Monthly Archives: December 2012

Behind The YouTube Natural Hair Vlogger – Teesha Of NappturaliTee

In today’s feature I would love to introduce to you the beautiful and conscious Teesha of NappturaliTee…enjoy ♥

Tee Of NappturaliTee YouTube Natural Hair Vlogger

Tee Of NappturaliTee
~ YouTube Natural Hair Vlogger ~
Photography: Ebony Clark of Cultchure

Tell us a little bit about yourself?

My name is Teesha aka Tee. I’m from San Diego and currently live in Atlanta. I’m a Southern California girl, who has discovered the benefit in applying core Southern values.

I started my own small business (Reciprocitee Natural Body Products) where I make and sell natural body products such as lip balm, body/hair butter, soap bars and more.

I also enjoy anything creative such as drawing, painting, acting and modeling.

reciprocitee products

Reciprocitee Natural Body Products::
Lip Balm, Hair and Body Butter , Soap Bars, Face Mask/Scrubs

What or who inspired you to start a YouTube Channel?

I’m reserved in my day to day life and just wanted to put myself out there…

Describe your Channel?

My channel is not just about natural hair but about well being from the inside out. I’ve discovered the importance of internal health and want to help others to not focus solely on the external. I also have discussions every now and then pertaining to my unconventional views or something random.

How long have you been on YouTube?

In Feb 2013, it will be a year.

What camera and software editing tools do you use?

I use a Samsung Dv300f that I got on sale from target. Nothing fancy but it works! I started off editing with windows movie maker, then I used AVS4You and now I use iMovie because I’m no longer on a PC. I like iMovie the best so far.

Where do you get inspiration for your videos?

Most of the time I think of doing a video if I feel that what I’m doing or experiencing may be beneficial to someone else. Whether its something I learned about mineral makeup, a new hairstyle or a  juicing recipe I get inspired to share it.

What is the most frustrating thing about being a YouTube Vlogger?

The frustrating thing is getting a following. Its easy to want to be like everyone else that has big numbers but at the end of the day you have to find yourself and hope that people who will benefit from what you have to offer find you. Oh and technology isn’t always on your side…hours can be wasted if your camera or computer doesn’t act right:(

What is the best thing about being a YouTube Vlogger?

The best thing is getting a message or a video response from someone who says I touched them in some way! Melts my heart b/c at the end of the day I want to make an impact and not be in it for vain glory.

How do you balance time between your personal life and your YouTube schedule?

It can be rough sometimes lol… being a vlogger is like a PT job! But in order to keep it enjoyable I record when I’m most inspired. Sometimes that means doing more than one video at a time. I edit any chance I get and try to shoot on Sundays, edit during the week and post between thursday and sunday usually.

Have you met any of your viewers in real life?

Not yet, but I look forward to it!

Do you have any interesting story to tell about your YouTube life and real life crossing paths?

lol not yet…my channel is fairly small so perhaps one day.

Please mention one video that you have made that is your favorite, and why?

My favorite is my Brandy listening party…I busted out my Brandy barbie from back in the day and listened to her most recent album. It was fun:)

How long have you been Natural? Describe your Hair Journey.

I’ve been natural for almost 9 years. I went natural because I was busy with college finals and wanted to wear my hair in braids. Once I took the braids out I decided to cut off my relaxer to start something new.

Tee Of NappturaliTee
~ YouTube Natural Hair Vlogger ~
Photography: Ebony Clark of Cultchure

What Is Your Hair Regimen and Favorite Products?

I keep it simple…I’m far from a product junkie so I stick to oil and water for the most part. My hair is in yarn wraps for a few months now but when its out I do whats called “The greenhouse effect” to keep moisture in my hair.

What is your favorite Natural Hair Style?

My favorite natural hairstyle is a chunky twist out. Easy maintenance and cute:) Otherwise in a head wrap.

What is the best thing about being Natural?

The best thing about being natural is being healthy. I can’t believe we used to put battery acid on our hair! lol I know its not battery acid but might as well be. Who knows what the long term effects are, so that is why I focus on health and realize the importance of detoxing my body from all of those substances from the past.

Tee Of NappturaliTee

Tee Of NappturaliTee
~ YouTube Natural Hair Vlogger ~
Mhe Magazine: Spring Issue

What is the most frustrating thing about being Natural?

Detangling:) Im lazy.

What advice do you have to those who are newly natural or are considering going natural?

First and foremost, love WHATEVER texture grows out of your scalp! You won’t have a healthy journey if you’re continuously envious of other naturals texture.

Tee Of NappturaliTee

Tee Of NappturaliTee
~ YouTube Natural Hair Vlogger ~

List 9 random things that your viewers may not know about you.

9 Random things about Tee of NappturaliTee
~YouTube Natural Hair Vlogger~

 

  • hmmm…I’m very sensitive.
  • As much as I enjoy being healthy I have a sweet tooth that I have to fight whenever donuts/cake or ice cream are near by.
  • I don’t like taking food or drink into the restroom…they don’t mix lol I don’t even like to chew gum in the restroom!
  • I would love to live in Hawaii
  • I have a turtle…he’s as small as a half dollar
  • I love horses
  • I can touch my nose with my tongue:/
  • I can’t stand to be cold…warm weather makes me happy
  • I love root beer and the color orange

Who are some of the other YouTube Vloggers that you enjoy watching?

Hair wise, I enjoy Mynaturalsistas and Naptural85. They seem to be down to earth personalities with lovely hair and great info to share:) But most of my favorite channels are not hair related, they can be found on my page.

What is your advice to those just starting out or thinking about starting out on YouTube?

Just do it! It can be discouraging sometimes but don’t compare yourself to anyone else, just have fun and be yourself.

What would you like to tell your viewers?

Thank you SO much for tuning in! I appreciate your support and look forward to growing with you:)

Tee Of NappturaliTee

Tee Of NappturaliTee
~ YouTube Natural Hair Vlogger ~

Where else can we find you on the web?

instagram: @nappturalitee

twitter: nappturalitee

as well as my business website www.reciprocitee.com for my handmade Natural Body Products.



New Year’s Eve Accessories and Make Up

This is the accessories and make up round up for New Year Eve celebrations. Starting with Accessories. Below are some pieces that can certainly add that extra pizzazz to your whole look.

Accessories

 

1. Michael Kors Earrings, Rose Gold-Tone Concave Glass Pave Stud Earrings

2. Michael Kors Pave Concave Ring

3. ASOS Satin Jewelled Headband

4. GUESS by Marciano Dust Cuff Bracelet

 5. jcpenney Crystal Flower Bib Necklace

6. Tasha ‘Specialty’ Golden Disc Head Wrap

7. Nadri Pave Crystal Hinged Bangle (Nordstrom Exclusive)

8. Deepa gurnani Edwardian Crystal Headband

Don’t forget the party clutch! When you are planning to party all night you don’t want to be carrying a lot on you and that is why these clutches are the perfect size. Especially when you just need to carry the essentials  like your phone, cards, cash and keys.

theparty clutch

1. Lulu Townsend Glitter Minaudiere Clutch

2. Lulu Townsend Glitter Box Clutch

3. Magid Glitter Rounded Box Clutch

This year the trend in nails was all about unique designs and patterns. From Ombre nails to nail art and everything in between. Did these trends passed you by this year? Worry not! Here is your chance to try something fun on New Years Eve, with these sequined and glittered nails. Whether you decide to wear them on all your nails or just on your “Party Nail” here are the picks!

Nails

1. DEBORAH LIPPMANN Let’s Go Crazy

2. Ciaté Sequinned Manicure – Harlequin

3. Ciaté Sequinned Manicure – Tutu

When it comes to make up, another area you can use bold glittery color during  on New Year’s is on your eyes. This is the time where you can really go sparkly without looking overly done. Here are some high shine colors from bare minerals which are a good for the high shine metallic sparkly look. This is Bare Mineral’s “High Shine EyeColor Collection“.

eyecolor



Top Natural Hair Tutorials Of the Week::12.20.12 – 12.27.12

Hi luvs,

here are some of the the top natural hair tutorials for this week. I hope it will get you inspired to try something new and experiment for your New Year’s look.

Top Natural Hair Tutorials Of The Week: 12.20.12 - 12.27.12

 

 

In no particular order:

Video # 1:  2| Natural Hair – Roller Set Tutorial (How to Achieve a Smooth Roller Set) from OhYesItsV’s Channel.

In this tutorial OhYesItsV shows you the technique to achieving a smooth roller set on your natural hair. This is particularly helpful if you are planning to do a roller set for the New Year’s Celebration. OhYesItsV also has some really good make up tutorials head over to her channel or her blog “Pretty Girl Rock” - to see more and maybe you will find inspiration for your New Year Make up Look as well!

Video # 2: Style Swap with FusionOfCultures from FusionOfCultures’s Channel.

This tutorial is part of CharyJay’s Birthday Month/ End of the year celebrations, which included collaboration’s with other YouTube natural hair Guru’s with natural hair product give aways. In this video FusionOfCulture teams up with CharyJay to give you a creative updo with an option to win products from Original Moxie. The give a way ends on Tuesday 1.1.13

Video # 3: 3 Quick & Easy Natural Hair Styles from MeechyMonroe’s Channel.

In this tutorial, MeechyMonroe shows how to achieve 3 of her mostly requested hairstyles from her instagram. These style are pretty, easy and quick. They are definitely worth keeping in your “go to” styles for those days that you need to rush out the door but dont want to compromise looking cute.

Video # 4: Holiday Updo from Kinkyislandgirl’s Channel.

In this tutorial, Kinkyislandgirl’s shows you how to put a spin on that regular faux bang marley braid updo. The style is really pretty (did I mention its unique?) and perfect if you are tired of wearing the regular updo and want to try something new when attending holiday parties. You can find more videos and inspiration on her natural hair blog “KissMyHair” and as well as her style and beauty blog “MsBrittanyBass” and beauty channel.

You can watch the compilation via the video below, clicking on the links in the videos will take you to the tutorials:

DISCLAIMER & RULES:
♥ The videos are in no particular order.
♥ Videos are chosen from my subscriptions and search results throughout the week.(Thursday to Thursday)
♥ The week starts on Thursday and ends on Thursday so that I can have time to create the video and upload it over the weekend.
♥ If you would like to be considered or want a particular video considered send me an email during the week title “Video of the week” include the name of the video, channel and video link. send to msdeekay2012@gmail.com.

So have you tried any of these styles or techniques? what do you think? share your experiences by leaving comments below.



New Year Outfit Ideas

Here are some of my top choices for pieces to wear during New Year Eve Celebrations. I have included pieces with all prices ranges, from high end to budget friendly and everything in between. Let’s begin with dresses.

new years oufit ideas

From Top Left:: 

Dress 1 ~ Victoria’s Secret Sequin V-neck Dress

Dress 2 ~ BCBGMAXAZRIA Nolita Dress

Dress 3 ~ TFNC Sequin Dress with Peplums

Dress 4 ~Erin Fetherston Fit And Flare Dress

Dress 5 ~ Little Mistress Floral Applique Prom Dress

Dress 6 ~ Darling Amelia Lace Skater Dress

From Bottom Left::

Dress 1 ~ Alice + Olivia Glittered stretch-jersey dress

Dress 2 ~ Dorothy Perkins Gold bandeau dress

Dress 3 ~ Dorothy Perkins Gold jacquard dress

Dress 4 ~ Dorothy Perkins Gold sequin dress

Dress 5 ~Notte by Marchesa Embellished pleated silk-georgette dress

Dress 6 ~ Topshop LIMITED EDITION Embellished Bodycon Dress

Dress 7 ~ Topshop Glitter Bandage Bodycon Dress

If you would rather prefer to tone it down by choosing either one loud piece, then here are some tops and bottoms, you can choose from. Mixing and matching a loud item with a subtle piece  is another way to wear sequin, metallic and glittered pieces.

tops and bottoms new year

Top Left :: Karl Lagerfeld Sequined legging-style pants

Top Middle :: Dorothy Perkins Black sequin blazer

Top Right :: Topshop Striped Sequin Shorts

Bottom Left :: ASOS Sequin Vest With Chiffon Back

Bottom Middle :: Haute Hippie Glam Nude Sequin Skirt

Bottom Right :: Haute Hippie Silk Sequin Mini Skirt

… and let’s not forget the shoes. You don’t have to stick to pumps, peep toes and platforms. You can wear glittered ankle boots if you know you will be out in the cold but still want that pop of WOW.

Shoes new years

Top Row from left :: 

1.  Women’s Mossimo® Katley Bling Ankle Boot – Black

2. Vince Camuto Amoby2

3.   ASOS ACTION Chelsea Ankle Boots

4. FOREVER 21 Glittered Heel Ankle Boots

Bottom Row from right ::

1. Jimmy Choo ABEL GLITTER FABRIC PUMPS

2. Christian Louboutin Lady peep 150 glitter nude

3. BCBGENERATION Parade Closed-Toe Platform Pumps

4. jcpenney Worthington® Maggie Womens Glitter Pumps Glitter