February Giveaways!

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Hey beautifuls!

How are things?

We apologise for not having our posts in the So You Want To Blog & Salon Stories series last week. This was because I had a hectic week spiced with tech glitches, and MeeMee is away, having a blast on vacation- but more about this later. 🙂

In January, we hosted an Ultra Black Hair Giveaway on Instagram. If you are on Instagram, we hope you’re following us!

It’s the second month of the year, and how nice is it that we have TWO giveaways! Hopefully, we can keep this up- because we think you guys are pretty awesome for reading, and this is how we say thanks ^_^

Baby Bend Over…

What did you get up to over the weekend? Did you run the Lagos Marathon? Beyonce made my Saturday with the Formation video (ahhh I’ll just spare you guys my feels!) but wayy before that, I dragged myself to ‘Yoga With Stacey’ in the morning, and I’m really happy I did.

I’ve been interested in yoga for a while now, but learning on YouTube hasn’t worked for me. I want to learn the basics in a proper class, and when I have that, I’m pretty sure I can cope virtually. I didn’t really know what to expect from this class- I honestly thought yoga was just a bunch of stretching exercises that should be easy for you if you’re flexible. I was quite surprised to find that yoga actually counts as a workout. Don’t believe me? Ask my hamstrings, and everything going on right now in the back of my legs!

The main intention to get into yoga was for my mind, but I hope I can stick with it for both the benefit of mind and body. The cost of attending one class is 1500 Naira, which isn’t bad at all. I learnt some poses for starters, and she corrected my posturing, something you should never take for granted when doing any form of exercise!

Giveaway #1: Yoga With Stacey

If you’d like to attend a free class, I have two passes to give away, courtesy Stacey. It was really sweet of her to give me these after class, so here’s what you should do to stand a chance to win:

  1. Follow @YogaWithStacey on Twitter and/or @Yoga_with_Stacey on Instagram.
  2. Leave a comment under this post with your handle, saying “I want to get bendy with Stacey!”

Like so: “I want to get bendy with Stacey! -@thekinkandixx”

Make it to a Yoga With Stacey class in Ikeja or Ikoyi. She’ll soon be a regular at Stranger, Lekki- but these cards are valid for her independent classes only, that is, in Ikeja and Ikoyi. See her Instagram or Twitter for more details.

This giveaway is limited to Lagos (because the classes are in Lagos), and it ends on Friday 19th February, 2016.

Giveaway #2: For Colored Girls!

How many articles and blog posts have you read about the dangers of coloring (natural) hair? We can’t count! Yes, it’s important to understand the impact of dye on your hair, it really is- but should that stop you or scare you? We think not!

We’ve got 2 bottles of the Shea Moisture Baotein Precious Oils Complex Vibrant Color Clear Shine Glaze to give away. This product promises to boost your hair colour and prevent fading, while silkening your hair, delivering shine, and helping you recover your strength & elasticity. You (should) know Shea Moisture always comes correct, and this product worth $20, is from their Salon Professional line of products.

Shea Moisture-Giveaway

This giveaway is strictly for the ladies bold enough to rock their colour. Not the ones that will do (like MeeMee lol, she’s dyeing her hair grey in a bit), but if you’re actually rocking color in your hair right now, this is for you!

How To Enter:

  1. Post a picture of you rocking your dyed color, on Twitter or Instagram or Facebook. No hashtag necessary. Just tag us in it ( of course, this is the only way we will see it) OR
  2. If you’re shy of posting on Social Media, email us your photo instead. I’m nosy, so please tell me more about your color when you do. What/who was your inspiration? What dye did you use? Did you dye at home or at the salon? How do you feel about it? Anything and everything, I want to know! [thekinkandi@gmail.com]

This giveaway ends February 29. It is open to anyone in Nigeria (that’s how far we can deliver), but if you’re outside the country, feel free to join in the fun and send us your fierce photos! 🙂

Alrightie boos. Have a great week ahead! Take names and kick ass!!

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Love,

AB,

Xx

P.S. If you’d like to sponsor a giveaway, let’s talk! thekinkandi@gmail.com

Hellooo December! (+Giveaway)

Hello our beautiful people! We hope you are doing great!

The year has flown by so quickly, and we are both SO very grateful to still be here at the end of it, happy, alive and very blessed. It’s Christmas, and we’re excited! Now we can sing our favourite carol and it’d be totally appropriate! If you’re wondering what our favourite Carol is, it’s called In Dulci Jubilo, and it’s a BEAUTIFUL blend of English and Latin, mostly latin, holding great significance for us since the year 2007! You can soothe your soul over here. I hope you get the feels. 🙂

We’ve got quite a bit planned for you guys this month, we’ll begin with our first giveaway!

*drum rollllllllll*

I’ve given you guys an earful about how much I love Herbal Essences Hello Hydration for co-washing, and the Nothing But Intense Healing Mask as my deep conditioner. So I’m very happy to announce that thanks to Sizzelle.com, you can be one of three lucky winners, and get to feel the love! We have two bottles of Hello Hydration to giveaway, and one tub of the Intense Healing Mask.

And it’s really simple.

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This giveaway is open to Nigerian residents only. It is open for 10 days, and ends on Wednesday December 10 at 11:59PM, Nigerian time.

There are two ways to enter:

1. You can enter the giveaway on Instagram, see the flyer for details!

OR

2. Sign up for the Sizzelle newsletter by clicking here. After you sign up, leave a comment on the blog saying “I want to win” BUT make sure that in the space meant for your email, you put in the same email account you signed up for the Newsletter with. Simple enough, right? If you don’t do this, we won’t be able to verify with Sizzelle.

AGAIN: Only one entry is allowed, per person. If you enter the giveaway by subscribing to the newsletter and commenting on the blog, DO NOT enter on Instagram as well.

Of course, you can enter on Instagram and still subscribe to the newsletter. 😀

I’m signed up to the newsletter, and they don’t spam me. Just occasional updates about new stock, and any offers they are running. Very valuable info because they are constantly adding new brands!

Many thanks to our sponsor, Sizzelle! Good luck guys! And if you don’t mind, what’s your favourite Christmas song? Please share!

Love,

AB,

xx

Giveaway! Giveaway!!

Hello beautiful people!

I’m very happy to announce the first Giveaway of the year! Actually the first sponsored one ever on the blog, many thanks to Natural Nigerian! ^___^

I love mudwashes so so much (and so does she). NN is giving away 2 packs of Natural Nigerian Bentonite Clay, and 2 bottles of her Natural Nigerian Moisture & Shine Detangling Leave-In Conditioner. Yep, one of each product, for 2 lucky readers! However, this will only be delivered within the country, so you should be resident in Nigeria. 🙂

I reviewed the Moisture & Shine Leave-In Conditioner in October last year, you could go read about my experience here.

I know it sounds really weird to wash your hair with clay, but a Mudwash is like my favourite hair thing to do. I’ve loved it since my first try in September. I’d give everyone I love a mudwash if they’d let me! Simple and fast, it’s shampooing + deep conditioning all in one, and it always leaves my hair super clean, super moisturised, and well detangled! My curls love it so much, they POP! You could go learn how to do a mudwash in this post here.

So, if you’re interested in getting these goodies, please go follow the super easy instructions OVER HERE.

Hopefully, we’ll soon see an international giveaway on the blog. *fingers crossed* 😉

This giveaway closes on Monday, the 24th day of March 2014 at 11:59PM Nigerian Time. You have two weeks!

Good luck ladies!

Love,

AB

xx

And The Winner Is…

Last month, I put up information about the ‘Better Than Good Hair’ giveaway, and 15 people responded!

Thank you so much guys for your feedback about the blog. Your thoughts are much much appreciated!

Right now, I wish I were Ellen Degeneres so I could give everyone something, sigh- but as I have only one book, we can only have one winner. 😦

giveaway winner

Congrats, Fran! You’re getting a copy of ‘Better Than Good Hair’, the curly hair guide by Nikki Walton, better known to you as Curly Nikki!

I’ll be emailing you shortly to get a delivery address. I hope you like it!

Love,

AB

x

Giveaway! : Better Than Good Hair

Is there any natural that has ever turned to the internet for information and inspiration that doesn’t know Curly Nikki? I SERIOUSLY doubt it. CurlyNikki.com has been a great resource for naturals since its inception in 2008- I love it, and so when Nikki put out her book ‘Better Than Good Hair’ early in the year, I just knew I had to get it. I waited months, till I finally got it- and I wasn’t disappointed.

I should do a review of the book right? But I’m reporting at an NYSC camp in a few hours and the last few days have been hella hectic, I just haven’t had the time. It’s really good, especially if you’re in the first few years of your hair journey. It’s not exclusively for newbies, all stages are covered in the book- and there’s something in it for everyone natural or relaxed. Transitioning, creating a regimen, several illustrated styling tutorials, henna, natural hair care for kids… To say any more would be launching into a review, so I won’t. If you’d like to take my word for it, I’ve got ONE copy of ‘Better Than Good Hair’ for one lucky person! 😀

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So, the entire time I’m away at camp, November 5- November 26, this giveaway is open to anyone with a delivery address in Nigeria.

Here’s what you have to do to win:

Leave a comment answering all three questions:

A. Where are you based in Nigeria?

B. Tell me at least one thing you don’t like about the blog or something you’d like to see more of, or something that could be improved

C. How are you following the blog? Bloglovin’? Email subscription? WordPress reader? (I will check!)

Please, suggestions are welcome from everyone, even if you’re not in Nigeria! 🙂

At the end of the month, a winner will be chosen at random, no ojoro!

Thank you sooooo much for reading the blog!

P.S. I may not be able to respond to emails during this period at camp, so if you mail me and I don’t get back to you soon enough, maa binu!

Bye luvvies,

AB

xx