Posts tagged ‘Curl Box’

Gift from me to you: December Curl Box

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What’s Inside:

Elasta QP: Olive Oil & Mango Butter Curl Defining Pudding

Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel

Dr. Miracle Curl Care: Soft Hold Creme

Isabell’s Own: Fix My Fro Curl Cream

Curl Max: Curl Activator Moisturizer

Shea Moisture: Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo

Indian Hemp & Tamanu: Strengthen & Grow Hair Treatment Masque

Love your Kinks,

BkAphrodite

Inspired By….Naturalistas

I decided to take the time out to acknowledge some of the Naturalistas out there that I see and feel are making an impact. These woman are strong, determined, and most of all BEAUTIFUL people. I wanted to make this post really awesome so I searched for quotes that I felt best described these women from what I see and know of them.

Imani


(TribeCalledCurl.com)
“We have to laugh. Because laughter, we already know, is the first evidence of freedom”

-Rosario Castellanos

A role model, outgoing, personable, an Aries (I couldn’t leave that out), a Curl Tribe Sista; also the one who encouraged me to see my true self.

Alexandra


(Shop-ALS.com, AlexElle.com,BreakfastwithAlex.com)
“Many people are inventive, sometimes cleverly so. But real creativity begins with the drive to work on and on and on.”

– Margueritte Harmon Bro

A mother, an artist, and an entrepreneur; a loving and caring person who wants to spread love and positivity through her passions.

Marisol


(MamaNaturalista.com)
“Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a sense of purpose”

– Margaret Thatcher

A mother, dedicated, hard working, and kind; supplied me the opportunity to see her city for real.

Karen


(KarensBodyBeautiful.com)
“I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings”

– Margaret Mead

A mother, an entrepreneur, a creator; brought about greatness to the natural hair community with her products and that Fro she rocks.

Markeeta

(AllThingsKeetaRay.com)
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow”

– Helen Keller

An inspiration, kind-hearted, faith filled, and caring; helping the world follow their passions through faith.

Myleik


(CurlBox.com)
“Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success”

– Dr. Joyce Brothers

An entrepreneur, driven, and intelligent; creator of the product junkie’s heaven, and is very supportive towards her customers.

Jenell


(KinkyCurlyCoilyMe.com)
“It’s your life… why not fill it with as much joy as possible?”

– Bonnie St. John

A mother, sweet, and upbeat; aids natural hair ladies to maintain and take care of their hair, also providing fun monthly natural hair events.

 

Be sure to show them some love and check out their sites. Don’t forget to feel inspired by these lovely ladies as well.

 

 

 

Love your Kinks,

BkAphrodite

Disclaimer: I do not own any of the photos. They have been taken by each lady and copied form their Instagram.

Fun & Natural Hair in Central America

I recently took a trip to Central America and it was just amazing! I often heard many speak of the beauty of the Central American vacation spots but I had never been. After three plane rides for about 6 1/2 hours all together I had arrived to San Pedro, Belize.

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We boarded a small plane in Belize City which would take us to San Pedro where our hotel was located. San Pedro is one of the two small islands of Belize.

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As we soared across the lands of Belize and islands, it was one of the most beautiful experiences I have had in a long time. The blue waters and flourshing green lands.

I just couldn’t resist the beauty; it makes my heart melt just thinking back. I now understand the beauty everyone spoke about. This island is ridiculously beautiful.

Plus, it is home to the second largest barrier reef. It is a full package.

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The island of San Pedro is really small compared to the mainland, being that many of the people there road golf carts as cars. I thought this was super cool.

First day on the island and I was loving every moment, hammock living is so me; the breeze, the relaxation, the view.

The island is known for its barrier reef which protects the coral reef and precious sea animals. This caused lots of sea grass around the island and in the water. There was not much of the whole “white sandy beach” concept. None the less I was able to enjoy the water in small spots. I can’t complain. The beach scene was not really what I had expected but I understand that the beauty of the island has to be kept.

This was a totally amazing experience!

Oh and you can’t forget the yummy food!! OMG The national dish of Stew Chicken, Rice & Beans and cole slaw. My mouth is drooling thinking about it.

Me enjoying the Fun in the Sun

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20120822-140545.jpgKeeping my hair up to par on this trip was a bit tricky. Plus, I kept dreaming of having that sun kissed Belizean hair, so I was trying to stay in the salt water and sun. I so wanted reddish brown tips; tt was just so beautiful. I couldn’t help it. I don’t know why I didn’t do a protective style. Though, next time I am totally prepared. To keep my hair fresh and clean after long hot days, or days of salt/chlorine water, I stuck by my trusty ole Shea Moisture and Vaitika Oil.

I also brought the regular conditioner, which is missing.

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Towards the end of the trip we decided to take visit the mainland. Started the morning bright and early to head to the Belize City. We took a water taxi over and were greeted by our tour guides. Along the route we got to experience some breakfast tacos. They were soooooo delicious.

Once we made our way through the city after about 3 hours we headed for lunch and our tour of the Mayan Ruins and Ziplining. It was super amazing to me that we had to get on a hand cranked ferry to get across the river to the ruins. I loved it!!

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20120822-140654.jpgIn Belize and Guatemala at the same time. The view was breathtaking from “El Castillo”(The Castle), which is the main Mayan ruin of Xunantunich(Stone Woman).

The ruin got its name when a man claimed to have seen a woman in the window of “El Castillo”, when he went to the window the lady had disappeared. She was the stone woman.

The tour was beautiful but it was just too darn hot. I was struggling going through the tour. Lol. In my mind I kept trying to figure out how the Mayans survived the heat in that space. If you can tell in the picture I was sweating profusely. The Sun Gods were in full effect around that place, Just remember if your ever in Belize on a tour be prepared for the wrath of the heat.

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You know I came prepared thanks to my Summer CurlBox. “There ain’t no bugs on me, there ain’t no bugs on me, there may be bugs on some of you mugs, but there ain’t no bugs on me”;All “Bugs OFF” 🙂

We came to out final spot in the rain forest for ziplining, which was SO MUCH FUN. Once again hot as heck. I must have lost about 50 lbs with all the walking and sweating. Lol The heat was definitely turned all the way up.

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Yummy Rum Punch! I think I might need to head back to Belize City! Lol

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Wrapping up the day in Belize City after our tour on the water taxi. Tell me this isn’t Beauty!!

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All good things come to and end, but it was joyous none the less. Rewind!! That wasn’t it so our flight got delayed coming back to New York, oh then it was cancelled until the next day. So guess who got to stay and extra day in Belize…….I did! It was a little nerve wrecking because I had anticipated heading to Miami for a bit and back home to NY; oviously God had other plans for me to enjoy. I would like to thank my Airline for allowing me to stay an extra night.

I also took the time to just add a couple other pics that I took while on my trip for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy

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Enjoy your Life,

BkAphrodite

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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