Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I love her simple yet elegant styles :) GO CHESCA GIRL:)


“Living Naturally You”
Real People Real Answers

 What’s your name? 
Thierry Kojo Baptiste - Kojo is a AFRICAN male name that is Ghanaian, which means Born on Monday and Nigerian meaning of UNCONQUERABLE    

Both Definitions Apply.......

  How old are you? 


  Where are you from?
Indianapolis, Indiana but I travel from coast to coast as an educator of Custom Colour and Trend Cutz Styling for Locs

  What is your occupation?
I am a licensed cosmetologist who specializes in the cultivation of Locs. Traditionally called an Loctician, but known to be called a LocStylist due to expansion of services I offer to the natural hair community. 

  How would you describe yourself?
Definitely a New Era of Locs pioneer who travels to the beat of my own drum that evolves in unison with the world effortlessly.  

  When did you first decide to grow locs?

When I got tired of combing my hair after having every other Afrocentric style in the world. It was a natural evolution.

This is my second or maybe third set, I'm not sure because I really don't keep up with the details past hairstyles. None thus far tops this one, and the next one will reign over the one I have today.

If there was one word to describe your style what would it be?
AfroChic. I am definitely Afrocentric. I love everything about being black and although I have a dark skin tone, I would love to be darker. I don't understand why my people are bleaching their skin. BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL

Within that mindset, I have a sense of personal style that is a combinations of a Parisian flare, Revolutionist,  and Harlem Renaissance influences.

  Who are some people that inspire you the most? 
Those who think outside of the box when it comes to manifesting their artistic gifts and those who openly apologetically proclaim themselves (even if I don't agree with what they say).

Living Without Fear of self expression is very liberating.  That freedom creates a  confidence that stimulates my soul and motivates me to discover more about myself and the universe. 

  What do you want to be when you grow up?
Stress Free & Unconditionally Loved

  What advice would you give to others who wanted embrace their individuality ?
Turn the television off that subconsciously programs our people you to SELF HATE and go inside your soul to discover your definition of self.
Embrace that concept as long as you like.

When life experiences generates a new outlook, do not hesitate to change who you currently are because others like the person you were yesterday.

  What’s your favorite quote?
STAY FOCUSED (on you) and all of your dreams will come true.

How to make your very own NATURAL nail polish :)

Just some more fun easy natural recipes for all to enjoy;)

*1tablespoon of olive oil
*powdered white clay ( can be purchase on online stores)
* 1/2 tablespoon Henna dye ( can be found on online Indian stores and specialty art stores..Think fake henna tattoos)
*Cotton Swab

  • Take 1 tbsp of cold pressed olive oil and mix it with ½ tbsp of powdered kaolin clay or white clay, to form a smooth paste. Olive oil will keep your nails and cuticles moisturized while the clay will lend sheen to your nails.
  • Use henna dye to add color to your nail polish. Henna is available in a variety of colors and can be used to add natural tint to your nail polish. Mix the henna with olive oil, to form a smooth paste.
  • Use an old nail polish brush or cotton swab to apply the nail polish evenly on your nails. Leave it on for about 15 minutes. If you are using henna to tint your nails, keep in mind to wipe away any extra leftover on skin. Allow your nails to air-dry.
  • While using henna to color your nails, remember to moisturize it from time to time. You can use a cotton swab dipped in warm water to dab the surface. Keep the polish on for at least an hour or more, depending on the richness of tint.
  • After the paste has dried off, use a damp cloth to wipe it off from your nails. Rub your nails gently while doing this, to buff up the nails. Repeat the application as often as you want, to have naturally painted glossy nails.:)