Hello All, I think I broke the record for most consecutive trips to Ikea and Target. I took these pics in between my shopping trips. My mum arrives today and I basically spent all weekend doing some last minute purchases and some touchups in our little guest bedroom. Doing my best to make sure mums is as comfortable as possible. I am so excited, can’t contain myself. It’s been a year and well, there’s going to be so much catching up, hugging, pretending to be a baby, inside jokes and of course my favorite foods from back home. Initially I felt horrid for bugging my mum to cook for me on her vacay…but she seeems so excited about it, it would simply be wrong for me to deprive her of that utmost joy. So YEAH, posts may slow down just a tad. I’ll be spending some QT with MAMA….




    October 7, 2012 at 5:35 am Reply

    just found your blog from HEYFRANHEY, and i must say i love you n all you represent. A neighbor within your continent. Now if i could just get my hair to do that!!lol magic. tc

  2. Anonymous

    August 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm Reply

    You are simply gorgeous!
    Have a great time with your Mama.

  3. Rose

    August 23, 2012 at 2:47 am Reply

    love,love the outfit,and you hair makes me wanna grow mine,just gorgeous:)

  4. NearNThere

    August 23, 2012 at 1:36 am Reply

    enjoy mommy time. Great blog.

  5. Joké

    August 22, 2012 at 8:14 pm Reply

    Your hair looks great!:)

  6. L.

    August 22, 2012 at 7:55 pm Reply

    I found your blog through CN & I've subscribed. Love the photos, love the outfit.. But most importantly LOVE that hair. Work it girl!


  7. Bajan Beauty

    August 22, 2012 at 2:54 pm Reply

    Beautiful pictures! You are always so chic in everything you wear and you exude confidence. I was the same way when my mom came to visit earlier this year. I cried like a baby when I had to drop her off at the airport, lol.

  8. Anonymous

    August 22, 2012 at 2:27 pm Reply

    New to your site via CurlyNikki. Subscribed. L-O-V-E. How do I get to your first post? Would you consider adding`Categories and/or Archives? Would love some tutorials on your hairstyles, hair care, etc. Thanks for sharing. God Bless. Karen J

  9. Stepha

    August 22, 2012 at 3:45 am Reply

    Love this whole look!! That hair!! So Gorge 🙂

  10. Rimi

    August 22, 2012 at 1:34 am Reply

    p.s. i just saw your feature on curly nikki…lovely 🙂

  11. Rimi

    August 21, 2012 at 11:28 pm Reply

    one of the best looks, yet! we can tell how happy you are to see your mom just from the pictures ^.^

    and that twist-out is beautiful!

  12. Behind My Eyes

    August 21, 2012 at 10:29 pm Reply

    Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove it!

  13. Lin

    August 21, 2012 at 8:48 am Reply

    Seems the ladies beat me to it…I am loving your entire look and that HAIR is pretty amazing! Would you consider doing more hair posts? S'il vous plait 😉

  14. Chioma

    August 21, 2012 at 4:58 am Reply

    wow! you look gorgeous as usual! what camera do you use? your pics are always so crisp 🙂 Enjoy time with your mom!


    C’s Evolution of Style

  15. ABI

    August 21, 2012 at 3:36 am Reply

    YAY!!! you did post Monday pics. It was such a pleasure to meet you on the train last week. You were so nice. I hope you have the best time with your mommy.

  16. Diva_Beaute

    August 21, 2012 at 2:59 am Reply

    Great twistouts what do you use? And how do you twist. Great pictures, nice outfit.

  17. Naj

    August 21, 2012 at 2:09 am Reply

    Just gorge Cyn! That red is fiyaah on you.. Enjoy your mommy! Mine is visiting for a month and I hadn't see her in almost 2 years.. #precious and priceless

  18. maimusingsblog

    August 21, 2012 at 2:05 am Reply

    Love the outfit (my flag colors; Haiti). Lucky you that your manman is coming, enjoy being taken care of.

  19. Zalina

    August 20, 2012 at 10:14 pm Reply

    Great outfit and hair. I've been in braids for over 15 years. If I could do my hair like yours then I might consider going au-natural. What's your secret? 🙂

  20. The LifeStylista

    August 20, 2012 at 10:11 pm Reply

    Your hair looks amazing, do tell what products you used…please.


    August 20, 2012 at 9:45 pm Reply

    U never disapoint !!!! I look forward to all your post 🙂 thank u for stopping by my blog so flattered !!!!

  22. Anonymous

    August 20, 2012 at 7:06 pm Reply

    I love your hair and demin shirt. Enjoy your QT with your mum.

  23. laide

    August 20, 2012 at 6:54 pm Reply

    please i would also like to know what lipstick u wearing…u look fab…nd please what hair products do u use…ur hair is amazing.

    1. addicted2Etsy

      August 21, 2012 at 1:01 am Reply

      Why thanks, the staples include shea moisture line from target or duane reade, combo of shea butter, coconut oil and argan oil; Aussie Moist 3 minute miracle and Organix coconut milk mousse for twists. Everything in moderation of course, do not want to weigh hair down with too many products or oils.

  24. Anonymous

    August 20, 2012 at 6:19 pm Reply

    I love this- simple and fab! What lipstick do you have on? Enjoy spending QT with ur mom.

    1. addicted2Etsy

      August 20, 2012 at 7:48 pm Reply

      Iipstick… The only one I own is tarte lipsurgence matte lip stain in fiery. Boy that's a mouthful.

  25. Jeneration

    August 20, 2012 at 5:38 pm Reply


    1. addicted2Etsy

      August 20, 2012 at 7:44 pm Reply

      No hon, it's not creepy at all… It's really nice is what it is. I'm sure you're inspiring others just as well.

    2. Jeneration

      August 21, 2012 at 10:56 pm Reply



    August 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm Reply

    Loving the hair, wow!!!! Check out the Curlbox update when you get a chance.

  27. Lagelle

    August 20, 2012 at 4:35 pm Reply

    Have so much fun with your special lady aka Mama <3 I simply love your hair and Happy Monday rt back @ ya!


  28. Monique

    August 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm Reply

    Such a cute fun outfit! Your hair looks perfect! Enjoy the next few days with your mom!

  29. Jazmine Jade

    August 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm Reply

    You are gorgeous! And your hair is amazing as always!

  30. ThriftingConnoisseur

    August 20, 2012 at 3:42 pm Reply

    Ahh Your pictures make me smile! You are beautimous lol Love, your effortless chic and lovely hair! http://thethriftingconnoisseur.blogspot.com/

  31. MissT1806

    August 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm Reply

    Ah love the colours and best thing is I have similar business so u know my behind will have to attempt this! Thanks for helping me figure out my outfit for today lol Cheers to some eru,ndole, quakoko etc lol


  32. Veronique E.

    August 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm Reply

    You look absolutely beautiful! Did you mom bring you "piment" ou "batons de manioc"? 🙂

    1. addicted2Etsy

      August 21, 2012 at 1:02 am Reply

      elle est arrivee avec du piment, du bobolo, et beaucoup d'arachides pur le Ndole.

    2. Veronique E.

      August 21, 2012 at 3:14 am Reply

      Mince! Lucky you, I'm jealous. 🙂
      Enjoy your week and stay blessed. You are truly inspirational.

  33. Ashlei M.

    August 20, 2012 at 1:42 pm Reply

    Love this look, perfect casual weekend wear and your hair looks gorgeous! Enjoy your time with your mama!



  34. Consider Me Lovely

    August 20, 2012 at 1:18 pm Reply

    Cyn, you are just too gorgeous!! This is such a cute weekend errand look. Yay for mom coming to visit, homemade food, and reverting to babydom :-). Enjoy!!

    1. addicted2Etsy

      August 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm Reply

      Babydom is the word of the week for me… Haha

  35. Anthea Lau

    August 20, 2012 at 1:02 pm Reply

    love your nice simple look, the natural curls in your hair is pretty!
    would you like to follow each other?

    1. addicted2Etsy

      August 20, 2012 at 1:42 pm Reply

      Let's do that

  36. ~Jeimy~

    August 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm Reply

    simply gorgeous love this post honey you rock!!! this is such an inspirational look Im gonna put my own spin to it and show you once I do it!

  37. apresnewyork

    August 20, 2012 at 12:06 pm Reply

    tell your mama i said hi!! xo

    1. addicted2Etsy

      August 20, 2012 at 1:42 pm Reply

      Will do, she keeps missing ya.

  38. Natasha Fatah

    August 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm Reply

    You are looking exceptionally cute lady! Have fun with your mom, I love having guests at our place. Where is your mom coming from?

    ~Natasha Fatah~

    1. addicted2Etsy

      August 20, 2012 at 1:40 pm Reply

      Thanks.. She's coming from Cameroon

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