Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kinky-Curly " Stellar Strands Deep Conditioner" Initial Review

 I have been a fan of Kinky-Curly products since they debuted their line,  My all time favorite gel is the Kinky Curly Curling Custard.  It has never failed me, no matter what weather I use it in.  The only factor that I do not like about it is the price.  So, when I saw on Instagram that they were adding a deep conditioner to their line up, I was very happy.

It was an 8oz jar for the price of $13.00.  Following its release it was only available via their website. As a product junky and lover of Kinky curly, I had to try it out.

 Water, cetyl alcohol, btms, hydroxypropyl guar, macadamia oil , argan oil, caprylic/capric triglceride, biotinm silk amino acids, collagen, amino acids, glycerin, panthenol, polysorbate 60, phenoxyethanol and natural fragrance
Enriched with Macadamia and Argan oil, this deep hydrating intense treatment will take your hair from status quo to stellar.

When it arrived I was in a protective style so I was not able to try it out. After coming out of my protective style nine weeks later , it was the first deep conditioner I reached for. On first impressions, I wasnt impressed at all.  The consistency is very thick but spreadable.  I used my own body heat to get it to penetrate but after rinsing my hair wasnt soft or moist. It was just ok. I will be giving it another shot with my steamer in the near future and hope for better results.

Below is my initial pictures on Instagram.

Natural Hair Hygroscopy "Ocean Hyrdonium Jelly" Demo

 I'll be giving away a jar of this moisturizer next week on the  Blog/Fan Page so stay tuned.  I love the moisture factor and easy of use so far.  You can check out the company's website here.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Younique 3D Mascara and Soultanicals Giveaway

So, I've started a new venture and would like to get some exposure. What better way then a giveaway. Have you heard of this new 3D Mascara? No... well here are the details.

Our simple three-step process combines Transplanting Gel and Natural Fibers to help create the appearance of incredible thickness and volume to your existing lashes. Watch as your lashes transform into something you have only dreamed of! The 3D Fiber Lashes are water resistant but easily washes off with warm water and facial cleanser at the end of the day. Try it! It will quickly become your favorite makeup must-have!

Sounds interesting right? Well what good would some killer mascara be without, setting that hair off? So... yup, you got it.... You can item from Soultanicals.  Any product that you have been wanting to try! Yup, you read right, ANY product that you want to try. Just enter below and follow the rules.

To be entered you must follow: lovinglife0078 , lashesbyproductjunky and Soultanicals on Instagram. Leave your instagram name in the comment below.  If your page is private, you must DM a screenshot of  my post on Instagram @lashesbyproductjunky

Open only to the 48 continental US States. Shipping timeframe is determined by the seller and you will have 48 hours to respond via email or another winner will be chosen. Winner will receive 1 3D Fiber Eyelash Mascara and 1 8oz product from Soultanicals.

Giveaway will run  for a week, ending on 28th of July 2014.

This giveway is closed

Ocean Hydronium Jelly by Natural Hair Hygroscopy

 I came across this product on a header within the forum on Long Hair Care. I was minding my business as usual and there it was , a banner at the top of the page that said "  An advanced Ionic moisturizer for dry natural hair". Well, shucks... I had to find out what this product was. I reached out to the company and was provided a jar to test out.

When the jar arrived, I about jumped in glee.  It was 16 ounces of juicy looking goodness. I opened the container to see what it smelled like. I couldn't place the scent but its light and slightly fruit. It moves more loose than jelly. I could see this being in a pump style bottle to ensure you don't spill it. Unfortunately , I wouldn't be able to test it out fully because I was in a protective style but, I was able to use it on my edges that are left out and honey, the moisture factor is amazing. It reminds me of what curl activator gel does for my hair. It curls, gives moisture and kept my edges supple. The only downside is" glycerin". For me, that really isn't a factor if I seal well but seeing how I used it on my edges I didn't.  The cold air in my room left the exposed hair feeling a tad stiff after drying , so that's something to keep in mind for the winter months.

Here is what the company claims" Curl popping ions and ocean rich botanicals for luxuriously soft, fully hydrated curls.Ocean Hydronium Jelly restores moisture with potent humectants and ph balancing ions, transforming even the moist parched strands into touchably soft , defined tresses. Nutritious marine botanicals like sea kelp biofrement and algae extract nourish your hair, providing enough slip to bolster length retention and fortify against damage."

I will be trying this out fully this Friday. So look for the review AND a chance to win a jar in my giveaway that Natural Hair Hygroscopy is sponsoring.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Half Year Point with Protective Styling

Would who have thought that I could protective style for so long?  Not I! Well, time is flying by. I started out in December of 2013 , stating that I would protective style for 9 weeks and rest my hair for 2 weeks. It's worked out well. I'm currently on my third protective style of the challenge and in 2 weeks, I will be resting my hair. I uploaded a little video of my past styles and what  vitamin I'm currently taking right now.

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