Archive | November, 2011

Review: Beta Naturals 100% Argan Oil Moisturizer [Video]

30 Nov

A few weeks ago I received a product called Beta Naturals Argan Oil Moisturizer in the mail to review.

Argan Oil is said to be an ideal moisturizer for hair, skin and nails and has become widely popular over the years.

Beta Naturals boasts that their product is especially unique because it’s:

-All Natural
-Paraben free
-Sulfate free
-Fragrance free
-Pthalate free
-Petroleum free
-Cruelty free

So how did I like my Beta Naturals?

Check out my video review below.

Are you ladies interested in buying this Argan oil for your skin and hair needs?

#CyberMonday What Deals Did You Give In To?

29 Nov

So today was the infamous Cyber Monday and I did my best not to overindulge on all the beauty deals.

My girl @DeolaCola put me on to Milani Cosmetics’ 50% off deal that included FREE SHIPPING.

I bought five items including their Color Perfect Lipstick in ‘Gourmet Coffee’, their Baked Metallic Eyeshadow in ‘I Heart You’; a sexy red, Lip Flash in ‘News Flash’, their Specialty Nail Lacquer in ‘Glitter Red’ and Haute Flash lipgloss in ‘In A Flash.’

I actually already had a $15 credit with PayPal so my whopping total for all FIVE products was only .96 CENTS! AWESOME.

I’m super excited to try out these new lipsticks and I already know Milani makes a great eyeshadow, so hopefully I’ll get back into some FOTDs.

In addition to Milani Cosmetics, I stopped by Keyshia Dior’s ‘Ka’oir Cosmetics’ site to pick up her signature BLUE LIPSTICK.

I know what you’re thinking, but a good friend of mine has her #DiorDoll lipstick and I’m exctited to check it out.

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Ka’oir has a 20% off code for today so my total with shipping was around $20.

What’d you buy for Cyber Monday? Did I miss any good deals???

Quick Flicks: Before The 2011 Soul Train Music Awards [Photos]

29 Nov

A few weeks back I had a chance to attend and work the red carpet at the 2011 Soul Train Music awards.

I didn’t have anyone on hand to take pictures of me before the event so I snapped a couple of quick flicks in photobooth.

I wore a Bar III by Macy’s dress, Steve Madden platform sandals and ‘Atlanta’ lashes by Stephen Moleski.

The hair of course is still my virgin chinese in 18, 22 and 24.

Check out the pics of me getting ready (you can really see these beautiful lashes in them!) and heading out the door for Soul Train below.

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Common Previews His New Album In Atlanta [Photos]

29 Nov


This post is almost completely gratuitous, but bear with me.

During the Soul Train Awards week, myself and my co-workers were invited to Common’s listening party where we had the chance to listen to his The Dreamer, The Believer album in its entirety.

Needless to say we were all very impressed, on this project Common’s taking us back to his Rashid days and rapping with tenacity some people may have forgotten he already had.

The album, which hits stores December 20, has limited features—Nas and Maya Angelou, who’s been a strong supporter of the rapper and his Common Ground Foundation.

Also in the building for the event was Keri Hilson, Jeezy, Ne-yo and his girlfriend Monyetta Shaw.

I had a great time, so great in fact that I just HAD to pose for pictures of the man of the hour.

Check out Common and I below as captured by my boy FreddyO.

Common And Lexi With The Curls


Beautiful Textures Hair Care Collection Premieres In Atlanta [Photos]

29 Nov

Before the Thanksgiving Holiday, a number of natural hair beauties converged at Bar ONE Atlanta for Strength of Nature’s Global hair care collection – Beautiful Textures.

Beautiful Textures is designed specifically for women with mixed textured hair including curly, wavy, kinky-coily, and frizzy hair textures.

On Monday, beauty influencers and natural hair enthusiasts were treated to natural hair demonstrations by natural hairstylist Kimberly Walker of Tress Talk (Hey Boo!…lol) and a formal introduction to the collection by Strength of Nature Global Marketing Director, Charlene Bastien.

Also on hand was natural hair beauty blogger Lexi of  Curls, Coils And

Although I couldn’t make it out (Yes, #TeamWeave was invited), I heard the event was awesome, well put together and an excellent introduction to the new haircare line.

Beautiful Textures will be available this winter in fine beauty retailers, for more information visit

Of course The Garner Circle was on hand to handle the event, check out pictures from the Beautiful Textures event below.

*Photo Credit: Vaughn Dabney*

Natural Hair Influencer, Maeling Tapp Founder of Natural Chica

Beautiful Textures Atlanta Natural Hair Models, Lexi of Curls, Coils And Kinks (Far Right)

Beautiful Textures Natural Hair Presenter Kimberly Walker (Tress Talk) w/ Natural Hair Model

Strength of Nature Global and First Choice Sales Group and Marketing

Beautiful Textures Q4 Code

Soooo I’m Kind Of In Love….#NewHair

17 Nov

Sooo I got my hair done yesterday and I’m really liking it…A LOT actually.

This is my first time using this hair and it’s 14, 18, 24 of virgin Chinese in “natural color” a.k.a. dark brown.

Tell me what you think ladies! : )


Let’s see how it holds up in the months to come.

So far so good!