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Beyond the Box with Shea Radiance Co-Founder Funlayo Alabi

By: Sakita Holley (@MissSuccess)

Funlayo Alabi is the co-founder of natural hair and body care product company Shea Radiance. After seven years of hard work and persistence, the company she created with her husband will have its products sold in Target stores nationwide. Last month, the couple celebrated their Target launch in a Maryland mansion, which could have easily served as an emblem of their increasing success.

As one of the company’s that was an early champion of curlBOX, it’s fitting that we kick off our ‘Beyond the Box’ series with this inspiring entrepreneur.

We caught up with Funlayo to learn more about her business philosophy, get her thoughts on curlBOX and to take a deeper look at the woman behind Shea Radiance’s success.

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MSN’s Glo.com Recognizes curlBOX as Best Beauty Subscription

*SCREAMS*

We’re featured on MSN’s site Glo.com  as the best in beauty subscriptions!

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The Buzz: Made with African-American girls in mind, the site zeroes in on hair supplies.

The Philosophy: “Curlbox is an affordable approach to finding the best for you,” says founder Myleik Teele.

The Goods: Five to seven deluxe and full-size samples from companies like Hair Rules, Ouidad and Ultra Sheen.

The Terms: $20 monthly, $220 a year.

The Perks: Every box has discount coupons for full-size products; their blog gives tips.

We’re honored to be in such great company!  For info on curlBOX, please visit: www.curlBOX.com

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2nd Annual Fashion’s Night Out Blogger Crawl

by Love Brown Sugar

We’re at it again! Remember last Fashion’s Night Out 2011 when me and my blogger boos took to the streets of NYC and had an absolute blast? Check this Kickin’ It: Fashion’s Night Out 2011 post if you don’t believe me or this one from 2010. We have a history of rocking FNO right.
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Myleik’s Week | September 3

It’s September!  It’s the infamous “fourth quarter” … A chance to finish strong or accept defeat and prepare to start 2013 out the right way (focused, disciplined, etc).  Either way you cut it, it’s a good time of the year.  And I love Fall!  Don’t you love it?  You’re right on the edge where you can pull off some of the looks that could be side-eye worthy … Or maybe I’m the only one ready to wear daisy dukes and cowboy boots (don’t judge my life). *lol*  I guess that’s more like those few weeks right before Fall begins.   Anywho … Without further ado … This is what I’m feeling this week!

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Style Cards With CharyJay!

Myleik said:  I have loved CharyJay ever since she entered the Huetiful Hair Idol contest.  Her video tugged at my heart … She just seemed SO special.  She came to Atlanta for her photo shoot and she was everything I thought she was based on her video.  Her personality is huge and she was just STUNNING!  I decided in that moment that I’d do everything I could to help her thrive.  She is thriving.  How amazing are her styles?  This is her latest venture and it’s genius!  Check out CharyJay’s style cards after the jump.  They’re only $5! 

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Mattiologie: It Just Works

 It Just Works on Mattieologie

Myleik:  I’ve been a fan of bloggers for-ever-and-ever-amen and I couldn’t resist this post I just saw by Mattie.  Honestly, my favorite “look” is denim, leopard and a red lip.  Whether you throw on a flat or pump you are dripping in sexiness.  Not to mention, a red lip and leopard print will INSTANTLY make you feel sexy.  Bad mood?  Break out your NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pence in Siren Red and your fave animal print top and hit the streets!  Find out how to get this look after the jump! 

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Be Cautious With Your Leave In

Why Your Leave-in Conditioner May Be Drying Out Your Hair

by Dr. Kari Williams 

I talk to lots of women who use a lot of leave-in conditioners. The tricky thing about the product landscape of today is that there are some product manufacturers who will label a product “Leave-in conditioner” (because they know we love them) and it’s a great daily moisturizer, but there are others that are filled with proteins that can have a drying affect on the hair.

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