About Me

By day I’m just another pencil pusher, but by night I’m an aficionado of hair, makeup & all things glamorous. This blog is basically an outlet for my hobbies & a platform for the free exchange of ideas with other makeup addicts, product junkies & curly girls.

DISCLAIMER: I am not an esthetician or cosmetologist… my beauty knowledge is attributed to decades of divadom, watching YouTube videos, reading other beauty blogs & of course old-fashioned trial & error.

Oh & for all you “Naturalistas” in the blogosphere: I am newly natural. I transitioned from December 1, 2009 until my final chop on July 28, 2011. My go to style during this long-term transition was the rollerset/roller-wrap; it was also my staple style back in the permie days. I kept rocking it because it helped me to blend the different textures seamlessly & it lasts longer than other hairdos I’ve tried. I do occasionally wear my natural curls, especially in the summertime, but I’m still experimenting when it comes to twisting & braiding.

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15 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Vee May 2, 2011 at 7:06 am #

    YAY!!! I’m so excited about your blog and all the post to come. =)

  2. Sham May 2, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    Thanks Love! I appreciate the support :)

  3. lovelyzphib1920 May 25, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    YaY! *claps in delight* I love it!!!!!!

    • Sham May 25, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

      Hey boo! Thanks :) BTW… you’re friggin hilarious (in addition to being beautiful & bipolar)… I can totally hear you saying EVERYTHING you type on your blog. LOL

  4. mrsdjrass October 20, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

    You had me as soon as you mentioned how long you transitioned. That alone gave me some much needed hope. I’m subscribing to this blog:-(

    • Sham October 20, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

      I’m glad I could be of service to you ;) Hang in there mama… those permed ends will be gone before you know it!

  5. Hattie McCarter December 31, 2011 at 12:32 am #

    Hi sham,

    I’m a dark-skinned female, thats searching for an eye shadow that make my eye’s pop. I’m very dark around my eyes with heavy eyelids. N Chinese eyes. I love eye shadow. I just don’t know what color to get.

    • Sham January 19, 2012 at 6:29 am #

      Happy New Year Hattie! Before I make my recommendations, I have a few questions for you:
      – Are you going for a neutral look or a colorful look?
      – Do you like frost/metallic finished e/s or do you prefer matte?
      – By heavy eyelids do you mean a monolid (like Brandy Norwood)?

  6. Nikki January 20, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

    I was wondering where you are from? Your hair looks a bit “Spanishy”.

    • Sham January 20, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

      hablo Español, pero soy “gringa” LOL!

  7. Ingrid January 24, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    I know you had difficulty finding the macadamia straightening balm. Well guess what …I found Some at an actual body shop in Dallas, TX. And to make it much sweeter it was only $6 so I bought TWO bottles. Let me know of you need me to ship you a couple of bottles.

  8. truthseeker41 January 28, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    Hey I stumbled upon your site via youtube! I am transitioning and I have been since July 2011. I am new the the natural world, so I am just soaking everything up like a sponge. I wanted to see how people did their roller sets. You did a great job! I am going to do it today. I tried bantu knots last week. It was very pretty. It looked more like a straw or rod set. Anyway, just wanted to stop by and share my experience. I am also a blogger but I rant and ramble about dating. LOL!!!!

  9. Pat Blue March 6, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    I love this blog! Glad I found it! Cool and inspirational to be glam!

  10. LadyBee March 16, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    I must say that I am excited that I found your you tube page. I am fairly new in the transitional stage, it will be a year in July. I did not do the chop yet( I plan on chopping some off next week) I have just been growing the perm out. I have not went through all of your videos but I was wondering what products do you recommend I understand it is a trail and error thing I am very new to the product world, I have seen a lot of great reviews on the Cantu Shea butter leave in needless to say that will be in the collection. What do you do to achieve the “straight” look, right now I have been using a hot comb and flat iron but my hair is no longer taking to that method. Thank You and continue to be blessed

  11. Tiffany April 28, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    What products did you use while you were transitioning? I absolutely love your hair!!!

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