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The Money That Made Him Poor | Giveaway

It is best for us to tell our stories to the world.

Hey! Hey! Hey!

Let’s talk films, to be precise, Kenyan films. There is something interesting about telling our  stories from our own point of view. Now comes in Tony Tini Tone Productions, a Kenyan production company that’s dedicated to just that, telling our stories, our way and in their own words, “Two childhood friends decided to come together to tell stories of living, learning and loving in Africa. Our motto is Our stories! Our Way!”

One of those stage plays is “The Money That Made Him Poor”  a story of WB, a young man who is forced into Nairobi – the land of corruption and seedy deals – after the death of his father. Will this world take him under or will he be able to make it in Nairobi without losing his soul? Money, Power, Her! Can he handle it.

Yeeeeeeeeeees, now that just got me excited. 😀 😀 😀

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My heart was immediately captured by the story, because this is the case for so many people who move to the city to make a better life for themselves and end up facing so many difficulties. “Will I make it?” “Should I give up and go back?” “What is life?”

Now the only questions I have is, will WB make it? What happens? I cannot wait to watch it and have all my questions answered.

The stage play will be at the Louis Leakey Auditorium at Nairobi National Museum from 27th September to 30th September 2018. With three shows every day at; 3pm, 6pm & 8:30pm. And more exciting news;

I am so ready for the stage play, I kinda, sorta have my outfit all planned out 🙂 🙂 🙂

Now for the really juicy part. I have partnered with TTT productions to give one of you awesome babes, one of three backstage passes, where you’ll come backstage to meet and hangout with the cast before the show. Take pictures, chat, get to know them and their characters, all that jazz.

All you have to do is buy an early bird ticket (click here) and then your name will go into a raffle draw, where one of you will be picked and I will announce the winner on my instagram page (@justnimu) on Monday. As simple as that, all the best ♥

The tickest are very affordable, from Kes. 750 – Kes. 1,200, depending on what package you want.

Watch the trailer and let me know what you think.

And the count down to show time begins 🙂 🙂 🙂

Can’t wait for y’all to watch the full stage play as well, see you then.

Love,
Jo♥

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Wine, Sex & Chill | When to Define the Relationship

Be as honest and as straight forward with your partner as much as you can.

Hello!

Mid week of the last week of April, can whoever is stepping on the accelerator please ease up a little bit. I’ve just been running up and down working and planning a few things, and seeing how things are going, end of here will be here and we shall just be recapping on again.

I am an advocate of talking things over with your partner as this ensures that any hiccups that arise are dealt with.
Matildah and I had a good time discussing this topic and I hope that we helped you understand the importance of being true to what you want.

Do you agree with us? Should you define the relationship in the beginning or later on?

Love,
Jo. ♥

Natural Hair Journey

Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Review

I have some amazing news to give, but I shall leave that for another post.

Hello!

Hope your week went well, mine just seemed to pass by, but it was a good one.

Being a natural, I’m always looking for products that will work well with my hair and leave it feeling loved and taken care of.
Dark and Lovely sent me a package a few months ago and I have been testing out the whole Au Naturale range and I must say, I’m in love.
My favourite has to be the Moisture Replenishing Shampoo, it leaves my hair so moisturised and happy that it has become a staple.

Here is my full review;

The range has 7 products;

  1. Moisture Replenishing Shampoo.
  2. Knot out Conditioner.
  3. 3-in-1 Cleansing conditioner.
  4. Wash Free Braid Refresher.
  5. Anti Itch Scalp Soother.
  6. Afro Moisturising Butter.
  7. Plaiting Pudding Cream.

You can shop for all the products off Jumia or at various beauty shops.

Hope you enjoy your weekend and I’ll talk to you soon.

Love,
Jo.♥

 

Natural Hair Journey

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. ♥

Natural Hair Journey

Natural Hair | High Bun with a Twist

Hello! Hello! Hello!

There are just those days where you need to switch up a basic style and just make it something different.
I’ve never been much of a bun girl (read: My hair was just able to achieve the bun status, last year) but also, having my hair all up in one area held by a tight hair tie, just isn’t for me. No body got time for headaches.
Anyway, I wanted to spice up the high bun and I decided to add three flat twists and the beauty of any style, you can change it up however you feel like.

Do let me know what you thought of the style.
And, have you spiced up a basic style? What was it? And how did you like it?

Love,
Jo.

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Natural Hair | Perm Rod Set Tutorial.

Hello! Hello! Hello!
July is here and it’s looking so pretty.

Perm rods or rollers have been around for as long as anyone can remember. My mum used to stock the pink foam ones and my sisters and I would just destroy them (sorry mum). either by losing the clip attachment or burning the foam itself. Hahaha. Good times.

I’ve been wanting to rock a perm rod set for a while now, but I was too scared on how it would turn out. 2 weeks ago I decided to try it out and shock on me it worked, quite well actually. Filmed a second time for you lovely ones, but this time Nairobi humidity was right there to congratulate me, but you know what natural hair can be rocked anyway you like. It’s day 4 and the afro I’m rocking is cute. Pictures to follow on instagram.

Products Used;

  • Cantu Argan oil Leave-in Conditioning repair cream.
  • Organics by Africa’s best Carrot Oil Cream.
  • Coconut Oil. Available at all supermarkets
  • Perm Rods (Assorted size)
  • Comb and brush.

All Products except coconut oil can be purchased at Super cosmetics.

Hope you enjoy this new month and the video.

Love,
Jo. ♥

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Natural Hair | DIY Leave-In

Hello! Hello! Hello!

Twice a week, I have no idea where all this motivation came from, but I am loving it.

It’s not every time that you will have your go-to products or have enough money to spend on repurchasing products. And I have been on both those boats, several times.

Today, Linda and I show you how to two different products that we both love using when you don’t have your go to products. Simple and easy recipes that your hair will also love.

DIY Leave-in;

  • 1 cup water.
  • 1 cup conditioner of choice.
  • 50ml/6 tablespoons Coconut Oil (Carrier oil of your choice)
  • 5ml/5-10 drops Eucalyptus oil (Essential oil of choice)

Mix everything in your spritz bottle and shake well.
And there you have it, a simple yet efficient leave-in conditioner.

 

Linda’s Video | DIY Deep conditioner.

 

Hope you enjoy both tutorials.

Love,
Jo ♥

Health & Beauty

Finding Yourself

Hey!
Hope you haven’t forgotten about me.

It has been about 5 months and I think it’s safe to say that I am back. Taking time off and just stepping away from everything was one of the best things I could have done for myself. I had began to feel as though I was drowning from everything and everyone around me. I felt drained day in and day out and I just had to escape from that reality.

Everything was slowly falling apart and I needed to find a way to fix it before I lost who I was as a person. Trying to please everyone just eats you up and you forget who you are. I was in a situation where I was letting everyone dictate to me what I should be doing and how I should be going about it. Home felt like the last place I wanted to be ’cause it was just cold.

When life hits, it hits you so hard you break inside. I closed myself off from the world because experience has taught me that you have to deal with you before you can deal with others. I usually receive this comment. ‘You are doing psychology, I’m sure you solve your own problems.’ Excuse me, but we to are human so we do need a shoulder once in a while. I vented, I cursed at the world, I cried, punched a few walls and even wrote letters that I read out loud. And in doing all this, I released so much pain a weight started to lift off my shoulder.

I began to find myself again and connect with who I am and what I was created for. It took a lot in me to accept that life is always going to throw the worst of the worst at you, you just need to know that you are fully equipped to handle everything.

I am happier than I was 5 months ago. I do take time to breath and assess every situation and not run into it blindly, crossing my fingers and hoping for the best. With each passing day I am more at peace with myself than the day before.

In the beginning of the year a huge curve ball was thrown at me and with finding myself and learning what I have learnt I was ready to face it. If that is my new path bring it on, but guess what? It was just life saying, ‘gotcha, I was just making sure that you are ready for reality, so just go back to your usual shenanigans.’

And with that I’m back to blogging, vlogging and facing the world with a smile each day.

Life is always going to be there, just remember that you are never alone and you are ready for it.

Love,

Jo.

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Let’s Talk | Where Have I Been?

Hey!

Wsuh? You good?

I am so sorry for the absence, it has gone longer than I thought and let me just explain why.

I finished my end of semester exams on the 23rd and I was so ready for my holiday but I had to stick around Nairobi to finish a few errands that had just been piling up for a while.

I left for Lewa on the 29th and yes, I was inside the conservancy with all the animals and let me tell you, that is my favourite place in the world currently.

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Perfect view of Lewa from the highway at Subukia.

One of the main reasons I love going there whenever I’m on my short holiday is the fact that there is no Wi-Fi, so I get to relax and just get away from all the emails and messages and annoying addictions (I check instagram way too much).

After 2 weeks, I had to come back because of school, but someone forgot to tell me that Nairobi was flooding and the cold and rain was a bit too much. As soon as I got home, I came down with a terrible flu and my body just shut down and the way I have so many hair posts in line for you guys. 😦 😦

Thank the heavens that after a whole month, I am finally better, flu is gone and I’m back. I have so much planned and I hope you are all ready for me. 😉

And for those who have asked for videos, don’t worry, I got you. I just need a few more things and we are business. Though I must admit, I’m a bit shy and frightened but I love you guys that much to show you my weird self.

Hope you enjoy your weekend and I shall leave you with a few more photos of Lewa. I’ll get better photos in August.

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Chasing the Sunset

Talk to you soon.

Love,

Jo