$150 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!!


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I’ve got a great giveaway for you today!!! Enter below to win a $150 Amazon Gift Card!!!

The winner will be selected at random on July 4th.

Here are the great bloggers sponsoring this fab giveaway. Go check em out.

  1. OK, Dani
  2. The Sexy Single Mommy
  3. My MommyVents
  4. The Reflections of a Good Woman
  5. The Sophisticated Life
  6. Lisa A La Mode
  7. I Love Homemaking
  8. Fashionably Fabulous
  9. V For Vadge
  10. Thriftanista in the City
  11. The Style Medic
  12. Fashnbeaucoup
  13. Deserve More
  14. Just Keia
  15. The Green Eyed Lady Blog


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Herbal Essences Naked {+Giveaway}

You ready to get Naked with Herbal Essences? You ready for a giveaway?

(First off, thanks to Walmart and Herbal Essences for providing the product, info, and giveaway prize.)

OK girls, have I got a goodie for you!

Have you ever tried Dry Shampoo? I haven’t.

Well, I just ordered this limited edition Herbal Essences Naked kit from Walmart:


You can order it HERE

And I’m excited to try all of the items, but I am most intrigued by the dry shampoo. I feel like it’s a lazy girl’s dream! Did I say lazy? I mean…busy. A busy girl’s dream. ::avoids eye contact::

OK, here’s what Herbal Essences says about it:

Naked Volume Dry Shampoo

– Great for days when you don’t have time to wash your hair.

– Refreshes your look for lightweight, clean hair — even on days when you don’t wash.

– The natural tapioca formula absorbs excess oil and transforms lifeless, oily hair into fresh hair.

– Delights senses with the crisp essence of citrus and mint.

– How to use: Gently spray on and work into roots, brush out as desired.

I hope it works well. I cannot wait to try it.

Also included in the kit is:

  • Naked Volume Shampoo, 10.2 fluid ounces;
  • Naked Volume Conditioner, 10.17 fluid ounces;
  • Naked Volumizing Souffle, 6.5 ounces; and
  • Naked Travel Size Dry Shampoo 1.7 ounce

You can order the kit easily on Walmart.com – The direct link to the kit is: http://www.walmart.com/ip/33006917

What’s great about this Naked line: NO PARABENS and NO DYES!


Now, on for an extra special goodie…Walmart and Herbal Essences are giving one lucky winner a $50 Walmart Gift Card!!

(OKDani Subscribers only, US only, winner will be verified, giveaway ends January 10)

On January 10th I’ll post a video review of this awesome kit, and will announce the lucky winner!

Enter below for your chance to win win win!

Good Luck!!


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Holiday Hair and Pantene Truly Natural Giveaway!


You already know I love Pantene and have spoken about their Truly Natural collection, among other products in their range. Well….our friends at Pantene are sponsoring a huge giveaway of 9 full-size items from their Truly Natural, Pro-V, and Expert Collections!

I’m thinking…it’s time to go straight! I haven’t straightened my hair since….well before the big cut… but I am ready to try it out and see how it looks. It’ll be perfect for the holidays, for a different look…and I’ll be able to wear a hat in this cold weather without jackin’ up my curls 🙂

Normally for the holidays or a dressy occasion I would do an updo like my beloved bow bun:


But now I have no hair for that! Thank you for inspiring a new look for me, Pantene. I’m sure it’ll come out OK. I’ll be sure to use their deep conditioner to start off with super moisturized hair. (This is KEY for getting natural hair super straight) I’ll post next week to show you the results…

So back to the giveaway…..Check out the video below to see all the goodies you’ll get if you win!  


Are you excited? I am. I love giving away products I just know you’re going to love!

OK So just enter below and my fingers are crossed for you!

(You have to be an OKDani subscriber to enter the giveaway: Do that HERE)


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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Collection Review and Giveaway

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Back in my texlaxed days I was a Pantene Pro-V stan!! I used it exclusively all through jr high and high school, and part of college.  I think I was addicted to the scent! During my transition I started experimenting with more products but Pantene conditioners still held a special place in my heart for co-washes or regular conditioning.

A while back I had the good fortune to attend an event for the Pantene Expert Collection range of hair products and got to sample the Age Defy line (which is awesome by the way.) (I told you about that event here) As an ex-Pantene junkie I was excited to attend and learn more about the brand.

Since most of my readers here are natural or transitioning, I thought you’d be more interested in reading about the Truly Natural Collection that Pantene Pro-V offers.

I tried the Clarifying Shampoo and the Deep Conditioner and I will say I loved them both!


I tried this on straightened hair that was dirty (really dirty…like almost two weeks dirty) and oily. I did one long shampoo, and it really left my hair feeling clean. I do feel that if I used it weekly or every few days, that it would be a little bit too strong for me. I don’t like squeaky clean and I feel that if I didn’t use it on such dirty/greasy hair, I would’ve been left with that squeaky clean feeling. This may be good for some of you because I know a lot of people love that feeling.


I didn’t use heat with this deep conditioner. I slathered it on and squeezed it down the length of my hair and then kept it on for about 15 minutes. I then detangled with a wide tooth comb and my hair was like butter! The detangling effects of this conditioner were excellent. I got great slip and detangling was very easy. My only issue with this conditioner is: It’s called a “deep conditioner” so in my mind that means to leave it on for a while… but the instructions are very vague. It just says “apply after shampoo and rinse” (I’m exaggerating for effect, but it really doesn’t give much direction). My hair felt great after using it though.

Overall I am happy with both the shampoo and conditioner in the Truly Natural range from Pantene Pro-V and will be checking stores near me to try the rest of the line. I’d recommend it to anyone who wants a squeaky clean clarifying shampoo, and a moisturizing conditioner full of slip!

Next time: I’ll try the deep conditioner either with heat, or leaving it on for a prolonged time to see if the softness/moisturizing benefits are even greater.

Thanks to the generous folks at Pantene for sponsoring this giveaway so one of you girls will be able to try the entire range!!

One lucky reader will receive:

  • Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Clarifying Shampoo
  • Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Deep Conditioner
  • Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Defining Curls Custard
  •  Pantene Pro-V Truly Natural Shine Serum With Argan Oil

Winner will be chosen on March 31 and announced on the LongNaturalHair Facebook Page!



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Nature Box Review, Bulu Box Review and…Giveaways!

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Girls I am excited to get to do a giveaway of the two subscription boxes I’m going to tell you about today. They’re my favorite subbie boxes so far! (A: i’m obsessed with subbie boxes and B: I can’t believe my faves are not hair care related ones…but anyway…) I tried them both out in November and December and you have the opportunity to win the January or February box from each company! (YAY!)

These are both very “new year friendly” because they’re both healthy boxes and everyone gets obsessed with health around this time. Check em out:

Bulu Box

Bulu Box is chock full of stuff to help you get through your workouts, build muscle, lose weight, get healthy and feel good. There are vitamins and supplements in each box and for some items, it’s more than just one sample which is great so you can try them out more than just one time and see how it works for you. In one box I received a full month supply of FRS Healthy Energy chews. 30 chews! Plus 5 other multi-use samples of products. My main gripe with other subscription boxes is that I only get a one-time-use amount, but Bulu Box fixes that for me.

Also included in the box is a detailed description of each product, including the full size purchase price and a full sized brochure insert about each product. For other subbie boxes I have to go online to get further details about the products, but not with Bulu Box. John liked this box too. It’s just health related, no gender specific items included. I like it a lot. Their website is pretty good too, there’s a blog with some interesting health related articles and tips. Check em out.

In my box:

  • Almased – Metabolism booster – (2 servings)
  • Reserveage – Energy booster – (1 serving)
  • FRS Healthy Energy Chews – (30 day supply)
  • Elebra – Productivity booster – (2 day supply)
  • Defend – Cough & Cold prevention – (1 serving)
  • Crystal Essence – Natural deoderant – (1 use supply)

Oh yeah, and the box only costs $10 a month! And shipping is totally FREE of course.

I’m definitely a fan. And John is too (but maybe he’s just happy I’m getting boxes of products he can share, and not just skin and hair care lol)

(enter to win your month subscription at the bottom of this post – Good Luck!)

Nature Box

So when this Nature Box showed up at my doorstep I got so immediately geeked. The box was BIG! And for good reason. There were 5 full sized packages of healthy snacks included in this box. We didn’t have to buy any snacks at the grocery store that month. If you’re not a complete glutton like we are, this box will definitely last you a full month or longer. It lasted almost a full month for us.

In my box were FULL SIZE packages of:

  • Country Ranch peas – Seasoned so well and crunchy, it was a good replacement for potato chips or pretzels.
  • Carrot chips – they had a lil salt on it to go w/ the sweetness of the carrots (and not greasy at all!)
  • Chipotle Maple almonds – John housed these.
  • Cinnamon Spiced granola – so good in cereal, or just gobbled by the handful.
  • Roasted Garlic pumpkin seeds – sooo delicious. I didn’t know I liked pumpkin seeds!

What’s great about NatureBox (outside of the yummy food that’s delivered) is how communicative they are about everything. They give you full details on each product in your box, nutrition information, and serving suggestions and everything.


Nature Box is $19.95 a month, which is reasonable for the amount of healthy snack products you receive.

Now’s your chance to win one of the boxes!

Enter below to Win the Nature Box!

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Enter below to Win the Bulu Box!

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