Glowed Up: Spring Time

Lately I’ve been glowed up

Paper finally showed up

Childhood got me goin’ buck (I’m still up!)

I’m feeling’ like the only one out here

Soundtrack: 99.9% by Kaytranada

Warning: Explicit lyrics

Me cropped

Initial thoughts:

I’ve anticipated this cut for a couple of months now. I did my research, found some barber shops in NY and ultimately went with a shop in Brooklyn which came highly recommended. The stylist was very accommodating and offered great customer service. I had some idea that I wanted to keep some length and was curious to see how that worked out. Well, it’s been 2 days and has taken some time to grow on me. First, I kept joking that the cut is kind of “90’s sitcom Mom.” I love the layers and how it goes from short to long like a bob but I’m not used to short cuts with hair hanging down in my face. And now that my curls are short and cropped in the back I notice how the front’s curl pattern has been heat damaged. Me no like. So, in about a couple of weeks I’m going to go ahead and cut the middle/front down shorter so that it hangs off my face and see how I like that. I wanted something that I could wear straight and curly, but in reality I want more of a wash and go that’s not going to take 20 minutes to style in the morning. This style still requires more maintenance than I prefer. So, I’m not 100% happy with the cut, but I can always go shorter so that’s a great thing. I do love the back and hair off my neck, however.



Have you made any changes physically this Spring?

Glowed Up: Spring Time

2011 Visually: Recap in Fotos

Here is my year in pictures. Let’s Journey, shall we?

10. Goodbye Tia Maureene {February 2011}

9. New Look: Instant Self-esteem booster {March 2011}

Before the cut- ALL NATURAL
Overprocess much?

8.  A Salsa Dance for my birthday {July 2011}

7. A Rapid Life {July 2011}

River-rafting, my new thrill

6. Beauty Untainted {July 2011}

Sarapiqui, Costa Rica

5. Thank You, MATCH!: Old Wounds can heal…

4. Flying Solo: New Apartment

This bedspread should make the couch less suspect...

3. My Co-madre gets married, and my god-daughter turns 2! {Nov/Dec 2011}


2. Beach in December 

1. Holidays with Mami {December 2011}

Let’s toast to an ever bigger and memorable 2012. I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend, even if it’s drastically different than 2010.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Kwanzaa,


2011 Visually: Recap in Fotos