Target Beauty Box Unboxing

When I found out about the new Target Beauty Box from my boo @HeyCurlie, I rushed to the website so fast to order mines! This was an amazing deal that I could not past up on... 6 generous size product samples for $5 + free shipping- yes, Yes and YES!!

Here’s what I got in my Target Beauty Box:

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  1. Jane Carter Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner – Who doesn't love Jane Carter Products?! I remember when I first went natural, these products definitely helped me get a handle on my hair and for that, I have always been a fan. Their leave in conditioner is amazing at de-tangling all hair types while leaving the hair moisturized and soft.
  2. Dove Quench Absolute Crème Serum - I had never heard of this product, but when I read up on it, I was very curious to try it. I did use it to take down my two strand twists and I liked the way that it moisturized my hair. Next time, I plan on trying it as a styler. Stay tuned on the results....
  3. Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil – JBCO has been the talk around town from a lot of bloggers and naturally curly ladies with regards to stimulating hair growth, so I was excited to see that in this product. 
  4. Curls Crème Brulee Whipped Curl Cream – Love CURLS, so of course I was excited to see it in the beauty box. If I  use the creme brule, it's as a daily moisturizer because it does not give enough hold for my tighter curl pattern but it contains ingredients like shea butter, sweet almond milk, and aloe leaf juice to keep my curls soft and help fight frizz.
  5. Aquaphor Healing Ointment – I love their products because it has so many mulit uses- lip moisturizer, make up removal and to soft the skin (especially the fee). I love that it came in a cute travel size so that I can pop it in my purse and use as needed. 
  6. Colgate Optic White Platinum Express White Toothpaste - You can never go wrong with toothpaste! Although I haven't tried this particular brand of Colgate toothpaste, I'm curious to give it a go especially since it guarantees whiter teeth in 3 days- who doesn't want whiter teeth? 

The box also included a 20% off coupon for Dermstore and a $3 off coupon to use at Target.

I know Target has had beauty boxes in the past, but it seems like they had a special place in their hearts for us curly haired girls this time around and I'm here for that!!

The box is currently sold out, but you can head over to Target.com to pick up full size versions of everything!

Flat Twist Out using CURLS blueberry bliss control paste

Flat Twist Out

Since the flat twist out has been my "go-to" style since my Devacut, I wanted to try a new product to give me more hold and definition to make the style last longer. I have always been a fan of the CURLS control pastes but only used it for my edges so I figured if it's good at keeping those laid then why not use it as the styler for my flat twist out!

See how I acheived this style below.... 


On an old Bantu knot out....

  1. Flat twisted using CURLS "blueberry bliss control paste" & "whipped cream."
  2. Slept overnight.
  3. Next day took down/ separated using Shu Uemura "nourishing protective oil" making sure my hands were fully coated so I didn't cause a lot of frizz.
  4. Used a pick to add volume.

What is your "go-to" hair style? Comment below....

Bloggers Picks: 6 hair products for curly hair we can't live without!!

I'm so excited to have collaborated with Diane of The Style Context to bring you all a Blogger's Picks collabo for naturally curly hair (HOLLA)!! She's enlisted the help of different bloggers (yours truly included) to share with you our favorite products to tame and bring out the best in our curly tresses all the while not breaking the bank!

Check out my FAV pick of the moment below... 

Curls Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste, $7.99, Available at Target

Check out what products the other bloggers are using here... 

http://stylecontext.com/2013/10/01/bloggers-picks-curly-hair-products-we-cant-live-without/

What is your hair type and what are your "go-to" products right now?

Curls & Cocktails (ATL Edition)

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Last Thursday, I was invited to the Curls & Cocktails event put on by Curls founder, Mahisha Dellinger for the launch of her products in Walmart stores. Mae (aka Natural Chica) was the host for the ATL event and many natural curlistas from all over the city came out. 

Ladies enjoyed Curl swag bags and cocktails as we dished about all things hair, beauty and how to properly use and get the best out of the products.  Some ladies even won prizes from the Curls line for answering questions or having the most unique look.

Take a look at some of the photos and fabulousness from the event!