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Thank You From Shelly

Thank You My Loves For A Great 2013!!


Hey Loves! As we only have a few more days until the new year, I want to take a second to extend a warm and meaningful Thank You.

You guys have been awesome. I am happy I was able to produce quality post on topics you like. I am grateful for the feedback I received on the blog and also the YouTube channel. I absorbed it and try to provide the information you need while using the blog to share my experiences.

Thank you for the loving support you guys have shown. It has not went unnoticed. I look forward to your continued support and I am so excited to continue sharing with you in the new year.

Happy New Year when it comes and I wish you all the very best in 2014. See you next year!!

Love
Shelly
GlamNaturalLife

Featured Naturalista: Natasha Blevins

Featured Naturalista: Natasha Blevins
This week's Featured Naturalista is the gorgeous Natasha Blevis who was one of the winners of the last Shea Moisture giveaway hosted on the site. Hope you enjoy her story!!!!!!


Where are you from?
I am from Memphis,TN by way of Mound Bayou, MS.
What’s something we wouldn't know by looking at you?
You wouldn't know that I sing just by looking.



How long have you been natural?
I have been natural going on 8 years.

How to Trim Natural Hair On Your Own

Hey Loves!
Recently, I had to stop and examine my hair's health. That is when I realized that my ends were not in top notch shape.  Trimming natural hair can be a little tricky because you can have multiple textures so sometimes the split ends get hidden among the curls and coils. This is why most stylist straighten before trimming natural hair. However, if you feel like your hair is not in the best of health then I would not recommend introducing heat. To stretch my hair before trimming I did big braids.
Below is a video of how I trim my natural hair:
Trimming Natural Hair
So, Tell me, how do you trim your natural hair? Do you straighten before trimming?

Featured Naturalista: Tiffany of MyNaturalReality.com

Hey Guys! This week's featured Naturalista is none other than the lovely Tiffany Shawn from www.mynaturalreality.com. I love this girl. A very supportive fellow blogger and lover of all things natural. Her blog and YouTube channel is a go to bible on hair care, fashion and inspiration. Check out her story below and follow her everywhere. Enjoy!
Where are you from?
Tiffany, born and raised in St. Louis

What’s something we wouldn't know by looking at you?
I'm 32 :) I am told I look much younger. I'm a fairly quiet person who isn't at all into networking, but it's something I'm slowly becoming more comfortable with.


How long have you been natural?
I had my last relaxer May 2010 and cut the relaxed ends on Dec. 26, 2010.

Did you do the Big Chop or did you transition to natural hair and When?
It was more of a big chop. I could only stand to transition for 6 months before the different textures worked my nerves.


Did you have a support system?
Very much so...the major…

Merry Merry Christmas!

Hey Guys!!!

Just want to wish you guys a Merry Merry Christmas!! Enjoy the holidays with your friends and family! Also want to thank you guys for your continuous support and I love you guys so much for it.

Happy Holidays!!

~Shelly

Artistic Talent - Hidden

Hey Guys!!

Hope you guys are well and enjoying what is left of 2013. I want to introduce you guys to an amazingly talented aspiring artist - Britney Lozada. Britney has been my co-worker for over 4 years and I had no idea that she liked art and was utterly shocked that creates art.

While sharing that I might pick up Journaling/scrapbooking in 2014, she revealed that she draws/sketches and should maybe start putting them in a book (like a portfolio). I was intrigued so I asked her to show me something that she has done, so she pulled out her phone and showed me pictures. I was impressed!! Impressed at the final product, yes; but more impressed at how she arrived to the final product.



She explained to me that she really draws sharp lines and curves and without a real purpose or direction but something great is born from those lines and curves. Her art is random - she don't plan what On the train, from scarps of paper in her bag she would sketch what comes to her mind. At a restaura…

Cantu Shea Butter Coconut Curling Cream Product Review

Up On Youtube:  Cantu Shea Butter Coconut Curling Cream Product Review

Watch the video below to see how I use this product and why I love it so much.



I absolutely love this product and have been using it for a while now. Its inexpensive and very effective in keep my hair moisturized.


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Tea Time with Teavana

Hey Guys,
Sometime have unwind and chill and have some me time. Reflect a little. Instead of grabbing a glass of wine to relax and unwind, why not grab some tea? Yes I said tea. Lol! I know most people only drink tea if they are sick, however tea is the best 'chill pill' you could ask for. Its natural, organic and great for our immune system while giving us the calming feeling we crave.

Ok Ok! So you must be saying that 'black tea' is bitter. However, it doesn't have to be. I will agree that dry loose black tea is indeed a strong tasting tea once steeped. But thats where tea shops like Teavana comes to the rescue. You can get flavored teas which taste great and just as beneficial. This Sangria Black Tea has dried fruits added to the dry loose teas to give it a more calming aroma while tasting good and relax your body and mind.


Stop at your nearest tea shop or Teavana Tea Shop and sample some teas. Most tea shops allow you to sample teas or at least allow you to sm…

Featured Naturalista Deborah Coleman

Where are you from?
I am from Belleville, Illinois. You probably haven't heard of it lol.

What’s something we wouldn't know by looking at you?
Most people wouldn't guess that I'm even natural. I have no length to show for it. I do a lot with my hair but wearing my afro isn't my favorite thing to do.


How long have you been natural?
My entire life. I only recently started embracing it.

Did you do the Big Chop or did you transition to natural hair and When?
You could say I'm trying to transition into a heat-less natural for the first time and that started when I was 19, I'm only 20 now.



Did you have a support system?
Not exactly. My mom never allowed me to get a relaxer even when I begged at a young age. Since I've been trying more natural styles I would say my mom and boyfriend are the most tolerant of it. Lol!

What is more important to you - Hair Length or Hair Health?
Hair health for sure. Healthy hair does lead to longer hair, but long damaged hair is just …

And The Winner of the Shea Moisture Body Scrub Giveaway is!!!!!!!!

Hi Loves!

The Winners of the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hand & Body Scrub Giveaway has been selected!!!!!

I want to first thank Shea Moisture for sponsoring this giveaway and for allowing five (5) of my lovely readers to try this amazing body scrub. Thank you to all of my subscribers and followers who have entered and shared with me what Shea Moisture product(s) they have tried and loved.

The Winners of the giveaway was randomly selected by the PunchTab software. Andddddddd the 5 winners of the giveaway goes to:

EfeLaToya   LaWanda  NatashaMorena

CONGRATULATIONS GIRLS!!!!!! 
I hope you girls enjoy the scrub. Treat yourself. Have a Spa Day!!

Please email your mailing address to shelly@glamnaturallife.com and I will make the necessary arrangements to have your prizes shipped to you.

If you have not won, don't worry - I do giveaways ever so often of products I have tried and loved. Please continue to follow Glam Natural Life's blog, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagra…

6 Tips to Treating Eczema (dry skin)

Hey Guys! Hope you've been staying warm. It's crazy cold outside. Or at least here in New York it is. My dry eczema skin is not liking this weather AT ALL!

So, I wanted to talk to you guys about winter dry skin. Well that's what I call it. Lol! In the winter my skin is at its worse. I suffer from eczema so that makes it even worse. The cold weather tend to leave my skin more dry than ever and extremely thirsty. This means that my skin is just plain horrible in the winter if I do not pamper it. Below are a few steps/tips I try to live by during the winter to treat my eczema skin.

Tips To Treat Eczema
1. Do body Scrubs.
You must be like huh? Body scrub on dry skin? People with eczema tend to run from scrubs because they think it will tear their skin where they have dry patches. But yes, I do scrubs and I do think that it's important to do so! I do a full body scrub at the beginning of the winter cold season. This is to remove all dead skin and residue from all the lotion…

Giveaway: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hand & Body Scrub

Giveaway Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hand & Body Scrub

Its Giveaway Time!!!!
Not 1 but FIVE(5) lucky winners will receive a FULL SIZE 12oz Coconut & Hibiscus Hand& Body Scrub from Shea Moisture.

The Coconut & Hibiscus Hand & Body Scrub is a great organic exfoliating scrub that is gentle on your skin and leaves you with moisturized and hydrated skin. Nourishes skin with vitamin E and K, iron and fatty acids.

No parabens, phthalates, paraffin, gluten, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, PABA, synthetic color, DEA or sulfates.


Rules: 

US Residents ONLY! Only winners with a US address will be granted their prize!!Winners will be chosen at random using PunchTab!

Enter Below to WIN!!!!

Featured Naturalista: Tshenelle Bethel

Check out this week's featured naturalista Tshenelle. Beautiful caribbean princess that has a smile that literally make you want to smile too. Check out her interview and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, IG and her blog. Enjoy!
What Is Your Name:Tshenelle Bethel

Where are you from?
I am from and still reside in Trinidad and Tobago

What’s something we wouldn't know by looking at you?
That I model. I've been a plus size model for over three years now.


How long have you been natural?
I've been natural almost my life with the exception of two stints, one where I had a dry curl perm back in secondary school which last a year, and then a relaxer a few years ago which lasted 16 months.

Did you do the Big Chop or did you transition to natural hair and When?
I transitioned then big chopped. My last relaxer was August 19th 2011. I transitioned for 5 months then did my big chop on February 19th 2012.


Did you have a support system?
Of course!! My family, boyfriend, friends and our enti…