It’s Summertime!!!! 2013

June Solstice 2013 was at 1:04 AM.

Summer is my fav. I thought I’d repost the following, which has ended up being one of my most popular posts… Enjoy your summer days and evenings!!!

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My absolute favorite time of the year, summer, is here! I may be a day late with celebrating in the joy of the start of the best season; nonetheless, the summer solstice for 2011 has happened.

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Let’s celebrate summer!

So, what are some of your favorite things to do or see during summer? What are some of your go to natural hair styles?

Natural hair straightened

 

Here are a few recent pictures of my natural hair straightened.  This year I’ve only had my hair straightened a few times. Over the last two years I’d put myself on a low to no heat challenge because I’d experienced heat damaged from using too much heat.

The natural hair challenges that I created for myself have really helped me learn what works for my hair. They also seem to really work for my hair to become healthier.

There is definitely quite a bit of growth from the last time my hair was straightened. The stylist was able to make it silky straight too.

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Checking in

 

Hey there!!

It’s been quite a while since I’ve made any posts. Thought I’d do a quick check-in.

All is well these days. I’ve had quite a trying year, being pulled in many different directions and didn’t have a lot of time to put into here. But hey, the year is almost over and things are smoothing out.

Though I have not been very active blogging, I have been keeping up with all things related to natural hair and all of the going ons in the community :-). Including being in on curlBOX and the NaturalBOX, trying various natural hair products and deciding on a newer set of staple products.

I have some ideas and plans in the works for this blog including a new look/layout. In the mean time I thought I’d touch base, say hi and share a few pictures that I’d taken showing a recent wash & go.

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wash & go

 

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wash & go showing natural curl pattern and shrinkage

Cya soon!!!

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August 2012 CurlBOX

Earlier in the year I began hearing about these monthly beauty subscription box services and became intrigued.

I did a bit of digging. Because I follow and research so much relating to natural hair I started stumbling across something called CurlBOX in the natural hair community. At the time it was in its infancy, and I didn’t completely understand what it was, how it worked etc.

Then a few short months later, through Beautiful Brown Girls I was given the opportunity to interview the founder, Myleik Teele, as a guest blogger on Beautiful Brown Girls online magazine. Read the interview.

Because of that interview opportunity I did a lot more research about CurlBOX and became so enamored with the busy savvy, marketing genius and genuine excitement that Myleik has for her business, brand and community that she is servicing with her company I couldn’t wait to be a part of CurlBOX some way somehow.

I learned that CurlBOX is a monthly beauty subscription service, $20.00 per month, which delivers a variety of products for curly natural hair. I signed up to be on the waiting list and I finally got into this exclusive service. In July I received my first CurlBOX. And I must admit I awaited the arrival of it with anticipation. I got my second one yesterday. Again, I couldn’t wait to see what would be in there.

Included in each CurlBOX have been full-sized products, samples, coupons, hair care and styling tips and a card with such positive words.

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If you have even a tinge of product junkieism, lol, like variety, trying new products or still on the hunt for your holy grails a service like CurlBOX is definitely the way to go and it helps you stay mindful of your budget. Plus the anticipation and surprise factors are priceless!

 August

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August 2012 CurlBOX

I received my August CurlBOX yesterday and inside I found the following…

Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Pudding |

Cantu Shea Butter Coconut Curling Cream |

Palmer’s Organi-Gro Deep Conditioner |

SoftnFree Nothing But |

Twisted Sista Curl Activator |

July

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July 2012 CurlBOX

July’s CurlBOX included:

Motions Moisturizing Cleanser  | 8 oz

Motions Smoothing Conditioner| 8 oz

Shea Radiance Nourishing Repair Cream | 2 oz

Jane Carter Solution Condition & Sculpt | 2 oz

Luster Pink Oil Moisturizer Light | .5 oz

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It’s Summertime 2012!!!

 

It is officially summertime!!!

Summer solstice 2012 , the longest day of the year has arrived.

I love summer and all that comes with it; vacations, road trips, peaches & cherries, cookouts, sun and that air of excitement that it brings.

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CurlBOX Owner Myleik Teele Gives BBG the Inside Scoop On Her Business, Love for Natural Hair, and Go To Products

Hi There!

I’ve recently become a guest blogger on Beautiful Brown Girls. Check out my first guest post. Enjoy!

Do you have naturally curly/natural hair or considering to go natural? If so the one of thing for sure that is common amongst every natural hair lady is that we spend a lot of time and money trying to find the products that work best for our hair.

In addition to starting up a natural hair blog, I am an avid follower of the natural hair community. Over the last few months I had been reading about something called CurlBOX. Initially, I completely didn’t know what this was. Though as I began to find out about it, I was quite intrigued to learn of this subscription-based service for naturally curly hair care products. Then I thought what a genius idea!

CurlBOX, is  an exclusive, affordable and effortless way to explore new hair care products which are delivered to subscribers each month. Monthly subscribers receive 5-7 quality hair product samples for a $20 monthly fee. In the CurlBOX you find hair care products from established brands as well as some up and coming brands.

 

 CurlBOX Owner Myleik Teele Gives BBG the Inside Scoop On Her Business, Love for Natural Hair, and Go To Products

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Beauty Fav – Essie Lights

 

So when I saw Essie Lights Beauty Fav   Essie Lights nail polish I was immediately in love. It is an electric pink neon color which is a part of Essie 2012 Neon – Poppy Razzi Collection and is perfect for the spring. I love the brightness of this polish on my nails, its eye catching, vibrant and fun.

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Here’s a pic of my nails and toes done in this color.

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Essie Lights

What colors have you been loving this season?

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Eden Body Works “Consolation Prize”

 

About a month ago I entered EDEN BodyWorks‘ Eco-Glam Ambassador contest hoping for a chance to become the brands’ Eco-Glam Ambassador.

Although I was not chosen, the company showed their appreciation by sending me an EDEN BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree gift pack along with a bonus of Eden’s new JojOba Monoi product.

A few weeks had passed from when I received the email explaining that I won the “consolation prize”. So, when I was greeted one morning by a FedEx delivery of the gift pack I was so pleasantly surprised. Here are the goodies I received:

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Eden BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Gift Pack

I will be using my gift pack items really soon, and I can’t wait. So I will be back on here to post a review of the items really soon.

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Natural Hair & Black Art…

 

One of my dearest friends, who is a Black Art connoisseur, visited me in FL bringing with her this as a present for me. She said when she saw it she immediately thought of me, especially with it being art about natural hair.
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I’m really touched by this piece. I can relate to each of the words, having felt or lived each one at some point in life. Each time I look at it I’m inspired in a different way whether it is a chuckle, reflection or a feeling I’m in the midst of.

That’s the magic of what art can do for you which I appreciate so much!

Thank you so much ASH!

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Twisted Ponytail

Hi!

A few weeks ago Naptural85 posted a video on how to do a 2 Minute TWiSTeD Side Ponytail. I thought that it was a cute style that could be done easily and have been eager to try it.

A couple of days ago I saw the following picture posted on Facebook of another version of this style.415 Twisted Ponytail

With my hair being currently on day 3 of a twist out I thought I’d give it a try. Here’s my version of this easy go to style.

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I styled mine a bit different, making the twist in the front over instead of under or a loose french braid. I also made my ponytail a bit tighter. Though the next time I try this style I will make it looser because I like the free look of the model’s hair in the picture above.