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Sisters, don’t be afraid to DEFY GRAVITY.

GO FOR IT!

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HAPPY KWANZAA!!!!

Hope your celebration is a stone cold gas!   Didn’t I Blow Your Mind this time? LMAAO

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I Need Advice ASAP

Right, OK - I’m typing this hella fast because I’m literally panicking. This may be a bit long because in order to get proper advice, THE DETAILS ARE NEEDED.

Anyways, there’s this really cute korean-american guy in my music class, and boo when I say ‘cute’; I mean cute with a capital ‘C’. If he was cake, i would of eaten him alllll. Besides that, everybody knows, basically the cliche popular nice guy. That sometimes annoys me as well, he’s 'too nice’ AND incredibly hot at the same time - like have i not suffered enough lord. I’ve actually known him for quite a while, but I’m too much of bxtch to like remotely look in his direction. My closest friends know that I like him but then again 90% of the girls in my school wouldn’t say no to him.

The event that matters was like a week ago, I had music class. And I was feelin’ myself, this was a rare day I didn’t come in wearing an oversized hoody and leggings frfr. My hair was afrolicious, my eyeliner was poppin’ and my cheekbones could’ve cut a bxtch. I was feeling bold that day. Even thought my 'bold’ may be incredibly different to others, I still did it. I smiled at him.Like a less than a second, no teeth, never look at you again smile. But he saw me nonetheless. But the thing God didn’t prepare me for - WAS FOR HIM TO WALK UP TO ME. He walked from across the class and friends, right in front of my desk. Lemme me tell you, in that moment I was deceased. Resurrect - and deceased again.

And him just standing there in all his glory. Lookin’ like a mix between a fetus jay p and taeyong from nct u. But SOMEHOW I kept my cool, and i was actually playing hard to get. Something went over me, and I just pretended I was beyonce for the day; b/c I purposely widened my eyes, licked my lips and gave him all the #blackgirlmagic I could boo. I’m sure he was cracking some jokes, and was purposely cracking some lame ass jokes because he was like 'i’ve never seen you laugh before’. After than event in music class, my friends were always saying he would look at me during class, and I did sometimes catch him; but this boy wouldn’t be shy if i caught him staring, he would just give me that sexy ass smirk of his, and i would die. literally.

Fast forward from that he follows me on the gram. I made sure to leave it for like 3 days until I accepted his follow request, b/c I’m a stone cold bxtch. Not even a hour from accepting his request, he slides into my dm’s. And we get talkin’, at first small talk and stuff, then we upgrade to phone numbers, and we start talking about all kinds of shit. From aliens and the universe, to gossiping about whoever. It wasn’t until, I truly understood how sexy the just woke up voice is… BECAUSE YAAASSSS. But at this point, I was only getting 'good friend’ vibes.

Until YESTERDAY… this is why I’m panicking rn. my friend was throwing a party, parties aren’t normally my scene- i’m so awkward it’s actually patheic sometimes. so i decided to bring my friend, who happens to be gay and black. But he’s the 'masculine’ type of gay ( i hate that description, it only just supports stereotypes). I decided to bring TJ cuz he’s the life of the party, he’s always turnt and he wanted to go anyway. So we rock up to my friends house, it’s already boppin’, everybody’s there and i was having a fun time.So I was dancing with TJ, having a blast and vibin’ to Rihanna’s Work. And y'all know when that song comes on, it will just bring out your inner stripper in seconds.

and i kid you not - HE was there. I didn’t notice, but apparently he rocked up with is friends a bit later than me. And we locked eyes, when I dancing with TJ. That was the ONLY TIME HE LOOKED AT ME. This boy had the audacity to avoid me, when I was going to get a drink. So I was wtf, did I do something wrong or… Due to him ignoring me like I was dust on the mxtherfxcking floor, I dead ass wanted to leave. I explained to my friend why I was being 'moody’, and I left. Went home and went straight to sleep.

I need advice b/c he just texted me sayin’ “I saw u left early yesterday, and sorry for ignoring you. kayla (my friend) said the guy u were dancing with was gay so…, anyway call me haha”

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN??? Y WOULD HE CARE IF I WAS DANCING A GUY, IF HE’S ONLY BEEN GIVING ME 'GOOD FRIEND’ VIBES. LIKE DAFAQ, THE FACT HE IGNORED ME, MADE ME FEEL LIKE SXHT KIND OF MAKES ME WANT TO NEVER TALK TO HIM AGAIN. BUT HE’S SO HOT, BUT SUCH A JERK – I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO. i’ve still left his ass on read for more than 4 hours lmao.

KM & BW: Talk to him! he obviously likes you! (yass!) and you two should hang out and date asap! before someone else takes him!

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Just cause my hair ain’t fallin’ down my shoulders, doesn’t mean my hair isn’t long

Black Women have awesome hair and its texture is phenomenal.  It can be pressed, puffed, poofed, curled, twisted, braided, cornrowed, adorned with beads/shells/ribbons/flowers/combs and more!

LOVE, PEACE & AFRO GREASE

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Something Old That Has Become New Again - Crotchet Braids..

If you have been reading my blog you would be well aware that I was getting tired of my box braids and wanted something new. After extensive research I settled on Crotchet Braids using Marley Braids.

I mean with the above pictures for inspiration, why wouldn’t you want to try it?

To achieve the look things you will need:

  • Hair extensions - I used Marley Braid. It suits my hair texture, I feel afrolicious with it on.
  • A long bobby pin. You will need to open it at about a 45 degree angle, as this will be you crotchet instrument.
  • Scissors - allow you to shape and even out the hair.

Step One:

To lay the foundation for you crotchet braids, braid your entire head of hair from the forehead to the nape of the neck.

Step Two:

Starting from the back row, insert your bobby pin under your braid line. Grab a piece of your extension and insert the hair in to the loop created by the bobby pin. Once the extension is secure in the loop pull the bobby pin throw the cornrow ensuring that you are holding on to the end of the extension. Using your fingers pull the extension through the loop and tighten - basically doing a knot to secure the hair.

Step Three:

Repeat step two until you have covered all the cornrow braids on you head.

Step Four:

Cut and style until your heart is content.

Even though I have gone to a lot of trouble to explain the crochet braid install process in  writing, sometimes its just better to see it for yourself.

My girl @abenalove has created a great how to video here.

I will reveal my final look in my next post.

IamTinashe. xx