Make It Classy | DIY Herbal Hair Rinse

Hello Passionista

I have experienced yet another great beauty DIY from Make It Classy DIY beauty box. Each DIY beauty box is plant- based and free of chemicals for your everyday beauty routine.

I had the pleasure of assisting the CEO & Founder of Make it Classy, Victoria (who is also a fellow blogger) during the Ultimate Women’s Expo in Atlanta, GA. During the expo, I worked at the Make It Classy booth with Victoria and a few other ambassadors. The day was filled with me talking and networking with women who are curious and passionate about natural beauty care. There was even a station for customers to make a quick clay mask sample for face and hair to take home and try. I felt truly in my elment being able to share my passion for embacing natural beauty and DIY projects.

A few weeks back I posted a video of my using the Make It Classy DIY Beauty Box for Rose Water on IGTV, click here to watch. Today, I want to share with you the Make It Classy DIY Beauty Box for Herbal Hair Rinse.

After making my herbal hair rinse, I used it to rinse the conditioner from my hair after cleansing. I used the entire bottle provided for one rinse. The DIY beauty box comes with enough ingredients to make 2 batches of the product. If you don’t use the entire bottle in one usage like I did you may store in for up to one month in the refrigerator. My scalp felt refreshed and my curls looked more defined than ever. Picture below is how my curls looked after using the hair rinse.

Tell me, what are your thoughts about herbal hair rinses for your natural curls? Have you ever used a natural herbal hair rinse?

Skincare | Olay Product Review

Hello Passionista

So, I am really late with putting this review out but better late than never. Last month, I received a VoxBox from Influenster to try and review some Olay products. I’ve been moving at such a fast pace these last couple of weeks it slipped my mind to create content for this Influenster campaign.

OLAY Pressed Serum Stick

I have never used a serum stick before. Honestly, I’ve never even seen a product like this on shelf but I guess it’s a new skincare innovation. It is a great idea for convenience with your skincare routine. The packaging is sleek and nicely designed. I found it to be great for travel. I recently went on vacation and was able to pack this in my carry on with no issues. I was worried it would melt in hot temperatures, but it remained as is through travel.

I’ve added this product to my night time skincare routine. I don’t use it every night, but I do make use of it most nights. After washing my face and patting it dry with a towel, I rub the stick all over my face. I use my fingers to really press the product into my skin. The product directions suggest that this product can be used in the morning and at night. My morning skincare routine is near perfect and I’m not ready to change it. So, I will continue to stick with using the serum stick at night. If you are looking for a product to give you refreshed and hydrated skin daily, this is a product I would recommend you try. It’s packed with Vitamin B3 + Sake Kasu. The Vitamin B3 will help your skin retain moisture to keep your skin hydrated. Sake Kasu is known for amino acids and antioxidants.

OLAY Retinol 24 Night Serum Fragrance – Free

I used the OLAY Daily face oil in the morning to moisturize my face. I’ve been using the face oil for a few months and it has become like the most important part of my morning skincare routine. I was elated to receive the OLAY Retinol 24 Night Serum to add to my nightly routine. I use it after applying the pressed stick to my face, before I press the product into my face with my fingers. This is a water based serum so I know it is really giving my skin the hydration it needs while I sleep. The greatest benefit of this product is waking up with flawless skin everyday. I don’t have any fines lines and wrinkles (Thank God) but this product helps reduce and improve the appearance of dark spots, wrinkles, fine lines and firms skin without any irritation.

Have you tried these products before? What’s been your experience? 

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September Creations

Hello Passionista –

I can’t believe it’s October already. But I’m excited because Fall is my favorite season. Being that I live in Georgia, it’s still 100 degrees outside, so I’m over the heat. I’m ready to wrap up in my blankets, wear my cardigans and oversized sweaters, and drink apple cider.

September was a busy month that went by so fast. Here are a few things I created last month. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see on news and events I have coming up.

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I will be a panelist at the GSG Pop Up Shop on October 12th at Genesis Atlanta Studio and Creative Loft.

You can purchase tickets on eventbrite

Lastly, I’m searching for 4-8 guest bloggers to be featured on the blog throughout November. To be considered you must creative a blog post of 100 words or more about something you’re passionate about, with 3 to 4 supporting photos. Send you’re blog content to passionlockedblog@gmail.com by October 18th.

SheaBassador | Manuka Honey & Yogurt Glow Getter Collection

Hello Passionista

Shea Moisture has sent me yet another amazing ambassador box. This manuka honey and yogurt glow getter collection feeds your skin with goodness. 

Key Ingredients 

Manuka Honey helps restore antioxidants and nutrient-rich hydration to skin. 

Yogurt Extract contains Lactic Acid to encourage cell turnover and renewal for an enhanced glow. 

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant known to help boost radiance, improve texture and invigorate skin.

My 1st Impression & Review

Manuka Honey & Yogurt Glow Getter Nourishing Cleanser with Vitamin C

This cleanser is thick yet nourishing to the skin. I use it once a week, massaging it in a circular motion into my skin (face and neck). I love the soft feeling of rubbing the cream against my skin. It actually lathers when you add a little bit of water to really get a deep clean.  

Manuka Honey & Yogurt Glow Getter Honey Mask with Vitamin C 

I love how light and fluffy this face mask is. I love the glow that this mask give my face during and after use. Directions say to keep it on face 10 minutes, but I let it stay on longer. I use a warm face cloth to wipe the mask off my face and apply the pressed serum. 

Manuka Honey & Yogurt Glow Getter Pressed Serum Moisturizer with Vitamin C

The Glow Getter collection is the perfect 3 step process for flawless skin. I use this pressed serum daily to moisturize my skin for a golden glow. I recently went to the beach and used this serum several times a day to keep my skin from feeling dry and brittle. 

These products can be purchased at Target.

Don’t forget to skincare with friends…

Styled2Party Launch | How to put together a Styled Photoshoot

Hello Passionista-

I’ve made a new business connection with some really dope creators to curate Styled Photoshoots for creatives like myself.

Styled2Party is a business venture designed to create styled photo shoots of all kinds while bringing together industry creatives through resource networking. The goal of each shoot is to not only increase each creatives network, but to also diversify or add needed content to their portfolios for self marketing purposes.

For the 1st Styled Photoshoot, the team created 4 styled sets for a special Dinner in the Park. We had a great turn out of photographers, videographers, models and event planners. Here are a few photos from the shoot:

Out of the 4 sets, I was responsible for the Boho Chic Tea Party set. It was so much fun working with the team to plan this pop up shoot.

Photographers: Ariel Views, Dana Scott, Renea Ash, Chris Montgomery

Event coordinator : Styled2Party

Event Set DESIGNER: Event Sistas, Experienced Elegance, Passion Palette Events

Custom Treats: REDLOH Affairs

Hanging Props: Erin

Cakes: My Delicate Creations Custom Cakes

Videographer: The Hampton Media Group

Location: Morgan Falls Park

The next styled shoot will be a 70’s Vintage Wedding. This shoot is for people looking to build their wedding portfolios with upscale wedding portraits and detail shots. This shoot will be on published levels and only cost $75 for photographers. This includes the full day with models as well as food and drinks.

Photographers and videographers, if you are looking to build or diversify your wedding portfolio, this is the shoot for you! We will be running through every area of a “traditional” wedding day flow from getting ready to reception. Here are some details to look forward to:

4 couples (2 same sex couples)

Styled Flat Lays (for detailed ring and invitation shots)

Custom floral arrangements

3 complimenting table scape designs

A head table design (sweet heart table)

2 different ceremony set ups

A custom swing for portrait session

Cake table and much more!

For tickets click here.

Empties| Would I repurchase?

Hello Passionista!

It’s been a while since I’ve done a blog post featuring empty product reviews. I’ve been collecting these products for a while. I wanted to get a good amount of empty products to feature in this blog post for you. So, now I finally have a good bit of empties to share.

These empty products are for hair care and skin care. Let’s jump right in!

SKIN

OLAY Total Effects Whip Moisturizer

I absolutely love this moisturizer. It’s super lightweight and hydrating on the face. I found myself using this moisturizer in the morning and evening. I personally don’t think it’s affordable, because it retails for $20+. For me, that’s a lot. I strive to spend no more than $10-$12 on any facial product. Luckily as an influencer, many of the PR packages I get has had samples or full sizes of this product for me to try. What you see pictured is a sample size.

Will I Repurchase? I am currently using another one of the sample sizes I received in a PR package.

Neutrogena Body Oil (Fragrance-Free)

So, I don’t like using lotion. About a year ago I gave up lotion for body oils. It just feels better on my skin, more moisturizing. I love that Neutrogena offers a fragrance free body oil, because I appreciate skincare products that are fragrance free. Applying the body oil on your skin after getting out the shower will keep your skin moisturized all day. The directions say you can also adda few drops to your bath water to help soften your skin.

Will I Repurchase? Yes,I already have.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream with Hyaluronic Acid

Now, I know I just told you about how much I love body oil over lotion. But I also love body gel cream- only from the Neutrogena Hydro Boost line. This product is also fragrance free and made with hyaluronic Acid which is like hydrating your skin with water. The body gel cream really locks the mositure into your skin for the most hydration you can give your skin.

Will I Repurchase? Yes,I already have.

Shea Moisture Coconut & Cactus Water Quench & Refresh Body Wash with Blue Agave

As a SheaBassador, I received this product in a box. It was my first time using it and had a beautiful experience. This product targets dehydrated skin, I don’t think I have dehydrated skin but it gave me an amazing shower time. The coconut and cactus water scent is mild but delightful.

Will I Repurchase? Not yet, but I plan to.

HAIR

Cantu Shea Butter Wave Whip Curling Mousse

I love how this mouse really defines my curls when using for my wash n’ go routine. I find myself using a lot of mousse when styling my hair. It gives me a frizz- free finish with no crunchy curls.

Will I Repurchase? Yes.

Dark and Lovely Naturale Anti-Shrinkage Clumping Curl Creme Gel

I literally run this product from my roots to tips for defined curls. I’m not sure I can agree with the anti-shrinkage claim. I have never came across a product that prevents shrinkage with my curls. I don’t think it possible. But I love how moisturizing and defined it leaves my curls for styling.

Will I Repurchase? Not Sure.

Shea Moisture Coconut Custard Make It Last Wash N’ Go Curl Primer

Now this is the holy grail of wash n’ go products. It helps detangle and prep kinky, curly-cooly hair. I used this stuff like water. Everyday I refresh my styles using this product to give me a picture perfect look.

Will I Repurchase? Yes, already have.

Shea Moisture Silicone Free Miracle Styler Leave- In Treatment

Honestly, this is a the BEST leave in conditioner I have ever tried. I love it! I’ve been using it to treat my hair this summer from jumping in and out of the pool. It smells amazing but feels even better. I have been able to use it as a leave in conditioner for my wash routine and wash n’ go routine.

Will I Repurchase? Yes, already have.

Chasing Curlz Twisting Souflee

This summer I became a brand advocate for Chasing Curlz. The twisting souflee is one of the products they sent me to try, review and share. Out of the six products sent to me, this is my favorite. When I tell you my twist out sets have been looking amazing , it’s beena picture perfect situation. Just check my instagram!

Use my offer code KHADIJAH15 to try this product for yourself.

Will I Repurchase? Yes.

Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner

I used this dip conditioner at least 3 times to treat me curls. I like to add oil to the deep conditioner to provide additional hydration during the wash process. It’s also filled with cocoa & mango butter, in addition to the sunflower seed oil I’d add before applying.

Will I Repurchase? Not yet, but I plan to.

Shea Moisture Coconut & Cactus Water Pick Me Up Lite Masque

It is super important to deep condition. I have seen so much growth in my hair since I started deep conditioning every time I wash my hair. I was able to deep condition my hair with this mask about 2 times. The last time I used it I mixed it with another mask to have enough to cover my whole head. The formula is thick but very hydrating.

Will I Repurchase? Not yet, but I plan to.

QOTD: Have you tired any of these products?

Event| Spa Queen Expo by the Six Figure Spa Chick

Hello Passionista-

Last week, I got a chance to hang with Candace Holyfield also known as the Six Figure Spa Chick and CEO of the largest African-American Spa Booking community. She hosted a 2- Day Spa Expo in Atlanta for Spa Professionals. There were classes that spa professionals could sign up to take with their registration and a vendor expo for spa professional to book clients for services and sell products.

Candace shared with me about how she started in spa industry by doing massage therapy in Memphis, Tennessee after begining a waitress for 12 years. She gained a cliental of celebrities that lead her to creating a online business called, Spa Calls. The purpose of this business venture was for Candace to conduct service calls for spa professional to teach them how to run their own spa and share ways spa professionals could get more clients. By doing spa service calls she created a network and brand called Six Figure Spa Chicks. This network helped her quickly build a team as she transitioned herself, family, and business from Memphis, Tennessee to Altanta, Georgia.

In my conversation with Candace, she shared that building a team for her business was her main objective when becoming serious about branding Six Figure Spa Chicks. Most people (like myself) feel like they have to be a one-person show in the beginning stages of starting a business or building a brand. Candace saw things differently and opted to build her own network that turned her into a Six Figure Chick. By doing so, Candace is now able to retire as a massage therapist to focus mainly on her brand “Six Figure Spa Chicks” and teaching other spa professionals how to build a success spa business.

After my time with Candace, I browsed the expo to see what products and services the vendors were showcasing. I didn;t book any spa services, alothough I could have really used a massage. But I did get them opportunity to talk to lots of female business owners in the spa and beauty community. I was humbled to be able to network and support so many female entreprenurs. Linked below are the vendors that I was able to network with.

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The Detox Momma

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JoJo Stylez

Sovereignty Beauty

Dainty Chic

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Bella Studio Body

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