Monday, May 30, 2011

"There's the line, Don't cross it"

Whoever said time flies when you're having fun wasn't joking. No school and No work makes Ij  VERY happy girl. More details on my antics later on.

For now, I want to talk about 'The Resistance'; the people who are opposed to technology and social networking possibilities it creates. I'm a person that strongly believes in people's expression of their lifestyles freely. What I have a problem with is the constant criticism of this expression which is sometimes baseless. I completely understand that some people could not be bothered to connect online but to label those who are interested in moving along with developments of this nature as superficial is pretty frustrating. No, people who blog are not narcissistic and self righteous; they wish to express  feelings and experiences by 'sharing' with others. SHARING is the key word which is also what people on Twitter choose to do. SHARE information; while watching the Oscars, Royal Wedding Soccer Game. SHARE messages; which is what BBM is for. How may alerts to robbery have been received through this medium? I can only point to networks I use, because that is what I understand. I always wondered what could be so attracting in the whole SIMS movement, it is not my cup of tea. But the mere fact that I see people connecting on that front and having collections of SIMS games, there must be some relevance.

Don't get me wrong, I am in no way criticizing people from resisting/minimal interest in social networking and the likes. The problem I find is dismissing those who are participants/clients of these as superficial narcissistic humans merely seeking attention. It is ok to analyze, just not the extent that it is insulting. And I say, "Judge not, that you be not Judged"  - Matthew 7:1


There's my #twocents. 

In other news... I feel like Christian Louboutin needs to rethink his shoes. From the discomfort to the zero quality of the soles. after 20 seconds of wearing my shoes, the soles were scraped off. Even Aldo shoes don't scrape off that easily. Pshh!













Cheers to a lovely week people...And if you're in the States, have a lovely Memorial Day.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

After I dyed...

My hair....

Hello Blogfam!
Nope. I am not going to apologize for my brief hiatus. Truth is, there were so many things going on in the world that I felt like there was nothing I could say that was as important. It has been an amazing 3 weeks. I just hope everyone is being safe, happy and loving life. So Long overdue is my hair update...lol

In a bid to spice up my hair-do, I dyed it. Yes I know, number one thing that a NATURAL should avoid. Tbh, I'm not really concerned with what I can and can't do with my hair, mainly because I don't believe in being enslaved by my hair. I'll make it work, the way I want it and deal with what ever follows. A little extreme I know, I'm just through with what's right and not especially because not everyone's hair is the same. I even  read in a book on natural hair that I shouldn't wash my hair while I shower. Instead it suggested bending over in a sink. First off my sink is small, second, my neck will ACHE. lol. I am so pain-averse. Can't even get a second ear piercing, don't judge please.

Anyways, first dye attempt failed a lightening my hair to a 'copper blonde'. My hairdresser blamed it on my hair being a 'dye-virgin' (Even hair is being considered virgin? *Blank Stare*) And was unbelievably black (who woulda thunk that was bad) SO this is how it turned out.














No one even noticed. It looked the same. Pretty boring so I gave a couple of weeks and went back and told her to make it RED! Yes I totally did it and loved it. Here's how I styled it.
A whole lot of pictures and I really do apologize. I just know there are a lot of natural converts out there that can cop a few hair-dos especially from a semi-rookie!


































Yes. I know it's nothing fancy; but it's what I can afford to do with my impatience. Haha

The Biggest Mistake Ever in the past three months was doing a 'twist-out'. I was soooo caught up in all those protective styles and blogs and things. My hair is tangled and tied and in nuts. My friend suggests I may have done it wrong. I feel like it is not suited for my 4b hair at this length. You know what though?  I'll stay away from all these "COMPLEX" suggestions. Feel free to try and let me know.

It's about to be a fun two weeks for me. More details as it progresses! Wooh!
Have an amazing rest of the week.

Yours Truantly,
Ij