<![CDATA[Return of the Mac - Blog]]>Sun, 04 Feb 2018 09:34:12 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Touching the Roots]]>Sun, 04 Feb 2018 03:56:09 GMThttp://returnofthemac.net/blog/touching-the-rootsPicture
Hello Visitors! My item of the month is dashikis! Dashikis are what's hot right now and I had to get me a couple or a few, lol! The dashiki is traditionally a colorful garment for men widely worn in West Africa that covers the top half of the body. Women started wearing dashikis’ when it became an identity marker in the 1960’s symbolized as American fashion and black power.  There are several different styles of dashiki suits available from clothing stores.  The traditional dashiki suit includes a thigh-length shirt.

Background

So one may know that dashikis are originally from Africa but there's more to the story.  The name dashiki is derived from the Hausa word ʼdan ciki, which means shirt. The dashiki has made a huge breakthrough from Africa since the African American culture struggles of the 1960's where it became a symbol of affirmation. It stood for “black is beautiful,” and signaled a return to African roots.

The Dashiki Today

As of today, it is noticeable that history (cultural) and fashion often repeats itself. The Dashiki isn't something new, but the beautiful vibrant garments blooming across online. Lately, those who are placed on the social platform were spotted rocking Dashikis for a year or so now. Celebs such as Jhene Akio, Chris Brown, and Beyonce have been caught rocking dashikis.  I've seen many say that dashikis are not trending because they have always been out but THEY ARE trending. Everyone wants one for their own benefits.  Since I have became more "aware" of self and my Afrikan culture, I wanted to dress as such occasionally.  I personally wear my dashikis' around my house. Mine are loose fitting and comfortable to lounge around.

How much did I pay?

On instagram and online boutiques, I've see the dashikis range anywhere from $20-60 American dollars. I paid $11.99 before shipping and handling. Even with shipping you're paying a cheaper price. With so many different styles, patterns, material, there's a dashiki out there for everyone to rock. 

Where can I find one?
The link below is where I purchased my dashiki from. 
For women: 
http://amzn.to/2kBaOX6

http://amzn.to/2lzGhaD

For men: 
http://amzn.to/2kR2b9e

Unisex: 
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004H2XVDK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&linkCode=sl1&tag=macmommacreat-20&linkId=f4b71c2911467fb7097e7e618a618256

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<![CDATA[Keep it on the Hush]]>Thu, 30 Nov 2017 02:27:42 GMThttp://returnofthemac.net/blog/keep-it-on-the-hushPicture
So Momma has found a new app for my make-up lovers. The name of the app is called Hush. They also have a website but I love the app so much better! It only takes a few clicks to order and you're left with no headaches from shopping online. All of the make-up is under 20 dollars and high pigmented (highly recommended for my make-up artist). Did I mission they ship for FREE?! Yes, every order has FREE shipping. 

Hush updates new make-up to their website/app store as well to keep up what's is trending. I've purchased from hush a few times so far and I've had no problems. Check out the items I had purchased so far to see what you like. Don't forgot to subscribe and return to mac momma. 

Momma what's the link?: Shophush.com
Momma what's the app?: The name of the app is called "hush" and the icon looks just the picture attached to the post. 

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<![CDATA[Fall to remember 2017]]>Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:23:49 GMThttp://returnofthemac.net/blog/fall-to-remember-2017Well, well, well,....fall is finally here and it's time to bring out the Autumn colors. Below I've found some nice brands that match the colors in the picture. Warm dark colors beautiful on every tone. You can't go wrong with the variety of shades that have to offer this end of the year holidays.
Name of brand: Lime Crime
Color: Nightshade
​Source: limecrime.com
Name of brand: Mac Cosmetics
Color: Instigator
​Source: maccosmetics.com
Name of Brand: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid lip

Color: Possessed Plum

Source: Target.com 
Amazon.com 
​Ulta.com 
Name of brand: NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte lip Cream

Color: Coperhagen 

Source: Target.com 
​Ulta.com 
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<![CDATA[Fnnny Me- Bag of the month]]>Fri, 06 Oct 2017 07:17:57 GMThttp://returnofthemac.net/blog/fnnny-me-bag-of-the-month]]>