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Makeup and Natural Beauty

Have you ever seen women who look like a walking gorilla zombie and then they put make up on…….they look like 1984 Vanessa Williams all fresh faced in Playboy magazine? I think that make up is to make you enhance your own natural features and some people should take tips from professionals or a class. This whole white eyeliner on the lids and browbone is not cutting it. Looks like 70’s prostitute. Can you please go to a place other than the dollar store for your make-up essentials please??!! I also think its false advertising because when you go to bed you are fabulous and when you wake up you look like the crypt keeper. If I was a man I would run away screaming bloody murder saying “She killed the chick I went to sleep with and laid down next to me instead!” Smh…..Lmao!!

Lastnight I put on my make-up so dramatic that I was mistaken for a drag queen. That’s how I knew that a chick make-up was on point!! I’m so serious!! Have you seen those shims? They look GOOD!! So to be mistaken for one is a compliment to me. At least that’s how I’m taken it. Shit….I’m 6 feet tall with 4.5 in heels on making me …….a  6’5 sheman with a wig on. Lol!!  I think I can handle that! Thank you very much.

Can you please put the shadow over the whole lid if your going to wear it please? It looks stupid to have a bunch of color in a circle right on the top of your damn eye. It’s not flattering to anyone I have seen.
Some women don’t need make-up. They have beautiful skin and wearing their natural face is more eye catching than wearing a face full of make-up. If you wear it while you don’t need it, you will need it later. Keep your face clean.

Realistically Speaking……KiKi

Hair loss after your new Baby

Thinning Hair and Pregnancy
Thinning hair or hair loss is very common after pregnancy. I know that alot of us get the most beautiful head of hair while pregnant with the lil monsters so its hurtful when you have them, your hair falls out. Usually women see hair loss after pregnancy -starting around three months after they have had a baby. Child birth often results in abrupt hair thinning. But this is not something to worry about. It is a completely natural post-natal process that many pregnant women will go through.

During pregnancy, hair shedding is slowed down by high levels of hormones. As soon as the hormones are returned to pre-pregnancy levels, extra hair is shed. In other words, the normal hair loss that was delayed by pregnancy takes place all at once. This may cause your hair look thinner than usual.
Do not panic; your hair will get back to its normal growing phases and stop thinning within 3 months. Hair thinning caused by pregnancy comes under the term telogen effluvium or diffuse hair loss.
When it occurs, hair can be shed from any area of the scalp. A quick fix to cover thin area is to change your hairstyle. Talk to your hairdresser to find a style which will cover thin spots until your hair grows back.
Once more, pregnant women should not worry about thinning hair after pregnancy. It is normal process. Just be patient for about several months. Also, you may want to continue the diet and extra care you gave your body while pregnant. It helps….along with the continuation of you prenatal pills. They are the best vitamins ever. It will help tremendously.


Hey!!! Welcome to my life which is as Realistic as it gets! Lol. I am Kanika Baker- my friends/family/clients call me Kiki. I am the owner of Realistic Manes Salon located 2020 Nicollet Ave. S in Minneapolis Minnesota. I am a divorced mother of 4 who is a person who tries to be as Realistic about life, people and relationships as possible. To me, being Realistic is being myself regardless of the situation or circumstances. I do believe that there is a way to do everything and I seek daily things to better myself and my situation.

I started this blog as a way for some of us to check ourselves. Myself included. Being a person in the service (beauty) industry we rely on others for our livelihood. Now, I don't believe we have to kiss nobody's ass to live, I do believe we can carry ourselves a little better than we do. I will praise those who do and talk about those who don't. That's me. Kiki is Realistic…..

I will give you my disclaimer.. Now I don't profess to know everything about everything But I know what I know. These are purely my opinions, outlooks etc. and I do not mean to force my opinion on others. I am merely using this as a tool to express myself, provide resources, information for anyone for decides to use the information posted. With that being said……here goes nothing!

Realistically Speaking,

Ki Ki.