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Motions – Naturally You

Monday, January 30th, 2012

I can’t think of the words to express how blessed I feel. I think lucky or excited beyond measure are a few phrases that reveal my emotions perfectly.

Let me explain. I was recently invited to a luncheon hosted by MOTIONS hair care products. MOTIONS is mainly known for their relaxers, but now the company has created a new line of products for natural hair called Naturally You. I attended the affair that launched the entire line. The event took place in my hometown, New York City, at the magnificent Mondrian Hotel in Soho. I haven’t visited New York since I relocated to New Mexico in June. I was clearly happy to return to my old neighborhood, and most of all, to be a part of a new product line that celebrates natural hair care.

Back in my perm days, I often used MOTIONS relaxer, and because of my familiarity with the company, I was extremely excited about having the opportunity to investigate their latest brand for kinky hair. Naturally You consists of five major items that include a Moisturizing Cleanser, Smoothing Conditioner, Deep Conditioning Masque, Hydrating Pudding and Radiating Gloss. Each product was produced for curly hair and infused with Shea Butter, Coconut and Avocado oils. As I see it, one of the best things about Naturally You is the price. Items range from $6.00 to $7.00 which clearly makes them affordable.

Whether you’re wearing your natural hair in tightly-coiled curls, loose ringlets, flowing waves or super straight, new MOTIONS Naturally You products are specially-formulated to moisturize your hair with essential natural oils. Embrace the incredible beauty of your natural hair with Motions Naturally You. For more information visit us at

Check out the pictures below from the event that launched it all.

With Karen an executive at MOTIONS

Getting my nails done.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Motions via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Motions

Meet and Greet with Blogging While Brown

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

You guys know I went to the Blogging While Brown (BWB) conference in Washington, DC. The New Yorkers of BWB decided to have a get together at Houndstooth in Manhattan to catch up with one another and to meet other bloggers who did not attend the conference.

To my surprise as soon as I walked in the place I saw one of my oldest friends. I have known Tracey Lloyd for all of her life, our families are like related, but we haven’t seen each other in more than 20 years. Go figure.

I had a great time catching up with Tracey, meeting new people and pigging out on fried onion rings and french fries.

Being a blogger is the best! Check out the pic below.

Judene, Jessica of The Glamazons, Tracey of My Polar Opposite and me.

Blogging While Brown Conference

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Now that I am a serious blogger I need to be in the loop of all blogging things. I need to personally know other bloggers. I need to know what they are doing to be successful bloggers. I need to know the best strategies to implement to get my blog noticed by millions. I need to know more about blogging technology. I just need to know. So, on a whim, I decided to go to my first blogger conference and ultimately found out all that I needed to know and more.

The 3rd Annual Blogging While Brown (BWB) conference was held in Washington, D.C. I found out about the event four days before it started and made an impulsive decision to charge everything to my American Express card to attend the convention and I am glad I did.

I met loads of wonderful people who blog just like I do. Many were rock star bloggers, beginners, like myself, and others had a place in the middle. But all were not bloggers. Some attendees were reporters, folks thinking about setting up a blog, and those who just like being in the company of bloggers. 

The BWB conference had a lot of natural heads in attendance. All of them were not hair bloggers – actually most weren’t – but just seeing all of the kinky curly afros and puffs made me anxious. I can’t wait to rock my natural du. I wonder if my hair will look fly like theirs?

Anyway – below are pictures from the conference – check them out.

With Curtis from the NAACP, Leon of Listen to Leon and Jonnice of Social Media Socialite at the meet and greet during the first day.

At the meet and greet I played Scrabble for the first time (I know) with rock star bloggers and presenters Danielle Lee of Urban-Science and Scott Hansel. I came in last but I did a good job for a neophyte. Danielle was the winner at our table. She won a lab top!!

Serious bloggers with their lab tops at the conference.

Tweeting about the panel discussions at the BWB conference. 

With natural head and rock star blogger, Carmen Dixon Rosenzweig of All About Race and her mother, Dorothy.

With superstar natural hair blogger Patrice Yursik of Afrobella.

L.A., a natural head and beauty blogger at, LaBeautyBeat.

Stephanie, a PH.D. candidate at Yale and natural head. 

Lunch break! I was eyeing the Grilled Veggie Wraps.

Chatting with the girls at lunch.

Curtis, a young bright brother from the NAACPdefending his organization when a comment was made that the 101-year-old establishment does not support brown bloggers the way major corporations support non-brown bloggers.

Former Mayor of Atlanta, Shirley Franklin, was a panelist at the Town Hall discussion.