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“Nothing, is what it appears to be, when it's only with your eyes you see.”
― N'Zuri Za Austin

Thanks to Lexi’s Green Guide I was inspired to give my booty a lift. The guide described a natural superfood that aids in energy and natural curve enhancements. To read more about the supplement you can take a look here.

Around the beginning of August 2013, I opted to try this plant. Maca root comes in various forms however taking it in pill form was the most easiest option for me. I started with Nature’s Way Maca Root in 525 mg. I took it once daily in the morning with my regular multi-vitamin. I took this supplement for four months, and It did help with energy however the curves I desired just weren’t there! I thought to discontinue using it however I wanted the energy it provided because I did see an increase in my energy levels.

However, I did not give up on my quest for a bigger booty (do not judge me, I know all of you want to enhance some part of your body, mine just happens to be my trunk!) I caved in and asked Lexi about the specific type of Maca she used and she recommended Gaia Herbs(GH) brand. I ordered this maca online and found major difference’s between Gaia’s brand and Nature’s Way.

Gaia’s Maca root came in 1000 mg, versus the 525 mg Nature’s Way offers. It is also recommended by GH to take the pill 2-3 times a day, whereas I was taking Nature’s Way only once daily. I believe GH has higher levels of hormones which leads me to my next few statements.

Though I have been consuming the GH Maca root for about two weeks now, I have noticed changes in my body. My body seems to be breaking out more along my chin line and back, and I believe this may be due to the overage of testosterone and estrogen found in the pills causing my glands to overproduce sebum, hence the acne.

I also find myself constantly hunger with this pill. As I read more into it, I found that the pill releases a hormone that tells your body that is is hungry, even when this may no be the case. This increased appetite should subside after your body becomes accustom to the pill, so I am waiting for that to occur because I hate being in starvation mode!

Now, on to the curves! I am not going to lie, I know for a fact this maca is pushing the tush out a little and that is exactly what I have been aiming for. Now it is hard to say that this is the sole cause for increased curves because I have been working out more so the maca was not the only variable in this case. I do know that my energy still is increased and I can not complain about that especially with 17 hour days with work outs included. I would like to properly track my booty size increase however I did not initially measure or take pictures before I started this brand. What I will start doing is taking pictures ever week to have you be the judge!

There are other reviews out there that thoroughly explain the effects of this  plant in pill form but I just wanted to let you lovely people know what I have been experiencing on this miracle curve/stamina pill!

Maca Root Experiences via @LexisGreenGuide #health #superfood #fitness #vitamins

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Thanks to Lexi’s Green Guide I was inspired to give my booty a lift. The guide described a natural superfood that aids in energy and natural curve enhancements. To read more about the supplement you can take a look here.

Around the beginning of August 2013, I opted to try this plant. Maca root comes in various forms however taking it in pill form was the most easiest option for me. I started with Nature’s Way Maca Root in 525 mg. I took it once daily in the morning with my regular multi-vitamin. I took this supplement for four months, and It did help with energy however the curves I desired just weren’t there! I thought to discontinue using it however I wanted the energy it provided because I did see an increase in my energy levels.

However, I did not give up on my quest for a bigger booty (do not judge me, I know all of you want to enhance some part of your body, mine just happens to be my trunk!) I caved in and asked Lexi about the specific type of Maca she used and she recommended Gaia Herbs(GH) brand. I ordered this maca online and found major difference’s between Gaia’s brand and Nature’s Way.

Gaia’s Maca root came in 1000 mg, versus the 525 mg Nature’s Way offers. It is also recommended by GH to take the pill 2-3 times a day, whereas I was taking Nature’s Way only once daily. I believe GH has higher levels of hormones which leads me to my next few statements.

Though I have been consuming the GH Maca root for about two weeks now, I have noticed changes in my body. My body seems to be breaking out more along my chin line and back, and I believe this may be due to the overage of testosterone and estrogen found in the pills causing my glands to overproduce sebum, hence the acne.

I also find myself constantly hunger with this pill. As I read more into it, I found that the pill releases a hormone that tells your body that is is hungry, even when this may no be the case. This increased appetite should subside after your body becomes accustom to the pill, so I am waiting for that to occur because I hate being in starvation mode!

Now, on to the curves! I am not going to lie, I know for a fact this maca is pushing the tush out a little and that is exactly what I have been aiming for. Now it is hard to say that this is the sole cause for increased curves because I have been working out more so the maca was not the only variable in this case. I do know that my energy still is increased and I can not complain about that especially with 17 hour days with work outs included. I would like to properly track my booty size increase however I did not initially measure or take pictures before I started this brand. What I will start doing is taking pictures ever week to have you be the judge!

There are other reviews out there that thoroughly explain the effects of this  plant in pill form but I just wanted to let you lovely people know what I have been experiencing on this miracle curve/stamina pill!

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Allow me to introduce the owner of Live Designs, an up and coming fashion company. When I was first introduced to this online shop, I immediately fell in love with the fresh authentic designs! What made it even better was that most of the items were unisex wear! If you do not believe me take a look for yourself, and read more about what this aspiring owner has to say about the business below!

LDhoodieMy name is Rochester Forbes Jr. but i go by RJ and I am a 16 year old entrepreneur. My interests are technology, electronics and designing. My future goal is to become an electronic engineer. The idea to act on my interest of designing started through a school assignment and I molded it into a business that could grow and become bigger and better.
Going into the design and fashion industry is intimidating when I think of the larger companies because I wonder why would a customer choose my product over a well known product however I believe everyone has a variety of tastes and my work will be accepted just as others' work has been welcomed.
One initial obstacle was funding however, I worked with what I had and the contributions from family members to pick my business off the ground. pinkLiveDesign
My motivation is knowing this is my probably the biggest thing I've ever set my mind to and feel passionate about so I want to see it become a successful business.
I'd describe my style as casual, sporty, urban and more importantly comfortable. In the designs I've showcased so far you can definitely see the influence of my style: simple, sporty and comfy swag.
In the next 5 years I plan to see my clothing appear in stores and begin plans to open my open store. To other aspiring business owners, set your mind on what it is you want to do and do it; don't let anyone stop you.
Here's where you can find me:
Twitter - www.twitter.com/_livedesigns
Facebook - www.facebook.com/livedesignsclothing
Store Website - www.livedesigns.bigcartel.com

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Live Design #fashion #fashionlovers #art

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

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Allow me to introduce the owner of Live Designs, an up and coming fashion company. When I was first introduced to this online shop, I immediately fell in love with the fresh authentic designs! What made it even better was that most of the items were unisex wear! If you do not believe me take a look for yourself, and read more about what this aspiring owner has to say about the business below!

LDhoodieMy name is Rochester Forbes Jr. but i go by RJ and I am a 16 year old entrepreneur. My interests are technology, electronics and designing. My future goal is to become an electronic engineer. The idea to act on my interest of designing started through a school assignment and I molded it into a business that could grow and become bigger and better.
Going into the design and fashion industry is intimidating when I think of the larger companies because I wonder why would a customer choose my product over a well known product however I believe everyone has a variety of tastes and my work will be accepted just as others' work has been welcomed.
One initial obstacle was funding however, I worked with what I had and the contributions from family members to pick my business off the ground. pinkLiveDesign
My motivation is knowing this is my probably the biggest thing I've ever set my mind to and feel passionate about so I want to see it become a successful business.
I'd describe my style as casual, sporty, urban and more importantly comfortable. In the designs I've showcased so far you can definitely see the influence of my style: simple, sporty and comfy swag.
In the next 5 years I plan to see my clothing appear in stores and begin plans to open my open store. To other aspiring business owners, set your mind on what it is you want to do and do it; don't let anyone stop you.
Here's where you can find me:
Twitter - www.twitter.com/_livedesigns
Facebook - www.facebook.com/livedesignsclothing
Store Website - www.livedesigns.bigcartel.com

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Firstly I would like to apologize for the infrequent updates, life just got too real and some priorities had to be set. But have no fear, Cia is still here! I want to thank all of you who have reached out to ask about my well being. It makes me feel as if someone actually reads my foolishness *tear*.

I will be straightening out my schedule to get NH back up and running. I miss Nearly Hair, and life just feels incomplete without it. After all I do pay for the domain and mama ain’t raise no fool (I will be getting my monies worth).

In the meantime here are a few pics just to keep you updated on my hair ventures!

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Where have you been?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Firstly I would like to apologize for the infrequent updates, life just got too real and some priorities had to be set. But have no fear, Cia is still here! I want to thank all of you who have reached out to ask about my well being. It makes me feel as if someone actually reads my foolishness *tear*.

I will be straightening out my schedule to get NH back up and running. I miss Nearly Hair, and life just feels incomplete without it. After all I do pay for the domain and mama ain’t raise no fool (I will be getting my monies worth).

In the meantime here are a few pics just to keep you updated on my hair ventures!

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I was given the opportunity by Lustrasilk(Inspired Beauty Brands) to review their natural hair product line within the month of June. I used all of these products for a span of approximately 2-3 weeks.
Below you will find my honest opinions and questions pertaining to the 7 products they sent me.

Curl Max Curl Enhancing Shampoo



Size: 12 oz
Ingredients: Water, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Glycol Distearate, Shea Butter, Argan Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Coconut Oil, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Linoleamidopropyl PG-Dimonium, Chloride Phosphate, Citric Acid, Magnesium Nitrate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Fragrance
Scent: This shampoo didn’t have a tangible smell in my opinion. The only word I could use to describe it is “Refreshing”.
Consistency: It was think enough to apply and not too runny
General Opinion: I personally did not care for the shampoo. It did clarify my hair, but my hair felt dry after the first wash. I guess it really did cleanse my hair without the use of sulfates, however I am not too big of a fan when it comes o shampoos, so I do not want my thoughts to be bias.  Generally speaking, it does as it says it will. When I was washing my hair with this product, I did see my curls forming, but I would not say it “enhanced my curls.” If I were to purchase this shampoo I would definitely use this in conjunction with their deep conditioner to combat the dryness the shampoo provides.
Rate: 2.5/5



Curl Max Deep Penetrating Conditioner
Size: 8oz
Ingredients: Water (Aqua,Deionized), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Lanolin,Quaternium-18,Keratin Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia Nut) Seed Oil, Silk Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Equisetum Hiemale Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Pinus Strobus Cone Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettles) Extract, Panthenol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance
Scent: Again, I do not have a specific word to describe the scent except “fresh”
Consistency: Thick/Creamy but applicable
General Opinion: Out of all the products I received from the company, this was my favorite! When I put this product on my tresses, I immediately felt the moisture infusing with my hair strands. It really did give my hair the moisture it needed. I used this product as both a deep conditioner and a co-washing agent. This conditioner gave me the slip power I needed to detangle my hair. After I washed out the product my hair felt strengthened and had a bit of a sheen too it. I loved everything about this products and had no complaints.
Rate: 5/5
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Curl Max Curl Activator Moisturizer
Size: 20 oz
Ingredients: Water , Glycerine , Sorbitol , Cetrimonium Chloride , Hydrolyzed Collagen , Simethicone , Stearyl Alcohol , Cetyl Alcohol , Methylparaben , DMDM Hydantoin , Argania Spinosa Nut Oil (Argan) , Fragrance , Phosphoric Acid , Yellow 6 , Red 33
Scent: None
Consistency: Liquidly, slightly thick smooth substance
General Opinion: This product acted as my moisturizer after my washes. I did see my curls pop after using an ample amount on my hair. I considered this product a little more mediocre on the moisturizing side because after I applied it my hair felt a bit more sticky than moisturized. I did however like how my hair set after using the activator. It also worked very well with the mousse in this line. This also mixes very well with gels and white residues are not left like other moisturizers. I think it is pretty clever to make the curl activator a moisturizer as well. It beats buying two separate products. I think this activator would work to enhance curls in thicker hair.
Rate: 3.5/5






Curl Max Extra Light Curl Activator
Size: 16 oz
Ingredients: Water , Glycerine , Mineral Oil , Stearyl Alcohol , Stearamidoethyl Ethanolamine , Polyquaternium-10 , Methylparaben , DMDM Hydantoin , Argania Spinosa Nut Oil (Argan) , Fragrance , Lactic Acid , Silk Amino Acids , Sodium Hyaluronate
Scent: None
Consistency:  It felt more like a liquid gel
General Opinion: I enjoyed using this product as an extra hold underneath my gel styles. It caused me to use less gel on my styles. Though this was probably not the purpose of the product, I did utilize it in this manner. I sometimes thought this activator worked well if I wanted my ponytail’s curl to pop. Generally speaking, I did not see too much a difference in this product and the regular activator. I suppose if you are not looking for an extra defined look, this product would be good for your hair type. This activator left a sticky feeling on my hands after use, but nothing too dramatic. I think this works well as a substitute setting lotion as well. It left my hair with an awesome sheen though I must say.
Rate: 3/5



Curl Max Curl Pudding
Size: 8oz
Ingredients:  Water , Glycerin , Polysorbate-20 , PVP , VA Copolymer , Hydroxyethyl Cellulose , Polyquaternium-7 , Styrene VP , Copolymer , Hydrolyzed Silk , Panthenol , Fragrance , Propylene Glycol , Cyclotetrasiloxane , Phenoxyethanol , Caprylyl Glycol , Carbomer , Tocopheryl Acetate , Triethanolamine
Scent: None
Consistency:  thick and creamy
General Opinion: I used this item a few times. I first used this to do a twist out on my hair. The results were decent, but nothing extravagant. My hair was shiny but I felt that it weighed my curls down too much, and was quite greasy.  I think less it more when it comes to this product. Because it is thick it takes a little bit more time for this to dry on your head, so be careful when using it. Be sure to allot enough drying time. This product does help with enhancing your braidout/twistouts but you have to find the right techniques and product conjunctions with this.
Rate: 3/5



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Curl Max Super Curly Mousse
Size: 8oz
Ingredients:  water , Polyquaternium-11 , butane , Propane , Polyquaternium-68 , Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (Argan) , Polyquaternium 4 , Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate , fragrance , Dimethicone , PEG/PPG 18/18 , PEG , Isosteareth-20 , Diazolidinyl Urea , methylchloroisothiazolinone , Methylisothiazolinone , panthenol , Ascorbic Acid
Scent: None
Consistency:  foam
General Opinion: This was my second favorite product from the line. I used to hate all mousse but this curl max mousse changed my mind. I was expecting this mousse to be sticky, greasy, and dry hard but it was the complete opposite. I used this in lieu with the curl activator moisturizer and it left my hair feeling awesome. It help my curls in tact and shiny! A little goes a long way with this mousse as well. I also used this product for a curlformer set which I was very pleased with.
Rate: 4/5



Pictures of my curlformer trial and these products here.
Curl Max Twisty Curly Spray
Size: 8oz
Ingredients:  Water , VP , Methacrylamide , Vinyl Imidazole Copolymer , Glycerine , Polysorbate 20 , Argania Spinosa Oil (Argan) , Fragrance , Disodium EDTA , Acrylates , C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Copolymer , Triethanolamine , Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid , PEG-8 Dimethicone , DMDM Hydantoin , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Scent: None
Consistency:  Thick liquid
General Opinion: I honestly used this product once because I did not have too much luck with it. I did not see any of my curls pop with this spray unfortunately. When I did not achieve the results I was hoping for I used the products on twist. It did an okay job with defining the twist but they did not hold up as long as I wanted. The next time I use this product I will probably have to purchase a diffuser to see if this product works well on diffused hair.
Rate: 2.5/5



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All of the products mentioned about can be purchased at Walmart, Walgreens or Target.
Pictures courtesy of Lustrasilk and bestcurls.com

Lustrasilk Curl Max Products Review

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I was given the opportunity by Lustrasilk(Inspired Beauty Brands) to review their natural hair product line within the month of June. I used all of these products for a span of approximately 2-3 weeks.
Below you will find my honest opinions and questions pertaining to the 7 products they sent me.

Curl Max Curl Enhancing Shampoo



Size: 12 oz
Ingredients: Water, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Glycol Distearate, Shea Butter, Argan Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Coconut Oil, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Linoleamidopropyl PG-Dimonium, Chloride Phosphate, Citric Acid, Magnesium Nitrate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Fragrance
Scent: This shampoo didn’t have a tangible smell in my opinion. The only word I could use to describe it is “Refreshing”.
Consistency: It was think enough to apply and not too runny
General Opinion: I personally did not care for the shampoo. It did clarify my hair, but my hair felt dry after the first wash. I guess it really did cleanse my hair without the use of sulfates, however I am not too big of a fan when it comes o shampoos, so I do not want my thoughts to be bias.  Generally speaking, it does as it says it will. When I was washing my hair with this product, I did see my curls forming, but I would not say it “enhanced my curls.” If I were to purchase this shampoo I would definitely use this in conjunction with their deep conditioner to combat the dryness the shampoo provides.
Rate: 2.5/5



Curl Max Deep Penetrating Conditioner
Size: 8oz
Ingredients: Water (Aqua,Deionized), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Lanolin,Quaternium-18,Keratin Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia Nut) Seed Oil, Silk Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Equisetum Hiemale Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Pinus Strobus Cone Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettles) Extract, Panthenol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance
Scent: Again, I do not have a specific word to describe the scent except “fresh”
Consistency: Thick/Creamy but applicable
General Opinion: Out of all the products I received from the company, this was my favorite! When I put this product on my tresses, I immediately felt the moisture infusing with my hair strands. It really did give my hair the moisture it needed. I used this product as both a deep conditioner and a co-washing agent. This conditioner gave me the slip power I needed to detangle my hair. After I washed out the product my hair felt strengthened and had a bit of a sheen too it. I loved everything about this products and had no complaints.
Rate: 5/5
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Curl Max Curl Activator Moisturizer
Size: 20 oz
Ingredients: Water , Glycerine , Sorbitol , Cetrimonium Chloride , Hydrolyzed Collagen , Simethicone , Stearyl Alcohol , Cetyl Alcohol , Methylparaben , DMDM Hydantoin , Argania Spinosa Nut Oil (Argan) , Fragrance , Phosphoric Acid , Yellow 6 , Red 33
Scent: None
Consistency: Liquidly, slightly thick smooth substance
General Opinion: This product acted as my moisturizer after my washes. I did see my curls pop after using an ample amount on my hair. I considered this product a little more mediocre on the moisturizing side because after I applied it my hair felt a bit more sticky than moisturized. I did however like how my hair set after using the activator. It also worked very well with the mousse in this line. This also mixes very well with gels and white residues are not left like other moisturizers. I think it is pretty clever to make the curl activator a moisturizer as well. It beats buying two separate products. I think this activator would work to enhance curls in thicker hair.
Rate: 3.5/5






Curl Max Extra Light Curl Activator
Size: 16 oz
Ingredients: Water , Glycerine , Mineral Oil , Stearyl Alcohol , Stearamidoethyl Ethanolamine , Polyquaternium-10 , Methylparaben , DMDM Hydantoin , Argania Spinosa Nut Oil (Argan) , Fragrance , Lactic Acid , Silk Amino Acids , Sodium Hyaluronate
Scent: None
Consistency:  It felt more like a liquid gel
General Opinion: I enjoyed using this product as an extra hold underneath my gel styles. It caused me to use less gel on my styles. Though this was probably not the purpose of the product, I did utilize it in this manner. I sometimes thought this activator worked well if I wanted my ponytail’s curl to pop. Generally speaking, I did not see too much a difference in this product and the regular activator. I suppose if you are not looking for an extra defined look, this product would be good for your hair type. This activator left a sticky feeling on my hands after use, but nothing too dramatic. I think this works well as a substitute setting lotion as well. It left my hair with an awesome sheen though I must say.
Rate: 3/5



Curl Max Curl Pudding
Size: 8oz
Ingredients:  Water , Glycerin , Polysorbate-20 , PVP , VA Copolymer , Hydroxyethyl Cellulose , Polyquaternium-7 , Styrene VP , Copolymer , Hydrolyzed Silk , Panthenol , Fragrance , Propylene Glycol , Cyclotetrasiloxane , Phenoxyethanol , Caprylyl Glycol , Carbomer , Tocopheryl Acetate , Triethanolamine
Scent: None
Consistency:  thick and creamy
General Opinion: I used this item a few times. I first used this to do a twist out on my hair. The results were decent, but nothing extravagant. My hair was shiny but I felt that it weighed my curls down too much, and was quite greasy.  I think less it more when it comes to this product. Because it is thick it takes a little bit more time for this to dry on your head, so be careful when using it. Be sure to allot enough drying time. This product does help with enhancing your braidout/twistouts but you have to find the right techniques and product conjunctions with this.
Rate: 3/5



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Curl Max Super Curly Mousse
Size: 8oz
Ingredients:  water , Polyquaternium-11 , butane , Propane , Polyquaternium-68 , Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (Argan) , Polyquaternium 4 , Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate , fragrance , Dimethicone , PEG/PPG 18/18 , PEG , Isosteareth-20 , Diazolidinyl Urea , methylchloroisothiazolinone , Methylisothiazolinone , panthenol , Ascorbic Acid
Scent: None
Consistency:  foam
General Opinion: This was my second favorite product from the line. I used to hate all mousse but this curl max mousse changed my mind. I was expecting this mousse to be sticky, greasy, and dry hard but it was the complete opposite. I used this in lieu with the curl activator moisturizer and it left my hair feeling awesome. It help my curls in tact and shiny! A little goes a long way with this mousse as well. I also used this product for a curlformer set which I was very pleased with.
Rate: 4/5



Pictures of my curlformer trial and these products here.
Curl Max Twisty Curly Spray
Size: 8oz
Ingredients:  Water , VP , Methacrylamide , Vinyl Imidazole Copolymer , Glycerine , Polysorbate 20 , Argania Spinosa Oil (Argan) , Fragrance , Disodium EDTA , Acrylates , C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Copolymer , Triethanolamine , Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid , PEG-8 Dimethicone , DMDM Hydantoin , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Scent: None
Consistency:  Thick liquid
General Opinion: I honestly used this product once because I did not have too much luck with it. I did not see any of my curls pop with this spray unfortunately. When I did not achieve the results I was hoping for I used the products on twist. It did an okay job with defining the twist but they did not hold up as long as I wanted. The next time I use this product I will probably have to purchase a diffuser to see if this product works well on diffused hair.
Rate: 2.5/5



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All of the products mentioned about can be purchased at Walmart, Walgreens or Target.
Pictures courtesy of Lustrasilk and bestcurls.com

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Products Used:

  • Curl Max Curl Activator Moisturizer
  • Curl Max Super Curly Mousse
  • Curl Max Curl Pudding
  • Long and Narrow Curl Formers (generic)

1 hour under the dryer and viola!

 

For the curl max products review click here!

CurlFormers and Lustrasilk Hair style

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Products Used:

  • Curl Max Curl Activator Moisturizer
  • Curl Max Super Curly Mousse
  • Curl Max Curl Pudding
  • Long and Narrow Curl Formers (generic)

1 hour under the dryer and viola!

 

For the curl max products review click here!

Yes loves, I straightened my hair again! But this time I had the professionals handle Toni. I am very pleased with the results I received. I was hesitant, I am not going to lie about that, however my reversion process was beautiful. I did not choose to do the beer treatment like last time to revert. Watch both videos to find out how I did it!

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Straight hair talk

 

The reversion

My Straight hair experience

Monday, June 24, 2013

Yes loves, I straightened my hair again! But this time I had the professionals handle Toni. I am very pleased with the results I received. I was hesitant, I am not going to lie about that, however my reversion process was beautiful. I did not choose to do the beer treatment like last time to revert. Watch both videos to find out how I did it!

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Straight hair talk

 

The reversion

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Qoileez!! “What is that?” was probably the first reaction you experienced upon hearing the term. To dissolve all quizzical looks and feelings in regards to what it is, let me explain. Qoileez is a new invention meant to serve as a multipurpose item. They are mostly considered as an affordable hair accessory that can be utilized for different purposes as well. When I initially received the item for review, I was concerned with my utilization of the product. There are some demos online that explain how it can be used, but I wanted to expand on the initial uses.

 

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Qoileez can be used as stated on the site as, a hair accessory, knitting holders, chopstick holders, pencil holders/ grips etc. I tried a few of the recommended uses and found them to be extremely more helpful than I intended. I was hesitant when I utilized Qoileez as a hair accessory because the ends of the Qoileez looked a it sharp, which is always a scare for hair. I did not want them to rip or snag on anything but it worked out just fine for the braid I attached it to. I personally believe that one of the best uses is using Qoileez as a hair accessory. IMG_0018

I continued to try these as a crochet needle holder while I was at it because I genuinely didn’t have anything to hold those small needles with anyway. Below are a few moreIMG_0019 pictures of how I utilized Qoileez.

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The Make:  In my opinion these items feel more rubbery and silicone-like rather than the plastic that the site stated it was formed from. They are about an inch long and very expandable. I am unsure of the length stretched because it is hard to make these items lie flat. The standard form of a Qoileez is a coil! The name is a straight giveaway, so when you expand the Qoileez and then let go, it retracts and curls right back up which makes it easy to hold thing, like my scarves!

Qoileez come in a variety of colors and designs that make them both fashionable and practical. I believe Qoileez are marketable because they appear attractive to the eye and are most useful as space savers/holders. Most people seek items  that save space especially because I believe we al have a bit of hoarder in us. They are sold in basic packages of seven for $4.99 or deluxe packages of 14 for $7.99.

 

 

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I have not used these items for a long time to say whether or not the retraction/elasticity for lack of a better word is long lasting.

 

Giveaway:

Qoileez has offered NH readers an opportunity to win and try out some of these items as well! Here are the rules:

1. Follow both @Qoileez and I @CiaE7 on Twitter

2. Send us a tweet with this “ I can’t wait to win my @Qoileez thanks @Ciae7”

3. Follow @ciae7 Instagram

The giveaway ends June 7th 11:59pm. The winner will have 48 hours to responded before it is given to someone else.

 

Check out Qoileez here

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@Qoileez Review & Giveaway

Saturday, May 25, 2013

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Qoileez!! “What is that?” was probably the first reaction you experienced upon hearing the term. To dissolve all quizzical looks and feelings in regards to what it is, let me explain. Qoileez is a new invention meant to serve as a multipurpose item. They are mostly considered as an affordable hair accessory that can be utilized for different purposes as well. When I initially received the item for review, I was concerned with my utilization of the product. There are some demos online that explain how it can be used, but I wanted to expand on the initial uses.

 

IMG_0020

Qoileez can be used as stated on the site as, a hair accessory, knitting holders, chopstick holders, pencil holders/ grips etc. I tried a few of the recommended uses and found them to be extremely more helpful than I intended. I was hesitant when I utilized Qoileez as a hair accessory because the ends of the Qoileez looked a it sharp, which is always a scare for hair. I did not want them to rip or snag on anything but it worked out just fine for the braid I attached it to. I personally believe that one of the best uses is using Qoileez as a hair accessory. IMG_0018

I continued to try these as a crochet needle holder while I was at it because I genuinely didn’t have anything to hold those small needles with anyway. Below are a few moreIMG_0019 pictures of how I utilized Qoileez.

IMG_0015IMG_0012

 

The Make:  In my opinion these items feel more rubbery and silicone-like rather than the plastic that the site stated it was formed from. They are about an inch long and very expandable. I am unsure of the length stretched because it is hard to make these items lie flat. The standard form of a Qoileez is a coil! The name is a straight giveaway, so when you expand the Qoileez and then let go, it retracts and curls right back up which makes it easy to hold thing, like my scarves!

Qoileez come in a variety of colors and designs that make them both fashionable and practical. I believe Qoileez are marketable because they appear attractive to the eye and are most useful as space savers/holders. Most people seek items  that save space especially because I believe we al have a bit of hoarder in us. They are sold in basic packages of seven for $4.99 or deluxe packages of 14 for $7.99.

 

 

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I have not used these items for a long time to say whether or not the retraction/elasticity for lack of a better word is long lasting.

 

Giveaway:

Qoileez has offered NH readers an opportunity to win and try out some of these items as well! Here are the rules:

1. Follow both @Qoileez and I @CiaE7 on Twitter

2. Send us a tweet with this “ I can’t wait to win my @Qoileez thanks @Ciae7”

3. Follow @ciae7 Instagram

The giveaway ends June 7th 11:59pm. The winner will have 48 hours to responded before it is given to someone else.

 

Check out Qoileez here

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