I know, I know! This is overdue! LOL!! But, it’s been a work in progress over the last several days. The work wasn’t writing it … it was getting all the pics onto my computer (camera … which died at the event and cell phone), then re-sizing them and deciding which ones to include! As you see … I didn’t make much of a decision! I’m sharing almost all of them!! LOL!!
On to the night!! CurlyNikki sent me an early invite for VIP access to the media event prior to the meet-up. So, my sister Shana, Wei and I got there at 5 to find a swanky space, hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music, natural models, Dark & Lovely stylist booths, a green screen photo area, media and lots of lovely naturals. But, because it was early, we were able to easily move around, get seats, get pics with fellow bloggers and see Marsha Ambrosius’s arrival!! I even got to ask Marsha a couple of questions and record her!!! But, I need a space upgrade to load it here … so, you’ll just have to read my recap of it ;)!! LOL!! So, her hair was so fly, big, lush, wavy … I had to ask how it was styled. She said it was sectioned into about 8 and set into Bantu knots with a small amount of the Dark and Lovely Au Naturale pomade gel product!! I also had to say how much I loved her accent and she said that American accents are loved in England! Who knew?!?! LOL!!
Anywho, the event overall was so awesome!! Definitely the best CurlyNikki NYC event that I’ve attended!! The music, the food, the open bar (neither of which I partook in … I don’t drink and y’all know I’m working on this weight thing ;)), the whole thing was just so much fun!!
And with that … check out the view!!
(Click pics to see full-size and read captions!)
My new Kate Spade dress (Marshall’s), acquired specifically for this event and an emergency splurge as by butt was too big to fit in anything decent from my closet!! LOL! Oh and old Bandolino shoes!
NOT Sexual Chocolate hair!! LOL!!
Me and one of my road dogs, Shana.
Shana and Michelle of Radiant Brown Beauty
Shanti of Around the Way Curls
SHANTI!!! She’s so pretty!!
Giving face!! He had to try this a couple of times before he could keep a straight face!!
The fabulous Nicole Melton of Essence!!
The lovely Dark and … well … Lovely (lol) models. The pic does not do the hair on the left justice. It was AMAZE-A-BALLS!!
More gorgeous models.
MARSHA AMBROSIUS EVERYONE!! She was so sweet.
Marsha and Nikki smiling for the cameras ;).
The D&L Au Naturale commercial.
Gaye aka GGMadeIt aka Sweetdk1!!
Let’s get this party started!! (Okay totally snagged this pic from Tameeka’s FB page! Thanks Tameeka ;)!)
Do you remember the fab Jessica from the last CN NYC meet-up?
Her hair is growing so much!! And Tameeka hooked her up with some highlights!!
It’s Miss Rizos!!
Check out her FAB nails!! I’m not a nail polish person, but LOVE this!!
I want her hair!! Gimmee some!!!
Shana and Nikki
You know who it is. lol
Laree … She had me dying laughing!!
Sharon and me!!
Sharon and my sis.
She did Toia B’s Twisted Frohawk w/Pompadour that was featured on CurlyNikki a little while ago!
The fabuloius Tameeka aka Jaded Tresses aka The Curl Whisperer.
She is SOFISTAFUNKING!! Fab!!
One of my favorite people, Michelle!!
Princess Linz!!! Such a sweetie!!
Sade of 1GirlBoutique!
Sade and her friends!!
It’s Kira (daughter of Michelle of Radiant Brown Beauty) getting her hair did by the D&L stylist.
The DJ with the mostest!
Shana with the banging DJ, Amanda Diva!
Me and my sweetie, Wei!!
Y’all. My baby was on it. He got TWO gift bags of 6 FULL-SIZE D&L Au Natural Products (Shana got the other one).
The thing is … Anti-Shrinkage? Y’all know I ain’t ’bout that life ;)!!
So yeah ….
I’m thinking, …
Giveaway? …. Stay tuned!!
So, I’m checking out the pics in the feed on my Instagram home page and see this GORGEOUS woman in this AMAZING scarf. I actually didn’t see the pic that she posted, but one someone re-posted. So, I had to find her and the scarf! Turns out that this 8th Wonder of the World was created by the Etsy shop, LuluandLoie. So, I checked it out and … OH. EM. GEE. I am in LOVE ♥ ♥ ♥. Yeah. Something from this shop is gonna have to happen. And soon. Because these scarfs are $20 off right now (down to $85 from $105). As @NicoleMelton said … #ScarfJam is on!