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. 🙂

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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 😛

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 😉 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! 😉

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. 🙂

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What more can I say but, come through?

We cannot wait to have you!

Love,

AB,

xx

Hey Monday!

Hello Monday! Hello guys!

How pumped are you to face the new week? I hope you’re ready to get it, whatever IT may be! 🙂

I’m excited. Probably because I woke up on the right side of the bed. Or because I’m looking forward to being in Port Harcourt this weekend with my girls girls. Or. Is it because I had a really good weekend? I’m in such high spirits and I wonder if sharing this with you is going to be contagious or just annoying lol. MeeMee has been in Nola since Thursday and I’m also super excited about this trip. New Orleans is waaayyyy up on my travel wishlist, so the fact that she is there, it’s like I am there in spirit. ^_^

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On Saturday morning, I was at the Breakfast Roundtable for Young Professionals and it was so good. I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I had heard about it on the radio, seen it on Twitter, been referred to it by a colleague so I thought what the hey, just register. I may share some thinking points from it during the week. Big thanks thanks to everyone who made it happen!

Speaking of putting things together, we are working towards Naturals in The City 12. Please save the date: September 26. This one’s going to be different (wink, wink) , you want to be there! We’ll have all the deets announced soon. If you’d like to be a vendor or sponsor at the meet-up, it’s not too early to email nn@naturalnigerian.com for more info 🙂

Finally. Could you, please, pretty please make a contribution to Kamara Talks? She may not remember this, but I met Kamara’s mom at ‘The Great Kinky Hair Christmas Affair’ in 2013. She was selling smoothies (Wild & Fresh) at the event, and kind of starting out with her locs. We spoke for like all of 5 minutes but she was really nice, and she made an impression. I’ve kind of stalked followed her since then on Instagram, following her culinary adventures. Now, she needs help to get her baby girl the speech therapy she needs. Please click the link here, read Kamara’s story and I hope you are moved to make a donation, anything you can afford. Little drops of water DO make a mighty ocean. God will bless you as you do so!

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Have a great week lovers!

Love,

AB,

xx

!!!Flash Giveaway!!!: The Nigerian Natural Hair & Beauty Show

Hey beauts!

I know, it’s been such a long time. I am breaking my hiatus to bring you goodies! Actually, ‘goody’.

This weekend, her hairyal hairness, Felicia Leatherwood will be shutting Lagos down along with Ngozi Opara, Nibi Lawson, Obia Ewah, Wunmi Akinlagun, Ijeoman Eboh, and Cassidy Blackwell! Because we love you beauts so much and are so grateful to have you, we will be sending one lucky, AVAILABLE lady to The Nigerian Natural Hair & Beauty Show on Saturday, May 16th!!! Get excited!

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What do you have to do to win this gold ticket (seriously, did you see how much those things are going for?)?

1. Be available this Saturday, May 16th.

2. Be in Lagos Nigeria on Saturday, May 16th.

3. Love TheKinkandI.

4. In the comments section under this post, leave your e-mail address and the words: No owambe on Saturday.

And that’s it!

This giveaway will close at noon (GMT + 1) on Thursday, May 14th. The winner will be announced on the same day, right before AB and I settle down to watch the season finale of Scandal.

If you don’t get to go to this event on Saturday, remember that the first week of June is almost here with another amazing event to anticipate. It’s NITC 11, people!

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Alrighty beauts, comment! comment!! comment!!! E fit be you ooooooo.

P.S: I am too bummed that I will not be able to attend this event so if you win this ticket and you don’t go to the event, I. Will. Hunt. You! Please, please, please, if you win this ticket and your plans change, let us know ASAP so that we can draw another winner in good time.

Lots and lots of love and positivity,

– MeeMee

xx.

Coming Soon!

Hey guys!

How is the going going?

We recently updated our Where to Find: Natural Hair Friendly Salons page. There’s a new natural hair salon in Port Harcourt, it’s called Fro Nation! More info on their Facebook page here.

This post should have been up much earlier but, life. Still, it’s not too late to keep you posted about the fun times and hair events coming your way.

As we all know, good hair is healthy hair- natural and relaxed.

Natural Nigerian and Nat Mane (of Deep Brown & Kinks) are organising the first PERSONALIZED healthy hair workshop ever ever ever in these parts.

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If you’re having a hard time with your hair- keeping it moisturised, healthy and strong- if you really don’t know what else to do or even where to start, then you want to attend this class in Lagos on Saturday, May 9 and have the experts break it down to you. It’s going to be a very interactive, hands-on experience. At the end of the day, you will be well empowered to care for your hair properly, know what products you need, and how to whip up some of your own at home. Nat Mane is a super stylist, so trust that there will be basic styling lessons as well.

If you’re interested, please fill out this fun survey real quick. It will help them decide who gets in. Small classes, always.

For more information, email nn@naturalnigerian.com and keep your eye on the website: naturalnigerian.com

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The Kinky Apothecary is 5 this year!

To celebrate, they are hosting the first Nigerian Natural Hair and Beauty Expo, on Saturday May 16 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Ikoyi. Celebrity stylist Felicia Leatherwood will be back with her “Loving Your Hair With Natural Care” workshop. Also expect to see Ngozi Opara, founder of the Heat Free Hair movement, Wunmi Akinlagun of Woman In The Jungle, Obia Ewah, the creator of Obia Natural Haircare products, Cassidy of Natural Selection Blog, and Ijeoma, aka Klassy Kinks! And there’s lots more.

I’m super excited (Because, Feliciaaaaaa!) and thanks to darling MeeMee, I already have my ticket! You can get yours, or have your bestie get you one on Afritickets over here.

An Enugu hair meet-up is in the works, you’ll get the deets when confirmed. June isn’t so far away, and with its rains, it also brings back Naturals in The City and Loc Appreciation Day! So much going on!

Alright guys. What are your plans? Will you be attending any of these events?

Love,

AB,

xx

P.S. If you aren’t in Lagos or Enugu, please don’t feel bad 🙂 Have you thought about planning a meet-up in your city? We are always happy to help spread the word!

P.P.S. If I owe you mail, maa binu. You’ll hear from me soon.