Curly Emporium Haul

Thursday, December 19, 2013

I'm getting my curls, camera ready for the festive period!

When I first tried to restore my curls back in 2011, I came across the website British Curlies , the website who was created by Keisha Jo Lawler who gave it's name because " I feel that we deserve a website where we can connect and share as having curly hair in the UK is a unique experience that anyone living here can attest to. Also we are based here in the UK." So along with a great forum that helped me there was also a shop "www.britishcurlies.co.uk/store" that was later relaunched as Curly Emporium.

As more women are getting into loving their natural hair, we are finding more products we'd love to try and see what works for us. Unfortunately because not many of these brands aren't readily available in stores or most websites, I love to shop at the Curly Emporium. I'm discovering more brands that I'm able to get that are discussed frequently by our US counterparts, amongst those is SheaMoisture, Mixed Chicks and Sunny Isle. Of course I did some topping up of my favourites:
SheaMoisture Deep Treatment Masque
SheaMoisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
SheaMoisture Retention Shampoo
SheaMoisture Curl & Shine Shampoo
SheaMoisture Curl & Style Milk
Sunny Isle Jamaican Black Castor Oil
Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage Knot Out Conditioner
Mixed Chicks Curly Hair Band

Most the time I make sure I see if they have discount codes or offers albeit it's rare so I made sure before I grabbed two curl enhancing smoothie when it was half price. My two original tubs of the smoothie and deep treatment masque are at the end and will last about a month maybe which is good as I've had it since about June/July.

Being able to support a business that is dedicated to sharing, helping and providing us curlies/naturals with products & information that could help us manage and learn about our hair is important. It's independently run and they really do try and get the products that we desire to try. Barclay's are also trying to support the way we shop by introducing their new Freedom Rewards card. Earn points as you shop. Something I strive to do all the time. Curly Emporium is my go to online store 98% of the time, the prices can work out cheaper than other websites and I've never had a problem - yet, just how I'd like it to stay.

Do you shop at the Curly Emporium? What's your HG product?

Most items were paid for using a gift voucher.


9 Comments so far

  1. A friend of mine brought me back SheaMoisture from the US and I love it! I was wondering how I was going to get hold of it again so thank you for sharing, I had no idea about that website. x

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    1. Aw amazing - so glad I could help :) lovely brand isn't it and smells GOREGOUS! xo

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  2. Great stash of products you have there. I really want to try Shea Moisture products x

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    1. Thank love! I really love the brand but I'm always open to find something more 'budget friendly' lol but hey if it works - gotta love it xo

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  3. Sounds lovely. I don't have curly hair but it is quite wavy naturally and I struggle to find products that make it look nice and don't leave me feeling the need to straighten it. xx

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    1. My hair use to be quite wavy as a child. I know the feeling it's either - be curly or straight. I think you could definitely find some products that are targeted more for wavy hair the British Curlies website/forum is really helpful xo

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  4. YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

    I love everything you've photogrpahed! As you know, I'm a big fan of Shea moisture and I really love the castor oil by Sweet Isle!


    How do you find mixed chicks?

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    1. Honestly? I'm not that much of a fan of the products I tried previously last year but that being said these hair bands? OH EM GEE! BOMB.COM She loves them - gotta collect them all LOL! I'd still be open to try the brand again though. Just finding what works well.

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  5. Ohhh I know your love for Shea! My hair is naturally wavy, used to have pretty tight curls when I wa younger but now it's just bleeeeh.

    Totes just bookmarked the website!

    Lima

    xo

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