Saturday, March 14, 2009


The company my boyfriend works for had an employee appreciation dinner the other night. It was at Otani's, the same place his Christmas Party was. We got lucky and had the best entree that comes with shrimp, steak, and lobster and of course fried rice and vegetables.
I mentioned in earlier posts that I have no kind of picture taking skills when I know my picture is being taken i.e., driver's license pictures or if I'm taking a picture of myself. I can only seem to take candid pictures.

Here I am practicing with a smile then a no smile.
I did the upside down rinsing technique again with the usual products: Suave Naturals (cowash), Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner and L'oreal Vive Pro Nutri Gloss conditioner (mixed together for my conditioner), Kinky Curly Knot Today (leave-in conditioner), Kinky Curly Curling Custard and Herbal Essences Set Me Up gel (gel for hold).

Some parts of the back of my hair were tangly, probably from going back and forth between upside down and right side up.

I tried to part my hair differently this time. Next time I get my haircut I might get some shorter, angled layers in the front.

I'm also wearing my favorite lipstick at the moment - MAC Hello Kitty Strayin'. I don't like Strayin' by itself. I always mix it with MAC Prrr lip gloss or Sonia Kushak Lip Glossing with No-Feather pencil in Vivacious (from Target).
Prrr is on top and Vivacious is on the bottom. In the picture above, I'm wearing Strayin' with Vivacious (my fave combo at the moment). Vivacious looks kind of bright but, it actually tones down bright colors and makes them more wearable. Vivacious is a pretty color to wear alone too. The no-feather pencil connected to the other end of Vivacious doesn't really do anything for me. I don't ever use it.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


A. Rose said...

Oooo. I love how Strayin' looks on you. I can't wear it on its own either...I always wear a gloss to layer on top of it. Still one of my faves though :)

Maricel said...

Yay! I can finally comment! Your eyebrows look soo good. I wish I had curly hair too. So, Otani is another one of your best meals? hehe

Girl with Curl said...

A.Rose: There's an Avon lipstick called Wink that kind of looks like Strayin' too. I used to use Wink all the time before I discovered Strayin'.

Che (Maricel): How come you couldn't comment before? You probably do have wavy hair somewhere in there. And yes Otani's was one of my best meals.

Tamika said...

I love that picture of you. I'm definitely a HUGE fan of Mac. I used to use store-bought and Clinique for years. Now I use Mac and wonder how come I didn't start long ago. I've been using it for years now and don't foresee myself switching anytime soon. I haven't used any of their lip gloss. I'm a fan of the CO Bigelow brand from Bath and Body Works. The tubes last so long, not to mention the color in them is very subtle but in many different shades. The menthol gives it some tingle. Speaking of tingle, remember when you tried that lip plumping stuff back in the day that made your mouth burn? LOL

Girl with Curl said...

Tamika: Yup, I love MAC. You know you can get it for cheaper at the outlet at the Cosmetics Company Store.

I have some CO Bigelow tinted lip balm that I forgot I had.

And yes I remember the burning plumper.