Sooo, what have been up to? Well, let me show you! Check out my new and improved website for my graphic design, Pink Dragon Design. I had been working on this for the past few weeks.
It’s kind of a funny story, the site I had up previously was something I QUICKLY whipped together (when I say quick, I mean quick, like one night quick lol). I needed a visible portfolio for a job interview and at that point I didn’t have one! How ironic is it for a graphic artist to NOT have a portfolio! Duh! I focused so much on my clients projects that I never spent the time to focus on creating my own brand #dontjudgeme. But that problem is now solved! :o)
I now how have a new logo, a new website and a new attitude! lol My site contains everything you need to know about what I do, the process of getting a project completed, how much it costs, my portfolio, etc. I am very proud of it and happy I finally can cross it off of my list of things to do!
I wanted to share a couple things with you. First I want to say how grateful I am for the reception of my blog and my La Coco Bella “brand” if you will. I started this blog this past March not really knowing what I was getting myself into and wondering if people even cared for “another natural hair blog”. I must say I am so pleased with the response I have gotten over the last few months. I believe that if God places something on your heart, it is positive and HELPS others, He will grant you favor and give you success in whatever you do! I always reiterate that this is NOT a vain pursuit and I am not really seeking to gain anything from it except to help someone along their way in their hair journey.
So I say all that to say this, along this journey, others have taken note and continue to feature my story on their personal blogs which also led to Essence Magazine taking note of how huge the natural hair community is on Instagram!
Today I was featured on fellow curly blog, Precious Curls! Check out my feature HERE. I sometimes feel like I am saying the same thing over and over but as long as I reach at least ONE new person who has never heard of me then I am satisfied :o)
Lastly, last week, Essence Magazine made a post on their instagram account (@essencemag) asking who people’s favorite natural hair instagrammers were. Well the other day, they posted on their website, the top 100 voted and I was included! It made my day :o) and also introduced me to 99 other natural hair curlies I may never have heard of! SO much inspiration! Here is the link to my little shout out lol and be sure to scroll through the others and follow these ladies on Instagram!
I give all glory to God for sucesses big and small. Only He knows why this is happening :o)\
Heyy!! Thank you all for your support and readership of my blog. It’s only been almost 2 months since I first introduced LaCocoBella to the world. I wanted to take my time to allow it to grow…and it has! So thank you for taking interest in what I have to say about my hair lol :o)
So with that said…follow my new twitter page! I figured I would devote a page JUST for the purpose of hair so that I don’t bore my personal twitter followers with natural hair talk all the time lol but you are always welcome to follow me there as well :o) It’s @laurenkaley
Guess where I went yesterday?! hehe Oyin Handmade’s flagship storefront! lol I was so excited lol I get geeked over stuff like this haha.
I know I talk about Oyin aaaallll the time but NO I don’t work for them and NO I am not getting paid for anything regarding their company. I simply just love their stuff and I was in the neighborhood having a YUMMY brunch with my Neo’s at Miss Shirley’s (which was amazing btw…mmmmm)
Check out the flicks from a super fan lol
Aren’t my neos beautiful & those GORGEOUS big curls. Ugh…jealous but whatev… love my baby Skee Wees :o)
Just a quick post to show some pics of the texture of my hair. These pics were taking right before I did a deep conditioning treatment with the Shea Moisture Organic African Black Soap Purification Hair Masque. This is just wet hair that is still dirty. The curls seem a bit elongated because there is still product in my hair (just rinsed out a little bit).
It would be nice if my curls looked like this when dry! Oh well…
See how much looser my curls are at the crown of my head? Hmmm….I guess its gravity.