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The Beauty Brunch: What Does it Mean to be Beautiful?

On July 19, we will host our fourth event in Sierra Vista this year!

The event titled, “The Beauty Brunch: What Does it Mean to be Beautiful” will feature a panel discussion of industry professionals and all-around beautiful people (the “Wild Card” panelist will be revealed at the event) who will discuss what it means to be beautiful, whether societal beauty standards matter and where they find beauty.

This event will feature a delectable catered brunch, elegant atmosphere, décor provided by Distinctive Soirees, LLC, beauty photo booth and more.

Tickets are currently on sale here, with a few extra special extras for the VIPs.

 

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‘Friday the 13th’ Fashion Tips

It’s Friday the 13th, and in our book it’s a great opportunity to go over a few fashion tips, directly from the movies that made Crystal Lake famous. Bet you didn’t think you could learn anything (particularly regarding fashion) from a masked murderer in a movie, did ya?

Well, it’s our job to find the fashion information to help you look your best, and we take our jobs very seriously.

Check out the tips below, leave your comments or hit up our Facebook page to let us know what you think. If you have a friend or family member that can learn something from Mr. Voorhees, you’ll be doing them a favor by sharing this post with them. We’re certain they’ll thank you later 😉

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Carefully store your accessories when removing them will guarantee they’ll last a long time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It’s a good idea to pack extra accessories in the event of losing your…… mask.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Waterproof mascara. You never know when a pop up rain shower might happen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You can never go wrong with layers, you can always take clothes off when you get warm and add a sweater or light jacket when going in places that may have the AC on full blast.
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Tee too Big?? Restyle for a Perfect Fit!

During the ‘Let’s Talk about TEXture’ event in February, we sold the first batch of textured hair tshirts, many with images of curly fros, TWAs and empowering phrases.

One of the shirts read, Don’t Touch My Hair’ and was pretty popular during the event. Mo wore her shirt in her last Protective Style Files blog post, and we got several questions about the shirt she wore. Here we’ll give you all the of the details of how she restyled the large tshirt into a fashionable frock.

Here’s the Large shirt before:

 

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Mo started by cutting the neck and sleeve seams of the shirt. Then the bottom seam was cut off and the shirt was folded in half lengthwise and a half-moon shape was cut off to create a high-low effect.

 

Here’s the after!

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Feature Friday: Jane Lorraine

Jane3 In case you hadn’t heard, we at The Confetti Collective are Exclusively Inclusive. It is our goal to provide information and resources on lifestyle topics that our readers are interested in, as well as showcase our readers because they’re awesome. Allow us to introduce Jane Lorraine, one of our naturally textured hair neighbors to the north, hailing from the Buckeye State:

 

 

 

How long have you been natural?  What inspired your decision to wear your natural texture?

I have not had a relaxer in 5 years, but didn’t actually understand being natural until 3 years ago.  I actually went natural by accident!  I got tired of getting relaxers, which always gave me scalp burns, and just stopped getting them.  I also started to learn more about the dangers of relaxers for your skin and health but mostly I was at a point in my life where I wanted to truly accept my natural beauty.  Getting relaxers didn’t fit my definition of acceptance and health.

Do you think the growing popularity of naturally textured hair is a trend?  Why or why not?

No, I believe it is a movement!  More women of color are learning to accept their natural textures despite a culture that has not accepted our beauty.  Going Jane2 natural is a bold statement of resistance against negative messages and self-love.  It is so amazing and wonderful to me to see so many women who are confident in themselves and embracing their greatness.

What is your go-to hairstyle?

Today, my main style is the twist-out.  This style keeps my hair manageable and carefree since it will usually last me 3 days before I have to re-twist it.  I can also do a variety of other styles with the twist-out as my base.  I use the flat-twist method so it doesn’t take long to do my hair either.  I am all about ease and consistency.

Do you have staple products?  What are they?

My favorite products are TRESemme Naturals shampoo and conditioner, Karen’s Body Beautiful leave-in conditioner, Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Hair Smoothie for my deep conditioner, Jojoba and Olive Oil mixed as my sealer and raw Shea butter for styling.  When I first went natural I was a product junkie, but I have a good regime now that really works for me.

Do you have a hair crush?  If so, who is it?

I think all naturals are beautiful in their own way, but I have been crushing for a while on Naptural85 and Taren Guy.  I love Naptural85’s shiny long hair, and Taren’s amazing curly afros!

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What advice would you give to a new naturalista or someone considering wearing their hair in its natural state?

Having natural hair is more than just trying a new hairstyle trend or fad.  It is a personal and political statement of pride and love for yourself.  You will learn many things about yourself as you go natural, so pay attention to your journey.  I have found it to be a freeing and enjoyable experience.  Notice how a wonderful thing happens when you accept yourself and let go of external beauty standards that do not nurture you.  Most importantly, I want all my natural sista’s to love yourself just the way you are because our kinky, curly, coily hair is BEAUTIFUL!

Where can our readers find you online?

Blog: http://HonoringOurHAIRitage.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://www.Facebook.com/HonoringOurHairitage

Twitter: @JaneALorraineJane5

Email: JaneLorraineBlog@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Be sure to check out Jane’s blog, and keep in touch with her via social media. And don’t forget to Be Exclusively Inclusive!

 

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What Goes With This?? Fashion Advice Awaits!

We’re excited to introduce you to a new online platform that is perfect for these instances where you buy a pair of shoes, purse, or top out of sheer delight at its fashion wonderfulness, only to get home and realize that you have NOTHING to wear with it and have no clue where to start shopping.

What Goes With This is a fashion advice-giving community where you can upload photos of those hard-to-style items in your closet for help creating the look you want. Haven’t you heard that shopping is better with friends? Well now you have more stylish BFFs than you can shake a stick at, and they’re willing to help you find your style!

What’s even better is that the conversation works both ways, you can ask the community for help as well as offer help to anyone that needs it,  and the completed looks include the ‘Where to Buy’ info!

Check out a few looks that you can rock from day to night to weekends, and in between:

 

Be sure to check out What Goes With This and go shopping with your virtual fashionable friends!

 

 

 

 

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Protective Style Files Vol. 7: Marley Crochet Braids

Okay, INHMD is over and Mz. Jackson is being tucked away again. I wanted something funky, something that I hadn’t done before,  something that exudes “summer fun” and I settled on crochet braids. I missed the days of rocking my bob sew-in while I was transitioning, so I decided on short, off the neck hair.

I am in love with Marley hair because of its versatility and re-usability so naturally I decided to use it for my crochet install.

After cowashing and allowing may hair to air dry, I finger parted my hair in the middle, did two braids down the sides and five going back. The five joined into one braid across the back. I don’t care much about straight parts when they’ll be covered anyway.crochet4updated

 

I used what amounted to be two packs of hair because I cut the strands in half since I was going for a short style.   I installed the hair using my trusted  latch hook needle, and it took about 3 hours.

After some strategic cutting, I did 5 chunky braids and dipped them in hot water, and let the braids dry for about 45 minutes and took them down.

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The first week or so I slept with a satin cap on, I didn’t rebraid until almost two weeks later.

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I realized that I’d missed my bob, I’ll definitely be doing this again.

If you’re rocking a protective style this summer, shoot me a pic, or tag me on Instagram. I’d love to see it.

 

Mo