The designer, Lesley, came up with a really cool idea for the giveaway. She wanted me to ask you bellas, what makes you an original? The 29 responses we got were so interesting and diverse, it was hard to choose a winner! Thankfully that was not my responsibility — Lesley from Ododo chose the winners, and here you see a photograph of her with a different hairstyle. She addressed giveaway winners, and answered the hair questions a few of you asked. Take it away, Lesley!
“My top three for the win are CurlyChronicles, UnalteredBeauty, and Tayari.
This was such a hard decision as there were so many poignant, honest entries that touched me. I especially loved T.T., Sumatra and Boba as honorable mentions who entries I enjoyed. In fact I liked way too many of these entries to be practical. I wish I could have given a flower to every response that caught my eye.
Thanks to everyone who entered. Also, thank your readers for all the lovely words regarding my hair. I saw that someone guessed that they were tiny twists that must have taken 15 hours…well she’s right on (almost) both counts. These are indeed tiny twists and they took about 12 hrs to do. The twists are about 2.5 months old in this picture. I don’t really have any special method for doing these, I just start with fully detangled hair (very important), and part and twist with my fingers, no comb. To keep them looking fresh, I co-wash and use a dollop of conditioner and Castor oil as a leave-in.
Sales have picked up a bit and I’ve had several inquiries, so thank you and thank your readers. They’re a fabulous bunch!”
So CurlyChronicles, UnalteredBeauty, and Tayari — congratulations! And expect to hear from me within a day or so for your mailing addresses. And the rest of you, thanks so much for your thoughtful entries. I’m trying to line up another giveaway this week, so stay hopeful and keep entering!
If you didn’t win one of Ododo’s Originals – click here to treat yourself. They range from $16 to $25, and are lovely and unique, just like you!
I’ll be back later today with a big, wonderful beauty products post to kick off a week of beautiful things, bellas. Monday just caught up with me, so I gotta go for now.