Brittany's New Gorgeous Look!

An already gorgeous Brittany, wowed me on Facebook today, with her new hair cut and how gorgeous she looks in these evening gowns. I love her style! Thank you for sharing... :-).  To learn more about Brittany, check out her interview with Naturally Beautiful Hair blog here.

Starting the New Years with Pops Of Color!

I am loving my new Feather Fashion Clips hair accessories. Each feather clip-in has great color combinations, that give awesome pops of color, that can help to change my look when I want to try something new with my hair. Feather Fashion Clips work with any hair type and are affordable. Go to their site now to see their Buy 2, get one free sale now! 

Singer - Elle Varner


 Great music by talented singer - Elle Varner!

To see more of Elle, check her out on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and her Website.

Goody Accessories & Double Wear Line

I am loving my new hair accessories from Goody! Lots of great headbands and hair clips that can also be worn as pins. Goody accessories are a great brand because the're are accessories that work for both your  little girl and for you. They have organic based hair products. And they has also have new line of Double Wear accessories that include 2-in-1 headbands and ponytail holders that can double as necklace or bracelet. To see more, go to

Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway Winner!!!

Thank you everyone that participated in the Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway. The winner is Dada Chiku (Curly-haired Chatterbox)!!! Congraguations... :-). Please contact me at to give me your ship to address. This will be forward to Shappy Apple Rep, who will send the dress to you in your size. Thank you everyone and Happy Holidays!

Someday Perfume

Great last minute holiday buy!  I usually don't wear perfumes, but I love this new perfume called Someday!  It smells really good and is quickly becoming one of my favorite scents. This will be one perfume that will not sit on my counter collecting dust. 
"SOMEDAY by Justin Bieber is more than just a perfume: it's a fragrance full of the energy, passion, and confidence that pushes him to the top of the charts. This fragrance's glass bottle is fresh yet flirty, anything but ordinary, and topped with a burst of blooming hearts. A crystal-encrusted, heart-shaped charm can be removed and attached to a keychain or zipper pull."

African Doll Clothes by Donnilah

What inspired you to create dolls with African clothing? My original inspiration came from an African woman who requested me to make dolls that reflected the ladies in her African wedding. I am always up for the challenge. I studied the pictures and found the fabric… I’t all started coming together.

How did you learn to sew/create African styled clothing? My father taught me how to sew. His mother (my grandmother) taught him and all of her 10 children how to sew. I am grateful to have a skill that has been passed down through generations. The concept of African/Ethnic styles comes from watching the top designers who have adopted the styles of Ancent African clothing, geometric designs and patterns. We are so diverse in style and flare. We are the originators of fashion. I am still studying and interpreting style and fashions on a global scale.

How has the response been to your doll creations? The responses have been awesome. I have customers of all ethnic backgrounds who enjoy the dolls and the beauty they represent. I am really encouraging people to collect them and enjoy their back story. I want to teach the children about fashions from around the world. These dolls create awareness and appreciation of global beauty, not just African beauty. African people are all over the world because we all from Africa.

What is your goal with bringing these dolls to our community? I am hoping my art and stories will educate little girls. We also need to teach our children its ok to be, look, like who you are. God made no mistakes in creating us it’s a blessing we are so diverse and we come in so many beautiful shades and colors. I also hope we learn to leave a legacy as my grandmother and father has left with me. In every doll that I make I leave that legacy the spirit my grandmother's art and fashion lives on.

How can people see more of your work and how can they contact you? I can be reached at: I am opening up an online boutique soon Annie Bella's boutique, named after my grandmother Mrs. Annie Bell McClendon.

Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway!!

Hey Everyone! I'm giving away this great Baciami  dress from Shabby Apple (, an online boutique of women's dresses.  The dress is a great look for a lunch, work and more! It has an $88.00 value and is free to whom ever wins this contest.  To win the Baciami dress, following these steps: 
  1. Go to Shabby Apple's website, and leave a comment here telling us what is your favorite dress. 
  2. Like Shabby Apple on Facebook
  3. All contestants must have a US shipping address. 

The contest ends Saturday, December 17th, 2011, at midnight.  Good luck!

Holiday Gift Guide!

Check out the post below for great Holiday Gift giving ideas!  For Accessories, there is Hair Feather from Fine Featherheads; and hand-made hair bows from QuellyRue Designs.

For hair and body products, see the post for Dr. Miracle's hair care products, Shielo Hair Technology & Care and  Tattoo body scents!

Hair Feather from Fine Featherheads!

I am loving my new hair feathers from Fine Featherheads. They clip on very easy and add a great splash of color!  I also loved the packaging. Very impressive and a great gift for the holidays!

"Fine Featherheads unveils retail collection of high quality, innovative, all natural feather accessories. Original feather hair extension line expands to include clip-in extensions, earrings, hair ties and pet-friendly feathered products.­ Fine Featherheads, the original feather hair extension line, announced today the addition of four new products to its family of reusable, all natural, handcrafted feather accessories. Debuting originally in 2010 with the industry¹s first line of premium feather extensions, the Fine Featherheads collection will now include Quill Clips, Feathered Earrings, Fly Ties and Pet Plumes and will be sold direct to consumers via A Fine Featherheads exclusive, Quill Clips are hand crafted, locally sourced, naturally dyed feather hair extensions that can be clipped in and removed depending on mood, event or attire. Created from the world¹s finest feathers and available in 10 show stopping colors, Quill Clips are designed to be a fun, removable addition to the original Fine Featherheads extensions sold exclusively in salons. For those craving a feathered that doesn't get in the way, Fine Featherheads new Fly Ties are a great, fashionable alternative to traditional hairbands allowing you to gently tie your hair (and feathers) back with effortless style. Sold in three color palettes including Tan, Green and Pastel, Fly Ties feature a wide elastic band marrying comfort with style. Fine Featherheads is a conscious company providing the highest quality, all natural fashion accessories proudly handcrafted in the United States. All products are free of synthetics and chemical dyes and range in price from $7.95 - $39.95. For more information visit like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Hair Bows from QuellyRue Designs!

I just got some really cute hair bow clips from QuellyRue Designs!  The owner, artist and creator of this line of hand made products is Racquel Dwomoh.  She is extremely creative and talented.

"A little blurb about me...QuellyRue! My hands live to I create. Born in the Big Apple and raised in Ghana, West Africa, I am the brainchild of a twenty-something living out her dream as an artist and designer. I am a self-taught crochet and natural fine artist who revels in the possibilities, and lives some where between the dots of etc. The heart of me is creating, whether it is a portrait, painting, photography, crochet, felt, or jewelry. I've been passionate about art and design for just about as long as I can remember. Crafting is fun and I love nothing better than to spend the day covered in paint, surrounded by scraps of fabric, all tangled up in yarn. The end result, cozies, cowls, totes, headbands and whatever else strike my fancy!" Racquel Dwomoh

 To learn more about Racquel and see her wearable art, go to Etsy, Facebook, Tumblr & Blogger.

Dr. Miracles New Products

Dr. Miracles has some new products that work great with Natural Hair.  My daughters absolutely love the product line because it helps to keep their hair moisturized and curls in tact.  Some of the new items are Thermal Protection Styler, Conditioning Shampoo, Leave in Conditioner, Oil Sheen Spray, Damaged Hair Medicated treatment, Restorative Treatment Packs, Follicle Healer Pomade, Edge Holding Spray and Hydrating Oil.   

One of my favorite hair products of Dr. Miracles is their Growth Oil. It smells really good and helps to keep my edges moisturized. 

 To learn more about Dr. Miracles and their hair care line, go to

Shielo Hair and Anti-Aging Products

I tried out some great products by Sheilo!  One of my favorite products of there's is their Smoothing Complexion Scrub.  It feels really good as I  applied it to my face and helped me to feel refreshed. Some of the other products that my daughters and I tried are the Vibrancy Conditioner, Moisturizer Shampoo, Leave In Protectant & the Complexion Moisturizer.
Here is more information about their company - 
"Shielo Hair Technology & Care was created in New York City in 2001" [based on a] need identified among top salons in New York City and their clientele for styles, while including the effort to enhance and fortify hair care products protecting elements."  Shielo's products are animal cruelty free, Vegan ad Natural Based. 
"Our products contain the highest quality ingredients from nature, combined with advances in haircare research to ensure desired performance and ultimate results. As an organization, we have committed to developing naturally-based formulas infused with organic botanicals harvested from plants grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or chemicals."

Body Sprays by Tattooed by Inky

Great Sprays from Tattoo by Inky.  My favorite scents are the woman's A Mi Amor and Sudden Freedom. Here is a list of all the scents they have for both men and women: 
  • Monkey Business (male), which has a blend of leather, lavender, pepper and sandalwood
  • Drako (male), which has a blend of spices, musk and precious woods
  • A Mi Amor (female), which features a blend of white florals, vanilla and amber
  • Sudden Freedom (female), a fresh feminine bouquet of aquatic florals, pink jasmine and rosewood
  • Koi (unisex), which features a blend of citrus, ginger and patchouli
"The November issue of SELF Magazine voted DRAKO by Tattooed by Inky as the “Best Bold Scent” for men. DRAKO is for the strong, enigmatic and fiery guy with an elemental blend of spices, musk and precious woods. Used after showering or as a pick-me-up during the day, this body spray refreshes and revives the senses with just the right amount of scent.  Tattooed by Inky are lightly fragranced body sprays have become a popular everyday beauty/grooming essential for both sexes, and Tattooed By Inky is targeted to a hip and trendy audience. The Tattooed by Inky collection offers 5 distinctive scents---three women’s and two men’s. The women’s scents are subtle and evocative; the men’s are appropriately brisk and masculine. These body sprays are exclusively sold at Target stores for $5.99."   - Tattooed by Inky

Sources: Tattooed by Inky & Valmg

Meet Model Kenya Thomas

I had a chance to speak with Kenya Thomas, who is a beautiful model that rocks natural hair. And here is what she had to say about herself and her modeling career - 

"I believe life is full of blessings, and it's our job to manifest them! ^_^ I'm Kenya, and I'm a Model/Actress. I've been modeling for almost 3 years, and I'm blessed to say I've been on the cover and featured in a plethora of National and Local Magazines, modeled for celebrities like Nicki Minaj's Hairstylist Terrence Davidson, Miss Tina Knowles on BET's Monique Show, and Korto Momolu from Project Runway ...Been interviewed on a few TV, Radio, and Web Shows, and plenty more under the sun. I played Tori Torres on the 2nd Season of Sophomores, which aired on Comcast Channel 24 every Thursday. I've also done other acting work in Movies like Zombieland & Tyler Perry's Why'd I Get Married Too, TV Shows like Single Ladies, Short Films, and Commercials for companies like Adidas and Sofn'Free. I have countless blessings, yet I count them everyday =).  My plan in life includes Modeling and Acting internationally, while traveling and hosting Modeling workshops for aspiring Models ALL over the world. That's the kind of life I'm working so hard for now. Blessed day!"

Kenya Thomas, Model