Monday, January 29, 2007

Thanks Anika for the lesson on how to wear a gold dress.
Make sure you forward these pictures to ya girl Bey.

Rural Glamour's SAG Awards Fashion Recap!!

Soror Jada...simply beautiful!!
Pink looks good on YOU!!!

Very good,Vanessa. I don't know if I'm crazy about the hair though.
I love this. See you can wear beading and sequins and not look like the statue you are nominated for!!
Somebody finally stepped in and helped Chandra out. I think she could've done without the wrap.

Great silhouette but the color is a little off. Maybe more of an emerald would have worked!!


Cheap Tip of the Day

Learn how to do your own beauty(hair,skin,nails,eyebrows,etc.)

I had to learn and learn early. My mother, who is a successful buyer and makes more money than most in our small town is cheap as hell. It comes from growing up poor in rural South Carolina. So she won't spend money on splurges on unless it was necessary. That meant trips to the salon, waxing, makeup. So as a teenager, I learned how to do my own hair. My cousin DeeDee moved down here from Knoxville when we were 14 and had taken cosmetology at her high school so she could braid, weave, anything you wanted. I would sit and watch her do hair in her grandma's kitchen. She showed me how to do relaxers, bond in weaves, wraps, twists, and how to keep healthy hair. I still use alot of what I learned today. I wore a weave for over two years that everyone thought I was running to Charlotte to get professionally done. Hell,I was gluing those tracks in, taking in out every three weeks, washing the weave and putting it right back in!

I learned to pluck my eyebrows from my mom and I read beauty book after book on how to give yourself home manis and pedis. I don't think there's nothing I go get professionally done only a edge up around the back of neck and that's free( my cousin Kwame, a barber/hustler). I save serious paper because I know how to do beauty stuff for myself.



One night while watching TV, I stopped at Oxygen to watch the Tyra Banks Show. The show was about her trying to prove her cheapness even more, the beauty edition of it. She drives me crazy with that I'm cheap spill even though she is worth MILLIONS and MILLIONS. Well, Miss Tyra, I got cheap for you and it's not beacause I don't want to spend money but beacause I GOT to be. so by the powers of drugstore/mass market makeup/beauty products, I crown this RURAL GLAMOUR's REAL CHEAP BEAUTY WEEK 2007! This week I'll give my personal tips and tricks I've learned over the years and posts to help anyone who wants the wear cheap stuff and look,smell, and feel like a million bucks well, maybe a $1000. I don't claim to know everything and some stuff you will probably already know or heard about. Hell,I splurge for time to time but saving on other things allows the splurging. Let's go!!


also, I crown this week PRODUCT RAVE WEEK!!! I got so many things to review, good and bad:( so watch out for that!!!