29 June 2012
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
26 June 2012
25 June 2012
22 June 2012
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
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
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
19 June 2012
17 June 2012
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
13 June 2012
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
Unboxing the Samples Boxes
Curl Harmony Review