I was sent this gorgeous watch from Jord Watches made of Maple wood the Ely watch is great arm candy. Wood accessories are all the rage this summer from wooden bags to wooden eye glasses. So Jord are on point with their one of a kind watches handmade from 100% natural wood. I've received so many complements on this watch it really stands out as a unique timepiece. The Ely is $129 (£76.95) and they ship worldwide.
31 May 2014
28 May 2014
25 May 2014
It's very rare that I attend events, mainly because contrary to popular belief I'm very shy and socially awkward. and the last few events I attended where pretty much glorified photo ops with little to no substance. So it takes a lot to get my butt down to London in order to attend events. Curlvolution is in its 3rd year, and this was my first time attending and it was one of the best events I've attended in the last 6 years. Down mainly to the great vibe from the attendees and the mix of entertainment and discussion. This years event was hosted by Taren Guy, who brought us her Luv And Learn Your Hair event to UK. I was asked to take part in a live panel discussion along with Taren, The Diaspora Diva, Felicia Leatherwood and Deborah who was representing CurlFormers. The panel was really great if not a little short but some great issue were raised, such as, blogging with integrity and the myths surrounding natural hair and those who wear their hair in it's natural state. The most important part of the event was getting to connect with followers of Natural Belle, I meet a lot of wonderful people today, thank you for saying hello! I didn't get to take as many pictures this time round, to be fair I was too busy enjoy the good vibes and afro beats! but here are a few of the amazing naturalistas I snapped.
21 May 2014
Another day another great product from Mahogany Naturals, along with the hair detox I've been using the Hydrating Hair Juice on Freya and I. Hydrating Hair juice is a daily moisturiser for all hair types, so it's works great for my kinky coils as well as Freya's corkscrew curls. I'm really loving this product for Freya, as it is very light and great for daily de-tangling. I spritz her hair and easily comb it through without tears.
16 May 2014
A few months back I started oil cleansing, my best friend got me into the whole thing, she has been oil cleansing for years with great results. Since then I've been having trouble finding the oil for me, I've dabbled with Rosehip oil and had disasters with Coconut oil (not the best for oil cleansing apparently) I was on the verge of giving up when I was sent Antonia Burrells Natural Glow Cleansing Oil. which is 100% natural and combined oils perfect for glowing skin (which we all want!)
15 May 2014
I was sent the Extraordinary Conditioning Hair Detox by Mahogany Naturals which I've desperately fallen in love with. How do I describe this product? it's basically a shampoo and conditioner in one (think head and shoulders but good!) the Detox cleanses and conditions your hair leaving it soft and super defined. The detox contains Rhassoul Clay from Morocco which when used on its own is a magnificent cleanser but I've found in the past that I have always felt the need for a little extra conditioner when I use the clay. Mahogany Naturals has pretty much added all the best ingredients to the clay (sea weed, Aloe Vera, raw honey) and it is like heaven in a tub!
10 May 2014
Books V The Internet, no competition really? well I have to thank the internet for my latest book lust. Without which I would never had cyber connected with my life coach (she is not aware of this) xoDVF if you haven't checked her out she is hands down the best thing on Youtube (even better than video's of cats doing cute shit) during one of our video chats (huge announcement coming up end of May) she introduced me to Salt by Nayyirah Waheed during a book exchange ( I came out of this exchange on top as I suggested xoDVF read 50 Shades Of Jungle Fever......) Joking aside I'm so glad I found Salt, I downloaded it just over a week ago and I have read it 4 times already.
Another review, another great UK based natural hair product line. Nexrastore (nex-RA-store) is a London based beauty website aimed at women of colour, the website was one of the first to offer sort after natural hair brands like Oyin Handmade in the UK. After four years Nexrastore finally launched it's very own line of Hair and Skin care with products that are 97% naturally derived and all handmade in London town.
Due to my general greatness I had the chance to be one of the first to try out the new hair products, I was sent the NXS Nature Intense Moisturising Hair Lotion and NXS Rosemary & Lavender Pomade.