Tag Archives: Fantasia IC Gel

The never-ending twist-out!

26 Jul

Hello natural hair folks! I’ve been away…well, away from the blog for a while ūüė¶ BUT it’s all for a greater reason! Carrying a baby is hard work man!

Anyhoo, here are some pics from the 2 strand twists  & flat twists in the front that I did on Mon., July 16th (my bday!!!) using shea butter & Fantasia IC gel, did the twist out on Sat., July 21st and wore it 3 different ways that day for my maternity photo-shoot & baby shower in VA! I had sooo much fun that day (definitely could never be a model though, I never know what to do w/my face!)

Same simple twist out, 3 different ways:

  1. full twist out- I used a wide pick at the roots to make it a little more full
  2. side pinned twist out- just used bobby pins to lay it down on one side
  3. high messy bun- used a ponytail holder to put it all up on top of my head and I pinned down the ends

Enjoy!

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Quick twist & side puff

4 Nov

Quick twist & side puff

This is my go to style if I am in a rush; simple & cute!

1. Usually done on wet hair after washed, conditioned & detangled. Make an off centered, side part.

2. Add Fantasia IC Gel to sides and brush down edges.

3. Begin large twist on one side and finish on the opposite side.

4. Brush all the hair to the end of the twist and put in a ponytail holder.

5. For a longer lasting curl, I did mini twists on the section in the ponytail holder and put them on purple perm rods ¬†over night. Took them out in the morning and voila! (To make it even more simple, I’ll just leave it out in a puff and add some leave-in conditioner instead of doing the twists & rods [Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Conditioner or Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner…why is the name so long!]

 

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What are some of your favorite quick/go-to hairstyles?

P.S. Preview for tomorrow’s post:

1.) My attempt/variation of A Curl’s Best Friend’s Retro Braids

 

Everyone loves a SALE!!!

26 Sep

So, if you know me you know I LOVE sales, getting something on discount or that GREAT feeling when something rings up on sale at the register & you didn’t even realize it was on sale?!?!?

 

So, I read this facebook post last week:

Walgreens will have the Schick Quattro Razors on sale for $8.99 starting on Sunday 9/25. You will also get a $5 Register Reward when you buy 1 making this FREE + a Small Money Maker after the coupons!

 

I tried this yesterday, I paid $3.99 for the razor because I couldn’t get the register reward until I paid for it and then I would be able to use the $5 register reward on any next purchase that wasn’t a Schick product they said.

Then, I went to another Walgreens and got a pack of the refills so I’d get another $5 register reward (I actually needed a razor too and a razor & refills for $3.99 each is an excellent deal). Soooo I was able to get the razor, the re-fill for $3.99 each and two $5 register rewards.

Then, I used the $10 of register rewards to get my fav: Fantasia IC hair gel (was originally $4.99, on sale for $3.99 which I didn’t know until they rang it up!) that I use all the time…

AND

I got a new bottle of Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner  (was $9.99).  So, for the gel and conditioner together I paid $3.98!!!  I was amped about my $27 savings (all of the stuff together would have been $39 & I paid $12)!!

 

Tip: check www.coupons.com on a regular basis for stuff you normally buy that you can get a discount on and check out Passion for Saving blog for more savings tips/discounted items that you may not know about!

 

What sites do you go to for sales, discounts or coupons to get your DEALS?

Happy saving!!


 

© Ashley Brown and 24sevencurls, 2011. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material, documents, and images without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Ashley Brown and 24sevencurls with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.