November 30, 2009

Thank God I'm Natural Book

I have been reading so many great reviews of the book Thank God I'm Natural by Chris-Tia Donaldson. Thank God I'm Natural - called "Your Natural Hair Bible" by Essence Magazine describes Chris-Tia’s personal hair journey, as well as "...educates readers about the historical and cultural events that have led to our obvious misinterpretation of our own beauty…and the lengths that we will go to to pursue the false and ultimately unattainable image of perfection that so many of us perceive as ‘normal’ or ‘acceptable’."

The book also features advice from celebrity stylists of Jill Scott, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and others. I'm definitely going to read and post my review as well :o) The Thank God I'm Natural book companion site is having a holiday promotion where you can get a personalized autographed copy of the book, t-shirt, tote bag and free shipping. Check out the promo:

Thank God I’m Natural: The Perfect Xmas Gift for the Special Woman in Your Life
The holidays are right around the corner and Thank God I’m Natural would make the perfect Xmas gift for that special woman in your life. Surprise mom, your daughter, or your best friend with an autographed copy of the book with a personalized inscription that reads "Dear XXX, Always stay natural. You’re beautiful just the way you are." As black women, it is not often that we’re told we’re beautiful as we are, which is why this is such a unique present. The book is available online at the Thank God I'm Natural store and Thank God I’m Natural is offering free shipping on all purchases from now until Christmas, excluding international orders.

Thank God I'm Natural Reviews:

AfroGlitz Magazine

Chocolate Orchid

Naturally Leslie

Curls, Coils and Kinks

Nappily Evah Afta

A Kinky Hair Monologue

By the way - pictures coming soon of my twist/twist-out using Naturi Quench Intense Moisturizer :o)
Peace and Blessings

November 22, 2009

Product Review and Giveaway :o)

I've tried a wonderful product made my Shelley Chapman of Naturi Beauty Concepts - check out her other product on her blog - Naturi Beauty Blog. Shelley also makes the most mouth watering treats - check out her Vegan Cacao Cupcakes - live step-by-step recipe on her Naturi Beauty YouTube channel .

Product Review:

The product I tried is called Naturi Quench. Just like the label indicates Naturi Quench is an intense moisturizer.

Ingredients: Water, shea butter, aloe vera gel, jojoba oil, hemp oil, glycerin, lanolin, vegetable emulsifying wax, EO lemongrass, FO blend, preservative blend. Read more detailed about each ingredient provided by Naturi Beauty here.

The moisturizer has a very light, creamy, smooth consistency similar to pudding with a cool, minty/herbal smell. Naturi Quench is very moisturizing. So far, I've been using it to smooth down my edges and tame frizzies, while wearing my bun (which I am still wearing by the way :o) My hair soaks it up.

My hair felt moisturized all day. Even after coming in and out of the rain I had no frizzy hair sticking up, my hair stayed nicely smoothed into the bun, and it had a non-greasy feel. A little truly goes a long way.

I am planning to use Naturi Quench to moisturize my hair before I put it into two-strand twists in preparation for a twist-out (pictures soon to come).

The Giveaway :o)

In conjunction with Shelley andNaturi Beauty and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, All Naptural is having it's first giveaway :o) The prize, of course, is a jar of Naturi Quench moisturizer.

To be the winner of this giveaway.....All you have to do is ONE of the following:

COMMENT on this post about why moisturizing your hair is important. COMMENT on this post about why your hair NEEDS Naturi Quench.

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Happy Commenting & Tweeting -- the more Giveaway Love you spread, the higher your chance to WIN!!! CONTEST CLOSES NOVEMBER 27th at 11:59PM Est.

Peace and Blessings

November 15, 2009

Twist-Out Puff and Bun Pictures

After wearing my twist-out for almost two weeks, in the middle of the week I turned it into a twist-out puff.

At the end of the week I decided to wash and condition then got lazy and put it into a bun.

I just separated the puff into three plaits then braided them together to make a bun.

To jazz up the bun during the week, I added various accessories like these elastic bows.

Flower pins.

And decorative hair clips - I like this giant heart - found it in a dollar store :o)

I also wore this headband on Friday.
I think I will actually wear this bun for one more week :o)
Peace and Blessings...

November 07, 2009

Great Video about Hair Growth and More

I am still wearing my twist-out going into the second week. I think I'm going to actually wash and re-do in the next day or so and I will post pictures of whatever style I come up with, but I have no idea as of now :o)

Anyway, I wanted to share this wonderful video done from Kimmaytube. Check it out and be sure to rate, comment and subscribe to her channel :o) Peace and Blessings...