Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Kinky Curly Coily Me Meetup Review

Hey my loves....

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend a great meetup: Dinner with the CurlFriends! A PINK & BLACK Affair sponsored by Jenell of kinkycurlycoilyme.com. The event was held at BESO a new restaurant in the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Beso

So let's get into the review.........

First of all, the turnout was absolutely amazing!!! There were at least 50 beautiful naturalistas from all over packed into the small restaurant.

The restaurant itself was actually very nice, it's an intimate space more suited for a night out w/ a few girlfriends versus a full out dinner and meetup event. The wait service could have been better and the humidity was almost unbearable at times but the good company, food, generous giveaways and delightful demeanor of the host (Jenell) more than made up for the shortcomings. Additionally, the venue has only been open for about 4 months, needless to see the owner is still finding her way and trying to establish the place.



Next up....there were amazing giveaways!!! Upon entering the restaurant everyone was given a raffle ticket. During the mix & mingle portion of the evening all the ladies got the chance to get to know the other ladies at their table. We talked about our journeys thus far, what made us decide to go natural and all that good stuff. We had to do all of that without saying the word "hair". Needless, to say that presented a great challenge for most of us lol. If anyone heard another lady say "hair" they were allowed to take that person's raffle ticket (I was on the prowl lol). That little ice breaker was a great way for us ladies to get to know one another and try to increase our chances at some really great prizes. There were goodies from Curls, Design Essentials,and Shea Moisture. Not to mention the complimentary products each participant received in her swag bag.


   

There was also a nice demonstration from the professionals at Design Essentials where we learned some great tips. For example, one thing I never realized was that moisture for the hair (which we know is essential) is best received from cream based products rather than hair grease because hair grease is silicone based and tends to sit on the scalp and hair rather than penetrating and actually moisturizing the scalp and hair. Another great tip was in regards to deep conditioning. Did you know that deep conditioning should be done at least every 2 weeks? According to the professionals, regular conditioning is equivalent to putting lotion on your face. It lasts for the moment but every once in a while you need a good facial to penetrate beneath the surface.


Overall I think the event was a success and I can't wait to attend the next one so big s/o to Jenell for putting it together. Here are a few more pics from the night....

some of my new "curlfriends" I had such a good time chatting with these ladies

Other guests focusing on the Design Essentials demo

Curlfriends

Cheese!!!

Jenell & I glistening in sweat from all the humidity LOL




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