Event Recap: World Natural Hair Health & Beauty Show With @CamilleRoseNaturals in Atlanta, GA

Not so long ago I was contacted with the opportunity to join the team of Camille Rose Naturals at the World Natural Hair Health & Beauty Show . I love all natural hair and all things that encompass it; Camille Rose Naturals is an amazing brand so I knew it would be a great time!

Hey there,

I know it’s been a long time coming, but forgive me!! Let’s dive in. As seen on The Curly Hair Magazine, London.

Not so long ago I was contacted with the opportunity to join the team of Camille Rose Naturals at the World Natural Hair Health & Beauty Show . I love all natural hair and all things that encompass it; Camille Rose Naturals is an amazing brand so I knew it would be a great time!

The World Natural Hair Healthy Lifestyle Event started out 20 years ago started out as an empowering, energizing annual celebration of natural hair. 2o years later it has developed into a weekend long outlet for fun, music, and natural hair for all. “This event has grown over the years from 25 exhibit booths and 200 attendees to 250 exhibit booths and over 30,000 attendees.” And from the looks of it, they don’t intend to stop! It now features a ton of brands that showcase their products for sale at prices as low as 40% off and workshops for hair treatment and product use and styling and to empower educate and celebrate natural hair for women, children and men alike! Major Sponsors include Mielle Organics and Camille Rose Naturals!

I attended the Show on Sunday the 23rd and arrived there to meet the Camille Rose team at 9 am sharp. All of the ladies working had amazing curl-popping hair, and I was in heaven. The show started at 11 but there was already a line and we could all feel the excitement. No one but vendors in the event at time meant no-lines and more samples so some of the ladies went out to shop, but I wanted to take it all in.

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Peep Janelle Stephens on the right with her and in her hair- promoting products, naturally!

Camille Rose Naturals  was started by Janelle Stephens- a mother and master mixologist who comes up with all the bomb products. She is a vegan, natural hair loving superwoman. She had such a kind spirit- and so humble too.

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Working hard, selling harder!

It was such a good feeling to be around people who loved natural hair and truly healthy products as much as I did! The great thing about events like these is that you can NETWORK! It’s all about whom you know, and if you come as you are, you will attract people who what to hear about you and what you’re passionate about. I met so many amazing women, all who loves natural hair, loves Camille Rose and most of all, who wanted to learn. I was able to speak about my passions and what made me spark, and people could tell.

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I had to snag some products of my own!
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I met this funny ray of sunshine too!

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Thank you so much to Camille Rose Naturals, and Janelle Stephens (of course) for this amazing experience. Also big thanks and hugs to my new Curl-Friend Julianne Jones, a.k.a Julzwithaz on YouTube, for photographing the event!

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Oh and by the way, yes. Yes we did sell out.

Sending all of you smiles and sunshine on this beautiful day to be alive.

Sincerely,

Subi

 

 

Why I love Fabletics

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Hey There!

First things first! Hello! It’s been a long time guys!! A lot has happened in my world, one of the biggest being that I am now writing for Curly Hair Magazine!!! As platform based in London, there are writers all over the world, and now I am one of them. This feels so good; now my work will be out there for everyone to see. What a feeling, what a life. Thank you for all the support of the blog and all my ventures. Stay tuned for more announcements. xoxo

Let’s talk athletic wear. Ever hear of Fabletics? From the moment Kate Hudson first launched Fabletics, I have been here. ⚡️Between leggings that always fit my long legs to the crop tops that hug my short torso just right, I know @fabletics is the one place I can always go to for the best quality and poppin collection of athletic (and leisure wear bc we all know these leggings will make more appearances at the mall!). It started off with a pair of leggings and a sport bra, and since then, Fabletics has been the only company that I  loyally buy athletic wear from. It’s a company that runs through subscription, so on the first of every month, the new prints and combinations are released and you have until the 5th of the month to either purchase something, or skip the month. The sets range from $49.95-$70 and I usually stick with the $50 option. Now, Don’t panic, because these clothes are excellent quality. I bought my first pair of leggings 5 years ago, and I still have it; every time I wash it it looks good as new!

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My favorite thing about my Fabletics picks is that I feel good in them, and comfortable. This particular outfit is called “Guyana.” The top is “Kailey” and the leggings are the “Lisette” High- Waisted 7/8 Capri. My legs are long, and my torso is short, so I really like high waisted pants and the capris are just a plus. As you can see, I was out an about – not in the gym!! But the material felt great, I felt cool in the leggings even though this was a hot day. I really like the string-open back of the Kaile top the most. The top comes with a bra panel and removable cups so you can feel free with some coverage! Oh, and don’t worry, the back is adjustable.

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Ahh, in a future life I’m a model commissioned for my long legs and full head of hair… Here’s to wishful thinking!  @katehudson if you’re ever looking for a high energy, natural curly haired girl who loves this brand, loves working out, and wants to bring a pop to your collections and shoots, you know where to find me🌻

Shop for all your comfortable athletic wear needs at Fabletics, ladies. When you sign up now, you get 2 pairs of The Best Leggings Ever for just $24!

This post is not affiliated, or sponsored by Fabletics in any way shape or form.

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Wishing you good vibes and a tall glass of French wine on this beautiful day!

Sincerely,

Subi

As seen on: Curly Hair Magazine 

The Trouble with Comparison.

Hey there!

Summer months are important; the #glowup is so crucial to so many of us. You may find yourself wrapped up in YouTube videos on how to slay your hair poolside or how to contour effectively… you might just find yourself in a place where you start to think/say “Why can’t I do this like …” Stop. Right. There.

Someone once came to me in a state; they were worried about so many things and had many questions. “Why am I single? Why don’t I have a job? Why don’t I know what I’m doing with the rest of my life? So and So just got engaged, I’m 20! Why haven’t I found the one? What if I never find the one? Why is everything so hard? Why am I here, why do we even do it all? What’s the point?” So it got me thinking; Why is everyone always comparing themselves to other people, celebrities, friends? How do you be and become your best self and constantly compare your progress to others? You can’t. You won’t. Think of these 5 things next time you freak out:

  1. There is no rush. You have so much of your life to explore, and to simply, be. Your 20s will be the best years of your life; don’t waste them. I read somewhere that life should be about the verbs. So go hiking, swimming in a lagoon, swimming with dolphins, explore and live. Be selfish, take yourself out to a dine in restaurant- alone. Go on that trip you’ve always wanted to go on. Travel to the beach solo, put yourself out of your comfort zone, you meet so many more people this way, trust me.
  2. Do not put people on a pedestal who relate to you in no ways. One big mistake that someone can do is to look up to someone or idolize someone who has nothing in common with them. For instance, say you have a hair crush, and you watch all of their YouTube videos, study their hair regimen, but the products they use, and after 2 months of the same thing you see no changes in you hair. Your hair is not growing like theirs is, and now you’re sad. Ask yourself: why am I not seeing changes? Do we have the same hair type? Do we live in the same environment? What works for one person may not work for you. Shake it off and head back to the drawing board; you got this.
  3. There is a reason for everything. Every thought that passes through your beautiful mind, whether you act upon it or not, has a reason behind it. Do you sleep all day because you’re tired, or because you’re afraid? Are you really putting yourself in a position to be proud of yourself? Are you giving yourself grace? If not, why? Why does it hurt you to see someone doing better than you are? Are you truly confident, really confident? Do you live for you, or for everyone else? If not for you, than for who? IMG_0535
  4. Be your own fire. Use what inspires you as a guide and make it your own. Your favorite blogger may travel around the world, and you may want to do the same but you know your bank account is not having ittt (we’ve all been there). Put yourself in a position to make all of your “I wish could” thoughts into “When I…” spoken words of action. You are the only one with the power to change who you are, inspiration is simply fuel. Only YOU can be the one to strike the match and set that fire ablaze. It’s okay to be afraid, but go ahead, dot it. Light it up.
  5. It’s okay to acknowledge that you’re not where you want to be. This is the first step to bring you right where you were meant to be all along. The first step on any road to the top is acknowledging that there is a problem. All things worth doing are not always easy. The minute you get out of your comfort zone and put yourself in a position for change, real results, nothing can stop you. Those same people who you want to be like don’t have it all figured out, I assure you! They didn’t end up where they are overnight. So, what do you want to change about yourself? Do you want to read more? Exercise more? Save more? Be less careful? Be bolder? Be more?
  6. The only person that you have to compete with is the person you were yesterday. It’s all about perception. If you killed the day yesterday, wouldn’t you want to do it all over again tomorrow, but better and with more passion, with less complaints? That is who you should aim to be. The best version of yourself. Not the girl who has a different hair type and whose body is thin and fit. But you, flaws and all. This goes to say that you know yourself better than anyone else- guaranteed. Only you know what truly works for you, so listen to your body, your hair, and your heart & head combined. This is the most important thing to keep in mind. Challenge yourself. Leap to new heights. Give more. Be more. IMG_1710
  7. There is strength and something to be feared in the one who is completely themselves. Guys believe me! Remember that man/woman who you had your eye on, but whose attention got caught by the sassy woman /striking man across the room? That was no stroke of luck. You attract what you offer. When you walk into a room and all these thought are in your head, is your outfit right? Do you look like you could pull this all off with minimal effort? Are you comparing yourself to the woman 2 leagues from you who looks put together? All of these worries, these thoughts, are written on your face and people can tell. So why fret? The person you are is who you are, and your friends and significant others will be able to tell that this is the real you, truly you. There is nothing to fear. Let all of the stress and What-Ifs go.

We all have things we wish we could change, people we want to be, but in the end, we all just need to be ourselves and stop comparing ourselves to others. Comparison of yourself to others is a root of unhappiness, and no one wants to be without joy. The moment in which you decide to drop the self-doubt, the worries, the fear, is the moment that you become a true force, and you are just that. If you have any questions about who I am, what’s going on in my head as I write these pieces and share them with you guys, why I am who I am, don’t hesitate to reach out, and post a comment.  Send me an email, come through on Instagram, Twitter, I want to hear from you! Don’t forget to subscribe, let me know what you guys want to see, what you thought of the post, if you’d like me to write something or if you just want to say hi! Follow me on social media, all of that info is on the Contact Page.

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I am still growing and changing. With each day comes a new lesson, I am learning each day. With a few weeks left until I am 21, I still have so much to learn.

Sending you light and good vibes on this beautiful day to be alive.

 

Sincerely,

Subi