…because I’m nappy!

...because I'm nappy!

With everyone dancin’ and singin’ to Pharrell’s latest hit song – Happy – this natural hair-inspired version has been playing in my head for quite a few days. I thought I’d share it with you ;)

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Blessing Bags

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I saw this idea for blessing bags to give to the homeless on Pinterest a while back, and I couldn’t not make some. The bags are simple one-gallon storage bags filled with travel size toiletries and other items that would be a blessing to someone who is homeless and asking for help.

It always breaks my heart when I don’t have change to give or when I feel uncomfortable fishing cash out of my purse on the street. With these pre-made bags, I can be a blessing to someone who really needs it for a few days at the least.

Here what I put in mine, but, if you’re inspired to make your own, feel free to give whatever you think would be helpful and comforting to someone who is down on their luck.

Blessing Bags:
Travel Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Mouthwash
Shampoo & Conditoner
Bar Soap
Body Wash
Mini First Aid Kit
Q-Tips
Anti-Bacterial Hand Cleaner
Individual Wet Wipes
Tissue Packs
Ibuprofen
Chapstick
Vaseline
Jif Peanut Butter To-Go
Tuna/ Chicken Salad Kits
Fig Newtons
Peanut Butter Crackers
Cheese Crackers
Applesauce
Altoids
Vitamin C Drops
Cough Drops

What other items do you think would be good to include in my next round of Blessing Bags?

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Motions® Straight Finish™ Secret Style Event: Follow-Up

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This past Tuesday, I was thrilled to be a co-host of the Motions® Straight Finish™ Secret Style Event at Walmart Supercenter in Memphis, TN. After having tried the 3-step heat-styled system (review here!) and being happy with the resulting protection of my natural curls, it was exciting to share a new product line with other naturals in the midwest.

The other co-hosts of the event, Takeisha of A Natural Affair Beauty Lounge and Haley of Derby City Naturals, were such fun to hang out with – we should definitely do more events together! And the Motions/ Lunchbox, LP team – Kimberly and Jessica – were amazing as well. We got a unique chance to talk to local natural hair’d Walmart customers as they entered the Supercenter to shop, talk to them about their haircare concerns, and give away five (5) prize packs worth over $150 each! We even met one special Memphis naturalista whose persistence to win a prize pack (she was literally there for 3 of the 5 giveaways!) prompted us to do a little something special. Bianca (pictured below) will be receiving a free style from Takeisha, a care package of natural hair products from Haley, and a natural hair graphic t-shirt from me! She was such a doll!

Many thanks to Motions + Lunchbox, LP for sponsoring such an awesome event. I can’t wait for another opportunity to talk natural hair and share my passion for it with others! Take a moment to check out some of my pics of the event below and on my Instagram!

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We loved Bianca – and she loves being natural!

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Me, Takeisha, and Haley

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There were so many amazing natural hair styles in Walmart that evening!

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What an amazing protective style!

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Me, Haley, and King Khaliq at the end of the night.

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The bloggers and the Lunchbox crew!

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