On Saturday, I attended The Mane Event, a natural hair vendor affair at The Luna Stage in West Orange, NJ. I learned about this event from Gina and attended with her and her friend (and my new curlfriend AND comics/cartoon compatriot) Jacelyn. The Luna Stage is a cozy and quaint theatre on the border of Orange and West Orange, a stone’s throw away from where I used to live years ago! I had to park a couple of blocks away, because the space was packed with gorgeous naturalistas! The event ran from 2 pm – 6 pm and was followed with a staged reading of the play, Supernatural, which I did not attend.
When I arrived, guess who was one of the first people that I spotted?!
It’s Scarlett of Wonder Curl!! She was in the house selling her line along with so many other enterprising ladies and gents (support small businesses!!). She bought the lovely, sweet as pie and HEE-larious Cadian (I love this lady) aka The Lone Natural along with her!!
Later, I saw some wonderful young ladies that I met at the CurlyNikki meet-up this summer and then I ran into the lovely and sweet Gaye aka Sweetdrk1 aka GGMadeIt aka Boog’s (as in CurlyNikki’s baby girl Gia) babysitter!! It was soooo nice meeting her in person as we’ve been Facebook friends for a bit! She is such a sweetie with a huge heart and GORGEOUS coils!! I loved her rod set and her color!!
So yeah, the theatre was packed from end to end. There were vendors in the entrance, the hallways and two rooms and tons of naturalistas jockeying for space at the tables to check out all of the wares!! There were hair products, tons of jewelry, hair accessories, hand-knit goods, natural greeting cards, funky tees, handmade jams and a variety of other novelties!
Check out the view!
Okay, so y’all know that I didn’t leave all of that empty-handed. BUT, I was good … no new hair products! Wooh-hooh!! PJ instincts quelled!! I didn’t even approach those tables too closely … once an addict, always an addict. *lol* However, I couldn’t resist picking up a few pretties!! Here’s my haul.
A HAUS OF SWAG DISCOUNT CODE
So, I have to tell you, I spent a good 20 minutes talking to the CEO of Haus of Swag, Toni, on Saturday. First, let me say that the woman is fly! Her hair was GORG!! Immediately grabbed my attention and just about everyone else’s! I swear, I witnessed at least 10 ladies ask her how she styled it (fresh twist-out with Cantu Shea conditioner, if you must know. ;)). Well, we ended up talking about all kinds of things, including me telling her about Wonder Woman’s black twin sister, Nubia, Rebel flags, black empowerment, Barak’s re-election (we waiting for him to get it in now … no re-election to worry about) and her telling me about the Wisconsin senator who said that blacks don’t even celebrate Kwanzaa. Wha?!?! Yeah, I didn’t know about that one either!! Check it out here!
Anywho, I was able to pick up my tees at The Mane Event for the super low price of only $20 each. However, that was a special price for the affair! Well, I knew that some of you would probably be interested in these HAWT tees (don’t you just love the shapes?!?!). So, I contacted Toni via e-mail to see if I could get a discount code for my Hairscapades ladies! And, guess what?!?! Being the awesome lady that she is, Toni kindly obliged!! Soooooo …
From now until 12:00 am on 1/20/13, you can get 15% off of your total Haus of Swag order with
discount code: HAIRSCAPADES!!!**
How frickin’ awesome is that?!?! And, to find out when Haus of Swag is coming to an event near you, like their Facebook page, HausofSwag.com and/or join their e-mail list!!
**Free shipping in the US!!
I am soooooo feeling those tee shirts! POW! You did the daggone thing…. And I see you didn’t pick up ANY products! Did you tame that PJ inside you? lol
LOVED THE OUTFIT THAT YOU HAD ON AND YOUR HAIR LOOKS REALLY SHINNY.
Those shoes are huge, how does she walk in them? Love that yellow top.
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I love your dress in the first pic! I would wear to church! I can send you my address! Lol……..
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Shelli I have that brown bcbg dress!!! Love it! That black off the shoulder top is cute too
Ahhhhh snap!!! Where’d you get yours?! I got mine from TJ Maxx and it was a little more than I would usually spend and it was a little too big at the time (though I wear it at all sizes), but I’m glad that I got it as u always get lots of compliments AND it fits me no matter where I’m at in my 20 lb. weight yo-yo!!
YUP got mine from TJ Maxx too lol! Everytime I wear it I get tons of compliments! It truly does fit every shape like a glove. I spent about 30 dollars on it too #score!
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