29 June 2012

Animal Motifs via Thumbeline


OOTD: Casual Friday


28 Weeks Pregnancy Update


I'm officially in my third trimester! so not long till baby make his/her first appearance.
The bump is fast expanding and I'm coming to terms with my under arm fat! 
I've been super busy getting everything ready for baby belle and have found I'm addicted to buying baby clothes! and I've been trying my hand at knitting.
Heart burn, sleep discomfort and tiredness aside all is well! xoxo


Black Hair & Beauty Live 2012: Natural Hair TakeOver!



26 June 2012

20% Off Curl Harmony Products


Natural Belle readers can get the chance to receive 20% off Curl Harmony products until the 3rd July.
Use discount code BELLE on the Curl Harmony website


22 June 2012

The Fro: Miss Addicted 2 Etsy aka Cythia




One of our fav bloggers stepped out in this AMAZING undefined fro! I'm in lust she looks beautiful and deffinate hairspiration if ever there was one! check out her blog here

The Game Changer: Solange 'DMMH' Knowles


Solange 'don't mention my hair' Knowles has been named one of refinery29 30 under 30 game changers. The model, singer DJ, yummy mummy, & naturalista (but NOT the vice president of team natural) has been making a big splash in NYC for quite some time and is amongst some of the best funky young funksters.

20 June 2012

The Launch: Love Harlem

 I've been awaiting this launch for quite sometime, fellow blogger and naturalista HarlemLoves has (finally) launched her hair care line LoveHarlem a selection of hand made natural butters and pomades specifically for natural hair. Enriched with Avocado Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Organic Shea Butter and encased in beautifully designed tins I can not wait to try them out! check out the range here you can pick up sample sizes for £3




Curl Harmony Review


I had the oppertunity to try out a Curl Harmony product, I used the Intensive Repair Deep Conditoner, enriched with Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Jojoba Oil.
It's a thick treatment, so great for parched 4a-4c hair and hair that has been heat styled.
I've currently been rocking a blowdried hair that I've been keeping in goddess braids so my hair was in need of this product.
I used Deep Conditioner as part of my weeekly hair wash routine and left the product on my hair for 15-20 minutes (I also detangled with the product and it has great slip for such a thick conditioner)
rinsing out was a doddle! and my hair was left tangle free and and more defined even when wet.
I styled my hair in a medium sized twist out and my hair look defined and plump!
this is definately one of the better deep conditioners I have tried and I would love to try the rest of the line, the Intensive Repair Deep Conditioner is resonably priced at £14.50 and you get alot for the money as a little goes a long way. I'll definately buy this again






Ingredients: Aqua, Behentrimonium Methosulphate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Butter), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Hydrolysed Wheat protein, Cetyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Glycerine, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Lactic Acid, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool

19 June 2012

The Necklace: Noquvy


I'm in love with these necklaces by Noquvy, a brand of beautifully hand crafted necklaces by Sarah Spiridou from Athens. They are great statement pieces for summer and i want them all! 






Zoe Saldana Style Steal



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17 June 2012

UK Events: Beautiful Textures Curls Unleashed Event & More!



Bon Jubilee Belle readers!
The Bank Holidays are usually a busy time for natural hair events, but much like Her Majesty’s Diamond celebrations, the recent holiday period has been exceptional.
I’ve certainly enjoyed this period of playing the social butterfly, fluttering from one event to the other, meeting, partying and continually being inspired by the ever-growing number of naturals that I meet. There’ve been product launch parties, Film screenings, The infamous Afro Hair & Beauty Live and even a live big chop.
Team Belle my eyes and ears! Crystal Afro & Laila-Jean

Lukwesa Burak, founder of Gidore.com , teamed up with Beautiful Textures and Curls Unleashed to prove that not only is she the hardest working News Anchor in Team Natural, but damn does she know how to put on a party!

Beautiful Textures and Curls Unleashed are just two of the new American brands bringing their new products for curly and natural hair, to the UK.

While Celebrity stylist Felicia Leatherwood, demonstrated how to get the most from your Beautiful Textures in Bar Soho, UK Soul Legend Omar, gave an exclusive live performance at the Grace Bar (Picadilly Circus) for the Curls Unleashed Party.



The music, drinks and dancing bloggers have given me some great nights to remember, and the goody bags went beyond the standard sachets, instead containing samples of full size products; but I’ve gotta give Beautiful Textures an extra 10 points for the open bar!!
I couldn’t fit all that’s happened into just one post so look out for part 2 of my recent events round up coming next time.
Images from the Curls Unleashed event
see more here

xoxo

13 June 2012

Update



You may have noticed I have not been blogging everyday, due to the bump and a new job I've had to put something on the back burner and as much as it kills me it had to be the blog! however I'm making a point of blogging where possible and getting a little help from the Team Belle! I'm still contactable via email and on twitter @naturalbelle so hit me up even if it's just to say hi! Your not missing much on the hair front I've been faithful to the humble goddess braid the last few weeks!Bump is growing steady and is 26 weeks today... until next time x

Scheduled posts
Unboxing the Samples Boxes
Curl Harmony Review

The Print: Solange Knowles in Paisley



Solange 'don't talk about my hair'  Knowles wore a gorge paisley print dress keep the look luxe boho and your festival ready!



The Updo: Josina Monteiro





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