Beauty Blast: Drops of Youth

Thursday, January 29, 2015

When it comes to beauty products, I'm always looking for things that will turn back the clock. Nothing drastic. Purely preventative. I totally believe in aging gracefully. Wrinkles, crows feet, and a little sagging are inevitable. That doesn't mean I get to slack off and let Father Time destroy my face. I must attempt to slow the aging process with the right tools without going under the knife. And I'm not trying to break my budget on expensive creams that celebrities use either. I don't have J.Lo money! Okay! So when I discovered The Body Shop's Nutriganics Drops of Youth line, I jumped for joy.


My Style: All Black Slummin'

Friday, January 23, 2015

This is the remix. I re-wear clothes all the time. Come on, it's not like I have an endless supply of fabulous outfits. If only! What I' d really like to do is establish a chic uniform to sport on a regular basis, so that when you see me you're like "Oh, it's Nikia in her usual and she still looks amazing." A few months ago on a lazy Saturday during New York Fashion Week, I totally wore this shirt and it looked cool then. Why wouldn't I do it again? It's a remix because I don't like to style pieces the exact same all the time. That's just boring. I call this Incognito Black. Shades, an oversized t-shirt, worn out leggings, kicks and big hair. It's that look you wear when you just want to roll out of bed and get coffee but you don't want anyone to know it's you.


Dear Fairy Model Mother: Should I Be Instagram Famous To Get Work?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hello lovelies! I do my best to give you words that are helpful and encouraging. Today's column will require a lick of salt and a bite of lemon. If you're not ready, then you'd better get there. The train is leaving, honey. I want to talk to you about the phenomenon called Instagram models. Just go to the app, type in #model or #modellife and you'll see what I'm talking about. Guys flexing their abs, chicks with boob jobs and long weave, and everyone making their best duck face. Out of the thousands to millions of posts, how many of them would be considered real models? Compare those photos to ones on an actual model's account like Jourdan Dunn or Doutzen Kroes. Look past the number of followers and the however many likes some of the pictures have. You see the difference? If you can't herein lies the problem. You can't just decide one day, grab your phone, snap some selfies in your undies and claim that you're a model. Yes, I said it.


Protective Pretty

Friday, January 16, 2015

Let me start off by saying that I love my short hair. It's fresh and sassy with a touch of sophistication. Honestly, I can't imagine a style that fits me better. But every now and then, even I want to switch things up and give my hair a break. I had hopes of getting long tiny cornrows for the winter so I can just wake up and be fabulous without much fuss. I know what you're thinking, "That chick doesn't have to mess over her hair now." True. Don't hate. Anyway, cornrow extensions take hours to put in and can last for months. Because of professional obligations, I can't commit to a style like braids that will significantly alter my look for such long period of time. I also realize the importance of showing that your hair can be versatile and in order to work, I have to keep up with casting trends. Since I have no intensions of growing my hair out anytime soon and I try to avoid heat styling as much as possible, when I want a change...That's what wigs are for.