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I had so much fun with my sister as she created this simple but fun look on me using Shea Moisture cosmetics! These are all available at Target.com and select Target in-store locations.

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Hey guys! I’m excited to share this awesome giveaway with you coming to you from Cassandre Beccai. I’ve had the opportunity to try this line for myself and it really worked well for my hair from cleansing with their shampoo and conditioner to light styling with the moisturizer. For an opportunity to win the whole line, keep reading below!

About Cassandre Beccai: Cassandre Beccai’s eponymous hair care line is the brand for premium, artisan hair care products for afro-textured hair types ranging from tight, kinky coils, to medium, tight curls.

The products were created for the sagacious woman who strives to achieve her healthiest hair while maintaining a graceful appearance in whatever environment she finds herself.

Every single product emanates with pure beauty and goodness from the elegant, ebony packaging, to the quality ingredients including fresh honey, and aromatic cocoa butter, curated by Cassandre herself and dished out in generous portions in every product formula.

Made in micro batches to achieve the highest level of freshness, the results of using these products on the hair is glowing health, unstoppable growth and best of all, a happier afro-textured woman.

The discerning user with a distinct preference in what she chooses to put on her hair who also favors rich, naturally inspired ingredients and highly pleasurable scents will thoroughly enjoy the experience of the Cassandre Beccai Hair Care line.



Cleansing Smoothie Hydrating Shampoo ($16.95): Start your hair care regimen off right with a mild, moisturizing shampoo pH balanced for the health of your hair. This shampoo is non-irritating, very hydrating and offers the amazing sensory experience of lovely lather without any harsh sulfates. Your hair is left clean and smooth.
Tangle Tamer Detangling Conditioner ($16.95): Coily, curly hair needs the upmost of care during the detangling session to minimize breakage. This conditioner works with you to efficiently remove shed and tangled hairs and smooth your hair cuticles. Move past your length plateau with this anti-breakage, tangle releasing conditioner.
Hair Milk Daily Moisturizer($21): This handcrafted, sumptuous dry hair quencher is the perfect solution for brittle tresses! Oatmilk serves as the base to create a wonderfully emollient and deeply hydrating daily moisturizer while cocoa butter, silk, jojoba oil and honey bring moisture right where your hair needs it most.
Nourishing Pomade Emollient Hairdress ($11.95): A perfect blend of emollient oils, rich butters and pure vanilla essential oil make up this fabulous “whipped cream feel” hair care sensation with the most divine scent! Nourishing Butter is especially formulated to soften rough, hard hair while sealing and protecting hair strands.


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Shea moisture finger coils

Before my recent hair cut, I promised myself that if I ever had short hair again that I would experiment with more styles! When I did my big chop back in 2009, I was learning how to care for my new, natural texture and it really took me a while to get the hang of it and have the confidence to try a lot of new styles. Now that I’ve been natural for over 5 years, I’m having too much fun trying new things with this new cut! Finger coils was always on my list of styles to try with short, natural hair so I’m happy I finally had the chance to try it out using products sent to me from Shea Moisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus collection!


What I loved about finger coil styling was that I could the wear the finger coils for several days and then separate them for a “coil-out” that also lasted several days! This gave me a style that lasted well over a week and was so easy to maintain (ended up wearing this style to our Naturally Pretty High Texture Tea)! At night, all I did was sleep on my satin pillowcase per the usual. The time it took to create the style and the length of time I was able to wear it has finger coils now at the top of my go-to list!

Finger Coils Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus

This was my “coil-out”…over 7 days from the initial finger coil set! 

Have you tried finger coils before? If not, do you think it’s a style you would ever try?

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.”

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So I have to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to support me and Mimi J. as we celebrated our 4th annual Naturally Pretty event with a “High Texture Tea”! When Mimi J. and I started this event back in 2011, we wanted to create an interactive experience full of all things natural hair and beauty and an opportunity that would also give us a platform to give back to our charity of choice, the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women & Children. We have been so appreciative of the support over the last few years and this year was no different! Thank you to our title sponsor ( Beautiful Textures ), media sponsor (talkingtexture.com) and our gold sponsor ( CURLS ) for helping to make this event possible!


Mae and Mimi J. having fun at the Beautiful Textures photo booth


Some of our awesome volunteers helping to check-in guests at the event

Delicious tea was provided for all of our guests from Soren Tea! Their custom blends are a must-try!


Thanks to Pretti Plates and Sift Desserts for amazing lite bites that looked as equally as amazing!

Sift Desserts

We had some great vendors this year. Thanks to Beautiful Textures, CURLS, TGIN and Q-Redew for their participation this year!

High Texture Tea Vendors

This year, we were honored to have designer, Natt Taylor, join us again as she featured a preview of her brand new collection, fiancé, which is coming next year!


Models from the Natt Taylor “fiancé” showcase

We had so many lovely guests of all ages stop by! We all had a great time meeting and networking with one another.


Taking “Usies” with Pamela Jenkins of Koils by Nature and Kiki of MahoganyKnots


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Fab blogger buddies: NaturallyKela , LexiWithTheCurls and GorgeousInGrey



Some of our giveaway winners went home with mini prize packs from sponsor, Shea Moisture



Acting up with our DJ/emcee for the event, the lovely and talented DJ Princess Cut

Last but not least, thanks to our awesome photography duo, Parker & Parker Photography, for capturing the event for us!

Thanks again to everyone who attended and participated! We hope to do this again next year!


Yep! Me and my babylove : )

Sidenote: I did a finger coil-out for my style that day! I have a full YouTube tutorial HERE for you to check out if you’re interested in trying this look out for yourself!

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I’ve been having so much fun playing with my new haircut (you can watch my transformation HERE)! If you don’t know by now, one of my favorite go-to hairstyles is the twist out and I’m excited to share my twist out results on my tapered TWA (teeny weeny afro) using Shea Moisture‘s new Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO) collection for this style that was sent to me for review.

I’ve been a fan of Shea Moisture for years, and this new JBCO line has quickly risen to the top of my favorites! The performance of these products was excellent for my hair when it came to keeping it moisturized and helping my style last for over a week. I loved the light, sweet scent of the entire line as well as the consistency of the products (great slip!). Out of all the products in the entire line, the styling lotion is one of my favorites due to its great hold. It is perfect for styles where you’re looking for great definition (twist outs, braid outs, etc.).

Shea Moisture’s JBCO line is exclusively found at CVS locations, so feel free to check if it’s at a location near you. For more details about the collection, you can visit sheamoisture.com.


Other products I used in this video (affiliate links present):
Tangle Teezer 
Hair Therapy Wrap

Sidenote: Special thanks to Mimi J. for my makeup in the photo above!**
My 4th annual Naturally Pretty event with Mimi J. is coming up on Oct. 19th, to be held at Studio Wed in Atlanta!! For more info and to purchase tickets for the event (only a limited amount available), visit HERE

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Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored video.” 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 viewers. 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.”