Showing posts from February, 2014

Unboxing CurlBox: Second Anniversary Box

Hey scholars!

I ordered the second Anniversary CurlBox. I was so excited to see what the products were. Being a product hoarder, I had to jump on getting this box. I was so serious that I set my alarm to make sure I was near my computer on time because CurlBox sell out fast. I received my box yesterday and here is what is inside.

Aunt Jackie's Curl La La- Defining Curl Custard

Motions For Naturals- Heat Styled Straight Finish Cleanser

nuNAAT- Natural Curl Activator

Oyin Homemade- Hair Dew

Hawaiian Silky 14-in-1 Miracle Worker

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Swivel Stick

Paul Mitchell- The Truth About Curls- Shampoo, Leave-in Treatment, Ultimate Wave

Sienna Naturals- Hair and Body Shampoo, Leave-in Conditioner, Body Cream

Samples Galore!!!!
L'Oreal- EverCurl Curl Care System

Organic Root Stimulator- Shea Butter Hair & Scalp Lotion

Elentee Soy Organics- Waterless Shampoo and Braid Marinade

Elentee Soy Organics- Twist & Lock Gel

Organic Root Stimulator- Intense Moisture Creme and Anti-Breaka…

Black Berries Hanging from Trees: Accounts of Black Women Lynched in America

Hey scholars!
     I celebrate Black History everyday. Do not get me wrong. I appreciate having a Black History Month. It allows people to bring awareness to the events, figures, and places here in America and throughout the Diaspora that helped to shape history. Last semester in my Comparative Slave Systems class, we talked about the film Birth of a Nation and all of the ridiculous bull that was in it. I also brought Oscar Micheaux' response which was Within Our Gates. These films brought on talk about the deep scars America has but has been covered up with heavy foundation. If you saw Mississippi Burning, one of the most impactful images was the lynching of a man in front of his son. Throughout the American South, black men were lynched in large numbers. After numerous friends were lynched, Ida B. Wells-Barnett became an anti-lynching crusader. 

With Mrs. Barnett, we see black women in the fight against lynching, but what about those who were lynched themselves? Who were they? 


Facial Steam Bath

Hey Scholars!

     This winter season has been one for the record books. As long as I have been in school and I have been in school for quite a while, I have never had so many days off due to inclement weather. This weather has taken a toll on everyone involved. I have kept my hair in my protective style of twists and have been keeping my scalp oiled so that it does not dry out. My skin, my skin, my skin....oh my goodness! I am not playing with this weather. My skin has been so dry because of this cold weather, sorry, this polar vortex. Below zero My face has never been so dry before. So I had to come up with a regime this season so that my face stays moisturized. What is a girl supposed to do? I mean I wash it, tone it, and moisturize it. On occasion, I use a mask. What else am I supposed to do? I decided to give myself a facial using hot cloths. Needless to say, the cloths are only hot for so long. Then  I decided that facial steam baths would be much more ef…