Mapping Our Growth While Striving For Excellence

 

As a new company that is always striving for excellence and growth, it is so important that we pause to celebrate our victories, both big and small. In honor of our growing number of Queendom Members, our CEO recently created a visual representation of our Queendom. The royal purple below represents all the states and countries where we have shipped Jewels. We really value our members and are truly committed to providing great customer service; designing exquisite, high-quality, head wrap Jewelsand to our social mission.


If you know some fabulous women in the states or countries where we don't currently have Queendom Members, or if you have some friends who you think should crown themselves Queens in our Jewels, send them our love and this discount code: QueendomConnect. As we continue to grow we will update our maps so stay tuned, and thank you for joining us on this journey!

 

My Crowning Jewel Queendom Map - USA

 

 

My Crowning Jewel Queendom Map - Global

     

 

 

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International Women's Day Sale! - Crown Yourself Queen!

 

 

 

 

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International Women's Day Spotlight: Madam C.J. Walker



This Saturday the world will celebrate International Women's Day. To join in on the celebration we are highlighting women who spent their lives sharing their talents and gifts with the world. Our third spotlight is on the awesome inventor, entrepreneur, and pioneer, Madam C.J. Walker. Learn more about Madam Walker below!

 

 

 

 

There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it for if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard. ~ Madam C.J. Walker

 

 

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My Crowning Jewel Is Headed to Atlanta!

It has been over ten years since our CEO, Veronica N. Chapman, won her first business plan competition in her Management class at Spelman College.  She is very excited to return to Atlanta this spring to spread the word about My Crowning Jewel, and to welcome the fabulous women of "ATL" into our Queendom!  

Come visit us at the World Natural Hair Health & Beauty Show!  We can't wait to meet you!

 

Check out some of our Jewels below!

 

Royal Glamour Band  Satin or Silk Nighttime Head wraps  Metallic Nighttime Head wrap Silk or Satin  Michelle Hooded Jewel Scarf  Nighttime Head wrap For Little Girls  Nighttime Headnwraps are Versatile

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Silk vs. Satin - Both Protect Hair From Breakage So What's The Difference?



Our “Night Jewel” head wraps are made of the finest quality silk and satin-woven polyester. But what is silk? What is polyester?  What is satin?

 

Polyester is a man-made (synthetic) fiber or thread.  Picture threads of polyester like your fingers.  When woven, these threads produce bolts of fabric.  Imagine weaving like a lattice top pie crust or your fingers interlaced.

 

There are three ways in which fiber is woven into fabric: plain weave, twill weave and satin weave.  These ways of weaving are distinguished by the direction in which the weaving takes place:  horizontally, vertically or diagonally. Of the three types of weaving, satin is the most expensive to manufacture because it is the most involved. 

 

Satin-woven polyester produces a fabric with beautiful drapability, enabling our head wraps to be shaped to the contours of the head.  It is also wrinkle-resistant, allowing our Queendom Members to go from the bedroom to the boulevard! No one would ever guess it was slept in since the shiny side of the fabric is against the hair, enabling the hair to glide smoothly all night long, keeping hair moisturized, and both protecting the hair from breakage, and the hairstyle.  The dull or matte side that is on the opposite side looks like a regular scarf. Except it isn’t “regular” at all, it’s a Crowning Jewel!

 

Satin woven polyester is long-wearing and easy to care for.  And, because satin is a weave, and not a fabric, other fibers can also have a satin weave. For example, when cotton fibers are woven with a satin weave the result is what is called sateen.

 

Whereas polyester is man-made, silk is a natural protein fiber that is produced by the larvae of the silk worm. The filament is reeled off and boiled to remove the stiff natural glue, and woven into fabrics noted for their soft luster, luxurious feel and strength.  Because it is in short supply and labor intensive to produce, silk is expensive. Silk can have a plain weave, such as china silk or it can have a satin weave.  Some of our Night Jewels are made with a silk satin. Unlike polyester, silk will wrinkle and should be hand laundered to be safe, while polyester can be machine washed and does not wrinkle as much. Many prefer silk because of its exquisitely soft feel. Think of silk as the “Rolls Royce” of head wrap fabrics and polyester as the “Mercedes Benz.” Which “car” do you prefer?

 

 

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Enter Our "Jewel" Tying Contest!

Are you part of the My Crowning Jewel Queendom? Do you have a fabulous way that you tie your Night or Day Jewel? Then we want to see it! Click here to enter our "Jewel" Tying Contest!

Contest ends on January 5th at 8:00pm EST. The winner will be announced on January 9th!

 

 

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Healthy Hair Recipe #1: Sweet Potato & Green Bean Salad

The other day I posted the Top 10 Foods for Healthy Hair. Three of the ten foods on the list are sweet potatoes, walnuts, and spinach (including other leafy vegetables). I recently found a great recipe that includes these ingredients via one of my favorite websites, foodgawker: Sweet Potato & Green Bean Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing 

 

It looks yummy!

 

Here are the ingredients according to author, blogger, and foodie, Emily Stoffel:

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 sweet potatoes, unpeeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 8 oz haricot verts
  • large handful dried cranberries
  • large handful toasted walnuts
  • 5 oz (about one bag) baby lettuces or spring mix
  • Maple Mustard Vinaigrette (recipe below)

Now you can not only keep your hair healthy in our Night Jewels, but you can also start promoting healthy hair from the inside out! Perhaps you can add kale to your spring mix to really get the healthy hair benefits you want?  

 

Get the full recipe here...

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In Celebration of Our Independence...

 


We're offering 25% off our head wrap Jewels until July 7th! Use discount code "Liberty" at checkout!

Please share the Discount Jewel below with anyone who wants to declare their independence from the satin bonnet and other unglamorous nighttime (or daytime) headwear!

Have an awesome 4th of July!

~ Team MCJ




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20% Off Friends & Family Sale in Honor of Mothers

 


In celebration of Mother's Day we're offering 20% off our Jewels! Enter the discount code "MCJF&F" at checkout by Sunday, May, 12th, and you'll get 20% off all the Jewels in our Queendom!  All USA orders placed by Wednesday, May 15th, should arrive right in time to crown your mom Queen in our Jewels!

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My Crowning Jewel Wins Pitch Contest!


Our president, Veronica N. Chapman, won first place in the Merrimack Valley Business Pitch Competition! The pitch focused on how and why we bring fashion to function with our head wrap Jewels, and on our social mission!




If you have an idea for a business that would benefit a community in Massachusetts, or if you are starting a tech company, then please apply for their upcoming pitch competitions: http://goo.gl/TOJ2o

Also, check out Veronica's interview with Kevin Willet of Friends of Kevin where she talks about her experience at the Merrimack Valley Sandbox Pitch Contest!

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