I actually received the products about a week or two (??) ago and decided to try them out before giving a review over them. I purchased these products from Honeyfig.com
Here's a recap of what I ordered (pictured above):
Miss Jessie's Baby Butter Creme (BOGO)
Dudu Osun Black Soap (got two of those)
Emu Dundee Emu/Sheep Milk Soap Bar (1)
Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding (Sample Size)
Free Sample of Mixed Chicks Condish
Free Sample of Conditioner (sorry I forgot the name...I know..I'm so messy)
So far, I've used the BBC on my daughter's hair and I'm still learning how to incorporate this into her regimen. It's a great consistency and smells nice.
The DO Black Soap is okay. It's very fragrant and black (and I mean messy type black). It really gets all over your counter and towels. It's pretty cliche' for it to be that dark considering that black soap is usually a dark brownish color. I usually order from Nasabb's and I think I'll be ordering some again since I usually use black soap in my skin regimen. I like this one for my hair and as a pedicure treat!
The Emu Dundee Sheep Milk Bar was not very good to my skin. I used it to wash and immediately when I rinsed it off....my skin felt dry as sand while I was still under the shower water!!! I had to really slather on some lotion afterwards so I think I will finish this bar and try a different one.
The Curly Pudding is still unopened! I don't have a reason to use it yet so I will be cracking it open once I officially do my BC. That's coming soon BUT I am doing the weave challenge so my hair will be pretty much hidden for most of the year except during updates.
I haven't used the free samples yet but I plan on using them soon. I'm so happy I got the opportunity to try out products that I normally wouldn't have tried. Hope you all enjoyed the LITTLE I could dish about these products. TTYL!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Okay, so my tax refund is coming later than expected....I'm not thrilled about that. I plan on changing my site up a bit as my needs for blogging have really changed. I received my package from Honeyfig on Saturday and will be doing a haul post for tomorrow!!!
I've tried several different things over the past few days that I'd like to share as well so I'm back to doing my busy posting for the next few days. Since I don't have access to a computer at home...I'm thinking I may be scheduling posts from here on.
The Weave Challenge Details Link will be active on January 31 once I get my hair done. I'm not sure what I'm going to do exactly since I don't have the products and such so I think it's better to wait until I actually get the sew in. I mean, what if something goes wrong and I don't get it installed? I can't take that chance...LOL.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Please keep Haiti in your prayers as they continue to go through the devastation of the earthquake. It's hard to look at the pictures as they come but let them serve as a reminder that not everyone is out there doing okay in the world. Wyclef Jean's organization is accepting donations by texting Yele to 501501 will automatically donate $5 to the organization through your cell phone bill. Trust me, you'll feel better after doing so.
I pray the President Obama is able to provide some relief to this country. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world and with the devastation it has incurred from natural disasters...we can only pray things will get better with time and donations.
Monday, January 11, 2010
So, about a week ago I watched Reniece showcasing her progress video. When I say progress it's truly an understatement!
Her hair is gorgeous to say the least and to be totally natural...I'm speechless! I'm still amazed at how straight, shiny, and healthy her hair is. So, as I continue on my journey to natural hair I've decided to begin a weave challenge to grow my hair out successfully.
The guidelines will be listed under the picture icon on the side bar! The rules will be posted later today (around 4 pm). I opted not to post on Friday since I found some additional ones I wanted to incorporate!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
I've wanted to try these products for the longest! I opted not to last year but this time I'm jumping on it. Click here for a list of the ingredients & benefits used in the products.
The main thing I have decided to change about my regimen is being consistent. I'm horrible at this and my hair is showing the effects. As I mentioned before, my hair is dry and hard (very hard) to detangle unless I'm in the shower washing it. I've decided that I'm going to begin using a line of products vs. trying out a poo here, a condish there, another leave-in over here... ARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHH.
I'm literally tired of doing that so I'm buckling down and recording my progress in a notebook and keeping a picture log of every month. The only way to be successful is to stop being lazy and take charge of the health of my hair. So, here's my Wish List for 2010! I'll keep updating as I get each product. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
This is a product that Reniece uses in her regimen and I definitely wanted to try this out as one of my moisturizers. I have a tendency to just go to bed without moisturizing & sealing (not to mention without a scarf..eeek!) which also sets me back as well.
So, this concludes my list. I told you all that I was keeping it simple!!! I'm not spending a bunch of money on products that I'm not using or have the potential not to use or like. I'm taking it slow.
Quote from Gem's Website:
“Most people don’t understand why we stay with a pimp. Many of us have been exploited by our peers, society and often by the people that we trust. When we’re the most vulnerable pimps attack, promising us stability, a family life, a future. They reel us in. He becomes our father, and our boyfriend, until we see what he really wants. Then he intimidates us and reminds us constantly about the consequences if we leave. Most tell us that they’ll find and kill us, no matter where we go. We’re afraid of being afraid. Resources are limited and many of us do not see a way out.” - Anon
I had never heard of this organization until last night. I happened to be watching Launch My Line (don't judge me, LOL) and my fiance came in and said that he found something interesting on TV. So he flipped to this documentary called, Very Young Girls. The young ladies involved had been sexually exploited by pimps and trying to leave the life and pursue better things. Although most see them as simply prostitutes, the truth remains that these girls (13 and up) are abused, afraid, and abandoned in this lifestyle.
The Executive Director & Founder, Rachel Lloyd, was a part of the documentary as well. She was there mentoring and encouraging these young women to stay out of trouble and pursue bigger and better things. The best thing about her was that she never tried to FORCE anyone to stay or change their life. She provided support and open arms for anyone that wanted help or wanted to return to the center.
Honestly, the part of the movie that sent chills down my spine was when Rachel won an award and gave her acceptance speech. She said, (in my own words) that basically the Academy Awards gave an award for a song called It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp and if it's hard out here for a pimp...think about how hard it is for a 13 year old girl being sexually exploited, beaten up, threatened constantly..etc. I mean, it really hit me. The documentary was well worth the watch and if you haven't seen it then I highly recommend seeing it.
If you want to know more about this organization you can visit the site here----> GEMS.
Also, Monday, January 11, 2010 is HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS DAY.
If you are interested in helping, take the time to research programs in your community and volunteer your time. You can find more about the awareness event on Facebook Events.
GEMS also have a Twitter account as well...you can follow here.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
So, as of lately my hair is beginning to look more and more like this picture except for the fact that my roots are puffy, my hair is dry, and I'm running out of products. I'm going to do a self assessment tonight and figure out what my problems are and what I need to be doing to correct them.
We've all seen Reniece's hair (by now) video on Youtube and I must say her progress is amazing and the fact that she's natural gives me hope. I've decided to do a weave challenge for this year and begin growing out my natural hair starting January 30. I'll be getting a weave done anyhow so why not BC and start the challenge!
I'm still waiting for my Honeyfig order to be shipped out so as soon as I receive it I'll show you guys what I got! Matter of fact, I may just do a haul of all hair products I currently have in my closet.
I won't be posting my new regimen until January 30th. So, I'll be keeping it super simple until then and hopefully I'll get the products I want by then as well. I'm doing all my research now and will be posting up my product wish tomorrow.
Monday, January 4, 2010
I had to post this up...Trey is such a cutie! I LUVS this song...definitely a club banger. Enjoy!
So, it's off to a great start already! I will be doing a lot of bigger and better things this year on the blog. I have a Bath & Bodyworks Give-A-Way beginning next week so stay tuned for that!
I hope everyone had a great holiday and I'll be back to my regular posting as of RIGHT NOW!
Oh, I may be removing all previous posts BUT I will be adding most of the info back at a later time. I will be doing more detailed posts and also adding some new info and getting a new layout!
Friday, January 1, 2010
Weave Challenge will officially begin on February 13, 2010!
Here are the details of the challenge:
1. Weave install will take place every 2-3 months.
2. Shampoo weave every 2 weeks and also doing a DC on my hair underneath. Sit under a dryer to completely dry my hair.
3. Spray Light Moisturizer 2-3 times a week as needed.
4. Wash & condition my hair, that's left out, weekly.
5. Treatments will be done on an As-needed basis. If I decide I need anything, I'll definitely post about it during the updates.
6. Provide Before/After pictures for updates every 2-3 months.
The goal of this challenge is to help my hair grow...not destroy it in the process. It is essential that you take care of your natural hair underneath so that you can retain length instead of having to chop it off due to tangling and matting.
Anyone else that's doing a weave challenge, feel free to e-mail me with your thoughts, tips, suggestions, and pics!
Happy Hair Growing!!!!!!