Curly Wavy Hair Favorites of 2016!

2016 is ending just as quickly as it began. Of course getting engaged was the absolute highlight of my year. As I continued to recover from early 2015's hair disaster, I rediscovered the bounce in my curls and continued to work on my hair's health. It has been well over a year (two in February) that I've colored my hair which simply blows me away! Of course I had some hair care favorites in 2016 and this blog is all about them! Continue reading for more.

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SheaMoisture Peace Rose Oil Complex Hair Care

I've had the SheaMoisture Peace Rose Oil Complex collection for quite a while now. Every time I went to sit and review it, something else came up or got in the way. Well, my review is finally here so continue reading for my thoughts!

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An Unexpected Product to Help Days Old Curly Wavy Hair

One of the biggest challenges of having loose curls and wavy hair is that our fantastic definition on Day One Hair can turn into stringy looking noodles by Day Three. Still, as naturally curly girls, we certainly do not want to wash our hair daily, so we have to figure out another way to add that bounce back to our definition. CLICK HERE to read my article on the product I stumbled upon unexpectedly that I've been enjoying to revive days old hair!

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Hair of the Day: Days 1 and 2 for Christmas

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! Mine was nice. I missed out on seeing my family Christmas Eve because I stayed home to watch my recovering doggie, who is truly amazing me with how fast he is getting better! I did get to see some family on Christmas Day. I washed my hair Christmas Eve morning so I thought why not do a "Hair of the Day" post! Read on for more.
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Reviving Day 3 Hair with Q-Redew and Briogeo!

I was debating whether or not to do this blog post since it isn't the best Day 3 hair ever, but it did turn out quite well looking at how I woke up, plus my Day 1 hair wasn't ideal- so I figured why not?. Read on for more.
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Three Mattifying Primers for Oily Combo Skin

Primer is a necessity in any makeup routine. They lock in skincare, prep the skin so your complexion products last, and some of them, like all three I will be talking about today, even have skin care ingredients of their own inside! Read on for more.
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Hair of the Day: DevaCurl, SheaMoisture and Bounce Curl

I washed my hair Saturday. Then Stretchy had a stroke Sunday and up until today's writing (Wednesday) I literally did nothing to my hair but throw it up in messy buns to get it off my face. The mix of being beyond upset about my dog and going to see and care for him was my priority. He's at home recovering now, but still not completely better. I was able, and felt okay enough to wash my hair again today and I've been blogging and getting work done on my laptop as he sleeps and recovers on his bed right near me. So here I am now. Continue reading for more.
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All Caps Hair Protector: The All In One Cap!

Yes, this is a product that actually exists--meet the All Caps Hair Protector. Not just your average hair bonnet, because it is so much better than that! Not to mention, the line is made in the USA and is environmentally friendly too. Read more about it HERE on NaturallyCurly.com

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Stretchy Dog Update: He's been resting up. Eating and drinking fine. He still can't stand up but keeps trying and his body keeps on swaying over to the side. Hopefully as the days go on he will be better and better.
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Quick Life Update for Lack of Blogging

Hey friends! I just wanted to jump on here with a quick update on my lack of blogging the past few days. If you know me or follow me on social media, you know my dachshund, Stretch, is pretty much my whole world. Sunday morning he had to be rushed to the animal hospital. We thought it was a seizure, but the vet is pretty sure it was a stroke. They did a lot of testing on him and he had to stay there two days. Though he is home, he is not out of the woods yet because he can't walk or sit up and is still shaking. He may wind up needing to go for an MRI or to see a neurologist if he doesn't recover. I've been a mess over this the past few days as you may be able to imagine. I miss you guys and am sorry for my lack of blogs and promise to make it up to you and will be back hopefully in the next day or so since I can probably do some when he naps!

Thank you all so much for understanding!

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<3 Diane
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Hair of the Day: Days 1 & 2, First Use of Bounce Curl Gel and more

December is flying by! Yesterday was a wash day and I've been a good curly doing my deep treatments twice a month now with heat. Besides that, I also tried out the Bounce Curl Light Creme Gel that I've been hearing so much about for the first time! Read on for more about day 1 and 2 hair.

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Doll 10 Beauty 5-Piece Lip Chubby Collection

Doll 10 Beauty has another lippie set on QVC now that would make a perfect gift for any makeup lover (including yourself) this Christmas! The 5-Piece Lip Chubby set is a great addition to your lipstick collection with such gorgeous, neutural pink colors. Read on for more.
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Tips to Winterize Your Curly Wavy Hair

This season, our biggest concern becomes how to maintain moisture while the air is dry. With a few tweaks, the right products and good routine, your hair can survive the long, dark winter season as we count down the days ‘til spring. CLICK HERE to read my article on how to Winterize your Curly Wavy hair on NaturallyCurly.com!

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Collective Beauty Haul

Of course I hauled a bit with Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals! I went relatively easy in comparison of years past though. Continue reading for the hair care, makeup and fragrance I bought!
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Details on Ouidad's Deep Treatment Curl Restoration Therapy

The Ouidad Curl Restoration Therapy Deep Treatment has been a Holy Grail of mine for nearly a decade now. No matter what other products I try and test, I always go back to this. I have been using the deep treatment through several label and name changes, but thankfully the magical formula inside always remained the same. Unless your hair is extremely protein sensitive, I truly believe this is a product any curl type and texture can benefit from, so I want to tell you more about it!

For the Key Product Benefits, Directions on and How Often I use it and more, CLICK HERE to read my article about it on NaturallyCurly.com!

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Pinrose Perfumes! My Review on ALL of them!

Pinrose is a fragrance brand I have been eyeing up for a while now. I've seen them on QVC quite a bit. I knew I wanted to try their scents, but buying fragrance without smelling it first is kind of hard for me. When their site offered 30% off everything, I picked up one of the sample packs which was so cool because I was able to smell everything with no commitment, and it came with a code to redeem a full size bottle of my favorite. Read on for my thoughts about the Pinrose Fragrances!
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SheaMoisture Superfruit Multi-Vitamin Leave-In Detangler and Hair of the Day

The Superfruit Multi-Vitamin Leave-In Detangler by SheaMoisture is a product that has been working quite well on my hair both wet out of shower AND on days 2 or 3! This is a product with a couple of uses, and even more benefits. Read on for more.

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Steps for Detangling Damaged, Wavy Hair

Many factors contribute to having damaged hair including dye, chemicals, daily manipulation and everyday environmental factors like the sun and wind. When you have texture to your hair, you know you have to go easy during the detangling process. If your wavy hair is damaged, being extra gentle is imperative. There are ways to detangle your curls effectively without harming them. CLICK HERE to read my article on how on naturallycurly.com

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Wander Beauty Wanderout Dual Lipstick

In November, you may recall the one piece of makeup I got with my VIB Rouge sale order was a double ended lippie by Wander Beauty! I've been using the lipsticks quite often and loving it, so of course now I have to tell you more! Read on.

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Briogeo Curl Charisma Gel First Use Hair of the Day

Today's hair of the day features 99% Briogeo products! I've been such a fan of this cruelty-free brand for a few years now and have been wanting to try one of their newer products, the Curl Charisma Gel since it debuted a couple months ago. Read on for more!

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All Caps Hair Protector for Shower, Sleep and Spa

The All Caps Shower Cap is a product I recently came across on Instagram and as soon as I learned more about it, I knew I had to have it. One cap that protects my hair in the shower, sleeping and even when I do deep treatments? Yes! And it gets even better. Read on for more.

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Laura Geller Beauty Lights of Venice QVC Today's Special Value 12/16/16

On December 16, QVC will have a fantastic Laura Geller Beauty Today's Special Value! I was able to order it early from InsideQ Magazine and have been using it for a little while so I can provide my thoughts for you. Read on for more!

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Curly Curly Waves: Day 1 and 3 Hair of the Day

So Monday, I woke up and felt fine. After I worked out, I decided to use the Ouidad Deep Treatment Curl Restoration Therapy, since I said I wanted to use it twice a month now that it is practically Winter. Using the treatment and a mix of Ouidad and DevaCurl products produced incredible results. Read on for more.

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Unexpected Reasons Why Your Wavy Hair is Always Dry and Frizzy

All hair needs moisture. And though some texture types may need more than others, it is a common misconception that wavy hair does not need as much as our curly and coily friends.

There are several reasons as to why type 2 wavy hair may need just as much moisture as other texture types--if you have been suffering from meh hair days that include excess frizz, rough and brittle-feeling hair, a lack of proper moisture may be the reason why. A lack of moisture is also one of the top causes of frizz, and frizz is one of the main concerns we hear about from wavy community members. CLICK HERE to read some reasons why your wavy hair needs extra moisture and what you can do to help on NaturallyCurly.com!

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Josie Maran Peace, Love & Joy Argan Body & Fragrance Set

Recently, QVC had a Today's Special Value Set from Josie Maran Argan Oil Cosmetics that was far too good for me to pass up! I broke the "fragrance no buy" I am supposed to be on since Josie released her first Holistic Fragrance in this kit. The way I adore her body butter scents, there was no way I could pass on this. Read on for my review of the set. Actually sets since I wound up buying two of the three that were offered. (ooopps)
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2 Hair of the Days: Product Mix and First Use of DevaFuser Dryer!

I have two different Day 1 "Hair of the Days" here! Both times I mixed a bunch of different brands for fun and wound up with great hair! Last week, I also tried the DevaCurl DevaFuser and DevaDryer for the first time, too! Continue reading for more details and pictures!

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Sunday Riley "Clear Skin Is Out There" 2 Week Challenge

Sunday Riley is a skincare brand that combines science with nature. The product line is crazy popular at Sephora stores across the USA. Earlier this year, they introduced products made especially for oily, acne-prone skin and this immediately caught my attention. I've been using them two weeks now and I wanted to share my thoughts! Read on for more.
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Original Moxie Black Friday Sale and My Top 6

I've been patiently waiting for Original Moxie to have their Black Friday sale. This is a brand I have come to love, and there are a few products I'll definitely be picking up. Read on for information and my picks from the Original Moxie Black Friday sale!

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Laura Geller Beauty Luminous Veil Cream Stick Foundation

I have't done a Laura Geller Beauty post in WAY TOO LONG! It is kind of sad actually since I love watching Laura's presentations on QVC and I reach for items from her line nearly every day. I recently bought one of her foundations that's so incredible, it's blowing my mind. Read on for more.

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DevaCurl Celebrate Curly Holiday Kits! and DevaScarf Styling

Tis the season! Whether you are looking to give a gift to a curly wavy girl, or want a nice "to me, from me" gift that will save you upwards of $30, you need to check out Devacurl's For All Curl Kind Celebrate kits! There are three different options and all of them come with this beautiful scarf that I will show you how I like to wear. For that, and my review of the Curly kit, continue on reading.
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Doll 10 Beauty 6-piece Special Edition Lip & Blush Collection

I feel like so many lippie reviews lately have been with Doll 10, but it's for good reason: I LOVE THEIR FORMULAS! Recently on QVC, they came out with a six piece lip and blush collection for Holiday 2016! Read on for my thoughts, and pictures.
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November 2016 Sephora VIB Rouge Haul

That time of year just passed where as a Sephora VIB Rouge member, I was able to enjoy 20% off my purchases! Though I couldn't spend as much as I did in years past, I still have a pretty good haul so figured I'd share with you all. Read on for more!

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Every Wavy Girl NEEDS These 5 Tools For Better Definition

Type 2 wavy hair is beautiful once you learn what works well with it. Of course, the products you use are important, but there are also some tools necessary for helping to make the styling process easier and faster, as well as leaving waves feeling healthier..... CLICK HERE to read my article on The 5 Tools Every Wavy Girl Needs for Better Definition on Naturallycurly.com!


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Hair of the Day with Ouidad Deep Treatment Curl Restoration Therapy

It's that time of the month! (NO not that time!!) I just did my monthly Ouidad Deep Treatment Curl Restoration Therapy with Heat. Every time I do this treatment, I have fantastic hair days, and know I am keeping my curls at their absolute best. Read on for more.
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Pacifica Hair Styling Products

You may have noticed me mentioning some Pacifica products in a bunch of posts lately. Well today I am finally sitting down to give my review and thoughts on them in detail! Pacifica is a natural based brand that includes many categories including makeup, skincare, perfume, and body care. They added in hair care recently and I believe it is exclusively sold at Ulta. Read on for more.
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Hair of the Day: No Clip Hairline Again! Living Proof Restore Mask

Another makeup free freshly washed hair of the day! Sometimes, it's just convenient to wash my hair when I know I am not doing anything that day so it can air dry, but then my hair surprisingly turns out good and here we are. Continue reading for more.

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IT Cosmetics Your Top 5 superstars QVC Today's Special Value 11/12/16

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, IT Cosmetics is bringing another Today's Special Value Kit to QVC! This is the 4th TSV in QVC from the much beloved brand and it features some IT favorites along with an awesome brand new brush. Continue reading for more.
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5 Hair of the Days w/Not Clipping My Hairline and Also Diffusing!

I REALLY wish I took more Day 1 pictures this day. It was seriously one of my best hair days in FOREVER- the odd part of it? My hairline! What do I mean? The other Day 1 in this post also has some unusualness to it. Sorry this post is a bit long, but there are FIVE "hair of the days" inside! Continue reading for more!
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DevaCurl Delight and Wave Maker NaturallyCurly Review

Guess what! I will be contributing again somewhat regularly for Naturallycurly.com! My first piece back is my review of the Devacurl Delight Low-Poo and One Condition plus Wave Maker Styler! Click Here to read it!

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Mally Perfect Prep Neutralizing Primer

A few months ago, Mally Beauty released a new primer- the "Perfect Prep Neutralizing Primer" Since I have been using it for a little while now, I can give you my thoughts and opinions about it! Read on for more.
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Current Favorite Silicone Free Hair Oils

Hair Oils and Serums are such an important part of my naturally curly hair regimen. I use them in multiple ways and they make such a difference on the overall look of my hair. I do have some favorites and they are all silicone free! Read on for more.

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It Cosmetics Friends and Family Sale Info with My Picks!

It Cosmetics is having their friends and family sale starting Tuesday, November 1st through November 5th! Now is the time to stock up on your IT favorites, or try some products you've been eyeing! Read on for more info along with my top picks!
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Hair of the Day: Days 1 and 2 featuring DevaCurl, Ouidad, Tweak-d and Pacifica

It's been a minute since I did an actual "Hair of the Day" post so here I have two days for you! As my hair (finally) grows longer, I am finding that I can easily stretch my hair up to day 4 if need be, and that's with working out! I used a mix of DevaCurl and Ouidad and of course Tweak-d for Day 1 and Pacifica for Day 2! Continue reading for more.

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Doll 10 Beauty Pro Eyeshadow Palette and Brush with 3 Looks

As soon as I saw teasers of the new Doll 10 Beauty Pro Eyeshadow palette on their Instagram, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it! Then it debuted in Europe before the states, and I watched the presentations on qvcuk.com, only making myself want it that much more. Finally, it's mine and I can't wait to talk about it. Read on for more.
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My Engagement Party Hair, Makeup and Beauty Details!

My fiancé, Tommie, and I got engaged back in July. This past Sunday, we had our Engagement Party and it was wonderful! Knowing this was going to be one of the greatest days for us, of course it was important for me to try and look my best. Read on for all the details of what I did for my hair, skin, makeup and body for the event!

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Be Back Soon! =)

Hey everyone! I am taking about a week of a blogging break. I have family visiting from around the country and Tom and my engagement party is Sunday so I've been SUPER busy! I was hoping to have blog posts pre scheduled for this week, but sadly being exhausted from a new job didn't allow me to do so. Have a nice week and I'll resume regular blogging shorty!
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<3 Diane




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Josie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm

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I've been using the new Josie Maran Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm for about two months now! This is a newer product to Josie Maran's Argan Oil infused cosmetics line that is described as "an anti-aging finisher and primer in one" Read on more for my thoughts.
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NaturallyCurly Updated Detailed Hair Care Regimen Interview

Devri from NaturallyCurly.com recently interviewed me on my updated hair care regimen! If you want details (and I do mean details) on what I am currently doing, as well as some current favorite products, check it out here!

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Shea Moisture Peace Rose Oil Complex Dry Shampoo

Recently I was in Target browsing the beauty section and I saw a product I had no idea existed until that moment: A dry shampoo from Shea Moisture!! What!? How did I not even know about that?! Needless to say, I bought it immediately and was beyond excited to try! Read on for more.
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Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit in Smile

Kylie Jenner debuted her cosmetics line and lip kits last November. Up until now, none of the colors interested me and for the price, I was able to let them pass me by. Recently however, she debuted a light pink shade that totally screamed "Diane" and on top of that, 100% of the purchase price went to a charity!! Being so curious about these lip kits, I had to indulge. Read on for my thoughts.

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Tweak-d Self Cleansing Hair Treatment: Watch HSN Next Week!!


Tweak-d is such a unique hair care brand. I've been using them for over a year and a half now and truly believe they assist in the health of my hair. If you've been wanting to try Tweak-d, or if you like it and want to stock up, next week is going to be the perfect time to do so!! Read on for more.
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