My Blog is Two! Product haul and Giveaway [CLOSED]

15:12 Sandra N.U. 32 Comments

 

     Hey it's my blogaversary! NGND is two!
Sometime in March 2014 I decided to transition to natural hair and a few days later I started this blog. It is one of the best projects I've ever taken on.
   I share a lot about my hair here, a few snippets of my life and a little bit about my big foodie side.
   The best thing for me has been connecting with my readers and other bloggers. I have met and made friends with some of the most interesting people I know from blogging.

What I want? MORE. I have stuff planned, and I want more. I want a new theme, I want to get rid of the .blogspot... too long.
I want to do more here, write more, collaborate and have other people share their stuff here too- hair, beauty, style, whatever. God help me.

HAUL
   I used up all my stuff one by one and made do for a while so when I NITC 14 came around, I was hoping to use the opportunity to stock up on hair and skin products with all-natural ingredients. My go-to brand is Shea Moisture. They have so much it's like they've thought of everything.    Unfortunately I couldn't get their stuff at the meet up but I had a good time still.
  You can read Oyime's take on NITC14 and a blow-by-blow account by Uzo of Dont Touch the Hair.
     The only thing I got at the meet up was 1.] Africa Naturalistas shampoo. I love this stuff. [Read Review]

From Beautifully Nappy:

2.] Rhassoul clay- For hair and skin masques.
3.] Red raspberry oil for my face.

From The Kinky Apothecary:

4.] Shea Moisture Curling Gel souffle
5.] Shea Moisture Lavendar & Wild Orchid body wash- on sale for N1700. The label was faded so I'm guessing that's why. It doesn't matter, what's inside is good.
6.] Aubrey's GPB conditioner.
   That's it. I was going to get the JBCO leave-in from Shea Moisture but they were out. Next time. I still have a leave-in and Kinky Apothecary has the best prices I've seen. If not, I won't be doing all this free advertising I'm doing here. #stayingfaithful.
Yup. And my money too lol

GIVEAWAY
      I'm giving away a bottle of Africa Naturalistas Black Moisturising shampoo. Only open to those in Lagos, due to logistics.


    They've changed the formula since I reviewed it. It smells much better; a nice, mild, (slightly perfumey) coconut-y smell. They also changed the order of the ingredients as well which implies quantities have been adjusted. There are some additions like cocamide MEA, Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone. Euxyl has been removed.
    It is still free of sulphates, parabens, silicones and petroleum products. Still natural hair friendly, mostly natural ingredients. So unless you're a hard-core rigid, crazy must-be-only-organic person like me, you won't mind the additions. I did use it once and it's effect is just as good.
It costs N2000 now. I bought it myself and will always say the truth anyway, even if I didn't. But I did. :P

   To win this shampoo, all you have to do is comment below "I want it", and please tell me (1) What's your favourite kind of post on  this blog.  (2) What would you like to see more of: I'll always post about my hair but what else? Product reviews? More lifestyle posts? Sometimes I get up to a lot. Books? Food? Features? Anything I didn't mention? Go crazy.
Please comment even if you don't want to enter for the giveaway. I really need this feedback. Thank you for taking the time out to read my blog and drop comments and emails. I APPRECIATE YOU.

XX,
NGND




32 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the Blogiversary ��

    http://Nappyhaired.com

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  2. Congratulations dear Sandra on your blogaversary! Whoop whoop.
    I remember seeing you at Dab's Salon Day Out and wishing to be as beautiful as you.... That was the first day I visited NGND and its been a fun ride all through.

    Oh, and before I forget..... I WANT IT!!!

    My favorite kind of post...... I can't really pick, but I would definitely love to see more Food related posts (Foodie that I am)
    Lol

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    1. You just made me smile a big, toothy, wrinkly-eyed smile. Thank you for being so kind.
      And I gatchu fellow foodie!

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  3. Congrats NGND!!
    I want it!
    I love love love your wash day posts
    And I would love to see more product reviews

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    1. Thanks Oge, I have been slacking on those reviews. I'll do better.

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  4. I want it!

    Congrats on your blog. Your wash day routines inspire me. Keep it up.

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    1. Hey ms Beeyutiful! I'm honoured :D

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  5. Congratulations. I read all of your posts.
    I WANT IT!

    I want more lifestyle posts e.g the one where you used a ferry to work.

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    1. You're a star.
      More lifestyle posts coming :*

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    2. Hi Sandra, I couldn't find your email on the blog to mail directly. my email is ayrton @ hotels . ng
      phone no is 0706 096 7674.

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  6. Congratulations sandie.
    I like that lifestyle posts ; ferry post.
    I like the burger post as well. I like your blog in general and auntie please be posting often e ye. Me I don't want the shampoo got one already I am kind like that Hehehehehehehehehe

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    1. Hahahaha!
      I'll put in more effort to keep the posts coming. Thanks for reading

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  7. Congratulations sandie.
    I like that lifestyle posts ; ferry post.
    I like the burger post as well. I like your blog in general and auntie please be posting often e ye. Me I don't want the shampoo got one already I am kind like that Hehehehehehehehehe

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  8. Congratulations on your blog anniversary. Why does it feel like you've been blogging for longer? :)

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    1. I feel / felt the same way too about her blogging longer than 2yrs. Because I remember her relaxed days and transition days then natural hair days... *pensive thinking*

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    2. Sometimes it actually feels like I've been blogging for longer. Other times I'm upset I haven't done more with the blog in the time I've had it.

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  9. Congratulations on your blo anniversary. I want it.
    I loved your crochet braid tapered cut and coloured update and wash day that tackled hair loss post

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    1. Ooo thanks Vivian, I loved that hairstyle too.

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  10. Congrats on your anniversary.

    Would like to see more hair styling posts and life style posts.

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  11. Congratulations on your blog turning the big TWO.

    naturallykinkyme.wordpress.com

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  12. I like the packaging of the Kinky Apothecary product.

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    1. They always bring it with their packaging. I thought the pink paper would make a nice prop for a photo shoot

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  13. Congrats Sandra!! you have done well...keep it up and keep talking about HAIRRRRR!!! :)

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  14. Congratulations Sandra. .. here's to more years of blog success...
    "I want it"
    I love your wash day post eespecially when u show ur hair growth... ggives me a lot of hope
    I think u shud share more DIY recirecipes and more giveaways 😁^

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  15. Congrats Sandra! some life style post will be soooo good!

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