Naturals in The City, 14 x February Giveaway Winners!

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Hello beautifuls!

Your favourite quarterly natural meet-up is back in less than two weeks, yay! We are pretty excited over here!

Naturals in The City, 14 is next week Saturday, 12th March 2016! Continue reading

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See You This Saturday at NITC 12!

Hi guys!

How is the going going?

Traffic has been deadly this week but thankfully today is the last day of the work week! Don’t you just love living in a multi-cultural country? Christmas, Sallah, we do it all. ^_^

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It feels like we have been on this forever, but Naturals in The City 12 is finally finally here. This Saturday, September 26, come spend the day with us at Social Place, 33 Sinari Daranijo, off Younis Bashorun, off Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island. It’s super easy to find. Really straight forward from the Ajose Adeogun Roundabout.

We will be there from 1 to 6pm. Everybody, and we mean, everybody, is invited. Male, female, however you like to wear your hair. I promise nobody is going to snatch your wig! Naturals in The City is not just a hair meet-up. It’s about healthy, wholesome, more natural living, in and out. This time around, the theme is Debunking Myths, and the Gate Fee is a simple 500 naira, pere.

Why Come To NITC 12?

That’s a good question.

Apart from the fact that it’s always a good time, and that I really look forward to meeting you guys, here’s what you should expect:

1. Our Day 1, Natural Mane of Deep Brown Kinks is coming all the way from Abuja to share some hair wisdom.

2. The very talented celebrity makeup artist Leylarh Cadne is also one of our speakers. She’ll be sharing her craft, talking to us about makeup and beauty.

3. Natural vs Organic. Do you know the difference? Expect Natural Nigerian and Dr. Ijewere of Carib Health, to break it allllll the way down.

4. Yogi and Personal fitness trainer Adura will be debunking myths about yoga. There may be an introductory Yoga class to close it all, so if you’d like to participate, dress comfortably. Bring your yogi pants, or a pair of tights. πŸ™‚

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Get Busy!

More than talking the talk, we are going to get busy at the meet up. We have activities planned, but there’s a catch. These activities will run in small groups of not more than ten. To be in a group, you have to sign up for the activities you are interested in when you arrive, and that’s how it will be. First come, first serve- so if you want the extra value, you have to be early. Outside their talks, Leylarh and Natural Mane will be hosting activities. If you’d like to learn to twist, braid, style your hair, don’t forget to sign up. If Washday is an issue for you, there’s a workshop for this too. Leylarh will be auditing makeup bags. If your makeup game needs help, bring your stash along, and she could help you review it, teach you what you need. Of course, you have to sign up too.

No African Time!

Please o, we are not tolerating African time at NITC 12. In the past, we used to wait till we had a certain number but it’s really not fair to our early birds, is it? We will be sticking to our schedule, so if you are late, that’s on you πŸ˜›

Bring Your Kids Too!

If you have a little girl in your life, you can kill two birds with one stone at Naturals in The City. You can attend the meet up, and she can have her hair styled for the week ahead, at a very moderate price. Our stylist will be super gentle.

Wait, There’s More!

As usual, we will have our vendors. Come prepared to shop, shop, shop πŸ˜‰ I mean, to be surrounded by all that variety can have you feeling like a kid in a candy shop but, by all means indulge. No delivery costs, and you can directly relate with the people behind the brands. Wouldn’t you like that? Look out for our table (The Kink and I). It will be manned by some fine boys. Come support us, and we have some  Satin and Ankara bonnets from Elizabeth Cress that you’re going to want! πŸ˜‰

Naturals in The City is not just about natural hair. We are about encouraging you to embrace a healthier, more natural lifestyle, inside and out. In addition to our regular hair vendors, we are having farmers at our meetup. Yes, I said farmers. One natural farmer and one organic farmer. You can get your super fresh, carefully grown vegetables for the week. Just this one Saturday, you don’t have to reluctantly pick up that stale bunch after side-eyeing the display at Shoprite. ( ._.)

Food at NITC 12 will be handled by THE Kitchen Butterfly. I’m such a huge fan of Ozoz and I’m pretty excited to finally get to try her cooking! See her blog here, and Instagram here. It’s not free (remember we are charging you only 500 naira lol) but we promise it will not break you either. πŸ™‚

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What more can I say but, come through?

We cannot wait to have you!

Love,

AB,

xx

Naturals in The City 10!

Hello lovelies!

I hope you’re good and your week is off to a great start. If it isn’t, don’t worry, there’s plenty of time to turn it around.

Naturals in The City 10 was on Saturday, and it was fun for me, as usual. ^_^

Many thanks to Uzo of Dont Touch The Hair for live tweeting throughout the meet-up. The hashtag was #NITC10, you can still search for it on Twitter. Shout out to Natural Nigerian & Sherese, of Carib Health- and our location, Social Place. Thanks to our vendors and all you beautifuls who made it (you are stars! ^.^ ) It was good to see you all. If you couldn’t come, we’ll see you in a few months? πŸ™‚

The theme for this meet-up was “Making The Best of What You Have” and our lovely speakers Sandra of Naija Girl Next Door, Nkechi Ofoegbu, Dr. Patrick Ijewere of Carib Health and finally @Ms_Isioma had us covered, each of them taking a different approach. Sandra spoke about getting more out of less, with hair products. Nkechi, who is a licensed Formula Botanica tutor, talked about easy ways to care for one’s skin using readily available ingredients. Dr. Patrick talked about the healthy nutritional options we have naturally growing here in Nigeria, and this one in particular had me thinking. Finally, because nothing really matters if your head is in the wrong place, Isioma prrrreeeached to the choir, about loving your hair, loving your self, and accepting you totally. It was her birthday, so she got a surprise birthday song from all of us after her talk. (NN’s idea!)

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Sherese of Carib Health, fellow organizer πŸ™‚ Love her locs!

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Cute Couple! Adaku & her bae

Cute Couple! Adaku & her bae

Tomi

Tomi

Boluwatife. #SkinGoals!

Boluwatife. #SkinGoals!

Sandra et Sandra

Sandra et Sandra

Was so good to finally meet Femi (R) Gorgeous locs as well

Was so good to finally meet Femi (R) Gorgeous locs as well!

Desola, one half of The Shower Girls

Desola, one half of The Shower Girls

Free hair consultation with Ekemini of Nature's Gentle Touch Hair Institute

Free hair consultation with Ekemini of Nature’s Gentle Touch Hair Institute

Osemhen

Osemhen

Loved Mobola's funky threaded do!

Loved Mobola’s funky threaded do!

I’m not exactly sure why, but I felt much much busier than usual at this meet-up, the time was just flying. I’m sorry guys, I did not get as many photos this time, so I may do a follow-up post this week, with some more pictures from other blogs, with their permission of course!

We recently started a blog shop HERE, where you can now shop our favourite things. It was a last minute decision to have a stand at the meet-up, very special thanks to everyone who stopped by! πŸ™‚

Were you at Naturals in The City? Did you enjoy yourself? Why or why not? Let’s talk about it in the comments!

If you have a blog post about it, please leave your link in the comments and I’ll update this post with it.

LINKS ABOUT NITC10

1.Nappyhaired.com: Naturals in the City 10 (Photos)
2. Nigerian and Natural: NITC 10
3. Don’t Touch The Hair: Naturals in The City 10 Recap (+ Live Tweets)
4. Ify’s Musings: Naturals in The City 10
5. Naija Girl Next Door: Naturals in The City 10

6. Natural Nigerian

Love,

AB,

xx

It’s Happening! Naturals in The City 10!!

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Hello beautifuls!

It’s a sure thing. Come and be merry with Natural Nigerian and I at the tenth Naturals in The City meet-up! This time, our theme is ‘Making the Most of What You Have’. We’ll be talking about how to get the best out of your hair journey, by focusing on your hair’s features, the resources you have, and your lifestyle. No matter where you are or what you are doing right now, you can have the good, healthy hair you want.

In addition to the hair talk (with a twist), and vendors as usual for hair products, accessories & more, we will be having a product swap. Come with a gently used product (in good condition, not more than half of it gone) and you could go home with a different product (possibly your next best!) when you swap with someone else at the meet-up.

Where: Social Place. 33 Sinari Daranijo Street, off Younis Bashorun, off Ajose Adeogun, Victoria Island, Lagos.

When: March 7. 1:30 to 5:30 pm

Entry: 500 Naira only.

We hope to see you two Saturdays from now. πŸ™‚

Just in case you don’t already know this, we love you the way you are. Relaxed, texlaxed, transitioning, kinky-curly-coily, weave or braids, come as you are. This is for all of us. Bring a friend or two! ^.^

If you’d like to collaborate as a sponsor or vendor, please email: nn@naturalnigerian.com

Love,

AB,

xx