August 25, 2016

The BEST Saturday I've Had in a While

Ladies and gentlemen,

Right now, as I type, it's Saturday night. I feel light and airy, and it's been a while since I've felt this way. I hope come Thursday, as you read this and leave comments, I still feel the same way. I almost feel like I'm walking on clouds and life is really good! What happened this Saturday, you ask? Anyone who watched my stories on Instagram or Snapchat have an idea, but might think that nothing special happened. Well, come close and I'll spill the beans.

I HAD A PEDICURE!!!

AND AN AT-HOME FACIAL!!!

Before you laugh at me, or roll your eyes, just hear me out.

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The last time I had a pedicure was in March, just before Cakes came over to Atlanta. If you know me, then you know that going 6 months without this relaxing beauty ritual was almost torture for me. Back in Lagos, I tried my best to have regular pedicures - every 4 to 6 weeks was ideal. The feeling of a great pedicure is almost as good as an orgasm! Yes, I said it. Long story short, my pedicure earlier today has me floating and I'm very very happy!

My facial this morning started with my regular facial soap from Bath Kandy, specifically the Black Pepper and Turmeric Soap.

I followed it up with my St. Ives Green Tea Facial Scrub, which has really small, fine granules that aren't too harsh on my skin. And the product that took it over the top - the Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask. I'm telling you my face still feels extra clean 9 hours later!

Can you tell I feel very refreshed? And it didn't take a lot of effort or money! I think we all have little rituals that make us feel good about ourselves and life - it can be an at-home beauty regimen, reading a good book, drinking a cup of tea or a glass of wine. It's important to make sure that we take care of ourselves.

I was still so happy and light on Saturday that this happened!


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August 24, 2016

Iro and Denim

It's been a while since I've done a style post. They aren't something I plan ahead a lot of times - they are usually spur of the moment, and won't usually be written in advance here. This pas weekend, while trying to organize my bedroom a little bit, I found my Iro and Buba (remember the first time I wore it here). I decided I would wear it to church on Sunday, and felt very much like an asoebi bella. I have to admit, wearing easy, breezy traditional outfits (like here) should have been one of the things I miss about being in Nigeria.

August 23, 2016

Learn How to Sew and DIY


The Nedoux Sewing Club and Cocktails 'n' Craft Nigeria are holding a one-day workshop on Saturday 27 August 2016, designed for people who are interested in learning DIY sewing skills in a social atmosphere.  It's suitable for absolute beginners.


The instructor for the day is 'Nedu Ahanonu; an avid sewista who is passionate about making the sewing process appear both easy and doable. She strongly believes in the DIY ethic because it promotes the mindset of self-sufficiency and an entrepreneurial spirit. 

'Nedu also writes a a witty blog about her musings and sewing projects at www.nedoux.com


Date: Saturday 27 August, 2016


Time: 12:00 pm prompt


Location:  Ikoyi, Lagos


Come and learn about the dressmaking process and sew a pretty garment. Limited seats are available, for enquiries about the fee and venue, please send an email to nedouxsews@gmail.com & cocktailsncraft@gmail.com .

August 22, 2016

DISCOVER GEORGIA: Lake Allatoona

It's been a while since I posted in this series. My Discover Georgia series was started to show you different tourist attractions in the state of Georgia, that aren't just restricted to Atlanta. I mean Atlanta is a fun city, but there are other things to see, eat, do and explore in Georgia. In this post, I'll share some photos and tips from our fun family outing at Lake Allatoona.

August 19, 2016

Berry Lovely Links

Hiya!!!

How's your week been? I can tell you this - I'm mega excited for this weekend! Not because I'm doing anything in particular, but because I really need time to rest and do ME! Left to me, a pedicure and some ice cream are in order - and exercise and catching up on all the fun blog posts I've missed on Bloglovin! Enough talk, let's dive into some links!