TGIN is Coming to Europe . . . In Search of Paris Naturals

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We’ve Moved. . . Visit Our New Blog at www.tginblog.com

Please visit our new blog at www.tginblog.com. You’ll get all the latest news on natural hair, healthy recipes and weight loss tips. I hope you like our new format.

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tgin Under Construction — We’ll be Back Shortly

Ladies and gents we’re working on updating our blog. We’ll be back shortly.

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Help TGIN to Win a Small Business Grant from Chase — Vote Today

Help TGIN to Win a Small Business Grant from Chase -- Vote Today
We need your help getting to 250 votes in order to qualify for a small business challenge sponsored by Chase. If you could click on https://www.missionsmallbusiness.com, and click on support, and vote for us it would be much appreciated.

The easiest way to vote for us is to type 60607 in for zip code. The company Thank God It’s Natural will show up.

Thanks for your support.

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tgin Vending at the Green Festival May 5-6

tgin will be at Navy Pier this weekend vending at the Green Festival. Be sure to stop by the tgin booth #318 to say hey and get your all natural organic shea butter and olive oil soaps. The Festival hours are Saturday(May 5) 12pm-8pm and Sunday (May 6) 11am-7pm.  For more info about the Green Festival, click here.

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tgin Vending at Chicago Natural Beauty Expo this Sunday, May 6

Ok, Chicago Naturalistas, come on out this Sunday to the Zhou B. Arts Center from 1pm-6pm for the Chicago Naturals Beauty Expo and make sure to stop by our booth to get your Mega Bling tshirts and olive oil soap!  

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TGIN Sales Rep/Brand Ambassador Wanted for Atlanta Natural Hair Show (4/28-4/29)

If you’re looking to make some quick cash this weekend as a tgin sales rep/brand ambassador at the Atlanta Natural Hair Show then read below. We are looking for a young, energetic, health conscious African-American woman with natural hair to help us work  our table at the Atlanta Natural Hair Show April 28-29, 2012 from 8 am – 9 pm both days.

A background in retail/sales and a familiarity with natural hair/body products is a plus.

Job Description:
• Handing Out Samples
• Selling products and apparel
• Promoting the Brand
• Talking about health and the benefits of using natural and organic products
• Event setup/break down Ideal candidate will posses:
• Excellent leadership and communication skills.
• Strong attention to customer service issues.
• Prior merchandise planning responsibilities preferred.
• Detail oriented with the ability to plan, organize and execute corporate goals.
• Honest
• Can work in a fast paced environment.

Please include 1) photo, 2) a resume, 3) list of three references and 4) a description of why you want to work for/with us and 5) Your phone number. Subject of your email should be Atlanta Brand Ambassador.

We are under a very tight schedule, so we apologize in advance if we can’t get back to everyone.

Pay: Market 

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My “Natural Hair Bible” has arrived!

Today’s guest post comes from Natural Becomes Her 
 Hello again, gorgeous ladies!
Today I received a wonderful surprise in the mail!!
I was extremely ecstatic when I opened the package to this:
Thank God I’m Natural: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for and 
Maintaining Natural Hair by Chris-Tia Donaldson

As soon as I was able to get the package open I was all into the book, lol. No wonder Essence magazine is calling it “Your Natural Hair Bible,” the book is LOADED with useful information on natural hair care and maintenance. The author Chris-Tia Donaldson, whom I had the pleasure of interviewing a couple of weeks ago here, breaks down every stage of the natural hair from the very beginning and walks you through the many questions most of us had during the initial transition!

Thank God I’m Natural has an array of beautiful, low maintenance natural hair styling ideas and tips!
The key to growing healthy hair is understand what hair is and how it functions. Chris-Tia Donaldson breaks down the anatomy of the hair follicle in a way that is easy for the reader to comprehend the basic chemistry of hair.
There are also great recipes for hair shampoos, conditioners, leave-ins, gels, styling pomades and more!
If you’re not sure what chemicals you should watch out for on the labels of your favorite products, don’t worry! Thank God I’m Natural lists the names and abbreviated names of various chemicals so that you can make wise decisions on the products you put in your hair.
There is so much more to this “Natural Hair Bible,” such as a natural hair salon directory, an extensive natural hair terms glossary, question and answer section to some of the most common natural hair questions and more. Having just started chapter 5, this is definitely a book that every naturalista should have on her shelf. Even if you aren’t natural, this book can enlighten and educate every black woman on the basics of how to maintain and grow healthy, black hair.
Have you gotten your copy of Thank God I’m Natural: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for and Maintaining Natural Hair? 

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TGIN Vending at World Natural Hair Show Next Weekend

 

We’ll be vending at the World Natural Hair Show Next Weekend. If you’re in town, please be sure to swing by and say hello. We’re booth #503. 

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Weight Loss Tip of the Week- Opt For the Breakfast of Champions

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but the power comes from what that breakfast consists of. Grabbing a donut and sugar-filled latte every morning doesn’t award you any gold stars. If you want to make your breakfast count go for protein-filled foods like eggs, greek yogurt, string cheese, or an apple with peanut butter  which will keep you feeling full longer so you can skip the mid-meal snacking. If you’re like me and crave sugar with your coffee go with natural sugars like oatmeal with cinnamon or cocoa powder.

So ladies, what’s your healthy breakfast look like?

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