One of the most common complaints I get from my fellow Afrobellas is this:
“Bella, I’m bored with my hair! What can I do with it?”
So, so much. If you’re not into twists, twist-outs, cornrows, up-dos or frohawks, you can do what I always do… keep it simple and rock a stunning hair accessory. Here are some recent discoveries. And head’s up – this post ends with a special giveaway! So read on!
Andrea’s Beau specializes in very feminine designs, the kind of thing you can wear to a tea party, a dinner date, or even on your wedding day. I’ve always been a bit too restrained for flowers, but there’s something really whimsical and pretty about their gardenia silk that I really like.
For bellas looking for this sort of thing, Andrea’s Beau has a special offer — when you make a purchase of $50.00 or more and during check out put “50” in the comments section — you will receive a confirmation email containing a $25 gift certificate code which can be applied to any future purchase within 90 days of confirmation e-mail. If you’d like to apply the $25 gift certificate to the current order, add “apply GC now” to the promotion code. (Please note, the $25 deduction will not appear on their online transaction but will be reflected on their invoice. If paid by Paypal, a refund for the $25 gift certificate will be sent in the form of a check along with their order, says Andrea.)
Got all that? Whew. If you buy yourself one of these headbands, let me know your thoughts. I haven’t yet reviewed them.
But in bright and cheery news from a brand I have reviewed (and LOVE) — PeaceImages, my sisters with locs and sisterlocs can now find a few precious items to adorn their hair. These are specially designed for sisterlocs.
There are many imitators, but only ONE original Tomoka’s Twists — made by Carmen straight outta NC. I’ve been lucky enough to review both her hair ties and twists, and I must say they’re truly awesome for natural hair in its various, glorious forms. The ties are great for sisterlocs or other kinds of locs, or for bellas with longer hair. The ties work best for my length and shorter hair, to pull it back and keep it off your face with style. I love the versatility of Tomoka’s Twists. Check out the many ways bellas have worn Luxurious, one of the flyest Tomoka’s Twists out!
And finally, giveaway time! Through Twitter, I met a new jewelry designer on the scene — Sarenzo Beads. She makes bracelets, necklaces, and earrings — and I’m feeling her beaded headbands! Look how cute that little girl looks wearing hers. Awwww.
These are the perfect example of a product that looks simple enough on the web, but is more impressive in person. They’re lightweight, flexible, and fit like a beaded tiara. Here’s me, rocking one of them. $15 — but three lucky readers can get one right here on Afrobella for free!
How can you win? Visit Sarenzo Beads website, and choose your headband of choice. Then tell me in the comments which one you’d like. It’s as simple as that!
I’ll close these comments Monday, or when I get 50 comments. Whichever comes first — then randomly choose 3 winners. May the luckiest bella win!
Edited Tuesday August 4 — so I closed the comments later than I planned. Now to pick a winner! Thanks for entering, bellas!