Seriously, What is the Point of a Selfie?

PHOTOGRAPH YOURSELF Selfies in general get a bad rep because it comes across as vain, for instance the critical reception of Kim K. West’s book Selfish, which features tons of her selfies. Many critics found Kim’s book narcissistic and kind of pointless. While her book for some appeared as unnecessary, others valued Selfish and used it…

So 105 Posts & One Year Later

FIRST YEAR OF SUCCESS Yes you read that right, 105 posts and one year later, Friday marks the first year of JustNatonya! My blog was launched May 17, 2018 and it has been a rewarding journey so far. I made some genuine relationships in the blogging community along with gaining a few brand collaborations. Writing…

VOGUE PARODY: 73 Questions with JustNatonya

GET TO KNOW ME VOGUE’s 73 Questions always interested me in learning more about celebrities. From the likes of Michael B. Jordan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Zac Efron and Gigi Hadid, I discovered more down-to-earth facts about the stars making them into the guy or girl next door. How cool someone created a version for bloggers!…

Embrace the Unknown

UNPREDICTABLE O no I meant to order that maxi dress in an XXL not a LARGE! What if this bohemian peasant dress doesn’t fit right? I’m just not sure. Should I go ahead and cancel the order? I don’t want to deal with the hassle of return fees. Hmmmm….maybe I’ll just wait for it to…

Fashion Hangover: Pajamas in Public

LATE NIGHTS Long night studying for your midterm? Did you and the girls have too much fun from the sleepover? Are you just plain tired from your daily routine and need a fashion break? It’s cool we all get busy sometimes and feel the need to not wear our ruffled button-down top with pencil skirts….

A KINKY CURLY AWAKENING

WARM EMBRACE Naturally made and unapologetically me. My connection to my hair is spiritual. When I started going natural, I learned I was becoming more of what God made me. To this day, I’m still discovering things about myself and it all began when I BIG CHOPPED. If you’re wondering what is a “big chop”,…

31 Compliments to Give Yourself Everyday of the Month

PERSONAL CHEERLEADER Are you someone who easily compliments others with no expectations in return? Kinda rewarding to make people feel good and comfortable in their own skin right? While it’s nice to make family, friends or even strangers smile, you can’t neglect personal happiness either. Complimenting others is an easy job for me; in fact,…

Does Anyone Else Get Awkward Taking Photos in Restaurants?

PICTURE TIME Bestie and you decide lunch at your favorite local cafe Tuesday afternoon. Perfect timing considering the place is nearly empty, which means not only will your spinach and artichoke dip arrive faster but the cute place is Instagram worthy. Score! Fast forward to next Friday night, you two are in a crowded restaurant…

No Resolutions Just Goals

GOALS PLUS MORE GOALS When I hear the word “resolutions”, I immediately cancel the term and substitute with “goals”. Goals sound more powerful in my opinion. Resolutions tend to never get accomplished for me. Numerous times a new year comes, I tell myself I will lose weight. February arrives and I’m stuck in the same…

Eating a Neapolitan Pizza Helped Me Break Ordinary Habits

OUTSIDE THE BOX Did you know bacon-wrapped shrimp etouffee, alfredo pizza, eggplant lasagna, Mahi Mahi soft tacos, Irish potato nachos, sweet chili Asian wings, artichoke-spinach omelette, Italian cream sodas, stromboli and crispy fried alligator tail were all foreign dishes to my food palate? I could run down a longer list but there’s a point to…