Instapicks of the week #09

Hey!

If you missed Instapicks last week, please accept my sincere apologies for not posting.

You see, what had happened was… I don’t even remember what happened.

Let’s all hold hands and sing the theme song of Frozen as we forgive and let it go.

I’ll more than make up for it with this post because you are in for a picture overload. Brace yourself!

Thanks to ‘Denike, I found a new way to post the Instagram pictures and videos here in such a way that you can see each person’s handle, caption (which on some occasions is even doper than the picture) etc!

I’m so excited!

So enjoy!

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Revamping braids


Hey guys,

You know how you spend some good money on buying braiding hair/attachment/extensions and on paying the hair stylist to make it for you? Then you spend a good amount of time sitting down to get the hair braided and by the time you’re done, you can barely feel your butt? Then 4 weeks down the line the hair starts looking old in your eyes and you’re tired of it?

Girrrrl, been there, done that!

I’m going to share with you 3 easy ways to revamp your braids/twists and give them a new look so you can enjoy every single kobo you spent!

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Instapicks of the week #08

Bonsoir,

This week, I wasn’t so present on Instagram and I hope this doesn’t tell in the pictures.

How are you guys doing?

I’ve been slightly overwhelmed with work but I feel a bit refreshed now, thanks to the weekend. Hopefully this refreshed feeling doesn’t vanish by Tuesday!

Anywho, here are my picks for the week:

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Tag: I am more happy than not

Hello lovelies,

I was tagged to do this post by Toyin of ‘Life With Cassandra’ who is on a blog-break right now. Thanks girl!

This tag was originally created by Bookish and Awesome. (Is it grammatically correct to say ‘originally created’?)

This post is basically about those feel-good things that make me more happy than not.

Of course, I can’t possibly list EVERYTHING that makes me happy but I’ll list a few:

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Product review: Vitale Olive Oil Hair Mayonnaise 


Hey guys,

I decided to take a break from the Instapicks Of The Week post, seeing as the last one was on Wednesday, and instead do one of my long overdue product reviews.

I can’t even remember when I bought this product because I’ve had it for so long. As you can see, it is even dusty.

So let’s get into the nitty-gritty.

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Instapicks of the week #07

Hey guys,

I know, I know! This post is supposed to have been up on Sunday and today is Wednesday.

I know you people must be tired of hearing my many many excuses but please find a place in your heart to forgive me because you love me; I know you do!

So enjoy!

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NITC 12

Hey guys,

So the 12th NITC (Naturals In The City), a natural hair and lifestyle meetup, was on the 26th of September and as you probably know, I went.

I met some lovely blog readers and I got to meet some great bloggers too e.g Nafisah and Grace.

This time, I wasn’t early so the hall was full when I got there(there were soooo many people at this NITC!). As a result, I will not be doing a summary of the talks because I missed them unfortunately.

I however have pictures for you!

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Instapicks of the week #06

Bonjour,
I hope you had a good week? Yes? Whoop whoop!

This week, I had 68 Instagram posts shortlisted for my Instapicks Of The Week! 68!

There were just so many good posts and I really wish I could include all but I can’t. I managed to cut it down to 19 which is still a lot but that was the best I could do so…
Warning: Picture overload ahead! Enjoy!
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DIY trim

My people, how far?

You know how I keep saying “oh my ends are shitty, I need a trim”? Guess who finally got one? 

I’m not even joking when I say my ends were horrendous. 

I had so many single strand knots and my ends looked so rough and frizzy. On one strand alone I could find as many as 3 knots and I was in the habit of pulling them off with my fingers. 

Detangling had become a serious chore no matter the conditioner because of all the tangles. Even separating twists for a twist out became harder because all my ends wanted to do was stay together.

When people talk about split ends they seem like such a modern myth to me but I kid you not when I say I used my two eyes to see several split ends in my hair! At this point I knew something had to be done fast. 

I knew I needed a trim for a long time, trust me. I mean, I haven’t had one since I went natural; that’s 2 years! 

The thing is, I wanted to get it professionally done so I kept postponing and postponing till I could go to a salon that knew what they were doing. 

One day, I thought to myself “wait oh, but people do this thing themselves e.g. Nafisat. How can I, self proclaimed cheapskate mama and DIY queen, not be able to do it myself”. 

So I googled how to do it myself, bought 70 Naira scissors, sat in front of the mirror and trimmed.

 

Not a good picture but peep those ends!

  

I’d take a small section, twist up to where I wanted to trim and then cut

  
  
 

All done!

  

My twists were so blunt by the end

    

Ends look and feel waaaay better!

   
 

My “OMG, my hair is shorter” face 😦

All the hair I cut off

  
In my two year nappiversary post, one of my goals was to get a trim and I’m glad I got one.

 I know I could have gotten better results because some parts aren’t even and I think I might have taken too much hair off but I think I did okay for a first attempt.

My experience with trimming:

Pros:

  • My hair is easier to detangle
  • Crappy ends are gone
  • Styles turn out better

Cons:

  • You might become scissor-happy 
  • Shorter hair (but it will grow back)

Lessons learnt: 

  • Eventhough a decision seems scary, take the leap if you know the pros will outweigh the cons.
  • Don’t delay a decision that will benefit you because of excuses that are surmountable. (See grammar! My English teachers must be proud of me.)

I did a bantu knot out for NITC 12(post coming soon) after trimming and it was so easy to take down and separate the bantu knots afterwards! I was pleasantly surprised!

    
Have you ever trimmed your hair yourself? Would you ever DIY trim or would you rather get it professionally done? Share with me.

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Instapicks of the week #05

Hello guys,

I hope you’ve had a good week? I’ve been on leave for most of the week so I definitely have had some much needed rest and relaxation.

I even went to NITC yesterday and I met quite a few sweet souls; I was able to put faces to a couple of blogs I follow as well. Afterwards I went to Rele which is an art gallery in Onikan and saw some dope art. I will do a post(or two) about both outings so stay tuned.

You know our normal Sunday ritual on the blog na. Here are my picks for the week.

 

Source: @nigerianandnatural (Original source: http://www.stylenews.peoplestylewatch.com)


I am not team Lupita but this Vogue spread was beautiful! 

 

Source: @_tttos


I love when Lagos looks like art 

Source: @ukcurlygirl

Source: @igobyfrankie


 

Source: @beyonce


My bae! Peep Blue’s curls and flower crown in the background  
 

Source: @adaa_ora


*Crying*

 

Source: @fisayolonge

 Lagos evenings.

Source: @4chairchicks

#RelationshipGoals 

 

Source: @kwasi_darko


But why are our oranges never actually orange?

   
Source: @bretmanrock 

When your makeup is on fleek and it starts to drizzle.

Throwing in a couple of shots from NITC

 

Source: @beeeyuteeful


I know I look sad but I promise I wasn’t.

 

Source: @namasteorganics

  How pretty are they?

 

Source: @dee_mako


Which picture is your favourite?

Have a great week.

Xoxo