February Giveaways!

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Hey beautifuls!

How are things?

We apologise for not having our posts in the So You Want To Blog & Salon Stories series last week. This was because I had a hectic week spiced with tech glitches, and MeeMee is away, having a blast on vacation- but more about this later. 🙂

In January, we hosted an Ultra Black Hair Giveaway on Instagram. If you are on Instagram, we hope you’re following us!

It’s the second month of the year, and how nice is it that we have TWO giveaways! Hopefully, we can keep this up- because we think you guys are pretty awesome for reading, and this is how we say thanks ^_^

Baby Bend Over…

What did you get up to over the weekend? Did you run the Lagos Marathon? Beyonce made my Saturday with the Formation video (ahhh I’ll just spare you guys my feels!) but wayy before that, I dragged myself to ‘Yoga With Stacey’ in the morning, and I’m really happy I did.

I’ve been interested in yoga for a while now, but learning on YouTube hasn’t worked for me. I want to learn the basics in a proper class, and when I have that, I’m pretty sure I can cope virtually. I didn’t really know what to expect from this class- I honestly thought yoga was just a bunch of stretching exercises that should be easy for you if you’re flexible. I was quite surprised to find that yoga actually counts as a workout. Don’t believe me? Ask my hamstrings, and everything going on right now in the back of my legs!

The main intention to get into yoga was for my mind, but I hope I can stick with it for both the benefit of mind and body. The cost of attending one class is 1500 Naira, which isn’t bad at all. I learnt some poses for starters, and she corrected my posturing, something you should never take for granted when doing any form of exercise!

Giveaway #1: Yoga With Stacey

If you’d like to attend a free class, I have two passes to give away, courtesy Stacey. It was really sweet of her to give me these after class, so here’s what you should do to stand a chance to win:

  1. Follow @YogaWithStacey on Twitter and/or @Yoga_with_Stacey on Instagram.
  2. Leave a comment under this post with your handle, saying “I want to get bendy with Stacey!”

Like so: “I want to get bendy with Stacey! -@thekinkandixx”

Make it to a Yoga With Stacey class in Ikeja or Ikoyi. She’ll soon be a regular at Stranger, Lekki- but these cards are valid for her independent classes only, that is, in Ikeja and Ikoyi. See her Instagram or Twitter for more details.

This giveaway is limited to Lagos (because the classes are in Lagos), and it ends on Friday 19th February, 2016.

Giveaway #2: For Colored Girls!

How many articles and blog posts have you read about the dangers of coloring (natural) hair? We can’t count! Yes, it’s important to understand the impact of dye on your hair, it really is- but should that stop you or scare you? We think not!

We’ve got 2 bottles of the Shea Moisture Baotein Precious Oils Complex Vibrant Color Clear Shine Glaze to give away. This product promises to boost your hair colour and prevent fading, while silkening your hair, delivering shine, and helping you recover your strength & elasticity. You (should) know Shea Moisture always comes correct, and this product worth $20, is from their Salon Professional line of products.

Shea Moisture-Giveaway

This giveaway is strictly for the ladies bold enough to rock their colour. Not the ones that will do (like MeeMee lol, she’s dyeing her hair grey in a bit), but if you’re actually rocking color in your hair right now, this is for you!

How To Enter:

  1. Post a picture of you rocking your dyed color, on Twitter or Instagram or Facebook. No hashtag necessary. Just tag us in it ( of course, this is the only way we will see it) OR
  2. If you’re shy of posting on Social Media, email us your photo instead. I’m nosy, so please tell me more about your color when you do. What/who was your inspiration? What dye did you use? Did you dye at home or at the salon? How do you feel about it? Anything and everything, I want to know! [thekinkandi@gmail.com]

This giveaway ends February 29. It is open to anyone in Nigeria (that’s how far we can deliver), but if you’re outside the country, feel free to join in the fun and send us your fierce photos! 🙂

Alrightie boos. Have a great week ahead! Take names and kick ass!!

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Keep Up With Us!

Instagram: thekinkandi | Snapchat: thekinkandi | Twitter: @thekinkandixx | Facebook: /thekinkandi

Love,

AB,

Xx

P.S. If you’d like to sponsor a giveaway, let’s talk! thekinkandi@gmail.com

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All Na Packaging

Hello my beauts!!!

Allow me to wish you a brilliant new year! During my reflecting on 2015 and gazing into 2016 with new eyes, one sentence has stuck with me. Mother says it is a message for me, dropped into my heart for a purpose. I have decided to wish this to all who care to accept it. And so, for you and you and you, today, I say, May your path be yours!

Ok. Ok. Ok. Why have I brought you here today?

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For the Nigerians here, how many times have you heard the expression “all na packaging” and dismissed it as bull? I know I am guilty of doing that. Translated directly, all na packaging is pidgin for “it is all in the packaging” or “it all lies in the packaging”.

Well, I have come to realize, in the spirit of introspection, that I am a very visual consumer. Mmmm, MeeMee, but who isn’t?! Right? Who isn’t? Continue reading

2016: New Year, New Hair Resolutions!

Hello beautiful people!

We hope you had happy holidays. We know we did, but now, it’s back to the grind. Yay Monday!

Do you make new year resolutions? Do you think they are lame? We don’t. This year, my resolutions or plans may be grouped in the following categories: Money/Career, Hair/Blog, Personal Development. I feel shy to share the others with you (I don’t want to bore you lol) but here’s where our minds are at, fro-wise, for this new year, 2016. Continue reading

Naturals in The City 13! Organic Living

Hey guyssss!

Naturals in The City 13 is around the corner and I can’t believe it either!

Next week Saturday, 12th December, 2015, we will gather round as we always do, and on behalf of the team, I promise you, it’s going to be good.

First, a few changes.

Our access fee is now 1000 Naira. It used to be 500 Naira.

Are you really asking why? ( ._.) Since you have asked, let me go with everybody’s excuse these days, the dollar is high lol. I don’t know how exactly, but the dollar is almost at $1 to 241 Naira and since the dollar started its climb this year, life has been somehow. On a  more serious note, things are expensive, have BEEN expensive and we need to cover our costs. Can 500 Naira even take you to see a movie with no student ID? Exactly. This is a necessary change we have had to make, and I hope it does not change anything between us. Kiss kiss.

Also, we aren’t going to be at the Social Place this time. We’ll be at Cafe Neo, the one on 6, Agoro Odiyan Street, off Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island. Cafe Neo has quite a few outlets now, so please don’t go to the one on Akin Adesola or Alfred Rewane, or any of the others and then get mad at us. NITC 13 is at the Cafe Neo on Agoro Odiyan Street.

How To Find our Cafe Neo

Coming to Victoria Island from the mainland, if you go through Ikoyi/ Alfred Rewane Road, when you climb that bridge at Falomo heading towards VI, you have two options. Akin Adesola if you stick to the left side and go straight, or you turn onto Ozumba Mbadiwe road if you slide to the right. Stick to the left and go straight, to Akin Adesola street. When you’re on Akin Adesola, keep going straight till you get to the first major right turn. Taking this turn will put you on Adeola Odeku. While on Adeola Odeku, keep your eye on the left side of the road, read the street signs. The third left or so should be Agoro Odiyan. Just read the street signs, you’ll be fine. Agoro Odiyan is the very next left sign you’ll see after you pass the one that says Eletu Ogabi. Pretty easy, you won’t get lost 🙂

What To Expect

The theme is Organic Living.

We are going to have hair talk as usual (Ade Balogun of Locitude will be back with us, whoop whoop!) so more details on that will be announced as we get closer to the meet-up. We are more than hair, our goal at Naturals in The City is to encourage you to live a healthier, more natural lifestyle, so we are going to be having our organic veggies as we had last time. If you’d like to learn about gardening yourself, growing your own stuff, come and listen to a pro.

As usual, we’ll have many vendors for you to shop from. Kitchen Butterfly was such a hit last time! I kept saying I would eat later. By the time I was ready to eat, all the food was gone, and I mean ALL of it. She’s going to be back at NITC 13 and I do not intend to miss out- neither should you! She’ll be catering for the day. If you’ve ever wanted to sit at her table, here’s your opportunity to do so (in a way). If you don’t feel like eating proper food, we are at Cafe Neo, so you can get coffee- and try the Naija Starbucks’ experience. There’s free wifi!

#ChristmasOnTheStreetz

Finally, this is the Christmas edition. We should be generous at all times, but if you aren’t, what better time to be than at Christmas? I mean- it’s Christmas! At NITC 12, we collected donations for the Save Mirabel Centre. This time around, we are supporting the #ChristmasOnTheStreetz initiative. No matter how small you think you are, your donations can totally mean the world to many this season.  Please come prepared to donate something, be it cash, gently used clothes & shoes, provisions, rice, diapers, baby wipes. Every little counts. 🙂

Alright guys. Keep your eyes on the blog for more info in the days to come, or better yet, follow @thekinkandi on Instagram.

Come learn, eat, shop, network, and donate! Bring your boo, your kids, and a friend, or three! Everybody is welcome! 

We’d love it if you could share this post, spread the word, share the flyer on your Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, all and sundry!

See you there!

Love,

AB,

xx

Leaving Is The Hardest Thing To Do…

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“…but being left is harder, yes it’s true.”

Tell me about it. I have been left y’all. Or “jilted” as Nigerian newspapers like to say.

By the ones I thought had my back. The ones I thought were my ride-or-die. It’s a cold world, no snuggie. *sniff* Continue reading