Monday, November 11, 2013

The New Launch Party!

After three and a half years on YouTube, I thought it was about time that I rebranded myself from head to toe. New logo, new website and a new vision. Since I started working a new full time job, I knew I would need help since time was not on my side. I hired a brand manager who helped my dream come to life.

To add to the excitement of rebranding myself, I also went forward with an idea I've been toying with for the past two years. I always wanted to make hair accessories. In fact, I used to create my own when I first started transitioning to natural hair. I would get cute rolls of ribbons from Jo-Ann Fabrics and style them into a design using safety pins. Once my hair grew longer, my obsession with hair accessories grew as well. I experimented with scarves to create bows, large and small. But when sporting loose styles where I wanted my hair to flow freely, I wanted an accessory I could just stick in my hair and keep it moving. And thus, Big Bold & Funky was born. I'm not showing any pieces until we grow closer to the launch (Dec. 1st), but if you have big hair, a bold personality, and or a funky sense of style, Big Bold and Funky is surely for you!

To celebrate all of these fabulous new things I've been working on behind the scenes, I'm celebrating with a launch party in my favorite city on a special day. December 8th will be 28th birthday and I'll be in New York City to celebrate with you guys at my launch party at Pranna in Manhattan. We'll enjoy a three course dinner followed by cupcakes and cake pops for dessert!

Since I have reviewed and loved so many products on YouTube since I started, I knew I wanted attendees at my event to receive lots of them upon arrival to the party! These swag bags are going to be bursting at the seems with lots of full size products and samples from my favorite brands. To see the entire list, click here. And not only are you guaranteed to leave with a full set of products, but we're also going to have a crazy amount of giveaways and four lucky ladies will be leaving home with a Huetiful Hair Steamer. Not just one, but four will be there at the event just waiting to get snatched up by you!

I'm known for my hair, but I know lots of you guys are always checking for my ear jewels I wear often, so we're also giving away some of my favorite pieces from a few designers as well. It's definitely going to be a party to remember so make sure you get your tickets now! Space is limited. 

To make your purchase, click here.

Heads up! Once Nov. 25th arrives, you won't be able to view this old dingy blog anymore and instead it will direct you to the countdown of the new 

So until then, get ready!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Drum Roll Please!

Hey Ladies! I am sorry it took so long to post the winners of the TGIN Shampoo and Conditioner Duo. You guys were coming for my head! Lol! I had a scare in my family that forced me to shut off all electronics and stay close to home for awhile. But I'm happy to report that things are slowly and (I'm praying) surely will return to normal. And with that being said, here are the winners:

Briana Riddick
October 29, 2013 at 11:13 PM
Hello, I've been a natural for about teo years and I finally have entered my first giveaway. I'm currently wearing a protective style which is my go to hairstyle because I'm a newly mother. Its very challenging thus far trying to balance everyday life and motherhood. I've been too a few natural forums so that I can become more knowledgeable on my hair tpe etc. I really appreciate you taking out ths time consider me to use this shampoo an conditioner. I feel like what you've describe in the video gives us all the opportunity to purchases

JaTerra Castine
October 30, 2013 at 2:50 PM
I've seen you use these products pretty often in your tutorials, and each time afterwards, I think to myself, "I would love to see how the deep conditioner and the moisturizer works for me." I have 4C textured hair, similar to yours, and its sometimes hard to find a product that leaves my hair feeling moisturized and also gives great definition. Your hair is ALWAYS fabulous, and I would love a chance to experience the fabulosity as well!!!

October 29, 2013 at 3:44 PM
I would love to try the whole line because my hair needs more moisture. It seems to be dry all the time, I need something that is going to work and I've heard about this product, so I would like to give it a try.

Dre Adams
October 30, 2013 at 4:37 PM
I would love to try it because I am new to natural hair and my hair is always dry and it says it a moisturizing. I watched your video about it and it seems like you really liked it. Maybe I'll like this shampoo too cause I've tried at least 10 different shampoo's and they all make my hair so dry! TBH since going natural I hate to wash my hair because it dry's my hair out. So yea maybe this could be the shampoo to change that experience

Shanita Clark
October 29, 2013 at 2:12 PM
I would love to try the Honey Miracle Mask! I heard it is one of the best deep conditioners!

Congrats to all the winners! Please email me your shipping information to 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

TGIN Shampoo and Conditioner Duo Giveaway!

Time for another giveaway ladies! This time it's for five of the TGIN Shampoo and Conditioner Duos.  To enter, all you have to do is follow Thank God I'm Natural on Instagram (@tginatural) and leave a comment below saying what product you want to try the most in the Moist Collection and why.

The giveaway ends Saturday at 11:59 EST. I'll choose a winner on Monday. BTW, if you're going to enter please do check back to see if you win on Monday! I get so many entries for giveaways, but only 50% of the time does people actually come back to claim their prize. These are free, great products that I want you to try out for yourself, but you have to come back to see if you won in order to get them delivered to your door. With that being said, good luck everyone!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Winners Round Up

The winners of the Intense Color Lipstick Collection are:

Hey Gurl Hey_xo
June 9, 2013 at 11:38 AM
Hey Ms. Chary-Jay! I'm not afraid to rock these bold colored lippies because they would fit my already urban-bold style & personality. I've always loved fashion to express myself since I was younger now as 19 & a college student I still do along with make-up. I'm known on  my campus for my different style (I'm prepared for the double takes and "WTH" stares) but I would love to go that extra mile to build more confidence to rock these beautiful lippies. Thank You.

Ednar Jacques
June 9, 2013 at 2:26 PM
I would love to win these lipsticks...due to the fact that I'm not like everyone else. I don't follow the norm to see whats in or what's not in...I'm just me..I love thinking outside of the box... And I feel that these lipsticks will help me in the process of thinking outside of the box...When I saw your youtube channel review on the lipsticks I was like I got to have those...And I adore every color on you...I can understand Why you like the lilac lipsticks..It goes so well w/ your skin tone...And I love the opportunity to win the lipsticks...Please Please Please choose me.

The winner of the Qhemet Biologics Aethiopika Hydrate and Twist Butter is: 

Monique Sloan
June 15, 2013 at 1:53 PM
I love the protective style you just did with Qhemet Biologics. You twisted up-do is the truth!!!!

Please send an email with your shipping information to! 
Thanks to all who entered!

Friday, June 14, 2013

What Kind of Hair is That?

I'll never forget. It was the summer of my sophomore year of college and I was working as a cashier at Meijer. While I was ringing a customer up, she said "your hair is so gorgeous." I politely smiled and said thank you as I continued to scan and bag her items.

"What kind if hair is that," she asked.
I put the can of Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup in a bag, looked up and gave her a puzzled look.
"I'm just wondering because it looks so real," she said while she examined my strands.
"Ummm, this is my real hair," I said while trying to return my attention to the rest of her items on the conveyor belt.
"Yep, really?"
"Well let me touch it then."

I'm not exactly sure what look I gave her in response to that craziness, but eventually I let her grab a chunk of my hair to prove to this woman that my thick, shortly below shoulder length hair, was in fact all mine and not because I had some receipt.

As she grabbed her groceries, she smiled and said "Well, it definitely is pretty. You're so lucky to have hair like that."

While that wasn't the first time someone asked me if my hair was real, it was the first time someone asked to touch it (the scalp specifically to check for tracks).  Now that I'm natural, I get asked if people can touch my hair more than questions of the authenticity of my kinky curls.

It wasn't until yesterday's post on Instagram that I was reminded of the incident that happened in college. Now I wasn't offended that this woman thought I used weave to bulk up or elongate my twists for the protective style, but it was quite funny to read the reactions of some of my followers.

But that made me wonder: do some of you get upset when people assume that your natural hair is fake? Also, does it make you more or less upset if or when someone asks to touch your hair? Let me know in the comments below!

Qhemet Biologics Giveaway

To watch this tutorial, click here.

If you've been following me on the 'Tube for awhile, you know a few products from Qhemet Biologics stay in my rotation no matter what the weather is! Now that is warmer up outside, I've pulled the Aethiopika Hydrate and Twist Butter out of my arsenal and used it for a few twist outs I've rocked a few weeks back. Why you might ask? Because its probably one of the best butters out there. No5 only is it moisturizing, but the definition it gives my twists and braids is insane!

To watch this tutorial, click here.
To watch this tutorial, click here.

To watch this tutorial, click here.

I also love the Moringa Tree Conditioning Ghee. It definitely sits high on the list of my all time staple leave ins. It has more than one way to use it, but I prefer to use it as my leave-in conditioner.

If you still are slacking on copping you some products from Qhemet Biologics, then you are luck-ay because Qhemet blessed me with an opportunity to bless you with a full size bottle of the Moringa Tree Conditioning Ghee and the Aethiopika Hydrate and Twist Butter! This combo is perfect for summer. You'll never have to worry about dry thirsty hair, eva! TRUST!

To enter this giveaway simply let me know which hairstyling tutorial I created using Qhemet Biologics made you want to try their products.

This giveaway will end Friday, June 21st. Good luck!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Original Moxie Giveaway Winners!

Round of applause to the following winners of the Original Moxie Minis!

May 30, 2013 at 9:54 PM
I have been wanting to try the Original Moxie products for sometime now, especially the Hair Bling. To date, I have not found a product that will give my hair shine (or sheen). I'm hoping the Bling does it for me! Please enter me int eh givewaway. I 've love to try this!

 May 31, 2013 at 10:04 AM
I would love to be a winner because I have heard a lot of good things about this product and what better way to try it by winning it in a giveaway, and of course i would love for my hair to look like yours!!!!!!!!!!

 May 31, 2013 at 2:05 PM
I love trying new products but these are expensive so I would love winning the minis to see if they work for me.

 May 31, 2013 at 8:19 PM
I would like to try these products to help me get through this transition. I'm 18 weeks post and the new growth is thick!

Please send an email with your shipping information to!

Thanks to all who entered! Look out for another giveaway to be posted Wednesday!