Monday, 13 October 2014

MM: Be Extra


Hello Guys,
As you all probably know, I work in a Bank and I interface with a lot of customers on a regular basis. I have this one customer that inspires me a lot for one single reason; he's never afraid to try. For the purpose of this post, we can call him Chief.
Chief started his business at an early age. He was not fortunate enough to have the best education and he was not close to being born with a silver spoon but he worked hard and pushed to get where he is today, which is a quite fantastic place if I do say so. Every time I get to visit him, he talks about his business plans. One thing remains the same, his plans always change. Today he wants to do this, tomorrow it wasn't working out so he's doing that instead. The day after tomorrow that worked, so he's adding this to it. He does not stop when he fails, he analyses, adjusts and moves on to the next thing.
It's easy to come up with so many different ideas/plans, but how many of us actually take the next step, which is execution, setting those plans in motion? It's in our nature as humans to be scared of the unknown, of taking risks. We are so scared of starting something, so we kill our dreams in our minds before they even have time to grow. We are stuck in our paid employment answering to someone that barely made it out of school because we'd rather be safe than entrepreneurs. What if I fail? What if they laugh at me? What if I lose everything I have and everyone I love? Guess what? If all these things happen, you'll learn one more way that doesn't work and you'll try something new and altogether different. No successful person got it right every time. Failure is good! Embrace it. If you have it at the back of your mind that you might fail and you're ok with it, the hard part is over. Besides, success after many failed attempts is so much sweeter than immediate success. Well, to me sha.

So today, I dare you. Do something. Be extra. Make a mistake. Fail. Just stop being so afraid. But if you have to be afraid, be afraid to be ordinary. Ordinary sucks.

xxx 



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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Easy Breezy Blue


 Hello,

A bit of a late post but better late than never right? I wore this outfit to church about 2 weeks ago...one of those mornings where I had absolutely no idea as to what to wear, but I threw a couple of things on and they kinda worked out.


Blazer and Sunnies: Mango // Cami: Max // Skirt: Alade Market // Shoes: Ferragamo Varina Flats // Purse: Primark // Earrings: Grey Velvet


Cheers!

ASOS Haul



Hi Guys,

I recently bought a couple of stuff from ASOS that I'd been saving in my cart for a while until I was finally able to talk myself into clicking the "proceed to checkout" tab. Sigh.

ASOS is a godsend I tell you...they have so many treasures, all you have to do is look. I placed my order on a Tuesday and received it the following Tuesday.

New Look Metallic Gold Ballerina Bow Flat Shoes

River Island Embellished Toe-strap Flat Sandals

Converse All Star Dainty Ox Trainers in White and Denim Blue

ASOS Sky Lit Pointed Heels (wide fit)


 I've worn all of these shoes except the gold flats, which is why they look slightly dirty/dusty.

Anyone shopped ASOS recently? Any great bargains/finds? Share your haul with me :)



Monday, 29 September 2014

INGLOT Giveaway (UPDATED)

Hi Guys!

So I'm back with the INGLOT giveaway. No time to waste, let's get to it.

I will be giving away the following:

- INGLOT AMC Eyeliner Gel
- INGLOT Lipstick in the color 294
- INGLOT Sleeks CREAM Lip Paint in color 109.


Entering is pretty easy! Click the rafflecopter tab below and follow the directions.

  a Rafflecopter giveaway

The more steps you do, the more points you have, the greater your chance of winning. Hehe, I've always wanted to say that :)

The giveaway begins tomorrow, September 30th and ends on the 7th of October, 2014.

May the odds ever be in your favor.

xxx

UPDATE:

Thank you so much guys for participating in the giveaway, sadly there can only be one winner and that is ADEOGUN IDOWU. You've got mail girl!


Friday, 26 September 2014

Inglot in Nigeria



Hiya!

This is just a quick post to let you know that the new Inglot store has officially opened at the Palms, Lekki, Lagos.

INGLOT Cosmetics is one of the world’s leading manufacturers in colour cosmetics, with stores across the world, and most recently, in Lagos, Nigeria.

I happened to find myself in the store and I must say that I am quite impressed. I do not own anything from Inglot but I ooh-ed and ahh-ed away, too many pretty looking lipsticks, glosses and the shadowwwwwssss....so pigmented and yummy looking.

The GOOD NEWS is this: I'm working on an Inglot giveaway...some of their bestsellers that I want to share with you guys, so keep watching this space!

Cheers and have a great weekend!

xxx

Monday, 15 September 2014

MM: Celebrate the little victories



Hi Guys,

Today, I'll go a bit preachy on y'all with my Motivation Monday Post...something I heard the Pastor say in church.

Ezra 3:10 and 11:

10When the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord, the priests in their vestments and with trumpets, and the Levites (the sons of Asaph) with cymbals, took their places to praise the Lord, as prescribed by David king of Israel. 11 With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord:

“He is good; his love toward Israel endures forever.”
And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.
 
How many times have we thrown parties and rolled out the red carpet because we built the foundation of a house? Sounds ridiculous right? Of course. So we wait till the building's completed and then throw a huge housewarming party. But see, the Priests broke out the cymbals and harps, wearing their best clothing, praising God and rejoicing for the little they had accomplished.

How does this relate to us, I hear you ask. We're never really thankful for the little things. We do not celebrate the little things instead we wait for the seemingly big things so we can show off with our really magnificent testimonies. How about you first appreciate the little. In doing this, you're better able to appreciate the bigger ones.

The little victories are worth celebrating too. Buy yourself new shoes when you lose 2kg of your set goal of 5kg, new lipstick for acing level 1 of your CFA...Doing this will give us more courage and strength to begin the next phase. 

When the project has been completed, by all means shut your street down and party all night too. Just don't forget to celebrate the little victories.

Have a great weekend guys!

Kisses xxx

Spotted!

Hiya!

Two posts in one day, I'm on a roll oh! Lol.

Anyhoo, I had a really good weekend, spent it with friends and that's always fun. 

The white dress with navy polka dots I have on is from Things Nigerians Love (TNL www.thingsnigerianslove.com), the white leather bracelet and the bag are Maju. Sigh. I love Maju with my whole heart but they need to stop making the yummiest bags so I can save my money. Arrgghh. 

 
Dress: TNL // Bag & Bracelet: Maju // Sandals: Zara // Ring: Maxx // Hair: @beedaisyhair (instagram)


Have an amazing week!

Kisses xxx