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This Just In! Soft-Sheen Carson’s HYDRA STEAM Moisturizing System- Check out Photos and Details



soft sheen carson hydra steamYesterday I had the opportunity to check out the latest from Soft Sheen Carson. Once I read the invitation I assumed that it was yet another system to temporarily straighten curls and kinks. Which is not a bad thing at all; I am just far too lazy to do a blow out myself at home.

Ok maybe once it isn’t a 100 degrees out.

Well, we know what happens when we assume, kids.

This system to be used by professionals Read the rest of this entry »

Looking for Hydration? The Creme of Nature with Argan Oil and Butter for Curls Product Line- A Review+ Pictures



I had the opportunity to try out several items from Creme of Nature’s Argan oil and Butter line. Prior to my most recent protective style  I tried the products in a few different combinations over the course of a few weeks.

First let me give you the run down on the line. Read the rest of this entry »

Out and About: SheaMoisture’s A Better Way to Beautiful NOLA Pop Up Shop Experience+ Check Out Some Of Their Lip Colors (Pics Included)



Party Animal

ESSENCE Music Festival ended last week and I STILL need a nap. The 2014 Festival was probably my busiest one and trust me, there was no rest for the weary. Which was fine because no one ever came to New Orleans 4th of July weekend to catch up on sleep!

While I did cover all four nights of concerts at the Superdome, there was plenty going on during the day. This year also brought the return of the SheaMoisture Pop up shop. Located at 309 Chartres Street in the French Quarter (about a 10 minute walk from Cafe Du Monde, how convenient).  The shop not only had plenty of products for purchase; there were live demos, makeovers, classes and launch parties! Read the rest of this entry »

Recap: Day 4 at the ESSENCE Music Festival- Tamar Braxton, Dave Chapelle Makes a Cameo with Erykah Badu, Uncle Charlie Kills it (again), Lionel Richie closes!


Erykah Badu essence music festival

By day four of this unforgettable weekend if you weren’t  half dead I’d like to know what you were putting in your coffee. As for myself, it was the live music and the energy of New Orleans that kept the battery in my back.


While I missed Tamar Braxton’s performance she performed songs from Read the rest of this entry »

Recap: Day 3 at ESSENCE Music Fest- The Roots Bring Out Hip Hop Greats- Ledisi, Jill Scott and Mary J. Blige Perform!


Jill Scott at ESSENCE Music Festival 2014

Day 3 is when you may need your five hour energy drink. Even with a few hours of sleep the show must go on! When I heard that The Roots would be headed to New Orleans for this year’s ESSENCE Fest all of their hits played in my head. Many of them songs that I listen to regularly!

First up was TANK on the the MainStage. He won the crowd over during last year’s fest with TGT. Read the rest of this entry »

I Saw Prince at the ESSENCE Music Festival and Got My Life + Recap of Day 2 at EMF


Prince ESSENCE Music Fest

If you didn’t see Prince live on Friday night (to a sold out crowd)  it was all that you heard and more!

But first, Janelle Monae opened up the night as fun and whimsical as only she could.  Jamming to Read the rest of this entry »

Recap: NAS and Trey Songz Perform at The 2014 ESSENCE Music Festival + What K Michelle and Jazmine Sullivan Are Up To!




If you follow my social media feeds you may have wondered when on earth did I actually sleep while in New Orleans! I didn’t.  But here is the first of several recaps of the shows and happenings during the 4 day party with a purpose.

Back in October the folks at ESSENCE said that plans Read the rest of this entry »

SheaMoisture Takes NOLA with its A Better Way To Beautiful Studio during #EssenceFest

SheaMoisture NOLA Studio

I am soooo excited to get down to ESSENCE Fest this year. Thankfully, I am smarter than the average bear and will be getting down there before the crowds so that I can take in some great food and scenery.  After that it is non-stop!

One of the great things about ESSENCE Festival is all of the great brands, personalities and experts it brings to the Bayou. And one of my favorite brands will be back!  If you can recall, SheaMoisture was a title sponsor to our lovely charity event last year. Our guests were able to enjoy generous gifts from the hair, skin and now color brand!

2014 will bring back their pop up shop (even the decor was doggone awesome) to the French Quarter. Check out my experience last year, here and here. The shop will host parties and of course complimentary makeovers, skin consultations and the whole nine with a minimum purchase. Expect flash sales and deals. Of course they have special guests! The line up includes: celebrity stylist & beauty ambassador Diane C. Bailey, celebrity makeup artists Jeremy Dell and Mimi Johnson, board certified dermatologist Dr. Yolanda Lenzy, Jenell Stewart of Kinky Curly Coily Me, Jessica Lewis of Mahogany Curls, Miss Vaughn and Imani Dawson of Tribe Called Curl.

Friends, this is NOT a game!

Be sure to like their Facebook page for more up to the minute additions and such! They are also looking for folks to help out at the shop. Some of my New Orleans friends should get in on that action! That information can also be found on their social media networks.

Follow me on instagram and twitter for more updates on my #essencefest plans.


Check Out My Latest Protective Style: Crotchet Braids by @AfricanCreature. I AM IN LOVE!



In love with my hair, that is! I started following Susy (africancreature) a few months back. She is responsible for some of Solange’s looks and Beyoncé’s current braids. I removed my box braids in early May and knew it was only a matter of time before I tried another protective style. While I found the braids fit my personal style and very easy to maintain; I did find that my hair shaded excessively afterwards. ugh!

So what are crotchet braids? Basically Read the rest of this entry »

Do Good: Join The Ultimate Meetup! Walk With @curlBOX To Raise Money For St.Jude’s Children’s Hospital


Perhaps you have been fortunate to have never had to witness the affects of cancer. What’s even worse is when it attacks children; many times they cannot convey the pain that they feel.

St.Judes Children’s Research Hospital , since 1962, has aided in the treatment and research of  cancer and other life threatening diseases in children. Now, one of my favorite companies will walk on November 22, 2014 to help raise funds for St. Jude. Our goal is to raise $10,000.

Here is what the folks at curlBOX say of this event:


curlBOX, an affordable, exclusive, and effortless subscription–based service that helps women explore new products for naturally curly hair, delivered right to their doorstep, is delighted to partner with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as a National Team for the 2014 St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. curlBOX is seeking to raise funds and awareness within our community while we join together in the ULTIMATE curlBOX MEETUP!


Myleik Teele, CEO of curlBOX, will join the team that raises the most funds by November 1st. Please sign up here to join curlBOX crew NYC. Most importantly let the fundraising begin! Check with your employer to see if they do charity gift matching.


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