Big Hair and Brunch! In NYC

Posted on September 13, 2013

Hola Amigos! I had the pleasure of briefly meeting Alexandra a couple of weeks ago at our mutual friend Liz’ birthday party.  She’s an author, blogger, sweetheart and she’s natural!  Wooooo Hoooo!!!! In the spring, she held the Big Hair and Brunch in DC and now she is bringing this event to NYC!  Hurry and purchase your tickets here and look forward to a fun filled time and goodies galore! Follow her: Blog:   Instagram: @alex_elle

DC Family Weekend – More like #TBT

Posted on September 12, 2013

Sometimes Skype and FaceTime are not enough when you miss little sister and nieces – so I convinced her to come visit! We couldn’t have planned it better.  The weather was absolutely beautiful so we headed out and enjoyed every bit of it….. Meet Zoë Meet Sanai We had a picnic by the Jefferson Memorial  Zoë was up to something..  Uncle Sheldon came and Zoë started a handstand contest!  Sanai was showing her skills…    and Uncle Sheldon got a “A”Read More

I got a HAIRCUT at Devachan! Ok it was just a trim…

Posted on September 10, 2013

So between working my nine to cinco (five), coming up with new ideas to post, and working on some projects – I was able to squeeze in a much needed trim.  In my previous Wash Yo Rizos Day post I noticed a lot of hair breakage all over and plus I knew I needed to reshape my pelo (hair).  I was super excited to be able to get a last minute appointment with my hair angel (yep, that’s what IRead More

Labor Day Weekend – Budweiser’s Made in America Festival

Posted on September 4, 2013

Am I the only one that thought this summer flew by?  Sheeeesh!!  So I felt the need to end the last days of summer with a bang.  I rounded up some of my friends and headed on a road trip to Philadelphia to enjoy the Made in America Music Festival.  A huge thanks to all of my amigos and Budweiser for making this weekend one for the record books!  *Special thanks to my buddy Quincy (he’s wearing the gray tankRead More

WHOA Wednesday! Meet Ivette

Posted on September 4, 2013

I came across Ivette’s GORGEOUS head of rizos on Instagram (of course) but I’ve come to find out after some brief emails, we used to be neighbors!  I knew her face looked familiar and I could’ve sworn I’ve seen her before on the bus ( her hair was in a tight bun) and sure enough- it was her! What a coincidence!  So mi gente, I introduce to you – Ivette! 1. Name and where you are from? Hi name isRead More

Wash Yo Rizos Day!

Posted on August 30, 2013

The weather has been very humid here in VA so I have had to embrace my shrinkage.  While prepping to wash my hair, I noticed that I am experiencing major breakage in the front AND the back of my hair – Shhhhucks!  So I decided to do some damage control and steam my hair.  Picture not included but I used my Huetiful steamer.  Below is 10 day dirty pelo (hair). BEFORE SHRINKAGE SIDE SHOT STEAM PREP AFTER STEAMING AFTER PRODUCTS USED ProcessRead More

WHOA Wednesday! Meet Jacqueline

Posted on August 28, 2013

I had the opportunity to meet Jaci (as I call her) through my best friend and it was like an instant curl connection! We talked about our favorite hair products, styling routines, and ALL of our curl woes – you all know what I’m talkin’ about. Any who, I present to you….Jacqueline! 1. Name and where you are from? My name is Jacqueline Nelson.  The “where are you from?” question always stumps me.  I was born and raised in Westchester NY, but IRead More

WHOA Wednesday! Meet Karen

Posted on August 21, 2013

This is my homegirl and we actually went to high school together!  Ok so don’t let the beautiful green eyes and the gorgeous head of rizos fool you because she is one of the FUNNIEST people I know.  Not only does she do the best Latoya Jackson impersonation (no seriously), she is an amazing dancer, and believe it or not but she is also a professor!  Oh yeah, you read it correctly.  I was absolutely excited when I found outRead More

Green Greatness!

Posted on August 20, 2013

I love to juice but it has been a while.  I have been really enjoying the last days of summer and along with that involves a lot of eating out and happy hour drink specials.  So I had to get back to the basics because not only am I gaining a little bit of weight but I noticed that my skin and hair are actually very dry.   Here is my recipe: 1 bag of mixed power greens (includes spinach,Read More

Impromptu Photoshoot – NYC

Posted on August 19, 2013

A couple of weeks ago I was home visiting family and friends.  After brunch at The Smith (the french toast was ahhhmazing), my friends and I decided to check out the shoe store Melissa.  While waiting for my amiga to pay for her purchase, I ended up getting into a hair convo with the employees there – from how haircuts make a difference, to how long your hair really is after straightening it, and the infamous question “Is that reeeeally all your hair”Read More