How to Treat Your Curls With Class

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I’m back with more featured content, sponsored by Make It Classy. Today, I’m sharing my wash day routine using Make It Classy plant based hair products.

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Gettin’ Sexy For My 30th Birthday

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I can’t believe I am 30. Well I’ve been 30 for a couple of months and it still feel unreal to me. But 30 will be a blessed year and decade. Before my birthday I decided to do a Boudoir photoshoot to celebrate turning 30. I had so many mixed feeling about doing this photoshoot and sharing them on the internet. But the more I thought about it… I more I felt like YOLO!!!!!

Today I am going to be sharing my behind the scenes/ get ready with me content of me getting ready for my 30th Birthday Boudoir Photoshoot. I wanted to do something outside of my comfort zone by doing something, “Grown & Sexy”. I booked my session with Bad Kitty Photography in Atlanta, GA.

If you follow my social media, you’ve already seen all the pictures that I’m going to share from this experience. I selected a few that I’m going to to keep to myself, because everything doesn’t need to go on the internet. Overall, I am proud of myself for actually doing the photoshoot and having fun with the process. I really enjoyed every part of picking out my outfits, doing my hair and nails, getting my makeup done, and having a professional take my pictures all day. I preach about inspiring women to embrace their natural beauty but this was a challenge for me. After doing, I’m so glad I did it and would 100% do it again. I felt so sexy and comfortable in my own skin. I believe that is what beauty is all about.

Let’s chat in the comments! Have you ever done a boudoir photoshoot or thought about doing one?

Grove Collaborative Unboxing | Cleaning Product Haul

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I remember waking up on Saturday mornings to the fresh scent of Pine Sol and Bleach with some ol’ skool jams playing softly as my parents indulged in the weekly cleaning routine. I used to try to stay in bed and play sleep as long as I could before my mom would burst into my room, listing out all the chores I had to get done around the house before I could go anywhere or do anything. 

Well, times have changed but not too much. I still have my weekly cleaning routine, it’s just not on Saturday morning. I’m a night owl. So, I prefer to get my cleaning done on Thursday or Friday night. Saturday mornings are meant for sleeping in (and that’s on Mary had a little lamb). These days I am a bit more environmentally conscious when it comes to household cleaning. Which is why I am so glad I discovered Grove Collaborative

Grove Collaborative delivers eco friendly home essentials to your front door. Today I’m sharing my second cleaning product box from the Grove Collaborative online site. 

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Items I received in my 2nd Grove Collaborative Box 

Essential Cleanser Concentrates Set (Refill) Orange & Rosemary

Daily Shower Cleaner Concentrates Refills Lavender & Thyme 

Reusable Cleaning Glass Spray Bottle – Twist & Slide (Sparkling Orange)

Reusable Cleaning Glass Spray Bottle- Twist & Slide (Polished Gray)

Gifted By Grove Co.:

Rooted Beauty- Sensitive Skin Facial Cleanser

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Spring Product Purge

Heyyy Passionista! 

It’s time to clean out all these storage bins of old products and get rid of old and expired products. 

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Easy Charcuterie Board For Two

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It’s officially picnic season! (WE OUTSIDE !!!!!!) 

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with charcuterie boards. I thought it would be cute to create an easy charcuterie board for a nice sunny picnic. 

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This is not a sponsored video. All opinions are my own. 

First Time Attending The Pinner’s Conference in Atlanta GA

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I’m a crafty girl that loves a good DIY project. About 2 weeks ago, I attended the Pinner’s Conference in Atlanta, GA with my craft bestie, Bianca. This was my first time ever attending but Bianca has been several times and has even instructed a class for the conference. She’s pretty lit in this crafting world. 

The conference is a 2-day event but we purchased a one day pass to take 2 classes. So, we spent all day Friday crafting and shopping. 

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First Time Attending The Pinner’s Conference in Atlanta GA

Hey Passionista! 

I’m a crafty girl that loves a good DIY project. About 2 weeks ago, I attended the Pinner’s Conference in Atlanta, GA with my craft bestie, Bianca. This was my first time ever attending but Bianca has been several times and has even instructed a class for the conference. She’s pretty lit in this crafting world. 

The conference is a 2-day event but we purchased a one day pass to take 2 classes. So, we spent all day Friday crafting and shopping. 

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GRWM: Protective Hair Style

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Have you ever wanted to rock an old hairstyle from your childhood? I got the bright idea to recreate a go to hairstyle my mother used to always do to my hair back in the day. I can’t believe just how timeless some hairstyles are. 

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Products Used: 

Let’s Jam! Shining and Conditioning Hair Gel https://amzn.to/3dnHKO2

Mixed Chicks Hair Four Days Hair Volumizer https://amzn.to/3x6t5hS

Bobby  Pins 

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How To Achieve Luscious Curls On Dirty Hair

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Quarantine has gotten me all out of motivation when wash day comes around. I used to look forward to wash day. Now, it’s like I dread it. Pre-Quarantine I could not go 2 weeks without washing my hair and now I push it 3 weeks sometimes. But no matter if I wash my hair or not I still want the look and feel of luscious curls. 

Every curly girl knows, the dirtier the hair the better the curls look!!!!

For those of you who are kinda like me when it comes to wash day, I’m going to put you on to how I achieve luscious curls on dirty hair (2 to 3 weeks old). Since I discovered this hack, it’s become my go to. 

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First thing first you’ll need a spray bottle. I suggest using some sort of curl cream, oil and gel when doing this style on dirty hair. I used Kurlee Belle Tropical Oil Blends, Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Pre-Styling Whip, and Curls Goddess Curls Botanical Gelle

I’ll be honest, bantu knots do not always work on my hair. I can rock the knots as a style for a day or two, but when it comes to taking them down … my curls are wildly all over the place. Until one day I tried bantu knots on my hair because I didn’t want to wash it. I was amazed by the results. I was able to hold on to my curls looking and feeling luscious for about 3 more days. 

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How To Achieve Flawless Heatless Curls

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One thing I can appreciate is a good protective hair style. I have been natural for over 10 years now, and I stopped using heat on my hair about 3 year ago. Outside on my once a year silk press, I prefer heatless protective styles for my curls. 

Last summer Octocurl, a heatless hair styling brand, reached out to me wanting to send me their product to try. I was interested in the product so I tried it and was amazed by the results and have been using it ever since. I don’t know about yall but I find it very uncomfortable to sleep in flexi rods. The Octocurl gives similar curls results to a flexi rod set but with a softer overnight drying solution.

Take a look at how I achieve my flawless heatless curls using Octocurl:

I used 2 Design Essentials products from the Almond & Avocado Collection to achieve this protective style. To detangle and brush through my curls before using the styling tool, I used 

Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Leave In Conditioner. It is a light product that adds softness and shine to the curls. It’s natural ingredients give the formula just enough slip for ease detangling. To prep my curls for styling, I used  Design Essentials Almond & Avocado Pre-Styling Whip. I love how oil this formula is, loaded with lots of natural oils to coat the hair with moisture before styling.  

I find myself using my flexi rods and perm rods less because Octocurl is a much softer overnight solution for heatless curls. 

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