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My brother gets his locs done! + UK Salon review

Konata locs vlog

Hey!

 

So I am not the only one in my family that wears their hair in its natural state.  As a matter of fact, I was the last one to the party.  My mother always wore her hair in a short fro/buzz cut.  So did my dad.  So I never grew up in a house where there was any shame in wearing kinky hair.  Not having “good” hair was NEVER a thing for us.  All of it was good.  We are proud.  All three of my siblings have had or have locs.  I have yet to try it out, but I have been thinking of it for a number of years, but I am satisfied with my loose natural…for now…

My brother, Konata, has had his locs for about 10 years now and decided to film himself getting his locs retwisted at his favourite natural hair salon in London, Morris Roots.

All locs images via Konata  

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I know a lot or most of the focus in the natural hair movement is on women, but we can’t forget that there are a lot of guys out there too, making black hair more visible and acceptable to both ourselves and others.

Konata locs vlog

So check out this salon in Tooting Broadway, London, Morris Roots.

And check out my brother’s music, podcast and other projects at I Am Konata.

Let me know what you think?

Laters!

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My Must Haves: The Best Beauty Products 2016

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Happy New Year!!! I hope that you have been enjoying 2017 so far!  I have been more mindful to enjoy life a little bit more in this new year.  More self-care, appreciation of life, and to be more bold.  With that, I want to take a look back at all the best beauty products that I loved in 2016.  These were my must-haves and I constantly repurchased them and will continue to remain in heavy rotation.  

These are the #beauty products that I could not live without in 2016! Click To Tweet

In the video below, I also give brief reviews and all the products mentioned are listed below.

 

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HAUL:Oyin + ColourPop Cosmetics on Dark Skin

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Oyin Colourpop NTB haul

Haul time! I bought some more items from ColourPop recently plus some refills of my favourite Oyin Handmade products and I wanted to share with you. It’s summer and I am on the lookout bold lips and long wearing ability. I actually filmed a video unboxing of what I got.

If you love video, check out the unboxing below:

Here are the pictures and swatches:

Haul: ColourPop Cosmetics

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I picked up 3 eye shadows, 5 lip colours, including their recently released Matte X formula and 2 of their new eyebrow pencils. Lets see how these swatch on dark skin. Links to the products will also be included.

ColourPop Brow Pencils on Dark Skin

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Top: Black N’ Brown Bottom: Bangin’ Brunette

Bangin’ Brunette   Black ‘N Brown

ColourPop Super Shock Shadows on Dark Skin
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Super Shock Shadows

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Crenshaw

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Swatch – Crenshaw

Kaepop Crenshaw

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Mooning

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Swatch – Mooning

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Birthday Boy – Limited Edition

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Swatch – Birthday Boy

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NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH: Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture by Sundial Brands

This is major news! Sundial Brands (the company behind SheaMoisture and Nubian Heritage) is launching a prestige haircare line, Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture, that will be available at Sephora on March 4th!  This is a big deal considering that even though the options for natural hair and those with kinky/coily/curly textures have increased dramatically over the last 5-10 years, most of the products are not considered prestige.  They are not the kind of products that are considered ‘luxurious’ enough to be found at a salon or a specialty retail store (although, I don’t know why??)

Anyway, this news makes me quite happy as it brings together the legacy of Madam C.J. Walker, who is the America’s first self-made millionaire, with the modern desire to have high-quality natural-based products for persons of colour.

(All information via PR):

Sundial Brands, a leading skincare and haircare manufacturer renowned for its innovative use of high-quality, culturally authentic natural ingredients, today announced the company’s first prestige haircare launch – Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture. Building on the life, legacy and impact of the ground-breaking Madam C.J. Walker – visionary entrepreneur, philanthropist and America’s first female self-made millionaire – the four-collection, 25 SKU line launches exclusively in Sephora stores and on Sephora.com on March 4, 2016.

Serving today’s woman according to her specific hair texture needs, Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture’s product solutions contain all new formulations created with the highest quality natural ingredients – including first-to-market dual oil encapsulations – and performance-driven innovation to inspire every woman to be unapologetic in the expression of her individual beauty – whether kinky, coily, curly, wavy, or straight/heat-styled.  The treatment collection is designed for all hair types to help restore and maintain health. 

“Madam C.J. Walker was the first person to devise and scale a business model that addressed the haircare and beauty needs of women of color, while also challenging the myopic ideals of the beauty industry at that time,” said Richelieu Dennis, CEO of Sundial Brands.  “Today, Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture is poised to challenge those same ideals in the prestige category with our revolutionary new products and cutting edge formulations that provide women with any hair texture with a new standard of beauty – their own.  In partnering with Sephora, this launch represents another step forward in our rich history and continues Madam C.J. Walkers’ legacy to help every woman feel confident to embark on the life she desires. 

..to help every woman feel confident to embark on the life she desires. @mcjwbeauty Click To Tweet

It’s also a dream come true not just for us, but for the millions of women who have been touched by the legacy of Madam C.J. Walker and the millions more who will be inspired to reach their own levels of greatness by hearing her story.  We aim to give this brand back to the world in the elevated, iconic manner deserving of a woman who defied the limitations of her time and accomplished what no American woman had done before – in haircare, beauty or business.  That spirit of audacity, inspiration, empowerment and ingenuity still lives in women today and is reflected in every part of this brand.”

“Greatness begins with confidence. Powerful. Beautiful. You.”

Greatness begins with confidence. Powerful. Beautiful. You.@mcjwbeauty Click To Tweet

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales 2015 + Black Owned businesses! For beauty + natural hair

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Hey!

I hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving in the US and enjoy the company of their family and friends.  

So here are some of the sales that are going on for the upcoming holiday. I will be updating these regularly so check back often!

Updated: Nov 27th @01:18am – added some beauty

BEAUTY

Gleam by Melanie Mills

From: Nov 25th to 30th.  Discount: 65% off Code: Black15  Excludes bundles and kits. 

Smashbox

Friends & Family

From: Nov 21st  3AM EST to 30th  2:59AM EST.  Discount: 25% off US$50 or more. Free shipping  US Code: HOLIDAY15

Laura Mercier

From: Nov 24th to 29th.  Discount: 25% off Free ground shipping in the US with orders over $100

Melt Cosmetics

From: Nov 27th only.  Starts: 12 midnight PST Discount: 30% off entire order. No code needed.

Illamasqua

From: Nov 23rd at 10AM GMT to Nov 27th at closing (in stores in the UK) and   Nov 23rd at 10AM GMT to Nov 30th at 10AM GMT (online).  Discount: up to 70% off nail varnishes and lip glosses. No code needed

Sigma Makeup

From: Nov 26th  @ 12am CST to Nov 27th @ 11:59pm CST. Free Worldwide shipping (Standard Shipping). Also: Cyber Monday sale From: Nov 30th ONLY 12am -11:59pm CST Discount: 20% off  Code: CYBER2015

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

From: Cyber Monday Nov 30th  Discount: $6 for the original Lip Tar packaging. Free U.S. Ground Shipping for $50 or more.  On Black Friday: launching F/W collection “ Asphalt World”. Limited Edition

ColourPop Cosmetics

From: Nov 25th @ 5AM PST to 29th @11:59PM PST.   Discounts: $20 off $100 or more. $15 off $80 or more. $10 off $60 or more. $5 off $40 or more.

tarte

From: Nov 25th to 27th.   Discount: 25% off.  Code: FRIDAY

Senna Cosmetics

From: Nov 27th to 29th.   Discount: 20% off plus Free Shipping over $50. No code needed

Becca Cosmetics

Friends & Family

From: Nov 27th to 30th at midnight PST.   Discount: 20% off with $50 purchase.  Code: FAMILY15

Eve Pearl

From: Nov 27th to 30th .   Discount: 40% – 60% off.  Free Shipping over $50 domestic and $200 international.  Code: BPTY2U

OFRA Cosmetics

From: Nov 27th to 30th .   Discount: 50% off.  Code: OFRA50

Whole Body Department @ Whole Foods

From: Nov 27th ONLY.  Starts: Open to Noon (local time) Discount: 20% off (includes sale items). In Store only.

Eden Body Works

From: Black Friday only, Nov 27th. Discount: 30% off all orders over $30. Code: blackfriday

Mally Beauty

From: Nov 26th to Nov 29th @11:59pm. Discount: 30% off. Also Free Shipping for orders over $50. No code needed.

AJ Crimson Beauty

From: Friday Nov 27th only. Discount: 50% off everything. No code needed.

Magnolia Makeup

From: Friday Nov 27th only. Discount: 50% off everything. Code: Blkfriday15

NATURAL HAIR

Oyin Handmade

From: Nov 27th to 30th. Discount: 25% off sitewide Free Shipping & Handling for domestic orders over $50. No code needed.

Darcy’s Botanicals

From: Nov 27th to 29th. Discount: 25% off sitewide Code: thankyou

CocoCurls

From: Nov 27th only (24 hours).  Starts: 12 midnight Discount: 20% off, Free Shipping over $40 (US only) No code needed.

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