Thursday, October 25, 2012

Thursday Three: Hair, a talk show, and a wedding

Oh, hey there. I have some random bloggy stuff to blog about. I’ll call them the Thursday Three.

1. I was in Kansas City a couple of weekends ago for a wedding. I had a lovely time catching up with sorority sisters and old college friends. This is the first time I've been “in” a wedding. It’s an experience being part of the wedding party rather than a guest. All the running around and last minute prepping put me in ultra-planner/organizer mode. And I was only a hostess. Fifteen women getting dressed, and having their hair and makeup done in a cozy hotel suite is definitely an experience. It all came together beautifully in the end. I can only imagine what people go through planning an entire wedding. Can you say stressful?

In mid-September I set a goal to lose 10 pounds in 4 weeks, just in time for the wedding. I wanted to look my best in my ultra mini cocktail hostess dress. My total loss was 5.5 pounds. I did not reach my goal, but I am happy with my progress so far. My dress didn't fit much differently than when I originally tried it on, but the weight loss helped me feel more comfortable. I’m still aiming to reach my 10 pound goal before Thanksgiving. I woke up early the day of the wedding to run on the hotel gym treadmill and lift some weights. I'm determined to reach my goal!

It rained the entire day of the wedding, so the Bantu knot out style I had planned for my hair got a little puffy. Gotta love natural hair. I absolutely loved my makeup, though. When I grow up, I will have a personal makeup artist on call at all times.

2. After the wedding, I was itching to do this to my hair.

I love my pink streak. After two weeks, it’s already fading. I’m considering adding more. It’s Manic Panic which is non-permanent, and washes out very easily. Blogger Curly Nikki was in Chicago last weekend.

I rocked the pink streak at a very nice event she hosted promoting Motions new Naturally You hair care line. The pink hair got a few awkward looks, not surprising. Then, my sister directed me to Curly Nikki’s blog post the following Wednesday where she’s rocking a blue streak in her hair! Really cute! I also met one of my favorite bloggers at the event, Cassidy Blackwell.

Like me, she has a super coily texture so I admire the different cuts and styles she’s rocked with her natural hair. Her haircut is fierce in person. I walked away with the entire Naturally You product line. I washed, conditioned, deep conditioned, and styled with all the products over the weekend. I love the way it smells, and my hair feels very moisturized. I think I’ll write a full review soon.

3. I again co-hosted the Nappturalite Radio Show last week. The show topic was Detoxing 101-Benefits for Physical & Mental Health. I shared my experience with the Master Cleanser. I finished the 10 day cleanse way back in 2006, but I remember it like it was yesterday. Check out the replay of the show here! Singer Leela James was on the show and Raw Food Goddess, Nwenna Kai chatted with us about her raw lifestyle and recipe book.

I think that about sums up my Thursday Three!

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