Life| The Blogger TMI Tag

26 Feb

So,I’ve seen this tag floating around Youtube and various blogs. It really is too much information, but that didn’t stop me watching reading and watching a host of them! Want to know more about me…..keep reading!

Just a heads up, I started this at home and finished it elsewhere. If the answers don’t correlate, you know why! This thing took blooming forever.

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1: What are you wearing? A Minnie Mouse Onsie. It feels like sleeping in a custom made blanket. Awesomeness.

2: Ever been in love? Yes, Currently.

3: Ever had a terrible break-up? No, because I’m in my first relationship. But I’ve had a very messy friendshipish break up. Ouchy Mouchy!

4: How tall are you? Approx 5’5.

5: How much do you weigh? Over 10 stone, I think?. I weigh more than I look, blaming the muscles.

6: Any tattoos? Super dislike them. Though I feel like some people pull them off better than others. People forget that they are a lot harder to get off than they are to get on. Think seriously first. Choose to honour your body, it’s a gift from Heaven.

7: Any piercing? The classic standard ear piercing.

8: OTP/One True Pairing? I’m with him ;-)

9: Favourite Show? Probably Friends as I watch it the most! When you can recite the words, it verges on obsession. I also love Criminal Minds, anything to do with baking, How I Met Your Mother, Luther, Downton Abbey, Hart of Dixie, Grey’s Anatomy, It’s Supernatural and New Girl.

10: Favorite bands? Bethel, Delirious, Jesus Culture, DC Talk, Rend Collective Experiment and Coldplay.

11: Something you miss? University, it was an incredible time. As life has taken all of my friends in different directions, being in such close proximity was taken for granted! The University experience definitely prepared me for life after. Life after has been awesome, but so many lessons were learnt away from home that has made adulthood an easier transition.

12: Favorite song? Divine Romance by Phil Wickham.

13: How old are you? 23 years young.

14: Zodiac sign? Don’t believe in Zodiac signs/Horoscopes.

15: Quality you look for in a partner? Someone who loves Jesus more than me and know that I am what Heaven has planned for him. That sounds weird but if a man follows Jesus, he will respect and love me more than the average guy. Jesus is love itself. The average guy will be looking for a chemistry. The right guy would be actively pursuing an Godly ,honouring and lasting relationship. See the difference? Connections come, go, fade and get stretch marks. When someone is trying to be Christlike, there’s just a lot of rubbish that won’t go down. Have you ever seen two people who are truly Christians argue? It’s awesome. First because it rarely gets to an argument. Second because they are both arguing to make it right! Also all that other stuff, caring, responsible, assertive, kind and hotness doesn’t go amiss lol! I’m aware that my priorities are different from the norm. I don’t intend to have a normal relationship. If we are being honest, few relationships these days have lasting commitment.

16: Favorite Quote? ‘Find the beauty’. There is beauty in everything, if you can’t see it your not looking hard enough.

17: Favorite Actor? Can’t decide. At the moment Jennifer Lawrence, Idris Elba, Chiwitel Ejiofor, Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench, Isla Fisher, Kirsten Wiig, Ryan Gosling

18: Favorite Colour? Pinks, purples, blues, greens! Every colour can be worked well but lilac. I’m sure it’s possible. I should probably do a bridal mood board on it. Challenge accepted.

19: Loud music or soft? Soft, but when I’m ready to party, I don’t hold back…

20: Where do you go when you’re sad? I try to go to my knees in prayer but you can also find me with sweet snacks, watching films, in bed and talking to friends who care about me.  sometimes calories can be comforting!

21: How long does it take you to shower? 9 minutes.

22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 15 minutes. moisturise, pick out clothes sweep my hair back. I don’t wear make up everyday. If I want to look a little more presentable it will be concealer under my eyes, mascara and lip gloss. An extra 4 minutes. I am super uncomplicated.

23: Ever been in a physical fight? Once, but it was self defence. At some point you’ve got to defend yourself. I’m not about to spend the next 10 years looking for scar creams (rolls eyes).

24: Turn on? A well kept, suited and sarcastic man. I don’t really get sarcasm but I’ve always found it kind of hot. I am convinced this is why women love Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock.

25: Turn off? Bad smells and pride. Any guy who doesn’t appreciate me. You can’t smile at me and bring down my self esteem at the same time. Pokerface is strictly for the games table.

26: The reason I joined WordPress? This blog originally started on Blogger as a University addition for my final year project and a way to have my work online. It has evolved into my creative outlet!

27: Fears? Hurting someone, being without cake, being alone for too long. First it’s wonderful, then it’s lonely.

28: Last thing that made you cry? Can’t actually remember, might have been a little unwell.

29: Last time you said you loved someone?  This morning to the Mr.

30: Meaning behind your WordPress Name? Studio Chi has my nickname in it. Everyone calls me Chi and my blog is my online studio. Full of all my creative and completely materialistic finds! More importantly, Chi literally mean’s God in my traditional Nigerian language Igbo. So technically, this blog actually means ”Studio God’ or ‘God’s Studio’I believe all creative gifts stems from Him.This blog is His inspiration as well as mine.

31: Last book you read? The Bible

32: The book you’re currently reading? The biography of James Hudson Taylor, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Boy meets Girl by Joshua Harris.

33: Last show you watched? How I Met Your Mother

34: Last person you talked to? My Pastor.

35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted? He’s my Pastor aka leader of my church, known him since I was 9 years old!

36: Favorite food? Nigerian Cuisine, Jellof rice, ASSORTED MEAT (said in a Nigerian accent, nom nom), Italian(pizza, pasta), a PROPER burger with loads of meat and cheese, a proper English roast, Laduree Macaroons, Chin Chin (a Nigerian Snack) and most importantly….Cake.

37: Place you want to visit? Israel and anywhere hot in the Caribbean or the Maldives which is super quiet and private and I can feel the sun on my back and sip drinks on the beach. Where’s my tankini at?

38: Last place you were? Outside, now I’m indoors? ha!

39: Do you have a crush? Yes, so I figured a relationship with him was probably a good idea….;-)

40: Last time you kissed someone? The Mothership, yesterday, on the cheek.

41: Last time you were insulted? Hmmm. I think my brother might have called a goat yesterday in jest….

42: Favourite flavour of sweet? Strawberry

43: What instruments do you play? I used to play the Piano and the Flute but have forgotten it all now :-(

44: Favourite piece of jewellery? A yellow/white gold filigree heart with diamond pendant I bought myself when I finished my degree. Saving was necessary, but vouchers came in handy hee hee.

45: Last sport you played? Probably power walking to the bus stop? (sheepish face).

46: Last song you sang? As past of my daily shower karaoke session, The More I Seek You (Kari Jobe/Steffany Frizzel Gretzinger written by Zach Neese)

47: Favourite chat up line? Urgh, can’t stand them. Kudos to any guy who can do it while making a girl laugh and not be creeped out. It is such a fine line.

48:Have you ever used it? Nope. We live in a modern world, but I’m still a traditional girl.

49: Last time you hung out with anyone? This afternoon, at my fav local cafe with the mr. Watching him attempt to drink coffee for the first time was pretty amusing.

50:Who should answer these questions next? Faith from Faylicious and Becca from KnitHappens. I miss your posts guys!

So there we have it!

5 Things| To Avoid This Valentines Day

11 Feb
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I’m not a Valentines Day kinda girl. I have never have been and no, I’m not single. (By the way it is possible to dislike Valentines day, be single and not be bitter. That was me for many years.)

What gets to me is the Valentine’s hype. The presumption of a gift. There are exceptions to this rule, but it usually goes like this….

Girl meets guy, some superficial sparks may fly. They will probably eat,hold hands then drink too much. Consequentially they will do a little clumsy something something afterwards. I’d rather dominoes and a film on my own as I’m guaranteed dominoes will pick up my call the next day.

St Valentine had a great mind in secretly marrying people who wanted to express their love in matrimony. But his name got a little abused and marketed over the years. Don’t get me wrong, there are some genuine couple’s out there celebrating their affections. But for every legendary love story, cupid’s valentine arrow mismatches 10!

So here’s 5 Things or states of mind to avoid this Valentine’s day.

1. ‘This is my day to show her/him that I truly love him’. Honey/dude, if that’s the only day you go out of your way, you have a serious problem! Everyday should be Valentines day. Or should I say everyday should be a celebration day.

2. ‘I must buy something extravagant.‘ One of the most meaningful items I have ever received was a book by my all time favourite author. It wasn’t even available in the UK yet. On the way to work last week I spilled my lunch on it and spent half an hour getting wierd looks as I rescued it under the hand dryer. I can buy myself a lot of things but some gifts take such an effort that they become priceless! If your going all out this Valentines day, make sure it’s an all year love state of mind. And when it comes to TRUE love, it really is the thought that counts.

3. ‘I must have a date’. Okay then. Would you date this person at any other time of the year? Nope, didn’t think so! Grab a film, grab your girls and pass the chocolate. Don’t let any time of year force you into feeling like singleness is a gift in and of itself.

4. ‘I have a love interest, therefore I must do something’. Actually, you don’t HAVE to do anything. But do yourself a favour and clear this with her first. If she’s likes the romance of the day, I promise I’m saving you………Titanic style. Cue the music.

5. ‘ I must be a gentleman tonight’. Be a gentleman always. Have a shower, use some face cream and spray some deodorant……on a regular basis. If you do I promise you’ll get more romantic opportunities THROUGHOUT the year. And If you behave like a gentleman past midnight, expect nothing and kiss her on the cheek. She is more likely to stick around.

Now before you brand me a cynic, there are elements I like too! My favourite bit about Valentine’s day? The prettiness, the flowers but best of all? The day after half price aisles, red and pink themed everything! The ghetto chick in me comes out….

(iamge via here)

xo Chi xo

Nigerian Wedding Trend: Sequins Do it..

4 Feb

 Hello everyone!  So looking back on your responses in 2013, I was a little surprised that you all loved my wedding posts more than all the others. Here’s the thing, I love creating them! I have a lot of fun writing them. At one point last year I considered making this a wedding blog. Restricting my blog to one subject? That could never happen. My mind is far too random. Let’s face it, so is yours! Who likes just one thing?

In the light of the popularity of the wedding side, there will be more inspirational bridal posts in the year 2014. There should always be time in the day to dream! As a result of my resolution, it’s half 3 in the morning(can’t sleep, this is a scheduled post) and I’m typing.

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Many west Africans will recognise the above face. She is Tiwa Savage, singer, recently married hottie/babe of life. This was her second dress on her special day. Tiwa definitely didn’t start the trend as I had seen a few sparkly wedded numbers before. But, she is definitely a worthy trend confirmer! I love that she chose a silver toned dress. The key to making this dress a hit and not a miss is picking a colour-way that suits your complexion.

So here’s a little inspiration….

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By Love, Tims: Bridal

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Via topwedding.co.uk

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Via simplydresses.com

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This is one trend that I actually like. But get in there fast. Everyone and their mother will catch on soon enough…..

Well if your going to do it. Do it well.

28 Jan

Karl Lagerfeld is a genius. He (and Coco Chanel, God rest her creative soul), are the only people who could convince me to wear tweed head to toe. I’m a fan of a brand who holds its own. One of the ways a heritage couture house can keep relevant is by creating its own trends. It’s not enough to just follow them anymore. This may sound pretty obvious, but we all know a luxury brand/item we loved which is sadly a part of the history books! (Or largely available in TK MAXX.) It’s no secret that fashion changes its own rules. However, this one is a shocker! Cue Chanel Couture Spring/Summer 2014…

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My favourite look (#googly eyes)

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Yep. They were all in trainers. For the record, I hate trainers. If you had told me that Chanel would do its Haute Couture collection with rubber soles two weeks ago? I’d have raised my eyebrows.  This doesn’t mean I’m going to dump my heels and reach for a pair of Oasics. But it does mean I admire the boldness of the ones behind the catwalk. I’m not going to lie, It really doesn’t look half bad…

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Images via: vogue.co.uk

Guess who?

23 Jan

So, I’m shame faced. It’s a new year, show me some grace please! Sorry to have been away for so long. Nevertheless, I’m back baby.I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and are having a fabulous New Year. Am I the only one that feels like Christmas is different when you are older? Being a recipient is very different from being a giver hahaha! London is currently lying in wait for the snow to finally show itself. Then we’ll act surprised and go crazy with delays as if we haven’t had it before. dear!

It’s about this time that most people start failing at their new year’s resolutions. We are 22 days in. Salads don’t look so appetising, it’s kind of cold to run outside and being productive after a days work sounds like punishment. Making my resolution list has taken a while because I have had to be real with myself! My last attempt, though greatly accomplished, was void of discipline. Bad…..bad….Chioma. So here is my ode to 2014. Hopefully, putting this on the world wide web will provide some accountability.

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1. Pursue God and great relationships with people. Pursuing implies a consistent effort.  2014 is the year to spend more time getting to REALLY know God. Less 5 minute recitations while putting tights on and running out of my house in the morning. Pursuing great relationships means finding opportunities to be a better friend. Keeping in touch, replying messages and cheering up my friends when life is well……life.

2. Finding and discovering the beauty. A rainy day reveals rainbows and an accidental trip down the wrong road leads to a new adventure. I want to discover some of the great landscapes and eats around me.

3. Developing and exercising my creativity. Writing, blogging, painting, baking, dreaming. I want it all! Last year, I become so much more comfortable in my own skin. Now I’m happy with my raw materials, more experimentation is going to occur. This year will see a new wardrobe and a couple of new lipsticks please.

4. Seeking knowledge. I’ve finished one book and am halfway through two at the moment. (don’t ask). I will do a separate post on them. This year, I want to make use of that thing we call a brain. Put some stuff in it and watch it churn something good out. It’s about time for most of us…

5. Worry less. Thinking too much about the bad leads to negative moods which results in an unproductive life. I’m not about that living any more. Yesterday, I was pretty upset about some stuff, had my little cry and shook it off! I’m slowly getting better at it. As we journey through the year, training my mind is going to become a priority.

What are your New Year’s resolutions?

Comment below, I’d love to know!

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