Archive for July, 2012

Naptural Gifts

So one my all time favorite naturalistas is having a giveaway!! (inserts happy dance) She has been one of my motivators in my process to transition to natural and she continues to be my motivation with my little fro. If you watch her videos you know there is nothing not to love about her. She is amazing and she loves fellow naturals as well, so she’s having a bunch of awesome giveaways. Below you can find the great products that are up for grabs as well as how to enter….So get to watching before its too late!

Good Luck Everyone!!

Love your Kinks,
BkAphrodite

Winner Winner Microfiber

I felt the need to hear your amazing stories and to do so with a giveaway. I decided that for this giveaway I would pick three finalists and then determine which of the three stories I found spoke to me.

Thank You all who took the time to share your stories they were great.

The numbers that came up were

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I took the time to read the stories from these three lovely ladies and one stood out to me….

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Please email me BkAphrodite@gmail.com with your shipping information as soon as possible.

You have 24 hours to do so. If I do not receive your information I will have to choose another winner.

Love your Kinks,
BkAphrodite

Color you beautiful

Ladies, I know we love to have our glam day where we get our hair done with amazing products, get our makeup done, and just get glammed up.

Well guess what WonderCurl, alongside Makeup by Holly, LocXurious, and NaturalStyle Magazine have a contest for you. Yes a day of glamour for free!!

Enter the Colour Me Beautiful Makeover contest. You don’t want to miss out on this. To enter visit:

http://colourmebeautiful.weebly.com/

Good Luck!!!

Love your Kinks,
BkAphrodite

CurlBox July Fly

Got my July CurlBox and yet again full sized products!!! Now tell me that ain’t fly! We have been getting so many full sized items. We gotta love Myleik for this.

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This months box was pretty simple, well at least for me. So let me give you the scoop, three random people got Huetiful hair steamers. Poor me was having dreams back to back about winning one from my July CurlBox. It didn’t happen but, I’m telling you it has to. I will soon be united with my Huetiful. Congrats to those three lucky folks, enjoy it for me!

The products in this box were:

Motions Naturally You: Moisturizing Cleanser & Smoothing Conditioner

Shea Radiance: Nourishing Hair Repair Cream

Jane Carter Solution: Condition and Sculpt

Lusters: Pink Classic Light

….. And those three random you win cards with gold bottle…..Hmmmm Le Sigh

Lol

Now lets talk about the catalogue with the beautiful Mae better known as NaturalChica, isn’t she looking fab, fly. What I liked most about this month’s catalogue was what was written inside. It was all about taking risks. I found that this issue was definitely speaking to me. Thanks to Myleik I’m feeling extra motivated. You may see some changes around here on Aphrodite Kinks *wink wink*

I leave you with this “Whatever you think, think the opposite”.

Love your Kinks,
BkAphrodite

July Glam Bag

So I have been receiving my glam bags for 2 months now and I am finally taking the time to showcase all the amazing items inside my 3rd months bag. I think this might have been my favorite bag yet why I’m so excited to share it with you all!! Plus the actual bag was the cutest; a multicolored mesh

So what’s inside my Glam Bag:

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Circus by Andrea’s Choice: Somersault(yellow) nail color

Buxom Lips: Big & Healthy lip polish

Juice Beauty: Green Apple SPF15 Moisturizer

NU.ME: HydroPunch hydrating conditioner

YES to cucumbers: On the go facial towelettes

I was most excited about the lip polish, being that I have been playing around with lip colors a tad; it looks rather fierce. Those facial towelettes; a lady can always use those. Maybe a review or two will be in the near future.

Stay Tuned,
BkAphrodite

Microfiber Hair Towel Giveaway

I have heard numerous curlies say that microfiber towels are the best on their hair and put it to use. When using this item I found that my hair was not dried out after a wash and was less frizzy.

Being that I love my fellow naturalistas I decided I will help you keep moisture in your hair and elimate frizz.

I am giving away a microfiber towel!!!

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To enter (You MUST):

1) Be subscribed to Aphrodite Kinks

2) Share on Twitter or Facebook “I entered the #naturalhair giveaway for a microfiber hair towel on AphroditeKinks.wordpress.com #AKinks”

3) Comment below with what you love most about your natural hair.

The giveaway will end next week friday
July 27th.

Get those submissions in!! 🙂

Love your Kinks,
BkAphrodite

Keeping my ends sealed Vatika style…

I mentioned a couple days about Vatika Oil and you make have been wondering, what the heck it is. So I decided to share with you all some information about Vatika Oil. It has worked wonders for my hair.

When applied to my dripping wet hair it immediately hold in the moisture. When your dripping wet hair stops dripping after applying a sealing oil you know its real. It also is full of rich ingredients and oils that help improve the health of your hair and scalp. There are two types if Vatika Oils; enriched coconut oil and enriched almond oil. The particular Vatika oil I use is the enriched coconut oil.

Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil provides natural nourishment to your hair, giving it body & radiance while taking care of the critical balance of nutrients. Unlike ordinary coconut oil, Vatika’s coconut oil is enriched with the goodness of 8 time-tested herbs. They work magic on your hair, giving your hair & scalp complete nourishment for that problem free, healthy crowning glory.

The new improved formulation of Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil is proven to be better than ordinary coconut oil in 4 ways:
It makes hair Stronger
Hair become Thicker
It makes hair Shinier
Better Dandruff Control

Source: Dubur.com

Vatika oil consists of:

Triphala, Brahmi, Henna, Neem, Lemon, Rosemary Oil, Kapurkachri, Soya Extracts. All of these oils helps to strengthen hair, promoting growth, preventing dandruff and dry scalp as well as minimizing the amount of split ends one may have.

Be sure to look into purchasing Vatika Oil your hair will thank you.

Love your Kinks,

Brooklyn kind of Wash and Go

It was definitely feeling like a Brooklyn kind of day when I pulled out my stash to wash and define my TWA. Being that I attended the CurlBox x Karen’s Body Beautiful event I was sure to leave with some goodies. I received a Luscious Locks Hair Mask & Hold It Gel w/Argan Oil; I finally put them to the test.

For this particular wash I incorporated a couple of my other staples to get the job done.

My Vatika Oil and Shea Moisture Restorative conditioner

Check out how I put all of these products to the test…..

The results were not too bad. After applying the KBB Luscious Locks Hair Mask my hair resembled Jerry curls from all the moisture is retained. I still don’t feel I have mastered the application of gel as yet but once I do you will be the first to hear.

Love your Kinks,
BkAphrodite

Tressumé: Khadijah

Khadijah Jones

Location: Atlanta, Ga


How long have you been natural?

I have been natural for 3 months.

Did you transition or do the Big Chop?
I transitioned for a year and then did the big chop on my one year mark.

Why did you choose that route?
I chose this route because I was a tad bit insecure about how I would look. When I did the big chop I was beyond satisfied.

How long did you transition?
I transitioned for a year.

What inspired you to have natural hair?
I experienced breakage with my last perm and decided to transition. I was inspired by a lot of natural haired beauties on youtube.

What has kept you motivated to remain natural?
Seeing other people who have transitioned to natural hair and how healthy their hair was after the process.

What are two(2) natural hair products that you just can’t live without? Why?
Two natural hair products I can’t live without is Taliah Waajid’s Curl Sealer and Herbal Essence Totally Twisted Mousse.

What is your favorite way to wear your hair?
Being that my hair is really short right now I’d prefer to wear a wash and go.

What do you love about your natural hair?
I love that it doesn’t take a lot of effort to get ready in the morning.

What do you dislike about it?
I can’t think of anything I dislike about my natural hair. I love everything about my curly fro!

What tip(s) would you recommend to someone who wants to become natural, is transitioning, or needs advice about natural hair?
Don’t give up and look for inspiration on natural hair blogs as often as needed to keep you going! If you’re in the process of transitioning try to wear as many protective styles as possible so that you don’t damage your curl pattern.

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CurlBox x KBB recap

A couple weeks ago I had he honor of being apart of a meetup hosted by the beautiful Myliek teele of Curl Box and Karen Tappin of Karens Body Beautiful.
On this particular day the sun was out and there was no doubt summer had arrived. It was a scorching 95+ degrees, as curlies from all over beared the heat to be apart of an event by two well know naturals.

It was a packed house; full of giveaways, champagne,mingling, as well as both Myliek and Karen shared there hair story, which was definite motivation. It was an amazing event and word on the streets is there may be a second round. Stay Tuned.

Love your Kinks,
BkAphrodite