hassetthound asked: Your face is so attractive!!

Oh snap! Thanks!

Girl’s girl.

I’m grateful to have the opportunity love so many women so hard. All of my best girls get me excited to know them on the regular. Strong, funny, thoughtful women, the lot of you. xo.

One Year Natural.

I chopped my hair into a pixie cut January 22nd 2013, before meeting a friend for dinner.* I was fed up. In some areas I cut up to 5 inches of an already short bob off, soothing the fear with pictures of Solange and Tracee Ellis Ross. I had begun nursing a blind faith in a future where my hair would be shiny and long again. One year of solid dedication I pledged, and if I hated it, I could return to the land of heat.

I have no pictures. I didn’t think I’d want them. The Disneyland photo above is from February.

It’s been a battle and then a joy, saying goodbye to a flat iron I’d clutched for 10 solid years. I used heat only once at the sixth month mark to check length and I washed it out immediately, missing the volume of curls.

I have learned how versatile my hair can be. I’ve learned how to get loose waves, tight corkscrews, and massive volume without heat. I’ve learned how five inches of growth looks like two because shrinkage is a Bitch with a capital ‘B’. I’ve learned how to eat a slice of humble pie regularly, but keep going (like the ocean, the hair will pummel you just to remind you who is boss). I’ve learned the power of the afro: she is mighty. Most importantly, I’ve learned how good being me can feel.

What I chopped doubled, then tripled. But I gained a lot more than that. Moisturizing products for one.

One year solid and I never want to go back.

*For the record, I do not recommend chopping off all your hair in the 30 minutes between work and dinner plans. That’s just playing with fire.

itsnotthatserious:


Lucille Ball 

QUEEN.

itsnotthatserious:

Lucille Ball 

QUEEN.

(Source: vintagevixxxen)

Life lately, according to iPhone.

"As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life."

— Amy Poehler. (via ucbcomedy)

(via mutations)

Beauty Raves: Silver Lining
I’ve been wearing silver eyeliner everyday for a week, and a dash of silver powder on my cupid’s bow. I adore the hint of specialness it’s been bringing to my relatively no-frills work makeup. Silver is my go-to metal…might try a french mani with piles of vintage silver rings in the near future.

Beauty Raves: Silver Lining

I’ve been wearing silver eyeliner everyday for a week, and a dash of silver powder on my cupid’s bow. I adore the hint of specialness it’s been bringing to my relatively no-frills work makeup. Silver is my go-to metal…might try a french mani with piles of vintage silver rings in the near future.

Friday night was girls and gays night.

Forever.

Forever.

(via candylands)

My life in a nutshell.

My life in a nutshell.

(Source: seinfeld-daily, via romini)

Post-brunch pink Saturday.

The #spiritofsolange is alive and well.

The #spiritofsolange is alive and well.

defcreations asked: Love Neutra, how do you feel about Gotham? I feel it keeps thing pretty geometric, but it can get a little space consuming. If not using condense.

Gotham is a tried and true, beautifully cut face. I tend to use it a few point sizes smaller than I normally would size other typefaces, just due to the width. I think it can go down to 6 and still be pretty legible!

"Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad."

— Rumi (via symphonyofthecosmos)

(via candylands)

bbook:

But can I go to this party for New Year’s Eve?

bbook:

But can I go to this party for New Year’s Eve?