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So my dear friend asked me to put together my top fashion picks. I must admit it was surprisingly hard to do so. It took me quite a while to put the list together (ordinary 5-6 fashion picks oh), so I don’t know if I should blame it on wanting a little bit of everything because there’s just so much to yearn for in fashion. Sigh!
So anyway let’s zoom forward.
I’m pretty sure my number 1 would never even surprise Itunu, unless she chooses to fall my hand, which I bet she wouldn’t . Lol
As a lady you can never ever go wrong with a pair, no please pairs of shoes, when worn right though. I am mad crazy/obsessed with shoes. Yes I have a shoe fetish and I am a shoe-aholic, so it pretty much explains why it’s number 1 on the list and I think you should invest in them too.
Beautiful shoes have a way of adding pizzazz to an entire outfit. It can even take the focus off a bad/repeated outfit.
And better yet? You don’t necessarily need to break the bank for a really good pair.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but I’m pretty much obsessed with kimonos right now. I mean asides the fact they are super comfy to wear, and help hide my tummy when I’ve just eaten, they just give this laid back vibe that I pretty much like. They can make an otherwise bland/just there outfit pop.
I think kimonos should be a wardrobe essential. (Or what do you think?) And trust me they can go both formal or casual, depending on how you style yours.
And did I mention they come in different lengths and can be worn by literally anyone? Awesome! I Know Right!
Sorry I had to put all three into 1 *covers face*. Anyone who pretty much knows me, knows I am a skirt-aholic. I am a sucker for maxi dresses. Probably has to do with the comfort it gives. They are essential part of my sense of style. Jeans are a no-brainer.
As a lady, you’ve got to have these. Skirts are ever so feminine; maxi/shirt dresses are just so perfect for almost anything; for the movies/casual days, TGIF workdays. An awesome pair of well fitted Jeans? I bet you know why already 🙂
Might I add that I’m loving the ripped boyfriend denims right now too!
This can pass for a fashion item right?
I picked brassieres just because we as ladies (me included definitely) need to invest in really good bras/bra tops. For no other reason being that they provide the much needed support for our ladies, and most importantly because the famous saying “behind every gorgeous outfit are well supported mammary…ies” was just made up by me. But really, think about it… hehe
5) FEDORA HATS
These are just so uber cool and they make such statements.
My name is Tosin Sho-Silva and I am a fashion and textile student as well as blogger at www.stylebyalexandriah.com. For my undergrad, I studied Architecture and that’s where my love for fashion really began. Asides my mom being a wedding dress designer, I turned to fashion as an escape route from all the stress of architecture and it resulted in me following this passion.
I started my blog in October 2014; with the hope that it will open up opportunities for me as I will be starting my women’s wear and home accessories brand soon
Itunu contacted me and asked if I could share my top fashion/beauty picks and I thought yeah why not! So here goes:
1. Eyebrow Pencil: I know this sounds weird especially as the first pick*laughs*but I have very faint eyebrows and it looks super weird when I don’t fill them in with a pencil. I love to use Rimmel or Jordana in dark brown.
They last long as well as look natural.
2. Turtle Neck Jumper: Yes! You can never go wrong with a turtle neck jumper. I wear these everywhere not just because they keep me warm, they are super comfortable and classy. My favourite turtle necks are from Marks and Spencer, they offer very durable jumpers and the fit is fab.
3. High-waist Clothing: Jeans, trousers, skirts etc. I only wear high waisted garments as they make my legs appear longer and torso shorter. Also because I’m very slim, it helps accentuate my most flattering features.
4. Court Shoes: I absolutely love court shoes. They match literally everything and keep it classy. I have a nude pair I wear literally everywhere. Love them!
5. A Good Bag: I love bags so much.
When buying a bag, I consider structure and material.
These features are most important to me because I do not like bags that must be filled to look nice. Also, I only buy genuine leather bags because they last longer and you can really feel the difference.
Once in a while, I buy faux leather bags but only for clutches.
Hope you enjoyed her picks guys.
Thank you so much Tosin, you rock hun!
Ecclesiastes 4:10 NIV
“If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up”
March 7th was the day.
Very cool and lovely weather.
A lot of planning, a bit of quarrel had gone into making this day a fun and successful day.
As usual and part of the etiquette of any shower, it was organized by the bride’s chief, maids and supported by few close friends of the bride.
We picked the Sunrise restaurant at Ikeja as our venue; it is a lovely chinese restaurant, loved the food, hehe!
We had memoirs sent to Princess, the chief brides maid and we each took turns to read a memoir written by someone else and the bride to be was to guess who wrote it……. i think i had the most romantic and heartfelt story to write amongst everyone….. yes :p
We had games and alot of advice to give our lovely friend Bimbo- Reni Smith, you can check out the video clips on my Instagram page @rhedruby
Now let the pictures do the talking
Just in case you missed my post on how to plan a bridal shower…. click here!
Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whore-mongers and adulterers God will judge.
A Spiritual father, mentor and in-depth teacher of God’s word.
He is my pastor; the resident pastor of The Commonwealth of Zion assembly, Lagos, Nigeria
Very few pastors or ministers have such ‘versatility’
The way he combines spirituality, excellence, discipline, great wit and superb style is just so amazing!
You either find a very spiritual man of God with little excellence or poor style.
Without bringing anyone down, I am proud to say this man has the all round grace.
He inspires me more to serve God; his teachings are full of so much uncommon wisdom and revelations that the church needs at this moment and for generations to come.
His passion for the work and a heart for soul winning is to be desired by all
He is very down to earth, real, intelligent and has a very contagious sense of humour.
He is the funniest pastor you will ever meet, I promise you!
He is a true gem and is a rare friend indeed!
I love the way he makes Christian living so sweet! truly it is the best kind of life- the God kind of life.
GOD BLESS YOU PASTOR FLO (our nickname for him)
YOU KNOW WE LOVE YOU BEYOND WORDS CAN DESCRIBE!
YOU ARE GOD’S GIFT TO US AND A TRUE GENERAL IN THE KINGDOM
Style runs in the COZA family lol!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR!!!!!!!!!
1 Timothy 5:17 Living Bible (TLB)
“Pastors who do their work well should be paid well and should be highly appreciated, especially those who work hard at both preaching and teaching”.
The Message translation (MSG)
“Give a bonus to leaders who do a good job, especially the ones who work hard at preaching and teaching. Scripture tells us, “Don’t muzzle a working ox” and “A worker deserves his pay”
King James Version (KJV)
“Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine”
Having a fabulous week I believe? Good then!
I love makeup and throughout my lifetime, loll,(I am very young by the way) I have tried out a lot of beauty brands and products.
I try to be careful and selective because of the very sensitive nature of my skin.
I have tried about 10-11 different foundations and this post is about my thoughts on SOME of these products.
1. Dark and lovely
This was my first foundation. I know or THINK *shrugs* it is Dark and lovely. It had a powder too and the foundation was compact.
I can’t really remember much about it, think it melted and I threw it away. Oh well on to the next one.
2. Mary kay foundation
I began to dislike this foundation (when my eyes finally opened) as it was just too oily for me. It also gave me a very ‘cakey’ and overly done look. I have never gone back to using this foundation but I think I would try out the new matte one- The time wise foundation.
3. Bobbi brown long wear ever finish foundation
My girlfriend in my final year in Uni.
I remember how excited I used to be once it was time for my makeup routine. the excitement was just because of this foundation.
It is long wearing as the name implies and has a velvety yet matte finish.
Come to think of it, I do not know why I did not repurchase this….oh yea, the price! hehe! Quite pricey girl we have here ladies. $43?! Nexxxxxxxxxt!!!!!
4. Iman luminous compact foundation
This one left me with rashes and spots!!! Urgh! It gives a lovely glow but not an all day product at all!!
I doubt if I would repurchase this particular type, I may just go for their oil control foundation which would be more appropriate.
5. Mac studio fix fluid
YOU KNEW MAC JUST HAD TO BE ON THE LIST YEAH? YOU THOUGHT IT WOULD COME IN FIRST RIGHT? LOL! OH WELL!
The Mac studio fix was my first ever Mac foundation. I got the shade Nw43 as suggested by them artistes in Mac store. Wronggggg shade! Irk!
Anyway I loved this foundation and I still do :p
I mean it gives that glow and luminous look; however it is a bit too oily for my skin (n)
6. Revlon colour stay foundation
It has a form of smell as you apply it but in less than 20seconds the smell is gone.
It does not feel heavy on my face and yes very affordable.
You should try it out :d
7. Mac studio fix
I got this again but in the right shade; NC 50
The studio fix fluid contains sunscreen.
8. Mac matchmaster foundation
This is my all time favourite! It contains sunscreen (SPF 15) and is long wearing and has a matte finish. I went for the shade number 7.5 to match my neck and body. My face is a lot lighter than the rest of my body. So I never match my foundation with my face tone.
I love the pump for application unlike the studio fix fluid.
9. Maybelline fit me foundation
I got this less than a year ago and I regret getting it.
It oxidizes like crazy! Too oily, makes me look orangey, cakey….. urghhhhh! everything is just wrong and I just left it lying lazy in my makeup bag.
10. And we are back to my Mac match master foundation.
If you have tried any of these products, do share your thoughts or any foundation you think I should try, do tell 🙂
P.S- I have very sensitive skin with the oily T-zone!
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Matthew 10:38-39 The Message Translation(MSG)
“If you don’t go all the way with me, through thick and thin, you don’t deserve me. If your first concern is to look after yourself, you’ll never find yourself. But if you forget about yourself and look to me, you’ll find both yourself and me”.
How are my ruby-s doing? 🙂
I love the internet for so many reasons; one of which is shopping :d
Here are a few of the sites I go to for my fashion needs and I believe you will love them too.
For stores not in Nigeria, I use online shipping companies to get items down here. I have tried international shipping option offered on some online stores, paid using my MasterCard but the items got missing in transit 😦 after several months of waiting.
I do not bother to do direct shipment again for the stores that offer international and worldwide shipping, I just leave that to the shipping company. I use a few!
You can try them out too.
Do hope this was helpful. Have a fabulous weekend.
Hebrews 13: 5
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
A friend of mine contacted me a few days ago about her makeup training set to kick off in March 2015.
Olaide Badmus is the C.E.O of Browneyes makeovers with very great prospects I must say.
She asked if I could help spread the word; so as a very nice person, lol! and a good business woman, I obliged!
This project is supported by the Modelling Academy Nigeria.
Do you find it hard to get your personal makeup right?
This could be the opportunity you need to get rid of those ‘clapping’ HD brows or the Dracula look.
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– Eyebrow grooming
– Choosing the right shade of foundation and powder
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DATE: 14-15th March 2015.
TIME: 10am daily
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I remember one day during my bible study; the study was on Job. I was certainly amazed of how God was telling the devil about a certain man- his ways and his heart for God.
I stopped to think that moment… Itunu! What does God think about you?
It has been over 3 months after the study on Job yet that question still resonates in my spirit. It would and should continue to resonate in my spirit…hehe!
Look at how God describes Job.
Job 1 verse 8. God said to Satan, “Have you noticed my friend Job? There’s no one quite like him—honest and true to his word, totally devoted to God and hating evil.”
If you study this chapter very well, God was boasting about Job. Remember how our parents talk to their friends about us; their children- how amazing we are at school work, or how we were the best at the school play or musical.
That is exactly what God was doing here!
Brings me to the topic…. can God vouch for you? for me?
The devil tries to tempt God’s children all the time, either based on our weakness or life circumstances.
Can God boldly say I KNOW Mary can’t ever drink even though tempted or persuaded by her friends.
Are our weakness(sinful habits) so overwhelming we cannot even vouch for ourselves, how much more God, lol!
The grace of God is not just available to forgive our sins but to prevent us from falling constantly into sin.
We all have/have had struggles but the grace of God and the power of salvation is available to deliver us.
I celebrate you all
Hope you had a fun-filled valentine’s day.
As you may have noticed, i have decided to make this a more versatile blog; so expect more posts and new categories springing up everyday!!! Hallelujah to Jesus! Lol!
I love food soo much and i think its time to share on recipes and my favourite meals with my amazing readers.
Cheechee Abang inspired me to start this section, Thank you Hun!
Let us get down to business. It is time to cook my version of “the simple fried rice”
RICE, COOKING OIL, CARROT, GREEN PEPPER, SWEET CORN, HOT DOG, ONIONS, CURRY POWDER, SALT, STOCK(I USED TURKEY STOCK) AND SEASONING CUBES
STIR PROPERLY, GET EVERYTHING MIXED IN WELL.
LEAVE TO COOK, YOU CAN ADD MORE WATER IF YOU FEEL THE NEED TO.
You can share on how you cook yours and more ingredients i can use for a very rich meal…i know of shrimps, spring onions, red pepper, kidney beans, liver, cabbage and crayfish.
Thank you guys for stopping by.