Saturday, October 27, 2012

Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 2012

Hi all! Here is what I received in my Influenster Beauty Bloggers VoxBox 2012
Influenster is free to join and there is no charge to receive a voxbox (if you are chosen). To learn more about influenster check out their website at

Note: Items received were complimentary
Here is what I got:

NYC New York Color Individualeyes Cutom Compact retail price $4.99

Kiss Ever Pro Lashes Started Kit retail price $5.99

Bath & Body Works (White Barn) Mini Candle retail price $3.50

Eboost packet retail price $28/20ct box, $39/30ct box

Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin retail price $7.29

Not Your Mother's Smooth Moves Frizz Control Hair Cream retail price $6.00/4 oz bottle

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

New In My Etsy Shop!

I have a few new pieces in my shop ( Check out the video and comment, rate, or subscribe if you like. And let me know what your think.
Click on the photos to find out more info on the pieces. All links are in description box of the video too.

Clear Crystal Quartz and Brass Ring 

Brass and Pyrite Earrings

Peruvian Opal and Brass Earrings

Wide Hammered Brass Hoops

Wide Hammered Silver Hoops (aluminum)

Aqua Blue Tagua Necklace

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Goop Birchbox October 2012

Hi all! I got my Birchbox yesterday and here is what I got.

Essie nail lacquer in Carry On (full size) retails for $8 - Yay for full size.
Joanna Vargas Daily Serum (5ml tube) the full size retails for $86 - We'll see how this works
Marie Veronique Organics body oil (0.5oz sample) full size retails for $35 -Nice body oil.
Sprout skincare Truly All Natural Cocoa Lip Balm (Full Size) comes in a flight of 4 which retails for $18
Luna Bar in Lemon Zest (full size) a box retail for $18.75

Sign up for Birchbox HERE

Check a few of my other boxes
September 2012
August Birchbox 2012
Glamour Birchbox July
Birchbox June
Gossip Girl May 2012 
April 2012 
March 2012 
February 2012

A Quick Youtube Hello From Me!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cool Deal: 3 Conscious Boxes for $29.95 via Pure Citizen

Hi all! I wanted to share a very cool deal which comes via Pure Citizen (a site that offers deals from companies that do good). The deal is  for 3 Conscious Boxes at only half the price-$29.95. And if you haven't heard of Conscious Box, it's a monthly subscription service that offers 10-12 products that are vegan, fair trade, certified organic, cruelty free, and more. Although Conscious Box is a monthly subscription, this deal is not for that service but for 3 boxes that will arrive all at once-no subscription necessary. All for $29.95!  And please note that the monthly subscription sells for $19.95/month ($12 + $7.95 shipping). So this is a deal that I cannot pass up. And when I get my boxes, I'll definitely share what I got with you.

This deal ends on 10/21. You must buy your voucher and use it before midnite 10/21.

Check out the deal HERE
Learn more about Pure Citizen HERE
Learn more about Conscious box HERE

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Throwback Thursday! Natural Hair (Repost)

Hi all! This is a repost and not much has changed since I first posted.

It's been forever since I made any posts about my natural hair. In fact, I haven't posted anything since I told you all that I went natural. And that was over 2 years ago.  I have only shared some of the hair products that I like and the natural hair events that attended. Why haven't I shared anything in all this time? Well, I'm not a big fan of taking photos. And when I do take them, they always look awkward to me. So that pretty much keeps me from posting pictures of myself and progress of my hair. I do, however, have a few photos that I don't hate. So I will post them below with the approximate date.
Also, I don't have a rock solid regimen. I cleanse every 7-10 days (or as needed) and deep condition each time. Sometimes I pre-condition, henna, and try other treatments.  My go to styles are braidouts, twistouts, and I am still perfecting the wash and go.  My fave brands at the moment are Pura Body Naturals, Oyin Handmade, and Shea moisture. Though I am always trying new products and have plenty new brands on my to-try list.
On to the photos.

May 2009-When I decided I was going natural

January 2010

June 2010

September 2010-I twisted my hair for my cousin's wedding.

March 2011

May 2011

October 2011(photoshopped)

December 2011 - Wish I had a powder puff handy when I took this one.
Othewise is like it. It was for Essence Magazine.
Braidout on moist hair. I can't remember which products I used.

March 7th 2012 Braidout on damp hair

March 15th 2012 Braidout on moist, but not wet, hair

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Natural Hair Wishlist: Camille Rose

My natural hair wishlist just keep getting longer and longer because there are so many new/up and coming product lines launching. And I've been eyeing this Camille Rose Naturals line for a few months now. The website says that the products are "handcrafted using raw natural ingredients" which is something I'm always interested in. You can read their story here.  I've seen and read some pretty good review for their line. And though all of the items look really good, I'm most interested in the deep conditioners, leave-ins, and butters. Here are the one I plan to try once I come off of my extensive no buy:

Algae Deep Conditioning Mask

Curl Love Moisture Milk

Almond Jai Twisting Butter

Aloe Whipped Butter Gel

Ajani Growth & Shine Balm

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