26 Dec 2014

5 Things You Should Never Say To A Black Girl!

So today's post is a tad humorous, however there is an element of the truth stuck in there for good measure. A laced joke, if you will? Some of the statements below have been said to me directly, indirectly, or my friends/family, or about Black people on social media.

Source: Instagram & Google
  1. Is that your natural hair?
  2. Why don't you do something with your hair?
  3. When I see you don't look Black (or Ghanaian, Nigerian, Jamaican etc.)?
  4. Why don't you wear weave?
  5. Why are y'all (black people) so loud, ghetto, ratchet?
Sometimes I think when people say these statements, they don't mean to cause offence, and other times I think they just don't care. Either way, I think it is always best to err on the side of caution, when about to make a comment that could be deemed racially insensitive.

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20 Dec 2014

#CurrentlyCoveting- December 2014 Wishlist

The weather has taken a turn for the worst recently, so it is only common sense that when making this month's wishlist, I had to include a blanket wrap cape. They are very on-trend and providing you get a thick one, are quite warm too. If you get a light one, make sure to wear layers underneath. I didn't include jewellery for the look, but to accessorise I would add a chunky bangle (any of the colours of the cape squares), a medium to large sized watch and some rings.


1) Colour Block Cape, Mid Brown- £28 at Miss Selfridge
2) Moto Joni Jeans, Black- £36 at Topshop
3) Polo Neck Ribbed Jumper, Black- £16 at M&S
4) Women's Gallop Boots, Black & Brown- £100 at Schuh
5) Lola Shopper Bag, Tan- £24.99 at ASOS (via New Look)

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18 Dec 2014

#ThrowbackThursday- I dunno about you but I'm feeling 22...

This is quite a belated post, as my birthday was more than 3 weeks ago now. But I thought I'd do a mini-photo diary of my 22nd birthday. Birthdays for me are not a joke, I always get my nails, hair and makeup done. It's a yearly ritual, which I just have to do, otherwise it doesn't feel like my birthday. This year I added henna to the mix too :)

For my 22nd, I had various beauty treatments throughout the week, a house/ pyjama party on Friday, and went to the Garrick Theatre on Sat afternoon to watch The Scottsboro Boys.
Yes, I went to Tooting just for henna #mehndi

After my hair & makeup appointment

I'd like so give a massive s/o to Emma from MAC in Covent Garden; she was my MUA and was AMAZING! I was quite specific with how I wanted my makeup done and I feel like she went above and beyond to deliver. I asked for dewy glowy makeup with dark eyes, a red ombre lip, an uncontoured nose and highlighted cheeks. And as you can see she literally took on board what I said.

Red Velvet 2 Layered Cake #SMLCupcakes

Happy Birthday Song/ Attack

House/ Onesie Party
After the theatre show #TheScotsboro Boys
Camel Coat- TK Maxx
Jumpsuit- H & M
Leopard Print Wedges- Topshop (Last year)
Kurt Geiger (Carvela) Handbag- TK Maxx

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8 Dec 2014

The Journey of Life

Maybe the journey
isn't so much about
becoming ANYTHING?

Maybe it's about 
un-becoming EVERYTHING
that isn't really you
so that you can be 
who you were meant to be
in the first place!

"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world..."
(Romans 12:2, New Living Translation)

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29 Sep 2014

#QOTW: Just Do YOU!

Today's #QOTW is to just do you & was inspired by a poem I came across recently, which you can read below. Don't let anything whether that be an actual person or society dictate to you how you should live your life :)

Welcome to society,
We hope you enjoy your stay,
And please feel free to be yourself,
As long as it's in the right way,
Make sure you love your body,
Not too much or we'll tear you down,
We'll bully you for smiling,
And then wonder why you frown,
We'll tell you that you're worthless,
That you shouldn't make a sound,
And then cry with all the others,
As you're buried in the ground,
You can fall in love with anyone,
As long as it's who we choose,
And we'll let you have your opinions,
But please shape them to our views,
Welcome to society,
We promise that we won't deceive,
And one more rule now that you're here,
There's no way you can leave.

Copyright: Erin Hanson from The Poetic Underground (October 2013)

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2 Aug 2014

Andre Pierre Salon Review

Finding a good salon to go to when you're black and relaxed can be a bit tough. Don't get me wrong there are loads of salons in London that cater to black hair, but whether or not they are good is an entirely different matter.

Yesterday, I went to the Andre Pierre Salon which is based in Brixton for the first time. I’m not very au fait with the Brixton area but found Coldharbour Lane (where the salon is situated) very easily. 
Before (9 weeks post-relaxer)
As soon as I arrived I was warmly greeted and seated by Andre. I waited for less than 10 minutes before Andre began to work on my hair. I was recommended Affirm Fiberguard Relaxing system by Andre as I told him I had a sensitive scalp, and my scalp/hair condition was pretty dire *hides face* 

This is the best relaxer application I have had and this is part of the reason why I’m sure this won’t be the last time you hear about Andre Pierre on my blog. All the salons I’ve previously been to are aware that I have an extra sensitive scalp, yet when they apply the relaxer, they always comb it through. The strangest thing is experienced stylists should be aware that relaxer is not supposed to actually touch your scalp, yet still proceed to comb it through, which makes absolutely no sense whatsoever as there is no way you can comb a relaxer through without it touching the scalp. Once Andre put the relaxer on my hair, he didn’t comb it through and I think this is why for the first time in ages I don’t have any scalp burns. A lot of stylists have told me they need to comb the relaxer through my hair, otherwise my hair won’t become straight, which I now know is a lie. Andre didn’t comb the relaxer through and as you can see my hair is super straight!

PRODUCTS USED: (Please note this list is not exhaustive)

Relaxer & Treatment
Affirm Fiberguard Relaxing Kit
Neutralizing Shampoo
Kérastase Resistance Shampoo (I think)
Kérastase Resistance Conditioner
Silk Leave In Treatment (unsure of brand)
Oil (for my ends)

Thermal Styling
Novex Blindagem Leave In Conditioner
Paul Mitchell Hot Off The Press
Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum

Location & Accessibility 5/5 -Situated 5 minutes away from Brixton station & it’s very easy to find
Customer Service: 4.5/5 I genuinely have nothing bad to say about the customer service I received from Andre. I was greeted upon arrival, offered refreshments as soon as I was seated and found Andre very friendly. My only problem was when his stylist prepped my hair before he styled it, I asked her to reduce the heating on the blowdyer as it was hurting my scalp and she refused stating if she lowered the heat, then my hair wouldn’t dry properly. As most hairdyers have various heat settings, I really don’t believe if she had turned the dryer down a notch or too my hair wouldn’t have dried properly, however it may have taken longer to dry, which might have been the real reason why.
Price: 4/5 I paid £95 for a Relaxer & Treatment, which is a bit steep compared to what I’m used to but as I’m so pleased with the service and my results I deffo think I’ll be back!
Awareness/ Product Knowledge: 5/5
Decor: 5/5
Salon Size: Medium

Overall rating: 5/5

Would I go back- Yes (I think I might have just found my new salon. *Dances*)
End Result- When I left it was strand perfect, but this is a bit after where I'd been playing with my hair and fluffing it around quite a bit haha!
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16 Jul 2014

My Everyday Makeup Routine| LAM

The title of this post is a tad contradictory as I don't have an everyday makeup look per se as I frequently like to switch things up. However, there are some things that constantly stay the same such as the fact that I always ensure my eyebrows are done and my liquid eyeliner is present. Foundation-wise, sometimes I wear it and at others time I just conceal my eyes and brows. For lip colour, it literally depends what mood I am in, as every couple of days I like to switch it up.

PRODUCTS USED:

Johnson's Baby Oil (A drop to moisturise face)
NARS Sheer Matte Foundation (Cadiz)
MAC Studio Finish Concealer (NC45)
Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil (Black Brown)
Maybelline Eyeshadow Quad Alt (Gold used for inner tearduct)
Maybelline Liner Express Liquid Eyeliner (Black)
Kiko Eyeliner Pencil (Ultramarine Blue)
Sleek Blush By 3 Palette Lace (Gold Shimmer + Coral Red shades used)
Fashion Fair Lipstick (First Lady) + Kelly Brook Lipgloss (Sand Dollar) + Sleek Lip Pencil (Bare Essential)

Real Techniques Core Collection (used Pointed Foundation Brush, Buffing Brush & Contour Brush)

As always until next time, stay blessed and beautiful dolls xoxo

11 Jul 2014

#ELAF: Magazine Freebies August 2014

You know what time it is. Here are the magazine freebies for this month:

Cosmopolitan Magazine £3.70
Cover Star: Nicole Scherzinger
Freebie/(s): New CID Lip & Cheek Tint* or Black Mascara
Available in 3 shades: Plum Cordial, Rose Tint, or Strawberry Souffle
Worth £15 each
Elle Magazine £4 
Cover Star: Cheryl Cole
Freebie/(s):Malin & Goetz Beauty Travel Kit 
(incl. Grapefruit Face Cleanser 10ml, Lip Moisturizer 5ml, Vitamin E Face Moisturizer 10ml)
Worth £10
 
Red Magazine £4.00
Cover Star: Fearne Cotton
Freebie/(s): Rodial Lip Balm 10ml
Worth £19
Glamour Magazine £3.90
Cover Star: Ellie Goulding
Freebie/(s): Clinique Minis 
Worth £7-10 each
 
Marie Claire Magazine £2.50 (usually £3.90)
Cover Star: Katherine Heigl
Worth £15 (Cream) or £10 (Balm)
In Style Magazine £3.90
Cover Star: Cameron Diaz
Worth £10
 
Harper's Bazaar Magazine £4
Cover Star:
Freebie/(s): L'Occitane Fragrance Sample 5ml
Available in:
Worth £5 each approx
 
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10 Jul 2014

#WirelessFestival: #ThrowbackThursday

Sorry I've been AWOL. I've been so busy lately,  I've been interning at Star Magazine and Elle Magazine, whilst house hunting.  Plus my laptop got sent away to repairs & I lost my blogging mojo for a bit, but I'm back again.

Fedora: Peacocks, Feather Earrings: New Look (Alt.), Bracelet: Primark Oxford St., Dress: ASOS, Bag: H & M Oxford St., Hunter Wellies: TK Maxx Lewisham
Last Saturday I broke my festival virginity and went to my first festival ever. I was so excited to see Drake, as he was supposed to be headlining, but unfortunately it wasn't to be and Kanye replaced him. I'm sure I don't need to tell you how disappointed I was with Kanye's performance, as he spent the latter half of it going on a paparazzi rant. Labrinth and Rudimental were good, but Wiz stole the show for me. Tbh, Wiz Khalifa was my headline act. He was simply amazing. Check out the picture I managed to get of him. Pretty good, huh? Although this picture came at a heavy cost, I lost my friend for 1.5 hours. #MADNESS


I officially think I have the festival bug and can't wait to go to a festival next year. Did any of you go to Wireless, or have you ever been? If so, what did you think of it?  Do any of you have any day festivals that you'd like to recommend me?

En route home from Wireless
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17 Jun 2014

#TestimonyTuesday Cornelius Lindsey

#TestimonyTuesday is your chance to share what God has done in your life or the lives of your family/friends. I hope to make this a monthly ongoing feature.
Recently, I came across a blog post by Cornelius Lindsey entitled: "Why I Was Afraid To Become A Husband And A Father." Throughout the post Cornelius describes his fears and anxieties with regards to assuming the role of husband and father. He also talks about the self-esteem issues he has battled with. I really enjoyed the post, it was interesting to see how much he has grown as a person in his walk with God, and was such an endearing post to write, as it was so personal. I have spoken about the Lindseys before on this blog, but for those of you who are unaware who the Lindseys are then read below :)
Copyright: Heather L. & Cornelius Lindsey
Cornelius Lindsey is a Pastor and Founder of 'The Gathering Oasis Chuch' which is in Atlanta. He has written many books, as has his wife Heather Lindsey. Heather Lindsey is a Christian vlogger, blogger, motivational and inspirational speaker who founded the Pinky Promise Movement (PPM). The PPM is a non-profit organisations that encourages young sisters in Christ to come together and honour God with their life and bodies, by abstaining from pre-marital sex, and remaining pure.
If you'd like to see his post, please check out his blog

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15 Jun 2014

#YAMS Happy Fathers Day!

Happy Fathers say to all the great fathers, would-be fathers, expectant fathers and the ultimate father, God. Whilst today a lot of us will remember our earthly fathers, spend quality time with them, and give them a treat or two, let us also take the time to remember our heavenly father, GOD!

Copyright- Microsoft Clip Art
 For those of you who have absent fathers who in reality are just glorified sperm donors, remember that you are not fatherless, as our heavenly father always looks over you, wants you and loves you more than you'll ever know :)

Copyright: www.jamaicanrastafarianlove.com
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9 Jun 2014

The No.1 Rule of Fashion


H & M West End
What is your No. 1 rule of fashion? Let me know in the comments section below :)

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6 Jun 2014

#ELAF- Magazine Freebies July 2014

 If you're wondering which magazines to invest then today's post will be of interest to you. I've searched far and wide to bring you a selction of magazines offering freebies this month- so whether you want a new pair of sunnies, need some new moisturiser or fancy a new bottle of nail polish, these magazine's have got you sorted.

Conde Nast Traveller Magazine £3.99
Cover Star: N/A
Freebie/(s): Cowshed Hand Moisturiser 50ml
Available in
Worth £8
Harper's Bazaar Magazine
Cover Star:
Freebie/(s): Leighton Denny Nail Polish
Available in 6 colours: Best Seller, Lollipop, Plush Pink, Super Model, Viva la Diva, and Three times A Lady
Worth £11

In Style Magazine £4 (£2.50 at Tesco)
Cover Star: Jennifer Lopez
Freebie/(s): REN Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth Cleanser and Cloth (Travel Size 30ml)*
Worth £16 (based on full size equivalent) so mini approx. worth is £3.20
*+ Shiseido Advanced Body Creator Aromatic Sculpting Gel 50ml coupon & REN 20% off skincare coupon
 
 Red Magazine £4.00
Cover Star: Liz Tyler
Freebie/(s): Mavala Nail Polish 5ml
Available in 4 colours: Moscow (Red), Trinidad (Royal Blue), Waikiki Orange (Coral Orange), and Wichita (Nude Pink)
Worth £4.75

Tatler Magazine £4.20
Cover Star: N/A
Freebie/(s): Vintage Sunglasses
Available in
Worth-

Marie Claire Magazine £2.50 (usually £3.90)
Cover Star:Abbey Clancy
Freebie/(s): Mini Ciate Manicure set (incl. Nail Caviar and Nail Polish)
Available in 6 colours: Fairy Dust (Lilac), Party Punch (Coral Pink), Peach Fizz (Orange), Purple Rain (Greyish Purple), Starry Night (Pastel Blue), and Sunset Shimmer (Bright Red)
Worth £18 (based on full size equivalent), so mini approx. worth is £10

Glamour Magazine £
Cover Star: Nicole Kidman
Freebie/(s): Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner
Available in Navy Blue or Black
Worth £12

Subscriber Cover
               Cosmopolitan Magazine £3.70
           Cover Star: Isla Fisher
              Freebie/(s):  Sunglasses 
               Available in 3 different styles
Worth £ *
Standard July Cover
What's your favourite magazine? What magazine freebie did you like best?

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1 Jun 2014

A New Commandment #YAMS

A new commandment I give unto you,
That you love one another
As I have loved you,
That you love one another
As I have loved you.

By this shall all know
That you are My disciples,
If you have love one for another.
By this shall all know
That you are My disciples,
If you have love one for another.


I used to sing this song in hymn assembly at secodary school and believe it's one of those mottos that eveyone should try and live by. If we all treated people how we'd like to be treated, the world would be a much better place. This hymn was taken from John 13:34-5:“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
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28 May 2014

New Hair #LAM

Recently I got my hair cut, not just a measly little trim mind, like a proper, full on cut. When I went to the salon I knew I wouldn't be walking back out with same head of hair, but I think I underestimated how much would actually be coming off. You can't see how long my hair is in this pic, because the ends are quite curly, but it was about 12 inches long, and some bits were 13-14 inches.

Before
I was quite sad to see my locks come off but I've been reminding myself that hair grows, and healthy hair grows fastest. It was hanging unto all my dead hair that got me here in the first place. Before I got my hair cut, the ends of my hair were so dry that neither oil or cream made any difference. I'm super in love with my new fringe, it's giving me so much life.
After my hair cut
Freshly Relaxed and Straightened

What will your summer hairstyle be? What are your hair care tips for the ends? Do you prefer me with short/long hair?


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26 May 2014

Afro Hair and Beauty Live Show 2014

Today I went to the #AfroHairAndBeauty Show. I first found out about the event about 2 or 3 years ago and have wanted to go for some time, so was super excited to finally get the chance to make this a reality.
I went with Nikki from Ruby Sapphire. We decided to stop off at Chilango, which is a Mexican restaurant to grab a spot of lunch. I had a grilled chicken burrito filled with rice, salad cream, salad and medium hot sauce. Nikki's one had beans in it too and is pictured below. The meal was very tasty and filling- and with lemonade only came to £7.29, so I'll deffo be returning.
Nikki's Burrito
 I'm sure you guys would love to see my bargainlicious purchases, so here goes:

I picked up Black Beauty and Hair magazine for £1 (it's usually £2.99)
Mary Kay Foundation (Bronze 1) - £16.00
Mary Fay Powder- £10.50
Afro Hair and Beauty Live Show Haul
Dr Miracle's Hair Products
These were on a promotional deal, so I got all 4 for a tenner.

Herbal Tonic- £4.99
Gro Oil- £3.66

I really love henna, so popped over to Eastern Beauty to get Henna done on my hand for a fiver. #Bargainista
I got my lashes done by Lexi Beauty for £8. They were individual lashes so I think that's quite a good price to pay. Sorry I don't have before and after pics, it was literally a spur of the moment thing, so I didn't have any time to take my 'before' pic.

Before I go I'd just like to say a thank you to all my followers new and old. I recently just reached 150 followers on both Bloglovin' and GFC. Thanks for all the support guys, it really means a lot ;)
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23 May 2014

Relaxed Hair Vs. Natural Hair? #BlackFriday

We live in a world where looks are important, people are constantly judged by others, and first impressions last longest- but where do we draw the line? When asked what people look for in partners, most people say a combination of the two factors: personality and physical attractiveness play important roles.  For some people, hair is part of that choice. I’ve heard some people say they prefer blondes to brunettes and vice versa, but how about hair textures, should that be a contributing factor too? Is “nappy” or kinky hair a turn-on or a turn-off?
Recently in the black hair community, there has been a big wave of women moving from chemically treated hair to hair that’s natural. This has created a division in the community, as some people believe that by embracing their natural hair they are more “black” than their fellow black sisters who choose to chemically straighten their hair or wear weaves. I took to the streets of London to find out what you ladies think about your manes.

Today's panel consists of 4 members Demi, Kunmi-Paris, Nicole and Eugenie. 

Eugenie, Student

Q) Who made the decision for your hair to be relaxed?

Nicole) The first time my hair was relaxed I was about six or seven. My big sister decided to relax my hair because my hair was very thick and no one was able to manage it. The second time I relaxed my hair, I was about 15/16 and it was my own choice. 

Eugenie) I first relaxed my hair when I was about 7 or 8 years old, which was my mother's decision. When my hair started to fall out; I went completely natural. I then relaxed it again, when I was about 13/14 years old, which was my decision.

Q) Some guys have said they would never date a girl with relaxed hair- what is your opinion on this?

N) I find this hilarious! The condition of a woman’s hair shouldn’t determine their adequacy as a partner. I suppose people do have their preferences but this doesn't affect me in the slightest.
E)  Wow really? What if a girl was beautiful, smart, successful with an amazing personality? So because she has relaxed hair they're not gonna date her...

Q) Can relaxed hair be healthy?
N) So many people say there’s no way relaxed hair can be healthy due to the chemicals, I suppose to an extent this is true. However if you’ve taken the steps to care for your hair through frequent treatments, trims and the right products then I wouldn’t class the hair as unhealthy. If it looks healthy, feels healthy and isn’t breaking out then what more do you need? 

E) Yes it can. But I think only to a certain extent because the hair is being chemically processed which can be harmful to the scalp (even though the relaxer shouldn't touch it) and this can be very dangerous. However, with the right aftercare it can definitely be healthy.


Q) Do you think relaxed hair is considered more socially acceptable than other hair states?

N) Personally I don't think relaxed hair is considered to be more socially acceptable than other hair states. 

E)  I  don't think so. I've seen a lot of women with beautiful natural hair and other types of hair who are successful. Just because a woman has relaxed hair doesn't mean they will get further than another woman who doesn't.
Nicole, Student

Kunmi-Paris, Corporate Receptionist
Q: How has your hair been received by loved ones and/or career-wise?
Kunmi-Paris: My mum hates it because I had such lovely long mid-back length hair, and she watched it get progressively shorter since college: bob, crop, pixie, nada. My family generally like it, although they can’t hide their shock every time I shave it anew. My colleagues surprised me the most. I told them I was going to shave my hair off and immediately started tripping over myself to reassure them that I had bought a wig and wouldn’t be bringing the company (a law firm) into disrepute. On the day I had it done, I sent one of my colleagues a picture and she showed it to the CEO who told her to let me know that the wig would be unnecessary as he thought I looked better!
Demi: Going to interviews within the fashion industry with a grown out afro is what scared me the most. Image is everything, you are analysed and judged in less than 5 seconds the moment you step into a room. 
 
Q) What made you want to transition?
D) There are many reasons. I’d spend hours trying to get my hair bone straight so I could mimic the “wind in the hair” movement you’d see from women in the L’Oreal hair commercials. Having a partner of European descent made me realise the faults within my perception of self-beauty. Why am I, as a black woman, chemically straightening my hair permanently to copy the texture of those from another race? Lastly, my younger sister has beautiful bouncy kinky natural hair. From the age of 7 she kept going on about how badly she wanted her hair to be like mine (straight). She’d talk about the other girls in her school who had relaxed their hair and how she hates her own. It suddenly dawned on me, how could I teach her to love herself when secretly I couldn’t accept the hair genetics I’d been blessed with? 

Q) Some people with relaxed hair don't want to exercise as they fear they'll sweat out their relaxer- what's your opinion on this?

K) I was so reluctant to join that bandwagon. I used to be such a gym bunny, but my hair was a state. I was working out four times a week, and I couldn’t wash my hair every time, so… pretty hair won. I’ve recently started exercising again :) 

Q) Would you consider relaxing your hair again?
K) I just want to keep it shaved for now. The first time I stepped under the shower, I was so emotional. Imagine, something as simple as water on your scalp, the feeling was indescribable. I’m not yet on a natural hair journey.
D) Never! No. I love my hair now more than I ever did. I enjoy it and love the fact that it symbolises who I am.

Final Words:

D) My hair is my crown; it’s an outward expression of me. It’s an accessory, a statement piece that changes as I do. Hair grows, have fun with it.

E) My hair is a part of me and who I am. I relax my hair because that's what I prefer, not because I hate my natural hair. I love my natural hair. I have experienced both natural and relaxed hair types, and know how to take care of both hair types, why not have the choice?

K) My hair never meant much to me, which is why I went from mid-back to jaw bob a day before my mother’s wedding. Societal and cultural beliefs about what a woman’s hair (and the rest) should be like never influenced me, I have always been the judge, jury and executioner about what would make me look and feel good. I was beautiful with hair, and I’m beautiful without it.

N) I love my hair, but my hair is not me. I’m so impulsive when it comes to my hair I change it all the time thus I don't feel as though I should be defined by it whether its permed, blonde, natural, long, short etc. 

Demi, Student & Footwear Designer

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What are your opinions on the questions raised? Should hair type be a contributing factor to one's perceived beauty? How do you feel your hair is received by society? All opinions are welcome. Do let me know what you think in the comments section below :)

If you'd like to know more about our panel then check out their networks:

Eugenie can be found on Blogger, Twitter and Tumblr
Kunmi-Paris can be found on Tumblr and Twitter


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