Bantu Knot Out Using Optimum Amla Legend Blow Dry Mousse

Optimum Amla Legend Blow Dry Mousse

I’m quick to admit that my hair can be challenging. So, when I try something new and it is a success, not once but twice, I want to shout from the mountain tops or at least blog about it…and share it on Instagram…and maybe Twitter…and maybe my Facebook page. [Social Media much?] Anyhow, one such recent success [...]

Fridays with Felicia: Volume 28

Jennifer Behr Eos Headband

Fridays with Felicia: An intimate look behind the curtain as I share my favorite style/ beauty discoveries and ThisThatBeauty shenanigans from previous week *** Dear Polar Vortex, Please GTFOH. No seriously, you may go. I. Just. Can’t! My skin can’t. My body can’t. And oh, my baby (pictured below)…she can’t either. I long to take [...]

ThisThatBeauty 2014 Beauty Resolutions with Christene

Riri Woo - ChristeneCarr

When it comes to resolutions, my motto is to keep it simple.  I am happy to report that I had about a 90% success rate with  last year’s resolution. Since I am not in the habit of setting myself up to fail, this year I will keep things simple as well. While I think it’s [...]

TTBFaves with Christene: Featuring Dermalogica, Blisslabs and PhytoSpecific

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TTBFaves: Every month, the ThisThatBeauty Girls (Christene, Maree, and Felicia) share their favorite products from the previous month. Today I share my top picks from September. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant I have combination oily skin that becomes a regular oil slick when it gets hot outside. I’m also prone to hormonal breakouts every couple of months. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant works [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: The Pestemel Hair-Love Towel by Free Your Mane

Free Your Mane Pestemel Hair-Love Towel

If someone told me two years ago that I would have a special towel for my hair I would’ve laughed at them. Seriously. Fast forward to my natural hair revival going on now and I get it and I’m not laughing. Prior to trying the Free Your Mane Pestemel Hair-Love Towel, I read a few [...]

Get the Facts: Coconut Oil and Hair Care – Part 2

Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Conditioning Shampoo

In “Get the Facts: Coconut Oil and Hair Care – Part 1,” I talked about the effects of coconut oil on hair, how to use extra virgin coconut oil to moisturize and seal hair and the effects of coconut oil on sensitive scalp.  Today, I’ll focus on buying products containing coconut oil. How To Buy Products [...]

Get the Facts: Coconut Oil and Hair Care – Part 1

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How many ‘miracle’ hair products have you seen in magazines or on television in the last year?  With each of these miracle products there is always one or two ingredients on which all the claims are based. While some of these ingredients have scientific proof and live up to their claims to miraculously transform hair, [...]

TTB Travel: Leonor Greyl Institute in Paris

Huile de Palme

Ever the thrill-seeker, when traveling abroad, I embark on a hunt for new discoveries….an obscure scent, an innovative beauty tool, a skin-perfecting cream. You know, something extraordinary that I can’t find in New York City. And I have to tell you — In this digital age of unlimited information and far reaching access, it has [...]

ThisThatBeauty Previews: Motions STRAIGHT FINISH

Motions STRAIGHT FINISH

New Hair Product Alert!! And this one is strictly for girls like me who are naturally curly but prefer straight styling (most of the time…I made exceptions in the summer). Motions is preparing to introduce  STRAIGHT FINISH – A Revolutionary Heat Styling System for Natural Hair Textures. According to Motions’ research: One in four African [...]

ThisThatBeauty Reviews: Oyin Handmade

Oyin Handmade Whipped Pudding

I absolutely love it when a product works according to what is promised. I mean, who doesn’t? Last year Oyin Handmade sent me a few items to try and somehow they slipped through the cracks. The PR person followed up twice (PR, following up is essential!) and I had to dig through my beauty drawers [...]