Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I have been away and will be away for a while.  We just got done moving from one state to another and I am away right now for a military commitment so once I get back home and get settled I will began blogging again.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

One year Blog Giveaway Winner!!!!!!!!!!!

Well today marks my one year anniversary and I currently sit in temporary housing because we have changed states again.  Unfortunately I didn't think out my need for hair products and I only have the minimum; Shea Butter Cottage Afro Shampoo Bar, Darcy Botanical's Curl Detangling Milk and Daily Leave-n Conditioner, Peace Love and Sunshine Cutie Juice and I broke down and bought ORS Smooth -n-hold pudding.  As I type I'm trying to hold off on buying anything because I want to wait for Black Friday.  Ok enough of my rambling and on to the winner.  Well I had two entries one via the blog and one via email and with one answer incorrect the beautiful Amina.  Below are the correct answers:
1. What was my first post about?

My Children

2. When I broke my vow not to buy anymore hair products what did I buy?

Darcy's Botanicals, Brown Butter Beauty, Oyin Handmade and Anita Grant

3. What procedure did my son have last year?

muscle biopsy

4. When did I do my first puff?

December 8th 2009

5.What is my daughter's holy grail for moisture?

Darcy's botanical's

6. What was my first product review?


7. What soaps have I tried?

Zaja, sheabutter cottage, chagrin valley,gassner custom soaps, hairveda,rebecca's soap deli and lavida given by nature

8. What is my inspiration for being natural?

The Lil Diva

9. Who surprised me with a birthday gift?

Akua from Sheabutter cottage

10. What did I break last month?

My toe

But wait there is more the other contestant will not go home empty handed but will receive:
$50 gift certificate from Peace Images Jewelry

$15 gift certificate from Lilac Ave
Thank you to everyone who participated I hope the winners enjoy their prizes!!!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

One Year Blogiversary Giveaway

27 Oct marks my one year blogiversary, so I am having a giveaway!!!!!!!!  When I began this blog I just wanted to document my thoughts and our(me and diva) journey of being natural who would have thought I would still be blogging a year later especially since my attention span is not that great.  I'm so excited about the gifts because they cover head to toe!!!!

The prizes:

$25 Pretty in Peace

$25 Zaja Naturals Gift Certificate

$15 Lilac Ave Gift Certificate

Darcy's Botanicals Shea Butter Curl Moisturizing Cream & Herbal Leave-In Conditioning Spritz (courtesy of the lovely Lysandra!!!)


1. Must be subscribed to my blog. (no exception)
2. Answer questions via comment or email if you are worried about someone copying your answers (sexytaz99 at yahoo dot com) please type blog contest in the subject line.
3. Contest will end 27 Oct and winner will be chosen via based on who has the most correct answers.  Please leave your email address so I can contact you if you win. 


1. What was my first post about?
2. When I broke my vow not to buy anymore hair products what did I buy?
3. What procedure did my son have last year?
4. When did I do my first puff?
5.What is my daughter's holy grail for moisture?
6. What was my first product review?
7. What soaps have I tried?
8. What is my inspiration for being natural?
9. Who surprised me with a birthday gift?
10. What did I break last month?
(All giveaway gifts were purchased by me unless otherwise noted.)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I will be posting a giveaway for my one year blogiversary in a couple of days, I am trying to pin down one of the prizes and as soon as that is complete I will post the rules!!!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Product Review: Komaza Hair Care Coconut Hair Pudding

Komaza Hair Care Coconut Pudding

Price: $15.50 8oz
Buy here

Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Sunflower Oil Dipalmitoylethyldimonium Chloride (A derivitive of Palm Oil) aloe vera, acrylates, alkyl acrylates, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Polysorbate 20, Cinnamom Cassia.

What company says about the product: This is a soft holding styling hair gel designed to tighten curl pattern and eliminate frizz. Great to help smooth hair edges without leaving hair stiff and fragile. This product can be used with a moisturizer without compromising its styling effects. pH Balance 6.0

What I have to say: First I must say that I did not buy full price for this product because I bought it on a hair board and when I received it 20% was used already.  I LOVE THIS product.  I use it to do my twists and I did not have any shrinkage which is surprising because the consistency of the product is gel like it reminds me of kinky curly curling custard.  I even loved the way it made my curls clump before I began to twist and talk about fierce twist out.  So if you have $15.50+ to splurge or see this product of sale on a hair board I say snatch it up and let me know how it works for you.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Broken toe doesn't stop the show

Saturday morning I unfortunately broke my third toe by hitting it on the corner of the wall in a rush. I knew the toe was broken but I refused to sit in the emergency room for God knows how long for them to tell me they could not do anything, not to mention I had a paper due and final exam for my college course had to do the diva's hair and my hair. Well let's say I accomplished 2 of the 4 items on Saturday and finished the other 2 on Sunday. I attempted a flat twist and curl on my hair but of course I did too late so it wasn't dry this morning so I pulled my hair back in a puff, I will try another day. But I did take pictures of the diva's hair. She has been in mini twist for two weeks which included washing and conditioning during those two weeks. I will never keep her hair in twist this long again; her hair was beginning to loc. I love doing her hair because I can do things to her hair that I cannot do to mine.  Below is the diva's hair I used NjoiCreationS' Herbal Twisting Gel.

Friday, September 3, 2010

My Diva's Hair

I am currently in a protective style kinky twist so I only have to do my daughter's hair once a week, what a relief but her hair is already reaching her lower back so it takes a little longer to complete this task.  Below is our hairstyle this week.

My Shoe Obession

I love shoes............all kinds of shoes, high heels, boots, flats, sandals..............currently I have a closet full of shoes and I am constantly looking for shoes.  When a shoe makes me gasp for air I must have it.  Below are some shoes I recently bought at Amiclubwear for $12.00.

I had to have these when I saw them.  I am currently awaiting for the beauties below to arrive in the mail from Shoe Dazzle.
And I am contemplating which color of these boots I want to get from Just Fab.
What shoes are you getting or have already bought?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Etsy Name Search

So I love Etsy and I browsing Soradesigns when I saw a pair of earrings with the same name as mine, so this led me to search etsy for products using my name.  I was surprised to find 87 items but there was one item that really caught my eye:

Now while the above doll has my name in the title I really love the doll below.

These dolls are gorgeous and the seller has many more which can be seen here.
You should try and search your name in Etsy and see what kind of treasures you find.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Decorate the DIVA!!!

So I had been watching these earrings for a while and I was sad when I saw they were sold, so I sent the owner Renee a message on etsy to see if she had anymore or if they were OOAK, and I screamed when she told me that she had another pair.   Well........... here are the earrings and here is where I got them from decoratethediva

Friday, July 9, 2010

The progression of my hair

Since my hair is now in a in between stage and I wear a hat 5 days a week, I have been forced to do something with my hair that will last me a week and stand up to wearing my uniform hat.  Well if you remember last week I wore my hair like this:
Which then led to this hairstyle when I took the twists down on the side:

Well I accidentally wet the side I was wearing as a twist out and had to find a hairstyle in a hurry and came up with this and I have been wearing my hair like this all week and I love it.

I am really loving getting to know my hair and trying new hairstyles.  What new hairstyles have you tried.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Karess Krafters Giveaway

I have been salivating over the products at Karess Krafters but because I put myself on restriction I haven't been able to partake, so you know I was so excited when she announced she was having a give away here.  Is it wrong that I hope no one else enters so I can be winner by default?  Naw its not.  LOL!!! Oh I also forgot to mention that she is also having Christmas in July sale in her shop and next week I am going to grabs some goodies.

Friday, June 25, 2010

My Inspiration

As my one year anniversary of being natural has come and gone today I reflected on my inspiration.  The person who was my main inspiration has been natural 3+ years and continues to give me the strength to stay on this journey.  Her hair is absoultely beautiful and if it had not been from her I probably would not be natural today.  So I have decided to show some pictures of my beautiful inspiration.

My 3 yr old daughter is my inspiration because I want to be a great example for her.

My new style

So I have been very lazy lately with my hair and after watchin youtube I decided to try something different, but not that different since twists are my go to style.  Here is where my inspiration came from

and here is my rendition
the front

the right side

the left side
and lastly the back

I am really loving this hairstyle.  I used Qhemet Biologics Olive & Hyrdating Balm and Burdock Root Butter Cream on freshly washed hair with Sheabutter Cottage's Rosemary Leave-In which has become part of my holy grail.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

One year ago today..........

I decided to chop off all my relaxed hair!!!!!!!!!!!  So being that today is my nappiversary I have decided to show some pictures of how I started and how I wore my hair this whole year.  I must say that twist outs and small twists were my go to styles during this year and unfortunately I have to find a new technique for my twist outs since my hair has grown significantly.  On to the pics:

This is when I BC'd

Kinky Twists w human hair
Kinky Twist with OdodoOriginals flower
Twist outs (my fav) and my gawgus mother


Puff from a small twist out
and last my hair today wet/ and my bc pic

I am so proud of myself for making it this far, it wasn't all rainbows and roses but it was definitely worth it.