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Monday, October 6, 2014

"ItWorks" Giveaway Winners


The "ItWorks" Giveaway is now closed!

We would like to thank everyone who entered, we will continue to do fun giveaways so please stay tuned for the next giveway! 

AND NOW, without further delay, here are the winners:

1st Prize: 
(Ebony, you are the winner of 4 Wraps of Body Applicator)

2nd Prize: 
(Ibis, you are the winner of Preventage Day Cream Gel)

Both winners have 48 hours to claim their prize! 
Winners, please claim your prize by emailing me your mailing address.  

If the winners failed to claim their prize, then we will randomly chose another winner.

Monday, September 29, 2014



Hello Readers.. It has been a while since we've had a giveaway, so ARE YOU READY TO WIN!! 

Let me introduce you to one of our latest sponsor and friend, Yessica Barreda DBA as Keka Wraps! This lovely mama is an Independent Distributor of ItWorks! 

Here is a little something from her: 

Thank you so much for allowing me to sponsor this event! I am very excited and hope everyone is ready to have some fun.  We are giving away two prizes:

  The 1st Prize:    4 Wraps (Ultimate Body Applicator)
(Retail value of $99.00)
  The 2nd Prize:   Preventage Day Cream Gel
(Retail Value of $45.00)

As a mother and a teacher, I am skeptical of everything.  As a history teacher, I reasearch a lot.  I was introduced to ItWorks! by an old friend who was having success as an independent distributor.  
I can honestly say that ItWorks! is exactly what I am looking for to supplement my income!  I'm not  a good salesperson, so I TRULY have to believe in the product in order to share it with others.  
This crazy wrap thing makes it so easy!  Please browse through the store and discover all of the wonderful products that ItWorks! offers! Please feel free to contact me, with ANY questions!  I'm a teacher, I LOVE questions!
follow me on Instagram @kekawraps

You can read more and see all of the products Yessica has available by visiting her website here:  You can contact Yessica directly at (305) 216-2552.


About The Ultimate Body Applicator:  Expect "ultimate" results with this amazing 45-minute body Applicator! The Ultimate Body Applicator is a non-woven cloth wrap that has been infused with a powerful, botanically-basedformula to deliver maximum tightening, toning, and firming results where applied to the skin.
  • Tightens, tones, & firms
  • Minimizes cellulite appearance
  • Improves skin texture & tightness
  • Mess-free and simple to use
  • Results in as little as 45 minutes
  • Progressive results over 72 hours
  • Made with natural ingredients
Includes 4 Applicators.
Directions: Apply one Applicator to one area of your choice (such as the abdomen, back, sides, legs, arms, or buttocks) and leave on for 45 minutes. Remove and discard. Repeat after 72 hours.

About Preventage Day Cream Gel:  Start the day fighting the signs of time with this moisturizing cream gel. PreventAge helps to lessen the look of fine lines and wrinkles caused by sun exposure and environmental pollutants with its soothing blend of beautifying botanicals and vitamins.
·         Lessens the appearance of those fine lines and wrinkles
·         Helps to counter the damaging effects of solar rays and pollutants
·         Softens and soothes skin with beautifying botanicals and vitamins
·         Team with Cleanser, Toner, and RepairAge™ for a skin-renewing regimen


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

RECAP- Events and Styles

August 8, 2014

Hello Readers.. we truly apologize for the late posts but we've had some technical difficulties and we hope to be back on full force pretty soon. 

In the meantime, I wanted to do a brief recap on Ms. Bree's latest styles and the use of new product by Creme of Nature Argan Oil Line.

School started on August 7th, 2014 for our children and Ms. Bree's back to school style was a very simple one.    

If you missed our "Back To School Hairstyle"- You can see it here:

After a week of wearing her hair in pony tails and braids, it was time to let her scalp and hair line rest.  It is very important to remember to let the hair breath after a protective style,  the hair CAN suffer from constant protective style.  

Therefore, I unraveled all her braids and pony tails.  The picture below shows the results.  A simple headband to keep her hair away from her face and DONE, she was all ready.  

August 13, 2014

After a few days, it was time to wash and style it again. 

I decided to use one new product: 
Creme of Nature Argan Oil Strength and Shine Leave In Conditioner;

Our Moisturizer remained the same: 
Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer

And the oil we used to do this style:
Black Castor Oil

Ms. Bree wanted some "flowers" in her hair, so I used beads to accessories her style.

As you can see from the collage below, she fell asleep while I was styling her hair.  Which not uncommon, after a good wash and detangling session, she tends to fall asleep during the styling process. 

August 18, 2014

After approximately 12 days, it was time to wash, deep condition and style her hair.  But I decided to let her scalp rest for a few days.  Her hair looked beautiful once I unraveled all the braids, so why not take advantage of that, right?!   

August 30, 2014            September 3, 2014

As some of you may know, Ms. Bree is also a "dancer" and one of the many requirements is to keep her hair neatly gathered and away from her face during practice. 

Since Gymnastic class was canceled this past Saturday, I decided that it was the perfect time to Deep Condition her hair, wash and style.. YES, it is a long process, and it can take approximately 2 to 4 hours.   

And no, I know what some of you may be thinking.. I don't make her sit there for two or more hours at once.   Ms. Bree is only five years old and she is a very high spirited child.  When I deep condition her hair, I make sure I undo the previous styles and I make sure that the hair is also free of knots and tangles, I do this a few days or at least the day before I intend to DC.

I wash her hair, apply the deep conditioner and a plastic cap.  I let her play for 30 to 45 minutes then I rinse the conditioner out and then I start styling her hair.  We take breaks every 60 minutes.  There have been times when she sits and allows me to just finish the entire style by sitting quietly for 90 minutes.  But I always listen to her and her needs. 

I used the following products to style her hair: 

Deep Conditioner: 
Bee Mine Beeutiful Deep Conditioner; 

Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisturizing Shampoo;

Herbal Essence Hello Hydration; 

Argan Oil, Jobjoba Oil and Coconut Oil Mixture

Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer. 

September 6, 2014


Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Hello again readers! 

I'm happy to announce that one of our biggest sponsors "Bee Mine Natural and Organic Products" is having a big "Back to School Sale". 

Many of you know Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer is the #1 product I use to style my daughter's hair. 

Some of my favorites Bee Mine Products are:

Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer (Island Mango Scent); 
Bee Mine Curly Butter (Island Mango Scent);
Bee Mine Bee Lovely Daily Scalp and Hair Moisturizer; and let's not forget
Bee Mine Beautiful Deep Conditioner!! 

All of their items are hand crafted and are made with many natural and organic ingredients.  

The products can be used  "..on various hair textures, and will suit the needs of naturally curly, kinky, wavy, chemically treated, dry, damaged or heat straightened hair".

If you have not used any of their products before, we highly recommend you try them.  Not sure if they are for you? Bee Mine offers "Travel Sizes" on most of their products for a small price, consider ordering the small sizes but we can guarantee that you will fall in love with them!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Our Back to School Hairstyle

Hello Readers...

I can't believe it's that time again... School is back in session for our little babies... But between you and me, I have to admit, I'm glad!  Summer Camp can get very expensive after a few weeks.  

Little Man is now a Second Grader and Ms. Bree is a Kindergartner, where has the time gone? I can't believe our son will be turning eight years old in just a few weeks :) 

Because the children attended Summer Camp at their old school.  Which has similar camp hours as their current school, it definitely made the entire process of preparing the kids for a new school year a lot easier. 

I have always try to prepare myself mentally for the first day of school and I'm the first one to say that I always fail miserably.   

I have always hated the idea of children crying, I've never been able to manage listening to  a child cry and even worse when it's my child.   I'm sure all of you can relate to this and know exactly what I'm talking about.  

My daughter has always been my social butterfly! The child who is not shy or afraid to ask a stranger to look at her dress, her hair style or whatever it is she is proud to show. 

This time, she shed tears and was very uncertain of herself.  Unfortunately, her best friend was not assigned to the same classroom and all she saw were new faces, which I believe, can intimidate anyone. So I could understand how she felt.
As a parent, it was difficult  to see tears rolled down her little face, my first thought was.. "I can take her home and we can try this tomorrow", but what good would that have done? So, I had to pull my big girls panties all the way up  to my neck (okay maybe not that up, after all that can't be very comfortable... hahhaaaa) and I had to remind myself that she was going to be just fine. 

Regardless as to how many times I told myself that she was going to be fine and she was going to have fun once her day started, leaving her was not an easy thing to do!

To be honest, I expected for my son to go through a meltdown, he has always been my baby and has had confidence issues.  He has gotten a lot better and during the first day of school he demonstrated how much he has  grown.  We could see the nervousness in his eyes but he quickly gave me a kiss and sent me on my way.. :)  

I wish I could prevent or at least prepare all parents and children for the first day of school so less nerves could be experienced and/or less tears be shed but I can't.. but what we can do is give you ideas on how to style their hair so that your little princess can have more confidence on herself... 


I opted for Pony Tails and Braids.. something very simple and semi protective for the first few days of school.

Products Used: 

1. Bee Mine Luscious Moisturizer; 
2. Castor Oil Mix;
3. Pony Tail holders; and
4. Flower Barrettes (or your favorite accessories)

Here are some other amazing Hair Ideas: 

by Danielle L.

I found the below image and poem on Google and has stayed with me and I thought I would share it with all of you! 

We wish all of your little ones a great school year!