The BEST moment…EVER!

Posted on April 11, 2014

So I was sitting at my desk preparing some documents to give to my boss for review and my phone would not stop vibrating.  I have it set for just emails and phone calls- the rest of my notifications are off so I’m not distracted.  I look down at my phone and noticed a considerable amount of texts from my amigas but I found it odd because it was the middle of the day (12:46pm to be exact).  As IRead More

To the Max!

Posted on April 10, 2014

This is the outfit that I wore the second day in Austin.  It was a huge difference from what I was rockin’ to the airport – layers of clothing and boots.  This maxi dress was perfect and super comfy to explore the city.  The weather was absolutely beautiful!  85 degrees and not a cloud in the sky.  Oh yeah and no humidity!  Holy happy hair day! Stay tuned. More pics to follow… Dress, scarf, sunglasses, bag and shoes:  all Forever 21 Jacket:Read More

Primavera por favor

Posted on March 24, 2014

Location: Highland Park Primavera por favor (Spring, PLEASE) This has been the longest winter EVER and I can’t wait for the warm weather!  So, I just had to recreate a bright day indoors and treat myself to my favorite snacks from back in the day, especially an ice cold Goya Malta.  YUMMMM! Fun facts:   Chifles plantain chips are made from all natural ingredients and are a healthy alternative to potato chips. They are gluten free! A tasty snack for those that suffer fromRead More

Wash Yo Rizos day! Dark & Lovely Anti-Breakage product review

Posted on March 11, 2014

For the most part, you all know that I LOVE the Dark and Lovely Au Naturale anti-shrinkage line.  So when I found out they were launching the anti-breakage products, I was suppppper excited to try it.   So here we go –  below is 8 day dirty pelo.   BEFORE WASHED WITH PRODUCT  AFTER Process Time: 1 hour and 7 minutes Products (l to r):   Ecostyler styling gel, Dark and Lovely Au Naturale anti-breakage Root to Tip mender, Dark and Lovely AuRead More

Whoa Wednesday! Meet Kimberly

Posted on February 5, 2014

I came across this beauty on you guessed it- Instagram!  I have to admit, I saw those rizos and just scrolled through her feed and I noticed that she was more than just a beautiful face with a gorgeous head of hair.  Read below and see what I mean – Here’s Kimberly! 1. Name and where you are from? Hi there! My name is Kimberly Hill. I am originally from a small town in California, called Lancaster but I haveRead More

Play With It Project by Vaughn Dabney

Posted on January 19, 2014

The Play With It Project (http://youcanplaywithit.com) is the missing conversation that sheds light on the natural hair movement as well as some of the experiences of the journey. Including exclusive interviews from women such as: Celebity Natural Hairstylist Felicia Leatherwood, Natural Hair Guru Mae (Natural Chica), Author Alex Elle and ME! Using film and photography, Vaughn Dabney, has been working on this project for the past four years while living in Atlanta, Georgia. The coffee table book will highlight theRead More

Dominicans Con RIZOS – (Part 6) Meet Karen

Posted on January 16, 2014

What does being Dominican mean to you and why? This seems like a simple enough question, right? Wrong. Born and raised in New York City, on paper at least, I’m American, first-generation to be exact. When I asked my father what I should consider myself he said, “You were born with a blue passport, so you’re as gringa as they come.” Ugh…that reply just didn’t sit well with me. You see, I was raised in the northernmost part of Manhattan, otherwise knownRead More

Dominicans con RIZOS – (Part 5) Meet Stephanie!

Posted on January 11, 2014

Tell me about your hair journey. I decided to go natural two years ago.  Up until then I was the “typical” Dominican girl going to the salon every week.  One day I decided I was tired of straight hair and wanted to try something new.  A friend encouraged me to go natural after seeing my natural hair while on vacation. In the beginning it was really hard as I navigated through diffident products and various styling methods. When I visitedRead More

Happy NEW Years Eve!!!

Posted on December 31, 2013

Photo by: Maleknaz With these last couple of hours of 2013, I’m typing this post and thinking “Wow, I can’t believe this year is almost over”.  It was definitely a character builder.  I lived in three states in a matter of 7 months, started a new job, became single, had a health scare, signed on to Instagram, launched a blog, was featured on numerous natural hair blogs and the list can go on.  I challenged myself this year to stepRead More

Dominicans con RIZOS (Part 3) Meet Bruja

Posted on December 29, 2013

So you go by Bruja. Is that your real name?  And that hair!  Tell me about your journey. bruja is my real name.  yes it means witch and no, it is not what is on my birth certificate. i believe everyone has the right to call themselves what they wish. for example, Malcolm Little became Malcolm X – the letter X for the unknown African family he came from. later El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, signifying a new phase, a new journeyRead More