Hola Chicas!

I’m baaack πŸ™‚ And I definitely missed you guys!

Our USVI Saint Thomas/Saint John Babymoon adventure proved to be even more beautiful and enjoyable then I ever could’ve imagined.

Let’s start with the hair:

We arrived in St. Thomas on Wednesday night (March 10th). My hair was in a braid-n-curl (done on dry hair) and I was feeling divalicious as I kicked through the airport. Shiny, defined, bouncy…perfect!

Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, that perfectly defined braid-n-curl turned into a frizzy, poofy mess within minutes of my feet hitting the tar mat in Saint Thomas. It was at this point that I realized I was going to have to draw on my more creative styles. I hate wash and gos because of the maintenance factor. So, after I unpacked and settled into our condo, I completed a set of microtwists on my dry hair, using a little Deva Set it Free and Deva Mister Right. I ended up wearing the twists for half of the vacation! It allowed for versatility (up, down, half up/half down, under my floppy hat), efficiency (it took me no time to get ready for the day), and kept me from yanking my hair out! The humidity in Saint Thomas was no joke, but my twists handled it like a pro. The dry twists also reduced the scalpiness, and added the much needed volume I was seeking from the wet mini twists.

Yep, I came all the way to Saint Thomas and met a CurlyNikki.com reader from St. Croix! Hi Cheri… I’m totally coming back!


After several days of twist updos adorned with flowers, my halo became increasingly frizzy. I took down my beloved hairstyle, co-washed, and found my self at a lost. I definitely didn’t want to re-twist… a bun would be too ho hum… and if I did a wash and go, I’d find myself back in the bathroom the next day (pissed) doing it all over again. So, I decided to learn to flat twist on the fly! I thought back to a pic I found last year, and your recommendations, and decided to try two low buns, with a twist (on sopping wet hair)! Here is the result:



The Wildlife:

Ummm… yeah… so there were countless roosters on the island, and they crowed morning, noon, and night! I mean it was literally incessant… I heard from a few that the roosters are inbred, and are easily confused, lol. They’re not so good at discerning sunrise from noon!


Our condo was surrounded by a family of about 8 iguanas. It was neat when we saw one… pretty cool and picture worthy when we saw two…but got kinda freaky and weird when we saw seven at once! The guys in the apt below ours named them!


The Beach:

OMG. The water was crystal clear, and the views STUNNING! We visited Megans Bay and Coki’s Point on Saint Thomas and Cinnamon Bay on Saint John. Simply gorgeous!

Baby bump exposed! I’m 17 weeks πŸ™‚

Hubby found a starfish! I named him Patrick πŸ™‚



The Proposal:

We shared our babymoon with my husband’s childhood friend and fellow Kappa Alpha Psi brother Eric ‘Nookie’ Young! He decided that Saint Thomas was the perfect back drop for him to propose to his sweetheart. I helped him pick out the ring πŸ˜‰

Oh, and she’s a curly too! She said YES!


Views:

This is minutes after arriving in St. Thomas… my hair is in a puff and I’m looking down off of our condo’s balcony. Loving the view!

My hubby’s a chef and he made mango omelets with mangos grown by a really cool local we met at Coki beach.

About to enjoy breakfast on the balcony!
On the ferry to Saint John!

Cinnamon Bay in Saint John… it was hot as sin!

Our rental… an American car (steering wheel on the left side), that was driven on the left side of the road. Hubby did most of the driving, but I was the nighttime designated (so friggin’ sober) driver. It took some getting used to, but we got the hang of it!


The Bling:

The hubs caught me on the phone while at Cuzzins (an excellent restaurant downtown Saint Thomas).
Notice that it looks bedazzled? Well it is, but those aren’t rhinestones… they’re 100% genuine swarovski crystals and they sparkle like diamonds!
My iphone was graciously blinged out by Tori of Posh. Life Bling! She has adorned phones belonging to Mo’Nique, Keri Hilson, and Paris Hilton! She definitely hooked me up, and I’m glad to join the ranks πŸ™‚ If you’re liking it, you can get the look too!



Later Gators,
Nik