by ofunneamaka | Apr 29, 2013 | beauty diaries, box braids, brandy, bria myles
I couldn’t let the month of April go by without a post dedicated to my beauty diaries! Today’s topic: box braids. Now I know, I know…I’m hella late to the game but it’s only because I have literally gone my entire life wearing braids.
I didn’t get my first partial weave until I was 18 and didn’t start wearing them regularly till I was about 20. So I was kinda over braids…however lately, I have been wanting a hairstyle that allows me to just get up and go…and braids let me do just that.
For inspiration I looked to celebs, tumblr and pinterest to see how I wanted mine to look.
I also didn’t want to spend a fortune, so I took a stab at it myself.
This is how they turned out..can’t wait to try out the numerous box braid styles and tutorials!
by ofunneamaka | Mar 28, 2013 | beauty, beauty diaries, black is beautiful, brandy, dark, dark skin, inspiration, kelly rowland
about the struggle to embrace their beautiful dark brown skin, it reminded of a post I wrote awhile back titled “You’re Pretty…for a Dark Skinned Girl.”
I too, have struggled with having dark skin. I was blessed enough to have an amazing mother who told me how beautiful I was and did little things like only buying me black Barbies so I could see representations of beauty the world that looked like me. However, it was the rest world that would continue to try and convince me that my skin wasn’t beautiful. But eventually, I was able to come to a point in my life where I said f*ck ’em, if people can’t appreciate what I have to offer then they aren’t worth my time. I think all shades of brown are beautiful and hope that one day they are all celebrated equally.
Those posts inspired me to start a Beauty Diary series, featuring beauty products that I love, that look great on women of color..especially darker skinned woman. Growing up I’ve had such a hard time trying to find colors that actually looked good on me. So…stay tuned, I love makeup and will be sharing all my beauty loves!!