Sidecut Design Courtesy of Jay Kutti!

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So I finally took the big leap and had a design cut into my sidecut! I took to Facebook with a picture from pinterest of a sidecut design on natural hair. Few of my friends immediately tagged their barbers. Most of the barbers were too far away.

When my friend Antwan tagged his barber, Jay Kutti, I should have know that he was destined to cut my hair, lolx. After being tagged, Jay reached out to me via Facebook inbox with his business number to hash out the details. He was only 20 minutes away and he had been wanting to do the design that I was wanting.

Located at Hairnette’s, an Anderson SC salon and barbershop in the heart of downtown, Jay Kutti was very professional, organized and at 20.00 I must say reasonably priced. He sets appointments, very quick and as you guys see his skills are excellent! This was his FIRST time doing this design.

Quick Deets:
1.) I only paid 20.00 for the cut and design.
2.) My wait time was not long. ( Roughly 15 minutes)
3.) The process wasn’t long at all.
4.) Customer Service was excellent. Jay was very friendly and professional. He went above and beyond to make sure that ALL of his customers were satisfied with the services that they received.
5.) The atmosphere was very laid back! It truly felt like I was amongst friends. The room and his tools were very clean and fresh.
6.) He accepts debit and provides receipts!

I have decided to make him my barber and strongly feel that you all should too!

To see more of Jay Kutti’s designs and to receive more information on booking your appointment, follow him on Instagram @jaykutti!

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New Kinds of Talent: IceJJFish Daniel Mcloyd

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So I know you guys have been seeing the videos floating around from a guy named IceJJFish or Daniel Mcloyd! Wait, what you haven’t? Well never fear I have some to share with you here! Before I share them I want to just talk a little bit about Mr.Mcloyd and I how I found out about the viral sensation.

One day someone, who shall remain nameless..Chanity, shared a video on my timeline. Now most of the time when someone shares a video, the person has some type of vocal ability. Not always Beyonce  but hey we can only have one Queen Bey! Btw it’s JayZ‘s birthday. Happy Bday Hov! Anyways, back to the video. So I tapped on the video and received the shock of my life.  This guy was interesting. He had made my day. I had to watch more. I subscribed to his YouTube channel a month ago when he was at 6,000 views. Now he’s at 20,000. Just like Sharkeisha, Mcloyd has WorldStar Hip Hop to thank for helping him to become somewhat of a household name. 

He even has covers of his music!!!! Hey he’s doing something right?

Despite the overflow of tone deaf, pain staking, but yet sometimes funny singing in each video, there’s a something about the songs that he have written that keeps them stuck in your head. His Itunes hit “On the Floor” has been a favorite of many since he debuted it on his  YouTube channel. Love him or hate him, you can not deny this man has some type of star quality.

How do you guys feel about the new star? Hey I want to say that if you need a Stylist Daniel, hit me up.

Buy “On the Floor” here

Follow Daniel Mcloyd here

Follow His YouTube here

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Sunday Dinner For Bae Courtsey of @CookingForBae

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Now doesn’t this look delicious! Wouldn’t you like to know how to make these dishes? Don’t worry.. me either!

How’s everyone today. I hope that everyone is enjoying this wonderful Sunday and the food that comes along with it. Speaking of food, I wanted to come by and tell you guys about a hilarious Instagram page, @cookingforbae! Yes, you read right cooking for bae is their name. What makes this page so funny is they say exactly what most of us think when our Instagram followers post those unidentifiable objects  on their table that we like to call “struggle plates” but they claim its “foodporn”. This page is solely dedicated to America’s ugliest foods and I am here for it. I spent an hour looking through the pictures and the captions clinching my gut while tears streamed down my face. The best part about the pictures are the people who posted them originally. They honestly believe that they are serving us Paula Deen realness with Rachel Ray laid hair.  Instead of the pats on the back that they are longing for, they end up on Cooking For Bae with the rest of the gag worthy food.

If you despise ugly food ,love a good laugh or your new diet just isn’t working, I suggest to you to follow this account!!! Don’t just take my word for it though! Check out the video and related articles too.  Pray for your local bae!

Check out this video from YouTuber KevOnStage about CookingForBae

Your turn:

Have you guys heard of this Instagram already? It’s pretty popular it over 52k followers, including myself! Have you guys ever been in a situation where you had to eat something like the food seen on this account? I have and I would love to hear your stories about the experience. How did the food taste? Don’t forget to click the link and follow Cooking for Bae.

Of course those pictures do not belong to me! Then again why would I claim them if they did?

Gift List #3 Vintage Vixen with 10% off!!!!

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Hey guys! How is everyone today? I hope that everyone is doing great. I wanted to stop by with the third gift list! This list is exclusivley for a Big Cartel Boutique called Illicit Rag Vintage! I wanted to stop by with my favorite pieces from this shop!

My 12 favorite pieces:

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purple skirt  favstartanmen vintatge

My 4 Bonus Faves:

studded jeans sweatshirt reebok pants  cardiois

The reason I featured this vintage boutique as a gift list must have is because of their prices. Nothing is over 50.00 nor is the pricing unfair at all!  The site is also having a 10% off sale for the whole site but hurry because this sale ends at Midnight tonight!!!!!! Tell a friend to tell their mama to tell their babies to head on over and shop!!!!

These are all pictures from the site. None of these images belong to me!

Be sure to visit:

http://illicitragvintage.bigcartel.com/ before 12 if you want the 10% off. Any other time for just pure good vintage finds!!!!

Instagram: @illicitragvintage

Gift List #2: Winter Essentials via Urbanne Shoppe

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Hey guys! How is everyone today? I hope that you guys enjoyed my first gift list and checked out some of the sellers and their shops. If you haven’t seen it, do not fret. I will add the link here for you you guys: Christmas Gifts  Anyways I wanted to come by with another Gift List from a new shop called Urbanne Shoppe!

Urban Shoppe is a online shopping site that offers namebrands such as Misoni, Chas Mackenzie, Woolrich, Armani, Penguin and  Calvin Klien. The  company followed the Instagram that I made for the blog, @luluchris58blog, be sure to follow. I recieved an email from the owner asking me to check out  the site. I had already beat him to it!  I love what the shop has to offer so far.  I want to share some of my favorite items for gifting with you guys!

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The only downside to this company, in my opinion, is the women’s section. I wish that they had more items to choose from. With this being a new company, I can understand. Just don’t forget about us in the future, lolx.

Now You guys know this wouldn’t be a gift list without a coupon! This company has made a special code just for my LuLu‘s for 10% off your next purchase. Use Code LULU10 to get some extra bucks off of your  next purchase.  Thank You to Urabann Shoppe!

Your Turn:

What are some of your Christmas gift plans for Xmas 13? Let me know below!

My “Bad Virgin Hair” Experience!

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Hey guys!  I wanted to stop by with a quick story about my bad virgin hair experience with a virgin hair company. Before I get into this story, I want to tell you guys about my displeasure with the company’s product. It’s not to bash the company, it’s just to inform you before you purchase from this company.

So in 2011, I was out to eat and I met this young lady. We started to talk about weaves. I love to meet a girl who knows about hair so that I can learn more. I was telling her about my install and how i felt that the hair in my head had been processed. I’m ok with processed Indian Hair just tell me before you charge me. She recommended a site to me that sold quality virgin hair, The Virgin Hair Fantasy.  Well I don’t just go by the word of mouth alone, I went to YouTube. Also, she hadn’t purchased the hair yet. She was going by what she seen in her friend’s head.

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The “Indian Virgin Hair” during the first week of wear in its “natural state”

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The same hair  straightened after a month of wear.  Yall don’t go in on my eyebrows lolx.

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After seven months of wear and straighten. This “Indian Virgin Hair” always returned to its “natural ” wave pattern but I didn’t like the wave pattern that it had.

My  Virgin Hair Fantasy Experience

What Made Me Buy:

I typed in on YouTube “The Virgin Hair Fanstay” and a slew of good videos came up. I kept visiting the website and watching reviews. At this time, I was new to the YouTube review game. What I did not know was most of these ladies ( well actually all that I had seen at the time) received their for FREE!  So not seeing any bad reviews on this company  seeing nothing but positivity on their website and wanting “The Virgin Hair Fantasy” t-shirt, in March 2012, I gave in and purchased the hair! I purchase two bundles of their Brazilian Virgin Body Wave in 16 and 18 inches! I also purchased a 14 inch Brazilian Virgin Body Wave closure. I went with 2 bundles because of the length and the size of my head. I would love the whole Dianna Ross look but at that time I worked for a boss who was not trying to allow my greatness, lolx.

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The 14 inch closure and weft in Brazilian Virgin Body Wave. This picture does not belong to me. It’s from The Virgin Hair Fantasy

The Price:

I actually had my pricing wrong in my head before I had started to write this piece. I am glad that I am an email hoarder!  You will see an invoice inserted in this post. Yes, it is my actual invoice that was emailed to me. Back to the subject at hand. I paid 481.89 for two bundles and a closure. Now to break it down on the price here goes. For the 16 inch bundle the price was 145.00. The 18 inch was 155.00. The 14 inch closure was 140.00. Now I needed my hair done by the weekend so I asked for next day shipping and the price of that was 41.89.

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This is my invoice. No I did not copy and paste an invoice from google either.

Receiving The Hair

I honestly didn’t think that the hair would come before Friday but it did! I had ordered on the 13th or 14th and received it on the 15th. I just remember it was a week day because I had to go in to work at 11am that day. Anyways, the hair came Fed Ex and my grandaddy was here to pick it up. When I finally came in from work that night I was excited to see my package! Back in those days, TVHF was sending the hair in Robin Egg Blue style envelopes with the TVFH dolls sticker used to tape it close, well at least that’s how mine came. On the front of the envelope was a label stating what was inside. Almost like the Avery mailing labels you buy. I honestly can’t describe the smell of the hair, it didn’t smell bad like the infamous corn chip smell but it smelled like something I had smelled before in hair. If that makes any sense. Inside of the package also contained two other things and guess what one of them wasn’t, The Virgin Hair Fantasy shirt! I was confused. I thought that everyone who bought the hair received a shirt as a thank you. I wasn’t reviewing the hair for them, so no shirt for me. They did give me a handwritten thank you note with the TVFH dolls on the front and a church flyer style hair care instruction sheet. You’re  Welcome The Virgin Hair Fantasy!

Who Styled My Hair

Now you guys remember at the beginning of the story when I stated that I was rocking the “virgin indian hair” so the stylist who sold it to me was claiming, well I was not making the same mistake twice and going back to her.  I wanted the best in Anderson County and probably the in our whole state of SC to do my “real virgin weave.” Who is the best you may ask, Well it is Ms. Kalisha West of Kalisha’s Creations! She has worked with stars such as Beyonce and Angie Stone, just to name a few, so I knew I would be in good hands. My good friend works for her so I messaged her to ask her how could I get an appointment. Well it just so happened that the owner was on vacation so my friend offered to do my hair. I agreed. I had known Kamisha for over 10 years so I trusted her.

Just to give a side note about Kalisha’s Creation, it is a very good salon. I say this because all of her stylist, including herself,f go through extensive training to not only provide the latest and greatest in styles  but they provide each customer with proper hair care. My real hair was actually healthy under my sew-in and grew the longest that I had seen it grow in two years.

When I got there, I showed her the list that was provided by TVHF for styling and maintenance of the hair. She followed all of them but one, sealing the wefts. Now I am not throwing fault at her at all. If you watch the virgin hair fantasy review videos to this day, I will say 99% of the ladies reviewing this hair will say that they “DID NOT” seal their wefts. They will also state how little the hair sheds.

The hair

This hair shed like  none other. I was ok with a little bit of shedding but when people know that you have been in a spot because you left hair there, that’s not cool at all! I was not trying to mark any territory. I had clogged my drains in my house, just from getting in the shower and wetting my hair. The hair matted and tangled even in the closure. I brushed the hair daily and it still tangled. I know that all weave has the tangle  potential, especially curly but this was something so new to me. I tried every product that I could think of and still no luck. Even after my install time was up, I took the hair out of my head and let it sit in detangling shampoo over night and tadaaa… nothing. The hair, just in case you were wondering, is in the trunk of my granddaddy’s car.  His car is in the shop but look at the pictures. My hair looks a lot thinner due to the shedding and matting.

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It’s blurry but you can see the hair. This is the first day of my install. I had just left the salon. The hair is in its natural state and we used both bundles and the closure. The Virgin Hair Fantasy Hair.

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The second day of my install. I was at my sisters baby shower. The hair was already shedding then. No that is not my boyfriend, lolx.  The Virgin Hair Fantasy Hair

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A better and clear picuture of the hair during the first week of the install. That’s my sister whose baby shower I was attending. The Virgin Hair Fantasy Hair

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One month after my install. My closure had started matting so bad that started pushing back and the part was no longer showing. See how flat the hair started looking! The Virgin Hair Fantasy Hair

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One month before removing this hair finally in June. Compare the hair to the first install which was in March. Its thin and sparse.  The closure is matted.

The Bad Truth About My Whore Hair

So the funniest thing happened after my hair fiasco! I went back to YouTube to figure out what I had done wrong with the hair and all kinds of “The Virgin Hair Fantasy” videos were popping up. Even the bad ones. So then I started to learn about “The Guru Game.”  Women who had paid for the hair was telling the truth about this hair. Some of the videos were made before bought the hair. “How did I miss these videos?”  I thought to myself. Well for one, I only typed in the name of the company. When I type in “Bad Virgin Hair Fantasy” a good bit of videos came up. I wish I had known to type that in the box before purchasing this hair.

The Guru Game

Well those ladies that I watched the first go round were and some still are YouTube Gurus. How the Guru game works is that companies will  send out their best of the best merchandise  to Gurus for review. So yes, a lot of the times when Gurus give their “honest” opinion, it is just that. They are not receiving the same product that we are. That is why it’s always best to watch product reviews on hair and some other items that were purchased by someone who had to pay to get it. Now I am a business owner myself, so I understand why companies do it. You get a popular person with loads of views to review your product. Once they rave about your  product your sales go up. I would never do that because I have integrity. If you pay your hard earn money for something, You deserve the best product. I actually  let a friend of mine review one of my products for free and she received the same exact product as any paying customer would. Now I am not against gaining exposure, just send everyone the same product.  Let me know if you guys want me to write another post on how to find reviews.

Will I purchase hair from or recommend this company

Hell No! I will never waste anymore money with that company. They could send me free hair today and I still would not recommend them. When you find me 10 young ladies that paid for their hair with their hair earned money and says the same thing that Morgan Taylor or Lakiastar states about the hair, then I would maybe recommend their product. What prompted me to write this post was the women who were posting about their bad experiences in the comment sections of many of these Guru’s videos. The funny thing is, if you make a  negative truth video with a lot of views they  will then want to rectify the situation with you.  What about these women who are commenting? I have commented on several videos and they have yet to extend any type of offer of exchange with me. Instead of sending the gurus good hair, how about taking a day and contacting the women who actually paid for crappy hair and offering them some of the good hair that you send out. It’s not like they hadn’t already paid for the hair. Now if you want to still purchase the hair after my review and story, that’s fine. You may actually have a better experience than I did. I am just sharing my story and my “Truth” about this company with you guys.

Now it’s Your Turn

Speak up and out! Let me hear some of your horror stories about some “virgin hair” companies. Has anyone who has paid for their hair from TVHF received what I like to call “guru style hair”? Did I leave out anything? If so, feel free to ask any questions below! Be sure to share your thoughts, opinions, stories or whatever you feel with me in the comment section below!

A true Review of the hair from a paying customer

A Review from a YouTube Guru

Free Etsy Listings!

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Kid’s Studded Camo Jacket can be purchased at LuLuChris58 or via email LuLuChris58 email using Google Wallet

Hey guys! How many of my readers are thinking about opening a shop to sell a few of their items? Well if you are, I have something interesting to tell you all.

If you are planning to sell on Etsy, to set up the account is absolutely free. Did you know in order to list an item it’s .20 per listing? Well I know a way to get 40 listings for free! This will save you a total of 8.00! This may not sound like much now but things add up on Etsy! I wish someone would have offered me this deal when I had first started.

To get this promotion, please email me at luluchris58@wordpress.com for the details including the code! Also this only applies to new Etsy shops! Happy Selling!

Be sure to stop by LuLuChris58 on Etsy!

Beat Face Beauty: Daphny McCormick!

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To kick off this segment, I wanted to start with this gorgeous face! This is Daphny McCormick. I love her make up looks and one day I will be brave enough to emulate one of them! This bold eye and nude lip is one of my favorites!

What Makes Her BFB:
Not only does Daphny possess superb make up skills and stunning outer beauty, she’s a wonderful person inside as well! She’s an excellent mother and a great friend!

Want to be the next BFB:

To feature or be featured in this segment, please do not hesitate to contact me at luluchris58@gmail.com

Please include name, photo and why you feel that you (or the person you are nomimnating) fits the BFB mold!

Type Of BFBs Im looking for:

Anyone with good makeup skills and that can create wearable and beautiful looks.

 

Sunday is Reblogg Day!

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So I know a lot of you guys have been seeing that I have started reblogging everyday. I decided that since I can not stay away completly, I would spend Sundays not only catching up but reblogging good post!  So let me know some good blogs that you guys read. I will be sure to reblog some of their post.

The World Of Instagram Shopping Part 1: Promote With Boutique_Shoutouts

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Hey guys! So a lot of you guys know that I have been advertising on Instagram but here recently I started selling on Instagram. I have made a separate pages for my adult vintage items and high waisted shorts, my kid’s items and my blog. I will  link each below in this post. Anyways, I wanted to introduce you guys to the world of sellling on Instagram. It’s levels to this, seriously.  I am new to the selling part so as I learn my way around, I want for you guys to go for the ride with me. I will be talking about how I promote, pricing, picutres and whatever else you guys would like for me to talk about. Today’s post is about one way to promote. Also I want to introduce you to a woman who has promoted my shop a few times through her promo page Boutique_Shoutouts

@Boutique_Shoutouts is a page that promotes Instagram shops of all kinds for free.  You will gain exposure for 48 hours to over 2,000 followers and if your  picture recieves 20 likes you will receive a permanent promotion spot on the page. To be featured you can contact her through email, btqshoutouts@gmail.com, kik her at boutique_ shoutouts  or simply follow her instagram page @boutiqueshoutouts and wait for her to post the shoutout picture.  The shout out picture gives shops a chance to receive a spot by liking the picture. This shop is a good tool to not only promoting your shop but to find other shops to purchase from and network with.

To follow this shop owner on Instagram click here:

http://instagram.com/boutique_shoutouts

My Instagram Pages

Vintage Items and High Waisted Shorts:

http://instagram.com/LuLuChris58HWShorts

Kids Items:

http://instagram.com/luluchris58

Blog:

http://instagram.com/luluchris58blog

I have another post to show you guys all of the items that are on each page coming up soon!