Twist out + Garnier Fructis Product Review

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.

First Impression

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

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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..

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How to Create a 2 Toned Lippie

Divas,

So I love a 2 toned hippie color for the summer. Today i will sharing some of my secrets with you. For an extra step by step tutorial watch my hippie tutorial video below. So lets dive into the lippie goodness.

For each of these looks you will repeat each step. You will need to line your lips with your darker color first. Then add the lighter color to the inside of your lip. pucker and smudge your lips together. Clean up the edges of your lips if needed.

Lippe 1: The Coral Garden

Lip Liner: Rimmel London Ravish

Lipstick: KleanColor French Garden

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Lippie 2: Purple Goddess

Lip Liner: Nk Auto eye Liner (oops I used my eye liner) Royal Purple

NYK Lipstick: Patriarch 

NYK Lipstick: Lavender Tint

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Lippie 3: Berry Bliss

J Cat Beauty: Guava

RK By Kiss: Fuchsia Fierce

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Lippie 4: Red Heat

RK by Kiss: Kiss Red

Poiz: Fun Girl 

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I hope you have enjoyed my 2 Toned Summer Lippie Looks. happy Beauty Divas!

Super Defined Curls Using Flexi Rods

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

  • Comb
  • 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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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Step 6: Divide curls into smaller strands. make sure to separate each curl gently and curl it around your finger.

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Step 7: Pick out your roots with a wide tooth comb. Shake and fluff!

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Bam Super Defined Curls using flexi rods. Note that this was done on straightened hair.

Happy Hair Divas!!

How to Flat Iron Natural 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Step 7: Bump and curl hair for a finished look!

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Happy Hair Divas

Easy Crown Twist

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

  • Comb
  • Brush
  • Paddle Brush
  • Bob pins
  • 2 Hair ties
  • Edge control
  • Finishing polish spray
  • Leave in Conditioner

 

Step 1: Start off by detangling your hair

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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.

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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.

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Step 4: Apply edge control to front edges and back of your hair. Only do this if you want a more polished look.

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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.

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Step 6: Continue to twist all the down and secure with a hair tie.

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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)

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Step 9: apply finishing polish spray for extra gloss and sheen!

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Step 10: You are now finished!

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Happy Hair Divas!

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H&M Blazer Look Book

Divas,

Are you work ready? Well here’s some work wear inspiration from H&M. H&M has been having some fabulous sales lately and I couldn’t help but purchase some of their professional classic blazers for work. Blazers are a key essential part of your wardrobe. Blazers can be dressed up or down for a walk in the city to a professional business meeting. Versatile pieces are great to have in your closet. Let’s plunge into the goodness..

Blue & White Piping Blazer

This navy blue blazer is tried with white piping making it a perfect tailored fit. This blazer will pull you in and accentuate all your cures in the right places. The blazer is so well made its lined and also has zippers on the sleeves and both front pockets. I absolutely adore the white piping the back panel of the blazer giving the tailored fitted look. This is a must have in your closet. I purchases this beauty for only $15.00. This Blazer can only be found in stores! I know for a fact they have a white blazer with black piping.

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Peplum Blazer (Similar)

Ladies this white speckled black peplum blazer can also be work as a quarter length sweater. That is right talking about 2 for one. The blazer is form-fitting and is light weight but thick enough to be worn in the spring or the first of fall season. This can be paired with color slacks, skirts, crop pants or can even be dressed down with a pair of dress jeans. I purchased this sweet peplum blazer for $20.00

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Feathered Blazer

This blazer screams the 3 C’s “Classic”, “Classy” and “Couture”! Yes divas this is must have to be work ready. The fabric is thick but had a bit of a shiny tinge making it pop when the sun hits it. The lapel and cuffs are outlines in a feathered fringe giving it a classy but fierce look. This Blazer is ranked as a power Blazer! Originally retailed for $60.oo I purchased this beauty for $30.00.

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Blush Moto Jacket

So this blazer can fall into the great debate category. Is this a blazer or jacket? I love how this piece can be worn as a jacket or as a blazer. I decided that it’s a great versatile piece and that I could make it work in the work place.. what do you think? This jacket is thick linen lined with suede giving it an edging but professional look. Because this color is so light and neutral I decided to pair it with a deeply skirt and snake print heels. This rough soft jacket was purchased for only $20.00. Super steal.

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Be inspired and Look fierce at work! Happy Shopping Divas!

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3 Sizzling Trends for Summer 2015

Divas,

Just thought I would let you in on some of the top fashion trends for summer 2015. So this years trends have been inspired by the age of the seventies with a bohemian flare. This summer I have been able to find true trend bargains. Let’s dive right into these hot sizzling summer trends.
#1 Trend Kimono

From long A-line to sexy high low kimonos are definitely a show stopper for the summer. usually they are chiffon material either trimmed with fringe or lace. These pretty light weight cardigans can be found in most department stores. Used as a topper over crop tops, blouses, jumpers and rompers you are sure to look in style with one of these!

Paisley Asymmetrical hem Kimono: Found at Macy’s

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Embroidered Fringe Kimono: Found at Forever 21

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#2 Trend Denim

So if you didn’t know Denim everything is back! jeans are not just the it from jumpers, dresses, shirts, shorts, skirts and the new boyfriend jean. Ladies this trend is hot and sizzling. These denim pieces can be mixed and matched for decades to come! here are some cute looks for you.

Denim Crop top found at Forever21

Boyfriend Jean

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Embroidered Denim Shift Dress

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#3 Trend The Jumpsuit

From aviator, to technician are all inspirations for designers. The all in one jumpsuit has been a super hit. This look is very versatile as it can be dressed up or down for a hot summer day to suited and booted for the work place. Take your pick of a long pants jumpsuit to a short romper.

Textured Jumpsuit: Found at H&M

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Lounge Strapless Romper : Found at NY & Company

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Ladies I encourage you to try out some of these sizzling summer trends. I will upload some of my summer trend looks. So share with me yours!

Happy Shopping!

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First Class or “Coach”

Hello Divas,

So if you didn’t know I love to travel in “COACH” that’s Coach shoes of course! I am  not you typical sneaker wearing girl so I tend to purchase sneakers that are a bit more on the classier side. I have put together all of my coach shoes that I have collected over a period of time. You will be shocked to know that Coach shoes can be found in many different department stores such as TJMaxx, Burlington Coat Factory, Dillard’s, Macy’s, Ross, & of course the Coach Outlet. So if you want to see my stylish Coach collection scroll down!

 

COACH Francesca Low Top Logo Sneaker

So I had been looking for a black pair of sneakers and when I saw these I had to have them. I purchased these from TJMaxx $45.00. What a super steal. I love the contracts between the black and the grey it make the “C’s” pop. They are very comfortable and true to size. The shoe came in a canvas material great for year around weather.

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COACH Tristee Logo Rainboots

Ladies these rain-boots are to die for! So classic but edgy at the same time. The boot itself is made out of rubber making it waterproof for those raining days. The top shaft of the boot is made out of a leather water replant material that is decorated with the inverse khaki and brown print. The back is laced with brown string that is topped of with COACH engraved studded caps. The inside is lined with fur making it soft comfortable and warm for the winter. This boot is a must have for the winter! These rainbow were purchased from Macy’s for $99.00 on sale.

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Authentic COACH Dee Dream C Sneaker

This COACH shoe is perfect for summer to jazz up any around the city outfit! This shoes has blues, pinks, pure and yellow making it easy to pair with solids and even prints. I tend to wear this shoe with jeans and a solid shirt. Making the shoe be the center of attention. The shoe is very comfortable and try to size. This shoe is a canvas material, once again making it easy to remove stains. Purchased from the Coach Outlet for only $30.00!

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COACH Folly Signature Blue Green Canvas patent Sneaker

Feeling a little on the classic side with the brown “C’s” Bam lets spice it up with some blue and green. This shoe is very stunning and is a must for your shoe-drobe! So I wanted a shoe that was the typical brown Coach but with a little spice. When I saw this shoe sitting in TJMaxx it said “mean” pick me! and the price of $45 was just right! Ladies do I really need to say how comfortable this shoe is and the canvas material…. You already know!

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The All White

Give me 2 pair, I need 2 pair so I can get to stomping in my Air-Force COACH!! lol okay okay yes back in the day I used to rock Air-Force 1’s. But who didn’t! So I have upgraded to the all white metallic Coach sneakers. These babies are so fresh for the summer. The metallic “C’s” shimmer when the sun hits it and twinkle as you walk. For appealing to the eye when paired with a simple white-T and jeans or white tennis skirt. The all white sneaker was purchased from Burlington Coat Factory for $49.00, and can most likely still be found in stores today. Don’t wait these were flying off the shelf like hot cakes!

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Red & Brown COACH Sneaker

So this red and brown beauty is what started off my COACH shoe fetish. It’s the oldest in the bunch and still looks pretty new! I made the mistake and wore these in the rain and the suede toe screamed why!!! However the red on this shoe screams fire. I love to pair this shoe with jeans, and/or khaki shorts. Very simple but still classy. Purchased from TjMaxx for $49.00

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Hot Pink Flats

So these perfect pink flats were purchased from Dillard’s during the after New Years sale for $50.00. This shoe is very comfortable and adds color to any outfit of your choice. I am sorry to announce that I can’t find this shoe anywhere online. I encourage you to shop around because Coach has other lovely hot pink flats out for the summer

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Laser Neon Yellow Flats

These razor laser neon yellow walking flats were purchased from Burlington Coat Factory for $45.00. These shoes I had seen them 2 seasons ago and never got them and i recently saw them in the store and had to have them. Once again you will have to go into the store to find these because they are no longer online. The fit is a bit snug but doesn’t bother me.

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I hope you have enjoyed traveling in COACH with me! Make sure to check out the video below and Like and subscribe to my Channel.

Happy Shopping Divas!!

Summer Hat Look Book

Hello Divas,

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!

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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.

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Romantic Floral

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!

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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.

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Happy Hat Shopping Divas!

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How to Braid a High Ponytail: Invisible Method

Divas,

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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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And that is it!!! Easy summer protective style!!!