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Hair Q&A

Sunday, June 27, 2010
I've done a few posts on hair (here and here). Hair care is VERY important to me, making sure my hair is healthy and looks nice is something that I always try to improve on. Some people have certain things that they over analyze. Some people love makeup, some people love skin care, some people love fitness, some people love fashion - I love hair, ha ha.

When I discovered the website, Hairlista.com which is dedicated to hair care, I thought I died and gone to heaven. Not only did the site offer a ton of advice, friends (who also obsess over hair), but it also offered a forum for learning more about how to take great care of your hair. One of the first members I spoke with was Bronzeg. Her hair history is very similar to mine. She ran into a slight period of damaged hair and had to battle her way out. While I'm still on my journey she seemed to blossom full circle. Now, under some of her advice and a few others I am ready to start my own journey to long beautiful healthy hair once again. I sat down with Bronzeg to ask her a few questions.

1. What year (month if you know it) did your hair damage begin? What caused the breakage?
I'm thinking...Sepetmber '06....what caused it was..i had relaxed too soon after coloring my hair...and i had a weave in and there was hair left out around the perimeter..i relaxed the perimeter only..and i guess i didn't wash it out properly..and after that..my primeter slowly fell out..on top of the damage..
(december 06)

2. Based on your experience. Do you recommend people with relaxed hair to color their hair or get highlights?
i wouldn't say no..i'd say just be careful..and take EXTRA good care of your hair..especially when it comes to the treatments...but, color is not for every one..some ppl's hair cannot take color..no matter what...so, i'd suggest trying high lights first..before jumping into coloring the whole head.

3. How often do you go see a hair stylist? When you go to the salon, what do they do to your hair?
i don't see a stylist...never really have
(October 07)

4. When did you start doing a regimen (year/month)? how did you come up with it?
Jan. '07...i did lots of research on blackhairmedia and longhaircareforum...thankfully..it didn't take long for me to get into a good routine
(February 08)

5. How long did it take before you started noticing your hair was healthy and growing?
I'd say..like a month or two for health..for growth...6 months...a noticeable amount

(May 2010)

6. What products do you use and recommend? What product can't you live without?
well...i don't really like to recommend products b/c i believe everyone's hair is different...i use lot of cheap stuff..and i prefer the brands catered to Caucasian women..b/c they usually don't have oil in them.. my hair is fine and any thing can easily weigh it down...i can't live w/o my lustrasilk shea butter and mango cholesterol

7. You said you don't like to wrap your hair at night. How do you usually wear it when you go to bed?
if i'm wearing it straight..i'll wrap for a day or two..after that..i'll just loosely wrap my hair round itself and clip it..very loosely as to not cause dents...if it's not straight..i'ts in a scarf and bonnett..i don't go to sleep with my hair loose...no ponytail holders..nothing

8. What's the best tip you have for taking care of your hair?
deep conditioning religiously!! and to limit the amount of heat usage

9. People say that African American women can't have very long hair, and the ones that do have long hair because of genetics. What do you think about this?
well..genetics play a role in everything about the human body..for that..i can't hate..lol..some of us have to work at certain things..and that's fine...i always tell ppl to worry about themselves..yea, most ppl think that most women of african descent cannot grow hair..and that's just untrue..hair grows..period..unless the follicle and/or scalp is damaged...it's the retention of this growth that's the problem..and it's mostly due to unhealthy hair care practices.

For more information on Bronzeg check out her YouTube Channel: Click Here

Light, Camera, Fashion

Saturday, June 26, 2010
Back in January I did a mini profile on my friend Lori Lori (Click Here). I recently stopped by the set of Lori's silent film, Just Breathe. After months and months of hard work, the film completed shooting a few weeks ago. I can't wait to check out the film. For more information on Lori and her film check out her blog here.

(Lori and Jonesy on set of Just Breathe)
Lori has a great personal style. You can make sneakers like hers by purchasing a paint set (click here), and purchasing plain white sneakers (click here). Be creative with it and have a blast!




The actors wore fun colorful feather boas, cute tights, and interesting party hats. Fashion in film plays a huge role. It can give an actor character and send a message to the audience. MSN Movies.com put together the Top 10 Film Fashion moments (click here). What are some of yours? I would have to say Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's (click here) would be mine. I'm still obsessed with the fashion in that film. Capri pants, slim pants, the black turtleneck, ballet flats, pearls, flashy hats, trench coats and of course ... the little black dress.




Making this film has been a dream for Lori. Through weather changes, ups and downs, it's finally a wrap. I can't wait to check out the final piece when it's edited. Congrats Lori!

Going in the right direction ...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


*sigh* blogging is tough. I'm sure you'll agree it's like a second job (well, if you have a job). I use to be so worried that I'm not posting enough, my posts weren't that interesting, I'm not following up with all my wonderful followers enough, and so on. Truth is, I try my best. I appreciate every comment, every "follow" add, and I make a point to try and check out everyone but it's not easy. Anyway, I'm still here. I'm still posting. You are appreciated. So is H&M! I swear 90% of my Summer wardrobe is H&M. Not only are the clothes cute but uber affordable. Check out my new H&M dress and bag which comes in this small size but also large.



Country Side/ City Bound

Monday, June 21, 2010
I had a blast this weekend. My friend Laura, who I met in college, invited me on a road trip with her friends. We all packed up our bags and headed out to Maryland. We stayed at a beautiful home and met some amazing people. We even took the train into D.C for the day and stopped at the White House. Staying at a hotel is always fun and can often be luxurious, but staying with another family, meeting the neighbors, helping out around the home was so much more enjoyable. I walked away not only with an amazing weekend but a few new friends, and a ton of great memories.

Laura and Grace

Laura and Danielle enjoying macaroni balls at Lucky Strike
Happy Birthday Clare


Fashion 4 Breakfast

Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Yummy!

My two favorite things, fashion and breakfast ...


What I
Smashbox Eyeshadow Trio - For a flawless 3-step eye look, you can create beautiful eyes with this eye shadow trio

Gucci 3099 Truffle Sunglasses - Brown gradient plastic lenses, with a light rectangular shape, large yet not overpowering the face

H&M Hat - Who doesn't love a cute hat?

Bow Tank - Dress it up or dress it down a cute tank can pretty much go with about anything

Marble Beach Skinny Jeans- I love how skinny jeans cuff at the bottom and bring all the attention down to the shoe

Yves Saint Laurent Sandals- Who doesn't love a hot shoe? I love the grey color and overall design of this one, this hidden wedge makes it easier to walk.

Nashelle Love Wrap Bracelet - Max and Chloe- Layers and a message, this bracelet is super cute

SLRing - I love this ring! I love accessories that have a quote, symbol and interesting concept. I love photography so this ring fits my personality.

OPI New Sunglasses - Nail Polish NLB46 - I am obsessed with Ali. Now as much as Ali on the Bachelorette but I do love yellow. Yellow flowers, yellow dress, yellow sandals, and yes yellow nails. Hot like the sun this color makes a big bright impression. Try it on your toes!

Rebecca Minkoff Handbag Clutch- I love bags. The bigger the better! What I love most about this one is the color and the satchel look, also love a long strap.





Banana Walnut Pancakes! nuff said.

Repeat After Me: I Love Shopping

Thursday, June 10, 2010





I love buy a lot of watches. I especially love these jelly ones because they are lightweight, cute and they come in a variety of colors. I especially love the grey and blue one.


Check out my new favorite accessory. It's chunky, fun and one of my favorite new things to rock.



THE-BLISSLIST NEWS UPDATE

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Girls about town

It was nice day in Brooklyn (DUMBO) and as I was walking with a friend (Jessica) to the train, I spotted a store along the way. I stopped into, Stewart/Stand, a really cool store that sells amazing gifts.



From furniture to other functional design objects, the store is known for selling work created by local artists. From stationary to cool cups, bags, and beautiful wooden tables - you can find all types of really fun things to purchase in this store.













Father's Day is approaching, so I highly recommend all my New York shoppers to stop by some time soon. I walked away with a new love for shopping and some major bling bling. Also, I should note that a lot of things in this store are very affordable.





For more information on Stewart/Stand: Click Here

Event Alert - Elle Magazine Women in Music









Last night I attended Elle Magazine's Women in Music event in New York City. Elle Magazine Editor-In-Chief Roberta Myers kicked off the star studded concert with a warm welcome to the crowd. Performers included grammy nominated, singer-songwriter, Kelis, alternative all girl rock band The Like, and a surprise performance by the one and only Patti LaBelle.

Elle Magazine Editor-In-Chief Roberta Myers


We snacked on mini crab cakes, burgers and shrimp wrapped in phyllo dough, while sipping on some delicious cocktails. We bopped our heads to the sounds created by a chic female DJ, and watched as Garnier Fructis gave free hair makeovers.










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