Posts Written On August 25, 2012

From the Crown of your Head: Bantu Knots

As we go back to work and school we have everything lined up. From our makeup and accessories to our shoes and handbags, but we tend to forget about a very important aspect; our hair! Well, I’ve found a solutions that have helped me maintain the health of my hair.

When on the rush to work and school, sometimes I don’t have the time to style my hair so the night before I’ll do a style called, bantu knots. They’re super easy and don’t require much time but do require a at least two inches of hair. Here are some of the products I use to help me accomplish this super cute and quick style!

– Satin bonnet
– Denman brush
– Satin or silk pillow case
– Castor oil or oil mixtures for spritzing
– Wide tooth comb

Tutorials for bantu knots can be found all over Youtube but my favorite three are:

1. Naptural85 
2. MyNaturalSistas
3. whoissugar

The finished results of about ten minutes of styling and dancing in the mirror!

 Bantu knots aren’t the cutest style but its what you make of them!


Tonight we “Build the Future” with @Burgundy_Brick !

“one brick at a time, we can change the city we live in by helping the people who live in it”- BBF

I’m really excited to be attending the Burgundy Brick Foundation‘s “Build the Future” benefit tonight. This is my first “Build the Future” benefit, and I’m honoured to be able to join the BBF team on their continued mission to promote homeownership in order to help break the cycle of poverty. The “Build the Future” benefit has supported Habitat for Humanity for the last 5 years, and has already raised over $175,000!!

About the Burgundy Brick Foundation (BBF):

The Burgundy Brick Foundation was established in 2007 by a young group who collectively believed that they could make a difference within Toronto and the GTA’s affordable housing community.

About Habitat for Humanity (HFHT):

Habitat for Humanity Toronto (HFHT) is a non-profit housing organization that empowers low-income families to build a hopeful future by breaking the cycle of poverty through affordable homeownership.

Burgundy Brick Executive Committee Members- From left to right: Natalie Longo, Alexandra DeGasperis,
Alex Nikolajev, Melanie Cammalleri, Alana DeGasperis

Make sure you visit the Burgundy Brick Foundation’s website to find out more about what they do and/or stay up-to-date with everything that they are doing. Also, make sure you support a worthy cause, by joining us tonight at the “Build the Future” event. Get your tickets here!

See you tonight 🙂



Smooth Skin All Day with @MiracleSkin

Launched in 2010, this 5-in-1 formula will give your skin what it deserves. Miracle Skin Transformer SPF20 Face is made to hydrate, prime, enhance, mattify, and protect your face.

I recently received this product to try out from Miracle Skin Transformer and I love it! After cleansing my skin, I apply to my face and I notice each time how smooth it glides on. It includes a combination of antioxidants and vitamins – Vitamins K, A and E, Passion Fruit oil, Saw Palmetto, and M3 Complex (to name a few). You can choose from 7 shades and it will cost $48 for 1.7 fl. oz.

The only thing I would change for next time is to go a shade darker than the Medium. You will also think that it’s a bit pricey but it should last awhile! It’s worth it to me because I don’t have to wear makeup over it. It also minimizes my pores and evens out my skin tone. Try this non-greasy and non-cakey product, now!

Has anyone else tried it or other products by Sarah McNamara?

PS: I am also currently trying out Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal Eye & Face so I will be reviewing that as well.

Thank you to Amanda & Miracle Skin Transformer for the products!

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