Sick of hiding my silver light under hats, scarves,and wigs, I decided to let it go.  To my surprise, I've gotten several compliments and truth is, my silver hair looks pretty darn good glistening in the summer sun. I wanted to create an updo because it's hot and to show off the back of my cute tattoo-less neck, but those cheap bobby pins just couldn't do the trick. You know how they are.  After a few uses, the paint peels off or the rubbers tips disappear leaving you with metal hair breakers.  Grip-Tuth side combs by Good Hair Days does wonders with holding thick, natural hair in place.  I was able to lift chunks of hair, slide the combs in easily, and created the look that I wanted.  A natural updo; effortlessly with Grip Tuth!
You could easily pay $200 and upwards for a pair of True Religion brand jeans,famous for its quality craftsmanship and bold designs since 2002.  Now, from Los Angeles to Atlanta, the demand for True Religion is growing like wildfire.  Maybe it's the iconic back pocket horseshoe design born from the image of Buddha's smile.  So, is True Religion actually Buddhism? 

Let's see what the Bible says about true religion:

"What does true religion look like? It’s in the Bible, James 1:27, NKJV. “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.”

Now, ask yourself "Is my True Religion real or fake?"

Even though I'm rapidly approaching the big 5-0, I'm far from being ready to part with my Wet Seal skull tee or my occasional urge to look edgy.  My skulls n' lace look was inspired by none other than the Nappy Model, Loris, who paired her identical skull tee with a black breezy Express skirt and black Guess peeptoes.  I channeled her by wearing my tee with a ivory lace maxi and gunmetal platform stilettos.  I'm sure this look would get the thumbs up from Nappy Model favorite, Leather n' Lace Lover, Stevie Nicks!  
Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition conditioner has all the ingredients that a naturalista needs.  With combinations of olive, avocado, and almond oils, even the thirstiest strands will be fully nourished.  It gets a definite "yay" from Nappy Models however Loris had a very different experience with Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine leave-in conditioning cream.  This product, infused with argan oil from Morocco and apricot, promises to tame frizz and impart shine, but Loris says "If you use this product, you may never comb your hair "ar-gan".  Her results were not what she expected with locks that were dry. brittle, and difficult to comb. So, it gets a "nah".

Now, I'm in the mood to try a new product and I'm thinking Brazilian hair in a bottle,  Garnier Sleek & Shine Brazilian Smooth conditioner formulated with Brazilian Murumuru butter to help strengthen hair so that you can achieve a straighter look with less flat ironing.  But, my mind tells me that the products with the Triple Nutrition are the way to go and if I want straight hair, I should try Brazilian remy weave...Nah!    The 3-Minute Undo Dryness Reversal Treatment though, is a definite maybe!
No red, white, and blue styles for us today.  Loris is donning her black and white Jimi Hendrix tee, white Lucky Brand cutoffs,  and Guess peeptoe, ankle strapped stilettos.  I'm wearing a white blazer, white tank, Rock & Republic jeans with Lucky Brand snake print loafers.  We're not wanting to  look like every other Average Jane
today, so we decided to leave the flag looks in the closet.
As far as celebrating goes, a girl can't help but celebrate the finding of a New With Tags, BCBG silk and sequin kimono.  Check out these fireworks!
1, 2, 3, 4.  

My baby don't mess around when it comes to having the best tissue tops in town.  Tissue tops?  What are they? Tissue tops are those thin, sheer, lightweight, polyester tops that must have a tank worn underneath, unless you're at the beach or somewhere else that you'd like your bra to show, though I can't imagine where.  Be sure to choose quality tissue tops, those that are 2-ply or at least thick enough to withstand a delicate wash. Nothing more embarrassing than wearing a garment that's unraveling at the seams due to poor manufacturing.

Choose brands such as Ya Los Angeles, a trendy contemporary fashion company based in heart of LA supplying high quality styles of dresses, tops, pants, skirts and more, celebrating the feminine spirit since the early 2000's.

No, she don't mess around.  She has the best tissue tops in town!
White tanks, gray cotton trousers, and nude pumps...effortless cool!
Black and white combinations are classics.  That's why the Little Black Dress just caught the elbow, and has been pushed to side to make room for our latest find.  These slim, cool, black pants by Hudson with side pockets are perfect for the office when paired with a white tank, white blazer, and your cutest pumps.
Frugality won't make you rich, huh?  Well, it might stretch 6 months of emergency funds into 2 years.  It could keep you from being in waist high waters of debt and bitten by a loan shark.  Sure, go ahead and spend $27.00 on an eyeliner if you wish, but make sure you don't wind up eating fish food for lunch!

Rich girl/Poor girl tips:

Create that smokey liner for a buck with  L.A. Colors Dual Liner and Shadow Pencil.  It glides on easily and stays put for naturally beautiful eyes.  
Gray hair gets a bad rap.  It's almost like God called it an abomination or something, but He didn't.  Even with abominations and deadly sins being flaunted and glorified by the media, we still go through hell and high water to keep those silver strands as Michael Jackson sang "In the Closet".  Yet, Proverbs 16:31 states:31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.

Doing my princess wave now....