Friday, February 17, 2012

Eden Body Works Review and "Leap Day Giveaway!"

Last November I had the pleasure of receiving Eden Body Works' full line of products and I absolutely loved it! This line is all natural and affordable!! In this post I'm going to give you a run down of how I feel about each product in this line and also tell you guys about a very cool joint giveaway I'm doing with Jor-El of! One guy and one girl will have the opportunity to win Eden Body Works' Hair Milk Leave-In Conditioner, which was featured in my "How to Choose a Leave-In Conditioner "video and I stated it was one of my faves! To enter the contest, read the directions below, but first let's get started on my review of each of these products in the line!

Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo 
$8.50 8 oz.

This invigorating shampoo increases scalp circulation for a refreshed, renewed feeling. It removes all traces of dirt and oil build up. Formulated to help alleviate dry scalp with the use of pure peppermint botanicals. Your hair will love the tingle! Nourishes and cleanses, Increases hair strength & Decreases itching and flakes. 

I really loved this product!! So much that I no longer have any left! This shampoo did not strip my hair at all and actually left it feeling soft. I loved the tingle that it gave my scalp and it left it feeling clean without that squeaky feeling that I absolutely hate!

Peppermint Tea Tree Conditioner 
$9.50 8 oz.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Winners to 1MeNaturally & Natrilicious.Net giveaways!

Hey all! Thanks so much for all the participation on my giveaways! I am so honored that you all have taken great interest in these wonderful opportunities I am blessed to offer you chicas here on my new site!
Here are the following winners of the giveaways that ended on Sunday.

Winners of the 1MeNaturallyEarring Giveaway are as follows:

Winner of pair #1:
DJones (Donna)

Winner of pair #2:
Sarah Eliza

Winner of pair #3
BeauTIFFul Curls

Thanks so much To Meosha Tall for sponsoring this wonderful giveaway! I will email you ladies tonight!

(Gwen, owner of

The winner for the $20 gift card and free shipping at is:


Thanks so much to Gwen for sponsoring this giveaway. For those of you who entered that giveaway and did not win, Gwen has decided to allow my blog readers to get 25% off their total order by using discount code "CHARYJAY".  Offer ends ends of March 15 so you have plenty of time to get your hands on your staples from your favorite hair brands, but don't miss out!

Again, I want to thank everyone for participating in these giveaways and I assure you there are plenty more to come! 

"What am I paying for exactly?"

"When I saw that price I was shocked!"

That's what I told my friend when referring to a deep conditioner I reviewed for a couple weeks ago. The Curlisto "8 minute Hair Repair" Deep Therapy Masque conditioner was pretty great, but four measly ounces of this stuff would set you back a whopping $34 and that, in my opinion,  was just  blasphemous!

As a vlogger who receives a a lot of products from different companies free of charge,

Sunday, February 5, 2012 Giveaway and Interview with owner, Gwen!

As I mentioned in the video, I had a great opportunity to try a product from Although my experience with the product wasn't pleasant, my experience ordering from the site and working with the site's creator, Gwen was amazing! If you would like to enter the giveaway, find the details below the interview!

Please tell us a little bit about yourself! Where are you from? Do you have another occupation besides your businesses?

I'm a married mother of a little boy who just turned one year old earlier this month. I hail from Cleveland, OH, but now live in metro-Detroit. I love it here! By day, I am an advertising executive. Im a foodie, a traveler and I love all things creative, artistic, and positive.

How long have you been natural?
My last relaxer was in April 2010 - right before I found out I was pregnant. My son is the reason I went natural. Women are advised to stay relaxer-free while pregnant; and I actually didn't plan to keep it going after he was born. But my hair was sooo much healthier, prettier and fuller that I decided this was a road worth traveling. I love my hair! Best decision ever!
What was your reasoning for starting the boutique?

1MeNaturally Giveaway and Interview with owner, Meosha!

I'm not sure when I discovered 1MeNaturally's earrings, but as soon as I did I was mesmerized. I LOVED THEM! It took me forever to buy them, so until then I lusted over them from afar. Once I found the owner, I fell in love all over again...this time over her hair. "Her hair...that way...THAT HAIR!" That is all I thought at first glance. When I met her last year at the BGLH meet-up, she was kind enough to step to the side and answer a few questions for a mini-interview. And now she's kind enough to do a giveaway of her FAB earrings that I purchased this fall. 

Peep the interview and afterwards, see how you can enter this fab giveaway. 

Please tell us a little bit about yourself! Where are you from? Do you have another occupation besides your business?

My name is Meosha, not to be confused with the show starring the lovely and talented Brandy Norwood called “Moesha”. -_-

I was born and raised in Gary, Indiana, but spent the majority of my life in Lansing, Illinois.

I’m formerly a corporate girl actually. I hold an Associate degree in Graphic Design and a Bachelor degree in Management. I’ve been a college Career Advisor and more recently a Corporate Recruiter for a well know oil company. In another life I aspired to climb the corporate ladder and be the man. Now I’m the wo-man and I own my own business, 1MeNaturally and write for Black Girl with Long Hair among other things. 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Denman Brushes Revisited

Starting next week I’ll be revisiting some of my favorite products I’ve reviewed in the past and seeing if they still have the same ingredients as before. I’ll also style my hair in the same style I did previously to see if I still love them as much as I did the first time around.

To get things started I wanted to revisit Denman Brushes.

Before I tried them out, I hadn't tried any other tools in my hair besides a basic brush (for my puffs), rattail comb (for parting my hair), regular comb (for smoothing products through/having an even distribution amongst my strands) and wide tooth comb (for detangling). Once I reviewed all the brushes in June of last year, I knew I liked them a lot, but of course I had my favorite. And that brush happened to be the D83, the paddle brush.

*Cue the sounds of Heaven’s gates opening*

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Winners of the T-shirt Giveaway by Cotton Candy Playground Apparel!

Thanks to everyone who participated in my first joint giveaway with Holly of! It was definitely a pleasure teaming up with one of my favorite bloggers and Twitter Followers (they should seriously look into making a friendlier word for "followers").

Anyhoo, without further ado, here are the winners of both shirts:

is winner of the "Love Who You Are" T-Shirt, which was given away on my website.
is the winner of the "Boss" T-shirt, which was given away on

You have 48 hours to claim your prize. If you do not respond within that time period, another winner will be chosen.

A huge thanks goes out to Nicole Updegraff for sponsoring this giveaway. I LOVE my shirt and I'm sure you ladies will love yours as well!

Stay tuned for more giveaways...they are coming your way really, really soon! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Winners of the Full Set of Entwine Couture Products Announced!

I want to thank everyone for entering this contest! I had over 200 entries (CRAZY, right?)! The following winners have already been contacted via email:

Natural Fashionista 


You two lucky ladies have 48 hours to claim your prize. After that time period another winner will be chosen via email.

If you didn't win, don't worry! There will be plenty of chances to win more of these awesome products very soon! Stay tuned!