Beauty

How to Improve Makeup Skills

Perhaps you’ve been bitten by some kind of bug, and have the makeup disease, leading to the question – how to improve makeup skills? Suddenly you can be bothered about how to make that sharp wing, and what shade of lipstick is popping on you. You want to dip your toes into the pool of makeup – some try dipping…

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Beauty

Girl Meets Scrub: Mayanga Sugar Polish Review

The other day, I realized how awesome things can be sometimes. I had made a little graphic on CANVA for my Instagram with some skin care brands I’d wanted to try in 2018. That same week also, Mayañga (@mayanga_) posted a pretty tantalizing photo of their Mayanga Sugar Polish variants, and I commented “I want!” under it. Their reply was…

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Lifestyle

What I Want Out of 2018: Blog & Life Goals

Ah yes, the start of the year, where most of us start acting brand new. This period (end of the year/start of a new year) always brings about reflections as well as goal setting. Most times, we promise ourselves so many things, only to end up feeling un-accomplished by the end of the year. I try not to place huge…

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Lifestyle

Mind on the Month: December, Good-Bye 2017!

I wanted to publish this yesterday, motivated further by the many links dropped in The Bloggers’ Advocate group to articles reflecting on 2017. However, It’s not too late! I don’t think this will be long (Issa lie), but it’ll definitely be reflective. For December, I started off the month by entering ‘one chance’. It was a crazy experience, and I am…

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Beauty

My Current Makeup Faves (Budget Friendly)

When you’re a beginner, I believe that you should stay away from expensive stuff. This is unless you have the financial capacity to go all out and start off bomb. While I like starting off things well (with all the best things in the game), makeup has been a different story. Unlike blogging, where I was happy-ish to buy a…

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Blogger Box

How to Blog Consistently

Wondering how to blog consistently? The last time I wrote a post and published it on the very same day, I think It was around my first or second month of blogging. After that, I quickly switched things up, and I can honestly say that I have a system which has worked wonders for me. This system has me sitting…

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Lifestyle, Style

4 Reasons Why I’d Fail as a Style Blogger

Style bloggers are pretty awesome people, I see them all on my Instagram and I follow quite a handful of their blogs. There’s just something about them, the way they rock clothes effortlessly. I guess this is why brands love working with them, especially. A style blogger doesn’t just post up gorgeous amateur-editorial (sometimes even editorial) type photos and keep…

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FLATLAYS101: Elements of a Good Flat-lay

  Like many other people, I started from somewhere when it comes to flatlays. Over time, with lots of practice days, I can see a steady improvement. I mean, let’s look at a few photos, shall we? These above photos show my progression from my very first 2 flat-lays, to the most recent ones at the time this post was…

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Lifestyle

Aliexpress Shopping Tips

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’d likely have noticed that I kinda have a thing for Aliexpress. Ever since the day I first discovered Aliexpress, and subsequently obtained my very own debit card, things have taken a turn for the worse in my bank account. However, It’s not like I always buy useless things – no no,…

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Lifestyle

Public Transport in Abuja: 4 Awesome Feelings

So, prior to about the middle of this year, I was lost. I was still disoriented about Abuja and how it worked, so I stuck to expensive means in order to get to and from school. These decisions left me penniless and pathetic on many occasions. However, I one day woke up and took charge, the scales fell from my…

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