Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Natural Sunshine has moved!!

Hi everyone! *waves feverishly*

I have the most exciting news!!!  My little sanctuary here is moving over to WordPress!!!  So please follow me over! I have some exciting changes in the mix and have already started some of my new adventures that I intend to share with you.

Here's the link to the new space:

I hope you love it, I hope you interact with me and I hope you tell your friends!!

Looking forward to seeing you there!  Love you all!!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Dr. King...Thank You

(pause the music player to the right prior to beginning the video)

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Hair Pretties!! ...what every girl needs

Hello everyone!!! *waves*

I hope everyone of you had a safe and wonderful holiday season and New Years! 
My intention was to post this before now, but life got a little busy.  If you don't mind, I'd like to share  some of the hair pretties  I purchased for my daughter as  Christmas gifts. (They were supposed to be stocking stuffers, but I couldn't get them all to fit. LOL)    Aren't they FABULOUS?! She LOVES them! ...and so do I! 

Oh...and don't y'all laugh at my Bratz Doll Head "models" or the chop job that Lil OMJ did on them. 

These two are from Ross. The cream heart shaped flowers on wide band was 5.99 and the purple flower band was 3.99.  When I saw that heart shaped one I all but SCREAMED right there in Ross. I HAD to get it for her!  All I could see was Lil OMJ setting that off with a FIERCE twist out! Oh yea!

Both from Ross, 3.99 each. The silver leather-like flower is on a thin black metal band and the pink flower is on a thin pink (painted) metal band.

These two I purchased at an Asian BSS, both on thin satin covered bands. I believe they were 2.99.

This one I LOVE! The band and flower are brown leather. 9.99 at Target

The studded pink headband was purchased at an Asian BSS - 2.99 and the satin jeweled one was purchased at Ross for 3.99. ...I should take another pic, this one doesn't do the studded band justice. It really is super cute!

This flower clip is the cutest!! 1.99 at Burlington Coat Factory.

All 4 of these were purchased at an Asian BSS. The sequined ones were 1.99 and are on 1.5 inch stretchy bands - similar to the Goody bands.  The leather bun clip was 2.99 (I think)  - Carolina Blue  baby!!!

The black jeweled headband is the same as the one in picture 5. The double rope braided band was 2.99 at Ross.

I had sooo much fun shopping for these over the holidays. I always check out the hair pretties regardless of the store I enter...ya never know what you might find!!  I also found some of the cutest beanies for her...maybe I'll post those next. 
I hope you all enjoyed taking a peek at some of my daughter's newest hair dazzlers!


Monday, December 27, 2010

So excited, my new find!!!

Hey everyone!! *waves*

As the title indicates, I have some pretty exciting news to share. But first, I'd like to formerly introduce you to my new lover....

(oops, sorry about the glare)

Yes...that is a Tangle Teezer and not a man. *sigh...but I digress* lol   As I sit here bored tonight, I convinced myself to get off my butt and do "something." I ended up spraying half my hair with water and playing with my new purchase.  On Christmas Eve I wandered out to Sally Beauty Supply and picked up two. One in bright pink for me and one in a sparkly purple for my daughter (her favorite color).  For my BHM ladies...yes, I'm still buying in 2's. lol 

I took a few pics of it with my Palm Pre Plus so you all could take a good look at it. (Yes, the settings are still wonky on my real camera and I keep forgetting to take it to the camera shop...le sigh)

Ok, now that I've got the pics posted, let me tell y'all.... HONEEEEEEY, this thing is THE BIZNESS!! I seriously HEART this detangler. And I know I said I wanted to marry and have the babies of my last conditioner, but er umm....that was before the Tangle Teezer entered my life. lol  

Seriously though, this is AWESOME. Despite purchasing two...I'll admit, I had some reservations. Afterall, did you LOOK at the teeth on this thing? 

BUT, I was pleasantly surprised!  It didn't tug on my hair AT ALL and I'm working with some frizzy, tangled hair today y'all.  I'm embarrassed to admit that I've just been lounging around on the couch for the greater part of the day, sipping on hot chocolate and enjoying the visions of snow from the window.  That is, when I wasn't throwing a hat on my head so that I could walk the dog without freezing....but yet again, I digress. lol   The Tangle Teezer was very gentle with my hair strands...shocking to say, given the looks of it. It did a wonderful job of removing shed hair...and nothing more!

I parted my hair down the middle with my fingers, sprayed it with water from my handy-dandy water bottle and went at it. Of course I went straight for my ends, fully expecting to do battle, It just slid through.  I thought to myself ...

Then, I moved up the shaft of my hair...each time, the Tangle Teezer sure enough teezed itself through my tresses.  At this point, I'm getting pretty excited (sad, but true LOL) so I eagerly continued on! Keep in mind, I didn't apply any conditioner for this. I only wet my hair, which was styled 6 days ago with Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk and argan oil.

I can't wait until my daughter gets back from her sleepover so I can try the sparkly purple one on her hair!! She had already given it the side eye before she left. I could tell what she was thinking....

But she's going to be shocked and amazed just like I was!!

So for anyone on the fence about purchasing this, run and get it RIGHT now!! Ok...well, wait until morning for the store to open...or until your local/state department of transportation clears your street of snow, which ever is applicable for you. Either way, GET IT! You certainly won't regret spending the $9.99 on this.  I give the Tangle Teezer the following rating:

....Oh and if you decide to get one (or two), please let me know what you think of it!!


Sunday, December 26, 2010

I know Christmas is technically over, but...

I love this video. My daughter shared it with me yesterday and it made me smile... and laugh. After I found myself watching it again today, I figured I'd share it with you all.   Enjoy!  ( Pause the music on the music player on the far right first in order to fully appreciate the video).

Rapping Baby J -- powered by

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!!!

Hello everyone!

Once again, the holiday season is upon us and I wanted to take the time to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!   It is my prayer that you enjoy time with your family and friends and remember the true reason for the season. Gifts are wonderful, but LOVE is everlasting. I am grateful and thankful for the love of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and I am humbled by His grace and mercy every day!

Christmas has always been my favorite holiday.  It just feels soooo good to make sure the people I care for feel especially loved, that is always my heart's task. Not necessarily to buy loads of expensive gifts, but thoughtful ones that are packaged and delivered with loving intent.

So my Christmas wish for each of you is simple....LOVE. And I'll give you a free tip -  the best way to receive love, is to give it away first. Tell your friends and family members that you love them, don't assume the gift speaks for you or that he/she already knows. Tell them, hug them, and celebrate your love this season and always.

To my natural hair family, I love you ALL! Thank you for the bonds of genuine friendship we have formed, for the hair product tips you have shared, for taking this journey with me and for trying to talk me out of buying (yet another) bottle of conditioner! LOL

From my family to yours, Merry Christmas and ......


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wish you all a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!  On this day we tend to share with one another the things that we are thankful for, so I won't deter from tradition.

OMJ's Thankful List

1.  My salvation - Thank you JESUS
2.  Little OMJ - my daughter

3.  Those who love me

4. Those who've paved the way for me

5. The soldiers who sacrifice to ensure and maintain my safety  - Thank YOU!

Now...because I HAD to do it.   Here are the hair products/tools that I'm most thankful for:

OMJ's Thankful List - Natural Hair Remix

1. Henna

2. My SalonsRUs Hair Steamer

3. Hercules Sagemann Seamless combs

4. Cone Free Conditioners - too many to name!
5. Coconut & Argan Oil (yea...I cheated )

And it's a given that I'm so very thankful for my My Natural Hair Family!! Love you all!