This month I didn't find a ton of things that I obsessed over just a couple that had been on my radar for a while, and a piece that I really would love for Crossfit since I'm in two competitions and currently participating in the Crossfit Open.
So who would have thought that since Houghton had a runway show last year
featuring Birkenstock that they would become a trend. I really wish I would
have kept my pair (I had some up until 2 years ago) but every time I wore them
I got the “dirty hippy” look so I stopped wearing them and eventually placed
them in one of the donation bins. I had a pair of tan Arizona Birkenstocks ( and some red rubber Birki’s) and hey were so damn comfortable. There even use to be a Birkenstock store in
the Bay Area (Berkeley) which is where I purchased mine.
Flash forward to 2013's Houghton SS2014 show ( that entire line
is spectacular) where the models were sporting *gasp* black and custom made Arizona Birkenstocks. Flash foward again a couple months to 2014 and now they are everywhere, on the runway, the streets of NYC, and now in every “pocket friendly” designer inspired stores world
wide. Zara has a lovely bejeweled pair that I’d love to have, but if you want to get as
close to the Birkenstock Arizona’s (which are now being sold at Urban
Outfitters of all places) without spending the $90-$120 dollars for them try TopShop’s
FANCIE Chunky Sandal ($65.00). I cannot be sure if the foot bed is as perfect as an
actual Birkenstock and if it can boast the foot health benefits,
but TopShop’s are damn cute.
I don’t have a human significant other, but I’m
pretty much in love with coffee and I’ll
definitely have a great cup of it on Febuary 14th. If you are
hanging out or work in San Francisco on Valentine’s Day make and are in need of
coffe make sure you have Coffee With A
With A Heart is a charity event sponsered by illy which is being held on on
Valenties day and offer customers cappuccino art tutorials.
be offeringfree cappuccino art tutorialswith multi award-winning Master Barista and one of
the world's foremost experts in coffee, Giorgio Milos to benefit
Francis Ford Coppola's San Francisco charity, North Beach Citizens.
For every love heart made using #coffeewithaheart, illy promises to donate
$1 to the organization
Febuary 14, 2014 from 8am-4pm
illy - 2349 Market Street, San Francisco
If you are at Bay Arean like me and don’t work/live
in the City or if you are in another state all together you can still
particpate via social media:
I know I know it's febuarty, but hey it's only the first week so technically not to late to give you my January Favortie Things. I was feeling shoes this month as well as a paleo friendly supplement that I now swear by. Everything is at a pretty reasongable price point of $50 with the exception of that spectacular skirt. Hope you like what I obsessed about in January.
It's been a while since I've done a
beauty DIY, but this one I have for you is well worth the wait. It’s
a hair one, but for all my readers that don’t share the same hair texture as
mine, this one will work for you as well (I try to make things that are
universal). The theory is simple mix a humectant that will give your hair moisture
and shine, and then add a product that will balance your hairs pH, and finally
add a product that will strengthen your hair (and if taken orally it can help
you skin and nails too). That’s what the
Gelatin Hair Mask will do for you, will add shine, strength, and also softness
beyond belief. It’s pretty much a protein
Dissolve gelatin in water, then add vinegar
and honey and mix thoroughly.
How to Use:
Because this mask is protein rich and
too much of anything (no matter how good) can be bad, I’d say use this once every
4-6 weeks. All you have to do is slather this on your hair prior to washing (
hair can be wet or dry) and let it sit for 20 minutes then go about your normal
Going out with your honey on Valentine’s Day, or
hanging with your girls to catch the eye of Mr. Right or Mr. Right Now? Why not look fabulous?New beauty e-tailer DooBop which specializes in mult-ethinic women
of brown hues is having a Valentine’s Day Sweepstakes.
The sweepstakes starts Thursday January 30th
and runs through February 14th via DooBop’s Facebook page:
1. The First Prize is a skype-based makeup consultation with
DooBop make-up artist and Cynde
Watsonand $250worth of products to
complete one of Cynde’s three Valentine’s Day looks she created exclusively for
DooBop: MOONSTRUCK, CHOCOLATE KISSES, and BLING.
next four winners will win $250 worth of the products used to
create the complete look of her choice.
next fifty winners will win $10 gift cards redeemable on
DooBop.com on any order over $50.
P.S. Cynde is the former Executive Director of
Global Makeup Artistry & Education for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. If that’s not
a reason to enter I don’t know what is, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is a name synonymous
with natural beauty and always has colors to compliment the rainbow of brown
Can't wait to see if you are a winner and have your eye on some items from DooBop? Don't fret, you can receive 10% off of your first order by using the Bay Area Style File coupon code. Use code "BAYSTYLEVIP" at checkout. Valid through 3/31/2014 and non-cumlative to other promotions.
Hi, my name is Kasey and I’m an addict. A former hair “product
junkie” that is. Once I chopped off all of my relaxed hair and “went natural” I
was on a mission to find out what worked best for me. On that mission I
discovered a wonderful brand called curlBox which supplied me with a plethora of
products from co-washers to stylers and everything in between (I highly recommend.
It helps you find out what works). Parallel
in this journey I also started CrossFit, eating Paleo, and trying to clean up
my overall lifestyle by eliminating the over processed items and chemical from
my life. Ultimately I came to the
decision that I really needed to clean up my hair care regiment and remove the
chemicals, as well as get a routine so my hair wouldn’t need to go through a
million changes from wash to wash.
That didn’t mean I stopped becoming a YouTube addicted, I’m
telling you some of these ladies give me so much inspiration with their styling
and techniques. One such lady is Jouelzy
who recently went through a hair transformation of her own (an awesome cut). In
addition to her YouTube channel she has blackhairkitchen.com
where I was first introduced to Natural Oasis hair
care. The hair care line is all natural,
and is 100% edible and also doubles as a skincare line. As I read the interview
with Jamia the owner of Natural Oasis on blackhairkitchen.com I became more
than interested, and when I found out the beautiful style Jouelzy had was courtesy
of Jamia and a result of her Natural Oasis line I had to try. Let me just tell
you I am very pleased and love the idea that I’m not only cleansing and
conditioning my hair/scalp but I’m doing so in a way that is not harmful to me
or my sensitive scalp ( ugh that damn psoriasis). Check out more on my
introduction to the line on my YouTube page as well as
how I use it below!
Oh one last thing this line isn’t just for black hair only
many of my fellow Paleo Ladies (who aren’t black) also use a “no poo” methods
many of which include apple cider vinegar, so some of these products are also
for YOU! J