Sunday, December 27, 2009

I am...

obessed with Etsy.  It's more than just the hair stuff but it is everything from jewlery to beanies to clothes.  I have 11 pages of favortie items that I plan to buy and 20 pages of favorite sellers.  I can spend hours on etsy just looking at the beautiful goodies and it doesn't help that when I find a seller I like I go and look at their favorites which only adds more to mine.  Here is the link to my favorites: Etsy favorites.  What are your favs from Etsy?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I am......

a sucker for great customer service.  Recently I ran to buy the last of Lavida Given By Nature's liquid shampoos because she is going to shampoo bars and she has the liquid shampoos on sale.  Well I got the notice that the order had shipped and I was ecstastic to say the least, now its not like I need shampoo but that I love Lavida's shampoo that much.  Well the next day I got an email from Lavida saying the products were sent to my old address and she wanted to fix the problem right away.  There is nothing that will either drive a client away or keep one coming back then the type of customer service a business has.  You could have the holy grail product but if your customer service is horrible word of mouth will kill your business so I am a sucker for great customer service.

Monday, December 14, 2009

I was.....

asked an interesting question today by my boss.  He wanted to know if the release of the Princess and the frog was really that big of a deal because he saw on the news grown women dressed as princess going to see the movie,and to be truthful I have to say to me it is not.  Whether Disney has anymore princess of color it will not change who my mother instill in me to be.  I always had strong women around me growing up whether it was at home or at school.  So there being a black Princess was not that big of deal to me, neither was the color of the prince.  Now I explained to my boss that it was a big deal to some because Disney has not had an African American princess, but they have had a princess of color if you count the princess from Aladdin. What are your thoughts on the importance of the Princess and the Frog?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

We are....

both in protective styles.   I decided to twist my hair and my two DD's hair in some small twist.  We probably wont stay in them long because as I said in the previous post I miss my loose hair and once her hair becomes frizzy I will take it down. 

I washed her hair and then detangled using hello hydration and then I spritzed her hair with Greg's Juice slapped on some vatika frosting and then some moisturizer I don't remember which once and braided her hair into four plaits.  The next day I used the sunshine I won to twist my daughter's hair.  Her hair is thin just like my mom's hair but I love playing in it.

Here are the pics of my hair I used Cafe Latte from Anita Grant and Darcy's Botanical Eucalyptus Mint Scalp Conditioning Butter on my scalp.  I smelled like a York's Peppermint Patty.

We also went and saw the Princess and the frog tonight and overall it was a good movie, she enjoyed it so momma's happy.

Friday, December 11, 2009

I failed...

at the protective style for two weeks.  I only had my hair in the twist for a week and then I took them out and wore my signature style a twistout all this week.  I missed by loose hair too much but after seeing KinkyKurlyQueen on youtube with her gorgeous twist I am contemplating puting in some small twist but then I think about how I am going to have to take them out eventually decisions decisions. 

On another great note, I received my Anita Grant packages from the Black Friday sell and it made me want to wash my hair as soon as I opened the box but I was strong and I will wait until tomorrow.  Also I bought some finger licking chocolates from the lovely Akua @ Sheabutter Cottage the majority were for gifts but I did buy some for myself of course, but the best surprise was the lovely Christmas gift from Akua.  I also got my prize from Coup de Couer Peace Love and Sunshine giveaway and cant wait to use it and wanted to taste it because it smelled so good.  So the plan tomorrow is to whip the shea butter that I am giving as gift I have sandalwood and vanilla sugar fragrance oil and to small twist my hair.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I was

able to do my first puff.  It was out of complete laziness, I wore a twistout for my Christmas party and didn't feel like washing hair so I threw it in a puff. 

Also my Darcy's Botanical came from my Black Friday order and of course I was definately motivated to wash my hair once I got my box.  So I washed with some Anita Grant and DC with Darcy's Conditioning mask which I already a had and then broke out the new goodies.  I spritz with her Herbal Tea leave in and then put on the Cocoa Bean oil and then I twisted my hair with the Avocado and Wild Plum Twisting Cream and in the morning I un twisted to get this:

The best compliment was from my husband who said what do you have in your hair citrus.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


love etsy.   I am on etsy daily sometimes every hour admiring handcrafted soaps, handmade natural hair products or beautiful jewelry. So tonight I was browsing like I always do avoiding doing homework, I looked at one of my favorite jewelry seller Pretty In Peace.  . Now this shop makes me want o empty out all my bank accounts to by her jewelry, its very affordable and might I add absolutely beautiful and amazing.  She also has a blog that I follow called tea and honeybread.

Friday, December 4, 2009

I am ......

a winner!!!!!!  Amina at Coup de Coeur had a giveway for one person to win one free 4 oz Scented Sunshine and two people to win one 4 oz coconut confidence from Peace Love and Sunshine and I was one of the blessed winners.  This is really icing on my weekly cake.  Sometimes we wonder if choices and decision we make are the right ones because certain things happen and sometimes are discouraging but this week I found out great news after great news.  I will blog about it later more in depth.  Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

I have...

entered My Brown Baby Holiday Giveaway.  This prizes of this giveaway includes lovely prizes from Kisha's Kids (an online boutique for African-American babies, children and their friends) I am loving a beautiful curly haired doll named Cecile.  Also is some beautiful handmade Rwandan bowls from Macy's, and a beautiful Kid’s Alphabet Print from Lucky and Lovely.  Now yall know I'm always down for a giveaway.  Keep your fingers and toes crossed.