/Editor’s Note/ I met Tootsie this past May at Beautycon NYC and she is such a sweetheart! Check out her awesome interview and super cute pics (one's of her and her cute hubby at their wedding!).xo.Joy .Meet Tootsie.
Background/ Born in London, raised in New Jersey, New York and 2 parts of Florida lol. I moved so much growing up!
Where do you live? I currently live in London.
What do you do? I'm a full time blogger! I recently got my degree in photography.
How long have you been a natural gal? I would say my whole life. My mother did perm my hair when I was really young like 7 but my hair remained exactly the same and she never did it again so I don't count that, lol.
What do you love about being natural? I love the versatility of being able to be curly one minute, then straight the next. My hair pretty much holds every style.
What's your hair regimen? When I wear my hair curly I wash it with either Shea Moisture shampoo or Giovanni then, I condition with Tresemme Naturals conditioner. I drown my hair in any deep conditioner I find and leave that for a few hours before washing out. Then I style it with Design Essentials creme gel and olive oil or, I'll use Cantu shea butter. If I'm wearing my hair straight, I do all of the above but then to style, I use Chi Heat guard thermal protection and some black beeswax then I flat iron on medium heat
Top 5 fave hair products?
Giovanni leave in conditioner
How do you describe your fashion style? Where high fashion and street meet. I love dressing like a tomboy but I love the glitz and glam and feeling like I'm fresh off the runway.
What are your fave stores to shop? Thrift shops and EBAY! I've recently became in love with depop, too. People sell the coolest stuff on there for so cheap! I hardly go to shops, I do everything online.
Do you have a fave designer? Jeremy Scott
One item you can't leave home without? My phone!
Fave things to do on the weekend? Order junk food and watch reality tv shows with my husband.
Fave travel destinations? UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!! Any state, I just love the junk food lol. I really want to go to Japan though.
What do you wish for? I wish to inspire people and create things that can help the everyday girl. I just wish I can do something positive and share all my passions with the world.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I see myself living in L.A with my husband, still being a blogger with my own nail salon and perhaps an underwear line. Hmmm and either pregnant or a mother.
What's some words of wisdom that you live by? It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. Thats a quote by Herman Melville, later said by Michael Jackson, who is my IDOL! I always have to quote it to myself because it can be so easy to look at someone doing very well for themself and you aren't doing so well and wonder, why is she doing well? Is it the way she acts? Ok, I'm gonna act like that. Is it her hair? I'm gonna do my hair like that. It's hard not to get caught up in the "hype" or current trend. You may feel like its going to take you to the top where others may be or make you relevant, but honestly what works for 1 may not work for you. You should take pride in who you are because God made you that way for a reason, you won't truly be happy for being praised for someone you're not. It's always better to succeed at being yourself and not somebody else.
What makes you smile? Anything Michael Jackson related.
Random fact: I'm actually quite shy and get embarrassed easily, don't let this exterior fool you lol.
Where can our readers find you? You can find me on instagram/twitter/facebook/[show_shopthepost_widget id="173752"]
twitter all under the name "TootsieTime" and subscribe to my youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/ dainaclarke