Curly Hair : favorite products this month!

Hey guys, I hope everything is well! My hair is very curly ,and I only straighten my locks once in awhile to avoid heat damage. Growing up, having curly hair was a blessing and a curse. Sometimes it’s great because it gives me another option when I don’t want to put effort into a hairstyle, but other days I just really wish my hair was straight and out of the way. Taking care of curly hair comes with patience and education. It’s an important to know what products to use and what products to stay away from. If you are someone who has curly hair naturally , but have years of heat damage, it’s not the end of the world. You can restore your curls! But it’s going to take time and a new routine for hair care. Here are a few steps to get you started!

  1. Wash your hair with sulfate free shampoo and let your hair air dry. If the majority of your hair is loose waves and straight at the ends , don’t be alarmed. You will still be able to restore your curl pattern, but your hair strands must learn to readapt to it’s original state.
  2. Try a protein masque. You can try my favorite so far , which seems a little weird, but it does the trick. I personally have a lot of hair so …. First I crack two eggs and I wisp them right up as if I were making scrambled eggs. Next I take one avocado and I smash it , until it has a creamy texture. I then take honey ( I prefer honey maybe bought at a farmer’s market or a product that is organic). I put all ingredients into a bowl/mix it up/ apply to my hair. You want to start at the root and work your way down. The easiest thing to do is part your hair into sections. Leave the masque on for about 15 mins before rinsing with cool water.
  3. Try a bunch of products until you find those suited for your hair type. I have thick hair, but it is also fine , so it is not always resilient. As you go on this hair journey , your hair will enter several states. So the products you use will change every so often.
  4. Last but not least NO HEAT PRODUCTS. I know I know it sucks, but you have to say no. I am still on my hair journey, yes still. I’m not sure how much longer I have until my hair will be in the state I want it to be , but I have to be patient. You can straighten or flat iron your hair, but only a couple of times of year. If you can go without completely kudos. But realistically, every girl wants to change it up once in awhile.

       Below are my favorite products as of now and Youtubers that may encourage you to  start your journey!

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  • Left : Macadamia Natural Oil : Deep Repair Mask ; Right : Shea Moisture : African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo
  • Left: Mixed Chicks: Deep Conditioner ( not currently using, but /I’ve used for years and love it ; Right: Macadamia Natural Oil : Shampoo and Conditioner ( I use the products specified for baby fine hair, but there is one for all hair types)

Photo credits : 1. folica.com 2. macadamiahair.com 3. mixed chicks (Walgreens ad) 4. macadamiahair.com

Favorite Youtubers for curly hair 

https://www.youtube.com/user/SunKissAlba

https://www.youtube.com/user/CurlyPenny

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR2Qg7qfOdwy8kMWXsYpP2w

  1. SunKissAlba – great for girls who are all about being NATURAL
  2. CurlyPenny- very funny / well educated on curly hair (self taught of course)
  3. RisasRizos- great for those of you who are on your hair journey or would like to start!

Both SunKissaAlba and RisasRizoz are closer to my hair type, but there are plenty of you curly haired Youtubers who will fit your hair type so go search for them! 

Thanks for reading guys, if you like what you see, follow my page! bye :)

Hello Everyone ,it’s been a long time!

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Hello Everyone , It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to blog. And I apologize if you were someone who looked at my blog almost every day. I have had a lot of changes in my life both positive and negative. I have left LF and am no longer pursuing a career in fashion design. I have realized although it has been a passion of mine since I was only a child, I am no longer interested in designing clothes for a living. This does not mean I will not promote new fashion and beauty products on my blog and tumblr account! But I will concentrate on beauty and make up guidelines as well as skin routines on my blog. I believe your skin is the first step when it comes to being you best self. I have chosen to pursue a career in medicine as a dermatologist. A personal side note is that I’ve suffered with a skin condition know as eczema since I was two years old. For anyone who has eczema, you know how miserable it can be. I have decided that I want to dedicate my life researching skin conditions/medicine and helping others who face the same issues with their skin as I do. I’m very excited for this new chapter in my life and to expose some of the new projects I have underway.

I have decided to make my blog and other projects a priority. It may start with a new post every week , but will eventually become a new post every few days. If you’re reading , hang in there because you will see new and exciting things very soon!

Don’t forget to check out my tumblr account as well http://www.becauseoffrida1992.tumblr.com for my everyday lifestyle/ fashion inspirations!

My favorite things this month <3

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Greetings! My highly anticipated blog post is finally here ;) I have a lot of favorite things I want to share that I not l only love for September, but also October which is the best month!

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  1. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Broad $43
  2. Anastasia Brow Wiz $21
  3. Kat Von D Monarch Eyeshadow Palette $46
  4. Benefit Push-Up Liner $24

 

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  • top left : Jeffrey Campbell In Charge Platform Boot $268
  • top right : Jeffrey Campbell Platforms (unknown)
  • bottom left : Chuck Taylor Leather $70
  • bottom right: Nike Benassi JDI Slide $20

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So Psyched back pack

available at nastygal.com love love love this bag

 

 

Hope you love these as much as I do

xoxo

Bittersweet!

I apologize to all my readers for not delivering with an awesome post yesterday! I have been extremely busy with the LF New Orleans sale and posting on our store’a Instagram. In case you guys were wondering I am no longer with Free People; I have moved on to the wonderful company known as LF! We are now having a sale for 60% and more on everything in our stores nationwide! Below I have included pictures from the New Orleans store Instagram. 

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I hope you guys check out the sale in your home town and follow my store on instagram @lfnola !

 

A look at Misty Day’s look in Episode 8 American Horror Story : Coven x Free People

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In the last episode of American Horror Story : Coven , “The Sacred Taking”, Lily Rabe’s character Misty Day seeks help from the coven. Day believes she is being hunted by someone after they invaded her home in the swamps of Louisiana. Misty brings along Myrtle Snow ( Frances Conroy) and they take refuge at the coven where they are greeted by Cordelia played by Sarah Paulson. After a failed attempt to lead Fiona to her own death, the women are forced to work together due to a mysterious witch hunter murdering their next door neighbor. I won’t reveal the witch hunter since many people have not yet seen the show! I have prepared an everyday look that incorporated Misty Day’s night-gown featured on last week’s episode. Make sure to tune into American Horror Story : Coven tonight only on FX 9/10 p.m.

And remember to check out Free People in New Orleans!

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The first photo is how the slip appeared on the show worn by Misty Day. The second photo is the Lucy Button Front Maxi Slip which is available now on http://www.freepeople.com

I will now show the reader how to create a casual look for the maxi even though it is versatile and can also be dressy. Now that it is winter, I have put together an outfit that could be worn right now depending on how cold it is in your city.

  •     In photo one are under garments/ accessories :

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A necklace or a hat are items that could really tie a simple look together! Shown here is a great statement piece known as the Remi Super Fringe Statement piece. It not only flares out on your chest which is cool , but it is also a great color, so it can be worn with several different things! I personally love hats and this one happens to be my favorite! The Novelty Band Brimmed Hat is great for the winter season , but also can be worn in the summer at festivals or other fun gatherings. I also have a love for thigh high and knee socks , so it is no surprise I have chosen to go with the Ingle Tall Sock(mink). I think everyone should have a few pair of patterned socks in their wardrobe whether they are a neutral color as seen above or several different colors. Camisoles are essential during the winter season or any season really because they are great for a cool layering look or they simply keep you warmer. The Rise and Shine Cami(blackberry) is great for this purpose!

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  • In photo two are the essentials that tie everything together

The Cross My Heart Cami (snow) , is another camisole but it can be worn alone and still look great! It is embroidered with a diagonal design which helps it stand out. The FP Cord Super Flares(midnight) are awesome! Free People is known for their flares but this color seems to really stand out! And last but not least I chose to top off the look with the Hybrid Heel Boots. Not only are they a great color that will go with anything but they look great on. Our store manager here at the Free People New Orleans store wore them just last week at our Christmas party! They in fact looked amazing on her. :)

Thanks you for reading! New Post Next Wednesday 1/10/14!

American Horror Story : Coven x Free People New Orleans |A style guide|

For the last few months , Free People New Orleans has worked with some of the best stylists in the entertainment business. American Horror Story: Coven is an original FX series written by Ryan Murphy and produced by Brad Falchuk. Both Murphy and Falchuk are also known for Glee and Nip Tuck. The show has a star-studded cast that includes: Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sadibe,Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, and so many more. The synopsis of American Horror Story :Coven , focuses on a group of young witches who together learn from each other during dark times within their group. The coven began when descendants of Salem over three hundred years ago migrated to New Orleans creating the school “Miss Robichaux’s Academy”. The name Robichaux is very common within New Orleans culture, though it is spelled differently in a few instances.The academy is only 2 minutes away from Free People New Orleans! The show covers so many accurate interpretations of a city I call home. Many people in the city of New Orleans were so excited to find out that this season would be filmed in their city. Our culture is often portrayed as a southern city at the edge of the Mississippi River where people have an interesting accent and world renowned cuisine, but we represent so much more! The show allows locals to feel as though they’ve taken a step back in time.  Whether the show is filmed in uptown New Orleans or the swamps right outside of the city, each scene is carefully depicted without being overdone. I encourage everyone to keep tuning in until this season is complete, I have a feeling the ending will be grand.

One of the most important elements in any television show is its wardrobe, and that is where Free People New Orleans comes in! Free People New Orleans is a fairly new addition to the wonderful company we all know . The store is located in the heart of New Orleans on Magazine street. Magazine street is known for its fashion as well as restaurants. Free People is no different when it comes to its staple in American fashion represented on this famous New Orleans street. A brief history of the company includes a walk down memory lane. Free People was created in the 1970s by Dick Hayne who is also the founder of the Urban Outfitters corporation. The setting of each store is mostly very intimate and is made to feel like a boutique. The store in New Orleans is quite small , but filled with so many wonderful items fit for any personality. Each piece captures an essence of time when people were more free-spirited and social media was not the topic of discussion. As a stylist at Free People New Orleans, I have entered a family of women who have a love for fashion and life. The moment we were introduced to the stylists of American Horror Story : Coven, we built a relationship with each of them. They are some of the nicest people we have ever worked with in the store. Many of the stylists visit our store a few times a week picking items for upcoming episodes which is always very exciting! I have had several of my friends as well as customers ask me where some of the wardrobe comes from and I was more than happy to tell them “From my store, Free People , of course!” I am not sure if it is the time our company was created or our New Orleanian twist on Free People style , but I am sure that both the  elements of the show and our store have a symbiotic relationship. Free People New Orleans is proud to help capture the story of this amazing season of American Horror Story. In the photos below I have taken stills from episodes 1- 7 to show a few pieces created by Free People worn on the show. Each item was purchased at our store, but are available online and of course in your local Free People store. I encourage everyone to create a FP<3 me account on the Free people website! Upload a photo of your American Horror Story : Coven style and see how others are creating their own looks!

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  •       In the first photo the character Alicia Spencer played by Mare Winningham is wearing the We The Free Little League Tee (denim combo).
  • The second photo is wonderful because it includes Free People New Orleans’ assistant manager. Introducing Josette Barchilon , An American actress originally from New York who now lives in New Orleans. She is wearing the We The Free Kyoto Thermal (mulberry). |best seller in our Free People New Orleans store|.
  • In the last photo the character Madison Montgomery played by Emma Roberts is wearing the Clipperton Fedora.

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In the photo below Victoria is wearing the We The Free Little League Tee in the ivory combo. This is just another example of how to wear this look from one of our top stylist at Free People New Orleans. Here is a link to her FP <3 me account in you are interested in her style! : http://www.freepeople.com/profile/FPvictoriaNOLA/pics/

Here is a head shot of the gorgeous Josette!

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  • In the first photo the character Misty Day played by Lily Rabe is wearing the Shipwreck dress. (brick combo)
  • The second photo features the Geo Fringe Hooded Cardigan worn by Madison Montgomery played by Emma Roberts (black/white) Fun fact : I once helped Roberts pick out a pair of our tiny cluster sets |6 studs|!
  • In the last photo Misty Day played by Lily Rabe is wearing the FP One Battenburg Bralette (forest).

Josette is here wearing the Shipwreck dress , which makes for a great Halloween costume too!

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Make sure if you are every in New Orleans to visit Free People New Orleans ! And remember to tune into American Horror Story:  Coven Wednesdays on FX 10 pm.

Sources:

http://www.freepeople.com/

http://www.fxnetworks.com/ahs/

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http://kissthemgoodbye.net/americanhorrorstory/

https://www.facebook.com/HeymanTalentLLC

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