Tuesday, 27 November 2012

☆.Cooking - 'Extra Sticky Finger Honey Glazed Chicken' & Cous Cous.

So if you follow me on Instagram you'd know that one of my favorite things to do is cook! Aside from making things I love creating different kinds of foods and coming up with random recipes. Here I bring you my 'Extra Sticky Finger Honey Glazed Chicken' (long name I know lol) with Cous Cous Lets get straight to it shall we =].

Lemon Juice (Optional)
Cous Cous
Green Beans
Coconut Milk
Ginger paste (or fresh ginger)
Garlic paste (or garlic clove)
Seasoning of your choice ( I used: chicken seasoning, chili powder, paprika, curry powder, barbecue seasoning)

Friday, 16 November 2012

☆.D.I.Y Ankara Skirt & OOTN + Ankara Styles.☆

Heyaa guys,

So I'm back with another ankara D.I.Y woop woop! First of all let me once again state that I am far from an expert, I do not use a pattern and pretty much go with the flow!
At first I wanted to create a maxi skirt with the fabric but it didn't look how I imagined it so I later cut it and made it a midi skirt. So lets get to it shall we =]

What I Used:
+ Sewing Machine
+Tailors Chalk
+Ankara fabric

Heres how I did it

Step 1:
First I made sure the fabric I wanted to use was folded, then using tailors chalk I traced around a skirt I had. Here I use a maxi skirt because I wanted to make a maxi skirt to begin with but changed my mind towards the end.

☆.Versatile Blogger Award- Thanks Trudie & Kiwi =].☆

So I have been meaning to do this post for a while now, a few weeks back I was nominated for this award by a fellow blogger Kiwi and then a couple of days ago was also nominated by trudie from moi meme so thank you so much girls! 

So here are the rules

  1. Thank the Blogger that nominated me.
  2. Share 7 Random Facts about myself.
  3. Nominate 10 fellow Bloggers.
  4. Let nominated blogger know that they have been nominated
  5. Add the Versatile Award to my post.
Random Facts
1. I can do the splits
2. I don't chew gum ewww
3. I loveee to cook
4. I write songs/sing in my spare time
5. My dream is to be a top Nollywood movie director/scripwriter releasing QUALITY films lol =]
6.Im the youngest of 5
7. I'm obsessed with the colour YELLOW! =] 

I would like to nominate
Sunday Bella

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

☆.OOTN: Pinks & Lace.☆

Heya guys,

So last weekend I went to dinner for one of my closest friends birthdays. My Omobs she's just an amazing, entertaining and loyal friend! I appreciate how much she has been there for me. From my first friend at uni, I know our friendship will last a lifetime (even if its by force) hehe! Here are some pics from the night =].

Thursday, 8 November 2012

☆.Mixed Chicks UK Launch.☆

A couple weeks back I had the privilege of attending the Mixed Chicks UK launch party with one of my girls/family in central London.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

☆.'In The Jungle' - Makeup & Hair look.☆

Heya guys, thought i'd share this look with y'all, I call it 'In The Jungle' cause it has a very safari/jungle feel to it lool. To see how I achieved this just peep the video below =]!

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

☆.Your Future Is Bright!.☆

Be encouraged people!! Saying this out loud gives you so much confidence and hope in the plans the Lord has for you! Do not be discouraged because He's plans our for our good and not to harm us, things may be hard right now but He is preparing you for something great!!

I'm just so excited that I had to share this, sometimes we read scriptures or we think we know them but there is just something about saying it out loud and meditating on it, its just refreshing. You should try it!!

Stay blessed people, blessings favor and prosperity your way!

Until Next time guys, God bless!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

☆.The Liebster Award - Thanks Ofure =] .☆

I was nominated by my dear friend Ofure a while back and here is my submission for the Liebster award :D. This award is given to upcoming bloggers with less than 200 followers so thank you girl!!

The rules of the award are :

1.When you recieve the award thank the person that gave you  and post the link to his/her blog in your post. 
2. Then you (receiver of the award) post eleven things about yourself
3. Answer the eleven things that tagger has set for you
4. Choose eleven inspiring bloggers with under 200 followers and link their pages in your post. Then create eleven questions for them to answer
5. Go to their pages and tell them
6. No tag backs!

Thursday, 18 October 2012

☆.Love Lounging It Up-OOTN.☆

A couple of weeks back I attended 'love lounge' with my friends, it was a night of live music and comedy. I thought I'd make the effort since I always opt for the easy option of a top with leggings (I can be so lazy when it comes to dressing up) so here's what I wore....

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

☆. Versatility of Crotchet Braids.☆

As a natural I am always putting my hair in protective styles as I feel constantly styling my hair can be a pain and I just wanna put it awayyy!! As you guys probably know by now crotchet braids are my go-to hairstyle, when I have nothing else in mind to do (which seems to be all the time)..

I've always wanted to see what a bob type hairstyle would look on me so when I'd finally reach the point when I thought my crotchet braids were ready to be taken down I decided to cut them into a bob just to see what it would look like and here are the results!

From this...

To this...

☆.You dey do me like antenna.☆

So there's been some vids going around youtube of submissions for Fuse ODG's new song antenna (which is a tune btw), here were my favorite two which I just had to share! Enjooyyyy! :D

Until Next time guys, God bless!

Saturday, 6 October 2012

☆.America Haul....Blazer Crazy.☆

So I didn't really do much shopping whilst I was in America simply because I didn't have enough time, but here are a few of the things I purchased and as you can tell I was a bit blazer crazy...

I saw these really cool metallic tops in H&M and at $5 I just had to get them, these tops would go great with jeans or tights for everyday or even a night out.....

Tell me you're not feeling this funkyness! $15

Thursday, 4 October 2012

☆.Then Summer Came (part2)....Ankara Styles.☆

Then I went to America (Philadelphia) for my cousins wedding and also to stop over in Kansas to see my brother who lives in there.

Some pics from the wedding below:

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

☆.Then Summer Came (part1)...."Ciao Bello"☆

This summer was defo traveling season, firstly I went away to Italy with a few of my girls to join one of my closest friends as she celebrated her graduation in her hometown, Vicenza. She lives in Italy but came over to England for uni so we thought it'd be a great idea to have like a mini holiday with her as she always complains so yea...

Peep the video below of what went on whilst we where there:

Saturday, 29 September 2012

☆.Video of The Moment: Hayo Niel - If I Fall.☆

I have been obsessed with this song for a while now, one of my constants on iTunes so thought i'd share the video with you guys, enjoy!

Listen below...

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

☆.Haul - Eyeshadow time.☆

Yesterday I purchased some really nice eyeshadow palettes from the dollar store and target which I used to help me create this look...

More pics below...

Sunday, 23 September 2012

☆.Press Forward - Testimony Time!.☆

Hey guys first of all I want to wish you all a happy Sunday, i've come to just encourage you out there whilst sharing this little testimony. I realise that there is so much that I don't share with you guys simply because I feel that no one will care but God has been speaking to me a lot lately and I pray this touches the person it is meant to touch. I also use this entry to vow to be more open with you guys as I realise the whole purpose of my blog is to shine the light that Jesus gave me so from this day on I make a change! :D

Background story:
So for the past couple of months I have been feeling very discouraged in life generally, as some of you may know I recently graduated from uni in July and since then I just felt like my life was not going in the direction that I'd wanted it to. I slowly noticed myself becoming less motivated and my whole personality changing. The thing with me is that I am very good at keeping things in (this is a major problem I deal with) so everyone around me assumes that I am ok when infact that is not the case as my walk with God began to crumble.. 
Now first of all let me say that I know this feeling was not completely of me as I had been experiences a lot of spiritual attacks prior to this (thats for another post :)) so I knew that prayer was key but I just didn't know how...

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

☆.D.I.Y Ankara Top & OOTN.☆

A couple of weeks ago I was let down by my tailor (as usual) who failed to produce an ankara dress for me, so I took it upon myself to sew something myself, a top. I only had around 6 hours to complete the top so I went with something simple that wouldn't take too much time to complete. I've never really had experience with sewing (apart from my textiles class in year 10 which I never paid attention in lol) so this was more an easy way to do it without any patterns.

Here's how I did it:

Step 1:
Trace around desired top twice for the front and back (I added length and sleeves to mine also).

Monday, 3 September 2012

☆.Protective Style of Last Month: Quick Miko Wig.☆

So I have recently become obsessed with buying wigs just because I see them as an easy go-to protective style on those days you feel like doing nothing to your hair.  My protective style for last month was the Miko wig.

The wig was purchased from paks for around £23 in colour T33B.

So I started with my braid pattern which was just a simple all back style (doesn't have to be neat)

Friday, 31 August 2012

☆.Natural Hair: Everyday Styles.☆

Its been a while I did a post on my natural hair and I just wanted to come in an update you guys on whats going on with my hair and my go-to styles. I will be hitting my 2 year post relaxer mark in September, time goes so fast and well although I am happy with the health of my hair I do feel like I could have achieved more length. Since I have been natural I have only had one trim and for those of you that know trimming your hair (natural or not) is a MUST as the ends are the oldest part of your hair. So I will definitely be getting a trim ASAP and keeping up with my hair care journey.

Here are some recent pictures of my natural hair styles and you can see that my colour has grown out quite a lot, I doubt I will be recolouring my hair again just because it is hard work maintaining coloured hair (all the extra moisture it needs).

This post was more about showing you guys my go-to styles when my hair is not a protective style (braids, twists, crotchet braids).

                                                           My usual twist-out puff.

Friday, 17 August 2012

☆.Graduation OOTD & Pictures.☆

It was my graduation back in July and I have only recently found time to finally sit down, organise and compile my pictures from the day. I still can't believe I am a graduate, it feels like only yesterday I was driving up to my uni with my mum and she was waving goodbye to me.... but the time has come for me to be a grown up guys and enter the real world!! (tears). I am just so thankful to God for all he has brought me through and where He is taking me!
Anyways here are a few pictures from the day and my outfits which where of course Ankara, Enjoy! :D.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

☆.Africa Fashion Week Outing.☆

So I attended Africa Fashion week this weekend and it was certainly an experience (lol). It was at Old Spitafields Market, with many stalls on the day there was plenty to look at before the fashion show actually began.

JodiB's stall had some fun and bright clutch bags which really caught my eye.

Dionne Gooding's store also had various styles of shoes and clutch bags. What I really liked about her items where that some where also covered in flags.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

☆SOTW: Debbie - In Love Again .☆

Okay guys so im back with my 'Song of The week" (might have to change this to song of the month with the way I keep up...*covers face*). Anywhooo you guys should enjoy this beautiful love tune by Debbie a Nigerian songstress!

Debbie was a Nigerian Idol Season 2 finalist and has now come out with her own material, debuting with her single "In Love Again" this calypso type song is bound to make you want to fall in love...again! lol.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

☆SOTW: Ms. Jaie- Kilon Poppin' (Music Video) .☆

Heya guys,

Im back with my song of the week and let me tell you this song is what I call a TUNEEEEE and a half :D. I recently came across this song called Kilon Poppin' (which is a way of asking What's Happening in Pidgin English) and from the first listen I was hooked!

Not only is the song catchy and fun her vocals had me mesmerised. Nowadays I feel that it is hard to come across good female Nigerian singers who can produce up-beat songs whilst still maintaining strong vocals. I can only think of a few such as Omawunmi and Waje but I would have to say Ms. Jaie is definitely up there with them, as she doesn't fail to deliver in this track.

Check out the video below:

Anyways guys I have some album reviews and film reviews coming up pretty soon so be on the lookout :)

Until next time guys...Peace & God bless

☆OOTN: Red Hot Rhythm.☆

Heya guys, 

So I'm back with another OOTN. Excuse the toilet pictures but no-one ever helps me take pictures so you gotta do what you gotta do right?!

If you haven't noticed by now I am not a skinny girl (I know shock horror! lol) and It is kind of a struggle finding certain outfits that fit my body right, I'm sure a lot of you can relate! Well I came across this lovely little boutique in Walthamstow market (East London) which surprisingly stocks very nice formal dresses for a range of different sizes. I can't remember the name of the store  (do forgive me) but the label on the dress is called 'Closet'.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

☆.Protective Style: Styling Crotchet Braids.☆

Heya guys,

So I just wanted to show you some random ways I have been styling my crotchet braids since I've had them in. I should be taking them out soon as its coming to four weeks of them being installed but I must say this is definitely a GO-TO hairstyle for me!

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

☆.Protective Style: Crotchet Braids.☆

I loveeee doing crotchet braids, they are so easy and quicker to do than most other styles. Here I tried a different braid pattern. I have done a tutorial for this style previously which you can check out here.
I forgot to take a picture of the hair I used but the colour is 33.

I began with freshly washed and treated hair.

Blow-dried it with grapeseed oil as a heat protectant, see the shrinkage!!

☆.Natural Hair: Simple Styling 2 ways.☆

Here are some picture of how I made two hairstyles out of one. For me being a natural with 4c texture I find that whenever I do things such as twist-outs or braid-outs they become puffy within minutes of me unravelling them. 

This hairstyle pictured below is a chunky twist-out in the back and mini twists which I decided to leave in at the front to create a fringe. This was my day hairstyle.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

☆.Natural Hair: Re-Dyed My Hair.☆

It definitely has been a while, but I'm back and this time for GOOD! Finally completeld my final year at uni, just waiting for my graduation and then I will officially be FREE FREE FREE!

So for now I will be posting a few updates etc. Firstly let me update you on my hair colour, I re-dyed it using Dark and Lovely 'Red Hot Rhythm' (376). I have to say I am really loving this colour and will be sticking to this from now on (thats if I continue to dye my hair).

A few pictures of the results below:

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