WHY ON EARTH AM I HERE? | WHAT IS MY PURPOSE? | MOTIVATION

Happy new month everyone. Welcome to April and to the second quarter of the year-2017. Wow, the year is running so fast, it is unreal. It was just like yesterday that we said happy new year and we are in the second quarter already. Amazing!

First, I am grateful for everything. For being here. For standing. For all of you and for all the love and blessing the Father is giving to us. I do not take anything for granted.

 

ANOTHER DAY WITH YOUTUBE AT GOOGLE HQ + LOOK BOOK

 

Last Saturday, I went to hang out with YouTube at the Google HQ in Dublin. I was delighted to have been brought back this year. I was invited last year too and I shared the details with you in this post.

While I would love to share more TIPS & TRICKS with you today, I will leave that for another time. However, from the bottom of my heart, I just want to say thank you to all the ladies and gentlemen who stop by to read the blogs and watch the videos. You are the reason WHY I share. Thank you.

 

YOU ARE PLANNING TO FAIL IF………… (Motivation for Monday)

I know you must have heard that saying, “when we fail to plan, we plan to fail”. Have you heard that before? It is a popular one isn’t it? Although the saying is a popular one, a lot of us still fail because we are unintentional or deliberate about succeeding. Today, I will talk to you about why it is very important to plan so we do not fail.

“To send the message home”, I will share my “mini” fail with you in this post. So I went for NCT (MOT, depending on where you live) last Friday and unfortunately, I failed. While this is just a test for a car which can be re-done, I could have prevented it.

 

WHY BEAUTY BLOTTERS ARE A MUST IN YOUR MAKE UP BAG

I have shared WHY it is important to choose the perfect foundation with you, I have also shared HOW to get the perfect make up routine with you + I have shared the IMPORTANCE of using the right tools for your make up application with you.

While all those are important to get that flawless make up in your make up routine, it is also important to know that although we may try, it is almost inevitable to prevent the face from becoming oily especially for people who have combination to oily skin……Today, I bring you “Why Beauty Blotter is a MUST in your make up Bag”.

 

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY + 3 WAYS TO TRANSITION TO SPRING.

To all my Irish friends living in different parts of the world, Happy early St. Patrick’s day to you. I believe it is going to be an amazing and colourful event as always here in Ireland and especially in Dublin (capital city of Ireland) where all the magic happens.

Not sure what St. Patrick’s day is? Please check HERE. I shared all you need to know about Paddy’s day in that post. 

 

HOW TO HANDLE HATE COMMENTS & ATTACK (BLOGGING FOR SUCCESS PART 6)

When I decided to write this post, it reminded me of back in the day when people would tease me about my height, my weight, my legs, my hair and everything really. In their opinion, I was too tall for a girl, too skinny for a girl, my legs are too skinny and my hair wasn’t thick(full) enough.  Fast forward to now, everyone wants to be thin, everyone wants to be tall, everyone wants to have long legs and everyone wants manageable afro 🙂 My advice to you is to LOVE YOURSELF and BE YOURSELF. You are unique and gifted in your own way.

 

That is not the post for today, that was by the way. Today, I will share with you WHY thick skin is a must for you as a Blogger / Content Creator.

 

FOCUS (MOTIVATION FOR MONDAY)

It is obvious that we live in a world of information overload where everyone and everything needs our attention. Can you help me do this or can you help me do that? Does that sound familiar? However, Research shows that an “average person” spends about 4.7 hours a day on their phone, calling, texting and doing other things. The same research shows that so many people spend at about 3.2hrs per day on social media. In this busy world of information overload and everything and everyone trying to get your attention, today, I will share with you how to STAY FOCUS!

 

FEBRUARY 2017 BLOG POSTS IN REVIEW

First, thank you all so much for your good wishes on my birthday. You all made me feel so special and loved. One of my desires is to be able to help people through what I do and I was really happy to receive such feedbacks from you all for my birthday. I am grateful.

Can you imagine?  A lady, Bukola Orobiyi did a special birthday number for me. That is an icing on the cake for me. I have written to her to say thank. Amazing lady with amazing voice. I will be the first to buy her record if she ever releases one. She’s awesome.

 

“I CAN NEVER BE A NURSE” (MOTIVATION FOR MONDAY)

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A friend of mine told me that she wants to go back to school to do Nursing a couple of months ago. I was just at home when I remembered her and thought to call her to ‘hold her responsible”  /  follow up on what she said. I totally forgot to ring her on that day. Thank God I got the chance to hook up with her the next day (Sunday) and so I asked her; “so what about the course”? She said, oh yes, I have now started a module and will continue full time in the fall / Autumn.  I “jumped for joy” and said wow!  I am truly happy for her because she is now at peace with what she should be doing with her life.

 

JUST ONE STEP ::: MOTIVATION FOR MONDAY

My mother is my biggest inspiration. I like to say that it is from her strength that I draw daily and here’s WHY: she is strong, wise, confident and she never gives up. Last week, she lost her brother (my Uncle) and as challenging as this time is for her, she sounds so brave /  strong on the phone anytime I speak with her. Out of the many wise words she would say to me, one I always hold on to and never give up on is this: A journey of a thousand miles start with JUST one step”!

Today, I will tell you the reason WHY you have to take that first step first before you can ever soar…….

 

CASUAL CHIC IN BLUE-BLACK + HOW TO GET INSTANT LONG LEGS

 

Before I hit the streets of Paris in my sneakers and scarf, this was what I wore to breakfast + did quick photos…..a pair of fitted skinny denim, high neck blouse / turtle neck and my trusted long coat which I have been wearing non-stop. To finish the look, I wore some ankle boots which I first wore in this look HERE and finished the look with my mini orange bag to add a pop of colour to my blue-black ensemble.  And voila, that is my outfit of the day. If I do say so myself, it is an effortlessly casual but chic look.

 

SS18 TRENDS | PREMIER VISION PARIS + SHIRT DRESS & SNEAKERS (Casual Chic)

 

I attended the Premier Vision last Thursday, it was the main reason WHY I went to Paris. The Premier Vision is WHERE all TREND FORECASTS start for every season. In this case, it was all about the trend forecast for Spring / Summer 2018. I know you would say 2018, but that is far? Yes, trend forecast starts at least two seasons ahead so Designers can get their collections ready for you and I.

 

BEFORE YOU ASK A BLOGGER FOR FREEBIES, THINK ABOUT THIS (BLOGGING FOR SUCCESS PART 5)

I haven’t written any “help for bloggers” post for a while. I will be writing more in the coming weeks because I have so many requests piled up from my inbox. I will share to the best of my ability and will only share things I know and are true. They are the things that have worked for me too on my blogging journey.

 

Firstly, I like to thank everyone who actually takes the time to READ my blogs. You are the reason WHY I write / share / blog and I love you for it.

Now unto the post:

 

WHAT IS LOVE? + VALENTINES DAY LOOK BOOK

So last year for Valentines day, I shared my love story. It was the story of how I met my husband at a relatively young age and WHY I think no woman should ever be pressured to get married. You can read it in full HERE. I was really happy that a lot of you were kind enough to share your love story with me in that post. I say thank you again because I learnt a lot from your stories.

Today, I will not be sharing any more love stories but will be sharing love all the same.

 

PARIS: MY OUT & ABOUT LOOK BOOK, STYLE GUIDE & IMPORTANT FACTS TO KNOW

 

 

When you think Style, Romance, Exotic food + Pastries and Architecture, what comes to mind? Paris I would say! What would you say?

In today’s post, I will be sharing my “out and about” look book + Style guide + What you need to know about and before you go to Paris. This series is going to be in parts so for this one which I like to call part one, allow me focus on STYLE. Please read……………

 

THE WHITE BLAZER + MOTIVATION FOR MONDAY

 

For this blog, I had two choices, use the images/photos I have or don’t share any blog at all. I choose the former because when things don’t go the way we plan, we have to look for a way out or other alternatives. Why?

One of the characteristics of a leader or one who desires to be a leader is to look for a way out even when it has to do with a look book / outfit of the day. Today on Motivation for Monday, I will share some leadership principles to learn from an Eagle with you. Please read………..

 

WHY DREAMS DIE ::: 2 REASONS WHY YOU ARE NOT GOING AFTER YOUR DREAMS

I was supposed to share this motivation blog with you on the 1st of February but had some blogs lined up so I decided to leave it till the weekend. You all know how passionate I am about speaking words of encouragement into your lives. Every time I do this, I encourage myself too to do better and be better. So today, I want to share with you, Why Dreams Die!

 

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR LEATHER BAGS

Bags to me is like icing on the cake for any look. Wear something casual (denim, basic tee & sneakers) and you look casual. Wear a solid leather bag with that look and your look becomes instantly elevated.

While bags can instantly elevate a look, I have to say that I do not have a wide range of them. I have a minimal collection but I am happy with them. Not sure if this is vain but I do care for my bags like they mean something to me. In this post, I will share some of the ways I take care of my leather bags with you……