Beauty & Hair

Deep Conditioning At Its Best

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The Mane Objective dropped some knowledge about how to effectively deep condition natural hair and I totally agree with the 3 T’s . How much time, at what temperature, and the type of conditioner used will all determine how effective the results will be. Mane Objective also broke down the three types of conditioners as moisture, protein, and balancing. Here are a few tips on what you should look for with each type of conditioner:

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Beauty & Hair

5 Reasons to Study The Science of Organic Skin Care

Now that I am back from celebrating a friend’s birthday in Las Vegas, its back to business with the blog (but I hope I didn’t make you wait too long!!). My last post was about the natural organic cosmetic brand, Alima Pure, and its only right that I add to the topic by following it up with a post about organic skincare…..BUT more from the science aspect and its importance. Here are 5 reasons to consider studying the science of organic skin care from Formula Botanica Director and Botanical Skincare Scientist Lorraine Dallmeier:

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Beauty & Hair, Product Reviews

Beauty Review: Alima Pure #25 Foundation Brush

Alima comes from the sufi word Al Alim, which means that divine wisdom encompasses even the smallest things -Alima Pure

All images are captured by AJ James of RuggedlyGroomed

Alima Pure is a natural mineral cosmetic brand that I’m glad I was able to learn more about. “Alima comes from the sufi word Al Alim, which means that divine wisdom encompasses even the smallest things. To us that means that even life’s most trivial details are rich with significance, and that it’s in the process of living life to the fullest that we are our most beautiful.” -Alima Pure

Not only was I already in the market for a more natural foundation to try, I got to review the most essential application tool which is the #25 Foundation Brush. It retails for $30.00 and believe me when I say it’s well worth each penny!

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Style

Spring Sandal Steals at Forever21

Now that Philly has been revamping its shopping district in Center City, I can hit up Forever21 without trekking all the way to my closest mall, Philadelphia Mills Mall (formally known as Franklin Mills) which isn’t far but still out of the way, for my inexpensive sandal steals. I enjoy having a variety of sandals and I

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Beauty & Hair

HelloBeautiful TV Presents: Women On Top

This video is an awesome must see! I can absolutely say that it was meant for me to watch and share it with all of you because of the empowering component it possessed (so empowering that I could feel the lump in my throat building up as I watched it) and it’s also a perfect time to reflect on other women during March as it is Women’s History Month. I throughly enjoyed HelloBeautiful‘s Women On Top “film featuring Soledad O’Brien, Anika Noni Rose, Eve, Chrisette Michele, Jurnee Smollett, Tia Mowry, Lisa Leslie, Jody Watley, Omarosa Manigualt discuss power, femininity, influence, sexuality and motherhood.”-Youtube

Sit back and listen to the experiences from our women and share the connection with others by using hashtag #WOT!

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Style

Transitioning Your Winter Style Into Spring

It hasn’t stopped snowing quite yet (well for those of us in Philadelphia it surely hasn’t) but it’s time to begin that leap into spring when the season does decide to show up. You can switch out a few items in place of others or layer garments to keep the chill off your back on cooler days. It’s simple….

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Beauty & Hair

Unwash Explains The Theory of a Cleansing Conditioner

Unwash is a line of cleansing hair products that is here to make you rethink the way you wash your hair. Their products are gluten-free (perfect for those with allergies), 100% organic, and other hair friendly ingredients. Take a look at the graphic below to learn more.

 

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Beauty & Hair, Life & Times, News

Zendaya Checks Giuliana Rancic About Comment Referring to Her Oscars Hairstyle

Thank you to Pinterest for bringing this news to my attention via Refinery29.com and all natural hair bloggers/enthusiasts should bring awareness to yet another account of an ignorant stereotypical comment being said. The youthful actress and singer, Zendaya, attended to the 2015 Oscars in a Vivienne Westwood dress, and Chopard jewelry, with her head adorned with this year’s hottest protective style trend: faux locs! She looks stunning in this look and I have to say its the first time I’ve seen faux locs debut on a red carpet thanks to Zendaya! However, Fashion Police host, Giuliana Rancic, thought other wise and it was apparent through her disrespectful comment inferring that the star “smells like patchouli oil. Or, weed” because of her hair style of choice. Really Giuliana Rancic?

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Beauty & Hair, Product Reviews

Product Review: COCO | CONSCIOUS StraighTransformations Shampoo + Conditioner

Last month I posted an interview with the Coco | Conscious founder, Megan Johnson, and I’m back with the anticipated review. I thoroughly enjoyed the Coco | Conscious StraighTransformations Purifying Gentle Cleanser and Smoothing Deep Treatment, as this was my second time using a smoothing product, and I immediately saw results that’s helped to manage my hair’s fizziness and shine. Unlike my first experience with a smoothing/manageability product (I tried Beautiful Textures in the past and wasn’t crazy about the smell of the products or the way my hair felt afterwards) and Coco | Conscious was a great alternative to what I was expecting from a more natural smoothing product. It’s absent from many chemicals as the StraighTransformations collection is 97% natural (talk about quality ingredients with benefits right!).

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Beauty & Hair, News

QVC Host Deletes Twitter Apology About Curly Haired Model Comment

What’s up with these overt discriminatory jabs at women who choose to wear their natural crown of curls? An insta video came through on my feed the other night (Jan 26th) via vlogger Taren Guy that revealed a pretty absurd and disheartening comment on the television shopping network QVC. The two Caucasian hosts were advertising a handbag which was being modeled by a woman with curly hair, who soon became the underlying chuckle for their discriminatory joke in seconds.

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