Thursday, October 6, 2016

Natural Hair Journey - Continuing my journey - 1 MONTH UPDATE - Video #3

1 Month Update - Video #3
  I've joined the natural hair community. Since wearing braids for 20 years, I finally decided last month to go completely natural. Took out the extensions for good! It's been an eye-opening experience. I hid behind my braids because I was afraid people wouldn't accept me with short, kinky-curly hair. The first week was rough. I got some positive reactions and definitely some negative reactions. A colleague asked if I was sick and a friend said he liked me better with long hair, but I don't care. I am not doing this to please anyone else but me. In the past month, it's been a mental battle to stay positive and patient. I have my good days and bad days, where I like my hair and days I don't. I intend to keep my promise to myself to not use heat (blowdrying, curling iron nor rollers), no combing and no brushing to my hair for one year. I will only finger style my hair. 
It's been one month. See where I am at in this video. It's an emotional journey to really love yourself from head to toe. 

 Comment below if you have any questions. Music Credit - African Dreams by Petite Viking 
 Earrings - MY PEACE of jewelry -

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Video #2 - My Natural Hair Journey: First Shampoo in 25 years

My Natural Hair Journey continues. My first shampoo in 25 years. For 25 years I've worn braids without taking them all out at once. Finally, I've gotten rid of the braids and here is a video documenting my first wash and two-strand twist-in. My hair is damaged and unhealthy. My first two-strand twist is not pretty, but I plan to bring my hair back to being healthy!
 I will not use any heat, in other words, no blowdrying and 
not combing nor brushing my hair for one year. 

Follow my Natural Hair Journey
Come back to see my next video for an update!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Studio Apartment Tour - Making a couch with Hardware and Reclaimed Materials

Living in Southern California is expensive
Living in Santa Monica, California is even more expensive
Living alone in Santa Monica is even more, more expensive
With it being expensive, I had to be creative about how I furnished my apartment; my studio apartment that is
I refused to give up color, art and designated areas in my studio apartment
In my main room, I've divided it with a floor divider into my bedroom and living room
To create my living room, I used hardware from Home Depot, reclaimed items from items left in my alley and materials purchased from Bed, Bath Beyond.
If you want to know where each item came from, then post your questions below and I will let you know, but first watch my video.
Tell me what you think

MY PEACE of jewelry, Zalina Handmade Designs

Monday, October 26, 2015

How I Wear MY PEACE of jewelry

It's been a long time since I posted but I've been busy with work and play, but I'm back and plan to post on a regular basis. Here, I am featuring in my 
How I Wear MY PEACE of jewelry 
a necklace I made using recycled brass chain, faux pearl and lucite beads 
to make this vintage looking necklace.

Zalina Handmade Designs
Available on Etsy

Friday, June 19, 2015

How I Wear MY PEACE of jewelry - Olive Wood Bead Statement Necklace

How I Wear MY PEACE of jewelry
handmade by me
Paired with a white a-line dress from Target

Handmade Mannequins & Jewelry
Available on Etsy
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