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Monday, September 20, 2010

Joan & David Riding Boots..."Oh Sweet Baby Jesus" I love these boots!

Fall is a beautiful time of year, the weather, my sinuses aren't out of whack, and fall fashion.  I just love dressing in the fall.  So this year I decided that I needed a new pair of riding boots. Riding boots are my 'thang'.  I just think they are so chic and fly at the same time.  

Charles David Regiment Lace-up Boot

 I was obsessing over the Charles David Regiment Lace-up Boot, but for $400 bucks, I needed to find a cheaper alternative.  And that is what I did...Check out the Joan & David Collection Roberta Classic Riding Boots!

Joan & David Collection Roberta Classic Riding Boot

Joan & David Collection Roberta Classic Riding Boot

I am so in love with these boots.  The photos don't really do them justice. In person they are so nice.  Granted, I still paid more for these then I care to admit, I know for a fact that these boots will be apart of my wardrobe for many years.  If you look at the buckle closely, you can see the J&D embossed into leather.  The leather is so soft to the touch, yet still durable.  When I tried them on, they were very comfortable which is a plus because I plan to wear these bad boys out this fall and winter.  This is my style hands down.  If you're wondering, I got them at endless.com.  

Well that's all folks.  Until next time...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

"Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself--My Name Is Nik, OH N-to-the-I-K!" LOL

Hello all and welcome to my new blog spot!  I have been playing with the idea of starting a blog for while now but I didn't know what to talk about.  If you follow me on my Youtube channel, then you already know that I only talk about one thing...Locs.  Well I wanted to expand more in a blog format.  There are many things that I am into like fashion, make-up, music, books, art and a host of other interests.  I will still talk about locs and haircare, but this blog will be a more in-depth point of view of various topics and also some sort of an outlet for me.  I do have a busy life with school, family and friends, but in my downtime this is where I want to be.  I will be as open as I possibly can with my opinions on various subjects.  With that said, "Allow me to re-introduce myself--My name is Nik, OH N-to-the-I-K" LOL I got jokes.  By the way, check me out on youtube and follow me on twitter.

Anyway, Until next time...

The Best Conditioner for Locs with Color!

If you follow my vlog on Youtube, then you know that I love to color my locs.  It took me a long time to really narrow down what color would best suit me.  This last "dye job" hit the nail on the head.  It's much darker than previous dye jobs with brownish red base infused with copper highlights...I'M IN LOVE!

Salon Exclusive Moisture Sheen therapy Stimulation
Retails for 9.95

As usual, after every "dye job", I have to up my conditioner game.  The best conditioner I have EVER used is the Salon Exclusive Moisture Sheen Therapy Stimulation Conditioning treatment.  This product mixed with a few drops of Salon Exclusive Diamond Oil...THE BOMB!

Salon Exclusive Diamond Oil
Retails for $9.95

After I mix the conditioner and diamond oil together, I section my locs into 4 sections.  I apply the product to my locs generously.  Once all areas are covered, I put on a plastic cap, and sit under my hooded dryer for as long as I can stand it...usual that averages out to be 25 to 30 minutes. I like to first rinse with warm water just to make sure I got all the product out, then I switch to a cold rinse.  I cannot tell you how good my locs feel after I complete this treatment.  My locs feel so soft to the touch and the scent is amazing.  Give Salon Exclusive Hair Products a try and let me know how it works out for you!  

Until next time...

Africas Best Organic Olive Oil Twist & Lock Gel

So I ran out of favorite locking gel, Taliah Waajid Lock It Up, so I took a little trip to my local beauty supply store. I needed to tighten up my locs in a hurry. I ran across Africas Best Organic Olive Oil Gel Twist & Lock and remembered that BronzeGoddess01 mentioned this product in one of her youtube video's so I thought I would give it a shot. I must say for $3.89, I'm impressed. When I first opened the jar I was a little alarmed with the texture of the gel. I expected it to be clear,not a thick, white, creamy substance. I had to look twice to make sure it was not a conditioner. Anywho, I gave it a shot and I must say the hold is pretty good...ok its pretty great! This product is so creamy I don't know if you can really call it a gel. It is very moisturizing to my locs but I didn't notice any shine as the product advertises. It is alcohol free and the company suggests that it is a non flake formula. So far so good. For those who rather use an all natural product...this ain't it but its 3.89 so I think its pretty good for the price. I would definitely re-purchase if in a pinch again!  Until next time...