How to Discover Your Purpose Without Paying Anyone

True story, I am writing this blog at 3.46am. I woke up to pee and the idea to write this blog came to me. As a Writer, if you get an idea to write and you don’t start writing immediately, the dynamics of the story could change or the opportunity to write that particular thought could be missed – a writing idea coming to a writer is a GIFT. So, a lot of times, writers draft the plot in a writing pad or grab their computers and start writing. This time, I decided to grab my computer and make this thought into a post and I know it would help a lot of people. I hope it helps you…..

 

How to Spend Less on Clothes

With the uncertainty of the economic downtown still ahead of us, the last thing anyone should do, is to worry about buying more clothes. But sincerely, there is still not so much happening outside our homes, so we don’t need a lot of clothes, I guess? Today, I want to share with you five tips on how to spend less on clothes……..

 

The Advantages of Working on that Goal of Yours Today (Motivation)

Today is a good day to start whatever it is you have always wanted to start……………..start the draft of a book, take a free course, register for your driving classes, write an email to ask for help, check up on someone etc. We can plan, deliberate, wish or hope for the things we want but if we do not do anything towards achieving those goals, we would not be able to achieve them.

Flawless Foundation Routine With NO Primer – Here’s Exactly What I Did

From time to time I love to try out something new and all the time when it works, I share my findings with you. You are very welcome :). As you know already, I do not wear foundation daily so as for my skin to have the chance to breath and also for me not to clog up my pores which can lead to skin dullness and breakouts. However, on days when I do not wear foundations, I wear some primer and then follow with my translucent powder or just my setting powder and then set it with my Mac’s fix plus and off I go for the day. So, I ran out of my foundation primer, the oil-free Lancome La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer Smoothing Effect on a day when I needed to wear foundation so I decided to try out something new and it worked. Let’s checked it out.

 

How to Know If You Are Fulfilling Purpose (Motivation for Monday)

Nearly every week, I change the DP on my WhatsApp with snap shot of feedback(s) I get from different people who have come in contact with my work. A lot of times, it is some sort of testimonial or feedback saying, “how much what I do has helped them” or “how my book has helped them” or “how a course I created has helped them” or “how a post I wrote on Facebook or somewhere else has helped them” etc.  I personally do this to remind myself of how far I have come on my journey and how much impact I make daily with what I do but most importantly as a reminder to be thankful to God for giving me the gifts I use to make such an impact.

 

Today, on Motivation for Monday, I want to encourage you on “How to Know If You Fulfilling Your Purpose”……….

 

Everything is Changing & So Must You (Motivation)

I looked through my fashion email subscriptions this morning and noticed that the mood of fashion retailers have changed due to the lockdown. Here is what I mean, naturally, fashion retailers at this time of the year would have been “shoving” in our faces Summer fashion featuring must buys, must haves and must wear pieces. 🙂

As I looked through their selection which I do as a Blogger to get familiar with trends, I couldn’t help but notice that they sent out pieces that can be worn for this season – Spring/Summer but more tailored to what you could wear at home. Basically, what fashion retailers are trying to tell us is that, while we are at home, we can still look all cute and fine.

Why are they doing that? For fashion retailers who are still trading, they want to continue to make money, if not, they would be at risk of loosing it all. With brands like Debenhams going into administration, other retailers are intentional about how they can make revenue, if not a lot, some at least. This would help them save their business and keep people employed.

 

Your Mind, Your Body, Your Soul (Motivation)

The mind, the body and soul are 3 interlinked parts. One does not function without the other. When all 3 are cared for, we live a more fulfilling life and are happier. See, out of your mind is where everything starts – whether good or bad. And your body is the carrier of all things that comes from your mind and then your soul is the receiver of what your mind and body say.

Today, on motivation for Monday, I am writing to encourage you on the importance of caring for the mind, the body and the soul. Let’s check it out……….

 

HOW TO PLAN & ACHIEVE SMART GOALS IN THIS STAY AT HOME SEASON

I don’t know about you BUT it is my own 6th week of working from home with limited movement out of the house. While some of us have full time or day jobs we still do from home, some of us do not. For those of us who work, many of us have always desired to find time to work on some of our personal goals. For those of us who currently do not work, some of us have the will to do something new but do not know how and some of us can’t just figure out when to start. Today, I am writing to share some of the tips I am currently using in this lockdown/stay at home season. Yes, this lockdown is a season and I join every “believer” from different parts of the world to say, “this too shall pass”. Let’s check out these tips….

 

WHAT I EAT IN A DAY TO STAY HEALTHY & FIT IN THIS LOCKDOWN PERIOD

It is my 5th week of working from home due to the lockdown and what this lockdown mean for a lot of people is eating, eating and more eating. I am sure I am not the only one. If you are someone who loves to eat like myself but also want to stay healthy and fit without eating too much, there is a way around this and this is my gift to you today on this blog….

 

Follow Your Own Path (Motivation)

 

The past few weeks was quite busy for me but I wouldn’t change anything because it was all good. You all know I shared with you that my last wish on my old Vision Board was for my Mum to visit. Yep. this dream has now come true. Glory to God. Me, my husband and children spent quality time with Mum, we got the chance to take care of her, celebrated her birthday and enjoyed her company generally. Mum has now returned to Lagos-Nigeria and all is well with her. I must say I miss her and I am a little bit cranky that she is no more here with us. Don’t even dare call me Mummy’s girl 🙂 Sincerely, I just love seeing her in the morning before heading to work and seeing her when I return in the evening. I can’t wait for her to return again soon. Enough about me for now. So, if you are believing God for anything, don’t worry, it may seem delayed BUT TRUST me, it will eventually come to pass. Have you considered putting your wish on your Vision Board? Vision Boards are powerful and they work if you follow through and do your own part……

Check HERE for How to Make Your Very Own Effective Vision Board & The Advantages of the Vision Board 

 

MY EXERCISE & FITNESS ROUTINE (“How I Stay Thin”) + WHY EVERYONE MUST EXERCISE

I have always known that to take care of others effectively, I have to take care of myself first, this is my own personal philosophy. But sincerely, nobody can give what they don’t have anyways. In caring for me, I focus on taking care of my body, soul and spirit. And for that reason, one of the ways I take care of myself is that I take care of my physical by exercising to stay strong, fit and energetic and NOT necessarily to stay thin……this is a bonus we get when we exercise.

 

As requested by you, here is my exercise and fitness routine video. Like I said in this week’s motivation, “Eat That Frog” and also in this video, no matter how thin you are, we all need some form of exercise…….

 

How to Style Asymmetric Tunic – Dressed Up Or Dressed Down

Happy belated Mothers day to all the Mums reading. Yesterday, I spent the day filming – filmed a special one for MUMs which you can view HERE in just two minutes. I also filmed another one for my organisation for “moments that matter” campaign for people working in the front lines – can’t share this one with you until it is officially released. Please stay tuned for that.

What I can share with you is the details of this gorgeous asymmetric dress and of course some styling tips as always. Let’s check it out……

 

ST PATRICK’S DAY ::: RIPPED DENIM & SLOUCHY JUMPER

 

It is that time of the year again when we celebrate the St Patrick’s day. Last year, I went all formal in my skirt-suit with “Shamrock”, this year I decided to go edgier while still incorporating the Irish flag colours into my look.

More than the fun look, I am mindful of the effect of the Coronavirus and the cancellation of all parades in Ireland and everywhere in the world. I am truly emphatic to those who go all out to celebrate the St. Patricks day in one parade or the other.
Please, lets look at the bright side of things by knowing that this is a significant day in the Irish history and let us use this opportunity to pray for peace in the world, will you join me?
I am also very hopeful that there would be some breakthrough with research and medicine to find a cure for this Covid-19, soon.
For now, let us all stay safe by following the prescribed cautionary measures and be our brother’s / sisters keeper.

 

Fixed Goal with Flexible Path (Motivation for Monday)

A couple of months ago, I shared a blog titled FOCUS where I encouraged you to Follow One Course Until Successful. I am not changing my mind today about the tips I shared in that post but I am here to tell you today that while it is important to follow one course until successful (FOCUS), it is also important to recognise that we must have a VERY OPEN mind for us to be able to succeed in all areas of our lives. Let’s check out today’s motivation for Monday

 

African Print Like Stella Jean Design

I am not surprised that many people are asking me if my dress is by Stella Jean because as soon as I saw this Ankara print in Balogun market in Lagos, it reminded me of the bright and vibrant print Stella uses for her designs and so, I bought it. So, to answer the curiosity, No, this dress is not by Stella Jean but just like it did you, it sure reminds me of her very colourful designs.

Like I mentioned earlier, I got the print in Lagos-Nigeria in Balogun market and I got my Tailor (DNK Design) to make it for me. In Nigeria, I guess just like anywhere in the world, this is called made-to-measure whereby the Tailor takes your measurement and makes the style to fit your specifications. If you like, call it customized or exclusive, you would be very right.

 

This Birthday, I am Showing Gratitude + I Had the Best Brunch Ever

It’s my birthday today (02/03), Yay!. Before I share my gratitude, allow me share what I did for my birthday weekend. To celebrate, we had a beautiful family brunch at Brown Thomas – it was a great time of bonding, celebrating and rejoicing with my immediate family. The boys were as excited as I was. The food was delicious!  See below for the picture of what I had…….

 

My Yoga Experience & Advantages of Yoga that Would Change Your Life

For the past 12 weeks, I have attended Yoga classes (once a week) and I can say that the very first thing I noticed on my first night of taking yoga is that I slept deeply after a long warm shower.  After continuing yoga, I noticed also that I built strength and learnt how to breathe. How to breathe? For a long time, I didn’t realize that I do not know how to breathe in deeply, taking yoga helped me understand breathing through practical constant practice of breathing in deeply through the nose and then out through the mouth.

Today, I will be sharing some of the importance of Yoga with you. Let’s check it out guys.

 

The 2 Piece Set that Would Take You to WORK, BRUNCH & CHURCH

I know the blog title sounds funny but sincerely, recently, I have been very mindful of what I buy. Like never before, I am very mindful of picking up pieces that I can wear, re-wear/restyle and take to very many occasions. As you know, my aim with the blog is not only to share what I wear but to ensure to teach you my dear readers how to shop less, wear more and save more. This year 2020, we continue of that journey of wearing more and saving more. Let’s do this people….

 

You May Have Noticed it Too – Let’s Start With Life Lessons

Although I have some exciting and inspiring ideas to write or talk about, I haven’t necessarily been motivated or had the zeal to share. It is so unlike me to not want to, afterall,  I am the encourager, the motivator and the giver but it was life – life happened to me in a way that I didn’t expect, in a way I am still trying to comprehend, in a way that I may not be able to fathom. It was life, it was the death of a loved one, it was the death of Olasumbo, it was the death of the one I could once call my friend…..