Friday, May 11, 2012

Undergarments and Outfits -- How do They Relate?


Many would say that I am bias because I think having curves is like the best thing ever – but if those curves are not supported with the right undergarments or the right outfit for your shape, your curves will look like pot holes!


For example, have you ever worn a tight jumpsuit and wondered why you didn't look like the model who donned it first? Or a halter top and your breasts looked like they needed a pick me up? Well, your problem may not have been the outfit, but the undergarments you were wearing underneath the fit. You feel me?


Okay, since we’re on the same page, here are a few fabulous outfits and the correct undergarment that should be worn underneath the fit.

       The Outfit                                                                    The Appropriate Undergarment
































Tags: undergarments, panties, outfit, clothes, how to, fit, dresses, pant suit, plus size, forever 21, monif c, pants, jumpsuits, halter tops, curves, shapewear, bodyshaper, rompers, deep, plunge, igigi, changable, trendy, torrid,

Friday, May 4, 2012

How to Ombre Your Weave!

Hey Gurls!

So today's video is all about ombre'ing your weave. Ombre'ing is a technique that you can use to gradually lighten your hair. With ombre, the hair color fades from dark (at the roots) to light (at the tips.) This is a great highlighting technique to use if you want to achieve that "summer" hair. Here are few pics from my latest ombre endeavor!







Friday, April 20, 2012

Neutral Prom Makeup - Urban Decay Naked Palette

Products Used: 
Eyes 

  • Black Opal Foundation Stick Truly Topaz (base)
  • Urban Decay (Naked) Buck (bridge)
  • Urban Decay (Naked) Virgin (brow-bone highlight)
  • Urban Decay (Naked) Sidecar (entire lid color)
  • Urban Decay (Naked) Creep (outer "V")
  • Urban Decay (Naked) Half baked (center of lid)
  • Urban Decay (Naked) Darkhorse (lower lashline)
  • Ardell Demi Lashes 120 (eyelashes $2.99)


Face 

  1. Black Opal Foundation Stick Truly Topaz 
  2. Wet N Wild "Bikini Contest" Bronzer (used as a pressed powder)
  3. Wet N Wild "Pearlescent Pink" Blush
Lips

  1. M.A.C. DazzleGlass "Sugarrimmed" Lipgloss


Eyeshadow Dupes:



  • Wet N Wild's  "Vanity" Palette
  • Wet N Wild's "Nutty" Single Shadow
  • Wet N Wild's "Trashed" Single Shadow



Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I'm Going Out! : Bombshell Hair

Big. Sexy. Hair = Bombshell!

Check out the video tutorial below to view my rendition of how I style "big bombshell" hair, and let me know how it worked out for you! I can't wait to hear about it or see pics of your looks. You can post pics directly on my facebook page wall. The link is below. Talk to y'all latah!


http://www.facebook.com/Keke652?bookmark_t=page

Products Used:

Ultra Sheen Supreme Super Smooth Flat Iron Protection Spray
Isoplus Spritz Super Hold Spray
Four 1" diameter flexi-rods (Heather Green) kind.
1 "inch Barrel Curling Iron
Wide-tooth comb


Bloopers! LOL

video

I'm Going Out!

Hey y'all!

I know that I have been MIA for a bit, but I have to let you all know that I missed y'all dearly!

You see, this is tax season... and we all know what happens around tax time! (Money, Money, Yeah, Yeah! --in my Bernie Mac voice!) LOL, so with that being said, I've been doing so many sew-ins that I don't want to look at another piece of weave, but I ain't complaining. The money made was grrrrreeeaaaat! But I'm ready to get back to my life.

So, to streamline my YouTube channel, I'm going to start a new series of videos titled, 'I'm Going Out!" The series will be a compiled list of hair and makeup tutorials, that you girls or guys can replicate or look to for inspiration during those days/nights that you're going out, whether it be on the town, to a club or to church. I don't discriminate! LOL.

As it stands in my mind, I will do a bombshell hair curling tutorial feat. my famous back curl technique, a church makeup look, interview makeup look, club makeup look, a sleek and sassy flat iron hair tutorial, a Dianna Ross hair curling tutorial and much, much more! So please, stick around for all those videos.

As always, I want to thank you for watching. I get many emails and calls about how my videos have helped many embrace their inner diva and I'm sooooo happy to have helped! I really do appreciate you guys!

Stay fab!
-KiKi.

Friday, January 13, 2012

My Hair Story!



My Hair Story

For as long as I can remember, I have always oodled fabulous hair. As a child, I remember dissecting En Vogue, Mary J Blige and Queen Latifah’s hairstyles and heading to my bathroom fully equipped with a pair of electric curlers and crimping irons so that I could replicate their looks. My mom, a stern African-American woman would always shout, “Girl, you better not mess up my bathroom!” from the staircase of our small apartment and my four younger sisters were always an “experiment” waiting to happen.

By the age of fourteen, I had already set up shop in my momma’s kitchen, and everyone in the neighborhood knew who to come to if they needed their weave tightening or phony-pony recoiled. And even though my momma made me give her half of what I made, it felt good to have my own money for doing what I loved--hair.

As I got older and the world of “weaves” got better, I started to experiment with my hair more. I would dye, fry and blow-dry my locks before I knew how to properly care for my hair. Chile, there were times that I looked a hot mess and thought I looked fierce! Hey, we’ve all been there, right?

When Beyonce hit the scene in the late 1990’s with the super group Destiny’s Child, you couldn’t tell me anything. Every hairstyle I seen rocked by the fabulous Beyonce I tried my hardest to recreate. I would spend hours just looking at her hair in the magazines and trying to get every cornrow, swoop and curl just right. When I found out that she wore lace-fronts-- I had to get my hands on one.

It would take me another five years to venture into the secluded world of Remy hair and lace-front wigs. Lace-front wigs were rarely mentioned in the early 2000’s, but I had one before you could find them in the beauty supply stores. Matter of fact, that's where my love-hate relationship for lace front wigs manifested. You see, the custom lace wig that I paid hundreds upon hundreds of dollar for, was all wrong. I often referred to myself as Jackie Chan's little brown sista! LOL -- It' was just that terrible. But you live and you learn, and I've definitely learned my lesson, and that is -to stay far away from lace-front wigs; my head is too big for all of that jazz! :)

Over the past fifteen years I have cut, curled, dyed, weaved, braided, blew out, straightened, twisted, and crimped my locks. I’ve been natural, and I’ve had a relaxer. In fact, there has been a time, that I have rocked relaxed and natural hair at the same time. (It’s a long story!) I’ve dealt with hair breakage and hair growth, and I’ve even done the “big chop” on several occasions. I love my natural hair, but I love having the option to change it up a bit with a weave. I am my biggest hair critic and I have critiqued many heads. I love my mane and glory because it’s part of my character, but it does not define me. I am more than the hair that I wear on my head. I’m a brown sista and I embrace that --wholeheartedly.


First Remy Hair Sewin (Wow, that was short!)

My First Twirl of True Indian Hair!

Four small bundles! 12 inches...

I've got my Dianna Ross on many times! 
When I want to feel "sexy" my 22 inches  of Indian  Wavy never let's me down.

And I've worn my natural hair on many occasions  

Curled it up and thought I was fierce!
I loved this bob. And it was all mine!

I still do 12 inches, errr now-an-again! 


2 weeks after my B-day, I was back to my 20 inches of layers! 

My Birthday 2010! Fabulous 





Yup, I've even worn a head scarf like hair! Now what?! :) 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Easy Everyday Makeup

Hey Y'all!

So I'm starting to film as I'm getting ready to leave the house so that you divas can see exactly what I wear out in public. This look is something that I would consider "everyday" because the colors are not very bold, and although it seems like I've done a lot, in fact, I haven't. The cheeks are pretty neutral, and even though I added a bold lip, you can easily swap that out.

I hope you gals like this look. Remember to visit my blog for updates that I do NOT post on YouTube.

Chat with y'all latah!



Products Used:
Moisturizer
e.l.f. Mineral Primer
e.l.f. eyelid primer
Revlon Color Creations #60 Foundation #4
BH Cosmetics Concealer Palette
Translucent Powder
Loreal HIP palette "Saucy"
Wet N Wild palette "Vanity"
e.l.f. gel eyeliner
e.l.f. Matte Brown Bronzer
e.l.f. Warm Tan Bronzer
e.l.f. Luminance Bronzer
e.l.f. Blushing Rose Blush
e.l.f. Spice Lipliner
Wet N Wild's "915B" lipstick

Check out the "Daily Deals" section in the upper left hand corner for extraordinary deals that are going on NOW! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Spiced Up Christmas Look

Hey ladies!

As the year grows on, you gals know I am falling in love with those Wet N Wild makeup palettes! I'm starting to find myself visiting my local drug store more often just to see if some new ones have come into stock! Crazy! In fact, after watching another YouTuber, who did a great eye-shadow dupe video; Wet N Wild colors are actually great, if not better MAC dupes. Who would have known, right?!

Anywho, here is a my version of a spiced up Christmas look. Enjoy the video and have a happy holiday!

Oh, I've listed all the products I used underneath the video and check out the daily deal section, located in the left upper hand corner for special promos that are going on NOW!

Check y'all out latah!





Products Used

Wet N Wild Palette - Cool As A Cucumber
E.L.F. Brown Matte Bronzer
E.L.F. Gel Eyeliner
Ebay False Eyelashes - Wasn't really feeling them though!
E.L.F. Liquid Foundation in Almond
BH Cosmetics 10 Concealer Palette
Dark Brown Brow Powder - Used as Contour 
E.L.F. Warm Tan Bronzing Powder
E.L.F. Posh Lipstick
E.L.F. Plumtastic Lipgloss
E.L.F. Pink Lemonade Cream Blush


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Top Five Stores for Trendy Plus Size Clothing

1. Asos




Asos is a leading U.K. based online fashion retailer with many trendy clothes for diva's and divo's of all sizes, but their collection of plus size clothes, which they've donned "curve" takes the cake. 






2. Monif C


Monif C is a leading plus-size fashion retailer offering trendy, yet contemporary clothing. Most of their items are body conscience and they are a bit on the expensive side, but the material, wear time and the fit is all high end, which makes up for the price.






3. Forever 21 Plus Size

Although we may not be 21 forever -- forever 21's plus size line will always have you looking like you are. The popular clothing store has now expanded their wardrobe to offer plus sizes. However, plus size clothing are only available online as of now.



4. Torrid

Unlike all of the above retailers, Torrid has thousands of locations around the United States. If you're one of those girls that has to try on everything before you purchase it, Torrid may be your best
option.





Fashion to Figure is a popular online clothing store that sells amazing plus size clothing. Most of their items are affordable, yet the material is not always the best. All in all, this is one of my favorite retailers for trendy plus size clothing.

Bonus: 
Shhhh, come close to the computer :) - Aside from these fabulously, trendy stores, I also use a few mass search retailers such as Become.com to find specific items. All it takes is a few keywords and you can pretty much find anything. Now, I don't only use Become.com for clothes -- but shoes, perfume and purses as well.  Whether you are looking for some polo perfume for your beau or a retro backpack for your son, you'll find it here. So that's my little bonus for you ladies.  For fun I just typed in "pulse shoes heels" and found a slew of trendy heels and running shoes.

Till next time -- Keep it fabulous, Divas!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wet-N-Wild's "Walking on Eggshells" Tutorial

Have you girls checked out Wet-n-Wild's new eye shadow palettes? Well, if the answer is no, girl you're missing out. I believe they are priced between $1.99 - $2.99 and they are pigmented! Yes! I bought one of each kind that I could get my hands on because they are that good! Love them! Definitely going on my must have list!

If you don't believe me, check out this tutorial that I did using the "Walking on Eggshells" palette! This is the perfect palette for those wanting to achieve a natural look.




















Products Used
Eyebrow pencil in black and brown for brows
10 Color Camouflage and Concealer Palette
Wet-N-Wild's Walking on Eggshells palette
E.L.F. liquid eyeliner in black
E.L.F. Cream eyeliner in black
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
E.L.F. Tinted Moisturizer in Almond
E.L.F. Brown Matte Bronzer
E.L.F. Healthy Glow Bronzer in Warm Tan
E.L.F. Healthy Glow Bronzer in Luminescent
E.L.F. Mineral Lip Gloss in Fierce