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Reunited at Last!

By Curly Nikki 73 Comments

After an unexpected and wickedly inconvenient overnight layover in Philly, Hubby finally arrived safe and sound this afternoon. We took to the roof to enjoy the weather– so, um, how hot are these leggings?! sweater- Express (old)leggings- gifted from Black Milkboots-Madden Girl from Macys they spinnin’! My mom arrives tonight at 9 pm! This will be her first time in…

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Essence Black Women in Music!

By Curly Nikki 83 Comments

I almost lost my last nerve yesterday y’all. I left my house at 5am for a 7am flight and two layovers and 15 hours later, I touched down in Los Angeles. In Phoenix, I boarded an aircraft, broke down Gia’s stroller, shoved my ish into the cramped overhead compartment, sat on the tarmac for 30 minutes, wrestled with Gia, de-boarded,…

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Momma’s Night Out

By Curly Nikki 35 Comments

Feeling fresher than a certs up in this mug… I had a ball last night partying with old friends and some new ones. We drank. We ate. We people watched (help me somebody!).We drank some more. We danced. We shut it down. recycled them zaras Shimmied with Doll, Taneica Dougied with Yazi… my oldest friend Where was Boogie, you ask?At…

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New Rule- High Heels in the Kitchen

By Curly Nikki 122 Comments

circa spring 2002… don’t. even. Hola Chicas, So hubby cautiously pointed out I realize that lately my hair has been twisted up and hidden away… nose in the corner… on a timeout… allowed to see the light of day only for special occasions. But before you pat me on the back for my length protecting ways, know that this has…

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CurlyNikki Takes New York- Recap!

By Curly Nikki 28 Comments

The verdict is in. New York curlies go hard y’all. Damn hard. I’m JUST getting home, literally walked in the door a second ago, and ‘beat’ isn’t even the word. I can barely see straight, so I’ll keep this quite short– 1. The response to my 3 year blogging anniversary party was overwhelming. After receiving 1500 rsvps in 48 hours…

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Backstage With Wanda Sykes!

By Curly Nikki 34 Comments

ummm… and we’re still geeking! Daddy and I attended Wanda’s Philly standup as her ‘personal guests’, fancy, huh?! *raises glass and drinks… liberally* Ahhhhmazing! This woman is a masterful story teller, even more gorgeous in person and don’t even get me started on that glorious hair! O.M.G.! Sorry for the dramatics, but this ish is real. We drove four treacherous…

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CurlyNikki Does St. Louis- The Wrap Up

By Curly Nikki 7 Comments

Five hundred curlies and natural hair advocates came from near and far (Kentucky, Indiana and KC was in the house!) to mingle at EXO lounge in St. Louis, Missouri. The event, sponsored by Shea Moisture, was absolutely fabulous and I must say… my hometown represented well! After a brief welcome from yours truly, the ladies talked it up all night…

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Hide Ya Kids… Hide Ya Wife…

By Curly Nikki 41 Comments

Go Boogie, Go Boogie, Go!…Go! Go! Go! …that’s what we chant when Boogie is well, boogying. She loves to dance… and I mean LOVES.TO.DANCE. It doesn’t matter where we are or how sleepy or grumpy she may be… whether it’s bag pipes (true story) or her daddy casually repeating one of Jay’s lyrics, when she hears what sounds like music,…

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The Hangover Part III- Curly in Orlando

By Curly Nikki 20 Comments

Hola Chicas, OMGosh. Best meetup ever. The Florida naturals showed up and showed out! When I arrived at the fabulous Blue Martini, there was a line wrapped around the building… the 350 Mizani goody bags were gone in an hour. Epic. Nearly 500 gorgeous, curly women stepped out for a night of cocktails and curl talk… and boy were there…

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