Oh, how I love the month of May! Not only is May my birth month. It is Mother's Day and Spring all wrapped up in one month. Additionally, this month I had the opportunity to be featured as this month's courageous entrepreneur in the, Courageous Entrepreneur series created by Marquita Casterlow, founder of Courageous, Kinks, and Curves.
Marquita is an affordable fashion and natural hair enthusiast who works at a community college by day and teaches karate by night. Courage, Kinks and Curves™ (CKC) is her blog where she shares some of the things she loves: encouraging quotes, natural hair, and how she styles herself on a budget.
Check out her latest blog featuring me and Nailah's Shea, here.
Leslie Heigh aka Lovely Leslie of SobeSavvy recently wrote a blog reviewing our product line. She is a freelance Photojournalist / Lifestyle Blogger who loves to share “Savvy Tips” of where to go – what to do -where to eat- where to stay and where to play !
Check out her review here and read more about her "Savvy Tips" on her blog.
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A few weeks ago I was featured in Yes! Weekly’s, Local Talent section. I was overjoyed and humbled to have this opportunity to share a bit of how I chose to start Nailah’s Shea with Greensboro, NC. I also discussed the future of my company.
I believe in sharing our accomplishments with you because with your support we will go even farther.
I would love to hear your feedback and comments below.
You can read the article by clicking the link below. :-)
Local Talent-Camilia Majette
2017 is here! Have you found yourself year after year making resolutions that are half fulfilled? I know I have. My goal this year is to enjoy being ME and embracing all of me.
Starting with Wellness
Webster’s definition for wellness is the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal. We can go deeper into the science of wellness, according to the National Wellness Institute, and break down the 6 dimensions of wellness and how to incorporate them into our daily lives for overall living for you and your family.
1. How a person contributes to their environment and community, and how to build better living spaces and social networks
2. The enrichment of life through work, and its interconnectedness to living and playing
3. The development of belief systems, values, and creating a world-view
4. The benefits of regular physical activity, healthy eating habits, strength and vitality as well as personal responsibility, self-care and when to seek medical attention
5. Self-esteem, self-control, and determination as a sense of direction
6. Creative and stimulating mental activities, and sharing your gifts with others
There it is guys, the 6 dimensions of wellness. You may be saying that you are already incorporating these dimensions in your daily lives. If so, sit back and reflect on how to improve them and make sure to involve your family in them as well. If not, then take it slow, a little bit of each wellness dimension a day or even just one dimension a day. Here’s to a new ME.
I would love to hear how you plan to incorporate wellness in to your life this coming year. Feel free to leave a comment below. Wishing you all the best!
Living in North Carolina, I’ve learned that the weather here can be somewhat unpredictable. From 30 degrees Fahrenheit one day and the very next day 60 degrees. What to do, what to do? Shaking my head. Imagine how our skin may be even more shocked by the change of weather. Here are a few tips on keeping your skin moisturized, hydrated and glowing all winter long.
1. Don’t turn up the heat
With the bitterly cold weather outside and cold winter breezes we can be tempted to turn our heating systems up too high. This in turn causes our skin to become even dryer than before the winter season. Keep your thermostat at a comfortable temperature around 68-71 degrees. Your skin will thank you and in addition you’ll cut down the energy cost in your home.
2. Use a humidifier
Try setting up a humidifier in your home. Set one up in the main sitting room or your bedroom – both if you can. Using a humidifier will keep moisture in the air and will also help your skin from drying out during the winter. You can even purchase humidifiers that give you the ability to put essential oils in or around them and the steam that it blows out is aromatherapy for your home. How cool is that?!
3. Short Lukewarm Showers
You may be tempted to take long hot showers during the cooler winter months, don’t’ do it! The hot water will dry your skin out even more. Try taking warm showers and limit your time in the shower to less than 15 minutes.
4. Don’ t use harsh soap
Use natural soap as much as possible. Without any deodorants or synthetic fragrances, these ingredients tend to be very harsh and drying to your skin. You can find our all natural and organic moisture rich Shea Butter soap here.
5. Moisturize Immediately
Moisturize your skin immediately after showering or bathing, this is crucial. Pat your skin dry with a towel and then apply your moisturizer directly afterwards while your skin is still damp. The dampness of your body will help seal in the moisture from the moisturizer you choose to use. Oil-based rather than water-based is more likely to retain moisture in the winter.
6. Drink plenty of water
Even I have been prone to want to drink more warm beverages like teas and coffee during the colder winter months. But don’t forget, glowing skin comes from being hydrated from the inside out. Because I don’t like to drink cold drinks I’ve been drinking warm water with a bit of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar when I feel like grabbing more than one cup of coffee a day.
7. Do eat plenty of fruits and veggies
Eat more fruits and veggies daily as often as you can. Some fruits that are typically in season during the winter months that have high amounts of antioxidants and vitamin C are: apples, oranges, cranberries, pomegranates and kiwis.
I hope this blog was helpful. If so, please share it with your friends or on your social media pages. I would love to hear your feedback and learn more about your winter skincare routine.
Can you believe it’s been a little over a month since the National Folk Festival (NFF) was here in Greensboro? It’s amazing how time flies. Well, as promised I wanted to share with you the experience I had meeting with all of you at the NFF and I also wanted to share an experience of meeting little ones fascinated by the art of soap making. From the process, to the herbs and then the smells, oh what fun we had.
At the NFF I saw some familiar faces from around Greensboro as well as many new faces. Among these faces were families that were traveling from all across the US to spend the weekend in town enjoying the festivities that the NFF had to offer. Greensboro, being home to several colleges and universities, meant many college students visited our booth at the NFF. One young lady in particular that stopped by was a student originally from New Zealand. She was very interested in working in rural Uganda with needy children and families and I’ll always remember her determination and selflessness. Wishing her all the best!
Check out the picture below of a familiar face you may have seen around town too.
This is off topic a bit but I just have to tell you. Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to share the art of soap making with some elementary school kids (500 of them).
The school celebrated their own "State Fair" and I was asked to be an exhibitor. Of course I couldn't make soap for all of them. However, I shared the process of soap making with them. The children were ecstatic! They enjoyed hearing about the process and smelling the herbs that I brought with me (rosemary, mint leaves, lemongrass, and lavender). They learned about Shea Butter and where the Shea nut comes from. The children had the opportunity to touch and use the Shea Butter. They held a real coconut! They also left with a piece of soap from a soap maker. LOL :-)
I couldn't stop smiling after I was given “Thank You” cards from the students. Just reading them made me feel so happy that I had the opportunity to spend the day with them and share with them my passion.
Scroll down to see the cards that they created for me.
What's your passion? Share your thoughts below.
What is the National Folk Festival? The National Folk Festival (NFF) is a national festival that has been taking place in Greensboro, North Carolina for the past 2 years with plans to be in our state for years to come. Sponsored by the Arts of Greensboro and a host of other co-sponsors the NFF has been anticipated since the beginning of the year. Check out the pictures below of the opening parade.
Did you know that Guilford County is home to North Carolina’s largest refugee population? Moreover, the diversity of the population is truly astonishing. In Guilford County you can find individuals from more than 141 countries. Wow, how diverse is that?! All of this diversity is manifested at the NFF every year. We enjoyed performers of music and dance from across America with ties to North Carolina. The NC Folk Life Area celebrated and showcased the living traditions of North Carolinians embracing the theme, One State, Many Worlds. Have you ever heard of the Bahamas Junkanoo Revuew? Check them out below.
The NC Arts Marketplace, (where you could find us), featured hand-crafted creations from the finest artists and craftsmen in NC. If you had a chance to stop by our booth you were able to not only catch a whiff of how divine our area smelled with our natural essential oils looming in the air, but you were also attracted to our art, handmade jewelry and accessories that embraced our booth. It was as if you stepped into a little piece of me. :-)
Speaking of me, my name is Camilia Zuleikha Majette and I am the Founder and CEO of Nailah’s Shea, LLC. I was born in Washington, DC and raised in a small town in NC called Ahoskie, I journeyed to Greensboro, NC when I was 18 years old to pursue my undergraduate degree at NC A&T State University in Journalism and Mass Communications, I have since graduated with a Master’s in Health Services Administration and I now call Greensboro my home for 16 years.
My diverse and multicultural background starts with my father’s love for travel and humanitarian work. He is African American with Tuscarora Native American decent and originally from a small village in North Carolina called Rich Square. My mother is an American citizen of Zanzibari descent whose origins and ancestry can be traced back to Zanzibar Island, Tanzania (East Africa), Oman, Baluchistan and Pakistan. I've had the opportunity to travel to several African countries as well as the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia. I have met with the finest crafters and artist in these regions. I take pride in learning from them and sharing their work with you.
Our next entry will be about “Meeting you at the National Folk Festival.” Take the journey with me! I look forward to your thoughts and comments ~ Camilia
Camilia Z. Majette, MHSA
Camilia, Founder and CEO of Nailah's Shea, LLC is a mom, wife, friend, global traveler, humanitarian and entrepreneur. She loves to share her knowledge and passion about natural living and wellness with everyone she meets.