GIVEAWAY CONTEST: I have partnered with friends over at @ogx_beauty and one lucky person will win a box of OGX Shea Soft and Smooth products consisting of shampoo, conditioner, lotion and bodywash. Your chance of becoming a winner is very easy. All you have to do is: 1. Make sure you are following @jamilakyari on Instagram 2. Tag two women you think would be interested in this giveaway in the comments section below. This contest is open to residents worldwide and ends on May 31st, 2018. Winner will be selected at random and contacted the day after so that items can be shipped to your doorstep. (Make sure your profile is public so I can message you via DM) All the best!
Just another weekend. Rolling into the Saturday with red lipstick and a positive attitude because at the end of the day that is all you can do... to be grateful despite the odds and keep a generally good vibe around yourself. | @jamilakyari
Keep calm and love the papaya print from @cocoliliafrica - a ready to wear East African retail brand offering high quality tailored clothing and accessories for women, men and children.
Throwback to when I decided to visit @kultrunmarket These bags have me dreaming about spring flowers and I cannot wait for the weather to finally get warmer as it rightfully should be getting at this time of the year. Cute bags like these are great for work or leisure and are the perfect spring accessory or gift.
Stepping into Thursday with a serious throwback to when I got all dolled up by the amazing @boudoirrose for a photo shoot with @znakdesigns... Now I don't wear make-up in this way very often, therefore I felt so pretty and pampered. It was nice to look different for a change. More pics coming up soon! I think she did a great job on my face. The smokey eyes are perfect and it definitely enhanced my facial features. What do you think and do you wear make-up often?
Introducing the Afridrille, the world's first fully-customizable espadrille shoe, designed in Austin and handmade in Kenya courtesy of @ubuntumade Three things make this shoe special: 1. Classic and customizable: You can choose from ‘Classic’ colors, or go with a ‘Custom’ pair to design your shoe inside and out. 2. Empowering women and children: Each pair of shoes is hand-made by entrepreneurial Kenyan women, Maker Mums and they pay above-market wages. 3. Responsibly sourced: We develop long-term partnerships with our suppliers so we can ensure our entire supply chain is socially and environmentally responsible. Check them out: @ubuntumade
As we enter into a new work week with Monday, I leave you with this quote by Maya Angelou which says If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. This always reminds me that it is not what happens to us in life that matters, it is how we react to it. Our attitude and actions do matter in the way that we handle life challenges. I can only hope that we learn to manage the difficult times with grace, grit and the will to always grow in the midst of our circumstances. Happy Monday! T-shirt is from @merialux_apparel Get 15% off any shirt using code: JAMILA09
I like this t-shirt a lot! Streetwear is getting a refresh with @merialux_apparel range of stylish t-shirts and urban apparel for both men and women. I recently collaborated with them to bring you a product review of their clothing items, which I found to be of a very high quality and durable. Merialux Apparel is a premium lifestyle clothing brand that offers fresh, high-quality and unique clothing. |: @jamilakyari You get 15% off when you order a t-shirt or any other item from @merialux_apparel with code: JAMILA09 Click the link in my bio to read the full blog post!
It's Tuesday but the week is not over yet. This is just another friendly reminder to own your personal space and surround yourself with positivity. Your vibe does attract your tribe. Only keep the positive people in your life. I used to be all over the place...mingling with all sorts of people then getting into problems with focus or clarity and wondering where I was going wrong until I learned that I need to protect myself and guard the types of energy or influences that I allow into my life and personal space. You can do the same as well. | Photo: @mondaygirlto How else do you stay positive and attract the right people into your life?
It is the simple things that make us look beautiful and stylish. Accessorize your wrist with this cute and unique multicoloured beaded cuff from @bantu_project
This looks so interesting! It is kind of like a malt drink without the fizz and is made of fermented corn and caramelized sugar called Asaana, originally from Ghana. |: Video from @africanchow I would definitely love to try this drink out. Would you?
Sights and sounds of fresh braids. This is when you can't stop feeling yourself because you just got your hair done. It's a really good and fun feeling to have when you know that you look and feel great on the inside. Does anybody else get this feeling sometimes?
African baskets are now more than just storage units, they make for a very nice piece of decoration. This one is from @indego_africa and it looks like it could double as a fruit basket for the kitchen.
#africanfashion |: @stitchandsteel is a proudly African brand and they represent the dream of African empowerment. If you are looking for where to buy your next watch or gift, be sure to give them a try. I love their work and pretty sure that you will love it too! What do you think?
It was snowing badly this morning but in my head, we are already in spring. Yeah...that's how bad it is. I have to constantly remind myself that this is Canadian weather we are talking about and anything can happen. Nevertheless, it is Friday and I am not missing up any opportunities to turn up the heat even if I have to dress the part and pretend until it actually happens. This is my way of adapting to circumstances that are not always comfortable. How are you adapting to the cold weather even though its supposed to be spring?
I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me. - Maya Angelou
This is definitely still one of my favourite looks from @ofuure coming along the runway at Africa Fashion Week in Toronto. I am looking forward to what this year has to offer in terms of new brands, latest designs and much more! | @jamilakyari
The Bassa clutch and shoulder bag from @sarepandrose is made from a mixture of reclaimed vintage materials and leather and is so beautiful to behold |: @jamilakyari
I do not know about you but I believe in a higher power that holds this universe together. Sometimes you just have to give gratitude to whom and where it is due. No arguing here... God has indeed been faithful to me and I cannot complain. I can't even complain if I wanted to. God is goals! What do you believe in?
Did you know that everything in life is centered around your faith? You have to keep the faith and always believe in yourself even when things aren't going the way you want them to and while resisting the urge to give up. Never give up! Never! Keep going and stay focused on your goals every single day knowing that you will achieve the dream if you continue along the path that you have started walking along on. Everything in life is centered around your faith. I maintain my faith by being prayerful and grateful for where I am in life while looking unto the future. How do you maintain your faith? In other news, I'm running another giveaway for a cute clutch purse. If you're ready to win a freebie, click the link in my bio and sign up for a chance to win!
Starting the morning with a cup of green goodness. To create this I usually blend one ripe banana with a handful of spinach and green grapes and two tablespoons of oatmeal. To sweeten, I add honey or stevia. It's so healthy and delicious... definitely one of my most favourite smoothie recipes to try. |: @jamilakyari What is your favourite smoothie recipe?
The kili armchair inspired by Mount Kilimanjaro now available as a three seater. Here it is accented with cute pillows in African print for a fresh look! |: Brand: @_3rdculture
Moran Apparel makes the cutest African print sneakers which are hand-made in Kenya by local tailors. They combine edgy funk with urban style to make for a great pair of shoes. |: @moranapparel
This is behind the scenes footage from the unveiling of the SummerCentric collection by Canadian designer @znakdesigns Double tap if you love the red outfit!
Consistency is key |: I think of throwing in the towel all the time but I have realized that a natural equation in business is that you will not see those grand results immediately and yet you are still on the road to reaching your goals. The reason why most people fail is that they give up just when they are close to their breakthrough. You have to stick to one thing long enough to see a compound effect over a long period of time instead of changing gears every single time. If it is not broken, do not fix it. Stay consistent and your hard work will pay off in the long run. Let's chat. Have you ever been in this situation where you're taking action everyday and it seems nothing is happening? How do you manage your expectations?
Life and style with @jamilakyari |: flared sleeves on a colourful dress make for a very elegant and stylish look. What do you think? Photo: @sgtcclothing
VIDEO |: Behind the scenes of the SS 2018 collection with Canadian designer @znakdesigns ...models are currently getting their hair and makeup done in glam style. Stay tuned for more updates and when the collection officially drops this summer! Makeup by @boudoirrose Model: @macclaytm
VIDEO |: 12 year-old fashion designer, Egypt Ify Ulele @bullychasers featured in For Those With Their Own Path 2017 @ford Explorer TV ad. It is an amazing ad. Tag someone who you think needs to see this video!
Life and Style |: I love simple and elegant print dresses because you can wear them to different places and for various events without looking too loud. You blend in but the prints stand out for themselves by making you look good. These beautiful pieces are from @roselyn_silva If you are a brand, click link in my bio to download my free marketing plan template.