Sunday, June 15, 2014

Product Review: Bigen Semi-Permanent Hair Color sent me Bigen's Jet Black color to review.  Here are some thoughts on my experience.

1. This was not my first time using Bigen. However, this is my first time using the premixed version in the bottle you see above. I used to use the powder color in Oriental Black.  Oriental Black is NOT available in this new formula.

2. This formula, just like the predecessor, is peroxide and ammonia free.

  • Ammonia is carcinogenic, corrosive, and damages the cuticle. Ammonia fumes can exacerbate allergies.
  • Peroxide breaks down the melanin, weakens hair shaft, can kill hair follicles, can cause bald patches.

3. This formula comes in the following beautiful colors:

4. This formula contains beeswax, sunflower and honey.  (Watch my video to learn the benefits of those ingredients)

5. This product is available at numerous locations including,, and a myriad of beauty supply stores nationwide.

6.  The product was easy to use and easy to clean, which I loved because I made a MESS all over myself and my bathroom. My regular Formula 409 cleaned everything right up and all the color all over my forehead, neck and ears wiped right on off with a wet towel.

If you are looking for an inexpensive, reliable, safe color, Bigen is a fantastic choice.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Tina's Braid Out

I gave Tina a braid out. I did 6 plaits. I co-washed and detangled with Pantene Truly Natural Co Wash. Later in the day when her hair was about 75% dry, I parted her hair down the middle;  and starting on the right side, applied Camille Rose Curl Love Moisture Milk liberally.  After applying the milk I then wet her hair with the setting lotion and combed out any remaining tangles with a wide tooth comb.  Then I applied gel to each section (3 sections on each side) and plaited the hair.

(note: I was going to use water and NOT setting lotion. However, when I asked them to bring me the water bottle it had setting lotion in it and I DID not feel like waiting on them to go get the other water bottle. But the setting lotion will add more hold.

After plaiting her hair I tied it up and then put her bonnet on. She slept and it dried over night.


Hi Everyone!!!!  

I wanted to share with you the new look of the blog. I love how streamlined it is.  I am totes in love with the redesigned logo.

A few posts ago, I mentioned that I was expanding my blog beyond hair.  There are so many hair bloggers and I feel like I have so much more to offer than hair.   So in keeping with the new direction of the blog, I felt that the blog needed a new look.  Well here it is.  I hope you like it. 

Thanks for stopping by.  

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Saturday Savings

Today I did a little shopping at CVS. I haven't been couponing in a while and I wanted to get back to it.  

Here are the items I purchased:

  • (11) Dawn dish liquid $1.57 each, on sale $.99 each
  • (3) Dial body wash $5.99 each on sale 2/$8 with $2ECB when you buy two
  • (2) Cetaphil Facial Cleanser $12.99 each on sale buy one get one 50%off
  • Charmin Tissue $15.79 on sale $9.99
  • Bounty $14.99 on sale $9.99
  • (1) Gallon of Milk (not shown) $3.79 on sale $3.49 get $1ECB
  • Summers Eve Spray $4.99
  • Summers Eve Wash $4.79