Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Dove #LoveYourCurls with Quench Absolute Collection

Is your hair naturally curly?
Are those curls real?
Where do you get your hair done?
Would you sell your hair to make wigs?

The questions go on and on about my hair.  I've been asked so many questions in regards to my hair. People want to touch it, they want to know how I get it so curly and how can they get the same results! Well let's set the record straight about my curls!  YES, they are 100% natural and all mine. 

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Funny thing about my curls, growing up as a curly I wasn't always excited about the hair I was blessed with. My mother is not a curly, my dad is the one with the curls.  My mom didn't always know how to care or deal with my hair, since she has stick straight hair.  She did the best she could, with out having any special products for my kind of hair.  My mom used a brush and water...that is all!  She didn't even know about detanglers, which I needed desperately!  My hair was always neatly combed in braids or pig tails, never loose and free.   I got teased a bit about my hair, since I was one of the few kids to have such curly hair in school. One year I made my mom cut it all off, after having waist long hair for many years.  I didn't know the shorter my hair the curlier it would get.  I was devastated to see it so short, so curly and I basically had a little Afro.   It wasn't always fun and many nights I wished and prayed for straight hair.  My sister's hair is also more on the straight side with just a slight wave, but wouldn't be considered curly.   It was difficult for me to understand why I was different and didn't have hair like my mom and sister.  So many years were spent trying to keep my curls under control and tamed.  Growing up we didn't have any special products for curls...nothing seemed to work just right.  My brother and I even made our own "hair gel" out of gelatin. Crazy!  I slicked it back, put it in a bun, braided and hid my curls as much as possible.  

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Now I am much more comfortable and happy about my curls. Now I know how to care for my curls and what products work best.  Thanks to brands like Dove who make special products which make my curls look fabulous!  I recently was able to try the New Dove Quench Absolute hair care line for curls. Having the right kind of products for curly hair has made a significant difference, in not only the look of my hair, but also the way I feel about my curls.  My curls are much more bouncy and shiny after using Dove Quench Absolute system.  It leaves my hair moisturized, soft and manageable.  Did I mention it also smells great, which is a bonus to loving your curls.  Now I am proud and happy when people compliment my curls.  A day doesn't go by without people (mostly older ladies) telling me I have beautiful hair and so lucky to have curls.

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Here is products I've been using from Quench Absolute Collection:

  • Quench Absolute Ultra Nourishing Shampoo
  • Quench Absolute Ultra Nourishing Conditioner
  • Quench Absolute Intensive Restoration Mask
  • Quench Absolute Supreme Crème Serum
After just a few uses of NEW Dove Hair Quench Absolute my curls look healthier and feel great. These products provide 4X more defined, natural curls. The three part system nourishes hair. The entire line has really made a difference in the overall appearance of my curls.  The formulas, infused with protein, nutrients and Buriti Oil, provide a nourished, smooth finish. My favorite has been the Quench Absolute Intensive Restoration Mask, which has helped with the dryness and dullness. Just like having the right outfit, having the right hair-care can make you feel more confident as well.

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It has taken me many years to love and accept my curls.  I have never really liked to straighten, blow dry or flat iron my curls. Maybe deep down inside I knew these curls made me unique and special. That is how people know me and remember me, I'm the girl with the curls! 

Dove wants to help all women and girls love their curls.  Did you know that women and girls with curly hair tend to feel less confident.  Only 4 in 10 little girls with curly hair think their hair is beautiful.  Only 10% of women in the U.S. with curly hair feel proud of their hair.  All women and girls should be proud and love their hair. Dove Hair launched the #LoveYourCurls campaign to encourage women to celebrate their curls and inspire future generations to do the same.

Dove has a really cute book, which is a poetic tribute to curly hair.  A love of curls for everyone to be inspired and embrace their uniqueness. Real stories from real women inspired the poems in the book.  It's a beautiful and touching book, written by best-selling author, Taiye Selasi and illustrated by Annick Poirier.  It represents and inspired by curlies of all ages, because its never to late or early to start loving your curls!

You download [and share] a copy of the book to inspire the curly girls in your life. It's easy to create a personalized e-book with a custom dedication and illustration for a curly cutie in your life. Just Visit to download the free e-book.  You will love it for your self or make a curly girl feel special.  I wished this book was available when I was a kid.  It would have made a big difference on how I felt about my curls.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Friday, May 22, 2015

L'Oreal Paris Event: Diane Keaton Wears It Everyday, Do You?

Did you know May is Melanoma Awareness Month!  I had no idea, well I've known about Melanoma, cancer of the skin but didn't know there was a month dedicated to awareness.  Earlier this month I was invited by L'Oreal Paris to an event in Beverly Hills about Melanoma Awareness and protecting your skin.  A panel spoke about their own personal stories with skin cancer, prevention and awareness about this disease.

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The gorgeous view of Los Angeles from the private residence in Beverly Hills where L'Oreal event was held.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ontario Mills Outlet Shopping - Best Deals In Town

"This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Ontario Mills. 
However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own."

May is a great shopping month, its all starts with my birthday, then Mother's day, graduations and ends with Memorial Day.  If you live in Southern California, then I am sure you are familiar with Ontario Mills, in Ontario, CA one of the biggest and best outlet malls, just a 38 miles from Downtown LA.  No more driving for hours or out of the state for true savings and outlet shopping. I remember when the Mills first opened in 1996, it was the biggest retail location I have ever been too. I've seen it grow and changed through out the years.  It has all my favorite stores, tons of places to eat and entertainment options as well. I was there right before Mother's Day and found tons of great deals.  My mom is out of the country so I saved the gift shopping until she returns.  I did mange to find a few goodies for my self!  

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Ontario Mills Main Entrance, but you can enter from 1 of 6 different entries. 

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