Coconut Oil for Healthy Nails

Dry, weak, brittle nails??? Me too!!! For like my whole entire life. I’ve always envied those girls (and guys) with long natural nails but never knew how to get them. Well, I have found a way!!! Ready for the secret that will change your whole life? Okay that was an over sell but still it’s pretty cool. COCONUT OIL!!!! If you’re into health and beauty and natural hair you’ve probably heard all about coconut oil but here it is again.

I started rubbing coconut oil into my cuticles and nail beds everyday. It initially began as a thirty day challenge for myself but now I do it everyday. I have seen noticeably stronger nails that don’t break or shingle. Because of this, I’ve been able to retain some serious length. I’ve also stopped painting my fingernails as often and I’ve seen a definite difference.

Have you tried using coconut oil to help your nails? How did it work for you? Let’s discuss!

An Open Letter To My ‘Fro

Dear Fro,

You are amazing and wonderful. I never knew that such a magnificent creature could grow naturally from my own body. You constantly show me that God has created me as an individual who is beautiful. You are different every day. Wild and Free are two words I would use to describe my Fro. Everyday, when I look in the mirror, you remind me to be a Bad Ass Motherfucker. You really don’t give a shit and I usually appreciate that.

Love or Hate? I'm not sure.

Love or Hate? I’m not sure.

But right now, you’re kind of pissing me off. I love it when you don’t care about what the world thinks but lately, you don’t care about what I think. I try to style you, and you laugh at me. I try to detangle you, and you eat my comb. So at this very moment, it seems that we are at a crossroads.

Will I relax you? Never. I can’t ask you to be anything but what you are. But you are going in time out. That’s right. A time out. I need a break from you. You’re stressing me out and I can’t deal with you right now. So for the next couple of weeks, you shall be covered. A wig or turban will do. Nothing permanent needed.

Maybe when I free you, I will be more appreciative of EVERYTHING that you are.



Patterned Leggings: OOTD

Another OOTD vid cuz I love doing them!!! This one is a super casual look for these awesome patterned leggings I got from H&M before they closed around my neck of the woods (booo you whore, H&M). I paired it with a black tank top and an ombre button down from Lord and Taylor. I really love this look and it was great for a casual day with the girls.

What would you wear with your patterned leggings?

Sunny Day: OOTD

Spring is here! It only took FOREVAAAA. But it’s may and the temps decided to move into the 70s and I’m appreciative. No complaints. Anywho, check out my sunny day outfit inspired by Solange Knowles.

Solange wears tons of yellow and is always just a ray of sunshine and I wanted to be a ray of sunshine on this beautiful day too! Thanks for watching!

Confessions of A Product Junkie

Hello my name is Marra (aka myfashionforreal on youtube) and I have a problem.

This ain't eem everything

This ain’t eem everything

I suffer from a disease and it is call Product Junkyism. PJism occurs when a natural hair girl, usually newly natural, watches too many youtube videos and reads too many blogs on the topic of natural hair. And the this newly natural diva starts getting hair envy because she sees all of these perfect curls. So what does she do? She buys every gahtdamb product she sees other naturals use in an attempt to achieve the perfect curl. Because if I use the same products of the half asian half black half white chick on youtube we’ll have the same hair right? Right? RIGHT?

No? Well shit, I just wasted a ton of money.

I have so many bottles of mess in my bathroom that I don’t even use. I give somethings away. Some products are complete trash so I throw them away and some haven’t even been tested because I haven’t had the time. I bought two thirty dolla bottles of Kiehl’s Conditioner and Leave In a couple of months ago that have never seen the light of day. Why did I buy those? not a rhetoical question. If you are reading this please tell me why I bought those. Thanks.

All of that to say, after all the crappola I bought, I go back to the Original Gangstars of my hair regimen. I guess ain’t nothin’ like the real thang. Or something like that. I don’t know.