Exciting Week Ahead!

Just a few updates to catch up with before I start a new week. I’ve updated the Beauty section with a review the products I use on a daily basis for my skin regimen. Every product was paid for by myself and I do not sponsor any of the companies reviewed. The opinions expressed are based off of my own experience and may not be the same for everyone. You can read about my skin care regimen here.

I’ve also update my favorite make up products in my product reviews section. This week focused on a few foundations that matched my skin tone well, both partial coverage and full coverage. You can read more about my favorite products here.

Also, good news!!! I’ve been checking my CurlKit account all week and my April Kit finally made it to Pittsburgh (YEA!!). Now I’m just waiting for my daily mail delivery and I get to open the goodness! I’m hoping that after close to 3 weeks of waiting, everything is intact so that I don’t have to contact them again to have items replaced.

I’ll also do a review of my favorite facial masks and make up looks in celebration of Spring. Hey, look, it’s still cold in Pittsburgh so we’re celebrating spring a bit late, don’t judge. I’m just happy that I don’t have to chip  ice off of my windshield anymore.

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Online Curl Subscriptions

So you may or may not have heard about this but they’re growing in popularity as we speak: Curl Subscriptions. Essentially it is an online club that users pay for by the month and in return club members receive a box of hair care goodies to sample. It seems like an easy and cheap way to please any product junkie. It seemed promising and I can’t pass up a good deal, so I decided to give it whirl.

After researching a few different companies, I selected a popular brand known as CurlKit. For $20 a month club members get a variety a products mailed to their homes and have their bank accounts charged on the 15th of every month. Other than raving reviews of their product sizes (they tend to give out more full size products than their competitors) they were also celebrating their anniversary. This meant TWO full size products in addition to the sample sizes of various other products. CHA-CHING!

But then I started following their Facebook page and the worrying is setting in. Looking through their news feed, I see countless comments about people receiving their April kit damaged or missing products. When I say damaged not I’m talking about just a dinged up box but having actual products damaged as well. More than one user has claimed that a leave in conditioner was completely empty, spilled throughout the entire box creating a gunky mess. Another user has claimed that one of the full-sized products that was supposed to come with the kit just isn’t there at all.

….Oh boy, here comes the drama.

Line after line of complaints about unanswered emails, poor customer service, and threats of canceling subscriptions. People still waiting for their April kit even though they had already been charged for the month of May! Needless to say, this is rubbing me the wrong way.

Now, I had signed up for CurlKit on April the 9th and my checking account was immediately charged the membership fee of $18 (I found a discount code). So it’s only been a little over a week of waiting and praying that my kit comes through intact –but I still have the jitters. So I decided to send a friendly email to the company asking for the status of my order. Because every time that I check online, it says that it’s still being processed. That was on Monday the 15th, so after waiting two days I decided to send another email on Wednesday. Later that night I finally receive a reply email…stating that they only reply to emails sent before 5pm Monday-Friday.

Okaaaay, that wasn’t the question that I asked you, CurlKit.

After receiving this email and seeing so many people claiming that they were already charged for May without receiving this month’s kit, I felt the need to cancel my monthly subscription. I’m still waiting for my kit to come in, eagerly waiting by the door and suffering disappointment whenever it’s just a Penny Saver. I hope that it’s worth the wait and I’ll do a reveal whenever it actually makes it here in one on piece.

Welcome to Color Me Curly

This is a personal blog where I’ll detail my daily hair and beauty regimen. This isn’t just a beauty blog, this is an exploration of self and a possible source of encouragement for others. I want to have fun with my natural hair journey and experiment with different products and styles. If someone else can benefit from what I do as well, then bonus points all around!

I am no expert in any way, shape, or form but if I need an expert opinion then that’s why I have a hairdresser on stand-by. I try my best to find the most trust worthy information to share and I wouldn’t share it here if I didn’t believe in it myself. All of the links provided are sources that I use myself and I’ve personally purchased and tried each product that I’ll list in my review section.

I plan on having a Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter account to go along with this site; Tumbr is a bit iffy but we’ll see. In a few days the site will be up to full capacity and I can really get this ball moving. Until then, lots of love!

~Shay