How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe

Over the past few weeks, I have cleared out my closet of pieces I no longer use or no longer fit. While I do this annually, this particular clear-out was an emotionally charged one. I had a few of my designer bags stolen late last year and every time I look at the empty space in my closet where they should be, I’m reminded of that painful experience.  Continue reading How To Build A Capsule Wardrobe

Fashion Quandary: How To Wear Culottes

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Croptop: Aritzia | Culottes: Joseph Ribkoff | Sandals:  Zara (similar here and here) | Midi Rings: Forever 21 | Lips: Nyx Angel Food Cake

Fashion Quandary: How To Wear Culottes | www.styledomination.com

Fashion Quandary: How To Wear Culottes | www.styledomination.com

Ahhhh…culottes. One of the more difficult fashion trends to wear since flatforms. For the past couple of years, I’ve seen fashionistas out and about looking amazing in these flowy, cut-off pants. On the other hand, I’ve also seen some culotte atrocities. Continue reading Fashion Quandary: How To Wear Culottes

How To Achieve Perfect Curls – Curl Keeper Review

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How To Achieve Perfect Curls - Curl Keeper Review | www.styledomination.com

Meet Erika. Erika, a vegan and healthy living enthusiast, just happens to be one of my beautiful sisters. A complete free spirit and consummate middle child (easy-going, peace-making, totally open-minded and a great listener), decided to go “natural” about three years ago. By “natural”,  I mean she quit hair relaxers for good. Continue reading How To Achieve Perfect Curls – Curl Keeper Review

How To Deep Condition Your Hair Using Natural Oils

Hi all!

Here is my latest YouTube video on how I deep condition my hair using a coconut, almond and castor oil mixture.

 

The star of this video is Kreyol Essence’s Haitian Black Castor Oil available on the Malachite + Elephant website.

Haitian black castor oil (HBCO) is notable because it is better suited to hair and skin than the highly popular Jamaican black castor oil (JBCO). JCBO tends to be thicker and more sticky…not ideal as a skin moisturizer and can get a little goopy for hair. Continue reading How To Deep Condition Your Hair Using Natural Oils

How To Get That Perfect Shot – My Favourite Photos of 2015

I’ve always enjoyed photography. It’s an art form that I’ve had an interest in since I was a kid. There is something about capturing a touching moment, fun times, incredible landscapes or unbelievable happenings that really resonates with me.

The actual camera itself fascinates me too. How a relatively simple little machine can produce such beautiful art is incredible. Some great examples below from the Time Magazine annual photography contest can attest to this. Continue reading How To Get That Perfect Shot – My Favourite Photos of 2015

The Lowdown on Shopping for Sizes Online

When technology made it possible for us to buy clothes online, it saved us trips to the mall and hauling a bunch of shopping bags from store to store. Although we do love shopping, it definitely should be considered as a form of exercise considering how much walking and carrying bags we have to endure. But the one thing that many women still seem to not get quite right is estimating their size without the help of a fitting room. Shopping online may be convenient, however the beauty of trying on clothes in store is that you can immediately ask for a size up or down when you feel that the items don’t fit right. Statistics displayed on The Guardian may indicate that 47% more people are purchasing clothes and footwear online compared to two years ago, yet some of us are still struggling to get the handle of it. Continue reading The Lowdown on Shopping for Sizes Online

20 Great Tips To Achieve Healthy, Shiny Hair

Hair – your crowning glory. A sign of your inner health, a head full of thick, lustrous shiny hair is possibly the most envied human characteristic.

I was lucky to be born with thick, healthy hair. The journey to keeping it healthy though has been a long one. From neglecting to trim it regularly to using terrible, bad quality hair products, I have subjected my poor hair to tests to cruel to unleash on anyone. Continue reading 20 Great Tips To Achieve Healthy, Shiny Hair