01 February 2011
This blog ends here.... but, once you register, you can pick it up here...NS Life Blog
We've decided to keep it all inhouse. No point in putting all the work, having the ability to and not using it. So come and visit the new NS Blog in it's new home.
See you there :-)
09 December 2009
Now, my rather negative view of this common phrase was immediately turned on it's head after I googled it and came across the following:-
"How many times have you heard someone say, "I've been working like a dog!" or "My boss is working me like a dog!" The idea is that if you want to be successful then you will be forced to work long hours doing something you don't like to do. Working like a dog sounds like a tiresome, serious, and joyless affair, without a hint of laughter, fun, or play.
However, before you ever use the phrase "work like a dog" again, take a moment to think about how your own dog actually spends his days. In actuality, your dog has a pretty good life, and it would be your lucky day if you could work like your dog! Everything is new, everything is exciting, everything is fun to your dog. Dogs are great role models for us to emulate on the job. They approach their lives not only with dedication, loyalty, discipline, sensitivity, and love, but also with joy, enthusiasm, and a willingness to see their work as play."
Matt Weinstein - The Huffington Post - Aug 2007
Click to here see whole article and video
As much as, at times, what I'm trying to achieve seems tiresome and serious, I need to remember that I love, love, love, what I'm doing and the direction my life is going. Without dedication, discipline and more importantly joy, my work becomes work and not play and I thought I left that behind. Time for me to start working like a dog for real!
Unfortunately, my role of blogger has had to take a back seat while I get on with more pressing tasks but should hopefully return in the new year. As for Naturally Sexy, 2010 will bring about the unveiling of all my dedication and discipline over the past months with a dynamic new sexy website and fantastic new sexy products. It's been challenging but I'm joyful, enthusiastic and excited for 2010...woof woof!!
See you in the New Year... and have yourselves a very merry Christmas xx
29 June 2009
17 June 2009
June 12th 2009 - Hawk to sock bun and twist-out bump/quiff
Here's yet another attempt to calm my crazy hawk down for work! I took the back two thirds and turned it into a sock bun. Then took the front third and turned it into a twist out bump/quiff.
I finally got to meet the new little man of the family. Baby Elijah. My nephew. He's sooooo cute! Look at his juicy kissy lips! And the boy is so cuddly and loves that close contact, he's still got that newborn, safe and warm attitude.
Here's the proud family - Baby Elijah , Carly, Isaiah and my bro Javan.
Me and baby E.J
Check out my mum's colourful twists. Blonds, reds, browns and blacks. An NS rainbow!
And Ms Kizzy's funky coils. She has lock ambitions. Her dream would be some Sisterlocks but with a baby on the way, the financial aspects wouldn't be warranted, so she made her own. She doesn't know yet whether she'll let them lock but I'm loving her style.
And a final one for this day, a picture on my mum's shelf that took me back... way back. To when I was Kamaal's age. Besides the NS cuteness the best thing about this picture is ... I'm wearing green!!!
The sun has finally made it's way to the UK. London in the summer time is a great place to be! There are plenty of beautiful parks for you to enjoy and since the sun doesn't like to stick around here, people make the most of it, including us...
May 29th 2009 -Fro Hawk to back flat twist & front Twist Out
Attempt number three to calm down the 'Fro Hawk for work. I flat twisted the back and placed some big twists in the front, that I took out the next morning...
May 29th 2009 -I Love my Fro Hawk
May 26th 2009 - 'Fro Hawk to Pom Pom head
This was my second attempt to calm down the 'Fro Hawk for work. The comments were flying -all good... there were plenty of admirers. The best for me was that the bumps looked like little pom poms.
May 24-25th 2009 - Afro Hair and Beauty
All I can say is... Change the name.... PLEEEEAASSSSSSEEEEEE!!!! This is the second time I visited this black hair exhibition at Alexander Palace, Wood Green, London. Once again it was seriously lacking in actual Afro Hair. There was stall upon stall of hair to cover up, straighten up and hide Afro, but you could count the specifically Afro/lock stalls on one hand and still have fingers left over!!!!! After last year's disappointment, I had no intention of going in but thought I would check out a seminar on Natural Hair care. I watched as a woman long straight hair, not sure if it was weave but it was straight, talking to people about natural hair while she commended the demonstrating stylist on stage with her, as he pressed a young ladies hair. As the steam rose from her virgin locks and the speaker piped up "Look everyone, it's so straight you wouldn't even know it's natural" It was at that point I left the seminar. What a waste of my hard earned cash!
My sister Kezia and I stood outside promoting Real Afro Hair and Beauty. She had removed her twists to show off her Black Power Fro! She looked amazing, especially with her Naturally Sexy t-shirt and bump.
Me on day one with twisted top 'Fro Hawk hair.
Baby sis with bump, looking damn cool and strong!
Thanks to all my helpers and those of you who signed up to our mailing list on the day.
May 22nd 2009 - Freshly Hawked up
Finally I got it done properly, all thanks to the skills of my little sis Kiz. I washed and conditioned it with front twists still in, a few days before. Here are the finished results.
I kept it like this for work but as soon as the working day was done, I took out the front twists and did a twist out on all the left out free fro
May 18th 2009 - Zain's Birthday
My baby, baby, is getting bigger. 5 years ago I was like this, tired and fed up and eager to give birth to my second child...
On the 18th of May 2004 he came...
Today my baby turned 5. No longer a little one. Here he is in his birthday chair and with his birthday Spongebob cake...
And finally here's my Janelle Monae inspired twisted quiff/bump...
16 June 2009
It pays to think big - Daily Telegraph
...Even my boss had to start somewhere...