Thursday, September 18, 2014

Camille Rose Naturals Curl Love Moisture Milk & Curl Maker Review + Style Results !!

Hey everyone! So today I am going to be doing a review and style using Camille Rose Naturals products! This is my first time ever using their products, and I must admit I am quite impressed! One of these products has become an absolute must-have of mine! You'll have to keep reading to find out which one though :)

Camille Rose Naturals Curl Love Moisture Milk & Curl Maker
So first, let's get into the products I tried! I tried the Camille Rose Naturals Curl Love Moisture Milk & the Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker!  Here is a close up of what the packaging looks like. I just love the cute packaging of their products. It really reminds me of a vintage cameo necklace. I've always thought they had cute packaging. I mean to be honest, I'd already seen Camille Rose Naturals in my local Target. I was tempted to try them out when I did, but I thought, "Hmm .. Kind of expensive. Should I spend the extra money on a product I really know nothing about? I mean, I do already have a bunch of other products I need to review," and with that, I passed on it. Yup! I passed on them, but I made a promise to myself that when I actually had the time and extra money I would try them out.

 I had heard so much about them in the natural hair community, so I was simply curious. I mean, I'd seen blog posts, tutorials, and video reviews on their products, but I was STILL skeptical. As we all know, what works on one natural may not work on the next. And let's not forget those people who LOVE everything they're sent for review ... Yes, I hate them too lol. So, after all of that I just  decided to wait it out. And it wasn't long after I noticed them in Target that Camille Rose Naturals actually noticed and contacted ME! It turns out they had re-formulated one of their products and wanted me to try it out! 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

DEFINED Flat Twist & Curl using Whipped Butter & Flaxseed Gel + RECIPES !!

Let me start this by saying, I am a complete lover of all things natural, ESPECIALLY beauty and skincare products. Unfortunately, due to brands having to mass produce their products and ship them out to sell, a lot of beauty and skincare products tend to have artificial preservatives and other toxic chemicals in them, that can sometimes do more damage than good.

The other problem is, when you DO run into a brand that does use all natural ingredients, they charge you an arm and a leg for simply doing what's RIGHT. Okay, okay. I understand that natural ingredients, and formulating those natural ingredients into a good product may cost you some extra coins, but why does buying a shampoo, conditioner, and styling product have to leave me down almost $40-$50? I mean seriously? This is why a lot of naturalistas will take the frugal way out and purchase the product with the formaldehyde-derived preservative.

It's less of a strain on your pocket, you think a little bad won't hurt, and honestly you just want something to keep your twist out looking cute for the time being. I have to admit, I have sometimes taken the easy way out too, but for the most part I stick to all natural brands.

As far as styling, I eventually started making my own products. And I do that by making a whipped butter concoction that leaves my hair SUPER soft, shiny and moisturized. I also use flax seed gel to give me BOMB definition and additional luster!

One of my favorite styles do this with is a Flat Twist & Curl. Flat Twists give you definition from roots to ends, and adding perm rods to the ends, just gives you even more of a pop!

The recipe for the Flax Seed Gel and Whipped Butter -not exactly mine, but a general recipe that you can moderate as you see fit-  is listed below as well as a video tutorial using both products, pics of the results, and pics of the definition holding up days after ! ---->