ATL Curlies, Turnt Up! Dark and Lovely Curl Power!

Maaaan, Atlanta has been on my radar quite a bit these last few months and y'all keep it rockin' no stoppin'! I touched down in the A once again, this time to kick it with Keshia Knight Pulliam and Dark and Lovely at the super posh Havana Club.  I must confess, trying not to call Keshia “Rudy” was more difficult that I’m willing to admit, but hey I’m an 80’s baby. #DontJudgeMeKeshia :)

Suffice it to say, we had a grand old time, or dare I say, E.P.I.C. even!  You know... 'everything possibly imaginable, cuz' type EPIC, I mean, 'every photo is cute' type EPIC, or better yet, I mean 'envious people were instantly concerned', type EPIC.  Enjoy!


This Is Not a Drill- Nikki + Keshia Knight Pulliam!

It's about to go down, Atlanta. TONIGHT!

Remember, this E.P.I.C. night in NYC back in February?  Well, now this is happening and you're not gonna want to miss it!
See you tonight!

Natural Hair & Clean Living- World Natural Hair Show

Chiiiiiild... I am drained. 

Yesterday, I attended the World Natural Hair Show in Atlannuh with Mizani and I had one heck of an itinerary.  My day started in State College at 5 am. After a layover in D.C., a layover in Buffalo, some complimentary wine (thanks Delta, boo! *flips hair, pops gum*) and a delay, I made it to the A by 2:30 pm.  Same time zone in case you're doing the math.  There was the issue of the weather on the last leg and then someone spilled some damn jet fuel directly behind our plane. Really, tho? Fire department all on the tarmac... whole mess. 

At any rate, after all of that, I was at the hair show doing my thing for a total of 90 minutes. Where to next? Back to the airport, of course! Ready to head home...until my flight got delayed, all 3 of them. More complimentary wine and an upgrade to first class? Yes, please! Seven hours later I was back in State College resting my curly little head. Can somebody say pooped?  Oh, and for the concerned cyber aunties, Boog was safe and sound, looking after #ProfessorDaddy. They didn't even burn the house down! 


The International 'BTGH' Book Tour Hits St. Louis!

Hola Chicas,

Last night I brought the international 'Better Than Good Hair' book tour to my hometown of St. Louis, Missouri!  More than 600 curlies from as far as Memphis (hey Lisa, boo) and Kansas City, turned out and turnt up at The Coliseum.  The very classy affair, complete with signature cocktails, appetizers, gift bags and some wobbling morphed into a 'bout it ass party by the end of the night!  Warning... this post is incredibly pic heavy as it was another E.P.I.C. night!  I'm talking 'everything possibly imaginable, cuz' type EPIC, I mean, 'every photo is cute' type EPIC, or better yet, I mean 'envious people were instantly concerned', type EPIC. Enjoy!

My SheaMoisture Sponsored #BTGH Book Tour

Started in Tokyo, now we here... D.C. that is, and it was fab.  We brought the 'Better Than Good Hair' tour to U Street in D.C. this past Saturday afternoon, and while it was too early to shut ish down, we tried our hardest.  There were
hors d'oeuvres, good music, grown folk drinks, one-on-one consultations and lots o' pics!  Enjoy the view and I hope to see YOU on the next stop *whispers... STL... we turnin' up...on some real levels*.  

 Shondell Harris of SheaMoisture & celeb stylist Diane Bailey: Shondell was cracking jokes and Diane was spitting knowledge. 

NYC Curlies, Turnt Up! Dark & Lovely Curl Power!

So last night was EPIC. I'm talking 'everything possibly imaginable, cuz' type EPIC, I mean, 'every photo is cute' type EPIC, or better yet, I mean 'envious people were instantly concerned', type EPIC. No matter the anagram... (I plan on copyrighting them all, lol), we had a GREAT night last night.  NY, we always do it big!

HUGE thanks to Dark & Lovely and Marsha Ambrosius for a fabulous time.  With free Dark & Lovely products, styling demonstrations, stunning models, Amanda Seales on the wheels of steel, an open bar and a house full of gorgeous curlies, good times were had by all!  I remember looking up and everyone in the venue was dancing to old school MJ.  Priceless.

The homie Chrisette Michele was supposed to be in attendance, she writes:
'You have no idea how badly I wanted to be with you and the curly girls last night. I was rushed to the hospital and had an emergency surgery. I even asked the doctor... can I go to the Curly event and come back? 
Guess what??? His assistant was like "A CURLY NIKKI EVENT?" I was like YES GIRL!! 
Need a tutorial on hospital hair stat! Giiiiirl this "non-silk" pillow? Momma had to bring me some coconut oil!'

Peep the view!-  

We were there to celebrate the launch of the new Dark&Lovely 'Au Naturale' line.  The first relaxer company went natural, y'all! Their line is geared toward defrizzing, defining and elongating.  Have you tried it yet? Share below!

The venue was PACKED. #AllTheWayLive

 The homies, Shanti of AroundTheWayCurls and Shelli of Hairscapades!

 GAYE!  aka SweetDark1 aka TheHomie aka #TheCrew

ATL Curlies, Turnt Up!- Mizani Natural Hair Meetup

Last night we kicked it in ATL with Mizani! LOVED seeing the curlies of the A come out and show support.  We had a fabulous time, especially after (a) figuring out how to pronounce the name of the venue and (b) freeing myself from the dope but confusing ass bathroom elevator. #TipsyGirlProblems

With free Mizani natural hair products, styling demonstrations, stunning models, good music, an open bar and a house full of gorgeous curlies, good times were had by all!  The venue, DO at the Viewwas fab. 


'I'm Rick James Tonight'.

Home for the holidays and so is the ENTIRE fam, so you know we had to get it! 

For the record, apparently the only place to be on a Saturday night in St. Louis, is SoHo Restaurant and Lounge. Turnt up. All the way.

Here's our night in pics-

#SecretLifeOfNikki I'm not truly happy unless my hair is in someone's face... #HairInYoFace

This is who the Commodores were talking about. I know it. #BrickHouse #JustLettingItHang #BoobsInYoFace

Welcome to Chicago. (UPDATED!)

Boog and I have been up and at 'em since 5am, and after a not-so-unexpected hour long taxi at the State College airport (because, you know, they’re SOOO busy -__-), I found myself running through Philly International, beasting through the crowd with an umbrella stroller, in an attempt to make our connecting flight. Somehow we made it and I'm glad we did because one of the flight attendants was #teamnatural and a CN reader to boot, and asked me if I wanted to take home a bottle of wine. I was all like, 'HYFR' and she was all, 'red or white, and it has a screw cap so you can get to it quick!' All was peaceful and serene, and then we arrived:

Looks totally normal right? Just wait...theeeeere’s more! Anyway, here I sit in Chicago, home to the Afrobellas and BGLHs of the world, checking in with The CurlyNation, 'cause this-

 finally happened! *grabs tambourine*

Sunglasses and Advil...

...last night was #MadReal

 The hurr...
4th day?

The fit...
Urban Outfitters, save for the COMBAT BOOTS! 

The crew...

 The gettin' it...
they messed up and played, 'Go DJ'!... bomb, much?

 So yeah, clearly I don't get out much.

The whereabouts of my scarf are still unknown... if you or anyone you know has seen it, holla.


And the winner is...

Mylah Windham!!!! 
Congrats diva!

Get me your contact info and address ASAP ([email protected])!

So I know y'all are thinking I'm all Hollywood now, but lettuce keep it real: I'm not. I'm just Nikki from the block, and yours truly has found a way to crash the VMA's here in LA tonight. *insert Kevin Hart voice here."  It's about. To go down. Me, the crew, and the lovely Kimberly Elise are going to be kicking it tonight. And not just regular kicking it. I'm talking kicking it like Bruce Leroy when he got the glow. Can I get a "Shonuff?" Now you know, if they've got reception in the Staples Center - I will definitely be tweeting my behind off, so stay tuned as you flip back and forth between MTV and the DNC, to watch BO rep for the USA. *throws up the west side and c-walks away*

p.s.  There will be another EPIC Beautiful Textures giveaway tomorrow so stay tuned and watch my tweets!  

You know it ain't nothing but swag when you rock a frizzy 4 day old wash & go to the VMAs.  It was either this, or ramen noodle hair. I chose the former.  


Peep the view- 

So we descended upon Staples... 

Headed straight for the Beautiful Texture's Suite...

and, well...


gettin' it...

 Kimberly Elise!!!!!!  Kicked it with us the entire night (we didn't scare her off!) and took time to take pics with the whole crew! Hella cool.

What I wore-

Dress from ASOS
Shoes from Zara

Syl wore a gifted House of Dereon dress


Meanwhile, back at the ranch... 

There you have it folks! Headed to the airport tomorrow. LA, it's been real.

**And now... a Giveaway!**

1. Like me on Facebook
2. Like Beautiful Textures on Facebook
3. Come back here and leave a comment and your name below!

On September 13th, at 5pm EST, one curly will be randomly selected to win a YEAR'S SUPPLY of The Beautiful Textures line!!!!! 


(if you're already a FB follower, leave your comment below and you're good!)
U.S. curlies only!


 updated 9/7/2012

From Kimberly Elise today!-

Love ya Kimberly!!!!!

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