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Accessory + GIVEAWAY : : The Ebonnet by Eboni Curls

Accessory + GIVEAWAY : : The Ebonnet by Eboni Curls

*** GIVEAWAY CLOSED — But you can still read my review of the Ebonnet :o) ****

Hello!!! I know I know, I’ve been MIA for a couple of weeks :o( Hopefully I haven’t lost you! I just get tired sometimes, especially when I’m super busy with work and life, I have to put some thangs on the back-burner to be able to keep my sanity. Hope you understand :o)

BUT! What better way to say I’m sowwy than to have ANOTHER G I V E A W A Y!! hehe :o)

Before I get into the details, let me do a mini review of what your potential prize will be, so you’ll know why you want to win!! So my hair has grown over the past couple of years and so with that, I needed to make some adjustments to my night time hair preservation method. It’s not  working for me anymore, I’ve been using the same scarf for YEARS ((I know each and every one of ya’ll has one too, don’t lie lol)), and it’s not long enough anymore. My hair is exposed in the back and we know that is no good when you sleep because your ends, the most delicate part of hair, will rub against the pillows and cause breakage, split ends, single-strand knots, etc.

I’m trying to “recover” from some of that damage by really keeping my hair super, super moisturized (just did a day-long Greenhouse Effect Treatment this past weekend, which I’m trying to do every weekend now) and sealing my ends every day using lots of butter ((The Natural Root’s Gourmet Shea butter is my choice of the moment, yummy! hehe)) and of course… using my new Ebonnet by Eboni Curls!

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Product Description
This Ebonnet has it all! Delicate fabric that will protect your hair while you are sleeping, a drawstring and elastic that will provide optimum comfort while adjusting with your growing hair and paired with a chic pattern! Who says you cannot look cute during sleep? The drawstring will allow you to expand this luxurious bonnet so your beautiful tresses are not disfigured while you protect your hair at night. This drawstring Ebonnet will also stay in place during your slumber. This bonnet is double lined with high quality Charmeuse Satin.

The owner/creator’s name is Eboni (duh!) :o) and I found this gem by searching Google and stumbling across her bonnets. She also makes shower capsscrunchies, pillow cases, scarves….EVERYTHING you need to preserve your hair at night! Perfect! The Ebonnets retail for $45 on her shop’s site. I immediately hit her up and asked about her bonnets and we’ve been curlfriends ever since! lol :o) we just collaborated on designing her new logo and making some updates to her website! She just debuted the logo this week so definitely check it out on her site. It’s so cute, I love it! ***SIDEBAR — Eboni is SO sweet, another genuine soul that I rarely come across these days. It’s just amazing, the women I’ve met through La Coco Bella, it has connected me with some amazing women!

Alrighty, here’s why this bonnet is essential for every natural, it protects ALL of your hair and is custom handmade, yes, custom handmade to fit your head! I have a big head as it is ((go head and laugh lol)) so I appreciate this along with it being big enough to accommodate the length of my hair now. My hair isn’t all smashed in the morning anymore lol

The best part about the Ebonnet ((besides being able to choose from a BUNCH of really cute designs and colors)) is it’s double-lined and made from REAL Charmeuse satin, which is a super soft, smooth polyester material almost like silk but more durable and light weight. It retains your hair’s natural oils and moisture so this means your hair stays moisturized, soft and over time, much healthier!

I let Eboni decide which design to make and it just so happened she had a brand new pattern and needed to name it, well she named it LaCocoBella! (the one in the pic above!) I am so honored and have been geeking ever since lol :o) I absolutely love the design and I probably would have selected it any way, seriously, it’s so me! The colors!!! She was also so generous and gave me 2 matching scrunchies!

I’ve been using it almost every night, except when I am letting my twists dry overnight. My hair would never dry, it keeps the moisture in that well! lol It has a fully covered elastic band, that is thick and has a drawstring. I love that it won’t damage your edges since its smooth and wide, no friction. The “poof” part is big enough so my hair is not compacted and can breathe! My only slight complaint, besides having your boyfriend make jokes about you lol, ((guys wouldn’t understand anyway so forget them lol)) is that it does make my head a bit warm because its so insulated. BUT I get warm easily, especially when I sleep. It hasn’t made me sweat out my hair or anything like that so it’s not an issue, plus its about to be cold as hell out here on the East coast so it may be a good thing lol I actually use it to my advantage when I am doing greenhouse effect treatments. I wear the Ebonnet over the plastic shower cap to make it even more insulated, works like a charm!

Last, I am SO happy Eboni sent me scrunchies as well because this has actually improved how my hair looks in the morning so much. I now do the “sort-of” Pineapple method (<—Google it, I may make post about I how I do it sometime) but I make two “pineapples/ponytails” on top of my head instead of just one. I never really considered the pineapple method because it mostly works best on curlies with longer hair that is finer in texture/thickness (the hairtype 3’s). My hair is really course and creases easily when there is any type of binding on it (i.e. pins, rubberbands, etc.) but since I separate my hair into smaller sections, it keeps my hair from creasing because there’s less hair in each scrunchie and fits looser around my hair. ((I hope I didn’t just confuse the heck out you with all that lol))  Basically, the scrunchies keep my hair stretched and its made my hair look much better the next day!

Overall, I really, really love this Ebonnet and I plan on using it for many years to come! It is SO durable and so well-made, truly a quality piece of work! Eboni you are a genius for these!

Ok so the super fun part now….GIVEAWAY TIME!!

One lucky winner will receive the Ebonnet with the design in the pic below. It’s called Jungle nights and is a really beautiful gold and black pattern with palm leaves, and my fav, leopard print! It’s also lined with pink satin.

Use the Rafflecoptor below and GOOD LUCK!!!

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***Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway runs now until October 22, 2013 12:00am EST ***

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GIVEAWAY!! : : Subscription to OnyxBox!!!

GIVEAWAY!! : : Subscription to OnyxBox!!!

ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!!! Yayy!! I think I love doing giveaways because I love allowing you all to get to try some of the things I love! Sooooo this time around, I am giving away a subscription to We Are Onyx‘s OnyxBox! I recently did a review on a box I was sent and I loved it so much that the sweet gals over at We Are Onyx allowed me to give away a subscription! Here is your chance to try this CUSTOMIZABLE box for yourself! YES, you will get to choose what products you want to try from their site and receive 4 samples of your choice and they will throw in a 5th as a surprise! How many box subscriptions let you do that!? :o)

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Oh and also, We Are Onyx JUST revamped their website so be sure you check it out! They made major improvements which makes the experience of We Are Onyx even better and more interactive. Definitely a very personal company that caters to our needs. Got to love that :o) Alrighty, so the giveaway will start today and run until Sunday, September 8th 11:59pm EST (open to U.S. Residents only, sowwy). Lots of ways to enter and get extra entries so check out the handy dandy Rafflecopter below Oh and be sure to Like We Are Onyx in Facebook because you will get TEN entries!!! :o)
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GIVEAWAY : : BEE MINE PRODUCTS!!!!

GIVEAWAY : : BEE MINE PRODUCTS!!!!

***GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***

I am SOOOOOOO excited about this giveaway!!! I am giving away EIGHT amazing products from my all time fav natural hair line, Bee Mine! Bee Mine was SO KIND to sponsor this awesome giveaway :o))

This means there will be EIGHT lucky winners!! There are 7 trial sizes of various products (see the number and description below the pic) and 1 full size of my absolute fav, Bee Sensitive Hair Serum!

All you have to do is 1) like Bee Mine on Facebook, 2) follow them on Twitter and 3) leave a comment below! There’s a Rafflecopter to make it easy for ya :o) I will select the 8 winners at random and do my best to assign the winners their item of choice so be sure you put your top 2 favs in your comment below!

Giveaway will be open from Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 and will close Friday, July 26th, 2013 at 11:59pm EST.

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  1. Bee Sensitive Hair Serum (Full size)
  2. Hair Growth Serum Mango
  3. Hair Growth Serum Kiwi Strawberry
  4. Deja’s Hair Milk
  5. Hair Growth Serum Mango
  6. Hair Growth Serum Kiwi Strawberry
  7. Bee Loved Hair & Scalp Moisturizer
  8. Juicy Moisturizing Daily Spritz (review coming soon!)

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GOOD LUCK AND I HOPE YOU WIN!!!! :o)))

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For the Kiddies : : Qoileez!! GIVEAWAY!!

For the Kiddies : : Qoileez!! GIVEAWAY!!

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Hey!!

I’m doing something a little different today. Since I don’t have any children, I don’t have any posts catered to their hair care needs but THIS post is specifically for the kiddies/teens (an adults too!) and it’s a giveaway!! It’s sponsored by a cute company called Qoileez! and they are giving away a surprise sample pack of their hair accessories!

Qoileez! are multipurpose, trendy, and affordable hair accessories that adds a bit of style and flash to your favorite hairstyles, pencils, chopsticks, eyeglasses, knitting needles – your creativity is the limit! {We’ve even seen them on adorable dog “furstyles.”} Yes, you can use the same item in your best hairstyle or as knitting supplies!

So what are these things I am talking about? Well Qoileez are small rubber coils that come in a bunch of different colors and patterns like dots, stripes, stars, animal prints, etc. so they are sure to match all the cute outfits little girls have (or your outfits!). They are sold in packages of seven for $4.99 or 14 for $7.99.

Here’s some pics of the samples that were sent to me!

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You know those heavy plastic barrettes and beads little girls always wear in their hair? (YES, my mother had them ALL UP in my hair when I was a little girl lol) Well these are really cute alternative for those or even something to add to barrettes and beads. Sometimes barrettes and beads can be kinda heavy, uncomfortable, cause breakage and tension alopecia, but Qoileez are really light weight, stretchy and soft (cuter in my opinion too!). They also give you more versatility since typically when little girls have beads in their hair, they are secured onto a braid and don’t come off until they get their hair re-done. Qoileez allows you to take them in and out as you please without disturbing the hairstyle :o). They’re really easy to put in and out, you just wrap one end of the Qoileez around and braid or twist and then twirl it. They are gentle and don’t pull, tug, snag, etc. the hair so no worries about any type of damage :o) qoileez_lacocobella_5 qoileez_lacocobella_4 qoileez_lacocobella_3

As I mentioned, I don’t have any children yet (Lord willing!), but I was able to “borrow” lol one of the little girls at my church’s bible study program I teach at, to let me demonstrate and show how these cute little hair accessories look! She and her mother LOVED them! Her mother also wanted me to make sure I shared how easy they are to put in her hair! And these pics are just ONE way to wear these, you can get really creative with these things (you know girls and teens always come up with wild ideas for their hair! lol) so I highly suggest you check out the Qoileez site and Facebook page to see some more ways to wear them!

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Another cool thing about Qoileez are that they aren’t just for hair. You or your kids can use them on your pens or pencils as grips, on chopsticks if you are learning how to use them and you can use them to keep knitting needles together in knitting baskets. (I’ve been known to knit…well…let me stop frontin…crochet lol a blanket or two hehe :o) I have yet to learn how to knit though :o( I need someone to teach me lol I have a bunch of needles and everything! lol)

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So one lucky reader will win a surprise pack of a mixture of Qoileez! I think they are such a cute and unique idea for kids (and big kids!). Check out their website, they have lots more pics of the different styles and more ideas on how these accessories can be used as well! ENTER THE GIVEAWAY BELOW!!!

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La Coco Bella is Officially ONE year old!! — GIVEAWAY!!

La Coco Bella is Officially ONE year old!! — GIVEAWAY!!

***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***

I made it ya’ll!!

One whole year of blogging!!!!

I NEVER would have seen myself as a “blogger” and here I am one year later lol when I first started I was like, I hope this isn’t something I start, get tired of and don’t finish. I even had a few words of “discourage” saying that lots of blogs start, last for a few months and then cease. Well, I made sure that I didn’t let that happen!

I want to again, thank each and every reader, subscriber, stumble upon-er, EVERYONE who has taken a glimpse at La Coco Bella or even sat for hours reading! I TRULY TRULY APPRECIATE YOU!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!

I have had over 118,000 views over the past year, I have no clue if that is a lot or a little compared to other blogs but that is AMAZING to me!! I have readers from almost every continent in the world!!! I am in AWE!!! THANK YOU!!!! Even if I had only 100 readers, I would be just as grateful and humbled. I really mean that, I can not thank you ladies (and maybe gents?!) enough!!! All praise to the Lord for this!! :o))))

You have all made this worth while, you’ve encouraged me and I sincerely hope I have helped in some way or another with your natural hair journey! We in this togetha homies!! lol :o)

SO for the one year anniversary, I celebrate YOU!! And I wanted to celebrate by giving back to you. I want to giveaway my ALL TIME FAV Deep Conditioner, the Bee Mine Bee-U-Ti-Ful Deep Conditioner!! I will be giving the winner a few other goodies so it is definitely worth entering! Oh and the Bee Mine conditioner is from my own stash :o) (it’s brand new so don’t worry)

In addition to entering the giveaway, be sure to check out some of my most popular posts over the course the past year! Each of these posts had over 1,000 views!!

And these are my FIRST 3 posts :o) I have come a long way since hehe

  1. Finally….
  2. The Beautiful Coconut
  3. Product :: Shea Moisture Organic Curl Enhancing Smoothie

BE SURE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY HERE ——– > a Rafflecopter giveaway

THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!

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….might be time for a blog design upgrade….hmmmm……. ;o)

GIVEAWAY! : : Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

GIVEAWAY! : : Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

****GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED and winner has been notified. THANK YOU to everyone who entered!!!!****

What’s a better way to kick off the new year than with a GIVEAWAY!
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As you hopefully know by now, I am obsessed with coconut oil and love, love, love using it for my hair and skin (you’ll see me mention it in a majority of my posts if you navigate my site hehe). I was gifted a free sample of the Gold Label VIrgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions, and of course, I want to share it with you! Ok so here’s the fun part…. Tropical Traditions was kind enough to sponsor a giveaway along with the sample I received. You have a chance to win a FULL QUART of this coco yumminess!! (that’s 32 oz., duh!)

Here’s a little bit more about this awesome company. *side bar* I was particularly moved by the founder’s story on how he found peace with God. It’s a inspiring story so be sure to check that out while you navigate their site :o)

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz.

Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

Here’s a video they produced about the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:

Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.

Tropical Traditions also has a bunch of videos with recipes and reviews using coconut oil. Check them out! I didn’t realize you can cook pretty much anything using coconut oil! I know I use it mostly for my hair but I am going to have to learn to throw down in the kitchen with it too! Here’s the link to their YouTube page http://www.youtube.com/user/TropicalTraditions

Ok so here’s the juicy part…the GIVEAWAY! Since I discovered Rafflecopter since my last giveaway lol, entering is SOOO much easier AND you have more chances of winning! Just fill out the info in the Rafflecopter below and you are set!

The contest will be open from January 7 through January 14, 11:59pm EST.

***Please let me know if the Rafflecopter widget is NOT showing up!! This is the first time I’ve used this thing***

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Winners will be notified via email! Good luck!!!

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The Gud Stuff Giveaway WINNERS!!!

The Gud Stuff Giveaway WINNERS!!!

***UPDATE!!***

I redrew a number because one of the winners did not contact me soooo….the new winner is….

Carla T.!

Congrats!! Don’t forget to email me your mailing address ;o)

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Drum roll please……..And the winners are……..

Vashti P. (veepeejay)

Precious H.

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THANK YOU to ALL who entered my first giveaway!!! Don’t worry, if you didn’t win, there will be more chances in the near future!

If you are one of the winners please email me your full name and shipping address so I can send you the GUDS!!

Oh and here’s the break down of how the winners were selected (to show I’m fair and honest!), I used random.org to generate the numbers…

 

CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!!!

p.s. Don’t forget to email me your address!!