• Lifestyle

    How To Save Even More With Aliexpress

    Did you know there were several ways you could save on Aliexpress? I’m going to break down the top tips, and I hope you’ll be able to get more out of your money. Aliexpress is no alien territory to me, and it shouldn’t be to you, if you’re an avid reader of my blog. I’ve bought several things which have really helped me especially with my brandingย & imagery on Aliexpress! That being said, Aliexpress generally is amazing and the prices are usually awesome. READ:ย 5 Tips for Shopping on Aliexpress Important Aliexpress Dates Aliexpress, like many other online stores, has certain periods which allow you to save on Aliexpress, packed with…

  • Lifestyle

    Is Growth Inevitable?

    Growth is just one of those things that come naturally – there’s all types of levels of growth. There’s physical growth (the inevitable one which we can’t put a pause button on), mental, spiritual, financial, material growth, amongst many other categories of growth. Living on Freebies & Mediocre Ambition One year and a few weeks ago, I made my very first post as Mind of Amaka. I was ready to venture into the blogging world – there was no apprehension as to whether people would like my content or not – I knew I could write. I was inspired by the other blogs I’d been reading consistently for a while…

  • Uncategorized

    Driving: Why I’m Not Ready For These Streets

    Driving – have you ever really thought about it, or is it one of those things you just take for granted? Let’s look at this – human is born, learns to crawl, talk, walk (in no particular order), and a host of other things. We all go through different phases of life, and eventually the driving phase comes in. It’s crazy to think that one day, you’ll look at some four-wheeled contraption (called a car) and be all ‘oh yeah, I definitely want to get into that and get it moving.’ย  High School – Four Wheeled Segregation I remember how in high school we were all living our normal lives,…

  • Lifestyle

    Mind on the Month: May 2018

    Just like that, we’re in the 6th month of 2018. It’s interesting but at the same time depressing – like just yesterday some of us were lying to ourselves that we’d change certain things about us, take on certain new experiences and generally flourish. How many of us can actually say we’ve done all these things and even more now the 6th month is here? Did you write your goals down? How has your year honestly been? Mind on the Month: April 2018 – Starting a Creative Business, Exam Stress Anyway, looking back on May, I actually liked the month. Dare I say it, I liked it more than April…

  • Lifestyle

    3 Things I Suck At

    Everyone knows we can’t all be perfect, even Beyoncรฉย isn’t perfect, no matter how much hype and credit is given to her. I’m sure while there are some things we absolutely kill, there are also things we absolutely suck at and usually avoid at all costs. In this light-hearted post, I’ll be sharing three things I suck at – for your entertainment and a chance for you to relate if you’re like me. Skincare Routines As I write this, I have a Teiva Skincare bentonite clay face mask on. Why? After some days of frustration with my skin which looks like the surface of the moon including the ‘dark side’ (hyper…

  • Lifestyle,  Style

    5 Wardrobe Facts About Me

    Personal style is always something I find fascinating. I like rummaging through the wardrobes of other people in order to see what they’re into. Of course, I don’t literally rummage – that would be weird. I enjoy glimpses of their style now and then as I see them put outfits together, whether it reflects the modern trends or is something completely eccentric. I’ve always loved clothes, and in my two decades of living, there are some patterns which have become evident in my wardrobe. I’d like to share a bit of myself with you, in a series of beautiful Pinterest images until I can purely create my own images. I…

  • Beauty,  Lifestyle

    The Power of Good Hair

    Did you know good hair could boost self esteem? In the world we live in, it seems like every single individual is insecure about some thing or the other – be it their seemingly small achievements in comparison to their peers, or worse, their appearance. My Self Esteem Journey I’ve personally been through quite a roller coaster when it comes to acceptance of my appearance i.e. body and features. I always saw myself as some kind of ugly duckling, it’s either my lips were too big, my nose was too huge and to my horror widened more when I decided to smile, my teeth were not perfectly aligned, some parts…

  • Lifestyle

    5 Reasons To Love Ndani TV

    Ndani TV, a channel on Youtube, is a source of constant, quality web series which we have all grown to love. Featuring amazing shows like Gidi Up, Skinny Girl in Transit and Rumour Has It, amongst a few other series, I’ll be giving you 5 reasons to love Ndani TV if you haven’t checked them out yet. If you’re already familiar with them, this post will help you refresh your memory on why you love them! THE NDANI TV STORY LINES & CHARACTERS I may not have watched all their series but I have watched 3, and I tell you, each one of them has seized my heart. Though Ndani…

  • Lifestyle

    The Downside of the Internet

    The internet is one of the greatest places to be โ€“ while you can get all sorts of opportunities and crate opportunities for yourself on the internet, it canโ€™t be ignored that the internet does have a downside to it. While we save photos that inspire us โ€“ fashion and style inspiration, hair and makeup and whatnot, we also stumble upon pieces of entertainment every now and then.   Be it a craftily worded meme or a hilarious video โ€“ sometimes weโ€™re laughing at the detriment of others. Ever wondered what the person whose face is being used as a meme feels like? I mean, thereโ€™s a difference between a…

  • Lifestyle

    Introducing Your Boyfriend to Your African Parents: #GirlTalk with Demi Akin

    How to introduce your boyfriend to your parents – It’s totally not an easy thing to do! That’s why I’ve sought out some hot tips from the graceful Demiย of Demi Akin – a DIY superstar, fashionista and a girl whose Relationship Resume looks pretty good!ย  One of the evergreen jokes about African parents is how they expect you to sashay through the education years – primary, secondary and university – without even breathing near boys, then all of a sudden expect a husband (ozzband) to appear once you’re done with university. This doesn’t apply to all of us, of course – some parents want the husband to appear while you’re…