Posts from — April 2011
Recently the hair care industry came under fire about hair straighteners. The Brazilian keratin style hair straightener –or the Brazilian Blow out as it is called is a chemical that is used to coat the hair followed by the use of a flat iron to make the hair straight. This blowout has been said to be loaded with formaldehyde, a chemical that causes cancer and hair loss along with many other problems. Formaldehyde is a potent gas when inhaled contributes to cancer. What’s funny to me is that this form of hair straightener came under fire because it became very popular amongst celebrities and young white girls fashionistas. What’s sad is that black girls have been using similar products which contain formaldehyde for the same straitening effects on a larger scale long before young white girls, celebrities and all, and it wasn’t a big thing – right. No one bothered to research what black girls used on their hair. I will say this to say, it hurts me deeply that we have not been researching what we are using on our hair. Are we waiting for someone else to do it for us? The dangerous effects of black products are not researched properly and we are killing ourselves because we choose to. I can go on forever but I will write a more extensive article on this at some point.
Fact 1. If you use a relaxer to straighten your black hair you are introducing formaldehyde into your body.
Fact 2. If you are flat ironing your natural hair with some kind of hair straightening aid and you smell a fume you probably are in danger.
Fact 3. Relaxers contributes to hair loss (alopecia)
Do some research. The price we pay for beauty could be deadly and you wont even know it.
April 25, 2011 2 Comments
In this J Crew Ad the mother paints her son toenails pink. I do not think she cares whether or not her son turns out gay or transgendered. Not to mention Does it really matter? after all, nail polish on a little boy toes does not indicate that he is going to turn out gay. Should that be the mentality of a mother? Today is a new day and age and I think beauty has no boundaries anymore. It makes me wonder if I would react if my young son was to put on lipstick. Back in the days in Jamaica that would have been unacceptable. Today in Jamaica, I’m not sure if there are transgendered men but there are definitely gay boys and lesbian girls. I can hear my Grand Uncle in the back of my mind now… “dem a go a h’ell”. But that’s old school. Should it even matter anymore about gender? Look at some of the lesbian high school girls. They dress like boys with the baggy pants, polo shirts and hats. Should all of this be acceptable?
April 14, 2011 2 Comments
Natural Skincare Tip #1
For dark spots on the skin you can lighten them up by using lemon juice water as a wash twice a day. Incorporating a little bit of lemon or lime into your moisturizer will also speed up the skin lightening process.
Your weekly tip from Licensed Aesthetician Simone Robinson
April 10, 2011 No Comments
Jamaican Spring Trends
70’s look is back. Hot in Jamaica this Spring
Very girly looks
Dresses that are longer at the back
Lingerie + Street = loungerie
Jeans with Flare Legs
Skinny Jeans are on its way out – Thank God
Bell Bottom and Flared Legs jeans
The Biker look
What is your favorite look? Feel free to upload a picture.
April 5, 2011 No Comments
A Healthy Glow
Although products that are all natural work best for healthy skin, it is important to exfoliate and massage the skin. This will ensure the slowing down of the age process and improve the skins elasticity. These activities boost the amount of blood brought to the surface of the skin which carries with it fresh oxygen supplies. Massage encourages increased blood flow into the skin’s surface and is a wonderful relaxing way of working out without moving a muscle. Massage also improve the lymphatic drainage which carries away toxins and cellular debris from beneath the surface of the skin. Adding a daily exercise session, massage or exfoliation treatment with a good diet will definitely preserve long term good looks.
April 5, 2011 No Comments
Bleaching the skin or much better words- lightening the skin- is a growing trend. Long before Vybz Kartel admitting to using Cake soap to lighten his skin were the Chinese. Its actually documented that the Asians were the first to lighten the skin. Do you think they wanted to be white? In that time in History, Yes, at least they wanted their skin to be white. It were considered that the more whiter you were the more beautiful you looked. Hundreds of years later on Gods Earth some Africans decided to take heed. They themselves wanted to look white. I wonder if they thought whiter skin made them look more beautiful. The Jamaicans are actually late to catch on. Now some Jamaicans are bleaching! Di Africans, now di Jamaicans-lawd a massy! I actually think that it is cool but scary. I probably would give it a try if whitening the skin didn’t come with carcinogenic issues. In the name of beauty how many ‘ish do we have to go thru. I’m sure every other Black Persons have had relaxers put in their hair - thats cancer seeping into the skin. Do you think Blacks also wanted to be white back then? In the name of straight hair-Yes, and please don’t deny it. Now we relax the hair base on beauty and convenience. I am saying this to say that we should not criticize each others wrong. You bleach your skin, I perm my hair. We are our brothers keeper. We all have sinned. And if you are a over religious Christian, we all have sinned in the name of Jesus. I think we have sinned in the name of beauty.
ps. This beauty bar below will do the same thing as di cake soap Vybz Kartel use to clear blemishes and dark spots on di body.
April 1, 2011 No Comments
Welcome to the Jamaican Beauty Blog. Please feel free to shed light on what you think is appealing to you and what is not when it comes to beauty. I am Simone and I am your beauty expert, but I need your help. See Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and my advice to you, YOU ARE THE BEHOLDER- while other people opinion count and other people see you… Please see yourself. Buy a mirror that comes with a light. Trust me you will see all the lines and wrinkles, pimples and bumps, scars and blemishes, skin color and tone. Better yet, you will see yourself. And you know what, it is ok to be a little vain. You need to look good. How do you plan on looking good if you are not vain? Please keep in mind however, true beauty will always come from within. Always stay beautiful.
Anyways, welcome to my blog, I promise you to make this all worth your while. Ask your questions, give your opinion.
April 1, 2011 No Comments