5 Ways To Have An At Home Pamper Session


Long Week? We all need a little pampering sometimes especially after working a 9-5 and having extracurricular activities. I love creating fun at home pamper sessions on a Friday night or Saturday morning to wind down after all the craziness. And to be honest, it's just not in the budget to go out and spend money on a massage, facial, or mani/pedi every other week. So I've decided to share a few fun ways to create a great at home pamper regimen that you'll love. 


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1. Facial: Lately I've been loving my Tula exfoliating treatment mask from my April Mimi Chatter bag. It leaves my face feeling super clean and gives me that 20 something-year-old glow. I pamper myself twice a week using this treatment mask and I look forward to it every week.

2. Bubble Bath: Who doesn't love a nice bubble bath, like really?! Light a few candles, pour a glass of wine, add a Lush Bubble Bar, and just relax. Soothing music helps as well. I love to play my oldies playlist or a great jazz station. I could spend hours in the bathtub doing nothing but relaxing. And the best part about it is, it's FREE! 

3. A Good Book: Cuddle up in your bed after your amazing bath with a great book. You can spend time in a whole different world when you find a book that takes all your attention away from the world's craziness. I have so many on my list, like Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham. 

4. Deep Condition: I don't know about you, but deep conditioning my hair is so relaxing. I usually let mine stayy on for an hour or two while I read or relax. I'm keeping my hair healthy as well as having some much needed me time. This girl right here can't live without my Cantu Deep Treatment Masque. My hair has color in it so I need as much moisture as possible and this masque does just that. I promise you'll be a part of the #cantucrew after a few deep treatment sessions. 

5. Wine-o'clock: It's always wine o'clock in my head so pour up! Having just one glass of wine is very relaxing after a long day. I'm really into sweet dessert wine and trust me just one glass won't hurt. I like to head to my local total wine and rack up so I'm prepared when my pamper sessions roll around, lol. 


Don't forget to end your night early with a full night's rest. Feel free to sleep in a little, find a cute funky eye mask to wear so the sunlight won't wake you the next morning. I promise you'll feel refreshed and ready to take on anything the next day. 

What are some of your favorite at home paper session activities? 


Melisa Chanel

2016 WNHS x Cantu Crew


The quiet before the storm! This past weekend I was able to be apart of the biggest natural hair & beauty show there is, the Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair, Health, & Beauty Show. This was nothing new to me because I've attended this show for the past couple of years so it has become sort of an annual family reunion. I get to see all my blogger buddies and meet the ones I've only been introduced to via social media. I arrived early Saturday morning to the Convention Center in Atlanta with the rest of the Cantu Crew to make sure the Cantu Beauty booth was all set and ready for the crowd!


Are you ready for your Cantu Consultation? My long lost big sister Maria Antoinette & I were taking consultations throughout the day. Fans and followers of the brand were able to come over and fill out a consultation form and we were able to direct them to the product that would help with their hair needs. Talk about a busy day, it didn't stop there. We also had tons of giveaways, I'm talking hundreds, the booth was flooded with people all weekend and we loved every bit of it! 


Live demos also went down at the Cantu booth. Maria created beautiful styles on 4 gorgeous models, I swear her fingers are magic! Don't believe me? Check it out. 

Beautiful, right? I told you guys this woman is talented. Soooo many people came over just to watch her create and ask questions about hair styling and we were able to provide them with style cards. These cards were very informative and we were able to talk our booth guest through what products to use together to achieve different styles, the benefits, how to use the products, and where they would be able to purchase them. This was an experience that'll go down in the record books! Here are some more fun photos from the weekend with our friends from The Mane Choice, the cutest little girl ever ready to try her new Cantu products, giveaway winners, and followers. 

I'd have to say if you've never experienced this hair, health & beauty show you're missing out. New York, you're in luck because Taliah Waajid is headed your way. Make sure you headed over to the show website for all the details. 

I could go on and on about this show, but I won't! What I would like to do is send a huge thank you to all the fans, followers, and lovers of the Cantu brand. Thanks for stopping by and showing your support, we really enjoyed each and every one of you! I couldn't end the blog post without a picture of me and my fellow Cantu Crew member. Fun times, lots of laughs, and work, work, work, work, work (in my Rihanna voice), lol. 

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Are you a part of the Cantu Crew? If so, which products from the line are your favs? I can't live without the Thermal Heat Protectant, Coconut Curling Cream and last but not least the Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream. And when you're done with checking the products, watch my WNHS sneak peek video for a live look inside the Cantu Beauty Booth! 


Melissa Chanel


Rain Rain, Go Away x Mimi Chatter Bag

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I'm back with another Mimi Chatter bag and I can't wait to dig in. I get so excited when I receive these bags each month. They are truly a beauty lovers dream. Smiling as I was opening the box, I couldn't wait to see what was in this month's bag. Rain Rain, Go Away You're Ruining My Hair Today, how cute?! Well, I'm a natural girl so the rain really doesn't bother my curls, #naturalgirlsrock. Okay enough of me raving over this monthly bag, let's dive right in. 


1. Bare Minerals Lash Domination: A volumizing mascara with a petite precision brush. I've already added this product to my makeup bag.  

2. Skinfix: Moisture Boost Serum: This is a concentrated treatment that instantly nourishes skin with essential lipids and hydration. Sounds amazing right? 

3. Crabtree & Evelyn Ultra: Moisturising Hand Therapy: I can't wait to dig into this citron honey and coriander hand lotion. It reads, "our intensive conditioning cream leaves hand feeling softer with each use. Apply as needed for daily moisturising." I've already thrown this product into my purse because ash..haha. 

4. Buxom Bold Gel Lipstick: I received the color Guilty Angel. It's a pinkish nude. I can't wait to take it for a spin. 

5. Kate Somerville Goat Milk: This goat milk is a moisturizing cream. Which is much needed for my dry skin, I told you guys the Mimi Chatter bag knows everything about my life. I can use this product AM & PM by applying a thin layer to my face and neck.

6. Living Proof Nourishing Oil: STOPS FRIZZ, this oil treatment has all my attention. 


Well, that's all folks. I saw a few others received an umbrella in their bag which was so fitting. Maybe they ran out because I wasn't able to get one, but I love all the items that I did receive and can't wait to add them to my makeup and beauty regimen.

Do you receive the Mimi Chatter bags? If not, you should go sign up for them NOW, I promise you won't regret it. 


Melissa Chanel