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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New Sale, New Products!

Hi Gorgeous!

So did you find out on our Face Book page which product line is 40% off this weekend? And did you have to also notice that ANOTHER product line is 25% off this weekend? That's what I call "Sales for Days!" Remember, this is only on emails for appointments I receive this Friday through Sunday to be purchased next week April 30th- May 5th.

Now would be a great time to try out 2 new products in the Darcy's Botanicals line!


Peach Kernel (Natural Curls) Hydrating Milk

Peach Kernel (Natural Curls) Hydrating Milk

Product Information

An excellent moisturizer and leave-in conditioner for parched curls. Use daily or weekly to hydrate your natural hair styles.

Dstilled Water, Organic Aloe Juice, Peach Kernel Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Jojoba, BTMS (emulsifying wax), Vegetable Glycerin, Yarrow, Sage, Horsetail, Nettle, & Lavender Extracts, MSM, a paraben-free preservative and fragrance

Apply just a small amount throughout wet or dry hair for healthy conditioning and moisture.
*Use to gently soften and detangle new growth while transitioning to natural hair .
*Use it as a daily or weekly leave-in to naturally condition dry curls & waves.
*Use to add much needed moisture to parched curls.
*Can use to do comb coils.
*Can also double as a body lotion!

8 oz. PET bottle

*Over 98% Natural
*100% Vegan

This product also comes in 16 oz.

Note from me:
This product is not new to the Darcy's line, but new to All Things Curly in limited quantity. If you love it, I'll purchase more and the larger size! I haven't tried this product yet, but I am excited and looking forward to it. It's Darcy's version of a hair milk, but thicker than your traditional ones. You could actually use this by itself. Here are some of the reviews posted on the DB site about this product.

Moisture Review by Mrs. Smith
(Posted on 9/28/10)

Perfect for styling/moisturizing Review by TonyaJ
The Peach Kernel Hydrating Milk is awesome for defining curls. I didn't feel like applying the coiling jelly and just co-washed, applied the daily leave-in and then applied the hydrating milk over it because I was going to do bantu knots. Well, my hair dried and when I looked, my hair was completely curled all over PERFECTLY and it was SO soft. My hair is 3c/4a with 4b in the crown. My whole head is/was full of plump curls all wonderfully defined. I have woken up everyday this week and refreshed my hair with the peach kernel hydrating milk and it recurls my hair everytime with the softness and moisture that I SO love. This will DEFINITELY be a keeper for me!!
(Posted on 9/23/10)

Moisture galore Review by Afroluscious
I used this milk to do a bun on damp hair after washing. It slicked my edges back and kept my bun looking neat. Another time I put my hair into a HUGE afro puff with the product. I've recommended this and other DB products to transitioning and natural ladies on different hair boards. I love it!!!!
(Posted on 6/20/10)

NEW Sweet Cocoa Bean Curl Smoothing Cream

NEW Sweet Cocoa Bean Curl Smoothing Cream

Product Information

Use as a daily or weekly leave-in to help detangle, moisturize, defrizz, and soften your lovely coils and curls. An excellent moisturizing leave-in cream which works great for all hair types. Also great as a styler for curls, twists and braids.

INGREDIENTS: Distilled Water (Aqua),
Theoroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter,
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet
Almond) Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate
(and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/
Capric Triglyceride (Fractionated
Coconut Oil), Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol
(and) Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl
Esters, Fragrance, Hydroxyethylcellulose,
and Algin.

Smooth a small amount throughout dry or damp hair and style accordingly.

*Use to gently soften and detangle. .
*Use it as a daily or weekly leave-in to naturally revive & moisturize dry curls & waves.
*Use to add much needed moisture to parched curls.
*Use to lightly condition locs, twists & braids.
*Use as a styling cream for curls, twists & braids.
*Can also be used as a straightening cream*

8 oz. PET bottle

Note from me:
Now this is Darcy's new baby! To the naked eye, this just looks like another bottle of cream. But here is where you reading labels is important. Did you see that this product can be used as a straightening cream? No other product in her line has listed this feature! I think its due to the Panthenol, which is in most thermal products. Interesting! There aren't very many reviews on this yet since its new. Maybe you could be the first!
The best time to try a new product is when there is a sale! Contact us @ allthingscurly@live.com to schedule your appointment. And do it soon! These two items are in VERY limited quantity.
 Also, we are restocked on Darcy favorites! New leave-in conditioner in the mouth-watering scent of Fresh Watermelon! Restocked on the Coconut and Cupuacu Hair Pomade (a favorite and mega shine enhancer!). And let's not forget about the Coconut and Hibiscus Oil! She must have added scent to this oil because it smells AMAZING! I'm sorry, I had to keep one for myself. I love the spray nozzle on it. It's perfect for oiling my ends. I'm just.... yeah...it's the bomb. And only $10.
I'm going to let you in on a little secret because its not time for me to announce this yet. But, I will be participating in an event very soon, so you would do well to get these items PRYOR to this event or I promise you, it will be gone! Just saying!
Until next time!
Stay Gorgeous!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sale This Weekend!

Hi Gorgeous!

If you haven't "Liked" us on Face Book yet, you're missing out!

Check us out to find out about a WHOPPING 40% off sale going on THIS WEEKEND!

And then check us out AGAIN to find out about ANOTHER SALE coming up possibly THIS WEEKEND!

AND, don't forget! When we reach 50 likes, there will be a free product giveaway randomly picked among our  Face Book friends!

So what are you waiting for!

Until next time!

Stay Gorgeous!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Curly Explosion! Boutique or Big Business?

Hi Gorgeous!

The topic of this post has been on my mind for a while now. And I hesitated for a long time before deciding to comment on the explosion of natural or curly hair care products that have hit the market. Mainly because there is a lot to consider when making these kinds of choices.

Gone are the days when there were NO products to be found for naturally curly hair save the less than handful of products geared toward chemically manufactured curls, or lighter serum or gel-based products tailored toward are less than kinky curly girls.

Some of our curly, coily, kinky sisters got fed up and created a niche market of moisturizing, natural, and herbal based products that took to the streets and spreaded like wildfire! From the pioneers of Carol's Daughter and Miss Jessie's to the latest Coco Curls and Entwine Couture, women today are still creating those same good quality ingredients products tailored with YOUR hair in mind! And this is the reason that ALL THINGS CURLY was born. To bring you excellent, high- quality natural products that is good for your hair. And to promote these start-up, boutique businesses that saw a need, and made it there mission to satisfy that need. Sometimes that meant quitting full-time jobs to commit to their passion. And sometimes it meant working a full-time job and working a full-time business. Either way, their hard work paid off! Carol's Daughter is now sold in department stores and on HSN. Miss Jessie's is in Target and other locations. This means mass distribution and mass money!

All of this was not lost on big manufacturing companies who saw that more women were leaving behind relaxers and embracing their natural textures. What was once a 2 billion dollar industry was being cut into very rapidly! Think of all the naturals you see in commercials and magazines now. And television shows that show a whole family of curly girls. Curly hair is no longer being looked at as frizzy, unruly, unprofessional hair, as it has even been excepted into the board room now. And along with this hair comes maintenance products to keep it beautiful. They wanted a piece of that pie. And now the shelves at stores like Walmart look like this...

Now there are two schools of thought on the effects of this.

The first is YAY.. FINALLY.. we have been heard, and there are products out there that meet our needs. And the price point is also very tempting.

The other thought is a little bit of skepticism on just HOW quickly ALL of these lines popped up. What type of ingredients do these products contain? And is it going to work for my hair? Do I support what's cheap, quick and convenient; or do I support small business that started it all and is tried and proven?

At some point, we are all faced with these questions, and really, it usually comes down to quality verses economy. Only you can make that decision for yourself and your hair. Trust me, I'm faced with those questions as well! But here's what I want you to consider when making your decisions:

  • Please, please, please read labels. Look at the ingredients and determine if you want to put that in your hair. Remember, everything that goes on your head goes into your blood stream. Choose wisely. I tend to stay away from Sulfates (in shampoos), para bans, silicones (in conditioners and stylers), mineral oil, and petroleum (fillers and cloggers).
  • You get what you pay for. Sometimes cheap is a not a good thing. And sometimes its a great thing! (Check out Shea Moisture) It all goes back to the ingredients.
  • Check out the scent of a product. I did. Some of them smelled straight like chemicals. One person even said a deep conditioner smelled like a perm! And some products smell overly fruity, but artificially so. It begs the question of what are they trying to cover up?
  • Be wary of crazy colors! I'm not even going to lie, y'all. One product line in particular was a different color for each item. Mint green, purple, blue, orange, why? Again, what are you trying to cover up. A simple white, cream, or I've even seen mauve, will do. All those crazy colors says to me that artificial dye is in the product. Which again goes into your hair and into your blood stream.
  • Research! Look for reviews on the products. I have, and was interested to see that many people who were initially excited by the price, were less than excited about the product. Again, you get what you pay for. You tube is good source, as you get to see people true reaction.
  • Some products are just curly and not natural hair care products. There is a big difference. If it's just a curly product, then it doesn't have to be healthy. The objective is to obtain a certain look. But if it's not healthy as well, you will not be able to maintain that look for long because of build-up, stripped hair, dryness, flaking, and breakage. It's that old saying "everything that is good to you is not good for you."
These are only my opinions. But this is what works for me. And honestly, the proof is in the pudding.

I can tell you this....

Out of all the new lines that have sprang up and are being carried in stores like Walmart, I have heard pretty good things about Beautiful Textures. Hey! Just because I don't sell it, doesn't mean I'm against it. I'm not a hater! Lol. I just want you to be informed and make healthy choices.

So, I am going to the 2012 World Natural Hair, Health, and Beauty Show next weekend! I'll be back with all kinds pictures and new product info to share with you. In the mean time, stay tuned for a post on new products in the Darcy's Botanicals line coming to ALL THINGS CURLY.

Until then!

Stay Gorgeous! Don't forget to Like us on Facebook!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

You Can Win!

Hi Gorgeous!

I want to tell you about a very special beauty blogger that is having a giveaway sponsored by ALL THINGS CURLY.

Brittany Hall
(You must be logged in to All Things Curly to view the video.)

from Britt's Beauty Bag!

Easy as 1, 2, 3! And the Bee Mine Deja's Hair Milk is yours! Britt is the one of the most beautifully stylish people that I know. You will love her blog. You will love the hair milk. And who doesn't love free? So enter today because the contest ends soon!

Until next time!

Stay Gorgeous!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Bee Mine for Kids!

Hi Gorgeous!

I came across an excellent video and thought I would show you just how well Bee Mine Products work for the little ones in your life. The kiddos!! From the mouth of babes :).  Enjoy!

 Twist-out w/ Bee Mine Products

Very special post coming soon about these boutique brand natural curly hair products and drugstore brands. Stay tuned!

Until next time,

Stay Gorgeous!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter!

He is Risen! Happy Easter Gorgeous!

All Things Curly wants to take this time to wish you a very Happy Resurrection Day. As stated in The Business, we are founded on Christian principles. Our foundation scripture is this....

For it was in HIM that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through HIM and in and for HIM.-Col. 1:16

We are here for you, but because of HIM. In ALL THINGS, HE has the preeminence.

Happy Easter Gorgeous!

Like Us on Facebook!

Hi Gorgeous!

Just checking in on you! Did you realize that ALL THINGS CURLY is now on FaceBook?

So what are you waiting for? Like us right now on this very page by clicking the facebook like button to the right of the screen! (If you are reading this through your email, you have to go to the website :).)

  • By being connect to us on facebook, you will get information quicker, such as the flash sale on Pura Body Natural products that's going on right now!

  • You can participate in hair discussions, and ask your most pressing questions without having to email them to me!

  • And you can post your flyest curly do, and let others know how your feeling the products you've purchased. Trust me, a lot of curlies depend on customer reviews before making a decision to purchase, including me!

  • And the best reason to like us on facebook? GIVEAWAYS! Help us get to 50 likes, and I'll giveaway a free hair product!

Like us today!!!!

Until next time,

Stay Gorgeous!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Southeast Easter Event! RECAP

Hi Gorgeous!

We all had such a good time at this event! And i'm so glad to have met those of you that came out, and visited my booth. Welcome to the site! Now you know that we are here, and we are here FOR YOU.

A little bit about this event. It was an Easter event primarily for the residents of Southeast Nashville where residents could bring there kids to participate in an easter egg hunt, face painting, live performances, and treats. Vendors of all sorts were on site from jewlry and beauty vendors, children's clothes vendors, food vendors, to 5/3rd Bank giving away Nashville Predator tickets. Here are a few of my favorites!

The Fabulous Satrice of Satrice Chic

W/ chic bags

And so many designs!

Lori Cooper of Caricatures by Lori Cooper

She also has an art camp for kids starting at age 7

Authoress Kellie Morgan of KFKB- onsite to sell and autograph books on Kingdom Finances!

Of Course- Me!

And a host of others

I'm just glad the rain held off, and the weather was pretty sunny for the most part. And that meant the kiddos could have their egg hunt! So while we were looking like this.....

They were looking like that.....

A lot of eggs!!! Oh, and the umbrellas were up to shield from the sun. Lol. It was so hot outside.

All around, a great event. Sold some hair products, made some new friends, saw some old friends with their gorgeous curly babies!

All that beautiful hair on them babies!

And many of you even told me that you would VOTE for me in the Black Opal contest! You guys are awesome! If anyone else would like to support with their VOTE, just click the link below! Don't forget to register, or it won't take your vote.

So there it is curlies! My first outdoor, community event. I should have another coming up soon, and you know I'll keep you posted :). Until next time,

Stay Gorgeous!
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