Tuesday, July 9, 2013

2nd Annual This Hair of Mine Blogiversary



Hey guys, it's been a long time huh?!  This summer has been super busy with vacations, family time, working out and genuinely enjoying life.  The hair kinda took a back seat to all this fun, but not to fear...I know what's coming up soon and I know you'll want to be part!  The 2nd Annual This Hair of Mine Blogiversary is right around the corner...and if you came out last year you know how much fun we had!

This is one of the things I've been looking forward to over the past few months, but it's taken me a little longer to get the wheels set in motion.  Like last year, I'm most excited to gather a great group of ladies to celebrate the beauty of natural hair in a chic setting.  There will be giveaways, swag bags, light bites and drink specials, and vendors from whom you can buy all sorts of great things...overall it's going to be an awesome time.

The setting will be the Zanzibar Lounge, located on Westheimer just outside of the Galleria area.  The time will be 3p-6p, and this year there will be a VIP/RSVP ticket list.  Due to the overwhelming turnout last year, I decided this would be beneficial in order to maintain a great comfort level in the venue.  For those wishing to obtain one of the limited VIP swag bags there will be a small cost associated with it but I will be giving away several VIP tickets prior to the event.  I want to keep this event as low cost as possible, but just know you'll be getting a whole heck of a lot for your ticket purchase! 

I look forward to seeing your smiling faces at Zanzibar to help me celebrate what an awesome natural hair community we have!!  More information will be coming throughout the week so stay tuned!

If you are interested in being one of our great sponsors or vendor for the event please send inquiries to lisa@thishairofmine.com

Saturday, May 18, 2013

International Natural Hair Meetup Day is HERE!!!

I'm SO excited to be in the city of Houston today...why you ask?  Well today is

Houston is blooming with activity to celebrate, with not one, not two, but THREE events that I'll be attending.  The first event is hosted by Tierra Nicole and Touch of Heaven Salon at the salon. 
The next event is hosted by Tendrils and Curls, and will feature special guest Melesande Rhodes, owner of Afroveda. 
Last but not least, the official International Natural Hair Meetup Day event is being hosted by Houston's own meetup groups, Nappy Love Houston & Naturally Happy Hair.  This fantastic event will be held at the SHAPE Community Center tonight.

I will bring you a recap of all the events I am able to attend today, and hopefully I'll see some of y'all out there too!!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Post World Natural Hair Show...the HAUL video!!

I'll preface this by saying I didn't make it around to all the vendors...I don't know how I missed a few of my faves but despite that I think I did pretty good!  The line to get in definitely had an impact on our experience, but I still managed to pick up a few things ;)  Check out my haul video below!!

Did you go to the World Natural Hair Show this year? What did you buy?  What was your favorite experience?  Do share!!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

WNHS...Here I Come!!!

I'm on the way to the World Natural Hair Show at the Georgia International Convention Center...stop me if you see me, I'll probably just be buying some stuff lol!!  Oh, and I'll be at Sage Naturalceuticals after the show, Koils by Nature and BeautifulBrwnBabyDol will be hosting a fab event there too from 2-6pm :)
Follow me on Instagram/Twitter at @BigHairBrwnEyes while I'm out and about!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

World Natural Hair Show...Will You Be There?!?

It's that time of year again, where the product junkies make strategies and over companies bring their best sales to the Georgia International Convention Center.  The World Natural Hair Show is, without a doubt, the BIGGEST natural hair show, expecting in excess of 40,000 attendees over the 2-day extravaganza coming up April 26-27.  Let me see if I can put it in words for you, based on my experiences, and share why I think everyone should go at least once in their life.

Last year was my first time at the WNHS...talk about a serious popping of the metephorical cherry!!  I didn't total how much I spent, but I spent A LOT...a whole hell of a lot more than I anticipated.  First off I'll say this is like no other natural hair event you've been too, at least not one I've been to.  Women from all across the United States, and I'm sure internationally as well, are drawn to the WNHS for one thing or another, and it's literally a huge melting pot of beautiful, ecclectic, pure amazingness all rolled up into one.  You see, when there's that many people in one space you are bound to find some inspiration...there's just no possible way you can't find something (or someone) that interests you!

There will be over 200 vendors under one roof, and you can find everything from hair products to accessories, clothing to jewelry, stylists and salons, even health and wellness companies are represented.  You have the opportunity to meet the owners and faces of many major brands...they know the importance of being visible for their customers and that says a lot to me!  Brands can be built here...or broken here...so that's one thing that makes WNHS stand out from among the sea of natural hair shows & expos.

Check out my video below to see just why I'm so excited!
I'll see y'all in Atlanta on Saturday, April 26th!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

EDEN BodyWorks New Product Line!!

I've been scoping a ton of new products lately, but none is more exciting for me than the newest product line from EDEN BodyWorks.  The Coconut Shea Collection officially hit the ground on April 1st, and will be in select Walmart stores beginning May 1st.  The product line includes a Co-Wash (YES!!!), Leave-In Conditioner (YES!!!), Pudding Souffle (Oh yea!), Curl Creme (YES!!!) and an Edge Gel...now tell me you're not as excited as I am about these new products!!  

Now you guys know I've been a HUGE fan of EDEN since I first discovered the line last year, and the Jojoba Monoi line quickly became on of my favorite go-to brands.  When I heard about the newest products my hair immediately said COCONUT + SHEA = LOVE!!  I am beyond excited and have heard tons of great feedback about it already!

Make sure you follow EDEN on social media too and let them know how much you love the new line...Instagram/Twitter @edenbodyworks...Facebook...and on their website.  They are great about running sales and specials on these platforms so you'll be the first to know if you're following them!  In the meantime, check out the official press release below! 

Unveil Your Inner Style Maven with the New EDEN BodyWorks
Coconut Shea Collection
Atlanta, GA (March 2013)
– The search for the perfect styling aid is finally over.
Introducing EDEN BodyWorks’ Coconut Shea collection, a new line of products that
will change the way you manage your hair. Infused with pure coconut oil and shea
butter, the Coconut Shea collection will make maintaining fabulous hair appear

The budget-friendly and easy-to-use products were formulated with all natural
ingredients to deliver performance and pampering for your tresses. Creating the
coveted “just left the salon” look, EDEN BodyWorks’ Coconut Shea Collection consists
of five must-have offerings:

Pudding Soufflé: A lightweight soft hold styling formula perfect for setting, twisting and
defining hair. Great for elongating and stretching curls. SRP: $8.99 (16 oz.)

Leave-In Conditioner: A creamy detangler used to soften hair and improve
manageability. This sulfate-free formula is safe for color-treated, chemically treated,
curly, or straight hair. SRP: $8.99 (8 oz.)

Co-Wash: A no-suds, moisture-rich, sulfate-free cleansing conditioner that leaves hair
silky, soft, and frizz-free while removing build up. Ideal for those seeking daily
hydration without the concern of drying hair out from excessive shampooing. SRP:
$8.99 (16 oz.)

Curl Crème: Eliminating curl shrinkage and fly aways, this humidity-resistant
formulation refines and separates curls and waves while providing maximum hold.
SRP: $8.99 (16 oz.)

Edge Gel: Smooth and tame hairline edges with an emollient rich, frizz-fighting
formulation that eliminates unruly tresses. SRP: $8.99 (6 oz.)

“Our new collection has something for every woman and every texture, no matter
how she’s rocking her tresses,” said Jasmine Lawrence, EDEN BodyWorks Founder.
“Curly, straight, locked, or cropped, Coconut Shea by EDEN BodyWorks was
designed with
your style in mind!”

To celebrate the launch of the new Coconut Shea collection, EDEN BodyWorks will
be hosting “Style with EDEN” events throughout the Spring and early Summer 2013.
An invite-only affair, “Style with EDEN” will feature live demonstrations by some of the
most talented women in the hair and fashion industries.

The EDEN BodyWorks Coconut Shea collection will be available at
on April 1st, 2013 and in select Walmart stores on May 1st,

For additional information on EDEN BodyWorks and updates on the “Style with EDEN”
tour stops visit www.edenbodyworks.com, “like” the brand on
Facebook or follow us
on Twitter and Instagram (@edenbodyworks).

About EDEN BodyWorks:

EDEN BodyWorks provides natural products that integrate wellness and beauty
inspired by nature to restore and maintain the body’s original design. Founded by
Jasmine Lawrence, EDEN BodyWorks™ was developed to address the consumer
demand for all natural products that really work. Unlike most products that are purely
cosmetic in nature, our products actually deliver on their promise; guaranteed. Our
products contain no alcohol, no petroleum, no mineral oils and no sodium sulfates.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Weekend Rundown | African Pride and Beautiful Textures Events

I had such a jam packed weekend and it was completely awesome!!  I got the opportunity to attend not one, but TWO events hosted by top hair care brands African Pride and Beautiful Textures!  These private events really gave us the opportunity to learn more about the brand itself, as well as the new products that are coming to market.

African Pride made Houston the second stop on its Ultimate Beauty Social tour.  During the brunch, attendees were treated to healthy options for both food and hair!  We got the chance to learn about the long-standing brand, check out the newest additions to their line, and network with some of the top bloggers, businesses and media in the Houston area.  They brought in special guest hosts The Science of Black Hair author Audrey Davis-Sivasothy, Natural Hair Rules blogger Tamara Floyd, and Live Life in Style fashion & style blogger Shalanda "Shasie" Turner to facilitate a great Q&A session.  But we can't forget about the main reason for bringing us all together...THE PRODUCTS!!

I got to bring home the new & improved Miracle Cream and the brand new Silky Smooth Edges from the Olive Miracle line, as well as the Bouncy Curls Pudding from the new Shea Butter Miracle line.  They've also added a new Detangling Shampoo, Leave-In, Buttery Cream, Silky Edges and Growth Oil in this line, and I really can't wait to see how this does on my hair so I can try the others!!  And what's even better is the price...you can find most of these products at your favorite retailer for under $5!  Check the video below for my recap and a peek at the products.  To keep up with the tour you can follow @MyAfricanPride on Twitter, and remember to use hashtag #UltimateBeautySocial to stay in the loop on the next stop!

Later that evening came the chance for an intimate dinner in celebration of the newest products to come to the Beautiful Textures product line.  This super affordable line ($7 bucks!!) is coming out with 3 new products: Curl Definer Mousse, Edges to Ends, and Curl Definer Custard.  We got to go home with the first two products and I must say I cannot wait to try the mousse!  I've been dreaming of a rod set so I think it'd be great for that style.  I've seen the Beautiful Textures in Sally's before and I'm so excited I get to try the newest products from the brand. 

What I really loved about this event was the interactive nature in which we were able to ask & answer questions, discuss hot topics within the natural hair community, and be open and honest about our own personal hair struggles as well as triumphs.  You can follow the the Beautiful Textures brand using their Twitter/Instagram handle @lovinmytextures and by using the hashtag #TeamTextured.
And make sure you're following me across social media: Twitter/Instagram >> @bighairbrwneyes, Facebook >> This Hair of Mine, and YouTube >> LisaMsLisa
I'd also like to send a big thanks out to The Garner Circle, the PR team for both African Pride and Beautiful Textures.  Nicole Garner, CEO of the company, was beyond sweet and did a fabulous job bringing the brands to the city.  Houston is well on its way to being a stronghold in the natural hair care industry, and I can't thank her and her company enough for giving us this wonderful opportunity.
Oh, and stay tuned for reviews of these new products ;)

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