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Havana Havana

12 Jun

By Curls Essentials


“If you haven’t seen or heard about it yet by the end of this summer you definitely will. I found out about Havana Twist last year when a picture (top left) surfaced on tumblr. I always thought I needed to use the finger comber hair to achieve the look but then I saw many girls using Marley Hair or something similar. Eventually I gave up on tumblr and I wasn’t on Instagram yet so to me the buzz died. Fast forward to my iphone upgrade I was reintroduced to those darn twist! There are some very talented people out there who have taken the Havana Twist to new heights and I am in love. So in love that on Saturday my friend will be doing them for me! Excited much? Heck yeah!¬†”

This is an awesome and super easy protective style. I’ve actually been wearing them on myself for a few weeks now. They take no time to install and are low maintenance which is great for the summer.

Check out the ones that I’ve done on myself.


I’m going to make a video showing how to do these as well so be on the look out for that



Karens Body Beautiful in Target!!

14 Jan

Yes, you read that correctly! Karen’s Body Beautiful will debuting at Target this February. How exciting is that? Since I am a Karen’s Body Beautiful Beauty Ambassador I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Karen last summer at the Return of the Curls natural hair expo here in Richmond, Virginia.karen Karen is an amazing person and outstanding business woman and deserves all the success in the world. I’m super excited to be able to go to target and get one of my staple products which is the Sweet Ambrosia Leave In. That stuff is the truth.! Now everyone will be able to experience these great products.

The products that will be in target are:

  • KBB Sweet Ambrosia Leave-in Conditioner***
  • KBB Luscious Locs Hair Mask***
  • KBB Hair Blossom Moisture Mist***
  • KBB Hold It Hair Gel W/ Argon Oil***
  • KBB Super Duper Hydrating Hair Cream***
  • KBB Butter Love***

The ones with the stars by it are my favorite and a MUST try =)

Now we know Karen has a whole collection of products so if your favorites aren’t on that list you can always purchase from http://www.karensbodybeautiful.com or email me at Courtney@karensbeautyambassador.com

Shoutout to Karen and Team KBB! Wishing you much much more success in 2013!

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Good HEAD: Amanda

9 Jan


Introduce yourself !

Hi! I’m Amanda G professional model, image consultant, and some may even say socialite. I tend to be passionate about anything that I’m doing at the moment.

How long have you been natural?

I have been relaxer free for about 4 years now, but wearing my fro about 3 years.

Did you transition or big chop?

I have done the big chop about 4 times, and regularly get my hair cut. Continue reading

Healthy Habits for Healthy Hair

11 Dec

I just wanted to go over some healthy habits that are sure to help your hair FLOURISH. If we don’t know by now being healthy starts from the inside. You can’t only take care of your outside. What is inside counts the most.


Drink Water- Yes drink plenty of water. I want you to drink so much water you think you are turning into a fish. lol but really our body is composed¬†primarily of water and we know water is natural hair’s number one moisturizer.


Exercise- Yes ladies we gotta do it. We can’t expect this great head of hair when our body isn’t great and no I don’t mean be an olympic class athlete, just some moderate exercising will do. Exercising is great for out overall health but it will also improve the quality, texture and growth of the hair. Regular exercise gets the blood flowing throughout the body, including the scalp, which in return will help your hair reach its fullest potential Continue reading

Ipsy Bag Series: December

11 Dec

Okayyy ladies you know what time it is! Ipsy Bag time!. I was so excited when I saw that metallic pink envelope in the mail because like always Ipsy is right on time. I just received an email from the company stating the my bag was on the way and in the same day it was here. =D. So lets get into it. The theme for this months bag is Holiday Haute and I can definitely see why. I got some awesome goodies.




So you know it comes in these adorable little bags and that is the one I received for this month. Super cute. Now lets get into these itemss


Urban Decay Glide-On Eye Pencil- (Retail Price-$19.00) Okay so of course I’m excited to see something from urban decay, this is one of my favorite lines. The color I got is Zero.


NYX Ultra Pearl Mania-(Retail Price-$2.99) Mine came in the shade Walnut Pearl. Once again loving this product. Nyx delivers quality products at super affordable prices. I can’t wait to use this loose pigment.


Be A Bombshell Lip Gloss- (Retail Price- $14.00)- The color I got was Hot Mess, because that’s what I am..haha just playing. I’ve never used anything from this company but I just got a matte red lipstick and I know this will look great over it.


Mirabella for Face and Eyes Primer- (Retail Price- $29.00) WOW! My expensive product yet. That is awesome and they know we need to protect our skin underneath our makeup especially in the winter time. I’m impressed.


Mai Couture St. Barts Highlighter Paper- (Retail Price- $28.00) Okay so when I googled this product, the first place I saw it was sold at was Neiman Marcus, lol So you already know. I’ve been trying to highlight my face for a while now so this came just in time.

So this bag retailed at about $92 dollars. Wow. All for $10. They definitely spoiled us for Christmas. I’m a fan once again.

Be on the look out for the video=D



A Closer Look: 2nd Big Chop

26 Nov

Just wanted to come and give a closer look on my big chop. Please tell me what you think=)

Don’t Stop, Big Chop: Courtney

26 Nov

Why did you bigchop?

I big chopped for numerous reasons, If you go back to my 2 year natural anniversary you can read why here. Another reason that I didn’t talk about is because I wanted to do something different to my hair. I was always trying new things with my hair. I’ve had long hair, short hair, red hair and orange hair ( sounds like a Dr. Seuss book lol) and the only thing that was left was natural hair. When my hair was straight I also loved to wear rod sets and pin curls and figured why not go for a more permanent look.

When did you big chop? 

The first time I big chopped was on August 6, 2010 and the second time was October 23rd,2010. 

What made you big chop again? 

I big chopped for the 2nd time because I wanted to see my hair in a new style. When I big chopped for the first time it was just to get the relaxer out of my hair but for the 2nd time I wanted to play around with some new styles since I know how to take care of my natural hair and know what it needs to flourish. I also had suffered from some heat damage. It wasn’t noticeable but I knew it was there and that bothered me.

How did you feel? What was your reaction?

I felt great. I love my big chop way more the 2nd time around since it was in a style.

What are you doing to take care of your hair?

I co-wash my hair once a week with Tresemme Naturals moisturizing conditioner. Then I apply JBCO to my hair and seal with Giovonni’s weightless moisture leave in. I only wash my hair with shampoo once a month.

Do your regret your decision?

Not at all. I know it is hair and will grow all back.

What words of encouragement would you give someone contemplating the big chop? 

Just do it. You will never know how you look with something until you try it.