Saturday, December 31, 2011

Hair Carnival (and Giveaway): Curlformers Hair Styles

Welcome to our New Year's Hair Carnival! We wanted to share with you some wonderful styles we have done using Long and Wide Curlformers on both Des' hair and my own. I hope that this post encourages you to try you best at finding ways to set your hair using no heat.

Oh by the way go by Untrained Hair Mom's Blog to enter to win one of three set of Curlformers we are giving away. 

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays from Us to All of You

Des wanted to post this for everyone sooner but we have been busy with the holidays. Des rewrote "The 12 Days of Christmas" with words of things she likes. Hope you all enjoy. FYI, this is our first video so please keep that in mind. 

Until the next time... Stay Blessed.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Birthday Bash #4: "I Love My Hair" by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

I want to thank Latorria from for sponsoring this giveaway. Latorria has offered to send two lucky people copies of a wonderful book, "I Love My Hair" by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley. I bought this book for Des when she was very young and she loves it, even now.

With the New Year about to start and our love for reading, I felt that this was a great gift that will keep on giving. I loved reading to my children when they were little and now they themselves love to read on their own. I hope that this giveaway will encourage the love of reading while helping to instill positive thoughts about hair and hair time.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Flexibility Fun

Des being Des and showing off just how flexible she is. She never ceases to amaze me. LOL. 

Hair Carnival: Christmas Hair Styles thru the Years

I wanted to share with you all the hairstyles that Des has had through the years at Christmas time. I hope that you enjoy seeing all her different styles through the years. We have not ever really put effort in taking pictures on Christmas because we are usually busy enjoying each other. Since I recently started blogging, taking pictures to share specifically for style purposes was not in my mind.

The picture below is when Des was only 3 weeks old, she was a premmie so she was a wonderful gift. 

In the picture below, Des just had a headband on, although you can't see it her hair is pretty long. 

On Des' 3rd Christmas, she had her hair parted ear to ear and the top is in a ponytail with three braids coming out. This picture was taken before Des was cut off by the stylist while getting a trim. 

This is one of my favorite pictures of Des, her pose is priceless. In this pic, her hair had two ponies when the hair was only pulled part of the way through to create this look. As you can see we have a theme of pink going on, we had a couple of years where this is one of the only colors Des liked.

In this pic Des' hair is finally growing again and we were about to get company so she is ready to go... LOL. Des' hair is in ponytail to the side with finger curls.

Hmmm, don't know what to say about this Christmas picture but in my defense it is really early in the morning and Des' hair has not been done yet. LOL, so it is in a messy ponytail. 

I am going to share a picture of Des with her brothers, TL and JC, that was taken either before or after church. Des' hair was parted from ear to ear and put into two ponytails (top and bottom) with two strand twist coming out of them.

The next year Des' hair is in finger curls held back with a white headband. 

The next year Des' hair was curled in Shirley Temple curls and pinned back with spin pins. The dress and bolero she is wearing her grandma made for her. 

In the next picture, Des' hair had two cornrows across the front and the back of her hair is a bantu knot out. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing all the ways that Des has worn her hair for the Holiday season. I hope to share something great with you for this Christmas too. Until the next time... Stay Blessed. 

Happy Holidays to You and Yours!

Birthday Bash #3: Blended Beauty Giveaway

Recently we had the pleasure of reviewing a couple of products from Blended Beauty, the Curly Cake Shake and the Down and Out Styles. We were very please with how they performed on Des' hair once we figured out how much to apply. Now, thanks to continued generosity from Blended Beauty we will be holding a giveaway which the winner will get to chose which three products they want. All you have to do is fill out the entries on the Rafflecopter form below. Good Luck Everyone.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Birthday Bash #2: Ada"s Sweet Bows

I am happy to say that we have another giveaway going on for our Birthday Bash. This giveaway is sponsored by Ada"s Sweet Bows. Ada and Maria have beautiful bow and make a variety of other things such as Tutus, Bottle Cap Jewelry, Headbands, and custom Hair Bows. This giveaway will be a short one and the prize will be a pretty Minnie Mouse Bow from Ada"s Sweet Bows. I hope that you enjoy this giveaway and be sure to stick around there is more to come. 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Stunning Stranger: Miss K

Des and I were at the store this afternoon and guess what we saw, a beautiful family. One of the members is Miss K, as you can see it would be hard not to notice this little girl with her beautiful curls and wonderful smile. Miss K's mom was nice enough to let me share her darling daughter's picture with you all.

Hope you enjoyed our Stunning Stranger. Until the next time... stay blessed.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Winners Announced... More to Come

The winners for the FLS Designer Fashion Jewelry giveaway for the Birthday Bash have been chosen, are you one of them? Go by and check them out. Don't forget to come back and keep checking we have a lot more giveaways going on. Until the next time... Stay Blessed.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Blended Beauty Review

I have had the pleasure of working with Blended Beauty in reviewing a couple of products they sent me to use on Des. The first is the Curly Cake Shake, which is a Leave-In Spray Lotion used to detangle. I love how this spray bottle is designed, it allows you to lock it when not in use, with a small little button located on the nozzle which you just push one direction or the other.  The second is the Down and Out Styles, which is a Leave-In Conditioner Butter. I have used these products together a couple of times.

Down and Out Styles

Curly Cake Shake

The first time I used these two products I had just shampooed and conditioned Des' hair like I normally would with shampoo and conditioner we already had. When I sat her down to detangle her hair I sprayed some of the Curly Cake Shake on sections of her hair and finger detangled and then went through the sections with a modified Denman brush. After doing that I applied the Down and Out Styles to the section I just detangled. I applied it from root to tip of hair by running my hands (with product on them) down each section. I did this to all of Des' hair the night before the hair show she was in since it was out of town. We pineappled her hair while she sleep and in the morning it looked fine. It was very humid that day and I noticed as the day progressed it got a little puffy but I think it had a lot to do with the amount of product I used. Since I wasn't sure how much was needed I did not apply a lot. Lesson learned, it is part of learning a new product. When we got home from the hair show I put her hair in a pony tail and two strand twisted her loose hair without any more product. She still looked great and it was moisturized for quite a number of days.

1st time using

The second time I used these two products we co washed her hair with a conditioner we already had and when she sat down I sectioned her hair. I then sprayed it generously with the Curly Cake Shake, I spread it while I finger detangled and then again when I brushed with the modified Denman. I then took small sections of her hair and with the Down and Out Styles on my fingers I twisted her hair from root to tip to create curls. I repeated this process until her entire head was done. Once it was done we ended up leaving to go out of town so she was in the car for a hour and a half trip sitting against her hair. I feared the worst but I was pleasantly surprised when she got out and her hair still looked great.

Curly Cake Shake being applied

Shortly after product was applied
Des wore her hair like this over three days, I have a break down of days and hours in the pics below. At night to preserve the curls, I pineappled her hair and in the morning if needed I sprayed her hair with the Curly Cake Shake. Des' hair could have lasted longer but it was time to go get a trim and so I washed and conditioned her hair before going to her stylist.

I think these products work great on Des' hair now that I know how to apply them, they are very moisturizing and smell delicious. I love how they are packaged and the texture of them. I would love to see how a few of Blended Beauty's other products work. I imagine that they would work just as wonderfully.

Blended Beauty has a variety of products for different hair types and needs. I am sure there is something there for anyone who has dry, wavy, curly, kinky and relaxed hair or heat straightened hair. Blended Beauty also makes wonderful satin sleeping caps, although I don't have one for Des, from the pictures they look great.

I hope this review was helpful. Until the next time, stay blessed.

Length Check

I decided, after seeing many other's length checks on various sites, blogs, and Facebook pages, to see if I could find some pics of similar styles or views of Des' Hair. Well, I found a picture from the last two times her hair was straightened  for trims. The picture on left was taken on 6-5-2011 and the picture to the right was taken on 11-28-2011. I marked where her elbow was in both pictures so that you could use it as a reference point.

Until the next time, stay blessed.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Stunning Strangers: Mr. C and His Little Princess "A"

While I was at church this morning, I happened to overhear a gentleman talking to a lady about how he had to learn to do his darling daughter's hair. It was so nice to hear a male talk about taking care of their daughter's hair and sound so filled with love. I used this opportunity to ask if I could include them on the blog so that you all could see this beautiful little princess. In the process of taking her picture, I was able to catch a picture of Mr. C looking at his very own Princess A. Great job Mr. C, your little princess is beautiful!

Do you have pictures of styles your Significant Other did on your little one's hair or of them doing your little one's hair? If so please share them on our Facebook page, we would love to see them. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing Mr. C and his little Princess A. As you can see, she is the apple of his eye. Until the next time... Stay blessed.