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ManiMon: My First Revlon and a Sale

IMG_20130825_171154_wmThis past weekend I bought my first bottle of Revlon nail polish. While I heard a lot of great things about Revlon, I have a rule: never spend more than than 5 bucks on a drugstore nail polish. (Although, there IS an exception to the rule: essie. LOL. It’s is my favorite!) Continue reading

Nene’s Secret: Review and Giveaway

www.curlsandmo.com nene4 A few months ago I was contacted to review a new product line – Nene’s Secret. I was hesitant obviously because they were new but I agreed. I was sent a beautifully packaged box of all of their items which I was really excited to try. I wasn’t sure where to begin but I decided to try the P.P.P. ~ Perfect Pretty Pudding and the L.I.C. ~ Leave In Conditioner. For this review I’ll be Continue reading

Mani Monday: The Perfect At-Home French

www.curlsandmo.com mani mon1 8.5.13Yes, I’ve neglected Mani Monday for a few weeks but I’m back. For real! I haven’t done a design in a while so last week I decided to try out one of the nail art brushes I purchased on ebay. I used to do French pedicures all the time – I’ve always had a steady hand – so I decided try a French manicure. I Continue reading

Recap: INHMD + Friday’s 5 Loves 5.24.13

Friday LovesHi, Curlistas. This is a bit all over the place – like me 🙂 – but I wanted to share with you anyway. I hope you all are having a wonderful week and have an even better long weekend. {Hugs} Continue reading

Friday’s 5 Loves 3.29.13

Friday LovesI’m so sorry I haven’t shared my 5 favorite things for a few weeks. I’ve just been in such a rut lately and I honestly don’t know why. Wednesday was the first time in a little while that I felt 100% like myself and was “hungry”. Hungry for more. Hungry for life. Hungry for Curls and Mo…if that makes any sense. My urge to push Curls and Mo was renewed and I worked on a few things I had been neglecting like Curly Card Night. Here are the things I loved this week… Continue reading

Review: Lemongrass Spa

www.curlsandmo.com lemongrassI was recently sent three products from Lemongrass Spa to review. I was excited when I received them because I hadn’t heard of the company before but I liked the information I read on the website. I’m going to combine the three reviews into one and share my Lemongrass Spa experience with you. Continue reading

Mani Monday: Leopard Anyone?

curlsandmo.com - manimon 031813-4For today’s manicure I decided to take another leap of faith and try a leopard manicure. My last “leap of faith” aka the Ombre Nail FAIL should have been enough to make me stop experimenting but … that wouldn’t be any fun. This past Saturday I re-created a look by @noemihk, a nail artist I love on instagram. You can see my “Easter Meets Midnight” look here.

curlsandmo.com - manimon 031813This weekend I saw this look (above) by @noemihk that I really liked and I decided to give it a try. I’ve wanted to try leopard for a while but have always been intimidated.

curlsandmo.com - manimon 031813-1@noemihk used black, pink and gray: simple staple colors in my opinion. However, I let a friend borrow my light gray so I decided to use white instead. I played around with the different whites I own and settled on Wet n Wild Break the Ice;it has some sparkle and shimmer. I also chose a deeper pink than @noemihk used, Wet n Wild Through the Grapevine. The black is by Mavala. I used one of the makeup brushes I received in a set recently. I think it’s for eyeliner but I needed something to use as a dotting tool and it works perfectly.

What do you curlistas think? Did I do a good job? Have you tried leopard nails before? Make sure you check out my girls below, we’re all linked up! 🙂
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Mani Monday: My OPI Steal!

curlsandmo.com - manimon 030413-1After the holidays I visited ULTA (just to browse) and I found a set of 10 mini O.P.I. nail polishes for only fifteen bucks – and it was the only one. Of course I couldn’t leave it behind! It has 10 mini OPI colors all wrapped up into one package. This weekend I finally cracked that baby open and chose OPI’s “Kiss Me on My Tulips” for this week’s mani. I was undecided at first on whether I Continue reading

Breast Cancer Resources: Awareness & Prevention

Yesterday I shared my personal breast cancer story, “I Didn’t Know I Could Get Breast Cancer at 25”. If you haven’t read it yet, check it out here. I also promised that I was going to share some breast cancer resources that I think are helpful and can be a great start to learning more about it and prevention. They are all either free or really inexpensive. Please share this. Please? You never know, you might save a life.

The Cancer Society offers FREE brochures and pamphlets on breast cancer, all you have to do is order the ones you are interested by clicking here.

BreastCancer.org also offers FREE booklets and brochures by Mail. Click here to check out their selection.

I mentioned that I have a Breast Cancer Shower Exam Card in my shower. If you want to order one for a small fee, please click here.

If you are interested in downloading a Breast Cancer Awareness Monthly Shower Exam Card for free instead of purchasing one, Susan G. Komen is offering one here.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation also has an abundance of information available on their website, click here to read more.

Prevention is very important. Please click this link if you live in NY and are interested in Breast Cancer Prevention in your area. If you don’t live in NY, and would like me to find resources in your area PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

This article is unrelated to Breast Cancer but I thought it was fitting since it’s about women’s health. If you would like to read “The 8 Preventive Health Services that Women Start Getting Free Today,” please click here.

I hope you will use some (if not all) of this information and please please please share it with a friend. Thank you for reading. If you have any resources you want to share, please leave them below. xoxo

Check out some more breast cancer posts from my BLM Blog Hop here. (The artwork does not belong to me, I found it online and thought it was fitting.)

I Didn’t Know I Could Get Breast Cancer at 25

It was December and I was headed to the OB/GYN for a routine annual. For years those visits were weird but as I’ve gotten older I’m proud to say my doc and I have an understanding. She doesn’t even have to say “scoot down” anymore. Lol. (Ladies, you know what I’m talking about.) There was nothing she could say that would throw me for a loop. Or so I thought…

As my doc “massaged” my left breast she abruptly said “ummm…Ms. ______. I’ll be right back.” She returned and introduced me to Dr. X who also “massaged” me. They both looked at each other and nodded. Doctor X exited. My doctor turned to me and said “we feel a mass.” In that moment…I was gone.

She asked when was my last period and said something about hormones, cells and tissue…I could barely digest it, I had zoned out. She told me she wanted me to come back in a few weeks so she could examine me again. She said more than likely I was fine and all the other reassuring things she was probably supposed to say. I didn’t feel any better.

A few weeks later I went back to see her. The mass was still there. I was told I had to see a specialist and get a sonogram. I called several locations to make an appointment but the wait was so long, it made me even more depressed. I couldn’t believe what was happening. What’s worse is I dealt with it alone; I didn’t want to burden my friends and family with worrying about me. So, I handled it alone (like I do most things) and went about my daily activities like it was business as usual. I had no one to confide in and it was crazy.

Finally the day came. I prayed and prayed that I didn’t have breast cancer. Since I have lost family to cancer all I could think about was how much more I still wanted to do with my life. As I lay on that table I prepared myself for the worst and prayed for the best…but the mass was still there. I felt it. Every day. After what seemed like an eternity the technician said I was fine. Yes, I had a mass but it was definitely not cancerous and there was nothing to worry about. I wanted to kiss that lady square on the lips.

I was SO thankful. Some women aren’t but many times with preventative measures and early detection they may have caught the [breast] cancer before it was too late.

Breast Cancer Awareness is so important not just during October but every day. You should be examining your breasts daily. (I have a free chart hanging in my shower to remind me.) Now there are tons of FREE resources to help women learn more about the disease, signs to look for and what to do if you suspect that you have breast cancer.

If you haven’t been screened this year, please go and encourage all of your friends and family to do the same.

Please check back tomorrow for FREE Breast Cancer Awareness Resources. I love you for reading! Thank you.


Check out some more breast cancer posts from my BLM Blog Hop here. (The artwork does not belong to me, I found it online and thought it was fitting.)