Thursday, December 22, 2011

Natural ADDICTees

I love going to natural hair meet ups and events for several reasons. Of course I go because I want to keep up with the latest trends in hair care. But I also go for the shopping. I shop for natural products, super big and unique earrings and T-Shirts.

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting Sonya L. Burks, one half of the mother/daughter team that created Natural ADDICTees.

Sonya (pictured with her niece Ciera) and her daughter Ashley created their line of T-shirts in order to inspire women to embrace their natural hair and to love themselves as "children hand crafted by God". Whether you are transitioning from the "creamy crack", teaching your kids to embrace their hair or if you have been natural all of your life, there is a T-shirt for you. Oh and you don't have to wait until the next natural hair meet up to get one. You can order online at

Below is a pic of my two favorite tees.

I think you know which one I own.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Make Up Case!!

I have make up everywhere. I keep it in the bathroom, under the bed, in multiple purses, coat pockets (you get the idea). It's everywhere and I either have a hard time finding something or I end up finding something I forgot about. So, I ended up at Ulta today and bought a make up case (Ulta and $42.00). Not just any case, but a leopard print case that was on sale for 25% off!

It's the perfect starter case. Yes, I said starter. Please see below.

It's almost full. I don't mind because it's serving its purpose. May I never lose a piece of make up again. Yeah right! LOL!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tuesday Tresses!

Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner

If you don't know by now, let me tell you, I am a product junkie. I love trying new things. Make up, hair products, food...whatever. If it's new, I need see what it's like. So, when I was given the opportunity to try this deep conditioner for free...well you know the rest.

First, let me start by saying it smells amazing. This is probably because it contains Aloe Vera, Coconut, Olive, Soy, Argan Oil, Shea and Mango Butter. It has a thick consistency, but it is lightweight in texture.

So, I washed my hair as usual and added the conditioner. After about 30 minutes, I jumped back in the shower to rinse it out. Let me tell you, it rinses out with ease. Rinsing with ease is something I appreciate because I have thick hair and I do not like to double and triple check to make sure I rinsed everything out.

I have to say my hair was very soft and felt moisturized. Finger combing was a breeze. This product is definitely going to be added into the rotation.

Oh and before I forget, the Beautiful Textures line of products is affordable. Everything is under $9.00. Now, everyone can have access to quality haircare products without sacrificing their budget. Me likey.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Nars, Curls, Shea Moisture and L'Oreal

It's December and I am a little late on telling you what I've enjoyed in November. Eh, better late than never. Please forgive me.

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation

So, right now I am LOVING Nars Sheer Glow Foundation (, Sephora $42). Why do I love it so? I love it because my complexion can be difficult to match and this foundation is a perfect match. Also,it doesn't feel like I'm wearing foundation and it doesn't look like I'm wearing foundation. This foundation is lightweight with a medium and buildable coverage. It also claims to improve your skin with regular use. I can't say one way or another if this is true because there are too many factors that lead to skin issues and their resolution. The Sheer Glow Foundation is recommended for people with normal to dry skin. This foundation also comes in Sheer Matte. The Sheer Matte is recommended for people with oily skin. Now I have combination skin, but I bought the Sheer Glow anyway.

Look at Keven. Now look at me. Look at Keven again, and then me. What do you notice? If you guessed that it looks like I'm not wearing a ton of foundation, you are correct! I will admit the foundation is a little pricey compared to others, but the two things I will spend money on are foundation and eyeshadow. I'll run to the drugstore for everything else.

Here's one more pic.

L'Oreal Infallible Lip Color

So, I'm really loving this L'Oreal Infallible lipstick/gloss/color(CVS, Walgreens, Target, Walmart $11.99). It promises to stay put and it does just that. What I like most is, it does not dry out my lips. Not all long lasting lip colors can boast this feature. They may advertise it, but that definitely is not the case in real life not so much.

Shea Moisture Curling Souffle

As you may already know, am a fan of all things Shea Moisture. The Curling Souffle (Target and Walgreens $9.99) is no exception. Lately, I have been using this instead of my flaxseed gel and I love it just as much. Instead of mixing it with the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie (Target and Walgreens $9.99), I mix it with Curls Curl Creme Brule (Target $9.99).

The Curling Souffle contains flax seed oil, coconut oil, agave nectar and other ingredients that are pleasing to my hair. I like it for the same reasons I like using flax seed gel. It's lightweight, doesn't leave my hair crunchy and it's overall natural goodness.

Please note: It can leave your hair crunchy if you use too much. Should you find yourself in a situation where you have Ramen Noodle hair, rub a little of your favorite oil or shea butter in your palms and scrunch your hair. This should soften the curls and relieve you of your noodles. Unless you like that. Hey, some people do.

If you try any of these products, let me know what you think.