30 Day Facial Challenge Pictorial – Suga~Lush

Thoughts
When I relocated back up north my face started breaking out bad. I haven’t had such a bad breakout since my early teen years on my chin. Below you can see how bad it was . Suga~Lush came out with a facial beauty box that is great for normal, oily, and dry skin. She contacted me and asked did I mind doing a 30 Day Facial Challenge with her products .

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                                   Honey Glazed Carrot Facial Bar
                                                 Facial Scrub
                                                   Beauty Oil

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                                                         Day 1

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                                                        Day 2       

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                                                      Day 10

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                                                       Day 15

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BAM! Lol! Yes I see difference! Seriously! My skin is glowing and the breakout has stopped . I was using my facial bar every day, and then the facial scrub I used every day for the first week , and then went to every other three days . My beauty oil I used 3 dropper fulls, and made sure to pay attention to my t-zone area . The sides of my nose are prone to being extra dry.

Verdict

How Does It Compare To Charcoal Grey ?
Now I love that Charcoal Grey Bar, but I think I’m adding this Honey Glazed Carrot Bar to my fav list. I liked the rich lather, and the smell was awesome. I even made sure to rub it in my hands to see if the lather was good.

Did The Beauty Oil Really Work?
Some oils are great for skin, they will heal the heck out of some dry , cracked, ugly skin. I used the oil without thought , only because I know that some of the ingredients I used already before. Honestly, I didn’t start to see the oil work until week two.

Facial Scrub
The scrub comes with its directions on the packaging, but u can make it as thin or thick as you want to. I made mine thick , so that means I used less water. In the beginning you will experience purging of the skin (tiny small bumps), but that’s normal. It’s only removing the toxins from the skin, that is what you want it to do. After about a week of using the product it stops.

Suga~Lush Facial Beauty Box Ordering Information
The Suga~Lush facial beauty box comes with a facial healing bar of your choice Honey Glazed Carrot, Oat & Honey, Charcoal Grey. A package of the facial scrub, and a 4oz bottle of the facial beauty oil.
You can order from the website http://www.sugalush.com.
Or info@sugalush.com
I think its a wonderful box of great products that actually work, and is 100% natural in ingredients. 

Thank you Suga~Lush for allowing me to work with you again. Always a pleasure!
                                                                       

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New Journey! Loc’d Free

Oct 18,2014 I had my locs installed

Oct 18,2014 I had my locs installed

Wow! Wow! That’s all I can say and think. After being natural for exactly 2 years and 10 months, I big chopped AGAIN! A lot of my subscribers got the first look on my Facebook page , and asked why. First, I love experimenting with my hair. Its just hair , it will grow back.

I didn’t want to mix hair journeys , and really wanted to see my progress from a new beginning. With that being said I’m super excited. I love my hair and can’t believe how well the short twist fits my face. Here’s a few pictures of my hair twisted .

The Crown Area

The Crown Area

Side and Front View

Side and Front View

I can’t wait to see how long they are by my birthday in December. I will make sure to try k these journey just like I did my natural hair one with free flowing hair. Look out for my starter loc maintance piece.

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Drip Drip Drip! Save Your Makeup!

Ugh! It’s hot! You want to look good, and you really don’t like having to constantly check your makeup all day long. I feel you, neither do I. Then you might ask, okay well? Setting Spray! It will make sure that your makeup stays in place and not run, or pack up in the creases on your face. There are many types based off your skin type, and if you get the wrong one you’re screwed. It’s so may different ones on the market, but here are a few of the most popular ones

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These can be purchased at Sephora, Ultra Beauty, Mac as well as other places that sell makeup. Elf even has a great one I’ve heard. Now if you don’t really want to have to purchase on, you can make one at home! Sure you can! Guess who’s going to tell you how? Me!

 

                                                                     Setting Spray For Oily Skin

Small Spray Bottle

1/2 Tablespoon Of Glycerine

1 Tablespoon Of Witch Hazel

1/3 cup of distilled or boiling water cooled

1 Tablespoon of Alcohol (optional)

 

 

Shake all ingredients together in your little spray bottle. Mist lightly over face with eyes closed

*Use the proper water amount to go along with the size container you use. You might have to play around                      with  this mix, to get it how you like it.

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Revisiting The Washngo

Ok I tried! lol.

After months I decided to give the washngo another chance on my hair. I didn’t never like it on me only because it gave the worst shrinkage ever! I’m one of those naturals that like to see some hangtime, I want to see my accomplishments on my hair. Anyway, I made sure to do a deep condition, a cowash and applied my leave-in. I will be sure to write you guys a full detailed description  of my new hair regimen. Here is the pictures of my washngo, I love the definition, but u are about to see some mad shrinkage.  I’m going to leave it like this, and let it fall over a period of time. This will allow me to play with it and be creative in styling. I see that I am not a washngo person, not right now at least. Do you all have a style hat you all came to realize that just isn’t for you? Please share.

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SUGA~LUSH (COMPANY BLOG FEATURE)

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Hello Beauties! 

This month’s company feature happens to be a natural body crafter located in Indiana. Her bars are wonderful in size, and believe me you will get plenty for your dollars. I was super surprised that when I picked up one of her body bars I was actually able to guess what fragrance it was.Oh honey! Yess! Pick up the Heavenly Rose Body Bar and it was like you had your face in a dozen roses. I can’t wait to see more from Marlin, CEO and Master Mixtress of Suga~Lush! Thanks for working with Fabolous Curlies! Now let’s get into it! 

                                                                 

How Did You Get Started Making Body Treats?

Well I have worked in the day spa industry many years ago as a nail tech at one time and was exposed to the skin care industry. During that time I would get spa treatments and enjoy how the products made my skin feel. The products used were of very good quality, but still was tailored to my sensitive skin needs. After leaving the industry I still wanted to pamper my skin so time later I began making body treatments for myself, then for family and friends then as gifts. Before I knew it I was getting requests for these body treats and Suga~Lush was born.

What are your products made from, are they 100% natural?

Suga~Lush products are hand crafted and many of the ingredients like the herbs, vegetables, fruit or botanicals that are used in my products are grown in my garden and picked with my own hands. And when I make any of my products they are made with care and love.

CEO Of SugaLush

 

Which product out of your line is your favorite?

That’s like asking a Mother which one of her children is her favorite lol. I love what I do, making quality natural products. My family and I use the products that I make and I enjoy all of them. Each one offers something enjoyable. But if I had to I would say the fragrance free, the milk soaps. I love products that have milk in them and bath soaks it’s very soothing to me.

 

Is Suga~Lush products safe for children to use?

My products are natural. They are naturally handcrafted with quality ingredients that will leave your skin feeling clean and moisturized. As I stated before some of the ingredients in my products come right from my own garden and some ingredients are organic also. I like use herbs, natural oils and butters, essential oils that will nourish the skin as well as pure fragrances, and natural colorants. I use natural preservatives like vitamin e and make small batches to maintain the quality and freshness of the products. I have some items now that children can use like the fragrance free line.

 

Will there be a children’s line in the future, because my girls loves smell goods?

In the future I will have products that will be directed to children, but right now I do have products that are fragrance free and are made with milk. I also have a few products that are for people with skin sensitivity like eczema or psoriasis.

 

What advice can you give someone who would love to start their own business, but is afraid?

Trust and believe in yourself. Have a good support system and love what you do. If you love what you do it will never fell like work.

 

Do you love what you do?

Yes! I love creating and coming up with new things to do or improve something or simply work my craft.  I’m like a kid in a candy store when I get to mixing things up in what my family calls the lab and me the mad scientist LOL.

 

Well thank you Marlin  so much for doing this blog feature. I’m sure that this will get your company out there, and my subbies will sure contact you, because they love smelling good.lol. You can contact Suga~Lush at sugalushco@gmail.com for ordering, and more information. I will include some pictures of some of the many products she has. Be sure to mention FabolousCurlies for a special discount 🙂

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Heavenly Rose Body Bar

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Carrot Cake Body Bar

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Mint Patty Lip Butter

 

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Bath Bombs

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Mint Swirl Body Bar

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Body Treats

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Products Ready To Ship!

 

Fierce Curly Feature

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Hello Dears,

This month’s Fierce Curly is a sista with so much style and confidence, that I had no choice but to feature her. She has the most beautiful chocolate rich skin, and doesn’t let her complexion stop her from wearing all the colors of the rainbow to express herself. (which she does well 🙂 Everyone get to know Sophia!

1.What made you decide to become natural?

I decided to return natural again After I promised my grandmother That I would while on her sick bed.This is actually my third time “going” natural.

2. What sets you apart from other naturals in regards to your style ?

My style is that more of Urban Boheiman Chic I can say. I love to mix and match stylish items from all eras and trends and Rock it. I can be laidback casual, or Boheiman Rock Star the next.

3. What are the three products that you can’t live without ?

Natural Love ButterCreme, Tangles and Beyond Conditioner, and Hairitage Hydration Soft Coconut Marshmallow….And Water if i can add that.:)

4. Would you promote natural hair to younger girls? Why or why not?

Yes. I have actually been teaching a few young teenagers that recently return natural with this last year. It allow them to see their hair in its natural state. It also allow them to embrace the hair and image that as given them at birth and to love that image no matter what. Teaching our young ladies Self-love is always an outstanding goal.

5. What do you love about being natural ?

The Versatility. I can be “straight” one week and then have my curly coils the next. I still can have color(dye) my hair, style, and be creative. Ive been blessed to meet some amazing women on this journey as well. Natural I Will Stay. Im Not Going Back This Time. 🙂

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Image Sophia I want to thank you so much for agreeing to do this blog feature. Hopefully you will inspire others to give being natural a chance. Again, I love your styles included your terrific twist outs . Maybe one day you can do a picture tutorial for us. Be Blessed my sista. YOU ARE ONE FIERCE CURLY!! 

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Pros and Cons To Tree Braiding (Protective Styling)

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*This is a video that I found, and thought I’d share.I do not own the rights

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What What! Flat Twistout lasts 5 Days!?

I can’t believe it! When I applied my product to my hair and began twisted I said to myself “this is going to be a bomb twistout, and I’m going to get big hair”.

Products Used
Entwine – Creme Jelle Styler
Oil Mixture
Hicks Edge Control

I made sure that my leave-in was applied, because I’m getting wonderful growth, and I don’t need my ends breaking. I started flat twisting really tight and small. I learned with my hair I have to or my roots will end up straight. I want wavy roots as well . My flat twists stayed in my head for three days before I took them down.

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Day 1

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Day 5

Wow! By day 5 I was seriously feeling myself! I love when the twistout gets old, because that’s when it looks the best. I think I could had made it a week, but I just conditioned the next day, because I’m ready to start my protective style challenge. My advice is to just make sure at night you pineapple, and if u can’t just tie your scarf around your head where the knot is on your forehead. That’s it loves! Till next time!

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Another Hollywood Star Big Chops!

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Tia Mowry – Housley big chopped! Now we all know her from playing a twin sister on the git African American Family sitcom Sister Sister,  with her own actual twin sister Tamara.  Let’s not forget their emotional and hilarious reality show that’s on Style Network.
Anyhoo, she decided to try a different look this year, and chopped off her processed wavy hair.  She says to had transitioned for a whole year. I think she looks absolutely fabulous! 
I love the fact that a lot of black Hollywood actresses are embracing their natural hair! Way to go!

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Happy New Year! Hair Tips For Starting Out Natural or Just Some Advice

Happy New Year Loves!

I just can’t believe that I have been natural for two years! This has been, and still is a magical journey for me. Being natural isn’t easy, and I won’t sit here and tell you it is. It takes a lot of  dedication, and error I must add. The end results are totally worth it though. With that being said I decided to start this year off with a few tips for my loyal readers.

1. If you plan on going natural please make sure you’re the type of person that will sit and take the time to oil, and condition your hair. I can’t count how many people I see walking around natural with dehydrated curls that look so bad. Remember I said it takes dedication. 

2.Make water your best friend  for your curls. Spritz your hair with water daily to add moisture. It’s especially great to use when you want to seal. Yes, I said seal. Many curlies don’t realize just how much plain old water can do to help your curls grow, and shine.

3. You don’t have to run out and spend tons on hair products to get beautiful curls. I know a lot of us be tempted from watching our hair crushes on YouTube, and or looking on Instagram at other naturals. Stop. You do not want to be a PJ (product junkie). You will have all these products that you will never know if your hair actually like or not, due to the fact that you hadn’t tried them for a month regularly. Find you a nice hair butter that list butter and water as the first two ingredients for starters. Grab you some Herbal Essences any one that says moisturizing, and go from there. Being natural isn’t suppose to leave your pockets empty, it’s actually should be a stress free low-budget, beautiful way of styling.

4. Be your own fashion icon! Have fun with it! Make your own natural image, and feel good while you’re doing it. A lot of us are copying the same look, and after a while its like “ok, didn’t I see this pic before?”

So there we have it! A few tips and advice from me! I wish you all a Happy New Year and beautiful curls!

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