Thursday, November 3, 2011


I love color, I really do.

Brown is my favorite color.  When I want a POP of color, then PURPLE is what I run to.  I love to think it is because those colors represent who I AM.  I am a PISCES, LEO RISING.  The purple represents the water, that is linked to the FISH in me.  However, the BROWN represents the LEO, that is also in ME!

Brown is a natural, down-to-earth neutral color. It is found in earth, wood, and stone.

Brown represents wholesomeness and earthiness. While it might be considered a little on the dull side, it also represents steadfastness, simplicity, friendliness, dependability, and health.

I love this picture of me and my nephew Jakx, pronounced Jacks!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Costume Party 2011

I have been friends with Lokey since 1985.  Her real name begins with an L.  Not really into nicknames, but she is sooo LOW KEY!!

I love this chica!!  She is the sexy FIYAHHH Woman and I'm Minnie Mouse.

The party had all kinds of costumes- with a few repeats!

Here a few of my favorite costumes:

Here is my favorite one!  He had on the Adidas, too!!

I'm not a DANCER, so here is a few candid shots of MOI'  - I was on TWITTER!!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Hair Help

My hair looks like this

I really wish it did!  I am having a bad hair day!  

Puff to the rescue!!

What's your go- to style? 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Science of Black Hair

I went to my library yesterday and asked to see if there was a copy of " The Science of Black Hair" by Audrey Davis-Sivasothy (Author).

Guess what they told me...that I would have to apply for a book request.  It would then be sent to the main library in my town for review.  WHAT THE WHAT!!!!!
Looks like, I am back to building my personal library.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Natural Hair Growth

Guess What??

I don't know my exact Big Chop date.

Just like I don't know the exact date of my baptism.  I do remember each time, that I did do the Big Chop and each time I got baptized.

I know you are only supposed to be baptized once.  However, the first time I got baptized, I was made to do it.  Gotta love my mom.  Ok, I am veering off, but here's the deal.

Sometimes, when you think that your hair isn't growing; just envision a little girl and her hair at that age. Knowing that my hair is coming up on 3, due to the fact, that my Big Chop was done in the fall.
Haven't been brave enough to go to a hairstylist, since.

This is a 3 year old and the length of her hair

This is my 3 year old natural hair

I think we are track for some pretty growth.  


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Man Talk while Thrifting

Yesterday, my male friend (G) and I went shopping.  Thrifting to be exact.
He has a daughter that is 10.  I got all excited when we found, Aeropastle jeans and a Talbot's dress.
(G) just looked at me like..What the WHAT!!

We got her 8 pairs of jeans, 3 dresses and a pair of shorts for $35.00.  I was telling G, that he can just buy her some really cute tops at Old Navy or Ross.

While we were there, there was another guy (about 7 years older than ).  The other G, asked G, if we were married?  Then he says, I love your girls hair.  Yall, my hair was a HOT MESS.  It rained and I was wearing a fro.  Can you say SHRINKAGE?
He went on to tell G, it is so good to see a woman embrace the hair, that God has given her.  Yes, my friend, you are dating a confident woman, put a ring on it!

Wonder how long he will go before, he decides to put a ring on it!  lol

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

No Breakfast??

No Breakfast??  In my Mr. Brown voice...What the WHAT????

I have somehow, gotten away from eating brekfast.  I know something has got to change.

My brekfast was Chicken Primavera pasta and lemonade.  I ate that at 12:30

Don't know whats for dinner but I'm hoping, I will cook something good!  lol

Working on my healthy eating so, this is what I have found so far.
I need order in my life.  Found a site that gets the shopping list together for a week.  Then, all you have to do is come home and cook.  I hate leftovers- the only thing leftover that I like is Spaghetti!

What are you eating for dinner?

Monday, August 1, 2011

Monday - M's

Haven't really written anything in a while.  Each time, I think I will do better, life gets in the way.
However, today, August 1, 2011, I need to write.  Got to clear my thoughts, see them on paper.

Monday, uhhhhhh.  As I take a deep breath to write.  18 years ago, I lost my baby girl.  I miss what we could have shared ;styling her hair, dating, the prom, and graduation. Feeling melancholy,

On this Monday, I have decided to go MEATLESS.  Doing this to honor my daughter.  She wouldn't want a fat mommy!  Had she been living, I think I would have made, so many better decisions about my life.

Its funny how one day, your life is about one thing and the next NO THING will ever be the same.

I was a big ER fan, Angela Basset's character recited the most memorable quote for me:  When you loose a husband, you are a widow.  When you loose a parent, you are an orphan.  When you loose a child, there is NO WORD for that!  I have to wonder...WHY????

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Red - OOTD


is associated with fiery heat and warmth. It can also mean danger (burning).
Red is the color of blood, and as such has strong symbolism as life and vitality. It brings focus to the essence of life and living with emphasis on survival. Red is also the color of passion and lust.

Put some red in your life when you want:
  • increased enthusiasm and interest
  • more energy
  • action and confidence to go after your dreams
  • protection from fears and anxieties

Monday, June 6, 2011

North Carolina Natural Haircare Expo

Win 1 Ticket to the North Carolina Natural Haircare Expo!!!

2 Lucky winners will be chosen!!! 



North Carolina Natural Hair Expo
Saturday June 11th and Sunday June 12th
11 am to 8 pm
326 Tryon Road Raleigh, NC 27603

There will be 60+ vendors including Koils by Nature, Afiya, Loc Soc, Pura Body Naturals and Huetiful Hair Steamer.  There will also be classes, demonstrations, performers, fashion show and more you do not want to miss this event!  For more info check out North Carolina Natural Hair Care Expo
To enter the contest simply comment on this post below.

2 Lucky winners will receive 1 (one) ticket to the North Carolina Natural Haircare Expo courtesy of Koils by Nature.  Transportation and/or lodging are NOT included.  Winner will be selected by random draw via  Limit 1 entry (comment) per person.  Contest is open until Tuesday, June 7th 2011 @ 8:00 pm EST.  Winner will be notified via email so include your email address.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Natural HEARTS Award

Natural HEARTS Award

Geared towards the Small Fry or the Up and Coming Youtuber

The nominee must:
  • Have less than 1000 subscribers.
  • Meet one of the following criteria 
  1. H...Hair ex* best afro, best twistout
  2. a natural guru
  3. A...Achievement- big chop, reaching Bra Strap Length, etc
  4. R... Review of products
  5. T...tutorial of a style
I was nominated for best braidout, as pictured here:

I would like to thank CrystalsClassy for nominating me.

You can submit your nominee and vote via the 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Vegas Details

It will be a sponsored event and a wonderful time!

Come celebrate with Grown and Sexy Naturals-Ladies over 30.

A $100 deposit-is all it takes to get started
Final Payment must be made by Jan. 31, 2012

Travel Dates: March 16-18, 2012
Destination: Las Vegas NV

This travel package includes deluxe hotel accommodations for 2 nights at Caesars Palace, R/T transfers (means they will come pick us up from the airport and take us for free) and SWAG PACKAGE, which is a tote bag filled with product samples and a tshirt.

To attend the banquet - please add $50.00 to the price listed below


Double Occupancy - $349/person
Triple Occupancy - $289/person
Quad Occupancy - $249/person
Single Occupancy - $559/person

However, airfare can be added to your package.

If you are interested in attending and do not wish to stay at Caesar's Palace-
The cost is $100.00
Which will include the banquet and a swag package.

At the banquet, we will have a buffet style hot lunch.

Door Prizes
Key Note Speakers discussing:
Dating/marriage life while natural.
Natural Hair is Professional
Make Up Application looks forward to working with our group. 
If you have any questions or comments, please call Debra Gilbert ( at (864)406-9829
Payments will be mailed to:
P.O. Box 14456
Greenville SC 29610

or pay via their web site at

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Grown and Sexy Natural - 30 +

What started out as a few "curlfriends" wanting to meet!  Has turned into an EVENT!
Join us in Vegas, as we celebrate being natural, over 30 years old!

Natural Hair is here to stay!  Especially if you do it after 30!!!

Life begins at 30!

Join #TEAMNATURAL, as we discuss things that happen to us after 30, now that we are natural.

For more information, please contact me at coilyencounters at

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Grown and Sexy Naturals

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Coily Encounters- May 14, 2011

After the Simpsonville Library gave me such a hassle.
MikesWife, who is also a blogger 
(  graciuosly offered her home.

The environment was lovely and cozy!  

Here we are pictured together!  MikesWife is wearing Green!

We had over 25 ladies in attendance.

Here are some pics of the lovely event

We had 2 Jewelry Designers
Pictured Below is Starr and her handmade jewelry.

Good Hair and Pretty Styles were everywhere

and the winner of the Best Hair contest was:

We had wonderful sponsors!
Karen's Body Beautiful

For more Pictures Please join us on facebook 
Coily Enounters

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Back on Grass

I am back on GRASS!  Wheatgrass that is! I got slack about taking it.  It does taste and smell like GRASS.  The kind that grows in my front yard

Chris Tia Donaldson, author of Thank God I'm Natural, wrote and excellent article
on the benefits of wheatgrass.

Having broken my hip, in a tragic car accident, prompted me to try the GRASS, for arthritic purposes.

I quickly discovered that I gained more energy, less of a curvy girl appetite, and WHAT???  No pain in a hip that felt like someone was stabbing me in my hip socket and dragging the knife up and down!

The grass does enter your system within about 20 minutes.

Oh yeah, I also discovered that the wheatgrass is a cleanser.  Start off slowly, I recommend 1 oz shots.
I bought my wheatgrass in frozen containers, from Whole Foods.  However, I bought a juicer and now, I am growing my own seeds.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I have become a thrifter.  Partly in fault, to the Trendy Socialite.

Today, I went to my local Goodwill Center.  This one is awesome, if you don't mind sorting.  I don't!

You can buy the items by the pound.  I had 11 pounds worth of stuff! Total cost was 16.00!

I got:
2 purses/bags
1 rolling laptop case by Samsonite
1 vest
1 sportscoat/blazer
1 tunic style blouse
1 aqua dress- video coming later about that..

Here's the video

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Natural Hair meet up is in the works for Greenville, SC!

A Natural Hair Meet up is in the works for Greenville, SC!

May 14, 2011 from 4-6 PM

Will be held on Simpsonville  Library  626 NE Main Street

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Monday, May 2, 2011


I am a follower of The Trendy Socialite.  She has shown me that being "Trendy" is not to hard to pull off.

The OOTD, was mostly thrfted.

The jacket was 6.95. thrifted
The shirt (actually a skirt, pulled up like a tube top) 2.95 thrifted
The pants- Ashley Stewart .9.99
The shoes- Nordstroms 20.00

Couldn't decide how to wear my hair up or down.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Living my Life Like It's Golden

Jill Scott is one of my favorite singers.  Luh-ove her!

My dad taught us to life a life with no regrets.  Dont wait for your bucket list.  Live your life!!

Here's what I did in March!!

Went to see Prince

Sang for Simon at Madam Tussaud's

SCREAMED for Alfred Hitchcock!

Went to see Ellen with the owner of Koils By Nature, Pamela Jenkins.

Pam and I, met up with my Curls, from Curly Nikki- These are all my PLAY COUSINS!