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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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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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 

 
 

I was featured on: The ‘Dee’ Mako

Hi guys, how’s your week going so far? Good? Great? Don’t worry, public holiday in a bit 😉

I dropped by to tell you that I was featured on The ‘Dee’ Mako

  
Check it out here

Don’t forget to show some love!

XOXO

Instapicks of the week #04

Hey people, 

Who else had a rough week? I know I did. Hopefully this new week will be better. 

Lately, I’ve been struggling to get through some days. I’m usually tired, sometimes physically but most times mentally. Most days just seem so tiringly repetitive. I try to stay positive by encouraging myself that things will get better and this too shall pass. How do you overcome negativity? 

I know I’ve been slacking in the blog post department and hopefully that changes soon. I always plan to post but life gets in the way.

I have a few long overdue product reviews that I will be doing pretty soon so watch this space.

Oh and NITC is this weekend (Saturday, 26th September), show of hands in the comment section if you’ll be there!

So, I bring you my Instagram roundup for the week; enjoy!

 

Source: @naturalnigerian

 
 

Source: @itsphemie

 
 

Source: @franciodu

 
Me right now 😥 

 

Source: @defoestudio

 

 

Source: @bestsayingss

 
 

Source: @darkbeautymag

 
I just discovered this page and I like it!

 

Source: @ronkeraji

 

 

Source: @klassykinks

 
#Deep

 

Source: @curlytopgirl

 

 

Source: @saintrecords

 
#Bae

 

Source: @_lalilly_

 

I saw this picture but didn’t plan to include it. Some minutes later I saw a very silly, chauvinistic comment on another picture and wanted to reply the fellow when this picture above came to my mind. I quickly backspaced, ignored and moved on with my life. Afterwards, I had to include this picture in this post.

 

Source: @nokultureng

 

Which picture is your favourite? Any Instagram pages you think I should check out?

Have a beautiful week guys! 

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Instapicks of the week #03

Hi guys, 

I hope you’re having a great, relaxing Sunday. 

I bring thee the Instagram roundup of the week. Enjoy!

 

Source: @nigerianandnatural (original source: NHE BBM channel)


 

Source: @coilyandcute

  
 

Source: @kiitana


This is so me!

 

Source: @jumiafashion

  
 

Source: @kitchenbutterfly

 
 

Source: @iyaanu


 

Source: @aishaandlife


 

Source: @chrishouns


VIDEOS:

  Source: @theellenshow

  Source @thefoxhimself

That’s it guys!

I’d like to wish Bookie Kunlere a very happy birthday!

  

Which picture/video is your favourite? Any Instagram pages I should check out?

Have an amazing week!

Instapicks of the week #02

Hi guys, I hope you’re having a restful weekend even though it ends shortly (not to burst your bubble but *pop*).

This week was a bit slow in the social media department (or maybe I missed the fun stuff) but I managed to get a couple of posts I liked.

Here they are:

 

Source: @dee_mako

 
 

Source: @cassiedaves

 
 

Source: @poetolu


 

Source: @ronkeraji

  
 

Source: @4chairchicks


Me 90% of the time!

 

Source: @sincerelyjules

  Yes you!
 

Source: @thesocialmarket


 

Source: @cuterosie007

  

My new mantra.

 

Source: @nokultureng



Which one’s your favourite?  Any Instagram pages you think I should follow?

Have an awesome week! *muuuuaaaahh*

A few of my favourite things- August

Hi guys,

First things first, happy birthday to the Queen B!!!💛👑🐝   

  

    
   
Here are a few of my faves from August:

1. Rabbit/cat case:  

This case is too cute! I usually hate cases like this but I somehow fell in love when I saw this one! If you have an iPhone 6 and want one too, buy it on Jumia here

2. People finding my blog:

 

Lately I’ve been having people, especially colleagues at work, walk up to me or message me saying “Oh my gosh, so you have a blog! I was just searching for something online and I found it”. A colleague actually said “So you blog! My sister said I should tell you she loves your blog”. As expected, this always makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. If you know me and you recently found this blog, hi! 

3. Cat in a hat

slightly dusty, sorry!

 
No, not the book! How cute is this hat? I got it for 2000 NGN at a random shop at Ikeja Underbridge. If you can’t find your way there, not to worry, you can buy it here

4. Bloglovin’: 

  
I’ve been searching for a way to read all my favourite blogs in one place. I like the WordPress app but then I couldn’t keep up with blogs from Blogger. I decided to try Bloglovin’ and the rest they say is history. I don’t know how to comment on posts from the Bloglovin’ app though so if you know, biko teach me in the comment section below! And if you know any app that I can read blogs, both Blogger and WordPress on and also comment on, pleaaassseee share! Oh and follow me on Bloglovin’ (check the side/bottom of the page for the follow button)

5. I Love Nigeria:

Yes I do! But I’m actually referring to the game show. 

  
I stumbled on it on DSTV one fateful day and I’ve been hooked! It’s so fun and funny. The show tests celebrities’ knowledge of Nigeria with fun games and questions. It is hosted by Stephanie Coker. Tee A and Ebuka Obi-Uchendu each lead a competing team of different celebrities each week. Toke Makinwa, Makida Moka, Deyemi Okanlawon, Osas Ighodaro, Nse Ikpe Etim, Linda Ejiofor, Reekado Banks, Kehinde Bankole, Adesua Etomi, Sasha P, Yvonne ‘Vixen’ Ekwere, Mocheddah, Gideon Okeke, Falz The Bahd Guy, Oreka Godis, Rachael Oniga and more have been on it so far(Hopefully I spelt all names correctly). You can watch it on YouTube here

The end! 

How are you guys doing? Any plans for the weekend? Anything you’re loving lately? You know the drill, share!