Friday, September 19, 2014

*Video Book Review* Naturally Me! by Crystal Swain-Bates

We have reviewed several of her other books HERE.

Here's where you can connect with Crystal Swain-Bates:
Buy Her Books HERE
Like Her on Facebook
Read Her Blog 
Tweet Her @CSwainBates
Follow Her on Instagram @goldestkarat


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Naturally Me! *Book Review* by Crystal Swain Bates

First let's talk about the Author. Crystal Swain-Bates is a native of Atlanta Ga. She is an author and owner of Goldest Karat Publishing, a boutique black-owned publisher that aims to fill the diversity gap in traditional publishing by providing readers with high quality books featuring characters of African decent.

The book that we are reviewing today is Naturally ME! This book can be purchased HERE!

Brown Girl with her autographed book Naturally Me!

I love, love, love this book! Mainly because it includes our BOYS!! Yeay!! It instills confidence in our natural girls and boys by showing them in beautiful illustrations that it's perfectly ok to be you!

The story line is fabulous, the pictures are fabulous, this BOOK is totally fabulous! We are huge Crystal Swain-Bates fans and she has certainly done a great job once again. This book was written in a fun whimsical kind of way that keeps kids interested from page to page.

It is a very easy a quick read for kids of all ages. And did I say the pictures are totally awesome? You can't go wrong buying this book because the message is what every kid needs to understand that it's ok to be you. You don't have to be like everybody else to be perfect and great!

The video review done by Brown Girl, (posting soon) will show you a few of the beautiful pictures in the book as well as give you here opinion of the book!

If you haven't purchased a Crystal Swain-Bates book for your little one, you are really missing a treat. Crystal's books include the self-esteem boosting children's books "Big Hair, Don't Care", "The Colorful Adventures of Zoe & Star", "The Colorful Adventures of Cody & Jay", "Supermommy", the natural hair inspired coloring book "Color My Fro", and the natural hair resource guide "How to Go Natural Without Going Broke".

We have reviewed several of her other books HERE.

Here's where you can connect with Crystal Swain-Bates:
Buy Her Books HERE
Like Her on Facebook
Read Her Blog 
Tweet Her @CSwainBates
Follow Her on Instagram @goldestkarat


Monday, September 15, 2014

My VoxBox from Influenster

Hi Girlies,

I just want to share with you a cool site that I found to be very cool. It is called Influenster. They select people to review complimentary products. It's a pretty cool way to read and write reviews on products, stores, etc. that you have tried or are interested in trying. If you are a huge social media user and you like to review/test new products, you should check it out!

There is no guarantee that you will be chosen to receive a voxbox, but it's worth a try! I did!

I came across it on Instagram and thought that I would give it a try. I received my first voxbox on today of Degree MOTIONsense invisible deodorant to try. I was very excited about trying it because I use Degree everyday.

So far I'm loving it and I'll update this post in a few days to let you know if the 48 hour new improved protection really works!

Note: "I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes." 

You can purchase this now at Walmart! #DoMore

To learn more about Influenster and how it works, check out the site and like their Facebook page.

Note: "I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes." 


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fancy Zig Zag Tutorial on Natural Hair

This tutorial was requested. We initially did this hairstyle in 2010 HERE! Since the original post only included pictures, and this style is very popular, we decided to do a tutorial of it!

If you have done this style or plan to do it, PLEASE share your pictures with us on Facebook and Instagram! On Instagram use #BrownGirlsHair

We'd love to see them!


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Let's Support Jenell & The Babies *March of Dimes*

Jenell Stewart of Kinky Curly Coily Me

Hi Brown Girls,

This post is a call to action for all of you Mom's, who some I know, will be able to relate to this cause. Jenell Stewart of Kinky Curly Coily Me sent me a heart felt e-mail about how both of her pregnancies were "high risk" and how she had to go on bed rest immediately halfway through her last pregnancy and through most of her first pregnancy.

Thankfully both of her babies were born healthy, but that's not the case for all mothers. Everyday thousands of babies are born too soon, too small, and often very sick. Jenell is walking in March for babies because she wants to do something about this. She needs our help!

I am thankful that all of my children were born healthy and I want to do what I can to help. I decided to give a donation to help Jenell reach her goal of $5,000. I also decided to post this with the hope that you can and will help too!

No donation is too small. If you can't give but you have a social media following, please share this with your followers to help spread the word to help Jenell exceed her goal and most importantly help the BABIES.

You can give HERE! 

Aren't her little ones Gorgeous!!

You can get more information on March of Dimes HERE.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Back To School Hairstyles for Girls

You asked for it, We deliver it!! We have had tons of requests for a Back To School Post so I decided to pull some of our most popular styles that are great for back to school.

These are all quick and easy! If you would like for us to do a tutorial of the styles that don't already have one, let us know! We'll add it to our list of tuts to do!

OK I think this is more than enough to get your school year started with cool hairstyles!! If not, check out our Style Gallery that is full of more hairstyles just for you!

Be sure to share your back to school hairstyles with us on Instagram and Facebook!


Saturday, August 16, 2014

How to Make a Loon Bracelet Video

Brown Girls Hair

This is Brown Girls 1st official tutorial. She decided that she wanted to do this all by herself! I certainly couldn't help her walk through this one because I still don't know how to make this bracelet! This is her thang! LOL

It was fun directing the video though......she's truly a star in the making!

Items Needed:

Loon Bands
2 Pencils or Pens
Charms (optional)
Tape Measure

Before you begin, measure your wrist (for bracelet) and/or finger (for ring) so that you will know how long to make the bracelet/ring. You don't want it to be too small (tight) or too big (loose).

1. Place pencils side by side.
2. Add 2 loon bands to both of the pencils. See picture below.

Brown Girls Hair

3. Take the band on the bottom of the left pencil and wrap it around the left pencil to the middle.
4. Take the band on the bottom of the right pencil and wrap it around the right pencil to the middle.
5. Add one rubber band and repeat steps 3 & 4.
6. Repeat step 5 until the bracelet is the size of your desire.
7. Add closure that is included in the loon band package.

ALL Done!!

Do the same steps for a ring!

You can find more fun loon patterns HERE!

Have you made a loon bracelet? Let us see it! Tag us on Instagram @browngirlshair or use #BrownGirlsHair Be sure to follow us too!



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