Monthly Archives: December 2012

Manicure Monday: Third Time’s the Charm

20121218_211945_wmThis week I definitely had fun with my manicure – again. As usual I had to include an accent nail. I used my usual Jordana base and top coat from the Dollar Store and I went with a pink/purple them. used Wet N Wild Continue reading

Review: Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Cream Moisturizer

curlsandmo.com - bee mine moisturizerProduct Name:  Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Cream Moisturizer

Price: 2 oz $5.75 | 8 oz. $18.97 | 16 oz $34.97

Availability: Available at beemineproducts.com and select retailers.

Product Description:  Our moisturizer is enriched with pro-vitamins, natural proteins and healing butters that heal seal and nourish your hair and scalp.  Beautiful hair requires a complete balance of moisture and protein to prevent breakage.  This light cream moisturizer helps to prevent split ends and strengthen hair from root to tip.

Ingredients:  Distilled water, Hydrogenated Persea gratissima (Avocado) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (and) Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Persea gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Emulsifying wax, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Paraben & Formaldehyde Free Preservative & Fragrance (Coconut Cream – CC) (Island Mango – IM or Original Scent).

Scent: Choose Coconut Cream or Island Mango

Consistency: Thick and creamy like Dannon yogurt (not the Greek one, the regular one).

My Experience: I received a one ounce container of this product in an event swag bag and used it on freshly washed hair (Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Shampoo & Conditioner and Miss Jessie’s Rapid Recovery Treatment). I really liked the results I got with this product MUCH better than the results I got with the Bee Mine Bee Hold Curly Butter (check out that review here). I used this cream to create two strand twists throughout my entire head. I kept them in for two weeks and they looked good the entire time. My hair was moisturized and I didn’t experience much shrinkage. My hair was easy to manipulate while in the twists (I bunned and French braided them several times). My scalp did get a little dry towards the end but that was unrelated to the cream.

Pros: This cream is really good for twisting. It left my hair feeling moisturized without weighing it down. I also like the scent – my container didn’t specify which scent it was but it was pleasant nonetheless. I like the natural ingredients in this product a lot; this product is Silicone – Free / SLS – Free / Paraben – Free.

Cons:  The price.

Final Thoughts:  I like this product; however, I wouldn’t purchase it. The price point is way too high in my opinion. I have used other products that work just as well on my hair and cost less.

Have you tried this or any other Bee Mine products? What did you think?

Curly Card Night

EVENT FLYERHi, curlies! I just wanted to let you all know that I’m hosting my first event, Curly Card Night! 🙂 It will be on January 5, 2012 from 7pm-10pm at STITCH Bar and Lounge located at 247 West 37th Street, New York, NY. There will be curlies, games and fun. A portion of the proceeds is going to Locks of Love. Please visit curlsandmo.bigcartel.com for all of the details and to purchase a ticket.

I hope to see you there! And, don’t forget to spread the word. Thanks, curlies!

MANIcure Monday: Take 2

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This week for my second MANIcure Monday I decided to go with purple. I paired two purples that I recently picked up in the past two weeks (on sale of course) but hadn’t tried yet. I wanted to see what the Wet n Wild craze was all about. Continue reading

Blogger Box Swap

curlsandmo.com - beauty blogger box swapLast month Melissa of MelissaChanel and Kelley of KeepSittingPretty  announced that they were hosting a Blogger Box Swap (check out the original post here) and requested that interested bloggers email them. Of course I jumped at the opportunity to connect with new bloggers and share and try more products (smh). Continue reading

MANIcure Monday: Take 1

curlsandmo.com - manimon 121012-1So I finally got around to doing my nails in time for MANIcure Monday and I’m so excited. I can twist, unravel and pin this hair up and make it look SUPER interesting but when it comes to nails…I’m not as creative. Continue reading

Recap: My First Blogger Panel at Frotastic Beauty

curlsandmo.com - FROTASTIC Event FlyerLast month I was on my first Blogger Panel! And, of course the topic was NATURAL HAIR! It was so much fun.

During NYFW I went to a few curly events (check out my NYFW Recap here). At the Blogger Meet & Greet I met La’Nisha. I immediately noticed her because she was wearing a Karen’s Body Beautiful t-shirt. We started talking and I learned that she is a Karen’s Body Beautiful Ambassador and the founder of Curly Divas, a facebook community of 1,000+ members whose common interest is caring for their natural hair. We exchanged business cards and talked about working together in the future. Continue reading

3 Year Curliversary Giveaway Winner!

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Unless you’re new to Curls and Mo (welcome!!!) then you know I just celebrated my 3rd Curliversary last month and hosted a giveaway. Our winner was Ashley who is also a blogger and has a YouTube channel. (You can check out both by clicking on each link.) I asked Ashley a few questions about herself and here’s what she had to say:

I’m Ashley and I’m a southern girl born and raised in Alabama. I’m a very energetic, random and optimistic person. I love to laugh, be silly and have fun. I also love to read and play in my makeup (somewhat obsessed). Continue reading

Review: Silky Shea Hair Butter

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Product Name:  Silky Shea Hair Butter

Price:  $9.25, 4 oz.

Availability: Online here.

Product Description:  Silky Shea-Aloe Butter contains everything to take perfect care of your Braids, Twists, Afros and Extensions. Pure Shea Butter and Organic Aloe Vera keep your strands soft and moisturized while braided and coconut adds that natural healthy shine.

How to Use: Take a little Silky Shea-Aloe between thumb and wise finger and add it to hair from root to end. Comb or brush through before making a braid or twist. Continue reading

BLM Girls Holiday Blog Hop

holiday blog hopWelcome to the BLMGirls Holiday Blog Hop! I loved our 1st Blog Hop (for Breast Cancer) so much that I am really excited to be hosting our 2nd one! Below is all of the information you should need to join in on the fun but if you have any questions please either post them on the group’s page or leave them in the comments section below and I will get back to asap. Happy Blogging and Happy Hopping! Continue reading