Who doesn’t like to extend bday celebrations?! I mentioned a few weeks ago that curlBox celebrated their first birthday and how much I just love and adore them. Well now I’m giving away a bday edition @curlbox!
To win, share some hairspiration on Instagram! It can be photos of you with a dope protective style, photos showing your hair journey or anything else natural hair related that will inspire us natural beauties. Be creative! Contest ends next Sunday 3/17. Make sure to tag your submissions #TVEcurlBoxInspiration so we can see! Let’s get to inspiring!
This month, curlBox celebrated it’s first birthday! I remember reading about curlBox on twitter over a year ago. Being newly natural, it was right up my alley. I didn’t have a regimen (honestly, I still don’t), didn’t know where to start with products and I wasn’t quite sure what to do with my hair period. I jumped right in and a year later I can’t see myself not being apart of this movement. Over this first year, curlBox has introduced me to so many brands, products and people that have been influential in my hair care and life in general. Between Myliek’s constant inspiration, the curlspiration and dope curlfriends I’ve found through the curlBox Instagram, the information and fun reads on the curlBlog and the support and info on the curlBox Twitter I can’t imagine how different my curly girl experience would have been without them! I’m the type of girl that gets bored easily and a year later, I’ve gotta say every box has excited me; the hype is real, ya’ll. Myleik constantly finds a way to keep the curlBox experience fresh, relevant and above all, a quality experience. I don’t know about you, but I work hard for my dollars and I value my time. Neither has ever been wasted with curlBox. So I’m wishing Myleik and all the amazing ladies that make curlBox as phenomenal as it is a happy HAPPY first birthday! Cheers to a job well done and to many more years of success <3
I got my hands on some great new product guys!! Ouidad sent me both their Curl Recovery Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Oil and Curl Recovery Whipped Curls Daily Conditioner & Styling Primer. Now, ya’ll already know how I feel about Ouidad. I’ve had nothing but success with their products thus far. But rest assured that I’ll give you my honest review. Let’s get into it.
Curl Recovery Ultra Nourishing Cleansing Oil
For one it smells like heaven. After my share of product swaps at hair meet ups, I can assure you that you’re not the only person who won’t use a product because of its smell. This stuff smells like unicorns and happiness in a bottle and I was really excited to use it. The main purpose of the brands first oil based cleanser is to remove dirt from root to tip gently and while restoring moisture; leaving your hair soft, shinny and full of body. Now for the fancy stuff inside: Ouidad CR-4 Repair Complex, Mafura Butter & Kalahari Melon Seed Oil. All of this awesome uses fatty acids to coat our hair shaft, along with coconut oil and silk protein. Together, they serve as hydrating and protecting agents helping to resist damage.Read More»
This Thursday 10/25 at 6:30 there’s another meet up at the Roosevelt Field Mall Carol’s Daughter location!! If you didn’t read about their amazing meet up I went to the end of August, check it out here.
This even is being facilitated by one of my favorite natural hair bloggers, Daphné of Une Autre Naturalle. I am pleased to announce that we will be discussing the Monoi Collection which is home to my personal favorite deep conditioner!! Woooop!! Check out why I think it’s so amazing in a past post here. Considering how much I love the hair mask, I’m really excited to learn about the other products in the line. Whether you’re transitioning, newly natural or a veteran, Daphné is an amazing source of info on all things natural hair so I can guarantee you this is an event you won’t want to miss. She has a gift for explaining things simply and thoroughly so you’ll be sure to leave with great info. And if good info isn’t enough, of course there will be giveaways!!
If you’re anywhere in Long Island on Thursday, FIND YOUR WAY TO ROOSEVELT FIELD MALL!! At the end of the day, it’s at a mall. The least you can do is scout out some awesome Christmas gifts for the lovely naturals in your life (hint hint ME wink wink ME strong nod ME….no? K. I tried. There’s still time. I’ll win one of you over yet). The last meet up was really warm and intimate and I made some really dope curlfriends. I’m looking forward to seeing your beautiful faces on Thursday, both new and familiar!!
Finally did it! Thanks to all of you fine folks and beautiful faces who helped me reach my goal on the TVE Facebook page! I’ve waited a long time to post this, so I’m going to jump right to it.
Over the year, I’ve posted about different products I’ve loved, liked, and left behind. If you’ve been interested in trying any of those products, or know you yourself love some, here’s your chance to get your hands on them! All you have to do is leave a comment under this post telling me which products would be in your dream shopping cart and suggest something new for me to try! Here are the rules….
- The product in your “cart” has to be product I’ve mentioned/reviewed at some point on my blog (they can all be found under the Curls and Coils Chronicles section. Give in to your inner product junkie and see what I’ve gotten my hands on!!)
- Suggest a new product for me to try. It can be a brand I’ve tried, but the product itself has to be something I haven’t mentioned or reviewed on the blog yet. If you’ve found the products you want to put in your cart and don’t want to scour the entire blog for a list of products I’ve already tried, suggest more than one! The chances I haven’t tried it are pretty good. Also, if you leave your comment early enough, as in not the last week of October, I’ll make sure to let you know if I’ve tried the product you’ve suggested so you can suggest something different.
- You have to be following two of my social media accounts (doesn’t matter which two. They’re all listed in the sidebar to your right. Your right is this way –>)
- You have $100 to spend, so have fun! Don’t worry about tallying up prices as you “add items to your cart.” Just know that if you win, you can pick whatever you’d like from your list, as long as it doesn’t exceed $100 including shipping and taxes.
That’s it! One lucky winner will get their dream cart purchased for them! In a nutshell, I’m giving you $100 to shop product I’ve mentioned on my blog! Have a favorite product in common with me? Stock up and get a few bottles! Want to try totally new product on someone else’s dime? Go for it! Will it be Carol’s Daughter? Ouidad? Karen’s Body Beautiful? Curl Max? Miss Jessie’s? I’ve mentioned and reviewed a ton of products so your pickin’s are good! The contest ends October 31st. Don’t forget though, if you hold out too long to leave your comment, you may miss the opportunity for me to advise you on your new product suggestion.
For the love of glitter, PLEASE follow directions!! I think this is a pretty simple giveaway, and I’m always open to questions. If you want anything cleared up, or aren’t sure, ASK!! Chances are, someone else may wonder the same, so never be afraid to ask a question. I can’t wait to see what you all chose & suggest! GOOD LUCK!!