Event Alert – “An Evening With BEUNIQUE HairCare”

hdrlogo

BEUNIQUE Hair Care is one of my favourite brands, it has been labelled as the “Best of British” and [one of] “the best independent hair companies operating in the UK.” (Black Hair Magazine).

On Wednesday 17th February 2016, Belinda Raji, owner and creator of the brand and products, is inviting you to come and meet with her, to get to know the woman behind the brand and discover more about the product range.

Belinda says:

“With BEUNIQUE you’re not just buying a hair care product, you’re accepting who you are in all your glory and natural beauty. You’re affirming your status as an African Queen whose beauty starts on the inside and whose hair is a symbol of being unique and free from hegemonic ideals of beauty. It’s my mission to make all women feel BLESSED to be NATURAL and BEUNIQUE!”

faa6c655-44a3-431d-9d1e-568d40c2dff3

The event is described as an evening for Natural Queens to celebrate the glamour of their kinks and curls. There will be musical entertainment and guests will have a chance to indulge themselves with a mini beauty treatment provided by Flawless Touch Nails and Beauty.

Up for grabs on the night will be several luxury ‘Queens Gift Hampers’, each filled with gifts worth over £500.

25% of all ticket sales will be donated to ECHO – Evelina Children’s Heart Organisation, a cause close to Belinda’s heart. ECHO’s mission is to provide support for children and young people with heart conditions who receive treatment at the Evelina Children’s Hospital and the outreach clinics at local General Hospitals attended by Evelina Cardiologists.

Belinda says:

“My daughter was born with a criss-cross heart and several other defects. During the summer of 2014, she had the first of two open-heart surgeries. This was done at The Evelina Children’s Hospital – this is why I have chosen ECHO as the charity I want to give back to, and I hope others will support my efforts.”

The evening will take place at the plush Milk Bar at Grace Bar, 44 Great Windmill St, London, W1D 7NB. Doors open at 6pm. I really wish I could attend but i’m definitely not yet ready to leave my little one, plus I am breastfeeding.

Tickets can be purchased from beuniquehaircare.eventbrite.co.uk if you go, let me know how it was and if you are looking for a new product to try, Belinda’s mango twist is fantastic!

You can find out more about the brand by visiting www.beuniquehaircare.co.uk

 

 

Signature

Professional Beauty show 2015

IMG_20150222_123903

Hey Natural Loungers

I haven’t been ignoring you I promise. I am currently studying a degree in Leadership and Management and had two massive assignments due in last month, I swear every time I was on the computer it was like I was doing the work, I was counting down the days when they were over.

So…what I have I been up to? On the 22nd February I headed down to the Excel centre to the Professional Beauty show.  It was massive with over 450 exhibitors.

I was lucky to have a press pass and when I arrived I had one those moments of awe I felt like saying “I have a dream that every natural show should be like this”.  They even had a press lounge for me to recharge my phone, drink complementary drinks, sit and chat and relax.

P1050147

A shot of Liquid Collagen….you know I did not drink this!

Every brand I had heard of had a stand there, from ORLY to Elemis. If you are in the beauty business or want to be, this was the show for you. You could buy all your equipment and stock and try out loads of things from massage beds to creams and lotions and potions. I had a brief look around and even watched the ORLY catwalk but to be honest I was more interested in the natural and organic section.

P1050184

ORLY demonstrating how nails should be done

There were so many exhibitors in that section so here is a list of all that really caught my eye to shout out. In case you also want to buy more UK natural products from UK brands.

London Ethnic – Organic Skincare.

Yours truly Organics Organic Skincare for oily skin – look how beautifully their products were displayed.

P1050153 P1050155

Sense-U-Ality – all I could describe it as is sexy natural skincare

IMG_20150222_135918

hmmm, what do you do with this?

IMG_20150222_135931

Ok WOW….now how on earth was this tested?? hahaha

 

Fairfield Gardens They produce an award winning natural lip balm, it was beautifully packaged and Lillian Barker the owner, was absolutely lovely she gave me one to review which I will now I am back on with blogging.

P1050174

Me with Lillian

P1050172

Raid Of Aromas  – Natural body products

Aveila – Natural Bath body hair and skin care. The owner Patricia Monney gave me her Shea body butter to review which I will, do as well.

Lap Glam – A natural lip balm which can also be used as cuticle cream, spilt end soothers, mascara primers, eyebrow balm and shhhhh, they dont advertise it but nipple cream.

P1050151

This show is well attended by buyers and wholesalers and any company that’s interested in reaching a wider audience, would do well to attend. If you are a small brand but aiming for the stars you really should consider shows like ‘Professional Beauty’. I know some of you natural brands would be well suited there.

Thank you to Shaherah Jordon for being my official photographer for the day.

Signature

The United Kurls Event – Get your Shopping on!

United Kurls

United Kurls; a collective of UK hair care brands. There are nine in total and every single one of them I have either heard of, tried their products, done a product review, promoted and 100% respect! This is why I am excited to announce that next month they are holding their first pop up shop

Almocado, AfroDeity, BEUNIQUE Hair Care, Curly By Nature, I Love Afro, Mane Divas, Naturally Simple Hair Care, Sheabutter Cottage and Shea Decadence will all be at the pop shop on Sunday 14th December from 12pm – 4pm at Stonebar 68-70 Honor Oak Park, London, SE23 1DY.

POPUP FLYER

This is a ticketed event; tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite www.unitedkurls.eventbrite.co.uk. The value of a  ticket is redeemable against an exclusive United Kurls Christmas hair care hamper. Head on down and support UK brands and get all your Christmas Gifts.  See you there?

 

Signature