This has been long overdue. I have finally decided to add a lifestyle portion to my blog with style of course! I wanted to incorporate this section to challenge myself and to share my real life journey with you. I do to have challenges and although some of my pictures maybe nice, I have struggles just like everyone else. There will be a few sub categories that you will be able to choose form.
- Get Lifted: Here I will be discussing motivation, inspiration quotes to get you lifted. I and my husband are very religious and love doing bible study, doing a morning daily devotional. However life happens and sometimes we let “stuff” get in the way. I figured this would be a good way for me to share with you as well holding myself accountable of reading the word and making sure I doing my part to society as being a loyal Christian! So “Get Lifted” with me
- Food For The Soul: This is all thing food. Some of my favorite restaurants, recipes, what I am currently craving..healthy things of course :).
- Work It Out: Will be my most challenging section of all. As I have never ever truly had to “work out” working out for me equated to losing weight which was always a fear of mine. However as I get older and wiser..i know i need to workout to always be healthy. I will go into more detail about what it means to be a skinny girl and working out.
- Emanee Hair Trendz: If you have been following me for a while, you would know I use to have this section o my blog and then I removed it. Well guess what it’s back!I love anything hair! from, braids, blowouts, twist outs, sew in, natural hair, permed hair.. trending hair products you name it I love it. I will e sharing some helpful hair tips. Most of these tips and tricks anyone can use.
Come along with me on this journey as you will view my life in style.
xo happy life divas.
I’m back with a curly girl hair style that will have you feeling playful! So yes as we know, I love me a twist out. But why not switch it up and try some different products!
No harm in that! So I got my hands on this Garner Fructis curling gel, and I must say It smells so fruity I thought I was going to curl my way to a sandy beach island! Okay okay maybe not quiet an island.
This product is not sticky, it’s very light, smells good and it full of nutrients and all that good stuff for your hair! So If you do not know how to do a twist out I’ll refer you to watch one of my earlier YouTube video How to do a Twist Out.
This product actually worked well on my hair! It has a soft -no crunchy hold, however my curls are super defined and still look fresh after 4 days! When it comes to my hair.. any signs of fuzz.. or if the curl starts to get super stretched i’m ready to retest, co-wash and do it all over!!
Anyways do I like this product?: Yes!
Do i recommend you try it?: Yes
Is it cheap?: The cost was reasonable
Now Ladies I want you to go check out the step by step process and my fist impression Video on my Youtube Channel Emanee’s Closet! make sure to like, share * Subscribe!
But for now happy hair Divas..
So my hair has gone flat and the humidity got to my hair from all of the Hot Atlanta Heat! So I decided to add some curl body and bounce to my hair. Flexi Rods are a great way to add curl and definition to your hair. I will be showing you how to get a super defined curl using flexi rods.
Products & tools
- Hood Dryer (you can also air dry your hair, its totally up to you!)
- Lotta Body setting lotion
- Spray bottle
- Hair clips
- Flexi rods
- Oil of your choice
Tip: Pout 2 parts water and 2 parts Lotta Body into the spray bottle. This dilutes the Lotta Body since its very thick. it allows you hair to dry faster.
Step 1: make sure your hair is detangled make a part in the front of your hair. this is totally up to you.
Step 2: make a part in the back of your hair. Clip the rest of your hair up and away. divide that part into sections.
Step 3: Spary the Lotta Body onto one of the sections. Now take your flexi rod and begin wrapping the hair around the rod form the bottom. when you wrap your hair around the rod do a 360 degree turn and twist on the rod. (please view my video for more instructions)
Step 4: Repeat all over your hair. Sit under the hooded dryer or air dry. I ended up sitting under the hooded dryer but then I fell asleep.
Step 5: Untwist your hair off the rod. Once all the rods are out of your hair, add oil to your fingers and run all over your hair. The oil helps reduce frizz.
Step 6: Divide curls into smaller strands. make sure to separate each curl gently and curl it around your finger.
Step 7: Pick out your roots with a wide tooth comb. Shake and fluff!
Bam Super Defined Curls using flexi rods. Note that this was done on straightened hair.
Happy Hair Divas!!
Do you have natural hair? Well Today I will tell you how to blow dry and flat-iron your natural hair! Something to remember is to always place your blow dryer and flat iron on a temperature that is suitable for your hair type. Never go over your hair more than 3 times anymore can cause heat damage. So lets dive right in to the hair party!
Products 7 tools
- Flat iron
- Blow dryer
- Leave-in Conditioner
- Thermal Care
- Hair Clips
- Combs (chasing comb, wide tooth comb)
- Polishing spray
- Denman Brush
Step 1: Make sure you have wash and conditioned you hair. First start by parting your hair in 4 equal sections. Once you have those sections you will need to detangle your hair. I use a Denman brush and wide tooth comb.
Step 2: Begin to blow dry. Please remember to place blow dryer setting on a heat that is suitable for your hair type. Make sure to start at the bottom of your hair and work your way up to the roots.
Step 3: Once hair is blow dried part a small section in the back of your hair. Clip rest of the hair out-of-the-way.
Step 4: Spray polishing spray on the small section of hair. place chasing comb and the hair and begin to flat-iron. make sure to place flat-iron on a temperature suitable for your hair type.
Step 5: Repeat until whole head is straight.
Step 6: My clients hair hadn’t been straightened for 3 years so her ends needed to be clipped. If you do not eel clipping your ends please seek a professional.
Step 7: Bump and curl hair for a finished look!
Happy Hair Divas
Are you looking for a quick easy protective hairstyle? Well try out the easy crown twist! This look can be very versatile, it can be dressed up for a more professional look or dressed down for around the city look. Make your pick! So lets dive into the hair goodness.
Tools/products you will need
- Paddle Brush
- Bob pins
- 2 Hair ties
- Edge control
- Finishing polish spray
- Leave in Conditioner
Step 1: Start off by detangling your hair
Step 2: Part your hair in the front as if you were giving yourself a side bang. Then make a part down the center of your hair. You should now have 2 equal parts.
Step 3: Tie one side part and apply leave in conditioner to your hair. I like to concentrate on my ends and edges of my hair. Now use the paddle rush to help distribute the leave in conditioner evenly throughout your hair.
Step 4: Apply edge control to front edges and back of your hair. Only do this if you want a more polished look.
Step 5: Grab a section from the top, split section into 2 pieces. Twist one piece of hair over the other. Now begin twisting. As you twist you will add hair to the bottom. (please refer to video for demonstration.
Step 6: Continue to twist all the down and secure with a hair tie.
Step 7: Repeat steps on the other side
Step 8: Criss-cross the 2 twist in the back and secure with bob pins. If your hair is long like mine you will have to tuck hair to hide the ends. (refer to video for this)
Step 9: apply finishing polish spray for extra gloss and sheen!
Step 10: You are now finished!
Happy Hair Divas!
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I am so excited about this summer-hat ‘look book’ I have put together. I absolutely love the summer weather. Floppy hats are great for a day in the park, lunch date and just for jazzing up a summer look. Most hats are going to start off at $20.00, however since I am bargain shopper all of my hats were purchased under $10.00. So let’s grab a hat and add some sass to your outfit!
Citrus orange with a touch of pink
Selma Villa Sun Hat
This orange, pink and tan hat was purchased from Charming Charlie for only $4.99. The brim of this hat is stiff, but can be folded to your liking. The pink and orange is a bit of an odd combination, though it adds just enough pop to any solid outfit. I love this hat because it gives my head and shoulders good cover from the sun, but not my view of the summer fun!
Bright Stripes in White
Calvin Klein Blue & White Striped Metallic Sun Hat (Sold Out)
Ladies this hat is more of a classic fitted squared sun hat. It is perfectly tailored. There is a wire that is seamlessly inserted around the brim so that you can fold and bend the hat to your style. The royal blue can easily be mistaken for black, however the silver threading and white crisp lines at a touch of pop to this hat. I love to pair this hat with solids or other stripes to give it some flare.
Fierce Red Hat
I’m not ashamed to say it “If it’s a bargain, it’s a steal!” This fierce red hat hails from Wal-Mart! Am I serious? Indeed I am! Walmart has an assortment of summer hats and thanks to my friend Lani, she convinced me to purchase this hat. I am so glad I listened to her! This is a classic floppy hat. The brim is big and tends to flop on the sides leaving room for you to look out at the hot summer skies. The hat was purchased for only $7.99. This was a great find!
Busy Bumble Bee
If you are looking for a classy but sexy summer look, Ladies this is the look for you.
Barbados Sun Hat
So, the story behind this hat is that I had to have it!! It’s absolutely gorgeous. But I wasn’t willing to pay $20.00 for it, so I waited until it hit the clearance rack and bam there it was for $4.99. I couldn’t believe my eyes! I purchased this black and yellow stripped hat from Charming Charlie that just happened to go great with my black and white stripped skirt! This hat is a traditional floppy hat that is stiff enough to bend and fold to your liking. The yellow band adds just enough jazz to this classic hat.
Happy Hat Shopping Divas!
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If you are looking for a easy protective style for the summer this tutorial blog is for you! Please refer to video for an actual visual tutorial of how to do the invisible braiding method. So lets get right into the goodness.
Products used to achieve the look
- Combs: Denman brush, wide tooth comb, rat tail comb
- Oil: BB light hair growth oil (used for the scalp), Argon oil to seal in moisture
- Hair Clips
- Hair tye
- Blow dryer
- Cantu Shea butter: Natural Shampoo, Conditioner, Leave in conditioner, Heat protectant
- Foam wrap
- Kanekalon braiding hair (Silky Jumbo braid)
Step 1: Wash and condition hair
Step2: Part hair into sections and apply leave in conditioner and heat protectant. DOn’t forget to tangle the hair when doing this step. Use the wide tooth comb and/or denman brush.
Step 3: Blow dry hair. Ladies I like to blow dry my hair or my clients hair when I am doing braided styles it makes it easier for me to to manage the hair. Please place your blow dryer on a temperature that is safe for your hair. I like to use either 200-350m degrees depending on what style i am trying to achieve.
Step 4: Part the hair from ear to ear in a horizontal line. This will play as a guideline for where the braids need to meet.
Step 5: Make your first part. I start my first part on the right side by the ear. This will act as a guide for the rest of my braids
Step 6: Divide synthetic hair into 4 different size strands. you first 2 strands should be very thin the other 2 pieces should be medium size. (please refer to video)
Step 7: Start off by braiding natural hair first. Grab a piece of the thin synthetic hair and add it into the hair. braid again and add another. You will want to add the hair as you braid on. Continue to braid the hair all the way down.
Step 8: Braid entire head.
Step 9: once you hair braided all of the hair oil the scalp in-between each braid. Pull all of the braids into a ponytail.
Step 10: Boil water. Dip the ends of the hair into the water to seal the hair. (Caution!!! make sure you have a towel handy to dry the hair. Note if this is yoghurts time doing this ask for help!!! the water will be very hot and you don not want to burn your client or yourself)
Step 11: Apply foam wrap to hair. Wrap your hair with a silk wrap and dry the hair for about 5-10 minutes. Apply argon oil to seal the hair.
And that is it!!! Easy summer protective style!!!
There are a few staple hair products that every Divas needs in their closet to keep your hair looking Diva-Licious! I have natural hair so I like to use natural products. Natural hair products are products that are free of sulfates and that have organic ingredients that treat and moisturize your hair. Ladies if you have relaxed or color treated hair you can use these products as well! The products that I use come form the Cantu she Butter: for natural hair. This line also has products for relaxed and color treated hair. But be mindful those products do have sulfates which can be harmful to your hair. Below is a brief list of each products that I use on wash day!
- Cantu Shea Butter: Sulfate-Free Cleansing cream shampoo
This product gently removes heavy buildup, leaves hair health and clean, and is made with 100% she butter.
- Cantu Shea Butter: Sulfate-Free Hydrating Cream Conditioner
The Cantu conditioner helps retain natural oils, leaves hair moisturized and hydrated and also is made with %100 shea butter. Divas let me tell you this product is the bomb. It is great for detangling you hair, it leaves my hair very soft and shinny.
- Cantu Argon Oil: Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream
So every diva needs a leave in conditioner and by far this is the best product I have ever used. It smells great doesn’t leave any messy build up! I have also tried the shea butter leave in, it works just as great. This leave in conditioner can also be used for twist out, braid out, wash-n-go and everyday styling. if you want a tutorial leave comment below. This product deeply moisturizes hair and helps repair dry damaged hair from over heated and formulated styled hair.
- Cantu Shea Butter: Thermal Shield Heat Protectant
This heat protectant protects your hair up to 425F degrees. it smells great its light, not oily and is infused with she butter to soften your hair.
***You can find these products at Wal-Mart, Sally’s, Target and at your local beauty supply. Note that prices may vary. I find that Wal-Mart carries these product the cheapest but it is always sold out. Sally has recently added this product to their shelves, however if you do not see it on the shelf ask for it! They have it in the back. These product normally retails at $4-$6 depending on where it is purchased.
These products are amazing! they leave my hair smelling good, moisturized, silky and shinny. I give these products a 10+
Divas If you would like to see a tutorial on any of these products leave me a comment!
Happy Hair Divas