It's finally here! It's been a while since I hit the 10k mark on my YouTube, but as per usual, life has a tendency of getting in the way of these things... As a massive thank you to all my loyal subscribers, I have collaborated with the amazing British Curlies to bring to you a box overflowing (quite literally) with my favourite products, worth well over £100! To enter my 10k competition, and to be in for a chance of winning all these goodies have a watch of my latest video (below) and follow the instructions.
In preparation for my new protective style, I decided to dye my hair black following the henna and indigo two step method. There has been a massive buzz around Sheabutter Cottage in the UK natural hair community, and rightly so, as the Ghana-born creator Akua Wood not only flies the flag for successful black owned businesses, but also proudly supports fair trade and invests in the education of children in the Eastern region of Ghana. Therefore, I was extremely excited to review the SheaButter Cottage henna and indigo powder during my hair dye experience. Have a read of my honest review below...
Back in April, a friend of mine reached out to me, asking if I could be of any help to his friend and her dissertation. I of course said I was happy to, and I was soon introduced to the lovely Kehinde (@kaybadmus) who informed me that she was in the process of creating a documentary about natural hair. Have a watch of the shortened version of the original film where she talks us through the advances of natural hair in the UK.
Big announcement to make girls... I'm in love! Well... in love with my new hair, so no need to buy a new wedding hat. On Saturday, I got my hair put in braids by the beautiful Nia (@NiaKnowsHair), and of all of the protective styles I have had this year - from turbans to faux locs to twists - this is the one I love the most. Why? Its all thanks to the B-E-A-Utiful ombre grey hair I received from Catface! Have a flick through my latest pictures and I assure you, you will fall just as deeply.
It finally happened. I finally got my hands on a Glowwbox *. And not just any Glowwbox... the 'USA All Stars' edition! For months I have been envious of other bloggers who have had the pleasure of reviewing the Glowwbox, and it felt amazing to finally get a chance to try it for myself. But maybe I should start from the beginning... what is a Glowwbox? Glowwbox is a luxury beauty package tailored to women - of all races - with darker skin tones. Whether you are black, mixed race, asian, arab or a delightful mix of the above, I am sure that you have at least once experienced the rage of going into a local shop and finding no products that suit your skin tone or hair texture. Glowwbox gives you the opportunity to receive a box full of haircare, skincare and beauty products, on a monthly basis, so that you can try various products before going to the shops and buying them! And the best news? Now I have the opportunity to give you the chance to receive your first ever Glowwbox for just £5. Read on for details...
On Tuesday 28th July I was invited to the launch of a brand new FREE magazine, written for and by the natural hair community in the UK - Curly Hair Magazine. I met Chloe (@thelazycurls) in Stratford Westfields, and after a quick costume change in Forever 21 (don't ask) we headed down to Soho, to the gorgeous Grace Bar on Windmill street. Find out what familiar faces were at this event, as well as all the fun we got up to at what was one of the best natural hair events EVER.
As some of you who follow my Instagram and Snapchat (both @theLondonCurls) may know, I broke my ankle at the end of May while running in a Tough Mudder competition. Just my luck, right? After six weeks, I finally got the cast taken off, and on Thursday 23rd July came the time for me to finally reintroduce my (extremely skinny) right leg back into the blogging world! At 8pm, I hobbled down to Junior Green Hair Salon in Knightsbridge for the Taliah Waajid Media and Blogger Mixer. Have a read of what fun me and twiggy got up to!
It's long overdue, but I have finally got around to trying the Curls* (@FrizzFreeCurls) range, and its safe to say I am in love. I've been excited to try this all natural range for a long time, but before I go into my review, let me first go back to when I received my Frizz Free Curls goodies... After attending the Frizz Free Curls event hosted by FroGirlGinny in the Essex branch of Beauty by Zara, I was given samples of the new blueberry gel as well as my staple edge tamer, the Passion Fruit Control Paste. A few days after the event, Curls reached out to me and a few of my fellow bloggers who had attended the event but unfortunately hadn't been given a gift bag of full sized products. Curls therefore ensured that we received these goodies, and a shampoo, conditioner and curl cream promptly arrived in the post.