What Do You Want? (Motivation for Monday)

Many times, I come across so many people who ask me the very old age question, “What should I do”? Should I do this or that or go this way or that way? Others ask me if I can help them? When I get this question of “help me”, I still end up having to ask, “What do you want” because sincerely, if I do not know what you need help with, I can’t help you. That is the truth!  And nobody can help you if you do not know what you want. This is the honest truth. It is okay not to be sure or clear but you MUST have an idea of what is it you want.

Today on Motivation for Monday, I will be sharing TIPS on how to know what you want so you can live a meaningful, fulfilling and purposeful life.

 

How to Wear an All Black Ensemble – How to SLAY in Black

Black is the darkest hue in the colour spectrum and can be worn by all skin tone no matter how dark the person is. Think of Alek Wek, the legendary super model in an all black ensemble. Wek has one of the darkest skin tones in the world of modelling and when she wears black, she rocks it like its hot.

The truth is many people shy away from black, especially people of colour but I tell you, again, no matter how dark your skin is, you can rock black chic…..

You Can Do This (Motivation for Monday)

In the past couple of weeks, I received many messages than I would normally get. When I read through all these messages and met up with some of the amazing people who wrote to me, I can conclude that a lot of people want more for their lives, want to grow, want to contribute to the society and economy at large, people want to use their gifts to help others and in turn fulfill their own purpose. Today’s blog will encourage someone who is on the cross roads of whether or not to go ahead and start working on the huge burden and desires of their hearts.

 

ANKARA Print Lookbook – The Print that is Taking Over the World

The Ankara print comes in different patterns, designs, colours and texture. They are very popular in West Africa and more common amongst the Yorubas. However, it is important to know that the most popular tribes in Nigeria (igbo, hausa and yoruba) all wear the Ankara print. They are also popular amongst many other African countries but some prints are more peculiar to those countries like the Kente print which is very popular in Ghana.

Ankara is not only limited to Africans in Africa but many Africans in diaspora including Black Americans have embraced the print. The likes of Beyonce, Rihanna and Anna Wintour have been seen wearing the Ankara print.

 

Headbands – The Biggest Fashion Trend to Try Now & My Outfit of the Day

Trends come and go like they say but I have learnt that new trend is what makes fashion and style more fun and dynamic. Since headbands became a thing again, I have been accessorising my looks with them. Headbands remind me of those days when I couldn’t style my hair without one. Although every year headbands are sold in shops as normal but this time, they are a big fashion trend and they are everywhere – high street (more affordable) and high end (luxury).

 

My Family Affair – A Little Rant, Confessions and Photos

Our son turns 15 today and we are truly grateful for the love of the Father in our lives. Not only am I celebrating his birthday, as a Mum, I am truly grateful to God for the kind, humble, smart, focused, loving and compassionate son God has given to us. He rubs off on his brother, leading by example. I have watched him take charge and stepped in numerously to help his brother in so many ways – homework, conduct, guidance and much more. I remember being sick one time and I was shocked by how this child of mine took care of me – even though I wasn’t well and I needed care, I couldn’t help but think of how he took care of me – tucked me in to bed and watched me sleep off till he went to his room. He is all these and more, but let me stop here. Truly grateful for his life.

 

Tall Girl Guide for Choosing & Wearing Mini Dresses & Skirts

I am a tall girl, no doubt about that but my go to has never been anything mini – dresses or skirts. However, once in a while, when I find the perfect length of mini be it a dress or skirt, I love to style the piece in the most classy way I can and in a way that suits my personal style and lifestyle. For the sake of all the tall girls /women out there, today, I bring you a tall girl guide to wearing anything mini. Let’s check it out. How tall are you by the way? I am 5ft.10.5 inches tall.

 

Everybody Needs an “OYINYE” (Cheerleader) – Life Lessons I Learnt from the LionHeart Movie

We live in a world where there are more naysayers than cheerleaders. What I am saying is that a lot of times, it is very rare to see people who would say things like – “go for it” or “you can do this” to you. Instead, far too many people wear the negativity and discouragement crown. Unfortunately, negativity or negative energy doesn’t encourage anyone, it rubs us of our potentials and or the willingness to try what we feel we can do. Today on Motivation for Monday, I want to share with you some of the life lessons I learnt from Lionheart, the movie.

 

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 life. Let’s check out today’s motivation for Monday

 

Turban, Layered Necklace & Maxi Dress + How to Look Fab on a Bad Hair Day

After wearing my braids for up to 8 weeks, I took them out and I have been rocking my natural hair for a couple of weeks. As we all know, natural hair can be high maintenance, especially when styling in a hurry, so last weekend when I was running errands, to save me time, I wore this turban to help me look well put together with my maxi dress. To make my look even dressier, I paired the look with my butterfly gold plated necklace and my brand new mother necklace and wore an oversized pair of earrings to finish the look. Speaking of layered necklace, let me tell you more about this pair I have on….

 

4 Ways to Style One Blouse – Work, Date Night, Brunch & Autumn-Winter

An elegant blouse is a must in every woman’s wardrobe. Not only can you style it with a fitted pencil skirt or tailored pants/ trousers for work, you can style it with a pair of jeans and heels for a weekend dinner date, brunch or drinks with friends. If you choose the right one, an elegant blouse can do magic in your closet/wardrobe.
Today, I bring you another styling tutorial featuring an elegant blouse and 4 ways to style it. Let’s check it out guys…..

 

Saint Laurent Manhattan Bag in Smooth Leather – Unboxing & Full Review

When it comes to fashion and style, no look is complete without the perfect handbag, especially for women. Wearing bags is not limited to women in this current fashion climate, men wear bags too – the man bag. Shall we just say then that bag is an essential in everyone’s wardrobe? Yes, we shall 🙂

So, today, I bring you the full review on the very lush Saint Laurent Manhattan Bag in Smooth Leather. Having worn this bag for a while, I thought to share the full review with you so you can get to know more about the bag. Let’s check it out…….

 

What I Wore on My Tropical Holidays + All Affordable & Stylish Pieces

I recently went to Nigeria and while heading off, I did some shopping for wearable, breathable, comfortable and stylish pieces. When you think of holidays in a tropical place, pieces you can wear, these are the pieces I would be sharing in this post.  Nigeria is very hot, at all times and the pieces I picked up were pieces suitable for that part of the world. So, if you are heading away on your Summer holidays or planning to go away real soon to somewhere hot, this style video would help you get your holiday groove on. Let’s check out my tropical lookbook featuring affordable pieces I got from some of my favourite high street stores.

 

Black is Perfect for Summer, Here’s How to Rock it

Black is the darkest shade in the colour spectrum and they come in different shades and texture. Once upon a time, all black was always my go to. All of a sudden, I went from wearing black all the time to wearing colours. The truth is, many people tend to wear black not because they do not like to wear colours but because black is safe and easy to throw on. Other advantages of wearing black include: black gives a flattering and slimming effect on all body shapes / type, can be worn multiple times without dry cleaning or machine wash, black in this time and age can be worn to many occasions, including weddings. So, how should you wear black for Summer? Here are a few ways:

 

Twilly d’Hermes – A Must Have Summer Fragrance

I have heard the saying, “looking good is good business”. While that is good, I believe the total package should be “looking good and smelling good is good business”. I mean, what is good looks when you don’t smell good? Don’t you think so too? 🙂

You may have noticed that every Summer, I try new perfumes and then share my favourite with you. So, today, I bring you a full review of my own Summer perfume, the Twilly d’Hermes. Let’s check it out guys….

 

GUCCI Double G Belt – Unboxing, Review and All You Need to Know About the Product

Finally, I laid my hands on the Gucci double G Belt. As you may know already, this is NOT an exclusive product. It is quite popular amongst Bloggers, Influencers and on social media. While the Gucci Double G Belt is very popular, it is still a very stylish piece that adds a touch of elegance and lush to any ensemble. I have worn the belt twice since I got it as a gift and I can say that, I waited too long to get it. It is very beautiful on.

If you are considering getting the Gucci Double G Belt, here is the unboxing, full review and everything you need to know about the belt….

 

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.

 

Anti-Aging Serum ::: Matrixyl 3000 vs. Hyaluronic Acid

As we age, we become more experienced, wiser, confident, and much more. Then again, also with age comes, fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin and sometimes, dull complexion. With all of the blemishes and imperfections that comes along with ageing, we all need anti-aging serum that works double-time to help us achieve and boost an even, youthful, glowing and smooth complexion. While there are numerous options offered in the skin care range today, your best options include Matrixyl 3000 and Hyaluronic Acid. Let’s check out today’s post in full to learn which one is best for your unique needs: