Pumpkins, Mazes, Chocolate and an Arboretum…Autumn Adventures?

OCTOBER BEGINNINGS Renewal is in the air along with a few nostalgic scents such as fresh pumpkin muffins, hot hazelnut coffee and sweet caramel apple cinnamon buns. October brings in a joy for change with a drive to take on new challenges and opportunities. As I kindly admit to you, spring and autumn are my…

4 Physical Ways to Increase Your Confidence Before the Day Starts

JOYFUL WAKE-UP! No more snoozing, instead of hitting the famous button on your alarm clock, hop out of bed and get your day started. Don’t just drag your feet to the floor. O NO! You must do this with a smile on your face. Unravel from your duvet with an enthusiasm to begin your activities….

How I Fixed My Instagram Shadowban

BLOCKED As we all know, Instagram is a platform used to network, market, brand and provoke inspiration while curating feeds through your own style of photography. Companies and individuals use Instagram to promote campaigns and make money though affiliate marketing or collaborations. I personally use Instagram to network, connect with my blog audience, promote sheICONIC while giving…

4 Inexpensive Ways to Turn Your Shower Into A Mini Spa

SO FRESH SO CLEAN It’s the little things that count the most right? Well small efforts make the biggest difference in how you feel, so why not apply this to your shower routine? If you don’t have time to lounge in the tub for a luxurious bath, up your shower game by treating it like…

My Acne is Back but It’s Not Stopping Me

NOTHING’S HOLDING ME BACK Call it hormones, genetics, allergies, stress or a bad diet, whatever the reason, my acne is back…again. Acne makes you feel insecure and self conscious, you always feel like people are staring at your pimples and scars instead of your eyes. So what do you do? Dermatologists are expensive and sometimes…

Art of Affiliate Marketing: Number One Tip for Bloggers

NOT ABOUT THE MONEY Affiliate marketing is an easy way to make money on commission and promote a brand’s mission but my goal is to not make money. If we do anything for the money, the passion and enthusiasm to maintain consistency burns out. When your joy is gone, so is determination to produce high…

Join My New Challenge: #SomethingNewSeptember

TAKING RISKS Throughout September, my goal is to try something new on a regular basis at least twice per week. Whether it’s applying to fashion magazines, treating myself to an extravagant blouse, trying middle eastern cuisine or going on a solo walk in a different neighborhood. I want to break through my comfort bubble and…

I’ll Get to It When I Get to It

TAKE YOUR TIME August marks three months since launching JustNatonya! How exciting is it to celebrate a blog’s three month anniversary? I’m so happy where this blog is going and all the feedback I’ve received from you guys makes my heart warm and literally keeps a permanent smile on my face. Real Talk After the…

Learning to Keep Opinions to Myself

WATCH WHAT YOU SAY Passion to help others has always been in my blood. At a young age, I used to offer my mother help with household chores and running errands (still do today). I believe we are on Earth to love, share ideas and help one another, even in the smallest ways. Believe it…

5 Tips to Cleaning Out Your Closet

REFRESH YOUR WARDROBE Have a hard time finding something to wear in your jam-packed closet? Are you harboring items from 10 years ago hoping it will have a style makeover? Sounds like it’s time to clear out and update your wardrobe. Style evolution comes with how you grow as a person. As we get older,…