Monday, June 22, 2015

Me and Tamika Newhouse ~ African Americans on the Move Book Club Creator
The 2015 AAMBC Literary Awards were held in Atlanta, GA on Saturday June 13th and booklovers from across the country flocked to Atlanta to be a part of this star studded event!
Real Housewives of Atlanta, Claudia Jordan hosted the ceremony celebrating various genres of literature in the African American culture. 
The awards were presented by a mixture of Atlanta celebrities, authors and socialites.  2015 AAMBC award nominees included; Poet of the Year - Laqueshia Malone, Breakout Author of the Year - Piper Huguley, Book Club of the Year - Keys No Lock, Male Author of the Year - David Weaver, Indie Publisher of the Year - Brown Girls Publishing, Female Author of the Year - Zane, Indie Book Store - Nubian Books, AAMBC Author of the Year - M. Skye, Romance Author of the Year - Sheila Goss, Magazine of the Year - Rolling Out, Christian Author of the Year - Denora Boone, Independent Digital Publisher - David Weaver Presents, Blogger of the Year - Orsayor Simmons "Book Referees," Reader's Choice - K'wan Foye, eBook of the Year - Jessica Watkins, Street Lit Writer of the Year - Silk White, AAMBC Reviewer of the Year - Kiera Northington. 

Female Author of the Year ~ Zane


The Francis Ray Award was given to popular urban fiction author K'wan and steed media/rolling out publisher Munson Steed received the 2015 Media Innovator of the Year.




**For a complete list of the 2015 AAMBC Literary Award Winners and to learn more about AAMBC - African Americans on the Move Book Club, please visit aambcawards.com

**Keep up with The AAMBC Awards via Twitter & Instagram at: @AAMBCAwards

A Little Something For My UK Beauties!

Monday, June 15, 2015

OK, so I know I have a lot of readers out there representing the UK and today I have a special post just for you guys! 

Sixth Sense Hair & Beauty in Sutton Coldfield are delighted to introduce you to their first hair collection:    
#one - Summer 2015!

Created by the 6S Art Team, the #one collection concentrates on current hair trends that they are regularly asked for in their salon.  They have also taken inspiration from the latest fashion trends and the amazing hair color range from shoot sponsors Wella Professionals.

Sixth Sense decided to use "real people" rather than professional models for the photo shoot to reinforce the point that these styles can look great on anyone and everyone.

6S Founder & Artistic Director Dean Vinning said:  "We are really excited about this collection as it really does reflect the styles we're asked to create every day in our salon.  We've seen men and women transform before our very eyes with the right haircut and an incredible hair color, so we hope you find our collection inspirational."

#one is the first collection from the 6S Art Team but Dean and his team are keen to do more.  "We can't wait to show the world what we can do!" added Dean.


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Sixth Sense Art Team - (Left to Right) - Stylist Tash Marie, Art Director Dean Vinning,
Style Director Conna-Rae Caldicott & MUA Kari Roberts

Pink Pixie
Taking its inspiration from the 1960s, the classic Pixie Cut is brought bang up to date with pretty layers to soften the blunt edges and a gorgeous pastel pink color with subtle peachy tones.
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Styled by Next - www.Next.co.uk

Titian Queen
Strong and dynamic, the Titian Queen wears her hair long and straight with blunt lines and a full fringe.  A vibrant copper color with muted caramel highlights finishes off this stunning look.

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 Styled by Disorder Boutique - www.disorderboutique.com

Grey Pride
Classic meets edgy with Grey Pride.  The sophisticated shoulder-length bob is given a modern twist with the addition of a steely grey color.

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Styled by Burbo K'ture -  www.burbokture.net

Balayage Beauty
The Balayage Beauty is a perfect blend of rich shades of golds, blondes and soft caramels dressed up with sexy curls and waves.

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Styled by Disorder Boutique - www.disorderboutique.com

Urban Male
Urban Male works hard but plays harder.  With a texturized cut that's shaved at the sides and long on top, this style is manageable and versatile too.

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Styled by Disorder Boutique - www.disorderboutique.com

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6S Models (left to right) - Hayley Grithins, Abbey Mossop, Matt O’neil,
Maddie Beaden and Kelly Powel


Photography by Dart Media

More from Sixth Sense Hair & Beauty!

#one Full Trend Release Video:  https://youtu.be/gjQ8-_UZJUY
#one Behind the Scenes:  https://youtu.be/7T1BRFL8Dq8

Connect with Sixth Sense Hair & Beauty!

Social Media:  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ~ @sixthsensesalon









"Beautiful Success" Featuring ASHLEE BABBS

Sunday, June 7, 2015

"Gorgeous hair is the best revenge."
- Ivana Trump

Ashlee Babbs
CEO & Owner of Bella Amore Hair, LLC & Officer in the United States Army

Meet Ashlee Babbs!  Entrepreneur and CEO of Bella Amore Hair, a company specializing in top quality and affordable hair to meet all of your beauty and hair needs! 

Bella Amore Hair, LLC, is not your average hair supplier.  Ashlee created Bella Amore Hair not even a year ago and it has taken the world by storm!  Since then she has gained 35 hair affiliates within the United States and internationally.  Bella Amore Hair stands by its mission to provide the very best quality, affordability, and customer service with each and every product sold.



Ashlee is not only the owner of Bella Amore Hair, but she is also a dedicated officer in our United States Army.  Serving our country and meeting the ever changing demands of the hair industry, continue to keep Ashlee busy, and you know I had to ask her a few questions about her career and what keeps her "afloat."

HumbleBeauty:    Tell us about Bella Amore Hair and the mission behind the brand. 
Ashlee Babbs:       Bella Amore Hair, LLC is a luxury hair line featuring Brazilian, Malaysian, Peruvian as well as Cambodian extensions. Bella Amore was created in the Summer of 2014, with the mission of providing three main things:
1. Great Customer Service
2. Affordability
3. Quality products
These three things represent the backbone of Bella Amore Hair, LLC. These qualities also make us stand out compared to other hair companies, who only can display either 1 or 2 and sometimes none of these quailites at any given time..
HumbleBeauty:      Not only are you an entrepreneur, but you are also an officer in the United States Army. What do you love most about your career?
Ashlee Babbs:         I love helping my fellow Soldiers. Luckily, I am in the position to where I work with Soliders who are currently either being mobilized to active duty or being demobilized back to their respective reserve units within the United States (more specifically Ft. Dix.) Either way, me and my team are responsible for ensuring that Soldiers make it back home or make it to thier mission safely.

HumbleBeauty:     What drives/motivates you?
Ashlee Babbs:         I guess you can say that my family drives/motivates me. My parents have always supported me and the paths that I have wanted to take. Now, I believe that it is my duty to return the favor by helping them out financially and emotionally. The only way that they will be comfortable with me helping them financially as well as emotional is if they know and believe that I can take care of myself.

HumbleBeauty:      What does success mean to you?
Ashlee Babbs:         Success to me is when you have the ability to take care of yourself and your family and still have the ability to do what you want to do at the end of the day.

HumbleBeauty:       What advice would you give to other women on the path to pursuing their dreams?
Ashlee Babbs:          It may sound cliche...but DON'T GIVE UP and DON'T BE AFRAID! When I started Bella Amore Hair, LLC I was nervous and afraid most of the time, because I started selling hair and I was not a hairstylist nor did I go to hair school or have professional training. Frankly, I graduated Old Dominion University with a B.S in Political Science, which is about the furthest thing from dealing with hair. Eventually, I got tired of being afraid and just started doing research on top of research on top of research, until I became a more knowledgeable on how to run a e-commerce business as well as the differences between the origins of hair.



What stuck out the most to me in what Ashlee said is "DON'T GIVE UP and DON'T BE AFRAID!" This is so important.  How many times in life has an opportunity passed by because of fear or simply throwing in the towel and giving up?  We could all learn a thing or two from this successful entrepreneur's words of advice......Thank you Ashlee!

 **Whether long, short, curly, or straight, Bella Amore Hair has you covered!  To connect and learn more about this amazing brand, visit www.bellaamorehair.com and Instagram at @BellaAmoreHair.  Your locks will love you for it!


Blogiversary GIVEAWAY!!! (CLOSED)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Celebrating ONE whole year of blogging this week!  And what a year it has been!

To show my appreciation in honor of such a huge milestone on my journey, I would like to host a small GIVEAWAY with this cute little wristlet along with a necklace and matching earrings from Charming Charlie
This set reminds me so much of summer, which is right around the corner.  Bright colors with orange, greens, and yellows all scream SUMMER!!




**To enter this GIVEAWAY, leave a comment below wishing HumbleBeauty a Happy Blogiversary, or send me a Happy Blogiversary message via Twitter or Instagram @humblebeauty29
**Winner will be announced this upcoming weekend, no later than June 6th 2015!  


Until Next Time......


Twitter/Instagram @humblebeauty29

**This Giveaway is CLOSED**
CONGRATULATIONS +ALittleChitChat and THANK YOU to everyone who entered this Giveaway and to everyone who supports HumbleBeauty.  xo  

HumbleBeauty Turns One!!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Oh the joys of blogging......
As I sit here sipping my morning coffee, reminiscing over the past year - I can remember like it was yesterday....June 2, 2014.  The day I posted my very first blog post and HumbleBeauty was officially born!  Boy does time fly, and this past year has been an AMAZING rollercoaster ride for me as a blogger.  Meeting new people from all over the world, trying out new products and brands, OOTDs, traveling, events, and guest posts.  And the list goes on and on.....
Connecting with you all has been HumbleBeauty's biggest accomplishment.  I have always been a very quiet and introverted person, but blogging has really helped me to break out of my shell somewhat and become more of a "people" person.  I LOVE meeting new people and interacting with you all, whether its via Twitter, Instagram, or commenting on the blog, I truly appreciate all of your kind comments and support. 
HumbleBeauty wouldn't be HumbleBeauty without each and every one of you!  So let's take a little trip down memory lane and reminisce on HumbleBeauty's journey throughout the past year. 
**Click on the links to view each post**
June 2, 2014
June 22, 2014
July 13, 2014
August 24, 2014
August 26, 2014
September 1, 2014
October 19, 2014
November 9, 2014
December 8, 2014
February 1, 2015
February 22, 2015
April 5, 2015
April 16, 2015

And so much more to come!
Thank you so much for your love and continued support of HumbleBeauty!  GREAT things are on the horizon for the upcoming year, so definitely stay tuned and check in weekly for more Beauty, Fashion, Style, Inspiration, Events, Giveaways, and much much more!!
..........Speaking of GIVEAWAYS..........


Until Next Time......


Twitter/Instagram @humblebeauty29


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