July 29, 2012

KCCM - Product Review: Coconut Khijo Cream

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Today's post features another installment for the natural hair website, KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.

Prior to having my senegalese twists put in, I was given the opportunity to review Coconut Khijo Cream by a Georgia-based company named Khijo.  This company was created by two young ladies who held a vision of creating something that could be used by various people in various ways.  The cream can be used on skin and hair.  It can be used on natural tresses as well as a treatment prior to blowing out hair.

July 26, 2012

Essence's Top 100 Naturalistas on Instagram

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I am sure many of you have seen my exclamations and excitement on Facebook and Twitter already today.  I found out today I was named one of the Top 100 Naturalistas on Instagram.  WOW!  This is such an exciting day for me and I'm still shocked.

July 24, 2012

All Black Everything

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Recently I have been fascinated by the wonderful world of prints, but today, I kind of wanted to take it back to one of my favorites.  You can't go wrong with a black dress in my book.  In fact, if you really knew how long I have had this dress, you would either say I should be ashamed or congratulate me on my washing skills.  I digress...

I decided to rock all black everything and even though it was a step in reverse to my "ode to trying new things," I enjoyed the reminder.

Check out the outfit:

July 22, 2012

KCCM - Product Review: Cantu for Natural Hair Line

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Today's post features another installment for the natural hair website, KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed several pictures of Cantu products showing up before I got braids.  I was in the process of reviewing Cantu's new Natural Hair line of products and trust me, this is a review you don't want to miss!

July 20, 2012

FabEllis + YouTube

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If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen me tweeting about trying to begin a YouTube channel.  I have wanted to do this for quite some time, but I wanted to make sure I had a few things in order first.  Since the only thing I am missing is proper lighting (and it was sunny outside), I decided to shoot an introduction/test video for my channel.

I would love for you to check it out, subscribe and comment.  More videos to come!

July 19, 2012

KCCM - Sizzling Summer Nail Trends

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Today's post features another installment for the natural hair website, KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.

One of my favorite things about summer is pedicures!  I absolutely love the pampering involved in manicures and pedicures.  This inspired me to create a post centered around three of the hottest nail trends right now!

July 18, 2012

Cleopatra's Choice Giveaway!

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If you have been checking out some of my beauty reviews throughout the past few weeks, this company may be of no surprise to you.  I'm happy to announce that Cleopatra's Choice and FabEllis have come together to offer a beauty giveaway worth nearly $40.  This giveaway includes three of their best sellers and one reader will win all three!

July 16, 2012

Paisley Print

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A few weekends ago, I had the opportunity to check out Value Village in Greensboro, NC.  I became a huge fan of Value Village last year while shopping in Charlotte so I was thrilled to visit another one of their stores.  This store did not disappoint and I walked away with a bag full of goodies!  One of the goodies I snagged was an orange, paisley printed skirt.  As outlandish as that sounds, I loved the way it looked when I tried it on and it has pockets.  Yes, pockets are a big deal!

I recently wore the skirt and paired it with a few items in my closet.  Here is what I came up with:

July 13, 2012

"I Love Thrifting" Day Event + Recap

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I was so excited when I learned of "I Love Thrifting" Day from Mr. Goodwill Hunting that I wanted to celebrate here in Raleigh.  With the help of my co-host, Naturally Fashionable, we held a fun thrifting event from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. last Saturday that included breakfast and thrifting at two local thrift stores.

July 9, 2012

KCCM - Product Review: NARS Taj Mahal Blush

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Today's post features another installment for the natural hair website, KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.

A few weeks ago, I had the great opportunity to review the infamous NARS Taj Mahal blush.  This blush is one of the most popular by the brand and is known as being a must-have for women of color.  After receiving the blush, I used it for a couple of weeks to give a thorough and complete review.

July 6, 2012

Haute37 Review

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If you follow me on Instagram (missfabellis), I'm sure you have begun to notice my affinity for big, bold statement pieces.  I just love a piece of jewelry that can take a regular outfit over the top.  Because of this, it was no surprise that when I came across Haute37, that I fell in love.  The pieces on the jewelry website based in Texas are truly beautiful and not only that...affordable!  I was tickled when I was given the opportunity to choose two items from the site.  I couldn't wait to put them on when they came in the mail.

July 5, 2012

Nic's Top Five Thrifting Tips

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As I am revving up for "I Love Thrifting" Day this weekend, I wanted to share some thrifting tips with you.  Although I love thrifting, I thought it would the perfect time for my great friend Nic from Nic's Picks to share some of her top thrifting tips.  Nic is an avid thrifter and she has picked up some of the best thrifting finds I have ever seen.

Check out her top five thrifting tips:

1.  Scan your closet.
  • What do I have?  What do I need?

2. Make a list.
  • List your needs/wants.

July 1, 2012

KCCM - Facials, Skincare & More – Interview with Restorations Holistic Skin Care Services (Raleigh, NC)

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I hope you all are enjoying your weekend!  Today's post features another installment for the natural hair website, KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.

This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing spa owner, Tassie, at the Raleigh-based spa, Restorations Holistic Skin Care Services.  Tassie and I discussed facials, skincare and more!