Birds of Paradise


Hey StyleLeeders!

The secret has been out for some time and I think everyone knows by now I am the brand ambassador for Alikay Naturals. But today I’m actually here to share something else. A few months ago I worked with Alikay Naturals on a photoshoot where I acted as their model—YAY! cheers to little 5’4 Natasha trying to work the camera haha (and big ups to the photographer for always trying to make me look taller).

But wait there’s more!!! I was also given the freedom to act as the lead stylist for the shoot #DreamComeTrue! We shot at several different locations in Jamaica and it was an absolute blast. So in the next few weeks I’ll be sharing with you the different outfits that were styled for the ‘Natasha Lee-Duhaney X Alikay Naturals Photoshoot’. Plus I’ll also share details of how my hair was styled for each look and the products used to achieve each look ♥

So there’s actually a funny story behind the location for these pics. The team and I drove along the coastline in Negril literally stopping at bars and shops on the roadside, only to be turned down each time we asked permission to snap a few shots. At one point we were even granted permission to get a few shots under a hut style gazebo on the grounds of a street side cook shop. After setting up a few minutes later the real owner of the cook shop returned and chased us away! I’m still laughing at how fast we got out of there. So there we were, back on the hunt for a unique spot in Negril to take photos and then we saw what looked like small fishing village with tons of abandoned boats. Wala! We found our location and I found myself posing in a boat that obviously have seen better days.

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This look is the perfect inspiration outfit for your final tropical vacay before the summer ends. An amazingly bright and fun, tropical print outfit that gives off island gal realness. You know I’m a sucker for crop tops so I just couldn’t resist this fun one for the summer months. Oh and the best part…the crop top was a great find–on sale on Misguided #WINNING! I styled it with a pair of distressed denim cut-offs to give a tropical vacation vibe! I accessorized with blue ‘Ray Ban’ mirrored sunglasses and fringed heels in a matching bold and beautiful, royal-blue tone. The light-coral, satin lipcolor is a personal favorite: Laura Geller Beauty ‘Luscious Lips’ Liquid Lipstick in Peach Buttercream.

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Now for those of you thinking—’woah Natasha! your hair looks crazy long!’ Just to clear the air, I had a few curly tracks added to my hair for a little added UMPH! The hairstylist on set first used the Alikay Naturals Curl Refresher to bring back life to my old wash & go, followed by their Glazed Argan Oil Silkener. Lastly the Creme Brulee Curling Delight was smoothed along my tresses to reduce frizz and make my curls pop even more! Did I mention the Creme Brûlée was pineapple scented…oh so freakn’ tropical.

Thoughts? Leave a comment below. I also want to know where you vacationed this summer. Anything interesting happen? Definitely tell me all the deets, pretty please. Talk Soon. Nuff Love, Natasha ♥

♦ Crop Top (Misguided) Similar HERE ♦ Shorts (Rag & Bone) Similar HERE ♦ Fringe Heels (Steve Madden) HERE ♦Sunnies (Ray Ban) HERE ♦ Watch (Michael Kors) HERE ♦ Lippie (Laura Geller, Peach Buttercream) HERE ♦

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  1. camille (afrochickcc)
    August 22, 2016 / 9:08 am

    YASSSSSSS I have been waiting on this post like a kid at Christmas, so excited to see more. I thought all that we have seen thus far is amazing.

  2. camille (afrochickcc)
    August 22, 2016 / 9:12 am

    And you were on my side of town, my friend fishes by there!

    • August 22, 2016 / 10:19 am

      Awe really? I love Negril, especially since its so close to Mobay ❤ Whats the name of that fishing spot? Does it even have a name?

      • camille (afrochickcc)
        August 22, 2016 / 11:49 am

        They just call it fish beach! I know so obvious right ha! But I believe you were on the river side that runs into the ocean. I live in NY now but I go back every year. There are some hidden gems on the beach side of fish beach next time I will help you out lol.

        • August 22, 2016 / 12:09 pm

          Awesome. Sounds like a plan.

  3. Manster
    August 22, 2016 / 11:14 am

    Tryout hair looks amazing and healthy u can hardly tell there is tracks as well not to mention the photo loving It

    • August 22, 2016 / 12:08 pm

      thank you thank you. Still felt a little weird wearing clip-ins but after this shoot I think I’m much more open to them.

  4. Jami
    August 22, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    Love every shot T❤️?

    • August 22, 2016 / 9:17 pm

      Thanks Jamus. Wasup mi gyal. Miss you so much lol

  5. DEW
    August 22, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    This is lovely! It would be great if you could do a tutorial on your hi bun look!

    • August 22, 2016 / 9:16 pm

      Gosh, thats gonna be tricky to put together. But will try my best to put a post together and explain it as best as I can.