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

Thursday, 4 September 2014

The Nikon School Presents...Portraiture Photography


Hi Guys,

If you are interested in Photography and you own a Nikon camera, I have great news for you.

The Nikon School is pleased to inform you that they will be organizing a special training on Portraiture Photography delivered by Michael Imomoh, an accomplished Nikon Photographer.

Date: Saturday, September 6th, 2014.
Time: 12pm prompt.
Venue: The Nikon School, 22, Opebi Road Ikeja, Lagos
Admission fee: N1,000
Contact: Send an email to samuel@newcreation-intl.com with your details (Name, Phone number, Email and Address)
Terms: Class will only take maximum number of 20 students, admission is based on first to register basis.

You can make payment via Bank Deposit or Online Transfer to the account details below:

Account Number: 0032514877
Account Name: New Creation Worldwide Link Nigeria Limited.
Bank: Diamond Bank Plc

Kindly scan and send your deposit slip to the email stated above. For online transfers, you can send a screenshot of the payment confirmation via email for confirmation and booking.

See you there!






*Terms and conditions apply.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Motivation Monday: Own it!

Hi Everybody,


So this is something I've been meaning to start on the blog...something different but relevant to everyone at the same time. We all need a little motivation and if I can add my own 2 cents, why not? Trust me, I need this motivation as much as you do...or maybe you don't? Maybe I'm doing it for myself alone. That works for me too...not every time fashion and beauty, sometimes motivation.

Hehe. Okies, to the point.

If you do not take anything away from this post, remember this; People are tactless and sometimes say hurtful things. Some really do not have a filter and utter everything and anything that comes to their heads. While some are really dealing with major self-worth issues and say mean things to bring others down, thinking this makes them look better. A lot of people are in the latter category.

I recently put on a lot of weight...ice-cream everyday seven consecutive days will do that to you. It should be mentioned that I look at myself in the mirror everyday and see proof of this. If however I need further justification, the shrinkage of all my clothes provides that. However some people believe that, if they do not lovingly point out the obvious to me, I will never know. I've heard comments from 'OMG OMG OMG you're fat, what are you eating?' to 'Haaaa, you've blown up' to 'Orobo, always adding weight' to 'You want to be like my mummy?'. Gosh. People talk. And as much as I try to thicken the I-don't-care-what-you-say-about-me wall that threatens to suffocate me, these things find a way to penetrate and hurt me sometimes.



Solution? The next time someone says something hurtful or tactless to you, look them up and down, find one thing/area you're better at them and throw it in their faces. Yes, I said it. We can't all get along anyway, right?

For example:

Hater:  'Omg, babe you're so fat now!'
You awesome being: 'Whatever, my weave's flyer than yours anyway'

LOL! Ok, maybe not. However, what you need to know is you are beautiful! You are special. You are different and you have so much to offer. If you don't like something about yourself, you can CHANGE IT! There is NOTHING you cannot do, absolutely nothing!


If your sense of self isn't where it's supposed to be, it's fine. Love yourself anyway. Then build yourself up...nobody else will do it. There is power in the tongue people. Speak words of encouragement to yourself over and over and over again. You are who you (and God) say you are. 

Own it darlings, OWN IT!



Photos: via google

Sunday, 31 August 2014

All about the Boyfriend...

Hi Everyone!

If I had to pick a uniform of my choice, it would most definitely be the boyfriend shirt and jeans combo...I heart the look tres much. Easy breezy comfy...easy to throw on and you'd still end up looking too cool for school.


Of course I had to sneak in a selfie, and my sister caught me :(

Shirt - Maxx (Menswear)
Jeans - New Look
Bag & Sandals - Zara


Hope you had an amazing weekend...I sure did.

Cheers.

Friday, 15 August 2014

A Tale of Two Perfumes


Hi Guys!

I went perfume shopping some weeks back and because I wanted to be adventurous, I thought I'd try something out f my comfort zone. I picked Chanel's Coco Noir and Marc Jacob's Daisy Limited Edition.

I will not tell you lies, I am sorely disappointed. Most especially at Chanel. It was a toss between No. 5 and Coco Noir and I allowed myself fall for the black and gold bottle and after getting a sniff of it, I fell for the implied promise of greater olfactory pleasures. However, it was not to be. 

One, the smell fades off really quickly. It does not even stay on the skin at all. Or maybe just on my skin. Infact, 30miutes after use, I kept sniffing myself, wondering if I really wore any perfume. I don't know how Chanel got this one wrong, but they did. Next time, I'll go for No. 5 or Chance. Definitely not repurchasing this.
 



Now, Daisy wasn't much better, but I didn't expect too much...it was much cheaper and it's eau de toilette, they do not typically stay on the skin as long as perfume. I really like the smell of this one though, smells fruity and summery....like rainbows and sunshine and happiness rolled into one :) and it comes in the prettiest bottle ever, Marc Jacobs is known for his pretty bottles. Still, I will not be repurchasing when it finishes :|

Has anyone used any of these? What are your thoughts/recommendations? I have a couple of empty bottles I classify as all time faves, I'll share with you in another post.

Cheers to the weekend!

xxx

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Instagram Lately...

Here's what I've been up to on instagram lately...

L-R

Top: The ebola scare is real and my minor case of OCD is becoming a major thing; I use the hand sanitizer every 5 seconds or so. I won a dozen cupcakes from Sokolad Chocolate; the best in Lagos at the moment. Sunday afternoon at my favourite place in Lagos, The Orchid Bistro, nibbling on double chocolate/chocolate chip muffins and ginger ale.

Middle: My classmates while I was in training school...they can sleep for Africa! Goodie bag from the Fashpa Day Out event. My favourite way to chill...a good book + tea.

Bottom: Trying out my new lens. First of all, Coffee! My loverboy and little man, Jayden.

xxx