay if your oil isn’t “virgin” or “refined” or anything like that, it will all work the same on your hair! Just make sure to wash out thoroughly. You can even use a bit of vinegar to help with that, or shampoo 2-3 times.

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How to wear red lipstick

23 Dec

I started wearing red lipstick when I dyed my hair black last year and pink lipstick looked too slutty on me.

a picture of me with dark brown hair in mac snob pink lipstick and mac ruby woo red lipstick

See? Trashy vs. Classy! (NB: if trashy is you’re thing, more power to you! That’s a look in itself.)

A red lip must be worn with a purpose. You’re communicating to the world that you are responsible enough to care and maintaint this perfect, red pout and are therefore confident, classy, put together and a paragon of virture. Yes, that is the power of a red lip. This is because the red lip is as high maintenence as fuck. You can’t just slap it on sans mirror at 7pm and expect it to look the same or okaish at midnight. No, No, No. Like everything else French, the red lip must be cultivated with care. The application must be precise and the re-application timely. Red is so pigmented the colour will never disappear, but it will look patchy and faded. You must have the discipline to stay away from most food and drink (maybz that’s why the French are so skinny?).

My all-time favourite red lipstick is MAC’s Ruby Woo . It’s a classic shade that looks good with EVERYONE and has amazing staying power. It’s completely matte. I’ve tried drugstore one’s from Revlon and they slide off my lip way faster. I always use it with with MAC Cherry lipliner. Lipliner is a must for a red lip or else it will bleed all over your face and people will be concerned you’re bleeding from your mouth.

collage of me wearing red lipstick and mac ruby woo and mac cherry lipliner

Where its appropriate to wear a red lip:

  • Strolling down the streets of Paris
  • In a bio-pic of a 1940s film star
  • A black-tie event/grown-ass party
  • When you’re not wearing any makeup
  • When you’re DELIBERATELY wearing a shit-ton of eye makeup
  • After a breakup. A great alternative to bangs!

Where it is inappropriate to wear a red lip:

  • A date. A red lip can be a man-repeller. They just don’t get it! Also, if you end up making out, you don’t want to get it all over his collar and face now, do you?
  • When trying to seduce a man. In that case, a pale pink glossy lip will always win.
  • 8 a.m class
  • A job interview, uness you’re a makeup artist or a clown.
  • When you’re binge eating. Pointless.
  • Out at ‘da club. All that drinking and screaming will make it shmear all over your face.



How to get perfect curls for naturally curly hair

9 Nov

Look- I’m not claiming that I have perfect curly hair. But I do have curly hair. And I’ve had over a quarter of a century  to perfect a routine.

how to deal with curly hair

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When I was younger, a child, my hair was the bane of my existence.  It would tangle constantly in huge rats nests and would frizz up to the high heavens. It wasn’t until 8th grade, when a fellow classmates took me aside and taught me the most important secret of having beautiful naturally curly hair. This is the maxim by which all curly-girls must live by. DON’T BRUSH IT

Here, as follows, is my step-by-step guide to having perfect curls:

  1.  Get a haircut that has LONG LAYERS, starting about jaw length

  2.  Shampoo and condition hair with products  formulated for curly or dry hair. My current favourite is the John Frieda curly line and I also like the Redken and La Coupe curly lines

  3. Use wide tooth comb to untange hair while conditioner is in hair, in shower. Rinse your hair

  4.  Emerge from shower. Flip hair upside down and use about a softball size ball of mousse and scrunch in hair. Use another softball of mouse and continue scrunching. Use another softball of mouse and scrunch, scrunch, scrunch. If your hair is shorter use less, and if your hair is longer, use more.  My current favourite mouse is the one from Herbal Essence meant for curly hair. Try to find a mousse with very little alcohol

  5.  Flip head over, wait to air dry. Do not pass go. Do not towel dry. Do not touch hair. Do not brush hair. Do not rub hair all over couch

  6.  If it gets frizzy, run some oil through it (Morrocan, Almond, Jo Jo ba, whatever) or, use the John Frieda Finishing cream. Afew dabs of that gets rids of frizz!

  7. Wait at least 2-3 days to wash hair again for best hair health. You can touch up in between with a 1-inch curling iron, especially around the front



All opinions are my own. This is not a sponsored post. I paid for all products myself. 

Get wax out of candle jars!

3 Apr


Turn your old candles into beautiful glass jars perfect for storing cotton balls, rings, nail polishes, loose change etc.,

Super easy and super quick. Just put in freezer overnight, chip away and then clean! Leave the label on or off, up to you!

Waste not, want not!


How to style naturally curly hair

9 Mar

It makes me SO SAD to see curly girls straightening their hair because they don’t know how to style it.

Here I share my secrets (which are super easy and involve exactly ONE drugstore product) to get friz-free curls.

I show you the whole process!

This is my first youtube video so be nice 🙂