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Natural Hair Warrior – CANCELLED

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NATURAL HAIR WARRIOR

CANCELLED

JULY 10, 2014 UPDATE: The event scheduled for August 2014 has been cancelled. A future date will be announced. Visit NaturalHairWarrior.com for more details!!

NHW

A couple of weekends ago, I went to my 20 year college reunion. One night, I ended up hanging out with my curlfriend Scarlett of Wonder Curl and her friend Rica of  Boston Naturals. Well, Scarlett, Wei, and I started talking about the Rugged Maniac that we did a few years ago. Scarlett then tells us how Rica is doing a similar event in Boston called the Natural Hair Warrior with a yoga class, obstacle course race, and a swag bag of natural hair goodies for the participants. Of course she told us that that we should totally do it.

Now, the thing is, I’ve been on my C game with my fitness routine the last few months, doing the least while still doing something. As to my diet, I’d been bringing my F game to that (as in, I get a big, fat F), eating anything and everything that I wanted (y’all know about my love of all things buttercream). However, after learning about the NHW, getting fed up with the 20 pounds I have put on since my wedding in December, and not working out one day for the first time in almost a year and a half,  I decided to get back on my A game. I dusted off my C25K plan and my treadmill and started interval running 3 days a week. On the days I run, I do 10-20 minutes of yoga flexibility, on the days I don’t run, I’m doing 30-45 minute Vinyasa Flow yoga practices because #365daysofyoga is still going strong despite that one missed day. And, I have to say this, up until this week, I’ve been doing yoga exclusively since March, and I can tell it has kept my body tighter, stronger, and fitter, despite the weight gain, because I had no problem running again.

So, all that being said, just popping on here quickly to let y’all know that I fell off the wagon a little, but I’m getting back on and getting ready for ….

NATURAL HAIR WARRIOR

AUGUST 23, 2014

11:30AM – 4:00PM

Boston, MA

(Get your early bird tickets at half the price until July 12th!!) 

Now that’s a natural hair meet-up with a twist!! Who’s with me?!?!

Visit NaturalHairWarrior.com for details and tickets!!

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Epics Launch and One World, Many Naturals Hair Expo Weekend!

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Okay, don’t have much time!  So, I’m just sharing some pics from my weekend at the Epics Launch in Madison, NJ on Saturday and the One World, Many Naturals Natural Hair Expo in Newark, NJ on Sunday!

A quick hair note. I didn’t wash it this weekend … too much running. So, on Saturday, after wearing a cinnabun for two days, I refreshed the stretched WnG with Infusium 23 and Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter mixed with Samy’s Get Curls Curl Potion (think the latter has been discontinued :(, but I stocked up a year or so ago at a local drugstore’s going out of business sale). Then, on Sunday, I decided to banana clip big bun it for the Hair Expo. Glad I did, because it was windy as all get out outside!!

Okay, here are pics and I’ll be back later tonight (I hope) to add more photos and provide some explanations!!

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Share the Love Beauty Soirée Recap

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Happy Monday ;)!! Just sharing a few pictures from the Share the Love Beauty Soirée that I attended and presented at in Brooklyn, NY yesterday! The place was packed and gorgeous natural hair was EVERYWHERE!! OMGosh, the pics just don’t do it justice ladies!! Anywho, Sade of 1GirlBoutique organized and coordinated the event and had her lovely jewelry on sale. Savvy Brown hosted and “interviewed” each of the presenters “On  the Couch.” I talked about protective styling, low manipulation styling, long-term and short-term protective styling and the purpose and benefits of each option. Scarlett of Wonder Curl talked about her product line and did a demo (shoot, I didn’t get that picture!) with a model. Shelley of Amazing Botanicals talked about how her all-natural line was born out of her need to find products that addressed her eczema. And, finally, Ketta Vaughn spoke about summer make-up trends, make-up application and did a demo with her line Ketta Vaughn Cosmetics!

Then, everyone got up, mixed and mingled, enjoyed some good eats, checked out the vendor tables of all of the presenters (except me … I need to get some tee-shirts or something ;)), got their gift bags and then a few giveaways were raffled.

It was a good time with food, fun, friends and the sharing of admiration, inspiration and information!!

Here are some more pics from the event!!

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(p.s. Deets on my hair later today! I tried a couple of new gifted products to do this WnG!)

Hairscapades Meet-Up (Orange, NJ) Recap & Photos!!

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Okay, this is a quick post to share some pics from the meet-up at Pooka Boutique in Orange, NJ! We had such a good time!!! I want to take a minute to personally thank those who donated their time and talents.  Thank you so much to Donna and Dawn of Pooka Pure and Simple, who generously supplied our venue, the Pooka Boutique in Orange, NJ.  Thanks to Arlinda, the brilliant designer and owner behind Sofistafunk, the Skirt Co. and Michelle who dressed me in this fabulous skirt for the event. Thank you to Tameeka of Jaded Tresses,who did a wonderful styling demo and provided great information to all who attended! There was some awesome networking going on between all of these black female businesses and I’m sure we are going to have some amazing events coming up for you all in the near future!!

And, last but certainly not least, thank you to all the beautiful ladies (and their fabulous hair) who attended my first NJ meet-up! I hope that you’ll all be back for the second one ;)!!

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(p.s. This “quick” post just took an hour to put together! *lol)