Protective Style: Box Braids | Tuke's Quest

Protective Style: Box Braids

It's the Weekend :)

I've got a lot planned for it, hope yours is enjoyable too. 

I got braids done on Wednesday, an interesting mix of colours, guess what 3 colours I used!!

This should have been an outfit post but most of the full length pictures came out blurry (Thumbs Down)
This look is really simple though, plain black chiffon top from H and M which I rocked here, my day out with Gbemi.
An Orange Pencil Skirt from Topshop!
My Trusty Zara Heels from Kampke.com.
Pearls from my House, C'est fini!
I know I'm going to have a lot of fun with these braids, haven't got box braids done since last summer. My last protective style was crotchet braids. When I had box braids last, I rocked the hair in a bun, with a fascinator, to an engagement and with a flower crown :)
The following pictures were taken in my house with my external flash which I got off my wishlist :) Doesn't it make such a difference?
It's easier to see the colours in my hair now, guess guess guess away :)
I've got the LA Girls Flat Finish Pigment Gloss (from here) in Backstage & Secret on my lips :)
I lined my lips with my Tara Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown, very roughly though :)
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38 comments:

  1. Tuke on a tushing level. U r seriously rebranding yaself.

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  2. I am loving your braids and outfit. Especially the pop of orange colour.

    Simply Uneeke

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  3. The external lighting definitely makes a difference, you look stunning girl. I love your lip colour and those braids look amazing on you. I look forward to seeing how you style them.
    Princess Audu

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  4. Love love your smile..i smile brightly too so I connect with my fellow "smilers".
    Lol.

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    1. Thank You!!
      Oshey, Smilers in the house!

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  5. Girl! Your box broads are beautiful! They suit you so well! Nigerians always make the best box braids. They really aren't done that well anywhere else! I think one of your colors is 1b. I'm not as familiar with the brown colors.

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    1. Thank you Boo :)
      They really do make them on point o!
      One of them is brown but it's not 1b

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  6. This braids are so neat and you look great

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  7. Im a braid person so yes to your box braids. I like them. The external flash does indeed make a difference. You look very lovely.

    Epiphany29.com

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    1. Yayyy, Thank you :) It really does!!

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  8. Braids all the way ... but the laziness to sit down and get them done is by wahala.. :) http://aleroloves.com/

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    1. Loool, watch anime while you're getting it done!
      You'll be happy knowing you won't have to manipulate your hair for the next couple of weeks!

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  9. Lol! Tuksy, lovely braids. Colours 2, 4 and 33?

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    1. Hehe, Thank you, you must know me from way back to be calling me Tuksy :)
      You got 2 of the 3 colours right, Yayyy, there's colour 2, 33 and one more!

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  10. The external light makes an amazing difference.
    I think I see brown or orange and purple I think.
    Looking amazing as usual
    Divadiari.blogspot.com

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    1. It does o, yayy, you're the first person to see the purple in it :) *dancing*
      Thanks Boo!!

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  11. Love your box braids! They look so neat. Lovely post :)

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  12. The external light definetly made a difference. You look lovely with the braids. I just took out mine, had them on for 8 weeks! lol. Err what's with the ink 'tattoo' on the back of your palm? Lipstick colour pallete display before the shoot? hahaha.

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    1. Yes it does o, Thank you :)
      Wowww, that's a long time o!
      Lool, I was doing lipstick swatches, you're eyes are sharp, no one else has said anything about it!

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  13. Your braids are so neatt!
    Love the photos and the outfit!

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  14. haha!!i saw d lipstick swatches o!!.i wld hv been mute about it but i love that skirt and the top too...and the shoes...and the hair-im a braids girl.
    www.cheecheelive.com

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    1. Looool, Yayyyyy, I'm glad you like them :)

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  15. I probably need new set of glasses....all I can see is black on your hair.

    I need new glasses, don't I? *scratches hair*

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    1. Loool, you do o! Look well jare, hehe

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  16. Absolutely beautiful! I've been trying to think of ways to add subtle highlights to my hair as I usually just do my braids in colour 2. This has inspired me so much, thank you! :) but I have to know, what is the third colour? 2, 33, and? :D also, did they use equal amounts of the colours or was it more in a ratio of 3:2:1 because I can't really see the third colour very much

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    1. Awwww, you're welcome :)
      The last colour is colour 4, not sure of the ratio but she definitely used more of number 2.

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