Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New Style for Choca!! WOW, Right?!?!?!

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So, Choca and I decided that a new style was in order for the KandyLandKurls 2013 Protective Style Challenge that she is a part of... So... We decided we'd do a Faux Hawk for the next 2-4 weeks (depending upon how easy it is to keep up)

Products Used:
Blue Magic Organics Indian Hemp Hair Conditioner
Mane 'n Tail Detangler
Karite Special Masque Reparateur
Obi Naturals Curl Enhancing Custard

I took out all of her previous twists, in order to give her a NICE Deep Conditioning treatment with the Karite Special Masque Reparateur.  This product was left on her hair for about 2 hours. 

I then separated her hair into sections, cornrowed them (except for the top... I bunned it up) and let her hair dry overnight...

Alright... Now, down to the nitty gritty!! I used the REST of the products listed above to create the style I'm about to unveil. Are you ready!??! :)

You sure??

She'd been FAUX HAWKED!! I braided a really cute criss-cross pattern on the sides, and twisted the top into two-strand twists to keep with her 'norm'... but change it up just enough to get a BANG out of it!! :)

With this style, I will be blogging about the different styles I've come up with before I take this Faux Hawk down and go back to her go-to style.

Here is the first one:

To achieve this style, I simply separated the twisted hawk area into three sections. I rolled the top two sections under towards the back and used a bobby pin to secure it... The bottom portion I rolled up and bobby pinned it into place..
Easy Peasy, Folks!!
And that's it!!
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Twisted Updo, The Norm, And A Vintage Outfit...

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So, as most of you know, Choca is in a Protective Style Challenge.  Obviously, her twists are a protective style, and she wears them well... :)

Pretty Pretty Girl!!!

Products Used:
Herbal Essences Honey I'm Strong Strengthening Conditioner
Grape Seed Oil
(I mixed all of these products together to make my leave in conditioner this week)
Bobby Pins
So, for this week's submission, we tried an updo.  I cornrowed four braids on the right side of her head... I also gave her a wrap bang... and kept everything together with bobby pins.

The Updo...


We then removed the bobby pins (because Miss Choca wanted her hair down again... LOL)
Then, she wanted you all to see her vintage outfit...
How cute is she?!?!? Hehe...
And that's it!!
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013


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Sooooooo... The winner has been announced for the OBI NATURAL HAIRCARE GIVEAWAY... Is it you??

*winner has 48 hours to respond to my email that I have sent them... If the winner does not respond in the allotted amount of time, I will choose another winner*

Thank you, and get ready for my next giveaway for Valentine's Day!! :)


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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Washing Twists With Choca...

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So, today I decided that I wanted to wash Choca's twists... I USUALLY do a co-wash on her hair... But, today I wanted to try out the OBI NATURAL HAIRCARE products on her hair. I recently did a review on these products using BB as the hair model (click here to see the review), and I wanted to try these products on Choca to see how her hair reacts with these products in it...

The Products I Used:


First, I wet her hair down and vigorously rubbed her hair/scalp with the Coconut & Shea Shampoo Bar... Making sure to get to every twist soapy!

I then gave her a conditioning treatment with Herbal Essences Honey I'm Strong Strengthening Conditioner...  Making sure to saturate her hair with the conditioner and letting it sit in her hair for 20 minutes...

I then rinsed it...

Yeah... She wasn't happy about this wash day!!
I let her hair air dry so she could feel the breeze in her scalp, and her hair could be WITHOUT product for a couple of hours.  How BEAUTIFUL is her hair?!??! My goodness!!

After 2 1/2 hours, I then put some Curly Hydration Spray in her hair to get her curls popping... Then I put the Curl Enhancing Custard to bring those beautiful curls out even more!! I put a small amount of the Curl Moisture Cream and some more Curly Hydration Spray to finish it off... And VOILA:

How gorgeous is her hair?!?! It's so pretty and bouncy!! This product is VERY light, so it does not weigh the hair down...

I made her the cutest hat (Me and a friend of mine who makes the most DELICIOUS earrings will be collaborating on a giveaway in February with one of my beautiful handmade hats and her earrings for Valentine's Day), and she wanted to rock it today...

Too cute, RIGHT??
And there it is!!! Gorgeousness all around!! If you all have NOT check out the Obi Natural Haircare products, Please check them out... And check out the giveaway I'm having on their products HERE

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Life Of MLK Jr...

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*Shouting out Miss Allison Morris for giving me this information... How could I NOT share?!!?*

After all the celebrations that come with the month of December, it’s easy to feel like the rest of winter is empty of special occasions or reasons to celebrate. One important day to commemorate, however, falls in the middle of January and is certainly a cause for thanks and remembrance: Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. People honor and celebrate the life of Dr. King for many reasons, but most importantly, for his role in working to achieve race equality in America. Dr. King had arguably the greatest impact of any single person during the fight for racial equality, and the fact that his life was cut short causes people to wonder what he may have gone on to achieve in his lifetime. History is full of important, memorable figures, but for those individuals who have helped influence equality, it’s especially important to honor their achievements. Most children learn a bit about Dr. King in schools today, but it’s vital to continue that conversation outside of the classroom and in the world, where equality issues are still pressing. The following infographic presents a timeline of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., to honor his legacy and fuel the conversation about his battle for equality.

Attribution to for this amazing graphic as well!MLK Infographic

What a magnificent timeline showing the life of an extraordinary man!! 

Happy Birthday, Dr. King!!

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Monday, January 14, 2013

OBI Natural Haircare Review/Giveaway

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It's Review/Giveaway Time!!!


So, I was given the amazing opportunity to try OBI NATURAL HAIRCARE's magnificent products, and have a giveaway for one lucky person to win all the products pictured above. 


The products we were given to try:


My daughter BB was ecstatic to try these products on her hair.  Her hair tends to dry out easily, and she's been looking for a product that would keep her beautiful curls hydrated and bouncy.  

First, she used the Coconut & Shea Shampoo Bar.

This bar smells heavenly.  The mixture of Coconut and Shea is delightful and leaves the hair smelling great!!

She washed her hair with the bar, making sure to really get into those curls and cleanse her scalp...

Vigorously cleansing that hair! :) 
Step one: Completed
Her curls are already poppin'!

Once completed with this step, She used the Curl Enhancing Custard:

The consistency of this is not tacky, but very creamy. The mixture of argon, grape seed and olive oils is a pleasure to the senses!! It awakens you!!

She then applied the Curl Moisture Cream:

This creams smells heavenly as well. I'm a HUGE lavender fan, and the smell of lavender truly engulfed me with this product. It's not heavy, but it's just enough to make you want to run through a field of it, smiling and happy! :) -- 

Finally, she used the Curl Hydration Spray:

This spray is light, not oily, and the vitamin E in this lovely mist brings about a beautiful shine.

The final product:

Do you all see that shine?? My goodness!! She was able to run her fingers through her hair w/out an issue as well.  Not gunky... Not heavy... Very light and amazing.

Yes.. She's happy! :) AND check that shine!!! :) 
On a scale from one to five Choca's... Five being the best, we give this product:

This product does with it says it will do!! The name of the products says it all!! They are the truth!!

AND NOW.... *drum roll please*



OBI NATURAL HAIRCARE has decided to mirror my review products by giving ONE LUCKY BLOG FRIEND the exact products we used!! How awesome is that??? So, ONE LUCKY BLOG FRIEND will get:

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Good Luck, folks!!

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