Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Giveaway Time!! CLOSED


It is time for the Giveaway! This is Beads, Braids, & Beyond's first Giveaway so this is very exciting. There will be more to come!

First, I would like to say thank you to everyone for following the blog, supporting the blog, and spreading the word about the blog. I think it is amazing how quickly the natural hair community comes together and supports one another.

Next, I have to say thank you to Denman!

These wonderful brushes are available in UK
through Boots nationwide and also on their website

They also sell a more stylish Denman, along with some cute fragranced Tutti Frutti Denmans! So check out their website.

As you can see, the Giveaway includes the Denman D3 Brush (love it!!!) a pack of (at least) 1000 pink beads, and two packs of barrettes!

The Giveaway is currently only available to those of you in the US/Canda.

In order to enter the Giveaway you MUST be a follower of this blog! That is the only requirement.

One entry: Simply leave a comment saying "I follow your blog" along with your first name. If you happen to notice someone else has the same name, leave a nickname or add an initial to the end of your name.

One entry: Become a Facebook friend/fan! (Look at the end of the right side column for the link) Make sure you let me know if you are a friend/fan!

One entry: Spread the word about the blog. Twitter it, Myspace it, Facebook it, post it on your blog, post it in a forum, You get the idea! Leave a comment saying you have done so and on what website.

Two entries: Add one of our buttons (to the right) to your facebook, myspace, blog, whatever! Leave a comment saying you have added the button and to what website.

One entry: If your child has ALREADY participated on Beads, Braids, & Beyond blog leave a comment telling me where they participated (ex. Diva Spotlight/Hair Share) along with their name. If your child has participated more than once (ex. Diva Spotlight AND Hair Share) make sure you let me know.

Two entries: If your child participated in the Style Challenge let me know! Make sure you tell me their name.

I will leave this open for a week or so. I plan on writing all of the names down, putting them in a hat/bowl and letting A draw the name out on camera.

Good luck everyone!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Poll's are down!

The Results:

What would you like to see more of?

Diva Spotlight 16 (11%)
Braids/Cornrows 46 (33%)
Holiday Hair 23 (16%)
Twists 15 (11%)
Product Reviews 36 (26%)

So, your top two are BRAIDS/CORNROWS and PRODUCT REVIEWS. I will definitley be posting more of both! I will also add other things in the mix too since a little of everything got votes.

What would you like to see in the giveaway?

Denman D3 Brush 55 (38%)
Beads/Barrettes 33 (23%)
Bows 13 (9%)
Rat tail comb/Spray bottle/Wide tooth comb (the basics) 3 (2%)
Satin Bonnet 7 (4%)
Goody Cloth Covered Ponytail Holders 2 (1%)
Other (specify in comment/email please) 1 (0%)
Flexi-Rods 29 (20%)

So DENMAN D3 and BEADS/BARRETTES it is! The Giveaway will be VERY soon!

Thanks to everyone who voted!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Curly Nikki!!!

Of course I had to make a seperate post to let you all know that A is on CurlyNikki today! I looooove her blog!!! Go check out the post here and leave a comment! Thanks so much!!! Also be sure to check out her very helpful forum! :D

*EDIT: I forgot to add, Curly Nikki is also blogging for Tyra!!! How cool is that? Show her some love here!

Monday, November 9, 2009


Wow, 90 followers already? I just made this blog on October 23rd, 2009. I am very surprised! We are so close to 100 followers. I thought for sure it would take months to get close to 100 followers. As you may know, once Beads, Braids, & Beyond! reaches 100 followers we will do a small giveaway for those of you who follow the blog. I added yet another poll to the right. I would love to know what you think I should include in the giveaway. If you chose "other" please specify in a comment or email me with your suggestions at

I will probably include the top two things you all vote for. We shall see....

I am going to take the "Is this blog helpful?" poll down. The results:

Yes- 85 (97%)
No- 1 (1%)
Somewhat 1 (1%)

Once again, thanks so much to everyone who follows this blog! Also a big thanks to those of you who spread the word. I really do appreciate it! :)

*EDIT: We now have 103 followers!! Wow! Thanks everyone!!! The giveaway will be very soon. I just added the poll yesterday so I want to give everyone a few days to vote for what they want in the giveaway. Make sure you vote!!! Looks like the Denman brush is in the lead....