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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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TGIN has become one of my go-to hair care brands this year because of their “Moist Collection” that truly delivers on the moisture! I’ve used all the products in the line and they all have performed well on my hair. You can see me using the entire line from beginning to end in the vid below:

TGIN hair care products can be found at select Walgreens, beauty supply stores, on Amazon.com as well as at tginstore.com.

tgin sample pack

I’m excited to share that TGIN is sponsoring a giveaway of the Moist Collection for Natural Hair Sample Pack, with 5 lucky winners! The sample pack includes the moisture rich sulfate-free shampoo, triple moisture replenishing conditioner, honey miracle mask and the butter cream daily moisturizer. You can check out the video below for more details and enter the giveaway using 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.”


I love supporting small businesses that have a mission rooted in education. Today, I want to put the spotlight on Derek Bridges, a Social Science Masters student who uses his business “HomeTeam” to spread light on African history, culture and world views. Read on to learn more! 


Growing up in a very diverse environment in the Bronx, NY greatly impacted my interest in people and culture.  This interest encouraged me to pursue a degree in history to learn the context of all the culture and diversity I was exposed to on a daily basis. Along this journey I became increasingly interested in my own heritage and this desire set the foundation of all my entrepreneurial ventures. I began to teach African history to children in the DC area and became discouraged of how little they knew about their own ancestors. Multiple encounters with adults and children that knew nothing of African history filled me with an overwhelming sense of purpose. That is when I made the decision to disseminate this knowledge through creative means. Thus, HomeTeamHats was born.

hometeam hat


The term “HomeTeam” alludes to the African diaspora and is used to expresses our awareness of African descended people all around the world. I am currently working on my masters in Social Science at Towson University. I believe my studies allow me to advance African history, culture and worldview in a way that everyone may understand. African history plays a pivotal role in the development and self-esteem of Afro-descended people. The manipulation of African history by European scholars was used as a weapon to influence the minds of African people in the New World. When all our children are taught that our history began with slavery and ended with Martin Luther King; that deeply impacts how they view themselves and even how they learn. Today, scholars of Afro-studies seek to reclaim our history and pioneer a new age for the advancement of Afro-descended people. HomeTeam Hats mission is to impact this new era through creative means in popular culture.


The Snapback incorporates African history, culture and worldview all in one design. It allows us to celebrate all these elements with style. Popular culture alludes that the origin of the Ancient Egyptians is shrouded in mystery. Yet with closer study the Egyptians themselves make their origin very clear. The Egyptians, as we know them today, never called their land Egypt. The indigenous name for Egypt is Kemet and the Kemetic symbol for Egypt is “KMT” which literally translates into “Black Land”. The symbols on the hat exemplify this reality and glorifies African history, culture and worldview. It’s a very afro-centered themed hat that seeks to advance interest and knowledge concerning African people. The HomeTeam label is heavily invested in creating designs that blends African history and fashion.


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Thanks to Derek for sending me a HomeTeam hat of my own!


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