Wash Day with Puffy Hair

I know we all have seen those shampoo commercials where a woman is in the shower with a head full of soapy bubbles. She’s vigorously lathering up her hair, washing it without a care in the world. That is not the reality for a woman with kinky curly puffy hair. Detangling: My hair tangles very…

The Maintenance and Care of Puffy Hair

A Series My name is Cherrelle and I have puffy hair. If I had to give my hair a type I would say it is somewhere between 4b and 4c curls. I have been natural for about 5 years: I stopped perming my hair in July 2012 and decided to cut off my relaxed ends in…

CurlFest 2017

Afros upon Afros. Curls on Curls on Curls. And all the good vibes… That’s CurlFest 2017 in a nutshell. From the moment I woke up on Saturday morning I was super excited to attend for the first time. Despite all of the missed trains in Jersey and getting lost in the subway in Manhattan, me…

Mented Nude Lipstick

As a woman of color, it is not an easy task to find nude lipstick that actually compliments my skin tone. Most of my makeup shopping experiences end with me opting for yet another deep red because I couldn’t find the right shade. It seemed that the only nude lipsticks available were the ones that…

Summer Skin Care Reminder

Today is the first day of summer and if you’re anything like me you’re looking forward to days at the beach or park or somebody’s cookout. With all the fun that we have planned, we need to make sure that our fun in the sun is actually safe. There is this misconception that people with…

Free To Wander Mobile Boutique

“Free To Wander Mobile Boutique is a mobile fashion boutique offering a unique array of women’s fashion plus a variety of locally sourced, handmade jewelry.” ~ IG @freetowanderboutique I feel like I’ve been holding out on y’all…so it’s time to share. I absolutely love Free To Wander Mobile Boutique. You can purchase one of a…

Shea Moisture’s Little Issue

So just yesterday, I watched a commercial from Shea Moisture that was posted via social media and it rubbed me all kinda wrong. My first thought after watching was, “Now Shea Moisture know they’re wrong for this one.” Many natural hair ladies (including myself) felt that the ad was disrespectful to the Natural Hair Movement…to…

Shelton Family Trip: National Museum of African American History

My husband and I took our 3 kids to visit the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture earlier this month and our time exploring our rich history was eye opening and inspiring. I was in awe from the moment I spotted the museum. Its big brown structure with crisp sharp edges definitely…

Valentine’s Day Coupon Code

  Today is Valentine’s Day! And to show my love, you can receive 15% off your purchases today and tomorrow when you use coupon code: VDAY17 So grab something warm and cozy when you visit RelleyBelly Etsy shop: http://www.RelleyBelly.Etsy.com   Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it…

We Need to Check the Facts

What do you do when someone tells you, no? Do you go with the flow, accepting their explanation of why you cannot have what you asked for? Do you walk away upset, but move on to the next bullet on your agenda? Or do you get your life in order and check the facts? Well,…