Beauty/Makeup, Natural Hair

KenChar Line Review


HEY GUYS!!! SO I am finally back with another review. I haven’t done a review on my blog in a long tim, but I am back and I am VERY excited about this review.

Today I will be reviewing a line from a line called KenChar. So Let’s Jump Right into it.

So let’s start with the Soy Candles!

Candles

This was the 1st thing I’ve ever purchase from them. They are 100% Natural. These are considered their candles. So they are great on go if you are looking for a something to take with you when traveling. They have a wide variety of scents and I tell you NO lie…they smell EXACTLY how the label says AND once it’s lit it smells exactly how it does in the tin. The fragrance can fill the entire room so you don’t need multiple candle to scent one space. These are my absolute favorite candles I’ve ever purchased. My Personal Favorites are: Strawberry & Southern Peach.

Body

 

I was sent A few of their body products, The Coconut Lime Hand Whipped Body Butter, Coconut Flakes Scrub and the Island Body Sunflower and Shea Body Cream. The Coconut Flake Scrub is AMAZING! It creates a really nice “milky” kinda of lather and make it really feel Spa like. It beads that they used are very fine, so it is very gentle on the skin. I’ve only used one other scrub in the past and this one is just so different in texture and the consistency is something I’ve never seen in a scrub before. This is definitely something I HIGHLY recommend.  The Coconut Lime Whipped Body Butter is amazing! I is very moisturizing and kept my skin smooth all day. It also gave my skin a nice little “glow,” which I was really surprised about, something different. I wasn’t a really body butter lover in the past because I felt they were just TOO greasy. BUT, this one wasn’t, it absorbed right into my skin without sticking out to my clothes. Another thing I want to mention is the Shea Scents pocket-sized butter tins (not pictured). These are great to carry in your bag to re-moisturize your hands or body. I also used this to add moisture to my hair as well. Lastly, The Island Body Sunflower & Shea Body Cream it is a lighter texture so it still moisturizes very well, but not over whelming. The scent is more of a floral, unlike the Coconut Lime, which is more or an herbal/fruity scent.

Now One to the most exciting things that I was scent….THE HAIR PRODUCTS!!! Now I have been buying KenChar candles for the past 2-3 years…and I NEVER knew they sold hair products.

Hair

First thing I tried was the Curly Roots Coconut Conditioning Cream. At first when I looked at it, I thought it was a styler of some sort. But, after reading the label It says I can use a regular rinse-out conditioner, a deep conditioner or even a leave-in. So I tried it out ALL 3 three ways, on 3 separate occasions. YES, this 3oz container got at least 3 good uses out of it. Personally, I preferred it as a leave-in or a rinse out conditioner. It worked OK as a deep conditioner, but I did doctor it up with some oils because I needed ALOT of moisture. But as a leave-in it left my hair super soft and left a really nice sheen to my hair. The Butter Curls Moisturizing Styling Butter was my favorite. I use as a styler for twists outs & braid outs. This stuff is amazing! The smell is nothing “special” like all the other ones, but it doesn’t smell bad at all. It performed really well and gave a great hold and really nice shine. My hair was soft fluffy and silky. Even when Fernando touched my hair I used this, he was like , “O, babe what you use, your hair feels really soft.” So this Styling is everything! LOL Lastly is the Curly Roots Conditioning Pomade is a really nice pomade I use to take down my twist/braids and I also used it to seal my ends. It not heavy and does not leave my hair feeling greasy so that is a PLUS!

 

Overall, I enjoyed the entire line. I can honestly say this is the first time I’ve reviewed a line and have NOTHING negative to say. Everything performed better than expected and to top if off everything is competitively priced with everything else that is out there. And honestly why not spend that money on an ALL natural, black owned business line. Definitely check out their site at, www.kencharbody.com and click the sop tab! You will NOT be disappointed at all. And if you are ever at a Circle of Sisters Expo or anything like that check to see if she has a table, most of the time she probably will, but for sure at Circle of Sisters, which is by the way coming up October 2015.

 

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30-Day Blog Challange

30-Day Blog Challenge *Day 7*


Somewhere you would like to visit…

I have a long list of places I would like to visit, but I stick to one for this blog for the sake of not making this blog too long.

Photo Credit: http://www.utexas.edu/
Photo Credit: http://www.utexas.edu/

YES!! I’ve always wanted to visit AFRICA!!! Purely to experience the culture. I feel like visiting a place like Africa will humble you so much and a new appreciation for the country itself. I know I woman who visits every year and she loves it. I would love to go at least once in my lifetime. The music, the heritage, the wildlife…just an experience.

Natural Hair

It’s A Review: Curly Twirls Review


Hey Guys!!! I am back with another review. This is on a new and growing product line called Curly Twirls.

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This line launched back in 2012 and is already in hundreds of beauty stores across the US. They are continuing to grow and expand more states over the next few months. So If you haven’t seen these products in your area yet, you will soon :-). These products are all free of Glycol, Paraben, Mineral Oil and Petrolatum. they also contain Argan Oil. The price point for these products is $5.99!!! VERY affordable.

So now that I’ve gotten the background information out way, let’s get into the products! Continue reading “It’s A Review: Curly Twirls Review”

Natural Hair

My Favorite Styling Products


So I wanted to quickly list some of my favorite styling products (Don’t forget to check out the video as well, HERE!).

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For blow drying, right now I am using the Carol’s Daughter Chocolat Smoothing Line.  I don’t blow dry my hair that often right now, but when I do I do reach for this line. I really have been enjoying. Tip: When using the blow dry cream, DO NOT apply a leave-in conditioner  before applying the blow dry cream. Your hair will feel like it has some build up. The Blow Dry Cream acts as a leave in and heat protectant. If you feel you must apply something before, use a light oil i.e., coconut oil or grapeseed oil. Continue reading “My Favorite Styling Products”

Photos of the Day

Photo of the Day: Birthday Party for Fernando’s Brother


Photo of the Day: Birthday Party for Fernando's Brother

So this weekend we celebrated Fernando’s brother’s Birthday at a club called C.I.C.

Photos of the Day

Photo of the Day: My Job’s Holiday Party


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So I had my job’s Christmas Party this past Friday (12.21.2012). My date was of course Fernando. We had a really nice time and I must say we both looked fabulous!!

Beauty/Makeup

Welcome The Cities Collection!!! (Sigma Beauty)


NEW as of MONDAY- the limited edition Sigma Beauty Brush Collection brush set! The set features seven travel-size brushes from our best-selling Premium and Essential Kits The collection is available in four colors, each represented by a trending city. Glamorous and fashionable. The brushes come in an innovative and functional travel-size container that turns into two brush holders to keep you stylish and organized on the go.

Brushes in this kit:

Eye Liner – E05 An extra fine-tipped brush that delivers a precise, firm, even stroke to line the eyes. Synthetic bristles.

Tapered Blending – E35 Fluffy, long-bristled brush with tapered tip. Ideally used to apply and blend color to the crease area and to soften harsh edges. Natural bristles.

Small Tapered Blending – E45 Small domed brush with highly tapered tip. Versatile, this brush can be used to precisely apply and blend intense colors to the crease area. Natural bristles.

Large Shader – E60 Flat shape is ideal for application of cream formulas and eye shadow primers. Natural bristles.

Small Contour – F05 Ideal to apply, blend or contour powder products. The softly rounded dome top smoothly blends color into the face. Natural bristles.

Duo Fibre Powder/Blush – F15 Medium-sized tapered brush. Widely disperses highly pigmented or mineralized powders. Blend of natural and synthetic bristles.

Large Powder – F30 Fluffy and rounded tip. Suitable application of powder products on face or body. Natural bristles.

This ket is great!!! I love it! It is compact, convient and the colors are Super Cute!!

They Come in Four Colors:

  • The London Brown (With 18K Gold Ferrels)
  • New York Black
  • Tokyo Pink
  • Paris Red

Get this while supplies last!! It is resonably priced at $59.00.

Cute, Inexpensive and Compact!! Your can’t go wrong this kit!!!

Order online at: http://www.sigmabeauty.com/category_s/184.htm?Click=1853

Or for a more personal transaction, email me at: reanell@totaldivarea.com

Beauty/Makeup

Woodwinked Tutorial


This is a look I did with my FAVORITE Everyday MAC Eyeshadow….WOODWINKED…If you don’t have this eyeshadow in you collection definitely go get it! It works well on ALL skin complexions.

Hope you guys enjoy…

EYES:

UDPP

Studio Fix Concealer in NW40

Blunt Blush by  MAC

Carbon by MAC

Ricepaper by MAC

Woodwinked by MAC

UD 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero

Maybelline Falsies Mascars in Extreme Black

FACE:

Studio Fix Concealer in NW 45

Bare Minerals Foundation in Golden Dark

Razin by MAC

LIPS:

EOS Lip Blam J

 

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Beauty/Makeup

FOTD: 8.6.2011


  

Eyes 

UDPP

Milani Easy brow Pencil

Bobbi Brown e/s Mahogany

Format Blush by MAC (used as a brow highlight)

Rice Paper e/s by MAC

Woodwinked e/s by MAC

Embark e/s by MAC

Carbon e/s by MAC

Blunt Blush by MAC (used as bridge color)

Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Zero

One by One Mascara (Maybelline)

Face/Cheeks:

L’Oreal  True Match Concealer (Medium/Deep)

TruBlend Minerals Translucent Honey

Bare Minerals Foundation in Golden Dark

Mineral Veil by Bar Minerals

Razin Blush by MAC

Lips

Chocolate Lip Liner by Bilkerdijk (bilkerdijk Website)

Mocha Freeze  Lip Stick

Oh Baby MAC LipGlass

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