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Newest Cover Girl: Janelle Monae

I definitely didnt see this coming but Janelle Monae is the newest Cover Girl!  I really love how diverse the Cover Girls have been lately.  One thing I love about Janelle is her mix of masculinity x femininity x natural hair.  I am even more excited to see a natural haired girl as the face of such a huge cosmetics company! I wish she would hurry up and retire her black and white suit combo already...but I digress. Check out all of the videos below! [youtube]



Beautiful Textures Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner Review

When you're a natural girl you know how absolutely difficult it is to retain moisture and battle obnoxiously tangled hair.  I recently came across this new product line called Beautiful Textures that is supposed to help us with all our hair woes.  This line contains a total of 7 products: Curl Control Defining Pudding, Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner, Moisture Butter Whipped Curl Creme, Tangle Taming Leave in Conditioner, Tangle Taming Shampoo, Shine & Silken, and Curl to Straight.  I have personally tried 2 out of the 7 products but I am only reviewing 1 on this post as I am still forming an opinion on the other (Tangle Taming Leave in Conditioner).

Let me just say this, the Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner is amazing!  Prior to using this I was using Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Replenishing Conditioner for my deep conditioning treatments.  However, the Organic Root Stimulator contains 12.25 oz and the Rapid Repair contains 15oz.  While I still think its amazing, Beautiful Textures is cheaper and works just as good!  Some of the ingredients are aloe vera, coconut, olive, soy, argan oil, shea and mango butter.  Now if you're one of those naturals that like to use products that are 100% natural ingredients then this is not for you.  It has some great natural ingredients but it also contains some of those big long hard to pronounce words too!  Me personally, If it works then I'm not a big stickler for the ingredients.

What I love about it is that not only does it do a great job at moisturizing my hair but it does a great job at detangling my hair.  My hair is so soft and slippery when I'm rinsing it out that the tangles just slip right out. An added bonus about the line is that the products are created for you to mix and match.  For instance, if you want added detangling you can mix the Tangle Taming Leave in Conditioner with the Rapid Repair Conditioner.  Let me just add that each product is under $7 and available at your local Sallys! I'm definitely going to try out a couple more of the products so stay tuned!

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Hair: Twist out & FOTD(Face of the day)

I've been natural 4 years now and I have to say its been one crazy roller coaster but I definitely don't regret it. I've tried a bajillion products on the market but now I'm not so fussy about what goes in my hair. I've also attempted to do braid outs and twist outs in the past and has been a total fail! However my curls have been really boring me because I feel like I can't do anything besides well...wearing it curly. I really started thinking about when I was a little girl and when my mom would do my hair. It's the same concept except we aren't putting those colorful bubbled hair bows in our hair. She would wash it, section and detangle, and add hair grease. And my hair was moisturized and healthy. So I decided to give twist out another try and I must say...I'm in LOVE! I realized when I do my twist outs I need to do them in larger sections. I did a twist out using Blue Magic's Coconut Oil conditioner while detangling with my denman brush. The great thing about the twist out is that it stretches out my curls which I love. I also feel like my hair is more versatile to do some cool styles. Not to mention this is a great way to get me through the winter because my hairstyle will last me longer so I won't have to wash as often. It also is great to help in maintaining moisture in your hair which as you know as a natural moisture retention is difficult. I also slicked back the side of my hair thats growing in from me shaving it with Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste by Curls (review coming soon).

Also check out my FOTD(Face of the Day)...I kept it neutral:

Face: Mary Kay medium coverage and matte wear foundation

Cheeks: Cover Girl bronzer (Queen Collection)

Powder: Mary Kay mineral pressed powder

Eyes: Coastal Scents warm palette, Maybelline Voluminous Million lashes and Colossal lashes mascara

Concealer: Revlon Photoready

Lips: NYX Hot Cocoa lipliner, Revlon super lustrous lipgloss in peach petal, Milani lipgloss in Secret



It was totally hot and bright today so my face is scrunched up in the pics lol

I was digging my curls today.  When you're natural you hair can be so unpredictable! I washed my hair with Herbal Essences Hydrolicious shampoo and conditioner then detangled with a Denman brush.  I then applied  Giovanni leave-in conditioner and Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey (love this stuff).  I have so much hair and beauty products that my bathroom looks like CVS or Walgreens!  So from time to time I try to "rediscover" things I already had.