My CurlKit Gift Review

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Hi Curlies!!

So sorry I've been MIA.  Today I'd like to do a bit of an exciting product review.  About two weeks ago while spending some time on twitter I came across a twitter chat. If you aren't familiar with this term a twitter chat is when a person(s) or company announce on their page that they will be hosting a conversation using a specific hashtag to interact with people they follow and their followers.  The only thing you need to do to be a part of this conversation is add the designated hashtag in your tweet. 

Curl Kit Gift

Now, onto my very first experience!! I was browsing on my twitter and noticed that CurlKit, a page I follow, was hosting this chat and since I'm very new to the online curly community I thought this would be a great way to connect with a few of you and get to know some great people.  It was such an awesome experience because they asked some very good questions and were genuinely interested in finding out what the curly community finds helpful, sharing our tips and tricks with each other and also finding out which products we enjoy most.

I felt the chat enabled us to help one another and encourage each other in our own journeys which I really loved.  So much so, that I was supper active in my responses not only to CurlKit but to other people as well.  I was able to connect with girls that I would have never connected with otherwise and because of that, at the end of the night CurlKit announced that I won a special gift for being an active participant!! First, let me just tell you how much I fangirled for being tweeted by a curly hair company that I follow and admire.... and secondly that I had actually won something for just being an active participant! ME... I won something!?! Thats pretty cool..... I had no idea there was anything to be won so it made the experience all the more amazing.  I was on VERY happy curly girl that night!  A few days later I received my package in the mail and below are my thoughts on some items I'm currently loving.

This product is just absolutely amazing! I was totally blown away by Dove with this one, not only is the product super thick and moisturizing and smells absolutely breathtaking but when it's worked into my curls it absorbs so nicely that my curls are left feeling light and bouncy. I am really enjoying this product. It is a top shelf item that I will be purchasing once my sample runs out. 
Well done Dove, well done!

I normally don't stray from my usual home made oil treatment with coconut, avocado, tea tree, horsetail, jojoba and almond but this little treasure was a very sweet surprise. The green olive and lavender blend is very refreshing. I love doing my bedtime routine with this product, using a few drops to massage my scalp before heading to sleep. The lavender is a very calming scent and my hair is enjoying the treatment at night long. 

The Earth's Nectar Nourish Spray is a very lightweight milky leave-in detangler.  I have only used it a few times but it has truly made the detangling process a smoother and quicker one. Formulated with aloe and vitamin e this product helps maintain my hair's strength and shine. Also a product I plan to purchase and add to my weekly routine.

The last product I'd like to share is the Pomegranate Passion Hair Elixir. Not only do I really enjoy the packaging and love the fact that there are actual rose petals in this oil blend.  I have never used Pomegranate Oil in my hair but I really have enjoyed how my hair has taken to it.  The cherry pineapple blend is fruity but light, which if you're anything like me and love fruity scents in the spring you will most definitely enjoy this product.  It can be used to seal in moisture for your hair or warmed up a bit and used as a scalp massage. The Pomegranate and Rosehip are said to increase scalp circulation and hydrate your hair to prevent breakage and fallout.  

All in all, I would have to say I am extremely happy with my gift from CurlKit and once again THANK YOU for providing such a fun and interactive platform for curly girls to come together and encourage one another in our individual hair journeys.  I for one will definitely be getting my hands on a CurlKit to see what new goodies I can add to my collection.

Thanks for reading along.  I hope you enjoyed this post.  What new hair products have you been into?  

Until next time!

Stay Beautiful & Confident!

xo Mia


Would You Rather Beauty Tag

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Hey there Curlies!!

For today's post I decided to do something light hearted and fun. A Would You Rather Beauty Tag.
Hope you enjoy!

Beauty Tag

Here We Go!

Would You Rather Beauty Tag

1. Would you rather go out with messy hair and nice makeup or nice hair and no makeup?
    Define messy hair?.... a messy bun and nice makeup? sure! lol

2. Would you rather shave your eyebrows or have your eyelashes fall out?
     Shave the eyebrows! Thankfully there are ways to pencil them in.  Eyelashes on the other hand those things are LIFE can't mess with them!

3. Would you rather be forced to shop at only MAC or Sephora for the rest of your life?
      Sephora - They have a much larger variety of products.

4. Would you rather wear lipgloss/lipliner look or 80's perm?
      lets see....My lipgloss is poppin' My lipgloss is cool!

5. Would you rather leave the house with an obvious foundation line or overdone blush?
     Wow that's hard they are both pretty bad, probably the overdone blush I CAN'T stand foundation lines! 

6.Would you rather wear MC Hammer pants or biker shorts in public?

     Biker shorts definitely!

7. Would you rather have a bad orange-y spray tan or really weird tan lines that can't be covered?

    You know this was the last one I answered.... I just couldn't make up my mind. I think I'll go with the spray tan though. You could always chalk that up to a really bad experience... weird tan lines you can't hide? Those are almost always your own fault lol.

8. Would you rather have a bad haircut or bad hair color?

     I would have to go with the hair cut, as long as you are CONFIDENT anything is pretty much fashionable these days.

9. Would you rather have YouTube or Twitter taken away forever?
     Twitter! I need my beauty videos, tips & tricks! I once used 19 gigs of data in a day or two because I was on YouTube all day long...yup I'm addicted.

10. Would you rather give up using makeup brushes or mascara?
     Your hands are natural makeup brushes... I can't live without mascara ... sorry not sorry.

Hope you enjoyed this Would You Rather Beauty Tag. Feel free to answer the questions and leave your links below I'd love to see your responses. Until next time!

Stay Beautiful & Confident!!

xo Mia

Lets Get Personal...Shall We?

Friday, April 22, 2016

Hello Curlies!

I'm sure you can guess that my blogs main focus will revolve around my hair and how I plan to be Confidently Curly

You see, only recently did I choose to accept my hair for what it really is at its core.  Right now it's recovering from years and years of heat damage, poor management, hair extensions and highlights. And after 4 eternal months I have seen a tremendous change in my curl pattern and the life of my hair.  

I simply looked in the mirror one day and said, I'm tired of my hair breaking off and smelling like burnt flat ironed hair!.... (we've all had those days) I didn't want to have to worry about taking hours to straighten my hair only to have humidity, frizz and the likes attack me in the most inopportune moments of life. 

I wanted to let lose and just be me!  Someone I had truly lost sight of over the years because I was too busy trying to conform to what I thought I HAD to be, instead of who I was MADE to be.  So on that very fateful day I grabbed the scissors and chopped about 4 inches off and each month since then I've been cutting a little bit more every time. Which brought me to this blog....

I feel as though curly girls all over the world have finally had enough! We don't fit societies norm, nor should we! Our curls are beautiful, unpredictable and absolutely wonderful. All they need is some love and attention and I would love to do nothing more than to encourage and inspire curly girls everywhere to accept who we are because WE ARE BEAUTIFUL and OUR HAIR IS BEAUTIFUL wether we have waves, loose curls, tight curls or super tight curls we have to own it  and we are the only ones who can! We have a story to tell.

Here are a few of the photos I could find of my journey. Please ignore the faces lol these were either sent to my hubby or my chummy during conversations .... haha (you gotta be able to laugh at yourself every once in a while)

curly hair transition
       Years of straightening       Attempt to wear hair      Recovery & Pampering

         & using curling irons        "naturally curly"                     Process

So if you haven't already done so, but deep down inside your yearning to live a carefree life with your hair.... take the plunge!  There's no better day than today to embrace who you were meant to be!  I promise you wont regret it! 

But for those of you that are still weary, thats okay too, we all have to go at our own pace. I know exactly how you're feeling because I've been there too.

And so with that, I hope that no matter what stage you're at in your journey we can learn from each other how to love our hair, watch it grow and be Confidently Curly!

Thanks for coming over!

 Feel free to comment below. What are some of your struggles? Where are you in your journey?
Join me for my next post!

xo Mia

My Why for Blogging??

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hi There!

Thanks for joining me on my little space here on the internet. My name is Mia and I'm here to share my journey and encourage many of you in your own walks of life.

Sometimes, we all need that one person we know is in our corner rooting for us and that's what I want to be! It's part of the reason I chose to call my blog Confidently Curly.

I want to inspire those around me to be confident in everything you do!  No matter what the task is at hand, or how long it will take you to get to where you're going, I'm here to say keep on keeping on!  You've got this and you absolutely rock!

My own journeys will involve the regrowth of my curly hair, my health and fitness goals, my love of photography, and passion for all things makeup, fashion and beauty.  All of which I feel are a learning process, and all of which I want to excel at while helping others excel at too!

If any of those topics interest you, or you really just want someone to support you and encourage you to fulfill your dreams then stick around. Lets get to know each other because I don't plan on holding anything back!  The good, the bad and the ugly will all be here on display.  It's time for me to take that leap of faith and see where it takes me!  I hope you will too.

So come back and check in with me whenever you need a pick-me-up, tips & tricks or just some advice.

Thanks for coming over and welcome to my blog!

Feel free to comment below and join me for my next post.

xo Mia

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