Monday, 6 November 2017

Quote of the Day #QOTD

The Best APOLOGY
is a 
CHANGED BEHAVIOUR.
Toodles!XooX

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Crafting & DIYs

DIY Paper Flower Backdrop i made (1st attempt ever 😁)
Y'all already know i love planning events, travelling and writing,among other things. I also really enjoy Crafting & DIYs, especially when its Decor-related, in my spare time.
I stumbled on Paper Flowers while planning my friend's Baby Shower (I plan to do an updated post on planning a fun budget friendly baby shower so watch out for that) and that set the ball rolling. I got sucked in via YouTube & Pinterest into the world of paper flowers and there was no getting out. I made some and i fell in love!! Now beautiful paper, cardboard and card stock make me giddy and i go hunting for them. I imagine all the things i can create and get so excited. lol. 
I put up some pics of the Paper Flowers & Diaper Cake i made for my friend's baby shower on my social media and next thing i know i had express orders. 
These are the pieces i made below for a photoshoot and it took me some sleepless nights but i loved the finished products and it was totally worth it.
I'm currently working on the piece below and can't wait to see the finished product.
A huge shoutout to 'Anyone Can Craft' and 'Pearl's Crafts' for being the first to inspire and teach me via YouTube. I have found many other tutorials through them and i keep practising, experimenting and creating. I have been able to get tools (still on the hunt for more) to make my creative process easier and i'm trying other things as well. Practice makes Perfect.
I'm grateful that practically all my interests and hobbies have been lucrative in one form or the other. even this blog. This is my current obsession & has been part of the reason i have been off here for a bit (forgive me) as its quite time consuming, especially with a full-time job and other extracurricular activities.
Don't be scared to try new things and put yourself out there, you never know where it'll lead you. 
The world is your oyster. Happy Crafting!!
Toodles!XooX

UPCOMING EVENTS IN ABUJA (OCT&NOV)

Check out my previous posts on Events in Abuja.
Mark your Calendars once again ma peoples! Here are the events i'm excited about for October and November. Honestly so many events have gone by this month (recently we had Felabration, Acoustic Night, etc.) and this post is superlate i know 🙈but better late than never right 😇
2. SHEA MOISTURE NIGERIA MASTERCLASS AND BEAUTY PARTY (LAGOS) {NOV 3}
 
Check out my post on interesting things to do in Abuja.
If i find out about events early enough i will add them here, otherwise Check out IG (Social Media) and the links below for other upcoming events, trainings and conferences in Abuja:
Knowledge is Power.
Toodles!XooX

Monday, 4 September 2017

Jayd Ink - DarkSkin ( Official Music Video )

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Quote of the Day #QOTD

No one is YOU 
that is your POWER.
Toodles!XooX

Monday, 31 July 2017

PSA-WRITING COMPETITIONS WITH CASH PRIZES!!

This is a Public Service Announcement/Post! 
I saw these and thought to share.
1. Akete Playwriting Competition. It closes on August 31st 2017.
{Cash Prizes-Winning playwright will receive 5 million naira publishing contract.
1st runner up will get 2.5 million naira.
2nd runner up will receive 1 million naira.
All three plays will be performed by the Akete Theatre Festival where prizes will be handed out to winners.}
2. 2017 Homevida Short Script Competition.  It closes on August 3rd 2017.
{Cash Prize-N250,000}
Check them out here and here.
Knowledge is Power.
Toodles!XooX

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Dua Lipa - New Rules

Friday, 30 June 2017

Natural Hairstyles I've Rocked

I'm now what you'd call a 'lazy natural' as i try to keep the most minimal & stress-free hair care routine and hairstyles. I was way more into my hair and products earlier in my natural hair journey but as i got to know my hair and its needs i figured out a regimen that works for me. I'm at my desired length now & stick to maintaining it and keeping my hair healthy. I randomly 'cut trim' my hair as i see fit when it goes past a certain length 'cos i find it harder to mange the longer it gets.
I stick to protective styles (Weaves, Wigs, Braids, Twists, Tying Scarves, etc.) most of the time otherwise i'll wear my hair out in ponytails with different parts, 4 stand-alone braids or 4 flat braids down my head. 
Every once in a while though i find a tutorial or event that inspires me to experiment with styling my hair myself or getting it done my someone.
This post is a compilation of pics of different styles i've rocked over the years {2012 till date}. Be Inspired & Enjoy.
Simple Fan Bun Updo
Chunky Flat Twists with Braid-Out 
Old Braid-Out (Packed & Unpacked)
Styled Braid-Out
Fan Buns
Chunky Flat Twists with Braid-Out
 
Poof Rolls (made-up name)
Braid-Out
Crooked Crown Braid with a Donut Bun
Swirl Up-do Weaving by NatMane
Check out these YouTube Channels for 'Hairstyle Inspiration'
Toodles! XooX