December 23, 2010

Hair Poetry - by Stacy M. Gilbert aka LuBella Coils

One of my favorite YouTube Channels - LuBella Coils, was created by Stacy M. Gilbert. Stacy a.k.a., LuBella Coils, is always uplifting and inspiring to those embarking on the natural hair journey. She is also an Author, registered Occupational Therapist and licensed Cosmetologist.

Her first book, "Black is Beautiful: A Guide To Loving Your God-given Hair" is composed of inspirational poetry and scriptures, as well as historical hair facts, and details of her personal natural hair journey. It’s a very quick read, but it’s packed with great information and quit wit - which had me laughing out loud on my train ride to work :o)

She writes about her "CROP" days - Chemically Relaxed or Pressed - and states that so much of her life was centered around her hair, that it dictated what she could or could not do. One of my favorite poems in the book is The Other Parent. It reminds me of my own "CROP" days.


The Other Parent

I will define to you what you can and cannot do.

I will need for you to wake up early, when the grass is wet with dew.

Before you leave the house, I need your undivided attention.

I have a few rules for you, so I need you to carefully listen.

No playing at the beach and no swimming in the pool.

I want you to look "pretty" for your recital after school.

Saturday we will spend some quality time, six hours just you and me.

Let’s try to start at ten, and hopefully we’ll be finished by three.

If Sunday’s forecast is muggy, misty, and raining all day,
we may have to skip church and just stay home and pray.

I am not trying to be harsh and seem as if I don’t care.

You know that I am one of your three parents, I am your hair.
*The highlighted words are like that in the book - I thought that was cool*
Peace and Blessings

December 21, 2010

Koils By Nature Product Review

Below is my Koils By Nature Product Review video :o) If you haven't tried Koils by Nature products as of yet, you should because they are great.

The customer service is wonderful, the CEO/creator of the products, Pamela - is super nice as well. Check out the Spotlight Article I wrote on her/Koils for the The product prices (all paid for by me - by the way) which range from $5 and up are reasonable.

My favorite scent so far from the line is Mango and my favorite products from the line so far are the hair and body butter and the herbal hair gel. Koils also sell products that are fragrance free.

The products do not contain parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oil, PABA, petroleum, paraffin, DEA, which is also a plus.

Enjoy :o)

Peace and Blessings...

December 13, 2010

Shampoo Bar Giveaway :o)

Check out Mother of Pearl It Is' Blog - she is hosting a Holiday Gift Guide/Giveaway - which had been extended until December 20th :o)

My Bobeam Shampoo Bars and Shea Butter Moisturizer are a part of the giveway, as well as other wonderful gifts she is featuring as a part of her Holiday Gift Guide.

You can win your very own set of Shampoo Bars: Honey Shea, Cheris Hibiscus, Shealoe and Goats Milk & Honey, along with Bobeam's Medley Shea Moisturizer/Pomade.

The giveaway is open to U.S. Residents and ends Sunday, December 26th at 11:59pm EST.

MANDATORY ENTRY:Visit Bobeam on Etsy or here All Naptural blog, and go back to MOPII and tell her something you learned about me! You must also be a follower of Mother of Pearl It Is via Google Friend Connect to enter. Current and new followers alike are eligible to enter!

That's It! Good Luck :o)

Peace and Blessings...

December 01, 2010

12 Days of Holiday Magic, an Amazing Giveaway! is having a huge giveaway launching today, December 1st titled, "12 Days of Holiday Magic, an Amazing Giveaway!"

Each day they will be giving away hundreds of dollars worth of prizes as well as a grand prize worth $2,500-plus. The Amazing grand prize is a $1,500 Holiday Wardrobe Shopping Spree from Beyond The Rack, as well as a $500 CurlMart gift card and $500 worth of curly prizes.

I don't know anyone who wouldn't want a $1,500 holiday wardrobe shopping spree and hair products to last them for years!

How to Enter ...

Click here to enter to be eligible. Each entry also goes towards the grand prize drawing on December 13, 2010.

Again, the giveaway begins TODAY - December 1, 2010 and ends on December 12, 2010, at 11:59 p.m. And the best part is no purchase is necessary :o)

Also, Beyond the Rack provided NaturallyCurly with an exclusive invite link and promo code!
Exclusive Credits: $10 (Exp. Dec 31, 2010)
Click Here to JOIN

Peace and Blessings...