Tag Archives: clothing and accessories

Make Your Own Shell Flower Hair Pin

17 Jun

AfrikanHairGod offers this tutorial on how to make a flower hair pin. Watch and learn. Take a look at some of his hair videos on his channel also.

If you have a DIY tutorial you’d like to share, please send it to me at naturalbyl@gmail.com

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Natural Hair Wear Giveaway

16 Apr

Natural Hair Wear is sponsoring a giveaway of their unisex “Naturally Intoxicating” shirt.

To enter:

  • Click HERE to visit Natural Hair Wear’s website to check out their shirts
  • Then, Click their “Contact Us” section to find your way to their Fanpage
  • Write “I’m Naturally Intoxicating” on the wall

It’s simple. Enter Today.

 Product Measurements.
                             S       M     L      XL     2XL     3XL
Chest Width   18     20    22   24      26         28
Total Length   28   29    30   31       32          33

Deadline: April 30th

A winner will be chosen randomly and contacted for size and mailing information.

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Holiday Gift Ideas Pt. 2

16 Dec



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:



 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.

NaturallyCurly and Relic’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

8 Dec

NaturallyCurly writes:

We love to thank our NaturallyCurly community with hair products and tools as much as possible, but we are happy to announce something a little different, hosted by fashion-forward Relic Brand.  Starting December 9 through  December 20, Relic and NaturallyCurly will be giving away a fabulous accessory every day.  Prizes include handbags, clutches, watches, and belts.  Now is the time to reward yourself for all of those hours logged at the mall, and stuff your own stocking!   http://www.naturallycurly.com/giveaways/index/relic

Relic Brand is also letting our curlies in on a super-secret sale: a code for an additional 20% off on Relic’s Online Exclusives, which are already marked down by 30-40% for a total savings of up to 55%! The only thing you need to worry about is how jealous your friends will be.

Click the link to enter, and remember that NaturallyCurly’s 12 Days of Holiday Magic is still going.

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Earring Giveaway from Younikness

2 Dec


Younikness is the place where you will find exceptional handcrafted jewelry and accessories made  for you,who is not afraid to be yourself and unique.

Blue Spark is a gold plated hand wired tear drop earring. It is 4 1/2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. It is comprised of beautiful blue, green, and brown fire polish and swarovski beads. Lightweight. Retail price: $35.00

To enter you must:

 1) Be a follower of this blog. There is a link on the sidebar.

2) Give your favorite item on the Younikness website.

In the comments section, let me know that you are a follower (will be verified) and name your favorite item from the store.

DEADLINE: Saturday, November 27th

There is also a $5 sale going on at the website. Follow Younikness on Twitter to learn more about upcoming deals and the 100th follower will win a pair of Blue Tail earrings.  Shipping is free until November 30th.

Visit the site: HERE


UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who entered. The winner is Carolyn. Congratulations!!! Check back for more giveaways.

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. 

Nubian Spheres Daily Contests

11 Nov

Kimmie, the Owner of Nubian Spheres writes:

 “Name That Creation”…..My goal is to give each creation its very own unique name…Whoever gives me the HOTTEST name for the set, will get $5 off. Make your name as creative as possible…..Good Luck!!!!

Here are two that were named this week:




It’s quick and easy to enter. Just visit Nubian Spheres on Facebook. The jewelry at Nubian Spheres is already offered at a great price, and the discount will make it even better.

Lona’s Original Creations Giveaway

24 Oct

Lona’s Original Creations is offering a $20 gift certificate to one lucky person. To enter, you must submit an entry to the blog.  The entry can be:

  • Style tutorial
  • Information about hair, products, or ingredients
  • Hairstory
  • Photos
  • Recipe (food, skin and body, or hair)
  • Product Review
  • Discussion Topic
  • Etc…

Please send all entries to naturalbyl@gmail.com. Everyone who sends a submission between now and October 21st will be entered. A winner will be selected randomly.

The site offers hair accessories, bags, jewelry, and more. There is so much  to choose from. To get a better idea of what you could win, visit www.LonasOriginalCreations.com.


Thanks to everyone who entered. The winner is Daree!! Congratulations, Daree. I will be contacting you for your information to pass on to Lona’s Original Creations.

Featured Business: dN|Be Apparel(Dangerous Negro)

19 Aug

I have read articles about dN|Be Apparel, I’ve seen their shirts, and I was pleased to see their table at Happily Natural Day.   Their shirts are made for men and women, they are well-made, and they all come with powerful messages. Read below to find out more information about this company, and show some support!

dN|Be Apparel Writes:

Our Mission
To help promote the Black Empowerment Movement through positive propaganda.

The Brand
We firmly believe that through our products we can increase the number of socially conscious individuals around the world, and, in turn, increase their impact on the community. By serving as a visual representation of the Black Empowerment Movement, our brand can help to inspire action and combat the apathy that has taken over many aspects of the Black community.

The Company
Started in 2006 by seven recent college graduates, dN|Be began with a committment to Black empowerment through fashion and entertainment. We are 100% Black/African owned and are committed to providing jobs in Black communities in the U.S.A. and several international locations in the name of economic empowerment. Five Percent (5%) of all proceeds go to support various non-profits that contribute to Black empowerment .

dN|Be is now comprised of two operating companies, dN|Be Apparel and dN|Be Entertainment. Potential investors (in the apparel and/or entertainment companies) can contact us at info@dnbeapparel.com.

The Logo
Our logo, The Rankh, represents enlightenment and is a combination of two ancient Egyptian (or Kemetic for those that know better) symbols: the Eye of Ra and the Ankh. In short, The Eye of Ra symbolizes the sun and the ability to perceive that which is illuminated, and the Ankh is the symbol of life. The logo signifies a return to our roots and a return to greatness.

To make a purchase or to learn more, visit their website:HERE

You can also connect with DangerousNegro on Facebook:HERE

Swarthy Daisy Giveaway

1 Aug

Swarthy Daisy is sponsoring a giveaway with NaturalReview.  The company wants to see who can give the most creative response to this question:

“As a flower needs sun, air, and, rain, name three ways that you plan on helping future daisies become positive, upbuilt, and secure young ladies.”

1st Prize- Black Swarthy Daisy Tote Bag

2nd Prize- Swarthy Daisy Button + Comb Gift Set

3rd Prize- Swarthy Daisy Button

To win you must post your answer on the Swarthy Daisy Facebook Page: HERE
3 Finalists will be chosen, and the prizes will be given through random selection.

Click HERE to visit Swarthy Daisy’s website to see more great items including shirts, bags, and tank tops.