Category Archives: Beauty

Cera Wax Studio. Home of the Ouch-less Wax!

Cera4Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a bloggers night out event at Cera Wax Studio hosted by my friend Angelica of Angelica in the City.Cera5Cera3

Angelica had Cera Wax Studio in Bethesda, rockin! Music, drinks and all of the cutest/baddest blogger chicks in DC came to play at Cera!CeraCera6

Cera was nice enough to provide waxing during the party! I received an eyebrow wax and an Intern John “Vixen wax” (Brazilian Wax). Continue reading Cera Wax Studio. Home of the Ouch-less Wax!

Coconut Oil Wash N Go Routine From Sally Beauty

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This is the style guide for the ultimate curly wash-n-go using only coconuts products! Coconuts are amazing for your hair because they:

  • Protect Against Dandruff
  • Prevents Hair Breakage
  • Stimulates Hair Growth
  • Moisturizes Like a MOTHER!

This isn’t a foo-foo, couture product guide either! All the products used are under $10 and can be found in Sally Beauty! Practical and affordable. Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 2.57.44 PM

  1. Wash & Detangle IMG_7337IMG_7364IMG_7339

    Using Hair One’s Coconut Oil Cleansing Conditioner lather your locs with its moisturizing cleanser and start to detangle with a Denman Brush  . The Denman brush easily detangles curly hair and leaves you with the cutest coiled hair.

  2. Deep Condition with Hair Mask  IMG_7378IMG_7334

    Mystic Divine Coconut Complex Hydrating Masque  is key for coils! As soon as you put it on your hair you can feel it slaying your curls with moisture.  Depending on your hair’s level of dryness you can leave the mask on for 5-15 minutes.  Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.42.30 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.46.34 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.42.53 PM

  3. Leave-In Conditioner IMG_7400IMG_7345

    EDEN-Coconut Shea Leave-In Conditioner   is that last step of moisture. It just keeps the curls elongated a little longer and prevents more shrinkage than normal. (Which I badly need because I’m the shrinkage queen!) Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.55.38 PM Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.55.53 PM

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    Shea Moisture: Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie   to combat unnecessary frizz, and define your curl pattern even more. Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.18.40 PM

  5. Hair Chemist:  Coconut Water Hydrating Hair Serum This is a hydrating hair serum, that gives your hair a beautiful glow while providing additional moisture. Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.19.17 PM
  6. Ion: Styling Spray Starch  I use this final product to set my curls. It gives a light hold I need to help my wash-n-go last! Screen Shot 2016-07-30 at 9.19.36 PM

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Wash-N-Go’s always make me insecure but I feel fierce with this method! Get the look at Sally Beauty ! Thank you for checking out my style guide. If you decide to try this method, please comment below with your experience!

The Edges & Protective Ponytail Tutorial

I love the heat of summer time but avoid a heat stroke I have to keep my hair out of the way!

If your 4-type hair is like mine, it can be nearly impossible to slick down your hair without it looking plain greasy. Here’s some quick tips on how I achieve the perfect edges and ponytails!

Start with freshly washed hair. – A fresh wash helps the hair lay down.  If your hair is pliable then you’ll need less product. Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.50.09 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.49.33 PM

Use your favorite moisturizer. – To protect my hair in ponytails I use Jamaican Castor Oil. The style might be used for days so I make sure this style doesn’t lead to breakage.

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Grab Your Pomade or Gel – Stop everything you’re doing and pick up Murry’s Edge Wax! It lays 4-type hair.  It provides a hold that isn’t hard and my edges don’t look greasy & fizzy after one hour.Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.40.05 PM

Create The Ponytail – Pick a spot on your head and make a ponytail. By creating two loose braids my thick hair goes into a ponytail more easily. Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.40.45 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.41.41 PM

Tie Your Hair Down With  a Leg of a Stocking – Silk scarfs aren’t going to cut it.  Grab some old stockings, cut a leg of it off and tie it around your head = LAID.Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.42.31 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-25 at 5.42.52 PM

Wrap ponytail with Hair Extensions (optional)- For the perfect Phony Pony I used Haute Kinky Hair – Haute Curls. I wrapped the hair extensions around my ponytail without taking out my braids. I also wrapped the hair extensions around the base of my ponytail to hide the tracks.

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Final Result

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Other Looks I’ve Created with This Method:

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Let me know what you think of this tutorial and leave a comment below!

 

xoxo

Naila

Hair Feature: Dachè Hair

IMG_1283I have been wearing Dachè Hair for a few weeks.  Russian course curly hair, that’s giving me life! Long story short: It’s quality hair and I LOVE IT!   The people over at Dachè made a lace wig unit for me and it’s been so convenient.IMG_1271

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It was a medium tight curl and it brought all the boys to the yard! It’s seen in the 10 Weave Commandments video. IMG_2401 IMG_2400

The reason I say it’s high quality is because it met the following criteria: it didn’t shed, it didn’t tangle and it didn’t mat!

I went to the beach and had many days at the pool in my Dachè wig unit, and it still looks fabulous! IMG_1705IMG_1712

I also wore my Dache wig at the Beyonce Formation World Tour

A video posted by Naila (@theweavewhisperer) on Jun 6, 2016 at 1:52pm PDT

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Visit DacheHair.com and tell them The Weave Whisperer sent you!IMG_2478

My Life Changing Facial at the Center For Plastic Surgery!

CPS2While I’m not opposed to a little nip and tuck,  I know God already took his TIMMMEEE when he created me. So, I don’t need plastic surgery.

However, I have not worn makeup since my trip to Center for Plastic Surgery in Annandale, VA. When I walked out of the building I felt like my skin had new life!CPS22

Here’s what happened:

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I opted for the Fire  & Ice Facial. Baby, let me tell you, CPS exceeded all of my expectations!  The Fire & Ice Facial is a medical grade facial, just a step below a chemical peel.This facial is great for anyone who battles acne or other skin ailments. My aesthetician , Marily Salls was amazing!’CPS4First they start off with the fire mask, which resurfaces your face by removing old, dry skin. It has a warming, tingling sensation and smelled like cookies to me! Next they apply the soothing ice mask. This mask uses hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, green tree extract, and peppermint to hydrate the skin and calm it down.CPS3At the end of my session I saw instant results! My complexion has been evened and brightened!I highly recommend this facial. The procedure goes for $150.00 and is well worth the money.CPS9Since this treatment I have been following up with CPS’s recommended skincare regimen products and boy do I feel beautiful! I use a retinol eye cream, a super serum, cooling serum and a great SPF!CPS6IMG_7091

I felt a boost of confidence after this facial. As a beauty blogger you’re always faced with wearing a beat face. But now days I think my bare skin looks JUST fine!Cps25

xoxo

-Naila

Honeybee Garden ALL Organic Cosmetics

IMG_6899Have you ever wondered what kind of stuff is in makeup? Has your face ever burned or tingled after applying liquid foundation? *raises hand*

I was super happy to have the opportunity to use Honeybee Gardens Cosmetics. They are an ALL natural,  ALL organic line of makeup and skincare. Everything is tested to certify that all of the ingredients are in fact all natural and organic. This is perfect for anyone with skin allergies!

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Beauty starts within! You have to mindful of what makeup is seeping through your pores. Honeybee Garden’s foundation gave me full coverage with a glow. Natural but still BEAT! The lip liner was smooth and gave me a beauty pink color. The lip gloss and it’s yummy scent topped it off for a long lasting gloss! IMG_6882

The foundation I used was the Pressed Mineral Powder (Sultana) $10.99. Lips: Fantasy JobaColors  Lip Liner $8.99. Luscious Lip Gloss Viper $11.99

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Please check out Honeybee Garden Cosmetics and let me know if you love it!

xoxo Naila

3 Ways to Use a Straightening Brush

1. You Can Finally Throw Out Your Hot Comb

Ok, well maybe you can just put the hot comb in the drawer. But a straightening brush is a great alternative to hot combs and flat irons! Straightening combs ceramic technology makes it a little easier on your hair and speeds up the straightening time. Make sure you’re using a good heat protect product to minimize any heat damage.Screen Shot 2016-03-25 at 5.13.59 PMScreen Shot 2016-03-25 at 5.16.17 PM
2. It Can Give You A Blow Out Look

No, a straightening brush will not give a person with 4-type hair bone straight locks. However, it can give a fabulous textured blow out look! If you just want to be a disco queen or just stretch out your hair, a straightening brush might be for you!IMG_6638IMG_6635

3. Stretch Out Your Natural Hair

I wanted a big, long braid out and I used my straightening brush as a way to elongate my braid out. I used the brush on a low setting to stretch out my natural hair and braided my hair with Every Strand- Coconut & Shea Butter Curling Creme. Results: Instagram worthy hair!

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A was given a straightening brush from Care MEIt sells for $39.99IMG_6649

Have you used straightening brushes before? Leave a comment below with your experience!

xoxo

Naila

5 Rules for Buying Weave at the Hair Store

1. If They’re Rude…LEAVE the store

Too many times, the African American community’s insecurities are capitalized on without any respect for the Black dollar. We all know that many people of color purchase weave . I suggest only buying products from a place that respects your buying power!Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 7.46.00 AM

2. Ask Them to Take the Hair Out of the Package.

You need to feel how the hair flows through your fingers. Can you easily run your fingers from root to tip? Does it tangle when you shake it? If the hair doesn’t flow theres a chance the cuticles are running in different directions, thus limiting the shelf life of the hair extensions. You’ll probably get a good 2.5 weeks out of it at most. Also, if it tangles just from shaking it, you can only imagine what it going to do on the back of your head.Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 7.43.59 AM

3.  Find Natural Light to View the Hair

Hair stores have horrible lighting. The fluorescent lighting makes the hair look a different color when it would seem in the sunlight. I suggest holding the hair up to a window or somewhere that you can see the hair exactly how it is. Hair stores seldom have a return policy so check everything before buying.Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 7.43.18 AM

4.  Check Online First

Have an idea of what you want to buy before you go to the store and head online to check the prices. If you check the online prices you’ll be able to see if the price in the store is worth it.Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 7.44.42 AM

5. Watch The Weave Whisperer!

I have the skinny on the best wigs and weaves in the industry. So don’t forget to check me out! You can also email me at TheWeaveWhisperer@gmail.com with questions. Just add the word QUESTION to the subject header and I’ll respond as soon as possible.Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 9.43.10 AM

xoxo

Naila Carter

Hair Perception vs Reality

I might be glamorous in public but behind closed doors I’m every scarf, cornrow wearing woman! There is an unrealistic expectation of women. Good hair takes preparation! We didn’t just wake up like this!Screen Shot 2016-02-06 at 1.36.54 PMIMG_0411This video is for those who don’t know everything it takes to be beautiful!

I used these fabulous line of hair products, Hydratherma Naturals to complete my braid-out! IMG_0424These products were gentle and moisturizing. I was really happy with  my braid-out using Hydratherma Naturals! IMG_0439IMG_0446

Details: SLS Free Moisture Plus Hair Cleanser $20.99 Amino Plus Protein Deep Conditioning Treatment $17.99 Aloe Curl Enhancing Twisting Cream- $15.99 

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The wig used in this video was from a local beauty supply  store and I’m in LOVE with it! It’s online sale is coming soon and I will share details! IMG_5303IMG_5283

I hope you guys could relate to this video! Thanks for watching and make you FOLLOW me on YouTube, because that where all my crazy are!

I’m also on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook being nuts. So join me!

 

xoxo

How to Clean Makeup Spills in Your Bathroom

IMG_1452Hair products and makeup can make my bathroom pretty messy. As a beauty blogger I spend a lot of time in the bathroom. To combat these messes, I keep several rolls of SCOTT®  Choose-A-Sheet Paper Towels  under my counter! To keep my bathroom properly stocked I go to Dollar General to get all of my SCOTT® products. Dollar General offers digital coupons. On top of the affordable price, I save even more with their digital coupons. Who could resist?

One sheet of a SCOTT® towel goes a long way! SCOTT® Choose-A-Sheet Paper Towels are durable and sometimes I only use two for my entire bathroom!IMG_1454

To clean my foundation and makeup products that spill on my counter I use:

  • Water
  • SCOTT® Choose-A-Sheet Paper Towels
  • Distilled White Vinegar

Wet the SCOTT® paper towel with hot water and white vinegar. The acid in the vinegar disinfects and easily cleans the surface of your sink and counter. Bye, bye spills!

Try these simple and easy tricks in your bathroom! Check out Dollar General’s deals on SCOTT®!

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To redeem Digital Coupons:Screen Shot 2016-01-19 at 10.10.32 PM

1. Sign up at  Create account and load which coupons you would like to use

2. Visit your local Dollar General to redeem coupons at checkout. Find a Dollar General near you by using the store locator

Find 3 special SCOTT® Bonus Packs in-store through the end of February 2016.

• SCOTT® 1000 Bath Tissue, 16 pack (2 Free Rolls)

• SCOTT® Choose-A-Sheet Paper Towels, Mega Roll 6 Pack (Bonus 15% Sheets)

• SCOTT® Extra Soft Bath Tissue, Double Roll 16 pack (2 Free Rolls)

Thank you to SCOTT® and Dollar General for sponsoring this post and helping me save money while cleaning!