BDBandeaux Mother’s Day Giveaway 2015

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! What better way to celebrate the special woman in our life than with a gift that signifies pampering and relaxation? In this spirit I would like to announce BDBandeaux’s Mother’s Day 2015 giveaway!

Boutique De Bandeaux Gold Silk Sleep Bonnet

Boutique De Bandeaux Gold Silk Sleep Bonnet

Up for grabs is a handmade, double lined sleep bonnet made with 100% pure charmeuse silk, from BDBandeaux’s newly released line. This lavishly rich and smooth material is of the finest available for keeping hair and skin healthy, detangled, and moisturized. It’s also moderately oversized for those of us who’ve been blessed with “voluptuous” hair. Normally priced at $80, you have the opportunity to have this gorgeous addition to your nightwear for free! If you, the mother of your children, or your mother has thick, curly or kinky hair & loves luxurious things, you would do well to enter this simple giveaway!

To enter, head to our Twitter page, follow, and RT our giveaway tweet. Please note you must be following our account in order to be considered. The contest will run from 5/2/15 to Mother’s Day 8 pm EST 5/10/15. Enter as many times as you like during this time period! Winner will be announced on Twitter on Mother’s Day. You will have 2 days to respond via direct message or email with your address or another winner will be chosen.

I’m so excited to be able to share my work with you &I’m hoping you’ll all participate! Thank you for your support 🙂

XOXO,

Chanel

Etsy Finds – Fashion Week Runway Report

Natural Hair Accessories Gold Headband

"L'Egyptienne" by Boutique De Bandeaux

Exciting news!  Yesterday the shop was featured in latest Etsy Finds e-mail! The day’s focus was on items suitable for NYC’s upcoming Spring Fashion Week ’11 and our gold knot headband made the cut. For those of you who missed it, you can view it as a webpage here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few items down in the same e-mail you might notice another fabulous naturalista modeling a black and gold tee. That’s MilitiA from the band, Swear on Your Life!  Coincidentally, my boyfriend had the pleasure of interviewing her awhile back about her music for his metal blog. Small world, right?

MilitiA modeling for 1AEON

MilitiA for 1AEON

The hair is killer! You can check for more of MilitiA’s rocker chic style and edgy sound on the Swear on Your Life site.

Now if you aren’t signed up for the Etsy Finds e-mail, I’m going to have to go ahead and strongly suggest that you subscribe using the above link. It’s honest to goodness like receiving free eye candy in your inbox everyday. ❤

Nappy Dolls

While doing some fall cleaning yesterday, I found myself rummaging through my five year old niece’s toy box. She has dolls of all colors, but strangely, every single one she owns has bone straight waist length hair.  I don’t have anything at all against straight hair, but I know she consider these dolls to be beautiful. Does that mean she will begin to equate straight swinging hair with beauty? What implications does this have about how she will view her own cottony hair?

I set off on a mission to find her a few  dolls with with twas, big afros, and locs for our next visit together.  I had no idea what I was up against.  Apparently even Angelina Jolie can’t find kinky hair dolls for her daughter, Zahara. However, after searching the depths of the internet, I was really excited to find a few gems to share with my natural sisters!  Hopefully, this list of  dolls will help some of you in teaching your girls to appreciate their hair too.

Doll with Locs from TheFlyingEwe

Custom Dreds Dolls from TheFlyingEwe

Dolls with Natural Hair from Ethidolls

Makeda and Queen Mother from Ethidolls

Afro Hair Dolls from LoveMamaDolls

"FuChica" & "Punky" from LoveMamaDolls

Natural Hair Dolls by Tabloach

Various Natural Hair Dolls by Tabloach

Niya Afro Hair Doll

"Niya" Doll from Niyakids.com

Natural Hair Afro Doll

Imani by Kerusso

Youtuber Tori F. has a video compilation of dolls and the information about where to buy them:

I’m placing my orders now and I’ll be sure to update to tell you how it went!