My hair and I have experienced many ups and downs in our relationship. From cuts to color even switching from straight to my natural texture, we've been through thick and thin literally. While I try to stick to a regimen to help perfect my curls, sometimes my hair just doesn't act right. The usual go-to shampoos and conditioners don't work anymore and my styling pomades stopped doing the trick. I even tried getting my ends trimmed more often to see if that would make a difference, but alas... this stuff on top of my head has been responding like a bad little kid. So when I heard Carol's Daughter created a new line to re-train your misbehaving curls, I had to test it out.
After a long day at work I like to come back to my apartment, kick off my shoes, and kick up my feet. I turn on some jazz to get in the mood, preferably Coltrane or Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” always hits the spot. Light a few candles to feel fancy. Aaah, it’s great to be home,because home is where the heart is.
As the winter sneaks up on us, I tend to spend more time in than out. I curl up in my favorite comfy pants and a chunky sweater, and relax. Slip on my TOMS so my feet won’t feel cold against the hardwood floors. I like to think that I am the queen of my castle. The princess of pajamas. I know it’s silly, but even though I’m at home I still want to feel regal. Blame it on all the years I played dress-up as a kid running around my family home in a cape and a makeshift crown.
"Tweez those eyebrows, beautiful!" was a comment someone left on one of my photos. Hmmm mmm. Side eye. Alright, now I know everybody has a preference when it comes to brows, but I prefer mine just like they are... thick and slightly messy. That super manicured thin brow-look isn't where it's at. All it does is make you look more mature and your face a little harsher. I know this because once upon a time, I had pencil-thin eyebrows.
When I was a teen, I was tired of my bushy eyebrows that I'd inherited from my grandfather. I wanted to look older and hotter. So one day, I walked into a salon and got them waxed. What was I thinking?! My brows now looked like a couple of lines that I'd drawn on similar to Marlene Dietrich's. The thinner they were, the more sophisticated I felt. Keep in mind, I was a teenager and my idea of sexy was based on ridiculousness. But the older I got the more those thin brows aged me. They added a good 5-7 years to my face. When I started modeling a good friend of mine suggested I grown them out because I no longer needed to look older, I needed to look youthful. Which takes us to where we are with my brow journey today.
Every morning I wake up and thank God for everything he's given me: my family, my friends, my talents and knowledge, and my health. I try not to take anything for granted. Although I have not suffered from a serious illness, I have loved ones who've had cancer. It is in their memories that I am joining CurlBox to raise awareness for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The kids and families of this organization need our love and support to fight childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. Lovelies, I'm asking for your help too. Join us on November 22 for the St. Jude. Give thanks. Walk.. My darlings at Carol's Daughter have hopped on as our product sponsor for the Los Angeles event. Hip hip hooray! Now if you can't physically be there, be there in spirit by donating. Keep reading for more details...