New Beauty Products I've Been Trying

Hey, guys. Long time, no blog post. I've just been really uninspired lately. Since the beginning of the month, my life has revolved around studying a lot and not doing much of anything else, unfortunately. Anyways, I'm back now and hopefully better. By the way, did you guys see Beauty and The Beast? I went to see it last Tuesday and it was really nice.I'm a big fan of the Disney princesses so I really enjoyed watching it. 

Back to today's blog post, when I say new products I mean I tried them recently for the first time. They're not new as in just released into the market new. 

Disclaimer: Please always remember that what works for me might not necessarily work for you as we're all different. Also, I'm not a certified dermatologist, I just like to try new stuff. And remember, the number one thing to do if you want great skin is to eat healthy food and drink water regularly. xx



On Turning Eighteen

This post was supposed to go up on my actual birthday which was the 23rd but ah well, life happens. As you can tell from the post title, I turned 18 on Thursday. Some people were expecting me to feel different but I felt pretty much the same you know? 

Actually, last week wasn't very great for me. It was just one of those weeks when everything was going wrong. Not the best start to my birthday ya know?



Habits For A Calmer Life

The world moves at such a fast pace at the moment. There's always something to do, somewhere to be and so on. It's very easy to feel constantly frazzled by the stress of it all. Today I'm going to be sharing some of the habits I have formed that bring calm into my life. 

By the way, if you have 25 minutes to spare you should watch this short film on Youtube called Bariga Sugar. It is such a brilliant film and it made me cry so much. My shirt and my neck were soaked with tears.Big things are happening in the Nigerian film industry at the moment and I feel so proud. You should all check the film out.

Anyways, back to the blog post. Here are three habits for a calmer life.


Currently Loving #2

I started listening to podcasts recently and I'm totally in love with them! Why didn't anyone tell me how awesome they are? One of the ones I've been listening to is by Rachel Kable and it's called The Mindful Kind. Last week, she talked about how we all need to do more of the things that light us up, that make us feel good. Bearing that in mind, I decided to share some things I've been doing that make me happy and some things that I really love right now. 



The Little Things

Happy new month guys! The year is going by so fast, we're in March already. I hope this new month is lovely for you. It's certainly going to be for me, I turn 18 on the 23rd and I'm really looking forward to that haha. 

Last summer, I put up a review about Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso, the book I believe all girls should read (in my opinion). You can read my review here. One thing that Sophia said in the book that stood out to me was her emphasis on 'the little things.' We all have goals and aspirations for our lives, we all have a big picture in our minds that we aspire to. But sometimes, we forget that this picture is made up of tiny pixels. The little things always add up to the big things. Get the little things right and the picture becomes clearer. 




The first time I saw a picture of Seyi, it was on Instagram. I don't remember how I found her Instagram account but I was so impressed. Not only were her outfits beautiful , but you could just get this aura of a positive and hardworking person from reading her captions at times. I also loved the fact that she replied to all of her comments, every single one of them. 

I decided to check her blog out one day and I liked it a lot. I subscribed and I've been a loyal follower ever since. Her outfits are always so beautiful and her thoughts are equally beautiful . Seyi was kind enough to answer a few questions, please enjoy and also check out her blog. xx


For The Love of Lingerie

Hey guys, how are you all? A post was supposed to go up on Valentine's Day but due to unforeseen circumstances, I couldn't put  it up. How was Valentine's day for you all? Please do tell me all about it in the comments section. As I mentioned in my previous post, my only plan was to get a free sub which I did. Afterwards, my friends and I simply walked around and just talked. We ended the day by having really yummy crepes. It was a lovely day, lots of laughter.

In the last few weeks I've become quite obsessed with lingerie. I've always liked looking at all the pretty lace bras and silk kimonos at VS, Boux Avenue and the rest but now I'm totally in love. All the lace and silk and pretty night dresses, robes, bras and the likes. They're oh so lovely. On Valentine's day, my friends and I decided to go into Boux Avenue just to look around. Before we knew it, we were oohing and aahing at everything. We ended up getting bra fittings and the lady that assisted us gave us some tips which I'm going to be sharing below!


Mini Life Update 💗

So I've decided to change the days when new blog posts go up. From now on, a new post will go up on Tuesdays and on Saturdays, not Mondays and Fridays like it used to be. 

I realised that I haven't spoken about what's been going on lately in my life and so I decided to give you an update! 
Monday morning selfies 😋
Nothing super exciting has been happening really. I've just been going to college, trying to get those As you know? I don't think I've ever mentioned this on here but last year I applied to four medical schools. I remember saying that I applied to uni but didn't specify what course I applied for. It has been quite a stressful and nerve-wracking process, what with the aptitude tests and the fear of getting that awful rejection email. I've gone for two interviews so far and I am hoping for the best. 


5 Ways To Manage Your Money Better

     Actually, money looks better in your bank account than on your feet.
If there's one thing I've become obsessed with in the last few months, it's spending wisely. I've realised that I need to start taking money seriously, it doesn't grow on trees as they say. Now I have a savings account and I always put some money in there whenever I get my allowance but I've decided that I want to do more. So today I'm sharing with you guys the things I'm doing currently to manage my money better. And what better day to share this than at the beginning of the working week? Here's some Monday motivation for you!

PS: I'm just going to point out that I am in no way an 'expert' on financial issues, these are things I'm currently implementing for myself and I just thought it'll be nice to share! xx

There is rice at home
A few weeks ago I decided to look at my bank statements to see my spending pattern. To my dismay, I realised that I've been spending my money on food. Not even on clothes, books or makeup. Food! Not only is it bad for my waistline, it's making me broke too. I love to try new restaurants with my friends but it's killing my account balance so I've decided to reduce the number of times I go out to eat. I always tell myself now that there's rice at home (meaning= there's food at home). If you're in the same boat, why don't you try this? Limit the number of times you eat out. You'll save money and when you do go out, you'll appreciate it better.



No More Nonsense

Happy new month guys! Is it just me or did January feel like it took ages? 

I've been thinking of moving my Friday posts to Thursday because it's more convenient, will keep you guys posted. So one of my favourite bloggers Lily Kate recently put up a blog post called Thou Shalt Take No Shit and I loved it. I could relate because one of my goals for 2017 is to actually not take any nonsense from people but it didn't cross my mind to make it into a blog post until I read hers. Anyways shout out to Lily Kate from Joli House, her blog is really amazing. Love the way she writes, you should all check her out.

The main reason I love Jane The Virgin is because I relate to Jane's character completely. She basically reminds me of myself, very scary sometimes even. Always so eager to be on good terms with everyone and likes to avoid conflicts. Overthinks the littlest things and just wants everyone to like her. If you watch the show, you will recall in season 2 when Jane realises that Michael's parents do not like her anymore and she finally accepts it. I had such an epiphany late last year and that's when I decided that I will take no more nonsense.

I've always been just like Jane. I hate conflicts, they make me feel sick literally.This is probably a good thing for the most part. I tend to be more patient in situations so it doesn't turn into a huge argument and I always let things slide. Sometimes people say things 'jokingly' about me. Things that I do not find funny, things that I'm probably insecure about. But instead of letting them know how I feel what do I do? I laugh along. You know that fake shrill laugh you do when you don't find something funny? Yup that one.
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