Friday, November 21, 2014

My Current Favorites// Style Trends of the Fall and Winter

Hey Kurlfriends,

I thought I would switch up today's post by discussing a few of my favorite things. These are things that I am feeling, and if the spirit moves you, you can purchase them for me. Just kidding or NOT!!!

Seriously, these style trends make me scream on the inside with excitement!?!?! Has that ever happened to you? Screaming on the outside isn't always appropriate, but screaming on the inside is! Anyways, these style trends are things I am loving in regards to hair, makeup, and style, and one day, I aspire to incorporate them into my daily style and wardrobe. 

My Current Favorites

Sequins Jacket 


Faux Fur Vest

I told you I wanted to scream with excitement! Check this outfit 
and more in my Denim on Denim Post.

Military Inspired Jackets 

Oversized Sweaters and Cardigans 

Dark Lipcolor

My most recent dark lipcolor, as seen in My First Marley Twist Installation

Hair Color

Abbreviated Bangs

Spiral Curls

Rich Hues on Nails

Nude Colored Nails

Well, <singing> "these are a few of my current favorites", and all the pictures came from my Pinterest Page. Come and follow me at Keeping Up with Kurly Ken.  I hope this post left you feeling inspired to try some of these style trends as well as others.

What are some of your favorite style trends for the fall and upcoming winter season?

Until next time,
Be faith-filled, fearless, and fabulous,
Kurly Ken

Friday, November 14, 2014

Style Post: How to Transition White Pants into the Cooler Months


This post is for those that are fearless in their efforts to wear white in the fall and winter! I am dedicated to rocking my white around. Check out the outfits below:

Look 1:
White Pants: Marshall's
Cobalt Blue Blazer: H & M
Clutch: Aldo

Look 2:
White Pants: Marshall's 
White Long Sleeve Shirt: Forever 21
Denim Vest: Papaya
Fur Overlay: H & M
Brown Boots: Wet Seal
Gold Chain: Rue 21
Gold Hoops: B. Supply

Look 3: 
White Pants: Marshall's
Hot Pink Sweater: Forever 21
Gold Necklace: Thrifted
Gold Hoops: B. Supply

Other looks that may also work well with white pants in the cooler months: 

Look 4: Layered Look

White Pants: Marshall's 
Red Sweater: Forever 21
Denim Shirt: H & M
Leopard Heels: Shoe Dazzle
Pearls: Gifted

Look 5: Denim on Denim

White Pants: Marshall's 
Denim Shirt: H & M
Leopard Heels: Shoe Dazzle
Pearls: Gifted

That's all I have for today! I hope these looks inspire you to rock your white pants in the winter. And by the way, my hair is in Marley Twists (for those just tuning in to Kurly Ken). Check out My Marley Twist Installation Tips and Tricks. Share your ideas for how to rock white pants in the winter as well. 

Until next time...
Be faith-filled, fearless, and fabulous,
Kurly Ken 

Friday, November 7, 2014

My Marley Twist Installation +Top Five Reasons to Love Marley Twists

Hey Kurls hey,

I recently installed Marley twists for the first time, and I am LOVING THEM. This is a GREAT protective style. These twists are so easy to install, and I thought I would share my installation tips with you. 

On the night before I installed my Marley twist, I pre-parted my hair and placed twists all over my head. This made the hair washing process and installation process very easy for me. I highly suggest pre-parting/twisting the hair prior to the cleansing/conditioning and installation process. The next night, with my pre-parted twists, I started the hair cleansing and conditioning process.  To begin, I shampooed and conditioned my hair using the Naturally Athena Natural Hair Care Line. See how I shampoo and condition my hair with these fantastic products here. 

After, I cleansed and conditioned my hair, I commenced to blow my hair out. Blowing your hair out makes it easier to blend your natural hair with the Marley hair in my opinion. See the steps I use to blow my hair out in this recent post. The only difference in blowing my hair out was that I used Naturally Athena Goddess Curl Creme instead of the IC Fantasia Heat Protectant, which is what I normally use.

Now, for the good stuff. To install my Marley Twists, I used Blue Magic Organics Castor Oil. I used this as an additional cream to coat my hair (in addition to the Naturally Athena Goddess Curl Creme) since Marley hair tends to be on the rougher side (in regards to texture). I also used hair clips to hold the other sections back while I focused on the section I was twisting. And my comb was used to help me part my hair, which is totally optional. Some people just use their fingers to part. The choice is yours!!!

For my hair, I used the Janet Collection Afro Twist Braid Hair. It was $4.99 per pack, and I purchased four packs in the color 1B. Excitedly, I only used two packs and 6 strands of hair from the third pack. Needless to say, I have plenty left over and I will definitely re-install Marley Twist in the future.

At first, I wanted this post to be a pictorial on how I installed the Marley Twist, but I wasn't too successful at demonstrating that. However, I wanted to share my enthusiasm about Marley Twists, and I wanted to share my top five reasons Marley Twists are an awesome protective style. 

The Top Five Reason to Love Marley Twists

1. The installation process is very brief. It only took me two hours to install my whole head. At times, I missed up installing certain twists,  and I had to redo them. Regardless of my mistakes, I was still able to install my whole head in two hours! BOOM! 
2. The price for the hair was super inexpensive, and depending on the style of the twists, you don't need a lot of hair. For each twists, I only used two strands of hair. If you want thicker twists, use more. 
3. Marley Twists are fairly easy to install. I watched a few YouTube videos  that helped me learn. Here are two of the videos that helped me learn how to install Marley Twists:

Ebony Clark on YouTube

Natural Metra on YouTube

4. I can keep this style in for at least 2 weeks. That means "no hand in head" syndrome! My hair is moisturized and protected for this time period! I'm WINNING! 
5. I have tons of style options with my Marley Twists. 

It's official! I. AM. HOOKED. These will become a regular protective style for me. Let me know if you decide to try out Marley Twists. Also, let me know if you are an avid wearer of Marley Twists already. Please share your tips and products as well as any favorite YTubers, or bloggers in general, that have Marley Twist information or inspiration!
Happy Friday! 

Until next time,
Be faith-filled, fearless, and fabulous,
Kurly Ken