10 Pre-Summer Beauty & Natural Hair Tips

Get Ready For The Hot Weather With These 10 Pre-Summer Beauty & Natural Hair Tips.

1. Stay moisturized.

Whenever the weather stops being so dry, we tend to let up on the moisturizer, but do not skip it completely. A solid moisturizing routine can do so many beneficial things for your complexion! Dry skin doesn’t look good on anyone, so apply a daily facial moisturizer to protect it from drying agents like the sun, salt, and chlorine.

2. Exfoliate.

A gentle facial exfoliation will help keep your skin free of clogged pores and create a better canvas for makeup application. Reserve your exfoliating time for the evening because newly exfoliated skin can be sensitive. Try following up with a facial icing to close pores. Facial icing simply means rubbing an ice cube on your face until it melts.

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I Tried Younique Cosmetics

Happy Saturday!

Spring is one of the best season to go on dates, play with eyeshadows, and switch up the lip color. Anything goes— from nude shades, intense brights, or soft pastel colors. I love nudes a lot on my eyes so that I can wear a bold lip. I’ve never been a fan of a bold lip and bold eyes; it just looks like too much.

Have you ever heard of Younique?

Younique is the name of a beauty brand that markets and sells almost exclusively through social media. They are the first direct sales company to do it. The concept behind Younique is to create quality beauty products that are free from harmful fillers, parabens and other toxic ingredients. The products that I tried from Younique were the

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Five Black Owned Alternatives To Black Up Cosmetics

Have you heard the tea? The former black owned makeup brand called Black Up Cosmetics is no longer going to be black owned. Will you still support? If not, here are a few alternative choices.

Featured Post — Original Story here:

Written by michelleamanda.com

The black beauty community has been abuzz with the news that the French “black owned” brand geared for women of color, Black Up Cosmetics, would soon be carried by our beloved Sephora. No sooner than the big news was released there were rumblings that something in the milk might not be clean. Lakish of Blaq Vixen Beauty did some digging and shared her findings which primarily included allegations that Black Up may have pushed out their black founder in the shadiest of ways.

Black Up and Sephora have not yet released any official response to these troubling allegations. I have chosen not to support the brand (as much as I REALLY wanted to) until they release some sort of reasonable or logical response.
Instead I’ll be sharing 5 black owned brands that I choose to support instead.

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Fall In Love With Your Curls Event!!

Chicago Naturalistas!!!

Please join me at this event as I will be sharing hair stories and answering curly questions, along with Cortney, the owner of Discover Tré Luxe, and fellow blogger Takeya Monique. I am so excited!!! There also will be fall inspired food and drinks. Hope to see you there. Did I mention that it was free?

Still,  don’t forget to RSVP! It’s important!!!




Kaitlin’s Hair Story

Kaitlin’s Natural Hair Story

Sara: What is your name and where are you from?

Kaitlin: My name is Kaitlin Myers and I’m from the south side of Chicago.

naturalsara | kaitlin hair story

Sara: How long have you been natural?

Kaitlin: I’ve been natural my whole life, heat damaged for 5 years, and a healthy natural for 1 year.

naturalsara | kaitlin hair story

Sara: What is your favorite product(s)? (you can list more than one)

Kaitlin: I have a few favorites. One would definitely have to be Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie and their hair milk. I’m also falling in love with “almost” all of Lottabody’s new line.

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Product Review On Fro Butter

Fro Butter Review

Hello Natural Peeps,

Today, I am about to mix things up a bit. I usually do a product review and test the product on myself, but in this particular review, I used the product on my  fiancé, Taye. He has really long  beautiful locs. Since I normally do his hair all the time anyway, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to feature his locs in this product review.

The product is called Fro Butter, have you heard of it?

About Fro Butter

There are four different types to choose from. There is Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Peppermint Oil, Emu Oil, and Fro Butter Baby. The Jamaican black castor oil butter helps reduce shedding and helps those with thinning hair. The peppermint oil butter is really beneficial for course and dry hair. The peppermint in the formula helps relieve a dry, itchy scalp. It is perfect for locs and twists. The emu oil butter is great for those who are having a hard time getting their hair to grow. It also helps heat damaged hair. The fro butter baby is a formula that works for all hair types. It is rich in carrot seed oil and leaves hair feeling soft and hydrated.

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Raw Shea Butter

Raw Shea Butter (Guest Post)

Are you looking for a way to increase your natural hair growth? Do you have dry or itchy skin? If so, then you need to try raw shea butter. Raw shea butter benefits hair growth and healthy skin. Keep reading to learn why you should try this natural hair and skin product.

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Blasiandoll11 Hair Story

Blasiandoll11 aka Lashonda’s Natural Hair Story

Sara: What is your name and where are you from?

Lashonda: Lashonda I am from Delaware. I know Dela “where?” The first state and literally is a dot on the map! Lol

Sara: How long have you been natural?

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Lashonda: I actually suffered from major heat damage and decided to do a no heat challenge in January 2013 so I am coming up on three years soon.

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What Girl Doesn’t Love Jewelry?

I have a jewelry offer for you which includes something free!

Hey guys, this post is not natural hair related, but it may still be of interest.
Has anyone ever heard of Rocksbox? Well Rocksbox is a subscription box that gives you unlimited access to rent from an ever-rotating closet of designer jewelry.

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Naturally Chells Hair Story

Naturally Chells aka Michelle’s Hair Story.

Sara: What is your name and where are you from?

Michelle: My name is Michelle, but many people just refer to me as “Chelley.” 🙂 I’m from Brooklyn, New York #BrooklynStandUp lol.

Sara: How long have you been natural?

Michelle: I began my transition September of 2013 after I experienced a bad relaxer that damaged my hair severely and caused it to break off in the front and crown. Prior to this happening, I thought many times that I wanted to go natural but I never had the courage or the support to do so. After doing some soul-searching, and finding natural hair inspiration on YouTube, I decided to big chop my hair in June of 2014.  I’ve been natural for about a year and 2 months.

Hair Story Michelle | Natural Sara

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