Thursday, October 31, 2013

Omarosa to Bethenny: You Get Rewarded for Being Mediocre Because You're White

Watch clips from the interview below! 

Are we pass this....or is Omarosa right?

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Cosmos & Curls Hosted by Terrinique & MelissaChanel

Cosmos & Curls hosted by Terrinique (CEO of Kurlee Belle) & Melissa Chanel (Natural Hair & Fashion Blogger), took place in Charlotte, NC on October 18th at Cosmos Uptown. The event was a huge success bringing in naturals from all over North Carolina & South Carolina to mix and mingle while sipping on delicious drinks. Check out the below photo gallery from the event.

Several guests received goody bags that contained either Kurlee Belle's New! Kurl Defining Creme , Jelle Coconut Styling Gel or Kurlee Tropical Oils Blend. Lucky winners also received a "I Love Kurlee Belle" tote bag.

The event was filled with a lot of beautiful natural ladies and laughter. We had an AMAZING time. It was great meeting all of the wonderful natural ladies on NC and SC. We meet amazing bloggers/vloggers like AmandaG and Naturally Glamoros.

To stay connected with Terrinique & Melissa Chanel, check out their IG pages or blogs.


Terrinique (Left) & Melissa Chanel (Right)

If you took photos at the event and do not see them above, please email with the subject line 'Cosmos & Curls'. Let us know what you were wearing so that we can send your photos to you or post.

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Paula Patton On Being Biracial

What do you think about Paula Patton's statement in Women's Health Magazine? Do you think those who identify themselves as being biracial are running away from their 'blackness'? If so, why do you think they see being black or half black as a negative thing?

Monday, October 14, 2013

Feature on Naturally Curly: Banana Nut & Avocado Deep Treatment

Kurlee Belle Banana Avocado Deep Treatment

I wrote a little poem for this product. It goes something like this:
Banana Nut Deep Treatment,
I love you, I really do.
Amazing product, great ingredients
You make the BEST pre-poo.
With my Q-REdew
Okay, so my future in spoken word is dim. But this product? Simply divine.

Product Claim/Description:

For all Hair Types. Banana Nut & Avocado Deep Treatment is just what the doctor ordered for dry, damaged hair. Bring those tresses back to life with our smooth concoction of Banana, Avocado, Honey, and Coconut. Banana is rich in potassium and hailed for its moisturizing properties. Avocado contains fatty acids that nourish, smooth, and soften hair. Honey provides shine, while conditioning to make hair soft and supple. Coconut hydrates, conditions, and softens.


Yes, yes, and more yes. Did I say yes? I simply absolutely ADORE this product. I used it in conjunction with my Q-Redew as a pre-poo and detangling treatment. My hair was super soft, detangled like a dream, and just managed to be everything I ever asked of it. Once I rinsed it out of my hair, I didn’t even want to wash it anymore! My hair was so silky, smooth, and soft – if I hadn’t needed to get my scalp clean, I would have just left my hair as-is. This product FAR exceeded my expectations! I think I’m in loooooooooove….again (cue: Andre 3000).

Top Ingredients 411

Ingredients List

  • Water (Aqua)
  • Cetearyl Alcohol
  • Behentrimonium Methosulfate
  • Stearic Acid
  • Potassium
  • Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Basil Oil
  • Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
  • Honey Extract
  • Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
  • Hydroxyethylcellulose
  • Tocopheryl Acetate
  • Disodium EDTA
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Fragrance (Parfum)
  • Cetearyl Alcohol is a combination of Cetyl and Stearyl fatty alcohols. Acts as an emulsifying agent responsible for the creamy feel of conditioner and softening hair.
  • Behentrimonium Methosulfate is a mild detangling ingredient made from the rapeseed (canola). Known for great detangling without leaving product buildup on hair.
  • Stearic Acid is a naturally occurring fatty acid that acts as a surfactant, cleansing agent, and emulsifying agent.
  • Potassium Sorbate is a potassium salt of sorbic acid, a naturally occuring antimicrobial compound used as a preservative.
  • Musa Sapientum (Banana) Fruit Basil Oil Potassium rich moisturizing oil combined with basil, which stimulates circulation and blood flow to hair follicles, promoting growth.
  • Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil: Moisturizing oil extract that can penetrate the hair’s cortex and strengthen hair. High in Omegas 6 and 9, leading to improved shine and elasticity.


Kurlee Belle products are available exclusively online at I wish upon a star that I could find this deep treatment on my shelf at Target… Just putting that out there (I like to believe we can speak things into fruition).


At $16.00 for 8oz, I’m not head over heels about the price. I’d feel a little more comfy about maybe 16oz for $20? That’s just me trying to be cheap though. Nevertheless, there’s two areas in my regimen that I’ll spring for – a good deep treatment, and a good curl definer. This just so happens to be one that I’ll drop the dough on.


All of the Kurlee Belle products, Banana Nut & Avocado Deep Treatment included, are free of parabens, sulfates, pthalates, mineral oil, PABA, DEA, synthetic color, petroleum, and propylene glycol. The products are also vegan, as well as cruelty and gluten free. Even if those things don’t matter to you (and I will be doing an article soon on why they should), the product is amazing at doing EXACTLY what it says it would do. All while maintaining a gentle banana scent that isn’t offensive to my senses (which is amazing, because I typically can’t stand anything banana).


The only drawback for me was size. Because my hair is on the longer side, thick, and I tend to be heavy-handed, I wish this product were available in a 16oz size. Other than that, I have absolutely NOTHING bad to say about the Banana Nut & Avocado Deep Treatment!

Bottom Line

I HIGHLY recommend this product for transitioners. Naturals too, but especially for the ladies out there struggling with balancing two textures. Transitioning hair needs moisture, and it can be difficult to adequately and sufficiently moisturize both textures without leaving one short-changed. Sometimes, conditioners and treatments can make the natural hair feel like a dream, and the damaged or relaxed ends feel stiff, rough, brittle and dry – or vice versa. Some conditioners can even leave the straight ends stringy and oily. But not this product! I absolutely cannot find a single thing wrong with the ingredients and delivery of this product.
And that’s EXACTLY why I love supporting small business.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Black Dolls With Natural Hair

Karen Byrd, founder of Natural Girls United, has developed a custom line of dolls for black girls with black girl hair. 

 Check out her collection at

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Charlotte, NC Meet Up | Cosmos & Curls

Charlotte are you READY??!!! Terrinique & MelissaChanel are coming to Charlotte and will be taking over Uptown with Cosmos & Curls. If you live in Charlotte or surrounding areas, you do not want to miss this. Come mix & mingle, talk natural hair & fashion, sip delicious drinks, eat yummy desserts and look fabulous. 


Space is limited, RSVP now to

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