Monday, January 20, 2014

Happy MLK Day!

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Can U Dig It???​ review

I met Michelle,the owner of "Can U Dig It," years ago on YouTube, where she has a series of videos on various topics. I had commented on a video, then ended up adding her to facebook... she is such a fun person and I have always enjoyed her videos and tutorials. I was so excited when she came out with her own line of natural products for skin and hair!!

Her products are always made with natural additives or preservatives whatsoever (with the exception of fragrance oils). She currently has Lip Balms, Body Butter and Hair Oils and is working on candles!! (I am very excited about those I LOVE candles!)

Check out her shop and her pages....

Strawberry Dig It Lip Balm is made with all natural Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil, Vitamin E, and is scented with Strawberry Fragrance Oils. This balm glides on silky smooth and smells like a fragrant Strawberry patch.  Keeps your lips kissably soft all thru out the day ;)

My Experience:
Very good lip balm! I love the strawberry scent and it made my lips feel sooo good. I have probably the world worst lips lol they are dry and they crack so easily and it hurts to laugh and smile at times. This lip balm just soothed my lips and made them feel so much softer.
$3.00 It's a STEAL!!
Whether you suffer from dry, itchy skin, chapped hands and feet or no irritating skin issues at all, Dig It Body Butter will help nourish your skin and keep it silky smooth. My combination of Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Avocado Butter, Mango Butter, Coconut Oil, and Vitamin E, will heal, soften, and moisturize any problem areas. Dig It Body Butter absorbs beautifully into your skin. 100% all natural ingredients and not just for the Ladies!  Gentlemen have also benefitted from using Dig It Body Butter to keep their skin soft and smooth.
My Experience:
This is a very good body butter made with really good quality ingredients. I didn't notice any scent so it would be great for people with scent sensitivity, sensitive skin and can be used on the whole family. (Love products like that!!) Smooth on your skin or melt some in your hands for a nice massage... think Valentine's day ;)
Very well priced at $3 for a 1oz jar and $10 for a 4oz jar!!
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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Christmas Presents 2013

I have seen sooo many people on Youtube making videos of what they got for Christmas and of course they are not meant to brag but more like the Haul and Favorites videos they give you ideas of gifts and things you might like...

Here are a couple of my Christmas presents I thought I would share!

Ulta Makeup kit, Mascara, Olay Face wash, Olay make-up removing wipes, Concealer and I got the silver animal print bag filled with all kinds of goodies free with purchase!! It had a sample of Prada Candy which smells delish! I got all kinds of tested and a Bare Minerals lip gloss that I LOVE!

All the Holiday hand washes, Cinnamon Pumpkin body wash which I was pretty surprised at the scent... I was expecting pumpkin pie and it was much different that expected but I like it!!
Merry Marshmallow and Vanilla Bean Noelle lotion... I am in LOVE with Vanilla Bean Noelle and wish I could get it year round! The merry marshmallow smelled nice but nothing like marshmallow to me... what did ya'll think?
Love this candle "Marshmallow fireside" not too sweet.... it smelled like a fire side with a hint of sweet. Awesome!
The Hand washes, all smell good! Sugar Plum is my least favorite and Gingerbread and Vanilla Bean are my favorites.
Make-up brushes! No more finger tips and cotton balls!! LOL
These are just a few bath/body related that I thought I would share!!!

VinylEloquence Review & Giveaway

why can't you get a teen to smile? lol
Jamilah is wearing a size M "Naturally Fabulous" t-shirt
Rock your natural hair style while rocking one of our fabulous natural hair tees. They feature a woman with an afro or twist out.

They have a few designs to choose from one with a full body or one with just the head
 in sizes small to xxl.
They can add text to our shirts as long as the text/phrase isn't trademarked.
I don't know what it is about this shirt but I have noticed it doesn't get glitter all over like glitter shirts she has had in the past, which is AWESOME!!
I think this could be casual or you could dress it up with a silver earrings or necklace and maybe roll the sleeves...very cute and versatile!!
It's so pretty!! In Pink too!!
 (Made from Heavy Cotton )
 These earring were JUST ADDED to the store!! Love them!!

Out-takes he he he.....
She would be so mad at me for
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Briogeo Review

Be Gentle, Be Kind Cleansing Shampoo

sulfate-free cleanser for all hair types.
Richly cleanse and refresh your scalp and hair with Be Gentle, Be Kind™ sulfate-free shampoo.  This award winning shampoo is fortified with green tea antioxidants, nourishing and shine-enhancing bamboo & palm extracts, soothing aloe, and vitamins B5 & E to give your hair the healthy boost needed to look its best.  Naturally-derived cleansers leave your hair soft, clean, and manageable.  Cleanse your hair with love -- Be Gentle, Be Kind.
Our Experience:
Love when a shampoo can be used on the whole family....since we have very different hair types in our house. I used this on Jamilah's 4b/c and on my fine blond wavy hair and it worked great! Sometimes I find that I have to use a ton of sulfate-free shampoo to get the desired effect but that was not the case with this shampoo. I really like this and would definitely use it on a daily basis! Ohh and really nice light scent too!
deep conditioning mask (5.25oz)

repairing mask for dry, damaged, or chemically-treated hair.
Repair and treat dry, damaged and/or breaking hair with Don't Despair, Repair!™ deep conditioning mask.  Fortified with ultra-hydrating avocado, sweet almond & argan oils, strengthening keratin protein, power-conditioning rosehip oil, soothing aloe, and super hair-essential vitamins B5, D, A, E and biotin.  This unique complex of targeted ingredients helps increase hair elasticity and moisture to prevent breakage, promotes healthy shine and luster, and replenishes strength.  From hot tools to chemical treatments, we can all use some hair TLC, so Don't Despair, Repair!

My experience:
I have oily hair so I used this product just from the middle to the ends of my hair. I used it through-out Jamilah's hair. Very nice softening, repairing conditioner. I would definitely use this once a week or twice a month to repair damaged dry hair.
hydrating curl definer for curly to wavy hair.
Define, de-frizz, and enhance your curls with Curl Charisma™ conditioner, specially formulated for curly to wavy tresses.  This super-conditioner is fortified with frizz-deterring rice amino acids, ultra-hydrating rosehip & sweet almond oil, moisturizing shea, and shine-boosting rosehip oil.  Mollis leaf and tomato fruit extract help to ensure consistent curl formation and highlight the texture and form of each curl, boosting the vibrancy and liveliness of your hair.  Treat your curls to naturally-enhancing performance ingredients that bring out your own Curl Charisma!
My Experience:
Jamilah used this on her 4 b/c hair and really liked it. It was detangling and softening and she said it smelled really nice. I did notice her hair looked shiny after using this conditioner and had less frizz. Great Conditioner for the curl girl!!
volumizing conditioner
thickening and volumizing conditioner for fine to limp hair.
Enhance your hair's volume and thickness with Blossom & Bloom™ conditioner.  This powerhouse conditioner is fortified with plumping collagen, thickening building-block vitamins B5 & biotin, hair follicle stimulating ginseng, and shine boosting argan & sweet almond oil.  Maltodextrin (yeah, sugar!) coats and separates each strand to increase the volume and fullness of the hair without sticky or stiff after effects.  Leave thin & limp hair behind as you Blossom & Bloom!
My experience:
Okay. I have fine hair and it tends to be dry so I normally have a choice, the have it frizz free and flat or volume but not conditioned. I was so surprised to find I could use this conditioner and still have volume in my hair! YAY!! Definitely a good option for fine, limp hair!
My overall impression is that Briogeo makes very high quality hair products that are not only good for the hair but they do what they are supposed to do and do it well!

Callio Fragrance Review & Giveaway


Juicy, sweet blackberries and soft, red roses blended with a hint of sweet vanilla; Adele is the perfect scent for you if you love slightly sweet fragrances.
(Fragrances are phthalate-free, never tested on animals and made in the USA.)
This smells so nice....I can definitely smell the blackberries and the roses and sweetness...OMGoodness it smells so good!!

Do you love the aroma of baking almond cookies? If so, this is the fragrance for you! We've blended notes of notes of almond paste, vanilla bean and a hint of lemon to create this decadent treat.
My Experience:
I liked all three Callio scents but this one was probably my favorite. I wore this on Christmas and smelled so delicious. It literally smells like fresh baked almond cookies! SoOoO good!!
Willow is the perfect fragrance for vanilla lovers with notes of vanilla bean, dark rich Bourbon vanilla, Mexican vanilla extract and sweet amber.
My Experience:
This is Jamilah's favorite, I really enjoyed fragrance also! I really love vanilla and this was a vanilla fragrance with a good!
I love all three of these scents!! At $28 a bottle they are a very good deal... or you can get the roll-on scents that are great for on the go for only $7.00!!! I can't wait to try some more scents!!
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Cynnamon Sugar Review & Giveaway

So last month I reviewed Hair Tea and this Month I am reviewing Body Tea from Cynnamon Sugar!

Enjoy a relaxing bath or two with a tea bag in your bath water. It helps sooth your skin and relax your body. Filled with herbs, shea butter flakes, & pink Himalayan bath salts.
 Available in various herbal combinations.

INSTRUCTIONS: Boil tea bag in 1 quart of water. Cool a bit and add to bath. The herbal combination will help soothe the mind, relax your body, & make your skin feel wonderful!

My Experience:

I tried the floral bath. I put my bath water on and dropped the tea bag in and went to get my towel, when I walked back into the bathroom I could smell the light, natural floral scent. It has a nice light scent and I noticed it did not color my bath water so I felt comfortable to lie back and not worry about getting my hair in the water. As someone with blond hair I often worry that different colors in the water might pick up in my hair but there were no worries with this bath tea! It was a very relaxing bath and made my skin feel soft but not oily. Over all it was a very nice experience.

Signature Whipped Body Butter

Shea, mango, and cocoa butter whipped to perfection to moisturize your body. Scents vary.

My Experience:

I tried the almond scent and it smells delish!! This is a very fast melting body butter (in your hand not in the jar!) and smooths so nicely into your skin! 3 great butter make up this body butter so it's good for your skin and smells delish too!

Hi Maintenance Hair Smoothie

Cynnamon Sugar's Hair Smoothie is the mixture of several organic oils to give your hair the strength, moisture, & shine it needs. Ingredients include: Shea Butter, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, and our proprietary blend of organic goodies. Excellent for hair health. Consistency varies each batch. Melts when warm.

My Experience:

I have read that some users refer to this as "hair crack" I can see why, with all these awesome ingredients to feed the hair. I smoothed this through Jamilah's hair and it felt incredibly soft and well conditioned. It really makes the hair shine and feel soft! A great treat for the hair at a very reasonable price.

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One Lucky Winner Will receive:

Hi Maintenance Hair Smoothie, Allure Elixir, & A Whipped Body Butter

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My apologies!

Hey everyone! Happy 2014!!

I am sooo sorry I have been gone so long! If I told you all of the things that have been happening you probably wouldn't even believe I have had electrical issues in the house and lost power to half the house and had to have re-wiring done. The family has had bronchitis, the flu and ear infections collectively and never ending colds (seriously it's been like a month!) We also had some other small home issues arise and PHEW! Well the good news is we are all healthy and happy and I'm back...

I know I need to wrap up some giveaways and pick some winners... I also have some AWESOME items I have reviewed over the break that I need to share with you. So.... Thank you all for being so patient!! You are awesome! Let's get to these giveaways!!

Blessings~ Jenn