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•The Khaki Bomber Jacket• | LOOKBOOK• & Its My Birthday!



Yaas! Time for another lookbook. The khaki obsession continues but this time we are talking bomber jackets.

The funny thing is, I really did not like these at first. I don't know how or why but they just grew on me! now I love em'. There are certainly ways you can dress these up to make them look more sophisticated.

Keep reading below to see my favourite styles...

Check out the gorgeous @Nhommot.kuch who paired her khaki jacket with white jeans and a sheer white top. The white really softens the khaki color - it is actually my favourite colour to wear with anything khaki! 


Here is @Nhommot.kuch again rocking these jackets. The one on the left is a longer version which is less common but still looks super cute with an oversized black t-shirt. Both outfits look so edgy. 


Hey girl! @chanelboateng. Chanel decided to pair her jacket with both white and black. This lady's style is always poppin! - she provides style inspo for the curvier women and shows that you can rock fashionable clothes too!

Wait. Let's take a minute to pree (to check out, - London slang lol) @sjjdavidsen's FACE BEAT!! Slaaaaay. I think this has to be my favourite khaki bomber look. Incorporating my favourite white jeans and also a khaki t-shirt. Who wouldn't love this?

Our khaki goddess @styledbyjmarie has done it again. Look how she transforms what is a simple look, just by adding a khaki jacket. It completes the outfit.

Shayla the slayer (get it?) has dressed her bomber jacket up, looking all official with a céline bag, werkkkkkk!

@denisemelissa_ is simply a fashion killer.  Just look at these outfits please. This is definitely a way in which I would rock my jacket. The shoes and EVERYTHING!! 

@ShirleyBEniang is outcheaa relaxing in her khaki jacket and all white. Looks so classy but fashionable at the same time. That's why I love this jacket - you can use to to create so many different looks. Dress it up or dress it down. 

Best friend goalssssss! 

Another thing I love is the way this jacket looks with a big gold watch. I am obsessed with these watches in general but with a khaki bomber jacket like this you just can't go wrong. It will give your outfit life!

When your  daughter is just as cute as you..
This adorable girl @beau.lifee sure knows how to kill em' in a khaki bomber. We love this! 



So there it is, now you have seen some ways you can style your khaki bomber. Happy styling!

Ps.....
If you follow me on Instagram (@djournae) you would know that it was my birthday this past Saturday - 28th November. I celebrated it with my family and friends whom I love dearly and made my day so special. Thank you for all the birthday messages and love, I really appreciate them! I celebrated for 3 days straight - so you know the turn up was REAL!
Pics from my day are coming soon! Follow me on snapchat for daily posts @ItsYaGirlSheeda 

Thank you,
D'journae 
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•MAJESTIC BLOOMS & EVENTS• //




Hey Dolls, I would love to share with you all a company that specialise in the most beautiful floristry, events, catering and customised gifts. They really do it all! 




Majestic Blooms & Events are based here in London but ship internationally.
They do all sorts of events including weddings, birthdays and christenings. They also specialise in catering for African events - so why not taste some of their yummy jollof rice! (Mmmmm...) 


Please check out some more of their work below and help support a smaller company. Trust me when I say they won't let you down. I know for a fact that Majestic Blooms take pride in what they do!
Book them today...
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Visit their store: 3 High Street, Sidcup, Greater London, DA14 6EN






Thank You All,
D'Journae X




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•MINIMALIST LIVING•


Photocred: @alexadagmar


Do you guys ever have those days when you feel like you're actually living!!! When life isn't 'perfect' but it's good enough for you. You wake up feeling airy, super positive, way up...

I feel like I am having those days a lot right now , I don't know what it is but something always makes me smile and makes me feel greatful and blessed. It truly is an amazing feeling. 

I've always been a fairly positive person (blame it on the Sagittarius in me) but now I want to take that even further. I want to explore, travel and just live life! That is going to be my goal for 2016 - to make those wonderful memories that will never fade.

This picture just reminded of me of the kind of life I want to live, simple and elegant. Plus it has my favss - white roses! 

Happy Monday!
~D'Journae 



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•GUEST BLOGGER• ~Nana Ashanti - Choosing Your Girl Squad!



CHOOSING YOUR GIRL SQUAD - By Nana Ashanti


Hey loves, its Nana here. Today I talk about how to choose your girl squad. You are probably thinking, “Aren’t we too old for that. Where are we, high school? My answer to that is no we are not. No one is too old enough to have a circle of good, lovely and dependable people in their lives.
As women, having some girlfriends in your life is not only beneficiary for our social lives but also a source of great information and support. As we get older, naturally we go through changes and who better to gist about this with than your few good men?
So we watched,” Sex and the City”, “Girlfriends”, “Friends” and “How I met your mother”. Admit it you wanted to have friends that were as fabulous as the women of Sex and the City were. You were Carrie and all you needed were your Charlotte and Miranda because we all know one Samantha. Typically, girl squads have been known for pettiness and cat fights but if you know how to choose your life partners (because they will be), the journey of life will be a lot more enjoyable and pleasant.


First thing to do when making friends for life is to find commonality. This could be a shared love, background or passion. Trust me, this is one way to be rid of senseless arguments. In Sex and the City, all the women loved New York City. Their lives were there, their past was rooted there and no matter how far they traveled, they always ended up in New York.
Finding a commonality is key because a common denominator reveals a common goal and passion. My 3 friends are all immigrants. I have friends from the country but in my girl squad and my village, all my girlfriends are immigrants from African, Asian and Caribbean countries. We share a sense of family in a way so most our conversations are skewed in that direction. Having commonality with your girlfriends gives an unending list of conversation to have, information to share and support each other through issues the entire group is familiar with.
Another important factor is age. I am at an age where I have acquaintances that are barely legal to friends in their 40s. This is a very good balance because you get to know what is in, new and cool to getting good personal experience advice from everyone. When picking your girl squad, you will want people who are closer in age to you or in the same age bracket. The reason being, naturally you are all experiencing the same things at the same time. In my case, I’m in my early 20s. My friends are also in the 20s bracket. All of us are figuring out dating, careers, higher education and life in general. None of us have families of our own so we get the tie to plan outings and future travel as and when we please. Picking a good age bracket ensures a shared experience and sympathy for each other because most likely you’re going through the same thing.
Lastly, a very important factor to consider: Vision for the future. It’s ok to be selfish and prefer to hang around people that share your vision. If you want to go higher, keep people who want you to go higher too. Choose your girl squad based on people who empower you, not yes men. But people who offer criticisms, encouragement and support. There are some acquaintances that are fun and love being around you.  You love them and wish you guys met more often. However, deep down you know this person is not a good influence in your life. Drama is entertaining and all but in choosing your life partners, be sure to keep these people at arm’s length. The goal in choosing our girl squad is to be yoked to women who are positive, willing, aware, helpful, available and supportive.
The reason why it’s imperative to keep a few good friends is that no man is an island. We are all on a weird journey in this thing called life. Why not hold hands with a few good men who want to experience this with you? Hey, we all need someone to slap us back to reality every now and then.
Next time, we’ll talk about how to make friends.


***my personal blog is http://mylovelettertoafrica.com
***find me on social media @nana_ashanti everywhere***

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•Tomistic Hair• | 2 MONTH REVIEW| VIRGIN HAIR•



Hey Dolls!

So you know that this year I've been wrapping my natural hair up in protective styles just for a little bit more growth (6 inches I wish) but is that even possible? 
But anyway, I decided to try out some virgin hair from a company called Tomistic Hair. They are based over here in London which is great and made shipping a ton load easier. They also carry a wide range of Virgin Hair of different origins and textures.

The owner Gloria (who is lovely btw) helped me chose a texture that would blend much easily with my 4b natural hair so I decided to go with their Peruvian Bodywave in the inches 18,20,22,24 just because I wanted that *gone with the wind fabolous* look.

I've been wearing this hair for a while now so this will be my 2 month review.

Keep reading to see what i thought of the hair, pictures and all the details of the company...



Delivery and Packaging 

This hair came to my house the next day by Royal Mail recorded delivery which was a relief as I spend most of my time chasing up packages, especially my American ones (you know the story). however they do ship internationally so wherever you are, you can get your hands on this hair! 

I have to start off by showing you the packaging. I was so impressed with how much time and effort went in to making their products look very presentable. The little bags and ribbons we're so cute and also a great way to keep the hair safe and protected.


First Impressions Of The Hair


What caught my eye straight away was the very pretty bodywave that the hair had to it. By this point I could not wait to install the hair because I knew that the curls were going to come out bomb!  The texture is another thing that I loved It's was very soft and luscious, but not too silky at the same time. I could run my fingers through the hair without getting a single strand of tangling or shedding. The bundles we're also very full - yay! 

The colour was much darker compared to a lot of my other virgin hair. I believe it was a 1b but it defiantly had less of brownish undertone. I love this because my hair is naturally dark and it meant that I did not have to dye the hair jet black. I am actually thinking of dying it soon however. What colour do you guys think? Ombré? Grey? Purple? Rainbow? - just kidding.



Making My U-Part Wig



I made a u-part wig using all four bundles on my usual wig cap with adjustable straps that fits perfectly. The bundles we're very easy to work with, barely any tangling. I flipped the tracks all around the u-part except for the top where I had to cut a few of the wefts. The wefts are constructed well. They are not super thick but they are thick enough. The bundles were also quite long.Of course i sew around the perimeter of the u-part for extra security. Another thing I must add is that the tracks are full from root to tip. I know with some hair the ends can get very thin and look dry but not with this hair, oh no. 

If you would like a full post on how I make my u-part please let me know





Tangling and Shedding 

Honestly, the hair barely tangles which is great considering the texture. I did not seal my wefts so I do experience a little shedding but it is very MINIMAL! Since I re-washed the hair after wearing it for 2 weeks the shedding was even less. I use the Hello Hydration Herbal Essences conditioner as always and I find that conditioning it always gives it that extra life and body! I try to do this every 1 to 2 weeks just because I love the natural curl pattern of the hair and this is when it is at its best.

Styling 

OMG this is my favourite bit!
The hair is extremely low maintenance!! I could literally wake up in the morning, brush it out and go!




However, for the days when I do have time on my hands, I usually set the hair overnight. Just use a spray bottle to slightly dampen the hair, detangle the section slightly and roll it up using my flexi rods.The size depends on how big I would like my curls. 
For big waves such as the ones above I use 6 of the 1/2 flexi rods. 
In the morning I take them down, spray on some holding spray and voila! - My curls last all day.

I do the same thing when I want tighter curls in my hair - except I use much smaller flexi rods. Honestly I'd never thought of using really small flexi rods on body wave hair to get that deep curl look. But lord was I wrong! The way this hair holds these curls all day is amazing! The definition is literally everything!! I have never tried hair as versatile as this. 










I did layer the hair in the front, just to give me some bangs, it looks lovely when curled. Other than that I do not really do much to the hair. Most of the time it is either curled or in its natural state which still looks so pretty. I did straighten the hair last week using my Treseme heat protectant and it was quick and easy. - Ideal for a sleek look to rock to a formal event. 
As i mentioned before I did use 4 bundles so the hair is quite full yet, it is not heavy on my head at all. It is very lightweight. All day long I can't help but to run my fingers through the hair. Both the fullness and the lengths are perfect.

Blending 


From my last review I mentioned the 'Kera Care Wax Stick' that I was trying out to help blend my leave out. I have natural 4b/c Hair that is stubborn! It loves to frizz up. But, I think i'm getting the hang of this wax stick. It really does help my hair lay down all day. The key is to use a little because a little really does go along way. As well as this, this time I left out a lot less leave-out which also helped with the blending. The hair isn't too silky so it is fairly easy to blend in. 


Customer Service
Gloria at Tomistic Hair is so lovely! She is very easy to talk to and will help you find the hair that will suit you best! I honestly love this company dolls. Not only is their hair amazing but they are too!

Buy this hair now and thank me later! Tomistic Hair will surely have you looking on fleeeeeeeek. 
Every time I go out I get asked what hair I'm wearing because people think I keep changing it up. But no, it's the same hair! That is why I love it. There's so many different looks you can receive with Tomistic Hair. This has to be the best Virgin hair I've tried!! Seriously!

Visit: www.tomistichairltd.com - to purchase their Peruvian body wave on sale now. 

Email: tomistichairandfashion@gmail.com

Instagram: @tomistichair 

Facebook: Tomistic Hair Ltd



Check out my Instagram: @djournae - for videos of this hair.

Thank you all x














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•GUEST BLOGGER• ~ Nana Ashanti - FAVORITE FALL LIPPIES (MUST HAVE)



FAVORITE FALL LIPPIES (MUST HAVE) - By Nana Ashanti


Hi guys, welcome to today’s beauty post. Fall is upon us and soon winter will be here. Browns, deep reds, lovely coral and flora are taking precedence in all our wardrobe and makeup choices. Last year, the color to go for was vampy purple and boy, did I indulge.
This year, the vampy theme seems to live on but its leaning more towards deeper shades of brown and red. I love lipsticks a lot. A little bit too much, if I will tell the truth. I am the ‘let me buy 6 lipsticks to qualify for free shipping” type of girl. I am also the “I know I have reds but this is pinkish red, if you catch my drift” type of girl.
There is always a reason why I need to buy a new shade of lippie. This year, we all have been introduced to liquid lipsticks. What a time to be alive. As companies keep experimenting with their formulas, I say do not be afraid to dive in no matter the tone of your skin. I am Kalahari in Black Opal and NW 58 in Mac foundations. Very Lupita-esque but I am not afraid to experiment with color. My one advice is to wax your lip hair (upper and bottom) and use a sugar scrub to exfoliate your lips before you apply any lipstick shade. Primers and lip liners go a long way in getting that crisp finish. So on to my season favorites.


·        La Splash Lip Couture Lip Lipstick in Vampire
This made it to my top list for its amazing formula, color payoff and quantity, value for money. At $16 per pop, this little baddie here is a little investment, a wise one either way. La Splash is an underrated company but their products speak for themselves. This color is perfect for all times of the day and needs no reapplication, come drink and food. To get a further matte formula to guarantee a 100% non-transferable formula, dab on a little translucent powder or brown eyeshadow (don’t tell anyone I told you that). Only con is you will need an extra minute taking it off.

 Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick,001

This lippie is my most used (and abused) red shade this season. Red is perfect for every season. I know you like that feeling you get with red lipstick on and hair blowing in the air. Yeah. Lot of wind to whip your hair so why not wear that lipstick girl?

At $4.39 from Amazon, this red will be great for girls’ night out, date night and if you have a liberal workplace, wear it on a gloomy dark to bring the fun. This has a good formula as well but downside it can get all over the place so again, “mattify” it if you want to.

·        NYX Soft Matter Lip Crème in Copenhagen

Shall I announce a winner? This lippie is my go-to save-the-entire-look.  The quality is top-notch and it applies very easily. It dries matte and may need reapplying after a drink but it doesn’t get all over the place so yes its kissing proof. TMI? Alright, I’ll stop. This is my third purchase and the price sits at $6.50. This lippie is a beautiful color for the fall and every season after that.


·        NYX Soft Matte Lip Crème in Amsterdam

NYX soft matte lip creams come in a very large range. My favorite thing to do is mix two colors and see if I love it. Fortunately I love Copenhagen and Amsterdam together so yay Europe.
So guys, hopefully I have offered you a chance to expand that makeup collection and experiment further for the season. Let’s keep it fresh, vampy and blush. Tag the blog in your photos and see you in the next post.

****my social blog is mylovelettertoafrica.com***
****find me on all social media sites @nana_ashanti****
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