Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Aubrey Island Naturals Replenishing Conditioner

 

Promises: Dry, frizzy flyaways got you frazzled? Instant moisture-replenishingPA301678 conditioner and detangler puts your hair at ease, restoring manageability and sheen with rich plant butters.

Leaves lengths silky-smooth and softens and defines curls without weighing down the hair. Also recommended for relaxed and natural styles

Directions:  Shake well before using. After shampooing, apply to damp hair and work through, concentrating on the ends. Leave on for 1 or 2 minutes, then rinse.    For deep hair conditioning: Apply to dry hair and distribute from scalp to ends. Leave on for 15 minutes, then shampoo and condition hair as usual.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Twist-Out Then……, Twist-Out Now!

Some more style I played with  when I BC earlier on this year [March 2012] this was one of my first twist-out and braid-outs and chunky twist out dos are my friend. Quick and easy!

 

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My twist-outs look so different these days!

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Pics are so great for encouragement and see ones progress, I am glad I decide to snap some shots every now and again.

Notes: Last relaxer [31 March 2010 BC 31 March 2012……. 6 months post BC, 30 months post relaxer].

Cantu Shea Butter Leave-in Conditioning Repair Cream

Promises:  This product is an intensive deep penetrating leave in cream conditioning treatment that is made with pure shea butter and other natural oils to stop and mend breakage, repair split ends, and add manageability and shine with every application. When used daily, this cream helps promote strong, long, healthy hair. Formulated for severely damaged, dry or coarse hair. Reduces frizz, Protects hair from heat damage, Hydrates and moisturizes.

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UK Subscription: RoseBox

RoseBox

SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE FOR WOMEN WITH TEXTURED HAIR
A premium subscription service catering to UK women with Kinky, Curly, Wavy and Multi textured Hair.

 

Saturday, 22 September 2012

My Rhassoul Clay Indulge!

I have not done a rhassoul clay treatment in well over a year, last treatment see HERE

I made a Rhassoul clay mix on 13/09/2012 (Thursday), I needed to shampoo as I had some build as I have been naughty and have been co-washing consistently with the old version of Tresemme which has cones in it….. bad idea as my scalp was not liking it.

Anyways, I pre-pooed for a few hours with JBCO Pimento Oil, I then shampooed with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration. I then proceed to apply my Rhassoul Clay mix.

Here are the ingredients in my clay mix (Rhassoul Clay, Dark Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Butter & Vatika Coconut Oil).

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Friday, 21 September 2012

‘One Lovely Blog Award’

This is a crying shame, but I am catching up with blogging I have been seriously behind. I will use the excuse of better late than never. Right? hehehe Anyways, I receive the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ sometime a back from the lovely blogger from waistlengthwishes <--- Check out blog!

The Rules: I am to list 7 facts about myself and pass on the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ to 15 other blogs/bloggers…… o.O wow. Lets start with the easy part, which is the 7 facts and then I will see where I can track down 15 bloggers for this award.

Facts One: I am a mother and wife.

Fact Two: I love travelling, I have travelled some, been to Paris, Italy, Belgium, Morocco, Spain, USA, Sardinia, Ice Land (Greenland), Czech Republic to name a few.

Fact Three: Born in the Caribbean but can not swim >.<

Fact Four: I am not sweets or cake lover, but I will chow down a rich chocolate cake anytime anywhere >.<

Fact Five: I love products whether for body/hair, I am recovering PJ, well working on it hehehe >.<.

Fact Six: I comparative shop a lot, love sales, discount codes and finding items cheaper else where. I dislike paying full price for an item.

Fact Seven: I am studying to become a Chartered Accountant.

 

***I tag the following blogs for the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’

These are some of my favourite blogs which I read on a regular basis. have fun bloggers

http://modernemeid.blogspot.co.uk/
http://lovingmyselfnaturally.blogspot.co.uk/
http://accidentalmogul.blogspot.co.uk/
http://unitedkinkdom.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.kulchicbeauty.com/
http://www.lolascurls.com/blog.html
http://www.loveyourtresses.com/
http://afroblush.com/
http://stylisoulstar.wordpress.com/
http://www.mylonghairjourney.co.uk/
http://www.antihairslave.com/
http://www.hairliciousinc.com/
http://beautifulkinks.blogspot.co.uk/
http://naturalsobsessed.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.blackhairplanet.com/blog/

Purely Natural Salon: Curls Unleash Party

 

So After the Curlfriends Day Out, a few of the lovely ladies decide they were heading unto another event and so I was dragged along and I happy allow to be drag along to this event hehehehe Gotta love those ladies they know how to have fun and hang! Lol

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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Curlvolution: Curlfriends Day Out!

This is a loooooong over due event review >.<, but nonetheless, they say it is better later than never, right? lol

I am going to keep this post simple, i think I will just a pic show off of the day/event.

 

 

 

Friday, 17 August 2012

In Review: VO5 Silky Experience Moisturizing Shampoo

VO5 Silky Experience Moisturizing Shampoo Shea Cashmere with Shea Protein & Warm Vanilla

Promises: Sensual indulgence from a formula with shea protein & vanilla extract. P8130073Moisturizing formula helps restore softness & shine. Keeps color treated hair looking great.

Directions: Wet hair, lather and rinse thoroughly.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua, Eau), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Panthnol, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caramel, Ascorbic Acid, Niacinamide, Biotin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Stearate, Polyquaternium 7, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Citric Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance (Parfum).

 

Monday, 13 August 2012

In Review: Aussie Moist Conditioner

 

Promises:  Accented with Australian Aloe it gives thirsty, dry hair a long and quenching drink for silky hair.

So your hair walks into a bar and says "I'm parched!  Pleeeease give my hair a drink to quench its thirst!"  "Right away" says the tender as he slides the Moist Conditioner accented with Aloe and Jojoba Oil.  It's not funny, but it works.

 

Monday, 6 August 2012

Event: The UK Naturals Presents

‘More Than Just Hair’ in aid of Breast Cancer Research, bought to you by Rachy Mckenzie-Sealy & Naomi Morris from UK Naturals!

To get tickets, check them out @facebook or @ticketbud tickets are limited so get yours now.

 

Short footage of the importance of this event and why as much women as possible should try and be involved.

‘More Than Just Hair’ in aid of Breast Cancer Research.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisture & Shine Shampoo

 

Promises: This sulfate-free formula nourishes and adds brilliant shine, while gently cleansing and detangling.

Directions: Apply a generous amount to wet hair and massage into lather. Rinse thoroughly and repeat. Follow with Creme of Nature with Argan Oil Intensive Conditioning Treatment.

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Naked Boost Revitalizing Shampoo

‘Naked Boost Raspberry & Bilberry Revitalizing Natural Shampoo’ for Tired, Dull Hair

Promises: We use an antioxidant rich blend of fruit extracts to strengthen and add lustre to hair, whilst nutrient rich plant extracts help encourage healthy IMAG1784scalp and hair growth. Because your hair deserves the kindest treatment of all, we don't use harsh detergents - only gentle plant based cleansing ingredients, to help revive your worn out hair. This revitalising shampoo harnesses the power of natural vitamin enriched ingredients to bring your hair back to life. Vegetarian and vegan friendly.

Directions: Apply to thoroughly wet hair for a feather soft lather. Rinse really well and repeat if necessary (you will achieve a better foam second time around). For best results finish with Naked Boost Revitalising Hair Treatment.

 

Ingredients: Aqua, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, Sodium cocoamphoacetate, Glycerin, Coco-glucoside, Glyceryl oleate, Parfum, Panthenol, Arthrospira species extract, Vaccinium myrtillus ( bilberry ) extract, Equisetum arvense extract, Tropaeoleum majus extract, Rubus idaeus ( raspberry ) extract, Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, Hydroxypropyl oxidized starch PG-trimonium chloride, Starch hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, Sodium chloride, Lactic acid, Sodium lactate, Urea, Levulinic acid, Anisic acid, Tocopheryl acetate, Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, Benzyl salicylate, Amyl cinnamal, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal.

My REVIEW: First off I know the bottle is showing to be almost finish, but the truth is I didn’t use it to that level. A lot of it was accidentally spilled and I can not say I was sorry either >.< Anyway unto to the reviewing of this product………..This stuff is drrrrrrying, smh My hair was dry and straw like, this shampoo was what made me decide to think about how I shampoo and why is my hair dry and straw like. I then start to take a good look at the drying effect some shampoo can have on my hair.

From here on is when I realize I should and need to co-wash more than I shampoo, I also can get a away more often than I realize with also using mild/natural none SLS shampoo and only cleanse with SLS once in a blue moon lol Even though this shampoo had no SLS it gave me one of my most worst ever experience with shampoos which result in very dry, trashy, straw like hair.

It took me about 2-3 DC sessions and carefully moisturizing and sealing to bounce back to soft hair I am use to.

The rest of it I have been using to hand wash my satin head scarf and bonnet in the sink >.< this stuff is not going on my strand ever again.

The conditioners in this line is not bad >review here<

Rating: 1/5

Price: £0.99p @ The 99p store or £3.99@ Boots

Monday, 30 July 2012

My SHEA BUTTER Mixture

 

I use to despise Shea Butter when I first became natural; I mixed very little to a balanced amount of oils etc <—Well so I thought, until just before I gave up totally on it, I made the best batch ever of all time and now I am reaping and enjoying the full benefits of this awesome butter.

Here is how I mix my Shea Butter, the ingredients and the end results, enjoy. Any questions comment below and I will do my best to help.

 

The ingredients:

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100% Unrefined Shea Butter

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Pure Jojoba Oil

Pure Avocado Oil

Traditional Jamaican Black Castor OIl

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Apricot Kernel Oil

A Deep Bowl

 

Hair Update: NEKID Hair!

 

I have been doing pretty good with my hair care, figuring out what works and what does work. Working on my detangling skills, moisture moisture for my hair and protective styling.

I have decided to post a few pics of my hair b/n June & July; of my nakid hair. I knowhow some folks like nekid hair lol

These were taken early June 2012

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Taken at the end of July 2012.

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Side notes: My last relaxer was March 2010, I BC Mach 2012. I am 4 post BC and 28 months post relaxer.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Curls UNLEASHED!

I am finally getting around to review the ‘Curls Unleash’ The Lavish Suite event that took place on the June 7th, 2012.

I know I’ve been slacking on my blogging lately, but i promise I will make it up to you Diary Readers. I have a quite bit in store you Winking smile

I tell you those weeks in June are days and noughts to remember. That was the week of ‘Naturals Partying Hard’ LOL

I will say no more than the  UK Naturals sure know how to have fun….. They make the saying that ‘Blondes’ have all the fun – so not true……. As us kinky hair gyals show know how to party and enjoy our kinks, waves and coils.

Anyways let get talking about the event, the get-together for the event was held at ‘The Milk Bar@Grace’ at Piccadilly Circus there are two times for the kick off of the event, hey? LOL yes, the VIPS come at 6pm get their goody bags and relax in their and are treated to Bona Petite.

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Then the general folks comes or are allowed in at 7pm. The Party Area and Dance Floor!

 

 

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Earrings: Large Hoop/Dangly!

I have not posted in this section for a loooong time now Confused smile lol It’s not that I don’t have anything to post……. Believe me when I say I have loads to post but I have been slacking on blogging and since it warming up here and all these natural events are kickin’ off. I find myself in the mood to blog and liven up my blog a lot more. I hope this lively blog feeling will remain when the fall and winter arrives!

So unto my collection………. These are really pretty dressy medium size hoop earrings with dangly hanging off them. I got these from one of my BHP (Black Hair Planet) members. We have a Secret Santa which have been running for the last 2 yrs and I took part last year December and these were among the goodies I got from my SS.

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As you can tell, I have worn either of these to date as I have so many earrings. But again as I will be hitting a number of Natural Hair Events this summer. I am sure to be sporting a lot more of my collection.

The earring to the left are hoops with extra hoops added to give it that dangly design. It also has some tiny little diamante looking stones in the medium hoop all the way around. Really pretty and they are ever so light weight……. Which I am glad for as I don’t do heavy earrings to be honest. They are not good for the earlobe

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The earring on the right are regular hoop type earrings, but with many smaller hoops and for leaves per the larger hoop is dangling. It is slightly weightier than the other to the left, but not by much, I can only tell when I held both in each hand.

They are so gorgeous, even more so than the picture shows, I am going to work on style my hair in such a way that both earring and hair will compliment each other to the fullest.

 

 

I hope you liked this earring review……… If so stay tune for my next share of fashion piece(s).

I so much reviews to post, next up maybe a an event review….stay tune.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Afro Hair & Beauty Show Live!

The Afro Hair Hair & Beauty Show took place on the 3rd and 4th of June 2012. I meet with Lola from Lolascrib at around 12:15pm-ish. The event was held at the Islington Business Centre.

 

We went head on in, they briefly check your bag, given a booklet guide, a stamp on your hand after they collect your ticket. The stamp is if you go out and want to return. it is prove that you did have a ticket.

 

Monday, 4 June 2012

Review: Curls 10th B’day Meet Up!!!

Tonight was the night for the BIG BASH of Curls 10th Birthday! it was held at the Slug & Lettuce at Islington Green, nice little venue.

The event was organised by the blogger Pelumi Rae…….Check her her blog here @ http://www.cfyh.co.uk/

It was well organised and lovely evening event, a room full of women of colour getting together and sharing one common interest and chatting, having a bite and enjoying each other company.

There was a lot of Bloggers & Vloggers there along with a lot of natural hair ladies. Just to name a few I met UK Natural, Leila-Jean (fushionofculture) <- -tiny little lady, but so sweet. Woman in the Jungle, Crystal Afro, SugarPlumKeisha, theNaprika…….. There was others, forgive me if I did not mention you, but you are in my heart, i am subscribe and following your blog…..that is a lot of luv already!

Anyway lets show off some pics from the event.

 

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Review: Kinkin’ it with the KINKS!

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So today was the big day for the screening of ‘Kinkin it with the KINKS’. It was meant to kick off at 12pm but I did not get there until 2:15pm ‘black folks time’. When I got there, some of the ladies were already there and were having a chat with each other and GUESS who i finally manage to meet? Ms. Felicia Leatherwood. It was nice to meet her in person and she is as sweet and down to earth as everyone rightly said, she always has a smile on her face and in her eyes. She is not fazed by a thing, such a lover us the us young women and great speaker and a encourager………. such a lovely lady.

 

Friday, 1 June 2012

British Curlies Birthday Haul!

Remember the British Curlies Birthday sale? See HERE!

Well I did mention I was not able to tame the beast of a PJ within and so I went ahead and made a small order lol it is true it’s small; you see the box? lol

My package arrive yesterday and I am excited to share my haul with you!

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Thursday, 31 May 2012

My Ayurvedic Way!

I have not done an ayurvedic treatment in a while, I have some treatment sitting around and I decided to give myself a pamper.

Ingredients:
Coconut Milk
Coconut Cream
Amla
Molasses
Water
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The steps I took in making a nice creamy coconut ‘Amla Hair Mask’. I simmer the I can of coconut milk and half the block of coconut cream, it was rich, creamy and thick had to add water to the mix. Simmer for about 5-10mins just make the block dissolve into the coconut milk.

Hair Care Rehab: The Ultimate Hair Repair & Reconditioning Manual

by Audrey Davis-Sivasothy

 

Hair Care Rehab: The Ultimate Hair Repair & Reconditioning Manual

Free download available @ AMAZON.COM  @ AMAZON.CO.UK If you do not know who Ms. Davis-Sivasothy is….. she is the author of ‘The Science of Black hair’, hit up her facebook!

Kickin’ It with The Kinks

 

To Kick start the events for the month of June is the ‘Kinkin It With Kinks’ showing.

Well ladies this is a SOLD OUT EVENT so that says it all, it’s going to be good. I am looking forward to it.

So far those of you ladies who managed to bagged yourself a ticket before they were all gone…. Have fun and hopefully I shall see you there!

 

Event: Kickin' It With The Kinks Documentary Screening
Date:
2nd June 2012
Venue: Cottons Rhum Shack, 70 Exmouth Street Market, Islington, London EC1R
More info: Black Girl Flow UK contact:
blackgirlflow.blog@gmail.com
Remaining space: sold out!!

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Hey You…..There!

 

 

This was shared with shared with myself and others by the lovely Ms. Akua Wood from sheabuttercottage It is an awesome sign and wanted to share it with you readers…. Hope you like……. Also please pass on. Have  Great Day!

Monday, 28 May 2012

FRESHOLI Haul!

 

First time shopping with this vendor what made me decide to order was I have been searching for D-Panthenol for ages and Lola from Lolascrib told me about another site www.plushfolly.com and I was excited, but I did some more search and came across www.fresholi.co.uk And I spot the other hard to find item ‘Dark Virgin Cocoa Butter’. I ended up shopping at fresholi because the d-panthenol was cheaper and I got more for my money and I also wanted the Dark Cocoa Butter for my Rhassoul Clay mix ; )!

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Darcy’s Botancials Coconut Lemongrass Transitioning Creme

 

Promises:  Our transitioning creme is a thick, rich and creamy leave-in that will IMAG1555help to condition, moisturize and detangle your hair's new growth to help soften & make it more manageable and healthy.
Our delicious moisturizing creme can also be used to do comb coils to help start dreads. I use it to do comb coils on my daughter's hair and on my own hair during my first attempt at starter dreads.
I hand whip a healthy dose of organic virgin coconut oil, organic aloe vera, and other natural conditioning & detangling ingredients.
No need to add additional fragrance. It's all natural aroma of fresh coconuts with a touch of lemongrass essential oil is simply delightful.
Our Coconut Lemongrass Creme can also double as a body lotion:)

 

Directions:  Apply just a small amount throughout wet or dry hair for healthy conditioning and moisture.
*Use to gently soften and detangle new growth while transitioning to natural hair .
*Use it as a daily or weekly leave-in to naturally condition dry curls & waves.
*Use to add much needed moisture to parched curls.
*Can use to do comb coils.
*Can also double as a body lotion!

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