May 22, 2015

I Ain't Sh*t. #SkirtGiveawayTho #RunTellDat


Hola Chicas!

So remember yesterday I said that when I'm planning these international excursions, the first thing I do is search for and reach out to naturals in the area.  Other than a strong desire to turn up with #OurPeople, it's just damn smart to roll with folks that know how to navigate whatever new and strange city you might find yourself in.  That's one of the awesome things about holding a #TeamNatural card-- we're global and we ride for each other.  

The hunt usually begins in the disaster that is my email inbox.  Lookit, tho--



#TheStruggle #TooBusyToTellPeopleHowBusyIAm

May 22, 2015

SHOW AND TELL- FIERCE FRIDAY!

Hola Chicas!
Fierce Friday is a way to celebrate our natural hair, displaying our dopest styles and best hair days... for inspiration and motivation. Wanna be featured? All you have to do is upload your favorite pics to Instagram with the tags #FierceFriday and #CurlyNikki. Be sure to share a brief description of the style, where you were headed, why you felt amazing, etc.!
#Latergram Milan selfie inspired by seeing an inundating amount of Leonardo da Vinci portraits & angles...the light once again conspired with the inspiration and boom...Duomo selfie on deck @chenoia

Hair goals!!  #naturalhair #repost #curlynikki #hairgoals @mzkimistry101

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May 21, 2015

The African Refugee Development Center in Israel and How You Can Help.

**giveaway, below!**

Oscar (spokesperson and asylum seeker from the Congo), Naomi (from USA), Sumia (translator and asylum seeker from Sudan), Solomon (director and asylum seeker from Eritrea) #YallTheRealMVPs

When I'm planning these international excursions, the first thing I do is search for and reach out to naturals in the area.  Other than a strong desire to turn up with #OurPeople, it's just damn smart to roll with folks that know how to navigate whatever new and strange city you might find yourself in. 

The second thing I do is find the real MVPs.  The people who, despite a lack of media attention and sufficient funds, choose to fight the good fight, providing resources and solutions for #OurPeople in the struggle.  #FergusonWorldWideTho

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May 21, 2015

Smoke Points- Why Oil Doesn't Work as a Heat Protectant #ScienceTho



Most curlies know about heat protectants that will lessen the damage from heat styling within reasons. Whether you blow-dry, flat iron, or use a curling iron, you need a heat protectant. I cannot remember being told this when I was relaxed, so I am sure I was frying my hair to death back then, but now everyone knows to use them. With the current increased interest in natural products, more women are looking for natural alternatives in their entire regimens.
 
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May 19, 2015

Tel Aviv Livin' (and a Giveaway!)

  
#TouchDown #Israel

So I think Einstein once said that, "we can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."  This is why remembering to remember is so important! #LevelUp 
"If you think of your life, the world, as a mirror, as a reflection of your beliefs (and thoughts and attitudes), and you find yourself surrounded by angry, dramaful, ratchet-ass circumstances, then what needs the fixin'? If it's just a reflection, then isn't it you that needs an adjustment?
Stand in front of a mirror and frown, or better yet, serve your resting bitch face (used to be my go-to). If you decided that you wanted to see a smile in that mirror instead, you wouldn't try to change the face in the mirror (your reflection), you'd change the one on this side of the mirror. The world works the same way, we've just come to believe the opposite-- that circumstances dictate our mood. Lies. Garbage (with a french accent). Your mood, your beliefs dictate the circumstances. This is how I live my life and besides the tremendous peace it serves up all day, my circumstances, my reflection, the world around me is pretty dope too. Effortlessly so." --excerpt from my post, Why I'm So Damn Happy
So rather than worrying about or attempting to manipulate a situation that was clearly beyond our control (the owner of the bomb-ass penthouse cancelling our reservation just hours before our flight, rendering us homeless-ish), we chose to take control of the only thing we could-- our response to the situation.  And we chose happiness and enjoyed our long layover together in Newark.  And then, IT happened. #NeedNothing #ManifestErrything

Dr. Daddy checked his email and there sat a request for a professional reference.  This was not a rare occurrence-- he gets tons, but this one was special.  This request came from a student he hadn't heard from in years, who was not only from Israel, but still had many connects there.  And after a short email interchange and a long but smooth flight, we found ourselves in Tel Aviv having lunch with one of his friends who manages rental properties.  And now, we ain't homeless no mo'! 


the digs

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