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The other night, Beautiful Textures invited me to Fall in Love with my Hair. I can not lie; one reason I went was to score a goodie bag with some moisture butter (my Favorite BT product) but I ended up taking something else home. Unpleasant memories of my very first big chop. For me...hair has always been just hair. I didn't care if it was short, long, natural or relaxed...it's never been important to me, nor did I ever attach it to my beauty or worth.  I didn't dawn on me until the panel one by one, recalled the day they went natural that maybe it meant a little more to me than I realized. 

Fall of 2008, I had just taken out my micro braids and usually after I take braids/weaves out, I would perm my new growth. On this day, I looked at my hair and saw it for was it was; dry, brittle, and my ends were just....horrible. So instead, I looked in the mirror...grabbed a pair of scissors and cut a HUGE chunk of the top of my head. Front and center, yes I did! Mainly to ensure that I wouldn't change my mind. Outside of my hair looking a hot mess,  I cut it because my heart was broken by my "college sweetheart" and I just wanted to look different...and feel different.

After I cut all my hair off, I felt no regret. I didn't feel ugly or like I did anything crazy...until I stepped foot on my college campus, revealing my new-do to my peers. Walking around campus I received the "OMG! You cut your hair!" & "What made you do that?!" comments. Some inquired with excitement/curiosity, others with underlining judgement and skepticism . Then there were a few...complete jerks. Jerk #1. This guy comes up to me and say's in all seriousness, "Wow! You're not even pretty anymore. Why would you do that to yourself?" Jerk #2 This girl began to clown on me in front of her friends saying I wasn't as cute as they thought and that I can't have short hair and horrendous eyebrows. Jerk #3 just looked at me and laughed....hysterically.

Days after my FIRST Big Chop! 
Boy, I felt like I was back in high school. I can't even front y'all, I went home and cried. Suddenly I became angry with myself. I felt small, and I felt ugly. Around this time it wasn't cool or a trend to go natural. This is when I the natural hair movement was just beginning. So anyone who went natural during this time, I'm sure felt the heat. For the first time ever, I hated my hair and felt I needed it to be pretty again.

This feeling didn't last long! lol I just wanted to share with you that the feeling was once there. Me? Ugly? Neverrrrr OH KAY! LOL & I'm upset I allowed them to make me feel that way even for a half a second. As you can see in the image below, I've changed my hair a lot. I've had locs, combed those out and became a loose natural. Had a baby, my hair fell out forcing me to join the tapered cut family. I transitioned into each style gracefully, and the more I changed my hair, the more I fell in love with it. You mean to tell me, I can Loc it, comb it out and have bra strap, length hair? In its natural state it only looks like I have 2in" of hair, but when I stretch it out it triples in length? WOW! Amazing.

When it comes to hair, especially natural hair we can not compare ourselves to others. In the word of my mentor Nicole Cato, "The comparison game, is a losing game! Be who God made you to be." This applies to many aspects of life, but today we are talking about hair. Don't get frustrated if you watch Naptural85's beach waves tutorial, follow along step by step; only to reveal (in my case) a matted, stiff mess that blew in NOBODY's wind OKAY! (in my ratchet voice)

Don't love your hair right now? Here how you can begin to.

  1. Accept your hair texture for what it is and learn how to manage it.
  2. What works for one, may not necessarily work for you, even if you have the same curl pattern.
  3. Continue to try new products until you come across some that truly work for you. If you buy a product and it doesn't work, bring it back or toss it. Don't just keep using it hoping that on day you're twist outs will turn out different. They won't. 
  4. Read #1 again.
Accepting your hair and its texture will help you more than you know! You will no longer waste time on styles you KNOW doesn't work for your length or texture. I'm no hair guru, but these are the things I've learned. Oh, I have to shout out 4cHairChicks for helping us with kung-fu grip curls learn how to love and manage our hair. 

Yo, my hair looked fly this night! Had to get it together for a natural hair event.


My outfit and Hair of the night. Oh I felt super fly!


 The Panel: right to left
Lexi With the Curls, The Loop Salon, 4cHairChicks, (Myleik) CurlBox, and Beauty Expert Kimberly Walker! 




I can't believe I once let hair and a stupid boy, convince me I was ugly. Now, the thought is unbelievably funny!
I am GORGEOUS! HA!
If I knew then, what I know now... 

Until next time,
<3 Bee




Beauties, HELP ME! 



Over the past 3 years, I've change my hair (drastically) a number of times. I was Loc'd for 4 years, then combed those out and became a loose natural. Now I'm in that funky stage when your tapered cut begins growing out! I have a few options:

  1. Keep my tapered cut. Meaning I will keep the sides and back cut lower like pic 3.
  2. Let me hair grow out and rock stellar twist-outs like pic 2.
  3. Or Loc my hair up again!
Loc's were so easy to maintain. 10 times easier than being loose natural and 20x easier than the tapered cut. So naturally I would like to return to locs. Problem is I don't want to deal with the ugly stage again. About two months I started my own set of locs again...and they looked ok for a few days. That's when I was reminded of that dreadful (no pun intended lol) stage. I just can't do it. lol

If I loc' again, I'll probably have shoulder length loc extensions installed. Don't worry, they won't look fake. Being loose natural was fun! It had been a long time since I put a comb to my head so I enjoyed my scalp being free, as well as the volume of my hair. Two strand twist outs were my favorite. Right now, I do love my tapered cut, I really do. My husband wants me to rock it a bit longer and have my sides cut down again. I'm open to it, but I need to retain my length just in case I decide to grow my hair out or Loc again! See my dilemma? lol

This is clearly an impromptu post. I just really want to know what you guys think. What the heck should I do with my hair? At the moment, I'm leaning towards Loc's.

Hit me in the comments!

<3 Bee

Hello Beauties!

First off, who wore it better? The ASOS Curve model or Me? LOL  
(let me know in the comments)

Link to purchase:
Size 1x...same size as model! I wear 14-16 jean


A few weeks ago while digging through my closet I realized that I didn't have a good selection of "dressy" dresses. I have plenty of summer dresses/ throw on dresses that you take your kids to the park in, but none "award ceremony" worthy. So that's when my hunt for a B.FAB dress began. My first thought was to hit up ASOS Curve and I'm so glad I did. That is where I found this beauty. As SOON as I saw it I reached down in my purse (in my Erykah Badu voice) and paid for this bad boy. I absolutely love it and the dress was a MAJOR hit at the B.Fab Awards. A dress fit for a WINNER! 

YUP, If you didn't read my last post I took the cake for BEST BEAUTY BLOGGER! Awesome right?!



OUTFIT DETAILS:

          

Necklace: H&M -$5
Dress: ASOS CURVE Graffic Floral Print  - $66
Michael Kors Watch- Gifted (runs around $250)
Shoes: DSW - $45



My self pictured with a few B.Fab Awards Nominee's and Winners.

Until next time..
<3 Bee





....Rebecca "Bee" Wade of www.AllThingsBee.com!
Yes, I friggin' WON! How crazy is that?!





There I was, sitting in my chair oblivious to the fact that my name had just been called & that my photo displayed on the big screen beside the words, "2014 Style Seat Beauty Blogger Winner!" Aagghhh WHAT?! (lol)

It registered when I heard my dork of a husband scream "OH SHOOT!" LOL Also, someone around me, maybe from behind (I'm not sure) nudged me and said, "That's You!" Do know that I was and am currently laughing as I type this post in extreme shock. That way I can leave all the lol's out of the rest of this post. With that said, I am beside myself to have won. Last year while the first B. Fab Awards was taking place, I was in Connecticut dealing with one of most frightening thing that's ever happened to my family on top of being pregnant with my 2nd child. I told myself " I'm going to be there next year, and I'm going to win!" It represented so much for me, because in order for this to happen may hurtles and many battles had to be fought...and I had to win. I spoke of my win last year and here I am. B. FAB's 2014 Best Beauty Blogger Award Recipient! *Geek*


Ok, now we can talk about the show! (:


The day kicked off at the Pre-Awards Beauty Lounge sponsored by StyleSeat & Lexus. Nominees and guests enjoyed complimentary cocktails along w/ free nail, hair, makeup and henna services booked through StyleSeat! After that we Jumped right into the Award show; here is a of the categories, nominees and WINNERS! Peep the other Best Beauty Nominee blogs and see why I was in shock that won. They're amazing!  [Photos: Medialifted]

BEST BEAUTY BLOGGER
Nominees

Danielle Gray

Rebecca B. Wade - WINNER!!! WHOOP!!!! 

Elle Sees

Emily L. Foley

KiSheyna Durham

Linda Mok

Ty Alexander

Claudia Felix- Garay

Check out all that amazing-ness listed above and see why it's such an honor to have been chosen. Surreal! 

Click on the Category's to view the nominees. If I list everyone, this blog post will go on until tomorrow. 

BEST HAIR BLOGGER WINNER- Whitney of Naptural85
LEXUS STYLE BLAZER WINNER- Tiffany Olson 
BEST CURVY GIRL BLOGGER WINNER- Marie Denee
BEST THRIFTER BLOGGER WINNER- Rashon Carraway
BEST LIFESTYLE BLOGGER WINNER- Mandy Kellog Rye

Now check out these amazing images of the event: 

























VIEW MORE PHOTOS HERE

Thanks again to Tastemaker Magazine, StyleSeat, Lexus and V103! 


<3 Bee






Hello Beauties!



I know I am not the only Makeup Artist who's grown tired of using an endless supply of paper towels. I swear Make-Up Artists and Mothers are keeping this paper towel business alive. With that said, I'm both and I buy paper towels more than anything. Then one day I thought there has to be a solution. I've seen makeup artist carry bath towels with them, but I didn't want to do that. The ones I've seen other artists carry looked so old, dingy and dirty. That when placemats popped in my head! I said, "YES! I'll use placemats!" Yes, the kind you use to set the dinner table.

So I took to eBay and searched "Bamboo Placemats." So many came up in so many different styles and colors. I chose this pretty floral design because I'm just girly like that. I paid $8 for the pair. I can easily wipe these down with makeup remover wipes and it cleans all the make off the mat with no sign of it ever being there. You can easily sanitize with cotton balls and alcohol as well.

So head over to eBay and pick you up some all black, pink, floral, etc.. place mats for less than $10 and free shipping. So happy I'm no longer fishing for paper towels.


Left Photo My makeup is on Paper Towels, Right Photo is My placemat from eBay! All my makeup fit nicely on 1 mat .

Until Next time,
<3 Bee

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Hello Beauties!


Giving never looked so pretty!

As most of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I have the pleasure of teaming up with Melanie (@LuckyandLovely) of Stella & Dot and her mission to Shop for a Cause!

As one of her Stella & Dot Breast Cancer Awareness Ambassadors, I have accepted the challenge to sell 10 of these super cute bracelets "Strength" and "Inspire" in the next 10 days! Stella & Dot is donating 100% of proceeds to the Noreen Fraser Foundation! Nothing quite as awesome as "Looking Good While Doing Good!" Most of know someone who's been affected by this disease. Your Mom, Sister, or maybe a friend. Help us find a cure for them and all women. Click here for the link or message me to place your order here:

Gift this to a fighter, to a surviver, to a friend who has endured so much. Gift this to someone who is STRONG, or to someone who has inspired you to keep on going.


TO PURCHASE:
http://www.stelladot.com/shop/en_us/featured-shops/stelladot-foundation-shop




Get your girls checked too!!! The earlier its detected, the better!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION IN ADVANCE! I hope you love the bracelets.

Until Next time,
<3 Bee