Tag: Hair


This month’s PLAY! by SEPHORA subscription box #sephoraplay

I received my second PLAY! by SEPHORA today. πŸ™‚ Like I mention all the time: I love subscription boxes, simply because I love trying out new things. This month’s box has the theme ‘The Minimalists – effortless is more’: Next-level nudes and no-maintenance naturals: this month we’re paring it down for understated style that proves sometimes less really is more. Get a low-key look for Summer with a game-changing hair cream, refreshingly lightweight sunscreen, and more must-haves for creating an easygoing appeal. If this is the first time you’re hearing about PLAY! by SEPHORA: it’s their new subscription box program....

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This month’s PLAY! by SEPHORA subscription box #sephoraplay

Free Beauty Events’ biggest giveaway yet! $125 value

FreeBeautyEvents.com is hosting another Beauty Basket Giveaway. This is their biggest beauty basket giveaway yet- with $125 (!) worth of beauty products. πŸ™‚ The giveaway includes products from Nexxus New York Salon Care, KISS Nail, Almay, Simple Skincare, Dove, Maybelline, Revlon, Milani Cosmetics, John Frieda, Olay, Sally Hansen and more! Go ahead and enter, because winning this basket would be awesome! This month’s giveaway runs from now through May 31, winners will be notified by June 15. To enter, go to Free Beauty Events’ website or enter the giveaway on Facebook. While you’re there, go ahead and enter your zip...

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Free Beauty Events’ biggest giveaway yet! $125 value

I cut my hair! I’m all about that “bob” now :-)

I cut my hair! Yes, again – see my hair ‘before’ here and here. This time I went much shorter. I was going for a simple bob, but the hairstylist I went to at the A Salon Paul Mitchell in San Diego had a better plan. She gave me an A-line bob haircut that is ‘stacked’: meaning there’s layering at the back and long front locks. The back view is basically the focal point of the look: it’s a bob that’s rounded at the back through gradual layering and slightly angled toward the front. I love it! Pictures below. Here...

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I cut my hair! I’m all about that “bob” now :-)

Check out April’s giveaway from FreeBeautyEvents.com

FreeBeautyEvents.com (FBE) is hosting another Beauty Basket Giveaway! For the month of April the Beauty Basket includes full size products from Simple Skincare, Nexxus, Revlon, Bio-Oil and more! Go ahead and enter, you never know. This month’s giveaway runs from now through April 30, winners will be notified by May 15. To enter, go to Free Beauty Events’ website or enter the giveaway on Facebook! While you’re there, go ahead and enter your zip code for in-store makeovers, free samples and beauty events in your area. Good luck! πŸ™‚ I am not affiliated with FreeBeautyEvents.com and I myself will not...

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Check out April’s giveaway from FreeBeautyEvents.com

Unboxing: my ESSENCE BeautyBox

Back in February I received another ESSENCE BeautyBox that is too good not to share with you! πŸ˜€ The ESSENCE box is a monthly subscription box with 5 makeup, skincare and hair products from big (black-owned) brands. The difference between this box and any other subscription boxes is that this one is targeted at women of color (WOC), which is pretty cool, especially when relating to hair products. In these boxes you will not find any products for ‘naturally straight’ hair, for example, or ‘blonde’ hair, products that I wouldn’t use anyway. The products are selected by the people from...

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Unboxing: my ESSENCE BeautyBox

Guest blog: will my laser hair removal be permanent?

A beauty treatment I’m considering doing in the future is laser hair removal. After doing some research I noticed that one of the most common questions people who have had laser hair removal ask is: will my results be permanent? Laser hair removal costs a lot of money and of course people who’ve had it, want to know if the removal will be permanent. While it may seem like an easy ‘yes or no’ answer, it’s not. There are several important factors that determine whether or not you will achieve permanent hair removal. In today’s guest blog Kevin DiCerbo will...

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Guest blog: will my laser hair removal be permanent?

My current hair care: Dessange Paris Purifying Clay Collection (available at Target)

This post is all about my hair care. πŸ™‚ Last time I mentioned my hair was when I talked about what I do before, while and after straightening my naturally curly hair. You can find that post here. After I cut my hair at the end of October I was looking for new hair products, because my new, short hair was looking super healthy and I wanted to keep it that way! The timing couldn’t be any better, because right around that time I was approached by Dessange Paris. Dessange Paris has their flagship store on one of my favorite...

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My current hair care: Dessange Paris Purifying Clay Collection (available at Target)

January’s Free Beauty Events giveaway (win full size products!)

FreeBeautyEvents.com (FBE) is hosting another Beauty Basket Giveaway! For the month of January the Beauty Basket includes full size products from Burt’s Bees, Nexxus Salon Hair Care, CoverGirl, Milani, Elf Cosmetics and more! Go ahead and enter, you never know. πŸ™‚ This month’s giveaway runs from now through January 31, winners will be notified by February 15. To enter, go to Free Beauty Events’ website or enter the giveaway on Facebook! While you’re there, go ahead and enter your zip code for in-store makeovers, free samples and beauty events in your area. Good luck!Read more...

January’s Free Beauty Events giveaway (win full size products!)

My Top 10 of 2015: most popular blog posts!

Happy New Year! I’m not the type of person to do a yearly reflection or review, I rather focus on the future. However, at the beginning of the year it is kinda fun for me, as a blogger, to look at the previous year to see which blog posts were the most popular. In 2015 I got a lot of new readers, which is so cool! Welcome new peeps! Hope you’ll continue to read my stuff in the new year. πŸ™‚ If you’re curious about my 10 popular blog of 2015, here they are below! Surprisingly, this list only consist...

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My Top 10 of 2015: most popular blog posts!

Women of color! Check out the ESSENCE BeautyBox

Hi everyone! I received the ESSENCE BeautyBox the other day and I have to say: this is by far the best beauty box I’ve received this year! The best! The packaging, its size, the design, the concept behind it and of course the contents. I’m sure you’re familiar with ESSENCE magazine, right? I myself have been a subscriber of the magazine ever since I moved here from the Netherlands. Well, now ESSENCE has come out with a subscription box! The subscription to the ESSENCE BeautyBox is completely separate from the magazine. If you sign up for the BeautyBox, they will...

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Women of color! Check out the ESSENCE BeautyBox

My Target Holiday Box 2015 has arrived!

My Target Holiday Box 2015 has arrived! Actually, it got here a few days ago, but I’m just now getting around to taking pictures. Even though this beauty box is not available for purchase anymore, I thought it would still be nice to show you what was inside, especially after telling you about it in this post. I personally love this particular box, these are all products that I will use! There’s not one product that I would consider a ‘dud’. $10 well spent. πŸ™‚ This holiday season there were actually two Target boxes: one for her and one for...

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My Target Holiday Box 2015 has arrived!

It’s that time again: this month’s Free Beauty Events giveaway

freebeautyevents.com (FBE) is hosting another Beauty Basket Giveaway! For the month of December the Beauty Basket includes products from Dove, Rimmel, Burt’s Bees, KISS, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel and more. It’s a fun way to discover new products, so don’t forget to enter! This month’s giveaway runs from now through December 31, winners will be notified by January 15. To enter, go to Free Beauty Events’ website or enter the giveaway on Facebook! While you’re there, go ahead and enter your zip code for in-store makeovers, free samples and beauty events in your area. Good luck. πŸ™‚ I’m not affiliated...

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It’s that time again: this month’s Free Beauty Events giveaway


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