Wednesday, August 24, 2011
A DAY IN THE LIFE
“Living Naturally You”
Real People Real Answers
What’s your name?
Jamarriss Lamont Shorty
How old are you?
Where are you from?
New Orleans, La.
What is your occupation?
How would you describe yourself?
Hmm, very forgiving, sincere, and quite loving and humble..But I try to love and live each day as if it were my last..
When did you first start growing your locs?
.Hmm well I always had long hair ( a kinky fro would be the most i would go ) But I would honestly say the September 2004
If there was one word to describe your style what would it be?
Who are some people that inspire you the most?
God is my up most inspiration.. I do look to him for alot of things because I would knot be here to share this story if it wasn't him.. But in my life I would say my mom, and fiance' and my new lil baby on the way!! *YAYYYYY* so excited by the way.:)
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What advice would you give to others who wanted embrace their individuality ?
What’s your favorite quote?
Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. -Eleanor Roosevelt
Bonus question: Because most black men's hair is in its natural state do you think when it comes to self expression it is easier for them to stay true to their "roots" What do you think about women and natural hair?
I think women and natural hair is the greatest things since the formation of woman herself.. Point blank
HOME MADE LIP STAINS
Not all people are huge fans of lipstick..but a cool middle ground may be a inexpensive home made lip stain. All the color none of the mess right from your kitchen:)
Though not the most natural lip stain choice, Kool-Aid is simple and inexpensive, offering several color choices, including violet, berry, and various reds. To use, simply mix a packet of Kool-Aid with enough water to form a paste. Apply using a cotton swab or lip brush, taking care not to stain outside the lip line. Leave the paste on the lips for three to five minutes to allow it to absorb, then remove the excess with a wet tissue, or lick the residue away. (A word of warning: licking unsweetened Kool-Aid from your lips is not as tasty as you might imagine.) To add a bit of glossiness to the look, top with petroleum jelly, beeswax or your favorite lip balm.
For a more natural option free of artificial dyes, Janice Cox, author of "The Herb Companion," suggests this recipe using dried beet root. Melt two tablespoons of sunflower oil and one tablespoon of grated beeswax in a microwave or saucepan. Though the mixture may separate at first, it will congeal as it cools. Gradually add beet powder and mix until you've attained your desired shade, which may take anywhere from 1/8 to a full teaspoon. With this recipe, you should be able to create shades ranging from pale pink to deep red. It makes approximately an ounce of lip stain.
Variations on this recipe include applying juice from canned or mashed beets directly to your lips with a lip brush or cotton swab. Let the juice absorb for three to five minutes before blotting away the excess. As with Kool-Aid, take great care not to apply outside the lip line, as beet juice can stain quickly and be difficult to remove. For a natural, glossy look, top with beeswax or aloe vera gel mixed with a bit of vitamin E oil.
Other natural lip stain options include fresh berry juice collected from cherries, strawberries or raspberries. Either apply these juices directly to your lips or mix with beeswax or petroleum jelly for a glossier look and feel.