Monday, 30 March 2015

The Denim Shirt Series - Jeggings


Hi Guys!

I've been wanting to do a post on Denim Shirts  for a while now, seeing as I have quite a number of them, a very unhealthy and unexplainable obsession. Thanks to Segi of ForStyleSake and her posts on The White Shirt Series which I'm really enjoying, I decided to give this a go.

Like white shirts, The Denim Shirt is pretty easy to style and can be worn with pretty much anything to almost anywhere. Talk about versatility. I started this blog because I wanted to show people ways to look good on a budget; making the most of the pieces you already have in your wardrobe. I know I've gotten pretty carried away with other things but nothing like a denim shirt to bring me back to the point...and I want to believe that almost everyone (or at least 95%) owns at least 1 denim shirt.

The first way you can wear yours is with Jeggings. 





Shirt: Max @ The Palms N4,000 // Jeggings: Balogun Market N1,500 // Shoes: Zara €49.95


I opted for heels because I didn't want the outfit to look boring, but on a regular day, I'll be replacing the heels with flat shoes/sandals/slippers depending on where I'm headed. This is pretty much my every day look...I literally live in Denim Shirts and Jeggings, because comfort. 

P.S: Look how I'm all smiles for the camera, you can tell how much I love my photographer (hey joey girl! :* :* :* )

Have an amazing week!


xxx

Saturday, 28 March 2015

OOTD: Animal Print

Hi Guys!

Today, Nigerians in Nigeria get to exercise their civil right and vote their preferred candidate for President of the country. Therefore, compulsory holiday. Therefore, time to blog, wash hair, tidy room among other random things that work does not ordinarily allow me do. This explains my ability to put up 2 blog posts in one day.

I got an animal print set from Fashpa that I absolutely love...well, the top part. I'm still trying to gather enough courage to wear it with the matching pants, I feel like I look like a Tiger in it. Help! Lol.

Until then, I'm sticking to plain bottoms.






Print Set: Fashpa N10,500 // Shoes: ASOS 


There's a sale currently going on, click Fashpa for amazing deals at even more amazing prices. Also, the store will have a stand at the Mente de Moda event holding on Easter Sunday...hope to see you guys there. Full details on the blog soon.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Cheers

xxx

The Beauty Boon X MAC Lipstick Haul



Helloooo,

I find that I'm doing a lot of beauty posts lately and it's really surprising, considering I'm primarily a fashion blogger and I can pretty easily go days without wearing ANY makeup. My love for lipsticks however keeps pulling me in and I'm not even complaining.

The other day, my sister was buying makeup online and she buzzed me to check some of the stuff out (such an enabler!). Of course I found something I wanted. MAC's Heroine has been on my want list for a while now and I've given myself so many reasons why I do not need it. We ended up getting both Sin and Heroine from The Beauty Boon.




L-R: MAC Heroine and Sin




Both lipsticks are matte, however I found Heroine to be more forgiving to my cracked lips...it's not too drying and applies smoothly, how matte should be.  Sin on the other hand applies same as Ruby Woo...very dry and sinks into every crack in your lip. It's still a lovely color regardless and I think exfoliating and adding a touch of balm to soften the lips before applying Sin will do a world of good.

Got both for N5,000 each, which is expected in light of the current FX situation. It'll take some getting used to though.

Anyone tried any of these lipsticks? I would love to know your thoughts.

xxx


Monday, 23 March 2015

Easter Beauty A'fair


Hello Guys,

I attended the Easter Beauty A'fair that held at the Anchor events Centre in Ikeja on Sunday and it was fun. Well, it was fun for me seeing a lot of makeup goodies on display. Some of the beauty stores with stands at the event included Beauty Kink, Maybelline, Hegai & Esther, Talking Faces and Sleek. I went with my friend Anu and we warned ourselves before we got there to stick to a list of things we absolutely needed and not spend frivolously (even if I wanted to, my bank account no gree me spend anyhow *sigh*).


Anyhoos, if you weren't able to attend, I have a couple of pictures to share with you and also pictures of the stuff I got.



And what I got...
L-R: Jioney Long Lasting Lip Glosses, Marbrook Extremely Soft Eyeliner, NYX Lipliner Pencil, NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, Marbrook Dip Eyeliner

Marbrook Dip Eyeliner in Black - N1,200 from Talking Faces

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk - N1,450 from Beauty Kink

                                         Marbrook Extremely Soft Eyeliner in Black - N1,000 from Talking Faces

                                     NYX Lipliner Pencil, NYX Jumbo Eyeliner in Prune - N850 from Beauty Kink 


                                                     Jioney Long Lasting Lip Gloss #18 - N1,000 from Talking Faces

The only product I've previously owned is the Marbrook Extremely Soft Eyeliner and I can swear by it...the blackest eyeliner in the whole wide world (well, until I find another, but I seriously doubt that). I also have the pencil in a deep blue and it's amazing guys...simply AMAZING! I'm a convert, and so when I saw their liquid eyeliner and brow pencil, I knew I had to try those too.

When I try the rest, I'll most likely do a review and let you guys so my thoughts.


Cheers xxx

Monday, 16 March 2015

MM: Letting go of the unnecessary

Hi Guys,

I haven't done a Motivation Monday post in ages, mostly because I've been searching for some motivation of my own. Things have not been the greatest and I'm not exactly having the time of my life right now, but in everything I'm trying to remain thankful.

The kind of relationship I have with God is such that, when he tells me something and I'm being very blind and oblivious, he teaches me a proper lesson as he shows me. By that time, I'm definitely learning the hard way but I'm learning regardless, so it's all good. One of the things he's taught me recently and I really want to share is the need to let go of unnecessary friendships. See ehn, your life was given to you for a purpose. It's bad enough that some of us may not have figured out this purpose. Then we now have some friends that are not adding anything to this purpose, infact they leave us drained and worse off, make us do things we have no business doing in the first place. Some friends you have are just there to alleviate boredom, your drinking and gossip buddies....they have no positive effect in your life but yet you keep them around. Why exactly?



I have let in so many characters into my life that did not deserve to be there and until God forcibly removed them, I was clueless and just going with the flow. The other day, one of these characters buzzed me so we could hang out. I'm like, to what aim please? We have nothing constructive to discuss and you always put me down every chance you get. I'm done allowing that into my life.

Now when people buzz me to hang out, (which I like, don't even get it twisted...yes dbanj :) ) , I think about it a couple more times. Is this person really my friend? Does he/she help me/make me better in any way? Do I constantly doubt/question myself when I'm around him/her? Do I always feel bad every time we spend time together? Does he/she make me feel low when we're together? Do I have to psych myself to be with this person/answer the phone when he/she calls? If you find yourself answering yes to even one of these questions, you need to reconsider that friendship/relationship. 

This also applies to exes. I'm a firm believer in leaving the past in the past...an ex is an ex for a reason, never forget that. Except in rare cases, and you really need wisdom and the spirit of God to discern such cases, going back to your ex never ends well. I get that it's your comfort zone, something familiar, especially when you're lonely and bored and tired of seeing people all coupled up. But you just end up prolonging the moving on process.

I have a couple of unnecessary friends and I'm letting them go because I do not need them in my life. I have pretty fantastic and amazing friends already (you guys included!) so I'll be ok without the extra hanger-ons. You will too.


Kisses xxx


Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Black and Gold

Hi Guys!

Today's post is an OOTD one featuring the diamond print skirt from the new Fashpa collection. I'd been wanting to get something from the collection, not just to support nigerian start ups, but also because they have some really yummy and affordable pieces. As a lover of big skirts, the diamond print skirt seemed like a good place to start.

Skirt: Fashpa N6,500 // Shoes: ASOS £19 // Purse: ALDO via ASOS £16 // Tee: Primark // Blazer: Debra's Grace N4,500


Cheers

xxx



Monday, 23 February 2015

Pink Peplum

Hiya!

I saw this pretty dress on 2 bloggers; Ranti in Review and The Modish Method , and I was inspired to track the dress down. I'm ordinarily not a fan of the color pink but the orange touches work for me. Both bloggers dressed it up, with heels and a fancy purse, but I thought I'd go the other route...casual cross body and my trusty converse.

 

Dress: and Shoes: ASOS // Cross body: Warehouse 


Wishing you an amazing week.

xxx