So yall know I’m all for a good time right? Well, I went to the Soul-ly Handmade Fest and of course it was amazing. So shout out to Kei Reeves for another successful event!!!! While there, I had the opportunity to greet the guests, mingle and[ I know I know, I just couldn’t resist *hides face* ] swipe my card AGAIN!
It was wall to all vendors, representing their brands, from homemade soaps, clothes, hair products, jewelry etc. The black girl magic oozed in the Sheraton! Don’t believe me? Then check out my vlog featuring the event.
Now if you missed out on this one, no worries because there is another event coming up on November 25, 2017, Keirenae Holiday Stop & Shop. And did I mention that tickets are only $5???? Here is the link on Eventbrite to purchase a ticket:
Ok gurls, so last weekend, I had the opportunity to work behind the scenes with Designer Thomas Lavone for his sample sale. And of course there were deals on top of deals!!! Most of the items were for smaller sizes, but there were some pieces for curvy women. But no fear, a little birdie told me that another sample sale is in the works and that it’d be dedicated to all the curvy chicas like me!!!
Can we say yaaaaaaaaaaaaas???
So, in order to be in the know, make sure you head on over to Facebook and like his page for all the deets, upcoming events…and/or to simply admire his gorgeous designs.
In the meantime, check out my latest YouTube video here, which includes some behind the scenes footage and an impromptu beat by John Wesley, Regional Account Director of Fashion Fair Cosmetics!!! How cool is that??
By the way…that same day somebody went out on a date…but I’ain the one to gossip so you aint heard that from! LOL Here’s the 411 on the date…
Lastly before you go, I’d love to hear your feedback. So please if you will, leave a comment and/or subscribe to see more from me…ya gurl Nij ♥
So have you ever got into a groove and then wham!! Err’thing gets shaken up. I used to be able to adjust to schedule changes quickly and with the ease. But as of lately, not so much so. However, I refuse to put myself under undue stress. Instead I had to take a lesson from Whitley Gilbert and…RELAX RELATE RELEASE!
Over the summer, I had loads of time to workout, plan my meals and binge watch Being Mary Jane, Underground and This is Us (great shows right?!)…but the one thing I did NOT do was rest. Therefore, when it was time to go back to work, my body was exhausted. I didn’t realize it until I had to go back to work and my body was like:
LOL, hilarious yes but it is the sho nuff truth. Welp, 3 weeks have gone by and I’m ready to get back into the swings of things. I do miss the beat down sessions with my trainer, but I also realize that in life you will have to make adjustments at times. Needless to say, this was a valuable lesson learned and instead of beating myself up, I’m jumping back in the game one day at a time, because after all, WE CAN BOUNCE BACK FROM A SETBACK!
Check out my latest video in which I give 5 tips on how to bounce back and stay encouraged! Also let me know if these tips help in the comments section. I’d love to hear from you.
Hey beauties and beaus, I’m back with another blog and this time I am tackling PURPOSE. If you have been watching my YouTube videos lately or seen any of my Instagram posts, then you know that purpose is one of my favorite buzz words. Needless to say, since finally walking in my purpose, my life has NOT been the same. I can no longer sit by and wait for opportunities to come, rather I am kicking down doors and declaring that I AM HERE!
I’m glad you asked.
Purpose answers the million dollar question we all long to know…Why am I Here? I never thought that I would be on the other side of fear talking to you about purpose, but here I am and I know without a shadow of doubt that, I was born to do this! Every obstacle (and there have been plenty) has brought me to this point in life…and trust me it is a good place. Therefore, I want to share with you my latest video “Purpose 101”, in which I discuss 4 reasons why walking in your purpose is essential to you and all the lives you encounter. Please check it out and let me know if and how this video has helped you. I would love to hear your feedback!
Hello hello and hello beauties and beaus! Today I am sharing all the details about the NJ Natural Hair & Beauty Expo. If you weren’t there, you really a missed a treat and I’m letting Ms. Kei Reeves know today that I will be in attendance next year. I’m putting my bid in now uhkay??!!!! But in all seriousness, it was so much positivity, support and conversation going on in the entire room . Women, men and even children came out to this event with the intent to network and shop, including me! And of course the natural hair community represented!
Ms. Adeeah Rogers looked amazing and did a great job as hostess with the “mostest.” She also served as moderator for the Q & A panel and it was a very good discussion. Check out my YouTube vlog for snippets of the conversations, plus me chatting it up with some of the vendors.
Lastly, have you ever attended an event and just knew that you were meant to be there? Well that’s how I felt. Needless to to say this was both time and money well spent. Well wishes to all the vendors! I wish them much success in their businesses and I am reminded that it’s time to take my business to the next level. God gave so many ideas and I learned some nuggets so it’s definitely time to hit the ground running…who knows I may attend next year as a vendor?? We shall see, xx Nij
One lil bitty car selfie aint never hurt nobody! LOL 😉
I’m looking exactly like my mommy in this pic while rocking these fab shades from TK Reflections Boutique.
I also got to meet Ariane Roberts, author of “Jamie Loves her Natural Hair”, in addition to Egypt Ufele of ChubiiLine Clothing! Alright yall, I’m out!! Again, you can find footage of the event including my many purchases on my YouTube vlog here.
Thanks for checking out the blog and stay tuned for the next event sponsored by Kei Reeves. Link here for the event info: Soul-ly Handmade Fest. Right now tickets are only $5, so I hope to see you there!
Hello Hello and Hello again to all my Fabulous Ladies aka my FABBIES! It’s been a minute and a lot of happened in these past 3 months, including the launch of my official site! And what better way to celebrate, than with a new blog review.
So the dress I am reviewing today is the Stripe Flounce Maxi Dress. Now maxi dresses are my absolute fave because they’re super cute, they keep you cool in the summer heat and can be dressed up or down depending on occasion…and yall also know that I love a mean shoulder cut out too! Needless to say, this maxi dress gave me all of that and more.
I ordered a size 14/16 and I believe it fit great, I love the length and it turned a lot of heads…so what do you think? Was it a hit or miss? Comment below and let a sista know.
Also if you shop the look today, you can enjoy 50% off! And I know yall love to save a coin just as much as I do.
Hey peeps, so I spent yesterday’s snow day catching up on the best show ever – “This is Us.” Please tell me you watch it??
Well, I was on episode 10 when Sloane and Kevin were having a discussion on their “status.” It went a little something like this: Sloane nervously asked Kevin, “What are we doing…I mean are we just sleeping together because if so that’s totally fine.” Kevin, obviously frazzled by the question responds, “Here’s the thing. I like you…a lot. You’re funny, you’re brilliant and I like sleeping with you. I don’t know what we are. I’m just happy there’s a we to talk about.”
Now did he answer the question? Because if he did then I missed it. It goes back to the point I made in my last video, “I’m Single…and I’m Selective Too” about listening intently to what is said versus what you want to hear.
Although this is television, this is some people’s reality and when I heard it my heart just sank…because I’ve been there. I knew I deserved better and wanted more but was willing to take what I could get because there was a “we.” For goodness sake, I didn’t want to be that single friend who’s shoulder everybody cried on. I wanted to trade stories about my boo during girl chat…but the turmoil wasn’t worth it – and it still ain’t.
Precious dear hearts, as the title states, “Don’t settle for less…if you want more.” If it’s marriage you desire, then you have to carry yourself as such, not compromise nor give mixed signals. Guys may not like it, but one thing’s for certain – THEY WILL RESPECT YOU.
So, this entire week has been bananas!! From the Avenue feature (here) to walking for designer Thomas Lavone at Philly Fashion Week on Saturday.
I’m still amazed that for the 3rd year in a row, Thomas Lavone has asked me to be one of his guest models. For those who don’t know, he was my pageant coach in 2013 and he continues to mentor me since my win. I’m honored that he entrusts me to represent his brand.
I wasn’t able to snap many pics but I managed to get a few while backstage:
Also shout out to Joe Clarke Photography for catching Thomas Lavone’s entire collection. Each piece was amazing…from pant suits with pockets and capes to floor length gowns. Psst, make sure you watch the entire video…there’s a pleasant surprise!
Lastly, check out the hashtags #phillyfashionweek and #pfw17 for more pics and videos.
*Avenue sponsored this look in exchange for a review but the opinions are all mine.*
So let me just say this #LBD was simply love at first sight! While perusing Avenue’s latest styles and selections, I was like hold up wait a minute!!!! I gotta have this sassy black number. Us gals know the importance of having at least 1 little black dress in our closet -and this one right here satisfies that necessity. Between the grommet and lace detail along the sleeves and leg, I screamed yaaaaaaaaaaas as I shimmied into it. A pair of simple black pumps completed the look and voila!
I know I wasn’t the only one semi-obsessed with getting my hands on one of those Ugly Sweaters…which are soooo ridiculously cute by the way. This one in particular definitely makes a personal statement because for some reason just about every picture came out blurry, but you know something… “SNOW WHAT!” 😉
You can purchase the Snow What Penguin Holiday Sweater from Avenue Plus Size Clothing and also browse their entire collection in store on on-line. I am most certain you will find a sweater to fulfill your fashion needs, whether it’s for an office party or Ladies Night with the girls. Happy Shopping! xx, Nij
6 days agoby iamnijahjOne of my favorite lines in the movie @harrietfilm was "FEAR IS YOUR ENEMY. TRUST IN GOD!" You know sometimes we all need a reminder to not allow what we see to forget what God said...and yes there are some situations that are seemingly hopeless, seem like a particular season in your life will never end, BUT my dear sisters and brothers we must see it (receive it in the spirit) before we see it (manifested in the natural)...plainly put, we gotta have faith and we gotta keep eye faith uhkay??!! Have a blessed day! #repost@faithonpurpose
4 weeks agoby iamnijahjIf you're looking for "everybody" to see what God sees in you, bro/sis YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME! I mean let's be honest, it's not [always] that folks don't necessarily see it, but they're hoping that you don't, or that you get so discouraged that you give up, or that they don't believe you deserve it. But aren't ya glad your destiny and future aint up to nobody the Lord?? Once you begin to see what God sees and not concern yourself with everybody else, you will reap the blessings that errbody else ain't uhkay??!! #repost@wordswitwren
5 days agoby iamnijahjTis the Season for Fuzzy Socks, Onesies and Warm Beverages...Place your order today on my online store at store.iamnijahj.com uhkay??!!
1 month agoby iamnijahjIt's been a minute since I posted something in regards to singleness but here goes...if the peace of God ain't in it, then neither should [me or] you. Like chaal bye, I can't and won't do the toxic thing. I know what it's like and ion need or want a repeat uhkay??!! The effort SHOULD be reciprocated The thirst SHOULD be mutual Your life/well being SHOULD improve because that man/woman is in your life You SHOULD have a peace about said person from the Lord It SHOULD be give and take, like yall both push each other to be better...
2 weeks agoby iamnijahjIn past relationships I did the pickings...and clearly ain't none of 'em last because Christ wasn't nowhere in the equation. But these days, that's numero uno. I need to know who sent ya and who you confided in first before making the decision to pursue me - cuz a no from Him is a no from me uhkay??!! #repost@author_ceceivory
2 days agoby iamnijahjDear Singles, The end of another year has slowly crept up on us. Yet, you’re still single. No gender reveal. No wedding proposal. You’re out here trusting God, trying your best to live holy and others who ain’t e’en tryna live halfway holy out here “winning.” Lol, I get it but I need you do something...actually a couple of things: 1. Get in God and press all the way in. I went in 2019 doing that and I’m still pressing and lemme tell you, a GREAT CHANGE, has taken place! 2. Don’t ask God for anything, just begin to thank
1 week agoby iamnijahjI spent yeeeeears trying to be like other people and fit in and of course NOTHING WORKED. But I found Christ and realized why nothing worked - and life has made so much sense ever since that moment! I finally learned to appreciate who, how and why God made me and issa beautiful thing uhkay??!! #repost@tiapughtalks