:: RECAP :: 2014 Naturally Pretty High Texture Tea

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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!

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

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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!

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

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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!

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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.

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

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Fab blogger buddies: NaturallyKela , LexiWithTheCurls and GorgeousInGrey

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

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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!

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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!

:: RECAP :: Beautiful Textures Lounge at ‘Fro Fashion Week

(L to R: Natural Chica & Nicole Garner of The Garner CirclePhoto courtesy of Beautiful Textures)

Two weekends ago, I had the pleasure of being a special blogger guest of Beautiful Textures in their uber fab lounge set up during ‘Fro Fashion Week, brainchild of fellow blogger, Tarin Boone. Let me just say it was such an exciting today. The event was held at the Melia Hotel in downtown Atlanta, and just as I was walking into the hotel…guess who I run into!

… super talented bloggers, Afrobella & Luvvie. They were on their way out, but not before I could snap a quick pic! : )

(L to R: Afrobella, Luvvie & Natural Chica)

The Beautiful Textures lounge inside the hotel was set up so nicely! They had an OMG Booth set up in the corner (I always gravitate towards these when I see them at events! lol). They also had a board where they asked guests to write what being natural meant to them. I loved that they also set up various products from their line throughout the room, encouraging people to smell and test out the products!

(Photo courtesy of Beautiful Textures)

I must add here that from what I’ve tried so far, their line is pretty great. I actually styled my hair that day with their Curl Control Defining Pudding for a twist-out.

When I walked in, celebrity stylist, Felicia Leatherwood was demonstrating how to use the Beautiful Textures line on a hair model. She is always a pleasure to chat with! Extremely knowledgeable and such a positive spirit.

(Photo courtesy of OMG Booth)

Overall, I had a great time hanging out with the Beautiful Textures team and also meeting some of my awesome subscribers and readers! If you’re interested in learning more about the Beautiful Textures line, feel free to check out their Facebook Fan page.

To see more of my pictures from ‘Fro Fashion Week that day, check out my Facebook album!

You can also check out more pics from OMG Booth & Beautiful Textures!