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WTH Mala!

makeupvixenmakeupvixen Posts: 507Registered Users
So I unsubscribe from AfroVeda a very long time ago but for some odd reason I get a email today saying they have a new fruit line that came out. So I'm very curious and went to the site to look at what mess this crazy woman has come up with now (and not tested before selling). I was like um NO when I say it but I noticed that it said it was on sale for $21.00. I was like wait a minute, that's suppose to be a sale??? So i figured she went back up in prices again and that's when I saw that the other butters were on sale too.

The Hemp Seed Lock Twist and roll 9.5oz (really 8oz) was $16??? The Pur Whipped that people seem to still ike is just $11???

Um can someone help me understand why this price gauging Nut just dropped her prices to almost where she was a year ago. The cost of raw materials is the same and the state of the economy is worst (those were her excuses to raise them in the first place) but the price dropped... Why?

I don't want to put too much energy into this but I'm just wondering what you ladies think. I'm surly not about to buy anything and I'm not about to go run tell people that this crap is on sale, but WTH?!???!

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  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users
    Because she was fakin' on why she increased prices then realized that she was getting too big for her britches and no one was that pressed to buy her stuff. I was almost tempted to get some PWG...I love that stuff...then I remembered that month wait time and how I already have enough staples without it.
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  • makeupvixenmakeupvixen Posts: 507Registered Users
    @Elle - I get my emails on my phone now and I just opened it to see a $10 off discount code so if you want the Pur Whipped it's a good time to get it. The code is EMAIL10, plus the sale price.

    I'm still passing on AfroVeda. My hair is in bad enough shape and with her untest and untrusted products, lies and drama I don't need my hair acting up anymore.

    Side note (Do you think going to heated Yoga with CJ Rehab in my hair is a good idea?) I might get a large jug of it but I'm still undecided...
  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users
    It's a great price but I can't eff with sheisters. It would be really disingenuous for me to buy her stuff anyway, since I blasted her on my blog and and won't even relay what I used if I used whatever stuff I have left over on my hair and people ask me lol. Besides, she changed the ingreds since the last time I got the PWG (over a yr ago), so I might not even like it the same. Meh.
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  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Posts: 1,589Registered Users
    It's a great price but I can't eff with sheisters. It would be really disingenuous for me to buy her stuff anyway, since I blasted her on my blog and and won't even relay what I used if I used whatever stuff I have left over on my hair and people ask me lol. Besides, she changed the ingreds since the last time I got the PWG (over a yr ago), so I might not even like it the same. Meh.
    OK but the mustard oil that has been added is supposed to do WONDERS for hair. I was tempted but I am done buying stylers for now.
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  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users
    sagehen wrote: »
    It's a great price but I can't eff with sheisters. It would be really disingenuous for me to buy her stuff anyway, since I blasted her on my blog and and won't even relay what I used if I used whatever stuff I have left over on my hair and people ask me lol. Besides, she changed the ingreds since the last time I got the PWG (over a yr ago), so I might not even like it the same. Meh.
    OK but the mustard oil that has been added is supposed to do WONDERS for hair. I was tempted but I am done buying stylers for now.

    LOL doesn't sway me. I have integrity, not a slave to my hair. She can still kick rocks, even if she put platinum in her stuff.
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  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Posts: 1,589Registered Users
    sagehen wrote: »
    It's a great price but I can't eff with sheisters. It would be really disingenuous for me to buy her stuff anyway, since I blasted her on my blog and and won't even relay what I used if I used whatever stuff I have left over on my hair and people ask me lol. Besides, she changed the ingreds since the last time I got the PWG (over a yr ago), so I might not even like it the same. Meh.
    OK but the mustard oil that has been added is supposed to do WONDERS for hair. I was tempted but I am done buying stylers for now.

    LOL doesn't sway me. I have integrity, not a slave to my hair. She can still kick rocks, even if she put platinum in her stuff.
    But, what if she created the Sparkle Fro you've been waiting for?:laughing6:
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  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users
    sagehen wrote: »
    sagehen wrote: »
    OK but the mustard oil that has been added is supposed to do WONDERS for hair. I was tempted but I am done buying stylers for now.

    LOL doesn't sway me. I have integrity, not a slave to my hair. She can still kick rocks, even if she put platinum in her stuff.
    But, what if she created the Sparkle Fro you've been waiting for?:laughing6:

    You didn't know? Sparkle Fro has already been created...the new Beauticurls. I'm good, son! lol
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  • makeupvixenmakeupvixen Posts: 507Registered Users
    Yeah, I'm not buying either. I actually gave some of my stash away recently to some people in the Natural YT world. I'm addicted to Curl Junkie and Komaza Care right now that I can't live without them in my stash, LOL.

    I think I only have 3 of the 10 jars of AfroVeda I had from back in September 2010 left and I think I'm going to donate them to Dress For Success. I just hope there are no ill effects from it.
  • AmberBrownAmberBrown Posts: 1,072Registered Users
    I don't even care about all the AV hate LOL I LOVE the PUR. I was going to be mad I wasted time reading the thread but Vixen you rock! Thanks for that coupon code! tralalalala off to spend my last 15 dollars falalalala so glad I passed on that curlmart sale now! :toothy2:

    Ok. No. There's a 45 dollar min for the coupon. knew it was too good to be true.
  • AmberBrownAmberBrown Posts: 1,072Registered Users
    LAWD I almost had a heart attack thinking the 9oz PUR was now 5 dollars...turns out its a 2 oz :angry2:

    I guess I should get the 17oz for 20 bucks since i have that coupon. I'm so happppppppy!
  • AmberBrownAmberBrown Posts: 1,072Registered Users
    Yeah, I'm not buying either. I actually gave some of my stash away recently to some people in the Natural YT world. I'm addicted to Curl Junkie and Komaza Care right now that I can't live without them in my stash, LOL.

    I think I only have 3 of the 10 jars of AfroVeda I had from back in September 2010 left and I think I'm going to donate them to Dress For Success. I just hope there are no ill effects from it.

    Donate them to meeeee! LOL Bc I'm a poor college student and its not FAIR for you to have them and I don't! :sad3: LOL but seriously...I'm not worried about ill effects. Just sayin' :help: help a sista out.

    Excuse my exuberance y'all. I'm high on benadryl. Should be passing out soon.
  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Posts: 5,400Registered Users
    Because she was fakin' on why she increased prices...

    Yup. I'm done with Afroveda. When she started in on raising prices without warning while justifying 2 months shipping because she's rushing home from her day job during lunchbreaks to keep up with orders and not having time for her family but still expanding her line, she lost me.

    I loved the butters but I found others that work better.
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  • makeupvixenmakeupvixen Posts: 507Registered Users
    Because she was fakin' on why she increased prices...

    Yup. I'm done with Afroveda. When she started in on raising prices without warning while justifying 2 months shipping because she's rushing home from her day job during lunchbreaks to keep up with orders and not having time for her family but still expanding her line, she lost me.

    I loved the butters but I found others that work better.

    LOL, oh my dayum, LOL. Gurl, lol. I didn't even remember this until you mentioned it, LOL.
  • makeupvixenmakeupvixen Posts: 507Registered Users
    AmberBrown wrote: »
    I don't even care about all the AV hate LOL I LOVE the PUR. I was going to be mad I wasted time reading the thread but Vixen you rock! Thanks for that coupon code! tralalalala off to spend my last 15 dollars falalalala so glad I passed on that curlmart sale now! :toothy2:

    Ok. No. There's a 45 dollar min for the coupon. knew it was too good to be true.

    No Worries, I don't hate on anyone that still likes and uses her products, that's why I posted the code.
  • JahNaturalDezignJahNaturalDezign Posts: 1,160Registered Users
    I've only tried the Coco Latte Mask it was never a repurchase for me and the carrot seed bar. However even though I don't want to be bothered with AfroVeda my face is loving that carrot seed bar. It's fading my acne marks which make me a happy camper. I was thinking about ordering 2 unless anyone knows of something that will work better.
  • NinjaretteNinjarette Posts: 3,982Registered Users

    Yup. I'm done with Afroveda. When she started in on raising prices without warning while justifying 2 months shipping because she's rushing home from her day job during lunchbreaks to keep up with orders and not having time for her family butstill expanding her line, she lost me.

    I loved the butters but I found others that work better.

    Wow. Reading this totally took me back. This is so on point. I was fighting the urge to try her new butter and spray. I think you took away the urge.

    It's bad when a die-hard PJ like me steps back. There's too many good choices, and more to come. As much as I'd like to buy, I can't encourage foolishness.

    Thanks for the reminder.





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  • makeupvixenmakeupvixen Posts: 507Registered Users
    Nea wrote: »

    Yup. I'm done with Afroveda. When she started in on raising prices without warning while justifying 2 months shipping because she's rushing home from her day job during lunchbreaks to keep up with orders and not having time for her family butstill expanding her line, she lost me.

    I loved the butters but I found others that work better.

    Wow. Reading this totally took me back. This is so on point. I was fighting the urge to try her new butter and spray. I think you took away the urge.

    It's bad when a die-hard PJ like me steps back. There's too many good choices, and more to come. As much as I'd like to buy, I can't encourage foolishness.

    Thanks for the reminder.





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    YAY!

    I just took my butt over to AmazonMom.com and ordered some household needs with free shipping and 30% discounts and coupon codes. Yup, spent my money elsewhere. Now if I can just get Curl Junkie and Qhemet to do a FLASH Sale of like 40% off or more then I would have a Product Junkie Attack and burn my Visa up, lol.
  • MrsComboCurlzMrsComboCurlz Posts: 625Registered Users
    It's almost comical, I think she's straight snatchin these prices outta her ass...:laughing4:
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  • makeupvixenmakeupvixen Posts: 507Registered Users
    I've only tried the Coco Latte Mask it was never a repurchase for me and the carrot seed bar. However even though I don't want to be bothered with AfroVeda my face is loving that carrot seed bar. It's fading my acne marks which make me a happy camper. I was thinking about ordering 2 unless anyone knows of something that will work better.

    Oh ok. I haven't tried the carrot seed from them but I hear good things about the Carrot Bar from Chagrin Valley so I might have to try that one on my acne.
  • JahNaturalDezignJahNaturalDezign Posts: 1,160Registered Users
    I've only tried the Coco Latte Mask it was never a repurchase for me and the carrot seed bar. However even though I don't want to be bothered with AfroVeda my face is loving that carrot seed bar. It's fading my acne marks which make me a happy camper. I was thinking about ordering 2 unless anyone knows of something that will work better.

    Oh ok. I haven't tried the carrot seed from them but I hear good things about the Carrot Bar from Chagrin Valley so I might have to try that one on my acne.

    I don't know how I forgot about Chagrin Valley. I think I'm going to have to give their's a try.

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  • makeupvixenmakeupvixen Posts: 507Registered Users
    ^^ Yes gurrrrrrl, I love me some Chagrin Valley soaps. I just got me some 1oz applicator bottles and chopped up a few pieces of the Rose Clay and the Rhassoul Clay Bars and added a dash of water and Whitch Hazel to it, let it sit for a few days, and WOW POW Watch Out Now I got a BOMB facial mask now.

    YES LAWD I love me some Chagrin Valley.

    Now that you mention the Carot Seed I'm going to try my mix with the carrot seed and the tea tree one and see how my acne responds to it. hummmmmm? I can't wait to go home and go play with my stash now, YAY, LOL
  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users
    Nea wrote: »

    Yup. I'm done with Afroveda. When she started in on raising prices without warning while justifying 2 months shipping because she's rushing home from her day job during lunchbreaks to keep up with orders and not having time for her family butstill expanding her line, she lost me.

    I loved the butters but I found others that work better.

    Wow. Reading this totally took me back. This is so on point. I was fighting the urge to try her new butter and spray. I think you took away the urge.

    It's bad when a die-hard PJ like me steps back. There's too many good choices, and more to come. As much as I'd like to buy, I can't encourage foolishness.

    Thanks for the reminder.





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    Exactly. I wasn't mad about her raising prices but she was really doing too much and developing all these lines...and still taking a month to get folks their products, using bases, and saying she HAD to raise prices....the Emu line, the Bare line, that line she did for Valentine's Day...how is she making all of this stuff??? I don't get it. IMO she should have stuck with the original line (which tbh was great) and called it a day.
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  • CocoTCocoT Posts: 5,330Registered Users
    :sad3:

    Thats all I have to say
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  • ajnaajna Posts: 494Registered Users
    @Elle - I get my emails on my phone now and I just opened it to see a $10 off discount code so if you want the Pur Whipped it's a good time to get it. The code is EMAIL10, plus the sale price.

    I'm still passing on AfroVeda. My hair is in bad enough shape and with her untest and untrusted products, lies and drama I don't need my hair acting up anymore.

    Side note (Do you think going to heated Yoga with CJ Rehab in my hair is a good idea?) I might get a large jug of it but I'm still undecided...

    I would not do it not because it is bad for your hair but because sweat would roll off my head and into my eyes which included product. If that is a non-issue for you go for it.
  • ajnaajna Posts: 494Registered Users
    It's almost comical, I think she's straight snatchin these prices outta her ass...:laughing4:

    me too !!
  • NinjaretteNinjarette Posts: 3,982Registered Users
    Nea wrote: »

    Yup. I'm done with Afroveda. When she started in on raising prices without warning while justifying 2 months shipping because she's rushing home from her day job during lunchbreaks to keep up with orders and not having time for her family butstill expanding her line, she lost me.

    I loved the butters but I found others that work better.

    Wow. Reading this totally took me back. This is so on point. I was fighting the urge to try her new butter and spray. I think you took away the urge.

    It's bad when a die-hard PJ like me steps back. There's too many good choices, and more to come. As much as I'd like to buy, I can't encourage foolishness.

    Thanks for the reminder.





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    Exactly. I wasn't mad about her raising prices but she was really doing too much and developing all these lines...and still taking a month to get folks their products, using bases, and saying she HAD to raise prices....the Emu line, the Bare line, that line she did for Valentine's Day...how is she making all of this stuff??? I don't get it. IMO she should have stuck with the original line (which tbh was great) and called it a day.

    Plus, I thought the "higher prices" were for her to hire some help, so we could get our products faster. To be totally honest, I'm not willing to wait more than a week or two...for too much of anything. If I can find somebody who can make it and get it to me within a week...two weeks tops, I'm on it.
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  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users
    Nea wrote: »
    Nea wrote: »

    Wow. Reading this totally took me back. This is so on point. I was fighting the urge to try her new butter and spray. I think you took away the urge.

    It's bad when a die-hard PJ like me steps back. There's too many good choices, and more to come. As much as I'd like to buy, I can't encourage foolishness.

    Thanks for the reminder.





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    Exactly. I wasn't mad about her raising prices but she was really doing too much and developing all these lines...and still taking a month to get folks their products, using bases, and saying she HAD to raise prices....the Emu line, the Bare line, that line she did for Valentine's Day...how is she making all of this stuff??? I don't get it. IMO she should have stuck with the original line (which tbh was great) and called it a day.

    Plus, I thought the "higher prices" were for her to hire some help, so we could get our products faster. To be totally honest, I'm not willing to wait more than a week or two...for too much of anything. If I can find somebody who can make it and get it to me within a week...two weeks tops, I'm on it.

    Yep. Shady Mcshadester. And I won't even lie, I've been REALLY spoiled as of late, so if I have to wait for something longer than a week I'm p.o.ed.
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