Archive | August, 2010

Smocks && Scissors

23 Aug

Well babydolls, the verdict is in… I love school! My first week was awesome! I jumped right into the curriculum and have been soaking it up like  a sponge. My first test was this past Wednesday and I scored 107%!!! *takes a bow* Thank you, thank you (lol)

I have started my haircutting lesson and already I’m snipping away! I tried my hand a graduated hair cut this past weekend and I must admit it turned out very well. My instructor evaluated it and agreed that it was very well shaped. I’ve posted pics below.

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For more pics of my makeup looks and ‘dos, visit DollFace Productions’ Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/dollfaceproductionsllc

As always Peace and Bleesings babydolls and remember to preserve the pretty 😉

…And They Continue to Flow

5 Aug

It rained today in my city and like most I fell asleep during the slight storm. Waking up, the first thing on my mind was food 😀 lol (I’m such a foodie). The next thing I did was check my BBerry for what I missed during my slumber. Before I fell asleep, Twitter was down 😦 , Facebook was slow 8o and Viigo was acting all stank 😡 … I was sure that I had missed plenty lol! Boy was I right about missing things! I checked my email and sitting there waiting on me was the very thing I had been waiting for all month! From the Secretarty of State, my Certificate of Organization was attached, signed, sealed and delivered! I’m so ecstatic, excited, over joyed and totally stoaked to announce that DollFace Productions is a Domestic Limited Liability Company!!!! We are an entity meaning no one can operate under my name or attempt to take my ideas (how awesome is that?).

Words can’t express how proud I am of myself for getting to this point. I know that there are many more accomplishments to achieve but for just a little while, I’m going to sit here in this moment and really enjoy it. This definitely calls for a bottle of bubbly with my favorite few and a BIG toast to DollFace Productions LLC!!!! None of this would be possible, of course, without He who is Most High. I give Him all the praise, honor, glory and respect for this dream. He is my head and I will forever keep Him at the for front of DollFace Productions. The blessings just keep on flowing.

Cheers to you DollFace *raises glass*

Coconut Cream… A Nu Found Luv

4 Aug

Well it surely has been some time since my last post! I’ve gotten busier and busier as the weeks go by, getting closer to the start of school! I finally slowed down a little to post…

I’ve been on this YouTube obsession for past few weeks and every time I see something nu or interesting on YouTube, I rush to try my hand at it. So far, I’ve accomplished crocheting weave, achieved a better blowout and have gotten some really cool ideas for makeup. I will of course be posting about all of these things in the days to come, so stay tuned!

One thing I ran across while on YouTube was this concept of a coconut cream relaxer /:) Yea I know what you all are thinking: “RELAXER!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOO WAAAAAYYY!!!!!!” and those were my exact sentiments too! I had to investigate though because there were many postings about this and either saying how wonderful it is or how it was a joke. In my experience with relaxed and natural hair, I have never heard of coconut of any form relaxing your tresses. I proceeded  to look further. The recipe is as follows:

2tbs Coconut Oil

1.5 – 2tbs Coconut Cream Concentrate

8- 12 oz. Plain yogurt

You mix all that together to get this thick, creamy consistency and then apply it to the hair.

Let set and then comb through and rinse (how long you let the mix set on hair is entirely up to you)

I found out that coconut cream concentrate is a finely ground form of the coconut meat. As the meat is ground it forms a paste like texture and has a 70% FAT CONTENT!!! Immediately, I’m blown away! 70% fat content is screaming moisture and curl definition. The “relaxer” recipe calls for 2tbs of the concentrate, which can’t be enough to relax your curl pattern. I don’t believe that this actually relaxes your curl pattern at all! Its look more like a deep conditioner to me. Coconut cream concentrate is pure fat content (no water what so ever is in this) and last time I checked, fat does not break the di-sulfide bonds of hair. I don’t see it physically possible for this to relax your hair at all. Even the videos I’ve seen have no evidence of relaxation. Look at it this way, when you apply Aussie conditioner,  for example,  to your hair, when you begin to detangle, you can do so with easy. Why is this so? Conditioners coat your hair, making it slick and easily allowing a comb or brush to run through it. Once you wash that conditioner out, your hair is softer, moisturized, usually manageable to some degree and your curl pattern is STILL INTACT. The YouTube videos I’ve seen produce the same results. Once the coconut cream mixture is applied to the hair, a comb, brush or fingers can easily pass through the hair (just like any other conditioner would do). Once the mixture washed out of the hair, YouTubers reported softer, more defined curls/waves/kinks/coils… the same results you would expect with any conditioner you would buy from the store. No one had relaxed hair, loosened curl pattern or a different texture! Its been deep conditioned at best.


I haven’t done this conditioning treatment on myself yet but I do plan to after I tweak the recipe a little lol 🙂 I think that this conditioning treatment will be excellent for anyone who has dry hair, lives in harsh climates or has damage. Here in GA, the heat is sometimes unbearable and very very very harmful to the hair. I can walk outside for 10 min and my hair is as dry as a desert, like I put no product on! GA heat is literally frying my hair!!! I’m very excited to try this out though! I’m hoping that it will give my dry hair more moisture and prevent that halo effect that I sometimes get (its soooooo annoying).


I hope that this post helps some and educates all. If you give the Coconut Cream Conditioning treatment a try, let me know what your thoughts are and how your hair responded to it.