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…

 

ALL THINGS MIDI (Dresses & Skirts) FOR WINTER

 

As a “church girl”, I have to say I am a bit conservative in my approach when it comes to styling. However, I do my best to chip in other kinds of styling from time to time; especially for younger audience and to cater for everyone really like the mini dresses I wore HERE & HERE and crop blouses like HERE.

Since I tend to gravitate more towards all things midi, today I bring you some of my favourite midi skirts and dresses for Winter. I hope you find inspiration in the styling. To view any of the looks in full, please click on the image you want to see where you can find outfit details & Styling TIPS. Any questions, please ask below…..

Now, let’s get started………

 

BLACK FRIDAY SALE ::: ALL THE MONEY & TIME SAVING TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Black Friday wasn’t as popular here in Ireland up until about 2 years ago. Since it is now a tradition and a lot of Irish stores are joining in, I thought to share some tips and tricks for shopping the Black Friday deals or sales with you. These tips and tricks are also relevant to any other kinds of sale and for any other parts of the world too. The idea for buying or shopping the sale is to save money and buy good deals BUT it is possible to also waste money if care is not taken. To avoid such money wasting adventure, please read…….

 

HIGHLY REQUESTED ::: MY PERFECT NUDE LIPSTICK COMBINATION (Also seen on Michelle Obama)

Today’s post was inspired by Michelle Obama’s look at her final state dinner. Michelle rocked a gorgeous golden Versace dress which looked super elegant and perfect for the occasion. The dress was not just perfect, her hair and make up were also on point. She had on this gorgeous golden lip gloss and I thought wow, perfect!

So today, I bring you a highly requested “nude lip combination” I love to wear. I just had to film this one because of Mrs Obama. Thanks Michelle.

 

I SPENT A DAY WITH YOUTUBE AT GOOGLE HQ, DUBLIN

 

 

At every chance I get, I do my best to inspire everyone to be who they want to be. On today’s post, I have been given another opportunity to share and remind you that it is okay to be who you want to be irrespective of your age, sex, circumstance, background,economic situation or where you live. Your present situation or status doesn’t define you, what you do in that situation is all the matters.

Last Saturday, 17/09, I had the opportunity to go and spend the day with YouTube at the Google Headquarters in Dublin. I opened my email about 2 weeks ago and I saw this invitation. I was humbled, honoured and happy because I was preparing for such a time as this and that is why I do my best to give my YouTube Channel everything.

Since I started doing Youtube, I do my best to upload at least one video a week. A lot of times I make 2 videos doing what I love; beauty, fashion and motivation / inspiration.

 

 

HOW TO ::: High Bun In 2 MINUTES With Marley Hair Extension on Natural Hair (no gel used)

Today, I will be sharing with you how to do a quick 2 minute bun with “Marley hair” on natural hair. Before I share that with you, I want to say a massive thank you to all of you on your kind comment on my post on Going Kinky? What to Know before going Natural. If you missed that post, please go ahead and read it as I shared reasons WHY I decided to go natural and what to know before going natural.

And now let’s see that 2-minute high bun tutorial with Marley hair……

 

HOW TO APPLY BLUSH CORRECTLY

Make up for me isn’t great without a good blush. Blush adds a nice radiance to the cheek and a lovely accentuation to the face. Not only those two, a nice flush of blush on the face gives a healthy and youthful looking face.

Wearing blush is one thing and wearing it really well is another. So as not to look like a clown, it is super important to wear the appropriate amount of blush and to blend it well. How do you wear your blush? I will show you in a minute…..

 

WAYS TO MAKE YOUR PERFUME LAST LONGER

Where should one use perfume a young woman asked? Wherever one wants to be kissed…..Coco Chanel.

Perfumes are formulated with different ingredients / base notes from roses to Vanilla to cotton etc. They also come in different packaging and price point. There are thousands of them and more are being released into the market everyday.

Are perfumes all about how much you paid for them or what you know on how to make your perfume last longer when you wear them? Here’s a few ways to make your perfume last longer…..

 

BE PATIENT ::: HOW TO DRESS UP A CASUAL LOOK

 

Today, it’s all about a dressed up denim look but first of all, I need to share some good news with you. Are you ready for it?

I am happy to announce that my dear friend whom I dedicated this pregnancy look HERE to is now a brand new mum. I am actually with her in London as I write this post.  Mum and baby are fine. I am a happy and proud aunty and I am thankful for such a time as this. How are you doing yourself?

 

PRETTY LITTLE THINGS ::: HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT PEPLUM BLOUSE

 

Any time I see fabrics that remind me of home, I jump for joy for the future of fashion. Although this jacquard peplum blouse is little, it does it for me. And what do I mean by jump for joy? It is because more and more Designers and Fashion labels are embracing African Fabrics and prints.

My blouse today is made from what we call Jacquard in Africa. The fabric is lush in detail and pretty in print. I am from Nigeria by the way, Nigeria is in West Africa 🙂

 

YOUR VAGINAL HEALTH (how to care for your Vagina)

Today’s post is quiet a different one as you can tell from the title. It is one a lot of women shy away from but I choose to talk about it today because a lot of women are suffering in silence because they are too shy to talk about things like this. So today, I bring you full details of how to care for your Vagina. I bring my science background to this one so expect to learn simple tips that could change your Vaginal health.

 

DRESS DOWN DAY :::: SHIRT DRESS & LACE UP FLATS

 

 

I was invited to host a “style lab” in a group recently and one of the questions I got asked was what is the difference between dressed up and dressed down? I loved the question and I answered it to the best of my ability. Today, I will share the answer I gave with you……….

 

Right here on the blog, minimalism, practicality, chic and sleek are a few of the words I use a lot and today’s look embodies all 4; the look is dressed down yet polished with a hint of street style.

 

 

5 UNEXPECTED TRENDS THAT HAS TAKEN THE FASHION WORLD BY STORM

As classic as I am I follow trends. I follow trends because it is part of my duty to as a Stylist and Blogger to know what is in, what is trending and what is out. It is also always my pleasure to try out these trends especially the not so trendy ones.

 

Today, I present to you 5 unexpected trend that has taken the fashion world by storm.

 

I AM A MUM BUT I DON’T GO LATE ANYWHERE, HERE’S WHAT I DO

You know the saying when you fail to plan you are simply planning to fail; I have to be honest, this phrase is not applicable to mums because as a mum no matter how much you plan, you could still fail sometimes. Let’s take for example, you have set out all you need to go to church on a Sunday morning, you dress all the children up(2 girls and a boy for example) and as soon as you turn around to do other things, your dear son grabs the cup of tea sitting on the coffee table and boom, there it goes all over his body and then you have to change his clothes again and before you know it, you are late already.

 

 

TUNIC REPLAY

 

 

If anyone asks me what is the one thing they should have in their closet for Summer, I would say a white pair of jeans amongst so many other things like a lovely maxi dress, some kind of floral, tunics and a lovely hat etc. Talking of hats, remember I told you I was looking for a hat to buy for summer, I finally got one and would share the styling with you soon.