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2017 Life Lessons + I’m A Graduate.

December 31 2017.

Hello! Hello! Hello!

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It honestly feels as though we blinked and the year just came to an end. If you told me at the beginning of the year that I will be where I am right now, I’d say you are just being mean. I went from being in love and so sure of my relationship to sitting at a new friend’s floor typing this out and just laughing at how comfortable I am being single.

This year has been one of those years where I just want to throw it in a box, lock it and throw the box down into Davy Jones locker, because what the fudge cakes was this year?

I turned 24 in October and I wish I was somewhere different than where I was.
I have never really experienced “rebound sex” and now I have and at a time where I should have been with friends and family, I was faking.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’d know I’m starting a Sex Series on my YouTube channel dubbed “Wine, Sex & Chill” and this rebound was sadly bad sex. I had to wait 3 months for it to be corrected by my new friend, let’s call him Kris ;-). And because of this, I have a new rule “NO SEX IS BETTER THAN BAD SEX.”

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I reconnected with my primary school friends, hey Cashy & Fi.
Between July & October, I pulled away from everyone, I was in a really bad place and very done with the world and when everything came crumbling down I somehow wanted to talk to these two and how I had missed them, 14 years of friendship is no joke and I’m glad I have them in my life.

I’m slowly finding myself.
I have always felt that I was hiding from who I am and keeping what doesn’t appeal to societal norms deep within, but now I’m like fudge it, you know? Hahaha and yes, I am being a good girl and not actually cussing. I am not ashamed of who I am, how I look, how I think or how I feel.

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It’s okay to close a chapter and move on.
I thought I had found love and that he was the one I would spend the rest of my life with, but the universe had another plan and weirdly enough, I have come to terms with that. I am looking at it as life lessons that our 5 year relationship was meant to teach us. I am a different person than the 19 year old he met and I am grateful for what we had and how we grew from our experiences.

Everything has it’s own timing.
I finally got to graduate from the University of Nairobi with my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree with a Second Class (Upper Division). My word, the stress that I went through was a bit too much and when my name appeared on the list, I legit cried from happiness. I was so relieved and excited to be done with that phase. I honestly believe that this was the right time for me to graduate, everything in my life education and career wise are falling into place and this is just the first block.

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Enjoy life with all it has to offer.
I know we all want life to be all positive and happy, but we need to accept also the bad days as they show us how strong we are and they are lessons in their own. It’s okay to want to get away from everything and everyone, but don’t dwell on the bad for too long. I like to just get away from the house and do something different.
2 weeks ago, I had a really bad Monday, so on Wednesday, I called up Kris and told him I was coming over. I had planned for a few hours of distraction, but it turned out to be 2 days of something different. And let me not lie to you, I had just met this guy on Tuesday, but there was just something about him that I needed to know. Moral of this is, get out there, experience new things and people, but be safe.

These lessons basically sum up my 2017 and that is also why I took a step from blogging. My blog didn’t excite me anymore, seeing my url with .wordpress.com just made me sad, but I fixed that, now we have justnimu.com *Does Back Flip*. Let me know what you think of the new site, okay?

Happy New Year loves and I hope to see you in 2018.
I have a few goals I want to hit in the new year, but we shall talk about that later.

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Love,
Jo. ♥

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Natural Hair Journey

Natural Hair | Sheth Naturals Sheba Range Review

Hello! Hello! Hello!

Here we go again, another Kenyan brand review.
I’m loving what is currently happening in the natural hair community. We finally have the opportunity to walk into a beauty store and see Kenyan made brands on the shelves next to international brands giving us more variety, we are practically spoilt for choice.

For today, I’ll be discussing Sheth Naturals.
They’re a Kenyan brand that has been around for 2 years and I must say they have taken the natural hair community by storm.
When I fall in love with products, I also want to fall in love with the brand, and Sheth Naturals are just that.

Price|
Sheba Moisturising Shampoo Bar – 100g – Kes 350
Sheba Deep Conditioner – 200 ml – Kes 800
– 500 ml – Kes 1500
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/shethnaturals/
Online Shop | http://sheth.co.ke/ or https://www.jumia.co.ke/catalog/?q=sh…
Store Location | Moi Avenue, Sasa mall next to Mku towers, Ground floor shop G17

Hope you enjoyed the video. As I said, they’re a one stop shop for all your hair and skin needs.
Give them a try and let me know what you think about them.

Love,
Jo.

 

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Lifestyle | 2017 Bucket List

Hello! Hello! Hello!

How was your Easter Holiday? Hope it was great.

If you are a home body like me, you know getting out of the house has to be prepared for, but I’m trying to change that this year. This is the year to get out of my comfort zone. And what better way to do that than create a list of experiences for 2017.

This year Eventbrite come up with “Experiences, not Things!” It has become so easy for us to spend most of our money on material things, why not change that trend and spend it on new experiences.

So, I have come up with a list of things that I and my better half would like to experience, but the more crazy experience belongs to him, there are some things you will never catch me doing. No thank you, I’m not chasing death here. 😂😂😂

  1. Experience the coast on ‘lazy mode’.

I’ve been to the coast about three times, and this Easter made it four. All the times I’ve been there involved activities, and don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed visiting all those historical sites, but my lazy self and I just wanted to be on chill mode. Hahahaha. And I finally got to do that. Just soaking in that sun and getting my tan on.
This was my schedule;
Breakfast > Pool > Lunch > Pool & Ocean > Dinner > Bed (And repeat)

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So, lazy mode in coast  ✔︎✔︎✔︎
Quick Tip ; Save up for an all inclusive resort, you get to be extra lazy 😃😃😃

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2. Climb Mount Kenya & Mount Kilimanjaro.

For the past few months I’ve been psyching myself up for these two. Reasons being that, I hate the cold and I ‘m scared of heights. But I want to experience climbing up them and getting to experience the snow. It’s going to be very cold, but romantic cause you know I ain’t going alone 😉 . Plus imagine how amazing those photos would be.

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Mt. Kilimanjaro Source:Lights on Africa destinations & Safaris
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Mt. Kenya Source:gotomountkenya.com

 

3. Zip Lining at The Forest.

Remember how I said I’m scared of heights, but look at me now, wanting to zip line. I’m even getting nervous. Hahaha. But hey, got to face your fears at least once in your life time.
Sorry to say, but Nairobi has gotten boring especially for those of us who don’t drink. The only activities around involve partying and drinking and sorry, but not sorry, I’m too old and tired for that. So, traveling an hour out of Nairobi to Kiambu sounds like just the plan. Plus I think I’d enjoy the adrenaline rush. Woohoo. 😳

 

4. Bungee Jumping.

Queue boyfriend’s activity.
Me, bungee jump. Hahahaha. I must be out of my mind. Free falling off the Sagana bridge, no thank you. I’ve had to many dreams where I am falling, so I shall just take boyfie there, watch him scare the hell out of me as I enjoy a juicy burger. For this one experience, I’ll live vicariously through him.

 

5. Experience Mauritius.

After being in Diani for three nights, I fell in love with coastal towns and there is something about Mauritius that is very inviting. Plus how cool is it that you can travel the entire island in a few hours. I want to experiences driving around the entire island.
Babe and I have actually been planning to go down to the Island for almost a year now and I found the most beautiful hotel Mon Choisy Beach Resort .

And this time, I shall be very touristy, no lazy mode here. I want to experience the food, the people, their culture. Take in all the sites and just explore. Plus it doesn’t hurt that, if you are from an African country, you do not need a visa. So, a few coins have been saved right there.

 

Now over to you.
What do you want to experiences?
What items are on you bucket list?
Want to organize your own event?Checkout  Eventbrite’s online registration page.
Do let me know.
And I hope you enjoyed the post.

Photography | Kamau Karangatha
Love,
Jo ♥︎

 

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Fashion | Crochet Me A Summer | Ndutah’s Gifts

Happy New Year!

Before I start this post, I would like to apologise for my absence, and I promise I will explain it all in my next.

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How have you guys been? I hope your holiday was amazing and that y’all crossed over to the new year well.

For the first post of the year I’m bringing y’all summer in Nairobi. I don’t know why, but that’s what I see in this outfit.
You remember Ndutah’s Accessories from my hair accessories video? Well this amazing pieces are from there as well.

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Mismatched bikini and  kimono.

I’m not one for bikinis, this is actually my first, but let me tell you. I look good in it. Hahaha.
The kimono is just the perfect length and fit. For those who own crocheted clothes you know they are nice and lightweight and with this Nairobi heat, they are just perfect for that.

Another thing I love about this, is that the items are versatile. You can wear them to the pool/beach and wear them as part of an outfit ( I’ll show you two of my favourite outfits)

The Smart Casual

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Blazer – Mum’s Wardrobe.
Skirt – Mr Price Junction.
Choker – Ndutah’s Gifts

For this look, I paired the bikini top with a blazer and a bodycon midi skirt. I love how the beige, mustard and grey play well together. I felt so good in this one and you can wear it practically anywhere.

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And yes, I have no make up on. 🙂

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The Casual

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Jeans – Thrifted.

For this look, I just put on the kimono and a pair of Jeans. The jeans are actually high-waisted. It felt right to be the girl in the baggy jeans, plus I had to let the tomboy in me shine for a bit. 🙂

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P.s; For the 30 minutes that I was out shooting, I got a tan. Light-skinned problems in Nairobi. 🙂

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I just want to go to the pool now.

Hope y’all enjoyed the post, missed you a lot.
Don’t forget to check out Ndutah’s Gifts for more amazing stuff.

Photography | Kamau Karangatha

Love,
Jo ♥