Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Growing up the first day of school is as big as your birthday, only coming second to Christmas in excitement, because you don't get presents. Your hair, your makeup, your clothes, your shoes, your backpack, its like your whole year and reputation rely on how you look that day.

How do you feel on the first day of school?

Of all the feelings I could feel: excitement, happiness and anxious, I felt ugly, I felt not good enough. 

I grew up reading Cosmogirl every month and I never looked like the girls in the magazine. My hair was thick and curly; I never saw pretty girls with thick curly hair. Kids at school would always ask me why my hair wasn’t straight, or why I didn't wear my hair hanging down like they did, because they didn't understand that my hair doesn't do that, and that it doesn't HAVE to do that in order for me to look good. It was rare that I saw a Black girl in the magazines growing up looking like me.

Black women all over relax their hair so it can look like the women they’ve seen all their lives in magazines and television. Black women all over use bleaching creams so they can look like those pretty White women. Rappers talk about how they want light skin women with long straight hair because this is all they’ve seen all their lives.

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but when everything our eyes see is controlled by 7 to 10 companies and 99% of television networks are owned by White men, we have very few visions to behold.

Advertising should give our eyes more options on what beauty is.

There are over six billion people in the world! Advertising should represent them all! We should all see a little bit of ourselves in the ads. Hair, skin color, body type, ethnicity and style should not be White all over. 

Four in ten women do not feel comfortable describing themselves as beautiful. Lets change that.

Besides, if you appeal to more people you make more money anyway. =)


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Love Me Because Im Beautiful OOTD

Din din at Falafel Palace in Northridge, CA

Top, Rainbow
Skirt, Bullseye Clothing Outlet
Boots, Foreign Exchange

Friday, April 12, 2013

Santa Monica Museum of Art OOTD

Went to Skirball Cultural Center and Santa Monica Museum of Art and had a FABULOUS TIME!! I definitely recommend both museums for lots of great education and art!


Kardashian Kollection Shades
Forever 21 Turtleneck
Forever 21 Skirt
Wet Seal Heels
Unknown Boutique Belt
Fierceness, not for sale LOL

Check the Louis Vuitton Airplanes! LOL

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cut Your Hair at Home with WAHL

I havent had my hair cut since January. Part of it is because I am too lazy to wait in the barbershop (even though it is right across the street), and part of it is because I kinda wanted to see how fast my hair would grow out. My hair grew an inch in 2 months... and I had no idea what to do with it! When your hair gets that long you need product to keep the curls defined and shiny, and although I was just rockin long locks last year, I am so over trying to shop for hair products. I am ALSO over spending money at the barbershop for a 1/2 cut all over, so I decided Id do it myself!

I went to Wal*Mart to look at reviews on some clippers and there were 2 WAHL clippers that got lots of good reviews. The one I bought is only $11 online WITH free store pick-up, at the store it cost me about $17, moral of the story, BUY IT ONLINE!

WAHL Home Products Home Pro Complete Haircutting Kit

My hair was a thick curly 1 inch afro, and Im proud to say that it is now a 1 all around and looks just as good as if my barber had done it! 

It comes with EVERYTHING you need for your basic haircut, to include instructions for first timers like ME! It was EXTREMELY easy to change the heads. Very fun & easy to cut my hair! My clippers never got really hot in the time that I used it. Wasn’t extremely loud. Not too heavy or too bulky. Comes in a nice sturdy box that you can keep everything in & an apron (plastic) to cover yourself up when cutting your hair.

I definitely recommend all those who spend lots of money at the barbershop to practice at home and grab this pair of clippers.

OVERALL, for a beginner set of clippers at $11 I give this 5 stars!

Any question, just ask! =D


Holly Rose

Monday, April 1, 2013

Vegan @ McDonalds!

I know it goes against the "vegan code" to eat nasty, unhealthy things like MCDONALDS, but sometimes you're on the road, or you're away from home at school for long hours, really hungry and NEED SOMETHING TO EAT! WHAT CAN YOU EAT AT MCDONALDS!? I've compiled a list of all things VEGAN at good 'ol McDonalds! Enjoy! =)

Side Salad
50 Calories w/ Balsamic Vinaigrette

Premium Caesar Salad
 80 Calories with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Premium Southwest Salad
150 Calories with Balsamic Vinaigrette! 
"greens made fresh daily and three cups of veggies like fire-roasted corn, savory black beans, oven roasted tomatoes and poblano peppers gets sprinkled with cheddar and jack cheeses, chili-lime tortilla strips and a fresh-sliced lime wedge"

Apple Slices
15 Calories & yummy!

McCafe Cherry Berry Chiller
200 Calories for a 12 oz.
The only specialty vegan drink at McDonalds!
Made with 100% fruit juice with natural flavors, it's a blended-ice drink bursting with the sweetness of cherry and raspberry.

Soft Drinks and Sodas are vegan @ McDonalds

If you're wondering about the fries, hashbrowns and strawberry lemonade, yes they contain animal products in them! They actually add natural beef flavor to their fries and hashbrowns and their lemonade base for their strawberry lemonade contains milk... go figure! Hope you enjoyed! If there are any other restaurants or vegan eating you'd like me to cover let me know! ;)

Holly Rose

Sunday, July 10, 2011

How to Make a Bandage Dress

Hi everyone!! I did a sewing tutorial on how to make a bandage dress!! I hope you enjoy the video & check out my Youtube channel for more sewing, diy & beauty tutorials! =D

Do you know how to sew?
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