Posts from the ‘Product Reviews’ Category

Uneyvu Butter Review

I had been hearing people rave about products by Belle Butters especially the Uneyvu Butter. I decided to take a look at the goodies Belle Butters had to offer and fell in love with almost everything. I came down to one product and it was the Unyevu Butter.

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The product contains all natural ingredients: shea butter, raw pressed mango butter, refined avocado butter, apricot kernel oil, neem oil, sunflower oil, fragrance, and vitamin E.

Which makes the smell a mixture of greatness. It’s hard to describe the scent, but the best thing I could come up with was a sweet nutty scent.

The consistency was super rich and AMAZING!! It went on smooth and left my skin moisturized and feeling smooth like butta. Oh and this ish was long lasting too. By the end of everyday my skin was still very moisturized and smelled like that sweet buttery nut.20130314-004600.jpg

As you can see it was that damn good!! There is barely any left. LOL

The good thing about the item is that it can be used on the hair as well as the skin. In addition some of the Belle butters sales go to Charity Water and it’s packed with all natural ingredients, so it kinda makes it worthwhile.

Interested in trying it out for yourself? Stop by BelleButters.com

Love your Kinks,
BkAphrodite

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Something like a Phenomena

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Folks over at Black Cotton Apparel got in contact with me to review one of the amazing “Natural” tees. Lucky for me I was drawn to the amazing “Natural Phenomena” tee. I wanted to choose a shirt that would be both uplifting for me and those that saw me in the tee. Once I came across the description behind the tee, I knew i just had to have it. The description posted with the shirt read:

When you walk down the street, you cant help but to turn heads.  Like a force of nature, you cannot be denied.  Black Cotton Apparel celebrates the natural phenomena that is you.

–  BlackCottonApparel.com

It was so me! Recently, I have been filled with smiles even when things may not feel all rosey. I have learned to accept people and things as they are. You cannot change anyone but yourself. I know it sounds very cliche but, it is true you have to change yourself if you want change. Well, let me get back to the tee! I put it on and my day felt brighter and I was many more smiles. It was midweek and I was happy to be alive and well. I was feeling exactly what the tee read, hence why the song kept playing in my head; “something like a phenomena, something like a phenomena”.

I say all of this to encourage you to be a phenomena, natural or not! Love who you are, where you will go and where you have come from. It is all a journey, whether we accept it or not one day you will have to. Appreciate all of your journey, good or bad, you where created for this.

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As well stop by Black Cotton Apparel; check out the tees get motivated. I know I did, shit I was feeling like like the phenomena I am Natural Crown and all. (*Excuse my poor quality front facing camera pic.)

& Guess What….You get 15% for being apart of my lovely Crew!! Use coupon code : NAT213. Get to it, you don’t want to miss out on something so phenomenal!!

Love yourself,

BkAphrodite

 

Why I stopped my hair subscriptions!!

I had just did my Big Chop and I was fresh out the chair. I had to go back 7 years to remember the tricks of the trade, many of which were most likely wrong for my hair anyways; I couldn’t go back to using the “Indian Hemp” hair grease, or using that blow drying every week. How in the hell was I supposed to re-learn my beautiful kinks. What the hell was I supposed to use? I can’t use the “Perfect for perm” or the products that have loads of crap that was destroying my hair.

To my surprise, no there wasn’t an app for that, but there was a subscription for that. HEY BOO!! LOL. I was a couple months behind until I found out about the whole subscription movement, but I knew I had to get on. I just had to get on that V.I.P list. Me and my hurr were VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE!!

Sitting in front my computer I was able to make the first purchase to every product junkie’s dream. I now was en route to figuring out the new products I would have, to learn to use on my new hair. I was in HEAVEN! I mean who wouldn’t want to sit in the comfort of their home while products came right to you for just $20 a month. That’s less than a wash, set and blow out every 2 weeks! I saw no harm in my new found love.

I started out as one of the many naturals who wanted all natural products. With a subbie box that had different products, I kind of pushed that thought to the side. Then the numbers started to add up, and the products they became so so. I began to feel as if I needed rehab for my product addiction, literally products everywhere. I had to put a stop to it! So this December I treated myself to a kit and a box, just for the fun of it. I was hoping there were going to be some extra dope products and extras, but I mean it was just what I paid for. After, treating myself I called it quits. A new year was approaching and I couldn’t waste anymore money on products that half of the time I wasn’t using anyways. I guess, I can now say I am a product junkie on the road to recovery.

 

Did you stop any of your subscriptions?

Do you miss getting products every month?

Love your Kinks,

BkAphrodite

Mahogany Princess Hair Butter

I received a package from the lovely Ashley of Mahogany Queen and it contained her  “Mahogany Princess Hair Butter“.  I was pretty excited by the name of the product, as it sounds so royal. I mean my hair desires all royal treatment, so why not.

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The Mahogany Princess Hair Butter was created for young girls with natural hair. As a believer in self-love, it’s important for me to show women and young girls how to love and care for their natural tresses naturally. This butter is great for twists, sets, puffs and overall moisture and sheen. With its fruity fragrance, your princess will immediately fall in love with it.

–  mahoganyqueen.bigcartel.com

Let me just say the smell was the first thing that drew me in. I am a lover of a good scent and the Mahogany Princess Hair Butter is one to savor. It smells of a fruity and very sweet blend; one of those smells you want to lick right up. Yummy! Well, you pretty much can with all its natural goodness, though I wouldn’t advise it. That brings me to the ingredients, Shea Butter, Grapeseed Oil, Avocado butter, Sunflower Oil, and Olive Oil. Tell me that ain’t a super yummy combo.

I used the Mahogany Princess Hair Butter on freshly washed hair to seal in moisture and stretch my hair. I applied it to all of my hair and simply pulled it back to straighten the hair. YES, I got length y’all! Once, my hair was about 85% dry I put huge twists in my hair and went to bed. The next day my hair was moisturized and feeling soft to the touch. I only wished it gave my hair some shine. I guess my hair doesn’t love butters, for shine at least. I had no idea what style I was going for but had this urge to stretch my hair, and started combing out my twists. Some of my hair was not trying to cooperate, so I applied some more Mahogany Princess Hair Butter to my hair and wallah. It was pretty much a breeze detangling the hair, and best believe I was super happy about that. Check out the results of my lovely heat free fro below:

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Yes, le fro is growing!!

Have you tried out any Mahogany Queen products?

What were your results?

Be sure to stop by MahoganyQueen.bigcartel.com to get your Mahogany Princess Hair Butter and other goodies. You and your hair deserve it!

Love your Kinks,

BkAphrodite

Curlformers Results!!

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For the holidays I wanted something different, then it dawned on me that I had Curlformers (which are the long and narrow ones, if your wondering) tucked somewhere in my product junkie stash. LOL. I washed my hair and asked my mom to help me out with the process. At first installing the Curlformers was pretty hurtful. Being that I barely do much to my hair, my head felt extra tender. Once we got the hang of installing the Curlformers, the pain wasn’t so bad.

I was a little disappointed that a baseball sized of hair was still left out once we ran out of Curlformers. Maybe my head is too big LOL, or maybe we needed more hair in each Curlformer. Not sure which one but I will have to test that out on my next run. Being this, I had to dry the back half of my hair. Once it was dried I applied them to the front and dried. I really had no intentions of going to sleep with those things in my head. I like my sleep very well.

When my hair was all dry, the Curlformers were taken out. To my surprise some of the curls had frizzed up. So my mom thought it would be a good idea to redo the ones that were bushy.
It was back under the dryer for a bit and the finished products was this:

The product that helped me achieved the look was my Jane Carter styling mousse.

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It came out pretty good I must say. My hair was now long enough to sport some drop curls. Go Me! Go Me!

Received these from Curlformers a while back when I first did my Big Chop and as you could probably think, I was not able to rock them bad boys until I gained a little length. Then 7 months natural I had me some long hair don’t care and some popping curls.

Now, let me tell you about when I actually wore them babies out. It was no where near what it had looked like once I first removed the Curlformers. I slept on them for two days and they looked like a hot mess!! LOL. Thankfully, I knew how to make them work for me. I just separated them bad boys and teased my hair up a bit and had me a curly bush. I liked it, although I preferred the initial take down results.

For my next try at applying my Curlformers, I plan to try a different setting lotion or holding creme and use bigger sections of hair in each Curlformer. As well I just might, sleep with them in. Lord, I can just imagine all the pain. Well, beauty is pain right? HAHA

Have you tried Curlformers?

How were your results?

Love your Kinks,

BkAphrodite

Jane lipgloss

I received the Jane lip gloss in one of my past Ipsy Glam bags and decided to put it to the test. I have found that I like lipsticks but I love glosses a lot more, and I fell in love with the color red against my warm brown skin. There’s something about the two that just does it every time for me. So, I figured why not test out Jane lip gloss, on a night out in the city. I took the plunge and puckered up and I must say the color looked rather sexy on me. Check out how the gloss looked below.

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You can see I was feeling like thee ish with this gloss. I even got the stunna shades out and started doing an impromptu modeling shoot. Check me out!!

Have you tried Jane lip gloss?

How was your experience with Jane lip gloss?

Love your Kinks,
BkAphrodite

Essentious Review

I As I mentioned a couple days ago I received many goodies from the lovely folks over at Brock Beauty, and I have a review for you all, of the Essentious products.

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This is how it went down….
I applied the Exonerate shampoo and cleansed my hair. It did the job and left my hair squeaky clean, literally. I wasn’t sure I liked that but it didn’t leave my hair feeling stripped or dry. Once, I rinsed the shampoo from my hair, I sectioned my hair into four (I’m hyped I could say that, team growing hair..lol). I applied the Rejuvenate strengthening protein conditioner to each section, and finger detangled. Let me tell y’all I was able to detangle with ease. I was extremely happy with that. I let it sit for about 8-10 minutes and rinsed. Once it was rinsed I applied the Hydrate conditioning treatment as directed. I put a plastic cap on and let it sit for about 45 minutes. After that was up I rinsed and these were my results.

I was loving how defined my curls were. I then followed up with the oil, which I must say smelled AMAZING; it smelled like a sweet candy caramel. Yummy!

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I didn’t have any good pics of the hair once it was all dried but you can kinda see that my curls were on point.

 

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