Unlikely Martha

Miss Jessie’s, Milani, and Goody’s SWAG

On Friday night, after running around with the children all day I seriously thought twice about attending the Pre Nye bash. I just wanted to climb in bed and go to sleep. Okay I lie, get in bed b/c sleep Is something I don’t do. I digress.

My neighbor had just cut my hair and I still needed to wash and style it, then I thought about the swag. Did my hair in record time and headed out. Boy am I glad I did. The SWAG was on a hundred, thousand, trillion. Seee…


I added up the Miss Jessies products and alone they had a value of $115. If I wasn’t interested in trying them they would be up on Ebay. I again.. digress.

I have tried a lot of Miss Jessie’s products but I’m sure they will work better this time because they were free. Because I’m cheap I have been avoiding the Curly Pudding like the plague but truthfully it is the only thing that can really keep Lil Mama’s ponytails looking good. The Cantu is a strong contender but minus the buildup it sometimes leaves the Curly Pudding is good for her hair. I am interested in seeing how this new layer cut is going to look in a twist out. Stay tuned as I try these products.

Now..AWL of this makeup, lipgloss and lipstick did it for me.


Milani did a great job of providing products in shades that are complimentary to a variety of skin tones. These were all of the lipstick colors provided. They all look great on my skin tone surprisingly.


I briefly tried them all and had nothing bad to say other than the lipsticks are thin and need to be reapplied often, I may need to use with a lipliner but time will tell. I’ve seen these products in the store, but since I’m not a makeup person other than mascara and gloss I didn’t give them a second glance. These brands are available in the drugstore..great for us fab mamas and childless divas on a budget. As I wear them I will let you know the real deal.

Lastly, we got these cute headbands/necklaces from Goody’s. How genius. I thought around my neck I would feel like it was choking me but it didn’t. Wear one at a time or both together. I couldn’t manage a good pic so here is the stock photo of the product.

Source: walmart.com via Mimi on Pinterest

They also have some that are headbands/ bracelets. I love this concept. I like Goody’s products. I have a twist pin and it holds my bun like a champ. I definitely recommend these. I wouldn’t get it wet though…for obvious reasons.

*Does the Swag and Surf* I’m swaggin, I’m twistin’, My Lipgloss poppin’ . No idea what song I’m talking about? Oh…better get up on that hippity hop. I’m lame?

Have you tried any of these products? Are you a Miss Jessie’s fan?

*If you’ve read this post its obvious I received these items in a swag bag..duh. Yet you already know the opinions are my own*

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  • Reply
    January 3, 2012 at 12:37 am

    I used the shampoo on the babies hair Saturday and it lathered good. I had never heard of Miss Jessie until Friday night. I am going to try it on the babies hair since her hair is natural. Omm the makeup and stuff well the lipgloss seemed to be nice I don’t know nothing about the rest of that stuff in there but I guess I will be practicing from some youtube vidoes since I have the stuff.
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      January 3, 2012 at 10:46 am

      I used on baby’s hair to and it smells really good. I have used it in the past, well the Curly Pudding and it leaves a buildup. I may try to mix with a bit of olive oil to see if it helps. I think overall the way it moisturizes her hair is good. Let me know what you think after you use it for a few days.
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    January 3, 2012 at 1:19 am

    I bought the curly pudding a long time ago…I love how it styles, but I could do without the residue so I switched to Shea Moisture stuff. However, for that lovely price of “free.99” I would deal with the residue LOL
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      January 3, 2012 at 10:47 am

      Exactly. I thought I was the only one who noticed the flakiness of it. I’m trying again and mixing with a little oil to see if it helps, because I do like and I love the smell.
      Mimi recently posted..Miss Jessie’s, Milani, and Goody’s SWAG

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    January 3, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I always heard about the curly pudding, might see how it goes in my daughter’s hair. s for the make up I’ve seen that brand in the drugstore, and they rely do have. Ice colors that are perfect for our skin tone.
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      January 3, 2012 at 10:48 am

      That’s the thing, never finding the right shade for our skin tones is part of the reason why I don’t buy out of the store. I am starting to learn that the colors that I would normally shy away from actually look good on me…like pinks.
      Mimi recently posted..Miss Jessie’s, Milani, and Goody’s SWAG

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    January 3, 2012 at 10:11 am

    I haven’t tried Milani products. I really need to get rid of all my old makeup and start again. I’m not really sure which product is right for me. I am not one to buy really expensive make up. I really don’t see the point. I’m going to give it a try and see how I like it. Thanks for the post.
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      January 3, 2012 at 10:51 am

      Me too. I found a foundation on sale at CVS and I have been using that sparingly. I think its time for me to revamp the basics as well. I don’t wear makeup alot but a good foundation, mascara and makeup brushes are good to have on hand.I think I am liking this brand so far and will pick up a few items to see. I don’t wear it enough to spend the big bucks!
      Mimi recently posted..Miss Jessie’s, Milani, and Goody’s SWAG

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    Baby Shopaholic
    January 3, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I used the shampoo and curling pudding on P last night… Review to come! I did not get the baby butter cream in mine… kinda jello! I may just buy it.
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    January 3, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    can i borrow some of that hair swag! I need some.
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    Bud and Leo
    January 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Looks like it was sooo worth it! Love that headband! Kelli

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    January 3, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Never tried Miss Jessie’s or Milani. I’m a huge Goody’s fan though. I will certainly have to look into Miss Jessie’s since Moo and I are natural.
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    January 3, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Whaaaaat…. now that’s what you call a bag woth SWAG!!!! Never heard of Miss Jessie’s but heyyyy for FREE!!!!
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    Mrs. Pancakes
    January 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Ok what is a swag bag and I want some,,,always wanted to try miss jessie!

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    January 4, 2012 at 2:30 am

    ALL that was in your swag bag? Wow let me know when the next one is! LOL Ms.Jessie’s is very expensive so I stick with Shea Moisture for the most part. If I got it free like you did, I’d be ALL over it!!
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    January 4, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Umm, yeah…that Miss Jessie’s price tag causes the frugalista in me to slightly faint every time I walk past it in Tarjay!!! My friend just passed on a jar of the Baby Buttercream to me and I’ve used it twice. I’m kinda so-so on it. It smells better in my hair than in the jar. Glad to see how well you cleaned up!
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    Melisa - Mommy This and That
    January 4, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    You be swabbing!
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    Melisa - Mommy This and That
    January 4, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Ha, dang iPad autocorrect t, was suppose to say swaggin! That is a nice haul!
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    Mama Violet
    January 5, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    I’m so jealous. Epic SWAG!

    I have a milani blush and bronzer that I received in a swag bag. I love them both.
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    Mrs. Delightful
    April 11, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Nice SWAG!

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