Monday, November 26, 2012

Makeup Must Haves 101!!

This is for my Dolls who love makeup and for the ones who would like to explore it but need some guidance. These are the must haves that every woman should and must have:


Make Up For Ever: HD Invisible Cover Foundation: $42.00

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

MY BOX BRAIDS/ RETRO IS BACK!!

So on September 29th I decided to go retro and get some box braids. I haven't had any since I was in the 5th grade. The place where I got my braids done is at Brown Sugar Braiding Salon in Houston, TX on the Southside of town. Before going I did my research on the shop and the reviews I read were not good, but knowing myself I like to make my own assumptions and not take no one word for things. Upon my surprise 10 hours later and $220 worth, I receive great service and they were nothing like the woman said on the reviews. So here is my new look: 2 toned (top:4/30, back:4) Outre 100% Kankelon hair waist length ends dipped in hot water. I really wanted the braids so I could give my natural hair a break while its in transition.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Natural vs. Relaxed: The Controversy of African American Women Hair

         As I browse through editorials and websites, I see alot of African American women resorting back to their natural hair prior to relaxers. This change has brought on a debate within the African American community whether the nappy roots or society accepted hair is preferred. Writing this blog is my outtake on this issue.
      


       I remember when my Mom decided to relax my hair at 10 years old, only because she said my hair had become "too unmanageable" for her. Basically too thick and long to where I couldn't bare to have her comb my hair. See my mother is African American and Indian. My father is French, Indian, and African American which is classified as Creole. Having so many cultures mixed in one person like myself, caused my Mom to do the unthinkable. Not having the texture of hair as hers she said she didn't know what to do with my hair besides style it in braids, hot comb (which in Houston heat did nothing but made you regret wasting time hot combing), plates, and a bun. See my Mom was an avid user of the Blue Magic hair grease and water. When she wanted to make a statement on how tired she was of my hair off to a beautician I went to get braids. Now as an adult I actually want to see how my hair texture was that made my Mom just throw in the towel and chose to relax my hair as an alternative. Which by the way she never did my hair after getting one. I found myself every two weeks at the beautician getting my hair done. Which I didn't mind cause I felt like a big girl.
     
       This new era of hair choice has placed a form of segregation. More like telling the African American woman choose your roots or choose what the European culture would prefer you to have. Do I believe this epidemic has gone too far? Yes! The reason why I say yes, is because too many women has felt some type of discrimination cause of this issue. If you have natural hair your making the race proud and if you have relaxed hair your a sell out to the race. That's not right. The natural movement was only put into place cause African American women wanted to embrace their naturalness and to promote healthy hair. I mean I have heard numerous debates about this at my job and when I'm with my clients when I'm freelancing. Every debate has had a common denominator "to each its own".

      Why some women feel its no need to go back natural ie. corporate america, it looks nappy, easy to maintain relaxed hair, versatility, and most of all relaxed hair looks professional. Now some might argue you can do the same with natural hair and at the end of the day "to each its own". Both textures require chemicals, some natural oils and some are alcohol based. Both textures required maintenance. So really its "to each its own". This debate comes down to personal choice. I personally prefer a perm but I'm in transition to become fully natural. Eight months into being natural I have four inches of natural with three inches of relaxed hair left chop off. I'm enjoying the change. Ladies let's not place a choice of hair preference as a segregated group like its only meant for the elite or true into our community. We are all beautiful and amazing women regardless of what texture we may choose. Lets keep the unity and not be divided.

XoXo MbP

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Hello Doll Faces!!

As you see alot has been going on with me. The launch for MakeUp by Phoenix has been pushed backed. I know again huh. Its takes alot to launch and I want to make sure my Doll Faces and customers get the full experience. So as the last minute touches are being done I will keep you all posted on the new launch date. Which should be soon. XoXo

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Every Doll Hidden Indulgence... MakeUp

Now every woman loves RED! I don't care if it's bright or dark. The only month a woman can truly be sexy and show her man or woman how that inner Diva that been wanting to come out is February. Now for the month of February I will be bringing exclusives for you to either throw some hints or get those kudos points from your lady love.

Today Obsession:
MAC
For Valentine Day a selection of REDS from brightest to the darkest, for every whim and decadent desire is here.
Lipstick comes in 3 colors; Cockney, Hangup, & Dare You for $14.50.
Pro LongWear Lip Glass comes in 2 colors; Driven by Love & Lasting Achievement for $18.50