Friday, April 25, 2014

Shea Moisture Cosmetics Review

Shea Moisture Cosmetics Review

Shea Moisture is a force to be reckoned with in the beauty department. If you are a regular reader here on, then you know I try to get my hands on all things Shea Moisture. From hair to body and now cosmetics, Shea Moisture has delivered with great products at super affordable prices. 

Shea Moisture first revealed their cosmetics line ‘A Better Way to Beautiful’ at Korto Momulu’s Fashion show here in New York City during Fashion Week earlier this year. The complete cosmetics collection is now exclusively sold in stores and; so it is easily attainable. I was given the chance to try the foundation, CC cream, face powder, blush and lipgloss and I had to gush about them.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Giveaway Alert!!!! Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Products Are Up For Grabs!

Aunt Jackies Curls & Coils Prizes To Be WON!!

It's Giveaway TIME!!!!

You could be one of TWO winner to win products from the Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils natural hair product line.

I love Aunt Jackie's products because they are all natural and free of any sulfates, parabens, mineral oil or petrolatum. They work great on all hair types and really affordable. I am so so excited to be able to do a giveaway of these products.

So what's up for grabs:

-Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Oh So Clean! Moisturizing & Softening Shampoo 9oz.
-Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils In Control Anti-Poof Moisturizing & Softening Conditioner 9oz.

-Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Detangling Therapy 9oz.
-Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Curl La La Defining Curl Custard 9oz.

**Click on each product above to see the product reviews or Click Here to watch the product review video.**

Rules of the Giveaway:
  • Only winners with a US address will be granted their prize!!
  • Winners will be chosen at random using PunchTab!

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Karyn Washington - Founder of For Brown Girls - Commits Suicide

Karyn Washington of 'For Brown Girls' Commits Suicide

If you have not yet heard, then I come bringing the bad news. Karyn Washington, founder of the For Brown Girls website has committed suicide. Her website which promotes women's empowerment and self-love served as a very useful tool for women who had self-esteem issues and also assisted most of us natural girls as we fought with accepting and loving our natural hair after the big chop. Karyn was a very important blogger in the natural hair community for her motivation talks on YouTube and her blog. She will be missed and never be forgotten for the person she was and the contribution she made to women all over the world.

Karyn Washington’s mother passed away due to her long battle with cancer. This great loss pulled Karyn down into a deep sea of depression which led to her suicide. It is really sad to see such a beautiful soul leave us. I cannot help but wonder where was her support system? Where were the Aunties, Uncles, Grandparents, other family and friends? After such a loss, she needed the help that she always offer others. 

‘Only White people commit suicide’; this is a big misguided, untrue statement often made by the black community. It’s a big misconception that black people do not commit suicide and that’s simply a ‘white people thing’. Its often said preached that black women are strong and we can carry all burdens and will never die from the white man’s disease ‘suicide’. However this is furthest from the truth. Suicide sees no color and leaves family in grief regardless of race or gender. A friend of mine lost her father to suicide. While we may never know what really pushed him to do it, the family will forever morn his lost and carries grief and unanswered questions on their shoulders.

Why did her friends and family ignore the signs for help? It is now known that the passing of her mother was the main cause of her depression which lead to the suicide. So, I have to ask, why she was not helped? If it’s known that your friend or family member have lost the most important person in her life, wouldn't you help? She was knows to be very motivational and helps whoever comes to her with cares and concern. 

So where was the help she needed when she could not help herself? Who did she cry to? Who did she talk to during this grieving process? There had to be someone who heard these cries. They could have pushed her to channel her grief into something positive in memory of her mother that will help others hurt by the passing of cancer victims. I truly blame the people around her for failing to recognize the severity of her depression which caused her to commit suicide. 

In a recent YouTube video, her good friend Najah addressed the comments made of different blogs about Karyn not being such a great promoter of self-love could kill herself. Some commentators even went on to say that this tragedy proves that you cannot look up to folks on YouTube.

Najah stated in her YouTube video
“I saw a few comments on a few different articles where people were saying, ‘This is such a tragedy because there were so many people who looked up to her, and that’s why you can’t look up to people because people are going through things and you really can’t trust these self-help gurus.’ I just think that’s completely false and I think that’s not a good message to send people. For people to think that if you’re going through something as a person or if you have flaws or if you have things that make you human, that you can’t help other people.”

Now, my question to Najah is, where were you? How much did you help and did you help? I am not attacking her friends and family, however I do not believe Kayrn Washington should have gotten to the mental state where she felt she had to kill herself as her support system must have known there was a problem. They needed to step in and be the support she needed after the a tragic loss of her mother. 

What do you guys think of the death of the founder of For Brown Girls Karyn Washington?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Going Natural Is not a Hairstyle

Going Natural Is Not A Hairstyle

More and more I see and read on other blogs where girls are obsessed about the next girl's hair. It's not rare to hear a girl who is transitioning say 'Oh I want my hair to look like THAT when I go natural'. A lot of women see natural hair as a hairstyle. Wait...let me rephrase that. A lot of 'people' think that natural hair is a hairstyle. But it is not.

Going natural or being natural is a way of life. It's going back to your roots and wearing your hair as it is grown from your head. It is not a hairstyle it's simply just accepting our hair for what it is and rocking the hell out of it. Yes the way we comb and style our hair is a hairstyle but there is a deeper issue here.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Featured Naturalista: Mykel Trent

Featured Naturalista: Mykel Trent

Where are you from?
I am originally from Winnsboro, Louisiana. I am finishing my degree in Troy, Alabama!

What’s something we wouldn't know by looking at you?
That I am short. Most people look at my pictures and automatically assume I am at least 5'6 or taller. My modeling training has helped with that a lot.

How long have you been natural?
I am not entirely sure, but I will say two years? going on three years.

Did you do the Big Chop or did you transition to natural hair and When?
I transitioned for the longest and then chopped it. June of 2011.

Did you have a support system?
Not really. I just took it upon myself to make the decision. I told no one so there would not be any negativity that swayed my decision to go natural.

What is more important to you - Hair Length or Hair Health?
Honestly? Length. But without health, length may not come soooo. :)

What are some of your favorite natural hair products?
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, KeraCare, Design Essentials, Shea Moisture.

What is your natural hair regimen?
Do check out my YouTube channel! It varies. Depending on what style or texture I am achieving.

What advice would you give to someone who is considering to go natural or a newly natural sista? Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Eating right is important as well.

Where can we find you? (Facebook, Twitter, blog, website, etc.)
My twitter is @GigglingMeekie
Instagram: @GigglingMeekie
I am open to questions and concerns.

How did you hear about us?
Googling natural hair pages. Nice set up here!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

You Did The Big Chop Now What do I Do

A lot of women do not know what to do after the big chop and often find themselves frustrated. However it does not have to be that way.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Willow Smith Rocks Her Faux Locs

Willow smith rocks her Faux Locs

Willow Smith, daughter of Will and Jada Smith is a fashion trendsetter in her own right. She is very young at only 13 years old but her personal style is very much unique and she owns it. Recently she was seen out and about in Los Angeles rocking her faux locs. Willow and her hair are no stranger to the news regarding her ever changing hair styles. One second she is bald, the next second she can be seen strutting a blue and green wig.