Super Cute Headband Find at Target

Hola Chicas,

I was up at 3am this morning with Braxton Hicks contractions... they're becoming stronger and a bit more frequent. So so scary. To take my mind off of them, I ate a cup of yogurt and watched Sunday's episode of Boondocks (OMG... 'cross dressing for Christ'... epic episode). This was pretty effective for a while, but I've been quite anxious lately and my mind wanders a lot.

I have a due date of August 20th, but I know she's not gonna hang out until then. I'll be considered full term on July 30th... and I feel deep down that sister girl will be making her big debut shortly thereafter (seriously, it feels like she's gonna fall out my butt). So all of this was racing through my mind this morning at 3am... I'm NOT ready... she IS ready, and ain't waiting on me...the nursery is still currently a junky office... I haven't read all of my 'parenting books' yet, and the biggest anxiety provoking thought of all, 'will I even be a good mom?!' Before July gets here, I need to sit my ass 'on the couch' and let y'all therapize me :0) No joke. I plan to do a post very soon on my thoughts on impending motherhood.

This was supposed to be a short post. All of the above was to explain why I decided to take a trip to Tarjay today. We're not ready. Period. And I need to rectify that. I've got a living room full of baby stuff from you gals (thank you!), fam, and friends, and we haven't done our part yet. My sweet granny sent me money to buy a bassinet for baby back in April, and I had yet to do so. I went today and bought the super cute sleigh style bassinet to go in my room, plastic tubs to pack up the office, and this super cute headband. I know we're always on the hunt for cute cheap accessories... this is an easy one to snag :)

It was not in the hair department. There's a section when you first walk in to most Targets... it's near the Juniors department, and has like a 'celeb' theme. There's always colorful scarves, big handbags, and jewelry. Well, they had three headbands on display-- a brown one, a black one, and a color that is escaping me right now. They're going for $6.99 and are adorable! I was rocking a bun today and after the lady rang me up, she asked if I wanted to put the band in a separate bag. I told her, 'nope, I'll wear it, lol'. And I did... it totally jazzed up my bun :)

I'll probably go back tomorrow and get the other colors. I like that it doesn't give me a headache (most headbands do), and has what looks like a goody ouchless headband underneath the material to keep it from sliding off. Flawless design... couldn't have made it better myself ;-) Oh, and the flower is detachable!

Later Gators,

p.s. Packing up the office today... any takers to come and put the crib, changing table, bassinet, bouncer, stroller, and jumperaoo together? Oh, and why in the hell does one little person need so much (colorful) stuff?! Good grief!

Creating Your Own Hair Flowers

As natural divas, we know that the right accessories can make or break a look. Gorgeous hair flowers are hard to come by, and whenever you do run across them, they're usually the wrong color, an inappropriate material, or too big, or too small! The lovely Ni-Kiya, aka bambiix2 teaches us how to create our own!

Looking Feminine After the Big Chop

Bambiix2 is back and this time she's talking about jazzing up your TWA (Teeny Weeny Afro)!

As a newly natural boo , I understand the depressing feeling you experience the day after you wake up to your short 'do. When I woke up , I was bare faced , groggy , no earrings …and had short hair that I could do nothing with. I didn’t cry , I didn’t feel extremely bad, I just stared at myself for a while. I didn’t even touch my hair. I just stared because I was in utter shock. I thought to myself maybe I should have big chopped during the day so it didn’t feel like a dream when I woke up. I didn’t quite look like what I was accustomed waking up to for the last couple of years. To top it all off, my mother told me I looked like my brother, she gave me a disgusted laugh and walked off. For a split second it affected me, it hurt quite a bit…did I really look like a boy? Crap! I needed to do something! I never ever thought about hiding my hair under weaves, wigs or hats. I don’t believe after the big chop you should succumb to those measures ... be proud of your hair! I only thought about how I would ROCK IT.

I threw all of my accessories on the floor, and sat smack right in the middle of them. Figuring out what would work for me at this stage in my life and what wouldn’t. I have chopsticks, ponytail holders and other hair accessories that of course would be of no use to me at this point. So those were hidden from sight (except the chopsticks which I keep out for motivation). My earrings of course had to be carefully picked out and put up on display. My headbands were separated and put together. I wanted to make sure I saw my accessory collections everyday. I did not want to be bored with my look. So your hair is too short to do anything with it … POP the accessories!

In my opinion, accessories can change or update any outfit. A person can wear a black shirt and jeans and with the use of their accessories it can be switched up to a different look each time. Even though I was accessory obsessed before my big chop, in that I loved different shoes, belts, earrings, hats and so forth, I found myself gravitating more to my headbands and earrings to really rock my TWA. Makeup also plays an important role in my opinion. Not a lot of anything is needed, but just enough.

I’m a very funky feeling sort of girl … bright colors...odd shapes…very strange. So my accessories are like that. My sister is very conservative and it shows in her accessories. Each person is different you know? So do you.

I’m rambling and I am not quite sure what I’m going on about, lol, but the whole point is to use accessories to make yourself look feminine, cute, glamorous, chic. Use them to show your personality. You do not need your hair to feel feminine, or to rock a certain look.

Below are a couple pictures showing how I changed up my look using accessories alone ... and two cases, I changed the lip color.

I did two videos on on my accessories collection. I wasn’t joking when I said I’m a bit obsessed with them.

**What do you do to jazz up your TWA?**

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