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Happy 2014!!!

I’m so excited for a brand new year and what better way to kick off the year with a giveaway :)

This week’s giveaway is a Q-Redew Handheld Hair Steamer. This became one of my favorite hair tools this past year as you can see in the vid below. It really helps me to extend my styles before wash day since the added steam allows me to manipulate and stretch my hair and the steam evaporates quickly to help cut down on setting time for my style.

One lucky Natural Chica reader (U.S. Resident) will win one Q-Redew steamer. To enter, please follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



This month, I was introduced to a new subscription box service called Cosmobox, which focuses on delivering their subscribers 5 luxury natural cosmetic samples. When they asked me to review one of their boxes, I couldn’t wait to find out what companies they were working with and what types of beauty products they were going to be providing.


I was honestly excited when I saw the contents of this box! Because I tend to use mostly all-natural products for hair and body care, it was nice to receive a box where I could use every single product and not have to worry about any ingredients that weren’t going to be good for me.

Here’s what was inside the box:

1. WELEDA Lavender Relaxing Body Oil 0.34 fl oz: I love essential oils and this blend with lavender essential oil had such a soothing aroma!

2. GIOVANNI Tea Tree Triple Threat Invigorating Shampoo 2 fl oz: GIOVANNI was one of the first brands I tried when I first went natural, and I love their scalp invigorating tea tree shampoo. This sample will be the perfect travel-size shampoo for me.

3. J.R. WATKINS Lemon Hand & Body Lotion 1 fl oz: This brand was new to me, but they have a new fan! This lotion was extremely moisturizing and I loved the subtle but sweet lemon scent.

4. SHIKAI Everyday Conditioner 2 fl oz: I haven’t tried this conditioner before, but I am excited about the ingredients which include

5. DR. BRONNER’S Pure Castile Soap 2 fl oz:

Before receiving the box, I was already a customer of Dr. Bronner’s and Giovanni, so it was great to be introduced to 3 other brands I wasn’t familiar with (J.R. Watkins, Shikai & Weleda). Overall, I was pleased with the quality of the samples in this box and am excited to see how COSMOBOX grows and what other products they will be offering in the future!

Here are some other things to know about COSMOBOX:
  • COSMOBOX is a monthly subscription founded by Lina Vo and Nicollette Carter.
  • You will receive 5 luxury NATURAL cosmetic samples.
  • There are 2 different payment plans: $20/monthly (with free shipping throughout North America) or $207/yearly (equivalent to $17/month).
  • You will not receive a repeat of any product.
  • You can become a member by going to Cosmobox.co
  • Their slogan is “Natural is glamorous!”
  • If you like a sample product, you can order the full size product from them or at your local Whole Foods Market.
They also offer the following promotions:
  • Refer a friend and upon their subscription, you will receive your next COSMOBOX FREE!!!
  • They have a monthly lottery where every month, 5 lucky subscribers receive a full size product from one of their participating brands.

COSMOBOX Social Media Links






Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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GlossyBox Limited Edition Holiday Gold Box


For the holiday season, GlossyBox is launching a special limited edition holiday gold box that will feature the following products:

  • Kora Organics Clay Purifying Mask
  • Bodyography Lip Pencil in Crimson
  • Beauty Addicts Lip Addiction Lip Gloss
  • Philip B Chai Latte Soul & Body Wash or Chocolate Milk Body Wash & Bubble Bath
  • So Susan Luminizer
  • Butter London Nail Polish
  • Nuxe Fondant Body Scrub


This limited box is going for $50 for $150 of products and must be ordered by Friday, Dec. 6 for delivery by Dec. 25. They also have a promotion where if you use the discount code “GOLD“, the box will be FREE with a 12-month subscription to Glossybox.

For more information on GlossyBox, you can visit their site at www.glossybox.com




Don’t miss out on Obia Natural Hair Care’s special “Beat Black Friday” and “Black Friday-Cyber Monday” sales. Check out the codes below for some serious discounts.

“Beat Black Friday” : BeatBlackFriday
“Black Friday – Cyber Monday” : OBIA2013
About Obia Natural Hair Care 
Obia Ewah is the founder and formulator of Obia Natural Hair Care.  The mission of OBIA Natural Hair Care is to produce pH balanced, non-toxic, herbal-based hair care products for natural hair.  Obia has bachelor degrees in both Chemistry and Biology, as well as a master’s degree in Public Health.  Obia is also a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and attends seminars and meetings regularly, always seeking new information to help our customers achieve healthy hair.  During her third year of medical school, Obia got sick and as a result she became extremely cautious about the foods and products she allowed into her body.  Obia decided to go natural and improve her health.  When she did the “big chop” in 2010, Obia couldn’t find any hair products that could both tame her thick hair and health-conscious ingredients.  Obia began tinkering with her own formulations for hair products as a hobby.  To her surprise, the concoctions that Obia originally created for her hair alone, worked great for others also!  Friends began to ask for and purchase Obia’s formulations and that is how OBIA Natural Hair Care was started.  The company officially launched in 2012.  Since the launch Obia Natural Hair Care has been featured in Essence Magazine, Curlbox, CurlKit, Afrobella, Natural Chica, Honey Be Natural, and has expanded into retail locations worldwide.  In 2013, Fro Fashion Week awarded Obia Natural Hair Care as a “Trend Setting Business”.  Obia was featured on the cover of the Fall issue of Honey Be Natural October/November 2013.  Obia continues to educate and encourage others, while striving to formulate hair care products with your health in mind!


Obia Natural Hair Care is giving away two product bundles to two Natural Chica readers (one bundle per winner)


Bundle 1

Curl Enhancing Custard 12oz
Curl Hydration Spray 8oz
Curl Moisture Cream 4oz
Coconut Shea Shampoo Bar 4oz
Bundle 2 
Curl Enhancing Custard 12oz
Curl Hydration Spray 8oz
Twist Whip Butter 4oz
Coconut Shea Shampoo Bar 4oz

To enter, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below

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 You can find Obia Natural Hair Care online at 

   -@OBIAnaturalhair on Instagram, Twitter




:: REVIEW :: holBOX (The Yoni Edition)

sigimg0If you love trying products that are catered towards a more holistic lifestyle, Holbox is right up your alley! Holbox is a monthly subscription service that prides itself in offering its subscribers organic/natural products for body, hair, mind and household.

This past October, I was honored to serve as an ambassador for their October box, called the Yoni edition. This special edition box was curated to raise awareness of healthy practices for optimal vaginal health using a holistic approach.


Included in this edition were the following items…



1. Slippery Elm

2. Tea Tree Oil

3. Calendula Tincture

4. Grapeseed Oil

5. Alvita Tea Nettle Leaf

6. Mamma Chia (Chia Seed) – not pictured 

*Special Bonus* – Yoni Egg 

In case you received the items and weren’t sure how they were to be used for vaginal health, Holbox also included a detailed information card, listing the various benefits of each product and how to use them effectively. For example, you can use tea tree oil as a home remedy to treat yeast infections. 


Overall, I thought it was an extremely informative box and I’m glad they were able to present natural solutions for overall health. For more information on holistic living and the Holbox susbscription service, you can visit their site at theholbox.com.

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