Grow Your Hair Long & Healthy With What?!?! Rice Water?

Hey Guys – Happy New week! (Yes, I’m aware it’s Tuesday, Monday is a trial run for me hahahah)!

Okay so,  I was minding my business, per usual right? Scrolling through my timeline when BAM! This lady’s video hits me in the face. Dr. Debbie Williams –  A hair professional claims that rice water grows your hair faster, thicker & healthier.. say whaaaaaat?! Now being Nigerian, I eat rice like everyday & I was taught to rinse out the rice water.. not put in my hair; so this particular process is very intriguing to me to say the least. It’s quite easy to do actually, you’re literally just soaking rice in water for a long period (hours or even overnight) then you rinse your hair with its water like you would regularlly.

Here’s the vid for more info & instructions:

 

So what do you guys think?  Will you be trying the rice water rinse?

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SheHive Coming to DC!

Happy New Week Guys!

Yes, I’m well aware that it’s Tuesday, but for me, Mondays are just test runs. Sooooo my week doesn’t actually start till Tuesday (judge me not)!

So I’m super excited that She Leads Africa aka SLA is the awesome organization that is

“A community that helps young African women achieve their professional dreams. With engaging online content and pan-African events, our vision is to become the #1 destination for smart and ambitious young women.”  SheLeadsAfrica

I admire SLA intuitive ways of educating entrepreneurs on how to achieve goals that may be impossible especially for an entrepreneur with a full time job. Their content (blogs/newsletter) is so authentic & relateable that you almost feel as though they’re speaking to you directly with their helpful tactics & strategies!

 

She Leads Africa has been on tour for better part of the year under SHEHive, which has visited many cities across the world from Lagos to New York to Nairobi to London & now  coming to Washington DC (SHEHive DC) for a 3-day event from June 22nd – June 25th: with workshops, discussion panels, network opportunities, food, & much much more!

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I would most certainly recommend this conference/event if:

  1. You’re an entrepreneur or aspiring to become one
  2. You want to be in great company with like minded business savy people
  3. Networking with potential mentors and investors

Based on the past reviews from other cities they’ve visited, I would say its beyond worth attending!

Location: Impact Hub DC, 419 7th St NW suite 300, Washington, DC 20004, USA.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Time: 11AM – 6PM

For more information & to purchase tickets 

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Its A Curl Thing – Natural Hair Conference (Recap)

Hey Guys.. I know, I know, its been a looooooooooooooong while. I have no excuses, life’s just been super hectic (in a great way)! Trying to organize everything I have going on is um.. challenging! But I’m proving to myself everyday that it can be done, so here I am.

I’ve been attending quite a number of events – networking, conferences, expos, meetups hahahaha

& the most recent event I attended was a natural hair event ‘Its A Curl Thing’ organized and held at McDaniel College; actual organizers were Kylah Chadwick and Khadijah Poston.  It was a really great, very well put together event & it was executed accordingly. I am so proud to say I was apart of this awesome program and to think these young ladies are juniors in college & can still manage to pull something like this off is amazing! When I was in college I could barely remember what room # my classes were (judge me not), talk less of organizing an event of this magnitude.

I was there as a vendor and met such wonderful people, both the McDaniel students & non-students and even the staff. Seriously, everyone in attendance was so  welcoming & passionate about natural hair.

Here is a quick footage below

Some pictures:

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My view from my table; as they were setting up
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Me in my Skatsz Satin Lined Beanie.. My face when they said the pizza was finished hahah

 

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She couldn’t wait to wear her Skatsz Satin Lined beanie hahah & I couldn’t wait to snap her pix ha! Too Cute!
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A raffle ticket winner & other attendees
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Kayla & Khadijah – Awesome organizers
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The amazing volunteers.. But why is her Afro is luscious?! 

You can also check out the article on McDaniel’s website: Click this link

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New Product Review!

Hellluuurrrrrrrr Guys!!!

I’ve been gone for a while & I promise I had every intention on blogging but so much has transpired in such a short amount of time (yes a month to me is like a day). I honestly hadn’t realize how long its been since my last blog post till I got an email asking if I had abandoned my blog hahahaha! At that very moment I had to look at my life & get it together, so here I am!

I’m super excited to show you guys this new review of our satin lined beanie! The review is done by one of my personal fave YouTube vloggers Mona B. Her channel has been a go-to of mine for a while now for many different reasons, so I was beyond ecstatic when she agreed to do an honest review of our Skatsz beanie.  Check it out below

I’ve also attached her (Mona B) social media accounts below. She has several videos about makeup, natural hair styles & plenty more on her channel & her social media account. You’re welcome 🙂

Instagram: http://instagram.com/eyesonmyprize
Twitter: https://twitter.com/eyesonmyprize
Blog: http://www.eyesonmyprize.com

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Lupita Nyong’o & Her Head Wrap Game Strong!

Finally its hump day, yayyyy..

So as if Lupita Nyong’o wasn’t awesome as it is, she goes & starts slaying in what seems to be her ‘new’ staple accessory – head wraps! She pairs all types of head ties so effortlessly with her outfits. I esp love the Nigerian head tie called gele that she wore here. Collage of Tropical Plants

Ms. Nyong’o has worn the head wraps to red carpet events, interviews & even on Vogue! Her new movie Queen of Katwe  that came out this past Friday, (which was ah-mazing by the way) starred along side David Oyewole,  you may remember him for the the great movie SELMA. To be honest I thought it (Queen of Katwe) would be predictable but I’m glad to say it was waaay better than I anticipated. I for one loved it & will be supporting it again this weekend. The video below is a basic synopsis of the movie.

Below are pics of the cast members of the movie & some more of Lupita in her head wraps. 

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Scene from the movie ‘Queen of Katwe’
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David & Lupita at the primer of Queen of Katwe
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Lupita’s stylist getting her right

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Lupita & her stylist again

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Lupita on The Ellen Show

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Oh and I also found a really great website for head wraps and more African inspired clothing. Aso Dara

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Bye Bye Summer, Hello Fall!

Hey Guys!

Labor Day pretty much kicks off the unofficial start of Fall/Autumn season. Can you believe summer is pretty much over?! It feels like it was just yesterday we were putting away our winter clothes right? And now Daylight Savings will soon end altogether & the sun will start to set ridiculously early like 4pm, and by 5pm it becomes completely dark outside (crying right now). But I guess it’s not so bad, since people start to complain about summer after a while, how they’re tired of the heat, the bugs, being sun burnt blah blah… Meanwhile I love summer & wish it could stay for 9 months out the year & then have the fall type weather for the other 3 months. But hey I can dream can’t I? Anyway I think we all love fall for some of the same reasons; it signifies the end of year: which means the holidays: which means family & friends (thanksgiving & Xmas), the crisp air, the change in fashion, & the Halloween decorations amongst other things.  

So in anticipating the arrival of fall, here are some of the season’s staple items: boots, sweaters, beanies, chunky cardigans, flannels, bomber jackets, hoodies, timberlands for all my New Yorkers (even though y’all wear them thangs religiously throughout the whole year hahaha). I’ve attached some pics below for your viewing pleasure. So cheers to season of the layer ups amongst other things!

 

What’s your fav part of the fall season?

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M E L A N I N M O N D A Y!

Happy New Week Guys!

So I figured I’d bless y’all with this beauty to start your week off on a good note.. You’re welcome!

The combo in the picture below is beyond aesthetically pleasing! From the Kente fabrics to her funky shades to the background to her shape to the damn pineapple!  I’M SO IN LOVE WITH EVERYTHING IN THIS PICTURE! 

Black Girl Magic at its finest! #iampositiveblack 

*I do not own this picture*

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I literally starred at the pic for a good five minutes, what do you think about it?

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