Monthly Archives: April 2013

Just checking in……

Good morning!!!!

Today is definitely a blessed day! I wanted to just check in and discuss some things. The past couple of weeks have been a little turbulent but I’m a stronger person for it. Today is actually the first day this week that I haven’t been super busy so I decided to share.

Aside from my research for Purple Ribbonz, my Mother has been dealing with some things, I have been a little under the weather and then I have been helping my neighbor because she had surgery. So I have been very, very busy and still trying to submerge myself into other things. But aside from being tired (for reasons related to my Lupus), I looooooove keeping busy. It keeps my mind off of things unpleasant.

Okay so Purple Ribbonz is my brainchild! I am still researching and putting everything together. I hope to one day be able to help woman (and maybe men) that are affected by Lupus or any other ailment that makes them lose their hair. Personally, Lupus and the medication thinned my hair and sometimes makes me feel like I’m losing a lot of hair but its never been huge patches. For that, I am grateful  As a woman, sometimes your hair means more than it should but its something that I can’t help. So watch out for PURPLE RIBBONZ!!!!

As I said before, I have been a little under the weather. Low grade fever. Aching muscles. Tired all of the time. I have been to my general doctor numerous times and she has not been able to find anything wrong so it has just come down to me visiting a Rhematologist and them telling me what I already know. My Lupus is flaring. Either way, I am determined to stay awake and handle my business. I almost have to… one else will handle it for me.

Thank you so much to reading my ramblings. I know I talked about a few things today but I know that everything will come together in the end. Its in our destiny to be successful…..we just have to walk into it.

Be blessed….

Ms. Cakes


Hello again!! New endeavors are on the horizon!

OMG….I really need to be ashamed of myself. I have not posted anything for almost a year but I have been so busy! I have taken up so many different projects and totally put my blog on the back burner but I’m back!! 

One of the projects that I have taken up is making my own wigs and becoming more familiar with weave and just hair in general. I have also been considering becoming a hair distributor as well as going to Cosmetology school but lets not jump too far ahead. I have been researching a lot and I am just super excited about this venture. 

I have also been thinking about making my own video to show how I make my wigs. So please make sure you watch out for that! The wigs that I have been making are pretty simple and I have only been using glue to secure the tracks; however, I am about to delve into making sew ins because they last longer and you don’t have to worry about the glue.

This Bob hair style is my current hair style and I just love the different ways that I can curl and manipulate this hair. The hair is from Sensationnel and it’s in their Bump collection. It’s 100% human hair and it has a great texture. I have had this style for about a week and I have had very little problems with shedding and I haven’t noticed any tangles. The hair was $19.99 and can be styled in different ways. I found this hair in Beautyline, which is a beauty supply store in Columbia, South Carolina. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find this hair at my local beauty supply store.
The hair is about 8 inches and has a natural bump to it already. Even when you cut the hair it still has a little curl to it at the ends. In my next post, I will give a little more detail about how I installed the wefts, cut and styled. I cut the hair into a slight asymmetrical Bob and I believe that by doing this I added a little more versatility to the style. 

Normally, I am able to stick with a style for about 2 weeks before I become bored or just tired of something sitting on top of my head (lol). I tend to sweat a lot in my hair so learning how to perform a sew in would allow me to remove the wig whenever I feel like it. I have not tried just gluing the tracks using my mannequins head but I much would rather sew the wefts onto the wig cap than to glue them. Image

If you are a hair diva, you may want to stay tuned!! Also, watch out for my tutorial video to see how I installed this hair. I may also do a post in my blog to show the different steps.

Another project that I have been working on is something that is near and dear to my heart. If you have been following me somewhat, you may already know that I have Lupus. I have registered to be apart of a Walk to End Lupus fundraiser. On April 28, 2013, I will be participating a walk in Charlotte, North Carolina and I also so excited! Currently, we are only about 40% of our goal of $125,000 and we have ten days left. 



If you would like to join me in the walk or even to donate, please click the banner and follow the directions to register or donate today. This is definitely a worthy cause! My team is called Purple Ribbonz. Hopefully, in the near future you will see this name everywhere and not just being associated with Lupus awareness. In the near future, I hope to have my business up and running. Visit my team page to find out more information. Click here to go to my team page.


Lohnnie Cakes

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