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.

 August 2012 CurlBOX

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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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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All Natural Everything

Hi there!

Thought I’d catch you all up on my natural hairscapades. Recently my locks seemed weighted, lifeless and kinda blah. My regular routine just hadn’t been doing the tricks they once used to. This forced me to try looking into doing things a little differently.

I’m always open to trying something new. Because of this I started researching all natural, organic products that are free from parabens, sulfates, silicones, gluten, synthetic dyes chemicals,etc. 

After researching the potential harms associated with many of the chemicals used in health and beauty products my curiosity, about what is safe and healthy, has definitely piqued.

One thing I learned, it is possible that products laden with chemicals could cause allergic reactions. Over the years I have had some consistent reactions that I could never quite pinpoint the causes. Some studies show a link between parabens and breast cancer, though there is no proof that parabens cause cancer.

I am not making a blanket statement saying that the use of products with chemicals in them are unsafe or bad and bad for you. There are definitely strong points on both sides of these arguments. Personally, I am choosing to error on the side of caution and explore using more natural products when I can.

So what initially started out as my quest in all natural hair products has expanded beyond just hair. I’ve been making an effort to purge many of my staple health and beauty products replacing them with all natural alternatives for everything from hair care products, soaps, lotions, deodorants, bubble bath etc.

I have to confess, making this change when it comes to makeup and perfumes will be the hardest challenge for me. Whole Foods, Lush and The Vitamin Store have become some of my favorite stores recently. One thing for sure, it is expensive trying to be healthy icon smile All Natural Everything

Below are some of the products that I’ve tried so far. I plan to give more in-depth product reviews of each, stay tuned.

Facial Cleanser 
Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser

Toner
Lush Tea Tree Water Toner

Body Wash/Soap
Dr. Bronner’s Lavendar Magic Soap

Deodorants
Crystal Deodorant
Lavanilla Deodorant

Shampoo/Mud Wash
Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash

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Hair Gel

Lotions/Oils
Almond Glow Skin Lotion

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 All Natural Everything All Natural EverythingI’m a newbie with this and open to learning and trying different all natural hair care, toiletry and makeup alternatives. Any and all suggestions are welcome.

Beauty Fav! – Essie Turquoise & Caicos

I found my current favorite color in an Essie nail polish. I was immediately drawn to the Essie Turquoise & Caicos. The best way I can describe this shade is a minty, pastel, turquoise :).

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Beauty Fav! – Urban Decay Naked

Hi there!

I just wanted to share a recent beauty find of mine that is my absolute favorite these days. Naked Urban Decay eyeshadow palette.

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I love all 12 shades that are included in the chocolate, velvety mirrored case. The shades range in color from neutral to bright.  The textures are from matte to shimmer and glitter.

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Curl Defining Products

On Madamenoire.com I read the post 7 Curl Defining Products To Get Your Curls and Coils Poppin. I’ve been on the search for good curl defining products for some time now. I was happy to read this blog post because I thought it would give me some good insight on some products that are out there. As well as pass this info along to you.

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I’ve missed my blog….

I’m finally getting a moment to catch up with my blog and give a fill in to everything that has kept me away from blogging. I’ve been m.i.a. for the last few months because I relocated from Ohio to S. Florida. I made a 1,300 mile move across country to start a new position with my company. A move that was a bit unexpected and happened really quickly.  Continue Reading

Beija-flora Naturals: Hemp Butter Creme & Creme Brulee Review

At the end of July, I was the randomly selected winner of Natural Chica’s 2 year Celebration: Beija Flor Naturals Giveaway. I was so excited to have won Beija-flor Naturals Hemp Butter Creme and Creme Brulee products, I did a quick blog post  at the time of winning, here on Lori’sNaturalLocks. I could not wait to use them and share my experiences. Continue Reading

Product Review: Taliah Waajid Enhancing Herbal Conditioner

I had to do a product review of Taliah Waajid Enhancing Herbal Conditioner. I’d never heard of it prior to going to a natural hair Meetup a few months ago where we did a product swap. This conditioner is the only thing I left with. The lady who brought it for the swap said that she’d heard a lot of good things about it though it didn’t do much for her hair. I figured, its conditioner, why not I’ll try it. It sat on the shelf of my linen closet for months; I never gave it much thought at all.

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