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SmocksnBondsBoutique Giveaway Winner!!

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The winner of an item* on SmocksandBondBoutique is …

@naturallychar

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*excludes smocked items.

Congrats lady! To claim your prize, shoot your full name and mailing address to me at hairscapades@gmail.com within the next 5 days!!

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SmocksnBondsBoutique Instagram Giveaway!

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And so it begins … A few weeks ago, I came across this Instagram account, smocksnbondsboutique with the cutest little baby rompers! I fell in love with a couple of the ruffle booty variety ensembles, so I reached out to the Etsy owner, Lauren, to see if she’d be interested in letting me review one of her rompers and doing a giveaway. Well imagine my pleasure when she was interested in both!!

Well, I received this adorable pink and blue elephant romper just in time for the NJ summer heat!

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The romper is so well-made!! The fabric is substantial, everything is double seamed, and it’s finished with a zig zag stitch! Lauren says, “I want that garment to last!” I was also very pleased that the bottom is closed with three zaps!! She knows about those diaper changes! As I wanted this romper to fit Wyntr the whole summer, I did ask for it to have a little room to grow, so the straps were a little long. But, I fixed that with a couple of safety pins in the back and by criss-crossing the straps. Then, we were good to go! All in all, I’m in LOVE with this romper and my pumpkin in it!! Seriously, who can resist a ruffled baby booty?!

NOW, what do you have to do for a chance to win an adorable piece of your choice (excluding smocked  items) from SmocksnBondsBoutique?

  1. Follow Hairscapades.com (blog) →→→→→→→→.
  2. Follow Hairscapades on Instagram.
  3. Follow smocksnbondsboutique on Instagram.
  4. Re-post the above picture and the related Instagram giveaway post (here) on your IG with #hairscapadesgiveaway and #smocksnbonds

All subscribers, old and new, are eligible!! Must have a public Instagram profile (at least long enough for the contest ;)).  Just make certain to Follow and Re-Post as instructed above!!

A winner will be randomly selected the week following the close of the giveaway!

The deadline for entry is Saturday, June 6th at 11:59 pm.

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*No purchase necessary. A winner will be selected at random the week following the close of the giveaway. In accepting the prize, the winner acknowledges that Hairscapades.com may not be held liable for any loss, damages or injury associated with accepting or using this prize. This contest is subject to all federal, provincial and municipal laws. Contest open to Continental U.S. residents only. One entry per person. Claiming of prizes requires an e-mail response to hairscapades@gmail.com from the winner within 5 days of being notified of winning. Failure to respond shall mean that the winner forfeits the prize and an alternate winner will be selected.

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Hairscapades 10K Followers Giveaway with EboniCurls!

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A few weeks ago, I checked my Instagram account and was so excited to see that I had reached 10,000 followers!! Well, I just had to find a way to celebrate this “momentous” occasion ;). So, I contacted my curlfriend and curl-laborator (see what I did there?) Eboni of EboniCurls to see if she would sponsor a giveaway. And, being the sweetheart that she is, not only did she agree, she is offering enough EboniCurls swag for TWO winners!!

So, what do you have to do for a chance to win a Golden Leopard Ebonnet and coordinating pillowcase or hooded scarf and two scrunchies? I’m glad you ask!!

  1. Follow Hairscapades.com (blog) →→→→→→→→.
  2. Follow Hairscapades on Instagram.
  3. Follow EboniCurls on Instagram.
  4. Re-post the above picture on your Instagram with #hairscapades10Kgiveaway and #ebonicurls.

All subscribers, old and new, are eligible!! Must have a public Instagram profile (at least long enough for the contest ;)).  Just make certain to Follow and Re-Post as instructed above!!

TWO winners will be randomly selected the week following the close of the giveaway!

The deadline for entry is Saturday, May 17th at 11:59 pm.

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*No purchase necessary. A winner will be selected at random the week following the close of the giveaway. In accepting the prize, the winner acknowledges that Hairscapades.com may not be held liable for any loss, damages or injury associated with accepting or using this prize. This contest is subject to all federal, provincial and municipal laws. Contest open to Continental U.S. residents only. One entry per person. Claiming of prizes requires an e-mail response to hairscapades@gmail.com from the winner within 5 days of being notified of winning. Failure to respond shall mean that the winner forfeits the prize and an alternate winner will be selected.

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#Frotober Days 27-30

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Day 27: Hydration The “Cool and Seal” deep conditioning technique was a game changer for me and was
one of my most popular posts from last year.
https://hairscapades.com/2011/08/31/deep-conditioning-tricks-cool-seal/
http://instagr.am/p/RT66NvM1XX/

It starts on wash day for me. Get that right, and the rest of the week is easy! https://hairscapades.com/2012/08/21/moisturized-hair-it-starts-on-wash-day/
http://instagr.am/p/RT9zNkM1Z6/

Day 28: Pumpkin

Yeah, Darcy’s Botanicals Pumpkin Seed Moisturizing Conditioner is one of my FAVE DCs. And it smells A-MUH-zing!! Shout-out to Penny of Happy Endings!! LOL!!http://instagr.am/p/RWACn3M1Xt/

Day 29: Black
Or, should I say, black-out. Yup. Barely 4:30 pm and the power went out already with barely a stiff breeze :/. On the right is my living/dining area w/flash and the left w/out. Gonna be a long several days. *sigh* Let me conserve my cell battery. G’night IG.
http://instagr.am/p/RYX1BVs1Tf/

Day 30: Beauty
Finding joy in some quality snuggle time in the midst of a hurricane and black-out. Thank you Lord for keeping my family and friends safe. May God bless and comfort those who experienced loss during this storm, especially those who experienced irreplaceable losses. May we all remember that property can be restored, but life cannot. http://instagr.am/p/RbMDKSs1fX/

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Thanks to Sandy and JCPL, I’m sure we’ll be without power for several days. My little community always seems to be last on the list for repairs. But, thanks to the kindness of friends, I’m charging up and about to enjoy a little Ben & Kate and Happy Endings before heading back to a dark house. Check in with me on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram for updates ———–>;>;>;>;!!

God bless!!

#Frotober Days 23-26

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Day 23: Bangs/Faux BangsLMBO!! I tried hennaing this clip-on bang (human hair) over the weekend so that it would match my hair color and I can use it when my hair is straight. The henna didn’t take. Mmmm, wonder if a red gloss or manic panic (is that what it’s called?) would work?!?
http://instagr.am/p/RJITWJM1cn/

Hmmmm, might have to play around with this. Think it would be cuter if my ends were more defined/curlier!  http://instagr.am/p/RJMZT2s1f4/

I did this back in February when I had my hair flat-ironed. I was digging it!
http://instagr.am/p/RJMpb_s1QJ/

Day 24: Favorite Hair AccessoryHair Flowers!!!! Love ’em!!!!
http://instagr.am/p/RL5oSGs1c1/

Here’s another one. I make a lot of my own flower clips/pins. By adding a pin and a clip, I can wear them in so many different ways!!! I can even use the pin to attach the flower to a headband or a scrunchie!! So versatile!! Check out this post for a quick and easy tutorial for making your own hair flowers!
http://instagr.am/p/RL53d2M1dE/

Day 25: Best Curl of the Day

It didn’t say TOday! *lol* So, since I’m bunned up right now, going with my best curl of MonDAY.
You know which one I’m talking about, right? It’s a spirally and boingy!! That’s the one!
http://instagr.am/p/ROnJKes1Tk/

Day 26: Curly/CoilyThis pic is from early 2011, when I finally perfected my #TnC.
Love the way my #henna grey streak looks here!!!
http://instagr.am/p/RQ-qxyM1ac/

#Frotober Days 19-22

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Day 19: SmilesUnbeknownst to me, this photo shoot was for my #engagement pics;).
Pretty sneaky Weusi . But yeah, he keeps me smiling:). ❤
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Day 20: Hair Crush … esToo many to name or pick one!! However, these are my first hair crushes when I discovered this online natural world in 2010.

1: #CurlyNikki. This is the pic that started it all for me!!! I scoured her site and read everything I could about henna, TnCs and her regimen. If it wasn’t for this pic and my goal to get this look, hairscapades.com might have never been “born.”
2. Chime Edwards. Saw her Hairstory on CurlyNikki and drooled over the thickness and length of her locks. Rediscovered her later on YouTube and it was a while before I realized that it was the same person! Lol!
3. Longhairdontcare2011. Again with the thickness and length.
4: Whitney aka Naptural85. Beautiful woman, beautiful hair, beautiful spirit, beautiful personality!

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Day 21: Hats
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I LOVE hats!!! Funky, pretty, silly, floppy, sporty! It’s all good!!!
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Day 22: Brown
Accessorized with a little #batman!! (You can never go wrong with Batman ;))
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#Frotober Day 18: Least Favorite Product

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Yeah, there’s no love lost between me and Miss Jessie’s. Well … actually, yeah, there is. I went hard with MJ for a few months many years ago. Thought that I loved it. Then, I realized that my hair only ever felt good and moisturized when the product was in…freshly applied and re-applied daily. When I washed my hair, it felt horrible. Dry. Straw-like. Dull. It was then I knew, it was ruining the health of my hair!! I immediately ceased and desisted. And my pocketbook thanked me!!! Any product that only makes your hair feel good when it’s in is a loser in my book! And, to me, it seemed like a brilliant racket. If you have to use a product daily, you go through it quickly and have to constantly restock!! At $40+ for most of these products in normal size containers … Yeah, not gonna happen. *lol*
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What’s your least favorite product and why?

#Frotober Days 12-17

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Okay, yeah, I know. I’ve been MIA for several days. I’ve also been delinquent!!! I owe you guys an NYCC post (sooo many pics!!), some guest posts, hairstories and, most of all, GOC Final Updates!!! I even shot video of that satin-braid out take down!! I’ll get it back together soon, but I’ve just been soooo burned out from work and 6 weeks of busy weekends, including Comic Con and a work convention this past Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. My mind is mush in the evening and it’s all I can do to wake up in time to get coffee, showered and dressed for work in the morning!

Anywho, I have been “flash” posting on Instagram every day as part of the#Frotober Photo Challenge. And, by virtue of that, I’ve also been posting on Facebook and Twitter. So, this one is for you guys who aren’t on those outlets or don’t subscribe and are interested in my “goings on;).” Now, remember, I posted these on IG on the actual days, so the captions were concurrent.

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Day 12: OOTD (Friday, 10/12)

#OOTD for #NYCC2012!! Comfort and warmth were paramount! Got some new “combat” boots this week for the occasion!! Kinda diggin ’em! Saw Adam West, Burt Ward and Seth Green at panels today! They were all so awesome and so nice and appreciative of the fans! Can’t wait for the #Firefly panel tomorrow!! Hoping Joss and Nathan will make surprise guest appearances!!
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10/18 Update: Yeah. I didn’t get into the Firefly panel. Got to the room at 3:45 to get in line for the 5:15 Walking Dead panel that preceded the 6:15 Firefly panel. The 5000 seat theatre was a full house and there were probably another 10000 sitting outside of the room in the holding area hoping to get into it. They told us that we weren’t getting in. And, guess what? Nathan Fillion made a surprise guest appearance. Can you read the bitterness in my words??

Day 13: Homemade (Treatments) (Saturday, 10/13)

Henna!!
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Honey hair lightener? Tried it overnight on shed hair. Didn’t see a difference.
Maybe a 2nd or 3rd time is the charm?
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Day 14: DVAM /Purple (Sunday, 10/14)

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
#nomore
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Day 15: Red/Orange (Monday, 10/15)

#bazinga #TBBT #Sheldonrules
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Day 16: My Town (Tuesday, 10/16)

Meh. This one is boring.
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Day 17: Favorite Style (Wednesday, 10/17)

Ummm, yeah, that is ever-changing!! Lately, it’s been the #braidout, a #bigbun never fails me and I rocked the #TnC for close to 2 years. A couple of months from now, who knows? What I really FAVor is versatility!!  http://instagr.am/p/Q5nzrFM1Vq/

And that brings us to today, which I haven’t posted yet. I don’t even know the topic and it’s time to hit the shower!! So, I’ll have to share that one later!! In the interim, have a question for you guys!

What topics would you like me to cover? Any questions that you want me to try to answer? I’ve kind of been running dry lately! So suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)!!

Alright ladies, have a Terrific Thursday! 

#Frotober Day 11: Afro

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Ummmm … Yeah. This is all I got. LOL! I don’t have gravity-defying, superhero hair.
But I can rock a MEAN Diana Ross do !
http://instagr.am/p/Qo9FHZM1Zh/

So yeah, I know. You’ve seen these pics before. That’s why I’m gonna add a lil’ something extra.

LINED HATS!!! 

(The top three hats are from Marshalls and the last is from Target.)

LOL! Yeah, I went buckwild and bought four hats in the last week …  three I got yesterday alone!! They aren’t lined in silk or satin, but they all have “satin-like” polyester linings. So, you know, that’ll work! I’ve been needing a solid black and brown hat to coordinate with my coats/outfits. My black/blue/red plaid hat is great, but I always have to dress around it when need to camouflage a hair treatment and scalpy twists or braids. So now, I have options!! The best part is, they are roomy enough to fit my baggied up twists when I have a pre-poo or DC in progress!!

#Frotober Day 10: BCAM/Pink

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Many years ago, I watched a TV special on tattoos. One woman’s ink stuck w/me. She had a full breastplate harness tattooed on her chest and around her back … after a bilateral mastectomy. On Monday, I went in search of this tattoo for Frotober Day 10. In the course of my search, I discovered that the special aired in 2001. I also learned that the woman was Inga Duncan Thornell. I discovered that she did a blog post about her tattoo this year after finding that it was pinned all across the web. When I saw the pics this 10+ years later, I was again struck by the power of the “message.” Inga didn’t just survive cancer, she defeated it … and then stuck her tongue out at it!! If you want to read a little more about her story, you can find it here.

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