Why I Shampoo

Friday, April 24, 2015

Hi. My name's Nikia, and I shampoo my hair. I know that many natural hair care communities advise against this, but not washing my hair isn't something I can do. With all the styling products I use for shoots and the dry climate of LA, my short stuff needs to be shampooed, conditioned, and drenched in moisturizer. It's not like I wash my hair everyday, I'm not that crazy. My texture needs natural oils. I've tried co-washing. Sure, it works for about a week. Apple cider vinegar. Nope, can't get past the smell. To tell you the truth, I just really like the feeling of a nice, clean head of hair.


How To Look & Feel Younger (Video)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Photo by Kat Harris
Do you ever have those days when you feel really old? You don't have the energy you used to. Everything about your face looks like a Salvador Dali painting. Your short term memory is dwindling away. You don't know what happened on the last episode of Scandal because you fell asleep 15 minutes after the show started. Or what about this one. When you finally decide to try out the latest fashion or beauty trend you realize that you look like a soccer mom playing dress up in her daughter's closet. I experienced this the other day when I had to wear super short cutoffs to a casting. Do the kids still call them Daisy Dukes? See, I just aged myself right there. Poor baby, it's going to be alright. Getting older isn't something we can avoid, but it doesn't have to drag us down either.


Open Call: We Want YOU!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Big things are popping at the Model Lib headquarters. If you can believe it, I'm nearing the 7th anniversary of my little baby. My, how she has grown! From infancy, this project began as a way to express my experiences in modeling: the good, the ugly, and the ridiculous. It’s a thin line between love and hate, but I’m still in it. Hallelujah! I’d like to expand that and really create a community to help other models and even commercial actors. Don't worry, if you're neither, I've still got love for you and you'll still find goodies on Model Lib. In order to do this justice, I need more than one voice… I need a chorus. That's why I want you...as a contributor.


Stila Field of Florals Lip & Cheek Palette

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Being the practical bunny I am, I'm always looking for a great 2-in-1 combo for makeup. Ok maybe it's because I'm lazy, but I want colors that can work as both a lip treatment and as a blush. The right tones are key. A bit rosy and just enough color to shine. Nothing too creamy that will make my face look greasy. And it can't be so sheer that the color won't show up on my skin. I don't think that's asking for too much, and neither does the team at Stila. They've created a great palette for spring: Field of Florals.