Have you ever walked into a room and felt like you're surrounded by excellence? That's exactly how I felt when I got to the Carolina Curly Natural Expo in Charlotte this past weekend! Every time I turned my head, I was saying "yaaaaas" in my mind! The room was filled with guests and the energy was captivating and positive. This flower backdrop by Roses & Poses Designs was breathtaking! After watching everyone snap their pictures for social media, I wanted to take it home for myself!
I must admit that I get a little anxious when I network and meet new people, but I really felt like I was meeting up with a group of friends. I got to see some familiar faces and meet some new beautiful curly girls! You really never know the connections you can make unless you get out more, and this event made it easy and fun.
The variety of vendors at the expo was great: cosmetics, jewelry, hair care, and lifestyle. I purchased some products from KurleeBelle that I had been eying on Instagram for quite a while. I'm trying to get a new hair routine going so I can't wait to try them! I also picked up something for a friend from Jaiona's Yoga Closet. If you love yoga and meditation with a purpose, be sure to stop by her site!
One of my favorite parts of the event was the panel discussion! I got a chance to listen to the guys on The Groomed Gentlemen Panel as well as the ladies on The Naturally Nude Panel. What I loved most was the empowerment of men and women of color. We don't come with a "one size/style/look fits all" guide. Thank God. It was just great listening to different perspectives with that same push for a more positive and confident mindset.
Overall, this expo was a fun experience for all things natural from skin, to hair and even lifestyle. I hope this is an annual event, and if it is, I foresee a bigger venue in the future!