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5 Top Afrocentric Jewelry brands for Wakandan Vibes

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Its Wakanda forever season again!!! At least for some of you I know it is, haha. I have a funny feeling Afrocentric vibes will be a huge hit this Halloween season. You might be one of the folks that wishes to have a try a hand at Nakia’s sultry looks, Or maybe bald headed Okoye warrior princess display of female power and strength, which ever the case we’ve got you here at Nappyese.

You see way before the Black Panther Franchise surfaced into our reality, #Nappystyle has been giving us African strength and royality from dawn of day. Most times, around the city then, I felt it was met with quick awkward side glances, wide eyed surprises or intrigue but the best reaction is always a smile of admiration and a compliment, followed by ‘where can I buy that?’ question.

I am always more than willing to share the not so secret hiding places of luxury afrocentric accessories, because I was once like these people. And if not for my healthy obsession with researching the net, curating styles via instagram, my career as a blogger, I too would have thought it a myth to be proudly African, let alone find unique and sexy afrocentric accessories that match with my soul. More especially in today’s modern day post-colonial African culture, with our generation seemingly eager to swap out our rich complex cultures for rat race uniforms of bland mediocrity and fitting into patriarchy standards of style. It continues to amuse me when the same generation cries culture appropriation. How can someone else appropriate a culture you claim as yours but hardly display until one costume day but you think you proudly claim it as yours? Where’s the genuinity in that?

Anyways I digress into muddy waters. Let’s save the politics for later, when our stomach are all full…lol

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“JEWELLERY IS THE MOST TRANSFORMATIVE THING A PERSON CAN WEAR “

-Iris Apfel

This post is for nappyboos who want to know where to go to find modern day afrocentric accessories with symbols that perhaps trace all the way to the first Egyptian African civilization. Those who take prize in wearing their heritage even if then don’t know the whole history behind it. In my opinion no one truly really knows anything, yes facts but where you there? Yes? No? Either way we are all timeless souls and our souls knows what we are when we see it it, thats why you’re here reading this post 🙂

We must work from where we are now and stop our dancing with yearnings of the old and that which we can never attain here and now. Lets! Live in the moment!

These amazing brands below, all sell and ship from within the United States! They will have your soul dancing and feeling right where it belongs! I have purchased myself from each of them listed below and I highly recommend you include them in your style. From head-wraps, braid, loc and hair accessories, to body jewlery, these brands have got you covered. Not only will you feel authentically stylish, you will also be a shining example to men and women that will feel your vibess gaan. And after you are filled with pride of your own, at your leisure have a peek at our new NAPPY-SHOP and find new and different things from the other side of the globe. Tips on how to be unique with confidence? We got you boo! We’ve got you.

AFROHEMIAN

Afrohemien is a handmade jewelry brand that blends afrocentric style with bohemian vibes.
Afrohemien is inspired by the beauty of Africa, ancient artifacts, mythology, nature, patterns and texture.
Each piece is created as a reminder to appreciate our history and to return back to where it all started, The Motherland.

FANM DJAMN

FANM DJANM (FUM|JUM) means STRONG WOMAN in Haitian Kreyol. The Hatian brand was founded in 2014 as a collection of eight headwraps, which Paola sold directly from her apartment on the weekends. Today, Fanm Djanm has transformed into a headwrap collection and lifestyle brand that serves to both empower and inspire women to live boldly. Fanm Djanm encourages women to wear a bold print, take command of a room, laugh a little too loudly, and pursue their greatest goals.

BELLACEE JEWELS

A favorite on Etsy, Bellacee makes Afrocentric, Ankara Jewelry, Ear Cuffs, Tassel Earrings. Handmade her self with love.

IMAGE GANG

💎Image Gang ⚜Gold plated and gold filled jewelry. Established in London in 2017, Image Gang was created with the sole purpose to be an inclusive, empowering brand for women.

Our mission is based on creating and curating unique but affordable pieces of quality jewelry that allow you to express your individual style.

 

NVTIV SHOP

NVTIVE is a boutique that specializes in the sales of traditional and modern body jewelry, accessories, apparel and art designed to showcase Pan African cultures from all regions of the continent. NVTIVE aims to pay homage to the customs and traditions of Pan African  culture in the design, and manufacturing of jewelry, accessories apparel and artwork.
And when wakandan season is finally over until next year again, lol and at some point you feel some sort of daring energy that challenges you to think and feel outside of the box (they come once a blue moon) and try new things beyond borders, dont forget to browse trough our NAPPY-SHOP and compliment your newly found international energy with accessories curated far and near all over the world by NAPPYESE and don’t forget to #NappyStyle 😉

 

 

NappySkin: African Black Soap, Why Black don’t crack

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Watagwan nappyboo!

Here’s an awesome informative most on African Black soap. This is my favorite thing to use to wash my skin, then afterwards I apply either any carrier oil Sesame Seed Oil or African Shea Butter, or coconut oil depending on the weather.

Read about different Carrier & Essential Oils here

I try to stick very much to using all natural ingredients inside and outside of my body. My skin is smooth, shiny and even complexioned. I get complimented by makeup artist all the time and thank God for all those beauty job in the bag with top beauty brands like Mac, Tom Ford, Laura Mercier etc. Apart from the occasional hormonal and stressed related acne spot, my skin stays pretty clear.

Shop Nappyfoods African Black Soap

Shop Nappyfoods African Raw Shea Butter

 

African Black Soap : Benefits, Ingredients and Side effects

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Drinking water is hands down the number one way to gorgeous skin. And its not just a glass or two, nor doctor scheduled 6 glasses a day. I mean gallons, but of course start with a glass or two more of what you drink already.

When my skin is dehydrated my skin looses its elasticity and I see myself visibly age. Its goes back to normal ones I’m in a balanced state of hydrating and preserving the moisture in my skin after every bath.

The body is like a plant. The more you care for it the more everything in your lives become balanced. Incorporating healthy self-care practices can help you live a wholesome life.

 

READ: MY UPDATED SKIN CARE ROUTINE 2018

 

Watch my Updated Weekly Skin Care Routine 2018:


AUGUST ESSENTIALS: Natural Hair Things I am loving

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Watagwan Nappy People. Welcome back to the Blog!

A Happy Women’s day to ALL the amazing Women of the World

Here are the Natural Hair Things my Mushu and I are loving this month of August;

 

 

TALIAH WAAJID SHEA-COCO CONDITIONING CO-WASH

 

TALIAH WAAJID ENHANCING HERBAL CONDITIONER

 

TALIAH WAAJID DETANGLER

 

TALIAH WAAJID CURLY CURL CREAM

 

HAIRFINITY HEALTHY HAIR VITAMINS

 

RADHA BEAUTY 16 SET ESSENTIAL OILS

 

Q-REDEW HAND HELD STEAMER

 

So these are the babies I’ve found myself loving this month of August. They are currently aiding my Hair&Skin Regime.

I have product reviews (+giveaways 🙂 on all the Taliah Waajid Natural Hair products listed above on NAPPYESE TV. To share with you how well they have worked, how I use them and what I do and do not like about them. Plus an unboxing video of my Radha Beauty 16 Essential Oil set to introduce you to the 16 different types of potent Essential Oils. I honestly don’t know how I used to live without Essential Oils. I about to gift multiple sets of these to all the people I care about. Yeah.. Y’all can call me the Oil lady 🙂

 

Essential Oils

Two heavy weight Champs I’ve also  very recently introduced in my hair regimen is;

APHOGEE KERATION 2 MINUTE RECONSTRUCTOR and BALANCING MOISTURIZER

-You may have spotted them on my insta-stories. This stuff works! My Mushu had been feeling some typa way. I noticed I was having more of the smaller tiny circles (broken hair) in the sink when I took down my twist protective style, instead of the longer strands with the white bulbs(shed hair). I had been moisturizing as per usual so I knew Mushu was crying out for a more intense protein treatment. At my last wash I scraped my last bit of henna but clearly, It  was not enough because the breaks kept happening and my strands were so soft. Partly due to the humidity of the summer.

I brought in these bad-boys to do the job and my Mushu bounced back to Normal! It was perfect timing because I had a hair shoot the next day. We walked in there feeling BAAWSS! haha. I absolutely cannot wait to share the images with you guys!!!!

 

My hand-held Steamer is a serious staple for me. I use it to refresh my old hairstyles and to make my detangling much easier and faster. Videos showing how I do this is also up on the channel.

And Finally as for my Hairfinty Hair Vitamins. Remember when I was loving them as my January Essentials? I got gifted 6 bottles of them as my birthday gift.

I’ve been taking them to fortify my hair from the inside. I am nearly on my last bottle.. At 60 capsules per bottles and twice a day directions, they should be finished by now. But I’ve been slacking 🙁 With so much going on and trying to settle in and pace with New York City, popping taking these supplements haven’t been at the top of my list. I haven’t been taking them consistently and I am curious to know if this will affect my results.

Hairfinity! Click to replace your empty bottles!

If you have used this supplements before, let me know in comment how it went and what your results were. I love what they do for my nails! I will have a full review on this product after I have used all of them up.

That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed this read. Like,Share&Comment

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I’d really like to hear your thoughts on the new designs. Are you feeling it or naah?I’d really like to hear your thoughts on the new designs. Are you feeling it or naah?

See you soon and Stay Nappy!

 

Love&Nappiness,

Ese.

 

FEBRUARY SECRETS: How to Care for Natural Hair in Winter/Dry Season

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Hello Beautiful! 🙂

…psssst! So my February secret is how I am caring for my Mushu in the freezing streets of NYC. Catchy title right?? hehe. This routine can also apply to you if you live in countries with winter or dry seasons.

 

 

Here’s How I’m caring for my Natural Hair in Winter;

January Essentials/Capricorn Season!!!!!

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Hola Chicas!! Welcome to 2017! The year when ALL our dreams come true! LITERALLY. We are alive, breathing and healthy. What more could we ask for?

Aaaaaannnddd its my birthday in 8 days!!

December Essentials: Natural Hair Things I am loving

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Here are Natural Hair Things my Mushu and I are loving this December!

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