Hey guys, how's your Saturday going? Mine has been pretty quiet so far and I'm loving it. I've been watching a lot of Youtube videos on minimalism lately and while I'm not aspiring to be a minimalist (never say never though), I've become inspired to cut back on the things I own. 

Watching these videos opened my eyes to the fact that I've got a lot of stuff that I never actually use. They just take up space in my room and make me stressed out as I don't like the clutter. So, I've been decluttering lately and it's been really great. There are a few tips and tricks on decluttering that I've acquired over the past couple of weeks so I just thought I would share them with you. 

Six Month Clothing Rule
I sort out my closet regularly as I can't stand for it to not be neat but I rarely ever get rid of stuff unless I really hate the item of clothing. I tend to get attached to my clothes, some of them have sentimental value you know? 
Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash



What's Your Favourite Spot?

Hey guys. Before I go into what I want to talk about in today's post, I just want to say thank you to everyone who reads and/or comments on here. I was reading through comments on old posts and I got really overwhelmed with your kindness and support.I appreciate everyone who checks out my little corner on the internet and I do not take any of it for granted! 

As you guys know, I'm a bibliophile. I love to read, I've been in love with books since I was in Grade 3. I still remember the book I read that made me fall in love with books. It was Christina's Kite by Enid Blyton. Whilst I can read a book in just about anywhere, there are some spots I prefer to read in. They just add to the magic if I may say so. I'm going to be sharing some of my favourite reading spots and what my dream one sounds like. I would also like to know where you like to read so please share them with me! 

Under My Dining Table: Sounds a bit crazy, I know haha! In my parents' house in Lagos, there's a really fluffy rug under the dining table so sometimes I like to lie down on it and read. It's a hit with everyone in my house really, my sister likes to lie down there to use her phone!


Photo Diary: 08.07.2017

Hey guys, how's your summer going?  Hope you're all crossing exciting things off your bucket lists? I haven't really been up to much  in the past week. I've basically been chilling with family, working on the blog and working out a bit. I've spent a lot of time alone in the past week and it's been quite nice to just be alone with my thoughts. I feel like it's really important to know how to be by yourself. Sure, people are great but sometimes alone is better haha.

I finally made my Instagram account public!  I don't know why I waited so long to do it but it's public now. So if you don't follow me already, please do! Check it out here or search @Demmiie on the app. 
How cute are her shoes? 
I know I'm always talking about Maram on here but she's honestly the best for taking all these pictures. She takes everyone's pictures and she always does a great job. 

On Saturday, I was home alone and pretty bored so I decided to meet up with Nida (in the picture with me above) and Maram . It was a really sunny day so we just walked around a lot and went to the park.

It doesn't sound like much but it was quite interesting. We walked all the way down Oxford Road which is where the universities (Manchester & Manchester Metropolitan) are located and we just enjoyed the lovely weather and the friendly student vibe. My feet were really sore by the end of the day because we walked so much haha.Anyways, here are a few pictures from our day out. Enjoy! xx



Where Have You Been?

Hello people! Ooh I've missed this blog so much. As I mentioned in my last post, I had to leave for a bit to focus on exams but I'm done now!! *inserts dancing lady emoji*. Honestly in the last two months, my life has been nothing but school, school and more school. Lots of tears too. 

It's safe to say that so far in my life, sixth form has been the most stressful experience. The exams I mean. But now that it's all over, I'm a little sad and weepy. I was the same when I finished high school. It's just so sad that everyone is going to go their separate ways after we've spent two years together.I always have separation anxiety when it comes to my friends.  Ah well, that's life right? 



Bye Bye Bye

Hey guys, just wanted to let you all know that I'll be gone for a while. I've got exams next month and there's no way I can devote time to the blog as I would like to. Yes, I suppose I could schedule my blog posts but I won't be able to promote or engage with you guys and other bloggers as much as I should. So it's just better if I put the blog on hold for now. 

I'll be back at the end of June, looking forward to talking to you guys then. Bye. xx


Some of My All Time Favourite Books

Summer isn't so far away now and I know a lot of people like to read during that season so I thought it would be fitting to share some of my favourite books in case anyone is looking for a new book to read and for you guys to also share some of your favourite books with me as I'm always on the hunt for something new. I wish I could share all of my favourites but that'll be too long and I'm sure you'll be bored haha! It was so hard for me to pick just a few but I suppose I could do a part two later? Whenever I read a great book, I want the whole world to read it too lool. 

All of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's  books (Purple Hibiscus, Half Of  A Yellow Sun, Americanah and The Thing Around Your Neck) are in my book hall of fame. Half Of A Yellow Sun was made into a movie ( the movie's good but the book is way better) and I reviewed The Thing Around Your Neck here



April Round Up ❤

Happy new month guys! I say this at the start of every month but I can't believe it's May already! The year is flying by so quickly. I hope you're on track with the goals you set at the start of the year? I'm not completely on track with mine but I'm trying. 

For me, April was pretty much a blur. I spent most of my time studying and when I wasn't studying, I was watching stuff on Netflix and on Youtube. This is my first time using the 'taking stock' format or even doing a monthly round up. Tell me if you like it and if it's something you want to see more on here. xx

Eating: smaller portions. I love rice too much to NOT eat it so I just make sure that when I eat it, I take small portions and fill the rest of my plate with chicken and some veggies.


Body Shaming Is Not Okay

So, a few days ago I was on Twitter and someone posted a screenshot of a post a certain lady had put on her Facebook page. In the post, she shared a nude picture of herself and her caption was about how she loves herself and things along that line. Now, this lady is obese. We know it and I'm pretty sure she does too. Some people lovingly pointed out that she should think about getting some help while some proceeded to insult and laugh at her. When these people were criticised by others, they immediately defended themselves stating that they were just concerned about her health.That really made me mad.


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?

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