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January Newsletter

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CANDALADA HOSTING AN EXHIBIT FEB 3RD in DC : Honoring Black Men Who Found Success Through ENTREPRENEURSHIP and MUSIC 

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Event Details / Description:

"The Rappers and Entrepreneurs" exhibit and mini film event for students, young professionals, and, most importantly, male African American community business leaders from throughout our area. This event will feature a short documentary “The Minority Report” inspired by and told by 3 entrepreneurs and a musician.

The installations displayed against exposed brick will showcase portraits of 4 men servicing the fitness, vending, barbering and music industry. In the short documentary participants speak on issues they faced and best business practices they used to overcome those obstacles.


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NEW NAIL EXPERIENCE AT BEAUTY NEST 

Nail Tech: Tanaria 

This place is clean and cute. One of the unique things I saw was a cotton candy machine that staff was distributing to both children and adults. A heated neck pillow was placed on my neck during the manicure. My nails were in excellent condition when I left. A basic manicure was 26 not including gel.

Beauty Nest Facebook Page

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How castile soap saved my face

My face has been a mess for the past two years. I have been trying several different face washes. They work the first two weeks and then I go back to having breakouts with scaring.

One Thanksgiving break I left my face wash home and used my aunt's eucalyptus soap. To my dismay my skin was clear all weekend, but really dry because I did not dilute the soap. I also started using the soap to clean my make- up brushes.

After a few months I started to explore other herbs ( colors, scents)  because the Eucalypts was too strong. My skin was dry and itchy. I tried citrus (yellow bottle) and it was too weak, the bumps were coming back. Then I tried tea tree (orange bottle) and it seemed to be a better fit. When I ran out of the tea tree castile , I decided to try the tea tree sugar soap and it was perfect! As I suspected it is made a differently than the castile soaps and the ingredients do not leave my skin dry. 

INGREDIENTS

Organic Sucrose*, Organic White Grape Juice, Organic Coconut Oil*, Organic Palm Kernel Oil*, Potassium Hydroxide**, Organic Olive Oil*, Organic Tea Tree Oil, Organic Shikakai Powder, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Citric Acid, Tocopherol
*CERTIFIED FAIR TRADE INGREDIENTS
**None remains after saponifying oils into soap & glycerin.

 

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Every once in a while I use fine Himlayan salt and water as a scrub.

Question: How do you  find this product and not pay an arm and a leg?

Answer: Do not buy it a Target! Try Wegman's 

Wegman's 

Wegman's has the 16 oz soap for 7.49 

Wegman's has the 16 oz soap for 7.49 

32 oz 11.99 

32 oz 11.99 

Target 

Yikees!!! $3-$4 difference! 

Yikees!!! $3-$4 difference! 

To see everything Bronner's has to offer visit their website.

I currently use the Tea Tree sugar soap for my face and body. Followed by Neutrogena Naturals brightening Moisturizer for my face. This moisturizer has lemon in it which works well with tea tree. Also leaves my face matter and ready for make up.  I use Nivea Essentially enriched lotion for my body. Best combination lotion for dry skin ever!

 

 

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DEVA CUP, TAMPONS and Organic Sanitary Napkins 

As a teen used always pads and as an adult I opted to use o.b. ob tampons are small require no applicator and and absorb for long periods of time. It was not until 5 years ago that a friend mentioned something called a Deva Cup to me. I did not take the extra step of reading up about them like I intended back then.

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Organic everything has swept the nation. After so many years of being uninformed I wanted to get informed and make a change. On my quest for organic cotton tap on and pads I spotted Deva Cup on the shelf! I was nervous and certainly had no plans to spend 30 dollars but I am interested in visiting the option in the near future.

http://divacup.com/

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December Newsletter

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SLVIXXEN HAS A NEW PAGE ON THE HAIR THERAPY SITE!

Click on the "Friends of Hair Therapy" tab, then hit the "Learn More" button . Click this link  http://www.hairtherapybycandalada.com/slvixxen  or click her picture below to view her page.

SWEET SPOTS TO EAT IN NORTHERN VA

 

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Relaxed restaurant in an 1840 home with a garden patio, serving American fare with global twists.

Address: 404 Mill St, Occoquan, VA 2212

Phone: (703) 494-2848

Classic & creative cupcakes are the focus at this cheerful bakeshop with delivery & daily flavors.

Address: 12801 Galveston Ct, Manassas, VA 20112

Phone: (703) 670-6639

Nikky and I both had the veggie scramble. I had the dish with no egg. It was great. This place is known for the raspberry lemonade according to the reviews I read. I had some and I was not disappointed. 

The cinnamon roll was a special item that day. The french toast was delightful. We sat by the fireplace. This place was cozy and the service was good. People were sitting on the patio in DEC! There were fire pits on the patio however, I still think it was too cold to sit outside. 

CANDALADA IN NYC 

https://www.moaf.org/

NYC CHEAP EATS 

Pizza Bar is located within Macy's.

For NikkRich Bday I tried Confections bakery for the first time. My cup cake was very good. The  butter cream icing was delightful but it was piled high and too much for me.  I purchased a strawberry cupcake for myself (my favorite) and mint chocolate chip for NikkRich. She loves mint and it happened to be the featured flavor. 

If you ask for gift wrap for a dollar more they will put your cupcake in a single serving container and place a bow on it. 

This place is just as good as Sprinkles. Check out my trip to Sprinkles Cup Cake ATM in Atlanta from July by clicking here

THE PERFECT HEAD TIE 

BUY HERE

Since the soft launch of the Perfect Head Tie in August 2017. I have discovered tips to make the scarf more effective.

I use the product everyday primarily because it is winter. In the cold months I like to keep my head covered until I arrive inside of my destination. 

Using the scarf with the shiny shade facing the world absorbs water. Using the scarf with the shiny side facing you preserves shine. For example: To lay edges on the way to work with gel on dry hair make sure the shiny side is facing you. Video demonstrations will be on the way soon! 

Candalada preserving her up-do using the perfect head tie. 

Candalada preserving her up-do using the perfect head tie. 

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Lay achieved with the perfect head tie. 

Lay achieved with the perfect head tie. 

Professor Hopkinson 

The semester has ended. The final visitors to MCOM 350 Business Communication included Pedro Perez also known as Luxurious Barber and and intimate video lecture with Georgette Pierre

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THANKS FOR READING 

Love You :)

November Newsletter

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Rappers and Entrepreneurs Exhibit 

@RoseGod_ Participant of Exhibit, @candalada MUA @GlamourousVixxen 

@RoseGod_ Participant of Exhibit, @candalada MUA @GlamourousVixxen 

February 11th

6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Beyond Studios

12490 9th NW Rear Entrance

Washington, D.C.

Cost: $20

BUY TICKETS

Hosted by: Candalada and NikkRich

Description: Beyond Studio will welcome 60 attendees for this year’s Rappers and Entrepreneurs Exhibit.  This events brings together not only the region’s student community but also the African American male entrepreneurs of D.C., Maryland and Virginia. The installations will showcase portraits of 4 entrepreneurs servicing the fitness, vending, barbering and music industry. In addition, we will offer attendees the opportunity to screen the short documentary "Minority Report" based on issues faced by these men and best business practices they used to overcome them and obtain success.

https://rae2018.eventbrite.com

CANDALADA IN MIAMI 

THANKS FOR READING LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!

# CANDALADA #HairTherapy 

Holiday Glam Class 

MUA @GlamourousVixxen

MUA @GlamourousVixxen

December 9th 

11AM-1PM 

12904 Occoquan Rd

Woodbridge, VA 22192

Cost: $25

Registration Open Now! 

Hosted by: SLVixxen 

The holidays are right around the corner and what better way to make sure you are turning heads at gatherings and parties then to have a BEAT face. Hope your ready for the Holiday Glam session.
The objective is for you to learn how to look good with what you have and learn what you may be missing to complete the looks you want. Go from a daytime to evening look with simple steps that will be shown to you. This class will be hands on so make sure to bring your makeup. 

Registration Open Now! 

NIKKRICH and takes Atlanta 

SCAD FASHION MUSEUM 

Update: Candalada as Professor Hopkinson at Shenandoah University 

SU University Fall 2017

SU University Fall 2017

Hair Therapy client Kristy Fisher, the young professional NikkRich and the honorable Dean Davis, shared their stories about entrprenership to my class this semester. Thank You!!!

2017 MAKE-UP by SLVixxen

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Do you have a birthday or special occasion coming up? Contact SLVixxen to see if she can help 571-338-9621.

If you are interested in learning how to do your make-up like a pro by yourself SLVixxen's next DIY class is December 9th in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Registration Open Now! 

Click the events tab to save the date to your phone or click here to join the event on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1649987981742936

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MakeUp by SLVixxen

Woodbridge, Virginia 

Losing Material Things: The Story of A Lost Make Up Kit

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Make-Up I was left with ...Three old lip products and a new highlighter I happened to have in my purse. 3/15/17

Lip Gloss by ?, Cover Girl Stay lipstick (Q720), RK by Kiss Lip Liner (Berry)

Lip Gloss by ?, Cover Girl Stay lipstick (Q720), RK by Kiss Lip Liner (Berry)

My mom gave me this, which ironically was the same design of my missing. 3/16/17

Estee Lauder Brush Bag

Estee Lauder Brush Bag

At 3am I wanted to go shopping. The only place open was Wal-Mart 3/17/2017. Haul 1 $50. The foundation I found at my moms house, the Cover Girl eyeshadow and elf concealer I used before. Everything else would be a new experience. I also ordered some lipstick online.

Black Opal Dark Brown Eyeliner, Cover Girl Spicy Brown (found under the sink, Elf Clear Mascara, Elf Plumper/Primer, Eco Tools Enhancing Eye Set, Retractable Face Brush, Classic Foundation Brush, Cover Girl 705 Eyeshadow, Black Opal Dark Loose Powder.

Black Opal Dark Brown Eyeliner, Cover Girl Spicy Brown (found under the sink, Elf Clear Mascara, Elf Plumper/Primer, Eco Tools Enhancing Eye Set, Retractable Face Brush, Classic Foundation Brush, Cover Girl 705 Eyeshadow, Black Opal Dark Loose Powder.

Donation! From Alicia ...my friend came over and gave me these items from her Ipsy box. She suspected the shades would not fit her and never opened them. Plus some brushes and Clinique acne solution foundation! I always wanted to try Clinique foundation. 4/17/17

Stila liquid lipstick (beso), NYX shadow (Jaded), Doll 10 highlighter (Champagne), Laura Mercier loose setting powder (invisible), Illamasqua Precision Ink, Make primer, Bombshell lip gloss (Pink Punch) , MICA cream eyeshadow (Bronze), Bombshell eye base (submissive), PEONY shadow trio, City Color eyeshadow (Falling Leaves), Marsk eyeshadow (Fifty Shades), ipsy make up bag, Provincia Complete Eye Makeup Brush Kit, Clinique acne solutions liquid make up (Amber)  

Stila liquid lipstick (beso), NYX shadow (Jaded), Doll 10 highlighter (Champagne), Laura Mercier loose setting powder (invisible), Illamasqua Precision Ink, Make primer, Bombshell lip gloss (Pink Punch) , MICA cream eyeshadow (Bronze), Bombshell eye base (submissive), PEONY shadow trio, City Color eyeshadow (Falling Leaves), Marsk eyeshadow (Fifty Shades), ipsy make up bag, Provincia Complete Eye Makeup Brush Kit, Clinique acne solutions liquid make up (Amber)

 

I had two identical make up cases. When I got back to my house one was waiting for me. The newer case was the one I kept home, so it was great to see this familiar design when I ran to my closet. I was so nervous to open it because I was not sure exactly what was in it.The great new was I had some make up in it all brand new! Mainly fun things I planned to use at photo shoots not really for daily wear. I purchased the items from a grocery store that had clearance mark down about a month prior for about $30 total  4/18/2017

Maybelline Lash Sensational (Black Pearl), Revlon color skinny liquid eyeliner (green spark), Maybelline Lasting Drama gel eyeliner (Eggplant), Maybelline Line Express wood pencil eyeliner (Ebony Black), Revlon Photoready Eye Art (Burnished Bling), Maybelline lipstick (Wickedly White), Maybelline lipstick (Sapphire Siren), Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel eyeliner (Rio Blue), Maybelline Lasting Drama gel pencil (Striking Copper), Maybelline Lasting Drama gel pencil (silken turquoise), Cover Girl Outlast Nail Polish (leading lady) and (camel)

Maybelline Lash Sensational (Black Pearl), Revlon color skinny liquid eyeliner (green spark), Maybelline Lasting Drama gel eyeliner (Eggplant), Maybelline Line Express wood pencil eyeliner (Ebony Black), Revlon Photoready Eye Art (Burnished Bling), Maybelline lipstick (Wickedly White), Maybelline lipstick (Sapphire Siren), Revlon Colorstay Creme Gel eyeliner (Rio Blue), Maybelline Lasting Drama gel pencil (Striking Copper), Maybelline Lasting Drama gel pencil (silken turquoise), Cover Girl Outlast Nail Polish (leading lady) and (camel)

I picked up the e.l.f. Mist & Set, I have not used since last summer 2016 but I remember loving it it. The flawless concealer brush was a replacement brush. The pointed and angled brush by e.l.f. was a first time try. 3/18/17

Elf Make Up Brushes

The Color Pop cosmetics arrived! I had the pleasure of using their lipstick since my sister gave me a few. This was my first time ordering for myself and I really love the packaging. Click on the picture below to see more from Color Pop. 4/21/2017.

I found an eyeliner in my computer bag! 4/22/2017

Maybelline Color Sensational lip liner (Plum Passion)

Maybelline Color Sensational lip liner (Plum Passion)

Donation! From SLVixxen!! Highlights from this donation include my first MAC brush #187! What an honor to get my first stipple brush from my make-up artist!! She also gave me the limited edition color pop eye shadow (Birthday Boy) and replaced of my favorite concealer. She has a wealth of make-up knowledge. If you need Face Time classes or your face done for a special occasion contact her.

Email: glamourousvixxen@gmail.com

IG: @GlamourousVixxen

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlamorousVixxen/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SLVIXXEN

Wet n Wild primer, Black Radiance lipgloss (Black Diamond), Black Radiance liquid eyeliner (Black), Wet n Wild lipstick (Blind Date and Cherry Picking), L.A. Girl PRO Conceal concealer(Fawn), EcoTools blush brush, MAC foundation brush #187, Color Pop eyeshadow (Birthday Boy).

Wet n Wild primer, Black Radiance lipgloss (Black Diamond), Black Radiance liquid eyeliner (Black), Wet n Wild lipstick (Blind Date and Cherry Picking), L.A. Girl PRO Conceal concealer(Fawn), EcoTools blush brush, MAC foundation brush #187, Color Pop eyeshadow (Birthday Boy).

Look how far I have come in just one week! Tips for being prepared for loss. These things helped me,

  • Never travel with all of your things 
  • Try to buy double of things when you can afford it 
  • Make sure to be giving and kind (when you are in need others will help you) 
  • Keep a spread sheet of new make-up purchases on your google drive especially shades of your foundation and lip colors 

Visits from Virginia

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Mini slide show....

Miss Regina and her daughter: Hair Therapy Clients || Photos:NikkRich 

Georgette Pierre: Hair Therapy Client 

Georgette Pierre: Hair Therapy Client 

Anthony Jones Jr : Hair Therapy Board Member 

Anthony Jones Jr : Hair Therapy Board Member 

Cali Fresh Eats

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I found the ingredients for all my dishes at Trader Joe's. This was the first breakfast I made. It was for my sister, hence the turkey in the eggs. Special things include ezekiel tortilla, almond milk in eggs, real turkey cuts verses chopped and formed and peach salsa.

Cucumber Dash: 21 seasoning salute and Himalayan salt.

Meatless pasta cakes made with cupcake pan.