GIORGIO ARMANI SÌ – A TELL-ALL REVIEW

My children were whispering to themselves as we went through the airport, not that I didn’t know what they were talking about, still I asked them, so, what are you whispering about? They both said together, you know mum. Well, I knew exactly what they were talking about and this was it….each time I go through the airport, I shop perfume and skin care….. If I am not buying after shave for my husband, I am buying perfume for me or skin care…..

On duty free while on our Summer holiday this year, I got the Giorgio Armani Sì and Clinique but because I have done the review of the Clinique for you before HERE, today, I bring you the full review of the Giorgio Armani SÌ

 

WHY I DID A VIDEO A DAY CHALLENGE + WHY YOU SHOULD DO A CHALLENGE TOO

True leadership is leading by example I believe. If as leaders, we are out there inspiring others to do better and be better, it is important that we ourselves are not left behind in doing better so as to be better than who we are today……

I give my all in making those inspiring and motivation videos and while I do so, I never forget to apply all of those tips I share to my life too so I am not only dishing out but taking in as well, if you know what I mean. And because I believe I could do so much more than I am doing now, I set a challenge for myself this week to make a video a day. Of course I know this wasn’t going to be easy, still I did it….

 

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…….

 

7 WORK WEAR TO TRY THIS SUMMER

In most work places, Summer time is when a lot of people embrace the versatility in their work wardrobe. If you are in a power suit kind of job or you are in the creative industry like myself or if you are a mama who work from home, today, I bring the versatility y’ll can embrace this Summer. Let’s check it out…….

 

7 WAYS TO FEEL & LOOK SEXY WITHOUT BEING NAKED

Being sexy to me does not equal to being naked. I may be wrong but this is how I think about it. To be sexy means to be feminine, bold, carry yourself with class, poise and grace. I like to describe my mother with the 3 later words; poise, class and grace:) To be sexy means to be your real self……..

In this post, I have some simple ways to be sexy without being naked to share with you. Let’s check it out!

 

DENIM STYLES ::: 5 TIMES I MADE DENIM LOOK CHIC

 

The first time I did a denim look book, I styled one denim in 5 ways, you can see that post HERE.  In that post, I shared helpful TIPS on how to maximise your closet. The second time I did another denim look book, I styled another favourite of my denim in 3 ways, you can see that post HERE.  Today, I bring you another denim look book I like to call 5 times I made denim look chic. Hope you are inspired.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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……………

 

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 looks elevated almost instantly. Have you felt that powerful effort of bags before? I have.

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.

 

 

HIGH END OR DESIGNER SHOES, ARE THEY REALLY WORTH IT?

When it comes to fashion, a lot of times, you get what you pay for. Other times, you do not get the value of the money you pay. In the latter, it means you only paid for the brand name and not the quality. A lot of people would do anything to put on the brand irrespective of the quality. For me, irrespective of the brand or the price of the product, the quality matters to me especially if I am paying a lot for it. In this post, I will share with you my take on whether designer shoes are worth it or not.

 

BROWNS & THE ART OF LAYERING

I popped in to see my “older” friend at home last Thursday and her daughter said to me, Aunty, you look so earthy and pretty; you are wearing all shades of brown……I said yes, I went for photos earlier and I just wanted to wear browns……..

I love all kinds of brown, not only do they sit well on my skin, they are a perfect shade for this season. The earthy feel to browns remind me of mother nature and the beauty of Winter……..

 

HAIR CARE TIPS :::: HOW TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO YOUR EDGES

Someone once wrote, if it puts some pressure on your hair line / edges, it is not worth it. What this means is….. if their is any hair style you wear that could damage your edges, stay clear of it or them. In my honest and humble opinion, this is the wisest thing to do for your hair’s sake.

 

Its just hair you may say. I know but once the hair follicle on your edges or hair line is damaged, they never grow back. Did you know that?

 

Today, I bring you few TIPS on HOW to prevent damage to your edges

 

MINIMALISM & VALIDATION

 

One of the most REWARDING thing I have enjoyed as a Blogger is that I have built an audience that truly believes in me. I am indeed grateful for this.

At the weekend, I responded to so many emails from all my social networks; Instagram, Facebook and Gmail. I take one hour daily before I go to bed to read and respond to emails. The two that brought tears to my eyes this past weekend were the ones I received from a lady from Nigeria and another from the UK via my Facebook page. I have cut out names to keep identity secured…….please read below:

 

COLOURBLOCKING & SHOULDA, WOULDA, COULDA

 
During this past holidays, I rested more than I would normally do and I feel terrific about it. I also read books and selected the books I wanted to read for the entire year – I have bought 2 of the books already and reading them. I also listened to a lot of podcasts, made videos and did more planning for the year. I also did some faffing around with the boys in our pyjamas, watched movies, ate at “sinful hours” and we had lots of fun in general.

So What did you do? What did you plan for the year? I am curious to know so please share them with me below…

 

THE BEST OF STYLE IN 2016

 
I do count it a great honour and privilege to be able to influence, inspire and encourage you through Fashion. I am happy indeed that what we set out to do here on the blog is working and also growing into so much more like the “Motifashion” series which is a mix of fashion and motivation and also the “Use What You Have” book to mention a few. I am grateful indeed. I thank you for staying with me on Moj In Touch.

How are you and how did you spend your Christmas? Did your Santa turn up? 🙂