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Product Review: Beurre Mousse from MissShe Body Cocktails

26 Jun

Description from MissShe’s site:

Shea, cocoa, mango, aloe and cupuacu butters with essential oils make up this drink delicacy for the skin, in your favorite cocktail fragrance. Also contains
emu, acai, chamomile, argan and a variety of exotic fruit and nut oils. Naturally aiding skin affected by eczema and psoriasis. Also with ant-aging and
antioxidant qualities.

5 Things I Like About Beurre Mousse:

  1. It’s lightweight but extremely moisturizing
  2. It’s available in more than great scents
  3. Available in sizes 1/2 oz to 8oz ($1.50-$20.00)
  4. Has a great whipped texture that makes it easy to use
  5. Great ingredients

I’ve tried several products from MissShe’s line, and this is definitely one of my favorites. MissShe has taken different butters and oils that are great for skin and combined them into one. There are so many awesome scents. Some of those scents include Lemonade Ice, Peppermint Schnapps, Pink Lady, Margarita, Green Apple Martini, and Vanilla Solstice. Some lotions have a great scent, but you can’t smell it on your skin after a few minutes. This does not work that way. It lingers on the skin without having a heavy perfume smell.

The 1/2 oz is only $1.50. It’s a great way to buy a few to try different scents and to test the product. They also make great additions to gift bags. One word of warning: DO NOT LEAVE IN THE CAR DURING WARM WEATHER. This is true of any product that is a whipped butter. If you leave it in the heat, it will melt. You want to keep it with that same texture.

Another warning is to keep these away from my family because they love them. You might lose yours. My aunt loved the citrus scent of the Gin & Juice mousse. My sister loved the fruity scent of the Tropical Punch.  My favorite are the Pink Lady and  Cosmopolitan. A friend of mine has the Lemonade Ice, and she can’t stop using it. I need to get that one because I love lemonade scents.

To try this product for yourself, visit MissShe Body Cocktails

Also, “like” MissShe Body Cocktails on Facebook to stay posted on sales and new items

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Featured Business: Natural Hair Calendars

14 Jun

Ayo, the owner of Natural Hair Calendars writes:

The Natural Hair Love Affair Calendar/Wall Planner is an original, beneficial tool to help you keep track of your Natural hair journey. For more flexibility, this Calendar is an undated 12-month Wall Calendar that starts whenever your hair journey begins. Each day, week and month that passes will become a visual sign of the progress you’ve made in your commitment to a natural hair lifestyle. Over 50 hair planning stickers are included to keep track of your hair care regimen!
 
INSIDE YOU WILL FIND:
•Space to display a photograph; record your hair length, hair type and hair milestones, each month.
•50+ hair calendar stickers to mark milestones such as “The Big Chop”, “First Nappiversary”, “Length Checks”, and many more.
•Beautifully inspiring quotes, hair recipes, and hairffirmations;
•Also included are interesting hairstory facts, a space for notes on your hair progress and more!
BONUS INSIDE- Natural Hair Resource Guide with tons of National & International natural

Thanks Ayo for sharing your business information. I won one of these calendars online, and I love it. You can start using it at anytime, and it provides an easy and fun way to track what’s going on with your hair. The stickers really enhance the entire thing. This makes a great gift for other naturals. Visit Natural Hair Calendars‘ website for more information about the calendar and other great products. Also, find them on Facebook.

Featured Business: The Barefruit Co.

10 May


Tasha writes:

My name is Tasha Goss and I am the owner and creator of The Barefruit Co.
The Barefruit Co. is headquartered in Columbus, OH. We specialize in
organic hair care and skin care. What makes our collection unique is that
you are able to customize our products specifically for your hair and skin
type. We are cruelty free, organic and we don’t use harsh additives such
as sulfates, petroleum or mineral oils.

I started The Barefruit Co. back in 2009. I have been natural for almost 4
years and I must say that my journey has been the inspiration behind
starting my own collection. I have 4b-4a hair type (yes, in THAT order!)
and I had such a difficult time trying to find products that actually
worked for my hair. I began making the Coco Shea Hair Butter and from
there, the Hair Care collection was launched!

We started off at home parties. I would make a beezwax based body pomade
and give it way for free to the attendees. As the product matured, the
demand increased. We now have customers in the US and abroad and have
created customized products on a larger scale for large corporations to
hand out at their functions.

Find Barefruit online:

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The Biggest Shower Caps Ever!!

4 Apr

There are a few moments in my natural hair years that have gotten me very excited. Doing my big chop, when my locs actually fully locked, doing my second big chop, being able to get my hair into a puff for the first time, and now…finding shower caps that actually fit my head!! Shower caps that I can fit even if I grow my hair for several more years to come.  I found…Celestial Crowns from Celestial Comforter.

For comparison purposes, I measured my old shower cap. It measures 11 inches across.

Celestial Crowns sells three different sizes:

Mini ($4-$10)- This is definitely not mini. It measures 14 inches across. This one is large enough for most ladies with loose natural hair. You’ll even have extra room.

Large ($7-$15)-This measures about 18 inches across.

Ex-Large ($10-$20)- This measures 21 inches across. It also has a set of snaps on the back to make it very secure.  This one is HUGE. It’s for those long locs or maybe a ridiculously gigantic afro.

Celestial Crowns offers several different designs for each size of their shower crowns. The prices vary for different prints. Each one has nice strong elastic. They are also very durable. One of these could last a long time. Big, strong, and affordable. I couldn’t ask for more.

To purchase your own, visit Celestial Comforter. (Click on Crowns on the left side). Use Promo Code: NATURAL to get 10% off.

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Featured Business: DIY Hair Care Products

31 Mar

This post is a part of Natural Hair CommUNITY Days

DIY Hair Care Products is a natural hair and skin care company that sells all natural quality products for an affordable price. We don’t believe that natural products have to cost a lot. We strive to help women with naturally curly hair become educated in what their hair needs and how to make it themselves, if they choose to. No one should feel like they have to pay high prices for great quality products, I didn’t and want to help others do the same.

We currently sell Whipped Hair and Body Butters, Moisturizing Hair and Body Lotion, Bulk Shea Butter, Ayurvedic Herbs and will soon be adding a Moisturizing Rinse Out Conditioner. All of our products are under $10 with a lot even under $5. We don’t charge more than we would pay, and I have never paid more than $10 for a hair care product.

Check out DIY Hair Care Products for great ingredients or inexpensive natural products. Find their links below:

Shop: HERE

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Twitter: HERE

Enter the CODE: 25DIY at check out to receive 25% off of your whole order!

Featured Business: Natural Hair Wear

19 Mar

Kelley writes:

Wear your natural in style!

Hi my name is Kelley and I started my natural hair journey in 2008. Prior to going natural, I found myself experiencing dizziness and severe headaches (mainly after my salon visits for perm retouches). I wanted to get to the bottom of why I was experiencing these dizzy spells. Well after doctor visits and a $600 cat scan that did not reveal any health issues (in which I am thankful) I figured it was the lye from the perms. So needless to say I decided to stop “lyeing”!

 I have enjoyed every second of  my  natural hair journey. I have worn braids natural twists, an afro, and last but not least Sisterlocks. I have been locked since March 2009. I have the best lock consultant in who I refer to as My Fairy Lock Mother-consultant who is professionally skilled, caring, loving and acts as a mentor or parent in the natural hair journey of locks.

One of the things that I really wanted to do was to embrace and promote wearing natural hair. I wanted to display on the outside what I was feeling on the inside. What better way to say it loud than through our everyday dress and hence the birth of naturalhairwear.com.

Natural Hair Wear is a company that specializes in natural hair t-shirts and designs for individuals and companies in the natural hair community. Natural Hair Wear seeks to promote positive messages and images of natural hair.

Our shirts are quality 100% preshrunk cotton and we have apparel for men, women and children. We are currently featuring our Natural Princess Line for a limited time customers can choose their own tshirt color form the numerous colors on our color chart!

Our latest tshirt  designs can be purchased from our website www.naturalhairwear.com.

Lola’s Green Hair- Where You Can Buy and Sell Hair Products

28 Jan

 

I’m sure that this site will be very popular soon. Please pass this on to all of your product junkie friends. They can sell what they aren’t using anymore, and then use that money to get different products (You know they are going to buy more products anyway). This is also great if there are a few products you’ve been wanting to try. You may be able to find them at a lower price. The site makes it easy to find what you are looking for by having everything separated into categories such as stylers, accessories, etc… There is are several different brands being offered. You can also purchase jewelry. Read below to learn more about this site.

From Lola’s Green Hair website:

Lola’s Green Hair, the online listing service for new, nearly new and gently used hair care products, launches today.

The average woman has about 12 products in her vanity. Multiply that by the 100 million women over living in the U.S. alone and you have a perverse amount of packaging in our landfills. Catering to the budget-conscious, LolasGreenHair.com offers users the opportunity to buy and sell new, nearly new and gently used hair care products—and reduce their carbon footprint by consuming and wasting less. Unlike large auction and classified ads sites that offer everything from furniture to electronics, LolasGreenHair.com provides hair care aficionados a specific and unique, no-haggling environment. Buyers and sellers have a secure and efficient way to exchange discounted hair care products for all hair types, styles and needs.

LolasGreenHair.com represents the nexus of founder, Lola Zabeth’s, passion for all things hair, all things green, and all things frugal. Whether one wants to clean out the vanity cabinet and make a few bucks, buy quality products at a fraction of retail price, or simply enjoy the musings of much ado about everything—hair care enthusiasts and frugalistas alike will find an invaluable resource in LolasGreenHair.com.

Lola Zabeth says, “Although I am only one wee baby-toe in this large carbon footprint, I can still pamper my follicles and be environmentally responsible at the same time. LolasGreenHair.com saves some green, and keeps our environment a bit greener to boot.”

Visit Lola’s Green Hair today to find out more about this innovative approach to buying and selling hair care products. List items for FREE through March 2011.  Let your friends, family, readers and viewers know about this fabulous service!

Cheers to green hair~”

Photo source: Lola’s Green Hair

Holiday Gift Ideas Pt. 2

16 Dec

Younikness

Pumpkin-$19

Younikness was nice enough to sponsor a giveaway on NaturalReview a few weeks ago. In addition, the owner sent me this pair of earrings from her collection. I love them! They are bigger and even nicer in person than you can tell from the photo. These would make a nice gift for anyone who likes big bold earrings. They are well made and the price is great! Younikness is a new business with lots of creative items. Check out the site, and I’m sure something will catch your eye.

Ma Jolie- $32.82

 On-Que Canvas Wear

On-que has so many great items to choose from including leather earrings. I purchased a pair from the Philly Locks Conference. Here are a couple pairs that are being sold on their site:

$22

$18

 On-Que also offers clothing, hats, bags, and several other types of accessories. These items are handmade and will definitely stand out. Great choice for someone who has a unique personal style. Check out a few other items that they create:

Princess Buttabag- $24.95

Silver Sihouette Armband/Loc Tie $22

Pura Body Naturals

Hair Sampler Pack-$20 (Include cupuacu hair butter, amazon hair and body butter, sapote hair lotion, and murumuru moisture milk)

I’ve tried the Cupuacu Hair Butter and the Murumuru Moisture Milk. They are both great products with excellent ingredients. This smapler pack allows a person to try a few items to see which ones they like the best.

Bronze Goddess- $6, Twin pack for $10

Another great option is Pura Body Naturals’ mineral eyeshadow. These are made from natural crushed minerals. Great gift for the maekup lover in your life.

Heads Ta-getha! By wethreequeens

Purple Passion Flower- $10

Heads Ta-getha! donated the Purple Passion Flower extra wide stretch headband for a giveaway a few months back. This is a great item to add to the arsenal of accessories. There are many styles and prints to choose from, and they are all offered at great prices.

I hope you liked these 4 holiday gift ideas. If you don’t know anyone who’d want any of them, just send me an email for my address 🙂 Happy Holidays!!

Photo sources: The photos for each company came from that company’s website.

Holiday Gift Ideas Pt. 1

1 Dec

Swarthy Daisy

Swarthy Daisy Tote Bag Filled with Natural Hair Kit $40

Any natural in your life will love you forever if you buy her one of these. This was on sale last week, and I got one in celebration of my 10 year natural hair anniversary. It was like Christmas when I opened the box. There are things that I have thought about trying, but I never made the effort to find them. Swarthy Daisy found them for me. She put lots of them in this box. Some of the items included: denman brush, wide tooth comb, hair towel, clips, hair accessories, various combs, and more.

 Great gift for new naturals. Also a great gift for those of us who just want to stock up on some new tools.If you are interested in something a little different, you could get one of her shirts with that cute logo for $25.


Divine Clementine’s Dope Soap on a Rope

MadamCJ, the creator of these soaps, makes her soap with local goat’s milk in Atlanta where she lives. I tried her peppermint soap. It smelled great, and my skin smelled and felt great after using it. Her prices range from $1-$10. These could make great stocking stuffers or get a bunch to make a nice fragrant gift.

To order, click the link on her site that says “Buy My Soap Please”.

Nubian Spheres

The prices at Nubian Spheres are ridiculously good. You can get custom made jewelry for $10, $15, it just depends on what you want. Most of her sets are under $20.  You can get a thin bangle, a chunky bangle, small earrings, large earrings, 2-piece, 3-piece, full color collection, it goes on. She also has smaller bangles for children. So, look through her album or create your own color combination. “Like” her Facebook page to see deals and sales that she posts regularly.

Click here to see a previous post that I did on her work:HERE

Tomoka’s Twists

Tomoka’s Twists sells great hair accessories and jewelry. Right now there are items as low as $12 and $14. I constantly hear great things about her items. Also, she was nice enough to give away two of her twists to readers on this blog. One of her twists was the first giveaway that I had. Show her some support this holiday season by buying a gift for someone in your life or yourself.

Visit these four sites and get some holiday inspiration. Part 2 coming soon. 

Etsy Artists of Color Holiday Guide

1 Dec

Etsy is a great place to find unique gifts. Etsy Artists of Color created this guide that highlights several of the businesses on Etsy. It has hair accessories, jewelry, hair and body products, crochet work, art work, home accessories, etc.. It’s 18 pages long. Each page has several items, and each photo will link you to the specific store. I have already looked at it several times. You can definitely find a few great gifts.

See the guide HERE.

More holiday gift ideas coming soon. Feel free to forward these posts to your friends and family so that they will know what you want. 

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