Hair & Beauty

Curly Girl Review: Rapunzel “The Future of Hair”

 

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Hey curl friends, who wants to know what hair products I used to achieve these awesome results?! I had the pleasure of trying out some great products from Rapunzel. The end results left me with soft and shiny curls.

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Rapunzel’s Hair Silk: made to smooth ends, condition, and when used daily aids in minimizing breakage and damage caused by chemicals and heated styling.

I loved that this product helps to protect your hair from chemical damage, since I dye my hair often. This oil also gave my curls some amazing shine! You can clearly see the difference in the photo above. In the “before” photo my hair looks dry and dull versus the “after” photo where my curls look shiny, moisturized, and even glisten in the light.

Rapunzel’s Hair Lotion: A deep moisturizing cream made with Shea Butter and other natural oils that promote healthy hair growth while protecting the hair from damage.

I was amazed how soft this cream left my hair…and when I say soft I mean SUPER-DUPER soft! (yes, I said super-duper I had to emphasize on how soft my tresses were! lol)  My comb and fingers literally glided through my hair, melting away any signs of knots that were ever there. It also did a great job at adding moisture to my hair and making it more manageable.

Rapunzel’s Hair Therapy: Hair multivitamins that help prevent hair loss and breakage from occurring.

I have been taking these vitamins consistently for a few days now and I believe I will see results. These vitamins contain a perfect dose of iron, which is an important ingredient when trying to promote hair growth because it carries oxygen to your roots.

Here are some more “after” photos…just because who can resist taking selfies when your new hair products are giving your hair LIFE!…haha.

What do you guys think of my results? I loved the outcome, whats not to love about healthy, silky, and shiny looking curls! If you’re interested in seeing a step by step on how I applied the product press play in the video below:

To find out more information or purchase any Rapunzel hair products please visit Rapunzelthefutureofhair.com

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Curly Girl Review: Madonna & Co Miracle Hair Gel

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A curly girl can never have too many hair styling products! Today, I’m sharing my results after using Madonna & Co’s new Miracle Hair Gel. For those of you who are not familiar with Madonna & Co, it’s a boutique and beauty bar. It’s a place that brings together beauty and fashion all under one roof. Although their beauty bar deals with all hair types and textures, they do specialize in curly hair. With that being said, they have created a new miracle gel formula to target frizz.

I was lucky enough to try their new product. I received a small sample size bottle of the Miracle Hair Gel. Because I wanted to see it’s true affect on my hair, and knew the small bottle would not be enough to distribute evenly all through out my hair, I decided to test it out on a smaller section of my hair. I made sure to apply the product in my hair while it was still very wet after washing, I then let it air dry. After it was a hundred percent dried I was able to compare and see the results. The gel had given me nice “S” shaped curls (or ringlets, which ever phrase you prefer). I had VERY nice curl definition with minimum frizz, which I loved! The gel had a light hold and didn’t weigh my hair down at all, nor did it leave my hair stiff but rather soft.

Take a look at how I used the Miracle Hair Gel and the final results:

1. I parted a small section of my hair and washed that section, getting it all ready for the product.

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2. I applied the gel on my hair and then combed it through with a wide tooth comb to help distribute the product throughout my hair.

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3. I then scrunched my hair upwards towards the roots. (Because I apply the product on my hair while it’s still very wet, it is normal to see the product all in between your fingers). I continue to scrunch and hold a few more times.

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4. I used a cotton t-shirt to squeeze out any excess water.

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5. Then I just waited around until my hair dried…meanwhile take a look at what my curls looked like right after applying the gel:

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6. Here are the final results:

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Want to try this new product for yourself? Purchase the Miracle Hair Gel or learn more about it at www.madonnaandco.com

Until next review my curly loves! xo

 

Dare to Bare

Still don’t know what to wear on your hot date for Valentine’s Day? Well here’s some inspiration! I found three shoulder baring tops that add the perfect touch of sexy. Tops that show of your shoulders can be fun and flirty, which is why these tops are an ideal fit for Valentine’s Day!

Top #1: American Apparel “Choker Top 

Top #2: Missguided “Long Sleeve Jersey Top

Top #3: Fashion Nova “Mackenzie Top

These tops are perfect for date night. Wear them with jeans and heels for a more casual look. Or dress them up with a sleek pair of trousers, a midi or leather skirt, along with a killer pair of heels and a red hot lip to make things more interesting! (In the photos I paired each top with the bottoms from my “Oh So Tight Set” by Naked Wardrobe and I’m wearing Mac Cosmetics “Ruby Woo” lipstick).

Hope everyone enjoys their Valentine’s Day! xo

Curly Girl Tutorial & Review: Camille Rose Naturals

Hello everyone! Sorry I’ve left you guys hanging and been M.I.A on my blog for a while. BUT, the important thing is I’m back in action and I have some new tutorials and reviews for you guys! Today, I’m reviewing the new line for Camille Rose Naturals. If you remember, I reviewed some of their products once before and was a fan (click here to check it out)…so I was excited to try out their new stuff! My package from Camille Rose Naturals included the following:

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  • Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse with Castor & Aniseed oil.
  • Aloe Whipped Butter Gel with Aloe Vera & Macadamia Oil
  • Coconut Water Leave-In Detangling Hair Treatment

Now keep scrolling for a tutorial and my final thoughts on the new line…

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So first thing’s first…get your wash on! (p.s. don’t mind my bare face and puffy eyes, I was a little sick this past weekend. And some of the blurry pics are do to my steamy shower haha). First, I washed my hair with the Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse. Start at your roots as you scrub your scalp, working your way down to the ends of your hair. Then I used my Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Penetrating Hair Treatment to condition my hair. I like to split my hair into two parts, and work the product through each half using a wide tooth comb to detangle along the way. After I’ve gotten all those pesky little knots out, I put a shower cap and leave the conditioner on for 15-30 minutes then rinse it off completely.

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As for styling, while my hair was still soaking wet I parted it in half. Then applied the leave in conditioner and combed it through with a wide tooth comb. I repeated the same steps on the other half. Finally, I took a scoop of the Aloe Whipped Butter Gel and scrunched it upwards into my hair and continued to scrunch my hair all over. With the butter gel, a little goes a long way so be careful not to apply too much as you don’t want to weigh your hair down (That is, if you have the same hair type as myself. If you have thicker hair go ahead and apply a little more). Once you’re done scrunching your life away..haha flip that head back up! and now you just wait while your hair air dries. You can opt for a diffuser on the cool setting if you want to speed up the drying process.

Anddd… here are the final results after waiting for it to air dry, and a little blast of cool air from the diffuser:

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The Aloe whipped butter gel elongated my curls, giving me more of a looser curl versus a tighter curl to show off more of my length. It’s nice to have the option to switch it up and give your curls a slightly different pattern. This product did not leave my hair stiff but nice and soft just the way I like!

Here’s my final thoughts on this product line:

Once again my FAVORITE thing about this line is the scent! Mmmm…everything smells so sweet, I have to keep reminding myself I can’t eat my hair. HAHA…what can I say I have a major sweet tooth! All jokes aside, this has to be by far my favorite scent out of all my products. Which is important to me since my hair is on my head and close to my nose (duh, you can now confirm I passed pre-k lol). My point is all day long I can smell my hair, so I hate it when I use a product that isn’t so appealing when it comes to the smell. Besides, don’t you just love it when the person next to you says out loud how tropical you smell and you’re just like thanks that would be my hair (does hair flip) hehe. Other than the scent, I loved that the rinse is sulfate-free and is infused with all these natural ingredients for moisture retention and slip. I really loved the Coconut Leave-In Hair Treatment. I always like to leave a little of conditioner in my hair after I wash, so this was perfect…it left my hair knot free and quite soft. As for the Aloe Whipped Butter Gel, I like how a little goes a long way with this product. Which is always a plus, because it means you get more for your money. It’s not something you have to keep constantly buying as its sure to last you a long time, and you can even use it for your more polished up-dos!

Check out my quick video on how I applied the product to style my hair!

 

You can purchase this product line at Target or shop on their website!

 

Curly Girl Review: Carol’s Daughter Marula Curl Therapy

Hello fellow curly gals (and guys)! Are you on the hunt for that perfect styling product that will leave you with soft bouncy curls? Well you can stop the experiments with the various hair products that don’t do the trick. I have done the experimenting for you! I’m excited to share this product with you guys, I found it to work GREAT! So I just had to share with all the curly headed folks out there!

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Todays “Curly Girl Review” is about the Carol’s Daughter Marula Curl Therapy line, which include the following products: Marula Curl Therapy Softening Hair Mask, Marula Curl Therapy Gentle Cream Cleanser, Marula Curl Therapy Softening Serum, and Marula Curl Therapy Diffusing & Styling Lotion. I wanted to use these products a few times before reviewing it, as sometimes in my experience the second or third time is the charm. However, with this line of products, I fell in love with it the first time around! The softening serum and diffusing & styling lotion exceeded my expectations. I applied it last minute to my semi dried tresses, when I usually apply the product while my hair is still soaking wet so that my curls come out more defined versus frizzy. To my surprise the results were still awesome, even though I had applied the product on semi dry hair! That alone made me love it! (flips hair). It also exceeded my expectations because I usually don’t diffuse my hair, I prefer to let it air dry. However, this specific line of products were made in mind with the combination of a diffuser to create beautiful defined curls…so I was up for trying a new way to style my curls. I absolutely loved the outcome, and even more when I tried it again, this time applying it as I usually do when my hair was fully wet for a more defined look. I usually like when my curls curl up to their most curliest potential, leaving me with a head full of curls on the tighter side. But with this product my results were more of a stretched out curl, they weren’t as tight as I usually rock them but it still looked GREAT! I liked how it gave me a different curl pattern giving me more options on styling a basic wash and go. I love how versatile curly hair could be, and loved how these products helped me achieve that. With the stretched out curl, it gave me a little less shrinkage, making my tresses look long even while curly. I simply loved the way my hair looked after styling it with the products and lightly diffusing it. Here are the steps I took to achieve my soft and bouncy curls:

1. I washed my hair with the Marula Curl Therapy Gentle Cleanser.

2. After rinsing off the cleanser, I applied the Marula Curl Therapy Softening Hair Mask and left it on for about five to seven minutes before rinsing it off. (Leaves your hair nice and soft!)

3. Once I got out the shower I applied the Marula Curl Therapy Softening Serum onto my wet tresses. (I used about three pumps and finger combed it through out my hair, starting from the roots to ends).

4. Afterwards I put the Marula Curl Therapy Diffusing & Styling Lotion. (A little goes a long way with this product, you don’t have to put too much to get results). I flipped my head upside down and scrunched the product into my hair.

5. After applying all the products, I let my hair air dry for a little before blasting the diffuser. Once I let it air dry a bit, I then used the diffuser on low heat. And voila!…a head of big, soft, bouncy curls were revealed! (If you have some unwanted frizz, just go ahead and add another pump of the softening serum and it will help get rid of some of that extra frizz. But a little frizz is okay, go ahead and work it girl!)

Take a look at my results after styling my hair with the Marula Hair Therapy products:

In all, I would definitely recommend this product line. It is by far one of my favorite Carol’s Daughter line of hair products! And not to mention, I received so many compliments on my hair when I used these products (that’s always a plus!…hehe). You can purchase this line of products at CarolsDaughter.com

Thanks for stopping by loves!

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XO!

Fevrie Dress Review

We all love a good LBD, but let’s face it sometimes it can get a little boring. A girl needs to switch it up sometimes! I’m always on the hunt for a good dress, that way, I’m ready for any occasion whether it be a Holiday party, hot date, or a night out with the gals. I am obsessed with midi dresses at the moment. So when I seen this little hot number on fevrie.com, I knew it would be a perfect addition to my dress collection!

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Dress: c/0 Fevrie (here) // Shoes: Unlisted by Kenneth Cole //Necklace: Forever21

This dress was just perfect! The cut out on the sides and the deep v-neck gives the dress a sexy touch, while the length still keeps it classy. It doesn’t end there! Even the back of the dress kept things interesting, as it gives the illusion that you’re wearing a two piece. I even like the visible dark trimmed zipper down the back. I thought that small detail gave the dress a little bit of an edge. Since the dress itself is such a statement piece on it’s own, I chose to keep everything else simple. I paired the dress with nude pumps that matched my neutral toned makeup and added a small silver necklace that was perfect for the neck line. This dress is ideal for a night out and with New Years right around the corner you’ll have the perfect excuse to rock this dress and turn some heads!

If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect New Years outfit or just looking for some new looks to add to your closet make sure to check out Fevrie.com and use my discount code “styledose” for 40% off your purchase! (Valid through January 31st)

xo!

Curly Girl Review: Camille Rose Naturals

Calling all curly gals and naturalistas…I’m back with a new hair product review! I couldn’t wait to share the results for Camille Rose Naturals hair product with you guys…It’s been long over due! If you’re looking for a product that gives you a soft curl and some bounce, you’ll definitely want to read on…

CRN products(These are the products from Camille Rose Naturals I used to wash and style my hair.)

I started with the conditioner, which was amazing! The aroma alone will make you fall in love as soon as you open it. It has a tropical coconut scent that smells SO GOOD! (yes…that called for capital letters, I want you guys to understand it really smells really, really good!) My boyfriend confirmed how great it smelled when he walked into the bathroom as I was applying the rinse out conditioner and yelled out “Wow!…whatever you put on, it smells amazing!” (haha). The smell wasn’t the only thing that earned two thumbs up. The packaging says “rinse out conditioner for silky, soft hair” well they sure did deliver! I put the conditioner on and left it on for a few minutes, I then went ahead and finger detangled my hair while the conditioner was still on. It has so much slip, it made it easy to slide through those little knots…and not to mention a little of this product goes a long way! After rinsing it out, you can actually feel a difference in how soft and silky your hair feels. My fingers glided right through my tresses, I loved the outcome!

As for styling, I used only a little of the curlaide moisture butter. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I don’t like to use too much of styling butter as it weighs my hair down…so I put just enough to give my hair some moisture and define the curl a little more.  After, I applied a few pumps of the curl maker. As I let my hair air dry, I did find it to start getting a little hard or “crispy.” But after scrunching my hair a few times with my cotton t-shirt, it broke that “cast” and left me with super soft curls that were defined and my curls were really…well curly!

Take a look at my results:

I loved the outcome of my curls! Visit www.camillerosenaturals.com to find any of these products I used in this post. Also don’t forget to follow me on instagram @style-dose for more hair tips as well as @camillerosenaturals

XO!