June 21, 2010

Coming From Where I'm From - EAOC Collective Blogging Event/Giveaway

EAOC is a global collective of minority artisans who sell on Etsy.com, the leading online marketplace for buying and selling unique arts and crafts and, of course, you know I have a store on Etsy - lol

Anyway, today's post is in connection with the EAOC blogging event titled 'Coming Where I'm From' ...

Coming where I'm from - which was a household filled with one of the most entrepreneurial- minded people I know - my mother. She has been in every type of own-your-own-business venture there is - just to name a few -- Mary Kay, Amway, Avon, Scriptures - vitamins and lotion, Melaleuca, Pampered Chef, Herbal Life, YTB, Isagenix, Internet cell phone sales, Acia Berry Monavie, her very own business Elite Administrative Services and now her latest, My Organic Acres and YourNIGHT.com -and believe me there's plenty more - lol

Coming where I'm from - watching my mother work her charismatic magic with each of these businesses, and even reaching high sales with most, must have planted seeds in my brother and I who wore 'Loose Weight Now Ask Me How' buttons to school and passed out various business fliers to our friends on the regular - lol

Coming where I'm from - being surrounded by all types of products and observing my mother's 'one women show' and hearing her repeatedly say "Be your own boss" inevitably led me to start my own business ventures - currently, along with selling my own natural hair products - no doubt with the encouragement from my mother, I am also trying to break into the freelance writing business.

Coming where I'm from - Washington, DC the melting pot of all ethnicities reminds me of the EAOC culture due to the wonderful variety of products made by people from all over the globe. It's wonderful that these products can be found in one place - Etsy.com. So if you haven't checked it out before, be sure to do so. I'm sure you will find some one-of-a-kind treasures :o)

Again, coming where I'm from - going back to my mother's business ventures she would always have something extra - a giveaway of sorts for all her clients and potential clients. Following in her footsteps - for all those who have taken the time to read this post, I am doing another giveaway!!!!!

Simply check out the other EAOC artists listed below - then come back and comment on something you like in their shop or site. As usual, I will randomly pick a name from the comments and the winner will receive a sample -size set of my new Remedy Line from Bobeam Natural Hair Products, which will include a shampoo bar, conditioner and hair tea.

Other EAOC Coming Where I'm From Bloggers


Calabash Creations

Painter Girl World

That Crochet Guy

Aku's Ear Ornaments

Wondering Moon

Entering 35th of May

Paris Bohemian Soul

Sydney Austin Designs

Pots and Dishes

Also be sure to check out EAOC on Facebook

Peace and Blessings...

June 13, 2010

Two-strand twists/Twist-out styles and Product Review

Hello everyone :o)

After I took down my finger coils (I didn't wear them in a coil-out by the way - but I will try it the next time I put them in), I put my hair in two-strand twists. I washed with one of my homemade shampoo bars - check them out here.

I conditioned with Darcy's Botanicals Deep Conditioner Mask which is wonderful by the way. It left my hair super soft and easy to detangle. I left the mask on for about 30 mins, then rinsed with warm and finished with cool water. I added about a quarter-size more mixed with oil as a leave-in as well.

Before twisting, I used Darcy Botanical's Madagascar Vanilla Styling Creme.

The Madagascar Vanilla Styling Creme is also wonderful - to me it smells like cake batter - but it's not an over-powering smell. A little goes a long way too. I just used a dab on each section before twisting. And it made my twist very shinny and soft as well.
Now I was sooo tempted to wear my same old twist bun and ponytail for two weeks before unraveling, but this time I forced myself to try some different styles. Check them out in the video below.

Peace and Blessings...