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transition to natural

Lately I have been on a natural hair fix. Trying to find things that work with my natural 4c hair. Now I skipped the "big chop" (which is cutting off all your hair and starting over) and went straight to growing it out with protective styles. 

I already had a pixie cut that I was rocking for the past 5 years. I loved a short hairstyle, the maintenance was just too much. My hair would grow like wildfire. Every 3-4 weeks I would have to cut it back into a shape until one day I decided I didn't want perms anymore. 

Perms stopped working in my hair.  Causing me to perm more often which was damaging my hair. Started off with weaves, braids you know the usual. After almost a year of protective styles I decided I wanted to debut my hair to the world.   

The first time I wore my hair natural was so liberating and exciting,yet I was scared. As far as I can remember I've always gotten a perm. Always wore my hair straight. With encouragement from friends and family and of course my boyfriend, I was ready. 

In August 2015 my fro made its debut! I felt everyone was staring at me. The beautiful comments from people who are also natural was worth it. I felt free!  

I am now 2 years perm free. Loving and embracing my coils. So to my ladies looking for affirmation, encouragement know that I was there too. My hair its at its healthiest and fullest I've ever seen. 

August 2015

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March 2017

March 2017

My September Morphe Brushes

Some of my favorite brushes that I use daily are Morphe brushes. They have this awesome program where you pay $19.99 a month for 3-5 brushes. I recommend this program to artist or enthusiast just starting out and need some good inexpensive brushes. Or for the pro artist who loves extra brushes. 

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Pictured L-R R38, R41, R37, R5 

The R5 pro contour brush is what its name says. The bristle on this brush is very soft. The tapered point is ideal for someone who is a beginner in contouring. The hair starts off with a fuller base which is suitable for blending out the edges of the contour. Sits perfectly underneath the cheek bone. 

The R37 pointed blender is a fave of mine. Its tapered bristles are perfect for carving out the crease area. This brush acts as a contour brush, like the R5, but for the eyes. Good for blending out shadows. Or for creating depth in the crease area. 

The R41 pencil crease is perfect for those cut creases. I would also use the brush to add color on the bottom lash line. The R41 helps with precision. To define your crease even more or to add a little contrast to the lower eye. 

The R38 round blender is perfect for your transition colors. Its fluffy shape diffuses color to be evenly distributed.  You can also apply concealer with this brush. I know it may come as a shock. The frame of the brush blends out concealer, shadow, and even foundation. You would use it on smaller areas. 

If you would like to give any of these brushes a try use my link to sign up https://liveglam.com/morphe-brushes/?ref=Ncorb419

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