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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…..

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!

Clicks I ♡

11 Nov

Just some things I think are worth a click on this great thing we call the internet! I hope that you like them too……

1. John Lewis has done it again. Those people specialise in creating Christmas adverts that pull at our heart strings. Lilly Allen’s rendition of Keane’s ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ is just perfection.

2. The gorgeous Tanya Burr’s Youtube channel. No half hearted videos here and with a great personality to match!

3. This song by Hillsong, King of Heaven‘. Such beauty!

4. All the 3 for 2 offers on the Boots website! Are they supposed to be persuading us to buy for other people?

5. Kristabel Plummer has been blogging since 2008. She is what I like to call a seasoned blogger. blogging before it became popular with stunning photography and quality posts worth reading. Check her out here.

6. This dress is cute verging on hotter than sliced bread’s mother and then some.

7. Heather Lindsey is a great example of a woman using her gifts and social media to inspire a new generation of women. This book please.

x Chi x

Ren Skincare Samples: InStyle Magazine

4 Nov

2 posts in one day? I’m being good aren’t I!

Apologies for the bad photo quality(camera issues). This had to be shared ASAP!instyle magazine november 2013

Doesn’t Drew Barrymore look stunning?

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I’ve been meaning to try REN skin care products after hearing so much about them on Youtube videos. Everyone seems to rave about their skin calming abilities. Hype aside ,I have to take into account my uber sensitive skin. Then teamed with the fact that products start at £15, I have to be sure I’m not going to waste my money on a once used product. So when I passed the local Co-Op local store and saw InStyle magazine with free sample sizes, I couldn’t believe my luck! The perfect way to try out the range AND a different magazine. Not to mention that the magazine was £2! I predict a sell out edition so grab one while it lasts 🙂

x Chi x

Beauty: Boots Haul

17 Oct

Hello beautiful wonderful people 🙂 I have started to think about the kind of posts I like to read. I spend a lot of my chill out time watching hauls(where bloggers/vloggers chronicle their latest buys). I get so much shopping inspiration from hauls, especially the beauty videos. It is incredible how much is available to us online! So from now on, whenever I buy something more interesting than discounted toilet paper(HOLLA!), I may chronicle it here. So here goes…

boots haul

1. Fashion Fair Oil Control Pressed Powder £21 here

2. Fashion Fair Perfect Finish Soufflé Mouse Foundation £22 here

I decided to jump off the Mac foundation band wagon and try a another brand. Especially considering the don’t actually cater for my skin tone and I’m tired of mixing colours. Fashion Fair is dedicated to black skin tones. I don’t know that I’ll ever get my perfect foundation, but teamed with the power it’s a pretty good match.

3. Eucerin Dermo Purifier Active Concentrate £9.50 here

First time purchasing this product but I’m already a huge Eucerin fan! These people KNOW skin. Perfect for anyone with SUPER sensitive skin or ex-acne. Got loads of compliments since I started using this, but this isn’t a review so moving on swiftly!

4. Eucerin Dermo Purifier Cleanser £9.50 here

Old favourite, doesn’t leave you with that tight feeling that happens when you use a bad product. Bonus Points for removing eye make-up!

5. Boots Branded Eyelash Curler £4.5o here

I have eyelashes so short I look like I’m permanently wearing eyeliner. This is my first eyelash curler…..it’s giving me life!

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fashion fair haul

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Thanks to my Boots points card, it costs a lot less!

x Chi x

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