Friday, April 4, 2014

Indique Presents...Curlfriends Beauty Extravaganza

I had the pleasure of co-hosting the Curlfriends Beauty Extravaganza with Socialite Kiwithebeauty at the posh Indique Salon at 312 N Highland Avenue NE in Atlanta, GA last thursday! The event was an intimate mixer for Curlfriends to discuss hair extensions. Kiwithebeauty and I decided to get clip-in extensions for the event. We were given the Bounce Organic Curl which blended perfectly with our hair. My hair was in my signature three strand twist out and blended perfectly with the clip-in extensions.

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I think there is a huge misconception in the natural hair community that we cannot wear weaves or that we hate our hair if we do. Let me say that is the furthest thing from the truth. For me, personally, the extensions gave me added volume and length that we as naturals sometimes desire. I had recently added new color  and the extensions gave me a beautiful ombre that I typically wear as my color grows out. Also, the hair itself felt and looked amazing (as you can see in the pictures). It doesn't have that cheap, plastic look that you often see with curly hair extensions.

The clip-ins literally took less than ten minutes to install. The clips did not pull my hair and they were not tight. I honestly didn't know they were in after wearing them for a few minutes. I absolutely loved speaking with the owner, Ericka Dotson. Her story and how she began is simply amazing. I think it is awesome when you have a passion for something and you're not afraid to leave your corporate job to make it a reality!

Check out some of the photos below:

Yes, I'm wearing extensions!!

 The concept of the boutique itself is also amazing. You can walk in & literally learn about all the different selections they offer and purchase it there. No more hoping, guessing, or waiting to see if the hair you purchased online from some company you've never heard of or seen in person. You can touch the hair, talk with the staff, and also get recommendations on salons who they partner with to get the hair installed! Awesome, I know!

Indique also has these cool Hair ID cards! These cool cards help you with different styling options for your hair types!

Photo Courtesy of Nicole Garner

Pictured with the Indique ATL staff

Nicole Garner of TheGarnerCirclePR & Ericka Dotson owner of Indique

Kiwithebeauty, Ericka Dotson, & myself

Myself & Kiwithebeauty

Cannot wait to share the results of my Indique Extensions with you soon. Until next time.......


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Calvin Lionel Photography + Beauty by Carlyne

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I know it's been months since my last post and all I can say is when life happens...get to living! I've been growing as a person, tackling a new job, new city, and just embracing life. With the new year and all the changes I've had thus far personally and professionally, I decided to get some professional pictures taken. Let's be honest, with sites like InstaGram bringing out the selfie photographer in us all, it was nice and refreshing to see myself through the lenses of a professional.

I had the pleasure of shooting with the talented Calvin Lionel of Calvin Lionel Photography. This man is truly an artist and mastered capturing some beautiful angles of me and my hair. I am by far no model nor do I claim to be but he made me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world! I gave him free range to do whatever with the photo shoot! I also had the pleasure of having my makeup done by Carlyne of Beauty by Carlyne! She is a talented makeup artist who is on the rise in Atlanta, GA! I am pleased to share with you all the outcome of the shoot.

If you're interested in working with Calvin Lionel Photography  simply click on his name and schedule your appointment! You can also follow his photojournalistic style on instagram here.

If you're interested in working with Beauty by Carlyne, click here for links to connect with her!

Until next time,  Be Blessed & Be A Blessing,


Monday, November 4, 2013

Alapure Lifestyle 7 Day Challenge

Hello Lovelies! It's been awhile since I've had a chance to post here on the blog but I have an amazing opportunity to share with you. Alapure is having a challenge that you can participate in and win a gift package worth over $100. Marula Oil is one of the main ingredients found in their new line. Marula oil is extracted from kernels of the Marula tree. It is traditionally found in cosmetics and because of its natural antioxidants, it is a very stable oil.  

Go to for the promo code to use to  purchase products for the 7 Day Challenge. Then create a very creative testimonial of your experience using the products during those seven days.Videos will be posted on their Facebook page so make sure you  tell everyone you know to vote for your video!

Click here to learn more about the Alapure 7 Day Challenge.

Learn more about Jill Riley of Alapure here.

Cannot wait to see your awesome videos!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

African Pride Hair Care Celebrates Breast Cancer Survivors in the [Stories of Strength] Series and "Beauty is Strength" Glam Giveaway

African Pride Hair Care Celebrates 
Breast Cancer Survivors  in the 
[Stories of Strength] Series and Beauty is Strength 
Glam Giveaway
African Pride Hair Care Celebrates Breast Cancer Survivor in the [Stories of Strength] Series and Beauty is Strength Glam Pack
ATLANTA, GA (October 2013) - In highlight of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, African Pride hair care continues to support funding and efforts to research cancer treatments and aid in the continual support of women globally.  Throughout the month of October, African Pride will celebrate women who have survived the fight against breast cancer in the [Stories of Strength] Series. The African Pride [Stories of Strength] Series will feature the inspirational journey of breast cancer survivors across the nation from their diagnosis, treatment and road to recovery. These women will also be gifted with the "Beauty is Strength" Glam Pack featuring a 6 month supply of African Pride hair care products, a Huetiful Steamer (, Vixen by Kimber luxury lashes ( and more.
For more information on Breast Cancer Awareness Month events and funding efforts that African Pride Hair Care will partner in visit: or @myAfricanPride on Twitter.  

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African Pride [Story of Strength] Feature 2012 - Ebony Steele 
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 About African Pride Family of Brands: 

African Pride Hair Care helps provides moisture and nutrients the hair & scalp desires, because it helps replace the moisture and elasticity lost to styling and environmental factors. Naturally rich in vitamin E and other powerful antioxidants, African Pride Deep Conditioning Hair Care products helps restore and retain hair and scalp's health, vitality and natural luster. African Pride's Family of Brands consist of: African Pride Olive and Shea Miracle formulas, Dream Kids Olive Hair Care and Back to Natural Hair Care Products. Each brand in the African Pride family of brands will put you on the right path to healthy tresses with a silkening, feather-light formula containing the finest oils and African herbal extracts used to strengthen and protect.